City Hall staff, representatives of London boroughs and members of the public joined Mayor of London Boris Johnson for the first mayoral carol service at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday.
New plans for 374 homes, a cultural centre and a new shopping street on the derelict coach park at Potters Fields next to Tower Bridge have been unveiled.
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