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Tributes paid to Danny McCarthy, twice Mayor of Southwark

Tributes paid to Danny McCarthy, twice Mayor of Southwark

Southwark Council members from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to Danny McCarthy, former mayor and Cathedrals ward councillor, who died earlier this month.

Changes to 100 & 388 bus routes: TfL presses ahead

Bus route 100 will no longer serve Elephant & Castle - and route 388 will be extended south - from April, despite a Transport for London consultation revealing more opposition than support for the change.

Changes to 100 & 388 bus routes: TfL presses ahead
ITV prepares the way for redevelopment of South Bank studios

ITV prepares the way for redevelopment of South Bank studios

ITV has announced plans to close The London Studios, its TV production base on the South Bank, as a precursor to the development of a new headquarters building.

Westminster Bridge: appeal for witnesses after man falls in river

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man fell into the River Thames at Westminster Bridge.

Westminster Bridge: appeal for witnesses after man falls in river
Gladstone Arms to reopen as Pegz N

Gladstone Arms to reopen as Pegz N "Frazes"

The Gladstone Arms pub in Lant Street - which closed down last October - is to reopen this spring under the name Pegz N "Frazes".

Anti-Trump and Brexit protest march starts at Elephant & Castle

A protest march against Donald Trump's presidency of the USA and the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union made its way through SE1 on Monday afternoon.

Anti-Trump and Brexit protest march starts at Elephant & Castle
Duchess of Cambridge to visit Ronald McDonald House

Duchess of Cambridge to visit Ronald McDonald House

The Duchess of Cambridge is coming to Lambeth on Shrove Tuesday (28 February) to visit the new accommodation for families of patients at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Steve Chalke among Southwark Cathedral ecumenical canons

Steve Chalke - founder of the Waterloo-based Oasis Christian charity - is one of five church leaders to be appointed as ecumenical canons of Southwark's Anglican cathedral.

Steve Chalke among Southwark Cathedral ecumenical canons
Missing 13-year-old girl: police appeal

Missing 13-year-old girl: police appeal

Police in Lambeth are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 13-year-old girl who is known to spend time at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Frank Bruno opens Rock Island at Thomas a Becket in Old Kent Road

Boxer Frank Bruno and Mayor of Southwark Kath Whittam were the guests of honour at the opening of the Rock Island bar and grill at the Thomas a Becket pub in Old Kent Road on Tuesday.

Frank Bruno opens Rock Island at Thomas a Becket in Old Kent Road
Lambeth North tube station reopens after lift replacement works

Lambeth North tube station reopens after lift replacement works

Lambeth North Station - closed since last July to allow the lifts to be replaced - reopened to passengers on Monday morning.

Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery

A new sculptural artwork depicting Tate Modern on fire has gone on show at a West End art gallery.

Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery
Holocaust memorial should be at IWM not Westminster, argues MP

Holocaust memorial should be at IWM not Westminster, argues MP

A Conservative MP has used an adjournment debate in the House of Commons to argue that the national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust should be located in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park rather than Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster.

Sadiq Khan urged to hire cat to tackle City Hall mouse problem

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been urged to consider getting a cat to tackle a rodent problem at City Hall.

Sadiq Khan urged to hire cat to tackle City Hall mouse problem
Perronet House residents reject plan to join Leathermarket JMB

Perronet House residents reject plan to join Leathermarket JMB

A proposal for a block of council flats at the Elephant & Castle to join a Bermondsey-based tenant management organisation has been rejected in a ballot of tenants and leaseholders.

Where should SE1's new Bakerloo line stations be located?

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on the possible locations for stations on the Bakerloo line extension along the Old Kent Road, as well as a bigger station at Elephant & Castle.

Where should SE1's new Bakerloo line stations be located?
Lambeth vetoes plan to cut size of Camel & Artichoke pub

Lambeth vetoes plan to cut size of Camel & Artichoke pub

Lambeth planners have refused a planning application to reduce the size of the Camel & Artichoke pub in Lower Marsh.

Garden Bridge: all-party pressure on Sadiq not to sign guarantee

Members of the London Assembly have backed a motion by 16 votes to one calling on Sadiq Khan not to sign a guarantee to meet the maintenance cost of the Garden Bridge in the event that private fundraising falls short.

Garden Bridge: all-party pressure on Sadiq not to sign guarantee
Singaporeans sell Rose Theatre site to Guernsey firm for £94.5m

Singaporeans sell Rose Theatre site to Guernsey firm for £94.5m

The office block above the remains of Bankside's original Elizabethan playhouse - the Rose Theatre - has been sold by its Singaporean owners for £94.5 million.

Southwark considers action against AirBnB lets on council estates

Southwark Council is considering taking enforcement action against leaseholders of former council homes who rent their properties out to short-stay guests via websites like AirBnB.

Southwark considers action against AirBnB lets on council estates
Firefighters tackle blaze at Union Street flats

Firefighters tackle blaze at Union Street flats

Dozens of firefighters worked to tackle a fire in Ciba Apartments at the corner of Union Street and Great Guildford Street on Tuesday afternoon.

'Enterprise pod' to be added to East Street Library

Southwark Council has announced plans to give East Street Library in Old Kent Road a £300,000 makeover, including a new business and meeting space.

'Enterprise pod' to be added to East Street Library
One year on: TfL to review Elephant & Castle junction changes

One year on: TfL to review Elephant & Castle junction changes

Transport for London is to review the impact of the changes to the layout of the Elephant & Castle junction as residents complain that more motorists are using nearby streets as rat-runs.

14-storey 'coliving' tower proposed on Long Lane

A 14-storey tower featuring 'coliving' accommodation with private bedrooms and communal amenities has been proposed for a site in Long Lane.

14-storey 'coliving' tower proposed on Long Lane
Assembly members urge Sadiq not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee

Assembly members urge Sadiq not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee

Two Labour London Assembly members have tabled a motion urging Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to refuse to sign a guarantee to meet the Garden Bridge's maintenance costs.

Sexual assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal

Police officers are appealing for help in identifying a man in connection with a sexual assault at London Bridge Underground Station.

Sexual assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal
Southwark marks Holocaust Memorial Day in GMH Park

Southwark marks Holocaust Memorial Day in GMH Park

The Mayor of Southwark led the laying of wreaths at the Holocaust Memorial Tree and the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Friday morning.

Daily count of cyclists to be displayed on Blackfriars Bridge screen

A counter showing a daily tally of how many cyclists are using cycle superhighway 6 is to be installed at the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge.

Daily count of cyclists to be displayed on Blackfriars Bridge screen
Police cordon in Blackfriars Road after Webber Street stabbing

Police cordon in Blackfriars Road after Webber Street stabbing

Part of Blackfriars Road was cordoned off on Monday night after a woman was stabbed in nearby Webber Street.

SE1 schoolkids present Sadiq with call for air quality action

Pupils from St George's Cathedral Primary School in Southwark visited City Hall on Tuesday to present Mayor of London Sadiq Khan with a letter calling for action to improve air quality in the capital.

SE1 schoolkids present Sadiq with call for air quality action
Police officers commended for saving woman's life with CPR

Police officers commended for saving woman's life with CPR

Two police officers have been awarded commendations by the chief constable of the British Transport Police for their part in saving the life of a woman who had taken a heroin overdose at Waterloo Station.

TfL: we didn't do enough for buses during Elephant roadworks

Transport for London's commissioner Mike Brown has conceded that the organisation didn't do enough to ensure bus journeys weren't unduly delayed during the remodelling of the Elephant & Castle junction.

TfL: we didn't do enough for buses during Elephant roadworks
Historic Thomas a Becket pub to become Rock Island restaurant

Historic Thomas a Becket pub to become Rock Island restaurant

The historic Thomas a Becket pub in the Old Kent Road will be reborn as a TGI Friday's-style restaurant if Southwark councillors approve a licence application.

Sainsbury's Local to open in Westminster Bridge Road

Sainsbury's is to open a convenience store in Westminster Bridge Road as part of a new apart-hotel development.

Sainsbury's Local to open in Westminster Bridge Road
Sadiq: roof garden justifies lack of affordable homes at E&C

Sadiq: roof garden justifies lack of affordable homes at E&C

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved a high-rise development at the Elephant & Castle which has no on-site affordable housing - but has insisted that the proposed roof terrace remains open to the public free of charge in perpetuity.

Ex-council flat owner seeks permission for £95/night AirBnB lets

The owner of a former council flat near the Elephant & Castle has applied for planning permission so that he can let the home to AirBnB guests for more than 90 days a year.

Ex-council flat owner seeks permission for £95/night AirBnB lets
Unity week broadcast and walk

Unity week broadcast and walk

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to be marked with a radio broadcast from St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week

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

Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week
Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges

Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges

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

Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins

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

Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins
Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral

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

Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration

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

Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration
South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment

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

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

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

Sainsbury's opens Elephant & Castle store in New Kent Road
Garden Bridge cost could 'substantially exceed' £185 million, warns trust

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

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

New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station

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

New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station
Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft

Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft

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

Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed

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

Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed
Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue

Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue

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

Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule

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

Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule
Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market

Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market

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

Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl

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

Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl
Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles

Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles

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

Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder

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

Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder
Audio: learn about St John's Waterloo's £3.5m development scheme

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

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

London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation

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

London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation
Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road

Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road

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

Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision

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

Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision
Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January

Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January

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

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

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

£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'
John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school plan

John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school plan

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

Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road

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

Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road
Bermondsey's Crosse & Blackwell Factory sold in £50m deal

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

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

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died

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

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died
Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns

Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns

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

Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project

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

Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project
Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs

Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs

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

London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene

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

London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene
Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault

Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault

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

Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack

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

Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack
City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one

City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one

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

Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical

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

Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical
Had a bike stolen? It might be at Kennington Police Station

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

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

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

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

Old Kent Road: TfL to consider pedestrian lights at East Street
Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus

Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus

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

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

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

SE1's second tallest tower: 18 Blackfriars Road plans revealed
Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school

Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school

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

Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty

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

Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty
Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

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

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

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

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river

Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river

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

'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight

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

'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight
Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?

Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?

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

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

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

TfL spent £87k on press and radio ads lauding Elephant & Castle
City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges

City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges

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

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

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

The Crown: Guy's Hospital surgical team in Netflix drama
Sky News to open studio at the News Building, London Bridge

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

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

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

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

Thames zip wire to raise funds for Evelina Children's Hospital
£20m plan to light up Thames bridges: shortlisted ideas on show

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

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

Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street

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

Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street
Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight

Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight

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

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

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

£5m for LSBU's Institute of Professional and Technical Education
St Saviour's Dock bridge: repair is still an option, says council

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

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

Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street

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

Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street
Could tolls be levied on Thames bridges from SE1 to Square Mile?

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

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

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

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

Neil Coyle highlights threat to future of St George's Pharmacy
Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017

Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017

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

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

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

South Bank's bust of Nelson Mandela given grade II listed status
Coin Street eco-garden to receive funds from Tesco plastic bag levy

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

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

Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved

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

Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved
Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation

Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation

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

Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site

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

Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site
TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices

TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices

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

Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel

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

Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel
Garden Bridge based on 'wishful thinking': PAC chair Meg Hillier

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

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

South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal

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

South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal
Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register

Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register

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

Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated

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

Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated
Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance

Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance

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

Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe

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

Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe
St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced

St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced

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

St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal

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

St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal
Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission

Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission

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

NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban

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

NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban
MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link

MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link

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

Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash

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

Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash
11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station

11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station

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

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

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

Body-worn cameras for Guy's & St Thomas' security staff
Call for tourist tax as Waterloo has more hotel rooms than voters

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

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

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

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

Lower Marsh and The Cut: Britain's best high street?
Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma

Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma

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

Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation

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

Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation
Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams

Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams

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

Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

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

Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest
'Boutique hotel' plan for old Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street

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

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

The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street

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

The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street
Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week

Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week

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

December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's

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

December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's
Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO

Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO

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

Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans

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

Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans
Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan

Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan

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

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

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

William, Kate and Harry at London Eye for World Mental Health Day
Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew

Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew

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

Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march

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

Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march
TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion

TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion

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

Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services

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

Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services
Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station

Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station

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

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

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

Ancient monument status for Hope Playhouse and Bankside bear-baiting pits
Tower Bridge closure congestion 'not as bad as we thought' - TfL

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

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

TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction

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

TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction
Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks

Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks

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

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

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

Councillor's sponsored swim to raise funds for the Dragon Cafe
Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity

Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity

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

Two injured in Union Street fight

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

Two injured in Union Street fight
£160m Cancer Centre at Guy's welcomes first patients

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

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

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins

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

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins
Double-deck buses introduced on route 42

Double-deck buses introduced on route 42

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

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

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

St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park: have your say
Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds

Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds

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

AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth

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

AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth
TfL plans to extend bus route 388 to the Elephant but curtail 100

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

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

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

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

Lambeth drops Punch & Judy act after Jeremy Corbyn 'devil' claim
Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive

Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive

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

Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change

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

Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change
Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge

Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge

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

Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall

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

Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall
LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark

LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark

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

The Coronet to stay open for another year

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

The Coronet to stay open for another year
£125,000 - is this SE1's most expensive parking space?

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

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

Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls

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

Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls
Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ

Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ

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

Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech

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

Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech
Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project

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

Sadiq Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards

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

Sadiq Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards
Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge

Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge

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

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

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

Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside neighbours
Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ

Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ

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

Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue

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

Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue
Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival

Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival

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

Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police

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

Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police
The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago

The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago

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

Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup

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

Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup
Peal of bells at St George's to honour local man killed in WWI

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

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

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

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

Minister backs 'iconic' Garden Bridge; Hoey blasts 'cosy cartel'
Patricia Moberly, former Guy's & St Thomas' chair, has died

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

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

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

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

Lambeth cabinet WON'T make final Garden Bridge decision after all
London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved

London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved

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

New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'

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

New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'
Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings

Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings

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

St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth

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

St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth
London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street

London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street

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

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

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

Bladerunner: Royal Navy tests 'drone boat' on the Thames
Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation

Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation

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

Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge

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

Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge
Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May

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

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

Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease

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

Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease
Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO

Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO

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

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

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

Electric buses on routes 507 & 521 boast at-seat USB chargers
Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed

Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed

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

London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open

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

London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open
Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt

Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt

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

Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity

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

Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity
Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October

Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October

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

Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms

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

Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms
Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers

Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers

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

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

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

'Magical' Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m
Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme

Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme

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

Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved

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

Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved
Waterloo gains Stansted coach link (but loses Heathrow & Gatwick)

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

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

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

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

St Thomas' Hospital stars in 'Missing Type' hunt for blood donors
Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan

Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan

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

Jeremy Corbyn at London Bridge to call for rail nationalisation

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

Jeremy Corbyn at London Bridge to call for rail nationalisation
Tower Bridge Road air quality limits 'regularly breached'

Tower Bridge Road air quality limits 'regularly breached'

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

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

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

'Racial assault' at Elephant & Castle: police launch appeal
Nexus Health Group: launch of GP practice for 60,000 patients

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

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

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

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

King's College joins Guy's Hospital in cross-campus smoking ban
Metropolitan Police seek 'secure facility' at Elephant & Castle

Metropolitan Police seek 'secure facility' at Elephant & Castle

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

Tower Bridge Care Home rated 'good' by watchdog

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

Tower Bridge Care Home rated 'good' by watchdog
CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank

CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank

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

Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched

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

Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched
Jon Findlay to be chief operating officer of Guy's & St Thomas'

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

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

Forest named after firefighter killed in 1861 Tooley Street blaze

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

Forest named after firefighter killed in 1861 Tooley Street blaze
Darren Henaghan to succeed Keith Davis as Borough Market MD

Darren Henaghan to succeed Keith Davis as Borough Market MD

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

TfL hails 'great success' of Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway

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

TfL hails 'great success' of Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway
Khan to press Government over noisy helicopters along the Thames

Khan to press Government over noisy helicopters along the Thames

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

HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners

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

HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners
London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage

London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage

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

Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award

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

Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award
Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat

Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat

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

Firefighters rescue 19 from South Bank Starflyer ride

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

Firefighters rescue 19 from South Bank Starflyer ride
Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 borough elections

Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 borough elections

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

Morley College to build bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border

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

Morley College to build bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border
Mercato Metropolitano: Italian market opens on Newington Causeway

Mercato Metropolitano: Italian market opens on Newington Causeway

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

Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library

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

Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library
Co-op sells Great Dover Street store to McColl's

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

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

New crossings at Tower Bridge Rd / Queen Elizabeth St junction

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

New crossings at Tower Bridge Rd / Queen Elizabeth St junction
Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment

Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment

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

Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral

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

Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral
Tesco Old Kent Road 'ransacked' in 'terrifying' incident

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

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

Prince Harry has HIV test at Burrell Street clinic

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

Prince Harry has HIV test at Burrell Street clinic
Judges from Southwark courts assemble at cathedral for service

Judges from Southwark courts assemble at cathedral for service

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

Southwark names more potential sites for new council homes

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

Southwark names more potential sites for new council homes
Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017

Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017

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

Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved

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

Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved
40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light

40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light

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

18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated

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

18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated
Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny

Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny

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

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

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

Dozens at rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn at Elephant & Castle
Solar panels installed on top of South Bank Tower

Solar panels installed on top of South Bank Tower

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

New Kent Road school features in National Portrait Gallery show

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

New Kent Road school features in National Portrait Gallery show
Controlled parking zone C2 - consultation launched

Controlled parking zone C2 - consultation launched

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

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

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

Lower Marsh library to become 'creative hub' under Lambeth plan
Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos

Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos

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

Lifeguard shortage leads to lane closures at new swimming pool

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

Lifeguard shortage leads to lane closures at new swimming pool
Little Waitrose opens at South Bank Tower, Stamford Street

Little Waitrose opens at South Bank Tower, Stamford Street

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

Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month

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

Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month
Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade through Southwark

Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade through Southwark

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

Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for public inquiry

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

Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for public inquiry
Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme

Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme

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

Two sculptures stolen from Guy Street Park exhibition

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

Two sculptures stolen from Guy Street Park exhibition
Woolwich Ferry comes to Tower Bridge

Woolwich Ferry comes to Tower Bridge

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

Maxine Peake on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration

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

Maxine Peake on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration
Police outside Neil Coyle's surgery but 'protest' doesn't happen

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

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

Mary Seacole statue unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital

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

Mary Seacole statue unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital
Waterloo scheme offers 'digital boot camp' for Lambeth young adults

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

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

Waterloo International 'should be given listed status'

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

Waterloo International 'should be given listed status'
TfL to trial 'mini zebra crossings' on Blackfriars Road bike lane

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

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

Borough High Street gains long-awaited pelican crossing

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

Borough High Street gains long-awaited pelican crossing
Sadiq Khan sidesteps call for review of Elephant & Castle traffic

Sadiq Khan sidesteps call for review of Elephant & Castle traffic

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

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

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

St Thomas' Hospital steps up campaign over Westminster Bridge cycle lane
Sadiq Khan rejects call to remove EU flag from City Hall

Sadiq Khan rejects call to remove EU flag from City Hall

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

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

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

Brexit backer Kate Hoey MP answers critics amid by-election calls
Neil Coyle MP resigns from Jeremy Corbyn's team

Neil Coyle MP resigns from Jeremy Corbyn's team

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

Tower Bridge closure: Sadiq Khan raises congestion 'concerns'

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

Tower Bridge closure: Sadiq Khan raises congestion 'concerns'
Garden Museum plans to open Lambeth church tower to public

Garden Museum plans to open Lambeth church tower to public

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

Ofsted finds improvement at Lewisham Southwark College

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

Ofsted finds improvement at Lewisham Southwark College
London Bridge businesses offer £60k boost to BOST sports garden

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

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

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

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

Random shooting at Elephant & Castle in 1958: TV firm seeks info
Cross River Tram: Green AM asks Sadiq to review project

Cross River Tram: Green AM asks Sadiq to review project

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

Castle Centre: Everyone Active replaces Fusion after seven weeks

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

Castle Centre: Everyone Active replaces Fusion after seven weeks
Waterloo Library to leave Lower Marsh in mid-July

Waterloo Library to leave Lower Marsh in mid-July

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

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

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

Horse-drawn mail coach at George Inn to celebrate Royal Mail 500
Brexit battle on the Thames as leave and remain boats clash

Brexit battle on the Thames as leave and remain boats clash

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

Lambeth North tube station to close for seven months

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

Lambeth North tube station to close for seven months
Quietway 1 Waterloo to Greenwich cycle route opened

Quietway 1 Waterloo to Greenwich cycle route opened

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

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: council to draw up masterplan

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

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park: council to draw up masterplan
Bankside neighbourhood plan: last chance to comment

Bankside neighbourhood plan: last chance to comment

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

The Illuminated River: Sadiq endorses Boris-backed bridges plan

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

The Illuminated River: Sadiq endorses Boris-backed bridges plan
Tower Bridge: details of 3-month road closure confirmed

Tower Bridge: details of 3-month road closure confirmed

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

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.

Latest plans for Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and LCC sites
BFI revives plan for film centre next to Jubilee Gardens

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.

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.

Garden Bridge 'cheaper to build than cancel' claims Sadiq Khan
RMS St Helena cargo ship to visit Pool of London

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.

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.

Peabody and Ministry of Sound fall out over Borough Triangle
Borough Market's Cookbook Club offers free places to SE1 locals

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.

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.

Date set for unveiling of Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'
Dockhead Fire Station: firefighters move in to new building

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.

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.

Sumner Street: council unveils car-free gateway to Tate Modern
Garden Bridge: hundreds at protest meeting but Sadiq presses on

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.

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.

Mayor to 'fast track' development next to Cross Bones Graveyard
Bus route 95 recreated with vintage RTW vehicles

Bus route 95 recreated with vintage RTW vehicles

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

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.

Sir Terence Conran granted freedom of Southwark
Racial assault on train from London Bridge: police appeal

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.

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.

Fire at St Matthew's Court in New Kent Road
Victory Day wreath-laying at Soviet War Memorial

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.

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.

Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement
Sadiq Khan begins mayoralty with Southwark Cathedral ceremony

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.

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.

The Castle: Elephant's new leisure centre is open at last
Tooley Street closed eastbound till 2018 for London Bridge works

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.

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.

Tory MP blasts 'noisy and polluting' London Duck Tours
Shell Centre: construction starts on Southbank Place development

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.

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.

SE1 estate agent fined for aiding and abetting housing fraud
Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge now open in full

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.

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.

Elephant & Castle: segregated cycle lanes now open
Education secretary praises 'brilliant' Charles Dickens School

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.

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.

St George in Southwark Festival returns for 2016
Dragon Cafe founder Sarah Wheeler has died

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.

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.

Boris lowers funding hurdle for Garden Bridge upkeep guarantee
Garden Bridge: lease decision upheld by Lambeth councillors

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.

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.

Prince Philip at Southwark Cathedral for Shakespeare 400 service
Barack Obama visits Shakespeare's Globe

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.

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.

Castle leisure centre to open on Saturday 30 April
South Bank councillors challenge 'unsound' Garden Bridge decision

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.

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.

Destruction of Christ Church in the Blitz remembered 75 years on
Saliva artwork marks start of work on Science Gallery at Guy's

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.

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.

Green Party mayoral candidate Sian Berry visits Elephant & Castle
Waterloo Library will leave Lower Marsh 'some time in June'

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.

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.

Blackfriars Crown Court custody guard killer to stay in Broadmoor
Police put up signs to warn of phone snatchers on mopeds

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.

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.

Value of Bermondsey Street office block jumps 154% in four years
Gordon Semple: appeal to trace man who visited Peabody flat

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.

Man charged with murder of PC Gordon Semple

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

Man charged with murder of PC Gordon Semple
CCTV images show missing Met policeman in Bankside on Friday

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.

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.

Boris Johnson unveils Sir Simon Milton statue at One Tower Bridge
Russian space rocket tower: developers lodge appeal

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.

Lambeth joins Southwark in setting 20 mph speed limit

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

Lambeth joins Southwark in setting 20 mph speed limit
Qatar becomes part-owner of Elephant & Castle development

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.

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.

Lambeth's Garden Bridge decision to face scrutiny
What do you think of Jubilee Gardens? Trust wants your views

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.

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.

Good Morning Britain cancelled due to fire at ITV's South Bank HQ
Lambeth agrees that Garden Bridge can build on South Bank land

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.

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.

Another section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open
Guy's and St Thomas' rated 'good' by health watchdog

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.

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.

Tower Bridge & National Theatre lit with colours of Belgian flag
Timetable set for Waterloo Station capacity increases

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.

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.

Plans for 400+ homes at old Crosse & Blackwell factory approved
Taylor Wimpey gets green light for 47 homes in Rushworth Street

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.

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.

Edible Bankside: BOST hands over food-growing projects to locals
Strike shuts Waterloo Library as row over Lambeth plans continues

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.

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.

Neil Coyle MP resigns his Southwark Council seat
Fire authority picks U+I for Albert Embankment development

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.

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.

New Mill Street Surgery could face relocation as lease ends
Bravery awards for soldiers who defused the 'Bermondsey bomb'

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.

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.

Cameras to be allowed in Southwark Crown Court for 3-month trial
Artist's impressions of 'cycle superhub' at Waterloo

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.

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.

Tower Bridge Care Home still 'requires improvement' finds CQC
Design Museum to close Shad Thames building on 30 June

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.

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.

Merged Southwark GP practice will be London's largest
Sadiq Khan visits Oasis Farm Waterloo

Sadiq Khan visits Oasis Farm Waterloo

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

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

Motorcyclist dies in hospital after Elephant & Castle collision
Feminist Library granted six-month reprieve by Southwark Council

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.

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.

TfL shows off first double-deck electric bus outside City Hall
Garden Bridge construction contract signed

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.

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.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit St Thomas' Hospital
Toilets and terrorism: Lambeth approves Garden Bridge plans

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.

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'.

Lewisham Southwark College could join Newcastle-based group
Sadiq Khan makes manifesto pledge to back Bakerloo line extension

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.

'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.

'Handgun' is found at scene of Old Kent Road collision
Moped rider 'critical' after Blackfriars Road lorry collision

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.

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.

Lambeth could take Garden Bridge decision behind closed doors
St Thomas' staff join exercise to simulate disaster at Waterloo

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.

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.

Disused Waterloo Eurostar terminal to become a shopping centre
Trinity House gets green light for Harper Road development

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.

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.

Melior Street Garden to share in Tesco carrier bag windfall
Prince Philip to join Shakespeare 400 commemoration in Southwark

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.

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.

Feminist Library campaigners present petition to Southwark Council
Nexus - the new name for North Southwark's merged GP practices

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.

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.

Garden Bridge funding model could be replicated, says Boris
Two shades of grey: Garden Bridge tweaks South Bank lift shaft

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'.

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.

Revealed: the 4 SE1 junctions with worst pedestrian casualty stats
Borough Market trader fined for mislabelling fruit & veg

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.

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.

Elephant & Castle: crash victim named as Johanna (Ann) Hedger
Canon Stephen Maslen, former Lambeth priest, dies aged 78

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.

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.

Elephant & Castle tower 'will damage views from Hyde Park'
Ofsted hails turnaround at Tower Bridge Primary School

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.

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.

20-storey block will be 'foothill' to Blackfriars tower cluster
Grange Road GP Practice placed under 'special measures'

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'.

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.

Mayor of Lambeth opens revamped Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road
Pedestrian hit by truck in Blackfriars Road

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.

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.

Four GP practices in North Southwark plan super-merger
Blackfriars Settlement's Charles Browne publishes poetry book

Blackfriars Settlement's Charles Browne publishes poetry book

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

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.

Artists' studios could be created underneath Waterloo Bridge
Lower Marsh shipping container hotel plan back on track

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.

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.

Man jailed for knifepoint robberies at South Bank, Elephant & OKR
Waterloo Library: 'meanwhile space opportunity' in Lower Marsh

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 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.

Waterloo will need 8,000 bike spaces by 2026, claims TfL study
SE1 church hosts Anglican services in Spanish for Latin Americans

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.

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.

New 'holding areas' for deliveries to Shard and nearby buildings
Feminist Library at St George's Circus under threat of closure

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.

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.

Bankside Boardwalk: TfL funding for Lavington Street project
Bricklayers Arms billboard a 'significant road safety risk' - TfL

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".

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.

TfL proposes Tower Bridge Road bus lane as part of cycle project
Former Bermondsey MP Sir Simon Hughes joins Open University

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.

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.

Further scrutiny for Garden Bridge from London Assembly and RIBA
Tower Bridge drivers told:

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.

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.

Statue of Boris deputy Sir Simon Milton to be erected near City Hall
Garden Bridge bogged down in toilet row

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.

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.

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision at Elephant & Castle
Bus blown up on Lambeth Bridge for 'The Foreigner' movie

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.

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.

Firefighters tackle blaze on roof terrace at County Hall flats
Elderly woman killed in Elephant & Castle collision

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.

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.

Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy: green light for free school
Elephant and Bermondsey locals named Southwark 'Housing Heroes'

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.

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.

Royal Mail delivery problems: MP launches survey
Travellers set up camp at former Branston pickle factory

Travellers set up camp at former Branston pickle factory

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

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.

Office block above Rose Theatre for sale at £98 million
Details of Southwark's 'free swim and gym' policy revealed

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.

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.

Neil Coyle MP to serve on Work & Pensions Select Committee
Hundreds march against Housing & Planning Bill

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.

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.

Man stabbed at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
McDonald's at Guy's Hospital shuts to make way for Science Gallery

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.

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.

The Ivy to open brasserie at One Tower Bridge
Man in wheelchair hit by lorry in Borough Road

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.

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.

Local kids get planting masterclass from Garden Bridge's Dan Pearson
Christian unity walkers visit holy door at St George's Cathedral

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.

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.

The Castle: long-awaited new leisure centre will open in April
Controversy mounts over Courage Yard plan for Tower Bridge Piazza

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.

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.

Jimmy Savile and Guy's Hospital: new report published
Council plans flats at former petrol station in Old Kent Road

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.

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

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

Friars Bridge Court: another 20-storey tower for Blackfriars Road
Spa School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Spa School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

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

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.

HMS President to leave King's Reach due to 'super sewer' works
Guy's & St Thomas' Charity buys Becket House lease in £112m deal

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.

'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.

'Mad cow disease' memorial should be moved, say Lambeth planners
St Thomas' Hospital East Wing revamp completed

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.

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.

Lambeth Halloween rave: police seek help to trace 49 people
Labour peer urges Lambeth Council to save Waterloo Library

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.

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.

Schoolgirls monitor air pollution at Elephant & Castle
Residents join forces to measure air quality in Waterloo

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.

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.

Waterloo to Heathrow rail link back on the agenda
Brand new Old Kent Road fire station faces cuts

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.

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.

Amanda Pritchard is new chief exec of Guy's and St Thomas'
Two arrests for GBH after assault at Sainsbury's in Waterloo Road

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.

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.

Clinic hands out syringes to prevent 'G' drug overdoses
Boris advisor suggests Westminster Bridge Road cycle superhighway

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.

Susan Gilchrist appointed as Southbank Centre chairman

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

Susan Gilchrist appointed as Southbank Centre chairman
Frances Morris appointed as director of Tate Modern

Frances Morris appointed as director of Tate Modern

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

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.

Louise Bourgeois display to launch 'Artist Rooms' gallery at Tate
Green light for 'modern almshouse' funded by luxury flats

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.

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.

Woman dies in hospital after Old Kent Road collision
Sky becomes latest corporate backer of Garden Bridge

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.

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.

Lambeth library cuts: staff to strike over 'cultural vandalism'
Final pedestrian subway at Elephant & Castle closed to the public

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.

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.

Man headbutted at London Bridge: police appeal
Bishops of London and Woolwich meet on London Bridge

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.

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.

Fenella Fielding cuts Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake
Doctors and nurses march on Whitehall from St Thomas'

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.

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.

Pedestrian critically injured in Old Kent Road collision
Second section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open

Second section of Blackfriars Road cycle superhighway now open

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

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.

Kwik Fit launches 'Fit Kwik' classes in New Kent Road
Twelve Acres House: new City of London council homes 'topped out'

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.

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.

Battle of Waterloo commemorative medals raise £200,000 for charity
Waterloo community projects share £57k from London Eye funding pot

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.

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 tenants move in to new council homes on Willow Walk
First passenger trains run across Borough Viaduct

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.

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.

Honours for Cllr Peter John and architects Allies and Morrison
Commendation for off-duty cops who saved woman at Tower Bridge

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.

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.

Lifeboat launched in river search for missing Father Christmas
Lambeth Road: TfL puts up sign in wrong street

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.

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.

Did you witness a fight at Waterloo Station last Saturday?
Royal Mail blames roadworks and sickness for SE1 postal problems

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.

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.

Bakerloo line extension: TfL favours Lewisham via Old Kent Road
Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree

Peace sculpture created from trunk of diseased plane tree

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

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.

Vintage buses return to route 159 for one day only
Vanessa Feltz joins Dimbleby brothers for Bermondsey carol concert

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.

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.

Elephant & Castle roundabout becomes two-way junction
Liberty of the Mint Conservation Area introduced by council

Liberty of the Mint Conservation Area introduced by council

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

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.

Garden Bridge: new image shows river crossing in winter
Former CofE housing in Waterloo to be knocked down

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.

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.

Berkeley Homes plans major Old Kent Road development
Osteopathy school can now award its own degrees

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.

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.

One year on: new police appeal over sex assault at London Bridge
B&Q Old Kent Road store under threat of closure

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.

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.

42 bus 'inadequate', 'unreliable', 'overcrowded' say councillors
Blackfriars security alert 'perfect storm' - Southwark's top cop

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.

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.

BBC One to broadcast Midnight Mass from St George's Cathedral
Police officers rescue residents from Grange Road blaze

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.

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.

Chancellor pledges £240k for Mary Seacole statue at St Thomas'
South Bank councillor calls for free vote on Garden Bridge

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.

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.

Under-threat Gladstone pub to be included in conservation area
Dr Christian Jessen and Mayor of Lambeth promote HIV Testing Week

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.

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.

Security alert shuts Blackfriars Road
Waterloo's Leake Street to become 'restaurant & bar destination'

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.

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.

Council could use CPO powers at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The Co-operative Food opens Waterloo and Bankside stores

The Co-operative Food opens Waterloo and Bankside stores

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

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.

Waterloo Library staff stage walkout over closure plans
Man shouts homophobic language at tube station - police appeal

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.

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.

Interfaith vigil outside City Hall after Paris attacks
'Estate renewal' for ex-Church Commissioners homes in Waterloo

'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.

Lewisham Southwark College in The Cut 'topped out'

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

Lewisham Southwark College in The Cut 'topped out'
Coronet licence restricted after stabbing and 'gun' incident

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.

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.

SE1 landmarks turn red, white and blue in solidarity with Paris
Indian PM Modi unveils Basaveshwara bust on Albert Embankment

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.

'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.

'Unprovoked attack' at Waterloo Station - police appeal
Lambeth rave 'like a military operation' says fire boss

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.

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.

Boris Johnson in talks over Bakerloo line extension to Croydon
Even taller towers planned for long-dormant Blackfriars Road site

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.

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 and Lib Peck defend controversial Garden Bridge deal
Sadiq Khan visits council homes funded by riverside luxury flats

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.

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.

Local residents & firms lack confidence in police says Neil Coyle

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