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HELPFUL LEGAL ADVICE

Council aid for EU residents to stay in Lambeth

Lambeth council is to fund local charities to advise European Union nationals living in...

Watch your wheels!

Simone Richardson has a warning for local electric scooter users – yours may not...

PLANNING & HOUSING

Mayor Khan to decide on Popes Road tower, asks for comments

London mayor Sadiq Khan has taken over the planning application for a 20-storey tower on Pope’s Road in central Brixton and is inviting people...

Six-year campaign over damp flats leads to council legal action

Lambeth council has started legal action against three housing associations as a result of sustained campaigning on behalf of local residents in the St...

COUNCIL

National Grid pauses work on tunnel site

National Grid has withdrawn a planning application for a site in Loughborough Junction that will be used in the construction of a massive tunnel...

Covid: Fines for rule-breakers, support for others

Lambeth council today (25 March) warned that it is taking “firm action” against a small minority of local businesses breaching Covid restrictions. It stressed its...

Council warns of ‘immense damage’ to policing by consent

Leaders of Lambeth council have warned that the Metropolitan police “have done immense damage” to policing by consent through their treatment of the weekend...

Work starts on Brixton Cherry Groce memorial

The Cherry Groce memorial is due to be delivered to Windrush Square in Brixton from 9am on Wednesday (March 17). Lambeth council and The Cherry Groce...

CRIME

Guilty plea after machine gun find

A man has pleaded guilty in court after police officers discovered a Skorpion machine pistol, a revolver and ammunition in a disused car near...

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

Contributions wanted to document legacy of 1981 Uprising

Brixtonites are being called upon to contribute towards The People’s Collection, an archive documenting the legacy of the 1981 Uprising in Brixton today. The People’s Collection is...

Local history

Then, suddenly, the balance of power shifted as petrol bombs began...

The Brixton uprising Tomorrow, 10 April, is the 40th anniversary of the start of the Brixton Uprising. Local resident Europe Singh was there … Embed...