One minute he was a humble punter trying to peek up Debbie Harry's skirt at a Hammersmith Odeon gig, the next he was the owner of the venue which was to steal the Odeon's crown. If Simon Parkes' autobiography – full of raucous tales and Geezer-speak – is ever made into a film, it will be fun trying to find an actor who can do him justice. When he wants to sound hard, he can sometimes come across like Ray Winstone. But would Ray Winstone ever have banked at Coutts?
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Wednesday 13 July 2011
Struggles between police and 50 squatters broke out on the streets of Brixton in south London yesterday, as the community were forcefully evicted from the flats they had lived in for 10 years.
Thursday 26 May 2011
A serial sex offender who subjected a doctor to a "pitiless, wicked" attack two decades ago was jailed for nine years today after a cold case review.
Tuesday 03 May 2011
Urban development, steam power and the industrial revolution all contributed to their decline in Britain, but a community in south London was yesterday celebrating the reopening of a historic 19th century windmill, the last remaining of its kind in inner London.
Monday 11 April 2011
Monday 11 April 2011
It is 30 years since people took to the streets of Brixton in what became one of the worst 20th century disorders London had ever seen.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Sunday 30 January 2011
Antic, the London pub group that owns the Dogstar in Brixton, is set to expand from 16 to 24 sites.
Friday 28 January 2011
Rihanna has been snubbed by drum and bass duo Chase And Status.
Thursday 02 December 2010
It's enough to to give you the willies. Silhouetted against a screen that stretches across the entire stage, three figures appear with the menacing shapes of a gangster, a vampire and some kind of bat/crow hybrid. The figures, when the screen drops, turn out to be the majority of Brit-rock veterans Skunk Anansie.
Friday 29 October 2010
Thursday 21 October 2010
A boy and girl killed a suspected paedophile "to teach him a lesson" after discovering that a sex abuse case against him had been dropped.
Monday 11 October 2010
A teenage girl accused of murder broke down and wept today as she told the Old Bailey she had been abused at the age of 12
Wednesday 06 October 2010
A teenage boy told the Old Bailey today that he stabbed a suspected paedophile to death after the man grabbed a schoolgirl round the neck.
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