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News & features published on 9 December 2011
Boris gives Southwark and Lambeth 200k to keep SE1 streets clean during Olympics

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has agreed to provide Lambeth and Southwark councils with an extra 200,000 to help the boroughs cope with the extra visitors expected to come to the South Bank, Bankside and London Bridge during the Olympics and Paralympics.

"Big money" beats democracy at Elephant & Castle, claims Southwark councillor

One of the councillors who voted to refuse permission for the controversial Eileen House skyscraper near Elephant & Castle has spoken out after the Mayor of London 'took over' the planning application from Southwark Council.

Bishop and MP sleep out in Southwark Cathedral churchyard for homelessness charity

Simon Hughes MP and the Bishop of Southwark joined 200 people who slept out in the churchyard of Southwark Cathedral last Friday night to raise money for the Robes Project, a local homelessness charity.

Tweets on 9 December 2011

Friday recap: Olympics cash for SE1, @robesproject sleepout & Eileen House planning controversy

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Crowds on South Bank & Bankside will more than double during Olympics, says City Hall

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Just published - Boris gives Southwark and Lambeth £200k to keep SE1 streets clean during Olympics

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@secretlondon We've written about that elsewhere, but will add a line referencing it in this story too.

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Just published - "Big money" beats democracy at Elephant & Castle, claims @cllrjamesbarber

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RT @SOLAR_kate: Vigil for Ellie Carey, victim of last fri's #cycleaccident on Tower Bridge Rd jct will be held 6pm, Weds 14th, Bermondsey Sq

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Adopt-a-duck at the More London Christmas Market outside City Hall

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RT @StMungos: We need #volunteers to help with #Christmas collections for #homeless charity in #Waterloo on Fri 16 Dec

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Just published - @RobesProject sleepout at Southwark Cathedral raises c. £40k for winter night shelter

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English-Welsh bilingual Carol Service to be attended by Simon Hughes MP & the Deputy Mayor of Southwark

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@bridgewithout They do have some rather nice bamboo ducks for sale - not sure about chickens

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Anyone know what they are filming on Roupell Street today?

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Tesco ice rink at More London is v small (and artificial) - only really suitable for small children

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@Psythor Best theory I've heard so far is that it was something to do with the Sherlock Holmes premiere:

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Christmas Market next to City Hall

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Due to storm surge high tide @thamesclippers can't fit under Blackfriars Rail Bridge - small boat shuttle Bankside to Waterloo till 1.30

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@zefrog @gwingwyn Interesting how the skyline has changed since I took these in June 2009 at topping-out ceremony:

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Everything you wanted to know about taking your sheep across London Bridge - video/podcast: via @GreshamCollege

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The view from the 49th floor of Strata SE1 via @gwingwyn

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Shakespeare's Bankside - guided walk with John Constable

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Christmas Chocolate Festival @TheChocFest starts today on the South Bank

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Classics With My Baby Christmas Extravaganza @ClassicsWMBaby

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