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HELPFUL LEGAL ADVICE

Support Brixton Advice Centre staff’s sponsored walk

  Fred Taggart Honorary Secretary Brixton Advice Centre calls for community solidarity Staff and trustees from Brixton Advice...

BRIXTON LEGAL: Dealing with redundancy

Each month, local solicitor Pam Douglas takes a common legal issue and explains it...

PLANNING & HOUSING

How an artist fell foul of the housing crisis

Fergus Matheson reports on the case of Morgan Paton, a Brixton man caught up in the housing crisis and the rules and regulations it...

Green light for £9.25m school expansion plan

Plans to transform a derelict site in Brixton into a new £9.25 million expansion of Sudbourne primary school, have been given the go-ahead by...

COUNCIL

UK’s first Living Wage Building is in Brixton

International House, a former 11-story office block owned by Lambeth council, has had a new lease of life as one of London’s biggest affordable...

Brixton does what Brixton does best … welcoming new citizens

Linda Quinn sits in on one of the regular Lambeth Town Hall ceremonies to welcome new citizens to Britain It’s a sunny Wednesday morning in...

Labour win by just 19 votes in council by election

Labour scored a narrow win in the Thornton ward by election for Lambeth council yesterday (11 April). On a very low turnout of 25.5%, the...

Man who defrauded Lambeth council jailed

A man who stole nearly £300,000 from Lambeth council was yesterday (18 March) jailed for six and half years. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said...

CRIME

Man who defrauded Lambeth council jailed

A man who stole nearly £300,000 from Lambeth council was yesterday (18 March) jailed for six and half years. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said...

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CHARITY & VOLUNTEERING

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

From fighting the Nazis to fighting for freedom

A former Brixton teacher, David Horsley, has researched and published the story of a remarkable and often overlooked figure in British Caribbean history. Billy Strachan...

Local history

Family tree workshops: help to discover the powerful past

Adrian Stone’s interest in his family began when his mother became seriously ill. He realised he knew little about his background and, like many...