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July 14, 2016, 1 Comment

Hill Mead school on the Moorland/Somerleyton estate organised its first conference in school hours yesterday. It discussed the school’s important two-year research project. Alan Slingsby reports Year 1 children from Brixton’s Hill […]

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A journey from devastation to salvation

July 8, 2016, No comments

Yvonne Ellis, founder of the community support group Daughter Arise, tells Celia Buzuk how being abused as a child made her determined to help others ...

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Florence Eshalomi – breaking through barriers

July 6, 2016, 1 Comment

Florence Eshalomi grew up in the “barrier block” on Brixton’s Somerleyton estate. Today she represents the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark on ...

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Calais and the crisis of solidarity

July 6, 2016, No comments

How ridiculous our borders and boundaries are  – Leonie Rousham reflects on a visit to the Jungle refugee camp in Calais The refugee crisis is both ...

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    Gentrification is still a hot topic
    July 6, 2016, 5 Comments

    Gentrification is inevitable, remorseless and devoid of conscience  – and won’t be stopped by shaming pop-ups, says Nick Buglione Gentrification. Brixton. Hot topic. Everyone’s fave family-run Portuguese delicatessen closes under [&h ...

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    Pop Brixton’s first year
    June 14, 2016, 1 Comment

    It has transformed unused land into a vibrant community, yet Pop Brixton remains a controversial subject. In the month of its first birthday, Harry Yeates asks if it is an […]

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    Does your hair represent who you are?”
    May 24, 2016, Comments Off on Does your hair represent who you are?”

    Ayesha Casely-Hayford, Brixton based solicitor and actress, shares her new project “Afro Archives A Performers World” Watch on YouTube On set last year, I met a couple of actresses and we got […]

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    Confessions of a former bike thief
    May 14, 2016, 11 Comments

    Richard Cantle, founder of Stolen Ride, the London-based website that helps victims of bike theft recover their rides, talks to a reformed thief  So, you are an ex-bike thief from […]

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    Inside the Carnegie sit-in
    April 1, 2016, 6 Comments

    Megan Roberts, whose Ode to Carnegie Library moved so many people, reports from the library sit-in Don’t miss her pictures at the end of the post I’ve just spent the […]