What have I missed since August 5th?

There was some debate about the prevalence of estate agent signs in the area. I ran a poll that showed 83% think they are eyesores, and 17% “helpful”.

St James’ Church was finally officially awarded the contract for the Post Office. Expect it to open in the spring.

The Mexican restaurant where LoveFood used to be is called Mamacita and the downstairs bar is called Frida’s. Both had a soft launch this weekend. Full opening from next weekend.

Sunsets over the railway (via @MadameGarlick)

It’s controversial, but it’s going ahead. Here’s your chance to name the tower blocks at West Hampstead Square (for real!) and win a meal for two.

A new playground is being laid at Beckford School

Could a live music scene thrive in West Hampstead/Kilburn like it used to?

Secret Boutique, which used to be dowsnstairs at LoveFood had its official launch party at its new Fortune Green address.

Ladudu’s name finally gets the recognition it, er, deserves.

August’s Property of the Month is in the Greek Streets [sponsored]

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa is @NxNW6‘s film of the week. Get the lowdown on all the latest releases and local screenings.

#whampbooks returns for a fifth edition on August 29th. Meet some locals, drink some wine, save some money.

It seems that Szechaun restaurant Angeles on Kilburn High Road has closed – the rumour is that it’s going to become a Tesco.

Tweet of the Week

Overheard @whampstead: 2 guys studying pic on Billy Fury Way: “He looks like Justin Bieber”.
— andy sarner (@bubela) August 11, 2013