Tag: Chuka Umunna

‘Every little helps’ as planning permission for Tesco at George IV...

A string of planning applications by Tesco over the George IV pub were deferred by councillors this week, after a  mix up left a...

Labour descends on market for launch

The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, came to Brixton Market Row last month to launch a report on helping small businesses in...

Fresh Prince of Brixton?

There was much excitement in Brixton today as Hollywood actor and megastar Will Smith joined Chuka Umunna MP on a visit to St Martin-in-the-Fields...

Chuka Umunna to hold community question time over new Sainsbury’s on...

The Streatham MP Chuka Umunna is to hold a question time style meeting tomorrow to look at residents' concerns over a new supermarket. The event,...

Commuter joy as government retains Thameslink train service

The Department for Transport has bowed to the weight of pressure from south London commuters and vowed to keep a through-London train service on...

Squatters group called Rage Against Tesco occupying George IV Music Bar

Squatters have occupied the George IV pub, Brixton Hill, to try and prevent Tesco from continuing their development of a new Express store in...

COMMENT: There’s little support or need for a Tesco Express on...

By Chuka Umunna MP Last Friday I held another one of my regular People's Question Time events, this time on Tesco's plan to open a...

Chuka Umunna MP backs campaign against Tesco Express in historic Brixton...

Campaigners trying to block the development of the former George IV pub on Brixton Hill into a Tesco Express have secured the support of...

Campaigners organise meetings against Tesco taking over former George IV pub

Campaigners against the supermarket Tesco taking over the site of the George IV pub, Brixton Hill, have organised their first public meeting designed to...

Unemployment in Brixton second worst in UK after dramatic rise

By Kaye Wiggins, political editor Long-term unemployment in Brixton and the surrounding areas has risen dramatically, as some local jobseekers face competition from more than...

Extra time for consultation on Thameslink trains services to Herne Hill...

The Department for Transport has extended a vital consultation on the future of direct trains from Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill and Tulse Hill into...

Commuters protest against Thameslink cuts

Angry commuters have started a petition against plans to scrap train services from Tulse Hill, Herne Hill and Loughborough Junction to central London. They object...

Labour leader Ed Miliband visits Tulse Hill Estate

The leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, joined MP Chuka Umunna and Lambeth leader Cllr Steve Reed when he visited residents on the...

AFTER THE RIOTS: Brixton one year on

For much of today the eyes of the world will be on the Games in the Olympic Park. But as the global roadshow unfolds...

MBC Foundation launches to music, rap and dance at the Lido

Freestyle rap battles, the Brixton Whippersnappers and local hip hop acts launched the Max Boomgaarden Cook Foundation at the Lido last weekend, in memory...

Chuka Umunna voted one of UK’s best dressed men

Dapper Streatham MP Chuka Umunna has been named one of Britain's best dressed men by GQ magazine. The former lawyer, whose constituency covers part of...

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