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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.

Labour Party create manifesto based on residents' views

The Labour Party say they have one last chance to take back Hammersmith and Fulham Council from the Tories at the local elections in May

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Liberal Democrats will treat vulnerable residents as a priority

Councillor Gary Malcolm (right)
Ealing councillor Gary Malcolm makes the case for the Liberal Democrats ahead of this May council elections, in his latest column.

Mary Macleod MP: Jobless numbers are falling, but still more to do

MP Mary Macleod at West Thames College
Mary Macleod, Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth, discusses the West London jobs fair in her latest column

Seema Malhotra MP: Budget has failed to tackle the rising cost of living

Seema Malhotra with Labour leader Ed Miliband
Labour would freeze energy prices, expand free childcare and cut taxes for small firms, says Feltham & Heston MP, Seema Malhotra , in her latest column

Maria Miller was victim of a 'media witch-hunt', says MP

Maria Miller (Secretary of State for Culture) with Brentford & Isleworth MP, Mary Macleod
Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod says Ms Miller, who resigned this morning following a row over her expenses, was an 'excellent' culture secretary and should have been allowed to continue in the role

Labour Party create manifesto based on residents' views

The Labour Party say they have one last chance to take back Hammersmith and Fulham Council from the Tories at the local elections in May

Disabled charity wins £120,000 Sport England grant

Action on Disability will help young disabled residents get access to gyms and sporting activities

Air pollution to blame for nearly 700 deaths across west London

A car exhaust adds to air pollution in London
Poor air quality is to blame for an estimated 695 deaths in west London, says new Public Health England report, and 3,389 across the capital

Check out plans for 118 new homes in Heston

You can learn more about proposals for 118 homes on an old fairground site off New Heston Road at an exhibition on Tuesday, April 29

Proposed Tesco tower is FIVE times the maximum recommended height

A 21-storey residential tower planned for Hounslow town centre hugely exceeds the council's guidelines, it has emerged

Eddie Izzard to meet shoppers in Hounslow tomorrow

The comedian and film star will join Labour councillor Ruth Cadbury in Hounslow High Street from 12.30pm to show his support for the party

'The apocalypse never happened': Barnet football club welcome Harrow Council standing down in planning saga

The authority are standing down in their fight against the club's appeal in a planning saga dating backing to 2008

Proposed Tesco tower is FIVE times the maximum recommended height

A 21-storey residential tower planned for Hounslow town centre hugely exceeds the council's guidelines, it has emerged

Eddie Izzard to meet shoppers in Hounslow tomorrow

The comedian and film star will join Labour councillor Ruth Cadbury in Hounslow High Street from 12.30pm to show his support for the party
Councillor Gary Malcolm (right)

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Liberal Democrats will treat vulnerable residents as a priority

Ealing councillor Gary Malcolm makes the case for the Liberal Democrats ahead of this May council elections, in his latest column.

Former Glaxo site in Greenford could become cinema, shops and homes

The former Glaxo offices in Greenford Road are set to be redeveloped
Ealing councillors are to rule on plans for a retail, cinema and homes complex on the former GlaxoSmithKline site in Greenford Green

Safety improved at busy Ealing junction, but who deserves the credit?

David Highton and Eric Leach from West Ealing Neighbours with councillor Bassam Mahfouz pictured before the works started
Safety improvements have seen figures improve at one of Ealing's busiest junctions – but campaigning residents say the council is wrong to try to claim sole credit.

Harefield village green playground nearly finished

The long-awaited children’s play area at Harefield village green is almost complete after a delay

Fears over plan to convert Hayes office block into flats

Hayes figurehead David Brough believes that the town centre is already "under pressure" from new residential developments, and 'prior approval' plans add fuel to the fire

Friends group worked up over change of work-out site

A Friends group were excited at the idea of free outdoor gym equipment at Ruislip Lido, but expected it in a different location

Other councils

Maria Miller (Secretary of State for Culture) with Brentford & Isleworth MP, Mary Macleod

Maria Miller was victim of a 'media witch-hunt', says MP

Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod says Ms Miller, who resigned this morning following a row over her expenses, was an 'excellent' culture secretary and should have been allowed to continue in the role

Sign Izzy's petition to get financial help for families with sick children

Parents of a child with leukaemia need 100,000 signatures to get the government to listen

BBC films UKIP in Uxbridge High Street for Politics Show slot

A crew filmed activists who had hastily set up a stall in Uxbridge High Street outisde The Pavilions

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Journalists

Steve Bax
Digital Editor, Get West London
Danya Bazaraa
Greenford, Northolt and Perivale Reporter
Hannah Bewley
Reporter, Wembley Observer
Paul Bishop
Sports Editor
Caitlin Black
Reporter, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Poppy Bradbury
White City, Shepherd’s Bush and Westminster Reporter
Alix Culbertson
Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford Reporter
Robert Cumber
Hounslow, Heston, Cranford and Whitton Reporter
Zoe Drewett
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
James Gates
Southall, Hanwell and West Ealing Reporter
Jack Griffith
Senior Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Jane Harrison
Community Reporter, Ealing Borough
Alan Hayes
News Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Camilla Horrox
Kensington and Chelsea Reporter and Fulham and Parsons Green Reporter
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Chris Longhurst
News Editor, Hounslow Chronicle
Mhairi Macfarlane
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Jacob Murtagh
Sports Reporter
Salina Patel
Feltham, Bedfont and Hanworth Reporter
Ian Proctor
News Editor, Harrow and Wembley Observer
Hannah Raven
Reporter, Uxbridge Gazette
Michael Russell
News Editor, Ealing, Fulham, Kensington and Westminster
John Shammas
Reporter, Harrow Observer
Mort Smith
Community Editor, Uxbridge Gazette
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Yann Tear
Sports Reporter
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter