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News & features published on 27 March 2015
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Pedestrian hit by night bus on London Bridge: police appeal

A pedestrian has suffered potentially life-changing injuries after she was hit by an N47 night bus on the south end of London Bridge.

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Boris forces sale of Southwark Fire Station for free school

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has issued a formal direction to force the London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority to sell Southwark Fire Station and training centre to developer Hadston.

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Bermondsey UXB beer goes on sale

Southwark Brewing Company has given the name 'Bermondsey UXB' to a special beer brewed less than 370 metres from the site where an unexploded bomb was found on Monday.

Tweets on 27 March 2015

Secondhand books and bric a brac in Trinity Church Square london-se1.co.uk/whatson/event/…

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Eric Pickles raps 'poor doors' in London apartment blocks & speaks up for mixed developments standard.co.uk/news/politics/…

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Phased introduction of New Routemasters (aka Boris buses) on route 12 starts tomorrow.

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@SaveWaterlooLib Yep will do - had spotted it on Facebook and already on 'to do' list

via Twitter for Mac in reply to SaveWaterlooLib

St Saviour's & St Olave's headteacher "astonished" by call from @boutchercofe re evacuation pic.twitter.com/7uClUkpz8D

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Treasury evasive over cost of giant banner George Osborne and Boris Johnson used at Tate Modern last month theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2015…

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Justice minister @SimonHughes has accused his Tory boss Chris Grayling of "absurd" behaviour gu.com/p/473e7/stw

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ValShawcross I'm glad to see that a way ahead has been found for the Fire Service to legally release Southwarkstation site for educational use @coyleneil

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 6:11 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

KenningtonPOB Impressive parallel AND symmetrical parking by @FMConwayltd in @se1 today pic.twitter.com/NvG8MYEX13

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 6:07 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

KingsleyAbrams With the @RMTunion at Elephant and Castle fighting the cuts on the underground. pic.twitter.com/WZKDp9ECn3

via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:45 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

rjkennerley The is gone, but it's being commemorated in the traditional fashion - a beer has been named after it: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8161

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:34 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Just published - Pedestrian hit by night bus on London Bridge: @CityPolice appeal for witnesses goo.gl/fb/rVIkeq

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Lib Dem @CarolinePidgeon asks how lessons from will be applied to forthcoming major works at Waterloo Station

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Tory @SteveO_Connell - there's been a "catastrophic loss of confidence" in rail industry due to problems @LondonAssembly

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Govia man: It's"absolutely wrong" to compare £3.2m compensation to train operators re to £0.5m passed on to passengers

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Network Rail has paid £3.2m compensation to train operators due to problems at so far

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"This compensation scheme is inadequate" says @tomcopley @LondonAssembly

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"Surely the decent thing to do is to offer further compensation to passengers?" asks @tomcopley.

No plans - @SouthernRailUK

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19,000 @SouthernRailUK passengers claim compensation every month, says Charles Horton

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Network Rail admits that works mean Jubilee line is extra busy - NR rep says sometimes difficult to get on train at Southwark

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@londonbabymum @cathedralsdavid The fire authority gets Hadston's money. Not clear who will actually run the school.

via Twitter for Mac in reply to londonbabymum

Hope to write up the story tomorrow. This week SE1 has interviewed @SimonHughes, @HarrietHarman & @Ed_Miliband on this issue.

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cathedralsdavid More details needed of course about the education organisation who will deliver the 1,100 secondary school on Southwark Fire Station site

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:33 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Tick_Tax @se1 @networkrail Imagine that people trying to travel through a station Who would think to put that in the model?

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:24 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

"The modelling is fine" says @networkrail's Phil Hufton - variable demand (i.e. too many passengers) is the problem

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"Would you all agree that your modelling is defective?" asks @SteveO_Connell

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Computer system for live train running updates is "one version of the truth" admits rail boss Charles Horton @LondonAssembly

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Another 3 months till all measures to improve passenger information are in place, rail bosses tell @LondonAssembly

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@CarolinePidgeon put staff in raspberry tabards to the test yesterday but they couldn't answer her question.

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Staff at given "raspberry-coloured" tabards so passengers can find them to ask questions.

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information for passengers "totally incompetent" says Tory @rdicktracey.

Staff now issued with iPads to get latest info.

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Chi271069 @se1 @LondonAssembly Not true. A lady was hurt on March 16th when she had a minor leg injury due to the overcrowding.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:56 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Twitter Web Client)

some discrepancy between what transport secretary said last week + what Network Rail saying today teased out by @rdicktracey Q

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passengers "very good-humoured and very patient in the circumstances" says Govia boss Charles Horton

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@MuradQureshiAM draws contrast with Marylebone where station + trains are run by same company.

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Platform 15 at "unbearable" says @CarolinePidgeon. Passengers say they've been reduced to tears.

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"No-one has been hurt" during the recent disruption - Hufton tells @LondonAssembly

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Station "is not unsafe ... it is well-managed" @networkrail's Phil Hufton tells @LondonAssembly

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Govia Thameslink Rail's Charles Horton says he expects things to steadily get better for passengers over coming weeks/months

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London Assembly member @ValShawcross is VERY angry about

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: no prospect of significant improvements till 2016 says @networkrail's Phil Hufton @LondonAssembly

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"Our confidence [in @networkrail] has crashed to rock-bottom" after debacle says @ValShawcross

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- staff from different companies given radios on the same frequencies to improve comms says @networkrail's Phil Hufton

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Story re new secondary school in Southwark Bridge Road updated with comment from @se1parents campaign: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8162

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"Network Rail is accountable for Station - no question whatsoever" says Phil Hufton. @LondonAssembly

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Phil Hufton promises better wifi for Station passengers and staff within next few weeks @LondonAssembly

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: "I totally empathise with passengers [and] understand why they are frustrated and annoyed" says @GTRailUK man @LondonAssembly

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: @ValShawcross says there's a "culture of secrecy within @networkrail". Phil Hufton replies that things will change.

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There have been "distressing amounts of secrecy" during the last "12 weeks of misery" for rail passengers says @ValShawcross

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MayorWatch "I'm so sorry and sincere" says Network Rail man as he parrots a well-used PR line.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 3:08 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Twitter for Mac)

: "I'm a fare-paying passenger ... and it's just not good enough" man from @networkrail tells @LondonAssembly transport cttee

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rail chaos - watch @LondonAssembly members grill @networkrail and @TLRailUK reps from 3pm - webcast: london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly…

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james_hatts This is the effect of the on traffic to the @se1 website pic.twitter.com/gfOaXScoFv

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markydonovan Bermondsey. When life catches you on the hop, make beer. :D london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8161…

via TweetCaster for Android (retweeted on 1:07 PM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

This is one of the directors of the company buying Southwark Fire Station & training centre: linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-th…

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Just published - Boris pushes through sale of Southwark Fire Station for free school and homes goo.gl/fb/Jxe4sE

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Anyone able to track down info on Hadston, mysterious developer buying Southwark Fire Station? london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8162

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London Fire Brigade Museum latest: likely buyer of Southwark Fire Station "proposes to retain a museum" london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8162

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BREAKING NEWS: Boris confirms plan for 1,100-place secondary school at Southwark Fire Station site: london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8162

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Barclays branding replaced by @SantanderCycles on one side of road but not the other pic.twitter.com/iXkGlxUPx5

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Will Self on the meaning of skyscrapers – from the Tower of Babel to the Shard gu.com/p/4724m/stw via @guardian

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[Job vacancy] Marketing Manager (Maternity Cover), @BetterBankside: london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jo…

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MPSCathedralSgt Up early this morning helping Ward with warrant on a cannabis factory in Way pic.twitter.com/xmlvlbIdmV

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:25 AM, Mar 27th, 2015 via Tweetbot for Mac)

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