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Woman racially abused at Waterloo Tube: police appeal

Woman racially abused at Waterloo Tube: police appeal

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

South Bank's Sea Containers hotel drops Mondrian brand

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

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

Minicab drivers hold congestion charge demo in Blackfriars Road

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

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

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

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

Listed status for Guy's Hospital war memorial

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

Royal visit to South Bank as Meghan becomes National Theatre patron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Southwark Council buys Courage Yard next to Tower Bridge

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

Meymott Street: two-way cycling proposed

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

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

Homophobic assault on the South Bank: police appeal

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

Westminster to relocate dustcart depot from Mandela Way

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police investigating rape seek man seen on CCTV at London Bridge

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

Former William IV pub in Harper Road faces demolition

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

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

Derek Jarman to get blue plaque at Butler's Wharf

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

Free Xmas access to Castle Centre for emergency services workers

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

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

Waterloo concourse carol concert raises cash for foodbanks

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

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

Man sentenced for sexually touching woman on Waterloo escalators

Man sentenced for sexually touching woman on Waterloo escalators

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

Question Time returns to the Greenwood for Dimbleby's farewell

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

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

Car crashes into tube depot wall, scattering bricks on track

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

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

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

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

Giant ice blocks left to melt to highlight climate change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Shard takes 'reflection' as theme for 2018 light show

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

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

1983 Bermondsey by-election to be explored in new play

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

Mint Street resurfaced with recycled marble

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

Mint Street resurfaced with recycled marble
Passmore Centre: LSBU launches hub for apprenticeships

Passmore Centre: LSBU launches hub for apprenticeships

London South Bank University's new centre for apprenticeships and employer-supported study has opened in the former Passmore Edwards Library in Borough Road.

Tree planted in The Borough as symbol of interfaith understanding

Christians, Quakers, Jews, Muslims and Zoroastrians joined together for an interfaith tree-planting ceremony in Tabard Street last week.

Tree planted in The Borough as symbol of interfaith understanding
Police object to 24-hour opening for McDonald's at London Bridge

Police object to 24-hour opening for McDonald's at London Bridge

The Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police are seeking to curb the opening hours of the new McDonald's in Tooley Street, claiming that it could become a hub for crime and antisocial behaviour.

Taxi drivers block London Bridge every evening for a week

London Bridge has been blocked by taxi drivers during the evening rush hour every day this week as part of a campaign against restrictions on taxi access to roads including Tooley Street.

Taxi drivers block London Bridge every evening for a week
'Red Wednesday' marked at three SE1 churches and a palace

'Red Wednesday' marked at three SE1 churches and a palace

SE1's two cathedrals, Lambeth Palace and a parish church all took part in 'Red Wednesday' to highlight the plight of those who are persecuted for their faith.

M&S Foodhall and Boots open at Southbank Place in York Road

Hundreds of people queued outside the new M&S Foodhall in York Road on Wednesday morning for the chance of getting hold of a 'golden ticket' voucher. Boots has also opened a store at the Southbank Place development.

M&S Foodhall and Boots open at Southbank Place in York Road

A new contactless donation point where Londoners can give money to a coalition of charities helping the homeless in the capital this winter has been installed in the windows of City Hall.

Rings from Zeebrugge Harbour added to Albert McKenzie VC memorial

A century after the death of Bermondsey-born World War I hero Albert McKenzie, his memorial in Tower Bridge Road has been officially completed with the unveiling and dedication of metalwork from Zeebrugge Harbour.

Rings from Zeebrugge Harbour added to Albert McKenzie VC memorial
Drinking water fountain installed at Waterloo Station

Drinking water fountain installed at Waterloo Station

Passengers at Waterloo Station can now refill their water bottles for free at a new drinking water dispenser.

New building for Old Kent Road mosque approved

Proposals to rebuild the Muslim Association of Nigeria's Old Kent Road Mosque have been approved by Southwark's planning sub-committee A.

New building for Old Kent Road mosque approved
Statue of Boris aide Sir Simon Milton consigned to parking bay

Statue of Boris aide Sir Simon Milton consigned to parking bay

A statue of Boris Johnson's City Hall deputy mayor and chief of staff Sir Simon Milton has been unceremoniously placed in a parking bay whilst a new plinth is made.

St John's Waterloo launches 'Reignite 2021' campaign

St John's Waterloo has launched a fundraising campaign to renovate the building as a "beacon on the South Bank" in time for the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain in 2021.

St John's Waterloo launches 'Reignite 2021' campaign
Environmental protesters block five Thames bridges

Environmental protesters block five Thames bridges

Traffic on Lambeth, Westminster, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark Bridges was halted on Saturday morning as hundreds of people took part in Extinction Rebellion protests.

London Assembly sets up working group to probe Garden Bridge

The London Assembly's GLA oversight committee has set up a cross-party working group to continue to probe the Garden Bridge project.

London Assembly sets up working group to probe Garden Bridge
Man left with serious head injury outside Waterloo Station

Man left with serious head injury outside Waterloo Station

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a man was left with a serious head injury after he was punched and knocked to the ground outside Waterloo Station.

Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill: 20 mph limit and new cycle lane

New measures to prioritise buses and cyclists on Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill have been published by Transport for London at the start of a two-month public consultation.

Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill: 20 mph limit and new cycle lane
Jail for man who threatened to stab skaters on South Bank

Jail for man who threatened to stab skaters on South Bank

A man and a boy who robbed two men of a drone and camera equipment on the South Bank after threatening to stab them have been sentenced.

In pictures: Remembrance Sunday 2018 in SE1

The centenary of the end of World War I was marked on the River Thames and at war memorials around SE1 on Sunday.

In pictures: Remembrance Sunday 2018 in SE1
INSPIRE remembrance & peacemaking events at SE1's two cathedrals

INSPIRE remembrance & peacemaking events at SE1's two cathedrals

Hundreds of young people from schools in SE1 and beyond gathered in Southwark's two cathedrals on Friday morning for remembrance events as part of the nationwide INSPIRE project.

Hawk to patrol Waterloo Station twice a week to deter pigeons

Aria the Harris hawk has joined the staff at Waterloo Station to keep the concourse clear of pigeons.

Hawk to patrol Waterloo Station twice a week to deter pigeons
London Nautical School hosts 'Great War Debate'

London Nautical School hosts 'Great War Debate'

The London Nautical School this week played host to hundreds of pupils from across London and beyond who took part in a debate on World War I organised by the Department for Education.

Police investigating 'serious sexual assault' in Tabard Gardens

Part of Tabard Gardens was cordoned off on Thursday morning while police investigated reports of a 'serious sexual assault' in the park.

Police investigating 'serious sexual assault' in Tabard Gardens
Sir Simon Hughes installed as LSBU chancellor

Sir Simon Hughes installed as LSBU chancellor

Sir Simon Hughes has begun his four-year term as chancellor of London South Bank University with a formal installation ceremony at the Purcell Room.

Gig economy in the spotlight as precarious workers stage march

Workers in the gig economy from minicab drivers to delivery riders gathered in Blackfriars Road on Tuesday morning for a march across London to highlight the plight of 'precarious workers'.

Gig economy in the spotlight as precarious workers stage march
Tanner Street Dragons' Den warehouse development approved

Tanner Street Dragons' Den warehouse development approved

Plans to build a seven-storey office block beside and above a Victorian Tanner Street warehouse - used in early series of the BBC's Dragons' Den - have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Skipton House: extra floors planned for Elephant office block

Plans for a 40-storey development next to the Bakerloo line station at the Elephant & Castle have been dropped in favour of a modest six-storey extension to the existing office building.

Skipton House: extra floors planned for Elephant office block
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre turned down for listed status

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre turned down for listed status

The Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has been turned down for listed status - and the Government has issued a 'certificate of immunity' to prevent the building from being protected for the next five years.

Woman attacked in Borough High Street: police appeal

Detectives in Southwark are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked on Borough High Street by a man who attempted to drag her into a nearby alleyway.

Woman attacked in Borough High Street: police appeal
UK and Dutch Marines stage display on Thames during state visit

UK and Dutch Marines stage display on Thames during state visit

The sound of gunfire rang out across the Pool of London on Wednesday morning as the UK's Royal Marines and their Dutch counterparts staged a demonstration on the River Thames near Tower Bridge.

Fire at Mudlark pub next to London Bridge

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at The Mudlark pub on Montague Close next to London Bridge on Tuesday morning.

Fire at Mudlark pub next to London Bridge
Tessa Jowell remembered at Southwark memorial service

Tessa Jowell remembered at Southwark memorial service

A service of thanksgiving for the life and work of Tessa Jowell has been held at Southwark Cathedral.

Firefighters mark union centenary with Southwark celebration

Hundreds of firefighters from around the UK processed across the Millennium Bridge last Saturday to Southwark Cathedral as part of the centenary celebrations for the Fire Brigades' Union.

Firefighters mark union centenary with Southwark celebration
Super-fast wifi now available at John Harvard Library

Super-fast wifi now available at John Harvard Library

The public wifi at John Harvard Library on Borough High Street has had a speed boost thanks to the installation of a Gigabit internet connection as part of Southwark Council's partnership with Community Fibre.

Stainer Street reopens to pedestrians after London Bridge rebuild

Stainer Street has reopened to the public as a north-south pedestrian route from Tooley Street to St Thomas Street parallel to the concourse of the rebuilt London Bridge Station.

Stainer Street reopens to pedestrians after London Bridge rebuild
Quietway 14 opened from Blackfriars Road to Tower Bridge Road

Quietway 14 opened from Blackfriars Road to Tower Bridge Road

The first section of Quietway 14 - a new cycle route that will one day run from Southwark to Thamesmead - was this week officially opened by London walking and cycling commissioner Dr Will Norman and Southwark's Cllr Richard Livingstone.

ITV abandons South Bank HQ plans and puts site up for sale

More than 40 years of television history have come to an end after ITV cancelled plans to build a new headquarters on the South Bank and its putting its riverside site up for sale.

ITV abandons South Bank HQ plans and puts site up for sale
Blackfriars Road hotel vetoed over fears of tourism saturation

Blackfriars Road hotel vetoed over fears of tourism saturation

Southwark councillors have turned down plans for a 220-room hotel in Blackfriars Road, arguing that the proposal didn't meet local planning policy and that visitor accommodation in the area had reached saturation point.

Lambeth paves the way for skyscraper on Waterloo IMAX site

Lambeth Council is poised to update its planning policy to allow the prospect of a tall building up to 130 metres high on the site of the BFI IMAX cinema at Waterloo.

Lambeth paves the way for skyscraper on Waterloo IMAX site
Lambeth tells developers: no more hotels in Waterloo, thank you

Lambeth tells developers: no more hotels in Waterloo, thank you

Lambeth Council is to warn developers that it won't grant planning permission for new hotels around Waterloo and the South Bank.

Man killed by falling glass at luxury tower on Albert Embankment

A man has been killed by a window panel which fell from the top of a new block of luxury flats on the Albert Embankment.

Man killed by falling glass at luxury tower on Albert Embankment
Southwark to regain its own FE college

Southwark to regain its own FE college

Southwark College is to regain its own identity, five years after the further education institution merged with its Lewisham counterpart.

Astley's Amphitheatre: Zippo's Circus installs plaque

A commemorative paving stone marking the location of the world's first modern circus building has been unveiled in the gardens of St Thomas' Hospital.

Astley's Amphitheatre: Zippo's Circus installs plaque
Christine Elliott is new chair of Borough Market trustees

Christine Elliott is new chair of Borough Market trustees

Christine Elliott has been named as the new chair of the charity which runs Borough Market, in succession to Donald Hyslop.

RV1 faces the axe in TfL central London bus route shake-up

RV1 faces the axe in TfL central London bus route shake-up

The RV1 bus route along the South Bank and Bankside faces the axe under plans for a major shake-up of bus services in central London proposed by Transport for London.

Countess of Wessex opens Rare Diseases Centre at St Thomas'

The Countess of Wessex visited St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday to officially open the new Rare Diseases Centre.

Countess of Wessex opens Rare Diseases Centre at St Thomas'
St John Ambulance seeks youth and adult volunteer first aiders

St John Ambulance seeks youth and adult volunteer first aiders

First aid charity St John Ambulance has a new unit for adult first aiders and is launching a cadet unit (for 10 to 17-year olds) at its London Bridge training centre in Borough High Street.

Cafe Nova Interchange: Elephant social enterprise shuts

A social enterprise cafe at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has shut down, with just six months to go until the possible closure of the whole centre.

Cafe Nova Interchange: Elephant social enterprise shuts
Car Free Day event held in Bermondsey Street

Car Free Day event held in Bermondsey Street

Bermondsey Street was one of 49 roads around the capital to be partly closed to motor vehicles on Saturday as part of World Car Free Day, a global initiative to tackle poor air quality and build stronger communities.

A daily coach service from London to Birmingham - picking up at Elephant & Castle and Waterloo - has been launched by Snap, a new demand-responsive coach travel firm.

Lambeth councillors approve KFC plans for Waterloo takeaway

Lambeth councillors approve KFC plans for Waterloo takeaway

Proposals to open a branch of KFC next to Waterloo Bus Station at Tenison Way have won the unanimous backing of Lambeth's planning applications committee.

Southwark Tube / Waterloo East Greet Street entrance plan revived

Controversial plans for a second entrance to Southwark Underground Station and Waterloo East in Greet Street have been revived by Transport for London, a decade after similar plans were dropped by Network Rail in the face of local opposition.

Southwark Tube / Waterloo East Greet Street entrance plan revived
TfL says 'no' to Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms

TfL says 'no' to Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms

TfL has published an update on plans for the Bakerloo line extension, including saying 'no' to a station at Bricklayers Arms and an update on plans for the Elephant & Castle and Old Kent Road stations.

Madani Younis appointed as Southbank Centre creative director

Southbank Centre has announced that Madani Younis is to be the riverside arts complex's new creative director.

Madani Younis appointed as Southbank Centre creative director
Public water fountains coming to Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

Public water fountains coming to Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

Public water fountains are to be installed at Guy's Hospital near London Bridge and St Thomas' Hospital close to Westminster Bridge as part of a new network of fountains and bottle refill points promoted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Police helicopter helps cops chase moped phone theft suspects

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob after police chased two men on a moped from Hackney to Bermondsey via Tower Bridge.

Police helicopter helps cops chase moped phone theft suspects
Royal Mail issues special stamps for Old Vic bicentenary

Royal Mail issues special stamps for Old Vic bicentenary

Royal Mail is to issue a set of eight special stamps to mark the bicentenary of The Old Vic.

John Calder, founder of Waterloo's Calder Bookshop, dies aged 91

John Calder, who opened the Calder Bookshop in The Cut, has died at the age of 91.

John Calder, founder of Waterloo's Calder Bookshop, dies aged 91
Gun seen on Rockingham Estate: police appeal for information

Gun seen on Rockingham Estate: police appeal for information

Southwark Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation on the Rockingham Estate where a man is believed to have produced a firearm.

The Aeronauts: Amazon builds film set in Waterloo

Scenes for a new drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were filmed in Waterloo last week as an elaborate set was built in Whittlesey Street, Roupell Street and Windmill Walk.

The Aeronauts: Amazon builds film set in Waterloo
More solar-powered 'smart benches' appear on SE1 streets

More solar-powered 'smart benches' appear on SE1 streets

More 'smart benches' offering free wifi and phone charging are appearing on the streets of SE1 as part of a partnership between a Serbia-based company and Southwark Council.

Councils launch 'Back the Bakerloo' campaign

Southwark and Lewisham councils have joined forces to launch a campaign to build public support for the proposed Bakerloo line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via the Old Kent Road.

Councils launch 'Back the Bakerloo' campaign
Sir Simon Hughes to be chancellor of LSBU

Sir Simon Hughes to be chancellor of LSBU

Former Bermondsey MP Sir Simon Hughes is to be the next chancellor of London South Bank University.

Appeal to trace man after 'serious assault' in Coopers Road

Police have released an image of a man who is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Coopers Road, near the Old Kent Road.

Appeal to trace man after 'serious assault' in Coopers Road
Council in talks with More London to bring back water feature

Council in talks with More London to bring back water feature

The much-loved Rill water feature at More London could make a comeback if Southwark Council succeeds in persuading the estate's Kuwaiti owners to reinstate it, it was revealed this week.

Marklake Court: new council homes built by community initiative

Tenants are moving in to 27 new council homes on the Kipling Estate near London Bridge, the first to be built by the Leathermarket Community Benefit Society (CBS).

Marklake Court: new council homes built by community initiative
Blackfriars Crown Court: Government confirms closure

Blackfriars Crown Court: Government confirms closure

SE1 will lose one of its three crown courts after the Ministry of Justice confirmed plans to close Blackfriars Crown Court in Pocock Street with the aim of gaining "significant sales receipts" from selling the building.

20 mph speed limit to be extended to more red routes in SE1

A 20 mph speed limit is to be introduced on all red routes in the Congestion Charge zone by 2020, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

20 mph speed limit to be extended to more red routes in SE1
Man jailed for sexual assault of 19-year-old in Falmouth Road

Man jailed for sexual assault of 19-year-old in Falmouth Road

A man convicted of sexually assaulting girls and women during their daily commutes - including one attack near the Elephant & Castle - has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Great Dover Street: pedestrian killed in motorcycle collision

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed when she was hit by a motorbike in Great Dover Street on Monday evening.

Great Dover Street: pedestrian killed in motorcycle collision
Former owner of Shad Thames restaurant jailed for fraud

Former owner of Shad Thames restaurant jailed for fraud

The former owner of an Italian restaurant near Tower Bridge has been jailed for four years for VAT evasion.

Family threatened with machine gun in Grange Road home

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted aggravated burglary which left a Bermondsey family traumatised.

Family threatened with machine gun in Grange Road home
Harper Road: council wants your views

Harper Road: council wants your views

Southwark Council has launched a survey to gather opinions on Harper Road as it plans to make changes to the look and feel of the area.

New Post Office branch opening at Elephant & Castle

People living and working near the Elephant & Castle will have easy access to Post Office services when a Post Office counter opens in a convenience store in New Kent Road next month.

New Post Office branch opening at Elephant & Castle
Team London Bridge objects to removal of The Rill at More London

Team London Bridge objects to removal of The Rill at More London

Business organisation Team London Bridge has objected to the filling in of More London's artificial stream, noting that its removal has harmed the image of the area and that the water features are important in making locals feel welcome amid the offices.

Gallantry awards for eight London Bridge heroes

Gallantry awards for eight London Bridge heroes

Eight people are to receive gallantry awards for their actions on the night of the terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market in June 2017.

Bankside's 185 Park Street scheme bought by Slovakian developer

A major development site on Bankside has been sold by Delancey to Slovakian firm J&T Real Estate who will build the consented housing and office scheme together with Sons & Co.

Bankside's 185 Park Street scheme bought by Slovakian developer
Harry and Meghan visit South Bank for Mandela exhibition

Harry and Meghan visit South Bank for Mandela exhibition

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the South Bank on Tuesday to view a new exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

13-storey tower to replace KwikFit on New Kent Road

Plans for a development of more than 80 homes - including a 13-storey tower - on the site of KwikFit in the New Kent Road have been approved by Southwark councillors.

13-storey tower to replace KwikFit on New Kent Road
Elephant & Castle: new shops approved at Perronet House garages

Elephant & Castle: new shops approved at Perronet House garages

A proposal to create new shops facing the Elephant & Castle road junction - to accommodate some of the small businesses likely to be displaced by the shopping centre redevelopment - has been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

Waterloo to Finchley: 'Inky' Stephens remembered 100 years on

The centenary of the death of of Waterloo-born 'Inky' Stephens is being marked by a garden party this weekend at his Finchley home.

Waterloo to Finchley: 'Inky' Stephens remembered 100 years on
Pictures: Waterloo Carnival celebrates 15th year

Pictures: Waterloo Carnival celebrates 15th year

The Waterloo Carnival returned to Lower Marsh on Friday as the annual parade featuring younger and older members of the local community celebrated its 15th year.

Simon Hughes: I won't be Lib Dem candidate at next election

Former MP Sir Simon Hughes has announced that he won't seek selection as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark at the next general election, nearly four decades after he first stood for elected office in the borough.

Simon Hughes: I won't be Lib Dem candidate at next election
Salvation Army's UK HQ to leave Elephant & Castle

Salvation Army's UK HQ to leave Elephant & Castle

The Salvation Army has announced plans to relocate its UK headquarters from the Elephant & Castle to new buildings next to its William Booth College at Denmark Hill.

Old Kent Road: Southwark wins 'best masterplan' prize

Southwark Council's 20-year plan to build 20,000 new homes along the Old Kent Road has been named 'best masterplan or area strategy' at the New London Awards.

Old Kent Road: Southwark wins 'best masterplan' prize
City cancels Thames fireworks over terrorism and crowd fears

City cancels Thames fireworks over terrorism and crowd fears

There will be no fireworks display over the River Thames on the day of the Lord Mayor's Show after the City of London Police raised strong concerns over public safety.

Hundreds line South Bank and Thames bridges for RAF 100 flypast

Hundreds of people gathered on bridges and along the South Bank on Tuesday lunchtime to watch a flypast of around 100 aircraft to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

Hundreds line South Bank and Thames bridges for RAF 100 flypast
16 to 21-year-olds invited to join Better Bankside Events Academy

16 to 21-year-olds invited to join Better Bankside Events Academy

Young people from Southwark aged 16 to 21 are being offered the opportunity to learn new skills this summer as part of Better Bankside's annual Events Academy initiative.

'FBI' at Blue Fin Building as film-makers descend on Bankside

Visitors to Tate Modern on Sunday witnessed an FBI raid as movie-makers filmed scenes at the Blue Fin Building.

'FBI' at Blue Fin Building as film-makers descend on Bankside
London Bridge: man jailed for rape of 18-year-old on Thames Path

London Bridge: man jailed for rape of 18-year-old on Thames Path

A man has been jailed for eight years for raping and assaulting a woman on the riverside path near London Bridge.

Great Suffolk Street warehouse: plans for flats approved

Plans to convert one of the last remaining derelict Victorian warehouses in SE1 into seven flats have been approved by Southwark councillors this week.

Great Suffolk Street warehouse: plans for flats approved
Don't fill the Rill: MP backs petition to save water feature

Don't fill the Rill: MP backs petition to save water feature

Bermondsey MP Neil Coyle has backed a petition protesting against the filling in of The Rill, the much-loved water feature at More London Place.

Declan Jones to be head of Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy

The federation which will run SE1's new secondary school has named Declan Jones as its principal designate.

Declan Jones to be head of Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy
Watchdog warns Guy's Hospital over failings at at dialysis unit

Watchdog warns Guy's Hospital over failings at at dialysis unit

The healthcare watchdog has told local NHS bosses that they must improve care at the dialysis centre at Guy's Hospital after inspectors found "a culture of complacency that accepted poor nursing care practices" and "disrespect for patients".

Patients evacuated as fire breaks out at private hospital

21 firefighters were called to a private hospital in Lambeth Road on Tuesday night when a fire broke out on the first floor.

Patients evacuated as fire breaks out at private hospital
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: Southwark approves plans

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: Southwark approves plans

A controversial scheme to redevelop the sites of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, the London College of Communication and The Coronet has won the backing of Southwark's planning committee.

Bikes stolen from Blackfriars Road flats: police appeal

Detectives investigating a number of burglaries at a block of flats in Blackfriars Road have released an image of a man they wish to identify.

Bikes stolen from Blackfriars Road flats: police appeal
Elephant developer sets timetable for shopping centre closure

Elephant developer sets timetable for shopping centre closure

If councillors approve the redevelopment plans this week, the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre could close its doors in March 2019, marking the start of a building project lasting up to a decade.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: bid made for listed status

Historic England is assessing an application to give listed building status to the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, one of the UK's first indoor shopping malls.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: bid made for listed status
Cinema could form part of Old Kent Road development

Cinema could form part of Old Kent Road development

A subterranean cinema could be part of a large-scale development of the Southernwood Retail Park on the Old Kent Road along with hundreds of homes, a hotel and new shops.

Tower Bridge poplar: council issues tree protection order

A cafe's plans to chop down a tall poplar tree next to Tower Bridge have been thwarted after Southwark Council issued a tree protection order.

Tower Bridge poplar: council issues tree protection order
Residents evacuated after fire at Mawdley House in Waterloo Road

Residents evacuated after fire at Mawdley House in Waterloo Road

Waterloo Road was closed and residents were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in a block of flats on Tuesday night.

Armed Forces Day flag raised at City Hall

The Mayor of London and the London Assembly joined military representatives outside City Hall on Monday morning for a flag-raising ceremony to honour the courage and commitment of Britain's armed forces.

Armed Forces Day flag raised at City Hall
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: another decision day looms

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: another decision day looms

After a lull for the local elections, the controversy over the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and the London College of Communication has stepped up again as councillors prepare to vote on the latest proposals.

Football fans bring Southwark Street and Elephant Road to a halt

Southwark Street was brought to a halt by jubilant England fans on Sunday afternoon, whilst on Sunday night it was Elephant & Castle's turn to host the party for the capital's Colombian community.

Football fans bring Southwark Street and Elephant Road to a halt
The Great Get Together Bankside returns for second year

The Great Get Together Bankside returns for second year

Hundreds of people came to Union Street and Redcross Way on Sunday to enjoy the second annual Great Get Together Bankside.

British Flowers Week: Duchess of Cornwall visits Garden Museum

The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace on Thursday to present awards to the winners of the 2018 British Flowers Week competition.

British Flowers Week: Duchess of Cornwall visits Garden Museum
Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

Clean Air Day was marked in Southwark by an idling action event outside The Shard, whilst nearby Redcross Way was closed to traffic and given over to street games for the afternoon.

Firefighters join South Bank beach clean-up

Firefighters and staff from the London Fire Brigade cleared 18 sacks of single-use plastic from the Thames foreshore on the South Bank during a clean-up event on Tuesday.

Firefighters join South Bank beach clean-up
Premier Inn to replace cladding at Waterloo hotel

Premier Inn to replace cladding at Waterloo hotel

Premier Inn is to replace the cladding at its Waterloo hotel after a post-Grenfell assessment found it no longer met current building regulations.

Police appeal for witnesses after fight at Blackfriars Station

Detectives from the British Transport Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed a fight at Blackfriars Railway Station earlier this month to get in touch.

Police appeal for witnesses after fight at Blackfriars Station
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