Grange ward councillor Denise Capstick received a round of applause at Bermondsey Community Council as she spoke about her experiences in Afghanistan with the Territorial Army.
A series of events is being held this month to provide local residents and workers to opportunity to learn about - and comment on - Southwark Council's new planning document for the future of Bankside, Borough and London Bridge.
Boris Johnson's proposal to seek payments towards Crossrail from developers of new office blocks in Waterloo and Elephant & Castle has been rejected by a panel of independent inspectors.
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