What have I missed since April 8th?

Local MP Glenda Jackson made waves with her strident attack on Thatcherism in the House of Commons.

Pastry and ice cream emporium Chez Chantal has apparently closed for good. Meanwhile the word is that LoveFood’s next incarnation will be as a café in the day and winebar at night.

@GayaNoble‘s was my favourite pic of this week’s double rainbow

A private West Hampstead nursery spent £300,000 on a refit to accommodate the areas “baby boom”.

Time Out ran a short piece on coffee in West Hampstead, in which it managed to confuse Loft and Wired and got a typo in Loft’s address. Good work.

Meanwhile a piece in The Standard suggested that West Hampstead was “an area of hidden value waiting to be unlocked”, while pushing the £1.5 million penthouses in the Mill Apartments.

West End Lane was closed for the first part of the week as Thames Water carried out another set of pipe then road repairs.

Apparently a topless woman was being photographed reading a paper outside the tube on Tuesday.

The Place Beyond The Pines is NxNW6‘s Film of the Week – full local listings here.

Simon Marcus, Tory PPC for Hampstead & Kilburn, has joined Twitter.

Local newspaper the Camden New Journal is up for a Regional Press Award as is its star writer Richard Osley.

Coming up
15th: W.Hampstead Business Assoc. social @ The Black Lion 6.30-8.30pm
17th: Kilburn AAG Gaumont State, 7-9pm
22nd: WH & FG NDF meeting 7.30pm St James’ Church
25th: Whampreview @ Ruchi

Tweet of the Week
After last week’s dearth of good tweets, #whampers were back on form this week

Finchley Rd fruit man shouted something about his pears being cheap then hugged me today. Up the hill there is no hugging.
— Hampstead Cat (@thehampsteadcat) April 10, 2013