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From the state of your street to the school your child attends, politics plays a part in every aspect of West London life and the Get West London offer daily reporting and reaction to town hall decision-making and debate across the area as well as MPs activity in the constituencies.

Election 2015: Change forecast across west London

According to forecasts from Election Forecast, a site run by a group of academics, three west London constituencies are expected to change in the upcoming election

Conservative resignation sparks Northfield by-election

A by-election will be held in Northfield ward on May 7 following the resignation of Conservative Councillor Mark Reen

Election 2015: Your chance to meet the candidates in Ealing and Acton

If you have questions to ask the candidates, please email them to cmynors@gmail.com

Election 2015: What YOU want from your politicians

Parliament
Reducing transport costs, stop west London hospital A&E closures and capping rents to help first-time buyers: Some of your top manifesto points

Hounslow MP receives nearly £120,000 in donations

Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod has received more in political donations since May 2010 than all but three other MPs
A dangerous basement discovered by HSE inspectors in Hammersmith and Fulham during its recent safety checks

Nearly half of all basement renovations fail on-the-spot safety checks

Inspection by Health and Safety Executive shows shocking rise in figures on last year

It would take 15 years and £807m to repair London's 'crumbling' roads

A recent survey found 17% of London's roads were in a poor structural condition and it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of road maintenance across the capital

West London schools left in the shade when it comes to using solar panels

Solar panels being laid
Friends of the Earth stats show Hounslow has the most with just six, but Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing, Hillingdon and Westminster don't have any

Extra fortnight to have your say on Hounslow tower plans

The deadline for comments on proposals for more than 500 homes, including a 27-storey tower plus shops, restaurants, cafés and a cinema, has been extended

Tree-rific Hounslow: Hundreds of new trees planted

Hundreds of trees planted in Hounslow, Feltham, Cranford, Heston, and Osterley as part of a London-wide initiative

Twickenham parking restrictions could be 'legacy' of Rugby World Cup

Residents in parts of Hounslow and Isleworth are being asked whether they want to be part of a huge CPZ around Twickenham Stadium on match days

It would take 15 years and £807m to repair London's 'crumbling' roads

A recent survey found 17% of London's roads were in a poor structural condition and it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of road maintenance across the capital

Tree-rific Hounslow: Hundreds of new trees planted

Hundreds of trees planted in Hounslow, Feltham, Cranford, Heston, and Osterley as part of a London-wide initiative

Twickenham parking restrictions could be 'legacy' of Rugby World Cup

Residents in parts of Hounslow and Isleworth are being asked whether they want to be part of a huge CPZ around Twickenham Stadium on match days

Council adult care and support systems change in biggest reform since 1948

The Care Act 2014 comes into force on Wednesday (April 1) in the biggest reform of adult care since 1948

More than £1m to be spent on funding free childcare in Ealing

The investment will go towards creating more places at three locations across the borough

Conservative resignation sparks Northfield by-election

A by-election will be held in Northfield ward on May 7 following the resignation of Conservative Councillor Mark Reen

Hillingdon Council in row over £320,000 spent fighting Heathrow expansion

Sparks fly as pro-expansion group Back Heathrow accuses the council of “sticking two fingers up” to taxpayers, having never made its own spending details public

Sainsbury's eyeing former Post Office in Ruislip High Street

The supermarket giant wants to open one of its Local convenience stores inside the building which, until recently, housed a Nisa shop

It would take 15 years and £807m to repair London's 'crumbling' roads

A recent survey found 17% of London's roads were in a poor structural condition and it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of road maintenance across the capital

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Election 2015: Find out how the parties are polling

As the Prime Minister and Labour leader take part in a live election debate, see how all the parties are polling just weeks away from the General Election

Budget 2015: Live updates as Chancellor George Osborne delivers spring budget

With the General Election just 50 days away, this could be George Osborne's most important budget yet...

Southall Labour campaigns office opens to big support

MP Virendra Sharma’s campaign office was opened on March 1 in Southall

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Journalists

Will Ackermann
Uxbridge and Hillingdon borough
Steve Bax
News Editor, West London
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing, Acton Greenford and Northolt
Goolistan Cooper
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
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter