The former St Olave's Grammar School in Tooley Street could be turned into a 56-bedroom "boutique hotel" after Berkeley Homes won its planning appeal.
The Mikado is widely regarded as the most popular of Victorian operettas, epitomising as it does the light comic style of which Gilbert and Sullivan are undisputed masters.
This summer 54 teenagers from Lambeth and Southwark are working as curators, producers and creators in 20 of SE1's cultural organisations.
Primary and secondary school children from across Southwark have voted Siobhan Dowd's London Eye Mystery as their favourite book of 2008.
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