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South African variant of COVID-19 found in South Bermondsey

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.

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.

NatWest makes Lambeth North branch closure permanent
Recycling bins for electrical appliances now on Southwark streets

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.

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.

TfL introduces eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road
Co-op plans new food store in Crimscott Street

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.

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.

Asda sets up COVID-19 vaccination centre in Old Kent Road store
Santander to shut London Bridge branch in Southwark Street

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.

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.

Time Out drops plan for food market at Waterloo International
Bermondsey Street restaurants propose Soho-style al fresco dining

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.

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.

Council leader 'deeply worried' about US takeover of Southwark GPs
Tabard Gardens teen jailed for attempted GBH

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.

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.

New orthopaedic building at Guy's Hospital gets planning approval
Green light for 17-storey office block above Southwark Tube

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.

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.

Waterloo & City line back in 'May or June' after year's closure
Appeal court considers Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre case

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.

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.

Low Traffic Neighbourhood: no through motor traffic in Webber St
Proposed ban on new hotels in Waterloo struck out by inspector

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.

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.

Crime in Waterloo drops 70% - but serious youth violence is up
Plan to add extra floor to Founder's Arms Bankside pub

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.

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.

Westminster Bridge plaque will honour victims of terror attack
30 of 36 'senior living' homes in affordable housing block unsold

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.

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.

TfL to trial extended bus lane in Tower Bridge Road
Berkeley Homes could pack 1,000 homes into Borough Triangle

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.

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.

Unlicensed COVID-19 drug offered for sale at Elephant & Castle
Council 'putting Tate Modern view before student housing' - LSE

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.

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.

Bakerloo line extension? Not in next decade - TfL finance chief
15-storey 'lifestyle hotel' proposed in St George's Road

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.

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.

Roupell Street goes back to the 50s for murder mystery movie
Lambeth Council brings COVID-19 contract tracing in-house

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.

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.

Westminster, Lambeth & Vauxhall bridges could need 130m repairs
Police appeal over 'homophobic abuse' on Jubilee line train

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.

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.

Deputy mayor questions why Primark can reopen before Tate Modern
Rockingham Estate to share in City Hall fund to tackle violence

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.

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.

COVID-19 testing centres open at London Bridge and Waterloo
Southwark NHS GP surgery sold to US corporation

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.

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+.

Scenes for spy drama filmed at Elephant & Castle
Lambeth's first COVID-19 case was detected at Waterloo hotel

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.

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.

House of Commons paperwork to be printed in Waterloo rail arch
Fire and explosion at South Bank convenience store

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.

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.

All the Old Knives: scenes for new movie thriller shot in SE1
Why Southwark is at the centre of John Keats' story

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.

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.

Tesco Express opens at The Dumont on Albert Embankment
Green light for new council homes next to Southwark Tube station

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.

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.

COVID-19 testing launched at Southwark Crown Court
Southwark housing boss quits after anon Twitter account exposed

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.

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.

Tributes paid to former Southwark mayor Denise Capstick
Francois Kablan killing: two teens found guilty of manslaughter

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.

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.

Royal Brompton & Harefield join Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust
Tooley Street bike lanes to fill gap between C4 and London Bridge

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.

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.

Thameslink could stay on tube map permanently, says Mayor
London Necropolis Railway Station could be turned into flats

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.

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.

Elephant & Castle statue leaves its perch outside shopping centre
TfL: Vauxhall Bridge 'could face restrictions' without repairs

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.

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.

Borough Market uses bylaws to enforce wearing of face coverings
City to keep 'no dogs' rule in SE1 social housing

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.

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.

18-storey tower proposed on St James's Road
Waterloo's wooden WHSmith kiosk to be restored by railway museum

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.

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.

Increase in rough sleeping at Waterloo raised in House of Lords
Apple TV+ sci-fi series 'Ray James' filming in Borough Road

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.

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.

Florence Nightingale Museum to be mothballed
Bakerloo line facing service cuts as TfL tackles financial crisis

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.

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.

Chicken Cottage cashpoint cancelled over conservation area clash
Government pledges 10m funding for Old Kent Road

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.

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.

Webber Street fire on Christmas morning: four taken to hospital
Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian

Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian

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

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.

Empty rooms at Bankside student halls to be filled with tourists
Police impose dispersal zone on South Bank & Waterloo

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.

'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.

'Long COVID' centre opened at St Thomas' Hospital
Man jailed for South Bank handbag snatches

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.

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.

Government loans 36 million to SE1 arts venues
Bankside firms and workers crowdfund for Christmas gifts for elderly and vulnerable

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.

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.

Guy's Hospital gearing up to give 1,800 COVID-19 jabs each day
Justin Welby's Southwark visit 850 years after Thomas Becket

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.

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.

Borough Market traders stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit
Waterloo & City line closure likely to last more than a year

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.

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.

The Tide Line: Butler's Wharf design competition winner named
Guy's and St Thomas' among first hospitals to offer COVID-19 jab

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.

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.

Southwark Cathedral introduces Hodge the cat
Bankside buskers asked to turn 180 degrees to curb noise nuisance

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.

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.

Peabody sells Mercato Metropolitano site to Berkeley Group
Anti-terrorism barriers on Thames bridges will cost 35 million

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.

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.

Rockingham Estate murder victim named as Richard Obi
Murder probe launched after man stabbed on Rockingham Estate

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.

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.

Bermondsey Street now closed to through motor traffic
Mayor plans City Hall job losses as GLA prepares to head east

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.

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.

Sol Campbell inaugurates sports pitch at SE1 boarding school
'Sombre and shameful' - Southwark Archbishop responds to IICSA

'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.

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.

City to continue clampdown on illegal traders on Thames bridges
Dozens sign petition for Waitrose or M&S at Elephant & Castle

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.

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.

Tesco Express store planned for Albert Embankment luxury block
Lambeth and Southwark to receive 20,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits

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.

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.

Discovery of old tram track holds up Vauxhall Bridge reopening
City Hall will relocate to Royal Docks, confirms Mayor

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.

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.

More than 100 firefighters called to Southwark Bridge Road blaze
No end in sight to Waterloo & City line closure

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.

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".

New bar in old bank seeks 'well-to-do' customers
Elephant shopping centre legal challenge heads for Appeal Court

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.

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.

COVID-19 patients: 'small but steady' rise at Guy's & St Thomas'
Bankside footfall 'about half' of normal level says BID boss

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.

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.

Thanksgiving service for Southwark Cathedral's much-loved cat
Tower Bridge: 6m electrical works so bascules don't get stuck

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.

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.

London Bridge: Man punched in face 'for not wearing face mask'
New images of Elephant & Castle's upgraded tube station

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.

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.

Bakerloo line extension: work goes on, says TfL
Eshalomi speaks up for South Bank culture venues and workers

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.

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.

Police appeal to trace man who exposed himself on 133 bus
Bogus minicab driver jailed for Waterloo sexual assault

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.

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.

Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood plan revealed
Bakerloo line extension dropped from TfL's Government wish list

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.

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.

DHL launches daily parcel delivery service by boat to Bankside
Thameslink could soon be back on the tube map, says Mayor

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.

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.

Mark Titchner artworks in Newcomen Street and Bermondsey Street
Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey

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.

Cycleway 4 to be extended along rest of Tooley Street

Cycleway 4 is now open at the eastern end of Tooley Street - and temporary cycle lanes will be installed along the rest of the street this autumn

Cycleway 4 to be extended along rest of Tooley Street
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years

It's a building that some love to hate, but many locals have learned to love. The Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closed its doors on Thursday, after 55 years at the heart of the community.

Great Suffolk Street flats: polystyrene insulation to be removed

A block of flats in Great Suffolk Street is to have its expanded polystyrene insulation replaced as it does not meet current fire safety standards.

Great Suffolk Street flats: polystyrene insulation to be removed
Ian Allan transport bookshop in Lower Marsh to close

Ian Allan transport bookshop in Lower Marsh to close

The Ian Allan transport bookshop in Waterloo's Lower Marsh is to close at the end of October.

Bermondsey Street Festival reinvented as market due to pandemic

The Bermondsey Street Festival hosted a street market on Saturday in a scaled-down version of the annual local celebration.

Bermondsey Street Festival reinvented as market due to pandemic
London Bridge: cycle lanes introduced

London Bridge: cycle lanes introduced

Semi-segregated cycle lanes have been installed on London Bridge as part of a new road layout after the completion of 5 million maintenance works.

Sadiq to decide on alternative to New Year fireworks

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he's not yet decided on what to do in lieu of the regular New Year fireworks display at the London Eye which is likely to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

Sadiq to decide on alternative to New Year fireworks
Man with life-threatening injuries after fight in The Cut

Man with life-threatening injuries after fight in The Cut

The Cut in Waterloo was taped off by police on Thursday morning while officers investigated a fight on Wednesday evening.

COVID-19: Southwark and Lambeth leaders warn locals as cases rise

The leaders of Southwark and Lambeth councils have written to residents of their boroughs expressing concern over the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19: Southwark and Lambeth leaders warn locals as cases rise
16 new council homes on St Saviour's Estate approved

16 new council homes on St Saviour's Estate approved

Plans to build 16 new council homes on the St Saviour's Estate in Bermondsey have been approved.

Tanner Street Travelodge gets green light from councillors

Plans to build a Travelodge hotel in Tanner Street have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Tanner Street Travelodge gets green light from councillors
Rockingham Estate stabbing: Rashai Annang found guilty of murder

Rockingham Estate stabbing: Rashai Annang found guilty of murder

18-year-old Rashai Annang was this week found guilty of the murder of McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards on the edge of the Rockingham Estate in May last year.

Sir Terence Conran: tributes to man who transformed Shad Thames

Tributes have been paid to designer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran who has died aged 88.

Sir Terence Conran: tributes to man who transformed Shad Thames
Southwark pilots 'COVID compliant' business accreditation scheme

Southwark pilots 'COVID compliant' business accreditation scheme

A pilot scheme will assess COVID-19 safety measures in Southwark businesses to encourage public confidence in the capital's pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Elephant & Castle: bus passengers threatened with meat cleaver

Police are appealing for help to identify a man they wish to speak to after several people were threatened with a meat cleaver.

Elephant & Castle: bus passengers threatened with meat cleaver
London Bridge: cars and vans to be banned weekdays 7am-7pm

London Bridge: cars and vans to be banned weekdays 7am-7pm

The current maintenance work on London Bridge is to be completed ahead of schedule, but from Wednesday 16 September general traffic will be banned between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.

Mayor set to overrule Southwark on St Thomas Street office scheme

A final decision on plans for a 20-storey office block opposite London Bridge Station - vetoed by Southwark councillors in June - will be taken by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Mayor set to overrule Southwark on St Thomas Street office scheme
Waterloo rape investigation featured on Crimewatch Roadshow

Waterloo rape investigation featured on Crimewatch Roadshow

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman near St Thomas' Hospital have reiterated their appeal for information after the case was featured on the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow.

89-year-old left unable to walk after attack in Waterloo

Police investigating an assault which has left an 89-year-old man unable to walk have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

89-year-old left unable to walk after attack in Waterloo
Elephant rail station: Thameslink urges passengers to prepare for shopping centre closure

Elephant rail station: Thameslink urges passengers to prepare for shopping centre closure

Rail company bosses have warned passengers that they could face a longer walk to catch their train at Elephant & Castle when the shopping centre closes later this month.

Kieron Williams to be next Southwark Council leader

Cllr Kieron Williams is to be the next leader of Southwark Council after defeating four of his Labour colleagues in a leadership ballot.

Kieron Williams to be next Southwark Council leader
Southwark public health chief's 5-point plan to tackle COVID-19

Southwark public health chief's 5-point plan to tackle COVID-19

Southwark Council officers are being trained as contact tracers as part of a package of measures to tackle a recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases detected in the borough.

It's safe to come to hospital, say Guy's and St Thomas' bosses

NHS bosses at Guy's and St Thomas' have moved to reassure locals that it's safe to visit SE1's hospitals for outpatient appointments and that measures are in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

It's safe to come to hospital, say Guy's and St Thomas' bosses
TfL staff to return to Palestra HQ 'from late September'

TfL staff to return to Palestra HQ 'from late September'

Staff normally based at Transport for London's Palestra headquarters building in Blackfriars Road will begin a phased return to the office from late September.

Waterloo & City line: 'no timeline' for reopening of the Drain

Transport for London says that it will continue to monitor demand before deciding when to reinstate the Waterloo & City line which has been suspended since March.

Waterloo & City line: 'no timeline' for reopening of the Drain
Tanner Street Post Office to reopen after 10-month closure

Tanner Street Post Office to reopen after 10-month closure

Post Office services are to be reinstated at Ronnie's Supermarket in Tanner Street after a 10-month hiatus.

Firefighters tackle blaze in kitchen above Albert Arms pub

Firefighters tackled a fire in a first floor kitchen above the Albert Arms pub in Gladstone Street on Bank Holiday Monday night.

Firefighters tackle blaze in kitchen above Albert Arms pub
Festival of Britain sculpture finds new home at Waterloo Station

Festival of Britain sculpture finds new home at Waterloo Station

A sculpture created for the Festival of Britain in 1951 has been installed at Waterloo Station.

Green light for redevelopment of Great Dover Street's Black Horse

Plans to redevelop the site of the disused Black Horse pub on Great Dover Street with a replacement pub as part of a block of nine flats have been approved by Southwark Council.

Green light for redevelopment of Great Dover Street's Black Horse
Thomas a Becket pub: council vetoes Vietnamese restaurant

Thomas a Becket pub: council vetoes Vietnamese restaurant

A Vietnamese restaurant which opened in one of the Old Kent Road's best-known and most historic pubs has had its retrospective change-of-use application turned down by Southwark Council planning officers.

COVID-19 impact on passenger numbers at SE1 tube stations revealed

The impact of COVID-19 on the number of people travelling to and from SE1 for work and pleasure each day has been laid bare by new graphs published by Transport for London showing passenger numbers at tube stations across the network.

COVID-19 impact on passenger numbers at SE1 tube stations revealed
Southwark and Lambeth councils urge caution after rise in COVID-19 cases

Southwark and Lambeth councils urge caution after rise in COVID-19 cases

Southwark and Lambeth councils have urged residents to continue to take precautions against COVID-19 as the number of new cases recorded locally has increased in recent weeks.

COVID-19 death toll at Tower Bridge Care Home revealed

By mid-July 34 residents of Tower Bridge Care Home at Bricklayers Arms had died with COVID-19, it has been revealed.

COVID-19 death toll at Tower Bridge Care Home revealed
Borough tube station reopens (& Southwark is back to full hours)

Borough tube station reopens (& Southwark is back to full hours)

Borough tube station - which has been closed for five months - reopens on Sunday, and Southwark station has been restored to full opening hours.

The Cut to be closed to through motor traffic

Plans to close the central section of The Cut to through motor traffic are being drawn up by Lambeth and Southwark councils in conjunction with Transport for London.

The Cut to be closed to through motor traffic
Historic charity plans rebuild of Southwark almshouses

Historic charity plans rebuild of Southwark almshouses

A charity with a 300-year history has unveiled plans to rebuild and expand its almshouses just off Blackfriars Road.

Waterloo's Lower Marsh pedestrianised during market hours

Traffic has been banned from Lower Marsh at lunchtimes and during the evening to create more space for market stalls and open-air dining during the COVID-19 crisis.

Waterloo's Lower Marsh pedestrianised during market hours
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