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

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.

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.

Waterloo estate scheme set for green light after last-minute deal
Hospital charity plans to fence garden to keep out rough sleepers

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.

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.

Lady Hale: politicians should face up to justice system problems
Sainsbury's closed after 16-year-old stabbed in New Kent Road

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.

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.

Woman raped near St Thomas' Hospital: police appeal
Rockingham Estate to pilot Southwark's 'Great Estates' initiative

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.

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.

South Bank homes for elderly to be made available to NHS staff
Police warn of spate of mobile phone snatches

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.

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.

TSB sets date for closure of Elephant & Castle branch
Leathermarket Gardens closed for probe into 'ground movement'

Leathermarket Gardens closed for probe into 'ground movement'

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

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.

Sculpture by Idris Khan unveiled at One Blackfriars
South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan approved in referendum

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.

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.

Shared ownership residents barred from tower's sky lounge and gym
Doorkins the cathedral cat retires after a decade delighting visitors

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.

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".

Southbank Centre creative boss Madani Younis leaves after a year
South Bank & Waterloo neighbourhood plan referendum this week

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.

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.

Woman raped in Tibetan Peace Garden at GMH Park
City urged to reconsider 'no dogs' policy in social housing

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.

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.

Elephant & Castle murder probe: two men arrested in Belgium
Former Archbishop of Southwark Michael Bowen has died

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.

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.

Bermondsey's St Mary Magdalen church on heritage at risk register
Druid Street stabbing: police appeal for info on 'savage attack'

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.

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.

Waterloo: latest scheme for Elizabeth House site approved
TfL plans office block above Southwark Tube Station

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.

Extinction Rebellion activists stage climate protest on Bankside

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

Extinction Rebellion activists stage climate protest on Bankside
London Assembly calls on Parliament to probe Garden Bridge

London Assembly calls on Parliament to probe Garden Bridge

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

Blackfriars Road hotel: planning inspector dismisses appeal

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

Blackfriars Road hotel: planning inspector dismisses appeal
Foster & Partners to design 'landmark' scheme at London Bridge

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

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

Firefighters rescue fox from bridge abutment at Blackfriars

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

Firefighters rescue fox from bridge abutment at Blackfriars
Boots in Lower Marsh will relocate to allow hotel expansion

Boots in Lower Marsh will relocate to allow hotel expansion

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

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

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

TfL to charge utility firms for digging up pavements at SE1 hubs
Vauxhall to host one of Mayor's Brexit business advice hubs

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

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

Borough Road: council proposes segregated cycle lanes

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

Borough Road: council proposes segregated cycle lanes
Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle: police appeal for video

Teenager stabbed at Elephant & Castle: police appeal for video

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

Balaclava Road: council considers homes on green space

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

Balaclava Road: council considers homes on green space
Council homes could be built on Leroy Street garages site

Council homes could be built on Leroy Street garages site

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

Black Horse: plans for redevelopment of Great Dover Street pub

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

Black Horse: plans for redevelopment of Great Dover Street pub
200-room 'mid-market' hotel proposed for New Kent Road

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

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

Teenager 'critical' after Druid Street stabbing

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

Teenager 'critical' after Druid Street stabbing
SE1 man who bit police officer sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work

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

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

Old Vic marks completion of revamped front-of-house

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

Old Vic marks completion of revamped front-of-house
Westminster Bridge: Lambeth to renew ban on 'cup and ball' scam

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

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

Car Free Day: London's biggest event yet

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

Car Free Day: London's biggest event yet
Green light for 21-storey office tower on Rockingham Street

Green light for 21-storey office tower on Rockingham Street

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

Southwark Supertram back on the agenda

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

Southwark Supertram back on the agenda
Man killed at Waterloo Station during overnight works

Man killed at Waterloo Station during overnight works

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

Tributes to former Bishop of Southwark Roy Williamson

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

Tributes to former Bishop of Southwark Roy Williamson
South Bank to gain new Post Office

South Bank to gain new Post Office

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

Bermondsey Street Festival 2019

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

Bermondsey Street Festival 2019
SE1's new secondary school welcomes its first pupils

SE1's new secondary school welcomes its first pupils

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

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

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

Co-op opens food store at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Norman Bertran-Tavarez: Elephant & Castle murder victim named

Norman Bertran-Tavarez: Elephant & Castle murder victim named

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

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

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

'Dangerous predator' pleads guilty to rape and kidnap in Borough
Elephant & Castle: murder investigation launched after double stabbing

Elephant & Castle: murder investigation launched after double stabbing

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

Premier Inn's new Southwark hotel 'topped out'

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

Premier Inn's new Southwark hotel 'topped out'
Pop-up gardens in London Bridge's Stainer Street tunnel

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

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

Police appeal for witnesses to 'violent robbery' in Waterloo

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

Police appeal for witnesses to 'violent robbery' in Waterloo
Man robbed at Elephant & Castle Tube - police appeal

Man robbed at Elephant & Castle Tube - police appeal

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

Marchioness victims remembered 30 years after Thames tragedy

The 30th anniversary of the Marchioness disaster was marked on Monday and Tuesday with special events on Bankside and at Southwark Cathedral.

Marchioness victims remembered 30 years after Thames tragedy
Sexual assault outside Tate Modern: police appeal for witnesses

Sexual assault outside Tate Modern: police appeal for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Bankside, near the Tate Modern gallery.

Evans Cycles shuts The Cut shop, ending 98 years of local history

Nearly a century after Frederick Evans opened his bicycle shop in Kennington Road, the successor to the first Evans Cycles shop - now in The Cut - could soon be turned into a restaurant.

Evans Cycles shuts The Cut shop, ending 98 years of local history
Blackfriars Road hotel: public inquiry begins

Blackfriars Road hotel: public inquiry begins

A public inquiry into plans to build a 10-storey 'lifestyle hotel' in the car park of a Blackfriars Road office building has heard its first evidence.

Child thrown from top of Tate Modern; teenager arrested

A teenager has been arrested after a child was thrown from the Tate Modern open-air viewing gallery on Bankside.

Child thrown from top of Tate Modern; teenager arrested
Woman raped in Dickens Square: police appeal

Woman raped in Dickens Square: police appeal

Officers investigating the rape of a woman in the park at Dickens Square are appealing for a possible witness to come forward.

Police appeal to trace missing man last seen near Waterloo

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 26-year-old man who was last seen in the South Bank area.

Police appeal to trace missing man last seen near Waterloo
The Nevers: HBO films sci-fi drama in Trinity Church Square

The Nevers: HBO films sci-fi drama in Trinity Church Square

Scenes for a Victoria sci-fi drama by the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer were filmed in Trinity Church Square on Wednesday.

Benugo fined for selling alcohol to 15-year-old at Waterloo

The cafe and restaurant chain Benugo has been fined thousands of pounds after an employee sold a bottle of beer to a 15-year-old during an undercover operation run by Lambeth Council.

Benugo fined for selling alcohol to 15-year-old at Waterloo
St John's Waterloo: green light for 'beacon church' plans

St John's Waterloo: green light for 'beacon church' plans

Ambitious plans by St John's Waterloo to upgrade the church to better serve the local community and London as a whole have received the ecclesiastical equivalent of planning permission.

Extinction Rebellion comes to Waterloo Millennium Green

Waterloo Millennium Green has been turned into a campsite for environmental activists taking part in Extinction Rebellion's week of climate change action in London.

Extinction Rebellion comes to Waterloo Millennium Green
McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: 17-year-old charged with murder

McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards: 17-year-old charged with murder

Detectives investigating the death of McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards - who was fatally stabbed near the Elephant & Castle in May - have charged a teenager with his murder.

Old Kent Road in line for share of Future High Streets fund

The Old Kent Road has been shortlisted to receive a share of 675 million from the Government's Future High Streets fund.

Old Kent Road in line for share of Future High Streets fund
Council to spend 10m+ buying Waterloo 'development opportunity'

Council to spend 10m+ buying Waterloo 'development opportunity'

Lambeth Council is to spend a sum in excess of 10 million buying an undisclosed plot of land in Waterloo that the authority says represents "both a short and longer term development opportunity".

Butler's Wharf: have your say on the riverside

A new organisation set up to protect and improve the riverside path in front of Butler's Wharf has launched a survey to gather local opinions.

Butler's Wharf: have your say on the riverside
TfL planning extra Santander Cycles docks at London Bridge

TfL planning extra Santander Cycles docks at London Bridge

Transport for London says that it is planning to expand the number of Santander Cycles docking stations near London Bridge Station to enable more commuters to use the bike hire scheme.

Kirsty Boden's partner campaigns for legal aid for terror victims' families

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to provide legal aid to all families at coroner's inquests into terror attacks.

Kirsty Boden's partner campaigns for legal aid for terror victims' families
Windrush memorial: it should be in Brixton not Waterloo says cllr

Windrush memorial: it should be in Brixton not Waterloo says cllr

A Lambeth councillor has launched a petition calling for the recently announced Windrush memorial - proposed for Waterloo Station - to be built in Brixton instead.

20th century architecture fans place BFI IMAX on 'at risk' list

Describing it as a "sensational feat of engineering," the Twentieth Century Society has included the BFI IMAX at Waterloo on its list of the top 10 modern buildings at risk of demolition.

20th century architecture fans place BFI IMAX on 'at risk' list
50k boost for Cornerstone Bermondsey sculpture project

50k boost for Cornerstone Bermondsey sculpture project

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has awarded 50,000 towards the cost of installing a sculpture created by local people at the corner of Bermondsey Street and Whites Grounds.

Old Vic: Lambeth and Southwark councils to loan theatre 7.5m

Lambeth and Southwark councils are proposing to loan The Old Vic 7.5 million towards the theatre's 12 million plan for a new annex on Waterloo Road.

Old Vic: Lambeth and Southwark councils to loan theatre 7.5m
Vauxhall's Kate Hoey MP won't seek reelection to Parliament

Vauxhall's Kate Hoey MP won't seek reelection to Parliament

Waterloo and the South Bank will have a new MP after the next general election as Kate Hoey announces she will not seek re-selection as the Labour candidate for Vauxhall.

Police appeal to trace victim of assault at Shad Thames bar

Detectives are appealing for the victim of an assault to come forward and contact them.

Police appeal to trace victim of assault at Shad Thames bar
Post Office gives up search to replace Great Dover Street branch

Post Office gives up search to replace Great Dover Street branch

A year and a half after the closure of the Great Dover Street branch, the Post Office says it has given up on trying to find a new operator.

Council will work to keep XXL club night in Southwark

Southwark Council will work with the promoters of gay club night XXL to find it a new home in the borough as it faces relocation to make way for a new development, a cabinet member has said.

Council will work to keep XXL club night in Southwark
Avondale Square Estate to be offered to movie-makers

Avondale Square Estate to be offered to movie-makers

The Avondale Square Estate off the Old Kent Road is one of the venues owned by the City of London Corporation to be touted to movie location scouts to help the Square Mile authority raise its income.

Boris as PM 'could be really good news' for Bakerloo line

A Boris Johnson premiership could be good news for the prospects of a Bakerloo line extension via the Old Kent Road, a Southwark Council officer has said.

Boris as PM 'could be really good news' for Bakerloo line
Co-op to replace Tesco Metro at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Co-op to replace Tesco Metro at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The Co-op is to open a new food store at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, replacing the Tesco Metro supermarket which closed earlier this year.

London Bridge: Salad bar opens in phone box

A grade II listed phone box at London Bridge has been turned into a salad bar.

London Bridge: Salad bar opens in phone box
Southwark moves towards levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Southwark moves towards levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Plans to impose a Late Night Levy on Southwark venues that sell alcohol after midnight have moved a step closer as the borough's licensing committee agreed to recommend the measure to next month's full council meeting.

St Saviour's Dock footbridge reopens after seven months of work

The footbridge across the mouth of St Saviour's Dock has reopened to the public as repair works near completion.

St Saviour's Dock footbridge reopens after seven months of work
Windrush monument to be built at Waterloo Station

Windrush monument to be built at Waterloo Station

Waterloo Station has been confirmed as the location for a permanent monument to honour immigrants to the UK from the Windrush generation, the Prime Minister has announced.

'Community hub' to open at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

A new 'community hub' is to open in part of the space recently vacated by Tesco at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

'Community hub' to open at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Southwark bans junk food and alcohol ads from council billboards

Southwark bans junk food and alcohol ads from council billboards

Advertisements for foods with a high fat, salt or sugar content - and alcoholic drinks - will be banned from billboard sites owned by Southwark Council after a decision by the borough's cabinet on Tuesday.

Jonathan Tyers plaque unveiled in Bermondsey

A plaque has been unveiled in Bermondsey to tell the story of Jonathan Tyers, after whom the Tyers Estate and Tyers Gate are named.

Jonathan Tyers plaque unveiled in Bermondsey
Southwark replaces community councils with ward meetings

Southwark replaces community councils with ward meetings

Southwark's network of neighbourhood-level community councils has been dismantled after 16 years to make way for a new system of ward-based meetings.

Harper Road and Bath Terrace: width restriction made permanent

The number of HGVs has dropped, air quality has improved and the street is more popular with cyclists since an experimental width restriction was introduced on Harper Road and Bath Terrace.

Harper Road and Bath Terrace: width restriction made permanent
Historic Thomas a Becket pub reborn as Vietnamese restaurant

Historic Thomas a Becket pub reborn as Vietnamese restaurant

The historic Thomas a Becket pub in the Old Kent Road has reopened as a Vietnamese restaurant.

Restaurant Story seeks extra storey

SE1's only Michelin-starred restaurant wants to build an extra floor.

Restaurant Story seeks extra storey
Tower Bridge Care Home: Healthwatch Southwark publishes report

Tower Bridge Care Home: Healthwatch Southwark publishes report

Healthwatch Southwark has published a report on its visit to Tower Bridge Care Home which was prompted by concerns about a rodent infestation and contamination of residents' belongings with droppings.

Rethink urged as RV1 bus route scrapped after 17 years

A local councillor is urging the Mayor to consider third-party sponsorship to revive the RV1 bus service which ran for the last time on Friday.

Rethink urged as RV1 bus route scrapped after 17 years
Lib Dems pick Humaira Ali to take on Neil Coyle at next election

Lib Dems pick Humaira Ali to take on Neil Coyle at next election

Cllr Humaira Ali has been selected by local Liberal Democrats as their prospective parliamentary candidate for the Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency.

Shakespeare's Globe celebrates founder Sam Wanamaker's centenary

This month is the centenary of the birth of Sam Wanamaker, the man whose vision and determination led to the construction of a replica of Shakespeare's Globe on Bankside.

Shakespeare's Globe celebrates founder Sam Wanamaker's centenary
Royal Street shut after man found with gunshot wound

Royal Street shut after man found with gunshot wound

A Waterloo street was cordoned off by police on Sunday night after a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police appeal after violent assault at Waterloo

Detectives investigating a violent robbery at Waterloo Station have released a CCTV image of two men they wish to speak with in connection with the incident.

Police appeal after violent assault at Waterloo
'Money mules' avoid jail for their part in Bermondsey roof fraud

'Money mules' avoid jail for their part in Bermondsey roof fraud

Two men have been given suspended prison sentences for money-laundering offences after they sought to profit from the work of rogue traders who took advantage of an elderly Bermondsey man.

Magistrate gets suspended sentence for fraud

A magistrate from North Lambeth has been given a suspended sentence for her part in a 61,500 fraud, following an investigation by Metropolitan Police detectives.

Magistrate gets suspended sentence for fraud
John Wilson named as next Archbishop of Southwark

John Wilson named as next Archbishop of Southwark

The Rt Revd John Wilson is to become the next Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, as the Most Revd Peter Smith retires after nine years in the role.

Archbishop's Park zip wire returns for third summer

Archbishop's Park will again feature a zip wire this summer, bringing in 50,000 for Lambeth Council.

Archbishop's Park zip wire returns for third summer
Guy's and St Thomas' Amanda Pritchard to take national NHS role

Guy's and St Thomas' Amanda Pritchard to take national NHS role

Amanda Pritchard - chief executive of Guy's and St Thomas' - has been appointed as NHS chief operating officer, making her the second most senior figure in the health service in England.

TfL plans 20 mph speed limit on more of SE1's main roads

Transport for London has launched a consultation on plans to introduce lower speed limits on all roads it controls in the congestion charge zone by May next year.

TfL plans 20 mph speed limit on more of SE1's main roads
London Bridge attack: second anniversary commemorated

London Bridge attack: second anniversary commemorated

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lit a candle of remembrance on the altar of Southwark Cathedral on Monday evening as part of a service to mark the second anniversary of the terrorist attack on London Bridge.

BFI IMAX: Lambeth and TfL to explore high-rise development

Lambeth Council and Transport for London are to spend half a million pounds exploring the potential for a high-rise development on the site of the BFI IMAX cinema in Waterloo.

BFI IMAX: Lambeth and TfL to explore high-rise development
Oasis steps up campaign to keep ex police station in local hands

Oasis steps up campaign to keep ex police station in local hands

Waterloo-based charity Oasis is calling on local people to sign a petition urging the Mayor of London to support the organisation's bid to acquire the former Kennington Police Station.

'Compact living' flats proposed for New Kent Road

Plans for a development of 109 "compact living" studio and one-bedroom flats on New Kent Road - some of which the developer admits are smaller than national space standards - have been submitted to Southwark Council.

'Compact living' flats proposed for New Kent Road
York Road entrance to Waterloo Tube reopens after 3.5 years

York Road entrance to Waterloo Tube reopens after 3.5 years

The York Road entrance to Waterloo Underground Station has reopened after a three-and-a-half year closure during the redevelopment of the Shell Centre as Southbank Place.

London Bridge: police appeal for witnesses after violent assault

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a man received life-changing injuries when he was attacked on London Bridge earlier this month.

London Bridge: police appeal for witnesses after violent assault
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
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