Brixton

South Londoners Suffer Nightmare Commute After Burst Water Main Floods Brixton Hill

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

Parts of south London were brought to a standstill after a burst water main caused havoc. Brixton Hill was awash with water on Thursday morning after ...

Community Fridge Launches In Brixton, Where Local Businesses Can Donate Spare Food To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

London’s first “community fridge” has launched in Brixton to provide food to those who need it. The People’s Fridge is a public fridge where l...

The Maoist Cult Leader Who Kept His Devotees Imprisoned In Brixton For Decades

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK

The 75-year-old cult leader who raped two of his followers and kept his daughter a “slave” for three decades sat impassive as he was jailed for 23...

Surreal London Travel Chaos Sees Victoria Line Rammed And Train Stations Like Ghost Towns

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK

LATEST: The Victoria line is now running normally. Southern Rail is still on strike... Good service now operating again to all destinations. Apologie...

The National Museum For African American History And Culture: Through a Black-British lens

Paul Reid | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Paul Reid

The struggle to establish Black Cultural Archives took over three decades. The NMAAHC in the United States has been 100 years in the making; however the feat has left me with an indelible mark of what is possible for Black-led organisations here; but there are some major lessons to learn to make our own mark...

Haskins, End And Scurll Speak Ahead Of Progress Wrestling Chapter 36

Kirsty Bosley | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Sport
Kirsty Bosley

You know what they say about tiny acorns, don't you? That one day they'll grow so big that they'll very nearly sell out the O2 Academy Brixton with th...

London Bus And Fire Engine Crash, Injuring Seven

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

A London bus and a fire engine crashed in Brixton on Thursday evening, injuring seven people and causing travel chaos. The head on smash happened at a...

Knife Recovered After London McDonald's Fight

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

Four people were arrested and a knife seized after a fight at the McDonald's in Brixton, south London on Wednesday. Police said a security guard at th...

McDonald's 'Edgy' Graffiti Makeover In Brixton Is Not Going Down Well

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.03.2016 | UK

A "fresh" makeover of a south London branch of McDonald's has caused outrage for using fake graffiti in an area known for its street art. Commenter...

Why I Hate Gentrification - But Only in London

Chloe Tomlinson | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK
Chloe Tomlinson

Sitting in a bar in South Manchester, where I now live, I recently mentioned to an acquaintance that I was going out in Brixton the following weekend. "Oh really," Imogen* said, eyes lighting up suddenly. "I've never been but I've heard it's meant to be good. There's a couple of hot yoga studios there, right?"

Just Like That Blue Bird

James Ward | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
James Ward

I get on the bus to go to work. The news is still buzzing in my head. No, not buzzing. That's not right. My head is numb. Just stillness and silence after the explosion. I listen to Blackstar. It is a completely different album compared to the one I'd listened to the night before.

Brixton Turns Out In Spectacular Style To Celebrate David Bowie's Life

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

David Bowie's birthplace partied late into the night on Monday, celebrating a life which flourished from humble beginnings into an astonishing music c...

Our Brixton Boy: David Bowie 1947-2016

Mark Chapman | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Mark Chapman

BBC1 showed a tribute to his life and cut live to a vibrant Brixton crowd paying homage to his life. I simply had to be there and jumped on the next train to South London. Hundreds had turned up, singing songs, waving placards or simply gazing across this unplanned celebration of his life.

Man Charged Over String Of Sex Assaults In South West London

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

A man has been charged over a string of sex assaults against women in south London, police have said. Scotland Yard charged Mehdi Midani, 24, of no...

Man Needs Surgery To Remove Pellets From His Eyes After Brixton Shop Robbery

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK

A corner shop worker is battling to save his sight and requires surgery to remove pellets from his eyes after being shot in the face during a corner s...

Basque in Brixton: Donostia Social Club at Pop Brixton

Chris Osburn | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

I've snooped round shipping container community hub, Pop Brixton, a few times now since it opened back in the spring. I like the vibe, the community spirit, the extension of the vibrant street life around Brixton Station. I love the food there too - especially what's being cooked up at street food trader Donostia Social Club's first permanent pintxos bar.

Woman Dragged Under Lorry In Brixton, Despite New Safety Measures

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was "dragged" under a 12-tonne tipper truck in south London, just weeks after new measures were introduce...

We Were Never Given a Chance to Become Entrepreneurs in Brixton

Edward Adoo | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

When I recently interviewed Reggae Reggae sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots on Mi-Soul Radio he reflected on what life was like being a Rastafarian, living in Brixton which inspired him to release his latest album 'Rise Above'.

Protestors Want To #ReclaimBrixton - Starting With Foxtons Estate Agent

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK

Protesters stormed town hall and smashed the window of an estate agent following a demonstration today. The window of Foxtons estate agent in Brixt...

How Not to Be a Victim of Life: The Clink

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

My waiter, the chefs and all the guys at The Clink HMP Brixton appear to be smart, courteous, well trained and as suited to the job as any restaurant staff I've come across. But more than that, they have an air of hope about them.

Kasabian Is Very Sorry For Calling Everyone In London A 'C**t'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Kasabian could find themselves facing a frosty atmosphere when they play in Britain’s capital city next month. The band were in hot water after ...

Notes From a Housesit: Brixton

Roberta Verdant | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I arrived in London on the Friday afternoon and caught up with one of Otto's dads. He filled me in on Otto's new routine, changes in Otto (Otto's got a bad eye, thanks to the mass of rumpled skin there. He's awaiting surgery). Otto's developed a new muscular physique. I can only presume he's been working out to impress the girl-dogs. He continues to look like a child's cartoon of a dog...

London's Burning

Ben Gregor | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Gregor

The government and police clamped down hard, sending out a strong message that looting and anarchy was unacceptable. The riots became just a bad memory. But in some ways London is still burning today.

Help Find The Driver Who Broke Legs And Neck Of Cyclist

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

CCTV images have been released to help trace a hit-and-run driver who broke the neck and both legs of a cyclist in Brixton. The incident happened a...

London Bar Blames Violence On Black People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK

A famous South London nightspot has blamed violence in the capital on black people. An explosive rant on Fridge Bar's Facebook page listed clubs in...