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Election 2015: Kensington

Will the Conservative Party hold its Kensington seat or will voters go with a different party?

Bank Holiday Weekend: Things to do with the family

May bank holiday is coming up so here are some ideas on things for the whole family to do

It costs £2,253 to rent in Kensington & Chelsea!

The average cost to rent a property in Kensington & Chelsea is staggering

The hustings table (l-r) Jack Bovill (UKIP), Robin McGhee (Lib Dems), Robina Rose (Green), Chair Mary Gardiner, Rod Abouharb (Labour), Tobias Abse (Alliance for Green Socialism), Tony Auguste (Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol) and Victoria Borwick (Conservatives), sitting with Rock Feilding-Mellon

Kensington candidates gather for hustings ahead of general election

Organisers wanted to hear candidates' views on issues affecting the voluntary and community sector

Stark rise in number of west Londoners using food banks

The number has skyrocketed by nearly a third over the past year, to more than 14,000, while across the UK a record 1m now rely on free food handouts

Venus vs. Mars: West London writer talks about show

Hit TV show Venus vs. Mars is now showing on Sky Living. Getwestlondon chats to contributing writer Delia-Rene Donaldson about the show

“We're gonna need a bigger house”

Five of the oddest houses in the UK

As Kensington home owner paints her house red and white, we take a look at some other homeowners' unique design and decor ideas

Man rescued from second floor window of burning Knightsbridge flat

The man was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service suffering from smoke inhalation.

Labour candidate for Kensington, Dr Rod Abouharb

Dr Rod Abouharb: Kensington becoming 'elephant's graveyard' of overpriced, overseas-owned homes

Labour parliamentary candidate for Kensington, Dr Rod Abouharb, discusses the lack of affordable local housing in his final column before the election.

Winners Amy Loughery and Lukas Hamilton Eddy clutch their award in front of the panel of judges

High-flying Kensington student wins prestigious law award

Lukas Hamilton Eddy has been named Future Legal Mind 2015 and landed a placement at leading solicitors

People flee home following Bayswater basement fire

Fire crews are not treating the cause of the fire as suspicious

Residential burglaries in Kensington & Chelsea down by 10%

Police say it's the result of its partnership with the council, but wants to see figures fall further

The £15m 'beach hut-style' property in Kensington swhich was left neighbours bemused and angry

Neighbours' anger at Kensington's £15m 'beach hut-style' house

The house has been painted with distinctive red and white stripes, and is becoming a local tourist attraction

West African art exhibition comes to Kensington for third year

Aabru art is the leading platform for modern and contemporary west African art, and you can see its Transcending Boundaries exhibition in Kensington this spring

Specialist patisserie Maître Choux opens in South Kensington

New specialist patisserie Maître Choux is opening in South Kensington - get on down and taste some of its treats!

Police praised for rescuing man from burning flat

Four police officers were treated by paramedics after forcing entry to a burning flat to rescue a man from inside

Police move to tackle begging in west London

Dispersal zones set up in Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea to tackle the growing problem of begging

Just some of the prestigious award winners

London Scouts awarded for their achievements

The prestigious awards were given to young people and leaders from the Scout County of Greater London Middlesex West

The Tulip Tree: 'Enoch Powell, the hopeless romantic'

Oliver Michell explains why he made the controversial politician's little-known love affair the subject of his award-winning play The Tulip Tree

Portobello Square in north Kensington has been shortlisted in the Best Urban Regeneration Project category in the First Time Buyers Readers Awards 2015

North Kensington housing development up for national award and needs your help

Portobello Square needs you to vote if it is to win a category in the First Time Buyers Readers’ Awards

Residents fear they will be booted out of their home because of plans to regenerate the estate. They are (l-r) Rashid Hamed, Michelle Brennan, John Royer, Annie Redmile

Kensington estate residents fear 'eviction' as council pursues regeneration plans

Kensington & Chelsea Council say the move will benefit the area, but neighbours say there are other ways to do this

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More new homes could be built in Chelsea and Fulham, says MP

Greg Hands says government policy has cleared the way for 1,000 new properties in his constituency

Investigation launched following flat fire

The flat was damaged by the blaze but two people managed to get out before firefighters arrived

Royal Albert Hall: Historic secrets of Kensington venue revealed

From the super-strength toilets for sumo wrestlers to a ghost that's haunted Michael Bolton, there's much to see

Origami dogs made from £10 notes unleashed on London

More than 500 paper puppies have been hidden at Tube stations, coffee shops and shopping centres throughout west London and the rest of the capital

Could you afford enough space to 'swing a cat' in west London?

Feline priced out? Cat-astrophic house prices in the cat-ital show it could cost more than £158,000 to 'swing a cat' in west London's pricey boroughs

Family owned Banham locks in the future

Alix Culbertson talks to Charles Hallatt, executive chairman of security company Banham, which has had a major presence in Kensington for three quarters of a century           

Four men arrested and bailed over money laundering

Three of the arrests made by HMRC officers in Kensington & Chelsea

General election: Conservatives announce Kensington candidate

Victoria Borwick, a Kensington and Chelsea ward councillor and GLA member, will represent the party in the May General Election

Kensington

Kensington has a rich mix of culture and upmarket shops, including Kensington High Street; one of London's busiest shopping destinations. South Kensington is home to Exhibition Road, famous for its museums such as the Natural History Museum, while other attractions include Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.

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Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
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Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Alix Culbertson
Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston and Isleworth, Chiswick
Camilla Horrox
Ealing, Southall, West Ealing and Hanwell
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
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Sports Reporter