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Council rejects call for riverside open space to be shut at night
Southwark Council has rejected suggestions that Cathedral Square on Bankside should be gated and closed to the public at night.
Bermondsey neighbourhood plan: council sets area, rejects groups
After three tortuous years of consultation, conflict and confusion, Southwark Council has finally reached a decision on boundaries for a neighbourhood plan in Bermondsey - but the results are likely to please no-one.
Tower Bridge Road nursery given reprieve from redevelopment plans
Plans to demolish a nursery on Tower Bridge Road and replace it with a four-storey block of flats have been withdrawn after objections from parents and councillors.
Elephant & Castle: roundabout gone by 2016; tube upgrade 2020
Transport for London has set out a new timetable for major changes to the transport infrastructure at Elephant & Castle.

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Local Business News

Thieves on mopeds stealing Apple computers from SE1 offices
Police have warned local businesses to be vigilant after a spate of thefts of Apple Mac computers from local ground-floor offices and creative studios.


Book exchange opens in hidden London Bridge garden
As the Gibbon's Rent garden celebrates its second anniversary, a new book exchange cabinet has been added to the green oasis just yards away from the bustle of Tooley Street.
New Anna Robinson poetry collection launched in Lower Marsh
Anna Robinson's second poetry collection Into the Woods has been launched with a party in Lower Marsh.

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Arts Reviews

A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic
A confident, standout version of Streetcar.
The Crucible at The Old Vic
A terrifying and entirely believable rendition of Miller's best known work.

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The Ring Cycle Plays
Free open-air theatre
Sat Free open-air theatre
The Big Thames Tidy
Sun Clean up the Thames foreshore

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