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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.

General Election outsiders bet £10 on who'll get most votes

Green Party and UKIP candidates in Brentford & Isleworth shake hands on wager

Labour say London North West Healthcare Trust in £56m deficit

The trust said this winter the whole of the NHS experienced significant pressures, including an increase in those patients requiring one to one care

Boris Johnson and Samantha Cameron join campaign trail in Hounslow

The Conservative Party big guns joined Brentford & Isleworth parliamentary candidate Mary Macleod

Hounslow election candidates answer key questions

Compare your candidates' stances on key issues locally and nationally

Former Feltham head slams politicians for short-term view on education

New book released by Bill Lucas, ex-deputy headteacher of former Longford Community School, says "the education system as it stands is failing gifted pupils as much as it fails those with challenges"

Five things we learnt from Chelsea's stalemate with Arsenal

The Blues are within touching distance of the title after picking up a point

Fulham sinkhole: Woman hospitalised after plunging through gap outside cafe

Sink hole opens up outside Marrakech Express, North End Road
The cafe and Hammersmith and Fulham Council were reportedly in dispute over sagging area where fall happened - and site was cordoned off before woman was injured

Recognition for CCTV man who helps keeps Hammersmith safe

Hammersmith CCTV operator Sid Alba with his two awards
Sid Alba, who works for the town's BID team, picked up two police awards at a New Scotland Yard ceremony

Concerns over plans for new school buildings on open land in Hounslow

New free school buildings are planned on two pieces of open land in Osterley within a few hundred metres of each other

Hounslow Council's budget for deaf children's education services not under threat

The National Deaf Children's Society reported the west London council for failing to respond to a FOI request despite warnings

First glimpse of plans for controversial new school building

This photo shows plans for a 1,400 pupil school and relocated Grasshoppers RFC grounds on an old sports field in Osterley

Beloved former Harrow Mayor Bobbie Feakins dies aged 99

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

Hounslow Council's budget for deaf children's education services not under threat

The National Deaf Children's Society reported the west London council for failing to respond to a FOI request despite warnings

First glimpse of plans for controversial new school building

This photo shows plans for a 1,400 pupil school and relocated Grasshoppers RFC grounds on an old sports field in Osterley

Cllr Gregory Stafford: Councillor Bell has questions to answer over homes

Ealing Tory leader Councillor Gregory Stafford calls on Labour leader Julian Bell to give up his social home in his latest column.

Ealing could lose 'queen of suburbs' title if wheelie bins are 'forced' on borough

Opposition councillors say the borough’s reputation as "queen of the suburbs" would be undermined if plastic wheelie bins were forced on residents

£450k investment to increase burial space at Greenford cemetery

The cemetery would have had to close to new burials in the next five years without this money

Hillingdon councillor runs London Marathon - his 153rd - for local charity

The Yeading ward councillor, Jagjit Singh, hopes to raise £2,000 after his London Marathon efforts

Feeding pigeons could be banned in Hillingdon under 'bird-brained' law

Hillingdon Council also wants to prohibit using remote-controlled cars in open spaces and failing to leave any park by closing time, among other activities

Major blow for planned Arla development as judge agrees to review

The High Court has agreed to launch a judicial review of the planning process, meaning further delays and potentially even ending the project altogether

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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

Ed Balls Day: Fourth anniversary of THAT infamous tweet

It's Ed Balls Day and we'll be bringing you the best reactions throughout the day

Election 2015: Find out how the parties are polling

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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

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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