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Council to decide on ‘unsuitable’ Shakespeare Road housing development

Lambeth council officers are recommending that councillors accept plans for a 218-flat development at the Brixton end of Shakespeare Road – although there is...
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‘Brixton Boys’ help families across London with back-to-school events

Solomon Smith, Mahamad Hashi, Issac Beng and Micah Lammie from the Brixton Soup Kitchen on Coldharbour Lane, are challenging stereotypes by helping families across...
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Brixton rally joins worldwide climate protests

Brixton’s Original Bushman, who has sold his street food here since 1989, joined speakers at a rally yesterday (28 August) that linked Extinction Rebellion...
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Parents warn ULEZ not enough to counter toxic diesel pollution

Brixton Road is one of 15 places suffering daily illegal levels of air pollution to be highlighted by the campaign group Mums for Lungs,...
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Art at Brixton Tube marks 2011 riot

Brixton Tube station was the setting for an art event inspired by and to mark the spontaneous uprisings in London ten years ago after...
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Resistance with rhythm in Brixton

Extinction Rebellion members joined Africa reparations campaigners to block Brixton Road from Max Roach Park to Windrush Square earlier this month. Simone Richardson meets...

Celebrate Jamaica independence day in Brixton

Brixton Immortals domino club and Brixton Soup Kitchen are celebrating Jamaica independence day on Saturday (7 August) with a family day in the garden...
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Learn, grow and network with a new Brixton book club

A Brixton business and a local charity have got together to launch a book club and library with a difference. Spaced Digital web agency’s newest...
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Council planning committee rejects proposal for scrapyard in residential area

Lambeth council's planning committee tonight (27 July) unanimously rejected an application to build a large metal recycling plant in West Norwood. It did so on...
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Black stars back Brixton-based drive for film and TV diversity

Black stars from national TV soaps, dramas and classical theatre have joined a Brixton-based charity to launch a production company promoting diversity and inclusion...
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Council event thanks heads for big schools turnaround

Lambeth council organised a thank-you event to honour the success and achievements of five longstanding local headteachers who are either leaving for new posts...
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Council to swerve Cressingham Gardens judicial review with new planning hearing

Lambeth council has cancelled permission for its own housing company to demolish 12 homes on the Cressingham Gardens estate, the Architects Journal reports today (23 July). The...
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Clink prison charity set for national expansion

A charity that grew in Brixton Prison is set to expand across the England and Wales, reducing reoffending rates and providing catering staff to...

Accessibility guide for Brockwell Park

A new accessibility guide to Brockwell Park will be launched at the virtual Lambeth Country Show this weekend. Friends of Brockwell Park (FOBP) has added...
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Honour for Brixton charity founder

Brixton resident William Longden has been honoured with a handcrafted bench designed by restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades from BBC One’s The Repair Shop. William,...
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Reparations Rebellion event returns to Brixton’s roads and Windrush Square

The Afrikan Reparations Rebellion event will again take place in Brixton’s Windrush Square this year. The “Groundings Space” in the square on Sunday 1 August...