Sophia Ruck Home Start volunteer being presented with flowers

Home-Start volunteers makes a big difference

Sophia Ruck has been a help and support to struggling young families in Lambeth for more than 14 years. Her commitment to Home-Start was recognised...

Food for thought – foodbank facts and figures

Local people donated 49 tonnes of food to Norwood and Brixton Foodbank over the last year, and over 200 volunteered. According to Jon Taylor, Brixton...
Mosaic clubhouse members

Effra Road charity up for national award

Brixton-based mental health charity Mosaic Clubhouse has been shortlisted in this year’s national Charity Governance awards. Based in Effra Road, the charity helps people living...
Man in debt despair

CAP Debt Centre offers Spring savings advice

Jon Taylor, manager of the Christians against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre Brixton, offers some hints and tips to free up some cash Spring Savings This month,...
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Bad Karma charity auction to return to Brixton East

Art and charity will meet once again on Thursday evening as the Bad Karma Impala project returns to Brixton East 1871 for an auction. Proceeds...
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Free bike mechanic training for young unemployed

Free bike mechanic training is on offer to unemployed young people. BikeMechanix, run by Cycle Confident with funding from Lambeth council, will train 16-24...
Bowie Tenner Note

Bowie auction bids top a grand

Bidding for a piece of Bowie memorabilia being auctioned by Brixton Pound has already gone over £1,000. The auction is for a limited edition A3...
South London Botanical Institute Garden

South London Botanical Institute wins £99,600 Lottery grant

The South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) has received £99,600 towards the restoration of its historic herbarium from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Institute,...
Rob from Brixton Cycles

Cycle bunnies Easter fundraiser for disability charity

Wheels for Wellbeing (WfW) the local cycling charity will be holding ‘bunny rides’ during Easter week (Friday 25 March till Friday 1 April) where...

Brixton churches launch service for people in debt

A new debt counselling service has been launched by a collaboration of local Brixton local churches aimed at helping people stuck in the debt...
Youth ambassador Jean Franco

Brixton local becomes ambassador against global poverty

Local youth Jean Franco has been selected to be part of the ONE campaign’s  youth ambassador programme. The programme was launched by Mhairi Black...
Bowie mural with floral tributes

Bowie mural artist to visit his Brixton work

Jimmy C, whose Bowie mural on the side of Morleys has become a worldwide icon, will visit the site on Wednesday (10 February) morning...
Members of IRMO's youth project

Community organisation of the year award for Brixton charity

By Isabella Cipirska For 30 years a Brixton-based charity has been helping migrants from Latin America to settle into life in London, helping with language...

‘Your Big Idea’ is looking for the next Alan Sugar in Lambeth

Brixton’s budding entrepreneurs have the opportunity to secure £500 to develop their business ideas with this year’s ‘Your Big Idea’ event to be held...
Just Williams protest Herne Hill

‘They are meant to be a charity, but they’re just greedy’

Mamusu Kallon and photographer Sebastian Morrison record the latest local protest against huge rent rises that are driving out independent enterprises More than 300 children,...
Sue Pettigrew

OBE for local charity chief

A leading local charity worker, Sue Pettigrew, was awarded an OBE for services to children and families in the New Year Honours. She is chair...

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Picture of Team Togrog on Brixton Station Road before setting off for Prague from Brixton

Brixton to Siberia by Nissan Micra

Sam Mellor and Tom Page, aka Team Togrog, set off to Prague from Brixton on 16 July in a Nissan Micra “write off” to...
Tai Chi enthusiasts at Brixton Windmill Gardens

Brixton Windmill Gardens wins Green Flag award

Windmill Gardens in Brixton has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme  as one of the very best green spaces in the UK....

Jim Davidson gets (back) on his bike in aid of hospice

Herne Hill picture framer Jim Davidson (65 today), showed uncommon grit and determination on Saturday 28 June when he completed the 350-plus miles of...

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Food organisations to tackle waste at Lambeth Country Show

The Lambeth Food Partnership is working with the Lambeth Country Show team to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill from the...
Sonia Winifred, Lambeth council cabinet member for equalities and culture, with the young performers

Councillor launches petition to site Windrush memorial in Brixton

A senior Lambeth council member has launched a petition opposing plans to site the official Windrush generation memorial at Waterloo. Councillor Sonia Winifred, cabinet member...
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Olive Morris collective says memorial must not be lost

Olive Morris was a community activist in South London who died aged 27 in 1979. In 1986 the Brixton Black Women’s group, of which...