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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 tightens policy on tall buildings like Popes Road tower

The Architect’s Journal, the trade publication for the profession, has drawn attention to policy developments in London that could have a bearing on plans for...

Herne Hill tenants welcome council improvement order

The London Renters Union (LRU) has welcomed Lambeth council’s announcement that it will serve an improvement notice to compel the landlord of Dorchester Court...

COUNCIL

Mayor tightens policy on tall buildings like Popes Road tower

The Architect’s Journal, the trade publication for the profession, has drawn attention to policy developments in London that could have a bearing on plans for...

Council aid for EU residents to stay in Lambeth

Lambeth council is to fund local charities to advise European Union nationals living in the borough about their future status in the UK. There are...

Council begins rapid Covid tests in Brixton

Lambeth council has opened a community testing site in the town hall in Brixton for people in the borough who may have Covid-19, but...

Libraries open for gift donations as council plays Santa for Covid-hit...

All Lambeth libraries are open until 19 December for donations of toys and books for local children who might otherwise not get a Christmas...

CRIME

Man detained after racial abuse in Windrush Square

Police detained a man outside the Ritzy in Brixton’s Windrush square shorty before 8am this morning (28 October) after an incident in which a...

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

An absolutely brilliant book …

Lee Lawrence talks to Dave Randall about his prize-winning book that recounts the police shooting of his mother Cherry Groce in Brixton and its...

Local history

Townscape Heritage Initiative – Shopping over the decades

In what is now Brixton’s Town Centre, shops were very limited in numbers and size before the railway station opened in 1862.  Numbers increased...