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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
£30 million asking price for NHS office block in Lower Marsh

£30 million asking price for NHS office block in Lower Marsh

An office block in Lower Marsh currently occupied by the National Health Service has been put up for sale with an asking price in excess of £30 million.

Firefighters tackle blaze in flats above Blackfriars Settlement

Four fire engines and 21 firefighters and officers were sent to tackle a fire in a block of flats on Pocock Street late on Sunday night.

Firefighters tackle blaze in flats above Blackfriars Settlement
Asking price for Neo Bankside penthouse cut by a third to £15m

Asking price for Neo Bankside penthouse cut by a third to £15m

On Thursday the winner of the Stirling Prize will be announced but being shortlisted for the UK's most prestigious architecture prize has failed to boost the value of the penthouse flat at the top of the Neo Bankside development.

Man who sold fake jewellery ordered to pay back £50,000

A businessman who was convicted of trade mark offences over the sale of counterfeit jewellery has been ordered to pay back £50,857.62 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Man who sold fake jewellery ordered to pay back £50,000
Oasis sets out plan for Waterloo's temporary library

Oasis sets out plan for Waterloo's temporary library

The Christian charity Oasis has published new details of the proposed temporary public library it intends to open in May next year if Lambeth Council's plans to shut Waterloo Library go ahead.

Waterloo Road murder: man jailed for life

A man who killed a talented classical pianist and respected academic in an unprovoked attack has been jailed at the Old Bailey.

Waterloo Road murder: man jailed for life
Jail for man who bit off finger of hospital security guard

Jail for man who bit off finger of hospital security guard

A man who bit off a hospital security guard's finger in racist attack has been jailed.

Councillors blast Russian space rocket tower plan into orbit

Southwark's planning committee has rejected the controversial Gagarin Square scheme for a 30-storey tower next to the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark Street.

Councillors blast Russian space rocket tower plan into orbit
Adam Hird: bouncers plead not guilty to manslaughter

Adam Hird: bouncers plead not guilty to manslaughter

Three nightclub bouncers pleaded not guilty to gross negligence manslaughter at the Old Bailey on Monday in connection with the death of Adam Hird.

Passer-by rescues man stuck on Thames foreshore at Bankside

A man spotted wading into the River Thames during the early hours was pulled to safety by a passer-by at Bankside, triggering an emergency launch by an RNLI lifeboat crew.

Passer-by rescues man stuck on Thames foreshore at Bankside
Belvedere Road footbridge to be demolished this week

Belvedere Road footbridge to be demolished this week

Part of Belvedere Road is closed to motor traffic for the next three days whilst the disused footbridge between the Shell Centre and Jubilee Gardens is demolished.

Kate Hoey blasts 'sham' consultation on Waterloo Library closure

Vauxhall MP Kate Hoey has issued a stinging attack on plans by Lambeth's Labour council to shut Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh.

Kate Hoey blasts 'sham' consultation on Waterloo Library closure
Five and a half years in jail for Tommy Blackmore's killer

Five and a half years in jail for Tommy Blackmore's killer

A man has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for killing a 20-year-old with a single punch near Tower Bridge.

Waterloo Library will close within six months under Lambeth plans

Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh is to close its doors in the next six months under plans due to be rubber-stamped by Lambeth's cabinet later this month.

Waterloo Library will close within six months under Lambeth plans
450 homes planned for Skipton House site at Elephant & Castle

450 homes planned for Skipton House site at Elephant & Castle

Plans for a massive redevelopment of the Skipton House site at Elephant & Castle will be unveiled next week.

Southwark planners savage 'crude' space-rocket tower plan

Plans for a 30-storey tower in Southwark Street inspired by a Russian space rocket are likely to be rejected by councillors next week.

Southwark planners savage 'crude' space-rocket tower plan
Lloyd Smythe pleads guilty to manslaughter of Tommy Blackmore

Lloyd Smythe pleads guilty to manslaughter of Tommy Blackmore

A man accused of killing a 20-year-old with a single punch has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge

Barbara Windsor was among the freemen of the City of London to exercise their right to drive sheep across London Bridge on Sunday.

City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge
Minicab crashes into Waterloo flats

Minicab crashes into Waterloo flats

A minicab flipped on its side when it crashed into a block of flats on Friday.

Tate Modern extension will open on Friday 17 June 2016

Tate Modern's long-awaited extension will open to the public in June 2016, six and a half years after the start of work.

Tate Modern extension will open on Friday 17 June 2016
David Walliams and Nicky Morgan visit Charles Dickens School

David Walliams and Nicky Morgan visit Charles Dickens School

Comedian and writer David Walliams joined education secretary Nicky Morgan on a visit to Charles Dickens Primary School in Southwark on Thursday.

Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured in Southwark Street collision

Southwark Street was closed to traffic for several hours on Friday morning after a collision between a pedestrian and a motorcyclist.

Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured in Southwark Street collision
Waterloo councillor commissions Garden Bridge opinion poll

Waterloo councillor commissions Garden Bridge opinion poll

A Lambeth Labour councillor has published the results of an opinion poll he commissioned to gauge Londoners' views on the proposed Garden Bridge.

Lambeth halts talks with Garden Bridge Trust over South Bank land

The leader of Lambeth Council has pulled the plug on talks with the Garden Bridge Trust over the use of council-owned land on the South Bank as part of the new river crossing.

Lambeth halts talks with Garden Bridge Trust over South Bank land
Firefighters tackle Queen Elizabeth Street fire

Firefighters tackle Queen Elizabeth Street fire

Six fire engines and around 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire at The Circle in Queen Elizabeth Street on Thursday afternoon.

Council offers to host court hearings at Tooley Street HQ

Southwark Council has offered to host court hearings at its Tooley Street offices if plans to shut Lambeth County Court go ahead.

Council offers to host court hearings at Tooley Street HQ
25-storey tower could be built next to council's Tooley Street HQ

25-storey tower could be built next to council's Tooley Street HQ

Early plans for a 25-storey tower in Shand Street - just across the road from Southwark Council's headquarters in Tooley Street - have been revealed.

Haberdashers' Aske's proposes new school at fire station site

Haberdashers' Aske's Federation will this week unveil its proposals to open a new secondary 'free school' as part of the redevelopment of the former Southwark Fire Station and training centre.

Haberdashers' Aske's proposes new school at fire station site
Traffic warden assaulted in Hatfields: police appeal

Traffic warden assaulted in Hatfields: police appeal

Detectives investigating an assault on a traffic warden have released footage from a body-worn camera to identify a man they would like to speak with.

St Thomas' Hospital staff killed in Blitz remembered

NHS staff, patients, firefighters and local dignitaries gathered in the gardens of St Thomas' Hospital on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the first bomb to fall on the hospital during the Blitz.

St Thomas' Hospital staff killed in Blitz remembered
75 years on - Ewer Street bomb shelter victims remembered

75 years on - Ewer Street bomb shelter victims remembered

75 years after the Blitz, a plaque has been installed to remember the 20 people who were killed when the Ewer Street shelter was hit.

The Quill: council OKs switch from student halls to luxury flats

Southwark councillors have given a developer the green light to turn their proposed 31-storey tower - first approved as student accommodation - into luxury flats.

The Quill: council OKs switch from student halls to luxury flats
Council to buy 56 homes at Blackfriars Circus in £10m deal

Council to buy 56 homes at Blackfriars Circus in £10m deal

Southwark Council will acquire 56 homes in the new Barratt London development at St George's Circus in a £10 million deal.

Former SE1 pub landlord sentenced for tax fraud

The former landlord of the Prince of Wales pub in St George's Road, who invented four employees to steal almost £84,560 in a payroll and tax fraud, has been given a suspended prison sentence after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs.

Former SE1 pub landlord sentenced for tax fraud
Political map of Southwark to be redrawn as population grows

Political map of Southwark to be redrawn as population grows

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new map of council wards for Southwark.

Tate Modern extension: Southwark Council to give £1m

Southwark Council is to contribute £1 million to help complete Tate Modern's extension.

Tate Modern extension: Southwark Council to give £1m
Redevelopment plan for Hartley pub in Tower Bridge Road

Redevelopment plan for Hartley pub in Tower Bridge Road

The Hartley in Tower Bridge Road will not reopen as a pub if redevelopment plans are approved by Southwark Council.

Asda revives plan for new petrol station on Old Kent Road

Supermarket chain Asda wants to install a three-pump petrol station in the car park of its Old Kent Road store.

Asda revives plan for new petrol station on Old Kent Road
Inspectors visit Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

Inspectors visit Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

The chief inspector of hospitals is inviting locals to tell his inspection panel what they think of health services provided by Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust.

Old Kent Road's public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site

Old Kent Road will be left without a public library under plans to relocate the East Street Library as part of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration.

Old Kent Road's public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site
£8 million plan to add four more floors to Hop Exchange

£8 million plan to add four more floors to Hop Exchange

The grade II listed Hop Exchange in Southwark Street could be partially converted into a hotel under plans by its owners the Peer Group.

Mary Seacole statue delayed by 'unexpected costs'

The installation of the statue of Mary Seacole which was due to be unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital this autumn has been delayed whilst an extra £180,000 is raised.

Mary Seacole statue delayed by 'unexpected costs'
Garden Bridge: 'case hasn't been made' says City Hall Tory leader

Garden Bridge: 'case hasn't been made' says City Hall Tory leader

The leader of the Conservative group at City Hall says he has "yet to be persuaded" about the merits of the proposed Garden Bridge between the South Bank and Temple.

Listed status for Borough High Street estate agent's office

The offices of Field & Sons in Borough High Street have been given grade II listed building status by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Listed status for Borough High Street estate agent's office
New tenant sought for Elephant & Castle pub after Foxtons blocked

New tenant sought for Elephant & Castle pub after Foxtons blocked

The former Elephant & Castle pub is now once again 'to let' as a pub/bar after Foxtons' attempts to turn it into an estate agents office were blocked by a community campaign.

Police appeal to trace missing 14-year-old from Bermondsey

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a missing teenage boy from Bermondsey.

Police appeal to trace missing 14-year-old from Bermondsey
Sculptures installed on river foreshore for Totally Thames month

Sculptures installed on river foreshore for Totally Thames month

Four sculptures have been installed on the river foreshore near Vauxhall Bridge as part of the month-long Totally Thames programme.

Greenpeace brings giant polar bear to Shell Centre on South Bank

A giant polar bear puppet the size of a double-decker bus has been installed by Greenpeace activists outside the Shell Centre on the South Bank.

Greenpeace brings giant polar bear to Shell Centre on South Bank
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race starts at Tower Bridge

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race starts at Tower Bridge

Twelve teams of amateur sailors competing in the Clipper 2015-16 Race have passed under Tower Bridge at the start of the 40,000 nautical mile global race.

Fire hydrant drama at Elephant & Castle

Elephant & Castle briefly gained a new water feature on Friday morning when the cap was accidentally removed from a fire hydrant outside the Metropolitan Tabernacle.

Fire hydrant drama at Elephant & Castle
easyBus adds Waterloo to Heathrow £2 bus link

easyBus adds Waterloo to Heathrow £2 bus link

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyBus company is expanding its services from Waterloo with the addition of a low-cost minibus service to Heathrow Airport.

900-seat theatre to open at One Tower Bridge

Plans for a 900-seat theatre next to Potters Fields Park have been announced by former National Theatre bosses Sir Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr.

900-seat theatre to open at One Tower Bridge
Lambeth Palace: more corporate events as booze licence is granted

Lambeth Palace: more corporate events as booze licence is granted

The Archbishop of Canterbury's official residence has been granted a licence to sell alcohol and play amplified music in the gardens, despite a 49-signature petition by nearby residents.

Bricklayers Arms flyover could be demolished within five years

Transport for London is considering plans for the removal of the Bricklayers Arms flyover - but it is locked in a legal tussle with Southwark Council over land ownership at the junction.

Bricklayers Arms flyover could be demolished within five years
Private sixth-form college prepares to open in Waterloo

Private sixth-form college prepares to open in Waterloo

A new private sixth-form college charging up to £43,000 a year will open next month close to Westminster Bridge.

Ofsted finds 'new energy' at Lewisham Southwark College

Ofsted inspectors have found that Lewisham Southwark College is making 'reasonable improvement' as a new management team tries to guide the FE college's recovery from an 'inadequate' rating.

Ofsted finds 'new energy' at Lewisham Southwark College
St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile bike ride under way

St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile bike ride under way

Fundraising fitness fanatic Gavin Tiffin set off from the South Bank on his epic 2,000 mile cycle from London to Russia last Thursday.

Lidl plans to rebuild Old Kent Road store

Low-cost supermarket Lidl is planning to redevelop its Old Kent Road store.

Lidl plans to rebuild Old Kent Road store
Gladstone pub could be replaced with 10-storey tower

Gladstone pub could be replaced with 10-storey tower

Sartorio Properties has applied to Southwark Council for planning permission to knock down the Gladstone pub in Lant Street and replace it with a 10-storey block of flats.

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police appeal

Detectives are appealing for help in identifying a man who they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted rape.

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police appeal
Historic nursing memorabilia stolen from St Thomas' Hospital

Historic nursing memorabilia stolen from St Thomas' Hospital

Nurses who trained at St Thomas' Hospital have appealed for the return of objects stolen from a display case in the hospital last week.

Network Rail fined £2 million for London Bridge problems

The Office of Rail and Road has fined Network Rail £2 million after commuters faced serious delays to train services earlier this year.

Network Rail fined £2 million for London Bridge problems
Kids Company Decima Street Urban Academy at centre of controversy

Kids Company Decima Street Urban Academy at centre of controversy

The Urban Academy in Decima Street closed its doors last week as part of the collapse of the Kids Company charity.

Council and college remain at odds over future of FE in Southwark

The leader of Southwark Council has launched a strongly worded attack on the 'failing' Lewisham Southwark College after plans to de-merge further education in the two boroughs were apparently rejected.

Council and college remain at odds over future of FE in Southwark
Yes, it's true: Waitrose is coming to SE1

Yes, it's true: Waitrose is coming to SE1

Waitrose has confirmed that it will open its first store in SE1 next year.

Special trains to the seaside from Elephant & Castle

During the school summer holidays rail operator Southeastern has introduced a daily seaside special train from Elephant & Castle to the Kent Coast.

Special trains to the seaside from Elephant & Castle
Sir Ron Kerr to step down as Guy's and St Thomas' boss

Sir Ron Kerr to step down as Guy's and St Thomas' boss

Sir Ron Kerr has announced that he will step down as chief executive of the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust later this year.

Official opening for Old Kent Road Fire Station

The rebuilt fire station in Old Kent Road fire station was officially opened this week by the Mayor of Southwark.

Official opening for Old Kent Road Fire Station
New council homes on Blackfriars Road: Southwark in £10m deal

New council homes on Blackfriars Road: Southwark in £10m deal

Southwark Council is to spend more than £10 million buying homes from a private developer in Blackfriars Road to let at council rents.

Prayers said at Cross Bones Graveyard as new garden takes shape

A service of regret, remembrance and restoration has been held at Cross Bones Graveyard as work to create a new community garden continues.

Prayers said at Cross Bones Graveyard as new garden takes shape
Councillors urged to block Garden Bridge project

Councillors urged to block Garden Bridge project

Objectors to the proposed Garden Bridge addressed Lambeth councillors on Wednesday night and urged them not to allow council land on the South Bank to be used for the river crossing.

Squatters evicted from Elephant & Castle pub

Squatters have been evicted from the Elephant & Castle pub after occupying the building for more than a month.

Squatters evicted from Elephant & Castle pub
Vulnerable man missing from Old Kent Road - police appeal

Vulnerable man missing from Old Kent Road - police appeal

Southwark Police are appealing for help to locate a vulnerable missing man.

Former council house in Park Street for sale at £3.35 million

One of a pair of former council homes which hit the headlines in 2013 when they were sold at auction by Southwark Council for £2.96 million is now back on the market at £3.35 million.

Former council house in Park Street for sale at £3.35 million
Glowing Ofsted report for Oasis Academy South Bank

Glowing Ofsted report for Oasis Academy South Bank

Waterloo's new secondary 'free school' has been rated 'outstanding' by inspectors in its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Turning Shell Centre into Southbank Place: 4 years of work starts

Work began on Monday on a four-year building programme to redevelop the Shell Centre on the South Bank.

Turning Shell Centre into Southbank Place: 4 years of work starts
Local young people invited to help shape Garden Bridge project

Local young people invited to help shape Garden Bridge project

The charity building the controversial Garden Bridge across the Thames between Temple and the South Bank has formed a 'youth board' to give local young people a say in how the project develops.

Passenger ferry could be provided during Tower Bridge closure

A passenger ferry service between Butler's Wharf Pier and St Katharine's Pier is one of the options under consideration during the closure of Tower Bridge for three months in 2016.

Passenger ferry could be provided during Tower Bridge closure
'Suspected pit bull' dog seized by police on Dickens Estate

'Suspected pit bull' dog seized by police on Dickens Estate

A dog has been seized by police under the Dangerous Dogs Act on the Dickens Estate in Bermondsey.

Tower Bridge Care Home branded 'inadequate' by regulator

The Care Quality Commission has rated the Tower Bridge Care Home at Bricklayers Arms as 'inadequate' and has placed the home under special measures following an inspection last month.

Tower Bridge Care Home branded 'inadequate' by regulator
Neo Bankside shortlisted for Stirling Prize

Neo Bankside shortlisted for Stirling Prize

A development which includes some of the most expensive homes in SE1 has been shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize for architecture.

Sculpture stolen from Tanner Street Park

A stone sculpture has gone missing from a public exhibition of works created during a series of community workshops in Tanner Street Park.

Sculpture stolen from Tanner Street Park
Bid to make Waterloo a 'low emission neighbourhood'

Bid to make Waterloo a 'low emission neighbourhood'

An LED display of air quality statistics could be installed in Waterloo if a bid to make the area a 'low emission neighbourhood' is accepted by the Mayor of London.

Go-ahead for 19-storey Bankside tower despite St Paul's objection

Southwark councillors have approved the redevelopment of the 185 Park Street site with 169 new homes, new offices - and no on-site affordable housing.

Go-ahead for 19-storey Bankside tower despite St Paul's objection
Bus routes 507 and 521 to go all-electric

Bus routes 507 and 521 to go all-electric

Two commuter bus routes serving Waterloo and London Bridge stations will from next year be operated entirely by electric vehicles, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced.

Teacher who built giant chicken given award on live TV

Ben Frimet, an art teacher at the City of London Academy in Bermondsey, received a 'Thank You Teacher' award live on ITV's Good Morning Britain programme this week.

Teacher who built giant chicken given award on live TV
Unicorn Theatre seeks children who turn 10 on 1 December

Unicorn Theatre seeks children who turn 10 on 1 December

The Unicorn Theatre in Tooley Street is searching for nine-year-olds who will turn 10 on 1 December this year, a decade after the theatre opened.

Precious Blood church launches £250,000 fundraising appeal

The Roman Catholic Church of the Most Precious Blood has launched a £250,000 appeal to repair and improve its grade II listed building in the run-up to the church's 125th anniversary in 2017.

Precious Blood church launches £250,000 fundraising appeal
Victorian shop reprieved as Southwark planners veto development

Victorian shop reprieved as Southwark planners veto development

Southwark planning officers have knocked back the latest in a series of attempts to demolish the Victorian shop building at 188 Tooley Street.

Bakerloo line extension: TfL to make the case to Treasury

Transport for London will this month present a business case for an extension of the Bakerloo line to the Treasury in advance of the Government spending review due to be published later this year.

Bakerloo line extension: TfL to make the case to Treasury
Avondale Square woman pleads guilty to benefit fraud

Avondale Square woman pleads guilty to benefit fraud

A resident of a housing estate off the Old Kent Road has pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to 13 counts of benefit fraud, illegally claiming more than £72,000 in benefits.

Phoenix Primary School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

A South Bermondsey primary school has been rated as 'outstanding' by education watchdog Ofsted.

Phoenix Primary School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted
Draper Estate celebrates 50th anniversary with fiesta

Draper Estate celebrates 50th anniversary with fiesta

The Draper Estate at Elephant & Castle hosted a fiesta on Saturday as a joint celebration of the estate's 50th anniversary and of the local Latin American community.

25-storey towers planned to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment

Developers Ocubis have revealed their updated plans for the redevelopment of the Texaco garage site on Albert Embankment.

25-storey towers planned to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment
London Fire Brigade Museum to move to Albert Embankment

London Fire Brigade Museum to move to Albert Embankment

The London Fire Brigade Museum could be closed for up to five years under plans likely to be approved by fire authority members next week.

New Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre redevelopment plans on show

Half a century after Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre opened, the latest in a long series of redevelopment plans has gone on public display.

New Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre redevelopment plans on show
Council unveils FE plan to replace Lewisham Southwark College

Council unveils FE plan to replace Lewisham Southwark College

Southwark Council has unveiled an audacious plan to reverse the merger of Lewisham College with Southwark College and create a new further education institution based at the Waterloo campus in The Cut.

Fire at Elephant & Castle kebab shop

Traffic on New Kent Road was delayed during Wednesday morning's rush hour due to a fire at a kebab shop near Elephant & Castle

Fire at Elephant & Castle kebab shop
New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street

New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street

A new weekly food market has launched at the eastern end of Druid Street.

Two men jailed for murder of David Maxwell in Pilgrimage Street

Two men were jailed for life at the Old Bailey on Friday for the murder of David Maxwell in Pilgrimage Street.

Two men jailed for murder of David Maxwell in Pilgrimage Street
Owen Jones addresses Spanish Civil War commemoration

Owen Jones addresses Spanish Civil War commemoration

Guardian columnist Owen Jones was among the guest speakers at the annual commemoration of the British volunteers who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

7/7 survivor Gill Hicks returns to St Thomas' Hospital

A survivor of the 7 July 2005 London bombings has returned to St Thomas' Hospital to visit the staff who cared for her ten years ago.

7/7 survivor Gill Hicks returns to St Thomas' Hospital
Garden Bridge has already cost public purse nearly £10 million

Garden Bridge has already cost public purse nearly £10 million

Transport for London has already spent nearly £10 million of public money on the proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames.

Diane Abbott tables Commons motion calling for Garden Bridge rethink

Labour MP and London mayoral contender Diane Abbott has tabled an early day motion in the House of Commons calling on City Hall to reconsider the use of public funds for the Garden Bridge.

Diane Abbott tables Commons motion calling for Garden Bridge rethink
Falmouth Road GP surgery rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

Falmouth Road GP surgery rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

The Care Quality Commission has rated the Falmouth Road Group Practice as 'inadequate' and has placed the surgery under special measures after inspectors visited in April.

Guard fatally wounded at Crown Court named as Lorraine Barwell

A prisoner custody officer injured at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday has died in hospital.

Guard fatally wounded at Crown Court named as Lorraine Barwell
End of an era as three more Elephant & Castle subways close

End of an era as three more Elephant & Castle subways close

Three of the pedestrian subways at Elephant & Castle northern roundabout closed to the public this week as work continues on the transformation of the road layout.

Neil Coyle makes maiden speech in House of Commons

Bermondsey & Old Southwark's new Labour MP Neil Coyle pledged to serve the constituency with "passion" and "diligence" as he made his maiden speech in the House of Commons.

Neil Coyle makes maiden speech in House of Commons
Taxi drivers' protest against TfL brings Blackfriars Road to a halt

Taxi drivers' protest against TfL brings Blackfriars Road to a halt

Blackfriars Road was closed to traffic on Tuesday afternoon due to a protest by taxi drivers outside Transport for London's Palestra offices.

Police investigate attempted murder of custody officer at Blackfriars Crown Court

Police have appealed for information after a prisoner custody officer was seriously assaulted at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Police investigate attempted murder of custody officer at Blackfriars Crown Court
Kennington flood leaves much of SE1 without water

Kennington flood leaves much of SE1 without water

Schools and libraries closed on Monday and there was widespread traffic disruption after a burst water main flooded part of Kennington Park Road.

Southwark Cathedral churchyard gets a makeover

Southwark Cathedral is trialling new arrangements for access to its churchyard during July and August.

Southwark Cathedral churchyard gets a makeover
Roger Federer at Tanner Street Park as Nike takes over tennis courts

Roger Federer at Tanner Street Park as Nike takes over tennis courts

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer visited Tanner Street Park on Thursday - but not everyone's pleased about Nike's takeover of Bermondsey's public tennis courts.

Ex-owners of Thai Silk fined £180,000 for hiring illegal workers

The former owners of the Thai Silk restaurant in Isabella Street have been fined £180,000 under illegal working legislation.

Ex-owners of Thai Silk fined £180,000 for hiring illegal workers
Garden Bridge 'cannot come at any cost' says Lambeth leader

Garden Bridge 'cannot come at any cost' says Lambeth leader

The leader of Lambeth Council has criticised the use of public funds for the proposed Garden Bridge.

New LCC campus to be combined with Elephant shopping centre scheme

The developers of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre are joining forces with the University of the Arts London to include a new campus for the London College of Communication in their plans.

New LCC campus to be combined with Elephant shopping centre scheme
'Cycle superhub' planned for Waterloo Station

'Cycle superhub' planned for Waterloo Station

Six years after it was first announced, a plan to create a 'cycle superhub' with secure parking at Waterloo Station has been revived.

David Lammy picks a fight with Southwark Council over skyscrapers

David Lammy - the Tottenham Labour MP who is seeking selection as his party's candidate for Mayor of London - has accused boroughs like Southwark of "rolling over" to developers.

David Lammy picks a fight with Southwark Council over skyscrapers
Waterloo Bridge: Government recognises role of women builders

Waterloo Bridge: Government recognises role of women builders

Heritage minister Tracey Crouch has updated the entry of Waterloo Bridge on the national heritage list to recognise the role women played in its construction during the Second World War.

Elephant & Castle and Thomas a Becket pubs listed as community assets

Two historic Southwark pubs have been listed as 'assets of community value' under the Localism Act following applications by the Walworth Society.

Elephant & Castle and Thomas a Becket pubs listed as community assets
New Waterloo Dispatch crosses three Thames bridges

New Waterloo Dispatch crosses three Thames bridges

The New Waterloo Dispatch - a 'ceremonial interpretation' of how the news of the Battle of Waterloo reached London - came to Tower Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and Westminster Bridge on Sunday.

Hundreds turn out for funeral of Barry Albin-Dyer

A message of condolence from the Queen was read out at the funeral of Barry Albin-Dyer on Saturday.

Hundreds turn out for funeral of Barry Albin-Dyer
Smoking ban comes into force at Guy's and St Thomas'

Smoking ban comes into force at Guy's and St Thomas'

A total ban on smoking at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals has come into force.

Pregnant woman assaulted on tube train at Waterloo

Detectives have released CCTV images after a pregnant woman was assaulted at Waterloo Underground Station.

Pregnant woman assaulted on tube train at Waterloo
Anti-Foxtons squatters move in to Elephant & Castle pub

Anti-Foxtons squatters move in to Elephant & Castle pub

The Elephant & Castle pub at the corner of Newington Causeway and New Kent Road has been occupied by squatters.

Requiem Mass for Barry Albin-Dyer at St George's Cathedral

A large congregation gathered at St George's Cathedral on Wednesday evening to remember Barry Albin-Dyer at a Requiem Mass celebrated by the Archbishop of Southwark.

Requiem Mass for Barry Albin-Dyer at St George's Cathedral
Woman meets policemen who talked her out of jumping in Thames

Woman meets policemen who talked her out of jumping in Thames

A woman who almost took her own life last year by attempting to jump into the River Thames from the South Bank has been reunited with the officers who saved her.

Two men jailed for knifepoint robbery in Willow Walk

Two men have been jailed after robbing a man at knifepoint in Willow Walk and threatening to stab a police officer in Leathermarket Gardens.

Two men jailed for knifepoint robbery in Willow Walk
Large groups banned from South Bank's Jubilee Gardens

Large groups banned from South Bank's Jubilee Gardens

Groups of more than 20 people have been banned from Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank.

Thomas Cure's legacy remembered with special beer

Representatives of a wide range of local organisations gathered at Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday for the annual service of Choral Evensong to commemorate Thomas Cure, the Elizabethan benefactor who founded local almshouses.

Thomas Cure's legacy remembered with special beer
St Patrick's celebrates centenary as Waterloo's RC parish

St Patrick's celebrates centenary as Waterloo's RC parish

The Archbishop of Southwark was the principal celebrant at a special Mass last week to mark the centenary of St Patrick's Waterloo as a standalone Roman Catholic parish.

New #hellomynameis badges for Guy's and St Thomas' staff

Dr Kate Granger, the terminally ill cancer patient and founder of the #hellomynameis national campaign for compassionate healthcare, has welcomed Guy's and St Thomas' support for the initiative.

New #hellomynameis badges for Guy's and St Thomas' staff
Top cop tells SE1 teenagers how Met will cope with budget cuts

Top cop tells SE1 teenagers how Met will cope with budget cuts

In an interview with Ark Globe Academy students Britain's most senior officer said that the police will need to work harder and smarter with the right technology in order to make savings of £600 million.

Chris Foster murder: police bid to trace man who fled country

Detectives have launched an appeal for help to trace a man thought to have been involved in the brutal murder of Chris Foster in Borough High Street in 2013.

Chris Foster murder: police bid to trace man who fled country
Artists commissioned for Southwark Street Colourful Crossings

Artists commissioned for Southwark Street Colourful Crossings

Business improvement district Better Bankside has commissioned three artists to bring new colour and animation to Southwark Street.

Bahrainis sell LSE's Sidney Webb House to Unite

Sidney Webb House, a 446-bed student hall of residence in Great Dover Street, has been sold by its Bahraini owners as part of a wider £271 million deal.

Bahrainis sell LSE's Sidney Webb House to Unite
Restoration of Wurlitzer from Elephant & Castle Trocadero nears completion

Restoration of Wurlitzer from Elephant & Castle Trocadero nears completion

After thousands of hours of work by volunteers and professionals, the restoration of the Wurlitzer organ from the Elephant & Castle Trocadero cinema is nearing completion.

Africa Centre plans new home in Great Suffolk Street

The Africa Centre - located in Covent Garden for nearly five decades - is planning a new home in Southwark.

Africa Centre plans new home in Great Suffolk Street
'Dirty Lane' at centre of Vinopolis fashion retail development

'Dirty Lane' at centre of Vinopolis fashion retail development

A new street to be called 'Dirty Lane' is at the centre of plans for the redevelopment of the Vinopolis complex.

Local man Lloyd Smythe charged with Tommy Blackmore murder

28-year-old Lloyd Smythe appeared before magistrates at Camberwell Green on Monday, charged with the murder of Tommy Blackmore.

Local man Lloyd Smythe charged with Tommy Blackmore murder
Value of London Fire Brigade HQ jumps from £50m to £90m

Value of London Fire Brigade HQ jumps from £50m to £90m

The freehold of the London Fire Brigade headquarters in Union Street has changed hands for £90 million.

BBC Any Questions? broadcast heralds start of Waterloo Festival

A live broadcast of BBC Radio 4's Any Questions? from St John's Waterloo marked the start of this year's Waterloo Festival.

BBC Any Questions? broadcast heralds start of Waterloo Festival
Tommy Blackmore: Queen Elizabeth Street murder victim named

Tommy Blackmore: Queen Elizabeth Street murder victim named

"Cheeky, charming, comical and wise way beyond his 20 years" is how the family of Tommy Blackmore, fatally wounded in Queen Elizabeth Street on Saturday morning, have described him.

Anti-oil sponsorship campaigners take over Tate's turbine hall

Art collective Liberate Tate - which campaigns against arts sponsorship by oil companies - held an unsanctioned performance in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall on Saturday and Sunday.

Anti-oil sponsorship campaigners take over Tate's turbine hall
Two more arrests over Queen Elizabeth Street murder

Two more arrests over Queen Elizabeth Street murder

Detectives investigating a murder are continuing to appeal for witnesses to an argument in Tower Bridge Road in the early hours of Saturday morning to come forward.

Archbishop responds to Mount Kinabalu row during Southwark visit

A Malaysian Anglican archbishop has used his visit to Southwark to comment on the controversy over the group of western tourists who stripped off for photographs on Mount Kinabalu.

Archbishop responds to Mount Kinabalu row during Southwark visit
Queen Elizabeth Street: murder investigation launched

Queen Elizabeth Street: murder investigation launched

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally wounded in an incident in Queen Elizabeth Street.

Sir Simon Hughes - knighthood for former Bermondsey MP

Former Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Simon Hughes has been knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Sir Simon Hughes - knighthood for former Bermondsey MP
Tower Bridge: three-month road closure planned for late 2016

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure planned for late 2016

Tower Bridge to to be closed to pedestrians and road traffic for three months at the end of 2016.

Elephant Road development 'topped out'

The large-scale development at the corner of New Kent Road and Elephant Road has been 'topped out' as the tallest structure has reached its full height.

Elephant Road development 'topped out'
Jeff Brazier breaks ground at new Ronald McDonald House

Jeff Brazier breaks ground at new Ronald McDonald House

TV presenter Jeff Brazier visited Lambeth last week to mark the start of construction work at a new 'home away from home' for families whose children are being treated at Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Princess Beatrice at Harrods fundraising gala for Garden Bridge

Princess Beatrice was among the guests at a fundraising dinner and auction at Harrods in Knightsbridge on Wednesday night that raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for the Garden Bridge.

Princess Beatrice at Harrods fundraising gala for Garden Bridge
Court of Appeal clears way for Shell Centre redevelopment

Court of Appeal clears way for Shell Centre redevelopment

Work on the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on the South Bank will start in the 'near future' after the Court of Appeal decided that objectors were not treated unfairly by a planning inspector.

Green light for 16-storey Hoxton Hotel in Blackfriars Road

Southwark councillors have approved plans for the redevelopment of Wedge House in Blackfriars Road.

Green light for 16-storey Hoxton Hotel in Blackfriars Road
Duke of Wellington unveils Battle of Waterloo memorial at station

Duke of Wellington unveils Battle of Waterloo memorial at station

The ninth Duke of Wellington has unveiled a new memorial to the allied soliders killed in the Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago.

Holy Trinity Dockhead: listed building status upgraded

The Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity at Dockhead has been upgraded from grade II listed building status to grade II*.

Holy Trinity Dockhead: listed building status upgraded
Jonathan Dimbleby leads 50km walk to raise funds for cancer charity

Jonathan Dimbleby leads 50km walk to raise funds for cancer charity

More than 100 walkers took to the streets of London on Friday night to honour the memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and the work of the Dimbleby Cancer Care charity.

Old Kent Road's Thomas a Becket pub to be sold at auction

The famous Thomas a Becket pub in Old Kent Road is to be sold at auction later this month with a guide price of £1.9 million.

Old Kent Road's Thomas a Becket pub to be sold at auction
Former council flat at Bankside goes on sale for £1.1 million

Former council flat at Bankside goes on sale for £1.1 million

A flat in a riverside council block with views of St Paul's Cathedral has gone on sale with an asking price of £1.1 million.

Anthea Turner opens Oasis Farm Waterloo

TV presenter Anthea Turner cut a ribbon on Friday lunchtime to mark the official opening of Oasis Farm Waterloo, a new community farm alongside Archbishop's Park.

Anthea Turner opens Oasis Farm Waterloo
Lewisham Southwark College staff strike over job cuts

Lewisham Southwark College staff strike over job cuts

Staff at Lewisham Southwark College took strike action on Thuesday in protest at plans to axe 112 jobs and close the college's Camberwell campus.

Boris Johnson guarantees Garden Bridge maintenance costs

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has agreed that London taxpayers will guarantee the future upkeep of the controversial Garden Bridge between the South Bank and Victoria Embankment.

Boris Johnson guarantees Garden Bridge maintenance costs
Council: we'll work with locals to keep Foxtons out of Elephant

Council: we'll work with locals to keep Foxtons out of Elephant

Southwark Council's regeneration boss has pledged to support a community campaign to prevent an estate agent from taking over the Elephant & Castle pub.

Southwark Spine bike route plan gets green light from cabinet

A new north-south bike route to be called the Southwark Spine is the flagship measure in the borough's new cycling strategy which was rubber-stamped by cabinet on Tuesday.

Southwark Spine bike route plan gets green light from cabinet
Elephant & Castle a 'problem area' for sex crimes, says top cop

Elephant & Castle a 'problem area' for sex crimes, says top cop

Police in Southwark are planning to take measures to tackle a recent spate of sexual attacks around the Elephant & Castle.

Tanner Street's Victorian tin box factory to be knocked down

Southwark councillors have approved plans to demolish a Victorian factory in Bermondsey and replace it with an eight-storey block of flats.

Tanner Street's Victorian tin box factory to be knocked down
After 250 years, Elephant & Castle pub makes way for Foxtons

After 250 years, Elephant & Castle pub makes way for Foxtons

250 years after the first written reference to a pub called Elephant & Castle in Newington, the most recent hostelry to bear that name is likely to be replaced by a branch of Foxtons estate agents.

Cops pledge crackdown on 'aimless loitering' at Elephant & Castle

Southwark Police have launched a crackdown on "persons aimlessly loitering" at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Cops pledge crackdown on 'aimless loitering' at Elephant & Castle
New skyscraper planned close to the Shard

New skyscraper planned close to the Shard

Proposals have emerged for a new high-rise building next to Guy's Hospital in St Thomas Street at London Bridge, just across the road from the Shard.

Masking tape blamed for window that fell from office block

Investigators probing an incident in which a pane of glass fell from a 20-storey office block in Blackfriars Road have blamed an errant piece of masking tape.

Masking tape blamed for window that fell from office block
£53 million: sale price for Southwark Fire Station revealed

£53 million: sale price for Southwark Fire Station revealed

The London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority stands to receive at least £53 million from the sale of the former Southwark Fire Station and training centre complex, according to newly published papers.

Lifeboat rescue for tourists stranded on Thames beach by rising tide

Two Polish tourists were plucked to safety by an RNLI London lifeboat crew after they were cut off by the rising tide at Butler's Wharf near Tower Bridge.

Lifeboat rescue for tourists stranded on Thames beach by rising tide
Seven armed robberies at SE1 shops: police release CCTV still

Seven armed robberies at SE1 shops: police release CCTV still

Detectives investigating a series of armed robberies at convenience stores in London - including seven in SE1 - have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to.

Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society celebrates 50 years

The Mayors of Southwark and Lambeth were the guests of honour at a dinner held last week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the archaeological society devoted to saving and promoting the heritage of the two boroughs.

Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society celebrates 50 years
Ark Globe Academy pupils quiz Fulham FC manager Kit Symons

Ark Globe Academy pupils quiz Fulham FC manager Kit Symons

Pupils from Ark Globe Academy's football teams last week had the opportunity to quiz Kit Symons, first team manager of Fulham FC, about his role and what it takes to be a professional football manager.

Dame Eileen Sills: SE1 chief nurse invested at Buckingham Palace

Dame Eileen Sills, chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, has been formally made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Dame Eileen Sills: SE1 chief nurse invested at Buckingham Palace
53 bus route to be cut short for 'foreseeable future' says Boris

53 bus route to be cut short for 'foreseeable future' says Boris

The curtailment of bus route 53 short of its usual Whitehall terminus - introduced in January as a six-week measure - is to continue for the "foreseeable future" according to Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

St John's Waterloo beats parish bounds

St John's Waterloo congregation has walked its parish boundary to maintain the annual beating the bounds custom.

St John's Waterloo beats parish bounds
Police appeal for missing man last seen near London Bridge

Police appeal for missing man last seen near London Bridge

Police are appealing for assistance to help trace a missing man who was last seen near London Bridge

Simon Hughes endorses Tim Farron's Lib Dem leadership bid

Former Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Simon Hughes has announced he is backing Tim Farron in the Liberal Democrat leadership contest.

Simon Hughes endorses Tim Farron's Lib Dem leadership bid
Borough High Street archaeologists explore Nag's Head & WWII shelter

Borough High Street archaeologists explore Nag's Head & WWII shelter

Now that a row of historic buildings on Borough High Street has been demolished to make way for a new hotel, archaeologists are investigating the layers of local history underneath.

Southwark fire training centre shuts as school plan progresses

The last firefighters to be instructed at the London Fire Brigade's Southwark Training Centre left the site last week as plans for new homes and a secondary school move forward.

Southwark fire training centre shuts as school plan progresses
Bankside Pier to be extended to enable more tourist boats to call

Bankside Pier to be extended to enable more tourist boats to call

Southwark planning officers have approved plans by Transport for London to build a 20-metre extension to Bankside Pier.

Southwark Civic Awards: record number of locals honoured

60 local volunteers and organisations have been honoured in this year's Southwark Civic Awards.

Southwark Civic Awards: record number of locals honoured
Old Kent Road venue has licence revoked after 'GBH with intent'

Old Kent Road venue has licence revoked after 'GBH with intent'

Councillors last week resolved to revoke the licence of Boulevard Coffee Place in Old Kent Road after a man was threatened with a knife and hit over the head with a bottle in a late-night altercation.

talkSPORT owner expands Hatfields studios for new DAB stations

The owner of national sports radio station talkSPORT has revealed plans to expand its studios at Hatfields to create a "world-class" broadcast centre as it prepares to launch four new stations.

talkSPORT owner expands Hatfields studios for new DAB stations
Hundreds pack church for Garden Bridge protest meeting

Hundreds pack church for Garden Bridge protest meeting

Hundreds of people packed into St John's Waterloo on Monday night to hear a panel of high-profile speakers denounce plans to build a Garden Bridge between the South Bank and Victoria Embankment.

Ofsted boost for London Nautical School in centenary year

A century after it was founded in response to the Titanic disaster, the London Nautical School is celebrating an improved Ofsted rating.

Ofsted boost for London Nautical School in centenary year
Fire at London South Bank University

Fire at London South Bank University

Borough Road was closed to traffic on Tuesday morning while firefighters tackled a blaze at London South Bank University.

Great Suffolk Street to host London's first Open Streets event

After a couple of false starts last year, Southwark will this month host London's first Open Streets event.

Great Suffolk Street to host London's first Open Streets event
Southwark leader announces cabinet reshuffle

Southwark leader announces cabinet reshuffle

Southwark Council leader Peter John has announced the borough's new cabinet line-up following Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle's election as Mayor.

Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle is new Mayor of Southwark

Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle was elected as Mayor of Southwark for the next year in a ceremony at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday lunchtime.

Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle is new Mayor of Southwark
More filming for James Bond Spectre movie on River Thames

More filming for James Bond Spectre movie on River Thames

Scenes for the new James Bond movie - Spectre - were filming on the River Thames near Lambeth Bridge on Sunday night.

The Cut to be shut to motor traffic for three weeks

The Cut will be closed to through motor traffic for three weeks from Monday 18 May due to works by Southern Gas Networks and construction of the new cycle superhighway on Blackfriars Road.

The Cut to be shut to motor traffic for three weeks
Val Shawcross won't seek re-election to London Assembly in 2016

Val Shawcross won't seek re-election to London Assembly in 2016

Labour's Val Shawcross has announced that she will stand down from public life in May 2016 when her fourth term of office as London Assembly member for Lambeth and Southwark comes to an end.

Helen Firminger leaves Bankside Open Spaces Trust

Bankside Open Spaces Trust director Helen Firminger has left the organisation after more than a decade leading the improvement of local green spaces.

Helen Firminger leaves Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Commuters 'will use shortcut to avoid new cycle superhighway'

Commuters 'will use shortcut to avoid new cycle superhighway'

Most bike commuters will take a shortcut to shave 350 metres from their journeys on Transport for London's flagship £17.5 million cycle superhighway, Southwark Council has warned.

Model Lily Cole opens shop near London Bridge

Model Lily Cole has opened a shop selling ethical and 'thoughtful' products with interesting stories behind them.

Model Lily Cole opens shop near London Bridge
Hotel Indigo plan for Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court

Hotel Indigo plan for Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court

Proposals to turn the former Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court in Tooley Street into a 200-room hotel were revealed last month.

Bankside busking: borough adopts Boris's code of conduct

Southwark Council has introduced a voluntary code of conduct for buskers and street entertainers on Bankside.

Bankside busking: borough adopts Boris's code of conduct
Taxi drivers to be urged to switch off engines at Waterloo

Taxi drivers to be urged to switch off engines at Waterloo

Lambeth Council is to recruit an officer to urge taxi drivers at Waterloo Station to switch off their engines whilst waiting for fares on the rank.

Local senior citizens invited to tea at Ark Globe Academy

Ark Globe Academy hosted its first 'Communi-tea' this week when elderly members of the local community were invited to join students at the school for afternoon tea.

Local senior citizens invited to tea at Ark Globe Academy
VE Day theme for 'Beating the Bounds' custom

VE Day theme for 'Beating the Bounds' custom

The ceremony of 'Beating the Bounds' of the Southwark Cathedral parish on Sunday afternoon had a VE Day theme.

Peter Tatchell congratulates Neil Coyle and wishes Simon Hughes well

32 years after the Bermondsey by-election, Peter Tatchell - the defeated Labour candidate in that contest - has congratulated Neil Coyle on his election to Parliament.

Peter Tatchell congratulates Neil Coyle and wishes Simon Hughes well
Duke of Wellington to unveil Battle of Waterloo memorial at station

Duke of Wellington to unveil Battle of Waterloo memorial at station

The ninth Duke of Wellington will visit Waterloo Station next month to unveil a memorial to the allied soldiers killed in the Battle of Waterloo 200 years earlier.

Shard hotel opens £10,000-a-night suite

A new £10,000-a-night hotel suite on level 39 of the Shard was launched last week.

Shard hotel opens £10,000-a-night suite
10-storey tower could be built at Fellmonger's Path

10-storey tower could be built at Fellmonger's Path

Developers The Thackeray Estate have indicated that they could build a tower around ten storeys high on the site of an office building at Fellmonger's Path off Tower Bridge Road.

Commendation for ticket inspector who disarmed knife-wielding man

A London Bridge ticket inspector who managed to overpower and disarm a man threatening to stab passengers has been recognised for his bravery by British Transport Police.

Commendation for ticket inspector who disarmed knife-wielding man
Blackfriars Circus: new name for Barratt development

Blackfriars Circus: new name for Barratt development

A controversial 27-storey development at the southern end of Blackfrars Road has been given the name 'Blackfriars Circus' by developer Barratt.

Peal of bells at Southwark Cathedral for VE Day 'moment of noise'

The bells of Southwark Cathedral rang out on Saturday morning at 11am as part of a nationwide 'moment of noise' to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

Peal of bells at Southwark Cathedral for VE Day 'moment of noise'
Victory Day: 70th anniversary marked at Soviet War Memorial

Victory Day: 70th anniversary marked at Soviet War Memorial

A 'Victory oak' tree has been planted alongside the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP

26 years after she was first elected, Labour's Kate Hoey has been returned as MP for Vauxhall with an increased majority.

Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP
Labour's Helen Dennis wins Chaucer ward by-election

Labour's Helen Dennis wins Chaucer ward by-election

Labour's Helen Dennis has been elected as a Southwark councillor in the Chaucer ward by-election.

Labour's Neil Coyle defeats Simon Hughes in Bermondsey

For the first time in more than three decades, Bermondsey has a Labour MP as Neil Coyle defeats Liberal Democrat veteran Simon Hughes.

Labour's Neil Coyle defeats Simon Hughes in Bermondsey
Bouncers charged after death of Adam Hird on Albert Embankment

Bouncers charged after death of Adam Hird on Albert Embankment

Three door supervisors have been charged with gross negligence manslaughter in connection with the death of Adam Hird outside an Albert Embankment nightclub.

£22 million plan to remove Waterloo's IMAX roundabout by 2021

Transport for London has revealed that it plans to spend £22 million on changes to the road layout around the BFI IMAX cinema at Waterloo.

£22 million plan to remove Waterloo's IMAX roundabout by 2021
World's media descend on Southwark and Lambeth to cover election

World's media descend on Southwark and Lambeth to cover election

TV channels from around the world are covering the general election from the South Bank, Bankside and London Bridge.

Blue Fin Building up for sale - but Time Inc UK will stay

The Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street has been put up for sale by its American owners Time Inc.

Blue Fin Building up for sale - but Time Inc UK will stay
Lambeth to seek Garden Bridge guarantee from Mayor

Lambeth to seek Garden Bridge guarantee from Mayor

Lambeth Council has revealed that it is to seek a guarantee from the Mayor of London or Transport for London that the borough will not become liable for any costs if the Garden Bridge Trust fails to meet its obligations.

The Fort in Grange Road to be demolished 'to keep squatters out'

The owners of the former Fort pub in Grange Road have given notice that they intend to demolish the building to prevent it being occupied by squatters.

The Fort in Grange Road to be demolished 'to keep squatters out'
Malaysian owners to clear 20 Blackfriars Road development site

Malaysian owners to clear 20 Blackfriars Road development site

The Malaysian owners of a prime development site on Blackfriars Road that has laid dormant for more than seven years have revealed they plan to raze the remaining buildings to the ground.

The Sun urges readers to vote for Simon Hughes

Britain's best-selling newspaper has urged its readers to vote for Simon Hughes in Bermondsey & Old Southwark at Thursday's general election.

The Sun urges readers to vote for Simon Hughes
Calls for safer crossing in Old Kent Road 'not justified' - Boris

Calls for safer crossing in Old Kent Road 'not justified' - Boris

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has rejected calls for pedestrian lights at the junction of Old Kent Road and East Street, outside East Street Library.

Preparations begin for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas' Hospital

Work has started on the site at St Thomas' Hospital where a statue of Scottish/Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole is to be unveiled later this year.

Preparations begin for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas' Hospital
Migrant communities gather for Mass at St George's Cathedral

Migrant communities gather for Mass at St George's Cathedral

Hundreds of people packed into St George's Cathedral on Bank Holiday Monday for the annual Roman Catholic Mass for Migrants in Greater London.

Interview: Neil Coyle, Labour candidate for Bermondsey & Old Southwark

32 years after Bermondsey last had a Labour MP, can Neil Coyle finally unseat Simon Hughes this week? James Hatts met up with him to discuss the campaign.

Interview: Neil Coyle, Labour candidate for Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Interview: Simon Hughes, Lib Dem candidate for Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: Simon Hughes, Lib Dem candidate for Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Simon Hughes faces the toughest challenge to retain his seat since he entered Parliament as Bermondsey's MP in 1983. James Hatts met him this week to discuss the campaign.

Tower Bridge turns pink to celebrate royal birth

Tower Bridge, the London Eye and the Golden Jubilee Bridges were bathed in pink light on Saturday night to celebrate the birth of the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Tower Bridge turns pink to celebrate royal birth
Interview: William Lavin, Green Party candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: William Lavin, Green Party candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

The Green Party achieved 3 per cent of the vote in Bermondsey in 2005, but five years ago fell back to just 1.6 per cent. With the Green surge and a massively expanded party membership, can William Lavin do better this time?

Emma Rice to succeed Dominic Dromgoole as Globe artistic director

Emma Rice of the Kneehigh theatre company has been named as the next artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe.

Emma Rice to succeed Dominic Dromgoole as Globe artistic director
Interview: JP Floru, Conservative candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: JP Floru, Conservative candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

The Conservative share of the vote more than doubled between 2001 and 2010, but in Bermondsey & Old Southwark the party remains in a distant third place behind the Liberal Democrats and Labour.

Nurses hold protest outside St Thomas' Hospital

Healthcare workers held a protest outside St Thomas' Hospital on Thursday against national plans to cut unsocial hours pay for nurses.

Nurses hold protest outside St Thomas' Hospital
South Bank Tower will have three £20 million penthouses

South Bank Tower will have three £20 million penthouses

The developers of a luxury housing complex on the South Bank have toured Kuwait, Bahrain and Dubai to sell flats in the new scheme.

Ticino Bakery building in Bermondsey Street up for sale for £4.5m

One of the last industrial buildings on Bermondsey Street is up for sale.

Ticino Bakery building in Bermondsey Street up for sale for £4.5m
Kaplan to shut Borough High Street's Holborn College

Kaplan to shut Borough High Street's Holborn College

Hundreds of students at a private law and business college were told last week that their courses are to be discontinued.

Shell Centre controversy heads for Court of Appeal

The future of the proposed redevelopment of the Shell Centre on the South Bank is back in the balance as a legal challenge by a local resident heads for the Court of Appeal.

Shell Centre controversy heads for Court of Appeal
Roman bath house under Pret a Manger made a 'scheduled monument'

Roman bath house under Pret a Manger made a 'scheduled monument'

The remains of a Roman bath house found underneath a fish and chip shop in 2011 have been given scheduled monument status by the Government.

Schools issue alert after girl is approached by stranger

Primary schools in Bermondsey have issued an alert to parents after a young girl was approached by a stranger in Tower Bridge Road on Tuesday.

Schools issue alert after girl is approached by stranger
Albert McKenzie: Tower Bridge Road memorial to war hero takes shape

Albert McKenzie: Tower Bridge Road memorial to war hero takes shape

The memorial to Bermondsey-born Albert McKenzie - who won his VC on St George's Day 1918 - has been cast at a local forge.

Interview: Kingsley Abrams, TUSC candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Kingsley Abrams is already looking ahead to the 2020 general election, with more than a week to go until polling day in this year's contest.

Interview: Kingsley Abrams, TUSC candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Garden Bridge drilling starts in Thames as judicial review looms

Garden Bridge drilling starts in Thames as judicial review looms

Contractors started to dig exploratory boreholes in the River Thames for the controversial Garden Bridge this week, just days after a High Court judge ruled that the scope of a judicial review of the decision to approve the scheme could be widened.

Interview: Andrew Beadle, UKIP candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

It is ten years since the UK Independence Party last stood a general election candidate in Bermondsey, but Andrew Beadle thinks he can achieve third place on 7 May.

Interview: Andrew Beadle, UKIP candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

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