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HELPFUL LEGAL ADVICE

BRIXTON LEGAL: Children, parents and the law

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

BRIXTON LEGAL: Inheritance and wills – don’t jump to conclusions

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

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...

CRIME

Brixton Soup Kitchen warns others after criminals use its name in...

Brixton Soup Kitchen founder Solomon Smith has described as “heartbreaking” a scam that used the soup kitchen’s name and image to steal from charity...

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CHARITY & VOLUNTEERING

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CELEBRATING BRIXTON PEOPLE

‘There are places in Brixton from back in the day that...

Still around after more than 20 years, being burnt down and spending four years closed, Café Cairo epitomises the Brixton spirit. James Perrett finds...

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...