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Trader fined for selling seahorse extract at Elephant & Castle
A Chinese medicine trader who sold sexual enhancement pills containing seahorse extracts has been fined by magistrates after a keen-eyed detective spotted her illegal products on sale.
Giant hippo heralds start of Totally Thames festival
A 21-metre wooden hippopotamus was towed up the Thames through the centre of London on Tuesday to mark the start of Totally Thames, a month-long river festival.
Royal British Legion opens Borough High Street 'pop in centre'
The Royal British Legion has turned part of the ground floor of its Borough High Street headquarters into a new 'pop in centre' for advice and information.
Blue Fin Food Festival: lunchtime food market in Canvey Street
A new lunchtime food market has opened in Bankside's Canvey Street.

Latest food & drink review

Best fish and chips I've had in a long while
Gavin Smith on Masters Super Fish, Waterloo Road

Restaurant deals

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Local Business News

Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices
Police have warned local businesses to be vigilant after a spate of thefts of Apple Mac computers from local ground-floor offices and creative studios.

Features

Centenary of Waterloo-born Labour foreign secretary George Brown
The centenary of foreign secretary George Brown, born on 2 September 1914 just a month into the First World War, falls this year.
Blackfriars watercolour to feature on tube station posters
A watercolour of Blackfriars Railway Bridge is one of two Thames-related paintings to be displayed on posters at river piers and tube stations around London.

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Arts Reviews

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic
A confident, standout version of Streetcar.
The Crucible at The Old Vic
A terrifying and entirely believable rendition of Miller's best known work.

What's on

Joo Yeon Sir and Laura Snowden
Wed Lunchtime music
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Wed Free open-air movie screening
Philomena
Thu Free open-air movie screening
Carnival del KERB
Fri Street food at Elephant & Castle
Life of Pi
Fri Free open-air movie screening

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