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Restaurant fined for 'flagrant disregard for public health'

Restaurant fined for 'flagrant disregard for public health'

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

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

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

Police seek man who spat in passengers' faces at London Bridge
Fire brigade serves enforcement notice at London Bridge Tube

Fire brigade serves enforcement notice at London Bridge Tube

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

Council moves to protect Victorian mineral water bottling works

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

Council moves to protect Victorian mineral water bottling works
RV1 carries average of 8 passengers per bus, claims TfL

RV1 carries average of 8 passengers per bus, claims TfL

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

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

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

TfL: we'll have to curb OKR development without Bakerloo line
39-storey student residence approved for St Thomas Street site

39-storey student residence approved for St Thomas Street site

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

Elephant Shopping Centre: date set for High Court hearing

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

Elephant Shopping Centre: date set for High Court hearing
Landlord ordered to pay back more than 1m after illegal conversion of flats

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

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

Southwark's Carole Wright joins Big Lunch community walk

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

Southwark's Carole Wright joins Big Lunch community walk
Behind bars: teens who threatened Elephant & Castle estate agents

Behind bars: teens who threatened Elephant & Castle estate agents

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

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

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

2,928 food parcels issued by Waterloo Foodbank in past year
Waterloo man jailed for role in moped-enabled robberies

Waterloo man jailed for role in moped-enabled robberies

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

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

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

One week on: police return to scene of Tiverton Street murder
McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: Tiverton Street murder victim named

McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: Tiverton Street murder victim named

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

Marion Marples 1950-2019

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

Marion Marples 1950-2019
Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle

Teenager stabbed to death near Elephant & Castle

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

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

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

London and Tower bridges could host capital's Car Free Day
Tesco to close Elephant & Castle store after rodent crisis

Tesco to close Elephant & Castle store after rodent crisis

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

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

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

Ian Keatley named as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music
Empty chairs as Garden Bridge trustees refuse to face Assembly

Empty chairs as Garden Bridge trustees refuse to face Assembly

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

Lambeth axes funding for Coin Street children's centre

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

Lambeth axes funding for Coin Street children's centre
Environmental protesters block Waterloo Bridge

Environmental protesters block Waterloo Bridge

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

TfL confirms RV1 will be axed in central London bus changes

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

TfL confirms RV1 will be axed in central London bus changes
Concerns raised about loss of LGBT+ venues in Southwark

Concerns raised about loss of LGBT+ venues in Southwark

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

Patients 'not significantly harmed' by Nexus GP clinic failures

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

Patients 'not significantly harmed'  by Nexus GP clinic failures
Garden Bridge Trust: Charity Commission publishes report

Garden Bridge Trust: Charity Commission publishes report

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

Tower Bridge: further crackdown on illegal traders

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

Tower Bridge: further crackdown on illegal traders
Stamford Street Food Company: Sainsbury's nods to SE1 history

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

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

Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force

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

Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force
10 projects share 15k from Team London Bridge

10 projects share 15k from Team London Bridge

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

New principal Annette Cast takes the helm at Southwark College

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

New principal Annette Cast takes the helm at Southwark College
Africa Centre seeks architects for Great Suffolk Street building

Africa Centre seeks architects for Great Suffolk Street building

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

SE1 restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus to be Mayor of Lambeth

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

SE1 restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus to be Mayor of Lambeth
Keppel Row: Bankside alleyway revamped

Keppel Row: Bankside alleyway revamped

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

Woman hit by lorry in Tower Bridge Road: police appeal

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

Woman hit by lorry in Tower Bridge Road: police appeal
Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim

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

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

Culture Declares Emergency: climate change procession

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

Culture Declares Emergency: climate change procession
New appeal for witnesses to Grange Road stabbing

New appeal for witnesses to Grange Road stabbing

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

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

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

Some Elephant & Castle traders get new space - but is it enough?
Mousetraps laid as Tesco at Elephant & Castle shuts for a week

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

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

Morley College lines up merger with Kensington & Chelsea College

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

Morley College lines up merger with Kensington & Chelsea College
250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station

250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station

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

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

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

Air quality monitors to be installed at Guy's and St Thomas'
Sadiq Khan visits Dockhead Fire Station

Sadiq Khan visits Dockhead Fire Station

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

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

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

Minister: it's 'unfortunate' we spent 43m on Garden Bridge
Pension fund buys Southwark Travelodge for 56.3 million

Pension fund buys Southwark Travelodge for 56.3 million

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

Footfall art installation at Southwark Cathedral during Lent

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

Footfall art installation at Southwark Cathedral during Lent
South Bank to feature in campaigns to promote UK domestic tourism

South Bank to feature in campaigns to promote UK domestic tourism

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

MPs to debate Garden Bridge funding in Commons

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

MPs to debate Garden Bridge funding in Commons
Green light for 1,100 homes at B&Q Old Kent Road site

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

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

Lambeth rejects plan for Premier Inn at Methodist church

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

Lambeth rejects plan for Premier Inn at Methodist church
Kennington Police Station listed as 'asset of community value'

Kennington Police Station listed as 'asset of community value'

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

Met confirms 'explosive device' sent to Waterloo Station

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

Met confirms 'explosive device' sent to Waterloo Station
Nexus Health Group: Southwark GPs placed in special measures

Nexus Health Group: Southwark GPs placed in special measures

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

Elephant & Castle campaigners seek funds for legal challenge

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

Elephant & Castle campaigners seek funds for legal challenge
Water bottle refill stations now available at Guy's & St Thomas'

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

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

Parks minister visits Waterloo community garden project

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

Parks minister visits Waterloo community garden project
Network Rail drops 30p charge to use Waterloo toilets

Network Rail drops 30p charge to use Waterloo toilets

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

Woolmen want London Bridge closed to all but sheep

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

Woolmen want London Bridge closed to all but sheep
The Dixon hotel opens at old Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court

The Dixon hotel opens at old Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court

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

Southbank Centre invites locals to experience classical music

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

Southbank Centre invites locals to experience classical music
Award-nominated kebab shop fined 60,000 by Home Office

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

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

LSE plans redevelopment of Bankside House

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

LSE plans redevelopment of Bankside House
Plans for Premier Inn at Lambeth Methodist church face rejection

Plans for Premier Inn at Lambeth Methodist church face rejection

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

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

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

Charity Commission: 'no evidence' of Garden Bridge trustee failings
Golden Hinde: radical plans for St Mary Overie Dock

Golden Hinde: radical plans for St Mary Overie Dock

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

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

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

Save the RV1: locals march on City Hall to show support for bus
Teenage boy stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road

Teenage boy stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road

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

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

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

Borough Market traders at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns chair
Tower Bridge illegal traders in game of cat and mouse

Tower Bridge illegal traders in game of cat and mouse

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

Central School of Ballet starts work on Hatfields premises

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

Central School of Ballet starts work on Hatfields premises
Volunteers catch 170 motorists speeding in Long Lane during 2018

Volunteers catch 170 motorists speeding in Long Lane during 2018

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

London Bridge: man jailed for violent attack and racial abuse

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

London Bridge: man jailed for violent attack and racial abuse
Lord Mayor's Show fireworks set to be abolished permanently

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks set to be abolished permanently

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

Derek Jarman blue plaque unveiled at Butler's Wharf

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

Derek Jarman blue plaque unveiled at Butler's Wharf
London Bridge branch of McDonald's now open in Tooley Street

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

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

Climate change campaigners block traffic near Tate Modern

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

Climate change campaigners block traffic near Tate Modern
Gold medal for Waterloo Eurostar architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

Gold medal for Waterloo Eurostar architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

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

Southwark plans late night levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

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

Southwark plans late night levy on post-midnight alcohol sales
CAN Mezzanine reveals plans for new Loman Street building

CAN Mezzanine reveals plans for new Loman Street building

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

Men found guilty of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge

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

Men found guilty of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge
Missing 15-year-old may be in South Bank area, say police

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

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

Waterloo trees felled despite 700 petition signatures

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

Waterloo trees felled despite 700 petition signatures
Lambeth children's centres: 2,075 sign petition against cuts

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

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

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

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

'FBI' and 'NYPD' take over Southwark's St George's Cathedral
Failed Garden Bridge project cost taxpayers 43 million

Failed Garden Bridge project cost taxpayers 43 million

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

35 homes for TfL Southwark Street site where Sadiq pledged 120

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

35 homes for TfL Southwark Street site where Sadiq pledged 120
Neo Bankside residents lose high court claim over Tate balcony

Neo Bankside residents lose high court claim over Tate balcony

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

19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

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

19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street
Capital Kebab House in The Cut - is it London's finest?

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

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

The Body Shop to move headquarters to Tooley Street

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

The Body Shop to move headquarters to Tooley Street
Owner of rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe taken to court

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

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

TfL cuts opening hours of new Southwark tube entrance

The proposed new entrance to Southwark Underground Station in Greet Street would be closed during Night Tube hours under revised plans put forward by Transport for London.

TfL cuts opening hours of new Southwark tube entrance
Coin Street Children's Centre set to lose Lambeth funding

Coin Street Children's Centre set to lose Lambeth funding

Lambeth families living next to the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in Stamford Street could soon find themselves turned away from the children's centre, whilst Southwark residents living a few yards away will still be able to visit.

Building Communities Fund: 15k available for local projects

Team London Bridge is inviting local groups to apply for grants of between 500 and 2,000 for community events, youth projects and similar initiatives.

Building Communities Fund: 15k available for local projects
Waterloo community celebrates Rosa Wright's 100th birthday

Waterloo community celebrates Rosa Wright's 100th birthday

Dozens of Waterloo residents past and present came together on Saturday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rosa Wright MBE and recognise her lifetime of service to her neighbours and the wider community.

Prince's Trust plans to move HQ to Southwark

The Prince's Trust - the charity founded by the Prince of Wales to help disadvantaged young people - is planning to move its head office to SE1.

Prince's Trust plans to move HQ to Southwark
Green light for 26-storey tower on Hatfields and Paris Garden

Green light for 26-storey tower on Hatfields and Paris Garden

Proposals for a 26-storey office block just off Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road have been approved by Southwark councillors. The development would provide space for around 3,000 staff.

Brexit casting 'deepening shadow' over Guy's & St Thomas' - chair

The chair of Guy's and St Thomas' has warned that Brexit is casting a 'deepening shadow over the trust' which runs SE1's two major NHS hospitals.

Brexit casting 'deepening shadow' over Guy's & St Thomas' - chair
Meghan visits South Bank as she becomes National Theatre patron

Meghan visits South Bank as she becomes National Theatre patron

The Duchess of Sussex made her first official visit to the National Theatre on Wednesday, weeks after it was announced that she would take over from the Queen as royal patron of the venue.

Travelodge coming to Tanner Street

Plans for a Travelodge hotel in Bermondsey's Tanner Street are to be submitted to Southwark Council this spring.

Travelodge coming to Tanner Street
Jack Hopkins to replace Lib Peck as Lambeth leader

Jack Hopkins to replace Lib Peck as Lambeth leader

Cllr Jack Hopkins has been elected as leader of Lambeth Labour Group and is expected to be confirmed as council leader next month.

Assembly orders TfL to hand over Garden Bridge papers

The London Assembly has issued a summons notice to Transport for London ordering it to hand over documents relating to the ill-fated Garden Bridge.

Assembly orders TfL to hand over Garden Bridge papers
Daily library opening reprieved as council finds extra cash

Daily library opening reprieved as council finds extra cash

Plans to close John Harvard Library in Borough High Street one day a week to save money have been dropped by Southwark Council just two days after going public on the proposal.

Waterloo church raises cash to buy Oyster cards for rough sleepers

A Waterloo church is calling on locals to help buy Oyster cards for rough sleepers who cannot access shelter so that they can keep warm on public transport overnight as the winter weather worsens.

Waterloo church raises cash to buy Oyster cards for rough sleepers
New-style electric vehicle charging points now in Borough Road

New-style electric vehicle charging points now in Borough Road

A new style of small and inconspicuous electric vehicle charging point is being trialled in Borough Road thanks to a collaboration between Connected Kerb and Southwark Council.

YouTuber given community protection order after Tower Bridge backflip

An urban explorer who jumped into the Thames - whilst filming himself climbing Tower Bridge for a YouTube video - received a community protection order banning him from the balustrades of river bridges, the City of London Police have revealed.

YouTuber given community protection order after Tower Bridge backflip
John Harvard Library to be closed one day a week

John Harvard Library to be closed one day a week

The John Harvard Library in Borough High Street will have its opening hours reduced as Southwark Council cuts its libraries budget by 250,000 a year.

Pennyworth: Batman prequel filming in Roupell Street

Roupell Street and Whittlesey Street were turned into 1960s Bethnal Green this week whilst scenes for a new TV drama about Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth were filmed.

Pennyworth: Batman prequel filming in Roupell Street
Woman 'slapped, kicked and punched' at London Bridge: police appeal

Woman 'slapped, kicked and punched' at London Bridge: police appeal

Detectives investigating an assault at London Bridge Tube Station have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to.

311 items seized in 'counterfeit goods' search at Elephant market

Southwark Council trading standards officers seized 311 items that were believed to be counterfeit during an inspection of the Elephant & Castle market last month.

311 items seized in 'counterfeit goods' search at Elephant market
Blackfriars Road hotel: developer appeals against refusal

Blackfriars Road hotel: developer appeals against refusal

A developer whose proposal for a 220-room hotel in Blackfriars Road was turned down by Southwark councillors has lodged an appeal against the decision to block the scheme.

B&Q objects to plan to knock down its Old Kent Road store

B&Q has lodged a 'strong objection' to plans to redevelop the site of its Old Kent Road store with tall buildings up to 48 storeys high ... but no provision for the DIY chain.

B&Q objects to plan to knock down its Old Kent Road store
Post Office to open in Harper Road newsagents

Post Office to open in Harper Road newsagents

SE1 will gain a new Post Office in February when Harper News in Harper Road joins the network.

Bankside Cycle Club to receive TfL funding

An initiative to provide bicycles and training for young people and adults in the Bankside area is among 30 community cycling projects across the capital to receive funds from Transport for London.

Bankside Cycle Club to receive TfL funding
Airbnb on council estates: housing boss urges 'test case'

Airbnb on council estates: housing boss urges 'test case'

Southwark's housing boss says that she wants the council to take legal action against leaseholders who rent out homes on council estates as holiday homes on Airbnb and similar services.

Was a foreign government behind Southwark Council 'cyber-attack'?

A 'foreign government' could have been responsible for an attack on the Southwark Council website that left residents unable to access online services, a senior official at the authority has said.

Was a foreign government behind Southwark Council 'cyber-attack'?
Woman racially abused at Waterloo Tube: police appeal

Woman racially abused at Waterloo Tube: police appeal

The British Transport Police have released an image of a man they are keen to trace following a report of racial abuse at Waterloo Underground Station.

South Bank's Sea Containers hotel drops Mondrian brand

The Mondrian London hotel on the South Bank has been renamed as Sea Containers London.

South Bank's Sea Containers hotel drops Mondrian brand
Minicab drivers hold congestion charge demo in Blackfriars Road

Minicab drivers hold congestion charge demo in Blackfriars Road

Traffic in Blackfriars Road was halted on Monday morning as minicab drivers protested outside Transport for London's offices over plans to remove their congestion charge exemption.

All change in Lambeth as Lib Peck quits for City Hall job

Lambeth Council will soon have a new leader after Cllr Lib Peck announced her resignation from the authority to take a job running City Hall's new violence reduction unit.

All change in Lambeth as Lib Peck quits for City Hall job
Listed status for Guy's Hospital war memorial

Listed status for Guy's Hospital war memorial

The memorial bearing the names of the 238 staff and students of Guy's Hospital killed in the First and Second World Wars has been given grade II listed status by the Government.

Royal visit to South Bank as Meghan becomes National Theatre patron

The Duchess of Sussex is expected to make an official visit to the South Bank in the next few weeks following the announcement that she is the new patron of the National Theatre, in succession to the Queen.

Royal visit to South Bank as Meghan becomes National Theatre patron
Old Kent Road skyscrapers: heritage watchdog's 'growing concern'

Old Kent Road skyscrapers: heritage watchdog's 'growing concern'

Heritage watchdog Historic England has warned Southwark Council of its "growing concern" over the piecemeal development of skyscrapers along the Old Kent Road.

TfL plans 24-hour bus lane on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road

Transport for London is proposing to extend the hours of the westbound bus lanes on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road - through the Bricklayers Arms junction - to operate 24 hours a day.

TfL plans 24-hour bus lane on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road
Southwark Council buys Courage Yard next to Tower Bridge

Southwark Council buys Courage Yard next to Tower Bridge

Southwark Council is the new owner of the Courage Yard complex of homes, shops and offices next to Tower Bridge.

Meymott Street: two-way cycling proposed

Plans to allow two-way cycling along the whole length of Meymott Street have been published by Southwark Council.

Meymott Street: two-way cycling proposed
Homophobic assault on the South Bank: police appeal

Homophobic assault on the South Bank: police appeal

Detectives have issued an image of three men they are looking to identify following a homophobic assault on the South Bank.

Westminster to relocate dustcart depot from Mandela Way

Westminster City Council is to relocate its dustcart depot from its current site in Mandela Way to a new location in the borough of Lewisham.

Westminster to relocate dustcart depot from Mandela Way
Days Hotel: plans for 13-storey tower rejected on appeal

Days Hotel: plans for 13-storey tower rejected on appeal

A planning inspector has upheld Lambeth Council's decision to reject plans for a 13-storey building at the corner of Lambeth Road and Kennington Road.

Armed police called to Elephant & Castle as man waves 'machete'

Armed police were called to a restaurant at the Elephant & Castle on Saturday night after a man brandished a "machete-style knife" while up to 20 people took part in a brawl.

Armed police called to Elephant & Castle as man waves 'machete'
Police investigating rape seek man seen on CCTV at London Bridge

Police investigating rape seek man seen on CCTV at London Bridge

The City of London Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to as part of their investigation after a woman was raped near Bank in the Square Mile. The man was seen on CCTV crossing London Bridge twice on the night of the incident.

Former William IV pub in Harper Road faces demolition

Plans to redevelop the former William IV pub at the corner of Harper Road and Rockingham Street have been submitted to Southwark Council.

Former William IV pub in Harper Road faces demolition
Derek Jarman to get blue plaque at Butler's Wharf

Derek Jarman to get blue plaque at Butler's Wharf

The site of filmmaker Derek Jarman's 1970s studio at Butler's Wharf in Shad Thames is to be marked with an English Heritage blue plaque.

Free Xmas access to Castle Centre for emergency services workers

This Christmas emergency services workers and frontline NHS staff will be able to use the Castle Centre at the Elephant & Castle for free.

Free Xmas access to Castle Centre for emergency services workers
Waterloo concourse carol concert raises cash for foodbanks

Waterloo concourse carol concert raises cash for foodbanks

Foodbanks in Waterloo and Sherborne are sharing the proceeds from a carol concert on the concourse of Waterloo Station by school choirs from the North Dorset town.

SE1 projects share 3.3 million from Mayor's Good Growth Fund

The Africa Centre, Southwark Playhouse, St John's Waterloo and the Bricklayers Arms Oasis are among the beneficiaries of funding from the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund announced this week.

SE1 projects share 3.3 million from Mayor's Good Growth Fund
Man sentenced for sexually touching woman on Waterloo escalators

Man sentenced for sexually touching woman on Waterloo escalators

A 21-year-old man has been ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work and sign the sex offenders' register for five years after he was found guilty of assaulting an 18-year-old woman at Waterloo Station.

Question Time returns to the Greenwood for Dimbleby's farewell

The BBC's Question Time programme returned to its original venue at the Greenwood Theatre for the last edition of the programme to be presented by David Dimbleby.

Question Time returns to the Greenwood for Dimbleby's farewell
Car crashes into tube depot wall, scattering bricks on track

Car crashes into tube depot wall, scattering bricks on track

Bricks tumbled onto the tracks at the Bakerloo line's London Road Depot on Tuesday night when a car crashed into a wall above the open-air sidings.

Garden Bridge Trust claims 5m of public money for wind-up costs

A further 5.12 million of taxpayers' money could be paid to the Garden Bridge Trust to meet the costs of winding up the failed charity, according to new accounts filed at Companies House.

Garden Bridge Trust claims 5m of public money for wind-up costs
Duchess of Cambridge to be patron of Evelina Children's Hospital

Duchess of Cambridge to be patron of Evelina Children's Hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge has been named as the new patron of the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Giant ice blocks left to melt to highlight climate change

Ice Watch, a public art installation created by artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing highlighting the impact of climate change, has been launched on Bankside.

Giant ice blocks left to melt to highlight climate change
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre & LCC scheme OKed by City Hall

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre & LCC scheme OKed by City Hall

A controversial scheme to build nearly 1,000 homes as part of a redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication has been rubber-stamped by Sadiq Khan's deputy mayor at City Hall.

Myleene Klass & Neil Coyle open LCCM's Music Box in Union Street

Myleene Klass and Neil Coyle MP have cut the ribbon to officially open the new premises of the London College of Creative Media (LCCM) at The Music Box in Union Street.

Myleene Klass & Neil Coyle open LCCM's Music Box in Union Street
Fire at Elephant & Castle Market 'started by discarded cigarette'

Fire at Elephant & Castle Market 'started by discarded cigarette'

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre early on Tuesday morning to tackle a blaze in a store cupboard used by market traders.

Shard takes 'reflection' as theme for 2018 light show

During December the Shard will offer a daily light show illuminating the top 20 storeys of the capital's tallest building.

Shard takes 'reflection' as theme for 2018 light show
1983 Bermondsey by-election to be explored in new play

1983 Bermondsey by-election to be explored in new play

The author of a new play about human rights activist and SE1 resident Peter Tatchell says he has received "fresh revelations" regarding the controversial 1983 Bermondsey by-election.

Mint Street resurfaced with recycled marble

If you've been down Mint Street in the last month, you might have noticed that part of the road has an unusual new surface.

Mint Street resurfaced with recycled marble
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