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Gentrification splits famous London district of Brixton

Such is the scale of change in the neighbourhood that locals say they are being forced out by rising prices
Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 05:50

A commercial refurbishment by Britain's rail operator of several viaduct arches running through the heart of Brixton has become the focus of people's anger.


ONCE the epicentre of some of Britain's worst race riots in the 1980s, the London neighbourhood of Brixton is now facing a very different battle for its Afro-Caribbean soul: gentrification.

Parts of the area were once considered no-go zones because of the drug trade - a far

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