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Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week

Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week

Police are appealing for information after several businesses near Elephant & Castle had their windows smashed in multiple attacks in the same week.

Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges

Campaigners concerned by the rise of the far right after Donald Trump's election as US president have unfurled banners from Thames bridges in central London.

Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges
Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins

Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins

A cross-party Westminster Council committee has called for the charity behind the Garden Bridge to demonstrate that it has raised enough money to complete the structure before construction work can begin.

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral

Hundreds of people gathered at St George's Cathedral on Thursday morning for the funeral of local historian and archivist Stephen Humphrey.

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral
Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration

Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration

The bells of Southwark Cathedral were blessed and rededicated last week before being returned to the tower after restoration.

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment

People who live and work in the South Bank and Waterloo are being urged to comment on a new planning policy document drawn up by local people and organisations.

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment
Sainsbury's opens Elephant & Castle store in New Kent Road

Sainsbury's opens Elephant & Castle store in New Kent Road

The long-awaited Sainsbury's supermarket in New Kent Road finally opened its doors last week.

Garden Bridge cost could 'substantially exceed' £185 million, warns trust

The Garden Bridge Trust says that the project's cost could "substantially exceed" the previously stated £185 million budget for the controversial river crossing.

Garden Bridge cost could 'substantially exceed' £185 million, warns trust
New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station

New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station

The latest in a series of public art installations on the hoardings next to Southwark Underground Station has been unveiled.

Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft

Southbank Centre has submitted a planning application to Lambeth Council to make changes to the Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft, three years after a major controversy over the use of the space by skateboarders

Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft
Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed

Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed

Nearly a decade after the last Eurostar left the station, Network Rail has released a timelapse video showing work in progress to make the former Waterloo International Terminal suitable for use by commuter trains.

Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue

A team of Southwark police officers have been nominated for a bravery award after rescuing 10 people from a fire in a block of flats in Grange Road, Bermondsey.

Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue
Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule

Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule

Tower Bridge reopened to road traffic on Thursday after nearly three months of work to replace the timber decking on the bridge's bascules.

Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe joined Southwark Police officers and deputy mayor of London Joanne McCartney AM for a walkabout in Borough Market last week as part of the #walkthemet initiative.

Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market
Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl

Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl

A man from Southwark has been jailed for repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles

The Shard is marking Christmas and the New Year by lighting up the top 20 storeys of the London Bridge skyscraper with a series of beams, stripes and sparkles every night.

Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles
Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder

Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder

A man who killed a police officer and went to huge lengths to dispose of his body has been sentenced at the Old Bailey.

Audio: learn about St John's Waterloo's £3.5m development scheme

This week St John's Waterloo will be the subject of a church court hearing as it defends its plans to modify its historic building to meet the area's changing needs. The vicar, Canon Giles Goddard, talks about The Bridge at Waterloo.

Audio: learn about St John's Waterloo's £3.5m development scheme
London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation

London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation

Plans to create a London School of Mosaic - building on Southbank Mosaics' pioneering work in SE1 - have been boosted by funds raised by a local resident during his year as master of his masonic lodge.

Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road

A giant photo mural featuring 1,955 local images has been unveiled in Tower Bridge Road.

Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road
Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision

Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision

A cyclist is said to be in a critical condition after being hit by a van on Southwark Bridge Road on Thursday morning.

Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January

Sainsbury's has delayed the opening of its new full-size supermarket on New Kent Road until the New Year due to problems with access for its delivery vehicles.

Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January
£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'

£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'

An extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham could be completed in 12 years, according to Transport for London's new business plan.

John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school plan

A Peckham primary school has won Government backing for its proposal to open a new 'free school' on Borough High Street.

John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school plan
Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road

Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road

Southwark Council has launched a public consultation on plans for the next section of the Quietway 14 cycle route between Tower Bridge Road and Canada Water.

Bermondsey's Crosse & Blackwell Factory sold in £50m deal

A Bermondsey factory complex where Worcestershire Sauce and Branston Pickle were once produced has changed hands for £50 million.

Bermondsey's Crosse & Blackwell Factory sold in £50m deal
Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died

Stephen Humphrey - Southwark's foremost local historian and archivist - has died.

Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns

In a lecture at the Royal Society of Arts, Peter Tatchell has described how his campaigning left him with a "real fear of being killed" in his Elephant & Castle home.

Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns
Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project

Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project

The new Dockhead Fire Station has received its official opening - exactly a decade after plans to rebuild it were first announced.

Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs

Heritage minister Tracey Crouch MP visited Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday to see where the £500,000 grant the cathedral has been awarded from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund will be spent.

Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs
London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene

London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene

A Labour MP has called on the Government to encourage the owners of the London Eye to make its ticket prices more affordable for lower income families.

Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault

A man who masqueraded as a 'Good Samaritan' to a woman who he met at an SE1 pub has been given a suspended sentence for sexual assault.

Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault
Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack

Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack

A minicab driver has been commended by a judge for coming to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in an alleyway off Borough High Street.

City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one

Plans to shut Tower Bridge to pedestrians for three weekends have been revised and the bridge will now only be closed for a single day.

City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one
Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical

Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical

Sadiq Khan has welcomed the potential for direct train services from Waterloo to Heathrow Airport but warned that there may not be enough capacity on the rail network for such a service to be introduced.

Had a bike stolen? It might be at Kennington Police Station

This Sunday the Metropolitan Police will put on show around 100 bicycles recovered in and around Lambeth.

Had a bike stolen? It might be at Kennington Police Station
Old Kent Road: TfL to consider pedestrian lights at East Street

Old Kent Road: TfL to consider pedestrian lights at East Street

18 months after Boris Johnson ruled out the installation of pedestrian lights for the corner of Old Kent Road and East Street, TfL is now considering making changes at the junction.

Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a bus on Tuesday morning.

Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus
SE1's second tallest tower: 18 Blackfriars Road plans revealed

SE1's second tallest tower: 18 Blackfriars Road plans revealed

Proposals for the second tallest tower in SE1 - after the Shard - have gone on public display.

Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance to find a 17-year-old girl who went missing from her boarding school in Waterloo a week ago.

Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school
Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty

Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty

A man who killed a police officer at a flat in Bankside and went to huge lengths to dispose of his body has been found guilty of murder.

Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Prince William was the guest of honour at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic on Sunday night.

Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday were observed at war memorials around SE1.

Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river

The new Lord Mayor Alderman Andrew Parmley sailed downriver as part of a flotilla during driving rain for the Lord Mayor's Show.

Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river
'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight

'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight

A man who ran over a woman after being involved in a fight at Elephant & Castle has been jailed.

Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?

The rail minister and his senior civil servant have pledged that lessons from the rebuilding of London Bridge Station will be applied during the forthcoming major works at Waterloo Station.

Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?
TfL spent £87k on press and radio ads lauding Elephant & Castle

TfL spent £87k on press and radio ads lauding Elephant & Castle

Transport for London has spent tens of thousands of pounds on newspaper and radio advertising extolling the virtues of the remodelled Elephant & Castle junction.

City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges

A Guildhall sub-committee has unanimously rejected the idea that tolls could be introduced for motorists crossing Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge and London Bridge.

City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges
The Crown: Guy's Hospital surgical team in Netflix drama

The Crown: Guy's Hospital surgical team in Netflix drama

A surgical team from Guy's Hospital swapped the operating theatre for the small screen when they appeared in Netflix's new drama series The Crown.

Sky News to open studio at the News Building, London Bridge

Sky News has announced plans to open a new office and studio for its City coverage in the News Building at London Bridge.

Sky News to open studio at the News Building, London Bridge
Thames zip wire to raise funds for Evelina Children's Hospital

Thames zip wire to raise funds for Evelina Children's Hospital

For one day only a zip wire is to be erected across the River Thames from St Thomas' Hospital to Victoria Tower Gardens to raise money for the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

£20m plan to light up Thames bridges: shortlisted ideas on show

Six proposals to light up the bridges across the Thames in central London are to be exhibited at the Royal Festival Hall this month.

£20m plan to light up Thames bridges: shortlisted ideas on show
Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street

Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street

10 fire engines were called to the Borough on Monday morning to tackle a serious fire in the premises of an Urdu-language newspaper and TV channel.

Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight

A panel of judges toured Waterloo on Friday morning to cast a critical eye over the shop and services on The Cut and Lower Marsh as part of the Great British High Street competition.

Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight
£5m for LSBU's Institute of Professional and Technical Education

£5m for LSBU's Institute of Professional and Technical Education

Southwark Council is planning a £5 million contribution to London South Bank University's new institute to support students following technical or vocational qualifications and higher apprenticeships.

St Saviour's Dock bridge: repair is still an option, says council

Southwark Council says that it hasn't ruled out repairing the existing swing bridge across the entrance to St Saviour's Dock rather than replacing it with a new structure.

St Saviour's Dock bridge: repair is still an option, says council
Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street

Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street

Painting optical illusions onto the road surface on Southwark Street has cut traffic speeds by up to 3 mph, according to Transport for London.

Could tolls be levied on Thames bridges from SE1 to Square Mile?

The City of London Corporation has suggested that motorists crossing the Thames bridges between Southwark and the Square Mile could be charged a toll in a bid to reduce traffic congestion.

Could tolls be levied on Thames bridges from SE1 to Square Mile?
Neil Coyle highlights threat to future of St George's Pharmacy

Neil Coyle highlights threat to future of St George's Pharmacy

Neil Coyle has used a House of Commons debate to highlight the threat to the future of a brand new pharmacy at Elephant & Castle - just days after he cut the ribbon to open it.

Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017

Alan Bishop has announced that he is to retire next year after eight years as chief executive of Southbank Centre.

Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017
South Bank's bust of Nelson Mandela given grade II listed status

South Bank's bust of Nelson Mandela given grade II listed status

The bust of former South African president Nelson Mandela outside the Royal Festival Hall has been given grade II listed status by the Government.

Coin Street eco-garden to receive funds from Tesco plastic bag levy

Coin Street family and children's centre is one of three Lambeth projects to receive a share of the cash from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative - but local people can help boost their share of the pot.

Coin Street eco-garden to receive funds from Tesco plastic bag levy
Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved

Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved

Lambeth councillors have approved plans to create dozens of new shops underneath the platforms of the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station.

Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation

The Royal Horticultural Society will no longer be represented on the Garden Bridge Trust after the retirement of Jim Gardiner.

Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation
Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site

Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site

The City of Westminster may be home to some of London's most valuable real estate, but the city council can't resist investing in property south of the river too.

TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices

At least 35 per cent of new homes on Transport for London-owned land in Southwark Street will be 'affordable', Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said.

TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices
Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel

Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel

An Australian street artist has painted a portrait of William Shakespeare on a brick wall in Clink Street, just yards from the site of the Bankside playhouses where the Bard worked.

Garden Bridge based on 'wishful thinking': PAC chair Meg Hillier

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has submitted evidence to the review of the Garden Bridge project conducted by Dame Margaret Hodge MP.

Garden Bridge based on 'wishful thinking': PAC chair Meg Hillier
South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal

South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal

Police in Lambeth are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was seriously injured in one of a number of incidents along the South Bank.

Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register

A Victorian chapel built for a congregation of Welsh Presbyterians has been added to Historic England's Heritage at Risk register.

Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register
Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated

Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated

A plaque honouring volunteers from Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell who fought on the republican side in the Spanish Civil War has been relocated to John Harvard Library.

Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has given his clearest indication yet that he will not allow construction work on the Garden Bridge to begin if there is a chance of public money being required to meet maintenance and operational costs.

Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance
Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe

Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe

Emma Rice, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, will leave the Bankside playhouse in April 2018 as the theatre plans a return to more traditional staging for future productions.

St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced

The swing bridge which carries the Thames Path across the entrance to St Saviour's Dock is to be replaced just two decades after it was built.

St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced
St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal

St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal

The man who will be the next Lord Mayor of London gave an organ recital during the launch of an appeal to raise funds to restore the historic instrument at St George the Martyr church in The Borough.

Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission

Jude Kelly, artistic director of Southbank Centre, has been named as one of the members of a new commission to tackle persistent inequalities in the borough of Lambeth.

Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission
NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban

NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban

Patients and visitors at St Thomas' Hospital are "resistant, sometimes to the point of aggression" when asked not to smoke, an NHS boss has complained.

MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link

A West London Labour MP has used a House of Commons debate to urge the Government to back proposals for a direct train service between Waterloo and Heathrow Airport.

MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link
Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash

Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash

Waterloo Road, The Cut and Baylis Road were closed to traffic early on Saturday morning after a collision between a private hire vehicle and a Smart car.

11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station

Detectives are appealing for information after a young girl was sexually assaulted by a man whilst walking through Waterloo Underground Station.

11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station
Body-worn cameras for Guy's & St Thomas' security staff

Body-worn cameras for Guy's & St Thomas' security staff

Security staff at SE1's NHS hospitals are being issued with body-worn cameras after attacks on nurses and other frontline workers increased by more than a quarter in the last year.

Call for tourist tax as Waterloo has more hotel rooms than voters

A Lambeth councillor has called for the introduction of a 'tourist tax' to recognise the impact that hotel guests have on local streets and services.

Call for tourist tax as Waterloo has more hotel rooms than voters
Lower Marsh and The Cut: Britain's best high street?

Lower Marsh and The Cut: Britain's best high street?

Lower Marsh and The Cut in Waterloo have been shortlisted in the London category of a competition to find Britain's best high streets.

Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has admitted that he faces a dilemma over whether to continue to back the Garden Bridge project.

Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma
Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation

Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have officially backed proposals to add Waterloo and the South Bank to the Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency, whilst Labour has made counter-proposals which keep Bishop's ward as part of a Vauxhall seat.

Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams

Five armed response vehicles rushed to Long Lane on Friday night after local residents reported gunshots and screams.

Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams
Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

Several hundred taxi drivers brought traffic on Blackfriars Road to a halt on Thursday lunchtime in a protest outside the offices of Transport for London.

'Boutique hotel' plan for old Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street

Developers Frontier Estates have revealed plans to build a hotel on the site of the former Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street.

'Boutique hotel' plan for old Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street
The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street

The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street

A 110-seater studio theatre has opened in a former car park underneath the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark Street.

Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week

York Road in Waterloo will be closed to northbound traffic for around a week from 9pm on Tuesday while SGN carry out emergency gas repairs.

Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week
December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's

December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's

The new full-size Sainsbury's store at Elephant & Castle will open by the end of the year, the supermarket chain has confirmed.

Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO

A National Audit Office investigation into the central Government funding for the Garden Bridge has found that ministers went against advice from their civil servants when making decisions to back the project.

Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO
Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans

Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited St Saviour's and St Olave's School at Bricklayers Arms on Monday to launch his revised plans for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan

Lambeth's cabinet has approved proposals for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat illegal gambling on Westminster Bridge and around the South Bank.

Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan
William, Kate and Harry at London Eye for World Mental Health Day

William, Kate and Harry at London Eye for World Mental Health Day

Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the South Bank on Monday as part of their 'Heads Together' campaign to reduce the stigma around mental health problems.

Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew

A man has been arrested after a piece of vital life-saving equipment was stolen from an ambulance service crew in Bermondsey.

Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew
Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march

Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march

Waterloo residents fighting the Garden Bridge joined a coalition of pressure groups in Brixton on Saturday for a rally and march in protest at Lambeth Council's handling of numerous local issues.

TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion

Transport for London is to curtail bus route 47 at Dockhead for the next three months as a 'mitigation' measure to ease the congestion caused by the closure of Tower Bridge

TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion
Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services

Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited Waterloo Station on Friday morning to mark the launch of Night Tube services on the Jubilee line and announce the introduction of overnight Northern line services next month.

Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a man from Essex who disappeared from London Bridge Station on Wednesday morning.

Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station
Ancient monument status for Hope Playhouse and Bankside bear-baiting pits

Ancient monument status for Hope Playhouse and Bankside bear-baiting pits

The remains of the Hope Playhouse and three of Bankside's notorious bear-baiting pits have been scheduled as an ancient monument by the Government.

Tower Bridge closure congestion 'not as bad as we thought' - TfL

Transport for London says that the impact of the closure of Tower Bridge on traffic in surrounding areas has been less bad than expected.

Tower Bridge closure congestion 'not as bad as we thought' - TfL
TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction

TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on its revised plans for the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Tanner Street.

Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks

Vodafone has been fined after pleading guilty to offences linked to roadworks in Borough High Street and St Thomas Street earlier this year.

Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks
Councillor's sponsored swim to raise funds for the Dragon Cafe

Councillor's sponsored swim to raise funds for the Dragon Cafe

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Cllr Helen Dennis, Southwark’s deputy cabinet member for mental health, swam 3 km to raise money for the Dragon Cafe.

Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity

Sainsbury's Local on Bermondsey Square has selected Southwark-based Dimbleby Cancer Care as its charity of the year.

Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity
Two injured in Union Street fight

Two injured in Union Street fight

Two people were taken to hospital after a fight in Union Street early on Sunday morning.

£160m Cancer Centre at Guy's welcomes first patients

The new Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital welcomed its first patients this week.

£160m Cancer Centre at Guy's welcomes first patients
Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins

A three-month closure of Tower Bridge to road traffic - to allow the decking on the bascules to be replaced - began on Saturday morning.

Double-deck buses introduced on route 42

Bus route 42 - previously operated with single-decker buses - has now been converted to use double-deck buses.

Double-deck buses introduced on route 42
St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park: have your say

St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park: have your say

Regular visitors to St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park near Tower Bridge are being invited to contribute their views in two surveys.

Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has used a speech at Southwark Cathedral to call for Londoners to get to know their neighbours better.

Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds
AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth

AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth

An AK-47 assault rifle as been found concealed in undergrowth in Webber Row near Waterloo.

TfL plans to extend bus route 388 to the Elephant but curtail 100

Transport for London has launched a consultation on plans to extend bus route 388 from Blackfriars Station to Elephant & Castle but curtail route 100 in the Square Mile.

TfL plans to extend bus route 388 to the Elephant but curtail 100
Lambeth drops Punch & Judy act after Jeremy Corbyn 'devil' claim

Lambeth drops Punch & Judy act after Jeremy Corbyn 'devil' claim

Lambeth Council has apologised after claims that a Punch and Judy show at a council-run event in Waterloo likened Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to the devil.

Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive

Sheep have been run across London Bridge as part of a sheep drive organised by the Woolmen's Company.

Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive
Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change

Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change

Rabbis, priests, Muslim campaigners and government policy advisers gathered for the inaugural conference of Faith for the Climate at St John's Waterloo last week.

Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge was closed during the early morning on Saturday for filming of the Transformers 5 movie.

Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge
Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall

Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall

When Herzog and de Meuron designed Tate Modern's new Switch House extension, they didn't consider that visitors would be unable to resist the temptation to walk along the narrow perimiter wall.

LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark

London South Bank University is looking for a developer for a major scheme at its Technopark building at the Elephant & Castle to provide new facilities and a "significant capital receipt".

LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark
The Coronet to stay open for another year

The Coronet to stay open for another year

The Coronet nightclub at Elephant & Castle has won a year's extension to its lease and will remain open throughout 2017.

£125,000 - is this SE1's most expensive parking space?

A South Bank parking space has been put up for sale with an asking price of £125,000.

£125,000 - is this SE1's most expensive parking space?
Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls

Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls

More than 200 students had to evacuate their halls of residence after a fire which is believed to have been caused by a hairdryer.

Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ

Striking security guards from Metropolitan Police sites have taken their protest to the offices of the private company that employs them.

Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ
Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech

Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech

Prince William visited The View from the Shard on Thursday to make a speech about the illegal trade in wildlife.

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed Dame Margaret Hodge to conduct a review of the controversial Garden Bridge project.

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project
Sadiq Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards

Sadiq Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan dropped in at Borough Market on Wednesday night for the Urban Food Awards.

Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has backed a campaign for a blue plaque on Waterloo Bridge to honour the women said to have worked on the construction project during World War II.

Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge
Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside neighbours

Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside neighbours

Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota has advised residents of Neo Bankside to put up blinds or net curtains after Tate Modern faced complaints from the adjacent luxury development about gallery visitors gawping at their homes.

Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ

A feminist group staged a protest at Southwark's cabinet meeting on Tuesday to highlight claims that the council is failing victims of domestic violence.

Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ
Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue

Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue

The controversial new Waterloo Library received its official opening on Tuesday when Lambeth council leader Lib Peck visited the Oasis Centre.

Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival

The tenth Bermondsey Street Festival took place on Saturday, with crowds of thousands enjoying the party in the street and nearby parks.

Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival
Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police

Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police

Armed police spent three hours outside a block of flats in Waterloo on Friday morning after a balcony collapsed.

The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago

The foundation stone for the Royal Cobourg Theatre - now better known as The Old Vic - was laid 200 years ago on Wednesday.

The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago
Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup

Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup

Most of SE1 will share a member of Parliament if the initial proposals from the Boundary Commission for England are adopted.

Peal of bells at St George's to honour local man killed in WWI

Bellringers attempted a peal of bells at St George the Martyr on Friday evening in honour of a local man who was killed exactly 100 years ago in the Battle of the Somme.

Peal of bells at St George's to honour local man killed in WWI
Minister backs 'iconic' Garden Bridge; Hoey blasts 'cosy cartel'

Minister backs 'iconic' Garden Bridge; Hoey blasts 'cosy cartel'

Transport minister Andrew Jones told the House of Commons on Wednesday night that building the "iconic" Garden Bridge "will show that London is open for business".

Patricia Moberly, former Guy's & St Thomas' chair, has died

Dr Patricia Moberly, who chaired the trust that runs Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals for more than a decade, has died after a long illness, aged 77.

Patricia Moberly, former Guy's & St Thomas' chair, has died
Lambeth cabinet WON'T make final Garden Bridge decision after all

Lambeth cabinet WON'T make final Garden Bridge decision after all

Last week we reported that a final decision on whether to allow the Garden Bridge to use Lambeth Council-owned land on the South Bank would be made by councillors in November.

London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved

Plans to turn a disused fire brigade workshop just off Albert Embankment into a pop-up museum and event space have been approved by Lambeth councillors.

London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved
New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'

New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'

Plans for a new home for the historic collections of the Church of England - to be built in the gardens of Lambeth Palace - have been revealed by the Church Commissioners.

Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings

Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith came to Waterloo on Tuesday night for hustings organised by faith groups.

Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings
St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth

St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth

A scheme to redevelop a semi-derelict part of St Thomas' Hospital has been approved by Lambeth's planning applications committee despite concerns from Historic England.

London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street

Just days after St Thomas Street reopened to pedestrians, it was closed off again on Tuesday evening after a burst main sent jets of water into the air.

London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street
Bladerunner: Royal Navy tests 'drone boat' on the Thames

Bladerunner: Royal Navy tests 'drone boat' on the Thames

The Royal Navy tested an unmanned boat on the River Thames in London on Monday.

Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation

Hundreds of people attended a Mass of thanksgiving at St George's Cathedral on Monday following Sunday's canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation
Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge

Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge

A large-scale floating art installation can be seen alongside the Millennium Bridge this month as part of the annual Totally Thames festival.

Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May

The latest breakdown of funds raised for the Garden Bridge project shows that the total amount pledged for the scheme has dropped by £14 million since May.

Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May
Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease

Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease

A crucial decision on whether to allow the Garden Bridge to be built on land on the South Bank will be taken by Lambeth councillors in two months' time.

Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO

Lambeth Council is inviting local residents and businesses to comment on plans to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat illegal gambling on Westminster Bridge and the Golden Jubilee Footbridges.

Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO
Electric buses on routes 507 & 521 boast at-seat USB chargers

Electric buses on routes 507 & 521 boast at-seat USB chargers

A new fleet of electric buses is being introduced on two busy commuter bus routes serving Waterloo Station.

Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed

Further details of arrangements for motorists and cyclists during the three-month closure of Tower Bridge have been revealed.

Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed
London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open

London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open

The first part of the new ground-level concourse at London Bridge Station opened to the public this weekend.

Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt

Train services to and from Waterloo were suspended for a time on Sunday afternoon while firefighters dealt with a blaze just outside the station.

Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt
Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity

Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the YoungMinds Parents Helpline headquarters in Southwark on Thursday as part of their Heads Together campaign.

Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October

The Night Tube service will come to SE1 for the first time when a 24-hour weekend service is introduced on the Jubilee line from 7 October.

Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October
Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms

Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle joined local members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) on Saturday for a tour of pubs in the constituency.

Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers

Volunteers armed with speed guns recorded 40 drivers breaking the 20 mph speed limit in Bermondsey's Grange Road in just two hours.

Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers
'Magical' Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m

'Magical' Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m

The Garden Bridge will cost an extra £10 million to build and will be at least a year late, the chairman of the charity backing the scheme has confirmed.

Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to Old Kent Road between Cooper's Road and Malt Street that it claims will benefit cyclists, bus passengers, pedestrians and motorists.

Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme
Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved

Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved

Plans for a rooftop private members' club on Albert Embankment with views of the Houses of Parliament have been approved by Lambeth councillors.

Waterloo gains Stansted coach link (but loses Heathrow & Gatwick)

A quiet revolution in transport links between SE1 and London's airports has taken place this summer.

Waterloo gains Stansted coach link (but loses Heathrow & Gatwick)
St Thomas' Hospital stars in 'Missing Type' hunt for blood donors

St Thomas' Hospital stars in 'Missing Type' hunt for blood donors

St Thomas' Hospital features in a new TV advert to help NHS Blood and Transplant recruit new blood donors.

Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has conceded that the Garden Bridge might never be built - but he is reluctant to pull the plug when so much public cash has already been spent.

Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan
Jeremy Corbyn at London Bridge to call for rail nationalisation

Jeremy Corbyn at London Bridge to call for rail nationalisation

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited London Bridge Station on Tuesday morning to call for rail and bus services to be returned to public sector ownership and operation.

Tower Bridge Road air quality limits 'regularly breached'

Air quality limits for nitrogen dioxide are regularly breached at monitoring stations along Tower Bridge Road, Southwark Council has revealed.

Tower Bridge Road air quality limits 'regularly breached'
'Racial assault' at Elephant & Castle: police launch appeal

'Racial assault' at Elephant & Castle: police launch appeal

British Transport Police officers investigating what is described as a racially aggravated common assault at Elephant & Castle tube station have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace.

Nexus Health Group: launch of GP practice for 60,000 patients

Four NHS GP practices spanning SE1, SE17, SE5 and SE15 have merged to create the Nexus Health Group.

Nexus Health Group: launch of GP practice for 60,000 patients
King's College joins Guy's Hospital in cross-campus smoking ban

King's College joins Guy's Hospital in cross-campus smoking ban

King's College London will ban smoking on its Guy's Campus at London Bridge from Monday 5 September, bringing the college into line with neighbouring Guy's Hospital.

Metropolitan Police seek 'secure facility' at Elephant & Castle

The Metropolitan Police has called on Southwark Council to negotiate space for a new police station as part of a major development at the Elephant & Castle.

Metropolitan Police seek 'secure facility' at Elephant & Castle
Tower Bridge Care Home rated 'good' by watchdog

Tower Bridge Care Home rated 'good' by watchdog

Tower Bridge Care Home at Bricklayers Arms has achieved a 'good' rating from the Care Quality Commission, a year after it was placed in special measures.

CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank

Dozens of brightly decorated fibreglass cows are dotted around Surrey as part of CowParade Surrey this summer - but two have escaped the herd in search of not-so-green pastures in Waterloo and the South Bank.

CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank
Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched

Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched

A design competition is now under way for the Bankside Boardwalk – a temporary structure to be built in Lavington Street.

Jon Findlay to be chief operating officer of Guy's & St Thomas'

Jon Findlay has been appointed as chief operating officer of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Jon Findlay to be chief operating officer of Guy's & St Thomas'
Forest named after firefighter killed in 1861 Tooley Street blaze

Forest named after firefighter killed in 1861 Tooley Street blaze

A woodland in Rainham has been named in honour of James Braidwood, the pioneering chief fire officer killed whilst tackling a massive blaze in Tooley Street in 1861.

Darren Henaghan to succeed Keith Davis as Borough Market MD

The Trustees of Borough Market have named Darren Henaghan as the market's next managing director.

Darren Henaghan to succeed Keith Davis as Borough Market MD
TfL hails 'great success' of Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway

TfL hails 'great success' of Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway

On Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge, cyclist numbers have increased by 55 per cent, according to Transport for London.

Khan to press Government over noisy helicopters along the Thames

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that he is "concerned" about the current lack of regulation to protect Londoners from noise nuisance caused by helicopters.

Khan to press Government over noisy helicopters along the Thames
HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners

HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners

HMS President - a familiar sight on the Thames near Blackfriars Bridge for more than nine decades - faces an uncertain future.

London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage

Around 20,000 historic items in the London Fire Brigade Museum collection have been painstakingly packed away over the last month as preparations for the redevelopment of the site continue.

London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage
Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award

Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award

A member of the public who rescued a suicidal woman who jumped into the River Thames from the Albert Embankment has been presented with an award by the Metropolitan Police commissioner.

Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat

SE1 could lose one of its two remaining crown Post Office branches under plans to seek "potential franchise partners" for the Blackfriars Road office.

Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat
Firefighters rescue 19 from South Bank Starflyer ride

Firefighters rescue 19 from South Bank Starflyer ride

19 people were rescued from the Starflyer on the South Bank on Sunday evening when the fairground ride broke down.

Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 borough elections

Final details of the new ward boundaries for the borough of Southwark to be introduced at the 2018 local elections have been revealed.

Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 borough elections
Morley College to build bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border

Morley College to build bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border

Morley College has won permission to build a bridge spanning the boundary between Lambeth and Southwark.

Mercato Metropolitano: Italian market opens on Newington Causeway

An Italian market, supermarket and food and drink venue has opened on Newington Causeway.

Mercato Metropolitano: Italian market opens on Newington Causeway
Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library

Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library

Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh has closed its doors for the last time as Lambeth Council prepares to replace it with a self-service library in the nearby Oasis Centre.

Co-op sells Great Dover Street store to McColl's

The Co-op is to sell its Great Dover Street convenience store to McColl's.

Co-op sells Great Dover Street store to McColl's
New crossings at Tower Bridge Rd / Queen Elizabeth St junction

New crossings at Tower Bridge Rd / Queen Elizabeth St junction

Transport for London has launched an official consultation on plans to alter the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Queen Elizabeth Street.

Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment

The former Royal Standard pub on the Rockingham Estate is to be redeveloped after Southwark Council agreed to sell the freehold of the site.

Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment
Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral

Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral

A dignified gathering of family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries filled Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday to mourn, honour and celebrate the life of Sam King MBE.

Tesco Old Kent Road 'ransacked' in 'terrifying' incident

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an incident in Burgess Park and Tesco in Old Kent Road on Tuesday night.

Tesco Old Kent Road 'ransacked' in 'terrifying' incident
Prince Harry has HIV test at Burrell Street clinic

Prince Harry has HIV test at Burrell Street clinic

Prince Harry visited a sexual health clinic under a railway arch in Southwark on Thursday.

Judges from Southwark courts assemble at cathedral for service

The Southwark Judiciary has held it first Legal Service at Southwark Cathedral.

Judges from Southwark courts assemble at cathedral for service
Southwark names more potential sites for new council homes

Southwark names more potential sites for new council homes

Southwark Council has published a further list of potential sites for the development of new council homes as part of its commitment to build 11,000 dwellings.

Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017

Lambeth North Underground Station is now closed until February 2017 whilst the lifts are replaced.

Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017
Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved

Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved

Proposals to redevelop the warren of railway arches formerly occupied by the Vinopolis wine attraction have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light

Southwark councillors have approved plans for 408 private flats in buildings up to 40 storeys high to be located next to Elephant & Castle's Bakerloo line tube station.

40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light
18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated

18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated

Bus route 53 - which has been curtailed at Lambeth North for the past 18 months - will be reinstated to run across Westminster Bridge to Whitehall from 23 July.

Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny

Lib Dem councillors have 'called in' proposals for a new Quietway cycle route between Blackfriars Road and Tower Bridge Road.

Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny
Dozens at rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn at Elephant & Castle

Dozens at rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn at Elephant & Castle

Between 60 and 70 people joined a rally in support of embattled Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre on Monday evening.

Solar panels installed on top of South Bank Tower

Some of the highest solar panels in the UK have been installed on top of the South Bank Tower.

Solar panels installed on top of South Bank Tower
New Kent Road school features in National Portrait Gallery show

New Kent Road school features in National Portrait Gallery show

A long-exposure photograph featuring 180 pupils of St Saviour's and St Olave's School at Bricklayers Arms is on show at the National Portrait Gallery this summer.

Controlled parking zone C2 - consultation launched

Southwark Council is inviting residents and businesses in the C2 controlled parking zone to comment on potential changes to current on-street parking rules.

Controlled parking zone C2 - consultation launched
Lower Marsh library to become 'creative hub' under Lambeth plan

Lower Marsh library to become 'creative hub' under Lambeth plan

Lambeth Council has revealed new details of its intentions for the current Waterloo Library building after the service moves to the Oasis Centre later this month.

Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos

The 13th annual Waterloo Carnival procession made its way along Lower Marsh, Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road on Friday lunchtime.

Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos
Lifeguard shortage leads to lane closures at new swimming pool

Lifeguard shortage leads to lane closures at new swimming pool

Swimmers turning up at the Elephant & Castle's brand new pool in recent weeks have been disappointed to find part of the pool out of bounds due to a shortage of trained lifeguards.

Little Waitrose opens at South Bank Tower, Stamford Street

The borough of Southwark gained its first Waitrose branch on Thursday when the upmarket supermarket chain opened a convenience store in Stamford Street.

Little Waitrose opens at South Bank Tower, Stamford Street
Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month

Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month

A refugee family from Syria will move into a cottage in the grounds of Lambeth Palace next month, the deputy leader of the council has confirmed.

Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade through Southwark

The London Fire Brigade marked its 150th anniversary with a parade through the streets of SE1 from its former headquarters to Southwark Cathedral.

Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade through Southwark
Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for public inquiry

Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for public inquiry

A public inquiry into plans for a 30-storey tower inspired by the rocket that took cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to space in 1961 will be held next Spring.

Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he does not intend to revive the Cross River Tram project cancelled by his predecessor Boris Johnson.

Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme
Two sculptures stolen from Guy Street Park exhibition

Two sculptures stolen from Guy Street Park exhibition

Two sculptures created during community art workshops in Guy Street Park have been stolen from an open-air exhibition in the gardens.

Woolwich Ferry comes to Tower Bridge

Listeners to travel news bulletins on LBC or BBC Radio London will be used to hearing about delays involving Tower Bridge or the Woolwich Ferry.

Woolwich Ferry comes to Tower Bridge
Maxine Peake on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration

Maxine Peake on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration

Actress Maxine Peake was among the guests at this year's ceremony in Jubilee Gardens to remember the British and Commonwealth volunteers who fought in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.

Police outside Neil Coyle's surgery but 'protest' doesn't happen

Four police officers spent Friday afternoon close to the Tower Bridge Road office of Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle after he claimed that a protest in support of embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was to take place during his weekly surgery.

Police outside Neil Coyle's surgery but 'protest' doesn't happen
Mary Seacole statue unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital

Mary Seacole statue unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital

A statue of Mary Seacole - the Jamaican-born woman who cared for wounded soldiers in the Crimean war - has been unveiled in the gardens of St Thomas' Hospital on the South Bank.

Waterloo scheme offers 'digital boot camp' for Lambeth young adults

Aged 18-30 and resident in Lambeth? Interested in building an app for the Strive Festival at Southbank Centre? Then a digital boot camp run by The Bridge at Waterloo could be for you.

Waterloo scheme offers 'digital boot camp' for Lambeth young adults
Waterloo International 'should be given listed status'

Waterloo International 'should be given listed status'

A group which campaigns to preserve the best of the 20th century's architecture has called for Sir Nicholas Grimshaw's Waterloo International Terminal to be given listed status.

TfL to trial 'mini zebra crossings' on Blackfriars Road bike lane

An experimental 'mini zebra crossing' will be installed on the cycle superhighway in Blackfriars Road this summer, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said.

TfL to trial 'mini zebra crossings' on Blackfriars Road bike lane
Borough High Street gains long-awaited pelican crossing

Borough High Street gains long-awaited pelican crossing

After a long campaign, pedestrian lights have finally been installed on Borough High Street at the junction with Trinity Street and Great Suffolk Street.

Sadiq Khan sidesteps call for review of Elephant & Castle traffic

Sadiq Khan has rejected a call from Lambeth and Southwark's new City Hall representative for an 'urgent review' of the new Elephant & Castle road layout - but has pledged to continue to monitor the effect of the changes on traffic flow.

Sadiq Khan sidesteps call for review of Elephant & Castle traffic
St Thomas' Hospital steps up campaign over Westminster Bridge cycle lane

St Thomas' Hospital steps up campaign over Westminster Bridge cycle lane

The NHS trust which runs St Thomas' Hospital has stepped up its battle with Transport for London over plans for segregated cycle lanes on Westminster Bridge.

Sadiq Khan rejects call to remove EU flag from City Hall

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged that the Greater London Authority "will continue to fly the EU flag outside City Hall" despite the UK's Brexit vote.

Sadiq Khan rejects call to remove EU flag from City Hall
Brexit backer Kate Hoey MP answers critics amid by-election calls

Brexit backer Kate Hoey MP answers critics amid by-election calls

In an interview with the London SE1 website Kate Hoey MP has responded to critics of her pro-Brexit stance who are calling for her to resign and trigger a by-election.

Neil Coyle MP resigns from Jeremy Corbyn's team

Bermondsey & Old Southwark's Labour MP Neil Coyle has joined the exodus from Jeremy Corbyn's team by quitting as parliamentary private secretary to the shadow leader of the House of Commons.

Neil Coyle MP resigns from Jeremy Corbyn's team
Tower Bridge closure: Sadiq Khan raises congestion 'concerns'

Tower Bridge closure: Sadiq Khan raises congestion 'concerns'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that he has concerns about the impact on traffic of the three-month closure of Tower Bridge at the end of this year.

Garden Museum plans to open Lambeth church tower to public

The Garden Museum has launched an appeal to raise £50,000 to enable the tower of the former church of St Mary-at-Lambeth to be opened to the public.

Garden Museum plans to open Lambeth church tower to public
Ofsted finds improvement at Lewisham Southwark College

Ofsted finds improvement at Lewisham Southwark College

The further education college for Southwark has had its Ofsted rating upgraded from 'inadequate' to 'requires improvement'.

London Bridge businesses offer £60k boost to BOST sports garden

Businesses in London Bridge have chosen to support the Marlborough Sports Garden in Union Street with £20,000 a year over the next three years.

London Bridge businesses offer £60k boost to BOST sports garden
Random shooting at Elephant & Castle in 1958: TV firm seeks info

Random shooting at Elephant & Castle in 1958: TV firm seeks info

Researchers for an Irish television series are seeking information about a shooting at the Elephant & Castle in 1958 in which a man's life was saved by a cigarette packet.

Cross River Tram: Green AM asks Sadiq to review project

A Green Party member of the London Assembly has asked new mayor of London Sadiq Khan to review the business case for a tram service via Waterloo Bridge and Elephant & Castle.

Cross River Tram: Green AM asks Sadiq to review project
Castle Centre: Everyone Active replaces Fusion after seven weeks

Castle Centre: Everyone Active replaces Fusion after seven weeks

Just seven weeks after the Castle Centre at Elephant & Castle opened its doors, management of the £20 million new leisure complex has passed from Fusion to Everyone Active.

Waterloo Library to leave Lower Marsh in mid-July

Waterloo Library will close in its current form in mid-July, Lambeth Council has confirmed.

Waterloo Library to leave Lower Marsh in mid-July
Horse-drawn mail coach at George Inn to celebrate Royal Mail 500

Horse-drawn mail coach at George Inn to celebrate Royal Mail 500

A horse-drawn replica mail coach visited the George Inn in Borough High Street as part of Royal Mail's 500th anniversary celebrations.

Brexit battle on the Thames as leave and remain boats clash

The EU referendum campaign burst into life on the River Thames on Wednesday morning when a 'Fishing for Leave' flotilla of fishing vessels arrived at Tower Bridge.

Brexit battle on the Thames as leave and remain boats clash
Lambeth North tube station to close for seven months

Lambeth North tube station to close for seven months

Lambeth North Station will be closed for seven months from mid-July to mid-February, London Underground has announced.

Quietway 1 Waterloo to Greenwich cycle route opened

London's first Quietway back-street cycle route - linking Waterloo with Greenwich - has now opened.

Quietway 1 Waterloo to Greenwich cycle route opened
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: council to draw up masterplan

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: council to draw up masterplan

Local residents have been invited to comment on the future of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park as Southwark Council prepares to draw up a new masterplan for one of SE1's largest open spaces.

Bankside neighbourhood plan: last chance to comment

People who live and work in the Bankside area have been invited to comment on a new neighbourhood planning document.

Bankside neighbourhood plan: last chance to comment
The Illuminated River: Sadiq endorses Boris-backed bridges plan

The Illuminated River: Sadiq endorses Boris-backed bridges plan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a competition to find an artist to design a lighting art scheme for the 17 current and future bridges across the Thames between Albert Bridge and Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge: details of 3-month road closure confirmed

Tower Bridge will be closed to road traffic for three months at the end of this year, the City of London Corporation has confirmed.

Tower Bridge: details of 3-month road closure confirmed
Latest plans for Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and LCC sites

Latest plans for Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and LCC sites

The latest plans for the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and the London College of Communication have gone on show.

BFI revives plan for film centre next to Jubilee Gardens

The British Film Institute has received an offer of £87 million from an unnamed investor to kickstart its plans to build a new International Centre for Film, TV and the Moving Image on the South Bank.

BFI revives plan for film centre next to Jubilee Gardens
Garden Bridge 'cheaper to build than cancel' claims Sadiq Khan

Garden Bridge 'cheaper to build than cancel' claims Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has reaffirmed his support for the Garden Bridge, despite concerns raised by some of his Labour colleagues at City Hall.

RMS St Helena cargo ship to visit Pool of London

Princess Anne will visit the RMS St Helena when it is moored alongside HMS Belfast as part of a farewell tour next month.

RMS St Helena cargo ship to visit Pool of London
Peabody and Ministry of Sound fall out over Borough Triangle

Peabody and Ministry of Sound fall out over Borough Triangle

Plans by Peabody to build homes and new premises for the Ministry of Sound nightclub have collapsed in an acrimonious dispute between the two parties.

Borough Market's Cookbook Club offers free places to SE1 locals

Borough Market has launched a 'Cookbook Club' to bring SE1 locals and Londoners together to share food inspired by classic recipe books.

Borough Market's Cookbook Club offers free places to SE1 locals
Date set for unveiling of Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'

Date set for unveiling of Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'

A statue of Mary Seacole - the Jamaican-born woman best known for her care and hospitality to British soldiers in the Crimean War - will be unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital on Thursday 30 June.

Dockhead Fire Station: firefighters move in to new building

Ten years after plans to rebuild Dockhead Fire Station were first announced, firefighters have moved in to their new premises.

Dockhead Fire Station: firefighters move in to new building
Sumner Street: council unveils car-free gateway to Tate Modern

Sumner Street: council unveils car-free gateway to Tate Modern

The new-look section of Sumner Street south of Tate Modern has been officially opened by Southwark Council.

Garden Bridge: hundreds at protest meeting but Sadiq presses on

London's new mayor Sadiq Khan has indicated that he will back the controversial Garden Bridge as he pledged to "let the sunshine in" on the project.

Garden Bridge: hundreds at protest meeting but Sadiq presses on
Mayor to 'fast track' development next to Cross Bones Graveyard

Mayor to 'fast track' development next to Cross Bones Graveyard

London's new mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to 'fast track' the development of more than 100 homes on land in Southwark Street owned by Transport for London.

Bus route 95 recreated with vintage RTW vehicles

Vintage buses carried passengers through the streets of SE1 on Saturday.

Bus route 95 recreated with vintage RTW vehicles
Sir Terence Conran granted freedom of Southwark

Sir Terence Conran granted freedom of Southwark

Sir Terence Conran has been granted the honorary freedom of the Borough of Southwark in recognition of his role in the regeneration of Butler's Wharf at Shad Thames.

Racial assault on train from London Bridge: police appeal

British Transport Police officers are appealing for information regarding an alleged racially aggravated assault on board a train between London Bridge and Brighton.

Racial assault on train from London Bridge: police appeal
Fire at St Matthew's Court in New Kent Road

Fire at St Matthew's Court in New Kent Road

New Kent Road was closed to traffic on Monday night while firefighters tackled a blaze on the top floor of St Matthew's Court.

Victory Day wreath-laying at Soviet War Memorial

The Mayor of Southwark and the Russian ambassador joined the annual Victory Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Monday morning.

Victory Day wreath-laying at Soviet War Memorial
Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement

Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement

Wooden decking on a railway bridge near Elephant & Castle caught fire on Sunday evening, sending hot ashes onto a pavement where pedestrians were walking.

Sadiq Khan begins mayoralty with Southwark Cathedral ceremony

Sadiq Khan, the new Labour Mayor of London, chose Southwark Cathedral as the setting for a ceremony where he signed the formal declaration of acceptance of office.

Sadiq Khan begins mayoralty with Southwark Cathedral ceremony
The Castle: Elephant's new leisure centre is open at last

The Castle: Elephant's new leisure centre is open at last

Six people queued in the spring sunshine at 7am on Saturday morning to be among the first to visit The Castle, the new leisure centre at Elephant & Castle.

Tooley Street closed eastbound till 2018 for London Bridge works

From this weekend, Tooley Street will be part-closed to eastbound motor traffic until February 2018 for work on the redevelopment of London Bridge Station.

Tooley Street closed eastbound till 2018 for London Bridge works
Tory MP blasts 'noisy and polluting' London Duck Tours

Tory MP blasts 'noisy and polluting' London Duck Tours

A Conservative MP has accused the operators of tourist excursions using amphibious vehicles of causing a "real disruption to the lives of residents" in SE1.

Shell Centre: construction starts on Southbank Place development

The foundations are now being laid for more than 800 homes and new office space on the Shell Centre site in Waterloo.

Shell Centre: construction starts on Southbank Place development
SE1 estate agent fined for aiding and abetting housing fraud

SE1 estate agent fined for aiding and abetting housing fraud

An SE1-based letting agent has been fined for its part in the illegal subletting of a council flat in Brixton.

Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge now open in full

The first phase of the North-South Cycle Superhighway was opened to the public on Thursday when the barriers came down on the section from Blackfriars Bridge to Farringdon Street.

Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge now open in full
Elephant & Castle: segregated cycle lanes now open

Elephant & Castle: segregated cycle lanes now open

Nearly five months after the Elephant & Castle roundabout was reconfigured, new segregated cycle lanes have finally opened at the junction.

Education secretary praises 'brilliant' Charles Dickens School

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has praised the "absolutely brilliant" Charles Dickens Primary School whilst answering a question from Neil Coyle MP in the Commons.

Education secretary praises 'brilliant' Charles Dickens School
St George in Southwark Festival returns for 2016

St George in Southwark Festival returns for 2016

The St George in Southwark Festival - founded in 2007 to bring together local celebrations of England's patron saint in an inclusive and multicultural setting - returned on Saturday with a full programme.

Dragon Cafe founder Sarah Wheeler has died

Sarah Wheeler, founder of Mental Fight Club, the Dragon Cafe and the St George in Southwark Festival, has died from cancer.

Dragon Cafe founder Sarah Wheeler has died
Boris lowers funding hurdle for Garden Bridge upkeep guarantee

Boris lowers funding hurdle for Garden Bridge upkeep guarantee

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has reduced the fundraising threshold that the Garden Bridge Trust has to reach before the bridge's future maintenance will be guaranteed by the taxpayer.

Garden Bridge: lease decision upheld by Lambeth councillors

Lambeth's overview & scrutiny committee has resolved by five votes to four not to block the council's controversial decision to allow South Bank land to be used for the Garden Bridge.

Garden Bridge: lease decision upheld by Lambeth councillors
Prince Philip at Southwark Cathedral for Shakespeare 400 service

Prince Philip at Southwark Cathedral for Shakespeare 400 service

The Duke of Edinburgh was the guest of honour at a service in Southwark Cathedral to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

Barack Obama visits Shakespeare's Globe

The President of the United State of America visited Bankside on Saturday to see Shakespeare's Globe on the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Barack Obama visits Shakespeare's Globe
Castle leisure centre to open on Saturday 30 April

Castle leisure centre to open on Saturday 30 April

The long-awaited new leisure centre and swimming pool at Elephant & Castle will open its doors to the public on Saturday 30 April, Southwark Council has announced.

South Bank councillors challenge 'unsound' Garden Bridge decision

Lambeth's overview & scrutiny committee will this week probe the borough's controversial decision to allow the Garden Bridge project to use publicly-owned land on the South Bank.

South Bank councillors challenge 'unsound' Garden Bridge decision
Destruction of Christ Church in the Blitz remembered 75 years on

Destruction of Christ Church in the Blitz remembered 75 years on

The Bishop of Woolwich, Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, visited Blackfriars Road on Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz bombing raid that saw Christ Church Southwark destroyed.

Saliva artwork marks start of work on Science Gallery at Guy's

The start of construction work on the new Science Gallery London at Guy's Hospital was formally marked this week by a ground-breaking ceremony with a difference.

Saliva artwork marks start of work on Science Gallery at Guy's
Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry visits Elephant & Castle

Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry visits Elephant & Castle

Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry visited Elephant & Castle this week to hear about the hopes and fears of local small business owners as the area is redeveloped.

Waterloo Library will leave Lower Marsh 'some time in June'

Waterloo Library will leave its Lower Marsh building "some time in June", Lambeth Council told local residents this week.

Waterloo Library will leave Lower Marsh 'some time in June'
Blackfriars Crown Court custody guard killer to stay in Broadmoor

Blackfriars Crown Court custody guard killer to stay in Broadmoor

A convicted criminal who kicked and killed a prison custody officer at Blackfriars Crown Court will remain at Broadmoor Hospital, a judge ruled this week.

Police put up signs to warn of phone snatchers on mopeds

Southwark Police have put up warning signs to alert pedestrians to a spate of phone snatches by thieves on mopeds in the north of the borough.

Police put up signs to warn of phone snatchers on mopeds
Value of Bermondsey Street office block jumps 154% in four years

Value of Bermondsey Street office block jumps 154% in four years

Bramah House - an office building on Bermondsey Street - has changed hands for £14.25 million.

Gordon Semple: appeal to trace man who visited Peabody flat

The detective leading the investigation into the murder of PC Gordon Semple has appealed for help to trace a man who called at the Southwark Street flat where the police officer's remains were found.

Gordon Semple: appeal to trace man who visited Peabody flat
Man charged with murder of PC Gordon Semple

Man charged with murder of PC Gordon Semple

A Southwark man has been charged with the murder of PC Gordon Semple.

CCTV images show missing Met policeman in Bankside on Friday

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Metropolitan Police officer PC Gordon Semple have released CCTV pictures showing him in the Bankside area last Friday afternoon.

CCTV images show missing Met policeman in Bankside on Friday
Boris Johnson unveils Sir Simon Milton statue at One Tower Bridge

Boris Johnson unveils Sir Simon Milton statue at One Tower Bridge

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled a statue of his former deputy, Sir Simon Milton, overlooking City Hall.

Russian space rocket tower: developers lodge appeal

The developers behind an audacious proposal to build a 30-storey tower modelled on a Russian space rocket have lodged an appeal against Southwark Council's decision to veto the scheme.

Russian space rocket tower: developers lodge appeal
Lambeth joins Southwark in setting 20 mph speed limit

Lambeth joins Southwark in setting 20 mph speed limit

This week Lambeth Council introduced a 20 mph speed limit on roads it controls.

Qatar becomes part-owner of Elephant & Castle development

The development nearing completion at the corner of New Kent Road and Elephant Road is be part of a new joint venture between Qatari Diar, Delancey and APG.

Qatar becomes part-owner of Elephant & Castle development
Lambeth's Garden Bridge decision to face scrutiny

Lambeth's Garden Bridge decision to face scrutiny

A controversial decision to allow Lambeth Council land on the South Bank to be used for the Garden Bridge has been 'called in' for scrutiny by Lambeth councillors.

What do you think of Jubilee Gardens? Trust wants your views

The trust which runs Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank is inviting local people to comment on their experience of visiting the riverside park.

What do you think of Jubilee Gardens? Trust wants your views
Good Morning Britain cancelled due to fire at ITV's South Bank HQ

Good Morning Britain cancelled due to fire at ITV's South Bank HQ

The Good Friday edition of ITV's Good Morning Britain breakfast show never made it on air because of a fire at the company's London Television Centre.

Lambeth agrees that Garden Bridge can build on South Bank land

Cllr Jack Hopkins, Lambeth's cabinet member for jobs and growth, has signed off a controversial decision which paves the way for the Garden Bridge to take over land on the South Bank.

Lambeth agrees that Garden Bridge can build on South Bank land
Another section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open

Another section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open

Another 300-metre section of segregated cycle track on Blackfriars Road was opened on Maundy Thursday.

Guy's and St Thomas' rated 'good' by health watchdog

The trust which runs SE1's two NHS hospitals has been rated as 'good' by the Care Quality Commission.

Guy's and St Thomas' rated 'good' by health watchdog
Tower Bridge & National Theatre lit with colours of Belgian flag

Tower Bridge & National Theatre lit with colours of Belgian flag

Tower Bridge and the National Theatre were illuminated on Wednesday night in the colours of the Belgian flag as a mark of tribute to the victims of this week's terrorist attacks.

Timetable set for Waterloo Station capacity increases

The Government, Network Rail and South West Trains have set out a detailed timetable for works to extend platforms at Waterloo Station and bring the former Eurostar platforms into full use by domestic trains.

Timetable set for Waterloo Station capacity increases
Plans for 400+ homes at old Crosse & Blackwell factory approved

Plans for 400+ homes at old Crosse & Blackwell factory approved

Plans to redevelop a Bermondsey factory complex where Worcestershire Sauce and Branston Pickle were once produced have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

Taylor Wimpey gets green light for 47 homes in Rushworth Street

Southwark's planning committee has unanimously approved plans by Taylor Wimpey to build 47 new homes on the site of a small industrial estate on Rushworth Street.

Taylor Wimpey gets green light for 47 homes in Rushworth Street
Edible Bankside: BOST hands over food-growing projects to locals

Edible Bankside: BOST hands over food-growing projects to locals

A six-year project that has encouraged more than 1,200 people to grow fruit and vegetables on housing estates in SE1 came to an end with a celebratory event at Red Cross Garden on Sunday.

Strike shuts Waterloo Library as row over Lambeth plans continues

Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh was closed on Tuesday as staff went on strike in protest against Lambeth Council's plans for major cuts.

Strike shuts Waterloo Library as row over Lambeth plans continues
Neil Coyle MP resigns his Southwark Council seat

Neil Coyle MP resigns his Southwark Council seat

Cllr Neil Coyle - elected as Labour MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark last May - has resigned his seat as a Southwark councillor for Newington ward.

Fire authority picks U+I for Albert Embankment development

More than two years after ditching Native Land as its development partner for the 8 Albert Embankment complex, the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority has picked U+I to prepare new plans for the site.

Fire authority picks U+I for Albert Embankment development
New Mill Street Surgery could face relocation as lease ends

New Mill Street Surgery could face relocation as lease ends

The New Mill Street Surgery in Wolseley Street is facing an uncertain future as its lease has come to an end.

Bravery awards for soldiers who defused the 'Bermondsey bomb'

Two of the soliders who made safe a World War II bomb found on a demolition site in March 2015 are to receive a bravery award from the Queen.

Bravery awards for soldiers who defused the 'Bermondsey bomb'
Cameras to be allowed in Southwark Crown Court for 3-month trial

Cameras to be allowed in Southwark Crown Court for 3-month trial

TV cameras are to film sentencing remarks by judges at Southwark Crown Court as part of a three-month not-for-broadcast experiment.

Artist's impressions of 'cycle superhub' at Waterloo

Tranport for London has published four artist's impressions showing how a new 'cycle superhub' at Waterloo with parking spaces for thousands of bicycles could look.

Artist's impressions of 'cycle superhub' at Waterloo
Tower Bridge Care Home still 'requires improvement' finds CQC

Tower Bridge Care Home still 'requires improvement' finds CQC

The Care Quality Commission has lifted the 'special measures' status it imposed on Tower Bridge Care Home after a damning inspection last summer but the watchdog has maintained a 'requires improvement' rating in all areas.

Design Museum to close Shad Thames building on 30 June

The Design Museum has announced that it will shut its Shad Thames premises on Thursday 30 June as it prepares to move to Kensington.

Design Museum to close Shad Thames building on 30 June
Merged Southwark GP practice will be London's largest

Merged Southwark GP practice will be London's largest

Plans to create London's biggest GP practice - with more than 60,000 registered patients across North Southwark - have been approved by local NHS bosses.

Sadiq Khan visits Oasis Farm Waterloo

Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan visited Oasis Farm Waterloo on Friday morning.

Sadiq Khan visits Oasis Farm Waterloo
Motorcyclist dies in hospital after Elephant & Castle collision

Motorcyclist dies in hospital after Elephant & Castle collision

A 20-year-old man died in hospital on Wednesday after he was seriously injured in a collision at the Elephant & Castle

Feminist Library granted six-month reprieve by Southwark Council

Southwark Council has said that the Feminist Library - which was facing eviction from its Westminster Bridge Road premises - can stay rent-free for six months while it seeks a new home.

Feminist Library granted six-month reprieve by Southwark Council
TfL shows off first double-deck electric bus outside City Hall

TfL shows off first double-deck electric bus outside City Hall

The world's first purpose-built fully electric double-deck bus was unveiled outside City Hall on Tuesday.

Garden Bridge construction contract signed

"The Garden Bridge is a reality," the chairman of the trust behind the controversial new river crossing declared this week.

Garden Bridge construction contract signed
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit St Thomas' Hospital

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit St Thomas' Hospital

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited St Thomas' Hospital last week to meet an inspirational mental health campaigner.

Toilets and terrorism: Lambeth approves Garden Bridge plans

Lambeth councillors have signed off five more of the conditions attached to the planning permission for the Garden Bridge.

Toilets and terrorism: Lambeth approves Garden Bridge plans
Lewisham Southwark College could join Newcastle-based group

Lewisham Southwark College could join Newcastle-based group

Lewisham Southwark College - the further education institution with a campus in The Cut, Waterloo - is in talks with a Newcastle-based group about a potential 'distant merger'.

Sadiq Khan makes manifesto pledge to back Bakerloo line extension

Labour mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan says he will work "tirelessly" to extend the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle if he is elected to City Hall in May.

Sadiq Khan makes manifesto pledge to back Bakerloo line extension
'Handgun' is found at scene of Old Kent Road collision

'Handgun' is found at scene of Old Kent Road collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision near Tesco in Old Kent Road on Friday evening to come forward.

Moped rider 'critical' after Blackfriars Road lorry collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a moped rider was seriously injured in a collision with a refuse truck in Blackfriars Road on Thursday morning.

Moped rider 'critical' after Blackfriars Road lorry collision
Lambeth could take Garden Bridge decision behind closed doors

Lambeth could take Garden Bridge decision behind closed doors

Lambeth Council could take a crucial decision on whether to allow the Garden Bridge Trust to build on its land on the South Bank behind closed doors, despite earlier assurances it would be considered in public.

St Thomas' staff join exercise to simulate disaster at Waterloo

Staff at St Thomas' Hospital have taken part in a major emergency planning exercise based on the scenario of a tower block collapsing at Waterloo Station leading to mass casualties.

St Thomas' staff join exercise to simulate disaster at Waterloo
Disused Waterloo Eurostar terminal to become a shopping centre

Disused Waterloo Eurostar terminal to become a shopping centre

Nearly nine years after Eurostar moved to St Pancras, the Government is working on plans to create a subterranean shopping centre at the former Waterloo International Terminal.

Trinity House gets green light for Harper Road development

Plans for a development of 64 homes on Swan Street and Harper Road have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

Trinity House gets green light for Harper Road development
Melior Street Garden to share in Tesco carrier bag windfall

Melior Street Garden to share in Tesco carrier bag windfall

A small public garden in the back streets near London Bridge Station is to receive a grant from the Tesco 'Bags of Help' scheme - but shoppers will determine how much cash the garden receives.

Prince Philip to join Shakespeare 400 commemoration in Southwark

The Duke of Edinburgh is to visit Southwark to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Prince Philip to join Shakespeare 400 commemoration in Southwark
Feminist Library campaigners present petition to Southwark Council

Feminist Library campaigners present petition to Southwark Council

Campaigners fighting to save the Feminist Library from eviction from its home near St George's Circus presented a petition with 14,500 signatures to Southwark Council on Wednesday night.

Nexus - the new name for North Southwark's merged GP practices

Four North Southwark GP practices planning to merge will operate under the name Nexus if the plan is approved next month.

Nexus - the new name for North Southwark's merged GP practices
Garden Bridge funding model could be replicated, says Boris

Garden Bridge funding model could be replicated, says Boris

Boris Johnson has rebuffed criticism of the Garden Bridge procurement process, claiming that the project's delivery model is "proving successful" and could be replicated.

Two shades of grey: Garden Bridge tweaks South Bank lift shaft

After Lambeth councillors criticised the design of the proposed South Bank landing building for the Garden Bridge, Heatherwick Studio has tweaked the colour scheme to use 'quartz grey' instead of 'brown grey'.

Two shades of grey: Garden Bridge tweaks South Bank lift shaft
Revealed: the 4 SE1 junctions with worst pedestrian casualty stats

Revealed: the 4 SE1 junctions with worst pedestrian casualty stats

New figures published by the Mayor of London show the four road junctions with the highest number of pedestrian casualties in SE1 - and three of them are on Borough High Street.

Borough Market trader fined for mislabelling fruit & veg

A Borough Market trader has been fined for selling fruit and vegetables that failed to meet the statutory labelling requirements.

Borough Market trader fined for mislabelling fruit & veg
Elephant & Castle: crash victim named as Johanna (Ann) Hedger

Elephant & Castle: crash victim named as Johanna (Ann) Hedger

An elderly woman who was killed by a lorry at Elephant & Castle earlier this month has been named by police.

Canon Stephen Maslen, former Lambeth priest, dies aged 78

Canon Stephen Maslen, curate-in-charge of St Mary at Lambeth when the ancient church closed in 1972, has died at the age of 78.

Canon Stephen Maslen, former Lambeth priest, dies aged 78
Elephant & Castle tower 'will damage views from Hyde Park'

Elephant & Castle tower 'will damage views from Hyde Park'

Heritage watchdog Historic England has objected to plans for a 40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle because it will spoil views of the Westminster world heritage site from the Serpentine Bridge in Hyde Park.

Ofsted hails turnaround at Tower Bridge Primary School

Tower Bridge Primary School has been rated 'good' by Ofsted, two years after a critical report by inspectors from the education watchdog.

Ofsted hails turnaround at Tower Bridge Primary School
20-storey block will be 'foothill' to Blackfriars tower cluster

20-storey block will be 'foothill' to Blackfriars tower cluster

A proposed 20-storey office block has been described as a 'foothill' to the proposed cluster of skyscrapers at the northern end of Blackfriars Road.

Grange Road GP Practice placed under 'special measures'

The Care Quality Commission has placed the Grange Road Practice into special measures after inspectors found 'significant areas of concern'.

Grange Road GP Practice placed under 'special measures'
Mayor of Lambeth opens revamped Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road

Mayor of Lambeth opens revamped Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road

The Mayor of Lambeth was the guest of honour at the official re-opening of the refurbished Sainsbury's Local store in Waterloo Road on Monday.

Pedestrian hit by truck in Blackfriars Road

A woman was rushed to hospital on Monday afternoon after she was hit by a tipper truck in Blackfriars Road.

Pedestrian hit by truck in Blackfriars Road
Four GP practices in North Southwark plan super-merger

Four GP practices in North Southwark plan super-merger

Four GP practices operating from eight locations in SE1, SE17, SE5 and SE15 are planning to merge to form a single NHS medical practice this summer.

Blackfriars Settlement's Charles Browne publishes poetry book

Charles Browne, a volunteer at Blackfriars Settlement, has published a book of his poetry.

Blackfriars Settlement's Charles Browne publishes poetry book
Artists' studios could be created underneath Waterloo Bridge

Artists' studios could be created underneath Waterloo Bridge

Southbank Centre is working on plans to turn 31,000 sq ft of unused space under the southern end of Waterloo Bridge into a new complex of artists' studios, galleries and cafes.

Lower Marsh shipping container hotel plan back on track

Plans for a hotel in Lower Marsh to be built out of 26 shipping containers have been revived.

Lower Marsh shipping container hotel plan back on track
Man jailed for knifepoint robberies at South Bank, Elephant & OKR

Man jailed for knifepoint robberies at South Bank, Elephant & OKR

A man who committed 13 knifepoint robberies in a little over a month at shops across south London has been jailed.

Waterloo Library: 'meanwhile space opportunity' in Lower Marsh

As Lambeth Council prepares to shut Waterloo Library in its current form, the authority has revealed plans for a 'meanwhile use' of the Lower Marsh building pending redevelopment.

Waterloo Library: 'meanwhile space opportunity' in Lower Marsh
Waterloo will need 8,000 bike spaces by 2026, claims TfL study

Waterloo will need 8,000 bike spaces by 2026, claims TfL study

The rise in the number of commuters into London completing their journey to work by bicycle means that Waterloo Station will need space for 8,000 bikes to be parked in ten years' time, Transport for London has claimed.

SE1 church hosts Anglican services in Spanish for Latin Americans

A church just off the Old Kent Road is the venue for a new series of Anglican church services for Latin Americans in Southwark.

SE1 church hosts Anglican services in Spanish for Latin Americans
New 'holding areas' for deliveries to Shard and nearby buildings

New 'holding areas' for deliveries to Shard and nearby buildings

Transport for London says it has created new 'holding areas' for trucks and lorries heading for the Shard and nearby developments in a bid to reduce congestion.

Feminist Library at St George's Circus under threat of closure

The Feminist Library - based at St George's Circus - has launched an emergency appeal to raise funds to stave off the threat of eviction by Southwark Council.

Feminist Library at St George's Circus under threat of closure
Bankside Boardwalk: TfL funding for Lavington Street project

Bankside Boardwalk: TfL funding for Lavington Street project

A modular boardwalk to extend the pavement on Lavington Street is to be installed for three months as part of a project funded by Transport for London.

Bricklayers Arms billboard a 'significant road safety risk' - TfL

Transport for London has warned that Southwark Council's plan to place a digital advertising billboard at the Bricklayers Arms junction will pose a "significant road safety risk".

Bricklayers Arms billboard a 'significant road safety risk' - TfL
TfL proposes Tower Bridge Road bus lane as part of cycle project

TfL proposes Tower Bridge Road bus lane as part of cycle project

A new northbound bus lane on Tower Bridge Road is part of a series of changes proposed by Transport for London in connection with the new central London grid of cycle routes.

Former Bermondsey MP Sir Simon Hughes joins Open University

Sir Simon Hughes, Bermondsey MP from 1983 to 2015, has been appointed to a new role at the Open University.

Former Bermondsey MP Sir Simon Hughes joins Open University
Further scrutiny for Garden Bridge from London Assembly and RIBA

Further scrutiny for Garden Bridge from London Assembly and RIBA

Members of the London Assembly this week passed a motion calling on the Mayor of London to withdraw public funding from the Garden Bridge project.

Tower Bridge drivers told: "please turn your engine off"

New signs have been installed on the approach to Tower Bridge encouraging drivers to switch off their engines whilst waiting for the bridge to lift for a passing river vessel.

Tower Bridge drivers told:
Statue of Boris deputy Sir Simon Milton to be erected near City Hall

Statue of Boris deputy Sir Simon Milton to be erected near City Hall

A statue of Sir Simon Milton, a former Deputy Mayor of London who died in 2011, is to be erected in the One Tower Bridge development.

Garden Bridge bogged down in toilet row

The Garden Bridge project suffered a new blow on Tuesday night when Lambeth councillors ordered Thomas Heatherwick's team to think again about the design of the proposed south landing building and the provision of public toilets.

Garden Bridge bogged down in toilet row
Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision at Elephant & Castle

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision at Elephant & Castle

Detectives investigating a collision at Elephant & Castle on Friday which left an 86-year-old woman dead have launched a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Bus blown up on Lambeth Bridge for 'The Foreigner' movie

A red double-decker bus was blown up on Lambeth Bridge on Sunday morning during filming for 'The Foreigner', a new movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.

Bus blown up on Lambeth Bridge for 'The Foreigner' movie
Firefighters tackle blaze on roof terrace at County Hall flats

Firefighters tackle blaze on roof terrace at County Hall flats

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers dealt with a fire in the roof terrace of a block of flats on the South Bank on Saturday afternoon.

Elderly woman killed in Elephant & Castle collision

A woman - believed to be in her 80s - has been killed in a collision with a lorry at the Elephant & Castle.

Elderly woman killed in Elephant & Castle collision
Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy: green light for free school

Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy: green light for free school

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has approved plans to open a new secondary school in the former Southwark Fire Station and fire brigade training centre in Southwark Bridge Road.

Elephant and Bermondsey locals named Southwark 'Housing Heroes'

The Draper Residents' Association at the Elephant & Castle was among the winners of Southwark Council's Housing Heroes awards presented last week.

Elephant and Bermondsey locals named Southwark 'Housing Heroes'
Royal Mail delivery problems: MP launches survey

Royal Mail delivery problems: MP launches survey

After dozens of local residents and businesses reported problems with Royal Mail deliveries in the run-up to Christmas, Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle has launched a survey to gauge the scale of the problem.

Travellers set up camp at former Branston pickle factory

Travellers have moved in to the Rich Industrial Estate in Crimscott Street, Bermondsey.

Travellers set up camp at former Branston pickle factory
Office block above Rose Theatre for sale at £98 million

Office block above Rose Theatre for sale at £98 million

An office block occupied by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Health & Safety Executive has been put up for sale by its Singaporean owners.

Details of Southwark's 'free swim and gym' policy revealed

Southwark residents will be able to use the swimming pool and the gym at The Castle and all borough leisure centres for free all day on Fridays, and in the afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays.

Details of Southwark's 'free swim and gym' policy revealed
Neil Coyle MP to serve on Work & Pensions Select Committee

Neil Coyle MP to serve on Work & Pensions Select Committee

Bermondsey & Old Southwark Labour MP Neil Coyle is to serve on the House of Commons Work & Pensions Select Committee.

Hundreds march against Housing & Planning Bill

Hundreds of people took part in a march on Downing Street in protest against the Housing & Planning Bill on Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds march against Housing & Planning Bill
Man stabbed at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Man stabbed at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Part of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre was cordoned off by police on Saturday evening as officers investigated a stabbing.

McDonald's at Guy's Hospital shuts to make way for Science Gallery

After 23 years, the Guy's Hospital branch of McDonald's shuts down this weekend to make way for a new science attraction.

McDonald's at Guy's Hospital shuts to make way for Science Gallery
The Ivy to open brasserie at One Tower Bridge

The Ivy to open brasserie at One Tower Bridge

The owners of famous West End restaurant The Ivy have announced plans to open a brasserie at the One Tower Bridge development next to Potters Fields Park.

Man in wheelchair hit by lorry in Borough Road

A man in a wheelchair is being treated in hospital after he was hit by a tipper truck in Borough Road, close to St George's Circus.

Man in wheelchair hit by lorry in Borough Road
Local kids get planting masterclass from Garden Bridge's Dan Pearson

Local kids get planting masterclass from Garden Bridge's Dan Pearson

Members of the youth board set up by the Garden Bridge Trust enjoyed a horticultural masterclass from landscape designer Dan Pearson on Tuesday morning.

Christian unity walkers visit holy door at St George's Cathedral

An ecumenical party of Christians was one of the first groups to pass through the holy door at St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Christian unity walkers visit holy door at St George's Cathedral
The Castle: long-awaited new leisure centre will open in April

The Castle: long-awaited new leisure centre will open in April

The much anticipated new swimming pool and leisure centre at Elephant & Castle will open its doors in April, Southwark Council has announced.

Controversy mounts over Courage Yard plan for Tower Bridge Piazza

A group which campaigns to preserve 20th century architecture has objected to plans to remodel Tower Bridge Piazza on Shad Thames.

Controversy mounts over Courage Yard plan for Tower Bridge Piazza
Jimmy Savile and Guy's Hospital: new report published

Jimmy Savile and Guy's Hospital: new report published

A new investigation has found that disgraced celebrity Jimmy Savile visited Guy's Hospital on at least two occasions - but there is no suggestion of abuse.

Council plans flats at former petrol station in Old Kent Road

Southwark Council is consulting local residents on plans to build 36 flats in an eight-storey block at the corner of Old Kent Road and Penry Street.

Council plans flats at former petrol station in Old Kent Road
Friars Bridge Court: another 20-storey tower for Blackfriars Road

Friars Bridge Court: another 20-storey tower for Blackfriars Road

Plans have emerged for another 20-storey office block in Blackfriars Road.

Spa School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

A Bermondsey secondary school for teenagers with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

Spa School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted
HMS President to leave King's Reach due to 'super sewer' works

HMS President to leave King's Reach due to 'super sewer' works

Preparations are under way for HMS President to leave her berth near Blackfriars Bridge early next month to make way for works on the Thames Tideway Tunnel.

Guy's & St Thomas' Charity buys Becket House lease in £112m deal

The head lease of a 12-storey office block in Lambeth Palace Road has been acquired by its freeholder, the Guy's and St Thomas' Charity.

Guy's & St Thomas' Charity buys Becket House lease in £112m deal
'Mad cow disease' memorial should be moved, say Lambeth planners

'Mad cow disease' memorial should be moved, say Lambeth planners

Lambeth Council design and conservation officers say that a memorial to the victims of human BSE (variant CJD) ought to be relocated from its present position opposite the Houses of Parliament.

St Thomas' Hospital East Wing revamp completed

50 years after it first opened, the 13-storey East Wing of St Thomas' Hospital has been given a new glazed cladding.

St Thomas' Hospital East Wing revamp completed
Lambeth Halloween rave: police seek help to trace 49 people

Lambeth Halloween rave: police seek help to trace 49 people

Detectives investigating the riot that broke out in the streets close to an illegal rave in Lambeth last autumn have published a gallery of 49 images of people they would like to identify.

Labour peer urges Lambeth Council to save Waterloo Library

A Labour member of the House of Lords has urged Lambeth's Labour council to rethink plans to shut Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh by the end of March.

Labour peer urges Lambeth Council to save Waterloo Library
Schoolgirls monitor air pollution at Elephant & Castle

Schoolgirls monitor air pollution at Elephant & Castle

Earlier this month Neil Coyle MP visited Notre Dame School near Elephant & Castle to discuss with pupils the results of an air quality monitoring exercise they had carried out last autumn.

Residents join forces to measure air quality in Waterloo

Waterloo residents and King's College London have collaborated on an experiment to test pollution levels on streets in Waterloo.

Residents join forces to measure air quality in Waterloo
Waterloo to Heathrow rail link back on the agenda

Waterloo to Heathrow rail link back on the agenda

Plans for a new train service between Waterloo Station and Heathrow Airport have been revived by Hounslow Council.

Brand new Old Kent Road fire station faces cuts

One of London's newest fire stations - opened last summer in Old Kent Road - faces cuts to its staffing and allocation of appliances under plans currently being considered.

Brand new Old Kent Road fire station faces cuts
Amanda Pritchard is new chief exec of Guy's and St Thomas'

Amanda Pritchard is new chief exec of Guy's and St Thomas'

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Amanda Pritchard as its new chief executive, in succession to Sir Ron Kerr.

Two arrests for GBH after assault at Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road

Sainsbury's Local in Waterloo Road was sealed off by police on Monday evening after a youth was assaulted at the mini supermarket.

Two arrests for GBH after assault at Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road
Clinic hands out syringes to prevent 'G' drug overdoses

Clinic hands out syringes to prevent 'G' drug overdoses

A sexual health clinic in Southwark is offering free syringes to be used with the illegal drugs GBL and GHB in an effort to prevent life-threatening overdoses.

Boris advisor suggests Westminster Bridge Road cycle superhighway

A segregated bicycle track should be constructed along Westminster Bridge Road, says the Mayor of London's cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan.

Boris advisor suggests Westminster Bridge Road cycle superhighway
Susan Gilchrist appointed as Southbank Centre chairman

Susan Gilchrist appointed as Southbank Centre chairman

Susan Gilchrist has been named as the next chairman of Southbank Centre, in successions to Rick Haythornthwaite.

Frances Morris appointed as director of Tate Modern

Frances Morris has been named as the next director of Tate Modern, succeeding Chris Dercon.

Frances Morris appointed as director of Tate Modern
Louise Bourgeois display to launch 'Artist Rooms' gallery at Tate

Louise Bourgeois display to launch 'Artist Rooms' gallery at Tate

Louise Bourgeois, whose work was a prominent feature of the launch of Tate Modern 16 years ago, will also feature in the newly extended gallery when it opens this summer.

Green light for 'modern almshouse' funded by luxury flats

Plans by a Southwark charity to build a new almshouse for older people using funds from riverside luxury housing were approved this week.

Green light for 'modern almshouse' funded by luxury flats
Woman dies in hospital after Old Kent Road collision

Woman dies in hospital after Old Kent Road collision

A woman who was injured in a road traffic collision in Old Kent Road last week has died in hospital.

Sky becomes latest corporate backer of Garden Bridge

Satellite TV company Sky has become one of the biggest corporate backers of the controversial Garden Bridge across the River Thames.

Sky becomes latest corporate backer of Garden Bridge
Lambeth library cuts: staff to strike over 'cultural vandalism'

Lambeth library cuts: staff to strike over 'cultural vandalism'

Lambeth libraries staff have voted overwhelmingly for strike action to save jobs and keep all 10 libraries in the borough open.

Final pedestrian subway at Elephant & Castle closed to the public

For the first time in around a century there are no pedestrian underpasses at the busy Elephant & Castle junction.

Final pedestrian subway at Elephant & Castle closed to the public
Man headbutted at London Bridge: police appeal

Man headbutted at London Bridge: police appeal

Detectives investigating an assault at London Bridge Station have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to.

Bishops of London and Woolwich meet on London Bridge

The Bishop of Woolwich and Bishop of London met on London Bridge for the annual Blessing of the River Thames.

Bishops of London and Woolwich meet on London Bridge
Fenella Fielding cuts Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake

Fenella Fielding cuts Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake

Actress Fenella Fielding, famous for her distinctively husky voice, cut the Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake.

Doctors and nurses march on Whitehall from St Thomas'

Junior doctors, nurses and other health workers have marched from St Thomas' Hospital to Whitehall to protest at the removal of the NHS bursaries.

Doctors and nurses march on Whitehall from St Thomas'
Pedestrian critically injured in Old Kent Road collision

Pedestrian critically injured in Old Kent Road collision

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was critically injured in a collision with a motorbike on the Old Kent Road.

Second section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open

Part of the new north-south cycle superhighway along Blackfriars Road opened on Thursday morning.

Second section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open
Kwik Fit launches 'Fit Kwik' classes in New Kent Road

Kwik Fit launches 'Fit Kwik' classes in New Kent Road

Kwik Fit's New Kent Road branch has launched a new fitness class using old car and van tyres.

Twelve Acres House: new City of London council homes 'topped out'

Twelve Acres House, a £7 million block of 18 homes being built by the City of London Corporation on the Avondale Square Estate, was 'topped out' last month.

Twelve Acres House: new City of London council homes 'topped out'
Battle of Waterloo commemorative medals raise £200,000 for charity

Battle of Waterloo commemorative medals raise £200,000 for charity

Waterloo Station was the venue for the presentation of a cheque for more than £200,000 raised for charity by the sale of Battle of Waterloo commemorative medals during the bicentenary year.

Waterloo community projects share £57k from London Eye funding pot

Nine charities and local projects in Waterloo have been awarded nearly £57,000 from a community chest fund linked to the London Eye.

Waterloo community projects share £57k from London Eye funding pot
First tenants move in to new council homes on Willow Walk

First tenants move in to new council homes on Willow Walk

Some of the first tenants moved in to their brand new council homes in Willow Walk just before Christmas.

First passenger trains run across Borough Viaduct

Nearly five years after it was installed, the first trains have run across a new rail viaduct above Borough High Street and Borough Market.

First passenger trains run across Borough Viaduct
Honours for Cllr Peter John and architects Allies and Morrison

Honours for Cllr Peter John and architects Allies and Morrison

The leader of Southwark Council has been awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours list.

Commendation for off-duty cops who saved woman at Tower Bridge

Two Staffordshire police officers have received commendations from the City of London Police after saving the life of a woman about to jump from Tower Bridge.

Commendation for off-duty cops who saved woman at Tower Bridge
Lifeboat launched in river search for missing Father Christmas

Lifeboat launched in river search for missing Father Christmas

Fears for the safety of a man in a Father Christmas costume last seen on a bridge in central London sparked a search mission for the RNLI's Tower lifeboat crew.

Lambeth Road: TfL puts up sign in wrong street

Navigating the newly redesigned road system around Elephant & Castle and St George's Circus is hard enough at the moment ... but putting up street name signs in the wrong street doesn't help.

Lambeth Road: TfL puts up sign in wrong street
Did you witness a fight at Waterloo Station last Saturday?

Did you witness a fight at Waterloo Station last Saturday?

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two men were injured in a fight on Waterloo Station's concourse.

Royal Mail blames roadworks and sickness for SE1 postal problems

Royal Mail has apologised to SE1 residents and businesses who say they have not received postal deliveries for up to a week.

Royal Mail blames roadworks and sickness for SE1 postal problems
Bakerloo line extension: TfL favours Lewisham via Old Kent Road

Bakerloo line extension: TfL favours Lewisham via Old Kent Road

Transport for London's commissioner has revealed that the Bakerloo line could be extended from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via Old Kent Road by 2030.

Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree

A new peace sculpture in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park has been officially unveiled.

Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree
Vintage buses return to route 159 for one day only

Vintage buses return to route 159 for one day only

Vintage RT and Routemaster buses offered free rides on part of route 159 on Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the end of regular Routemaster services in London.

Vanessa Feltz joins Dimbleby brothers for Bermondsey carol concert

Broadcasters David and Jonathan Dimbleby hosted an evening of carols in aid of the charity founded in their father's name in Bermondsey on Monday.

Vanessa Feltz joins Dimbleby brothers for Bermondsey carol concert
Elephant & Castle roundabout becomes two-way junction

Elephant & Castle roundabout becomes two-way junction

In the early hours of Sunday morning - for the first time in more than half a century - a two-way traffic system was reintroduced at the Elephant & Castle junction.

Liberty of the Mint Conservation Area introduced by council

A new conservation area has been introduced in streets near Borough Underground Station.

Liberty of the Mint Conservation Area introduced by council
Garden Bridge: new image shows river crossing in winter

Garden Bridge: new image shows river crossing in winter

The Garden Bridge Trust has published a new image showing how the controversial new pedestrian bridge between the South Bank and Temple might look in the winter months.

Former CofE housing in Waterloo to be knocked down

A small housing estate in Waterloo built by the Church of England in the 1930s is to be demolished and redeveloped under plans revealed last week.

Former CofE housing in Waterloo to be knocked down
Berkeley Homes plans major Old Kent Road development

Berkeley Homes plans major Old Kent Road development

Plans have emerged for a major development by Berkeley Homes at the rear of the Asda store on Old Kent Road.

Osteopathy school can now award its own degrees

The British School of Osteopathy - based in Southwark for nearly 20 years - has been granted the power to award its own degrees by the Privy Council.

Osteopathy school can now award its own degrees
One year on: new police appeal over sex assault at London Bridge

One year on: new police appeal over sex assault at London Bridge

Police officers have re-issued an image of a man they wish to speak to following a serious sexual assault at London Bridge Underground Station a year ago.

B&Q Old Kent Road store under threat of closure

B&Q has warned it will have to close its store in Old Kent Road under plans by the owners of the Cantium Retail Park to subdivide its premises into four shops.

B&Q Old Kent Road store under threat of closure
42 bus 'inadequate', 'unreliable', 'overcrowded' say councillors

42 bus 'inadequate', 'unreliable', 'overcrowded' say councillors

Southwark councillors have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling on Transport for London to improve the 42 bus route.

Blackfriars security alert 'perfect storm' - Southwark's top cop

Southwark's borough police commander says he wants his officers to be more proactive about using social media to reassure the public when there are major incidents on local streets.

Blackfriars security alert 'perfect storm' - Southwark's top cop
BBC One to broadcast Midnight Mass from St George's Cathedral

BBC One to broadcast Midnight Mass from St George's Cathedral

The BBC has confirmed that this year's live TV broadcast of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve will come from Southwark's Roman Catholic cathedral.

Police officers rescue residents from Grange Road blaze

Ten people were rescued from a burning building by police officers during a dramatic late-night incident in Bermondsey.

Police officers rescue residents from Grange Road blaze
Chancellor pledges £240k for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'

Chancellor pledges £240k for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'

Chancellor George Osborne used his autumn statement to announce that the Government will provide funding for the Mary Seacole statue to be installed at St Thomas' Hospital.

South Bank councillor calls for free vote on Garden Bridge

A councillor representing the South Bank has called on the leader of Lambeth Council to give members of the Labour group "a free vote and a proper political discussion" on the Garden Bridge.

South Bank councillor calls for free vote on Garden Bridge
Under-threat Gladstone pub to be included in conservation area

Under-threat Gladstone pub to be included in conservation area

As the campaign to save the Gladstone pub in Lant Street from demolition continues, Southwark Council is set to include the hostelry in a new conservation area.

Dr Christian Jessen and Mayor of Lambeth promote HIV Testing Week

TV's Dr Christian Jessen gave the Mayor of Lambeth an HIV test at St Thomas' Hospital on Monday morning to raise awareness of National HIV Testing Week.

Dr Christian Jessen and Mayor of Lambeth promote HIV Testing Week
Security alert shuts Blackfriars Road

Security alert shuts Blackfriars Road

Blackfriars Road and St George's Circus were sealed off by police on Saturday afternoon after officers stopped a Belgian-registered BMW and arrested three men.

Waterloo's Leake Street to become 'restaurant & bar destination'

Plans by the Department of Transport to turn disused railway arches below the former Waterloo Eurostar terminal into shops and restaurants have been approved by Lambeth Council.

Waterloo's Leake Street to become 'restaurant & bar destination'
Council could use CPO powers at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Council could use CPO powers at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Last month Southwark's cabinet paved the way for the use of the council's powers to apply for compulsory purchase orders to get rid of businesses which might block the redevelopment of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

The Co-operative Food opens Waterloo and Bankside stores

The Co-operative Food has opened two new convenience stores in SE1.

The Co-operative Food opens Waterloo and Bankside stores
Waterloo Library staff stage walkout over closure plans

Waterloo Library staff stage walkout over closure plans

Waterloo Library - and every other Lambeth library - was shut on Wednesday after staff staged a 24-hour walkout over plans for massive cuts to the service.

Man shouts homophobic language at tube station - police appeal

British Transport Police officers have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at London Bridge Underground Station.

Man shouts homophobic language at tube station - police appeal
Interfaith vigil outside City Hall after Paris attacks

Interfaith vigil outside City Hall after Paris attacks

Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders addressed a crowd of about 100 people who joined an interfaith vigil outside City Hall on Sunday evening to show solidarity with the people of Paris.

'Estate renewal' for ex-Church Commissioners homes in Waterloo

Plans to redevelop part of the Waterloo Estate formerly owned by the Church Commissioners will be revealed later this month.

'Estate renewal' for ex-Church Commissioners homes in Waterloo
Lewisham Southwark College in The Cut 'topped out'

Lewisham Southwark College in The Cut 'topped out'

Lewisham Southwark College has celebrated the topping-out ceremony of its new building in The Cut.

Coronet licence restricted after stabbing and 'gun' incident

Police declared a 'critical incident' last weekend after a stabbing and reports of a gun at the Coronet club at Elephant & Castle.

Coronet licence restricted after stabbing and 'gun' incident
SE1 landmarks turn red, white and blue in solidarity with Paris

SE1 landmarks turn red, white and blue in solidarity with Paris

Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the National Theatre were lit in the colours of the French tricolor flag on Saturday night as an act of solidarity with the people of Paris and France.

Indian PM Modi unveils Basaveshwara bust on Albert Embankment

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi visited the South Bank on Saturday morning to unveil a bust of 12th century philosopher, statesman and poet Basaveshwara.

Indian PM Modi unveils Basaveshwara bust on Albert Embankment
'Unprovoked attack' at Waterloo Station - police appeal

'Unprovoked attack' at Waterloo Station - police appeal

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in relation to an 'unprovoked attack' at Waterloo Station last month.

Lambeth rave 'like a military operation' says fire boss

The Halloween rave in a disused fire brigade HQ building which led to a riot on the streets of Lambeth was "a very concerted and well-planned attack", a senior fire officer has said.

Lambeth rave 'like a military operation' says fire boss
Boris Johnson in talks over Bakerloo line extension to Croydon

Boris Johnson in talks over Bakerloo line extension to Croydon

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed that Transport for London is assessing the suggestion that the proposed Bakerloo line extension should go to Croydon.

Even taller towers planned for long-dormant Blackfriars Road site

New plans for homes, offices and a hotel on a major development site at the junction of Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street have emerged this week.

Even taller towers planned for long-dormant Blackfriars Road site
Sadiq Khan and Lib Peck defend controversial Garden Bridge deal

Sadiq Khan and Lib Peck defend controversial Garden Bridge deal

Labour's London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan MP and Labour Council leader Lib Peck have spoken exclusively to the SE1 website about their part in the Garden Bridge project.

Sadiq Khan visits council homes funded by riverside luxury flats

Labour London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan visited Vauxhall City Farm on Thursday to see construction work on new council homes being funded by luxury flats on Albert Embankment.

Sadiq Khan visits council homes funded by riverside luxury flats
Local residents & firms lack confidence in police says Neil Coyle

Local residents & firms lack confidence in police says Neil Coyle

Bermondsey and Old Southwark Labour MP Neil Coyle has warned that local residents and businesses lack confidence in the police and are worried that looming cuts will make things worse.

Demolition firms fined over death of man at Strata site

Two linked companies have been fined after the death of a worker killed when concrete joists fell on him at a demolition site at Elephant & Castle.

Demolition firms fined over death of man at Strata site
13 more arrests over Lambeth rave

13 more arrests over Lambeth rave

Police investigating the disorder after an unlicensed rave in Lambeth have made another 13 arrests.

Elephant & Castle's Coronet to close in January 2017

The operators of The Coronet at Elephant & Castle have conceded defeat in their campaign to save the music venue and former cinema.

Elephant & Castle's Coronet to close in January 2017
Globe, London Eye and Waterloo Tube featured on new UK passport

Globe, London Eye and Waterloo Tube featured on new UK passport

Home Office minister James Brokenshire visited Bankside on Tuesday to launch a new UK passport design which features several SE1 images.

Adventurer Sarah Outen completes 4-year London2London challenge

A gruelling trans-world expedition came to an end on Tuesday as 30-year old British adventurer Sarah Outen MBE kayaked under Tower Bridge, completing her four and a half year London2London: Via the World challenge.

Adventurer Sarah Outen completes 4-year London2London challenge
'Hate crime' on the 63 bus - police appeal for witnesses

'Hate crime' on the 63 bus - police appeal for witnesses

Police in Southwark are appealing for information and witnesses after what they describe as a 'hate crime assault' on a bus at Elephant & Castle.

Labour in Lambeth divided over Garden Bridge decision

The South Bank's Labour member of Parliament and three Labour councillors have criticised the Lambeth council leader's decision to reopen talks which will pave the way for the controversial £175 million Garden Bridge to be built.

Labour in Lambeth divided over Garden Bridge decision
LSBU has change of heart and adopts Living Wage policy

LSBU has change of heart and adopts Living Wage policy

London South Bank University has announced that all employees - and those working for its subcontractors and suppliers - will in future earn at least the London Living Wage of £9.40 an hour.

Lambeth reopens Garden Bridge talks as TfL cuts funding to £10m

Lambeth Council says it will resume negotiations with the Garden Bridge Trust over the use of land on the South Bank after Transport for London slashed its funding for the bridge from £30 million to £10 million.

Lambeth reopens Garden Bridge talks as TfL cuts funding to £10m
Lambeth riot latest: 16 arrests; 19 police officers injured

Lambeth riot latest: 16 arrests; 19 police officers injured

Detectives investigating Sunday morning's riot outside an illegal rave in Lambeth have released images of eight people they'd like to speak to.

Wally Lawrence: tributes to man who saved Waterloo Library in Blitz

Trustees of Waterloo Action Centre gathered outside the building on Wednesday to pay their respects as the funeral cortege of Wally Lawrence, who saved what was then the Waterloo Library building during the Blitz, passed by.

Wally Lawrence: tributes to man who saved Waterloo Library in Blitz
Video: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Video: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Spectators lined Westminster Bridge early on Sunday morning to see hundreds of veteran cars - all more than a century old - set off for Brighton.

Riot in Lambeth as police block entry to Halloween rave

Bricks and gas bottles were thrown at police in Lambeth on Sunday morning as violence flared in the streets around a Halloween rave.

Riot in Lambeth as police block entry to Halloween rave
RNLI rescues two groups trapped on Thames beaches by rising tide

RNLI rescues two groups trapped on Thames beaches by rising tide

An RNLI lifeboat crew carried out two rescues on Friday of people trapped on the Thames foreshore.

Waterloo Tube Station's York Road entrance to shut for 3 years

The York Road entrance to Waterloo Underground Station will next month close for nearly three years as part of the Shell Centre redevelopment.

Waterloo Tube Station's York Road entrance to shut for 3 years
Southwark Street's Blue Fin Building sold for £415 million

Southwark Street's Blue Fin Building sold for £415 million

The headquarters building of magazine publisher Time Inc UK (formerly IPC Media) is to change hands in a £415 million deal announced this week.

22-storey tower proposed for Lavington Street

Plans for a major development in Lavington Street with up to 200 homes in new buildings as tall as 22 storeys have been revealed this week.

22-storey tower proposed for Lavington Street
Giant poppy sculpture unveiled at Waterloo Station

Giant poppy sculpture unveiled at Waterloo Station

A giant poppy installation has been unveiled on the concourse of Waterloo Station as part of London Poppy Day.

Southwark Council celebrates first 50 years

Southwark Council has marked its first 50 years with a civic celebration at Southwark Cathedral hosted by Mayor of Southwark Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle.

Southwark Council celebrates first 50 years
Elephant & Castle pub to reopen as part of Antic group

Elephant & Castle pub to reopen as part of Antic group

'Under offer' signs have appeared outside the Elephant & Castle pub as plans to reopen the venue are announced.

Albert McKenzie VC memorial unveiled in Tower Bridge Road

A memorial to a local hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in the Zeebrugge raid of 1918 has been unveiled in Tower Bridge Road.

Albert McKenzie VC memorial unveiled in Tower Bridge Road
Resident-led housebuilding plan held up by funding wrangle

Resident-led housebuilding plan held up by funding wrangle

An innovative project to build new council-rent homes in Bermondsey has put its operations on hold amid claims that Southwark Council has failed to provide promised funding.

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police renew appeal

Detectives are appealing for help to trace a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted rape in Newington Causeway near Elephant & Castle.

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police renew appeal
Road safety initiative launched at Elephant & Castle

Road safety initiative launched at Elephant & Castle

If you travelled through Elephant & Castle on Thursday morning you can't have failed to notice the heavy police presence.

Four violent robberies around Elephant & Walworth - police appeal

Detectives are investigating a string of violent daytime robberies of women around Elephant & Castle and Walworth during September.

Four violent robberies around Elephant & Walworth - police appeal
Firemen help to deliver baby outside Asda in Old Kent Road

Firemen help to deliver baby outside Asda in Old Kent Road

Three firefighters from Old Kent Road fire station helped to deliver a baby boy on Monday morning.

Castle leisure centre won't open till 2016 admits council boss

The long-awaited new public swimming pool at Elephant & Castle won't be open for locals to enjoy until the new year, it emerged this week.

Castle leisure centre won't open till 2016 admits council boss
Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle

Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle

A teenage boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds on Tuesday night after an incident at Elephant & Castle.

Gladstone Arms doesn't merit listed status says Historic England

Culture secretary John Whittingdale has decided that the Gladstone Arms in Lant Street does not merit listed building status.

Gladstone Arms doesn't merit listed status says Historic England
Violent attack in Harper Road: police appeal for witnesses

Violent attack in Harper Road: police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was violently assaulted in the early hours of Sunday 4 October.

Now you can choose to have Amazon parcels sent to Mandela Way

SE1 residents are used to involuntary trips to Mandela Way to collect parcels, but now Amazon customers can choose to have purchases sent to the Southwark & Rotherhithe delivery office without waiting for the postman to put a card through the letterbox.

Now you can choose to have Amazon parcels sent to Mandela Way
Southwark rejects Lidl's plans for Old Kent Road store

Southwark rejects Lidl's plans for Old Kent Road store

Southwark planners have sent low-cost supermarket Lidl back to the drawing board, accusing it of "underdevelopment" of its Old Kent Road site.

Parking to be banned on Waterloo Bridge

The City of Westminster is to ban parking on its half of Waterloo Bridge under plans for a new cycle route linking Bloomsbury and the South Bank.

Parking to be banned on Waterloo Bridge
Segregated cycle lane on St George's Road now open

Segregated cycle lane on St George's Road now open

The first section of the new cycle superhighway that will eventually run from Elephant & Castle to Farringdon Street is now open.

Waterloo Library closure rubber-stamped by Lambeth cabinet

Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh will shut before the end of the current financial year after Lambeth's cabinet approved the borough's controversial 'Culture 2020' proposals for libraries and parks.

Waterloo Library closure rubber-stamped by Lambeth cabinet
St George's Church says sorry for all-night bell-ringing

St George's Church says sorry for all-night bell-ringing

The church of St George the Martyr in Borough High Street has apologised to its neighbours after a technical fault meant the church bell tolled constantly through the night.

Soil from SE1 gardens included in Tate Turbine Hall installation

Soil from seven parks and gardens in SE1 has been included in a new art installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

Soil from SE1 gardens included in Tate Turbine Hall installation

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