Transport secretary Alistair Darling has admitted in the Commons that "the name is a bit of a joke". Meanwhile Borough Market residents have organised a petition to draw attention to the scheme's impact on the area.
Officers from the Cathedrals ward Safer Neighbourhood team have launched the new Campus Watch initiative at London South Bank University with the aim of recruiting staff and students as special constables.
British Airways is to sell its stake in the London Eye to the Tussauds Group, but the attraction will continue to bear the airline's name, it was announced on Thursday.
Lib Dem councillor Catriona Moore has resigned as a member of Southwark Council with immediate effect to enable her to take up a job as adviser to the social care inspectorate.
A silent demonstration was held outside the Shell Centre on Thursday morning to mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Nigerian writer and artist Ken Saro-Wiwa. Later a memorial event was held on the riverside walkway.
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