Christopher West, who makes regular appearances in character as Charles Dickens at a London Bridge pub, has urged locals to get involved with Southwark Playhouse's Christmas show.
Grange ward councillor Denise Capstick is serving as a medical officer with the Territorial Army in Afghanistan for the next three months.
Ed Ruscha's retrospective is the largest UK survey of his work in America over five decades from Pop Art to paintings of words and landscapes.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has made a strong call for effective local action to reduce carbon emissions and to maintain pressure on councils and businesses to do the same.
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