What have I missed since May 6th?

ShakeTastic, Me Love Sushi, Picasso’s and Blue Daisy have all closed, while Minkies, Curled Leaf, Tiger Stores, a new sweet shop and Spice Tree all opened. What’s happening in West Hampstead?

There are plenty of changes afoot at the Thameslink station too.

Developers have submitted an alternative proposal for Midland Crescent. More on this later in the week.

Want to know more about changes to West Hampstead, share your ideas, and find out how you can actually have some impact? May 21st 7.45pm at The Alice House is #whampforum. It’s for people who don’t like sitting in a cold community centre for two hours while other people rant about their pet peeves. More details this week.

Photo via @arewenotben

What did we make of Ruchi when we went for #whampreview?

Lately has had a makeover of sorts.

Win a year’s Zipcar membership (worth £59) and £50 driving credit.

The main contenders for Labour’s candidate for Hampstead & Kilburn began to square up. Tulip Siddiq has Neil Kinnock in her corner, while Sally Gimson has her own list of supporters.

Meanwhile, Camden’s Conservatives have named Claire-Louise Leyland as their new leader, taking over from Andrew Mennear who will become deputy leader.

Asda was filming an advert in the Mill Lane area of West Hampstead on Saturday.

A flashmob descended on West Hampstead Mews to promote local designer Nicola Quilter’s skirts.

Star Trek Into Darkness is NxNW6’s Film of the Week. Full local listings here.

Squatters took over Handrail House and held a rave.

Locals can get £6 off tickets for the Kenwood House Live by the Lake concerts. Just enter your address when you buy.

Scope had a Camden Town vs West Hampstead Apprentice-style competition.

A tree fell over on Dennington Park Road, though the only serious damage was to an estate agent sign.

Tweet of the Week

Just saw 3 schoolkids tell off a friend for littering. “It’s a nice area; pick it up” Only in #Whampstead
— James Coatsworth (@j_coatsworth) May 10, 2013