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The existing Liddell Road businesses have been given until the end of the month to quit the site before building work starts on the school/flats/commercial space.

WHL reviewed The Petite Corée – we agreed with everyone else!

Local marathon runners gritted their teeth on Sunday. Did anyone local best Mark Townsend’s 2h59? No doubt at all that no-one has run more marathons over the past year than Robert Young.

Only in @WHampstead! Another use for toilet rolls: Impromptu coffee table, much to surprise of Waitrose delivery men!  via Nicolette Molnar

“Only in @WHampstead! Another use for toilet rolls: Impromptu coffee table, much to surprise of Waitrose delivery men!” via Nicolette Molnar

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Election news

  • The Guardian’s Dave Hill looked at H&K and wondered whether private renters might play a bigger role than the “mansion” dwellers in determining the outcome.
  • The FT meanwhile had a slightly different, though well-balanced, take on the constituency.
  • The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme spoke to undecided voters about Hampstead & Kilburn (ff to 32’04” if you nothing about the general election, and to 37’18” for the discussion. Bonus points for spotting the deliberate mistake at the very end).

Lebanese restaurant The Cedar revealed its new sign.

The application for the Farmers’ Market banner has been withdrawn.

There was a good turnout for the midweek NW6 Film Club screening of Force Majeure at The Tricycle.

Next Sunday, as part of the club’s 150th anniversary celebrations, former England captain Andrew Strauss will be at Hampstead Cricket Club unveiling a statue in honour of a a player who scored an incredible 485 runs… back in 1886. Excitement starts at noon (there’s music, and even a cricket match at 1pm).

Turns out there was traffic on West End Lane even before Tesco delivery lorries

Holistic Health Lab opened on Mill Lane

The closure of Mamacita has led to a temporary pause in Whampsocial; but fear not… plans are afoot for a new look whampsocial starting early May. Watch this space.

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