Lambeth

  

Key site in the 1981 Brixton uprising against racism could be restored as a youth centre

Work is underway to restore a Lambeth playground that was a key site in the 1981 Brixton uprising against racism, unemployment and police behaviour towards black people. The BIGKID Foundation plans to turn the derelict Dexter Road Adventure Playground on Railton Road into a place for local young people.

  

Man sentenced to life in prison after ‘horrific’ park murder with a hunting knife

A Clapham man who murdered a ‘heroic’ victim using a large hunting knife in a Brixton park has been sentenced to life in prison. Levi Paschal, 34, of Clarence Avenue, Clapham, was found guilty of murdering 38-year-old Lee Casey in August 2019.

  

Lambeth estate ‘tormented’ by ongoing works amid the Coronavirus pandemic

A Lambeth estate is being tormented by ongoing works amid the pandemic, while one elderly woman had a stroke after waiting weeks to be moved.

  

Green-fingered kids learn about the natural world thanks to £48,000 grant

The nature club at Triangle Adventure Playground – the oldest one in the capital still on its original site – helps children learn about biodiversity and the natural world and grow, cook and eat their own food.

  

Lambeth residents urged to test soon amid case of South African variant of Covid-10 in Oval

Lambeth residents who live and work in Oval are being asked to get a Covid-19 test after the South African variant was detected in the area. The variant has already been found in parts of West Norwood and some streets in Streaham. 

  

Cleaners at Clapham Catholic school set to strike for 40 days and 40 nights

The workers at Le Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School are planning industrial action starting on March 16 – which will be the first strike in the school’s 140-year history.

  

Cleaners at Clapham Catholic school set to strike for 40 days and 40 nights

The workers at Le Retraite Roman Catholic Girls’ School are planning industrial action starting on March 16 – which will be the first strike in the school’s 140-year history.

    

South-west and north-west London drivers’ strike to hit bus routes in early March as well as this week

Four more days of strikes by London bus drivers are scheduled for early March, the Unite trade union has confirmed. Nearly 3,000 bus drivers who operate 80 routes in south-west and north-west London are currently on strike for three days between today (February 22) and Wednesday (February 24).

  

Greenpeace hosts ‘community hurrah’ to celebrate Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

Greenpeace members are stating their own celebration of Low Traffic Neighbourhoods by making the most of their newly silent streets. The Neighbourhood Community Hurrah is being hosted by South West London Greenpeace.

   

Former NHS worker seeking treatment abroad after being ‘let down’ by UK doctors

A former NHS worker battling ovarian cancer is now seeking treatment in Germany after being misdiagnosed multiple times and severely let down by the NHS. Alice Jackson, from Denmark Hill, repeatedly contacted her doctor over concerns for her health, only to be told to “stop worrying about nothing” – before being diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer.

    

Concert stage once used by Bob Marley to be restored ‘putting Crystal Palace back on the map’

A beloved concert stage, once performed on by Bob Marley, could be restored after hundreds of people back a crowdfunding campaign. The striking outdoor sculptural stage in Crystal Palace Park has been dormant for more than a decade and has fallen into a state of disrepair over recent years.

  

Loving Clapham fitness coach Harri doing thousands of burpees for mum who died days ago

For most of us doing a handful of burpees is hard work. Fitness coach Harri Pereira plans to complete 2,590 of them without stopping this Saturday (13 February), to raise awareness of ovarian cancer a week after losing his mother to the disease.

  

Man and elderly father stranded in Africa for two months after airline refuses to fly to UK

A Catford man and his elderly father, who suffers from a heart condition, have been left in thousands of pounds worth of debt after becoming stranded in Western Africa. Lloyd Junior Miller, from Laleham Road, and his 76-year-old father, Lloyd George Miller, from Somerleyton Estate in Brixton, were stranded in Gambia for over two months after an airline refused to fly them home.

  

Kennington residents oppose developers plan to add 52 flats to existing block

Barrie Legge, 71, who has lived in the block for 23 years, said: “It’s purely a profit making scheme for the developer. There are absolutely no gains for the existing residents who bought in good faith.

  

Tulse Hill development approved despite 400 objections from residents

The council is planning to knock down 12 homes in Roper’s Walk in Cressingham Gardens estate to build 20 flats.  

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