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Fire on roof of Tower Bridge Road flats
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.
Cameron and Clegg at Walworth Academy for Girl Summit
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.
400 homes planned for Bermondsey's old Branston pickle factory
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.
Bakerloo line extension: Southwark councillors want two branches
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.

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MP welcomes News UK's commitment to training young journalists
Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes last month addressed a conference of young journalists from more than two dozen London schools.


Southwark Street, George Street or Station Road? TfL can't decide
Bus passengers in Southwark Street could be forgiven for being confused by the new bus stop flags installed this week by Transport for London.
Vintage RT bus on route 100
Passengers on bus route 100 between Elephant & Castle and Shadwell enjoyed free rides on a 66-year-old vintage RT bus on Saturday.

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Arts Reviews

The Crucible at The Old Vic
A terrifying and entirely believable rendition of Miller's best known work.
Red Forest at the Young Vic
Belarus Free Theatre has created a play which is all anger and no narrative.

What's on

ManningCamerata a capella presents The Queen's Six
Free open-air music
Beer & Burger Bonanza
Thu Greensmiths, The Horse & Stables and The Windmill
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre consultation
Thu Have your say
Evening Market
Thu With live poetry
London Bridge Open Kitchen
Thu An evening of feasting
Right Recording Showcase
Thu Free open-air music
Queen Elizabeth Street and Tooley Street 'Triangle'
Fri Find out about the plans and enjoy a BBQ
Pacifico Blues
Fri Free open-air music
Seven Streets, Two Markets and a Wedding
Fri London archive films 1930-1980
International Children's Choir Festival Final Concert
Fri Children's choirs from the USA, Canada, New Zealand and China

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