The Brix has a winner

By Laurice Laird Tara Wilson-Brown became the fifth winner of the annual Brix painting competition. The event, held at the Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill,...

Lambeth College students network with Brixton business world

By Laurice Laird College students mingled with potential employers over lunch at the Market House pub in Brixton today. The Live Local Work Local event was...

Lambeth College to cut ’30 to 40 jobs’

Lambeth college is to cut "30 to 40" jobs in the borough as it struggles with a funding cut of £3.5million. The institution, which has...

Councillor resigns from Tory party after ‘racist’ comments about Brixton schoolchildren

A Tory councillor who said ethnic minority pupils from Lambeth were not welcome in a picturesque Sussex village has resigned from the Conservative Party...

Brixton Windmill looking for your ‘Mill Memories’ from times past

The group behind Brixton's famous windmill are searching for people to come forward with their very own ‘Mill Memories.’ Ashby Mill, better known as Brixton...

Engage Lambeth: bringing businesses & community together

Can businesses be volunteers?! The Volunteer Centre Lambeth, based on Station Road, certainly think so. They’ve launched a new programme called Engage Lambeth which...

Lambeth councillor joins fight to keep Seacole in the classroom.

By Juliana Lucas A Tulse Hill councillor  has joined a growing number of MPs and race campaigners fighting to prevent any plans to remove Mary...

Film-making project helps students find their focus

On Monday night, local teachers, parents and students gathered at Upstairs at the Ritzy to watch a showcase of 20 short films created by...

Confusion after roof collapse and leak at Brixton Rec

There was confusion at Brixton Recreation Centre on Saturday after part of the ceiling collapsed into the cafe. The Rec, in Station Road, will remain...
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Councillor to speak at next Livity Action meeting

Brixton Hill councillor Florence Nosegbe will speak at the next meeting of Livity Action, a group set up to oppose housing plans for a...

Unemployment in Brixton second worst in UK after dramatic rise

By Kaye Wiggins, political editor Long-term unemployment in Brixton and the surrounding areas has risen dramatically, as some local jobseekers face competition from more than...

Young people celebrate life-changing graduation thanks to Options 4 Change

Young people who completed a “life-changing” 12 week project with a Brixton-based charity have graduated at a glittering ceremony. The 11 youngsters had followed the...

Anxious wait for Brixton and Lambeth A-Level students

The anxious wait for A-level results will be over for thousands of Lambeth youngsters this morning. Schools and colleges will be giving out envelopes with...

Rio Ferdinand gives Brixton youngsters a football boost

Brixton youngsters will benefit from a £14,500 charity funding and support from football star Rio Ferdinand. The money will be used by the charity Active...

Lambeth college artists brighten the Brix

Celebrity chef and Brixton resident Levi Roots helped launch an exhibition of Olympic artwork by Lambeth College students this week. The winners of the annual...

School’s breakfast club ‘something to look forward to every day’ – video

The Guardian featured a piece yesterday about the breakfast club run by Hill Mead Primary School, Brixton. It was set up in order to mitigate...

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Cressingham art auction to fund new legal bid to stop demolition

Photographic artist Mark Aitken is auctioning prints of his acclaimed images of residents of the Cressingham Gardens estate to help fund court action to...
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Black Cultural Archives quits government body over race report

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA), based in Brixton’s Windrush Square, has quit a government working party on the Windrush scandal over the report of...
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Rent campaigners demand ‘no evictions’ pledge

Local campaigners organised by the Labour party pressure group Momentum protested outside the Westminster offices of a major corporate landlord yesterday (10 April). They were...

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Windrush charity fund offers grants

A charity fund to aid members of the Windrush Generation is now accepting applications for grants of up to £25,000 from community and grassroots...
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Help the Platform Cafe bounce back

The Platform Cafe in Loughborough Junction is halfway through its crowdfunding campaign to refurbish the cafe as part of Mayor of London’s Back to...
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Wilhelmina, the Brixton buzzard

Virgin Radio’s Eddy's Good News, hosted by Herne Hill resident Eddy Temple-Morris, reports that eagle-eyed residents of Poets Corner spotted a juvenile buzzard that...

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