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Marchioness victims remembered 30 years after Thames tragedy

Marchioness victims remembered 30 years after Thames tragedy

The 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster was marked on Monday and Tuesday with special events on Bankside and at Southwark Cathedral.

Sexual assault outside Tate Modern: police appeal for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Bankside, near the Tate Modern gallery.

Sexual assault outside Tate Modern: police appeal for witnesses
Evans Cycles shuts The Cut shop, ending 98 years of local history

Evans Cycles shuts The Cut shop, ending 98 years of local history

Nearly a century after Frederick Evans opened his bicycle shop in Kennington Road, the successor to the first Evans Cycles shop - now in The Cut - could soon be turned into a restaurant.

Blackfriars Road hotel: public inquiry begins

A public inquiry into plans to build a 10-storey 'lifestyle hotel' in the car park of a Blackfriars Road office building has heard its first evidence.

Blackfriars Road hotel: public inquiry begins
Child thrown from top of Tate Modern; teenager arrested

Child thrown from top of Tate Modern; teenager arrested

A teenager has been arrested after a child was thrown from the Tate Modern open-air viewing gallery on Bankside.

Woman raped in Dickens Square: police appeal

Officers investigating the rape of a woman in the park at Dickens Square are appealing for a possible witness to come forward.

Woman raped in Dickens Square: police appeal
Police appeal to trace missing man last seen near Waterloo

Police appeal to trace missing man last seen near Waterloo

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 26-year-old man who was last seen in the South Bank area.

The Nevers: HBO films sci-fi drama in Trinity Church Square

Scenes for a Victoria sci-fi drama by the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer were filmed in Trinity Church Square on Wednesday.

The Nevers: HBO films sci-fi drama in Trinity Church Square
Benugo fined for selling alcohol to 15-year-old at Waterloo

Benugo fined for selling alcohol to 15-year-old at Waterloo

The cafe and restaurant chain Benugo has been fined thousands of pounds after an employee sold a bottle of beer to a 15-year-old during an undercover operation run by Lambeth Council.

St John's Waterloo: green light for 'beacon church' plans

Ambitious plans by St John's Waterloo to upgrade the church to better serve the local community and London as a whole have received the ecclesiastical equivalent of planning permission.

St John's Waterloo: green light for 'beacon church' plans
Extinction Rebellion comes to Waterloo Millennium Green

Extinction Rebellion comes to Waterloo Millennium Green

Waterloo Millennium Green has been turned into a campsite for environmental activists taking part in Extinction Rebellion's week of climate change action in London.

McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: 17-year-old charged with murder

Detectives investigating the death of McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards - who was fatally stabbed near the Elephant & Castle in May - have charged a teenager with his murder.

McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: 17-year-old charged with murder
Old Kent Road in line for share of Future High Streets fund

Old Kent Road in line for share of Future High Streets fund

The Old Kent Road has been shortlisted to receive a share of 675 million from the Government's Future High Streets fund.

Council to spend 10m+ buying Waterloo 'development opportunity'

Lambeth Council is to spend a sum in excess of 10 million buying an undisclosed plot of land in Waterloo that the authority says represents "both a short and longer term development opportunity".

Council to spend 10m+ buying Waterloo 'development opportunity'
Butler's Wharf: have your say on the riverside

Butler's Wharf: have your say on the riverside

A new organisation set up to protect and improve the riverside path in front of Butler's Wharf has launched a survey to gather local opinions.

TfL planning extra Santander Cycles docks at London Bridge

Transport for London says that it is planning to expand the number of Santander Cycles docking stations near London Bridge Station to enable more commuters to use the bike hire scheme.

TfL planning extra Santander Cycles docks at London Bridge
Kirsty Boden's partner campaigns for legal aid for terror victims' families

Kirsty Boden's partner campaigns for legal aid for terror victims' families

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to provide legal aid to all families at coroner's inquests into terror attacks.

Windrush memorial: it should be in Brixton not Waterloo says cllr

A Lambeth councillor has launched a petition calling for the recently announced Windrush memorial - proposed for Waterloo Station - to be built in Brixton instead.

Windrush memorial: it should be in Brixton not Waterloo says cllr
20th century architecture fans place BFI IMAX on 'at risk' list

20th century architecture fans place BFI IMAX on 'at risk' list

Describing it as a "sensational feat of engineering," the Twentieth Century Society has included the BFI IMAX at Waterloo on its list of the top 10 modern buildings at risk of demolition.

50k boost for Cornerstone Bermondsey sculpture project

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has awarded 50,000 towards the cost of installing a sculpture created by local people at the corner of Bermondsey Street and Whites Grounds.

50k boost for Cornerstone Bermondsey sculpture project
Old Vic: Lambeth and Southwark councils to loan theatre 7.5m

Old Vic: Lambeth and Southwark councils to loan theatre 7.5m

Lambeth and Southwark councils are proposing to loan The Old Vic 7.5 million towards the theatre's 12 million plan for a new annex on Waterloo Road.

Vauxhall's Kate Hoey MP won't seek reelection to Parliament

Waterloo and the South Bank will have a new MP after the next general election as Kate Hoey announces she will not seek re-selection as the Labour candidate for Vauxhall.

Vauxhall's Kate Hoey MP won't seek reelection to Parliament
Police appeal to trace victim of assault at Shad Thames bar

Police appeal to trace victim of assault at Shad Thames bar

Detectives are appealing for the victim of an assault to come forward and contact them.

Post Office gives up search to replace Great Dover Street branch

A year and a half after the closure of the Great Dover Street branch, the Post Office says it has given up on trying to find a new operator.

Post Office gives up search to replace Great Dover Street branch
Council will work to keep XXL club night in Southwark

Council will work to keep XXL club night in Southwark

Southwark Council will work with the promoters of gay club night XXL to find it a new home in the borough as it faces relocation to make way for a new development, a cabinet member has said.

Avondale Square Estate to be offered to movie-makers

The Avondale Square Estate off the Old Kent Road is one of the venues owned by the City of London Corporation to be touted to movie location scouts to help the Square Mile authority raise its income.

Avondale Square Estate to be offered to movie-makers
Boris as PM 'could be really good news' for Bakerloo line

Boris as PM 'could be really good news' for Bakerloo line

A Boris Johnson premiership could be good news for the prospects of a Bakerloo line extension via the Old Kent Road, a Southwark Council officer has said.

Co-op to replace Tesco Metro at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The Co-op is to open a new food store at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, replacing the Tesco Metro supermarket which closed earlier this year.

Co-op to replace Tesco Metro at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
London Bridge: Salad bar opens in phone box

London Bridge: Salad bar opens in phone box

A grade II listed phone box at London Bridge has been turned into a salad bar.

Southwark moves towards levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Plans to impose a Late Night Levy on Southwark venues that sell alcohol after midnight have moved a step closer as the borough's licensing committee agreed to recommend the measure to next month's full council meeting.

Southwark moves towards levy on post-midnight alcohol sales
St Saviour's Dock footbridge reopens after seven months of work

St Saviour's Dock footbridge reopens after seven months of work

The footbridge across the mouth of St Saviour's Dock has reopened to the public as repair works near completion.

Windrush monument to be built at Waterloo Station

Waterloo Station has been confirmed as the location for a permanent monument to honour immigrants to the UK from the Windrush generation, the Prime Minister has announced.

Windrush monument to be built at Waterloo Station
'Community hub' to open at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

'Community hub' to open at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

A new 'community hub' is to open in part of the space recently vacated by Tesco at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Southwark bans junk food and alcohol ads from council billboards

Advertisements for foods with a high fat, salt or sugar content - and alcoholic drinks - will be banned from billboard sites owned by Southwark Council after a decision by the borough's cabinet on Tuesday.

Southwark bans junk food and alcohol ads from council billboards
Jonathan Tyers plaque unveiled in Bermondsey

Jonathan Tyers plaque unveiled in Bermondsey

A plaque has been unveiled in Bermondsey to tell the story of Jonathan Tyers, after whom the Tyers Estate and Tyers Gate are named.

Southwark replaces community councils with ward meetings

Southwark's network of neighbourhood-level community councils has been dismantled after 16 years to make way for a new system of ward-based meetings.

Southwark replaces community councils with ward meetings
Harper Road and Bath Terrace: width restriction made permanent

Harper Road and Bath Terrace: width restriction made permanent

The number of HGVs has dropped, air quality has improved and the street is more popular with cyclists since an experimental width restriction was introduced on Harper Road and Bath Terrace.

Historic Thomas a Becket pub reborn as Vietnamese restaurant

The historic Thomas a Becket pub in the Old Kent Road has reopened as a Vietnamese restaurant.

Historic Thomas a Becket pub reborn as Vietnamese restaurant
Restaurant Story seeks extra storey

Restaurant Story seeks extra storey

SE1's only Michelin-starred restaurant wants to build an extra floor.

Tower Bridge Care Home: Healthwatch Southwark publishes report

Healthwatch Southwark has published a report on its visit to Tower Bridge Care Home which was prompted by concerns about a rodent infestation and contamination of residents' belongings with droppings.

Tower Bridge Care Home: Healthwatch Southwark publishes report
Rethink urged as RV1 bus route scrapped after 17 years

Rethink urged as RV1 bus route scrapped after 17 years

A local councillor is urging the Mayor to consider third-party sponsorship to revive the RV1 bus service which ran for the last time on Friday.

Lib Dems pick Humaira Ali to take on Neil Coyle at next election

Cllr Humaira Ali has been selected by local Liberal Democrats as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency.

Lib Dems pick Humaira Ali to take on Neil Coyle at next election
Shakespeare's Globe celebrates founder Sam Wanamaker's centenary

Shakespeare's Globe celebrates founder Sam Wanamaker's centenary

This month is the centenary of the birth of Sam Wanamaker, the man whose vision and determination led to the construction of a replica of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.

Royal Street shut after man found with gunshot wound

A Waterloo street was cordoned off by police on Sunday night after a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

Royal Street shut after man found with gunshot wound
Police appeal after violent assault at Waterloo

Police appeal after violent assault at Waterloo

Detectives investigating a violent robbery at Waterloo Station have released a CCTV image of two men they wish to speak with in connection with the incident.

'Money mules' avoid jail for their part in Bermondsey roof fraud

Two men have been given suspended prison sentences for money-laundering offences after they sought to profit from the work of rogue traders who took advantage of an elderly Bermondsey man.

'Money mules' avoid jail for their part in Bermondsey roof fraud
Magistrate gets suspended sentence for fraud

Magistrate gets suspended sentence for fraud

A magistrate from North Lambeth has been given a suspended sentence for her part in a 61,500 fraud, following an investigation by Metropolitan Police detectives.

John Wilson named as next Archbishop of Southwark

The Rt Revd John Wilson is to become the next Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, as the Most Revd Peter Smith retires after nine years in the role.

John Wilson named as next Archbishop of Southwark
Archbishop's Park zip wire returns for third summer

Archbishop's Park zip wire returns for third summer

Archbishop's Park will again feature a zip wire this summer, bringing in 50,000 for Lambeth Council.

Guy's and St Thomas' Amanda Pritchard to take national NHS role

Amanda Pritchard - chief executive of Guy's and St Thomas' - has been appointed as NHS chief operating officer, making her the second most senior figure in the health service in England.

Guy's and St Thomas' Amanda Pritchard to take national NHS role
TfL plans 20 mph speed limit on more of SE1's main roads

TfL plans 20 mph speed limit on more of SE1's main roads

Transport for London has launched a consultation on plans to introduce lower speed limits on all roads it controls in the congestion charge zone by May next year.

London Bridge attack: second anniversary commemorated

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lit a candle of remembrance on the altar of Southwark Cathedral on Monday evening as part of a service to mark the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.

London Bridge attack: second anniversary commemorated
BFI IMAX: Lambeth and TfL to explore high-rise development

BFI IMAX: Lambeth and TfL to explore high-rise development

Lambeth Council and Transport for London are to spend half a million pounds exploring the potential for a high-rise development on the site of the BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo.

Oasis steps up campaign to keep ex police station in local hands

Waterloo-based charity Oasis is calling on local people to sign a petition urging the Mayor of London to support the organisation's bid to acquire the former Kennington Police Station.

Oasis steps up campaign to keep ex police station in local hands
'Compact living' flats proposed for New Kent Road

'Compact living' flats proposed for New Kent Road

Plans for a development of 109 "compact living" studio and one-bedroom flats on New Kent Road - some of which the developer admits are smaller than national space standards - have been submitted to Southwark Council.

York Road entrance to Waterloo Tube reopens after 3.5 years

The York Road entrance to Waterloo Underground Station has reopened after a three-and-a-half year closure during the redevelopment of the Shell Centre as Southbank Place.

York Road entrance to Waterloo Tube reopens after 3.5 years
London Bridge: police appeal for witnesses after violent assault

London Bridge: police appeal for witnesses after violent assault

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a man received life-changing injuries when he was attacked on London Bridge earlier this month.

Restaurant fined for 'flagrant disregard for public health'

The owner of a restaurant in the Old Kent Road has been fined 1,500 for poor food hygiene - but Southwark Council says it is disappointed with the lenient sentence imposed.

Restaurant fined for 'flagrant disregard for public health'
Police seek man who spat in passengers' faces at London Bridge

Police seek man who spat in passengers' faces at London Bridge

Police officers investigating an incident where a man is reported to have spat at random people at London Bridge Station have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

Fire brigade serves enforcement notice at London Bridge Tube

The London Fire Brigade has served an enforcement notice on London Underground, citing eight breaches of fire safety rules at London Bridge Tube Station.

Fire brigade serves enforcement notice at London Bridge Tube
Council moves to protect Victorian mineral water bottling works

Council moves to protect Victorian mineral water bottling works

A former mineral water and ginger beer bottling works just off the Old Kent Road has been protected by Southwark Council from the risk of demolition.

RV1 carries average of 8 passengers per bus, claims TfL

Transport for London has described the RV1 as "one of central London's emptiest bus routes" as it prepares to withdraw the service from Saturday 15 June.

RV1 carries average of 8 passengers per bus, claims TfL
TfL: we'll have to curb OKR development without Bakerloo line

TfL: we'll have to curb OKR development without Bakerloo line

Transport for London has warned that only 9,000 of the 25,000 new homes planned for the Old Kent Road area can be built unless or until the Bakerloo line extension is in place.

39-storey student residence approved for St Thomas Street site

Plans for a 905-bedroom student residence in a 39-storey tower to be built next to Guy's Hospital and London Bridge Station have been approved by Southwark Council.

39-storey student residence approved for St Thomas Street site
Elephant Shopping Centre: date set for High Court hearing

Elephant Shopping Centre: date set for High Court hearing

A crowdfunded legal challenge to Southwark Council's decision to approve the controversial redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre will reach the High Court in July.

Landlord ordered to pay back more than 1m after illegal conversion of flats

Southwark Council has won one of London's largest proceeds of crime (confiscation order) claims from an unscrupulous landlord who chopped three flats in London Bridge into around 20 cramped studios and bedsits - putting profits before the quality of life

Landlord ordered to pay back more than 1m after illegal conversion of flats
Southwark's Carole Wright joins Big Lunch community walk

Southwark's Carole Wright joins Big Lunch community walk

Local gardener and beekeeper Carole Wright has been selected to join the 2019 England team who will lead a two week community walk across the nation between 17 May and 2 June.

Behind bars: teens who threatened Elephant & Castle estate agents

Two teenagers who threatened staff at an Elephant & Castle estate agent's office with a hunting knife and stole their phones have been sentenced to a total of eight years in custody.

Behind bars: teens who threatened Elephant & Castle estate agents
2,928 food parcels issued by Waterloo Foodbank in past year

2,928 food parcels issued by Waterloo Foodbank in past year

Waterloo Foodbank has reported a 77 per cent increase in the number of emergency food parcels given to local people, as it publishes statistics for the year to the end of March.

Waterloo man jailed for role in moped-enabled robberies

A Waterloo man is among 12 members of an organised crime group who have been jailed for their part in multiple robberies and moped offences across London.

Waterloo man jailed for role in moped-enabled robberies
One week on: police return to scene of Tiverton Street murder

One week on: police return to scene of Tiverton Street murder

Detectives investigating the murder of McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards in Tiverton Street last Sunday are today returning to the scene of the attack as part of a renewed appeal for information from the local community.

McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: Tiverton Street murder victim named

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager near the Elephant & Castle have named the victim as McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards and issued a new appeal for information.

McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: Tiverton Street murder victim named
Marion Marples 1950-2019

Marion Marples 1950-2019

Marion Marples - teacher, pilgrim, community worker and co-owner of this website - died suddenly on Tuesday 30 April.

Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle

Police have launched a murder investigation after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Tiverton Street near the Elephant & Castle on Sunday evening.

Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle
London and Tower bridges could host capital's Car Free Day

London and Tower bridges could host capital's Car Free Day

Tower Bridge and London Bridge could be closed to traffic for a day in September to celebrate international Car Free Day.

Tesco to close Elephant & Castle store after rodent crisis

Tesco Metro at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre - shut for more than three weeks for pest control work - has now closed permanently.

Tesco to close Elephant & Castle store after rodent crisis
Ian Keatley named as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music

Ian Keatley named as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music

Ian Keatley has been appointed as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music, succeeding Peter Wright who retires this summer after 31 years in the role.

Empty chairs as Garden Bridge trustees refuse to face Assembly

There were three empty chairs in the chamber of City Hall on Monday as trustees of the charity behind the failed Garden Bridge refused to submit to face-to-face scrutiny by members of the London Assembly.

Empty chairs as Garden Bridge trustees refuse to face Assembly
Lambeth axes funding for Coin Street children's centre

Lambeth axes funding for Coin Street children's centre

Staff and parents from Coin Street Children's Centre travelled to Lambeth Town Hall on Monday to watch the borough's cabinet agree to withdraw the 124,000 annual funding the service currently receives.

Environmental protesters block Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge was closed to motor traffic on Monday as climate change activists took over the bridge as part of an international wave of civil disobedience to call for action on climate change.

Environmental protesters block Waterloo Bridge
TfL confirms RV1 will be axed in central London bus changes

TfL confirms RV1 will be axed in central London bus changes

The RV1 bus route will be discontinued in June this year as Transport for London reveals its revised plans to reshape and reduce the bus network in Central London.

Concerns raised about loss of LGBT+ venues in Southwark

Concerns for Southwark's LGBT+ spaces have been raised, with the number of LGBT+ venues in the borough declining and under threat from new development.

Concerns raised about loss of LGBT+ venues in Southwark
Patients 'not significantly harmed'  by Nexus GP clinic failures

Patients 'not significantly harmed' by Nexus GP clinic failures

"Patients have not been significantly harmed" as a result of failures by the Nexus Health Group GP practice, councillors have been told. The practice is currently in special measures after being rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

Garden Bridge Trust: Charity Commission publishes report

The Charity Commission has published a report on the trust behind the "high profile and expensive failure" of the Garden Bridge, and has made recommendations to avoid similar situations arising in future.

Garden Bridge Trust: Charity Commission publishes report
Tower Bridge: further crackdown on illegal traders

Tower Bridge: further crackdown on illegal traders

The City of London Corporation has reached agreement with Tower Hamlets to work together to prevent illegal street trading on Tower Bridge. The Square Mile authority already has arrangements with Southwark Council.

Stamford Street Food Company: Sainsbury's nods to SE1 history

Sainsbury's has launched a new own-brand range of frozen foods under the name Stamford Street Food Company, inspired by the company's long links with the SE1 area.

Stamford Street Food Company: Sainsbury's nods to SE1 history
Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force

Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force

London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) came into force on Monday in the centre of the capital.

10 projects share 15k from Team London Bridge

Team London Bridge has announced the 10 projects in North Southwark to receive backing from the 15,000 Building Communities Fund supported by local businesses.

10 projects share 15k from Team London Bridge
New principal Annette Cast takes the helm at Southwark College

New principal Annette Cast takes the helm at Southwark College

A new era for Southwark's further education college began last month when its new principal - Annette Cast - took up her role.

Africa Centre seeks architects for Great Suffolk Street building

The Africa Centre is seeking a design team for works to upgrade the charity's Great Suffolk Street premises.

Africa Centre seeks architects for Great Suffolk Street building
SE1 restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus to be Mayor of Lambeth

SE1 restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus to be Mayor of Lambeth

South Bank restaurateur and businessman Ibrahim Dogus is to be the next Mayor of Lambeth.

Keppel Row: Bankside alleyway revamped

Keppel Row - a traffic-free alleyway parallel to Southwark Street - has been revamped with new planting and an innovative drainage scheme as part of a scheme to provide walking routes which avoid the poor air quality on traffic-clogged main roads.

Keppel Row: Bankside alleyway revamped
Woman hit by lorry in Tower Bridge Road: police appeal

Woman hit by lorry in Tower Bridge Road: police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a lorry in Tower Bridge Road on Friday morning. The victim is in a critical condition in hospital.

Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim

Police have issued an image of a man they would like to trace after he came to the aid of a woman who was raped near London Bridge at approximately 3.30am on 1 November 2018.

Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim
Culture Declares Emergency: climate change procession

Culture Declares Emergency: climate change procession

Arts and culture workers joined a procession along the South Bank and Bankside on Wednesday to highlight the urgent need for action to tackle climate change.

New appeal for witnesses to Grange Road stabbing

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and information after a teenage boy was stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road in February.

New appeal for witnesses to Grange Road stabbing
Some Elephant & Castle traders get new space - but is it enough?

Some Elephant & Castle traders get new space - but is it enough?

New retail space has been offered to 36 businesses set to be displaced from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre and market but campaigners say that many traders have been left out of the plans.

Mousetraps laid as Tesco at Elephant & Castle shuts for a week

First of all they blamed "technical issues", then "maintenance" and then "an incident beyond our control" - but now Tesco has confirmed that its Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre store is closed for pest control works.

Mousetraps laid as Tesco at Elephant & Castle shuts for a week
Morley College lines up merger with Kensington & Chelsea College

Morley College lines up merger with Kensington & Chelsea College

Waterloo-based adult education institution Morley College is set for one of the biggest shakeups in its 130-year history as it prepares to merge with Kensington & Chelsea College.

250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station

Passengers waiting for trains at the newly rebuilt London Bridge Station will soon have somewhere to sit with an extra 250 new seats due to be installed soon.

250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station
Air quality monitors to be installed at Guy's and St Thomas'

Air quality monitors to be installed at Guy's and St Thomas'

Guy's and St Thomas' are among ten hospitals in the most polluted areas of London which will be equipped with new air quality monitors to measure levels of toxic air and help protect patients and staff.

Sadiq Khan visits Dockhead Fire Station

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited Dockhead Fire Station this week to see first-hand new life-saving equipment being used by the London Fire Brigade, following extra funding from City Hall in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Sadiq Khan visits Dockhead Fire Station
Minister: it's 'unfortunate' we spent 43m on Garden Bridge

Minister: it's 'unfortunate' we spent 43m on Garden Bridge

A Government minister has defended the decision to commit 30 million of Whitehall funds to the failed Garden Bridge. Andrew Jones MP said it was "unfortunate" that the scheme had not been built.

Pension fund buys Southwark Travelodge for 56.3 million

A pension fund has bought the freehold of the Travelodge London Southwark in Union Street for 56.3 million.

Pension fund buys Southwark Travelodge for 56.3 million
Footfall art installation at Southwark Cathedral during Lent

Footfall art installation at Southwark Cathedral during Lent

A 15-metre work of art at the high altar of Southwark Cathedral in the latest of a series of contemporary art installations to mark the season of Lent.

South Bank to feature in campaigns to promote UK domestic tourism

The South Bank will be promoted as one of London's most desirable places to visit as part of campaign to encourage domestic tourism within the UK.

South Bank to feature in campaigns to promote UK domestic tourism
MPs to debate Garden Bridge funding in Commons

MPs to debate Garden Bridge funding in Commons

The 43 million of public money spent on the failed Garden Bridge is to be debated by MPs in the Commons chamber next week after Labour's Rupa Huq secured an adjournment debate.

Green light for 1,100 homes at B&Q Old Kent Road site

A development of more than 1,100 homes in buildings up to 48 storeys high - on the Old Kent Road site occupied by B&Q, Halfords and Pets at Home - has been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 1,100 homes at B&Q Old Kent Road site
Lambeth rejects plan for Premier Inn at Methodist church

Lambeth rejects plan for Premier Inn at Methodist church

Proposals to redevelop the Lambeth Mission & St Mary's building in Lambeth Road with a new Methodist church and a 12-storey Premier Inn hotel have been rejected by the borough's planning applications committee.

Kennington Police Station listed as 'asset of community value'

With the final closure of Kennington Police Station due this month, the building has now been formally designated as an 'asset of community value' under the Localism Act.

Kennington Police Station listed as 'asset of community value'
Met confirms 'explosive device' sent to Waterloo Station

Met confirms 'explosive device' sent to Waterloo Station

Counter-terrorism police have launched an investigation after an improvised explosive device was sent to the post room at Waterloo Station and two other locations in the capital.

Nexus Health Group: Southwark GPs placed in special measures

A group which runs eight NHS GP surgeries across North Southwark - serving 74,000 patients - has received the lowest possible rating after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Nexus Health Group: Southwark GPs placed in special measures
Elephant & Castle campaigners seek funds for legal challenge

Elephant & Castle campaigners seek funds for legal challenge

Campaigners seeking judicial review of Southwark Council's decision to approve the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication have launched a crowdfunding appeal.

Water bottle refill stations now available at Guy's & St Thomas'

Four new water bottle refill stations at Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital could help to prevent the use of 150,000 plastic bottles each year according to NHS bosses.

Water bottle refill stations now available at Guy's & St Thomas'
Parks minister visits Waterloo community garden project

Parks minister visits Waterloo community garden project

The Government minister responsible for parks and green spaces has visited St John's Churchyard in Waterloo to see how volunteers and council staff are working together to maintain and improve the gardens.

Network Rail drops 30p charge to use Waterloo toilets

The public toilets at the busiest railway station in the country are now free to use after Network Rail abolished the 30p charge.

Network Rail drops 30p charge to use Waterloo toilets
Woolmen want London Bridge closed to all but sheep

Woolmen want London Bridge closed to all but sheep

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen has requested that London Bridge be closed to all traffic for a day except for the four-legged kind.

The Dixon hotel opens at old Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court

Described as "a unique take on the boutique hotel experience", the former Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court in Tooley Street has once again opened its doors.

The Dixon hotel opens at old Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court
Southbank Centre invites locals to experience classical music

Southbank Centre invites locals to experience classical music

Southbank Centre is launching a new scheme to offer a free classical night out in the company of a leading musician to audiences who have never previously heard a live classical concert - including locals living or working near the South Bank.

Award-nominated kebab shop fined 60,000 by Home Office

Capital Kebab House in The Cut - currently in the running for a British Kebab Award - was last year fined 60,000 by the Home Office for not complying with illegal working legislation.

Award-nominated kebab shop fined 60,000 by Home Office
LSE plans redevelopment of Bankside House

LSE plans redevelopment of Bankside House

The London School of Economics has plans for a "substantially improved and larger facility" on the site of its Bankside House hall of residence opposite Tate Modern, it emerged last month.

Plans for Premier Inn at Lambeth Methodist church face rejection

Plans to redevelop the Lambeth Mission & St Mary's Methodist church with a new 12-storey Premier Inn face rejection by councillors next week over fears that hotel provision in the area has reached saturation level.

Plans for Premier Inn at Lambeth Methodist church face rejection
Charity Commission: 'no evidence' of Garden Bridge trustee failings

Charity Commission: 'no evidence' of Garden Bridge trustee failings

A Government minister has told Parliament that the Charity Commission "has seen no evidence to date that the eventual failure of the [Garden Bridge] project was as a result of failings or omissions on the part of the trustees".

Golden Hinde: radical plans for St Mary Overie Dock

The owners of the Golden Hinde replica have revealed radical plans for a new museum and visitor centre at St Mary Overie Dock, Bankside.

Golden Hinde: radical plans for St Mary Overie Dock
Save the RV1: locals march on City Hall to show support for bus

Save the RV1: locals march on City Hall to show support for bus

Bankside residents protesting against plans to axe the RV1 bus service have staged a protest along the route.

Teenage boy stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road

A 17-year-old boy is said to be in a life-threatening condition after he was stabbed in Grange Road, Bermondsey, late on Saturday night.

Teenage boy stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road
Borough Market traders at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns chair

Borough Market traders at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns chair

The chair of Borough Market's trustees has warned that some of the market's traders face "the very real prospect of ... being destroyed almost overnight" in the event that the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal.

Tower Bridge illegal traders in game of cat and mouse

"Clever" illegal hawkers are playing a cat-and-mouse game of two halves on Tower Bridge by skipping across local authority boundaries to sell peanuts and trinkets.

Tower Bridge illegal traders in game of cat and mouse
Central School of Ballet starts work on Hatfields premises

Central School of Ballet starts work on Hatfields premises

More than a decade in the making, work has finally begun on the new premises for the Central School of Ballet in Hatfields on the Southwark / Lambeth boundary.

Volunteers catch 170 motorists speeding in Long Lane during 2018

170 motorists caught speeding in Long Lane received warning letters from the Metropolitan Police in 2018, with 117 also caught breaking the limit on Southwark Bridge Road.

Volunteers catch 170 motorists speeding in Long Lane during 2018
London Bridge: man jailed for violent attack and racial abuse

London Bridge: man jailed for violent attack and racial abuse

A man has been jailed for more than 14 months after he kicked and punched a member of the public in an unprovoked attack at a bus stop on London Bridge and then racially abused the police officer who arrested him.

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks set to be abolished permanently

Free-to-view public fireworks displays on the River Thames in central London will be a thing of the past if City of London Corporation members rubber-stamp plans to permanently axe the pyrotechnics that mark the end of Lord Mayor's Show day each November.

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks set to be abolished permanently
Derek Jarman blue plaque unveiled at Butler's Wharf

Derek Jarman blue plaque unveiled at Butler's Wharf

A blue plaque marking the site of the studio where artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman lived and worked in the 1970s has been unveiled at Butler's Wharf.

London Bridge branch of McDonald's now open in Tooley Street

After a three year gap, McDonald's has returned to London Bridge with the opening of a new takeaway in railway arch on Tooley Street.

London Bridge branch of McDonald's now open in Tooley Street
Climate change campaigners block traffic near Tate Modern

Climate change campaigners block traffic near Tate Modern

Climate change activists blocked traffic on Southwark Street and Southwark Bridge Road on Sunday with the aim of disrupting London Fashion Week events at Tate Modern.

Gold medal for Waterloo Eurostar architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw - last week awarded the UK's highest honour for architecture - says that of all the buildings he has designed, he is most proud of the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo International.

Gold medal for Waterloo Eurostar architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
Southwark plans late night levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Southwark plans late night levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Pubs, bars and clubs in Southwark which serve alcohol between midnight and 6am could face extra charges of up to 4,400 a year to help meet the costs of policing and regulating the borough's late night economy.

CAN Mezzanine reveals plans for new Loman Street building

Charities and social enterprises risk being priced out of Southwark, the chief executive of an organisation that provides office space for the third sector has warned - as it prepared to redevelop one of its sites.

CAN Mezzanine reveals plans for new Loman Street building
Men found guilty of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge

Men found guilty of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge

Two men have been convicted of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge Station in what is believed to be the first ruling of its kind.

Missing 15-year-old may be in South Bank area, say police

Thames Valley Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a girl who is missing from Bracknell and may be in the South Bank and Waterloo area.

Missing 15-year-old may be in South Bank area, say police
Waterloo trees felled despite 700 petition signatures

Waterloo trees felled despite 700 petition signatures

Lambeth Council has felled the three silver birch trees outside the Waterloo Action Centre which won a temporary reprieve from the axe before last year's local elections.

Lambeth children's centres: 2,075 sign petition against cuts

Lambeth councillors have received a petition with 2,075 signatures urging a rethink of plans to remove funding from some of the borough's children's centres, including Coin Street in Waterloo.

Lambeth children's centres: 2,075 sign petition against cuts
'FBI' and 'NYPD' take over Southwark's St George's Cathedral

'FBI' and 'NYPD' take over Southwark's St George's Cathedral

A gun-toting 'SWAT team' was seen at the entrance to St George's Cathedral on Wednesday as a film crew took over the building to shoot scenes set in New York.

Failed Garden Bridge project cost taxpayers 43 million

A further 5 million of public money will be paid to the Garden Bridge Trust to meet the failed charity's winding-up costs, including reimbursing some of the donors to the controversial Thames footbridge project.

Failed Garden Bridge project cost taxpayers 43 million
35 homes for TfL Southwark Street site where Sadiq pledged 120

35 homes for TfL Southwark Street site where Sadiq pledged 120

A mere 35 homes - eight of them for social rent - are now proposed for the Transport for London-owned site in Southwark Street where Mayor of London Sadiq Khan once claimed that 120 homes could be built.

Neo Bankside residents lose high court claim over Tate balcony

A high court judge has dismissed a bid by five residents of the Neo Bankside development to have part of the viewing gallery at Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building closed off to prevent tourists looking into their homes.

Neo Bankside residents lose high court claim over Tate balcony
19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

Plans have been revealed for a 19-storey tower on the corner of Rockingham Street and Tiverton Street.

Capital Kebab House in The Cut - is it London's finest?

A kebab shop in Waterloo popular with local emergency services workers has been shortlisted for a prize at this year's British Kebab Awards.

Capital Kebab House in The Cut - is it London's finest?
The Body Shop to move headquarters to Tooley Street

The Body Shop to move headquarters to Tooley Street

Cosmetics chain The Body Shop is to relocate its headquarters to Tooley Street, moving in to the terrace of buildings vacated last year by Red Bull Studios.

Owner of rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe taken to court

The owner of a rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe who showed 'blatant disregard for the health and safety of his customers' is facing fines and costs of nearly 7,000 after he was prosecuted by Southwark Council

Owner of rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe taken to court
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