Most-read news stories of 2012

See also the lists for 2011, 2010 and 2009.


  1. Public viewing gallery axed from One Blackfriars skyscraper [12 January]
  2. Early plans for Elephant & Castle's new leisure centre go on show [15 January]
  3. Bakerloo line extension south of Elephant "not high up TfL priority list" [17 January]


  1. Boris on London Bridge Station demolition: "I'd love to stop this" [1 February]
  2. 30-metre Canaletto Thames scene goes on display at London Bridge [21 February]
  3. Lend Lease unveils final masterplan for Elephant & Castle's Heygate Estate [22 February]


  1. Man in 'critical' condition after Tabard Street stabbing [2 March]
  2. First image of 36-storey tower at Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre [22 March]
  3. Public bicycle pump installed in Kennington Road [23 March]


  1. Prince Andrew and Qatari prime minister to open Shard on 5 July [30 April]
  2. London Dungeon to quit Tooley Street for County Hall by Christmas [25 April]
  3. Philip Sherriff: family issues statement on "devastating" murder [9 April]


  1. Armed police drama in Southwark after attempted robbery [9 May]
  2. Stoney Street shut after crater appears outside Borough Market [2 May]
  3. Trains to run non-stop through London Bridge to prevent Olympic overcrowding [24 May]


  1. London Bridge Olympic queueing system tested during Jubilee pageant [4 June]
  2. Helicopters fly through middle of Tower Bridge [9 June]
  3. Millennium Bridge to Old Kent Road: Olympic torch route revealed [14 June]


  1. Olympic flame to arrive at Tower Bridge on Gloriana royal rowbarge [16 July]
  2. Wenlock Olympic mascot arrives at Southwark Cathedral [20 July]
  3. Southwark Super Tram: an SE1 to SE5 line 'within two years'? [18 July]


  1. Plan to spend £44.5 million from luxury SE1 developments on new council homes [20 August]
  2. Crossway Church to relocate; council seeks compulsory purchase of Heygate leaseholders [15 August]
  3. 28-storey Albert Embankment development approved [15 August]


  1. Gordon Ramsay and Mary Portas take over Bermondsey Square Hotel for Channel 4 show [20 September]
  2. Linden Homes reveals plans for tall building in Blackfriars Road [28 September]
  3. Shard viewing galleries seek 60 staff - but pay is less than London Living Wage [18 September]


  1. London Bridge Station redevelopment: latest details & new images [29 October]
  2. 5-year-old killed in St George's Road collision [3 October]
  3. Shard restaurants will levy cover charge to deter sightseers [8 October]


  1. Ashley Charles jailed for life for murder of Philip Sherriff at Pulse club [9 November]
  2. The Co-operative Food acquires four SE1 Costcutter stores [19 November]
  3. Councillors approve new Elephant leisure centre and 37-storey tower [7 November]


  1. Shard offers 4,000 free tickets to Southwark residents [10 December]
  2. Pet detectives scour Bermondsey for Dawn Porter & Chris O'Dowd's cat [19 December]
  3. Cyclist seriously injured in collision at Tanner Street junction [7 December]

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