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What have I missed since May 12th?

Election special
A crowded hustings on Monday saw 21 of the 26 local election candidates from West Hampstead & Fortune Green pitch their wares and answer questions from the public (although from the headlines the next day you’d have been forgiven for thinking there was only one candidate present). If you couldn’t make it, here are the snapshot audio/video files:
Pitches for: Lib Dems, Conservatives, Labour, Greens, UKIP, TUSC.
Questions on: Rubbish, schools, mansion tax, Camden complaints, cycling & parking, delivery lorries, support for the NDF, getting the vote out, 156 West End Lane, affordable housing, and fighting for NW Camden in the Town Hall.
Or watch the whole unexpurgated thing.

The election is this Thursday. Go and vote.

We’ve also got an overview of the European elections looking at what MEPs actually do, and all the parties involved (there are a lot).

WHL will be tweeting live from the council election count on Friday so you know where to find the results first.

In other news…
Tom went to Tuttobene on Finchley Road – but was tutto bene?

The JW3 building received a prestigious design award.

The Film on Fortune Green on May 31st will be tear-jerker animation Up. Starts at 8.45pm but come earlier and bring a picnic.

West Hampstead was represented at Wembley on Cup Final day.

Wagamama opens in the O2 this Friday.

Gig of the Week is Andrew Oliver/David Horniblow at La Brocca playing old time jazz & swing classics on Thursday. Full gig roundup here.

Godzilla is Film of the Week – NW6 Film Club went to see it Thursday night. Opinions varied as to at what stage it started to suck. For the rest of the local screenings, check out the listings.

A sculpture dedicated to Sir Bradley Wiggins was unveiled on Friday in South Kilburn.

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