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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Tuesday 17 March 2009
Brixton remains in talks to raise additional capital to bolster its balance sheet, Britain's largest owner of warehouses said yesterday, as it axed its final dividend and posted a huge loss from tumbling property values.
Thursday 05 March 2009
Segro unveiled a hugely discounted £500m rights issue yesterday to strengthen its balance sheet, as the industrial property company was forced to trim its final dividend after posting tumbling losses of just under £1bn.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
Outlook: Personally, I rather liked Tim Wheeler, the now ex-chief executive of Brixton Estates, but he was not well liked in the City. Among property analysts, he was thought smug and uncommunicative, and though the strategy of concentrating on industrial space, much of it within the M25, seemed fair enough, few believed Mr Wheeler's insistence that Brixton was better placed than other property companies to weather the storm.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
Thursday 19 February 2009
Segro and Brixton, the commercial property companies, revealed yesterday that they were considering rights issues to strengthen balance sheets battered by the UK’s dire real estate market.
Wednesday 18 February 2009
Brixton slumped to its lowest level since the early 1980s last night, shedding 19p, or more than 28 per cent of its value, to 48p amid renewed speculation about the need for capital in the commercial property sector.
Saturday 17 January 2009
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, Durrr @ The End, London<br>Vile Imbeciles, Brixton Windmill, London
Sunday 11 January 2009
Sunday 04 January 2009
Friday 07 November 2008
"Shoot" and "Brixton" aren't usually words that bode well when together, but here, happily they do. The third Shoot Brixton is a photographic treasure hunt around the south London neighbourhood's streets which takes place tomorrow. Teams will be armed with cameras and given cryptic clues related to this year's "Going Places" theme.
Monday 27 October 2008
A 34-year-old man has been stabbed to death in south London, police said today.
Wednesday 24 September 2008
A close relative of Jean Charles de Menezes told the inquest into his death today the Brazilian had no reason to fear the police.
Wednesday 20 August 2008
Brixton Estates was in lyrical mood yesterday as it revealed the credit crunch had forced it into a loss for the first half of the year and complained of "confusion" in the market... by quoting apocalyptic lyrics from Bob Dylan.
Friday 06 June 2008
A teenager was given a life sentence today for shooting dead a young youth worker he blamed for his gold chain being taken.
Friday 04 April 2008
Ministers Ed Balls, right, and Andy Burnham, far right, playing on the swings at Slade Gardens adventure playground in Brixton, London, yesterday to launch a consultation document on Play Strategy.
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