Most-read news stories of 2009

January

  1. Amano cafe chain calls in administrators [15 January]
  2. Murder inquiry as man's body found at Partnership House in Waterloo [27 January]
  3. Elephant & Castle artist shocked by 'terror' arrest [5 January]

February

  1. Mark Wallinger installs mirrored 'Tardis' at The Hayward [11 February]
  2. Man injured in assault at Waterloo's Fire Station bar [20 February]
  3. 'Happy Clouds' float above Bankside [25 February]

March

  1. Volunteers strip off for airline's South Bank publicity stunt [15 March]
  2. Fire brigade truck overturns next to BFI IMAX at Waterloo [19 March]
  3. Blackfriars Road skyscrapers given green light by Hazel Blears [26 March]

April

  1. Woman dies after fatal collision at Elephant & Castle [8 April]
  2. Jade Goody statue plan not backed by Bermondsey locals [2 April]
  3. Cheers for Jade Goody as funeral cortege passes through Bermondsey [4 April]

May

  1. Second annual great flood of Tooley Street: burst water main causes havoc [14 May]
  2. Tunnel 228: Kevin Spacey takes over Waterloo's Leake Street arches [8 May]
  3. Bill Clinton to visit Elephant & Castle as scheme chosen for climate initiative [19 May]

June

  1. Strata SE1 43-storey tower at Elephant & Castle 'topped out' [8 June]
  2. Elephant & Castle and Southwark Bridge to be linked by Cycle Superhighway [5 June]
  3. Drama at Southwark Cathedral as Morgan Tsvangirai addresses Zimbabwe exiles [20 June]

July

  1. Newington Triangle: 28-storey spiral tower proposed [5 July]
  2. London Bridge Experience to pay compensation to Dungeon [29 July]
  3. Elephant & Castle: recession is "huge setback" admits council as Lend Lease deal stalls [1 July]

August

  1. Man shot dead outside Ministry of Sound [31 August]
  2. Open-air South Bank swimming pool unveiled by Boris Johnson and Rebecca Adlington [4 August]
  3. Woman dies after Elephant & Castle bus collision [23 August]

September

  1. Huge SE1 power cut after substation fire near Elephant & Castle [22 September]
  2. Man killed near Ministry of Sound named as Gary Johnson [1 September]
  3. Dramatic river rescue as rowing boat is split in two near London Eye [21 September]

October

  1. 800 new jobs at South Bank hotel [1 October]
  2. Petition launched against 'gory scenes' in the street at London Bridge [22 October]
  3. Waterloo's P&O 'three sisters' development unacceptable says John Denham [9 October]

November

  1. New Year 2010 fireworks at London Eye confirmed by Boris Johnson [12 November]
  2. Anti-cuts campaigners occupy London College of Communication lecture theatre [11 November]
  3. Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre redevelopment to be delayed indefinitely [23 November]

December

  1. Man injured in "vicious attack" at London Bridge Station [21 December]
  2. Borough High Street closed southbound until July 2010 [9 December]
  3. Elephant & Castle southern roundabout and subways to go by March 2011 [16 December]

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