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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.

Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative leader, Cllr Greg Smith

Cllr Greg Smith: Next election is all about the economy and Conservatives are best placed to win it

The economy will be the central issue in the upcoming General Election, writes Hammersmith & Fulham Conservative leader, Councillor Greg Smith

Mary Macleod MP: West London is stronger in 2015 because of Tories' long term economic plan

The Government's economic plan is getting results in Brentford & Isleworth, argues Conservative MP Mary Macleod in her first column of the new year.

School librarian to stand for Green Party in Harrow East on anti-cuts platform

Green Party candidate for Harrow East, Emma Wallace
The Green Party has selected school librarian and community activist Emma Wallace for the General Election in May.

Odds lengthen on Tories holding Brentford and Isleworth at general election

Mary Macleod is now 3/1 with bookmakers to keep her seat, with Labour rival Ruth Cadbury a strong favourite to oust her

Virendra Sharma MP: Save our NHS in May's General Election

In his latest column Virendra Sharma , Labour MP for Ealing Southall, warns the NHS would be imperilled by five more years of Conservative Government.

Hounslow drug dealer jailed for three years

Mohamed Nassir, of Shepherds Bush, was caught in Hounslow with 25 wraps of heroin and cocaine

Fulham 'swathed in scented candles' as people joke about massive power cut

The power cut lasted two hours last night and while extra police were sent to reassure people, many took to twitter to joke about the middle-class area

Claimants 'not coming off benefits' in UK's two richest boroughs

Job Centre Plus branch
Nearly three quarters of benefit claimants in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea have been doing so for three or more out of four years
A traffic warden

Motorists to get Christmas parking fines refunded in 'show of goodwill'

Brentford FC fans are among those in line for a refund after Hounslow Council agrees to cancel tickets issued on Boxing Day and New Year's Day

Jewish child refugee leads moving Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Hounslow

Ernest Simon tells how he fled Nazi-controlled Austria aged just eight in 1938, months after watching from his bedroom window as rioters set fire to synagogues while police and firefighters looked on

Dedicated police team helps cut crime and ASB on Hounslow's estates by a quarter

Hounslow Council set to renew team of four officers for another three years at a cost of £486,000 after hailing their impact

School application deadline 2015: Harrow Council urges entires before opportunity closes

The deadline is for parents who wish their child to begin school in September

Jewish child refugee leads moving Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Hounslow

Ernest Simon tells how he fled Nazi-controlled Austria aged just eight in 1938, months after watching from his bedroom window as rioters set fire to synagogues while police and firefighters looked on

Dedicated police team helps cut crime and ASB on Hounslow's estates by a quarter

Hounslow Council set to renew team of four officers for another three years at a cost of £486,000 after hailing their impact

Urban farm and social enterprise Cultivate London recruiting for youth programme

Taster sessions are available in the last week of February

Ealing Council offers help to stay warm while cutting energy bills

A helpline number has been provided for those seeking advice

QPR to submit revised plans for training ground

Tony Fernandes hoping to be finished at Warren Farm within two years

Hillingdon Council approves Airports Commission response against Heathrow expansion

The council says the airport's proposals are 'fulled of  hollow promises and gaping holes, lacking any realistic assessment'.

Crossrail submits plans for improved West Drayton station

The plans include a new glass and steel extension and lifts providing step-free access to all platforms.

MP 'appalled' by 'filthy' Hayes streets following recycling centre closure

Hillingdon Council has hit back at Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell, accusing him of talking 'absolute nonsense'.

Other councils

Green Party candidate for Harrow East, Emma Wallace

School librarian to stand for Green Party in Harrow East on anti-cuts platform

The Green Party has selected school librarian and community activist Emma Wallace for the General Election in May.

Odds lengthen on Tories holding Brentford and Isleworth at general election

Mary Macleod is now 3/1 with bookmakers to keep her seat, with Labour rival Ruth Cadbury a strong favourite to oust her

MP demands urgent response to violence and solitary confinement at Feltham YOI

Feltham Young Offenders Institute
Seema Malhotra says better education facilities and improved training for guards at the prison are needed

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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