Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Feb 1, 2018.
Argos has had a refit!
I'm not keen on that new zig-zag queuing system. And they've stuck a cash machine in their window.
The Argos refit is what they have already done in central London. I'm not happy with it. I was in central London trying to use one last night. I in the end went to ask staff that I wanted to pay for something and pick it up. I said I would pay for it now. Told couldn't do that as there system wasn't secure. I had to do it online. Then I asked can I get what I wanted in and I would pick it up. They could but I had to do it on the new console. They could not guarantee they would keep it in-store if I didn't turn up at specific day.
It was rather late and I had a long day. I felt sorry for staff. So said I would go home and sort it out online at home.
The new refits looks to me going along with less staff. Who will direct you to doing it all online.
I think Argos are gradually moving to bring somewhere you just pick stuff up from. You are going to be expected to do it all online at home and pick up from a store.
Can't say I like this.
Earlier today, 45 year old Alando Bolt, of Adelaide Close, Stockwell was found guilty of murder and possession of an offensive weapon at the Old Bailey.
He had stabbed his victim, 30-year-old Andrew Thompson, eleven times, during an attack in broad daylight in Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9, days after he drunkenly abused the victim’s girlfriend about ‘who she was sleeping with’
At about 12.50 p.m. on Friday 18 August Bolt and Thompson had met in the street. They were seen to be talking, when Bolt suddenly launched an attack with a knife. Mr Thompson was not armed with any weapons and did not strike Bolt at all; but he was still repeatedly stabbed by Bolt, who then ran from the scene.
Police and London Ambulance Service were called, but Mr Thompson had suffered a series of serious injuries and his life could not be saved.
He was pronounced dead at 2.08 p.m. the same afternoon, less than 90 minutes after the stabbing.
The post-mortem examination found the victim had received eleven knife wounds.
The fatal wound was a stab wound to the chest which pierced his heart. There was also a serious wound to the victim's head and a defensive wound to the victim's arm.
Following the incident an investigation was launched by officers from the Homicide and Major Crime Command.
Bolt was quickly identified as a suspect and he was arrested at 10:30 p.m. that same day, at an address in Streatham High Road.
Clothing similar to that worn by the attacker was recovered and it was noted that Bolt had a recent cut to his right hand.
After his arrest Bolt was interviewed and made no comment. He was charged with murder on 20 August 2017.
However in the run up to his trial Bolt admitted that he killed Mr Thompson.
His case was that there had been some previous dispute and when they bumped into each other they had argued. Bolt stated that he believed he was going to be attacked, so he stabbed Mr Thompson in self-defence.
This justification was rejected by the jury, who found him guilty of murder.
Alando Bolt will be sentenced (to life imprisonment) on 12 March 2018 at the Old Bailey.
Popped in the Albert tonight. It's strange there now. There's a smattering of the old/mixed Brixton clientele mixed in with some right selfish twats who are only interested in pursuing their Good Time at the expense of everyone else. The only good thing is that the twats tend to fuck off earlier so it gets better the later you stay and you get to talk to some nice people. The DJ was pretty forgettable, but then he was so quiet you could hardly hear what he was playing. It's a far cry from the Albert in Pat's day.
Earlier on, I watched a gig in the library of all places. Good to see so many young kids packing out the place and I enjoyed a proper political discussion/rant with the staff after.
He'll have a very, very long time to mull over his fucking stupidity in his prison cell.
This must have taken some effort to haul into place
In photos: the Carlton Mansions street piano on Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
Water in Water Lane update : The poor beggars mended the pipes filled the hole and turned the water on again at around 17.15 this afternoon only for the thing to start leaking again. Now more digging nearer the junction with Effra Rd - not nice weather to be hanging around outside in ...
The river effra has been angered and is rising again to claim its revenge. Maybe.
It's horrible out right now. Cold, wet, damp and gloomy with none of this lovely snow that was threatened in a (guffaw) 'weather alert.'
Just listened to this:
Brexit Britain: Two Rooms Revisited, Two Rooms - BBC Radio 4
Return programme getting views of people in Brixton and town outside London- Boston on Brexit. Brixton being Remain and Boston Leavers.
Both groups had increased distrust of political class since the referendum. Both groups thought EU was being nasty over negotiations.
Brixton group saw a "soft Brexit" with freedom of movement kept in some way. Boston group were vague on economic issues. They wanted "our borders back" with immigration controls. As freedom of movement was letting anyone in with criminal records in there view. Like rapists.
For me it's the immigration issue that gets me. I know it's not liked on Urban to say but some small towns voted Brexit as referendum on immigration. Happened in the town I came from Plymouth.
On a second note local writer Will Self us doing bus tour of UK. Went to Plymouth first. Lovely people. And they have been shafted over last thirty odd years. Plymouth is a poor town. But Will found immigration was issue when he asked.
Omnibus 1, Omnibus, Will Self's Great British Bus Journey - BBC Radio 4
I m glad to be in London and Brixton sometimes. The Brixton group didn't have problem with immigration.
I find this a bit emotionally confusing.
I support the right of Cressingham Gardens to stay substantially as it is, and I support the right of people to poke around in the council's accounts to uncover anomalies, waste and corruption.
But can I attend a meeting chaired by Kate Hoey? (without wishing her 6 foot under at the very least)
People's Audit plz
There's a wildly ambitious eBay listing for a similar piano:
This looks good Brixton’s 414 Club hosts new weekly Wednesday jam session, starting on Valentine’s night – admission free
A gig at the library!
In photos: Languid Looms performs live at the Brixton Library, Sat 3rd Feb 2018
And so the battle goes on. The original artist has been trying to repaint the work and then some div of a tagger sticks his stupid name all over it.
In case anyone doesn't understand the word 'div,' it has quite an interesting etymology:
*Other alternative meanings can be found here: Etymology of "div"
All taggers are divs.
Agree. But can't see anything that puts them off doing it... Must be low down on police priorities these days. If on them at all.
Bagel Beer comes to Herne Hill & Brixton for National Bagel Day, Fri 9th Feb
Is that a web developer gag?
I wouldn't know
Most web develops I know don't have much of a sense of humour......
Seems Andrew Weatherall is playing four nights at Phonox to raise funds for the Brixton Soup Kitchen......
From what I gather, the fundraising bit comes from Weatherall raffling off some artwork.
Blimey what is the capacity of Phonox ? a couple of hundred or more, that could work out to quite a bit of wedge
Hopefully the art won't be on an old mattress
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