What have I missed since December 16th?

Thieves struck at both St James’ and Emmanuel Churches (odd coincidence, or same person), stealing wallets and purses during Christmas concerts.

Two more shopping days before Christmas – we put the West Hampstead Christmas shopping guide on Pinterest too.

Ed Miliband paid a flying visit to Kilburn to talk about fixed-odds betting terminals.

Aldred Road’s annual Christmas lights
Photo by Simon Inglis

The businesses on Liddell Road talked about life under the threat of being forced to relocate.

Camden has threatened to fine a group of locals who turned a fly-tipping site into a community garden.

In a week of bad weather, a clipping emerged of a thunderbolt that struck Kilburn in 1877.

The Christmas week local film listings are up.

The next NW6 Film Club event will be Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at The Tricycle on January 5th (7pm), more details soon.

Over the Christmas holiday, there’s no Jubilee Line between Finchley Road and Waterloo from Boxing Day to December 30th, and no Overground at all on Boxing Day. There is – as usual – no Christmas Day tube service.

The O2 centre has opted for a non-traditional tree!

There was a great turnout in foul weather for #whampxmasdrinks – the poor old Black Lion struggled on despite having no gas with which to cook that night.

The borough-wide 20mph speed limit came into force.

Monte Cristo, opening in Fortune Green where Londis was briefly, is going to be a shisha café.

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