Brixton news, rumours and general chat: Summer 2019

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by BusLanes, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    FFS. So sad.

    A teenager has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Brixton
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  2. xsunnysuex

    xsunnysuex Life is a horizontal fall.

    Horrible news this afternoon up near Lidl. :(

    A teenager has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Brixton

    A teenager has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in South London.

    The victim, an 18-year-old man, died at the scene of the knifing in Corrance Road, Brixton, on Thursday afternoon (August 15).

    Police were called shortly before 2pm and, along with paramedics, discovered the victim suffering from stab injuries; he was pronounced dead at 2.41pm.

    A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder at 2.23pm in Tremadoc Road; he has since been taken into custody.

    Police have notified the victim's next of kin and crime scenes have been put in place.
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I did a separate thread because I was so shocked but I'll merge it with the this one now.
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  4. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Condolences to the friends and family of 18-year old trainee mechanic Solomon Small and all others affected by this latest killing.
  5. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Pretty shocking, as they always are. I used to cut down those streets a lot too, so it feels a bit more real somehow.
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Sunset with International House

  7. editor

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  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Good news for anyone struggling on benefits, crippled by poor health, battling against limited opportunities, poverty and depression in the adjacent council estate. The pricey yuppie yoga joint on Coldharbour Lane say it's all going to be OK. Phew!

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  9. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    I think they are just suggesting you get off your bike and take a shit!
  10. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Police attending an incident outside Macdonalds Brixton - heard rumours it may be another stabbing, blood on the pavement....
  11. theboris

    theboris Well-Known Member

    It was cordoned off when I went past just before 8am. Didn't see any blood, though
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  12. editor

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  14. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    9-15 Electric Avenue - a five-storey building with basement.

    Lambeth Council planning officers had recommended approval of the scheme near Brixton Market, but councillors narrowly voted against the project, arguing its size would be too dominant.

    Eric Parry’s ‘overbearing’ Brixton office scheme rejected
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  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    turned out nice again :cool:
  16. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

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  17. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Why frown at a pot plant?
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  18. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    it helps them increase their repertoire of human emotions they recognise
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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

    That is a surprise as I thought it was going to be a shoe-in. I've posted about it here
    ‘Overbearing’ Brixton office development on corner of Electric Avenue and Electric Lane rejected
  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yep. Another stabbing.

    Young man in serious condition after stabbing near Brixton McDonald's
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I don't know if any of you remember Lady Lykez - she used to be a bit of a regular at the Offline nights at the Dogstar/Albert/Jamm - but it's great to see her back in action. I always thought she was great.

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  22. editor

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  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this.

    The fate of EU citizens thread has been covering recent developments.

    Fate of EU citizens in the UK post Brexit

    This Boris / Priti Patel government look like they are going for No Deal end free movement immediately policy.

    Which will leave those from other EU countries living here for some time with a problem.

    Under May premiership the idea was for a transition period whilst people applied for the "settled status".

    Its looking like this will be ditched if Boris goes for No Deal.

    Some EU countries are offering support for their citizens here. Spanish Embassy is.

    This is working up to another Windrush.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
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  24. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    But worse in someways due to scale.

    I get the feeling Patel must have been pissed off government didn't really use the EU nationals as bargaining chips a couple of years back when some idiot minister - maybe David Davis? Said they were.
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  25. editor

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  26. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Lives in Brixton; tells people he lives in Clapham :hmm:
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  27. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    The idea of the series of articles seems to be to give people an idea of what they should be getting for their monthly rent, I've seen a few rip off landlord places where people had no clue that they were being over charged.
    He also says how much monthly bills are which is quite helpful
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  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I didn't understands the water bill bit.
    I know many or most people now have a water meter.
    It sounds as though this chaps gets a water charge from his landlord apportioned in some way - which most likely does not represent his useage, as he says.
    Are there any rules or laws about tenants having the right to separate metering of utilities?
  29. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Landlords are not allowed to profit from selling on utilities.

    That said, I read it as being Thames Water setting the charge. Like any bill on a meter, the monthly direct debit is based on estimated usage and then adjusted once they have enough actual usage data. It's often inaccurate after occupants change because people's usage can vary so much. And, like any utility company they estimate it on the high side because it is safer for them and they get to sit on your cash for a while. Utilities can be terribly slow to adjust your monthly payments unless you provide them with evidence. Six months of readings should be plenty but lots of people find it too confusing or can't be arsed.
  30. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    I had to have a new meter installed. Turns out it's a smart meter but had no idea. My daily water consumption is shown on my account. Helpful for the friend I have staying. The friend who spends far too much time in the shower!

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