What have I missed since December 10th?

Douglas Hutchison, the man attacked on Goldhurst Terrace on November 29th, died in hospital. He was better known to many as “Professor Whitestick”.

PC Ruth Marshall will be leaving the West Hampstead Safer Neighbourhood Team in the New Year.

The dispersal zone that covered the Lymington Road/Lithos Road area was wound up in November,  apparently without any consultation with relevant groups.

There was a fire outside Sainsbury’s on West End Lane that also caused a power cut.

What did Tom make of new West End Lane restaurant Hana?

La Brocca and Cycle Surgery were both broken into and West End Lane Books had an attempted break in on Thursday night. La Brocca also hosted a carol concert on Saturday with four tubas – it raised £265 for a homeless charity.

The latest release of census data revealed all sorts of facts about Camden, including the number of Jedis in the borough.

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins, the “kid from Kilburn”, won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The O2 lost its revolving doors but gained a minimalist Christmas tree.

The three Tories on the final shortlist for Hampstead and Kilburn are Simon Marcus, Seema Kennedy and Alex Burghart.

I rather like the new look West End Lane Cars sign.

Alan at West Hampstead Overground was awarded Metro’s “deed of the day

Wifi is now available inside Swiss Cottage tube.

What are the quantifiable benefits of spending in local businesses rather than chains?

Do you think money should be spent on improving West Hampstead’s library facilities?

A new no frills gym opened in Kilburn.

Paramount won Best Single Agency London at the annual estate agents awards bash.

Grilled O Fried seems to have closed for good.

Cllr Theo Blackwell responded to Cllr Gillian Risso-Gill’s accusation that Camden is taking the easy option when it comes to finding new commercial tenants.

A new exhibition – Film in Space – opened at the Camden Arts Centre

Check out all the Hobbit options, plus some Christmas movie offerings via @NxNW6

Coming up
Monday: Santa’s dropping in to Blue Daisy in the afternoon.
Monday is also the end-of-year special at Good Ship Comedy.
Wednesday: Jacky Hyams will speak at the “a.m. club” at the library on “Bombsites & Lollipops

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  • Great update Jonathan! Thanks for taking the time to put this post together, saves me searching through multiple sources for local info.

  • A great list, almost like a newspaper update. Great!