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Second by-election set for Streatham Common and Vale as another Lambeth Labour Councillor resigns in the ward

You’ve got to feel for the residents of Streatham Common and Vale ward. A by-election? Not another one, etc… But yep, less than a month after the good residents of …

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The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women at Brixton House

The Trials and Passions of Unfamous Women at Brixton House explores the experiences of women – past and present – within the criminal justice system. At its heart is a question: is that system fair? And its power lies in the fact that this question is posed by women who have direct experience of...

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My Dad Mr Brixton: A tribute to Courtney Laws – an unsung hero and pioneer of the Windrush generation

Courtney Laws spent four decades of his life uplifting the black community from the thriving cornerstone of black culture – Brixton. He helped thousands known as the Windrush Generation to …

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Get help at the Debt Advice Kiosk in Streatham

The debt advice kiosk in Streatham Library offers free expert advice via video for individuals with financial difficulties or money worries. Each kiosk is designed as a soundproof booth, ensuring conversations …

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Supercute Brewhouse & Taproom takes over the Friendship Adventure premises in Loughborough Junction and Brixton Village

The Supercute Brewhouse and Taproom is now operating from the former premises of  Friendship Adventure in Loughborough Junction and Brixton Village. Launched last week, the takeover saw the already established …

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Lambeth council invites residents to have their say on their Age Friendly Lambeth Action Plan

Lambeth is asking for your views on their Action Plan to make Lambeth an “Age Friendly borough that enables people to age well and live a good later life.” They …

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Caribbean film festival brings open air cinema to Windrush Square

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) is working in partnership with Friends of Windrush Square to provide what it says is the first ever outdoor cinema screening in Brixton’s Windrush Square on Sunday 23 June, as part of the Big Caribbean Lunch. The event, running from noon to 7pm, will see...

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Lambeth Council extends its consultation on falling pupil numbers until 18th August 2024

Lambeth Council is extending the deadline for comment on the informal consultation into primary school places which has been prompted by falling numbers of children starting local schools. People leaving …

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In photos: The Mighty Hoopla Festival in Brockwell Park, June 2024

With Brockwell Park turned into a boggy quagmire just days before, there were real fears that this year’s Mighty Hoopla Festival would be cancelled, but thanks to sterling work by …

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Lambeth’s The Harbour drug and alcohol recovery centre celebrates 10 years of helping people

Lambeth’s The Harbour drug and alcohol recovery centre celebrates 10 years of helping people through with ongoing recovery from problematic substance use. The Harbour – Lambeth’s drug and alcohol recovery …

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Huge crowds descend on Brockwell Park once again as the new Lambeth Country Show continues to evolve

And so that was another Lambeth Country Show. Sadly the 50th edition of the annual event will be remembered by the terrible fairground accident that took place on Saturday evening. …

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Trump, Sunak and Farage captured in glorious vegetable form at the 50th Lambeth Country Show at Brockwell Park

We queued for almost an hour to see the vegetable sculptures at the 50th Lambeth Country Show, just so you didn’t have to. It was a rewarding experience at Brockwell …

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Lambeth Country Show: Four people rushed to hospital after funfair ride ‘malfunction’

A serious malfunction on a fairground ride at the Lambeth Country Show today saw four people being rushed to hospital and an air ambulance being despatched to Brockwell Park. [Above: …

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Community union celebrates massive win as landlords Lexadon fail to enforce a rent increase of 74% on a Herne Hill resident

ACORN Lambeth, a local group of the community union ACORN, have managed to defeat multi- millionaire landlord, Lexadon, who initially tried to enforce a rent increase of 74% on a …

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Tonight! The Big Brixton MegaPop event returns to the Effra Social, Friday 7th June 2024

We’re stoked to be back at the Effra Social to continue our Friday night residency tonight – and we hope you’ll come along and join in the fun! As ever, …

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Norwood Park’s Summer Sizzle licence sparks controversy as Council considers 10k capacity event

A licence for Summer Sizzle, a one day music festival planned for Norwood Park, will be considered when the Lambeth Licensing Sub-Committee next meets at the Town Hall on 13th …

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July opening for 1,000-capacity rooftop bar

Freight, a giant new open-air venue above the Sports Direct shop on Pope’s Road in Brixton is to open on Friday 5 July. Lambeth council’s licensing sub-committee approved plans for the venue, which will be London’s largest open-air rooftop destination, on 21 May. The applicant, Field Vision Ba...

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In photos: the remarkable Victorian architecture at the Crystal Palace Subway

Open for one day yesterday as part of the London Festival of Architecture, the Crystal Palace Subway served as the spectacular underground entrance way to the Crystal Palace exhibition. The …

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Learn new crafts at Cosy Craft Friday on Friday 7th June and every fortnight at the Brixton Library during 2024

Lambeth’s website doesn’t give out a lot of information about what goes on at this fortnightly event, but we can say it offers the chance to, “explore and learn crafts …

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Tulse Hill council estate residents demand action on unsafe homes and structural deficiencies

Residents of a council estate in Lambeth, calling themselves Tulse Hill Estate Unites (THEU), staged a protest outside Lambeth Town Hall recently, demanding immediate action on severe structural issues causing …