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Brixton pub institution up for sale

The eagle-eyes and occasaionally bleary-eyed residents of the Urban75 forum have spotted a sad thing: the Elm Park Tavern off Brixton Hill is up for sale. The thread is linking to Willmotts as the selling agent, but their website has completely defeated us and we can’t find any details on there. The urban75 gang reckon [...]

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Coldharbour Lane crack house closed

According to CommunitySafe, a crack house on Coldhardbour Lane was closed down earlier today: Lambeth Borough Police together with Lambeth Council and the Housing Partnership have worked together to shut down a property that was used for drug dealing. The crack house in Boatemah Walk, Angel Town Estate Brixton, SW9 was today served with a [...]

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Lambeth electricity bill: meter still running

Lambeth electricity bill: meter still running

The furore over Lambeth’s unpaid electricity bill is growing, as the details emerge in the Standard about what actually happened: Lambeth failed to seek payment from tenants through their rents for thousands of unmetered street lights on its council estates since 2003, leaving it with an estimated bill of £658,000. It is now trying to [...]

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Streatham Megabowl development delayed by economy

Streatham Megabowl development delayed by economy

The development of the Megabowl building on Streatham Hill is going to have to wait, says the developer – because the banks just aren’t lending. ‘Economic conditions’ blamed for Streatham Hill Megabowl delay (From Your Local Guardian): Redefine International, the developer behind the major residential and retail development on the Caesars and Megabowl site, said [...]

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Durand now an Academy

Durand Primary School, the largest in Lambeth and situated just off the Brixton Road, is now an Academy, becoming the first in Lambeth to switch to that status since Michael Gove became Education Secretary and announced plans to fast-track applications from certain schools. Durand is the only school in South London to switch to academy [...]

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Steve Reed up before the beak

Steve Reed up before the beak

Labour leader in Lambeth Steve Reed is facing a misconduct charge today, when Lambeth’s standard’s committee considers a complaint from Betty Evans-Jacas about his alleged behaviour when she jumped from Labour to Tories prior to last May’s local elections: Lambeth Council leader faces misconduct charge (From Your Local Guardian): Disciplinary action, including the suspension of [...]

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Grim stats for sexually-transmitted infections in South London

The Health Protection Agency has released its statistics on sexually-transmitted infections in the UK, and it makes pretty grim reading for anyone concerned with the welfare of young people in South London. The HPA’s data by region can be seen here as a PDF. We’ve also uploaded it to our public Google docs area. The [...]

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Events in SE1

The excellent people at London SE1 have produced their monthly what’s on guide for the London SE1 area – well worth downloading the PDF and having a browse.

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Stockwell Festival line-up announced

Those nice people at the Stockwell Partnership have sent us details of the Stockwell Festival & Expo on Saturday 25th September in Larkhall Park, 1.00pm-6.00 pm. The theme of the festival is Cohesion, Creativity and Wellbeing Event highlights include: On the Pineapple Stage, local street dancers Dance Starz, Stockwell Good Neighbours choir, acrobatic cheerleaders Fyer [...]

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Last week’s round up

We were away for most of last week and we’re just catching up. Here’s what we missed last week: Blackfriars station is closing for two months from 20 November (though trains will still run through it) as part of the Thameslink upgrade works. And there’s also asuggestion from LibDem Simon Hughes that the station should [...]

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