David Lan, artistic director of the Young Vic, has been awarded an honorary doctorate of literature by London South Bank University during a ceremony held at Southwark Cathedral.
An application for a development of 154 homes in Tanner Street has been unanimously refused by Southwark's planning committee.
An alleyway that links Borough High Street with Swan Street has been closed for more than two weeks after cladding fell from an overhanging building.
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