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Betty Boothroyd criticises South Bank skyscraper 'frenzy'
Former House of Commons speaker Baroness Boothroyd has told the House of Lords that the status of the Palace of Westminster will be diminished by a "building frenzy" of high-rise towers around Waterloo and the South Bank.
Progress at Lewisham Southwark College 'insufficient' says Ofsted
Ofsted inspectors have found that the troubled LeSoCo further education college is continuing to show "insufficient improvement" in its academic performance.
Southwark's top cop quizzed about anti-abortion protests
Southwark's borough commander has been questioned by councillors about anti-abortion protests outside a GP surgery in Colombo Street.
Man found dead as police raid home in Hercules Road
The death of a man in Hercules Road on Tuesday night has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years
The Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry has marked its 90th anniversary with a gala party at the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.

Features

Could you befriend a local older person? Charity seeks volunteers
Blackfriars Settlement is looking for volunteers to work with older people.
Carole Wright receives volunteering award from Peabody
The achievements of a Blackfriars Road resident were recognised at the fifth annual Peabody Volunteer Awards held at City Hall last month.

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Arts Reviews

Electra at The Old Vic
Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra provides the Old Vic with a compelling and thoroughly memorable opening to its new season.
A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic
A confident, standout version of Streetcar.

What's on

Elephant Square consultation exhibition
Sat See the plans for E&C roundabout
Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council
Sat Meeting for Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth, Newington and Faraday wards.
Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council
Sat Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards

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