Politics

Politics

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.

Ex-Kensington MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind still has access to Parliament - despite stepping down

The former MP is one of 381 ex-politicians taking advantage of a 'Category X' pass

MPs in bid to protect Hillingdon from 'disastrous impact' of air pollution

Hillingdon MPs debated issues with HS2 and a third runway at Heathrow Airport during a Westminster debate this week

Brentford by-election candidates on key campaign issues

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Find out more about the five candidates vying for your vote on July 9

MP says ancestors who founded Cadbury would be 'shocked' by welfare cuts

Ruth Cadbury also raised concerns about A&E closures during her maiden speech in parliament

Labour and Conservatives clash over creation of new Cabinet position

Hammersmith town hall
Labour says the move is designed to save services and keep tax low, Conservatives say it is a waste of money

Fight to save cherished 'green oasis' from flood alleviation plans continues

Neighbours fighting to save a small plot of greenery could get support from Hammersmith & Fulham Council

Crowds flock to traffic-free North End Road Summer Market

Imran Khan at the North End Road Summer Market Fulham
The event kicked off the Celebrating Fulham Festival, and is aimed at reviving the road

UK heatwave: Elderly people and Muslims observing Ramadan urged to take care as temperatures rise

Council has issued a number of vital tips for elderly and vulnerable residents as the temperatures rocket

Chiswick Bridge restored to former glory for 82nd birthday

A bronze plaque was unveiled to mark the milestone moment

See picture of convicted sex offender addressing mayoral reception in Hounslow

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Council said that convicted sex offender Harbinder Singh Rana was a "guest of a guest" at the function for Harbans Singh Thandi

Launch of Lego in our Libraries scheme

Free launch event and taster sessions in July and August ahead of Lego clubs start-up in September

Health watchdogs in west London have budgets cut by up to half

Healthwatch England has demanded answers from councils, including Hounslow, Harrow and Ealing, about the scale of the cuts

See picture of convicted sex offender addressing mayoral reception in Hounslow

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Council said that convicted sex offender Harbinder Singh Rana was a "guest of a guest" at the function for Harbans Singh Thandi

Launch of Lego in our Libraries scheme

Free launch event and taster sessions in July and August ahead of Lego clubs start-up in September

Man given ASBO for anti-social and criminal behaviour over the last five years

Mohammed Shakeel is banned from entering an area of Southall  bordered by the Paddington main line railway, Grand Union Canal and Merrick Road

Tories call on Ealing Council to deny 'u-turn' on Heathrow expansion position

An artist's impression showing how Heathrow Airport could look with a third runway, as a long-awaited report into airport capacity has recommended that a new runway should be built at Heathrow rather than Gatwick
Council leader Julian Bell denied Labour had changed its stance, saying the Conservatives were "making the mother of all u-turns" over the expansion

Bruce Forsyth's daughter bringing boutique market to Acton square

The Acton Street Boutique Market will take place outside St Mary's Church on July 19

No dining hall in Uxbridge for 18 months after new plans approved

A new dining hall and eight-storey apartment block development will take 18 months to build

Hayes shop owner fined for 'nuisance noise' and 'distress' to neighbours

Kwality Food Supermarket shop owner ignored a notice from Hillingdon Council and caused "distress" to neighbours

Unwanted Brunel students' duvets given to dogs' charities

Harefield Dogs Trust had a large delivery of duvets from Brunel University that would have otherwise gone to landfill

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Ex-Kensington MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind still has access to Parliament - despite stepping down

The former MP is one of 381 ex-politicians taking advantage of a 'Category X' pass

Queen's Speech: Full list of 26 Bills and what they mean for you

David Cameron's agenda includes the HS2 Bill, allowing the government to begin work on phase 1 of the controversial high-speed rail link project

Everything you need to know for the State Opening of Parliament

The Queen is due to reveal what the government's going to do over the next year. Here's everything you need to know about what to expect

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Journalists

Salina Patel
Hounslow
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
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter