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Lambeth vetoes giant Santa hat for South Bank's ITV tower
Plans for a balloon in the shape of a Father Christmas hat to be tethered to the roof of ITV's South Bank headquarters have been vetoed by Lambeth Council.
Double deck trains considered for Waterloo commuter routes
Double deck commuter train services from Basingstoke or Southampton to Waterloo are one of the options to tackle overcrowding presented in a new Network Rail document.
Boris questioned over future of Coronet at Elephant & Castle
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has been questioned at a public meeting over the future of the Coronet at Elephant & Castle.
Secure motorbike parking trial on The Cut
Ground anchors have been installed in a motorcycle parking bay on The Cut as part of a trial of new security measures by Southwark Council.

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Gavin Smith on Simply Indian, Tabard Street

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Local Business News

Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry celebrates 90 years
The Southwark Chamber of Commerce & Industry has marked its 90th anniversary with a gala party at the Hop Exchange in Southwark Street.

Features

Could you befriend a local older person? Charity seeks volunteers
Blackfriars Settlement is looking for volunteers to work with older people.
Carole Wright receives volunteering award from Peabody
The achievements of a Blackfriars Road resident were recognised at the fifth annual Peabody Volunteer Awards held at City Hall last month.

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Arts Reviews

Electra at The Old Vic
Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra provides the Old Vic with a compelling and thoroughly memorable opening to its new season.
A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic
A confident, standout version of Streetcar.

What's on

City of London Sinfonia
Mon Free lunchtime music
Elephant Square consultation exhibition
Tue See the plans for E&C roundabout
On Liberty
Tue 'Penny Lecture' by Shami Chakrabarti

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