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HELPFUL LEGAL ADVICE

BRIXTON LEGAL: Miss the train today or miss a good job...

Pam Douglas is a solicitor with...

BRIXTON LEGAL: Children, parents and the law

Pam Douglas is a solicitor with local firm Wainwright and Cummins. Each month, her...

PLANNING & HOUSING

Developer plans six-storey office block on Electric Avenue

Another familiar piece of Brixton town centre is set to be knocked down to make way for a new development. The owners of 9-15...

Council launches consultation on new licensing policy

Lambeth council is updating its policy for regulating and licensing any business that sells alcohol, provides entertainment or late-night refreshments and has launched a...

COUNCIL

Seven council workers convicted of housing benefit fraud

Seven benefit assessors who worked for London councils, including Lambeth, have been convicted of housing benefit fraud worth more than £1 million. They will be...

Council leader Lib Peck quits for GLA job

Lambeth council leader is to quit the post for a job as director of the Greater London Authority’s new violence reduction unit. She has led...

Lambeth’s Transport Strategy: will we go far enough?

Lambeth council is asking for comments on its draft plan for transport in the borough over the next three years. The consultation on the plan...

Council consultation planned on budget cuts

Lambeth council will have to cut another £43m from its spending over the next 4 years as a result of continuing government cuts to...

CRIME

Seven council workers convicted of housing benefit fraud

Seven benefit assessors who worked for London councils, including Lambeth, have been convicted of housing benefit fraud worth more than £1 million. They will be...

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

Sanctum Ephemeral photo series of Cressingham residents available as a book

Mark Aitken’s Sanctum Ephemeral photo installation on Cressingham Gardens Estate is now available as a limited edition book. The book launches today (13 December)...

Local history

Windrush: Portrait of a Generation out now in book form

  Social documentary photographer Jim Grover, whose exhibition Windrush: Portrait of a Generation has been widely acclaimed, has published a book of the same name out...