Dr Katherine Henderson, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and a St Thomas' Hospital consultant - says that SE1's hospitals have "got enough ventilators" as the COVID-19 crisis mounts.
Former Mayor of Lambeth Dr Neeraj Patil - an emergency medicine consultant - says that the COVID-19 pandemic is "the biggest challenge faced by NHS since its inception" - but he's optimistic about a vaccine.
10,000 test kits for COVID-19 have been donated to Guy's and St Thomas' by alumni of the Peking University HSBC Business School.
The Shard, the London Eye, the Oxo Tower and the National Theatre were among the SE1 landmarks that were bathed in blue light on Thursday night to coincide with the national ripple of applause for NHS staff and care workers dealing with COVID-19.
Two SE1 GP surgeries which served nearly 5,000 patients will close next week - but the empty Borough Medical Centre could be used by the local NHS to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Thames Clippers have announced that they are suspending their riverbus service in response to a "significant drop in passenger demand".
The owners of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre have waived rent for independent traders and pledged to ensure that "essential food and pharmacy facilities" remain available if the COVID-19 crisis is unresolved when the building is closed.
An SE1-based foodbank that has seen a sharp rise in demand since the COVID-19 crisis began has launched a crowdfund appeal to ensure it can keep on feeding the most needy people in our part of London.
Inpatients at Guy's Hospital in London Bridge and St Thomas' Hospital in Lambeth are no longer allowed to receive visits from family and friends as the NHS continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Soldiers have delivered supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) to St Thomas' Hospital to help medical staff treating COVID-19 patients.
Lambeth Council's leader Jack Hopkins has approved measures to hand powers normally held by elected politicians to the borough's chief executive Andrew Travers.
Southwark leader Peter John says the council will 'urgently review' whether construction should continue on its building sites during the COVID-19 crisis.
Staff at Guy's Hospital - and other NHS workers - can park for free at the NCP multi-storey car park in Snowsfields during the COVID-19 crisis.
Do you recognise this man? Officers investigating a robbery on a Thameslink train to Elephant & Castle are keen to talk to him.
Around 25 firefighters were called to Abbey Street in Bermondsey on Saturday morning to tackle a fire on a fifth floor balcony.
"Southwark absolutely has the best residents on the planet," says Cllr Humaira Ali, who has told us about how people in her London Bridge & West Bermondsey ward have stepped up to help each other during the COVID-19 crisis.
Borough Market has issued new guidance to shoppers to keep traders and the public safe during the COVID-19 emergency.
With Southwark having more COVID-19 cases than any other borough, the council leader Peter John has urged residents to heed advice to stay at home. Playgrounds will now be locked to highlight the risks of unnecessary social contact.
Laying out Lambeth Council's plans during the coronavirus outbreak, leader Cllr Jack Hopkins said the scale of the pandemic was "unprecedented" and will lead to "major changes in our way of life".
At Thursday's Mayor's Question Time meeting London Assembly member Florence Eshalomi AM MP raised the plight of South Bank businesses in the wake of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
The owner of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre says that it is currently sticking to its plan to shut the building at the end of July, even though it contains two supermarkets and two pharmacies which could be vital during the COVID-19 crisis.
A "longer-lasting 30-day antiviral disinfectant" has been piloted at Waterloo Station this week according to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, as he pledges to protect the working conditions of TfL contract cleaners.
Human rights and civil liberties will have to be "changed, curtailed and infringed" to prevent further deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19, the Mayor of London has said.
Borough Market is extending its online delivery service to all addresses within the M25 amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The market is also remaining open for shoppers.
The Ark Walworth Academy off Old Kent Road has become the first state school in SE1 to announce a partial shutdown due to the COVID-19 emergency. The City of London Academy is also asking one year group to study at home.
"We look forward to welcoming you back. Soon, we hope." That's the message from Southbank Centre as it shuts its venues.
Borough Market says that it remains open for business after taking a series of hygiene and public health initiatives to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Three adults and two children were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in a ground floor flat on the Harold Estate in Bermondsey on Monday evening.
Face-to-face services for residents in Lambeth are being reduced as some council staff self-isolate.
Cllr Peter John has announced that he has delayed his resignation as leader of Southwark Council and chair of capital-wide body London Councils to ensure continuity of response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi has told the House of Commons that business on the world-famous South Bank in her constituency are already struggling with the economic impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
As the Coronavirus crisis continues, Waterloo-based charity Oasis is launching a 'friendship phone line' for the lonely and anxious along with a 'Guidance for finding calm' tips sheet for use when people are finding it hard to stay calm.
A brand new Changing Places toilet has opened at the Imperial War Museum. The Changing Places toilet is a safe and accessible space for visitors who are unable to use standard toilets.
A woman in her early nineties has become the first patient who tested positive for COVID-19 to die at St Thomas' Hospital.
Elections for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly - due to be held on Thursday 7 May – have been delayed for a year because of coronavirus.
A man shot dead by police in Great Scotland Yard on Sunday night had first come to the attention of officers when a member of the public reported him 'acting suspiciously' on the South Bank, it has emerged.
The man who runs Tower Bridge is in the running for a top tourism award, having been nominated by local business improvement district Team London Bridge.
Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a fire at a flat in a skyscraper near Elephant & Castle on Sunday evening.
The Most Revd Peter Smith has died less than a year after retiring as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark.
Southwark Council's developer-funded trip to Cannes to promote the Bakerloo line extension has been scuppered by the coronavirus, with the MIPIM property trade fair postponed from March to June.
Peter John has announced that he is stepping down as leader of Southwark Council after nearly a decade at the helm of the borough.
A consortium of developers with interests along the Old Kent Road is funding Southwark Council's delegation to the MIPIM property trade show in Cannes next month.
The fire engines currently based on Albert Embankment could be relocated to Chelsea and Clapham whilst Lambeth Fire Station is redeveloped, it was revealed this week.
A pupil from Grange Primary School in Bermondsey has won a competition organised by the Mary Seacole Trust for poems, essays and videos about family members and role models who exhibit and embody the qualities of Mary Seacole.
The South Bank entrance/exit to Waterloo Underground Station in York Road will reopen in March after more than three months' closure for urgent works to the new block of flats above.
Blackfriars Road - and Cycleway 6 - have reopened after a month-long closure for Thames Water works.
It's been an unlikely fixture of a dead-end side street in SE1 for the past nine years, but the full-size replica of Trafalgar Square's empty fourth plinth in County Street has now been demolished.
It's carnival time in much of the world, and shoppers at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre got to experience a little of what the season has to offer in Colombia, Peru, the Dominican Republic and Bolivia.
The Bakerloo line at Elephant & Castle, Lambeth North and Waterloo had only a very intermittent service on Friday as drivers took strike action over timetable changes.
If you were passing along Waterloo Road in January you might have noticed the frequent presence of a gaggle of enforcement officers near the entrance to Waterloo Station.
Firefighters were called to reports of smoke coming from a floating bar moored on Albert Embankment on Thursday lunchtime. Luckily, London's fire boats are based nearby and Lambeth Fire Station is just across the road.
It's nearly three months since the newly built York Road entrance to Waterloo Underground Station closed to allow safety inspections to be carried out on the building above - and the developer has refused to be drawn on how soon it might reopen.
A seven-month programme of works to London Bridge that will involve closing the crossing to all traffic except buses, licensed taxis and people walking and cycling will begin on Monday 16 March.
Proposals for Waterloo's tallest skyscraper were nearly scuppered by a typo in a planning policy document that Lambeth Council is preparing to submit to a Government-appointed inspector.
A public consultation could be launched later this year by Transport for London on plans to introduce segregated cycle lanes and improved bus lanes along the Old Kent Road.
Plans to convert an office building in Lower Marsh into 17 bedsits targeted at "young dynamic professionals" have been knocked back by Lambeth Council for a second time.
The protected view of the Tower of London from The Queen's Walk outside City Hall will be one of the key issues at a public inquiry into plans for The Tulip skyscraper in the Square Mile.
A letterbox where unwanted children's books can be deposited for redistribution to youngsters with few books of their own has been installed in a Stoney Street railway arch.
The trust which maintains Potters Fields Park next to Tower Bridge has asked for permission to increase the number of days on which the park can host commercial and cultural events.
Planning permission has been granted for a major revamp of the park at Dickens Square off Harper Road.
The run-down 1960s tower occupied by the London College of Communication is due to get a colourful makeover this year as part of works to extend its life until the college's new premises are built.
Plans to refurbish and extend the IBM building on the South Bank have been submitted to Lambeth Council.
A serving police officer has been fined by magistrates after he was found guilty of common assault at Waterloo Station.
Zumba, urban croquet, tennis and running are just some of the physical activities that people in the Waterloo area will be able to take part in, thanks to a major Sport England grant awarded to local charity Oasis Hub Waterloo.
Staff at London Fire Brigade HQ whose role includes preparing for 'catastrophic events' in the capital have asked to be relocated from their subterranean offices because the lack of mobile phone signal means they miss emergency calls.
A house once occupied by William Bligh - best known as the captain of the Bounty - is up for sale with an asking price of £2.75 million.
TV production could return to the South Bank with the new owners of the former ITV building now offering five studios on a short lease.
Developer Rockwell is to acquire the Salvation Army's UK headquarters in Newington Causeway.
Plans to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists at the junction of Southwark Street, Sumner Street and Great Suffolk Street have been published by Southwark Council.
The Government has once again declined to grant listed status to the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery complex at Southbank Centre.
The top end of Bermondsey Street was shut by police on Sunday afternoon after a building lost part of its roof in Storm Ciara.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses - or anyone with dash cam footage - to come forward following a collision that has left a man with life-threatening injuries.
A Lambeth councillor has warned that street gamblers on Westminster Bridge "pose a massive security risk" and "seem to act with impunity" despite the imposition of a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to curb 'cup and ball' games and similar scams.
A man has been found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent after pushing an 18-year-old woman over a fourth floor balcony at Empire Square in Long Lane last summer.
Plans for a 11-storey office building on Long Lane - on the site of the Selected Rug Co building - have been submitted to Southwark Council.
A property developer backed by the Mayor of London has submitted plans for an 11-storey block of one-bedroom flats just off the Old Kent Road - to be sold at 20 per cent below market value.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has responded to calls for London to consider replacing its New Year fireworks with a drone display above the Thames.
Two decades after the creation of the Greater London Authority and nearly 35 years after the abolition of its predecessor the Greater London Council, City Hall could soon adopt the coat of arms previously used by County Hall.
The Falmouth Road Surgery next to Dickens Square Park could be rebuilt with expanded facilities for the GP practice, funded by the development of 39 flats above the new medical centre.
Blackfriars Road is likely to be closed for a further two weeks whilst Thames Water repairs a burst water main. The Cut and Union Street will be shut to through traffic for several weeks after that.
A Southwark Labour councillor has urged the authority to do more to cash in on the millions of tourists who visit Bankside between Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge every year.
The footbridge across Tooley Street between London Bridge Station and the Cottons Centre could soon be removed after Southwark planning officers gave the green light to demolition.
Sadiq Khan will replace the European Union flag that is flown outside City Hall with an image designed by artist David Shrigley for the 'London is Open' campaign.
The chief nurse of Guy's and St Thomas' has said that "plans are in place" for local hospitals to treat Coronavirus patients, with a confirmed case in the UK almost "inevitable".
Southwark Cathedral has joined the Community of the Cross of Nails, an international network of churches working and praying for peace, justice and reconciliation. Southwark will place a special emphasis on tackling youth violence and knife crime.
Nearly 5,000 patients at the Borough Medical Centre will be asked to register with a new GP after the two doctors decided to retire ahead of plans to redevelop the site as a 13-storey hotel.
Police officers investigating an 'altercation' at Elephant & Castle Tube Station on Tuesday afternoon have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault and common assault.
Traders at the Elephant & Castle have told Southwark councillors they are "crying out" for extra help with just six months left till the shopping centre closes for good. The council has announced an extra £200,000 to assist affected businesses.
Civic leaders from many London boroughs joined diplomats and local dignitaries in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Monday for Southwark's annual Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.
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The former St Thomas' Church near London Bridge could be turned into a bar after the closure of Duddell's Chinese restaurant.
A specialist book and model shop in Waterloo has been ordered to pay nearly £7,000 after selling a knife to a 15-year-old boy.
Plans to create a seven-storey office building on the site of a former silversmith's workshop and theatre scenery depot in Bear Lane have been revealed.
Two proposed 25-storey towers on Albert Embankment will be built as a 600-room hotel instead of the previously proposed residential scheme after a switch in uses won the backing of Lambeth councillors on Tuesday night.
The cost of replacing hundreds of front doors on City of London-owned homes - including Avondale Square and the William Blake Estate in SE1 - has climbed from less than £5 million to nearly £9 million.
The London South Bank University campus was filled with trucks on Friday night for the filming of scenes for a new movie.
Blackfriars Road was shut to traffic on Tuesday morning and Southwark Underground Station was closed to passengers after a burst water main flooded the road.
A man has been jailed for a total of 14 years for violent attacks on two women in Great Dover Street and Borough High Street last summer.
The last day of trade at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre will be Thursday 30 July, the firm behind redevelopment plans has announced.
Florence Eshalomi, elected last December as the Labour MP for Vauxhall, made her maiden speech in the House of Commons on Thursday afternoon during a debate on health and social care.
German 'lifestyle hotel' chain Ruby has been lined up as the prospective operator of a new hotel in Blackfriars Road, as developers hope to win permission a second time round.
ITV has submitted plans to Lambeth Council for a temporary visitor attraction in part of its former studio complex on the South Bank.
Plans for Potters Fields Park to host a 'football village' during this summer's Euro 2020 championship have been announced by the Mayor of London.
A primary school in the Borough has announced plans to join forces with a trust that runs two secondary schools in Dulwich, and to seek academy status.
Housing association Peabody is seeking a new development partner for a £100 million project to build hundreds of private and affordable homes on the Borough Triangle site, currently partially occupied by the Mercato Metropolitano food market.
Three months after a teenage boy was stabbed in Druid Street, local police officers have been delivering witness appeal leaflets to nearby residents.
The sister of a St Thomas' Hospital doctor killed by a driver whose view of the road was blocked by a frosted windscreen has joined forces with the police to launch an initiative to encourage best practice from all road users during the winter.
The London Nautical School - a boys' secondary school in Stamford Street - has been served with an enforcement notice by the London Fire Brigade who have given the governors till February to bring fire safety up to scratch.
A fatberg weighing 30 tonnes and stretching 70 metres has been removed from the sewers of Cathedral Street in Borough Market, Thames Water has revealed.
Florence Eshalomi will swap City Hall for the Palace of Westminster when she takes her seat as Vauxhall's new Labour MP.
For the third time in less than five years, Bermondsey & Old Southwark voters have chosen Labour's Neil Coyle to represent them at Westminster.
South Bank and Waterloo councillor, restaurateur and newspaper publisher Ibrahim Dogus has narrowly failed in his bid to be elected as Labour MP for West Bromwich East.
The four candidates hoping to be the next MP for Bermondsey and Old Souyhwark faced an audience of local residents at St George the Martyr on Thursday night.
Plans to demolish the footbridge across Tooley Street between London Bridge Station and the Cottons Centre have been submitted to Southwark Council.
Accommodation has been found for the people who have been part of the 'large encampment' of tents in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, according to local police.
Car Free Day events - like the recent closure of Tower Bridge and London Bridge to motor traffic - should be held monthly or weekly rather than once a year, the chairman of a Guildhall committee said this week.
A company which owns four South Bank hotels with a total of 2,401 rooms has spent £12 million buying another piece of land to develop a fifth hotel in the area.
Five of the six candidates vying to succeed Kate Hoey as MP for Vauxhall faced an audience of South Bank residents at St John's Waterloo on Monday night.
A vacant site at the north end of Blackfriars Road - with planning permission for SE1's second tallest building after the Shard - is on the verge of changing hands for £235 million.
Residents whose homes will be overshadowed by a £500 million development planned for the former London Fire Brigade HQ on Albert Embankment shouted "shame on you" after plans were voted through on Tuesday night.
The victims of the London Bridge terror attack have been honoured at vigils in London and Cambridge on Monday.
Protesters against a new tunnel under the River Thames in east London staged a 'die-in' demonstration at City Hall on Friday.
Two people have died and several people were injured in a terrorist attack on London Bridge, police have confirmed.
Traffic on London Bridge could be restricted to buses, taxis and cycles for six months in 2020 whilst a £5 million project to replace waterproofing and bearings in the bridge abutments is carried out.
Plans to redevelop the Lambeth Mission & St Mary's building in Lambeth Road with a new Methodist church and a 12-storey Premier Inn hotel have been approved by a planning inspector who has overturned Lambeth Council's decision to veto the scheme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rockingham Estate near the Elephant & Castle has been chosen as one of the testbeds for Southwark's new 'Great Estates' programme.
52 homes above Waterloo Tube Station intended as 'extra care' accommodation for the elderly will instead be made available to staff working for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.
Police officers in North Southwark have circulated a warning about a recent spate of phone snatches in the London Bridge and Elephant & Castle areas.
The TSB bank has told customers of its Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre branch that it will close down on 28 February 2020.
Bermondsey's Leathermarket Gardens have been closed by Southwark Council for investigations into unexpected ground movements.
A new public artwork by Idris Khan OBE has been unveiled at the foot of the One Blackfriars skyscraper.
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.
The firm behind an Elephant & Castle skyscraper has been served with a planning contravention notice by Southwark Council after it found that residents of shared ownership flats are not able to use the gym and rooftop lounge available to private tenants.
Doorkins 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 director Madani Younis has resigned after a year in the role in order to "pursue new creative opportunities".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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