“No sell out” protesters disrupt council meeting

By Kaye Wiggins Protestors angry at proposals to sell Lambeth College’s Brixton campus took to the streets yesterday before disrupting a full council meeting. The group,...

Meet the family and Brixton architect behind Brockwell Park Grand Designs house

  WORDS BY WILL BEDINGFIELD PICTURES BY TOM JAMES “Brockwell Park is the best park in London as far as I am concerned” says architect Zac Munro,...

Lambeth council accused of secrecy over ‘Town Hall campus’ plans

The Brixton Society and other residents have hit out at Lambeth council for lack of consultation over plans for the Town Hall area that...

Brockwell Park home to feature on Grand Designs tonight!

A "modernist masterpiece" home, built on the northern fringe of Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, is to feature on the Channel 4 show Grand Designs...

Brixton Grand Designs ‘ice cube house’ wins RIBA medal

A remarkable translucent glass house has won a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) award. Built on a small patch of land in Lyham Road,...

Lambeth Council unveils three proposals for new town hall campus in Brixton today

A "leading housing specialist" has unveiled their plans for a new enterprise centre at the heart a new Lambeth Town Hall complex. It is one...
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Feature: Gated communities – an oxymoron? Share your thoughts.

Beautiful Gardens of St George's Residence, Railton Road  Gated communities have been a controversial topic of debate in Brixton in recent years. Our Features...
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BENEFITS CUTS: Lambeth residents left ‘terrified’ by bedroom tax rent arrears

By Saara Jaffery-Roberts Lambeth tenants in rent arrears offered housing in Lincoln Council under fire for failing to support hardest hit Public speak of 'thousands of...

Council leader Lib Peck bows to community pressure and calls off eviction of vulnerable...

The leader of Lambeth council has called off the eviction of a 'shortlife' resident just days before bailiffs were due to kick the 'vulnerable'...

Lambeth council failing to act with ‘care and justice’ over ‘savage’ shortlife evictions, says...

A Labour councillor claims council officers are pursuing a policy of making life difficult for Lambeth's shortlife tenants so that they 'go away'. In an...

Hundreds sign petition against Lambeth Council over Charmain Lodge shortlife eviction

Hundreds of angry residents have signed a petition calling on Lambeth council to stop the eviction of a vulnerable tenant. Housing campaigners say that Charmaine...
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Protestors brave rain to sleep out on Windrush Square

By Charlotte Latimer Twenty-five Brixtonites braved the rain on Saturday night and camped out in Windrush Square to protest against the controversial bedroom tax which...
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Bid to turn Brixton Piano House offices into housing

The owners of a central Brixton office block have applied to turn part of the building into 20 new flats. Piano House, in Brighton Terrace,...

Violent scenes in Rushcroft road as up to 75 squatters evicted: Video and pictures

Violent scenes erupted in central Brixton today as dozens of bailiffs moved in to forcibly evict squatters from their homes in Rushcroft Road. Up to...

Bailiffs and police arrive to evict Rushcroft Road squatters in Brixton

UPDATE: Video and pictures here Bailiffs and police have closed off Rushcroft Road this morning as they attempt to evict up to 75 squatters from...

“Thrown out all over the place”: residents of Guinness Trust speak

By Saara Jaffery-Roberts  Malvia sits down with difficulty, and carefully rests her crutches on the sofa. After a long and difficult struggle, she finally has...

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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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