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Bermondsey bomb: controlled explosion in North Kent

The World War II bomb that brought much of Bermondsey to a standstill for two days this week was destroyed by the Army in a controlled explosion in North Kent on Wednesday morning.

Tweets on 25 March 2015

Old Kent Road down to a single lane westbound at Thomas a Becket / Tesco due to roadworks

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drbenjohnson No one knows where the Southwark Civic Mace has gone! Please keep yours eyes peeled @councilassembly

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:42 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for iPhone)

Big mystery in Southwark: the mayoral chain, the mace and mace bearer unaccounted for at tonight's meeting twitter.com/councilassembl…

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councilassembly London Bridge motion passed by council also called on cabinet to work with @TeamLondonBdg on plans to improve environment around the station

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Interesting that Southwark Tories out of step with Boris Johnson who called 4 devolution of rail franchises at twitter.com/councilassembl…

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councilassembly Lab & Lib cllrs vote in favour of motion re London Bridge chaos that TfL should take over SE London commuter rail lines. Tories against.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 10:13 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

councilassembly Cllr @cathedralsdavid highlights work of orgs such as @BlackfriarsSett and @TheDragonCafe on mental health in Southwark

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councilassembly Cllr @hamishmccallum questions @peterjohn6 re council's use of off-site affordable housing deals in North Southwark

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Cllr @peterjohn6 gives undertaking that Styles House residents will have to approve any deal re including their homes in tube station dev't

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Coming up: LIVE audio mixlr.com/se1 of Southwark Council leader answering question re Southwark Tube Station development scheme

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@WaterlooFB Thanks. As a general rule, best to email events info to us for inclusion in our what's on guide, email newsletter etc.

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LIVE audio of question time to @peterjohn6 mixlr.com/se1 - @cathedralsdavid Q re Southwark Tube / Styles House coming up

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Waterloo Foodbanquet - three-course meal made entirely of ingredients from a Foodbank parcel: southbankchurches.org/waterloo-foodb… in aid of @WaterlooFB

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councilassembly LIVE audio stream of Southwark councillors debating welfare reform continues at mixlr.com/se1

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councilassembly More than 10,000 unemployed users of London Bridge and Peckham Jobcentres have been sanctioned in last 2 years says @FionaColley

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Southwark says it won't use shipping containers for vulnerable families temp accomm but "high specification modern demountable units"

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councilassembly The @SouthwarkCAB has got funding from @UnitedStSaviour to do home visits to isolated older people in North Southwark

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councilassembly LIVE audio of tonight's Council Assembly - mixlr.com/se1

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RMT will be protesting against tube ticket office closures at Elephant & Castle on Friday (4pm-6pm)

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councilassembly Cllr @drbenjohnson: it's important we're all properly prepared in case more UXB found in Bermondsey

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 7:16 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

councilassembly Cllr @drbenjohnson making his own statement re "surreal two days" of - thanks police, council, Army, Red Cross, and @se1

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 7:15 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

councilassembly Cllr @peterjohn thanks @MichaelSitu, @drbenjohnson and @LordLucas for their hard work during

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 7:13 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

james_hatts Thanks to @peterjohn6 for kind words re @se1 website during at @councilassembly this evening

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councilassembly Cllr @peterjohn6 thanks all staff & volunteers for"excellent and surefooted response" to

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councilassembly Cllr @peterjohn6 making statement re - live audio mixlr.com/se1

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councilassembly Live audio from council assembly here: mixlr.com/se1

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Southwark full council meeting - LIVE audio mixlr.com/se1 and live tweets @councilassembly

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CBethell_photo Students chanting to be let in as lectures cancelled and LCC shuts for the day. pic.twitter.com/BFLLlo13XE

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Police at @LCCLondon Elephant & Castle due to @OccupyUAL student protest against cuts pic.twitter.com/AHx6QmhKaK

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Tune in to @itvlondon now to see @RagsMartel report on general election in Bermondsey & Old Southwark

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London Bridge Station: @LondonFire has "requested a further review of ... fire risk assessment and an update to the management strategy"

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aladyinlondon Amazing sky over Bridge right now!
pic.twitter.com/FJGp7Cc0sE

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Steven_Ball occupiers inside LCC while police keep everyone else outside @OccupyUAL pic.twitter.com/NbRyzP5YBv

via iOS (retweeted on 5:09 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

@TheRealJimShady I was there at 9.30 and didn't see a crowd though apparently there was a problem/fire at shopping centre this morning

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London Bridge rail chaos compensation - "I cannot make any guarantees at this point" minister tells @HarrietHarman: theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2015…

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VerPap a proper protest at Lcc now. Students r out because of fire alarm Protesters r in the university space pic.twitter.com/oJfLBq47mE

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JoanaRamiroUK Meanwhile LCC management has called the police and the fire brigades @OccupyUAL

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CBethell_photo Police are now on the entrance LCC

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JoanaRamiroUK Some seriously cool scenes over here of people jumping walls and barriers to get into the LCC building @OccupyUAL

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:25 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

TomMcliasElias Students have found a way in to LCC despite heave security presence. pic.twitter.com/EY0UckRyyz

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 4:25 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

JayElHaych Evacuated but there's a group atmosphere of unwillingness to move because it's in aid of the foundation protest. pic.twitter.com/EO8aamO0ZJ

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:25 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

CBethell_photo Fire brigade now at LCC due to the fire alarm being pulled

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OccupyUAL OCCUPY UAL ARE IN LCC NOW pic.twitter.com/d7wG3ex5fV

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CBethell_photo Stuck inside @LCCLondon due to the protest against UAL foundation cuts. pic.twitter.com/R4sFw9ZhZd

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:25 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

CBethell_photo The occupation continues at @LCCLondon pic.twitter.com/DVikVdlLcA

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:24 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

CBethell_photo So @LCCLondon has been occupied. Fire alarms have been pulled so they gained access. pic.twitter.com/sB7yzisCOc

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:24 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Pops1978 Something's going on at the London college of printing @se1 pic.twitter.com/6AIMCfKArD

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Several matters of SE1 interest on the agenda at Southwark Council Assembly tonight - follow @councilassembly for updates.

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See the official Ministry of Defence video of the being detonated mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/l… via @DailyMirror

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Very dramatic photo of the being detonated this morning: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…

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GavinJonesLtd School pupils learn about Holm Oak from GJ Head Gardener & help with planting @PottersFieldsPa ow.ly/KMCt2 pic.twitter.com/uxXUeNMLT5

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:31 PM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Just published - Bermondsey bomb: controlled explosion in North Kent goo.gl/fb/iQl7K8

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Boris Johnson accuses others (e.g. @CarolinePidgeon) of turning serious meetings into "public pieces of theatre" - a bit rich!

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Video showing the blast from the in North Kent this morning: youtube.com/watch?v=882E5G… via @Kent_Online

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CarolinePidgeon Garden Bridge procurement process needs a full and independent audit. Mayor won't agree. It looks very murky.

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DarrenJohnsonAM There WAS a robust procurement process for Garden Bridge. Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg and Joanna Lumley all asked to submit rival designs.

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Boris: "silver lining" of London Bridge disruption is that it will lead to further devolution of London commuter rail from DfT to TfL.

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London Bridge Station: "There was frankly a cock-up" says Boris Johnson at

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@kayaburgess Context was re Garden Bridge & cycle hire public funding. It was designed to get reaction from cabbies, not a serious point.

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Boris: No clear political accountability re London Bridge chaos. If it happened at a TfL stn "my ass would be grass unless we fixed it"

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Boris says Phil Hufton - in charge of sorting London Bridge disruption - is being paid "top dollar" by @networkrail

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Boris Johnson says he has had "abundant meetings" with transport secretary and Network Rail re London Bridge rail chaos

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@kayaburgess Pretty sure gallery is full of taxi drivers this morning

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@ValShawcross bumped into @networkrail's Mark Carne at London Bridge this morning and gave him "full account" of passenger frustrations

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LDNcomms .@MayorofLondon has announced @RogerEvansAM as the new Deputy Mayor for London, replacing Victoria Borwick

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Boris: "The chaos at London Bridge is an overwhelming argument for further devolution" of rail services

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Boris at - "if you hate cyclists clap your hands" - applause from public gallery at City Hall. @RogerEvansAM bangs his gavel.

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Boris re Garden Bridge at : "unless we get this thing moving it simply won't happen" due to

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Boris says his "temporary undertaking" re Garden Bridge is "purely to speed things up"

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@JohnBiggsAM puts it to Boris that he was "dishonest" when he said taxpayers wouldn't underwrite Garden Bridge maintenance

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Cost of repairing Garden Bridge after maritime disaster or terrorist attack would fall to taxpayer, says Boris

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Boris says he won't release the £30m towards capital cost until there's a guarantee that Mayor's maintenance guarantee won't be needed

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Boris says GLA/TfL has given "temporary undertaking" re Garden Bridge maintenance to get through planning till trust has firm funding

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Boris - "it would be totally ludicrous" for public sector to pay for maintenance of Garden Bridge

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Boris: "We are determined not to pay more than £30m" towards Garden Bridge

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Boris: "I don't want us to be contributing more than £30m" to Garden Bridge

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ValShawcross .@JohnBiggsAM about to criticise @MayorofLondon for misleading Londoners 'up the garden bridge' wasting transport money without transparency

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:32 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

MuradQureshiAM @MayorofLondon not willing to admit that Joanna Lumley pulled the wool over his eyes on the @LondonAssembly

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:32 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

AdamBienkov Boris Johnson compares critics of the garden bridge to the Taliban.

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Danny Alexander and Simon Hughes talk Bakerloo line extension audioboom.com/boos/3022273-d… via @audioBoom

via audioBoom from Camberwell, London

Kent_Online People have described hearing an "almighty boom" as the bomb went off just after 9am kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/mass… pic.twitter.com/7P26j1Z2SZ

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:20 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

habprincipal HAB will reopen to all girls from 8.25-4.00 on Thursday and 8.25-3.00 on Friday. Further details at harrisbermondsey.org.uk

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:19 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

GoGravesham Yes! We all jumped in the office, whole room vibrated. @Kent_Online

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:15 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for iPhone)

MedwayMessenger If you just heard a loud band, it was the German Second World War bomb found in London being detonated in Cliffe! kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/mass…

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:11 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

ThamesPics Well that was a fairly unmistakeable huge bang and thud just heard in Gravesend

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:11 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Joe_Stannard Well that was a pretty huge bang.

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 9:10 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

edmiller73 @Kent_Online Sounded like something big had landed on my roof in Gravesend!

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:10 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

ThamesPics @se1 Judging by the massive bang and thud just then in Kent, I'd say the is no more!

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:10 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Kent_Online Did you hear it? The bomb has just been detonated kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/mass… pic.twitter.com/72iRZBjGs2

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:10 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

From 10am Boris Johnson will face questions at about the Garden Bridge and London Bridge Station

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CityAM Bermondsey MP calls for London-wide bomb-proof plan dlvr.it/969N1z

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Kent_Online ...Nothing yet. We're keeping our ears out. The detonation was due at 8.30am but the MoD said this could still change kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/mass…

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:33 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Kent_Online @FleurEloise @Recurvirostrida @Kent_999s that's correct. Cliffe residents received letters informing them, and the area's been cordoned off

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 8:33 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Kent_Online Brace yourselves. A huge WW2 bomb is due to be detonated in Cliffe near at 8.30am kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/mass… pic.twitter.com/OFCjC9xg6K

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:14 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

GreenFlyFlowers …and this is what they are building there…joy!…Next time DO A SURVEY! pic.twitter.com/jZGetcFjtn

via OS X (retweeted on 8:12 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

So they've taken the to the Isle of Grain, where @MayorofLondon wants his 'Boris Island' airport

twitter.com/sheernessnews/…

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sheernessnews Bomb due to be detonated on the Isle of Grain at 0830.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 8:00 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Kent_Online Get set for a big bang! Huge bomb found in London is due to be detonated in Kent this morning kentonline.co.uk/kent/news/mass… pic.twitter.com/n8XunQABSx

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:56 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

Cibele_Porto So... £1950 monthly for a two bedrooms flat at Old Kent Road?! Is this for real?! pic.twitter.com/Cnz2VEmhn7

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:51 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via TweetDeck)

PeterPannier Peter Pannier picks "Just published" @se1 piece - "Protesters picket Peck's planning politics presentation" - peruse: goo.gl/fb/eJIU9h

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:50 AM, Mar 25th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Video of the convoy somewhere on the A2 last night youtu.be/l4LO5fX8ckE

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@GreenwichHour Too late - it went down the A2 last night

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