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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.

Ed Balls Day: Fourth anniversary of THAT infamous tweet

It's Ed Balls Day and we'll be bringing you the best reactions throughout the day

Former Feltham head slams politicians for short-term view on education

New book released by Bill Lucas, ex-deputy headteacher of former Longford Community School, says "the education system as it stands is failing gifted pupils as much as it fails those with challenges"

General election: First-time voters have their say

Sixth-formers at The Heathland School, in Hounslow, give their verdict on local election candidates

Ed Miliband brings campaign and 'Milifandom' to Ealing

Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party
Labour leader Ed Miliband joined Ealing & Acton candidate Rupa Huq in the borough as part of his campaign trail

Immigration and Ealing Hospital hot topics at election hustings

Who will get your vote? Ealing North candidates went head-to-head at the hustings event this week, but who came out on top?

Five things we learnt from Chelsea's stalemate with Arsenal

The Blues are within touching distance of the title after picking up a point

Fulham sinkhole: Woman hospitalised after plunging through gap outside cafe

Sink hole opens up outside Marrakech Express, North End Road
The cafe and Hammersmith and Fulham Council were reportedly in dispute over sagging area where fall happened - and site was cordoned off before woman was injured

Recognition for CCTV man who helps keeps Hammersmith safe

Hammersmith CCTV operator Sid Alba with his two awards
Sid Alba, who works for the town's BID team, picked up two police awards at a New Scotland Yard ceremony

Heathrow fulfils schools promise - decade after it was made

The airport's operator has finally finished installing noise insulation at the 42 schools and other community buildings where it promised in 2005 to carry out the work

Ice cream seller fined for flouting law in Hounslow

Laurence Vella was ordered to pay £1,710 after ignoring council warnings to stop trading in Hounslow town centre

Shoppers and traders push for 30 minutes free parking on Chiswick High Road

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More parking fines issued on Chiswick High Road than any other street in the UK over 12-month period with Hounslow Council cashing in £1.36m

Beloved former Harrow Mayor Bobbie Feakins dies aged 99

"Bobbie’s incredible accolade and achievements during his lifetime will remain absolutely outstanding"

Ice cream seller fined for flouting law in Hounslow

Laurence Vella was ordered to pay £1,710 after ignoring council warnings to stop trading in Hounslow town centre

Shoppers and traders push for 30 minutes free parking on Chiswick High Road

updated
More parking fines issued on Chiswick High Road than any other street in the UK over 12-month period with Hounslow Council cashing in £1.36m

£450k investment to increase burial space at Greenford cemetery

The cemetery would have had to close to new burials in the next five years without this money

'Big Belly' solar bin with very big appetite comes to Ealing

The 'Big Belly' bin is able to store up to eight times as much rubbish as a normal bin due to its solar-powered compactor

Ealing Council approves Crossrail funding across borough

Cabinet approves £7.3m of funding on top of what the council has already identified for works in the borough

Feeding pigeons could be banned in Hillingdon under 'bird-brained' law

Hillingdon Council also wants to prohibit using remote-controlled cars in open spaces and failing to leave any park by closing time, among other activities

Major blow for planned Arla development as judge agrees to review

The High Court has agreed to launch a judicial review of the planning process, meaning further delays and potentially even ending the project altogether

Asda confirms planned opening date for Hayes superstore

The long-awaited store is expected to open in July, providing a shot in the arm for the town's shopping scene and creating up to 300 jobs

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Ed Balls Day: Fourth anniversary of THAT infamous tweet

It's Ed Balls Day and we'll be bringing you the best reactions throughout the day

Election 2015: Find out how the parties are polling

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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...

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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