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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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The Fridge is up for sale

The Fridge – iconic nightclub, fallen on hard times more recently – is up for sale. Brixton’s Fridge nightclub up for sale (again) – 22/07/2010 – Caterer Search: “Christie & Co is looking for offers over £300,000 for the leasehold interest of the Fridge, which is available at nil premium. Founded by Andrew Czezowski and [...]

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Rent hikes hitting Brixton Village?

Are rent hikes being demanded in Brixton Village? urban75 certainly believes so. Save Our Shops – Brixton Village battles against rent hikes | urban75 blog: Just as Brixton Village (aka Granville Arcade) starts to get going after years of under-use, the owners have started to try and price locals out. All around the market could [...]

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Royals hit Brixton Market

Well, we didn’t get the invite, but it looks like the visit of Charles and Camilla to Brixton today went with a bang. Our picture is from Lambeth Council’s flickr stream, and there’s also some nice video from the BBC here. Highlights of the visit seemed to have included Camilla buying a mango with some [...]

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Brixton on Pathe

Brixton Blog has uncovered something rather wonderful: a treasure trove of videos on from the British Pathe archive: Brixton films on British Pathe « Brixton Blog: What a find. British Pathe has opened up an online archive of 90,000 videos including newsreel, sports footage and social history documentaries from 1896-1976.  There are endless wonderful videos [...]

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“Pre-planned” multiple shooting in Brixton

A grim night in Brixton: BBC News – Five hurt in ‘pre-planned’ multiple shooting in Brixton: “Five men have been injured in a multiple shooting in south London which the Metropolitan Police believe was a ‘pre-planned attack’. Officers found four men with bullet wounds after being called to St James’s Crescent, Brixton, on Friday night.  

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Brockwell Lido closed again

onionbagblog’s been locked out of the Lido again (along with everybody else), and he is not happy: Corporate Cock Up @BrockwellLido: Oh dear. Here we go again. Just as the second heat wave of mid-summer is set to hit South London over the weekend and whaddya know – @BrockwellLido is bloody CLOSED. Again. That’s five [...]

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Philippe Castaing on Brixton Green

Brixton Blog has a fascinating interview with Philippe Castaing – owner of the Opus Cafe on Acre Lane – and his plans for Brixton Green: The Brixton Green plan is to create a Community Land Trust in Somerleyton Rd – a space with residential housing and public facilities owned and run by the people who [...]

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Endymion Road Street Party, Saturday 10th July

The street party will run from 2pm to 7pm 2pm to 3pm – Setting Up 3pm to 4pm – Food 4pm to 7pm – Music & entertainment (Music will be off by 10pm at the latest) via We love Brixton Hill: ENDYMION ROAD STREET PARTY!.

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