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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
Demolition firms fined over death of man at Strata site

Demolition firms fined over death of man at Strata site

Two linked companies have been fined after the death of a worker killed when concrete joists fell on him at a demolition site at Elephant & Castle.

13 more arrests over Lambeth rave

Police investigating the disorder after an unlicensed rave in Lambeth have made another 13 arrests.

13 more arrests over Lambeth rave
Elephant & Castle's Coronet to close in January 2017

Elephant & Castle's Coronet to close in January 2017

The operators of The Coronet at Elephant & Castle have conceded defeat in their campaign to save the music venue and former cinema.

Globe, London Eye and Waterloo Tube featured on new UK passport

Home Office minister James Brokenshire visited Bankside on Tuesday to launch a new UK passport design which features several SE1 images.

Globe, London Eye and Waterloo Tube featured on new UK passport
Adventurer Sarah Outen completes 4-year London2London challenge

Adventurer Sarah Outen completes 4-year London2London challenge

A gruelling trans-world expedition came to an end on Tuesday as 30-year old British adventurer Sarah Outen MBE kayaked under Tower Bridge, completing her four and a half year London2London: Via the World challenge.

'Hate crime' on the 63 bus - police appeal for witnesses

Police in Southwark are appealing for information and witnesses after what they describe as a 'hate crime assault' on a bus at Elephant & Castle.

'Hate crime' on the 63 bus - police appeal for witnesses
Labour in Lambeth divided over Garden Bridge decision

Labour in Lambeth divided over Garden Bridge decision

The South Bank's Labour member of Parliament and three Labour councillors have criticised the Lambeth council leader's decision to reopen talks which will pave the way for the controversial £175 million Garden Bridge to be built.

LSBU has change of heart and adopts Living Wage policy

London South Bank University has announced that all employees - and those working for its subcontractors and suppliers - will in future earn at least the London Living Wage of £9.40 an hour.

LSBU has change of heart and adopts Living Wage policy
Lambeth reopens Garden Bridge talks as TfL cuts funding to £10m

Lambeth reopens Garden Bridge talks as TfL cuts funding to £10m

Lambeth Council says it will resume negotiations with the Garden Bridge Trust over the use of land on the South Bank after Transport for London slashed its funding for the bridge from £30 million to £10 million.

Lambeth riot latest: 16 arrests; 19 police officers injured

Detectives investigating Sunday morning's riot outside an illegal rave in Lambeth have released images of eight people they'd like to speak to.

Lambeth riot latest: 16 arrests; 19 police officers injured
Wally Lawrence: tributes to man who saved Waterloo Library in Blitz

Wally Lawrence: tributes to man who saved Waterloo Library in Blitz

Trustees of Waterloo Action Centre gathered outside the building on Wednesday to pay their respects as the funeral cortege of Wally Lawrence, who saved what was then the Waterloo Library building during the Blitz, passed by.

Video: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

Spectators lined Westminster Bridge early on Sunday morning to see hundreds of veteran cars - all more than a century old - set off for Brighton.

Video: London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
Riot in Lambeth as police block entry to Halloween rave

Riot in Lambeth as police block entry to Halloween rave

Bricks and gas bottles were thrown at police in Lambeth on Sunday morning as violence flared in the streets around a Halloween rave.

RNLI rescues two groups trapped on Thames beaches by rising tide

An RNLI lifeboat crew carried out two rescues on Friday of people trapped on the Thames foreshore.

RNLI rescues two groups trapped on Thames beaches by rising tide
Waterloo Tube Station's York Road entrance to shut for 3 years

Waterloo Tube Station's York Road entrance to shut for 3 years

The York Road entrance to Waterloo Underground Station will next month close for nearly three years as part of the Shell Centre redevelopment.

Southwark Street's Blue Fin Building sold for £415 million

The headquarters building of magazine publisher Time Inc UK (formerly IPC Media) is to change hands in a £415 million deal announced this week.

Southwark Street's Blue Fin Building sold for £415 million
22-storey tower proposed for Lavington Street

22-storey tower proposed for Lavington Street

Plans for a major development in Lavington Street with up to 200 homes in new buildings as tall as 22 storeys have been revealed this week.

Giant poppy sculpture unveiled at Waterloo Station

A giant poppy installation has been unveiled on the concourse of Waterloo Station as part of London Poppy Day.

Giant poppy sculpture unveiled at Waterloo Station
Southwark Council celebrates first 50 years

Southwark Council celebrates first 50 years

Southwark Council has marked its first 50 years with a civic celebration at Southwark Cathedral hosted by Mayor of Southwark Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle.

Elephant & Castle pub to reopen as part of Antic group

'Under offer' signs have appeared outside the Elephant & Castle pub as plans to reopen the venue are announced.

Elephant & Castle pub to reopen as part of Antic group
Albert McKenzie VC memorial unveiled in Tower Bridge Road

Albert McKenzie VC memorial unveiled in Tower Bridge Road

A memorial to a local hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in the Zeebrugge raid of 1918 has been unveiled in Tower Bridge Road.

Resident-led housebuilding plan held up by funding wrangle

An innovative project to build new council-rent homes in Bermondsey has put its operations on hold amid claims that Southwark Council has failed to provide promised funding.

Resident-led housebuilding plan held up by funding wrangle
Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police renew appeal

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police renew appeal

Detectives are appealing for help to trace a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted rape in Newington Causeway near Elephant & Castle.

Road safety initiative launched at Elephant & Castle

If you travelled through Elephant & Castle on Thursday morning you can't have failed to notice the heavy police presence.

Road safety initiative launched at Elephant & Castle
Four violent robberies around Elephant & Walworth - police appeal

Four violent robberies around Elephant & Walworth - police appeal

Detectives are investigating a string of violent daytime robberies of women around Elephant & Castle and Walworth during September.

Firemen help to deliver baby outside Asda in Old Kent Road

Three firefighters from Old Kent Road fire station helped to deliver a baby boy on Monday morning.

Firemen help to deliver baby outside Asda in Old Kent Road
Castle leisure centre won't open till 2016 admits council boss

Castle leisure centre won't open till 2016 admits council boss

The long-awaited new public swimming pool at Elephant & Castle won't be open for locals to enjoy until the new year, it emerged this week.

Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle

A teenage boy was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds on Tuesday night after an incident at Elephant & Castle.

Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle
Gladstone Arms doesn't merit listed status says Historic England

Gladstone Arms doesn't merit listed status says Historic England

Culture secretary John Whittingdale has decided that the Gladstone Arms in Lant Street does not merit listed building status.

Violent attack in Harper Road: police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was violently assaulted in the early hours of Sunday 4 October.

Violent attack in Harper Road: police appeal for witnesses
Now you can choose to have Amazon parcels sent to Mandela Way

Now you can choose to have Amazon parcels sent to Mandela Way

SE1 residents are used to involuntary trips to Mandela Way to collect parcels, but now Amazon customers can choose to have purchases sent to the Southwark & Rotherhithe delivery office without waiting for the postman to put a card through the letterbox.

Southwark rejects Lidl's plans for Old Kent Road store

Southwark planners have sent low-cost supermarket Lidl back to the drawing board, accusing it of "underdevelopment" of its Old Kent Road site.

Southwark rejects Lidl's plans for Old Kent Road store
Parking to be banned on Waterloo Bridge

Parking to be banned on Waterloo Bridge

The City of Westminster is to ban parking on its half of Waterloo Bridge under plans for a new cycle route linking Bloomsbury and the South Bank.

Segregated cycle lane on St George's Road now open

The first section of the new cycle superhighway that will eventually run from Elephant & Castle to Farringdon Street is now open.

Segregated cycle lane on St George's Road now open
Waterloo Library closure rubber-stamped by Lambeth cabinet

Waterloo Library closure rubber-stamped by Lambeth cabinet

Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh will shut before the end of the current financial year after Lambeth's cabinet approved the borough's controversial 'Culture 2020' proposals for libraries and parks.

St George's Church says sorry for all-night bell-ringing

The church of St George the Martyr in Borough High Street has apologised to its neighbours after a technical fault meant the church bell tolled constantly through the night.

St George's Church says sorry for all-night bell-ringing
Soil from SE1 gardens included in Tate Turbine Hall installation

Soil from SE1 gardens included in Tate Turbine Hall installation

Soil from seven parks and gardens in SE1 has been included in a new art installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.

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

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

£30 million asking price for NHS office block in Lower Marsh
Firefighters tackle blaze in flats above Blackfriars Settlement

Firefighters tackle blaze in flats above Blackfriars Settlement

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

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

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

Asking price for Neo Bankside penthouse cut by a third to £15m
Man who sold fake jewellery ordered to pay back £50,000

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

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

Oasis sets out plan for Waterloo's temporary library

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

Oasis sets out plan for Waterloo's temporary library
Waterloo Road murder: man jailed for life

Waterloo Road murder: man jailed for life

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

Jail for man who bit off finger of hospital security guard

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

Jail for man who bit off finger of hospital security guard
Councillors blast Russian space rocket tower plan into orbit

Councillors blast Russian space rocket tower plan into orbit

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

Adam Hird: bouncers plead not guilty to manslaughter

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

Adam Hird: bouncers plead not guilty to manslaughter
Passer-by rescues man stuck on Thames foreshore at Bankside

Passer-by rescues man stuck on Thames foreshore at Bankside

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

Belvedere Road footbridge to be demolished this week

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

Belvedere Road footbridge to be demolished this week
Kate Hoey blasts 'sham' consultation on Waterloo Library closure

Kate Hoey blasts 'sham' consultation on Waterloo Library closure

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

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

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

Five and a half years in jail for Tommy Blackmore's killer
Waterloo Library will close within six months under Lambeth plans

Waterloo Library will close within six months under Lambeth plans

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

450 homes planned for Skipton House site at Elephant & Castle

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

450 homes planned for Skipton House site at Elephant & Castle
Southwark planners savage 'crude' space-rocket tower plan

Southwark planners savage 'crude' space-rocket tower plan

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

Lloyd Smythe pleads guilty to manslaughter of Tommy Blackmore

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

Lloyd Smythe pleads guilty to manslaughter of Tommy Blackmore
City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge

City freemen drive sheep across London Bridge

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

Minicab crashes into Waterloo flats

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

Minicab crashes into Waterloo flats
Tate Modern extension will open on Friday 17 June 2016

Tate Modern extension will open on Friday 17 June 2016

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

David Walliams and Nicky Morgan visit Charles Dickens School

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

David Walliams and Nicky Morgan visit Charles Dickens School
Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured in Southwark Street collision

Pedestrian and motorcyclist injured in Southwark Street collision

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

Waterloo councillor commissions Garden Bridge opinion poll

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

Waterloo councillor commissions Garden Bridge opinion poll
Lambeth halts talks with Garden Bridge Trust over South Bank land

Lambeth halts talks with Garden Bridge Trust over South Bank land

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

Firefighters tackle Queen Elizabeth Street fire

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

Firefighters tackle Queen Elizabeth Street fire
Council offers to host court hearings at Tooley Street HQ

Council offers to host court hearings at Tooley Street HQ

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

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

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

25-storey tower could be built next to council's Tooley Street HQ
Haberdashers' Aske's proposes new school at fire station site

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

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

Traffic warden assaulted in Hatfields: police appeal

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

Traffic warden assaulted in Hatfields: police appeal
St Thomas' Hospital staff killed in Blitz remembered

St Thomas' Hospital staff killed in Blitz remembered

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

75 years on - Ewer Street bomb shelter victims remembered

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

75 years on - Ewer Street bomb shelter victims remembered
The Quill: council OKs switch from student halls to luxury flats

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

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

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

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

Council to buy 56 homes at Blackfriars Circus in £10m deal
Former SE1 pub landlord sentenced for tax fraud

Former SE1 pub landlord sentenced for tax fraud

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

Political map of Southwark to be redrawn as population grows

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

Political map of Southwark to be redrawn as population grows
Tate Modern extension: Southwark Council to give £1m

Tate Modern extension: Southwark Council to give £1m

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

Redevelopment plan for Hartley pub in Tower Bridge Road

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

Redevelopment plan for Hartley pub in Tower Bridge Road
Asda revives plan for new petrol station on Old Kent Road

Asda revives plan for new petrol station on Old Kent Road

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

Inspectors visit Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

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

Inspectors visit Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals
Old Kent Road's public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site

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

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

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

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

£8 million plan to add four more floors to Hop Exchange
Mary Seacole statue delayed by 'unexpected costs'

Mary Seacole statue delayed by 'unexpected costs'

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

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

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

Garden Bridge: 'case hasn't been made' says City Hall Tory leader
Listed status for Borough High Street estate agent's office

Listed status for Borough High Street estate agent's office

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

New tenant sought for Elephant & Castle pub after Foxtons blocked

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

New tenant sought for Elephant & Castle pub after Foxtons blocked
Police appeal to trace missing 14-year-old from Bermondsey

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

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

Sculptures installed on river foreshore for Totally Thames month

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

Sculptures installed on river foreshore for Totally Thames month
Greenpeace brings giant polar bear to Shell Centre on South Bank

Greenpeace brings giant polar bear to Shell Centre on South Bank

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

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race starts at Tower Bridge

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

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race starts at Tower Bridge
Fire hydrant drama at Elephant & Castle

Fire hydrant drama at Elephant & Castle

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

easyBus adds Waterloo to Heathrow £2 bus link

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

easyBus adds Waterloo to Heathrow £2 bus link
900-seat theatre to open at One Tower Bridge

900-seat theatre to open at One Tower Bridge

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

Lambeth Palace: more corporate events as booze licence is granted

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

Lambeth Palace: more corporate events as booze licence is granted
Bricklayers Arms flyover could be demolished within five years

Bricklayers Arms flyover could be demolished within five years

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

Private sixth-form college prepares to open in Waterloo

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

Private sixth-form college prepares to open in Waterloo
Ofsted finds 'new energy' at Lewisham Southwark College

Ofsted finds 'new energy' at Lewisham Southwark College

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

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

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

St Thomas' to St Petersburg: 2,000-mile bike ride under way
Lidl plans to rebuild Old Kent Road store

Lidl plans to rebuild Old Kent Road store

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

Gladstone pub could be replaced with 10-storey tower

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

Gladstone pub could be replaced with 10-storey tower
Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police appeal

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police appeal

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

Historic nursing memorabilia stolen from St Thomas' Hospital

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

Historic nursing memorabilia stolen from St Thomas' Hospital
Network Rail fined £2 million for London Bridge problems

Network Rail fined £2 million for London Bridge problems

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

Kids Company Decima Street Urban Academy at centre of controversy

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

Kids Company Decima Street Urban Academy at centre of controversy
Council and college remain at odds over future of FE in Southwark

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

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

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

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

Yes, it's true: Waitrose is coming to SE1
Special trains to the seaside from Elephant & Castle

Special trains to the seaside from Elephant & Castle

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

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

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

Sir Ron Kerr to step down as Guy's and St Thomas' boss
Official opening for Old Kent Road Fire Station

Official opening for Old Kent Road Fire Station

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

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

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

New council homes on Blackfriars Road: Southwark in £10m deal
Prayers said at Cross Bones Graveyard as new garden takes shape

Prayers said at Cross Bones Graveyard as new garden takes shape

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

Councillors urged to block Garden Bridge project

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

Councillors urged to block Garden Bridge project
Squatters evicted from Elephant & Castle pub

Squatters evicted from Elephant & Castle pub

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

Vulnerable man missing from Old Kent Road - police appeal

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

Vulnerable man missing from Old Kent Road - police appeal
Former council house in Park Street for sale at £3.35 million

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

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

Glowing Ofsted report for Oasis Academy South Bank

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

Glowing Ofsted report for Oasis Academy South Bank
Turning Shell Centre into Southbank Place: 4 years of work starts

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

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

Local young people invited to help shape Garden Bridge project

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

Local young people invited to help shape Garden Bridge project
Passenger ferry could be provided during Tower Bridge closure

Passenger ferry could be provided during Tower Bridge closure

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

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

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

'Suspected pit bull' dog seized by police on Dickens Estate
Tower Bridge Care Home branded 'inadequate' by regulator

Tower Bridge Care Home branded 'inadequate' by regulator

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

Neo Bankside shortlisted for Stirling Prize

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

Neo Bankside shortlisted for Stirling Prize
Sculpture stolen from Tanner Street Park

Sculpture stolen from Tanner Street Park

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

Bid to make Waterloo a 'low emission neighbourhood'

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

Bid to make Waterloo a 'low emission neighbourhood'
Go-ahead for 19-storey Bankside tower despite St Paul's objection

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

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

Bus routes 507 and 521 to go all-electric

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

Bus routes 507 and 521 to go all-electric
Teacher who built giant chicken given award on live TV

Teacher who built giant chicken given award on live TV

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

Unicorn Theatre seeks children who turn 10 on 1 December

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

Unicorn Theatre seeks children who turn 10 on 1 December
Precious Blood church launches £250,000 fundraising appeal

Precious Blood church launches £250,000 fundraising appeal

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

Victorian shop reprieved as Southwark planners veto development

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

Victorian shop reprieved as Southwark planners veto development
Bakerloo line extension: TfL to make the case to Treasury

Bakerloo line extension: TfL to make the case to Treasury

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

Avondale Square woman pleads guilty to benefit fraud

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

Avondale Square woman pleads guilty to benefit fraud
Phoenix Primary School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Phoenix Primary School rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

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

Draper Estate celebrates 50th anniversary with fiesta

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

Draper Estate celebrates 50th anniversary with fiesta
25-storey towers planned to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment

25-storey towers planned to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment

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

London Fire Brigade Museum to move to Albert Embankment

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

London Fire Brigade Museum to move to Albert Embankment
New Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre redevelopment plans on show

New Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre redevelopment plans on show

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

Council unveils FE plan to replace Lewisham Southwark College

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

Council unveils FE plan to replace Lewisham Southwark College
Fire at Elephant & Castle kebab shop

Fire at Elephant & Castle kebab shop

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

New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street

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

New Saturday food market launches in Druid Street
Two men jailed for murder of David Maxwell in Pilgrimage Street

Two men jailed for murder of David Maxwell in Pilgrimage Street

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

Owen Jones addresses Spanish Civil War commemoration

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

Owen Jones addresses Spanish Civil War commemoration
7/7 survivor Gill Hicks returns to St Thomas' Hospital

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

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

Garden Bridge has already cost public purse nearly £10 million

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

Garden Bridge has already cost public purse nearly £10 million
Diane Abbott tables Commons motion calling for Garden Bridge rethink

Diane Abbott tables Commons motion calling for Garden Bridge rethink

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

Falmouth Road GP surgery rated 'inadequate' by inspectors

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

Falmouth Road GP surgery rated 'inadequate' by inspectors
Guard fatally wounded at Crown Court named as Lorraine Barwell

Guard fatally wounded at Crown Court named as Lorraine Barwell

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

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

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

End of an era as three more Elephant & Castle subways close
Neil Coyle makes maiden speech in House of Commons

Neil Coyle makes maiden speech in House of Commons

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

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

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

Taxi drivers' protest against TfL brings Blackfriars Road to a halt
Police investigate attempted murder of custody officer at Blackfriars Crown Court

Police investigate attempted murder of custody officer at Blackfriars Crown Court

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

Kennington flood leaves much of SE1 without water

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

Kennington flood leaves much of SE1 without water
Southwark Cathedral churchyard gets a makeover

Southwark Cathedral churchyard gets a makeover

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

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

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

Roger Federer at Tanner Street Park as Nike takes over tennis courts
Ex-owners of Thai Silk fined £180,000 for hiring illegal workers

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

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

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

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

Garden Bridge 'cannot come at any cost' says Lambeth leader
New LCC campus to be combined with Elephant shopping centre scheme

New LCC campus to be combined with Elephant shopping centre scheme

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

'Cycle superhub' planned for Waterloo Station

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

'Cycle superhub' planned for Waterloo Station
David Lammy picks a fight with Southwark Council over skyscrapers

David Lammy picks a fight with Southwark Council over skyscrapers

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

Waterloo Bridge: Government recognises role of women builders

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

Waterloo Bridge: Government recognises role of women builders
Elephant & Castle and Thomas a Becket pubs listed as community assets

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

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

New Waterloo Dispatch crosses three Thames bridges

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

New Waterloo Dispatch crosses three Thames bridges
Hundreds turn out for funeral of Barry Albin-Dyer

Hundreds turn out for funeral of Barry Albin-Dyer

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

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

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

Smoking ban comes into force at Guy's and St Thomas'
Pregnant woman assaulted on tube train at Waterloo

Pregnant woman assaulted on tube train at Waterloo

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

Anti-Foxtons squatters move in to Elephant & Castle pub

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

Anti-Foxtons squatters move in to Elephant & Castle pub
Requiem Mass for Barry Albin-Dyer at St George's Cathedral

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

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

Woman meets policemen who talked her out of jumping in Thames

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

Woman meets policemen who talked her out of jumping in Thames
Two men jailed for knifepoint robbery in Willow Walk

Two men jailed for knifepoint robbery in Willow Walk

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

Large groups banned from South Bank's Jubilee Gardens

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

Large groups banned from South Bank's Jubilee Gardens
Thomas Cure's legacy remembered with special beer

Thomas Cure's legacy remembered with special beer

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

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

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

St Patrick's celebrates centenary as Waterloo's RC parish
New #hellomynameis badges for Guy's and St Thomas' staff

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

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

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

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

Top cop tells SE1 teenagers how Met will cope with budget cuts
Chris Foster murder: police bid to trace man who fled country

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

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

Artists commissioned for Southwark Street Colourful Crossings

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

Artists commissioned for Southwark Street Colourful Crossings
Bahrainis sell LSE's Sidney Webb House to Unite

Bahrainis sell LSE's Sidney Webb House to Unite

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

Restoration of Wurlitzer from Elephant & Castle Trocadero nears completion

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

Restoration of Wurlitzer from Elephant & Castle Trocadero nears completion
Africa Centre plans new home in Great Suffolk Street

Africa Centre plans new home in Great Suffolk Street

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

'Dirty Lane' at centre of Vinopolis fashion retail development

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

'Dirty Lane' at centre of Vinopolis fashion retail development
Local man Lloyd Smythe charged with Tommy Blackmore murder

Local man Lloyd Smythe charged with Tommy Blackmore murder

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

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

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

Value of London Fire Brigade HQ jumps from £50m to £90m
BBC Any Questions? broadcast heralds start of Waterloo Festival

BBC Any Questions? broadcast heralds start of Waterloo Festival

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

Tommy Blackmore: Queen Elizabeth Street murder victim named

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

Tommy Blackmore: Queen Elizabeth Street murder victim named
Anti-oil sponsorship campaigners take over Tate's turbine hall

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

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

Two more arrests over Queen Elizabeth Street murder

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

Two more arrests over Queen Elizabeth Street murder
Archbishop responds to Mount Kinabalu row during Southwark visit

Archbishop responds to Mount Kinabalu row during Southwark visit

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

Queen Elizabeth Street: murder investigation launched

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

Queen Elizabeth Street: murder investigation launched
Sir Simon Hughes - knighthood for former Bermondsey MP

Sir Simon Hughes - knighthood for former Bermondsey MP

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

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

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

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure planned for late 2016
Elephant Road development 'topped out'

Elephant Road development 'topped out'

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

Jeff Brazier breaks ground at new Ronald McDonald House

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

Jeff Brazier breaks ground at new Ronald McDonald House
Princess Beatrice at Harrods fundraising gala for Garden Bridge

Princess Beatrice at Harrods fundraising gala for Garden Bridge

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

Court of Appeal clears way for Shell Centre redevelopment

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

Court of Appeal clears way for Shell Centre redevelopment
Green light for 16-storey Hoxton Hotel in Blackfriars Road

Green light for 16-storey Hoxton Hotel in Blackfriars Road

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

Duke of Wellington unveils Battle of Waterloo memorial at station

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

Duke of Wellington unveils Battle of Waterloo memorial at station
Holy Trinity Dockhead: listed building status upgraded

Holy Trinity Dockhead: listed building status upgraded

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

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

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

Jonathan Dimbleby leads 50km walk to raise funds for cancer charity
Old Kent Road's Thomas a Becket pub to be sold at auction

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

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

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

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

Former council flat at Bankside goes on sale for £1.1 million
Anthea Turner opens Oasis Farm Waterloo

Anthea Turner opens Oasis Farm Waterloo

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

Lewisham Southwark College staff strike over job cuts

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

Lewisham Southwark College staff strike over job cuts
Boris Johnson guarantees Garden Bridge maintenance costs

Boris Johnson guarantees Garden Bridge maintenance costs

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

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

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

Council: we'll work with locals to keep Foxtons out of Elephant
Southwark Spine bike route plan gets green light from cabinet

Southwark Spine bike route plan gets green light from cabinet

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

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

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

Elephant & Castle a 'problem area' for sex crimes, says top cop
Tanner Street's Victorian tin box factory to be knocked down

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

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

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

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

After 250 years, Elephant & Castle pub makes way for Foxtons
Cops pledge crackdown on 'aimless loitering' at Elephant & Castle

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

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

New skyscraper planned close to the Shard

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

New skyscraper planned close to the Shard
Masking tape blamed for window that fell from office block

Masking tape blamed for window that fell from office block

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

£53 million: sale price for Southwark Fire Station revealed

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

£53 million: sale price for Southwark Fire Station revealed
Lifeboat rescue for tourists stranded on Thames beach by rising tide

Lifeboat rescue for tourists stranded on Thames beach by rising tide

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

Seven armed robberies at SE1 shops: police release CCTV still

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

Seven armed robberies at SE1 shops: police release CCTV still
Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society celebrates 50 years

Southwark & Lambeth Archaeological Society celebrates 50 years

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

Ark Globe Academy pupils quiz Fulham FC manager Kit Symons

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

Ark Globe Academy pupils quiz Fulham FC manager Kit Symons
Dame Eileen Sills: SE1 chief nurse invested at Buckingham Palace

Dame Eileen Sills: SE1 chief nurse invested at Buckingham Palace

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

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

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

53 bus route to be cut short for 'foreseeable future' says Boris
St John's Waterloo beats parish bounds

St John's Waterloo beats parish bounds

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

Police appeal for missing man last seen near London Bridge

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

Police appeal for missing man last seen near London Bridge
Simon Hughes endorses Tim Farron's Lib Dem leadership bid

Simon Hughes endorses Tim Farron's Lib Dem leadership bid

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

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

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

Borough High Street archaeologists explore Nag's Head & WWII shelter
Southwark fire training centre shuts as school plan progresses

Southwark fire training centre shuts as school plan progresses

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

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

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

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

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