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Bar plan for St Thomas' Church after Duddell's closure

Bar plan for St Thomas' Church after Duddell's closure

The former St Thomas' Church near London Bridge could be turned into a bar after the closure of Duddell's Chinese restaurant.

Ian Allan book and model shop fined 5k for underage knife sale

A specialist book and model shop in Waterloo has been ordered to pay nearly 7,000 after selling a knife to a 15-year-old boy.

Ian Allan book and model shop fined 5k for underage knife sale
Office block planned for Bear Lane silversmith's workshop site

Office block planned for Bear Lane silversmith's workshop site

Plans to create a seven-storey office building on the site of a former silversmith's workshop and theatre scenery depot in Bear Lane have been revealed.

Albert Embankment developers swap 166 homes for 600-room hotel

Two proposed 25-storey towers on Albert Embankment will be built as a 600-room hotel instead of the previously proposed residential scheme after a switch in uses won the backing of Lambeth councillors on Tuesday night.

Albert Embankment developers swap 166 homes for 600-room hotel
City to replace fire doors on SE1 estates despite jump in costs

City to replace fire doors on SE1 estates despite jump in costs

The cost of replacing hundreds of front doors on City of London-owned homes - including Avondale Square and the William Blake Estate in SE1 - has climbed from less than 5 million to nearly 9 million.

Venom 2: scenes for Tom Hardy movie filmed at LSBU campus

The London South Bank University campus was filled with trucks on Friday night for the filming of scenes for a new movie.

Venom 2: scenes for Tom Hardy movie filmed at LSBU campus
Blackfriars Road: burst water main shuts Southwark Station

Blackfriars Road: burst water main shuts Southwark Station

Blackfriars Road was shut to traffic on Tuesday morning and Southwark Underground Station was closed to passengers after a burst water main flooded the road.

Man jailed for rape and kidnap after attacks on two women in SE1

A man has been jailed for a total of 14 years for violent attacks on two women in Great Dover Street and Borough High Street last summer.

Man jailed for rape and kidnap after attacks on two women in SE1
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to close after 55 years

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to close after 55 years

The last day of trade at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre will be Thursday 30 July, the firm behind redevelopment plans has announced.

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi makes maiden speech in Commons

Florence Eshalomi, elected last December as the Labour MP for Vauxhall, made her maiden speech in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon during a debate on health and social care.

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi makes maiden speech in Commons
'Lean luxury' Ruby hotel in tweaked 160 Blackfriars Road scheme

'Lean luxury' Ruby hotel in tweaked 160 Blackfriars Road scheme

German 'lifestyle hotel' chain Ruby has been lined up as the prospective operator of a new hotel in Blackfriars Road, as developers hope to win permission a second time round.

ITV plans visitor attraction at South Bank studios site

ITV has submitted plans to Lambeth Council for a temporary visitor attraction in part of its former studio complex on the South Bank.

ITV plans visitor attraction at South Bank studios site
Potters Fields Park to host Euro 2020 'football village'

Potters Fields Park to host Euro 2020 'football village'

Plans for Potters Fields Park to host a 'football village' during this summer's Euro 2020 championship have been announced by the Mayor of London.

Charles Dickens School to join forces with Dulwich secondaries

A primary school in the Borough has announced plans to join forces with a trust that runs two secondary schools in Dulwich, and to seek academy status.

Charles Dickens School to join forces with Dulwich secondaries
Peabody seeks development partner for Borough Triangle site

Peabody seeks development partner for Borough Triangle site

Housing association Peabody is seeking a new development partner for a 100 million project to build hundreds of private and affordable homes on the Borough Triangle site, currently partially occupied by the Mercato Metropolitano food market.

Druid Street attempted murder: police renew appeal 3 months on

Three months after a teenage boy was stabbed in Druid Street, local police officers have been delivering witness appeal leaflets to nearby residents.

Druid Street attempted murder: police renew appeal 3 months on
Met launches road safety initiative with family of St Thomas' doctor

Met launches road safety initiative with family of St Thomas' doctor

The sister of a St Thomas' Hospital doctor killed by a driver whose view of the road was blocked by a frosted windscreen has joined forces with the police to launch an initiative to encourage best practice from all road users during the winter.

Fire brigade serves enforcement notice on Nautical School

The London Nautical School - a boys' secondary school in Stamford Street - has been served with an enforcement notice by the London Fire Brigade who have given the governors till February to bring fire safety up to scratch.

Fire brigade serves enforcement notice on Nautical School
30-tonne fatberg removed from sewers under Borough Market

30-tonne fatberg removed from sewers under Borough Market

A fatberg weighing 30 tonnes and stretching 70 metres has been removed from the sewers of Cathedral Street in Borough Market, Thames Water has revealed.

Florence Eshalomi elected as Vauxhall's new MP

Florence Eshalomi will swap City Hall for the Palace of Westminster when she takes her seat as Vauxhall's new Labour MP.

Florence Eshalomi elected as Vauxhall's new MP
Neil Coyle wins third term as Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP

Neil Coyle wins third term as Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP

For the third time in less than five years, Bermondsey & Old Southwark voters have chosen Labour's Neil Coyle to represent them at Westminster.

Waterloo's Ibrahim Dogus misses out on West Bromwich East seat

South Bank and Waterloo councillor, restaurateur and newspaper publisher Ibrahim Dogus has narrowly failed in his bid to be elected as Labour MP for West Bromwich East.

Waterloo's Ibrahim Dogus misses out on West Bromwich East seat
Bermondsey & Old Southwark candidates face the public at hustings

Bermondsey & Old Southwark candidates face the public at hustings

The four candidates hoping to be the next MP for Bermondsey and Old Souyhwark faced an audience of local residents at St George the Martyr on Thursday night.

London Bridge: Tooley Street footbridge could be demolished

Plans to demolish the footbridge across Tooley Street between London Bridge Station and the Cottons Centre have been submitted to Southwark Council.

London Bridge: Tooley Street footbridge could be demolished
Police say homes have been found for GMH Park rough sleepers

Police say homes have been found for GMH Park rough sleepers

Accommodation has been found for the people who have been part of the 'large encampment' of tents in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, according to local police.

Car Free Day should be monthly or weekly - City committee chair

Car Free Day events - like the recent closure of Tower Bridge and London Bridge to motor traffic - should be held monthly or weekly rather than once a year, the chairman of a Guildhall committee said this week.

Car Free Day should be monthly or weekly - City committee chair
Lambeth could gain fifth Park Plaza hotel after 12 million deal

Lambeth could gain fifth Park Plaza hotel after 12 million deal

A company which owns four South Bank hotels with a total of 2,401 rooms has spent 12 million buying another piece of land to develop a fifth hotel in the area.

Vauxhall candidates face Waterloo voters at SE1 hustings

Five of the six candidates vying to succeed Kate Hoey as MP for Vauxhall faced an audience of South Bank residents at St John's Waterloo on Monday night.

Vauxhall candidates face Waterloo voters at SE1 hustings
Blackfriars Road skyscraper site poised to sell for 235 million

Blackfriars Road skyscraper site poised to sell for 235 million

A vacant site at the north end of Blackfriars Road - with planning permission for SE1's second tallest building after the Shard - is on the verge of changing hands for 235 million.

Redevelopment of old fire HQ on Albert Embankment approved

Residents whose homes will be overshadowed by a 500 million development planned for the former London Fire Brigade HQ on Albert Embankment shouted "shame on you" after plans were voted through on Tuesday night.

Redevelopment of old fire HQ on Albert Embankment approved
Vigils held to remember Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

Vigils held to remember Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

The victims of the London Bridge terror attack have been honoured at vigils in London and Cambridge on Monday.

Silvertown Tunnel campaigners stage 'die-in' outside City Hall

Protesters against a new tunnel under the River Thames in east London staged a 'die-in' demonstration at City Hall on Friday.

Silvertown Tunnel campaigners stage 'die-in' outside City Hall
Two killed in London Bridge attack

Two killed in London Bridge attack

Two people have died and several people were injured in a terrorist attack on London Bridge, police have confirmed.

Cars and lorries could be banned from London Bridge next year

Traffic on London Bridge could be restricted to buses, taxis and cycles for six months in 2020 whilst a 5 million project to replace waterproofing and bearings in the bridge abutments is carried out.

Cars and lorries could be banned from London Bridge next year
Green light for Premier Inn at Methodist church site after appeal

Green light for Premier Inn at Methodist church site after appeal

Plans 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 approved by a planning inspector who has overturned Lambeth Council's decision to veto the scheme.

Voluntary council tax top-up for wealthiest: would it work in Lambeth?

Lambeth Council has been exploring the idea of inviting wealthy residents of the borough to pay a voluntary surcharge on their council tax to help fund local services.

Voluntary council tax top-up for wealthiest: would it work in Lambeth?
Waterloo estate scheme set for green light after last-minute deal

Waterloo estate scheme set for green light after last-minute deal

A public inquiry into plans to redevelop a 1930s Waterloo housing estate formerly owned by the Church Commissioners has been cut short after developer Grainger reached an eleventh-hour deal with Lambeth Council.

Hospital charity plans to fence garden to keep out rough sleepers

A charity linked to Guy's Hospital is planning to erect a fence around a garden on the hospital campus to keep out rough sleepers and protect students living in the adjacent accommodation block.

Hospital charity plans to fence garden to keep out rough sleepers
Lady Hale: politicians should face up to justice system problems

Lady Hale: politicians should face up to justice system problems

Supreme Court president Lady Hale has used an address at Southwark Cathedral to urge the next government to properly fund the justice system after nearly a decade of "swingeing" cuts.

Sainsbury's closed after 16-year-old stabbed in New Kent Road

The Elephant & Castle branch of Sainsbury's in New Kent Road was sealed off by police on Sunday afternoon as officers investigated the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy.

Sainsbury's closed after 16-year-old stabbed in New Kent Road
Woman raped near St Thomas' Hospital: police appeal

Woman raped near St Thomas' Hospital: police appeal

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman near St Thomas' Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday are appealing for assistance in identifying a man shown in CCTV footage.

Rockingham Estate to pilot Southwark's 'Great Estates' initiative

The Rockingham Estate near the Elephant & Castle has been chosen as one of the testbeds for Southwark's new 'Great Estates' programme.

Rockingham Estate to pilot Southwark's 'Great Estates' initiative
South Bank homes for elderly to be made available to NHS staff

South Bank homes for elderly to be made available to NHS staff

52 homes above Waterloo Tube Station intended as 'extra care' accommodation for the elderly will instead be made available to staff working for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Police warn of spate of mobile phone snatches

Police officers in North Southwark have circulated a warning about a recent spate of phone snatches in the London Bridge and Elephant & Castle areas.

Police warn of spate of mobile phone snatches
TSB sets date for closure of Elephant & Castle branch

TSB sets date for closure of Elephant & Castle branch

The TSB bank has told customers of its Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre branch that it will close down on 28 February 2020.

Leathermarket Gardens closed for probe into 'ground movement'

Bermondsey's Leathermarket Gardens have been closed by Southwark Council for investigations into unexpected ground movements.

Leathermarket Gardens closed for probe into 'ground movement'
Sculpture by Idris Khan unveiled at One Blackfriars

Sculpture by Idris Khan unveiled at One Blackfriars

A new public artwork by Idris Khan OBE has been unveiled at the foot of the One Blackfriars skyscraper.

South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan approved in referendum

Planning decisions in the South Bank and Waterloo will have to take account of new policies drawn up by local people after residents and businesses approved a neighbourhood plan at a referendum held on Thursday.

South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan approved in referendum
Shared ownership residents barred from tower's sky lounge and gym

Shared ownership residents barred from tower's sky lounge and gym

The firm behind an Elephant & Castle skyscraper has been served with a planning contravention notice by Southwark Council after it found that residents of shared ownership flats are not able to use the gym and rooftop lounge available to private tenants.

Doorkins the cathedral cat retires after a decade delighting visitors

Doorkins Magnificat has met the Queen and featured in her own children's book during her 10-year residence at Southwark Cathedral. Now she's retired from duties at the cathedral.

Doorkins the cathedral cat retires after a decade delighting visitors
Southbank Centre creative boss Madani Younis leaves after a year

Southbank Centre creative boss Madani Younis leaves after a year

Southbank Centre creative director Madani Younis has resigned after a year in the role in order to "pursue new creative opportunities".

South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan referendum this week

Residents and businesses in the South Bank and Waterloo area will this week be invited to vote on a new planning policy document written and devised by local people.

South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan referendum this week
Woman raped in Tibetan Peace Garden at GMH Park

Woman raped in Tibetan Peace Garden at GMH Park

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in the Tibetan Peace Garden at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park have released details of a man they would like to speak to.

City urged to reconsider 'no dogs' policy in social housing

The City of London Corporation - which is landlord for more than 1,000 SE1 homes - should improve people's health by changing the strict pets policies it keeps on its housing estates, an academic has said.

City urged to reconsider 'no dogs' policy in social housing
Elephant & Castle murder probe: two men arrested in Belgium

Elephant & Castle murder probe: two men arrested in Belgium

Two men have been arrested in Belgium in connection with the death of a 24-year-old man at Elephant & Castle Undergound Station in September.

Former Archbishop of Southwark Michael Bowen has died

The Most Revd Michael Bowen, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark from 1977 to 2003, has died aged 89. He hosted Pope John Paul II's visit to Southwark in 1982.

Former Archbishop of Southwark Michael Bowen has died
Bermondsey's St Mary Magdalen church on heritage at risk register

Bermondsey's St Mary Magdalen church on heritage at risk register

The church of St Mary Magdalen in Bermondsey Street - one of the oldest buildings in the area - has been added to Historic England's heritage at risk register.

Druid Street stabbing: police appeal for info on 'savage attack'

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a teenager was left fighting for his life following a stabbing in Druid Street earlier this month.

Druid Street stabbing: police appeal for info on 'savage attack'
Waterloo: latest scheme for Elizabeth House site approved

Waterloo: latest scheme for Elizabeth House site approved

Plans for a new 31-storey office-led development on the Elizabeth House site in York Road - next to Waterloo Station - have won the backing of Lambeth councillors.

TfL plans office block above Southwark Tube Station

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on plans for an office block above Southwark Tube Station, as part of a scheme that will also see new council homes developed alongside nearby Styles House.

TfL plans office block above Southwark Tube Station
Extinction Rebellion activists stage climate protest on Bankside

Extinction Rebellion activists stage climate protest on Bankside

Specially trained police wearing climbing helmets and harnesses were called to Bankside on Tuesday morning to remove Extinction Rebellion activists who set up structures outside Tate Modern as part of their call for faster action to tackle climate change.

London Assembly calls on Parliament to probe Garden Bridge

The London Assembly has published its report on the Garden Bridge debacle - and has urged Parliament's public accounts committee to mount a further probe into the project which has left the taxpayer with a 43 million bill.

London Assembly calls on Parliament to probe Garden Bridge
Blackfriars Road hotel: planning inspector dismisses appeal

Blackfriars Road hotel: planning inspector dismisses appeal

Plans for a 220-room hotel in the car park of a Blackfriars Road office block have been vetoed by a planning inspector who has dismissed the developer's appeal against Southwark councillors' decision to reject the scheme.

Foster & Partners to design 'landmark' scheme at London Bridge

Foster & Partners are to design a 'landmark' building to replace the 1960s Colechurch House at the southern end of London Bridge, it was announced on Monday.

Foster & Partners to design 'landmark' scheme at London Bridge
Firefighters rescue fox from bridge abutment at Blackfriars

Firefighters rescue fox from bridge abutment at Blackfriars

The Thames Path was cordoned off on Thursday lunchtime whilst firefighters rescued a fox that had become trapped on the abutment of the old Blackfriars Railway Bridge.

Boots in Lower Marsh will relocate to allow hotel expansion

The Ruby Lucy hotel currently being built in Lower Marsh is planning to expand even before the building has been completed.

Boots in Lower Marsh will relocate to allow hotel expansion
TfL to charge utility firms for digging up pavements at SE1 hubs

TfL to charge utility firms for digging up pavements at SE1 hubs

Utility firms could face a daily charge of 350 for digging up pavements around the IMAX junction at Waterloo, Westminster Bridge and London Bridge Station under new proposals from Transport for London.

Vauxhall to host one of Mayor's Brexit business advice hubs

The Mayor of London will provide face-to-face support to help small businesses prepare for Brexit - and one of the advice centres will be located on the Albert Embankment.

Vauxhall to host one of Mayor's Brexit business advice hubs
Borough Road: council proposes segregated cycle lanes

Borough Road: council proposes segregated cycle lanes

Southwark Council has launched a public consultation on plans to create segregated cycle lanes on Borough Road in connection with the proposed Southwark Spine bike route.

Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle: police appeal for video

Police are appealing for witnesses and any drivers with dashcam footage to contact them following a fight at the Elephant & Castle in which a 16-year-old boy was stabbed.

Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle: police appeal for video
Balaclava Road: council considers homes on green space

Balaclava Road: council considers homes on green space

Southwark Council is inviting local residents to comment on proposals to build new council homes on the grassed area at the corner of Balaclava Road and Fort Road in South Bermondsey.

Council homes could be built on Leroy Street garages site

New council homes could be built less than 150 yards from the Bricklayers Arms junction under plans currently subject to consultation by Southwark Council.

Council homes could be built on Leroy Street garages site
Black Horse: plans for redevelopment of Great Dover Street pub

Black Horse: plans for redevelopment of Great Dover Street pub

Plans to build a block of nine flats on the site of the former Black Horse pub between Great Dover Street and Tabard Street have been submitted to Southwark Council.

200-room 'mid-market' hotel proposed for New Kent Road

Developers seeking permission for a nine-storey building on New Kent Road have flipped their proposal from a 'compact living' scheme of micro-apartments to a 'mid-market' hotel.

200-room 'mid-market' hotel proposed for New Kent Road
Teenager 'critical' after Druid Street stabbing

Teenager 'critical' after Druid Street stabbing

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Druid Street on Sunday evening.

SE1 man who bit police officer sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work

A man from Elephant & Castle who bit a police officer after being arrested for shouting racial abuse on a plane has been convicted of assault.

SE1 man who bit police officer sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work
Old Vic marks completion of revamped front-of-house

Old Vic marks completion of revamped front-of-house

201 years after its first opened, Waterloo's Old Vic theatre has marked the completion of the restoration of its front-of-house areas, including a much-anticipated doubling of toilet provision for theatregoers.

Westminster Bridge: Lambeth to renew ban on 'cup and ball' scam

A ban on street gambling and 'cup and ball' games on the Lambeth side of Westminster Bridge is set to be extended into 2022, as the authority fines hundreds of offenders.

Westminster Bridge: Lambeth to renew ban on 'cup and ball' scam
Car Free Day: London's biggest event yet

Car Free Day: London's biggest event yet

Tower Bridge, Tooley Street and London Bridge were part of London's biggest celebration of Car Free Day on Sunday.

Green light for 21-storey office tower on Rockingham Street

Plans for a 21-storey tower on a back street near the Elephant & Castle have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 21-storey office tower on Rockingham Street
Southwark Supertram back on the agenda

Southwark Supertram back on the agenda

The promoters of a plan to build a privately funded tram route linking Camberwell with London Bridge via the Elephant & Castle have once again urged Southwark Council to help them take the scheme forward.

Man killed at Waterloo Station during overnight works

An engineer working on the moving walkway at Waterloo Underground Station died in the early hours of Wednesday.

Man killed at Waterloo Station during overnight works
Tributes to former Bishop of Southwark Roy Williamson

Tributes to former Bishop of Southwark Roy Williamson

Tributes have been paid to Rt Revd Roy Williamson, Anglican Bishop of Southwark in the 1990s, who has died aged 86.

South Bank to gain new Post Office

A convenience store on the South Bank is to offer Post Office services from October.

South Bank to gain new Post Office
Bermondsey Street Festival 2019

Bermondsey Street Festival 2019

The sun shone on Bermondsey Street on Saturday as thousands of people enjoyed the annual festival, now in its 13th year.

SE1's new secondary school welcomes its first pupils

SE1's newest secondary school - the Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy - welcomed its first 180 pupils last week.

SE1's new secondary school welcomes its first pupils
Co-op opens food store at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Co-op opens food store at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The new Co-op store at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre opened its doors to customers on Saturday morning.

Norman Bertran-Tavarez: Elephant & Castle murder victim named

The man who died after he was stabbed at Elephant & Castle Station on Sunday night has been named by police as 24-year-old Norman Bertran-Tavarez.

Norman Bertran-Tavarez: Elephant & Castle murder victim named
'Dangerous predator' pleads guilty to rape and kidnap in Borough

'Dangerous predator' pleads guilty to rape and kidnap in Borough

A man described by police as a 'dangerous predator' has pleaded guilty to rape and kidnap in relation to incidents in Great Dover Street and Borough High Street.

Elephant & Castle: murder investigation launched after double stabbing

Detectives investigating a double stabbing at Elephant & Castle on Sunday night which left one man dead and another injured have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Elephant & Castle: murder investigation launched after double stabbing
Premier Inn's new Southwark hotel 'topped out'

Premier Inn's new Southwark hotel 'topped out'

The new Premier Inn being built on land next to Southwark College in The Cut was last week 'topped out' as construction work reached its highest point.

Pop-up gardens in London Bridge's Stainer Street tunnel

For the next few weeks passengers at London Bridge Station will be able to enjoy four installations using plants and materials recycled from the RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.

Pop-up gardens in London Bridge's Stainer Street tunnel
Police appeal for witnesses to 'violent robbery' in Waterloo

Police appeal for witnesses to 'violent robbery' in Waterloo

Police are appealing to trace a man who came to the assistance of a woman who had been the victim of a violent robbery in Waterloo last month.

Man robbed at Elephant & Castle Tube - police appeal

Police have released CCTV images of two men they wish to trace in connection with a robbery at Elephant & Castle Underground Station earlier this month.

Man robbed at Elephant & Castle Tube - police appeal
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
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