Picture shows damp at window of flat St Martin's estate

Residents’ damp campaign gathers momentum

Shocking levels of damp has prompted the St Martin’s Tenant’s Residents Association in Brixton to ask Lambeth council for its support in their fight...
banner hung out of window of house where occupant threatened with eviction

How an artist fell foul of the housing crisis

Fergus Matheson reports on the case of Morgan Paton, a Brixton man caught up in the housing crisis and the rules and regulations it...
Architect impression Mandrell Road school

Green light for £9.25m school expansion plan

Plans to transform a derelict site in Brixton into a new £9.25 million expansion of Sudbourne primary school, have been given the go-ahead by...
Fishmonger Brixton Market

Council backs change of use bids for Brixton Village and Market Row

Lambeth council’s planning committee last night (7 May) unanimously agreed applications for major changes in the operation of Brixton Village and Market Row. The main...
to let sign on Brixton house

Council plans charter for private renters and urges them to complete survey

Lambeth council is working on a charter for private renters and is calling on local private tenants to complete a short online survey so...
Closed: The Cricketers

Former music pub The Cricketers faces demolition

Once, many years ago, a key part of the South London music scene, The Cricketers pub next to the Oval cricket ground is set...

Developer plans six-storey office block on Electric Avenue

Another familiar piece of Brixton town centre is set to be knocked down to make way for a new development. The owners of 9-15...
Lambeth Town Hall lit up in blue for NHS 70 celebrations

Council launches consultation on new licensing policy

Lambeth council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any business that sells alcohol, provides entertainment or late-night refreshments and has launched a...
Young Black woman in despair

Need for quality, affordable housing for women is now greater than ever

Zaiba Qureshi, chief executive of the Brixton-based Housing for Women charity that provides social housing and gender sensitive support services to women, calls for...
DIY man

TV home makeover opportunity in Brixton

Property makeover guru Sarah Beeny is looking for homeowners in the Brixton area who want help for a new TV series. Renovate Don’t Relocate will...
11pm. Mass singalong outside Brixton Tube station – yards from people's homes

Council ‘faffing’ over noise threat to health say Brixton residents

  Residents of Tunstall Road, whose pedestrianised eastern end is home to Brixton’s David Bowie mural, have renewed their calls for Lambeth council to act...

140 years: Jamaican institution aimed at ending financial exclusion

(sponsored post) As the UK celebrates the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush, an historic Jamaican building society is celebrating 140 years...

Homes demolished when Brixton building project goes badly wrong

The ongoing saga of the redevelopment of the old Tuborg Warehouse site on Mandrell Road continues to cause problems for local residents. The warehouse wall...
Brixton Market Row exterior

New Brixton market owner wants ‘conversation’ with community

Hondo Enterprises, which announced its purchase – together with “investors” – of Brixton Market on Friday (23 March), is buying both the lease for...
Surveyor in Brixton Market

Texan DJ socialite’s company says it has bought Brixton Market

Hondo Enterprises, which yesterday (23 March) said it had purchased Brixton Market, says that, under its stewardship, the market’s “unique character will be...
Child in Superman Costume at Brixton Green meeting

Brixton Green launches campaign for council support

Brixton Green, the com­mun­ity body seeking to build affordable rented homes on a redeveloped Somerleyton Road, is organising a public meeting  on Wednesday 7...

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Picture of Team Togrog on Brixton Station Road before setting off for Prague from Brixton

Brixton to Siberia by Nissan Micra

Sam Mellor and Tom Page, aka Team Togrog, set off to Prague from Brixton on 16 July in a Nissan Micra “write off” to...
Tai Chi enthusiasts at Brixton Windmill Gardens

Brixton Windmill Gardens wins Green Flag award

Windmill Gardens in Brixton has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme  as one of the very best green spaces in the UK....

Jim Davidson gets (back) on his bike in aid of hospice

Herne Hill picture framer Jim Davidson (65 today), showed uncommon grit and determination on Saturday 28 June when he completed the 350-plus miles of...

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Sonia Winifred, Lambeth council cabinet member for equalities and culture, with the young performers

Petition to locate new memorial in Windrush Square

A Memorial to the Windrush Generation announced recently (22 June) by government to be sited at Waterloo is in the wrong place says Cllr...
Street participating in Car Free Day

Help available to host a local Play Street on Car Free Day

Lambeth communities are being urged to organise regular “play streets” by closing their road for a few hours a week or month. Car Free Day,...
Picture of waste food

Food organisations to tackle waste at Lambeth Country Show

The Lambeth Food Partnership is working with the Lambeth Country Show team to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill from the...