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News & features published on 5 October 2005
Park Plaza reveals plans for County Hall annexe site

Park Plaza Hotels plans to become the South Bank's largest hotel operator with two new developments, including a 930-room conference hotel on the County Hall annexe site at the end of Westminster Bridge.

Radio 3 comes to Southwark Cathedral

Southwark Cathedral's girl choristers made their radio debut on Wednesday with Wednesday's live broadcast of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3.

No power in The Cut for Spacey's triumphant first night

A brief power cut in the Waterloo area on Tuesday night failed to dampen spirits at the Old Vic for the first night of Trevor Nunn's production of Richard II, with Kevin Spacey in the title role.

Richard II at the Old Vic

The King, Richard II - played by Kevin Spacey - is the most colourful part of this modern day black and white and grey staging of Shakespeare's play. He has most of the best speeches too.

Bermondsey red diesel leak spreads upstream

Red diesel which leaked from a sunken pontoon at Bermondsey's Cherry Garden Pier has spread upstream along the SE1 riverside and beyond, with patches spotted as far away as Wandsworth.

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