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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.

Former Labour council leader defects to Green Party

Dave Wetzel led Hounslow Council from 1987 to 1991 and was the first vice-chairman of Transport for London under Ken Livingstone

Eddie Izzard shows support for Labour at Hammersmith rally

Eddie Izzard joins the Labour rally in Lyric Square, Hammersmith
Popular cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard joined Hammersmith parliamentary candidate Andy Slaughter at the Lyric Square Labour gathering

General Election: Rivals vow to defy parties over Heathrow if needed

Conservative candidate Mary Macleod and Labour's Ruth Cadbury told hustings audience they would vote against Heathrow's third runway even if it was supported by their respective parties

General election: See candidates make their case at Chiswick hustings

All five candidates for Brentford & Isleworth have their say in this video, which captures last night's general election hustings in a nutshell

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Lib Dems are already making Ealing fairer

In his latest column Ealing Liberal Democrat leader, Councillor Gary Malcolm sets out his party's case ahead of the May 7 parliamentary elections.

Fine for 'unscrupulous' landlord who left tenants living in squalid conditions

Landlord Alan Lempriere has a £25,000 hole in his pocket after appearing in court

Nearly half of all basement renovations fail on-the-spot safety checks

A dangerous basement discovered by HSE inspectors in Hammersmith and Fulham during its recent safety checks
Inspection by Health and Safety Executive shows shocking rise in figures on last year

It would take 15 years and £807m to repair London's 'crumbling' roads

A recent survey found 17% of London's roads were in a poor structural condition and it would take 15 years to clear the backlog of road maintenance across the capital

Petition calls for longer ranger hours at Bedfont Lakes after lambs attacked

Petitioner Karen Teulon from Feltham says Bedfont Lakes Country Park should be manned until closing time after a savage attack on animals last week

Former Labour council leader defects to Green Party

Dave Wetzel led Hounslow Council from 1987 to 1991 and was the first vice-chairman of Transport for London under Ken Livingstone

Mary Macleod accuses Ruth Cadbury of failing to support Chiswick Park footbridge

Progress as pay negotiations over maintenance are agreed between Hounslow Council and Chiswick business park owners Blackstone

Beloved former Harrow Mayor Bobbie Feakins dies aged 99

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

Former Labour council leader defects to Green Party

Dave Wetzel led Hounslow Council from 1987 to 1991 and was the first vice-chairman of Transport for London under Ken Livingstone

Mary Macleod accuses Ruth Cadbury of failing to support Chiswick Park footbridge

Progress as pay negotiations over maintenance are agreed between Hounslow Council and Chiswick business park owners Blackstone

Southall store fined for selling knife to under-age test purchaser

Shop fined in court after selling knife to person aged under 18 as part of police and council operation to tackle knife crime

Ealing Labour slams Conservative Party for mayoral charity 'political stunt'

Today Ealing Conservatives announced that they have given Labour’s 1% councillors allowances increase to the Mayor’s Charity.

Inquiry under way into CPO of Ealing's beleaguered cinema site

An inquiry into the CPO application for the Ealing cinema site was launched this week, but residents fear it will delay the development even further

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

Have your say on future of Cranford Park

An exhibition in the park's endangered Grade II-listed stables will kick off a three-week consultation on plans to enhance the historic site

Work to begin on West Drayton station revamp as part of Crossrail project

How West Drayton station will look after improvements are made as part of the Crossrail project
Improvements include longer platforms, better lighting, CCTV and a new entrance canopy

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Election 2015: Find out how the parties are polling

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...

Southall Labour campaigns office opens to big support

MP Virendra Sharma’s campaign office was opened on March 1 in Southall

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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