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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.

Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative leader, Cllr Greg Smith

Cllr Greg Smith: Next election is all about the economy and Conservatives are best placed to win it

The economy will be the central issue in the upcoming General Election, writes Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative leader, Councillor Greg Smith

Mary Macleod MP: West London is stronger in 2015 because of Tories' long term economic plan

The Government's economic plan is getting results in Brentford & Isleworth, argues Conservative MP Mary Macleod in her first column of the new year.

School librarian to stand for Green Party in Harrow East on anti-cuts platform

Green Party candidate for Harrow East, Emma Wallace
The Green Party has selected school librarian and community activist Emma Wallace for the General Election in May.

Odds lengthen on Tories holding Brentford and Isleworth at general election

Mary Macleod is now 3/1 with bookmakers to keep her seat, with Labour rival Ruth Cadbury a strong favourite to oust her

Virendra Sharma MP: Save our NHS in May's General Election

In his latest column Virendra Sharma , Labour MP for Ealing Southall, warns the NHS would be imperilled by five more years of Conservative Government.

Old Oak Common regeneration gets green light

Boris Johnson says it will provide 24,000 new homes, more than 55,000 jobs plus an HS2 station and Crossrail

Hounslow drug dealer jailed for three years

Mohamed Nassir, of Shepherds Bush, was caught in Hounslow with 25 wraps of heroin and cocaine

Fulham 'swathed in scented candles' as people joke about massive power cut

The power cut lasted two hours last night and while extra police were sent to reassure people, many took to twitter to joke about the middle-class area

Row erupts over future of Hounslow town centre

War of words breaks out over whether £100m redevelopment will be enough to attract big-name retailers

Hounslow backs petition for domestic abuse offenders register

Hounslow Council backs petition launched in Croydon to force those convicted for domestic violence to register with police

Hounslow parks go greener with new waste recycling plant

Council park contractors Carillion set up new waste disposal site at Hanworth Park

School application deadline 2015: Harrow Council urges entires before opportunity closes

The deadline is for parents who wish their child to begin school in September

Hounslow backs petition for domestic abuse offenders register

Hounslow Council backs petition launched in Croydon to force those convicted for domestic violence to register with police

Hounslow parks go greener with new waste recycling plant

Council park contractors Carillion set up new waste disposal site at Hanworth Park

Old Oak Common regeneration gets green light

Boris Johnson says it will provide 24,000 new homes, more than 55,000 jobs plus an HS2 station and Crossrail

Holocaust Memorial Day marked in Ealing with a 'moving' ceremony

Leader of the council Julian Bell has urged everyone to take a stand against discrimination

Horsenden Hill Golf Course remains open until April while council considers proposals

No final decision has been made with regards to the fate of the Greenford course yet

Ickenham and Hillingdon schools to become joint academy

Ryefield Primary School and Vyners School will sever ties with Hillingdon Council and instead receive funding directly from central government.

Waste firm scraps plans for West Drayton recycling plant following objections

Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell hailed the decision as a 'major victory' for residents.

Hillingdon Council approves Airports Commission response against Heathrow expansion

The council says the airport's proposals are 'fulled of  hollow promises and gaping holes, lacking any realistic assessment'.

Other councils

Green Party candidate for Harrow East, Emma Wallace

School librarian to stand for Green Party in Harrow East on anti-cuts platform

The Green Party has selected school librarian and community activist Emma Wallace for the General Election in May.

Odds lengthen on Tories holding Brentford and Isleworth at general election

Mary Macleod is now 3/1 with bookmakers to keep her seat, with Labour rival Ruth Cadbury a strong favourite to oust her

MP demands urgent response to violence and solitary confinement at Feltham YOI

Feltham Young Offenders Institute
Seema Malhotra says better education facilities and improved training for guards at the prison are needed

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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