What have I missed since January 16th?

While royal yachts came and went, what was floating your boat in West Hampstead?

There was a major fire in the Taplow tower in Swiss Cottage. Candles and a lot of newspaper were believed to be the cause of the accident on the 17th floor last Monday. Amazingly, no-one was hurt after fire crews evacuated 130 people from the 22-storey building.

Sustaninable development initiative Transition West Hampstead relaunched with a grow-your-own food project, and a “draught-busting” scheme for locals in older houses, especially with sash windows.

The deadline for submitting your views on the 187-199 West End Lane Ballymore development draws nearer. More on the blog this week.

An appeal was launched to raise £60,000 for a local child to have an operation in America so he can walk.

After yet more glorious sunrises and sunsets, there’s now a West Hampstead Views Pinterest page that collects some of the best (and a few other local snaps).

Those of you in Brent no longer need to separate your recycling.

Peacocks, with stores on Kilburn High Road and Finchley Road, went into administration. It is hoped that it will be sold as a going concern and the shops will remain.

Part of West End Lane was resurfaced after contractors used the wrong type of tarmac first time round.

A man suffered a cardiac arrest by Kilburn High Road station on Friday.

BBC legal drama Silk took over The Wet Fish Cafe for filming on Wednedsay.

The Kitchener is on Twitter @JNCookshop.

New restaurant Sea Lantern has closed already!

Tom enjoyed his Priory Tavern tart.

Coming up
Jan 31st Whampbooks at West End Lane Books: 7-9pm, 20% of all books, and free wine!

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