What have I missed since March 26th?

VAT on pasties, postage stamp rises, and petrol panic at the pumps! But what was pertinent for the people of West Hampstead as March petered out?

City Hall gave the all-clear to the large development at 187-199 West End Lane.

Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick mentioned this development on the campaign trail.

A Loomis van was robbed outside Sainsbury’s on West End Lane in broad daylight. Police quickly recovered the getaway car, but are yet to catch the robbers as far as I know.

West Hampstead will be one of the first Overground stations to get WiFi (and it will remain free after the Olympics).

Iceland looks like its moving into Finchley Road.

The CNJ covered the scaled down plans for the Feis festival during the Olympics.

Is a new WH Smiths opening at the Thameslink station?

Fabric magazine ran a spread (puff piece) about West Hampstead: Page 1 & Page 2.

A meeting in Swiss Cottage about HS2 seemed to go nowhere fast.

A new knitting club has started on Thursday evenings at Sainsbury’s O2. Contact @MrsChurchman for more details.

There were blogs on Pizza Express, and Banana Tree.

West Hampstead men’s hockey team were knocked out of the HA Trophy by Guernsey.

Tom went to Guglee, which will be the location of the next #whampreview on April 12th (put your name in the hat by Tuesday).

I posted the write-up of the last whampreview at Little Bay.

Coming up
Monday: Actor and writer George Layton is doing a reading and Q&A at Brioche (7.30pm).
Wednesday: Digital Switchover – you’ll need to retune your TVs/set-top boxes if you want to carry on watching television (you’ll need to do it again on the 16th).

Tweet of the Week
Stiff competition this week, but I rather liked this from @PNKnox

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