Tower Bridge Road was brought to a standstill during Wednesday evening's rush hour when a fire broke out on the roof of a block of flats at the corner of Druid Street.
Prime minister David Cameron was among the speakers at an international conference on female genital mutilation and forced marriage held at Walworth Academy just off Old Kent Road on Tuesday.
Developers proposing to build around 400 homes on the site of the old Crosse & Blackwell factory in Bermondsey have held a public exhibition of their early proposals.
Southwark Labour and Liberal Democrat councillors have backed calls for not one but two extensions of the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle in the week that the Mayor of London said Londoners should "stand by for amazing news" about the project.
Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes last month addressed a conference of young journalists from more than two dozen London schools.