Victory! Brixton Hill Court residents win ‘Right to Manage’ after long and costly legal...

An organised group of Brixton residents have won the right to manage their iconic block of flats after an 'exhausting' three year battle with...

Developer Parritt Leng reacts to ‘sham’ consultation claims by Loughborough Junction residents

The developer of a 152-home and 3,800 sq m office development in the heart of Loughborough Junction has responded to criticism over its consultation...

Angry Loughborough Junction residents accuse developers of ‘sham’ consultation over huge new development

Residents have accused developers of hiding details for a mega development scheme in the centre of Loughborough Junction that includes five office and apartment...

BREAKING: Lambeth council to retake control of housing in the borough and end Lambeth...

Lambeth council will retake direct control for all its social homes in the borough, it was announced today. Lambeth Living, the arms length management organisation...

Vote 2014: Meet your candidates

Eight political parties are fighting for your vote in this Thursday’s local elections. We gathered the council hopefuls together to face questions from our...

Vote Brixton: The public debate

Candidates from across the political spectrum fought for your vote at the Brixton Blog's 'Quiz your candidate' event last night. The would-be councillors - including...

UPDATE: Vote Brixton – The candidates speak

On 22nd May, all 63 seats on Lambeth Council will be up for grabs in a local election. A wide range of parties are hoping...

Hope for residents’ bid to stay in Brixton

Residents of the Fitch Court sheltered housing scheme on Effra Road have expressed relief after being told they could be moved to a new...

EVICTION BRIXTON: Lambeth Renters fight back

A group campaigning to radically improve tenants’ rights is inviting people to join an open meeting in Brixton next week. Lambeth Renters are addressing difficulties...

HOUSING: Lambeth council’s £100M property sell-off includes short-life council homes

Report by Nisha Damji Lambeth council is set to raise over £100 million from selling off its properties across the borough, many of which are...

Video launched to support ‘Save Cressingham Gardens’ campaign

A short film about Cressingham Gardens Estate, which Lambeth Council is planning to demolish, was released on February 18.The film, entitled ‘Homes under the...

Councillors prepare to pass ‘truly catastrophic’ budget at Lambeth Town Hall tonight with £Millions...

BY ZOE JEWELL AND KAYE WIGGINS Lambeth's Labour council is preparing to cut millions of pounds  from support for elderly and disabled people and vulnerable...

Lambeth Living accused of “shoddy building” on Branksome Road

Lambeth Living have been accused of “cut price, shoddy building and architectural standards” in its recent building works by a resident in Brixton. Marek Patel,...

Plans to turn former nursing home into apartment block

A development company is applying for planning to turn the disused Barrington Lodge Nursing Home (right) into a block of roughly 100 new flats. The...

Shortlife stories: Jules Hall

Some of Lambeth’s more desirable properties, including historic cottages in Clapham’s Old Town, have since the late 1970s been home to “shortlife” tenants. The...

Shortlife stories: Stephen Blanchard

Some of Lambeth’s more desirable properties, including historic cottages in Clapham’s Old Town, have since the late 1970s been home to “shortlife” tenants. The...

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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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