Fridge Bar to be subject to compulsory purchase by Lambeth Council

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*Update: This article originally stated that Electric Brixton could be under threat due to a Compulsory Purchase Order from Lambeth Council. Both Lambeth Council and...

Electric Avenue plugs into £2.6million lotto windfall

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Electric Avenue, the Brixton street immortalised in song by Eddie Grant, has received a massive boost thanks to lottery funding. The Victorian road, the first...

Brixton Night Market granted permanent licence for its Windrush Square food...

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A monthly evening food market in Windrush Square, Brixton, has been granted a permanent licence after objections from the police were withdrawn. Brixton Night Market...

Council to continue monthly Lambeth Talk magazine despite Government warning that...

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Lambeth council will press ahead with its monthly Lambeth Talk publication, despite being ordered not to by the Government. Minister Kris Hopkins wrote to Lambeth...

Wahaca: the chain’s reaction

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As Mexican eatery Wahaca prepares to open its doors for business in Brixton, will Brixton open its arms to chain restaurants? Wahaca is making...

Yet another Tesco Express or Sainsbury’s Local destined for Loughborough Junction?

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Yet another "convenience" supermarket is set to arrive in the heart of Loughborough Junction, if a new planning application is passed by Lambeth council...

Eleonore Pinheiro: A Brixton fashion designer in the making

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Eleonore Pinheiro was born in Togo, West Africa in the 1970s. She came to London in 1997 as a refugee of the country's civil war ...

Brixton charity HandyHelp Co provides the community with extra hands

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Christina Jaenicke visits a local non-profit organisation that helps long-term jobseekers find their way back into employment while offering a low-cost and ethical service...

30 businesses short-listed for Best of Business Awards

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More than 30 businesses have been short-listed for the coveted Best of Business Awards in Lambeth. Brixton businesses up for the honour include Block Workout...

Brixton label Archie Mac London talks neon tights, kaleidoscope and community

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“Kaleidoscopic. Story-telling. Socially-responsible!” Robyn Parker laughs as she struggles to describe her design brand Archie Mac London to Katrin Magnussen in just three words. Sitting...

Brixton Cycles named Best Small Retailer at London Cycling Awards

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By Alistair Quaile Brixton Cycles has been voted Best Small Retailer at the London Cycling Campaign’s annual London Cycling Awards. The event, held on Wednesday July...

Local brewer to crowd fund a WWI Centenary beer

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Local brewer, Peter Haydon, has teamed up with the Crafted & Distilled Brewery to produce a crowdfunded, WWI centenary ale. The limited edition beer,...

Rosa’s Thai Cafe set to open on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

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A Thai restaurant with branches in Soho, Westfield, Spitalfields and Carnaby Street is set to open in Coldharbour Lane. Rosa's Thai Cafe, described as a...

Brixton record shop owner Blacker Dread jailed for money laundering

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The well-known Brixton record shop owner Blacker Dread has been jailed for two and a half years for money laundering. Blacker, real name Steve Burnett-Martin,...

Brixton Business Improvement District hosts meeting for traders to discuss its...

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The chairwoman of Brixton Improvement District (BID) has urged traders to have their say on how their money is spent. Elly Foster hopes a meeting...

Ritzy pay row: Cinema staff and Lambeth lecturers come together in...

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Striking staff at the Ritzy and Lambeth College joined forces yesterday in growing rows over pay and conditions. The strikers demonstrated outside both the Ritzy...