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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.

New UKIP candidate is champion canoeist and former police inspector

Richard Hendron, who defected from the Tories two years ago, has been chosen to represent UKIP in Brentford and Isleworth

All parties should have quotas for ethnic minority candidates, says MP hopeful

Godson Azu, standing for the All People's Party in Brentford and Isleworth, also backs a third runway at Heathrow

Cllr Gary Malcolm: Ealing school pupils getting a better deal thanks to the Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrats in Government are making a difference in schools in Ealing, says local Lib Dem leader Councillor Gary Malcolm in his latest column.

London Assembly Member for Ealing and Hillingdon says Boris Johnson's 'empty' budget lacks ambition

The London Mayor rejected proposals to fund hundreds more police officers for the capital

Mary Macleod MP: Listening to you; delivering for you

Mary Macleod with the Chancellor, Rt Hon. George Osborne MP
Mary Macleod , Conservative MP for Brentford & Isleworth, sets out her record ahead of the general election, in her latest getwestlondon column

People caught urinating and defecating in Shepherd's Bush could be fined £100

In just five months, 42 people were reported urinating or defecating in public in Shepherd's Bush

Owner of dangerous dog which mauled poodle to death escapes jail sentence

The poodle-cross was mauled by Staffordshire bull terrier Texas in Shepherd's Bush's Wormholt Park last May and died from its injuries

Folk music fan evicted and fined for plaguing neighbours with loud tunes for EIGHT years

Many enjoy a bit of Bob Dylan but neighbours in leafy Barons Court were at the end of their tether when folk music-lover Gordon Pavlovic boomed tunes out for ALL to hear

Public inquiry may be needed to secure land for Brentford FC's new stadium

First Industrial, which owns an office block on the site, is understood to be the last landowner standing in the way of the Bees' new ground

Victorian church and historic Sunday school to become homes

Conversion of St George's Church and neighbouring hall in Brentford is approved a decade after they were earmarked for demolition

Tree to be planted in honour of Chiswick 'car lady' Anne Naysmith

The homeless former pianist's funeral will take place this Saturday, with the tree to be planted at a later date

UK's first state-funded Hindu secondary school unveils plans for new home

You can learn more about Avanti House School's plans to move to council playing fields in Stanmore at an exhibition next week

Victorian church and historic Sunday school to become homes

Conversion of St George's Church and neighbouring hall in Brentford is approved a decade after they were earmarked for demolition

Tree to be planted in honour of Chiswick 'car lady' Anne Naysmith

The homeless former pianist's funeral will take place this Saturday, with the tree to be planted at a later date

Fears Ealing will become 'public car park' as new permits become available

From April Ealing Council is introducing a new ‘Premium Permit’ which can be bought for £1,500 allowing drivers to park in any residents’ permit holder parking space

Ealing Tories slam council's creation of £44k senior role despite budget crisis

Ealing Council's Conservatives said the creation of the role was "scandalous", adding: “Residents want services, not more Labour town hall mandarins”

Day centre for people with learning disabilities could close this summer

Ealing Lib Dems have criticised the council's "scandalous" decision to sacrifice a care centre for vulnerable people

Hillingdon Council 'faces £200,000 bill' over Sainsbury's move to halt Arla plan

The developer behind the £100m plans says the taxpayer will have to pay to preserve the "immoral" supermarket giant's monopoly in South Ruislip

Hope for neighbours in Uxbridge as ash tree avoids the chop... for now

The Bawtree Road ash tree
Hillingdon Council agree to explore recommendations put forward by people living in Bawtree Road

Closure order sees peace and quiet returned to Uxbridge street

Late night parties and groups of abusive and threatening men had made lives a misery for neighbours

Other councils

Lib Dem candidate ready to fight 'stale' Labour and Conservatives in Brentford

Joe Bourke, chosen to stand in Brentford and Isleworth, has served as a director of Brentford FC

Education minister tackles questions from Hounslow teachers and students

Issues raised included league tables, role of creative subjects and how academy programmes impact the borough

Gatwick should get a new runway, says MP Mary Macleod

Brentford and Isleworth MP Mary Macleod at an anti Third Runway rally
Brentford and Isleworth MP says a second runway at Gatwick would be easier, cheaper and more politically deliverable than a third landing strip at Heathrow

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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