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

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

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

New images of Elephant & Castle's upgraded tube station

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

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

Bakerloo line extension: work goes on, says TfL

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

Eshalomi speaks up for South Bank culture venues and workers

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

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

Police appeal to trace man who exposed himself on 133 bus

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

Bogus minicab driver jailed for Waterloo sexual assault

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

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

Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood plan revealed

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

Bakerloo line extension dropped from TfL's Government wish list

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

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

DHL launches daily parcel delivery service by boat to Bankside

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

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

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

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

Mark Titchner artworks in Newcomen Street and Bermondsey Street

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

Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey

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

Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey
Cycleway 4 to be extended along rest of Tooley Street

Cycleway 4 to be extended along rest of Tooley Street

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

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years

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

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years
Great Suffolk Street flats: polystyrene insulation to be removed

Great Suffolk Street flats: polystyrene insulation to be removed

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

Ian Allan transport bookshop in Lower Marsh to close

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

Ian Allan transport bookshop in Lower Marsh to close
Bermondsey Street Festival reinvented as market due to pandemic

Bermondsey Street Festival reinvented as market due to pandemic

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

London Bridge: cycle lanes introduced

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

London Bridge: cycle lanes introduced
Sadiq to decide on alternative to New Year fireworks

Sadiq to decide on alternative to New Year fireworks

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

Man with life-threatening injuries after fight in The Cut

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

Man with life-threatening injuries after fight in The Cut
COVID-19: Southwark and Lambeth leaders warn locals as cases rise

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

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

16 new council homes on St Saviour's Estate approved

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

16 new council homes on St Saviour's Estate approved
Tanner Street Travelodge gets green light from councillors

Tanner Street Travelodge gets green light from councillors

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

Rockingham Estate stabbing: Rashai Annang found guilty of murder

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

Rockingham Estate stabbing: Rashai Annang found guilty of murder
Sir Terence Conran: tributes to man who transformed Shad Thames

Sir Terence Conran: tributes to man who transformed Shad Thames

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

Southwark pilots 'COVID compliant' business accreditation scheme

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

Southwark pilots 'COVID compliant' business accreditation scheme
Elephant & Castle: bus passengers threatened with meat cleaver

Elephant & Castle: bus passengers threatened with meat cleaver

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

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

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

London Bridge: cars and vans to be banned weekdays 7am-7pm
Mayor set to overrule Southwark on St Thomas Street office scheme

Mayor set to overrule Southwark on St Thomas Street office scheme

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

Waterloo rape investigation featured on Crimewatch Roadshow

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

Waterloo rape investigation featured on Crimewatch Roadshow
89-year-old left unable to walk after attack in Waterloo

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

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

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

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

Elephant rail station: Thameslink urges passengers to prepare for shopping centre closure
Kieron Williams to be next Southwark Council leader

Kieron Williams to be next Southwark Council leader

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

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

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

Southwark public health chief's 5-point plan to tackle COVID-19
It's safe to come to hospital, say Guy's and St Thomas' bosses

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

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

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

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

TfL staff to return to Palestra HQ 'from late September'
Waterloo & City line: 'no timeline' for reopening of the Drain

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

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

Tanner Street Post Office to reopen after 10-month closure

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

Tanner Street Post Office to reopen after 10-month closure
Firefighters tackle blaze in kitchen above Albert Arms pub

Firefighters tackle blaze in kitchen above Albert Arms pub

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

Festival of Britain sculpture finds new home at Waterloo Station

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

Festival of Britain sculpture finds new home at Waterloo Station
Green light for redevelopment of Great Dover Street's Black Horse

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

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

Thomas a Becket pub: council vetoes Vietnamese restaurant

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

Thomas a Becket pub: council vetoes Vietnamese restaurant
COVID-19 impact on passenger numbers at SE1 tube stations revealed

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

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

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

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

Southwark and Lambeth councils urge caution after rise in COVID-19 cases
COVID-19 death toll at Tower Bridge Care Home revealed

COVID-19 death toll at Tower Bridge Care Home revealed

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

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

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

Borough tube station reopens (& Southwark is back to full hours)
The Cut to be closed to through motor traffic

The Cut to be closed to through motor traffic

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

Historic charity plans rebuild of Southwark almshouses

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

Historic charity plans rebuild of Southwark almshouses
Waterloo's Lower Marsh pedestrianised during market hours

Waterloo's Lower Marsh pedestrianised during market hours

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

Cathedral invites visitors to pose for selfies with Shakespeare

Southwark Cathedral has reopened to tourists - and this summer there's a chance to view a life-size bronze statue of William Shakespeare.

Cathedral invites visitors to pose for selfies with Shakespeare
Lambeth locals (+ under-30s) can visit Hayward Gallery for a fiver

Lambeth locals (+ under-30s) can visit Hayward Gallery for a fiver

The Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre has reopened - and residents of Lambeth can buy tickets for just 5, compared to the standard 12 entry fee.

Tooley Street Triangle unveiled opposite London Bridge Station

The Tooley Street Triangle a new 'wayfinding beacon' - has been unveiled outside London Bridge Station.

Tooley Street Triangle unveiled opposite London Bridge Station
Decision on Long Lane office block in hands of planning inspector

Decision on Long Lane office block in hands of planning inspector

A planning inspector will have the final say on plans for an 11-storey office block in Long Lane after the developer exercised their right to lodge an appeal when Southwark Council failed to make a decision within 13 weeks.

Rising Sun pub: council rejects redevelopment plan

Plans to replace the Rising Sun pub in Harper Road with a block of flats have been rejected by Southwark Council planning officers.

Rising Sun pub: council rejects redevelopment plan
Rail bosses seek new use for redundant London Bridge signal box

Rail bosses seek new use for redundant London Bridge signal box

The 1970s signal box that sits above the arches where Bermondsey Street passes below London Bridge Station has closed, and Network Rail is seeking new uses for the redundant structure.

Woman assaulted at London Bridge Station - police appeal

Officers investigating an assault at London Bridge Station - where a woman was knocked to the ground - have released a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to.

Woman assaulted at London Bridge Station - police appeal
Cars and vans to be banned from Vauxhall Bridge for four months

Cars and vans to be banned from Vauxhall Bridge for four months

Cars, vans and trucks will be banned from Vauxhall Bridge for four months whilst "safety critical repair works" are carried out.

Stamford Street's Thirsty Bear pub damaged by fire

Seven fire engines and at least 40 firefighters were called to a fire at the Thirsty Bear pub in Stamford Street on Wednesday.

Stamford Street's Thirsty Bear pub damaged by fire
Druid Street: teenager stabbed after fight

Druid Street: teenager stabbed after fight

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in the Druid Street area on Sunday night.

Southwark council could bring leisure centres in-house

Southwark Council is examining the option of bringing the management of its leisure facilities - including the Castle Centre at at the Elephant & Castle - in-house as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Southwark council could bring leisure centres in-house
Elephant statue moving to Castle Square

Elephant statue moving to Castle Square

The famous elephant statue that stands outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre will be temporarily relocated to Castle Square on Elephant Road when the centre shuts this autumn.

Thames Water thanks locals after six-month road closure

The Cut and Union Street reopened to through traffic last week as Thames Water completed a complicated six-month repair project at the Blackfriars Road junction.

Thames Water thanks locals after six-month road closure
Church holds service at Crossbones to acknowledge treatment of outcasts

Church holds service at Crossbones to acknowledge treatment of outcasts

The Dean of Southwark led an act of 'regret, remembrance and restoration' at Crossbones Graveyard on Sunday to remember the outcasts whose remains lie in the burial ground.

Southwark Bridge Road segregated bike lanes installed

10 years to the week after Boris Johnson opened Cycle Superhighway 7, the first segregation measures to divide cyclists from motor traffic have been installed to supplement the blue paint.

Southwark Bridge Road segregated bike lanes installed
'Nightingale court' to open in Borough High Street

'Nightingale court' to open in Borough High Street

Criminal trials are to be held in a conference centre in Borough High Street to help clear the backlog of court cases that has built up during the COVID-19 crisis.

Norman Foster objects to changes to Millennium Bridge 'ensemble'

The architect of the Millennium Bridge has objected to plans to relocate four steel sculptures at the northern end of the footbridge, arguing that "to change any part ... is to impact the whole ensemble".

Norman Foster objects to changes to Millennium Bridge 'ensemble'
Will London see in 2021 with the usual fireworks display?

Will London see in 2021 with the usual fireworks display?

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that his officials are "working through the available options" before making a final decision on whether to hold the usual New Year fireworks display centred on the London Eye to see in 2021.

Man stabbed in Trinity Street altercation

A pavement at Elephant & Castle was cordoned off by police for a forensic examination on Saturday morning, apparently linked to the investigation into a stabbing half a mile away in Trinity Street.

Man stabbed in Trinity Street altercation
Halloween and Christmas at Elephant as Poundland prepares to shut

Halloween and Christmas at Elephant as Poundland prepares to shut

Halloween and Christmas have come early to the Elephant & Castle as Poundland holds a closing down sale offering many products for just 75p.

Mint Street Music Festival takes to the road

What do you do if you're the organiser of a music festival and people can't gather for the event? You take the music to the people.

Mint Street Music Festival takes to the road
Bulk of GLA staff to remain in SE1 even if City Hall heads east

Bulk of GLA staff to remain in SE1 even if City Hall heads east

Despite the high-profile proposal for London's city government to leave its current riverside HQ in favour of a new City Hall in the Royal Docks, the Greater London Authority will still have more staff based in SE1 than E16 if the move goes ahead.

Rising Sun: petition launched calling on council to save pub

Plans to demolish the last pub on the Rockingham Estate and replace it with a block of flats have sparked a petition calling on Southwark Council to veto the proposals.

Rising Sun: petition launched calling on council to save pub
Tanner Street Park tennis courts: online booking introduced

Tanner Street Park tennis courts: online booking introduced

Tennis players wanting to use the courts at Tanner Street Park in Bermondsey will need to make an online reservation when a new system is introduced from Thursday 9 July.

Portable toilets installed on South Bank

Portable toilets have been installed along the South Bank to meet demand from visitors whilst the doors of many of the riverside attractions remain closed.

Portable toilets installed on South Bank
Bermondsey Street to be closed to through motor traffic

Bermondsey Street to be closed to through motor traffic

An experimental closure of part of Bermondsey Street is to be introduced this summer as part of Southwark Council's package of measures to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists during the COVID-19 crisis.

Catch the Bankside Bike Train to gain cycle commuting confidence

As more businesses reopen their premises, commuters heading to the Bankside area who would like to cycle to work but lack confidence and aren't sure of the best routes can join a 'bike train' led by qualified instructors.

Catch the Bankside Bike Train to gain cycle commuting confidence
SE1 arts bosses welcome Government's bail-out for culture sector

SE1 arts bosses welcome Government's bail-out for culture sector

Bosses of some of SE1's biggest cultural institutions have welcomed the Government's announcement of a 1.57 billion package of grants and loans to bail out museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, heritage sites and music venues during the COVID-19 crisis.

London Bridge: dramatic improvement in air quality during lockdown

New analysis of air quality measurements during lockdown shows that pollution dropped by a third at the top end of Borough High Street.

London Bridge: dramatic improvement in air quality during lockdown
Jeremy Corbyn on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration

Jeremy Corbyn on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank on Saturday to lay a wreath at the memorial to the Brits who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

National Theatre covered in tape to highlight plight of sector

The National Theatre on the South Bank was festooned with white and pink tape on Friday afternoon as part of an initiative across the UK and Ireland to highlight the plight of the performing arts sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

National Theatre covered in tape to highlight plight of sector
Tower Bridge reopens - and it's still just a quid for locals

Tower Bridge reopens - and it's still just a quid for locals

Tower Bridge is reopening its exhibition and high-level walkway to visitors from Saturday 4 July - and Southwark residents can still take advantage of the special 1 ticket for locals.

Police appeal after 'robbery and kidnapping' at Waterloo Station

British Transport Police are appealing for information after a woman was forced to top up a stranger's Oyster card and board a tube train at Waterloo Station on Wednesday afternoon.

Police appeal after 'robbery and kidnapping' at Waterloo Station
Southwark Cathedral prepares to reopen its doors

Southwark Cathedral prepares to reopen its doors

Southwark's Anglican cathedral reopens for private prayer on Saturday 4 July, with the Sunday morning Eucharist to be held in the presence of a congregation from 19 July onwards.

Pre-booking essential when Tate Modern reopens at end of July

Tate Modern will reopen on Monday 27 July after more than four months of closure during the COVID-19 pandemic ... but you won't be able to pop in to the gallery whenever the mood takes you.

Pre-booking essential when Tate Modern reopens at end of July
St Thomas Street: 20-storey scheme at Vinegar Yard turned down

St Thomas Street: 20-storey scheme at Vinegar Yard turned down

Proposals for a 20-storey building on St Thomas Street - opposite London Bridge Station - have been rejected by Southwark councillors due to their "excessive height, scale and massing".

Avey Bhatia appointed as chief nurse at Guy's and St Thomas'

Avey Bhatia has been named as the next chief nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' in succession to Dame Eileen Sills who has held the post for the past 15 years.

Avey Bhatia appointed as chief nurse at Guy's and St Thomas'
Bankside's Great Get Together reinvented as marathon radio show

Bankside's Great Get Together reinvented as marathon radio show

Each year since 2017 Bankside has hosted one of the flagship Great Get Together street parties established to honour the legacy of the late Jo Cox MP. This year the event was reinvented as a radio show featuring dozens of local voices.

Charity seeks consent to take down Guy and Clayton statues

Guy's and St Thomas' Charity has applied to Southwark and Lambeth councils for permission to take down the statues at SE1's two hospitals which were boarded up in response to recent controversy.

Charity seeks consent to take down Guy and Clayton statues
The changing face of St Thomas Street - interactive map

The changing face of St Thomas Street - interactive map

With councillors due to decide on two major planning applications for developments on St Thomas Street on Monday evening, we look at the five big schemes currently in the works.

Man in critical condition after Old Kent Road assault

Detectives investigating an assault which left a man in a critical condition have released images of two men they wish to speak to in connection with the attack.

Man in critical condition after Old Kent Road assault
Tabard Gardens: police impose dispersal zone to curb gatherings

Tabard Gardens: police impose dispersal zone to curb gatherings

Southwark Police have imposed a 48-hour dispersal zone on the Tabard Gardens area from 5pm on Friday in an effort to prevent a repeat of the large-scale gathering that took place last weekend.

Life sentence for teenager who threw child from top of Tate Modern

A teenager who threw a child from the viewing gallery at the top of Tate Modern last summer will be imprisoned for at least 15 years.

Life sentence for teenager who threw child from top of Tate Modern
Butler's Wharf: competition launched for ideas to improve riverside

Butler's Wharf: competition launched for ideas to improve riverside

A new design competition inviting architects, landscape architects, designers and artists to enhance the riverside walk at Butler's Wharf has been launched.

10-year-old's BLM artwork shown on South Bank billboard

A Black Lives Matter poster designed by a local 10-year-old girl has been displayed on the giant digital billboard at the South Bank end of Waterloo Bridge.

10-year-old's BLM artwork shown on South Bank billboard
New Marlborough Yard: first image of new pedestrian link

New Marlborough Yard: first image of new pedestrian link

Construction work on the new Premier Inn hotel off The Cut in Waterloo has been completed, with the first guests due to arrive in the autumn

Greater London Authority could move City Hall to Royal Docks

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a consultation on plans for the Greater London Authority to leave City Hall at More London next year and move to The Crystal building in the Royal Docks.

Greater London Authority could move City Hall to Royal Docks
Baylis Road segregated cycle lanes completed

Baylis Road segregated cycle lanes completed

600 metres of segregated cycle lane on Baylis Road in Waterloo have been completed.

South Bank's IBM building gets grade II listed status

Plans to alter the IBM building on the South Bank have been thrown into doubt after the Government listed the building at grade II.

South Bank's IBM building gets grade II listed status
How your Zoom scream could light up a Southwark Street office block

How your Zoom scream could light up a Southwark Street office block

More than 2,000 people have already taken part in an interactive artwork by screaming into a Zoom video call and seeing their frustrations light up an empty office building on Southwark Street.

Borough Market launches project to help children learn about food

Primary school children and their families can learn more about the food they eat thanks to a new series of videos and downloadable resources launched this week by Borough Market.

Borough Market launches project to help children learn about food
Everyday Heroes: Southbank Centre public art & poetry project

Everyday Heroes: Southbank Centre public art & poetry project

The Southbank Centre is launching a public art and poetry project to celebrate and highlight the contributions of key workers who have kept the country running during the COVID-19 crisis.

Black Lives Matter march from Burgess Park to Elephant & Castle

Several hundred people marched from Burgess Park to Elephant & Castle on Sunday afternoon in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Black Lives Matter march from Burgess Park to Elephant & Castle
TfL's Southwark Street development gets the green light

TfL's Southwark Street development gets the green light

Plans to build new offices, shops and flats on land in Southwark Street owned by Transport for London have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Mayor urged to restore Thameslink to tube map

A London Assembly member has renewed calls for the central London section of the Thameslink rail route to be added to the tube map.

Mayor urged to restore Thameslink to tube map
Eshalomi calls for extra South Bank policing after weekend violence

Eshalomi calls for extra South Bank policing after weekend violence

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi has told the House of Commons that police in Lambeth and Southwark need extra resources after violence near Waterloo last weekend.

New Kent Road: 9-storey hotel plans approved

Plans for a 200-room hotel on the New Kent Road have been approved by Southwark councillors.

New Kent Road: 9-storey hotel plans approved
Coin Street neighbourhood centre begins to reopen

Coin Street neighbourhood centre begins to reopen

Coin Street Community Builders has announced that it is beginning to reopen its neighbourhood centre in Stamford Street, starting this week with the nursery.

SE1 churches begin to reopen doors for private prayer

St George's Cathedral and St John's Waterloo are the first SE1 churches to reopen for private prayer in accordance with the latest Government guidelines.

SE1 churches begin to reopen doors for private prayer
Church bells ring 72 times to remember victims of Grenfell fire

Church bells ring 72 times to remember victims of Grenfell fire

Southwark Cathedral and St John's Waterloo were among churches across London which rang their bells 72 times on Sunday evening to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire three years ago.

Decision day looms for TfL's Southwark Street development

Southwark councillors will decide on Monday whether to approve Transport for London's redevelopment plans for the land it owns on Southwark Street - and a local residents' group is calling for the site to be dedicated to key worker housing.

Decision day looms for TfL's Southwark Street development
Black Lives Matter billboard unveiled at Lambeth North

Black Lives Matter billboard unveiled at Lambeth North

The Black Lives Matter UK campaign has unveiled an advertising billboard in Westminster Bridge Road featuring the names of people who have died in police custody or as a result of racist violence.

Southwark launches 'anti-racist audit' of statues and street names

Southwark Council is to carry out an audit of street names and statues with links to slavery and Britain's colonial past as part of its response to the public debate on racism and inclusion sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

Southwark launches 'anti-racist audit' of statues and street names
Minister orders inquiry into Fire Brigade HQ redevelopment

Minister orders inquiry into Fire Brigade HQ redevelopment

The long-running saga of the redevelopment of the old London Fire Brigade HQ on Albert Embankment entered a new phase this week when communities secretary Robert Jenrick 'called in' Lambeth Council's decision to approve the scheme and ordered an inquiry.

Thomas Guy and Robert Clayton statues to be removed from view

The statue of Thomas Guy at Guy's Hospital and the statue of Sir Robert Clayton at St Thomas' Hospital are to be removed from public view.

Thomas Guy and Robert Clayton statues to be removed from view
Lambeth to audit public art for slavery links

Lambeth to audit public art for slavery links

Lambeth Council is looking into all statues and works of art in the borough to identify any links to "slavery, colonialism and oppression of black communities" and will launch a community consultation.

Leisure centre staff 'at risk of missing pay' without bailout

Southwark Council is to bail out its leisure centre operator Everyone Active to ensure that staff can continue to be paid while facilities such as the Castle Centre remain firmly closed.

Leisure centre staff 'at risk of missing pay' without bailout
Future of Thomas Guy statue in question as slavery row grows

Future of Thomas Guy statue in question as slavery row grows

Petitions have been launched calling for the statue of Thomas Guy - founder of Guy's Hospital - to be removed from the grounds of the hospital and medical school at London Bridge.

Lambeth launches fund to help arts and culture organisations

Lambeth Council has launched a 300,000 fund to help not-for-profit arts and culture organisations, including charities and social enterprises, survive the COVID-19 crisis.

Lambeth launches fund to help arts and culture organisations
Bermondsey Square: 'combustible' wooden cladding to be replaced

Bermondsey Square: 'combustible' wooden cladding to be replaced

Timber cladding at the Bermondsey Square development is to be replaced with anodised aluminium as part of a series of measures to improve fire safety.

Government doesn't understand us, says Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum says that a lack of understanding on the part of the Government has hampered its ability to obtain emergency financial support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Government doesn't understand us, says Imperial War Museum
Elephant & Castle protest highlights empty homes and Airbnb lets

Elephant & Castle protest highlights empty homes and Airbnb lets

Housing campaigners toured the Elephant & Castle on Thursday to highlight the number homes that are empty or used for short-let holiday accommodation in new developments.

Segregated cycle lanes to be introduced on Southwark Bridge Road

Southwark Council has announced plans to create segregated cycle lanes on Southwark Bridge Road as part of its package of changes to streets in the borough in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Segregated cycle lanes to be introduced on Southwark Bridge Road
Southwark Cathedral bells to toll in memory of Grenfell victims

Southwark Cathedral bells to toll in memory of Grenfell victims

Southwark Cathedral will be among churches across London to ring its bells 72 times to mark the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

London Bridge terrorist attack victims remembered three years on

A service has been held at Southwark Cathedral to mark the third anniversary of the deaths of eight people in a terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.

London Bridge terrorist attack victims remembered three years on
McDonald's reopens Old Kent Road branch for drive-through only

McDonald's reopens Old Kent Road branch for drive-through only

For the first time in more than two months, it's possible to buy a Big Mac in SE1 ... but you'll need to be driving a car.

Mint Street Adventure Playground damaged by fire

Mint Street Adventure Playground has been damaged by fire, less than two years after the completion of a 2.45 million makeover.

Mint Street Adventure Playground damaged by fire
More Borough Market traders reopen for business

More Borough Market traders reopen for business

Borough Market - which has remained open during the COVID-19 lockdown - is this week welcoming back an increasing number of its regular traders.

Waterloo Road pavements widened for social distancing

Pavements on Waterloo Road have been widened to create extra space for pedestrians around the busy bus stops outside Waterloo Station.

Waterloo Road pavements widened for social distancing
Archbishop of Southwark asks PM to let churches open their doors

Archbishop of Southwark asks PM to let churches open their doors

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark has written to the prime minister urging him to allow churches to open their doors for individual visitors and private prayer.

Evelina boss reassures parents over kids' illness linked to COVID-19

The medical director of the Evelina London Children's Hospital has spoken to reassure local parents concerned about reports of an illness linked to COVID-19 that is affecting children.

Evelina boss reassures parents over kids' illness linked to COVID-19
Government causing 'immense confusion' warns Lambeth leader

Government causing 'immense confusion' warns Lambeth leader

The leader of Lambeth Council says that the Government has caused "immense confusion" in its communications with the public over COVID-19, and has made things worse with its handling of the Dominic Cummings affair.

Motorcyclist jailed for death of woman on Great Dover Street

A man who pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving in Great Dover Street has been sent to prison for 32 months.

Motorcyclist jailed for death of woman on Great Dover Street
Police watchdog seeks witnesses to Avondale Square stop-and-search

Police watchdog seeks witnesses to Avondale Square stop-and-search

The police watchdog would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a man being restrained during a stop and search by officers in Avondale Square, off the Old Kent Road, earlier this month.

Harper Road's Rising Sun pub facing demolition

Harper Road could lose the last of its pubs under plans submitted to Southwark Council for a six-storey block of flats on the site of the Rising Sun pub.

Harper Road's Rising Sun pub facing demolition
Southbank Centre warns of redundancies and potential 5m loss

Southbank Centre warns of redundancies and potential 5m loss

The Southbank Centre has set out details of its bleak financial prospects in the wake of COVID-19, with closure till at least April 2021 possible.

London Bridge pavement split into northbound and southbound lanes

The pavement on London Bridge has been divided into northbound and southbound lanes to aid social distancing.

London Bridge pavement split into northbound and southbound lanes
LSBU moves all lectures online for first semester of next year

LSBU moves all lectures online for first semester of next year

London South Bank University says that all lectures will be delivered online for the first half of the next academic year as it grapples with the impact of COVID-19.

Southwark leader Peter John to co-chair London Recovery Board

Cllr Peter John, leader of Southwark Council, is to co-chair a new group tasked with drawing up an action plan to make London "fairer, more equal, greener and more resilient" after the COVID-19 crisis.

Southwark leader Peter John to co-chair London Recovery Board
Waterloo East Theatre founder on BBC Question Time

Waterloo East Theatre founder on BBC Question Time

Gerald Armin, founder of the Waterloo East Theatre, appeared on the BBC's Question Time programme this week to highlight the plight of small independent arts venues like his during the COVID-19 crisis.

Grandmother and therapy dog raise hundreds for Guy's & St Thomas'

A great grandmother has been using her daily dog walk to clean up her local area while raising money for Guy's and St Thomas'.

Grandmother and therapy dog raise hundreds for Guy's & St Thomas'
Art by Post: Southbank Centre helps isolated people stay creative

Art by Post: Southbank Centre helps isolated people stay creative

Southbank Centre has launched Art by Post, a pilot scheme to provide isolated people, who do not have digital access, with free creative activities packs.

Shakespeare's Globe warns it's at risk of closure due to COVID-19

Shakespeare's Globe has warned that the COVID-19 shutdown has left it at risk of insolvency and permanent closure without financial support from the Government.

Shakespeare's Globe warns it's at risk of closure due to COVID-19
Boy, 17, to appear in court charged with Francois Kablan murder

Boy, 17, to appear in court charged with Francois Kablan murder

Detectives investigating the murder of 19-year-old Francois Kablan in Great Dover Street on Wednesday have charged two boys.

Southwark reopens Tanner Street Park tennis courts

Tennis players returned to the courts in Tanner Street Park on Saturday as Southwark Council unlocked the gates, in line with the latest Government advice.

Southwark reopens Tanner Street Park tennis courts
Borough High Street: pavements widened for social distancing

Borough High Street: pavements widened for social distancing

Pavements at the northern end of Borough High Street and parts of Southwark Street and St Thomas Street have been widened as part of the Mayor of London's Streetspace scheme to make it easiest for pedestrians to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Francois Kablan murder: police appeal for information

Police investigating the murder of a 19-year-old footballer in Great Dover Street have asked the public to come forward with information "no matter how small you think it is".

Francois Kablan murder: police appeal for information
Appeal court increases 'lenient' sentence for Borough rapist

Appeal court increases 'lenient' sentence for Borough rapist

A man who attacked two women in the streets of SE1 last summer will now serve at least 16 years in prison after the Court of Appeal increased his original 'unduly lenient' sentence that could have seen him free after seven years.

Tate Modern displays 'thank you key workers' message

In the week of the 20th anniversary of the opening of Tate Modern in the former Bankside Power Station, the famous gallery is displaying a message of thanks to key workers on the lightbox at the top of the building.

Tate Modern displays 'thank you key workers' message
Francois Kablan: football club's tribute to Great Dover Street stabbing victim

Francois Kablan: football club's tribute to Great Dover Street stabbing victim

The man stabbed to death in Great Dover Street on Wednesday has been named by his football club as 19-year-old Francois Kablan.

Waterloo and London Bridges could go car-free

Cars and vans could be banned from Waterloo Bridge and London Bridge - and pavements on Borough High Street are to be widened - under measures to make walking and cycling easier whilst social distancing measures are in force.

Waterloo and London Bridges could go car-free
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