What have I missed since April 13th?

TfL has shelved its plans to axe the 13 bus route and extend the 139 to Golders Green. Every party seems to be claiming it was their campaign wot done it; TfL simply says that the consultation overlapped with the election so it’s stopped it.

There was a tragic road accident on Thursday when a man apparently had a heart attack, crashed his car into a lamppost by the Priory Tavern on Belsize Road and died. His son, also in the car, escaped unhurt.

Matt Ogston started his 130 mile “journey to find acceptance“, in support of his partner Naz Mahmood who died last year.

Ballymore construction via @LondonPhoton

Ballymore construction via @LondonPhoton

The Petite Corée made the Evening Standard’s list of best Korean restaurants in London.

TfL has slightly revised its plans for the new Overground station. The roof has been lowered, and the sign moved. There’s also a better artist’s impression of the station in the context of West Hampstead Square.

Election news

  • Former Eurovision singer Ronnie Carroll remains on the Hampstead & Kilburn ballot sheet, despite dying last week.
  • The second large H&K hustings had a good turnout but the candidates weren’t able to get through too many audience questions One man was very angry about Foxtons.
  • According to the CNJ, the majority of the money being gambled on H&K is going on the Conservatives, though apparently there’s also been a £3,000 single bet on Labour to win.
  • This Monday is the last day you can register to vote!

NW6 Film Club is back this Wednesday (yes, Wednesday not Sunday) for Force Majeure. Check it out (and there’s an FAQ for Film Club newbies).

Camden Arts Centre’s latest exhibition is our Culture Hub Pick of the Week; but what else made the cut this week?

West Hampstead Life reviewed the Tricycle’s new play, After Electra.

The West Hampstead & Fortune Green Neigbourhood Development plan referendum takes place on July 9th. The NDF is getting its “Yes” campaign underway.

The former scooter showroom by Fortune Green is beng replaced by The Skiwear Service. Much was made on Twitter of its ability to kit out nannies for the slopes.

Property News asked for your view on the mansion tax, and discussed the state of the rental market in West Hampstead.

DJ and local resident Sara Cox gave Mill Lane’s Beauty Blossom a great plug in Saturday’s Daily Express.

The Turkish restaurant replacing La Smorfia will apparently be called N Fez, and will open in June.

Hampstead Cricket Club’s women’s team is recruiting, with two Tuesday taster sessions coming up.

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