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Southwark Bridge gets special light show for 100th birthday

Southwark Bridge gets special light show for 100th birthday

Southwark Bridge displayed a special light show last weekend to mark the centenary of the river crossing's official opening by King George V and Queen Mary.

Old LWT building given Thames TV makeover for Danny Boyle series

For anyone of a certain age who remembers when London was served by different ITV companies depending on the day of the week, last week's appearance of Thames Television signage on the former HQ of London Weekend Television will have been deeply confusing

Old LWT building given Thames TV makeover for Danny Boyle series
First detox unit for homeless people opens at St Thomas' Hospital

First detox unit for homeless people opens at St Thomas' Hospital

London's first dedicated detox unit for homeless people opens this month at St Thomas' Hospital.

We'll extend the Bakerloo line 'when the time is right' - Sadiq

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he remains committed to extending the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle "when the time is right".

We'll extend the Bakerloo line 'when the time is right' - Sadiq
Face coverings could be reintroduced in Southwark schools

Face coverings could be reintroduced in Southwark schools

The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear face coverings could be reintroduced in Southwark if a request from the borough's director of public health is accepted by national officials.

New boundaries for parliamentary constituencies proposed

Proposals for a revised Bermondsey & Borough parliamentary constituency - with parts of Southwark joining a new Vauxhall & Camberwell seat - have been published by the Boundary Commission for England.

New boundaries for parliamentary constituencies proposed
Elephant & Castle housing: campaigners lose appeal court fight

Elephant & Castle housing: campaigners lose appeal court fight

The Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge to the decision by Southwark Council to approve the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication.

Stabbing at More London: police renew appeal for witnesses

Detectives have released images of two males that they wish to identify and speak to in connection with a stabbing at More London last month.

Stabbing at More London: police renew appeal for witnesses
Waterloo phone box sold at auction for 25,000

Waterloo phone box sold at auction for 25,000

A grade II listed phone box outside the Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis Road has sold at auction for 25,000.

Lambeth Labour picks Claire Holland as next council leader

Cllr Claire Holland is set to be the new leader of Lambeth Council.

Lambeth Labour picks Claire Holland as next council leader
Planet Organic supermarket to open in Tower Bridge Road

Planet Organic supermarket to open in Tower Bridge Road

Planet Organic is to open a supermarket in Tower Bridge Road as part of the Newham's Yard development.

Tower Bridge: man injured in 'vicious attack' - police appeal

Police investigating a serious assault at Tower Bridge last month have released images of two youths they wish to trace in connection with the incident.

Tower Bridge: man injured in 'vicious attack' - police appeal
TfL: Elephant & Castle tube station revamp at risk

TfL: Elephant & Castle tube station revamp at risk

Transport for London's finance boss has warned that plans to remodel Elephant & Castle Underground Station could be in jeopardy unless the Government agrees long-term funding for the capital's transport network.

Police turf 60 people out of rave in basement of former pub

The basement of a former pub in Lambeth Road was converted into an 'illegal nightclub' with a sound system, dancefloor, and fully stocked bar.

Police turf 60 people out of rave in basement of former pub
Temporary jobcentre to open in Blackfriars Road

Temporary jobcentre to open in Blackfriars Road

The Government has announced that it will open a temporary jobcentre in Blackfriars Road to help Southwark locals who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic find new employment.

Westminster Bridge: green light for segregated cycle lanes

Plans to replace the temporary security barriers on Westminster Bridge with metal bollards dividing the main carriageway from new cycle lanes have been approved by councils on both sides of the river.

Westminster Bridge: green light for segregated cycle lanes
Bakerloo line: off-peak tube frequency cut by 15 per cent

Bakerloo line: off-peak tube frequency cut by 15 per cent

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased this week, London Underground has announced it is cutting the weekday daytime and evening service on the Bakerloo line by 15 per cent.

Jack Hopkins steps down as Lambeth Council leader

The leader of Lambeth Council has stepped down after just over two years in the top job.

Jack Hopkins steps down as Lambeth Council leader
City Hall included on campaign group's 'buildings at risk' list

City Hall included on campaign group's 'buildings at risk' list

City Hall is one of ten notable buildings erected in the last century to be included in an architectural campaigning charity's list of 'at risk' buildings.

Vodafone's 'obtrusive' neon logo vetoed in Great Suffolk Street

Southwark planners have vetoed Vodafone's proposal to reinstate a neon 3D rendition of the company's logo outside its offices in Great Suffolk Street.

Vodafone's 'obtrusive' neon logo vetoed in Great Suffolk Street
Should Mermaid Court be closed to through motor traffic?

Should Mermaid Court be closed to through motor traffic?

Southwark Council has launched an online survey to gather views on a proposal to close Mermaid Court to through motor traffic.

Waterloo phone boxes up for auction

Two grade II listed red phone boxes in Waterloo are up for auction later this month, with guide prices ranging from 35,000 to 45,000.

Waterloo phone boxes up for auction
Four artists shortlisted for Waterloo Station's Windrush Monument

Four artists shortlisted for Waterloo Station's Windrush Monument

The four artists in the running to design a national Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station have been announced.

Florence Nightingale Museum will open its doors in 2021 after all

The Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas' Hospital - which earlier this year announced it would remain mothballed after lockdown - is to stage a series of monthly open weekends starting next month.

Florence Nightingale Museum will open its doors in 2021 after all
City Walk leaseholders in 'David and Goliath' fire safety dispute

City Walk leaseholders in 'David and Goliath' fire safety dispute

Residents of a Bermondsey development are paying thousands of pounds a week for fire safety patrols.

Month-long pop-up lawn bowls event planned for GMH Park

Part of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park could host a month-long lawn bowls-themed event this summer.

Month-long pop-up lawn bowls event planned for GMH Park
Friars Bridge Court office block to be turned into pathology lab

Friars Bridge Court office block to be turned into pathology lab

A newly refurbished office building in Blackfriars Road is to be turned into a pathology laboratory for local healthcare providers including Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.

Barkham Terrace lodge gets grade II listed status

A Victorian house built in connection with the Bethlem Hospital has been given grade II listed status by the Government.

Barkham Terrace lodge gets grade II listed status
Cllr Hamish McCallum takes over as Southwark Lib Dem leader

Cllr Hamish McCallum takes over as Southwark Lib Dem leader

Southwark's Lib Dem opposition group has a new leader - North Bermondsey's Cllr Hamish McCallum - who takes over from Nick Johnson after his short 10-month tenure.

Nearly one third of Southwark residents have had a COVID-19 jab

More than 100,000 Southwark residents - almost one in three of the population - have now received at least their first COVID-19 jab.

Nearly one third of Southwark residents have had a COVID-19 jab
Guy's & St Thomas' boss: NHS COVID-19 recovery will take 'years'

Guy's & St Thomas' boss: NHS COVID-19 recovery will take 'years'

The boss of Guy's and St Thomas' says that attending to patients whose treatment was delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic is the "biggest challenge" facing the hospitals - and warns that it will take "years" for the NHS to recover from the last year.

1970s former council house on the market for 1.25 million

A house on a 1970s-built council estate in Southwark has gone on the market for 1.25 million.

1970s former council house on the market for 1.25 million
Lambeth: final call for residents and workers to have COVID test

Lambeth: final call for residents and workers to have COVID test

Fewer than one in six Lambeth residents have heeded a call for everyone who lives and works in the borough to have a PCR test for COVID-19.

Wallball court opened at Marlborough Sports Garden

The Marlborough Sports Garden in Union Street has a new addition: a wallball court.

Wallball court opened at Marlborough Sports Garden
Waterloo Action Centre warns rent rise could threaten future

Waterloo Action Centre warns rent rise could threaten future

The charity which runs Waterloo's main community centre has urged local residents to respond to a Lambeth Council consultation which could see the venue face a sharp increase in the rent it pays to the town hall.

All Lambeth residents asked to take COVID-19 test

Everyone over the age of 11 who lives or works in Lambeth is being asked to take a PCR test for COVID-19 after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough.

All Lambeth residents asked to take COVID-19 test
Teenager stabbed at More London: police appeal for witnesses

Teenager stabbed at More London: police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a 19-year-old was stabbed in the More London complex near Tower Bridge.

South African variant of COVID-19 found in South Bermondsey

2,000 households in South Bermondsey are receiving letters from Southwark Council alerting them to to the discovery of a case of the so-called South African variant of COVID-19.

South African variant of COVID-19 found in South Bermondsey
NatWest makes Lambeth North branch closure permanent

NatWest makes Lambeth North branch closure permanent

The Lambeth North branch of NatWest - closed for several months during the COVID-19 pandemic - is to shut permanently this summer after more than 150 years.

Recycling bins for electrical appliances now on Southwark streets

A new recycling bin where residents can deposit small electrical appliances such as kettles and hairdryers has been installed outside Guy Street Park in Weston Street.

Recycling bins for electrical appliances now on Southwark streets
TfL introduces eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road

TfL introduces eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road

Transport for London will this week create a new eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road.

Co-op plans new food store in Crimscott Street

The Co-op is planning to open a new food store in the London Square Bermondsey development at the former Crosse & Blackwell factory in Crimscott Street.

Co-op plans new food store in Crimscott Street
Asda sets up COVID-19 vaccination centre in Old Kent Road store

Asda sets up COVID-19 vaccination centre in Old Kent Road store

A COVID-19 vaccination centre is under construction inside Asda's Old Kent Road store.

Santander to shut London Bridge branch in Southwark Street

Santander has announced the closure of its London Bridge branch in Southwark Street, with customers redirected to banks across the river or in Walworth.

Santander to shut London Bridge branch in Southwark Street
Time Out drops plan for food market at Waterloo International

Time Out drops plan for food market at Waterloo International

Time Out has blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for its decision to abandon plans to open a food market as part of the new shopping centre being created below the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo Station.

Bermondsey Street restaurants propose Soho-style al fresco dining

A group of restaurant businesses in Bermondsey Street have suggested lining the road with tables for open-air dining - similar to the setup seen in Soho last summer - as they prepare to reopen after months of lockdown.

Bermondsey Street restaurants propose Soho-style al fresco dining
Council leader 'deeply worried' about US takeover of Southwark GPs

Council leader 'deeply worried' about US takeover of Southwark GPs

The leader of Southwark Council says he is "deeply worried" about the takeover of several NHS GP practices in the borough - including Falmouth Road Surgery - by a US health insurance company.

Tabard Gardens teen jailed for attempted GBH

A teenager from the Tabard Gardens Estate has been sentenced to two years in prison for attempted grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place in relation to an incident in Oxford Street last summer.

Tabard Gardens teen jailed for attempted GBH
New orthopaedic building at Guy's Hospital gets planning approval

New orthopaedic building at Guy's Hospital gets planning approval

Plans for a new eight-storey building at Guy's Hospital - to accommodate an orthopaedics 'centre of excellence' - have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 17-storey office block above Southwark Tube

Plans by Transport for London to build a 17-storey office building above Southwark Underground Station have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 17-storey office block above Southwark Tube
Waterloo & City line back in 'May or June' after year's closure

Waterloo & City line back in 'May or June' after year's closure

The direct tube link between Waterloo and Bank could be reinstated in May or June, Transport for London has said.

Appeal court considers Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre case

As demolition of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre begins in earnest, three Court of Appeal judges have spent two days considering Southwark Council's decision-making about the provision of social housing in the redevelopment.

Appeal court considers Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre case
Low Traffic Neighbourhood: no through motor traffic in Webber St

Low Traffic Neighbourhood: no through motor traffic in Webber St

Motor traffic will no longer be able to use Webber Street as a link between Blackfriars Road and The Cut under proposals for a Blackfriars Low Traffic Neighbourhood published this week.

Proposed ban on new hotels in Waterloo struck out by inspector

Lambeth Council's proposed moratorium on planning permission for further hotel development in the Waterloo area has been ruled out of order by a Government-appointed inspector.

Proposed ban on new hotels in Waterloo struck out by inspector
Crime in Waterloo drops 70% - but serious youth violence is up

Crime in Waterloo drops 70% - but serious youth violence is up

Recorded crime in Waterloo and the South Bank dropped by nearly 70 per cent in 2020 - but serious youth violence is continuing to climb, with the area identified as a 'hotspot' for crimes where 16 to 19-year-olds are the victims.

Plan to add extra floor to Founder's Arms Bankside pub

A popular riverside pub could gain an extra floor under plans submitted to Southwark Council by Young's & Co.

Plan to add extra floor to Founder's Arms Bankside pub
Westminster Bridge plaque will honour victims of terror attack

Westminster Bridge plaque will honour victims of terror attack

Four years after the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge, a plaque is to be installed in the centre of the river crossing bearing the names of the five people who were fatally injured.

30 of 36 'senior living' homes in affordable housing block unsold

A riverside development of homes for senior citizens is being rescued by the GLA and Lambeth Council after 30 out of 36 shared ownership flats failed to sell in three years.

30 of 36 'senior living' homes in affordable housing block unsold
TfL to trial extended bus lane in Tower Bridge Road

TfL to trial extended bus lane in Tower Bridge Road

Plans to add an extra 130 metres of northbound bus lane in Tower Bridge Road have been announced by Transport for London.

Berkeley Homes could pack 1,000 homes into Borough Triangle

The new owners of the block of land that includes Mercato Metropolitano in Newington Causeway hope to cram in as many as 1,000 homes to the site.

Berkeley Homes could pack 1,000 homes into Borough Triangle
Unlicensed COVID-19 drug offered for sale at Elephant & Castle

Unlicensed COVID-19 drug offered for sale at Elephant & Castle

An unproven COVID-19 treatment not licensed in the UK is being advertised for sale in an Elephant & Castle shop.

Council 'putting Tate Modern view before student housing' - LSE

A new Southwark planning policy to protect the view of Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge could deprive 500 students a year of affordable accommodation, according to the London School of Economics.

Council 'putting Tate Modern view before student housing' - LSE
Bakerloo line extension? Not in next decade - TfL finance chief

Bakerloo line extension? Not in next decade - TfL finance chief

Plans to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and beyond - via the Old Kent Road - won't become a reality in the next 10 years, Transport for London's finance boss has said.

15-storey 'lifestyle hotel' proposed in St George's Road

Plans for a 15-storey hotel next to a popular pocket park at the Elephant & Castle have been revealed by developers.

15-storey 'lifestyle hotel' proposed in St George's Road
Roupell Street goes back to the 50s for murder mystery movie

Roupell Street goes back to the 50s for murder mystery movie

Waterloo's Roupell Street was filled with 1950s cars on Friday and Saturday while Disney's Searchlight Pictures division filmed scenes for a forthcoming murder mystery film.

Lambeth Council brings COVID-19 contract tracing in-house

Lambeth Council has become the first London borough to bring all COVID-19 contact tracing in-house in a new pilot scheme.

Lambeth Council brings COVID-19 contract tracing in-house
Westminster, Lambeth & Vauxhall bridges could need 130m repairs

Westminster, Lambeth & Vauxhall bridges could need 130m repairs

The combined repair bill for Westminster, Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges over the next decade could be in the range of 85 million to 130 million, according to Transport for London.

Police appeal over 'homophobic abuse' on Jubilee line train

Police officers investigating an alleged hate crime on board a Jubilee line train have released images of two men they would like to speak to.

Police appeal over 'homophobic abuse' on Jubilee line train
Deputy mayor questions why Primark can reopen before Tate Modern

Deputy mayor questions why Primark can reopen before Tate Modern

Sadiq Khan's deputy mayor for culture has criticised the Government for forcing large museums and galleries to stay shut even after non-essential shops can reopen this spring.

Rockingham Estate to share in City Hall fund to tackle violence

The Rockingham Estate near the Elephant & Castle is to share in a 6 million project launched by City Hall's Violence Reduction Unit.

Rockingham Estate to share in City Hall fund to tackle violence
COVID-19 testing centres open at London Bridge and Waterloo

COVID-19 testing centres open at London Bridge and Waterloo

Essential workers and others who can't work from home can now have free COVID-19 lateral flow tests at Waterloo and London Bridge.

Southwark NHS GP surgery sold to US corporation

An NHS GP practice in SE1 has been taken over by an American corporation based in St Louis, Missouri.

Southwark NHS GP surgery sold to US corporation
Scenes for spy drama filmed at Elephant & Castle

Scenes for spy drama filmed at Elephant & Castle

Elephant Road was closed on Thursday night while crews filmed scenes for a new spy drama for Apple TV+.

Lambeth's first COVID-19 case was detected at Waterloo hotel

The first reported case of COVID-19 in Lambeth was at a hotel in Waterloo, the borough's director of public health has revealed.

Lambeth's first COVID-19 case was detected at Waterloo hotel
House of Commons paperwork to be printed in Waterloo rail arch

House of Commons paperwork to be printed in Waterloo rail arch

House of Commons order papers will be printed in a railway arch below Waterloo East Station after Lambeth councillors agreed controversial plans to allow early-morning van pickups to ferry documents to Westminster.

Fire and explosion at South Bank convenience store

York Road was closed to traffic on Tuesday while firefighters tackled a blaze at the AP Food Express convenience store on the ground floor of County Hall Apartments.

Fire and explosion at South Bank convenience store
All the Old Knives: scenes for new movie thriller shot in SE1

All the Old Knives: scenes for new movie thriller shot in SE1

Market stalls were set up under a railway bridge in Bankside and signs in German were pasted on the walls for filming of scenes for a new thriller film last week.

Why Southwark is at the centre of John Keats' story

"London Bridge, Southwark, and most critically Guy's Hospital, are at the heart of the Keats story," claims writer Suzie Grogan.

Why Southwark is at the centre of John Keats' story
Tesco Express opens at The Dumont on Albert Embankment

Tesco Express opens at The Dumont on Albert Embankment

SE1's eleventh branch of Tesco Express opened its doors on Monday morning on Albert Embankment.

Green light for new council homes next to Southwark Tube station

Plans to build a block of 25 new council homes in The Cut have been approved by Southwark Council's planning committee.

Green light for new council homes next to Southwark Tube station
COVID-19 testing launched at Southwark Crown Court

COVID-19 testing launched at Southwark Crown Court

Lateral flow tests for COVID-19 will be offered to people attending hearings at Southwark Crown Court as part of a four-week trial of coronavirus testing in a court environment.

Southwark housing boss quits after anon Twitter account exposed

Southwark's cabinet member for housing has resigned after it emerged he was using an anonymous Twitter account to criticise community groups.

Southwark housing boss quits after anon Twitter account exposed
Tributes paid to former Southwark mayor Denise Capstick

Tributes paid to former Southwark mayor Denise Capstick

Former Mayor of Southwark Denise Capstick has died. Tributes have been paid to an "energetic, effective and charismatic" Bermondsey councillor.

Francois Kablan killing: two teens found guilty of manslaughter

Two teenagers - one of whom was only 15 years old at the time - have been convicted of the manslaughter of a 19-year-old in Great Dover Street last year.

Francois Kablan killing: two teens found guilty of manslaughter
Royal Brompton & Harefield join Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust

Royal Brompton & Harefield join Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust

SE1's hospitals this week became part of a larger NHS organisation reaching as far afield as Uxbridge with the merger of Guy's and St Thomas' and the Royal Brompton & Harefield trust.

Tooley Street bike lanes to fill gap between C4 and London Bridge

Temporary segregated cycle lanes are to be installed on Duke Street Hill and Tooley Street to connect London Bridge with the permanent bike tracks which start near Tower Bridge.

Tooley Street bike lanes to fill gap between C4 and London Bridge
Thameslink could stay on tube map permanently, says Mayor

Thameslink could stay on tube map permanently, says Mayor

The Thameslink rail service through central London - added to the tube map as a temporary measure last year - could be a long-term fixture on the famous diagram, says the Mayor of London.

London Necropolis Railway Station could be turned into flats

The surviving building of the railway which once carried the coffins of dead Londoners from Waterloo to a Surrey cemetery could soon be converted into flats.

London Necropolis Railway Station could be turned into flats
Elephant & Castle statue leaves its perch outside shopping centre

Elephant & Castle statue leaves its perch outside shopping centre

The Elephant & Castle statue that has stood for decades on a plinth outside the shopping centre was taken down earlier this month for restoration - but it will soon be back in the area.

TfL: Vauxhall Bridge 'could face restrictions' without repairs

Transport for London has warned that the volume and type of traffic able to cross Vauxhall Bridge could be restricted within five years if money for repairs is not found.

TfL: Vauxhall Bridge 'could face restrictions' without repairs
Borough Market uses bylaws to enforce wearing of face coverings

Borough Market uses bylaws to enforce wearing of face coverings

The trustees of Borough Market have used powers derived from legislation passed when George IV was on the throne to require traders and shoppers to wear face coverings and prevent takeaway food from being consumed on market premises.

City to keep 'no dogs' rule in SE1 social housing

More than 1,000 SE1 households whose landlord is the City of London Corporation will continue to be barred from keeping dogs in their homes after a Guildhall committee decided to maintain the current cats-only policy.

City to keep 'no dogs' rule in SE1 social housing
18-storey tower proposed on St James's Road

18-storey tower proposed on St James's Road

An 18-storey block of flats has been proposed for the site of a disused meat warehouse at the southern end of St James's Road, just off the Old Kent Road.

Waterloo's wooden WHSmith kiosk to be restored by railway museum

A wooden WHSmith kiosk which once stood on the concourse of Waterloo Station is being restored as part of a 500,000 revamp of the National Railway Museum's Station Hall in York.

Waterloo's wooden WHSmith kiosk to be restored by railway museum
Increase in rough sleeping at Waterloo raised in House of Lords

Increase in rough sleeping at Waterloo raised in House of Lords

The rising number of rough sleepers living in tents near Waterloo Station has been raised in the House of Lords by Labour housing spokesman Lord Kennedy of Southwark.

Apple TV+ sci-fi series 'Ray James' filming in Borough Road

London South Bank University's student centre on Borough Road was transformed into St Beornwald's Hospital on Sunday whilst scenes were filmed for a new sci-fi series inspired by HG Wells' The War of the Worlds.

Apple TV+ sci-fi series 'Ray James' filming in Borough Road
Florence Nightingale Museum to be mothballed

Florence Nightingale Museum to be mothballed

The Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas' Hospital is to close to visitors for the foreseeable future and expects to make staff redundant.

Bakerloo line facing service cuts as TfL tackles financial crisis

The Bakerloo line is likely to see its off-peak and weekend service reduced as part of Transport for London's efforts to tackle the financial black hole caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Bakerloo line facing service cuts as TfL tackles financial crisis
Chicken Cottage cashpoint cancelled over conservation area clash

Chicken Cottage cashpoint cancelled over conservation area clash

Southwark Council's decision to veto the installation of a cash machine at a branch of Chicken Cottage just yards from the authority's own Tooley Street offices has been upheld by a Government-appointed planning inspector.

Government pledges 10m funding for Old Kent Road

The Government has announced that the Old Kent Road will receive nearly 10 million in funding from the Future High Streets Fund.

Government pledges 10m funding for Old Kent Road
Webber Street fire on Christmas morning: four taken to hospital

Webber Street fire on Christmas morning: four taken to hospital

Four people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a prefabricated block of flats for NHS key workers in Webber Street in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian

Graham Gibberd, long-standing Waterloo resident and author of 'On Lambeth Marsh', has died aged 87.

Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian
Empty rooms at Bankside student halls to be filled with tourists

Empty rooms at Bankside student halls to be filled with tourists

The owners of a half-empty university hall of residence in Bankside want to be allowed to take in tourists to stay in the building during term time in a move they claim will help lonely students boost their mental wellbeing.

Police impose dispersal zone on South Bank & Waterloo

Police officers will have extra powers to compel people to leave Waterloo and the South Bank this weekend in response to an increase in large gatherings and a spate of robberies.

Police impose dispersal zone on South Bank & Waterloo
'Long COVID' centre opened at St Thomas' Hospital

'Long COVID' centre opened at St Thomas' Hospital

St Thomas' Hospital is hosting one of 60 centres set up by the NHS across England to treat and support patients suffering with long-term symptoms of coronavirus.

Man jailed for South Bank handbag snatches

A prolific thief who was responsible for multiple handbag thefts on the South Bank and elsewhere in central London has been jailed for 12 months.

Man jailed for South Bank handbag snatches
Government loans 36 million to SE1 arts venues

Government loans 36 million to SE1 arts venues

The Government is to loan almost 36 million to three of SE1's biggest performing arts and music venues to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

Bankside firms and workers crowdfund for Christmas gifts for elderly and vulnerable

Businesses and workers in the Bankside area have so far raised more than 12,000 to provide homeless, vulnerable and elderly people with Christmas gift boxes from Borough Market.

Bankside firms and workers crowdfund for Christmas gifts for elderly and vulnerable
Guy's Hospital gearing up to give 1,800 COVID-19 jabs each day

Guy's Hospital gearing up to give 1,800 COVID-19 jabs each day

Up to 1,800 people a day could soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a new hub created at Guy's Hospital in London Bridge.

Justin Welby's Southwark visit 850 years after Thomas Becket

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby came to Southwark Cathedral on Friday to mark the 850th anniversary of the final London sermon of his predecessor St Thomas Becket who preached in the building before returning to Canterbury where he was killed.

Justin Welby's Southwark visit 850 years after Thomas Becket
Borough Market traders stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Borough Market traders stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Traders at Borough Market are stockpiling products imported from Europe in anticipation of port delays and higher costs if the UK fails to strike a trade deal with the European Union by the 31 December deadline.

Waterloo & City line closure likely to last more than a year

The tube line that shuttles commuters between Waterloo and the heart of the Square Mile - which hasn't carried passengers since March this year - is unlikely to reopen till next April, according to transport bosses.

Waterloo & City line closure likely to last more than a year
The Tide Line: Butler's Wharf design competition winner named

The Tide Line: Butler's Wharf design competition winner named

The winning design in a competition for ideas to improve the riverside walk at Butler's Wharf has been revealed.

Guy's and St Thomas' among first hospitals to offer COVID-19 jab

Guy's and St Thomas' has been named among the first 50 NHS trusts in England to offer COVID-19 vaccines.

Guy's and St Thomas' among first hospitals to offer COVID-19 jab
Southwark Cathedral introduces Hodge the cat

Southwark Cathedral introduces Hodge the cat

Southwark Cathedral's new resident cat was introduced to the congregation at the end of the Sunday morning Choral Eucharist.

Bankside buskers asked to turn 180 degrees to curb noise nuisance

Southwark Council has revealed its cunning plan to cut complaints from Bankside residents about buskers causing a noise nuisance: ask the musicians to face the other way.

Bankside buskers asked to turn 180 degrees to curb noise nuisance
Peabody sells Mercato Metropolitano site to Berkeley Group

Peabody sells Mercato Metropolitano site to Berkeley Group

Housing association Peabody has sold the 'Borough Triangle' site - where Mercato Metropolitano currently operates - to developers Berkeley Group.

Anti-terrorism barriers on Thames bridges will cost 35 million

Transport for London says it will spend 35 million installing permanent barriers on bridges across the River Thames as recommended by the coroner who presided over the inquest into the 2017 terror attack at London Bridge.

Anti-terrorism barriers on Thames bridges will cost 35 million
Rockingham Estate murder victim named as Richard Obi

Rockingham Estate murder victim named as Richard Obi

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man on the Rockingham Estate earlier this week have arrested three women on suspicion of murder.

Murder probe launched after man stabbed on Rockingham Estate

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed at Bramwell House on the Rockingham Estate.

Murder probe launched after man stabbed on Rockingham Estate
Bermondsey Street now closed to through motor traffic

Bermondsey Street now closed to through motor traffic

A short section of Bermondsey Street has been made into a pedestrian and cyclist-only route, with motor traffic no longer able to use the full length of the street.

Mayor plans City Hall job losses as GLA prepares to head east

Sadiq Khan will cut jobs and slash his flagship climate policy in half to balance City Hall budgets hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor plans City Hall job losses as GLA prepares to head east
Sol Campbell inaugurates sports pitch at SE1 boarding school

Sol Campbell inaugurates sports pitch at SE1 boarding school

Football legend Sol Campbell recently visited a boarding school near Westminster Bridge to officially open its new sports pitch.

'Sombre and shameful' - Southwark Archbishop responds to IICSA

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark has used his Sunday homily to respond to this week's report on child sexual abuse, apologising on behalf of the church.

'Sombre and shameful' - Southwark Archbishop responds to IICSA
City to continue clampdown on illegal traders on Thames bridges

City to continue clampdown on illegal traders on Thames bridges

A clampdown on illegal street traders selling peanuts to tourists on five London bridges is likely to continue, after a pilot was hailed a success.

Dozens sign petition for Waitrose or M&S at Elephant & Castle

Nearly 150 people have signed a petition calling for Waitrose or M&S to open a food store next to Pret a Manger at the Elephant & Castle.

Dozens sign petition for Waitrose or M&S at Elephant & Castle
Tesco Express store planned for Albert Embankment luxury block

Tesco Express store planned for Albert Embankment luxury block

A Tesco Express convenience store - the eleventh in SE1 - could soon open on the ground floor of a luxury riverside apartment block on Albert Embankment.

Lambeth and Southwark to receive 20,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits

Southwark and Lambeth are among the first 50 council areas in England to receive new rapid COVID-19 test kits.

Lambeth and Southwark to receive 20,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits
Discovery of old tram track holds up Vauxhall Bridge reopening

Discovery of old tram track holds up Vauxhall Bridge reopening

The reopening of Vauxhall Bridge to general traffic - schedule for late November - has been delayed till 10 December after workers came across old tram tracks buried below the road surface for nearly 70 years.

City Hall will relocate to Royal Docks, confirms Mayor

City Hall will move east from London Bridge to Newham at the end of next year, Sadiq Khan has confirmed.

City Hall will relocate to Royal Docks, confirms Mayor
More than 100 firefighters called to Southwark Bridge Road blaze

More than 100 firefighters called to Southwark Bridge Road blaze

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters were called to a fire in an underground car park on Southwark Bridge Road early on Saturday morning.

No end in sight to Waterloo & City line closure

The Waterloo & City line - which has not carried passengers since March - remains closed whilst its drivers are redeployed to the Central line, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said this week.

No end in sight to Waterloo & City line closure
New bar in old bank seeks 'well-to-do' customers

New bar in old bank seeks 'well-to-do' customers

A new bar / restaurant due to open in the former NatWest bank at the corner of Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road says it hopes to attract "well-to-do" customers wearing "trendy and nicer clothing".

Elephant shopping centre legal challenge heads for Appeal Court

A legal challenge to Southwark Council's decision to approve the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre is heading to the Court of Appeal.

Elephant shopping centre legal challenge heads for Appeal Court
COVID-19 patients: 'small but steady' rise at Guy's & St Thomas'

COVID-19 patients: 'small but steady' rise at Guy's & St Thomas'

The boss of Guy's and St Thomas' says that the trust has seen a "small but steady increase" in the number of COVID-19 patients during October.

Bankside footfall 'about half' of normal level says BID boss

Footfall in the Bankside area between Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge has returned to about half of its normal level for this time of year, a Southwark Council scrutiny commission heard this week.

Bankside footfall 'about half' of normal level says BID boss
Thanksgiving service for Southwark Cathedral's much-loved cat

Thanksgiving service for Southwark Cathedral's much-loved cat

A thanksgiving service was held at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday for Doorkins Magnificat, the much-loved cat which lived at the cathedral for a decade until her retirement last year.

Tower Bridge: 6m electrical works so bascules don't get stuck

Tower Bridge will be given an "urgent" upgrade to its power infrastructure to avoid repeat incidents of it failing to open and close.

Tower Bridge: 6m electrical works so bascules don't get stuck
London Bridge: Man punched in face 'for not wearing face mask'

London Bridge: Man punched in face 'for not wearing face mask'

Police officers investigating an assault on board a train as it arrived at London Bridge Station have released two CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.

New images of Elephant & Castle's upgraded tube station

Transport for London has published three images of the new entrance and ticket hall for Elephant & Castle Underground Station, scheduled for completion in eight or nine years' time.

New images of Elephant & Castle's upgraded tube station
Bakerloo line extension: work goes on, says TfL

Bakerloo line extension: work goes on, says TfL

Transport for London says it will still publish a report on plans for the Bakerloo line extension later this year, despite recently admitting the scheme is unlikely to be affordable in the next decade.

Eshalomi speaks up for South Bank culture venues and workers

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi has used a Commons debate on theatres, live music venues and cultural attractions to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the South Bank's arts organisations and the people who work for them.

Eshalomi speaks up for South Bank culture venues and workers
Police appeal to trace man who exposed himself on 133 bus

Police appeal to trace man who exposed himself on 133 bus

Police are appealing for help to identify a man who exposed himself on a Route 133 bus near Elephant & Castle.

Bogus minicab driver jailed for Waterloo sexual assault

A sexual predator who posed as a minicab driver and sexually assaulted a woman in Waterloo has been jailed.

Bogus minicab driver jailed for Waterloo sexual assault
Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood plan revealed

Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood plan revealed

Southwark Council has published its proposals for a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood centred on Great Suffolk Street.

Bakerloo line extension dropped from TfL's Government wish list

Plans to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and beyond - via the Old Kent Road - have been put on the back-burner by Transport for London.

Bakerloo line extension dropped from TfL's Government wish list
DHL launches daily parcel delivery service by boat to Bankside

DHL launches daily parcel delivery service by boat to Bankside

Parcels for delivery in central London are arriving by boat at Bankside Pier as part of a new initiative by DHL Express.

Thameslink could soon be back on the tube map, says Mayor

The Thameslink rail route through central London could soon be restored to the tube map, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said.

Thameslink could soon be back on the tube map, says Mayor
Mark Titchner artworks in Newcomen Street and Bermondsey Street

Mark Titchner artworks in Newcomen Street and Bermondsey Street

Artworks by Mark Titchner have been installed in two locations near London Bridge as part of a project to boost morale and brighten up the streets.

Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey

Construction is under way on 10 new family-sized council homes in Welsford Street, just south of Thorburn Square in South Bermondsey.

Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey
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