Lambeth council settles claim over ejecting charity from country show

Lambeth council has agreed to pay the anti-abortion charity Life £5,000 in damages and apologise on Twitter to settle claims following the removal of...

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...

Brixton at tipping point

Brixton is at a “tipping point” says campaigners against noise and anti-social behaviour in the centre of town. They say that, while it is becoming...

Local volunteers and council win awards for work resettling refugees

A community initiative working to resettle refugees locally has been recognised as one of the nation’s leading groups of its kind. Herne Hill Welcomes Refugees...

Council urges Picturehouse to pay Living Wage

Lambeth council leader Lib Peck has again urged Picturehouse, the owner of Brixton’s Ritzy cinema, to pay its staff and other employees the London...

Council consults on Brixton Street Market Action Plan

Lambeth council has launched on online consultation on its Brixton Street Market Masterplan and Action Plan. The deadline for responses is 19 October. Have...

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...

Vision for Brixton: are creatives and politicians on the same page

Brixton’s creative community slugs it out with the ‘establishment’ as they pitch their vision for  Brixton against that of politicians, planners, construction and finance....

Council launches consultation on new licensing policy

Lambeth council has begun to consult residents on its licensing policy for the borough. as is it is required by law to do every...

Brixton’s Coldharbour ward gearing up for by-election

Residents of Lambeth’s Coldharbour Ward in central Brixton will be heading to the polls again on 13 September, following the death of Labour Party...

MP Chuka Umunna to condemn ‘damning’ failure to act on youth...

Local MP Chuka Umunna will this evening (21 August) make a speech in Brixton, asking why, after a decade of deaths and injuries, Westminster...

Council plans £250,000 grant for Black Cultural Archives

Lambeth council is planning to offer Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives (BCA) a grant of £250,000 to help it to change its business model and...

Local activist seeks national Green Party post

Local Green Party activist Rashid Nix is campaigning to become deputy leader of the national party. Lambeth already has the party’s national joint leader in...

Something’s brewing: London Beer Lab

Abby Jones meets the brew dogs at London Beer Lab. It feels like the beginning of Spring and that’s beer weather. I popped in to...

CULTURE

MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Helen McDonald shares her musical faves

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in...
Mandela Exhibition picture

Mandela in a new light