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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.

MP Mary Macleod at West Thames College

Mary Macleod MP: Jobless numbers are falling, but still more to do

Mary Macleod, Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth, discusses the West London jobs fair in her latest column

Seema Malhotra MP: Budget has failed to tackle the rising cost of living

Seema Malhotra with Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour would freeze energy prices, expand free childcare and cut taxes for small firms, says Feltham & Heston MP, Seema Malhotra , in her latest column

Maria Miller was victim of a 'media witch-hunt', says MP

Maria Miller (Secretary of State for Culture) with Brentford & Isleworth MP, Mary Macleod
Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod says Ms Miller, who resigned this morning following a row over her expenses, was an 'excellent' culture secretary and should have been allowed to continue in the role

Council hopefuls to do battle at Brentford hustings

A ballot box
Candidates hoping to secure seats on Hounslow Council will face electors at an event hosted by a local business group.

Virendra Sharma MP: Why an inquiry into Golden Temple massacre is needed

Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma campaigning on behalf of the Labour Party
Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma reflects on unanswered questions surrounding the UK government's role in the 1984 Golden Temple massacre of Sikhs in India, in his latest column.
A car exhaust adds to air pollution in London

Air pollution to blame for nearly 700 deaths across west London

Poor air quality is to blame for an estimated 695 deaths in west London, says new Public Health England report, and 3,389 across the capital

Anger at planning application approval for 17 balconies in conservation area

Sheltered accommodation residents to have sunlight and privacy compromised by new approved development

Earls Court redevelopment comes closer to reality

Approval of two planning applications has moved the plans forward at a rapid pace.

Deselected Labour councillor in running to replace shamed candidate

Heston Central councillor Gopal Dhillon is believed to be in the running to replace Vickram Grewal as a candidate in Hounslow Heath

Public hall takeover still not a done deal

The closing ceremony of the Hounslow Older People's Festival is among the events which have been held at Isleworth Public Hall
A not-for-profit consortium bidding to run Isleworth Public Hall says it is still awaiting crucial information from Hounslow Council

Wigley Road community street project one step closer to approval

Residents test road improvement proposals during street trial in Woodlawn Drive, Feltham
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Avanti House School parents 'very excited' at lease deal that paves way for new school building

Tory cabinet committee approves leasing land in Stanmore for UK's first Hindu-funded first state-funded secondary school

Public hall takeover still not a done deal

The closing ceremony of the Hounslow Older People's Festival is among the events which have been held at Isleworth Public Hall
A not-for-profit consortium bidding to run Isleworth Public Hall says it is still awaiting crucial information from Hounslow Council

Wigley Road community street project one step closer to approval

Residents test road improvement proposals during street trial in Woodlawn Drive, Feltham
David Highton and Eric Leach from West Ealing Neighbours with councillor Bassam Mahfouz pictured before the works started

Safety improved at busy Ealing junction, but who deserves the credit?

Safety improvements have seen figures improve at one of Ealing's busiest junctions – but campaigning residents say the council is wrong to try to claim sole credit.

Animal Column: Let's do what we can to help those helping the strays

Animal Helpline volunteers and dogs
Marion Garnett reveals what happens to stray dogs picked up in Ealing and has an appeal for readers to donate items to rehoming charities.

Rewards up for grabs for green deeds in Ealing

Greenredeem, a scheme which offers prizes for recycling, has launched in the borough

Hundreds call for CCTV in "burglary hotspot" neighbourhood

More than 700 people in the Pinkwell area of Hayes petition Hillingdon Council for cameras to deter drug dealers and burglars

Thieves steal tools from 'secret garden' used by cancer patients

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Cranford Park Friends have asked for donations after thieves broke in to the walled garden and stole spades, shovels and hoes

Police clean up canal bridge blighted by dealers

Officers collect 50 bags of rubbish as part of operation to rid secluded Grand Union Canal towpath stretch of "undesirables", and make it safer for cyclists and walkers

Other councils

Maria Miller (Secretary of State for Culture) with Brentford & Isleworth MP, Mary Macleod

Maria Miller was victim of a 'media witch-hunt', says MP

Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod says Ms Miller, who resigned this morning following a row over her expenses, was an 'excellent' culture secretary and should have been allowed to continue in the role

Sign Izzy's petition to get financial help for families with sick children

Parents of a child with leukaemia need 100,000 signatures to get the government to listen

BBC films UKIP in Uxbridge High Street for Politics Show slot

A crew filmed activists who had hastily set up a stall in Uxbridge High Street outisde The Pavilions

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Journalists

Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Greenford, Northolt and Perivale Reporter
Hannah Bewley
Reporter, Wembley Observer
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Reporter, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Poppy Bradbury
White City, Shepherd’s Bush and Westminster Reporter
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford Reporter
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston, Cranford and Whitton Reporter
Zoe Drewett
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
James Gates
Southall, Hanwell and West Ealing Reporter
Jack Griffith
Senior Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Jane Harrison
Community Reporter, Ealing Borough
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Kensington and Chelsea Reporter and Fulham and Parsons Green Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth Reporter
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Reporter, Harrow Observer
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Yann Tear
Sports Reporter
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter