What have I missed since July 31st?

It’s August – traditionally the quiet news month. So we’ve just had the US’s credit rating downgraded, financial market meltdown, and riots in north London. Wake me up when there’s some real news. Have things been livelier in West Hampstead and surrounding areas? Well, actually it’s been extremely quiet in the ‘hood this week

The Ham & High reported a spate of muggings of teenage boys, notably on Mill Lane and around the O2 centre.

Meanwhile, the Camden New Journal tried hard to dig up a less positive take on the Billy Fury mural.

Lewis Hamilton apparently popped into West Hampstead (not just a sighting, someone spoke to him!).

Kingsgate Community Centre’s popular Cafe Mangobajito has closed.

The Tricycle is launching a Sunday Music Series featuring string chamber music and starting on Sunday 14th August.

Despite being the national “team of the season”, West Hampstead Hockey Club might need a new ground before the season starts again in October.

Talking of great local sports teams, West Hampstead Wanderers won its 5-a-side league, just pipping West Hampstaed Athletic on goal difference. Athletic spun off from the Wanderers’ underperforming 7-a-side team of earlier in the year.

And er… that’s all folks.

Except of course for Tweet of the Week.

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