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Tuesday 18 March 2014

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News & features published on 18 March 2014
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Mint Street Adventure Playground: council pledges 2m makeover

Mint Street Adventure Playground is to be rebuilt in a 2 million project approved by Southwark Council's cabinet on Tuesday afternoon.

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Paddy Power threatens legal challenge to betting shop clampdown

Betting shop chain Paddy Power threatened to launch judicial review proceedings against Southwark Council when it announced it was tightening planning rules to make it more difficult to open new bookmakers and payday loan shops.

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Small grants available for SE1 locals to green their environment

For the second year running Bankside Open Spaces Trust and the City Bridge Trust are offering individuals and community organisations small grants to help kick-start or sustain local gardening and greening projects.

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Southwark Circle local social network for over-50s to close

Southwark Circle, a local social network for over-50s which received a 1 million startup grant from Southwark Council, is to close at the end of the month.

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Cameron and Clegg visit Coin Street for childcare announcement

David Cameron and Nick Clegg visited the Coin Street nursery in Stamford Street on Tuesday morning to launch the coalition's new childcare package.

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Removal firm Rocketvan relocates from Bankside to Walworth

Removal firm Rocketvan has moved from Union Street after more than six years under the railway bridge.

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New owners of Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court plan luxury hotel

The former Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court in Tooley Street has been acquired by asset management firm Dominvs Group which plans to turn into a luxury hotel.

Tweets on 18 March 2014

National Geographic is a bit behind the times if it thinks Tower Bridge Rd still has antiques warehouses fxn.ws/1j0eQ5X via @FoxNews

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rates of admission are particularly high amongst residents of Nunhead, Livesey, East Walworth and Cathedrals wards

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There were 4,818 alcohol related hospital admissions in Southwark in 2011 to 2012, an increase of 54% since 2008 to 2009

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Tuesday recap: bumper crop of news stories today se1.info/1fXrgse

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The @cerihandgallery in All Hallows Hall, Copperfield Street, is closing at the end of April: cerihand.co.uk/news/203/ceri-…

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An airport built on stilts over the Thames at Westminster Bridge? An idea from the 1930s: architecture.brookes.ac.uk/news/items/060…

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Just published - Mint Street Adventure Playground: Southwark Council pledges £2m makeover goo.gl/fb/lFl0R

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se17 Audio from tonight's cabinet meeting re Walworth town hall, Newington Library & Cuming Museum boo.fm/b2001548

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ChaucerVijay 2/2 if @savesouthwark were about.

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ChaucerVijay 1/2 Thanx @RoebuckBorough for lending me an extinguisher to put out a street fire. Glad @LondonFire came but wouldn't have needed to act

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[Forum] Extent of Crime in Cathedrals Ward: london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/1…

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Mint Street Adventure Playground: council leader confirms rebuilding plans audioboo.fm/boos/2001391-m… via @audioboo

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@peterjohn6 @Livingstone_RJ Was the Harper Road item at cabinet agreed as expected? thanks

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tom4camberwell Bin just caught fire in Trinity Street @se1 - put out by Labour's @ChaucerVijay! Fire engine just arrived. pic.twitter.com/SKv41MiqWw

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simonharrisitv Dr Comfort Momoh MBE who runs an FGM clinic at Guy's & Tommy's saw 10 new patients in the last fortnight. @itvlondon pic.twitter.com/PBA8tCIBh1

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Southwark cabinet approves expansion of Grange Primary School from Sep 2015 and Charles Dickens Primary School @CDPS_Southwark from Sep 2016

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TfL now carrying out feasibility study on improving pedestrian arrangements at the Borough High Street/ Marshalsea Rd junction, says council

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JohnRentoul Simon Hughes announces expansion of FoI to "private companies that carry out public functions" feedly.com/e/9WisE1wz

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Cllr @peterjohn6 opens final Southwark cabinet before local elections. Pays tribute to retiring members @Cath_McDonald and Veronica Ward.

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Enjoy the view from the top of Guy's Hospital tower this afternoon + learn about new cancer centre now being built: london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

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Just published - Paddy Power threatens Southwark Council with legal challenge to betting shop clampdown goo.gl/fb/uht1I

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Just published - Small grants available for SE1 locals to green their environment courtesy @BOSTSE1 @CityBridgeTrust goo.gl/fb/MFhcR

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Charles Dickens Primary School rebrands as 'Charles Darwin' for national science & engineering week charlesdickens.southwark.sch.uk

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sbrackenborough I'd rather see the pop up in Elephant & Castle mall, or a prison. Basically anywhere less middle-class and riddled with musos.

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Just published - Southwark Circle - local social network for over-50s endorsed by David Cameron - shuts down goo.gl/fb/ijFJ6

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Just published - David Cameron and Nick Clegg visit @CoinStreet for childcare announcement goo.gl/fb/hgf9k

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kennington Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens
blog.museumoflondon.org.uk/vauxhalls-plea… via @MuseumofLondon

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[Forum] Dog fouling in South Bermondsey: london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/1…

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Just published - Removal firm Rocketvan @RVBoxShop relocates from Bankside to Walworth @se17 goo.gl/fb/ZlRJn

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Today - a chance to see some of the artefacts found during @MOLArchaeology dig at Guy's Hospital cancer centre site london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

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"More people now go through Waterloo Station in 3 hours every morning than fly from Heathrow in an entire day" @cj_dinenage MP tells Commons

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Just published - New owners of Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court plan luxury hotel goo.gl/fb/7Az0w

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