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South Western Railway takes over Waterloo Station train services

South Western Railway takes over Waterloo Station train services

For the first time since privatisation in 1996, train services to and from Waterloo Station have a new operator: South Western Railway.

15-storey tower planned for New Kent Road Kwik Fit site

Plans to build a 15-storey tower on the site of the Kwik Fit garage in New Kent Road have been revealed by developers Capital Homes.

15-storey tower planned for New Kent Road Kwik Fit site
St George the Martyr gets £12k for restoration and social action

St George the Martyr gets £12k for restoration and social action

The church of St George the Martyr in Borough High Street has received grants totalling £12,000 from the National Churches Trust for repairs to the grade II* listed building and the launch of a new social action project.

Garden Bridge Trust to be wound up

The Garden Bridge Trust has announced that the proposed footbridge between the South Bank and Temple "cannot be delivered" and the charity will be wound up.

Garden Bridge Trust to be wound up
Garden Bridge Trust identifies 'alternative guarantor'

Garden Bridge Trust identifies 'alternative guarantor'

The chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust told Sadiq Khan in June that the charity had found an "alternative guarantor" to underwrite the maintenance costs of the bridge after the Mayor of London withdrew his support.

Sainsbury's Local opens in Westminster Bridge Road

Sainsbury's opened its twelfth food store in SE1 on Thursday with the launch of a new shop in Westminster Bridge Road.

Sainsbury's Local opens in Westminster Bridge Road
Police probe as 'unknown substance' is delivered to Stoney Street

Police probe as 'unknown substance' is delivered to Stoney Street

Three people have been injured after an 'unidentified substance' was delivered to the Feng Sushi restaurant in Stoney Street, close to Borough Market.

Guy's Cancer Centre: cladding to be removed over fire concerns

Cladding panels are to be removed from the Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital over fire safety concerns, less than a year after the award-winning building welcomed its first patients.

Guy's Cancer Centre: cladding to be removed over fire concerns
New sculpture on the river walk by HMS Belfast

New sculpture on the river walk by HMS Belfast

A new sculpture placed near HMS Belfast is part of London Bridge City Summer Festival

Man jailed for sexual assault against five women

A Southwark man who sexually assaulted five women during one weekend has been jailed.

Man jailed for sexual assault against five women
Proposals for Old Kent Road's Underground station name

Proposals for Old Kent Road's Underground station name

Suggestions from the public for the name of a proposed Underground station in Old Kent Road have been published by Transport for London.

Lammas observed at Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral

Ancient Lammas Day was kept in Borough Market with the blessing of the first bread to be produced from the 2017 harvest.

Lammas observed at Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral
Architects call to save Southwark Underground Station

Architects call to save Southwark Underground Station

Leading architects and architectural writers have come together to raise alarm at the possible demolition of Southwark Underground Station.

TfL to seek sponsor for Bricklayers Arms roundabout

Transport for London is hoping to raise money by installing sponsorship signs around the Bricklayers Arms roundabout.

TfL to seek sponsor for Bricklayers Arms roundabout
Bankside Open Spaces Trust takes over Waterloo's Living Space

Bankside Open Spaces Trust takes over Waterloo's Living Space

The Living Space building next to Waterloo Millennium Green - formerly run by Blackfriars Settlement - is to be managed by Bankside Open Spaces Trust for the next year.

London Nautical School turns playground into pop-up car park

A North Lambeth secondary school has turned its playground into a pop-up car park to raise some extra income during the summer holidays.

London Nautical School turns playground into pop-up car park
Southwark's Housing Heroes honoured by council

Southwark's Housing Heroes honoured by council

People and organisations who have gone above the call of duty to make Southwark's housing estates and sheltered housing better places to live have been recognised at the borough's annual Housing Heroes awards.

Everyman confirms plans for cinema at former Vinopolis site

The owners of the Everyman Cinemas chain have confirmed they plan to open a new venue in 2020 as part of the redevelopment of the former Vinopolis complex.

Everyman confirms plans for cinema at former Vinopolis site
Shortwave Cinema becomes Kino Bermondsey

Shortwave Cinema becomes Kino Bermondsey

Eight years after Rob Wray opened the 50-seater Shortwave Cinema in Bermondsey Square, the venue has been sold to Kent and East Sussex-based Kino Digital.

Deputy Mayor unveils new-look St Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant

Southwark's deputy mayor Cllr Jamille Mohammed visited Elephant & Castle last week to officially open the new-look St Mary's Churchyard.

Deputy Mayor unveils new-look St Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant
18 Blackfriars: 53-storey tower OKed by Southwark councillors

18 Blackfriars: 53-storey tower OKed by Southwark councillors

Plans for a major development on Blackfriars Road including SE1's second tallest building - with 288 homes, a 548-room hotel, a music venue, shops and and offices - have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

Garden Bridge: London Assembly orders Sadiq aide to hand over papers

A City Hall committee has taken the unusual step of using its power of summons to demand that a close aide to the Mayor provides information about the Garden Bridge project.

Garden Bridge: London Assembly orders Sadiq aide to hand over papers
oBike: dockless cycle hire comes to SE1

oBike: dockless cycle hire comes to SE1

Dozens of yellow and grey bicycles are now available for hire on the streets of SE1 via a new smartphone app called oBike.

Barriers to remain on Thames bridges for 'foreseeable future'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that security barriers installed on eight bridges across the River Thames will remain in place for the "foreseeable future" whilst "a more permeable option" for pedestrians and cyclists is developed.

Barriers to remain on Thames bridges for 'foreseeable future'
Zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for rest of summer

Zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for rest of summer

The Zip World London zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for the rest of the summer after Lambeth's planning applications committee gave the scheme the green light.

BRF in call for community-led housing on TfL's Southwark land

Bankside Residents' Forum has urged Southwark Council to support efforts for community-led affordable housing on sites in the Bankside area being redeveloped by Transport for London.

BRF in call for community-led housing on TfL's Southwark land
Ignacio Echeverria: award for Spaniard killed at London Bridge

Ignacio Echeverria: award for Spaniard killed at London Bridge

The Spanish National Police have awarded a posthumous medal of merit to Ignacio Echeverría, the Spaniard killed in last month's terrorist attack at London Bridge.

Roman sarcophagus found at Swan Street construction site

A Roman sarcophagus has been found by archaeologists working on a development site at the corner of Harper Road and Swan Street in Southwark.

Roman sarcophagus found at Swan Street construction site
Lambeth North newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims

Lambeth North newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims

A newsagent and off licence in Kennington Road is facing a review of its licence to sell alcohol after claims that "illicit and counterfeit tobacco" was found on the premises.

Green flags for Mint Street Park, Nelson Square and Tate garden

Three parks in SE1 - Mint Street Park, Nelson Square Gardens and the community garden at Tate Modern - have been awarded 'green flag' status for the first time.

Green flags for Mint Street Park, Nelson Square and Tate garden
50% on-site affordable housing would be viable at 18 Blackfriars

50% on-site affordable housing would be viable at 18 Blackfriars

The Malaysian developers of a prominent site on Blackfriars Road could viably provide 50 per cent on-site affordable housing, an independent assessment has shown. At present 61 social rented homes and 227 homes for private sale are proposed.

Judge Usha Karu appointed as Recorder of Southwark

Southwark councillors have voted unanimously that Her Honour Judge Usha Karu - senior resident judge at Inner London Crown Court - should be given the honorary title Recorder of Southwark.

Judge Usha Karu appointed as Recorder of Southwark
Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas

Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas

New research commissioned by the Mayor of London has shown that a quarter of all new-build homes in Southwark are sold to overseas investors.

Southwark Station listing rejected; part-demolition proposed

Part of the award-winning Southwark Underground Station could be demolished a mere two decades after it was built as part of the Jubilee line extension.

Southwark Station listing rejected; part-demolition proposed
Bankside buskers: special team to tackle noise nuisance

Bankside buskers: special team to tackle noise nuisance

Southwark Council is forming a 'multidisciplinary team' to tackle to problems caused by buskers on Bankside this summer, as local residents press the authority to take action on their complaints of noise nuisance.

SE1 to lose both Southwark and Kennington police front counters

SE1 will no longer have a police station with a front counter open to the public under plans published by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

SE1 to lose both Southwark and Kennington police front counters
Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building features on new Royal Mail stamp

Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building features on new Royal Mail stamp

The Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern is featured in a new set of postage stamps issued this week by Royal Mail, as the latest stats show that the gallery brought a record-breaking 6.4 million visitors to Bankside last year.

Homes not hotels: council to take action on Airbnb-style lets

The leader of Southwark Council has promised to take legal action against tenants and leaseholders of council properties who advertise their homes on Airbnb and similar accommodation websites.

Homes not hotels: council to take action on Airbnb-style lets
Royal Brompton Hospital could move to St Thomas' site

Royal Brompton Hospital could move to St Thomas' site

The world-famous Royal Brompton heart and lung hospital could swap Chelsea for Lambeth under plans revealed at a St Thomas' Hospital meeting this week.

IPCC: Borough Market shooting probe at 'advanced stage'

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) says that its investigation into the fatal shooting of the three London Bridge terrorist attackers is now at an "advanced stage".

IPCC: Borough Market shooting probe at 'advanced stage'
Emergency phone stolen from Southwark Police Station

Emergency phone stolen from Southwark Police Station

An emergency phone handset intended to allow the public to seek help in a crisis has been stolen ... from the front wall of Southwark Police Station in Borough High Street.

Mayor: Thames bridge security barriers are 'temporary measure'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed that the security barriers installed on Thames bridges after the London Bridge terrorist attack are a "temporary measure" and that the police and TfL are looking for long-term solutions.

Mayor: Thames bridge security barriers are 'temporary measure'
Guy's Hospital cladding gets clean bill of health

Guy's Hospital cladding gets clean bill of health

Tests on the cladding used at Guy's Tower have not revealed any fire safety concerns, according to NHS bosses.

Sadiq on tall buildings: 'the answer won't always be yes'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has signalled that he intends to apply more robust scrutiny to proposals for tall buildings in the capital than his predecessor Boris Johnson.

Sadiq on tall buildings: 'the answer won't always be yes'
Theresa May joins Australian PM for Borough Market visit

Theresa May joins Australian PM for Borough Market visit

Prime minister Theresa May joined her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull for a visit to the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attack on Monday morning.

TfL picks developer for Southwark Street scheme

Transport for London has named Triangle London Developments as its preferred bidder to redevelop a large plot of vacant land on Southwark Street.

TfL picks developer for Southwark Street scheme
Sadiq Khan formally revokes Boris's Garden Bridge decisions

Sadiq Khan formally revokes Boris's Garden Bridge decisions

City Hall says that the taxpayer could lose £46.4 million if the Garden Bridge is not built, as Sadiq Khan formally revokes the decision by his predecessor Boris Johnson to underwrite the bridge's future maintenance costs.

The Sunbathers: Festival of Britain sculpture back on South Bank

A sculpture displayed at Waterloo Underground Station during the Festival of Britain in 1951 has returned to the South Bank this summer after a crowdfunding appeal by Historic England to raise funds for its restoration.

The Sunbathers: Festival of Britain sculpture back on South Bank
Police seek Coronet licence review after '250 rushed front door'

Police seek Coronet licence review after '250 rushed front door'

The Metropolitan Police has applied to have the licence of The Coronet at the Elephant & Castle reviewed by Southwark councillors "on the basis that the premises is associated with serious disorder".

50 years on, steam-hauled Bournemouth Belle back at Waterloo

Half a century after the last regular steam-hauled Bournemouth Belle luxury train left Waterloo Station, the scene was recreated for a £450-a-head railtour.

50 years on, steam-hauled Bournemouth Belle back at Waterloo
Taxi drivers shut Blackfriars Road during rush hour in TfL protest

Taxi drivers shut Blackfriars Road during rush hour in TfL protest

Dozens of taxi drivers brought Blackfriars Road to a standstill for two hours during Tuesday evening's rush hour in protest against Transport for London's handling of the cab trade.

Sadiq rejects fresh UKIP call to remove 'inappropriate' EU flag from City Hall

Sadiq Khan has rejected a new call from a UKIP London Assembly member to have the European Union flag removed from the flagpoles outside City Hall.

Sadiq rejects fresh UKIP call to remove 'inappropriate' EU flag from City Hall
London Bridge attack: 163 people seek help from Victim Support

London Bridge attack: 163 people seek help from Victim Support

A month on from the London Bridge terrorist attack the Victim Support charity has revealed that 163 people - many of them eyewitnesses - have sought help as they try to come to terms with the horrific incident.

We Love London Bridge: venues and attractions host Open House Day

23 attractions, pubs, bars and restaurants around London Bridge have joined forces to hold an Open House Day on Saturday in support of the Red Cross appeal set up after the recent terrorist attack.

We Love London Bridge: venues and attractions host Open House Day
HMRC probes fuel at Great Suffolk Street taxi garage

HMRC probes fuel at Great Suffolk Street taxi garage

Fuel pumps at a service station frequented by the black cab trade were sealed off with 'crime scene' tape this week after a visit from HM Revenue & Customs.

Elephant & Castle aluminium cladding: 'no room for complacency'

The developer of a recently completed set of tall buildings covered in aluminium cladding panels at Elephant & Castle says the scheme has met all building control and fire safety requirements but there is "no room for complacency".

Elephant & Castle aluminium cladding: 'no room for complacency'
'The NHS at its best' - Hunt praises London Bridge paramedics

'The NHS at its best' - Hunt praises London Bridge paramedics

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has praised the London Ambulance Service paramedics who walked straight in to gunfire at Borough Market on 3 June to treat the victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack.

City set to loosen controls on Tower Bridge filming to raise £10k

The City of London Corporation is to consider plans to loosen restrictions on filming and photography at Tower Bridge with a view to raising an extra £10,000 a year towards maintenance of the famous structure.

City set to loosen controls on Tower Bridge filming to raise £10k
Business minister agrees to meet Borough Market traders

Business minister agrees to meet Borough Market traders

Business minister Margot James has agreed to meet Borough Market traders whose livelihoods have been affected by the recent terrorist attack. Ms James's commitment came in response to a question tabled by Neil Coyle MP.

City of London to fit new fire doors to hundreds of SE1 flats

The City of London Corporation, which owns hundreds of homes in SE1, is to fit new fire doors to all its social housing properties in a project that could cost up to £5 million.

City of London to fit new fire doors to hundreds of SE1 flats
Commendation for police inspector who saved life of heart attack victim

Commendation for police inspector who saved life of heart attack victim

An off-duty Southwark police inspector whose quick actions saved the life of a man suffering a heart attack on the Tube has been commended at an awards ceremony.

Guy's Hospital cladding samples to be sent for fire safety tests

NHS bosses are to send samples of the cladding affixed to Guy's Hospital's 34-storey tower for fire safety tests as public buildings come under extra scrutiny after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Guy's Hospital cladding samples to be sent for fire safety tests
Pensioner suffers leg injuries in Elephant & Castle collision

Pensioner suffers leg injuries in Elephant & Castle collision

A man believed to be in his seventies has suffered "potentially life-changing" injuries in a collision with a lorry at the Elephant & Castle.

Waterloo City Hub: Elephant-style peninsula for IMAX junction?

Transport for London and Lambeth Council have launched a public consultation on plans to remodel the junction by the BFI IMAX at Waterloo to create an Elephant & Castle-style two-way traffic system.

Waterloo City Hub: Elephant-style peninsula for IMAX junction?
Lambeth Bridge: TfL plans to abolish roundabouts

Lambeth Bridge: TfL plans to abolish roundabouts

Plans to abolish the roundabouts at each end of Lambeth Bridge have been revealed by Transport for London. Segregated cycle lanes are also proposed on the bridge itself.

Guy's Hospital receives £1.8m gift for bladder cancer research

A major donation to fund research into a cancer that kills 15 people every day in the UK is set to benefit patients at Guy's and St Thomas'.

Guy's Hospital receives £1.8m gift for bladder cancer research
Australia's deputy PM visits site of London Bridge attack

Australia's deputy PM visits site of London Bridge attack

Australia's deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce visited London Bridge on Sunday evening to pay tribute to the two Australians who were among the eight people killed in the recent terrorist attack.

Newington Gardens: bike polo players launch sports court petition

Members of London Hardcourt Bike Polo Association have launched a petition calling on Southwark Council to resurface the sports courts in Newington Gardens.

Newington Gardens: bike polo players launch sports court petition
Street food market to launch at Elephant & Castle junction

Street food market to launch at Elephant & Castle junction

A regular street food market will launch this week at the former Elephant & Castle roundabout.

Service of Hope for Borough community after London Bridge attack

Borough Market traders, community representatives and local residents gathered at Southwark Cathedral on Friday for a 'Service of Hope' nearly three weeks after the terrorist attack that left eight people dead and closed down the market for 10 days.

Service of Hope for Borough community after London Bridge attack
Driver arrested after crashing car into Abbey Street wall

Driver arrested after crashing car into Abbey Street wall

A man has been arrested for theft of a motor vehicle after crashing a Jaguar into the wall of a housing estate in Bermondsey.

London Bridge attack: council plans for permanent memorial

Southwark Council has confirmed that it will be developing plans for a permanent memorial to victims of the London Bridge terrorist attack, as it announces that flowers placed near the bridge are to be removed.

London Bridge attack: council plans for permanent memorial
Coyle presses home secretary for more resources after terror attack

Coyle presses home secretary for more resources after terror attack

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle has praised the "second to none" community spirit of London Bridge after the recent terror attack as he pressed the home secretary for more funding for the NHS and police.

Mayor: London Bridge terrorist worked at Southwark tube station

One of the terrorists who carried out the London Bridge attack worked last year for London Underground at Southwark Tube Station, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan confirmed on Thursday.

Mayor: London Bridge terrorist worked at Southwark tube station
Two men stabbed at Charlie Chaplin pub in Elephant & Castle

Two men stabbed at Charlie Chaplin pub in Elephant & Castle

Southwark Police have lodged an application to have the licence of the Charlie Chaplin pub at the Elephant & Castle suspended by the council after two customers were stabbed on Saturday night.

24-storey tower proposed for Hatfields and Paris Garden

Plans for a 24-storey office block between Hatfields and Paris Garden have been revealed.

24-storey tower proposed for Hatfields and Paris Garden
Westminster Bridge Road Post Office for sale

Westminster Bridge Road Post Office for sale

The business which runs the only Post Office in Waterloo and the South Bank is up for sale.

Grange Road GP Surgery to close at end of June

The Grange Road Surgery - based in the 80-year-old Bermondsey Health Centre - is to close at the end of this month, NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group has said.

Grange Road GP Surgery to close at end of June
7-storey office block plan for Bermondsey Dragons' Den warehouse

7-storey office block plan for Bermondsey Dragons' Den warehouse

Plans to build a seven-storey office block beside and above an historic warehouse building in Bermondsey have been put on public display.

Crowdfunding appeal launched for South Bank undercroft upgrade

Three years after skaters were locked in dispute with Southbank Centre over the future of their space below the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the two sides have launched a joint effort to raise funds so that free creative activities can continue to flourish.

Crowdfunding appeal launched for South Bank undercroft upgrade
Strata SE1 skyscraper fire safety: 'no cause for concern' - council

Strata SE1 skyscraper fire safety: 'no cause for concern' - council

Southwark's housing chief says that the council has no high-rise blocks covered in cladding panels similar to those at Grenfell Tower - but that it has made enquiries about fire safety at private skyscrapers such as Elephant & Castle's Strata SE1 tower.

Suspended sentence for Rockingham Estate man who sub-let flat

A man has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment - suspended for 18 months - after being found guilty of illegally sub-letting his council flat on the Rockingham Estate close to Elephant & Castle.

Suspended sentence for Rockingham Estate man who sub-let flat
Waterloo Bridge bench unveiled as river crossing turns 200

Waterloo Bridge bench unveiled as river crossing turns 200

A Waterloo Bridge-inspired bench has been placed in St John's Waterloo churchyard on the 200th anniversary of the first bridge being opened.

VIDEO - The Great Get Together Bankside in 60 seconds

Union Street and Redcross Way were filled with people, stalls and activity on Sunday for The Great Get Together Bankside, part of the nationwide initiative inspired by the late Jo Cox MP.

VIDEO - The Great Get Together Bankside in 60 seconds
Countess of Wessex attends London Bridge service of hope

Countess of Wessex attends London Bridge service of hope

Eight candles - one to represent each of the people killed in the London Bridge terror attack - were placed on the altar of Southwark Cathedral by pupils from a local school as part of a 'service of hope' attended by the Countess of Wessex on Friday.

Jodie Kidd kayaks down the Thames to remember Cockleshell Heroes

On Thursday morning Jodie Kidd joined members of the Special Boat Service Association to kayak down the Thames from Lambeth Pier to Butler's Wharf.

Jodie Kidd kayaks down the Thames to remember Cockleshell Heroes
Prince Harry visits Borough Market

Prince Harry visits Borough Market

Prince Harry visited Borough Market on Thursday morning to meet traders and others affected by the recent terrorist attack.

Neil Coyle calls on Theresa May to visit Borough Market

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle has written to the prime minister to urge her to visit Borough Market to meet traders and residents affected by the recent terrorist attack.

Neil Coyle calls on Theresa May to visit Borough Market
Southwark community unites at Thomas Cure commemoration

Southwark community unites at Thomas Cure commemoration

Representatives of Southwark's community and voluntary sector came together on Tuesday for the annual commemoration of Thomas Cure, Elizabethan benefactor of the United St Saviour's Charity.

LSBU at 125: call for alumni and staff to share memories

London South Bank University (LSBU) is calling for all the extended members of the university family to come forward and share their memories and reminiscences as part of a project to celebrate the institution's 125th birthday.

LSBU at 125: call for alumni and staff to share memories
Great Dover Street hotel extension plans approved

Great Dover Street hotel extension plans approved

Plans to add a two-storey extension to the Accommodation London Bridge hotel in Great Dover Street have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Borough Market is open

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan came to Borough Market on Wednesday morning to witness the reopening of the market after a 10-day shutdown in the wake of the terrorist attack that killed 8 people.

Borough Market is open
Kintore Way nursery retains Ofsted 'outstanding' rating

Kintore Way nursery retains Ofsted 'outstanding' rating

A new Ofsted report has highlighted Kintore Way Nursery School's "exciting" curriculum, its "culture of trust and mutual respect" and the "motivated and committed staff".

Jonathan Dimbleby leads 50 km walk from St Thomas' to Guy's

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby was among a group of more than 80 walkers who followed a circuitous 50 km route from St Thomas' Hospital in Lambeth to Guy's Hospital in Southwark to raise money for a cancer care charity.

Jonathan Dimbleby leads 50 km walk from St Thomas' to Guy's
Borough Market reopens Wednesday; extra Sunday trading planned

Borough Market reopens Wednesday; extra Sunday trading planned

Borough Market will reopen on Wednesday 14 June, a week and a half after a terrorist attack that killed eight people. The market will have extra trading days on the next two Sundays to help local businesses recover.

TfL wants to send buses 53 and 363 over Bricklayers Arms flyover

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on plans to send eastbound buses on routes 53 and 363 over the Bricklayers Arms Flyover, cutting journey times and skipping two bus stops.

TfL wants to send buses 53 and 363 over Bricklayers Arms flyover
David Lan to step down as Young Vic artistic director

David Lan to step down as Young Vic artistic director

David Lan is to step down after 17 years as artistic director of the Young Vic theatre in Waterloo.

London Bridge attack: Archbishop of Southwark celebrates Mass

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Revd Peter Smith, came to the Church of the Most Precious Blood in The Borough on Sunday morning to celebrate Mass as the local community comes to terms with last week's terrorist attack.

London Bridge attack: Archbishop of Southwark celebrates Mass
Southwark Cathedral reopens after seven-day closure

Southwark Cathedral reopens after seven-day closure

Southwark Cathedral reopened for worshippers and visitors on Sunday after an enforced seven-day shutdown in the wake of the London Bridge terrorist attack.

Many London Bridge attack witnesses 'have yet to speak to police'

Police investigating the London Bridge terrorist attack have spoken to 262 people from 19 countries, with 78 described as 'significant witnesses'. They believe there are many other witnesses who have yet to speak to police, and urge them to come forward.

Many London Bridge attack witnesses 'have yet to speak to police'
Local Met inspector describes experience of London Bridge attack

Local Met inspector describes experience of London Bridge attack

The neighbourhood policing inspector for north Southwark has spoken of his experience as one of the first officers on the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attack on Saturday 3 June.

'Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' - Borough Welsh Choir

Members of a local Welsh choir brought some much-needed cheer to the Borough on Friday evening when they gathered to sing outside a local pub.

'Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' - Borough Welsh Choir
Borough Market launches appeal to support struggling traders

Borough Market launches appeal to support struggling traders

Borough Market has established a trader support fund to help those individuals and businesses who have suffered losses as a result of its temporary closure.

Bermondsey & Old Southwark: Labour's Neil Coyle re-elected

Neil Coyle has been re-elected as Bermondsey & Old Southwark's Labour MP, seeing off an attempt by Lib Dem Sir Simon Hughes to wrest back his former seat.

Bermondsey & Old Southwark: Labour's Neil Coyle re-elected
Labour's Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP

Labour's Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP

Labour's Kate Hoey has been re-elected as MP for Vauxhall - with an increased majority - despite a high-profile anti-Brexit campaign by the Lib Dems.

Election 2017: latest from Bermondsey & Old Southwark and Vauxhall

We're at the counts in both Southwark and Lambeth to bring you the latest overnight.

Election 2017: latest from Bermondsey & Old Southwark and Vauxhall
Don't watch or share London Bridge terror video says council boss

Don't watch or share London Bridge terror video says council boss

Southwark Council's chief executive has condemned newspapers and broadcasters for showing video clips of the terrorist attack in Stoney Street on Saturday night.

London Bridge cordon: crime scene investigation 'till Sunday'

Residents and businesses around Borough Market have been told that the police operation to examine the scene of last week's terrorist attack is likely to continue till Sunday night.

London Bridge cordon: crime scene investigation 'till Sunday'
Blackfriars Bridge latest river crossing to get security barriers

Blackfriars Bridge latest river crossing to get security barriers

Metal and concrete security barriers were installed on Blackfriars Bridge in the early hours of Thursday morning, after similar defences were installed on other Thames crossings earlier in the week.

London Bridge peace wall: dozens leave messages near attack site

The Portland stone base of the Southwark Needle at London Bridge has been covered with dozens of sticky notes carrying messages of peace and hope after last Saturday's terrorist attack which left eight people dead.

London Bridge peace wall: dozens leave messages near attack site
Flowers placed by first cops to respond to London Bridge attack

Flowers placed by first cops to respond to London Bridge attack

The Southwark police officers who were the first on the scene of the London Bridge terrorist attack on Saturday night returned to the bridge on Wednesday to lay floral tributes to the victims.

Imams and Islamic scholars come to London Bridge to condemn terrorism

Imams and Islamic scholars from around the UK gathered at London Bridge on Wednesday to lay flowers close to the scene of Saturday's terrorist attack.

Imams and Islamic scholars come to London Bridge to condemn terrorism
Met thanks SE1 locals for "patience, hospitality and goodwill"

Met thanks SE1 locals for "patience, hospitality and goodwill"

The Metropolitan Police has thanked people who live and work in Bankside and London Bridge for their "patience, hospitality and goodwill" as a major forensic examination continues.

Bankside community observes minute's silence for London Bridge victims

Members of the Bankside community - led by Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral - gathered outside Tate Modern on Tuesday as the nation held a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge attack.

Bankside community observes minute's silence for London Bridge victims
Interview: Kate Hoey, Labour candidate, Vauxhall

Interview: Kate Hoey, Labour candidate, Vauxhall

Listen as Kate Hoey talks about those photos with Nigel Farage during the Brexit flotilla, and why she's not afraid to challenge her Labour colleagues on Lambeth Council.

Interview: George Turner, Lib Dem candidate, Vauxhall

Lib Dem George Turner tells us why Labour and Conservative members are backing his anti-Brexit election campaign in Vauxhall, and voices his anger about property developers' activity on the South Bank.

Interview: George Turner, Lib Dem candidate, Vauxhall
Interview: Sir Simon Hughes, Lib Dem, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: Sir Simon Hughes, Lib Dem, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Listen as Lib Dem candidate Sir Simon Hughes tells us how he intends to challenge Southwark on affordable housing and why he believes the need to tackle knife crime is rising up the political agenda.

Interview: Neil Coyle, Labour, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Listen as Labour's Neil Coyle talks about his proudest achievements during two years as MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark, and why he thinks you should vote for him again on Thursday.

Interview: Neil Coyle, Labour, Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Interview: Elizabeth Jones, UKIP, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: Elizabeth Jones, UKIP, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Listen to our interview with UKIP candidate Elizabeth Jones as she explains why her party remains relevant even though its principal aim - Brexit - is on the verge of being achieved.

Interview: John Tyson, Green Party, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Green candidate John Tyson talks about why Caroline Lucas motivated him to join the party, and his assessment of the election race in Bermondsey.

Interview: John Tyson, Green Party, Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Interview: Siobhan Baillie, Conservative, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Interview: Siobhan Baillie, Conservative, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Conservative parliamentary candidate Siobhan Baillie talks about her campaign in Bermondsey & Old Southwark.

Interview: James Clarke, independent, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Listen to our interview with James Clarke as we discuss Brexit, liberalisation of drug laws and getting religion out of primary schools

Interview: James Clarke, independent, Bermondsey & Old Southwark
South Bank & Bankside cultural venues react to London Bridge attack

South Bank & Bankside cultural venues react to London Bridge attack

Theatres and galleries in SE1 have issued a joint statement in the wake of Saturday's terrorist attack at London Bridge. Read it in full below.

Serious incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market

Ten people are dead - including three suspects shot by police - after a terrorist attack on London Bridge and in Borough Market on Saturday night.

Serious incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market
LSBU installation links London Road with Toronto's Yonge Street

LSBU installation links London Road with Toronto's Yonge Street

Walk along London Road and your movements will be seen 3,500 miles away on a busy street corner in Canada's largest city.

Unfinished Tower Bridge Road apart-hotel to be completed

A scheme to complete a development on Tower Bridge Road - which was begun in 2001 but has never been completed or fully occupied - has been approved by Southwark Council's planning committee.

Unfinished Tower Bridge Road apart-hotel to be completed
General election hustings at Waterloo's Oasis Church

General election hustings at Waterloo's Oasis Church

Vauxhall constituency hustings in Waterloo attracted a large audience for a lively two hour debate.

ITV plans 38-storey block of flats on South Bank studios site

ITV is planning to build a 38-storey tower with up to 270 flats on the site of London Television Centre on the South Bank.

ITV plans 38-storey block of flats on South Bank studios site
Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2

Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2

Listen as the six candidates to be Bermondsey & Old Southwark's next member of parliament take questions from the public at the church of St Mary Newington.

New support for out-of-work over-50s at Waterloo Job Shop

The Waterloo Job Shop in Lower Marsh has launched a new project to help local jobseekers aged 50+ to get back into work.

New support for out-of-work over-50s at Waterloo Job Shop
Westminster Bridge attack: South Bank Patrol praised for response

Westminster Bridge attack: South Bank Patrol praised for response

Security staff from the South Bank Patrol have been commended for their response to the Westminster Bridge attack on 22 March.

Waterloo Travelodge offers premium 'SuperRooms'

The Travelodge in Waterloo Road is one of the first hotels in the chain to offer new 'premium economy' SuperRooms for an extra £10-£20 with perks including a Lavazza coffee machine and a free KitKat.

Waterloo Travelodge offers premium 'SuperRooms'
Green wall for Lambeth North station as part of air quality plan

Green wall for Lambeth North station as part of air quality plan

A green wall could be installed at the side of Lambeth North Underground Station as part of a new set of measures to tackle poor air quality across the borough.

Video: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings

Watch as five of the candidates to be Bermondsey & Old Southwark's next MP answer questions from the public at Southwark Cathedral.

Video: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings
'Smart benches' with free wifi & USB chargers coming to Southwark

'Smart benches' with free wifi & USB chargers coming to Southwark

The streets of north Southwark could soon be adorned by 'smart benches' which offer a lot more than just a place to sit.

Two jailed for 'gratuitous' attack on Bermondsey brothers

Two men who randomly targeted a pair of middle-aged brothers walking home to a Bermondsey estate and subjected them to a violent attack have been sentenced to a total of 20 years in prison.

Two jailed for 'gratuitous' attack on Bermondsey brothers
Ufford Street: 275-room hotel planned for former college land

Ufford Street: 275-room hotel planned for former college land

The new owners of land in Ufford Street formerly occupied by Southwark College have announced plans for a 275-room hotel.

Lewisham Southwark College to join Newcastle-based FE group

Southwark's troubled further education college is to merge with a Newcastle-based group this summer.

Lewisham Southwark College to join Newcastle-based FE group
FlyLondon £25-a-go zip wire planned for Archbishop's Park

FlyLondon £25-a-go zip wire planned for Archbishop's Park

A giant zip wire offering views of Parliament and Lambeth Palace could be installed in Archbishop's Park this summer if plans are approved by Lambeth Council.

LSBU to demolish Edwardian school and 1990s social housing block

London South Bank University plans to demolish an Edwardian school building and a 1990s social housing block on its campus near Elephant & Castle.

LSBU to demolish Edwardian school and 1990s social housing block
Police warn Waterloo passengers not to give to beggars

Police warn Waterloo passengers not to give to beggars

The Metropolitan Police has installed a giant digital sign in Waterloo Road urging passengers arriving at the station not to give money to beggars.

Southwark won't meet pledge to build 1,500 council homes by 2018

Southwark's Labour administration has admitted that it won't meet its commitment to build 1,500 new council homes by 2018, with just 400 to be completed by the end of that year.

Southwark won't meet pledge to build 1,500 council homes by 2018
Video: Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre traders address cabinet

Video: Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre traders address cabinet

Traders from the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre addressed a meeting of Southwark cabinet on Tuesday to air their concerns about the proposed redevelopment.

72 years on: wreaths laid at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day

The Mayor of Southwark and the Russian ambassador joined the annual Victory Day wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Tuesday morning.

72 years on: wreaths laid at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day
Waterloo's Hampton by Hilton hotel plans 40-room extension

Waterloo's Hampton by Hilton hotel plans 40-room extension

Just three years after it opened, the owners of the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo hotel in Waterloo Road want to add an eight-storey extension.

Council sets up Old Kent Road planning & regeneration team

Southwark Council has set up a team of planning and regeneration officers to lead the reinvention of the Old Kent Road.

Council sets up Old Kent Road planning & regeneration team
TfL sets aside opposition to Borough High Street cycle crossing

TfL sets aside opposition to Borough High Street cycle crossing

Transport for London is to press ahead with plans for a Quietway cycle crossing of Borough High Street at the Union Street and Newcomen Street junction despite public consultation revealing 63 per cent opposition to the scheme.

Mayor and Bishop visit St Jude's Primary School

The Mayor of Southwark and the Bishop of Woolwich visited St Jude's Primary School last month for the official opening of a new entrance.

Mayor and Bishop visit St Jude's Primary School
Electric heater warning after Bath Terrace blaze

Electric heater warning after Bath Terrace blaze

Firefighters are urging people to take extra care when using electric heaters after a fire at a block of flats on Bath Terrace last month.

Cyclist injured in Elephant & Castle lorry collision

A cyclist was taken to hospital on Friday afternoon after he was hit by a scaffolding lorry at the Elephant & Castle junction.

Cyclist injured in Elephant & Castle lorry collision
Man jailed for stabbing fellow patient at St Thomas' Hospital

Man jailed for stabbing fellow patient at St Thomas' Hospital

A patient at St Thomas' Hospital who repeatedly stabbed another patient while he slept has been jailed.

Slovakian developer buys Elizabeth House at Waterloo

A Luxembourg-based development company founded in Bratislava has bought Elizabeth House next to Waterloo Station in York Road.

Slovakian developer buys Elizabeth House at Waterloo
Archivist Ale: Royal Oak's tribute to Stephen Humphrey

Archivist Ale: Royal Oak's tribute to Stephen Humphrey

During May the Royal Oak pub in Tabard Street has rebadged its Harvey's Mild Ale as Archivist Ale in tribute to local historian Stephen Humphrey who died last year.

Sadiq Khan drops support for Garden Bridge

The future of the Garden Bridge is now in severe doubt after Mayor of London Sadiq Khan declined to provide maintenance funding guarantees the project requires before work can start.

Sadiq Khan drops support for Garden Bridge
First flush of Darjeeling blessed at cathedral tea service

First flush of Darjeeling blessed at cathedral tea service

Borough Market trader Ratan Mondal - who runs the Tea2You stall - brought the first flush of Darjeeling to Southwark Cathedral on Thursday to be blessed by the Dean of Southwark.

Sexual assault on 453 bus near the Elephant: police appeal

Detectives have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a sexual assault on board a bus near the Elephant & Castle.

Sexual assault on 453 bus near the Elephant: police appeal
Lambeth and Oasis discuss redevelopment of Johanna school site

Lambeth and Oasis discuss redevelopment of Johanna school site

Lambeth Council is preparing to enter formal talks with the Oasis group of charities over the potential redevelopment of the Oasis Academy Johanna primary school site in Waterloo, to include an expanded school, homes, offices and a public library.

URC's Crossway Christian Centre opened at Elephant & Castle

The Mayor of Southwark was among the guests of honour at the official opening of the new Crossway Christian Centre in Hampton Street at the Elephant & Castle.

URC's Crossway Christian Centre opened at Elephant & Castle
Roupell Street: EF language school revives controversial plans

Roupell Street: EF language school revives controversial plans

The EF language school in Roupell Street has revived its controversial plans for an extension to its Victorian building which objectors claim is out of keeping with the character of the street.

Private London Bridge Hospital relocates cancer services to Guy's

The private treatment centre on the top four floors of the Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital opened its doors this week.

Private London Bridge Hospital relocates cancer services to Guy's
Dibdin Apartments: new Blackfriars Road council homes completed

Dibdin Apartments: new Blackfriars Road council homes completed

Southwark Council is preparing to welcome tenants to 56 new council homes in Blackfriars Road.

Woman sexually assaulted at Elephant & Castle: police appeal

Police have launched an appeal for information after a woman was sexually assaulted at Elephant & Castle Underground Station.

Woman sexually assaulted at Elephant & Castle: police appeal
The Sunbathers: Festival of Britain sculpture to return to South Bank

The Sunbathers: Festival of Britain sculpture to return to South Bank

A sculpture displayed at Waterloo Tube Station during the Festival of Britain in 1951 has been found at a London hotel after Historic England's 2016 drive to track down lost pieces of public art.

New Southwark Plan: last chance to comment on site allocations

This week is the final opportunity to comment on Southwark Council's draft site-specific policies for 32 plots of land in SE1 likely to be redeveloped in the coming years.

New Southwark Plan: last chance to comment on site allocations
Bricklayers Arms station petition continues as consultation ends

Bricklayers Arms station petition continues as consultation ends

The Tower Bridge Road Alliance is continuing its campaign for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension as TfL's official consultation period comes to a close.

Cllr David Noakes runs marathon in support of local charities

Cllr David Noakes - Lib Dem councillor for Cathedrals ward in Borough & Bankside - ran the London Marathon on Sunday and has raised nearly £4,000 for good causes.

Cllr David Noakes runs marathon in support of local charities
St George's Day procession led by dragon

St George's Day procession led by dragon

A dragon led a procession of over a hundred people from St George's Cathedral to St George the Martyr Church.

Lambeth Palace Library scheme approved

Plans for an eight-storey library building on Lambeth Palace Road has been given the green light by Lambeth Council's planning applications committee.

Lambeth Palace Library scheme approved
Waterloo groups invited to apply for London Eye Community Chest

Waterloo groups invited to apply for London Eye Community Chest

Community organisations around Waterloo and the South Bank have been invited to apply for funding from the Community Chest Grant Programme.

TfL plans safety review of Elephant & Castle southern junction

Transport for London is to carry out a safety study on the southern junction at Elephant & Castle, six years after the roundabout and pedestrian subways were replaced by traffic lights and surface-level crossings.

TfL plans safety review of Elephant & Castle southern junction
General election 2017: Neil Coyle vs Simon Hughes - round 2

General election 2017: Neil Coyle vs Simon Hughes - round 2

Theresa May's decision to seek a general election on Thursday 8 June has paved the way for a repeat of the contest between Labour's Neil Coyle and Lib Dem veteran Sir Simon Hughes in Bermondsey & Old Southwark.

Fire at Albert Arms pub in Gladstone Street

35 firefighters tackled a blaze at the Albert Arms pub at the corner of Gladstone Street and Garden Row in the early hours of Good Friday morning.

Fire at Albert Arms pub in Gladstone Street
Garden Bridge Trust hits out at 'one-sided' Margaret Hodge report

Garden Bridge Trust hits out at 'one-sided' Margaret Hodge report

The chairman of the Garden Bridge Trust has accused Dame Margaret Hodge of "disregard for the facts" in her recent report on the controversial project and urged the Mayor to set aside its recommendation that public backing for the scheme be withdrawn.

Great Suffolk Street murder: £20k reward on offer 32 years on

More than 30 years after the violent murder of an elderly grandmother in Great Suffolk Street, detectives have launched a fresh appeal for help to trace her killer.

Great Suffolk Street murder: £20k reward on offer 32 years on
Victorian Society objects to demolition of Britannia pub

Victorian Society objects to demolition of Britannia pub

A national charity which campaigns to protect Victorian and Edward heritage has lodged a formal objection to plans to demolish and rebuild the Britannia pub in Kipling Street.

PC Keith Palmer's funeral held at Southwark Cathedral

Police officers from across the UK gathered at Southwark Cathedral on Monday afternoon for the funeral of PC Keith Palmer.

PC Keith Palmer's funeral held at Southwark Cathedral
Tesco Express to open in Blackfriars Circus development

Tesco Express to open in Blackfriars Circus development

Tesco is to open its tenth SE1 convenience store as part of Barratt's Blackfriars Circus development at St George's Circus.

Mayor of Southwark opens new-look gardens in Nelson Square

Mayor of Southwark Cllr Kath Whittam joined local residents on Friday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the relandscaping of Nelson Square Gardens.

Mayor of Southwark opens new-look gardens in Nelson Square
Garden Bridge: Sadiq should pull the plug, finds Margaret Hodge

Garden Bridge: Sadiq should pull the plug, finds Margaret Hodge

Dame Margaret Hodge has published her report into the Garden Bridge project, finding that "too many things went wrong" and recommending that the Mayor accepts the financial hit from cancelling the scheme.

Disabled passengers stage Southern rail protest at London Bridge

A group which campaigns for the rights of older and disabled Londoners to travel on public transport with ease has staged a protest at London Bridge Station after train operator Southern withdrew 'turn-up-and-go' assistance from 33 of its stations.

Disabled passengers stage Southern rail protest at London Bridge
Another hotel for Lower Marsh gets Lambeth approval

Another hotel for Lower Marsh gets Lambeth approval

Plans to demolish one of the principal parades of shops in Waterloo's Lower Marsh and build a 66-room hotel have been approved by Lambeth councillors.

Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower

A proposal to knock down the Days Hotel Waterloo at the corner of Kennington Road and Lambeth Road and replace it with a new hotel with more than twice as many rooms has been turned down by Lambeth councillors.

Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower
Quill site changes hands; new owner reverts to student housing

Quill site changes hands; new owner reverts to student housing

The as-yet-unbuilt Quill development near London Bridge Station has been acquired by Greystar who plan to develop the site as student accommodation.

8 new trees planted on Bermondsey's Longfield Estate

Eight new trees have been planted on Bermondsey's Longfield Estate by charity Trees for Cities with funding from New World Payphones.

8 new trees planted on Bermondsey's Longfield Estate
Nick Clegg warns of Brexit jeopardy in speech to Lib Dems in SE1

Nick Clegg warns of Brexit jeopardy in speech to Lib Dems in SE1

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg visited Southwark on Monday night to address local Liberal Democrat supporters on the subject of Brexit.

Award for cops who rescued residents from Bermondsey blaze

A team of Southwark police officers who entered a blazing block of flats to rescue several residents trapped inside including a baby, a frail elderly man and a pregnant woman have been honoured by the Royal Humane Society.

Award for cops who rescued residents from Bermondsey blaze
Clowns tribute to Roly Bain at Southwark Cathedral

Clowns tribute to Roly Bain at Southwark Cathedral

A memorial service has been held at Southwark Cathedral for priest and clown Roly Bain.

Westminster Bridge: silence and flowers one week after attack

Hundreds of people - including representatives of faith groups, police officers and other emergency services - gathered on Westminster Bridge exactly one week after the terrorist attack which left five people dead.

Westminster Bridge: silence and flowers one week after attack
Newington Causeway: 24-storey tower of hotel and flats approved

Newington Causeway: 24-storey tower of hotel and flats approved

Plans for 48 flats and a 140-room hotel in a 24-storey tower on Newington Causeway have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

TfL: two Bakerloo line stations on Old Kent Road is enough

Local Liberal Democrats have launched a petition calling for a station to be constructed at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension - but TfL says that the planned two stations between Elephant & Castle and New Cross would be "sufficient".

TfL: two Bakerloo line stations on Old Kent Road is enough
Sadiq: Elephant & Castle traders must get "fair deal"

Sadiq: Elephant & Castle traders must get "fair deal"

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has insisted that small traders at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre must be offered a "fair deal" when the site is redeveloped.

40 years of Jubilee Walkway: Duke of Gloucester unveils panel at Bankside

The Duke of Gloucester visited Bankside last Wednesday to unveil a panel in Cathedral Square marking the 40th anniversary of the Jubilee Walkway created for the Queen's Silver Jubilee in 1977.

40 years of Jubilee Walkway: Duke of Gloucester unveils panel at Bankside
Catholics and Lutherans hold joint service 500 years after Reformation

Catholics and Lutherans hold joint service 500 years after Reformation

An ecumenical gathering to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has been held at St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Princess Royal visits Tower Bridge Road jewellery workshop

Princess Anne came to Tower Bridge Road on Tuesday to visit the new Alex Monroe jewellery workshop next to The George pub.

Princess Royal visits Tower Bridge Road jewellery workshop
Council warns tenants and leaseholders over Airbnb-style lets

Council warns tenants and leaseholders over Airbnb-style lets

Southwark Council is to write to all tenants and leaseholders of council-owned homes in the borough warning them against advertising their properties on Airbnb and similar websites.

All change at Waterloo as Stagecoach loses SWT franchise to First/MTR

Rail services from Waterloo Station will have a new operator for the first time in two decades when First Group and MTR take over the South Western franchise currently held by Stagecoach's South West Trains.

All change at Waterloo as Stagecoach loses SWT franchise to First/MTR
TfL postpones Westminster Bridge roadworks after terror attack

TfL postpones Westminster Bridge roadworks after terror attack

Transport for London has delayed the start of work to install segregated cycle lanes across Westminster Bridge after last week's terrorist attack.

Councillors back calls for Bricklayers Arms tube station

Southwark councillors have unanimously backed a motion calling on Transport for London to consider adding a station at Bricklayers Arms on the proposed Bakerloo line extension.

Councillors back calls for Bricklayers Arms tube station
Grange Road and Long Lane: volunteers find 43 speeding motorists

Grange Road and Long Lane: volunteers find 43 speeding motorists

Volunteers armed with a speed gun found 28 drivers breaking the 20 mph speed limit in Long Lane during a two-hour period - but the police failed to send out warning letters to the keepers of the vehicles involved.

NatWest plans to close Bankside and Tower Bridge branches

The NatWest bank has announced plans to close its Bankside branch in Southwark Street and its Tower Bridge branch in Tooley Street.

NatWest plans to close Bankside and Tower Bridge branches
Archbishop's Park: police probe 'attempted abduction' of girl, 13

Archbishop's Park: police probe 'attempted abduction' of girl, 13

Police in Lambeth are appealing for witnesses and information following two incidents that are being treated as attempted abductions.

Council to oppose loss of Blackfriars Road Crown Post Office

Southwark councillors have passed a motion resolving to oppose plans to close the Crown Post Office in Blackfriars Road and replace it with a franchised service in a nearby shop.

Council to oppose loss of Blackfriars Road Crown Post Office
Central School of Ballet's final push to complete SE1 premises

Central School of Ballet's final push to complete SE1 premises

First proposed a decade ago and an empty shell for nearly five years, the Central School of Ballet has relaunched its fundraising efforts to complete its new South Bank home.

Kipling Street's Britannia pub could be demolished and rebuilt

Plans to knock down The Britannia pub in Kipling Street and replace it with a block of flats incorporating a replacement pub have been submitted to Southwark Council.

Kipling Street's Britannia pub could be demolished and rebuilt
Steve's B&B in Lower Marsh to be replaced with 50-room hotel

Steve's B&B in Lower Marsh to be replaced with 50-room hotel

Plans to redevelop the former Steve's Bed & Breakfast building in Lower Marsh as a 50-room boutique hotel have been approved by Lambeth's planning applications committee.

Bermondsey Street's old Ticino Bakery: 7-room hotel approved

Plans to demolish the former Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street and replace it with a 'boutique hotel' with just seven rooms have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Bermondsey Street's old Ticino Bakery: 7-room hotel approved
Bermondsey: Southwark Council to buy three office buildings

Bermondsey: Southwark Council to buy three office buildings

Southwark Council's cabinet has approved plans to buy three Bermondsey office buildings as revenue-generating investments for the borough.

Emergency services probe 'suspicious powder' in Boss Street

Boss Street - which runs between Tooley Street and Queen Elizabeth Street - was closed for several hours on Tuesday afternoon whilst emergency services investigated a suspicious substance.

Emergency services probe 'suspicious powder' in Boss Street
Man stabbed in Nelson Square on Sunday lunchtime

Man stabbed in Nelson Square on Sunday lunchtime

Police and ambulance crews rushed to The Cut in Waterloo on Sunday lunchtime to reports of a man with a stab wound. It's believed he was injured in nearby Nelson Square.

Southwark vetoes kiosks under Blackfriars Road railway bridge

Southwark planners have refused permission for three food kiosks underneath the railway bridge on Blackfriars Road.

Southwark vetoes kiosks under Blackfriars Road railway bridge
Gladstone Arms drops "ludicrous" Pegz N "Frazes" name

Gladstone Arms drops "ludicrous" Pegz N "Frazes" name

The new operators of the Gladstone Arms have dropped plans to use the name Pegz N "Frazes" when the much-loved Lant Street pub reopens this spring.

Should Waterloo share Bermondsey's MP? Another chance to comment

This month local residents have another chance to comment on proposals to redraw the map of parliamentary constituencies which would see the Waterloo part of SE1 - in the borough of Lambeth - added to the Bermondsey & Old Southwark seat.

Should Waterloo share Bermondsey's MP? Another chance to comment
Could Charing Cross Station be rebuilt with South Bank entrance?

Could Charing Cross Station be rebuilt with South Bank entrance?

A radical scheme to rebuild Charing Cross Railway Station with an entrance on the South Bank is among the options considered by Network Rail as it seeks to accommodate expected growth in passenger numbers over the coming decades.

Karowei Dorgu consecrated as Bishop of Woolwich

Dr Woyin Karowei Dorgu has been consecrated as the new Bishop of Woolwich in a packed and joyful service at Southwark Cathedral on Friday morning.

Karowei Dorgu consecrated as Bishop of Woolwich
Health of River Thames turned into art at Sea Containers building

Health of River Thames turned into art at Sea Containers building

A new art installation which uses lighting to reflect the health of the River Thames has been created at the Sea Containers building near Blackfriars Bridge.

Waterloo Bridge collision: police seek witnesses

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in a road traffic collision on Waterloo Bridge on Wednesday night.

Waterloo Bridge collision: police seek witnesses
Westminster Bridge: major roadworks start on 29 March

Westminster Bridge: major roadworks start on 29 March

Works to install segregated cycle lanes on Westminster Bridge and to change the road layout at the junction of Lambeth Palace Road, York Road and Westminster Bridge Road will begin on 29 March, Transport for London has confirmed.

Asda opens petrol station at Old Kent Road store

A new pay-at-pump petrol station has opened in the car park of Asda's Old Kent Road store.

Asda opens petrol station at Old Kent Road store
MIPIM: Lambeth promises developers "a very flexible approach"

MIPIM: Lambeth promises developers "a very flexible approach"

Lambeth Council has promised developers "a very flexible approach" when they present their proposals to invest in the borough.

The Coronet: Elephant local residents trigger licence review

The Coronet club and music venue at the Elephant & Castle is facing a review of its premises licence after local residents complained of antisocial behaviour - including homophobic and racist abuse - from customers.

The Coronet: Elephant local residents trigger licence review
Police appeal after man is left with broken nose at London Bridge

Police appeal after man is left with broken nose at London Bridge

Detectives have released an image of a man they wish to speak to after an incident at London Bridge tube station which left the victim with a broken nose.

Beormund Primary School to move to SE15; council plans new homes

Southwark Council's cabinet will next week pave the way for Beormund Primary School - a special school in Long Lane - to move to Peckham, enabling the SE1 site to be redeveloped for housing.

Beormund Primary School to move to SE15; council plans new homes
Clamour grows for Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms

Clamour grows for Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms

TfL should consider building a tube station at Bricklayers Arms on the proposed Bakerloo line extension, according to transport watchdog London TravelWatch.

MIPIM: Council heads to Cannes to lure developers to Lambeth

Lambeth Council has sent three officials to the MIPIM property trade fair in Cannes this week, with all expenses met by a consortium of five developers active in the borough.

MIPIM: Council heads to Cannes to lure developers to Lambeth
Sadiq fails to give CATegorical answer to call for mayoral moggie

Sadiq fails to give CATegorical answer to call for mayoral moggie

Sadiq Khan has sidestepped a call from a Labour London Assembly member for City Hall to hire a cat to keep mice at bay in the offices of the Greater London Authority.

Phone boxes to be replaced by kiosks offering free calls, USB, wifi

BT has announced plans to replace dozens of payphones on the streets of Southwark with new advertising-funded multimedia kiosks offering free phone calls, free wifi and USB charging sockets for mobile phones.

Phone boxes to be replaced by kiosks offering free calls, USB, wifi
25-storey twin towers to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment

25-storey twin towers to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment

Plans to build 25-storey twin towers with dozens of new homes on the site of the Texaco garage on Albert Embankment have been approved unanimously by members of Lambeth's planning applications committee.

Lower Marsh: Conran & Partners picked for Waterloo Library scheme

Lambeth Council has paved the way for the redevelopment of the old Waterloo Library building in Lower Marsh by selecting Conran & Partners to draw up plans for the site.

Lower Marsh: Conran & Partners picked for Waterloo Library scheme
London South Bank University at 125: MPs sign Commons motion

London South Bank University at 125: MPs sign Commons motion

One and a quarter centuries after the Borough Polytechnic Institute was founded in Southwark, Neil Coyle MP has tabled a Commons motion congratulating London South Bank University.

SE1 councillor Karl Eastham seeks selection in Manchester MP race

Chaucer ward Labour councillor Karl Eastham has launched a campaign to seek selection as the Labour candidate in the Manchester Gorton parliamentary by-election triggered by the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman.

SE1 councillor Karl Eastham seeks selection in Manchester MP race
Historic England's warning over Blackfriars Road skyscraper plans

Historic England's warning over Blackfriars Road skyscraper plans

Heritage watchdog Historic England has criticised the plans for new skyscrapers on Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street, citing the impact they will have on the view from St James's Park.

One The Elephant luxury flats meet full cost of Castle Centre

The final details of Southwark Council's share in the profits of Lendlease's 37-storey One The Elephant tower have been revealed, and the luxury development has met the full cost of the The Castle leisure centre.

One The Elephant luxury flats meet full cost of Castle Centre
South Bank's Jubiloo seeks five-year extension

South Bank's Jubiloo seeks five-year extension

Around 1,000 people a day spend 50p to spend a penny at the Jubiloo on the South Bank - but planning permission for the structure expires in a month's time.

Narrower pavements: TfL plan to speed up Tower Bridge Road buses

Transport for London is to widen the carriageway and reduce the width of the pavements under the railway bridge on Tower Bridge Road.

Narrower pavements: TfL plan to speed up Tower Bridge Road buses
1,000 new jobs on Bankside as 10-storey office scheme is approved

1,000 new jobs on Bankside as 10-storey office scheme is approved

Developer Land Securities have won planning permission for an office development between Park Street and Sumner Street in the Bankside area.

PwC wins backing to redevelop Union Street office block

Southwark's planning committee has approved plans by consulting firm PwC to redevelop its Union Street office building, including the demolition of a 19th-century warehouse.

PwC wins backing to redevelop Union Street office block
Southwark raises the bar to protect pubs from change of use

Southwark raises the bar to protect pubs from change of use

Southwark's planning committee has used its powers to restrict developers from turning pubs into shops or offices without first seeking full planning permission.

Prince of Wales visits St Thomas' Hospital

The Prince of Wales visited St Thomas' Hospital on Monday to mark the 70th anniversary of the British Geriatrics Society.

Prince of Wales visits St Thomas' Hospital
Bomb scare brings London Bridge to a halt for more than an hour

Bomb scare brings London Bridge to a halt for more than an hour

London Bridge, the railway station and nearby streets were sealed off on Tuesday afternoon while police investigated a suspicious vehicle.

Fire at Peabody Square in Blackfriars Road

Twelve people were evacuated from Peabody Square in Blackfriars Road in the early hours of Monday morning after a fire broke out in a first floor flat.

Fire at Peabody Square in Blackfriars Road
Crimscott Street developer plans 60 new homes

Crimscott Street developer plans 60 new homes

An industrial building in Crimscott Street - with planning permission for a new office block - has changed hands, with the new owners proposing a residential scheme.

Potters Fields Park Trust blasts The Ivy's restaurant plan

The not-for-profit trust which manages Potters Fields Park has objected to plans by the owners of The Ivy Cafe to build an extension overlooking the park as part of a new restaurant in the One Tower Bridge development.

Potters Fields Park Trust blasts The Ivy's restaurant plan
Southwark planners veto Airbnb flat on Rockingham Estate

Southwark planners veto Airbnb flat on Rockingham Estate

The leaseholder of a former council flat near the Elephant & Castle has been refused planning permission to turn the property into a holiday let. The flat is currently advertised on Airbnb at £95 a night.

City of London's SE1 estates to get fibre broadband

Hundreds of residents of the Southwark and Lambeth housing estates run by the City of London Corporation will benefit from a new high speed internet service after plans to expand fibre optic broadband were given the green light.

City of London's SE1 estates to get fibre broadband
Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade

Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade

Shrove Tuesday was celebrated in SE1 with pancake races at Borough Market and London Bridge City, and a Mardi Gras bike parade through the backstreets of Bankside.

Duchess of Cambridge opens Lambeth's new Ronald McDonald House

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Lambeth Road on Tuesday to open the new Ronald McDonald House which provides accommodation for families of patients at the Evelina London Children's Hopsital.

Duchess of Cambridge opens Lambeth's new Ronald McDonald House
Garden Bridge Trust claims Sadiq WILL give maintenance guarantee

Garden Bridge Trust claims Sadiq WILL give maintenance guarantee

The chief executive of the Garden Bridge Trust says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has "given assurance" that he would be prepared to back a guarantee to meet any shortfall in fundraising for the maintenance of the controversial footbridge.

Garden Bridge Trust has met legal obligations - Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has published a report of its investigation into the Garden Bridge Trust.

Garden Bridge Trust has met legal obligations - Charity Commission
British Kebab Awards held at South Bank hotel

British Kebab Awards held at South Bank hotel

More than 1,000 people gathered at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Sunday night for the fifth annual British Kebab Awards.

Irvine Sellar - the Shard's 'determined visionary' - dies aged 82

Irvine Sellar - the man whose persistence got the plans for the Shard off the drawing board - has died aged 82.

Irvine Sellar - the Shard's 'determined visionary' - dies aged 82
Sadiq Khan reiterates support for Garden Bridge

Sadiq Khan reiterates support for Garden Bridge

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has reiterated his support for the construction of the Garden Bridge, insisting that "the taxpayer will be better off if the bridge is built". His stance has been branded "illogical and indefensible" by a London Assembly member.

Tributes paid to Danny McCarthy, twice Mayor of Southwark

Southwark Council members from across the political spectrum have paid tribute to Danny McCarthy, former mayor and Cathedrals ward councillor, who died earlier this month.

Tributes paid to Danny McCarthy, twice Mayor of Southwark
Changes to 100 & 388 bus routes: TfL presses ahead

Changes to 100 & 388 bus routes: TfL presses ahead

Bus route 100 will no longer serve Elephant & Castle - and route 388 will be extended south - from April, despite a Transport for London consultation revealing more opposition than support for the change.

ITV prepares the way for redevelopment of South Bank studios

ITV has announced plans to close The London Studios, its TV production base on the South Bank, as a precursor to the development of a new headquarters building.

ITV prepares the way for redevelopment of South Bank studios
Westminster Bridge: appeal for witnesses after man falls in river

Westminster Bridge: appeal for witnesses after man falls in river

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man fell into the River Thames at Westminster Bridge.

Gladstone Arms to reopen as Pegz N "Frazes"

The Gladstone Arms pub in Lant Street - which closed down last October - is to reopen this spring under the name Pegz N "Frazes".

Gladstone Arms to reopen as Pegz N "Frazes"
Anti-Trump and Brexit protest march starts at Elephant & Castle

Anti-Trump and Brexit protest march starts at Elephant & Castle

A protest march against Donald Trump's presidency of the USA and the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union made its way through SE1 on Monday afternoon.

Duchess of Cambridge to visit Ronald McDonald House

The Duchess of Cambridge is coming to Lambeth on Shrove Tuesday (28 February) to visit the new accommodation for families of patients at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Duchess of Cambridge to visit Ronald McDonald House
Steve Chalke among Southwark Cathedral ecumenical canons

Steve Chalke among Southwark Cathedral ecumenical canons

Steve Chalke - founder of the Waterloo-based Oasis Christian charity - is one of five church leaders to be appointed as ecumenical canons of Southwark's Anglican cathedral.

Missing 13-year-old girl: police appeal

Police in Lambeth are appealing for the public's help to find a missing 13-year-old girl who is known to spend time at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.

Missing 13-year-old girl: police appeal
Frank Bruno opens Rock Island at Thomas a Becket in Old Kent Road

Frank Bruno opens Rock Island at Thomas a Becket in Old Kent Road

Boxer Frank Bruno and Mayor of Southwark Kath Whittam were the guests of honour at the opening of the Rock Island bar and grill at the Thomas a Becket pub in Old Kent Road on Tuesday.

Lambeth North tube station reopens after lift replacement works

Lambeth North Station - closed since last July to allow the lifts to be replaced - reopened to passengers on Monday morning.

Lambeth North tube station reopens after lift replacement works
Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery

Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery

A new sculptural artwork depicting Tate Modern on fire has gone on show at a West End art gallery.

Holocaust memorial should be at IWM not Westminster, argues MP

A Conservative MP has used an adjournment debate in the House of Commons to argue that the national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust should be located in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park rather than Victoria Tower Gardens in Westminster.

Holocaust memorial should be at IWM not Westminster, argues MP
Sadiq Khan urged to hire cat to tackle City Hall mouse problem

Sadiq Khan urged to hire cat to tackle City Hall mouse problem

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been urged to consider getting a cat to tackle a rodent problem at City Hall.

Perronet House residents reject plan to join Leathermarket JMB

A proposal for a block of council flats at the Elephant & Castle to join a Bermondsey-based tenant management organisation has been rejected in a ballot of tenants and leaseholders.

Perronet House residents reject plan to join Leathermarket JMB
Where should SE1's new Bakerloo line stations be located?

Where should SE1's new Bakerloo line stations be located?

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on the possible locations for stations on the Bakerloo line extension along the Old Kent Road, as well as a bigger station at Elephant & Castle.

Lambeth vetoes plan to cut size of Camel & Artichoke pub

Lambeth planners have refused a planning application to reduce the size of the Camel & Artichoke pub in Lower Marsh.

Lambeth vetoes plan to cut size of Camel & Artichoke pub
Garden Bridge: all-party pressure on Sadiq not to sign guarantee

Garden Bridge: all-party pressure on Sadiq not to sign guarantee

Members of the London Assembly have backed a motion by 16 votes to one calling on Sadiq Khan not to sign a guarantee to meet the maintenance cost of the Garden Bridge in the event that private fundraising falls short.

Singaporeans sell Rose Theatre site to Guernsey firm for £94.5m

The office block above the remains of Bankside's original Elizabethan playhouse - the Rose Theatre - has been sold by its Singaporean owners for £94.5 million.

Singaporeans sell Rose Theatre site to Guernsey firm for £94.5m
Southwark considers action against AirBnB lets on council estates

Southwark considers action against AirBnB lets on council estates

Southwark Council is considering taking enforcement action against leaseholders of former council homes who rent their properties out to short-stay guests via websites like AirBnB.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Union Street flats

Dozens of firefighters worked to tackle a fire in Ciba Apartments at the corner of Union Street and Great Guildford Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Union Street flats
'Enterprise pod' to be added to East Street Library

'Enterprise pod' to be added to East Street Library

Southwark Council has announced plans to give East Street Library in Old Kent Road a £300,000 makeover, including a new business and meeting space.

One year on: TfL to review Elephant & Castle junction changes

Transport for London is to review the impact of the changes to the layout of the Elephant & Castle junction as residents complain that more motorists are using nearby streets as rat-runs.

One year on: TfL to review Elephant & Castle junction changes
14-storey 'coliving' tower proposed on Long Lane

14-storey 'coliving' tower proposed on Long Lane

A 14-storey tower featuring 'coliving' accommodation with private bedrooms and communal amenities has been proposed for a site in Long Lane.

Assembly members urge Sadiq not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee

Two Labour London Assembly members have tabled a motion urging Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to refuse to sign a guarantee to meet the Garden Bridge's maintenance costs.

Assembly members urge Sadiq not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee
Sexual assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal

Sexual assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal

Police officers are appealing for help in identifying a man in connection with a sexual assault at London Bridge Underground Station.

Southwark marks Holocaust Memorial Day in GMH Park

The Mayor of Southwark led the laying of wreaths at the Holocaust Memorial Tree and the Soviet War Memorial in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Friday morning.

Southwark marks Holocaust Memorial Day in GMH Park
Daily count of cyclists to be displayed on Blackfriars Bridge screen

Daily count of cyclists to be displayed on Blackfriars Bridge screen

A counter showing a daily tally of how many cyclists are using cycle superhighway 6 is to be installed at the southern end of Blackfriars Bridge.

Police cordon in Blackfriars Road after Webber Street stabbing

Part of Blackfriars Road was cordoned off on Monday night after a woman was stabbed in nearby Webber Street.

Police cordon in Blackfriars Road after Webber Street stabbing
SE1 schoolkids present Sadiq with call for air quality action

SE1 schoolkids present Sadiq with call for air quality action

Pupils from St George's Cathedral Primary School in Southwark visited City Hall on Tuesday to present Mayor of London Sadiq Khan with a letter calling for action to improve air quality in the capital.

Police officers commended for saving woman's life with CPR

Two police officers have been awarded commendations by the chief constable of the British Transport Police for their part in saving the life of a woman who had taken a heroin overdose at Waterloo Station.

Police officers commended for saving woman's life with CPR
TfL: we didn't do enough for buses during Elephant roadworks

TfL: we didn't do enough for buses during Elephant roadworks

Transport for London's commissioner Mike Brown has conceded that the organisation didn't do enough to ensure bus journeys weren't unduly delayed during the remodelling of the Elephant & Castle junction.

Historic Thomas a Becket pub to become Rock Island restaurant

The historic Thomas a Becket pub in the Old Kent Road will be reborn as a TGI Friday's-style restaurant if Southwark councillors approve a licence application.

Historic Thomas a Becket pub to become Rock Island restaurant
Sainsbury's Local to open in Westminster Bridge Road

Sainsbury's Local to open in Westminster Bridge Road

Sainsbury's is to open a convenience store in Westminster Bridge Road as part of a new apart-hotel development.

Sadiq: roof garden justifies lack of affordable homes at E&C

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has approved a high-rise development at the Elephant & Castle which has no on-site affordable housing - but has insisted that the proposed roof terrace remains open to the public free of charge in perpetuity.

Sadiq: roof garden justifies lack of affordable homes at E&C
Ex-council flat owner seeks permission for £95/night AirBnB lets

Ex-council flat owner seeks permission for £95/night AirBnB lets

The owner of a former council flat near the Elephant & Castle has applied for planning permission so that he can let the home to AirBnB guests for more than 90 days a year.

Unity week broadcast and walk

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to be marked with a radio broadcast from St George's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Unity week broadcast and walk
Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week

Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week

Police are appealing for information after several businesses near Elephant & Castle had their windows smashed in multiple attacks in the same week.

Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges

Campaigners concerned by the rise of the far right after Donald Trump's election as US president have unfurled banners from Thames bridges in central London.

Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges
Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins

Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins

A cross-party Westminster Council committee has called for the charity behind the Garden Bridge to demonstrate that it has raised enough money to complete the structure before construction work can begin.

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral

Hundreds of people gathered at St George's Cathedral on Thursday morning for the funeral of local historian and archivist Stephen Humphrey.

Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral
Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration

Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration

The bells of Southwark Cathedral were blessed and rededicated last week before being returned to the tower after restoration.

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment

People who live and work in the South Bank and Waterloo are being urged to comment on a new planning policy document drawn up by local people and organisations.

South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment
Sainsbury's opens Elephant & Castle store in New Kent Road

Sainsbury's opens Elephant & Castle store in New Kent Road

The long-awaited Sainsbury's supermarket in New Kent Road finally opened its doors last week.

Garden Bridge cost could 'substantially exceed' £185 million, warns trust

The Garden Bridge Trust says that the project's cost could "substantially exceed" the previously stated £185 million budget for the controversial river crossing.

Garden Bridge cost could 'substantially exceed' £185 million, warns trust
New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station

New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station

The latest in a series of public art installations on the hoardings next to Southwark Underground Station has been unveiled.

Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft

Southbank Centre has submitted a planning application to Lambeth Council to make changes to the Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft, three years after a major controversy over the use of the space by skateboarders

Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft
Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed

Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed

Nearly a decade after the last Eurostar left the station, Network Rail has released a timelapse video showing work in progress to make the former Waterloo International Terminal suitable for use by commuter trains.

Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue

A team of Southwark police officers have been nominated for a bravery award after rescuing 10 people from a fire in a block of flats in Grange Road, Bermondsey.

Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue
Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule

Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule

Tower Bridge reopened to road traffic on Thursday after nearly three months of work to replace the timber decking on the bridge's bascules.

Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market

Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe joined Southwark Police officers and deputy mayor of London Joanne McCartney AM for a walkabout in Borough Market last week as part of the #walkthemet initiative.

Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market
Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl

Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl

A man from Southwark has been jailed for repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl.

Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles

The Shard is marking Christmas and the New Year by lighting up the top 20 storeys of the London Bridge skyscraper with a series of beams, stripes and sparkles every night.

Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles
Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder

Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder

A man who killed a police officer and went to huge lengths to dispose of his body has been sentenced at the Old Bailey.

Audio: learn about St John's Waterloo's £3.5m development scheme

This week St John's Waterloo will be the subject of a church court hearing as it defends its plans to modify its historic building to meet the area's changing needs. The vicar, Canon Giles Goddard, talks about The Bridge at Waterloo.

Audio: learn about St John's Waterloo's £3.5m development scheme
London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation

London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation

Plans to create a London School of Mosaic - building on Southbank Mosaics' pioneering work in SE1 - have been boosted by funds raised by a local resident during his year as master of his masonic lodge.

Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road

A giant photo mural featuring 1,955 local images has been unveiled in Tower Bridge Road.

Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road
Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision

Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision

A cyclist is said to be in a critical condition after being hit by a van on Southwark Bridge Road on Thursday morning.

Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January

Sainsbury's has delayed the opening of its new full-size supermarket on New Kent Road until the New Year due to problems with access for its delivery vehicles.

Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January
£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'

£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'

An extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham could be completed in 12 years, according to Transport for London's new business plan.

John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school plan

A Peckham primary school has won Government backing for its proposal to open a new 'free school' on Borough High Street.

John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school plan
Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road

Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road

Southwark Council has launched a public consultation on plans for the next section of the Quietway 14 cycle route between Tower Bridge Road and Canada Water.

Bermondsey's Crosse & Blackwell Factory sold in £50m deal

A Bermondsey factory complex where Worcestershire Sauce and Branston Pickle were once produced has changed hands for £50 million.

Bermondsey's Crosse & Blackwell Factory sold in £50m deal
Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died

Stephen Humphrey - Southwark's foremost local historian and archivist - has died.

Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns

In a lecture at the Royal Society of Arts, Peter Tatchell has described how his campaigning left him with a "real fear of being killed" in his Elephant & Castle home.

Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns
Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project

Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project

The new Dockhead Fire Station has received its official opening - exactly a decade after plans to rebuild it were first announced.

Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs

Heritage minister Tracey Crouch MP visited Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday to see where the £500,000 grant the cathedral has been awarded from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund will be spent.

Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs
London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene

London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene

A Labour MP has called on the Government to encourage the owners of the London Eye to make its ticket prices more affordable for lower income families.

Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault

A man who masqueraded as a 'Good Samaritan' to a woman who he met at an SE1 pub has been given a suspended sentence for sexual assault.

Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault
Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack

Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack

A minicab driver has been commended by a judge for coming to the aid of a woman who was being attacked in an alleyway off Borough High Street.

City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one

Plans to shut Tower Bridge to pedestrians for three weekends have been revised and the bridge will now only be closed for a single day.

City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one
Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical

Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical

Sadiq Khan has welcomed the potential for direct train services from Waterloo to Heathrow Airport but warned that there may not be enough capacity on the rail network for such a service to be introduced.

Had a bike stolen? It might be at Kennington Police Station

This Sunday the Metropolitan Police will put on show around 100 bicycles recovered in and around Lambeth.

Had a bike stolen? It might be at Kennington Police Station
Old Kent Road: TfL to consider pedestrian lights at East Street

Old Kent Road: TfL to consider pedestrian lights at East Street

18 months after Boris Johnson ruled out the installation of pedestrian lights for the corner of Old Kent Road and East Street, TfL is now considering making changes at the junction.

Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a bus on Tuesday morning.

Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus
SE1's second tallest tower: 18 Blackfriars Road plans revealed

SE1's second tallest tower: 18 Blackfriars Road plans revealed

Proposals for the second tallest tower in SE1 - after the Shard - have gone on public display.

Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school

Police are appealing for the public’s assistance to find a 17-year-old girl who went missing from her boarding school in Waterloo a week ago.

Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school
Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty

Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty

A man who killed a police officer at a flat in Bankside and went to huge lengths to dispose of his body has been found guilty of murder.

Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Prince William was the guest of honour at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards at The Old Vic on Sunday night.

Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday were observed at war memorials around SE1.

Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river

The new Lord Mayor Alderman Andrew Parmley sailed downriver as part of a flotilla during driving rain for the Lord Mayor's Show.

Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river
'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight

'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight

A man who ran over a woman after being involved in a fight at Elephant & Castle has been jailed.

Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?

The rail minister and his senior civil servant have pledged that lessons from the rebuilding of London Bridge Station will be applied during the forthcoming major works at Waterloo Station.

Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?
TfL spent £87k on press and radio ads lauding Elephant & Castle

TfL spent £87k on press and radio ads lauding Elephant & Castle

Transport for London has spent tens of thousands of pounds on newspaper and radio advertising extolling the virtues of the remodelled Elephant & Castle junction.

City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges

A Guildhall sub-committee has unanimously rejected the idea that tolls could be introduced for motorists crossing Blackfriars Bridge, Southwark Bridge and London Bridge.

City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges
The Crown: Guy's Hospital surgical team in Netflix drama

The Crown: Guy's Hospital surgical team in Netflix drama

A surgical team from Guy's Hospital swapped the operating theatre for the small screen when they appeared in Netflix's new drama series The Crown.

Sky News to open studio at the News Building, London Bridge

Sky News has announced plans to open a new office and studio for its City coverage in the News Building at London Bridge.

Sky News to open studio at the News Building, London Bridge
Thames zip wire to raise funds for Evelina Children's Hospital

Thames zip wire to raise funds for Evelina Children's Hospital

For one day only a zip wire is to be erected across the River Thames from St Thomas' Hospital to Victoria Tower Gardens to raise money for the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

£20m plan to light up Thames bridges: shortlisted ideas on show

Six proposals to light up the bridges across the Thames in central London are to be exhibited at the Royal Festival Hall this month.

£20m plan to light up Thames bridges: shortlisted ideas on show
Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street

Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street

10 fire engines were called to the Borough on Monday morning to tackle a serious fire in the premises of an Urdu-language newspaper and TV channel.

Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight

A panel of judges toured Waterloo on Friday morning to cast a critical eye over the shop and services on The Cut and Lower Marsh as part of the Great British High Street competition.

Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight
£5m for LSBU's Institute of Professional and Technical Education

£5m for LSBU's Institute of Professional and Technical Education

Southwark Council is planning a £5 million contribution to London South Bank University's new institute to support students following technical or vocational qualifications and higher apprenticeships.

St Saviour's Dock bridge: repair is still an option, says council

Southwark Council says that it hasn't ruled out repairing the existing swing bridge across the entrance to St Saviour's Dock rather than replacing it with a new structure.

St Saviour's Dock bridge: repair is still an option, says council
Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street

Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street

Painting optical illusions onto the road surface on Southwark Street has cut traffic speeds by up to 3 mph, according to Transport for London.

Could tolls be levied on Thames bridges from SE1 to Square Mile?

The City of London Corporation has suggested that motorists crossing the Thames bridges between Southwark and the Square Mile could be charged a toll in a bid to reduce traffic congestion.

Could tolls be levied on Thames bridges from SE1 to Square Mile?
Neil Coyle highlights threat to future of St George's Pharmacy

Neil Coyle highlights threat to future of St George's Pharmacy

Neil Coyle has used a House of Commons debate to highlight the threat to the future of a brand new pharmacy at Elephant & Castle - just days after he cut the ribbon to open it.

Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017

Alan Bishop has announced that he is to retire next year after eight years as chief executive of Southbank Centre.

Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017
South Bank's bust of Nelson Mandela given grade II listed status

South Bank's bust of Nelson Mandela given grade II listed status

The bust of former South African president Nelson Mandela outside the Royal Festival Hall has been given grade II listed status by the Government.

Coin Street eco-garden to receive funds from Tesco plastic bag levy

Coin Street family and children's centre is one of three Lambeth projects to receive a share of the cash from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative - but local people can help boost their share of the pot.

Coin Street eco-garden to receive funds from Tesco plastic bag levy
Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved

Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved

Lambeth councillors have approved plans to create dozens of new shops underneath the platforms of the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station.

Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation

The Royal Horticultural Society will no longer be represented on the Garden Bridge Trust after the retirement of Jim Gardiner.

Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation
Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site

Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site

The City of Westminster may be home to some of London's most valuable real estate, but the city council can't resist investing in property south of the river too.

TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices

At least 35 per cent of new homes on Transport for London-owned land in Southwark Street will be 'affordable', Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said.

TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices
Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel

Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel

An Australian street artist has painted a portrait of William Shakespeare on a brick wall in Clink Street, just yards from the site of the Bankside playhouses where the Bard worked.

Garden Bridge based on 'wishful thinking': PAC chair Meg Hillier

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has submitted evidence to the review of the Garden Bridge project conducted by Dame Margaret Hodge MP.

Garden Bridge based on 'wishful thinking': PAC chair Meg Hillier
South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal

South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal

Police in Lambeth are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was seriously injured in one of a number of incidents along the South Bank.

Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register

A Victorian chapel built for a congregation of Welsh Presbyterians has been added to Historic England's Heritage at Risk register.

Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register
Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated

Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated

A plaque honouring volunteers from Southwark, Bermondsey and Camberwell who fought on the republican side in the Spanish Civil War has been relocated to John Harvard Library.

Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has given his clearest indication yet that he will not allow construction work on the Garden Bridge to begin if there is a chance of public money being required to meet maintenance and operational costs.

Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance
Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe

Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe

Emma Rice, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, will leave the Bankside playhouse in April 2018 as the theatre plans a return to more traditional staging for future productions.

St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced

The swing bridge which carries the Thames Path across the entrance to St Saviour's Dock is to be replaced just two decades after it was built.

St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced
St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal

St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal

The man who will be the next Lord Mayor of London gave an organ recital during the launch of an appeal to raise funds to restore the historic instrument at St George the Martyr church in The Borough.

Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission

Jude Kelly, artistic director of Southbank Centre, has been named as one of the members of a new commission to tackle persistent inequalities in the borough of Lambeth.

Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission
NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban

NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban

Patients and visitors at St Thomas' Hospital are "resistant, sometimes to the point of aggression" when asked not to smoke, an NHS boss has complained.

MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link

A West London Labour MP has used a House of Commons debate to urge the Government to back proposals for a direct train service between Waterloo and Heathrow Airport.

MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link
Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash

Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash

Waterloo Road, The Cut and Baylis Road were closed to traffic early on Saturday morning after a collision between a private hire vehicle and a Smart car.

11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station

Detectives are appealing for information after a young girl was sexually assaulted by a man whilst walking through Waterloo Underground Station.

11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station
Body-worn cameras for Guy's & St Thomas' security staff

Body-worn cameras for Guy's & St Thomas' security staff

Security staff at SE1's NHS hospitals are being issued with body-worn cameras after attacks on nurses and other frontline workers increased by more than a quarter in the last year.

Call for tourist tax as Waterloo has more hotel rooms than voters

A Lambeth councillor has called for the introduction of a 'tourist tax' to recognise the impact that hotel guests have on local streets and services.

Call for tourist tax as Waterloo has more hotel rooms than voters
Lower Marsh and The Cut: Britain's best high street?

Lower Marsh and The Cut: Britain's best high street?

Lower Marsh and The Cut in Waterloo have been shortlisted in the London category of a competition to find Britain's best high streets.

Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has admitted that he faces a dilemma over whether to continue to back the Garden Bridge project.

Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma
Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation

Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have officially backed proposals to add Waterloo and the South Bank to the Bermondsey & Old Southwark constituency, whilst Labour has made counter-proposals which keep Bishop's ward as part of a Vauxhall seat.

Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams

Five armed response vehicles rushed to Long Lane on Friday night after local residents reported gunshots and screams.

Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams
Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest

Several hundred taxi drivers brought traffic on Blackfriars Road to a halt on Thursday lunchtime in a protest outside the offices of Transport for London.

'Boutique hotel' plan for old Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street

Developers Frontier Estates have revealed plans to build a hotel on the site of the former Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street.

'Boutique hotel' plan for old Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street
The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street

The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street

A 110-seater studio theatre has opened in a former car park underneath the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark Street.

Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week

York Road in Waterloo will be closed to northbound traffic for around a week from 9pm on Tuesday while SGN carry out emergency gas repairs.

Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week
December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's

December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's

The new full-size Sainsbury's store at Elephant & Castle will open by the end of the year, the supermarket chain has confirmed.

Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO

A National Audit Office investigation into the central Government funding for the Garden Bridge has found that ministers went against advice from their civil servants when making decisions to back the project.

Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO
Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans

Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited St Saviour's and St Olave's School at Bricklayers Arms on Monday to launch his revised plans for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan

Lambeth's cabinet has approved proposals for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat illegal gambling on Westminster Bridge and around the South Bank.

Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan
William, Kate and Harry at London Eye for World Mental Health Day

William, Kate and Harry at London Eye for World Mental Health Day

Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the South Bank on Monday as part of their 'Heads Together' campaign to reduce the stigma around mental health problems.

Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew

A man has been arrested after a piece of vital life-saving equipment was stolen from an ambulance service crew in Bermondsey.

Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew
Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march

Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march

Waterloo residents fighting the Garden Bridge joined a coalition of pressure groups in Brixton on Saturday for a rally and march in protest at Lambeth Council's handling of numerous local issues.

TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion

Transport for London is to curtail bus route 47 at Dockhead for the next three months as a 'mitigation' measure to ease the congestion caused by the closure of Tower Bridge

TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion
Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services

Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited Waterloo Station on Friday morning to mark the launch of Night Tube services on the Jubilee line and announce the introduction of overnight Northern line services next month.

Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace a man from Essex who disappeared from London Bridge Station on Wednesday morning.

Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station
Ancient monument status for Hope Playhouse and Bankside bear-baiting pits

Ancient monument status for Hope Playhouse and Bankside bear-baiting pits

The remains of the Hope Playhouse and three of Bankside's notorious bear-baiting pits have been scheduled as an ancient monument by the Government.

Tower Bridge closure congestion 'not as bad as we thought' - TfL

Transport for London says that the impact of the closure of Tower Bridge on traffic in surrounding areas has been less bad than expected.

Tower Bridge closure congestion 'not as bad as we thought' - TfL
TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction

TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on its revised plans for the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Tanner Street.

Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks

Vodafone has been fined after pleading guilty to offences linked to roadworks in Borough High Street and St Thomas Street earlier this year.

Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks
Councillor's sponsored swim to raise funds for the Dragon Cafe

Councillor's sponsored swim to raise funds for the Dragon Cafe

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on 10 October, Cllr Helen Dennis, Southwark’s deputy cabinet member for mental health, swam 3 km to raise money for the Dragon Cafe.

Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity

Sainsbury's Local on Bermondsey Square has selected Southwark-based Dimbleby Cancer Care as its charity of the year.

Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity
Two injured in Union Street fight

Two injured in Union Street fight

Two people were taken to hospital after a fight in Union Street early on Sunday morning.

£160m Cancer Centre at Guy's welcomes first patients

The new Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital welcomed its first patients this week.

£160m Cancer Centre at Guy's welcomes first patients
Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins

A three-month closure of Tower Bridge to road traffic - to allow the decking on the bascules to be replaced - began on Saturday morning.

Double-deck buses introduced on route 42

Bus route 42 - previously operated with single-decker buses - has now been converted to use double-deck buses.

Double-deck buses introduced on route 42
St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park: have your say

St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park: have your say

Regular visitors to St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park near Tower Bridge are being invited to contribute their views in two surveys.

Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has used a speech at Southwark Cathedral to call for Londoners to get to know their neighbours better.

Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds
AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth

AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth

An AK-47 assault rifle as been found concealed in undergrowth in Webber Row near Waterloo.

TfL plans to extend bus route 388 to the Elephant but curtail 100

Transport for London has launched a consultation on plans to extend bus route 388 from Blackfriars Station to Elephant & Castle but curtail route 100 in the Square Mile.

TfL plans to extend bus route 388 to the Elephant but curtail 100
Lambeth drops Punch & Judy act after Jeremy Corbyn 'devil' claim

Lambeth drops Punch & Judy act after Jeremy Corbyn 'devil' claim

Lambeth Council has apologised after claims that a Punch and Judy show at a council-run event in Waterloo likened Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to the devil.

Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive

Sheep have been run across London Bridge as part of a sheep drive organised by the Woolmen's Company.

Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive
Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change

Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change

Rabbis, priests, Muslim campaigners and government policy advisers gathered for the inaugural conference of Faith for the Climate at St John's Waterloo last week.

Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge was closed during the early morning on Saturday for filming of the Transformers 5 movie.

Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge
Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall

Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall

When Herzog and de Meuron designed Tate Modern's new Switch House extension, they didn't consider that visitors would be unable to resist the temptation to walk along the narrow perimiter wall.

LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark

London South Bank University is looking for a developer for a major scheme at its Technopark building at the Elephant & Castle to provide new facilities and a "significant capital receipt".

LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark
The Coronet to stay open for another year

The Coronet to stay open for another year

The Coronet nightclub at Elephant & Castle has won a year's extension to its lease and will remain open throughout 2017.

£125,000 - is this SE1's most expensive parking space?

A South Bank parking space has been put up for sale with an asking price of £125,000.

£125,000 - is this SE1's most expensive parking space?
Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls

Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls

More than 200 students had to evacuate their halls of residence after a fire which is believed to have been caused by a hairdryer.

Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ

Striking security guards from Metropolitan Police sites have taken their protest to the offices of the private company that employs them.

Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ
Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech

Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech

Prince William visited The View from the Shard on Thursday to make a speech about the illegal trade in wildlife.

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has appointed Dame Margaret Hodge to conduct a review of the controversial Garden Bridge project.

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project
Sadiq Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards

Sadiq Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan dropped in at Borough Market on Wednesday night for the Urban Food Awards.

Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has backed a campaign for a blue plaque on Waterloo Bridge to honour the women said to have worked on the construction project during World War II.

Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge
Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside neighbours

Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside neighbours

Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota has advised residents of Neo Bankside to put up blinds or net curtains after Tate Modern faced complaints from the adjacent luxury development about gallery visitors gawping at their homes.

Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ

A feminist group staged a protest at Southwark's cabinet meeting on Tuesday to highlight claims that the council is failing victims of domestic violence.

Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ
Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue

Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue

The controversial new Waterloo Library received its official opening on Tuesday when Lambeth council leader Lib Peck visited the Oasis Centre.

Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival

The tenth Bermondsey Street Festival took place on Saturday, with crowds of thousands enjoying the party in the street and nearby parks.

Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival
Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police

Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police

Armed police spent three hours outside a block of flats in Waterloo on Friday morning after a balcony collapsed.

The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago

The foundation stone for the Royal Cobourg Theatre - now better known as The Old Vic - was laid 200 years ago on Wednesday.

The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago
Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup

Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup

Most of SE1 will share a member of Parliament if the initial proposals from the Boundary Commission for England are adopted.

Peal of bells at St George's to honour local man killed in WWI

Bellringers attempted a peal of bells at St George the Martyr on Friday evening in honour of a local man who was killed exactly 100 years ago in the Battle of the Somme.

Peal of bells at St George's to honour local man killed in WWI
Minister backs 'iconic' Garden Bridge; Hoey blasts 'cosy cartel'

Minister backs 'iconic' Garden Bridge; Hoey blasts 'cosy cartel'

Transport minister Andrew Jones told the House of Commons on Wednesday night that building the "iconic" Garden Bridge "will show that London is open for business".

Patricia Moberly, former Guy's & St Thomas' chair, has died

Dr Patricia Moberly, who chaired the trust that runs Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals for more than a decade, has died after a long illness, aged 77.

Patricia Moberly, former Guy's & St Thomas' chair, has died
Lambeth cabinet WON'T make final Garden Bridge decision after all

Lambeth cabinet WON'T make final Garden Bridge decision after all

Last week we reported that a final decision on whether to allow the Garden Bridge to use Lambeth Council-owned land on the South Bank would be made by councillors in November.

London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved

Plans to turn a disused fire brigade workshop just off Albert Embankment into a pop-up museum and event space have been approved by Lambeth councillors.

London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved
New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'

New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'

Plans for a new home for the historic collections of the Church of England - to be built in the gardens of Lambeth Palace - have been revealed by the Church Commissioners.

Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings

Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith came to Waterloo on Tuesday night for hustings organised by faith groups.

Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings
St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth

St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth

A scheme to redevelop a semi-derelict part of St Thomas' Hospital has been approved by Lambeth's planning applications committee despite concerns from Historic England.

London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street

Just days after St Thomas Street reopened to pedestrians, it was closed off again on Tuesday evening after a burst main sent jets of water into the air.

London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street
Bladerunner: Royal Navy tests 'drone boat' on the Thames

Bladerunner: Royal Navy tests 'drone boat' on the Thames

The Royal Navy tested an unmanned boat on the River Thames in London on Monday.

Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation

Hundreds of people attended a Mass of thanksgiving at St George's Cathedral on Monday following Sunday's canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation
Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge

Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge

A large-scale floating art installation can be seen alongside the Millennium Bridge this month as part of the annual Totally Thames festival.

Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May

The latest breakdown of funds raised for the Garden Bridge project shows that the total amount pledged for the scheme has dropped by £14 million since May.

Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May
Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease

Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease

A crucial decision on whether to allow the Garden Bridge to be built on land on the South Bank will be taken by Lambeth councillors in two months' time.

Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO

Lambeth Council is inviting local residents and businesses to comment on plans to introduce a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to combat illegal gambling on Westminster Bridge and the Golden Jubilee Footbridges.

Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO
Electric buses on routes 507 & 521 boast at-seat USB chargers

Electric buses on routes 507 & 521 boast at-seat USB chargers

A new fleet of electric buses is being introduced on two busy commuter bus routes serving Waterloo Station.

Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed

Further details of arrangements for motorists and cyclists during the three-month closure of Tower Bridge have been revealed.

Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed
London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open

London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open

The first part of the new ground-level concourse at London Bridge Station opened to the public this weekend.

Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt

Train services to and from Waterloo were suspended for a time on Sunday afternoon while firefighters dealt with a blaze just outside the station.

Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt
Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity

Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the YoungMinds Parents Helpline headquarters in Southwark on Thursday as part of their Heads Together campaign.

Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October

The Night Tube service will come to SE1 for the first time when a 24-hour weekend service is introduced on the Jubilee line from 7 October.

Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October
Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms

Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle joined local members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) on Saturday for a tour of pubs in the constituency.

Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers

Volunteers armed with speed guns recorded 40 drivers breaking the 20 mph speed limit in Bermondsey's Grange Road in just two hours.

Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers
'Magical' Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m

'Magical' Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m

The Garden Bridge will cost an extra £10 million to build and will be at least a year late, the chairman of the charity backing the scheme has confirmed.

Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme

Transport for London has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to Old Kent Road between Cooper's Road and Malt Street that it claims will benefit cyclists, bus passengers, pedestrians and motorists.

Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme
Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved

Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved

Plans for a rooftop private members' club on Albert Embankment with views of the Houses of Parliament have been approved by Lambeth councillors.

Waterloo gains Stansted coach link (but loses Heathrow & Gatwick)

A quiet revolution in transport links between SE1 and London's airports has taken place this summer.

Waterloo gains Stansted coach link (but loses Heathrow & Gatwick)
St Thomas' Hospital stars in 'Missing Type' hunt for blood donors

St Thomas' Hospital stars in 'Missing Type' hunt for blood donors

St Thomas' Hospital features in a new TV advert to help NHS Blood and Transplant recruit new blood donors.

Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has conceded that the Garden Bridge might never be built - but he is reluctant to pull the plug when so much public cash has already been spent.

Garden Bridge might not be built, admits Sadiq Khan
Jeremy Corbyn at London Bridge to call for rail nationalisation

Jeremy Corbyn at London Bridge to call for rail nationalisation

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited London Bridge Station on Tuesday morning to call for rail and bus services to be returned to public sector ownership and operation.

Tower Bridge Road air quality limits 'regularly breached'

Air quality limits for nitrogen dioxide are regularly breached at monitoring stations along Tower Bridge Road, Southwark Council has revealed.

Tower Bridge Road air quality limits 'regularly breached'
'Racial assault' at Elephant & Castle: police launch appeal

'Racial assault' at Elephant & Castle: police launch appeal

British Transport Police officers investigating what is described as a racially aggravated common assault at Elephant & Castle tube station have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace.

Nexus Health Group: launch of GP practice for 60,000 patients

Four NHS GP practices spanning SE1, SE17, SE5 and SE15 have merged to create the Nexus Health Group.

Nexus Health Group: launch of GP practice for 60,000 patients
King's College joins Guy's Hospital in cross-campus smoking ban

King's College joins Guy's Hospital in cross-campus smoking ban

King's College London will ban smoking on its Guy's Campus at London Bridge from Monday 5 September, bringing the college into line with neighbouring Guy's Hospital.

Metropolitan Police seek 'secure facility' at Elephant & Castle

The Metropolitan Police has called on Southwark Council to negotiate space for a new police station as part of a major development at the Elephant & Castle.

Metropolitan Police seek 'secure facility' at Elephant & Castle
Tower Bridge Care Home rated 'good' by watchdog

Tower Bridge Care Home rated 'good' by watchdog

Tower Bridge Care Home at Bricklayers Arms has achieved a 'good' rating from the Care Quality Commission, a year after it was placed in special measures.

CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank

Dozens of brightly decorated fibreglass cows are dotted around Surrey as part of CowParade Surrey this summer - but two have escaped the herd in search of not-so-green pastures in Waterloo and the South Bank.

CowParade Surrey comes to Waterloo and the South Bank
Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched

Bankside Boardwalk design competition launched

A design competition is now under way for the Bankside Boardwalk – a temporary structure to be built in Lavington Street.

Jon Findlay to be chief operating officer of Guy's & St Thomas'

Jon Findlay has been appointed as chief operating officer of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Jon Findlay to be chief operating officer of Guy's & St Thomas'
Forest named after firefighter killed in 1861 Tooley Street blaze

Forest named after firefighter killed in 1861 Tooley Street blaze

A woodland in Rainham has been named in honour of James Braidwood, the pioneering chief fire officer killed whilst tackling a massive blaze in Tooley Street in 1861.

Darren Henaghan to succeed Keith Davis as Borough Market MD

The Trustees of Borough Market have named Darren Henaghan as the market's next managing director.

Darren Henaghan to succeed Keith Davis as Borough Market MD
TfL hails 'great success' of Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway

TfL hails 'great success' of Blackfriars Bridge cycle superhighway

On Cycle Superhighway 6 across Blackfriars Bridge, cyclist numbers have increased by 55 per cent, according to Transport for London.

Khan to press Government over noisy helicopters along the Thames

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that he is "concerned" about the current lack of regulation to protect Londoners from noise nuisance caused by helicopters.

Khan to press Government over noisy helicopters along the Thames
HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners

HMS President may have to be scrapped, warn owners

HMS President - a familiar sight on the Thames near Blackfriars Bridge for more than nine decades - faces an uncertain future.

London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage

Around 20,000 historic items in the London Fire Brigade Museum collection have been painstakingly packed away over the last month as preparations for the redevelopment of the site continue.

London Fire Brigade Museum collection put into storage
Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award

Man who rescued suicidal woman from Thames receives award

A member of the public who rescued a suicidal woman who jumped into the River Thames from the Albert Embankment has been presented with an award by the Metropolitan Police commissioner.

Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat

SE1 could lose one of its two remaining crown Post Office branches under plans to seek "potential franchise partners" for the Blackfriars Road office.

Blackfriars Road Post Office under threat
Firefighters rescue 19 from South Bank Starflyer ride

Firefighters rescue 19 from South Bank Starflyer ride

19 people were rescued from the Starflyer on the South Bank on Sunday evening when the fairground ride broke down.

Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 borough elections

Final details of the new ward boundaries for the borough of Southwark to be introduced at the 2018 local elections have been revealed.

Southwark's political map redrawn for 2018 borough elections
Morley College to build bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border

Morley College to build bridge across Lambeth/Southwark border

Morley College has won permission to build a bridge spanning the boundary between Lambeth and Southwark.

Mercato Metropolitano: Italian market opens on Newington Causeway

An Italian market, supermarket and food and drink venue has opened on Newington Causeway.

Mercato Metropolitano: Italian market opens on Newington Causeway
Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library

Protests in Lower Marsh as Lambeth shuts Waterloo Library

Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh has closed its doors for the last time as Lambeth Council prepares to replace it with a self-service library in the nearby Oasis Centre.

Co-op sells Great Dover Street store to McColl's

The Co-op is to sell its Great Dover Street convenience store to McColl's.

Co-op sells Great Dover Street store to McColl's
New crossings at Tower Bridge Rd / Queen Elizabeth St junction

New crossings at Tower Bridge Rd / Queen Elizabeth St junction

Transport for London has launched an official consultation on plans to alter the junction of Tower Bridge Road and Queen Elizabeth Street.

Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment

The former Royal Standard pub on the Rockingham Estate is to be redeveloped after Southwark Council agreed to sell the freehold of the site.

Former Royal Standard pub set for redevelopment
Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral

Funeral of Sam King MBE held at Southwark Cathedral

A dignified gathering of family, friends, colleagues and dignitaries filled Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday to mourn, honour and celebrate the life of Sam King MBE.

Tesco Old Kent Road 'ransacked' in 'terrifying' incident

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an incident in Burgess Park and Tesco in Old Kent Road on Tuesday night.

Tesco Old Kent Road 'ransacked' in 'terrifying' incident
Prince Harry has HIV test at Burrell Street clinic

Prince Harry has HIV test at Burrell Street clinic

Prince Harry visited a sexual health clinic under a railway arch in Southwark on Thursday.

Judges from Southwark courts assemble at cathedral for service

The Southwark Judiciary has held it first Legal Service at Southwark Cathedral.

Judges from Southwark courts assemble at cathedral for service
Southwark names more potential sites for new council homes

Southwark names more potential sites for new council homes

Southwark Council has published a further list of potential sites for the development of new council homes as part of its commitment to build 11,000 dwellings.

Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017

Lambeth North Underground Station is now closed until February 2017 whilst the lifts are replaced.

Lambeth North Tube Station now shut till February 2017
Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved

Redevelopment of Vinopolis complex approved

Proposals to redevelop the warren of railway arches formerly occupied by the Vinopolis wine attraction have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light

Southwark councillors have approved plans for 408 private flats in buildings up to 40 storeys high to be located next to Elephant & Castle's Bakerloo line tube station.

40-storey tower at Elephant & Castle gets green light
18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated

18 months later, 53 bus across Westminster Bridge reinstated

Bus route 53 - which has been curtailed at Lambeth North for the past 18 months - will be reinstated to run across Westminster Bridge to Whitehall from 23 July.

Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny

Lib Dem councillors have 'called in' proposals for a new Quietway cycle route between Blackfriars Road and Tower Bridge Road.

Controversial Quietway 14 plans 'called in' for scrutiny
Dozens at rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn at Elephant & Castle

Dozens at rally in support of Jeremy Corbyn at Elephant & Castle

Between 60 and 70 people joined a rally in support of embattled Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre on Monday evening.

Solar panels installed on top of South Bank Tower

Some of the highest solar panels in the UK have been installed on top of the South Bank Tower.

Solar panels installed on top of South Bank Tower
New Kent Road school features in National Portrait Gallery show

New Kent Road school features in National Portrait Gallery show

A long-exposure photograph featuring 180 pupils of St Saviour's and St Olave's School at Bricklayers Arms is on show at the National Portrait Gallery this summer.

Controlled parking zone C2 - consultation launched

Southwark Council is inviting residents and businesses in the C2 controlled parking zone to comment on potential changes to current on-street parking rules.

Controlled parking zone C2 - consultation launched
Lower Marsh library to become 'creative hub' under Lambeth plan

Lower Marsh library to become 'creative hub' under Lambeth plan

Lambeth Council has revealed new details of its intentions for the current Waterloo Library building after the service moves to the Oasis Centre later this month.

Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos

The 13th annual Waterloo Carnival procession made its way along Lower Marsh, Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road on Friday lunchtime.

Waterloo Carnival 2016: video and photos
Lifeguard shortage leads to lane closures at new swimming pool

Lifeguard shortage leads to lane closures at new swimming pool

Swimmers turning up at the Elephant & Castle's brand new pool in recent weeks have been disappointed to find part of the pool out of bounds due to a shortage of trained lifeguards.

Little Waitrose opens at South Bank Tower, Stamford Street

The borough of Southwark gained its first Waitrose branch on Thursday when the upmarket supermarket chain opened a convenience store in Stamford Street.

Little Waitrose opens at South Bank Tower, Stamford Street
Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month

Syrian refugee family to move in to Lambeth Palace next month

A refugee family from Syria will move into a cottage in the grounds of Lambeth Palace next month, the deputy leader of the council has confirmed.

Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade through Southwark

The London Fire Brigade marked its 150th anniversary with a parade through the streets of SE1 from its former headquarters to Southwark Cathedral.

Fire Brigade celebrates 150 years with parade through Southwark
Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for public inquiry

Southwark Street space rocket tower: date set for public inquiry

A public inquiry into plans for a 30-storey tower inspired by the rocket that took cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to space in 1961 will be held next Spring.

Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said he does not intend to revive the Cross River Tram project cancelled by his predecessor Boris Johnson.

Cross River Tram: Sadiq Khan declines to revive scheme

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