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Guy's and St Thomas' 'has enough ventilators' says A&E consultant

Guy's and St Thomas' 'has enough ventilators' says A&E consultant

Dr Katherine Henderson, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a St Thomas' Hospital consultant - says that SE1's hospitals have "got enough ventilators" as the COVID-19 crisis mounts.

COVID-19 'comparable to Black Death' says former Lambeth mayor

Former Mayor of Lambeth Dr Neeraj Patil - an emergency medicine consultant - says that the COVID-19 pandemic is "the biggest challenge faced by NHS since its inception" - but he's optimistic about a vaccine.

COVID-19 'comparable to Black Death' says former Lambeth mayor
10,000 COVID-19 test kits sent to Guy's and St Thomas' from China

10,000 COVID-19 test kits sent to Guy's and St Thomas' from China

10,000 test kits for COVID-19 have been donated to Guy's and St Thomas' by alumni of the Peking University HSBC Business School.

SE1 landmarks join 'light it blue' salute to NHS and care workers

The Shard, the London Eye, the Oxo Tower and the National Theatre were among the SE1 landmarks that were bathed in blue light on Thursday night to coincide with the national ripple of applause for NHS staff and care workers dealing with COVID-19.

SE1 landmarks join 'light it blue' salute to NHS and care workers
Soon-to-close Borough Medical Centre could be used for COVID-19 response

Soon-to-close Borough Medical Centre could be used for COVID-19 response

Two SE1 GP surgeries which served nearly 5,000 patients will close next week - but the empty Borough Medical Centre could be used by the local NHS to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Thames Clippers suspends riverbus service

Thames Clippers have announced that they are suspending their riverbus service in response to a "significant drop in passenger demand".

Thames Clippers suspends riverbus service
E&C Shopping Centre: rent waived for independent traders

E&C Shopping Centre: rent waived for independent traders

The owners of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre have waived rent for independent traders and pledged to ensure that "essential food and pharmacy facilities" remain available if the COVID-19 crisis is unresolved when the building is closed.

Waterloo Foodbank launches crowdfund appeal

An SE1-based foodbank that has seen a sharp rise in demand since the COVID-19 crisis began has launched a crowdfund appeal to ensure it can keep on feeding the most needy people in our part of London.

Waterloo Foodbank launches crowdfund appeal
Guy's and St Thomas' bans visitors amid COVID-19 crisis

Guy's and St Thomas' bans visitors amid COVID-19 crisis

Inpatients at Guy's Hospital in London Bridge and St Thomas' Hospital in Lambeth are no longer allowed to receive visits from family and friends as the NHS continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

Army delivers PPE to St Thomas' Hospital

Soldiers have delivered supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to St Thomas' Hospital to help medical staff treating COVID-19 patients.

Army delivers PPE to St Thomas' Hospital
Lambeth hands decision-making to chief executive Andrew Travers

Lambeth hands decision-making to chief executive Andrew Travers

Lambeth Council's leader Jack Hopkins has approved measures to hand powers normally held by elected politicians to the borough's chief executive Andrew Travers.

Peter John: are builders 'key workers'? Can they work safely?

Southwark leader Peter John says the council will 'urgently review' whether construction should continue on its building sites during the COVID-19 crisis.

Peter John: are builders 'key workers'? Can they work safely?
NCP giving free parking to NHS staff at Snowsfields multi-storey

NCP giving free parking to NHS staff at Snowsfields multi-storey

Staff at Guy's Hospital - and other NHS workers - can park for free at the NCP multi-storey car park in Snowsfields during the COVID-19 crisis.

Teenager robbed of electric scooter and AirPods on Thameslink train

Do you recognise this man? Officers investigating a robbery on a Thameslink train to Elephant & Castle are keen to talk to him.

Teenager robbed of electric scooter and AirPods on Thameslink train
Brigade tackles Bermondsey balcony blaze

Brigade tackles Bermondsey balcony blaze

Around 25 firefighters were called to Abbey Street in Bermondsey on Saturday morning to tackle a fire on a fifth floor balcony.

London Bridge & West Bermondsey: 'phenomenal' community response

"Southwark absolutely has the best residents on the planet," says Cllr Humaira Ali, who has told us about how people in her London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward have stepped up to help each other during the COVID-19 crisis.

London Bridge & West Bermondsey: 'phenomenal' community response
Borough Market: don't come in groups and don't hang around

Borough Market: don't come in groups and don't hang around

Borough Market has issued new guidance to shoppers to keep traders and the public safe during the COVID-19 emergency.

Council leader urges Southwark residents to stay at home

With Southwark having more COVID-19 cases than any other borough, the council leader Peter John has urged residents to heed advice to stay at home. Playgrounds will now be locked to highlight the risks of unnecessary social contact.

Council leader urges Southwark residents to stay at home
Jack Hopkins: 'huge challenge to every aspect of life in Lambeth'

Jack Hopkins: 'huge challenge to every aspect of life in Lambeth'

Laying out Lambeth Council's plans during the coronavirus outbreak, leader Cllr Jack Hopkins said the scale of the pandemic was "unprecedented" and will lead to "major changes in our way of life".

Eshalomi asks Mayor to address South Bank business concerns

At Thursday's Mayor's Question Time meeting London Assembly member Florence Eshalomi AM MP raised the plight of South Bank businesses in the wake of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

Eshalomi asks Mayor to address South Bank business concerns
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: no change yet to closure plan

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: no change yet to closure plan

The owner of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre says that it is currently sticking to its plan to shut the building at the end of July, even though it contains two supermarkets and two pharmacies which could be vital during the COVID-19 crisis.

Mayor: '30-day antiviral disinfectant' tested at Waterloo Tube

A "longer-lasting 30-day antiviral disinfectant" has been piloted at Waterloo Station this week according to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, as he pledges to protect the working conditions of TfL contract cleaners.

Mayor: '30-day antiviral disinfectant' tested at Waterloo Tube

"We can come out of this more united" - Mayor of London

Human rights and civil liberties will have to be "changed, curtailed and infringed" to prevent further deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19, the Mayor of London has said.

Borough Market expands home delivery service to keep London fed

Borough Market is extending its online delivery service to all addresses within the M25 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The market is also remaining open for shoppers.

Borough Market expands home delivery service to keep London fed
First SE1 schools announce partial closures due to COVID-19 crisis

First SE1 schools announce partial closures due to COVID-19 crisis

The Ark Walworth Academy off Old Kent Road has become the first state school in SE1 to announce a partial shutdown due to the COVID-19 emergency. The City of London Academy is also asking one year group to study at home.

Southbank Centre shuts all its venues

"We look forward to welcoming you back. Soon, we hope." That's the message from Southbank Centre as it shuts its venues.

Southbank Centre shuts all its venues
Borough Market: we're staying open

Borough Market: we're staying open

Borough Market says that it remains open for business after taking a series of hygiene and public health initiatives to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Firefighters tackle blaze on Bermondsey's Harold Estate

Three adults and two children were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a ground floor flat on the Harold Estate in Bermondsey on Monday evening.

Firefighters tackle blaze on Bermondsey's Harold Estate
Lambeth Council: face-to-face services reduced

Lambeth Council: face-to-face services reduced

Face-to-face services for residents in Lambeth are being reduced as some council staff self-isolate.

Peter John to stay on as Southwark leader amid COVID-19 crisis

Cllr Peter John has announced that he has delayed his resignation as leader of Southwark Council and chair of capital-wide body London Councils to ensure continuity of response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Peter John to stay on as Southwark leader amid COVID-19 crisis
Florence Eshalomi raises plight of South Bank firms in Commons

Florence Eshalomi raises plight of South Bank firms in Commons

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi has told the House of Commons that business on the world-famous South Bank in her constituency are already struggling with the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Waterloo charity offers a 'listening ear' by phone during crisis

As the Coronavirus crisis continues, Waterloo-based charity Oasis is launching a 'friendship phone line' for the lonely and anxious along with a 'Guidance for finding calm' tips sheet for use when people are finding it hard to stay calm.

Waterloo charity offers a 'listening ear' by phone during crisis
Accessible 'Changing Places' toilet open at Imperial War Museum

Accessible 'Changing Places' toilet open at Imperial War Museum

A brand new Changing Places toilet has opened at the Imperial War Museum. The Changing Places toilet is a safe and accessible space for visitors who are unable to use standard toilets.

First death of COVID-19 patient at St Thomas' Hospital

A woman in her early nineties has become the first patient who tested positive for COVID-19 to die at St Thomas' Hospital.

First death of COVID-19 patient at St Thomas' Hospital
City Hall elections postponed till 2021 due to coronavirus

City Hall elections postponed till 2021 due to coronavirus

Elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly - due to be held on Thursday 7 May have been delayed for a year because of coronavirus.

Man shot dead by police was 'acting suspiciously' on South Bank

A man shot dead by police in Great Scotland Yard on Sunday night had first come to the attention of officers when a member of the public reported him 'acting suspiciously' on the South Bank, it has emerged.

Man shot dead by police was 'acting suspiciously' on South Bank
Tower Bridge boss up for Tourism Superstar award

Tower Bridge boss up for Tourism Superstar award

The man who runs Tower Bridge is in the running for a top tourism award, having been nominated by local business improvement district Team London Bridge.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Two Fifty One tower

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat in a skyscraper near Elephant & Castle on Sunday evening.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Two Fifty One tower
Peter Smith, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, has died aged 76

Peter Smith, Archbishop Emeritus of Southwark, has died aged 76

The Most Revd Peter Smith has died less than a year after retiring as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark.

Coronavirus cancels council's Cannes conflab

Southwark Council's developer-funded trip to Cannes to promote the Bakerloo line extension has been scuppered by the coronavirus, with the MIPIM property trade fair postponed from March to June.

Coronavirus cancels council's Cannes conflab
Peter John steps down after 10 years as Southwark Council leader

Peter John steps down after 10 years as Southwark Council leader

Peter John has announced that he is stepping down as leader of Southwark Council after nearly a decade at the helm of the borough.

Bakerloo line extension: OKR developers fund council Cannes trip

A consortium of developers with interests along the Old Kent Road is funding Southwark Council's delegation to the MIPIM property trade show in Cannes next month.

Bakerloo line extension: OKR developers fund council Cannes trip
Lambeth fire engines could be relocated to Chelsea and Clapham

Lambeth fire engines could be relocated to Chelsea and Clapham

The fire engines currently based on Albert Embankment could be relocated to Chelsea and Clapham whilst Lambeth Fire Station is redeveloped, it was revealed this week.

Bermondsey pupil wins Mary Seacole competition

A pupil from Grange Primary School in Bermondsey has won a competition organised by the Mary Seacole Trust for poems, essays and videos about family members and role models who exhibit and embody the qualities of Mary Seacole.

Bermondsey pupil wins Mary Seacole competition
Waterloo Tube Station's York Road entrance to reopen 'in March'

Waterloo Tube Station's York Road entrance to reopen 'in March'

The South Bank entrance/exit to Waterloo Underground Station in York Road will reopen in March after more than three months' closure for urgent works to the new block of flats above.

Blackfriars Road reopens to traffic after month-long closure

Blackfriars Road - and Cycleway 6 - have reopened after a month-long closure for Thames Water works.

Blackfriars Road reopens to traffic after month-long closure
SE1's replica of Trafalgar Square fourth plinth reduced to rubble

SE1's replica of Trafalgar Square fourth plinth reduced to rubble

It's been an unlikely fixture of a dead-end side street in SE1 for the past nine years, but the full-size replica of Trafalgar Square's empty fourth plinth in County Street has now been demolished.

Carnival comes to Elephant & Castle

It's carnival time in much of the world, and shoppers at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre got to experience a little of what the season has to offer in Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia.

Carnival comes to Elephant & Castle
Strike action brings Bakerloo line to near standstill

Strike action brings Bakerloo line to near standstill

The Bakerloo line at Elephant & Castle, Lambeth North and Waterloo had only a very intermittent service on Friday as drivers took strike action over timetable changes.

162 people fined for littering in Waterloo Road during January

If you were passing along Waterloo Road in January you might have noticed the frequent presence of a gaggle of enforcement officers near the entrance to Waterloo Station.

162 people fined for littering in Waterloo Road during January
Fire at Tamesis Dock floating bar on Albert Embankment

Fire at Tamesis Dock floating bar on Albert Embankment

Firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a floating bar moored on Albert Embankment on Thursday lunchtime. Luckily, London's fire boats are based nearby and Lambeth Fire Station is just across the road.

Developer tight-lipped over Waterloo Tube's York Road closure

It's nearly three months since the newly built York Road entrance to Waterloo Underground Station closed to allow safety inspections to be carried out on the building above - and the developer has refused to be drawn on how soon it might reopen.

Developer tight-lipped over Waterloo Tube's York Road closure
London Bridge shut to cars and lorries from 16 March

London Bridge shut to cars and lorries from 16 March

A seven-month programme of works to London Bridge that will involve closing the crossing to all traffic except buses, licensed taxis and people walking and cycling will begin on Monday 16 March.

Lambeth typo knocks 100m off height of Waterloo IMAX tower

Proposals for Waterloo's tallest skyscraper were nearly scuppered by a typo in a planning policy document that Lambeth Council is preparing to submit to a Government-appointed inspector.

Lambeth typo knocks 100m off height of Waterloo IMAX tower
TfL proposing segregated cycle lanes on Old Kent Road

TfL proposing segregated cycle lanes on Old Kent Road

A public consultation could be launched later this year by Transport for London on plans to introduce segregated cycle lanes and improved bus lanes along the Old Kent Road.

Lower Marsh: Lambeth vetoes bedsits for 'dynamic professionals'

Plans to convert an office building in Lower Marsh into 17 bedsits targeted at "young dynamic professionals" have been knocked back by Lambeth Council for a second time.

Lower Marsh: Lambeth vetoes bedsits for 'dynamic professionals'
Mayor faces big legal bill to defend view of Tower from City Hall

Mayor faces big legal bill to defend view of Tower from City Hall

The protected view of the Tower of London from The Queen's Walk outside City Hall will be one of the key issues at a public inquiry into plans for The Tulip skyscraper in the Square Mile.

Stoney Street: new drop-off point for unwanted children's books

A letterbox where unwanted children's books can be deposited for redistribution to youngsters with few books of their own has been installed in a Stoney Street railway arch.

Stoney Street: new drop-off point for unwanted children's books
Events in Potters Fields Park: permission sought for extra time

Events in Potters Fields Park: permission sought for extra time

The trust which maintains Potters Fields Park next to Tower Bridge has asked for permission to increase the number of days on which the park can host commercial and cultural events.

Plans for Dickens Square park makeover approved

Planning permission has been granted for a major revamp of the park at Dickens Square off Harper Road.

Plans for Dickens Square park makeover approved
Elephant & Castle's LCC tower in line for colourful makeover

Elephant & Castle's LCC tower in line for colourful makeover

The run-down 1960s tower occupied by the London College of Communication is due to get a colourful makeover this year as part of works to extend its life until the college's new premises are built.

South Bank's IBM building: plans submitted for extension & revamp

Plans to refurbish and extend the IBM building on the South Bank have been submitted to Lambeth Council.

South Bank's IBM building: plans submitted for extension & revamp
Off-duty policeman found guilty of common assault at Waterloo

Off-duty policeman found guilty of common assault at Waterloo

A serving police officer has been fined by magistrates after he was found guilty of common assault at Waterloo Station.

Free sport for Waterloo residents thanks to new funding

Zumba, urban croquet, tennis and running are just some of the physical activities that people in the Waterloo area will be able to take part in, thanks to a major Sport England grant awarded to local charity Oasis Hub Waterloo.

Free sport for Waterloo residents thanks to new funding
Fire chiefs 'miss emergency calls' because office is in basement

Fire chiefs 'miss emergency calls' because office is in basement

Staff at London Fire Brigade HQ whose role includes preparing for 'catastrophic events' in the capital have asked to be relocated from their subterranean offices because the lack of mobile phone signal means they miss emergency calls.

Home of Bounty's Captain William Bligh for sale

A house once occupied by William Bligh - best known as the captain of the Bounty - is up for sale with an asking price of 2.75 million.

Home of Bounty's Captain William Bligh for sale
New owners of ITV's South Bank studios seek short-term tenants

New owners of ITV's South Bank studios seek short-term tenants

TV production could return to the South Bank with the new owners of the former ITV building now offering five studios on a short lease.

Salvation Army sells Elephant & Castle HQ to developer Rockwell

Developer Rockwell is to acquire the Salvation Army's UK headquarters in Newington Causeway.

Salvation Army sells Elephant & Castle HQ to developer Rockwell
Southwark Street / Sumner Street junction: consultation launched

Southwark Street / Sumner Street junction: consultation launched

Plans to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Southwark Street, Sumner Street and Great Suffolk Street have been published by Southwark Council.

Culture sec grants QEH and Hayward Gallery immunity from listing

The Government has once again declined to grant listed status to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery complex at Southbank Centre.

Culture sec grants QEH and Hayward Gallery immunity from listing
Storm Ciara: roof lands on top of Bermondsey Street flats

Storm Ciara: roof lands on top of Bermondsey Street flats

The top end of Bermondsey Street was shut by police on Sunday afternoon after a building lost part of its roof in Storm Ciara.

Police appeal for witnesses to collision near Borough Market

Detectives are appealing for witnesses - or anyone with dash cam footage - to come forward following a collision that has left a man with life-threatening injuries.

Police appeal for witnesses to collision near Borough Market
Street gamblers 'seem to act with impunity' despite PSPO

Street gamblers 'seem to act with impunity' despite PSPO

A Lambeth councillor has warned that street gamblers on Westminster Bridge "pose a massive security risk" and "seem to act with impunity" despite the imposition of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to curb 'cup and ball' games and similar scams.

Man found guilty of GBH after pushing woman from balcony

A man has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent after pushing an 18-year-old woman over a fourth floor balcony at Empire Square in Long Lane last summer.

Man found guilty of GBH after pushing woman from balcony
11-storey office block proposed for Long Lane

11-storey office block proposed for Long Lane

Plans for a 11-storey office building on Long Lane - on the site of the Selected Rug Co building - have been submitted to Southwark Council.

Old Kent Road: Pocket plans homes for 'single young professionals'

A property developer backed by the Mayor of London has submitted plans for an 11-storey block of one-bedroom flats just off the Old Kent Road - to be sold at 20 per cent below market value.

Old Kent Road: Pocket plans homes for 'single young professionals'
Could drone display replace London's New Year fireworks?

Could drone display replace London's New Year fireworks?

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has responded to calls for London to consider replacing its New Year fireworks with a drone display above the Thames.

Greater London Authority could adopt GLC coat of arms

Two decades after the creation of the Greater London Authority and nearly 35 years after the abolition of its predecessor the Greater London Council, City Hall could soon adopt the coat of arms previously used by County Hall.

Greater London Authority could adopt GLC coat of arms
8-storey block of flats proposed for Falmouth Road Surgery site

8-storey block of flats proposed for Falmouth Road Surgery site

The Falmouth Road Surgery next to Dickens Square Park could be rebuilt with expanded facilities for the GP practice, funded by the development of 39 flats above the new medical centre.

Blackfriars Road to remain shut for another fortnight

Blackfriars Road is likely to be closed for a further two weeks whilst Thames Water repairs a burst water main. The Cut and Union Street will be shut to through traffic for several weeks after that.

Blackfriars Road to remain shut for another fortnight
Southwark should cash in on Bankside tourism, says councillor

Southwark should cash in on Bankside tourism, says councillor

A Southwark Labour councillor has urged the authority to do more to cash in on the millions of tourists who visit Bankside between Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge every year.

Planners approve demolition of Tooley Street footbridge

The footbridge across Tooley Street between London Bridge Station and the Cottons Centre could soon be removed after Southwark planning officers gave the green light to demolition.

Planners approve demolition of Tooley Street footbridge
City Hall's EU flag to be replaced by #LondonIsOpen image

City Hall's EU flag to be replaced by #LondonIsOpen image

Sadiq Khan will replace the European Union flag that is flown outside City Hall with an image designed by artist David Shrigley for the 'London is Open' campaign.

Coronavirus: Guy's and St Thomas' ready to treat patients

The chief nurse of Guy's and St Thomas' has said that "plans are in place" for local hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients, with a confirmed case in the UK almost "inevitable".

Coronavirus: Guy's and St Thomas' ready to treat patients
Southwark Cathedral joins global peace and reconciliation network

Southwark Cathedral joins global peace and reconciliation network

Southwark Cathedral has joined the Community of the Cross of Nails, an international network of churches working and praying for peace, justice and reconciliation. Southwark will place a special emphasis on tackling youth violence and knife crime.

Borough Medical Centre to shut to make way for 13-storey hotel

Nearly 5,000 patients at the Borough Medical Centre will be asked to register with a new GP after the two doctors decided to retire ahead of plans to redevelop the site as a 13-storey hotel.

Borough Medical Centre to shut to make way for 13-storey hotel
Police investigate 'altercation' at Elephant & Castle tube

Police investigate 'altercation' at Elephant & Castle tube

Police officers investigating an 'altercation' at Elephant & Castle Tube Station on Tuesday afternoon have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault and common assault.

Council pledges 200k as Elephant traders call for more support

Traders at the Elephant & Castle have told Southwark councillors they are "crying out" for extra help with just six months left till the shopping centre closes for good. The council has announced an extra 200,000 to assist affected businesses.

Council pledges 200k as Elephant traders call for more support
Holocaust Memorial Day: wreaths laid in GMH Park

Holocaust Memorial Day: wreaths laid in GMH Park

Civic leaders from many London boroughs joined diplomats and local dignitaries in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Monday for Southwark's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.

100 days till Mayor and Assembly elections: what you need to know

In 100 days, Londoners will go to the polls to elect the next Mayor of London and the 25 London Assembly members tasked with scrutinising them. Here's what you need to know before election day.

100 days till Mayor and Assembly elections: what you need to know
Bar plan for St Thomas' Church after Duddell's closure

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

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

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

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

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

Office block planned for Bear Lane silversmith's workshop site

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

Albert Embankment developers swap 166 homes for 600-room hotel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blackfriars Road: burst water main shuts Southwark Station

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

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

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

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

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre to close after 55 years

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

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi makes maiden speech in Commons

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

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

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

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

ITV plans visitor attraction at South Bank studios site

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

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

Potters Fields Park to host Euro 2020 'football village'

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

Charles Dickens School to join forces with Dulwich secondaries

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

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

Peabody seeks development partner for Borough Triangle site

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

Druid Street attempted murder: police renew appeal 3 months on

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

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

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

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

Fire brigade serves enforcement notice on Nautical School

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

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

30-tonne fatberg removed from sewers under Borough Market

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

Florence Eshalomi elected as Vauxhall's new MP

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

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

Neil Coyle wins third term as Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP

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

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

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

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

Bermondsey & Old Southwark candidates face the public at hustings

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

London Bridge: Tooley Street footbridge could be demolished

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

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

Police say homes have been found for GMH Park rough sleepers

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

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

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

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

Lambeth could gain fifth Park Plaza hotel after 12 million deal

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

Vauxhall candidates face Waterloo voters at SE1 hustings

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

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

Blackfriars Road skyscraper site poised to sell for 235 million

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

Redevelopment of old fire HQ on Albert Embankment approved

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

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

Vigils held to remember Jack Merritt and Saskia Jones

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

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

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

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

Two killed in London Bridge attack

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

Cars and lorries could be banned from London Bridge next year

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

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

Green light for Premier Inn at Methodist church site after appeal

Plans to redevelop the Lambeth Mission & St Mary's building in Lambeth Road with a new Methodist church and a 12-storey Premier Inn hotel have been approved by a planning inspector who has overturned Lambeth Council's decision to veto the scheme.

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

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

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

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

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

Hospital charity plans to fence garden to keep out rough sleepers

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

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

Lady Hale: politicians should face up to justice system problems

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

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

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

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

Woman raped near St Thomas' Hospital: police appeal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police warn of spate of mobile phone snatches

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

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

TSB sets date for closure of Elephant & Castle branch

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

Leathermarket Gardens closed for probe into 'ground movement'

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

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

Sculpture by Idris Khan unveiled at One Blackfriars

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

South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan approved in referendum

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

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

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

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

Doorkins the cathedral cat retires after a decade delighting visitors

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

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

Southbank Centre creative boss Madani Younis leaves after a year

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

South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan referendum this week

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

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

Woman raped in Tibetan Peace Garden at GMH Park

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

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

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

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

Elephant & Castle murder probe: two men arrested in Belgium

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

Former Archbishop of Southwark Michael Bowen has died

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Waterloo: latest scheme for Elizabeth House site approved

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

TfL plans office block above Southwark Tube Station

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

TfL plans office block above Southwark Tube Station
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