Brixton at standstill as crowds register frustration at gentrification

Brixton’s roads were blocked for most of Saturday as crowds rallied outside the Black Cultural Archives and protest marches against gentrification halted traffic as they circled the high street and market. Protesters vented frustration at a lack of affordable homes, closures of long-established local businesses, alleged police racism and a perceived influx of wealthier residents… [Continue Reading]

£1.5bn revamp of sink estate reveals ‘social cleansing’ plan

A council stands accused of using a £1.5bn regeneration scheme to cleanse one of Europe’s biggest housing estates of poor families after it emerged that just 79 of the 2,535 new homes on the site will be flats available to rent as social housing. More than 1,200 residents of the Heygate Estate in Walworth, south… [Continue Reading]