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Labour steal Kensington in General Election and former Fulham footballer receiving prison sentence among most read stories of the week

We've put together a quick round-up of the stories that have been the most popular with Get West London readers

What have been the most read stories of the week for Get West London readers?

Unsurprisingly, the General Election was very popular, with our round-the-clock coverage culminating in the two most read, with the dramatic Kensington recount coming top.

You were gripped by the story of the man who was jailed after being found with 4kg of cocaine in his car, with our live blog of the evacuation at Trafalgar Square and the former Fulham footballer who was sentenced for inciting crowd trouble.

So here's a round-up of the five most read stories of the week.

Labour steals Kensington seat from Tories as final seat of General Election 2017 is called

North Kensington Labour Cllr Emma Dent-Coad

Britain went to the polls on Thursday (June 8) for a snap general election called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

But the Conservatives were unable to gain a majority - meaning there will be a hung parliament.

And while most of the results were announced by Friday morning, voters had to wait until 9pm for the outcome in Kensington following recounts .

Labour won a historic and sensational victory in Kensington, with Emma Dent Coad declared the winner after three counts.

She won by the slenderest of margins, just 20 votes, defeating the Conservative incumbent, Lady Victoria Borwick.

General Election 2017 live: Kensington Labour gain and all the latest updates from Saturday

Our round-the-clock coverage as Britain went to the polls on Thursday was the second most read story of the week.

We bought you up to date news, reaction and the fallout to the election result on Friday and Saturday as the country woke up to news of a hung parliament .

Trafalgar Square evacuated and 'completely cordoned off' by armed police 'due to suspect package' - as it happened

Trafalgar Square evacuated and cordoned off by police(Image: @gwenn_laine)

Trafalgar Square was "completely cordoned off" in a police incident on Thursday .

Pictures showed armed Met Police officers guarding the cordon, which was in place both ways on the A400 Charing Cross Road between Trafalgar Square and Cranbourn Street.

Met Police said officers were responding to a "suspect package".

Roads were reopened at around 3.40pm.

Man jailed after being stopped on the A40 at Northolt with high purity cocaine

A man found to have 4kg of high purity cocaine after his Range Rover was stopped on the A40 was jailed for three and a half years .

The car, which belonged to an Albanian national, was stopped on the busy A-road near Northolt and found to have four packages of cocaine in the footwell behind the drivers seat on March 30.

The driver, 37-year-old Ilir Durishti may now face deportation having pleaded guilty to the charge of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply.

Former Fulham and Nottingham Forest man handed eight-month suspended prison sentence after Olympiakos crowd trouble

Pajtim Kasami celebrates

Former Fulham footballer Pajtim Kasami was involved in a controversial game against AEK Athens, when he was accused of inciting crowd trouble.

Kasami was accused of going over the top in his celebrations and was ordered to pay a fine of 7,000 euros immediately afterwards.

But after further complaints from a fan, the former Fulham man has now been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence as a result.

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