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B&Q Old Kent Road store under threat of closure
B&Q has warned it will have to close its store in Old Kent Road under plans by the owners of the Cantium Retail Park to subdivide its premises into four shops.
42 bus 'inadequate', 'unreliable', 'overcrowded' say councillors
Southwark councillors have voted unanimously in support of a motion calling on Transport for London to improve the 42 bus route.
Blackfriars security alert 'perfect storm' - Southwark's top cop
Southwark's borough police commander says he wants his officers to be more proactive about using social media to reassure the public when there are major incidents on local streets.
BBC One to broadcast Midnight Mass from St George's Cathedral
The BBC has confirmed that this year's live TV broadcast of Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve will come from Southwark's Roman Catholic cathedral.

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Long-Term Local on All Bar One, Shad Thames

Restaurant deals

Situations vacant

  • Cleaner at Southwark Playhouse

Local Business News

Team London Bridge BID wins backing for third five-year term
The business improvement district (BID) for the area between London Bridge and Tower Bridge will continue for a third term of five years from April 2016 after a ballot of local firms.


Filming for 'A United Kingdom' takes over Waterloo streets
Roupell Street, Whittlesey Street and Theed Street were closed this week whilst scenes for a new movie were filmed.
Agincourt song featured in Tower of London exhibition
A 15th-century copy of the Agincourt Song, heard in Borough High Street 600 years ago, is on display at the Tower of London.

Monday's hot topics

Small offices & desk space for rent

  • Office space in Bermondsey available at Lindsey Lang

Arts Reviews

The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic
The Old Vic is back on form. After an and uncertain start with his opening production Future Conditional new Artistic Director Matthew Warchus must know that his second production has upped the game.
Steve Hollingshead's 1001 photographs
A mosaic of 1001 black and white images 'defining the distinctive creative character of London' has gone on show.

What's on

Coffee Morning
Mon Taster session for new members and volunteers
Christmas Lights Switch On
Mon Riverside carol walk
Westminster Bridge South TfL Consultation
Christmas Decorations with Gorgeous Gardens
Tue Come and make Christmas decorations
Christmas Lights Switch-On
Wed With Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley
Bermondsey & Rotherhithe Community Council
Wed Meeting for Grange, Riverside, South Bermondsey, Surrey Docks, Rotherhithe and Livesey wards
Mechanical Drawing
Wed A chance to draw in an unusual and historic Victorian testing and experimenting workshop

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