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HELPFUL LEGAL ADVICE

Court closures and police cuts affect the quality of justice

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Mark Bagshaw, a Camberwell-based solicitor with Amphlett Lissimore, considers the cost to individuals and...

Advice providers and council act after law centre closes

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Advice providers in Brixton are working with Lambeth council to pick up the pieces...

PLANNING & HOUSING

‘Progress’ on Duke of Edinburgh ahead of licensing hearing

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

Council withdraws ad hoardings plans for consultation

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Plans for advertising hoardings in parks and open space across Lambeth have been withdrawn by the council after planning applications for them drew social...

COUNCIL

Lambeth council update: help and support during coronavirus crisis

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Lambeth Council has worked with its community partners to rapidly increase support for vulnerable people in the community, and boost community resilience in the...

Big demand for Windrush compensation scheme

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The strong response to a letter from Lambeth council urging residents to claim under the Windrush Compensation Scheme meant supplies of a special form...

Council takes direct control of play and youth services

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Young Lambeth Coop (YLC), established by the council in 2014, which has had a major role in commissioning local work with young people, lost...

Lambeth Question Time at Brixton Library

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Lambeth council are hosting a day of activities and workshops around Windrush Square on Friday 6 September from 10am-4pm. Representatives of the council, local...

CRIME

Residents air concerns over Streatham terror attack

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Two of London’s 12 bail hostels are in Lambeth, a meeting of more than 100 Streatham residents heard last week. They also heard and expressed...

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

Mums and kids get creative for Brixton International Women’s Day

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Fari Goolab Rosella Black Leanne Narissa Williams Nadia Bennouna   The #MotherWorks photography exhibition is back in Brixton at the Library from Monday 2...

Local history

Brixton would be the worse without it

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As Brixton prison marks its 200th anniversary, Steve Powdrill considers the changes it has seen At 5:30 each morning, men, women and boys held at...