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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.

Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands (front right) sits at the Cabinet table

Greg Hands named in cabinet and given powerful position in Treasury

Greg Hands is the first MP from Chelsea or Fulham since 1970 to sit on the cabinet table

Boris Johnson answers Twitter questions in #askboris

Boris Johnson shows off sense of humour with Twitter Q&A #askboris and blames being a "weirdo" on his "genes and upbringing"

Harrow West MP joins London mayoral race

Gareth Thomas is hoping to get ahead of the competition in the mayoral race
Gareth Thomas has thrown his hat into the mayoral ring alongside Diane Abbott, Sadiq Khan, Tessa Jowell and Christian Wolmar

MP Virendra Sharma to thank all constituents for trust and confidence

The MP for Ealing Southall was re-elected with a huge majority

Saving Ealing Hospital will be MP's first priority

Steve Pound said now is the time to see the Conservatives' true colours as they become free from coalition

Benefit fraudster nabbed after handing six-figure bank balance to council

Susan Smith tried to cover her tracks when she realised her mistake but was too late

Council works to increase number of primary school spaces

Crackdown on false applications as well as building of new schools and expansion of existing ones

Poetry, dancing, photography and comedy at HF ArtsFest

The week-long event will showcase the best of the Hammersmith and Fulham's art scene

Car park for new Brentford marina to be built in public park

A small section of Watermans Park would be turned into a 14-space car park for boat owners

Chiswick massage parlour fined £2,000 for unlicensed treatments

Li Ping Yang admitted offering Thai massages at Nutri Herb, in Turnham Green Terrace, without the necessary licence

Controversial school plans go on public display

Nishkam School West London says old playing field in Osterley was only chosen as its new home after considering 196 other sites
Hatch End Library, inside Harrow Arts Centre in Hatch End, may be closed alongside three other branches by Labour

Library shake-up after Harrow Council reorganisation

New library to be built in Harrow town centre are four of the borough's other libraries close

Chiswick massage parlour fined £2,000 for unlicensed treatments

Li Ping Yang admitted offering Thai massages at Nutri Herb, in Turnham Green Terrace, without the necessary licence

Controversial school plans go on public display

Nishkam School West London says old playing field in Osterley was only chosen as its new home after considering 196 other sites

Extra investment in Ealing street lights to reduce antisocial behaviour

Three new schemes in Acton and Northolt will receive £103,000 to improve lighting in a bid to stamp out antisocial behaviour

Sell-out performance by people with learning disabilities

The audience said they were already looking forward to next year's show in Perivale

Tar smells from Hayes asphalt plant reaching Southall homes

The owners of the plant argue they have never failed to meet legal standards and that emissions are carefully monitored

Skateboards and loitering banned from Uxbridge car parks

The rules form part of a wider Hillingdon Council plan to ban a raft of activities, including feeding pigeons and using remote-controlled cars in the borough's parks

Hundreds sign petition against 'cruise ship' development

Residents are not happy with the current plans to replace Tommy Flynns pub, in Hillingdon, with a 30-flat complex

Hundreds sign West Drayton road safety measures petition

Campaigners who had their initial petition rejected by Hillingdon Council have rallied together for a second time calling for traffic-calming measures

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Boris Johnson answers Twitter questions in #askboris

Boris Johnson shows off sense of humour with Twitter Q&A #askboris and blames being a "weirdo" on his "genes and upbringing"

Election 2015 live: Final day of campaigning

The polls open in less than 24 hours - but will Ed Miliband or David Cameron win the keys to Number 10? Follow today's updates here

Election 2015: Everything you need to know

Here's a round-up of everything you need to know ahead of the May 7 General Election including details on all the constituencies in west London

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Journalists

Will Ackermann
Uxbridge
Katherine Clementine
Uxbridge
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing
Goolistan Cooper
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Nathan Spendelow
Harrow and Brent
Robert Cumber
Hounslow
Camilla Horrox
Ealing
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Tom Moore
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Hounslow
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter