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Pope’s Road tower: is council serious about climate change?

The Victorian Society, a charity that campaigns for historic environments, has called on London mayor Sadiq Khan to overturn Lambeth council approval of plans...

Grenfell cladding still threat in Lambeth

More than 29,000 local people are living in homes with Grenfell-style cladding, according to an analysis by the Labour party.  It said 12,110 people in...

Heineken buys out Brixton Brewery

The brewing giant Heineken has bought Brixton Brewery. It had owned 49% of the company for three years in a deal which enabled the brewery...

Outsourcer Serco to run Lambeth waste services

Lambeth council is set to sign the controversial outsourcing firm Serco to be its new waste contractor. The firm is heavily involved in the failing...

Council seeks partner to redevelop Pop Brixton and International House

The transformation of central Brixton will enter a new stage next week when Lambeth council’s cabinet decides on its approach to redevelopment of the...

Someone’s sister, mother or friend

Ruby Gregory talks to people involved in a documentary investigating women and young girls who are coerced into gangs, featuring a former victim who...

Busking from Barcelona to Brixton

Simone Richardson meets Brixton resident and busker Francisco Javier Perez Francisco Javier Perez – Javi to his friends and fans – has busked all over...

Council protests over Covid funding snub

Lambeth council leader Jack Hopkins has protested to the government after Lambeth was left off a list of London boroughs invited to bid for...

Lockdown songs from a Brixton flat

Singer-songwriter Josiah Mortimer wrote and recorded an EP while locked down in his Brixton flat. Released tomorrow (29 January), This Town pays tribute to heroes the pandemic,...

Poetic Unity’s positive impact from the first Lockdown

Local charity Poetic Unity, responsible for the Poets Corner at the Black Cultural Archive, have released this report on the positive impact their online...

New chair for Black Cultural Archives

Ansel Wong CBE, a political activist, cultural historian and community leader, is the new chair of the board of trustees of Brixton’s Black Cultural...

Brixton figures in BBC Black history course

With no end to lockdown and home schooling in sight, Ruby Gregory looks at a BBC Black history learning programme that features two prominent...

Skin to headline Lambeth LGBTQ+ History Month

Skin, lead singer of Skunk Anansie, solo artist, LGBTQ+ activist and all-around trailblazer, will headline this year’s Lambeth council events celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month...

Local initiative Re:Sole steps into Brixton Village

South London charity Re:Sole's new permanent space in Brixton Village is set to open next month, following last year’s successful donation drive with fellow...

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 MPs condemn benefit cut plan

Local MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy yesterday (18 January) joined Labour party leader Keir Starmer at the Brixton and Norwood Foodbank. On the same day, the MP...

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