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September 23, 2017, No comments

Brixton’s Ritzy workers were back on strike today (23 September) as they clocked up a year of campaigning for the London living wage. They and their union BECTU are also […]

Reith typeface display

Design trail hears why the world comes to Brixton for its typefaces

September 22, 2017, No comments

Dalton Maag may not be the first two words that spring to mind when people think about Brixton. But the work of the type design company that has been ...

Lovers Telephone Brixton Community Base

Artists get active on the Brixton Design Trail

September 21, 2017, No comments

Alan Slingsby visited a few of the dozens of Brixton Design Trail events There’s a lot more to design than sitting around and having a good idea. Y ...

Computer-generated impression of the hotel from Nursery Road

Council planning committee backs Brixton budget hotel

September 20, 2017, 1 Comment

Members of a divided and unenthusiastic Lambeth council planning committee last night voted by four to two to back an application to demolish the buil ...

  • Computer generated image of the proposed hotel from Nursery Road
    Brixton hotel bid sidesteps planning policy
    September 8, 2017, 1 Comment

    A controversial planning application for a new hotel in the heart of Brixton does not conform to existing policies, Lambeth council planning officers admit in a revised recommendation on the […]

  • Carnegie library candlelight protest
    August 31, 2017, 2 Comments

    Library campaigners and local residents will stage a candle-lit procession to the closed Carnegie library in Herne Hill tonight (31 August), starting at 8.30pm at St Saviour’s Church, a few […]