Artists impression of new housing at current site of Olive Morris House building

Olive Morris House demolition starts Monday

People living near Olive Morris House on Brixton Hill, the former council offices, have been invited to online consultations on its demolition after the...
Duke of Edinburgh on Ferndale Road

‘Progress’ on Duke of Edinburgh ahead of licensing hearing

“Significant progress” has been made in the dispute over a licence application by the Duke of Edinburgh pub on Ferndale Road, according to licence...
Brockwell Park sign

Council withdraws ad hoardings plans for consultation

Plans for advertising hoardings in parks and open space across Lambeth have been withdrawn by the council after planning applications for them drew social...
Duke of Edinburgh on Ferndale Road

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...
The Dogstar and its yard from Atlantic Road and, below, plans for the proposed changes

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...

Moorlands asbestos ‘not a risk’

Residents of the Moorlands estate along Somerleyton Road behind the Barrier Block are concerned about possible asbestos in their homes following the appearance of...
St Martin's residents celebrate victory on steps of Town Hall

Victory for Brixton residents damp campaign

St Martin’s Tenant’s Residents Association has won the support of Lambeth council in their fight against damp in the estate’s homes. The council has agreed...
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...


woman at lectern

Major law firm backs charity’s Black History Month lecture

A major international law firm based in Washington and London is teaming up with a local charity...
protesters with banners

Reparations march in pictures

Images of today’s reparations march in Brixton by Jessica Dyer, Jenny Shramenko and Robert Delaney
protest march in Brixton

More than a march – this year will be different

Reparations Rebellion Groundings 2020 – Moving on Globally Esther Stanford-Xosei explains the political, historical and social background...


Poetic Unity’s Positive Impact since Lockdown

Poetic Unity is a Brixton based charity whose vision is to give young people a voice and to empower them. We use poetry as a tool...

Brixton opera company launches BAME mentoring scheme

The Brixton-based Pegasus Opera Company has launched a mentoring programme as a launchpad for the next generation...

Appeal to fund pottery kits for Brixton kids

Lambeth-based Mud Gang Pottery is well on its way to raise £1,500 so that 50 home pottery kits can be distributed to children in...

Brixton people