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Advice providers and council act after law centre closes

Advice providers in Brixton are working with Lambeth council to pick up the pieces...

Support Brixton Advice Centre staff’s sponsored walk

  Fred Taggart Honorary Secretary Brixton Advice Centre calls for community solidarity Staff and trustees from Brixton Advice...


Historic Brixton pub warns that licence objections could close it

The Duke of Edinburgh pub on Ferndale Road has warned that a campaign to impose what it says are “unreasonable” licence restrictions on it...

Council vetoes Dogstar plan for 3-storey building in yard

Lambeth council has turned down an application to build flats and a restaurant in the yard at the back of the Dogstar at the...


Council to sign deed on future of Brockwell Park

Lambeth council is to make an agreement with a specialist charity that it says will protect Brockwell Park, with some exceptions, from development and...

Government orders council to get on with Cressingham residents’ transfer plan

Central government has told Lambeth council that it must cooperate with a proposal to transfer the demolition-threatened Cressingham Gardens to an organisation of residents. It...

Council launches ELEVATE to support creative talent

Lambeth Council launched ELEVATE, Lambeth’s new undertaking to support diverse talent and open up the creative workplace, yesterday (4 July) at the Rambert Studios...

UK’s first Living Wage Building is in Brixton

International House, a former 11-story office block owned by Lambeth council, has had a new lease of life as one of London’s biggest affordable...


Domino Club criticises knee-jerk blame for local police incidents

Brixton Domino Club has criticised social media and online commentators who leapt to the conclusion that it was connected with the recent death of...




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From fighting the Nazis to fighting for freedom

A former Brixton teacher, David Horsley, has researched and published the story of a remarkable and often overlooked figure in British Caribbean history. Billy Strachan...

Local history

Family tree workshops: help to discover the powerful past

Adrian Stone’s interest in his family began when his mother became seriously ill. He realised he knew little about his background and, like many...