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752 moped-related crimes in Southwark - but only 17 are charged

752 moped-related crimes in Southwark - but only 17 are charged

Bermondsey & Old Southwark's Neil Coyle MP has pressed the Government for extra resources to tackle moped-enabled thefts after new figures show that most of these crimes go unsolved by police.

Double gold award for Bankside's green spaces at London in Bloom

Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) has once again been recognised for thequality of its open spaces and work within the local community, receiving two GoldRoyal Horticultural Society London in Bloom 2017 awards.

Double gold award for Bankside's green spaces at London in Bloom
Heatherwick: Garden Bridge might still be built one day

Heatherwick: Garden Bridge might still be built one day

Thomas Heatherwick has blamed Brexit for the demise of the Garden Bridge project and hinted that the scheme might one day be revived.

Borough Market: GLA offers extra funds to covers traders' losses

City Hall has agreed to give an extra £175,000 to the fund set up to support businesses in and around Borough Market whose futures were threatened by the terrorist attack on 3 June.

Borough Market: GLA offers extra funds to covers traders' losses
Should Lambeth say 'no more hotels' in Waterloo?

Should Lambeth say 'no more hotels' in Waterloo?

A clampdown on the building of new hotels around Waterloo and the South Bank is being considered by Lambeth Council.

Corbyn joins Coyle for Commons performance of food bank play

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Bermondsey MP Neil Coyle put aside their differences on Monday night to support the performance of a new play about the struggles of Londoners who rely on food banks.

Corbyn joins Coyle for Commons performance of food bank play
Did you see man fall into Thames at Blackfriars Bridge?

Did you see man fall into Thames at Blackfriars Bridge?

Officers from the City of London Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was seen to fall into the River Thames from Blackfriars Bridge last Saturday evening.

Garden Bridge: bill for taxpayers could have topped £100m - Hodge

If Sadiq Khan hadn't pulled the plug on City Hall's support for the Garden Bridge, the cost to the public purse could have exceeded £100 million, according to Dame Margaret Hodge MP.

Garden Bridge: bill for taxpayers could have topped £100m - Hodge
Go-ahead for 30 new flats on top of Guinness Court in Snowsfields

Go-ahead for 30 new flats on top of Guinness Court in Snowsfields

Plans to add an extra two storeys to Guinness Court in Snowsfields - with 18 private flats and 12 homes designated social and intermediate housing - have been approved by Southwark councillors.

TfL cuts bus frequencies in SE1

If you think that you're waiting longer for your bus, you might not be imagining it. Transport for London has - without publicity - reduced the frequency of a number of bus routes in SE1 in recent months.

TfL cuts bus frequencies in SE1
Lambeth urges rethink of Kennington police station sell-off

Lambeth urges rethink of Kennington police station sell-off

Lambeth Council's Labour leadership has urged City Hall to retain a police station front counter near the South Bank.

London Bridge terror attack cost police £10 million

The Metropolitan Police incurred extra costs of at least £10 million in dealing with the terrorist attack on London Bridge and Borough Market in June, according to a new London Assembly report.

London Bridge terror attack cost police £10 million
David Marks - co-creator of the London Eye - dies aged 64

David Marks - co-creator of the London Eye - dies aged 64

David Marks - who created the London Eye with his wife Julia Barfield - has died aged 64.

'Assault and disorder' at Southwark Rooms: licence review sought

The Metropolitan Police has applied to have the licence of the Southwark Rooms nightclub reviewed by councillors, claiming that the premises "is associated with crime and disorder".

 'Assault and disorder' at Southwark Rooms: licence review sought
Eyestrain from computers? Institute of Optometry seeks volunteers

Eyestrain from computers? Institute of Optometry seeks volunteers

If you are aged 16 to 40 and suffer from eyestrain or headaches from computer use, the Institute of Optometry near Elephant & Castle would like to hear from you.

Margaret Hodge and Mike Brown to face Garden Bridge grilling

Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown will face questions about the Garden Bridge project at a City Hall committee meeting next week.

Margaret Hodge and Mike Brown to face Garden Bridge grilling
32-storey block mooted for Tower Bridge Road's £60m site

32-storey block mooted for Tower Bridge Road's £60m site

The owners of a development site on Tower Bridge Road - where work began 16 years ago and has never been completed - say they have held early talks with council planners about a 32-storey tower proposal.

New lighting at Borough's RC church backed by Cleaner Greener Safer scheme

The Mayor of Southwark visited the Church of the Most Precious Blood in O'Meara Street last week to turn on new external lighting funded by Borough, Bankside & Walworth Community Council.

New lighting at Borough's RC church backed by Cleaner Greener Safer scheme
Turbine Hall filled with swings; art to spill out into Bankside

Turbine Hall filled with swings; art to spill out into Bankside

Danish collective Superflex have filled Tate Modern's turbine hall with swings - and the installation could soon be coming to a street near you.

Last chance to comment on plans to shut police station counters

Southwark residents gathered at City Hall last week to learn about plans to close front counters at many police stations as the public consultation period on the proposals draws to a close.

Last chance to comment on plans to shut police station counters
Blackfriars named major station of the year at rail awards

Blackfriars named major station of the year at rail awards

Blackfriars Station has won the 'major station of the year' category at the National Rail Awards.

Sadiq Khan rejects calls for Garden Bridge public inquiry

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has rejected calls for a public inquiry into the Garden Bridge debacle, arguing that a further probe "will not tell us anything new".

Sadiq Khan rejects calls for Garden Bridge public inquiry
Cycle superhighway 4: bike tracks for Tooley Street & Jamaica Road

Cycle superhighway 4: bike tracks for Tooley Street & Jamaica Road

The Mayor of London has launched a public consultation on cycle superhighway 4 between Tower Bridge and Greenwich, including new segregated bike tracks on part of Tooley Street and Jamaica Road.

Closure of Bankside bank leaves SE1 with two NatWest branches

The Bankside branch of NatWest - opened just four years ago - closed its doors for the last time on Monday.

Closure of Bankside bank leaves SE1 with two NatWest branches
Kwame Kwei-Armah named as next Young Vic boss

Kwame Kwei-Armah named as next Young Vic boss

Kwame Kwei-Armah has been named as the next artistic director of the Young Vic theatre in The Cut, succeeding David Lan whose departure from the role was announced earlier this year.

Rolls Road: wall of historic railway yard faces demolition

Part of the wall of the former Bricklayers Arms railway goods depot is to be demolished in response to fears that it is unsafe.

Rolls Road: wall of historic railway yard faces demolition
Simon Hughes leads Lib Dem debate on gun and knife crime

Simon Hughes leads Lib Dem debate on gun and knife crime

Former Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Sir Simon Hughes moved a motion on gun and knife crime at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth last week.

Mary Portas opens upmarket Bermondsey Street charity shop

Retail expert Mary Portas this month opened a new charity shop in Bermondsey Street as part of her collaboration with Save the Children.

Mary Portas opens upmarket Bermondsey Street charity shop
SE1 doctor and police officer praised by Sadiq Khan

SE1 doctor and police officer praised by Sadiq Khan

A junior doctor at St Thomas' Hospital and a police officer based at London Bridge have been praised by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan for their response to recent terrorist attacks.

Mary Berry joins annual London Bridge sheep drive

Food writer and broadcaster Mary Berry was guest of honour at the annual Sheep Drive on London Bridge on Sunday as freemen of the City of London exercised their right to bring livestock across the Thames without toll.

Mary Berry joins annual London Bridge sheep drive
Apple 'wanted to open store' on Garden Bridge

Apple 'wanted to open store' on Garden Bridge

Computer and phone company Apple was interested in sponsoring the Garden Bridge if it could open a retail store on the river crossing, according to Boris Johnson's former deputy mayor.

Garden Bridge: 9 things we've learnt from Hodge transcripts

City Hall has published some of the transcripts of interviews carried out by Dame Margaret Hodge during her probe of the Garden Bridge project.

Garden Bridge: 9 things we've learnt from Hodge transcripts
Met commissioner Cressida Dick patrols South Bank

Met commissioner Cressida Dick patrols South Bank

Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick joined officers patrolling the South Bank on Saturday after the terror threat level was raised to 'critical'.

Hospitals boss praises staff 'courage' after terror attacks

The Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust had been deeply affected by the Westminster and London Bridges terrorist attacks says chair Sir Hugh Taylor.

Hospitals boss praises staff 'courage' after terror attacks
'Shocking' homophobic attack in Waterloo: police appeal

'Shocking' homophobic attack in Waterloo: police appeal

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after two men were assaulted in Waterloo. The incident is being treated as a homophobic hate crime.

FT's flags at half mast after journalist is 'killed by crocodile'

The flags outside the Financial Times's headquarters at Southwark Bridge were flown at half-mast on Friday after the death of journalist Paul McClean during a holiday in Sri Lanka.

FT's flags at half mast after journalist is 'killed by crocodile'
Lambeth Road's Corner Cafe closed after fire

Lambeth Road's Corner Cafe closed after fire

The Corner Cafe at the junction of Lambeth Road and Hercules Road will remain closed "until further notice" after a fire in the basement on Thursday lunchtime.

Hurricane Irma: prayers for Barbuda at Southwark Cathedral service

Speaking in Southwark on Thursday night, Commonwealth secretary general Baroness Patricia Scotland made an impassioned plea for people to work ceaselessly for the restoration of the island of Barbuda, 95 per cent devastated by Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma: prayers for Barbuda at Southwark Cathedral service
Waterloo Sunset ale now in Waterloo pubs

Waterloo Sunset ale now in Waterloo pubs

Waterloo Sunset ale, brewed by the re-established Truman's, has arrived this month in two Waterloo pubs.

Hillary Clinton to visit South Bank

Former US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will speak at the Royal Festival Hall in October to mark the publication of her book.

Hillary Clinton to visit South Bank
Musicity: famous London SE1 landmarks inspire new compositions

Musicity: famous London SE1 landmarks inspire new compositions

A new project aims to help visitors experience famous buildings in a new way

LSBU St George's Quarter proposals revealed

London South Bank University has released plans for a St George's Quarter.

LSBU St George's Quarter proposals revealed
Bread Ahead book promotes authentic baking

Bread Ahead book promotes authentic baking

Borough Market's Bread Ahead bakery has revealed its recipes for special bread and prize doughnuts in a cook book.

Park Plaza London Waterloo misses out on Carbuncle Cup

The Park Plaza London Waterloo, although shortlisted, has failed to win the 2017 Carbuncle of the Year award.

Park Plaza London Waterloo misses out on Carbuncle Cup
Prince Charles to be The Old Vic's bicentenary patron

Prince Charles to be The Old Vic's bicentenary patron

The Prince of Wales has agreed to be patron of The Old Vic as it approaches its bicentenary year.

First black police superintendent was a Southwark officer

The bi-centenary of the first black police superintendent, who lived in Southwark, has been marked with a graveside memorial service.

First black police superintendent was a Southwark officer
Southwark Council confirms protection for pubs

Southwark Council confirms protection for pubs

Southwark Council has confirmed measures to protect pubs from change of use.

Bishop is St Matthew's at the Elephant parish priest

Former Bishop of Sherborne the Rt Revd Graham Kings has been installed as priest-in-charge of St Matthew's at the Elephant.

Bishop is St Matthew's at the Elephant parish priest
ITV submits planning application for South Bank HQ and new homes

ITV submits planning application for South Bank HQ and new homes

ITV has applied for planning permission to redevelop its South Bank site with a new headquarters building and a 31-storey residential tower.

Drinking water fountains introduced at Borough Market

Borough Market has installed three free drinking water fountains for visitors as part of a drive to eliminate plastic bottles from the market.

Drinking water fountains introduced at Borough Market
London Duck Tours to vanish from Thames after losing slipway access

London Duck Tours to vanish from Thames after losing slipway access

The yellow amphibious vehicles which are a familiar sight on the South Bank and on the River Thames are to disappear due to works on the 'super sewer' project at Albert Embankment.

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.

South Western Railway takes over Waterloo Station train services
15-storey tower planned for New Kent Road Kwik Fit site

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.

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.

St George the Martyr gets £12k for restoration and social action
Garden Bridge Trust to be wound up

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 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.

Garden Bridge Trust identifies 'alternative guarantor'
Sainsbury's Local opens in Westminster Bridge Road

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.

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.

Police probe as 'unknown substance' is delivered to Stoney Street
Guy's Cancer Centre: cladding to be removed over fire concerns

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.

New sculpture on the river walk by HMS Belfast

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

New sculpture on the river walk by HMS Belfast
Man jailed for sexual assault against five women

Man jailed for sexual assault against five women

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

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.

Proposals for Old Kent Road's Underground station name
Lammas observed at Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral

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.

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.

Architects call to save Southwark Underground Station
TfL to seek sponsor for Bricklayers Arms roundabout

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.

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.

Bankside Open Spaces Trust takes over Waterloo's Living Space
London Nautical School turns playground into pop-up car park

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.

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.

Southwark's Housing Heroes honoured by council
Everyman confirms plans for cinema at former Vinopolis site

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.

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.

Shortwave Cinema becomes Kino Bermondsey
Deputy Mayor unveils new-look St Mary's Churchyard at the Elephant

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.

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.

18 Blackfriars: 53-storey tower OKed by Southwark councillors
Garden Bridge: London Assembly orders Sadiq aide to hand over papers

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.

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.

oBike: dockless cycle hire comes to SE1
Barriers to remain on Thames bridges for 'foreseeable future'

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.

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.

Zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for rest of summer
BRF in call for community-led housing on TfL's Southwark land

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.

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.

Ignacio Echeverria: award for Spaniard killed at London Bridge
Roman sarcophagus found at Swan Street construction site

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.

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.

Lambeth North newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims
Green flags for Mint Street Park, Nelson Square and Tate garden

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.

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.

50% on-site affordable housing would be viable at 18 Blackfriars
Judge Usha Karu appointed as Recorder of Southwark

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.

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.

Quarter of new homes in Southwark are sold overseas
Southwark Station listing rejected; part-demolition proposed

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.

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.

Bankside buskers: special team to tackle noise nuisance
SE1 to lose both Southwark and Kennington police front counters

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.

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.

Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building features on new Royal Mail stamp
Homes not hotels: council to take action on Airbnb-style lets

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.

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.

Royal Brompton Hospital could move to St Thomas' site
IPCC: Borough Market shooting probe at 'advanced stage'

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".

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.

Emergency phone stolen from Southwark Police Station
Mayor: Thames bridge security barriers are 'temporary measure'

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.

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.

Guy's Hospital cladding gets clean bill of health
Sadiq on tall buildings: 'the answer won't always be yes'

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.

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.

Theresa May joins Australian PM for Borough Market visit
TfL picks developer for Southwark Street scheme

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.

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.

Sadiq Khan formally revokes Boris's Garden Bridge decisions
The Sunbathers: Festival of Britain sculpture back on South Bank

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.

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".

Police seek Coronet licence review after '250 rushed front door'
50 years on, steam-hauled Bournemouth Belle back at Waterloo

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.

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.

Taxi drivers shut Blackfriars Road during rush hour in TfL protest
Sadiq rejects fresh UKIP call to remove 'inappropriate' EU flag from City Hall

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.

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.

London Bridge attack: 163 people seek help from Victim Support
We Love London Bridge: venues and attractions host Open House Day

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.

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.

HMRC probes fuel at Great Suffolk Street taxi garage
Elephant & Castle aluminium cladding: 'no room for complacency'

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".

'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.

'The NHS at its best' - Hunt praises London Bridge paramedics
City set to loosen controls on Tower Bridge filming to raise £10k

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.

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.

Business minister agrees to meet Borough Market traders
City of London to fit new fire doors to hundreds of SE1 flats

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.

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.

Commendation for police inspector who saved life of heart attack victim
Guy's Hospital cladding samples to be sent for fire safety tests

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.

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.

Pensioner suffers leg injuries in Elephant & Castle collision
Waterloo City Hub: Elephant-style peninsula for IMAX junction?

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.

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.

Lambeth Bridge: TfL plans to abolish roundabouts
Guy's Hospital receives £1.8m gift for bladder cancer research

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'.

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.

Australia's deputy PM visits site of London Bridge attack
Newington Gardens: bike polo players launch sports court petition

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.

Street food market to launch at Elephant & Castle junction

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

Street food market to launch at Elephant & Castle junction
Service of Hope for Borough community after London Bridge attack

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.

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.

Driver arrested after crashing car into Abbey Street wall
London Bridge attack: council plans for permanent memorial

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.

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.

Coyle presses home secretary for more resources after terror attack
Mayor: London Bridge terrorist worked at Southwark tube station

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.

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.

Two men stabbed at Charlie Chaplin pub in Elephant & Castle
24-storey tower proposed for Hatfields and Paris Garden

24-storey tower proposed for Hatfields and Paris Garden

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

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.

Westminster Bridge Road Post Office for sale
Grange Road GP Surgery to close at end of June

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.

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.

7-storey office block plan for Bermondsey Dragons' Den warehouse
Crowdfunding appeal launched for South Bank undercroft upgrade

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.

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.

Strata SE1 skyscraper fire safety: 'no cause for concern' - council
Suspended sentence for Rockingham Estate man who sub-let flat

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.

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.

Waterloo Bridge bench unveiled as river crossing turns 200
VIDEO - The Great Get Together Bankside in 60 seconds

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.

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.

Countess of Wessex attends London Bridge service of hope
Jodie Kidd kayaks down the Thames to remember Cockleshell Heroes

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.

Prince Harry visits Borough Market

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

Prince Harry visits Borough Market
Neil Coyle calls on Theresa May to visit Borough Market

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.

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.

Southwark community unites at Thomas Cure commemoration
LSBU at 125: call for alumni and staff to share memories

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.

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.

Great Dover Street hotel extension plans approved
Borough Market is open

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.

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".

Kintore Way nursery retains Ofsted 'outstanding' rating
Jonathan Dimbleby leads 50 km walk from St Thomas' to Guy's

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.

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.

Borough Market reopens Wednesday; extra Sunday trading planned
TfL wants to send buses 53 and 363 over Bricklayers Arms flyover

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.

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.

David Lan to step down as Young Vic artistic director
London Bridge attack: Archbishop of Southwark celebrates Mass

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.

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.

Southwark Cathedral reopens after seven-day closure
Many London Bridge attack witnesses 'have yet to speak to police'

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.

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.

Local Met inspector describes experience of London Bridge attack
'Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner' - Borough Welsh Choir

'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.

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.

Borough Market launches appeal to support struggling traders
Bermondsey & Old Southwark: Labour's Neil Coyle re-elected

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.

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.

Labour's Kate Hoey re-elected as Vauxhall MP
Election 2017: latest from Bermondsey & Old Southwark and Vauxhall

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.

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.

Don't watch or share London Bridge terror video says council boss
London Bridge cordon: crime scene investigation 'till Sunday'

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.

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.

Blackfriars Bridge latest river crossing to get security barriers
London Bridge peace wall: dozens leave messages near attack site

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.

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.

Flowers placed by first cops to respond to London Bridge attack
Imams and Islamic scholars come to London Bridge to condemn terrorism

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.

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.

Met thanks SE1 locals for "patience, hospitality and goodwill"
Bankside community observes minute's silence for London Bridge victims

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.

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: Kate Hoey, Labour candidate, Vauxhall
Interview: George Turner, Lib Dem candidate, Vauxhall

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

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: 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: Elizabeth Jones, UKIP, Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Interview: John Tyson, Green Party, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

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: Siobhan Baillie, Conservative, Bermondsey & Old Southwark

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

Interview: Siobhan Baillie, Conservative, Bermondsey & Old Southwark
Interview: James Clarke, independent, 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

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.

South Bank & Bankside cultural venues react to London Bridge attack
Serious incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market

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.

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.

LSBU installation links London Road with Toronto's Yonge Street
Unfinished Tower Bridge Road apart-hotel to be completed

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.

General election hustings at Waterloo's Oasis Church

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

General election hustings at Waterloo's Oasis Church
ITV plans 38-storey block of flats on South Bank studios site

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.

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.

Audio: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings #2
New support for out-of-work over-50s at Waterloo Job Shop

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.

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.

Westminster Bridge attack: South Bank Patrol praised for response
Waterloo Travelodge offers premium 'SuperRooms'

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.

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.

Green wall for Lambeth North station as part of air quality plan
Video: Bermondsey & Old Southwark general election hustings

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.

'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.

'Smart benches' with free wifi & USB chargers coming to Southwark
Two jailed for 'gratuitous' attack on Bermondsey brothers

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.

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.

Ufford Street: 275-room hotel planned for former college land
Lewisham Southwark College to join Newcastle-based FE group

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.

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.

FlyLondon £25-a-go zip wire planned for Archbishop's Park
LSBU to demolish Edwardian school and 1990s social housing block

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.

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.

Police warn Waterloo passengers not to give to beggars
Southwark won't meet pledge to build 1,500 council homes by 2018

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.

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.

Video: Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre traders address cabinet
72 years on: wreaths laid at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day

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.

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.

Waterloo's Hampton by Hilton hotel plans 40-room extension
Council sets up Old Kent Road planning & regeneration team

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.

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.

TfL sets aside opposition to Borough High Street cycle crossing
Mayor and Bishop visit St Jude's Primary School

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.

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.

Electric heater warning after Bath Terrace blaze
Cyclist injured in Elephant & Castle lorry collision

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.

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.

Man jailed for stabbing fellow patient at St Thomas' Hospital
Slovakian developer buys Elizabeth House at Waterloo

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.

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.

Archivist Ale: Royal Oak's tribute to Stephen Humphrey
Sadiq Khan drops support for Garden Bridge

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.

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.

First flush of Darjeeling blessed at cathedral tea service
Sexual assault on 453 bus near the Elephant: police appeal

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.

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.

Lambeth and Oasis discuss redevelopment of Johanna school site
URC's Crossway Christian Centre opened at Elephant & Castle

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.

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.

Roupell Street: EF language school revives controversial plans
Private London Bridge Hospital relocates cancer services to Guy's

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.

Dibdin Apartments: new Blackfriars Road council homes completed

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

Dibdin Apartments: new Blackfriars Road council homes completed
Woman sexually assaulted at Elephant & Castle: police appeal

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.

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.

The Sunbathers: Festival of Britain sculpture to return to South Bank
New Southwark Plan: last chance to comment on site allocations

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.

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.

Bricklayers Arms station petition continues as consultation ends
Cllr David Noakes runs marathon in support of local charities

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.

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.

St George's Day procession led by dragon
Lambeth Palace Library scheme approved

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.

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.

Waterloo groups invited to apply for London Eye Community Chest
TfL plans safety review of Elephant & Castle southern junction

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.

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.

General election 2017: Neil Coyle vs Simon Hughes - round 2
Fire at Albert Arms pub in Gladstone Street

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.

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.

Garden Bridge Trust hits out at 'one-sided' Margaret Hodge report
Great Suffolk Street murder: £20k reward on offer 32 years on

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.

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.

Victorian Society objects to demolition of Britannia pub
PC Keith Palmer's funeral held at Southwark Cathedral

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.

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.

Tesco Express to open in Blackfriars Circus development
Mayor of Southwark opens new-look gardens in Nelson Square

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.

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.

Garden Bridge: Sadiq should pull the plug, finds Margaret Hodge
Disabled passengers stage Southern rail protest at London Bridge

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.

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.

Another hotel for Lower Marsh gets Lambeth approval
Lambeth vetoes plan to replace Days Hotel with 13-storey tower

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.

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.

Quill site changes hands; new owner reverts to student housing
8 new trees planted on Bermondsey's Longfield Estate

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.

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.

Nick Clegg warns of Brexit jeopardy in speech to Lib Dems in SE1
Award for cops who rescued residents from Bermondsey blaze

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.

Clowns tribute to Roly Bain at Southwark Cathedral

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

Clowns tribute to Roly Bain at Southwark Cathedral
Westminster Bridge: silence and flowers one week after attack

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.

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.

Newington Causeway: 24-storey tower of hotel and flats approved
TfL: two Bakerloo line stations on Old Kent Road is enough

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".

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.

Sadiq: Elephant & Castle traders must get "fair deal"
40 years of Jubilee Walkway: Duke of Gloucester unveils panel at Bankside

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.

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.

Catholics and Lutherans hold joint service 500 years after Reformation
Princess Royal visits Tower Bridge Road jewellery workshop

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.

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.

Council warns tenants and leaseholders over Airbnb-style lets
All change at Waterloo as Stagecoach loses SWT franchise to First/MTR

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.

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.

TfL postpones Westminster Bridge roadworks after terror attack
Councillors back calls for Bricklayers Arms tube station

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.

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.

Grange Road and Long Lane: volunteers find 43 speeding motorists
NatWest plans to close Bankside and Tower Bridge branches

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.

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.

Archbishop's Park: police probe 'attempted abduction' of girl, 13
Council to oppose loss of Blackfriars Road Crown Post Office

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.

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.

Central School of Ballet's final push to complete SE1 premises
Kipling Street's Britannia pub could be demolished and rebuilt

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.

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.

Steve's B&B in Lower Marsh to be replaced with 50-room hotel
Bermondsey Street's old Ticino Bakery: 7-room hotel approved

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: 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.

Bermondsey: Southwark Council to buy three office buildings
Emergency services probe 'suspicious powder' in Boss Street

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.

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.

Man stabbed in Nelson Square on Sunday lunchtime
Southwark vetoes kiosks under Blackfriars Road railway bridge

Southwark vetoes kiosks under Blackfriars Road railway bridge

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

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.

Gladstone Arms drops "ludicrous" Pegz N "Frazes" name
Should Waterloo share Bermondsey's MP? Another chance to comment

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.

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.

Could Charing Cross Station be rebuilt with South Bank entrance?
Karowei Dorgu consecrated as Bishop of Woolwich

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.

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.

Health of River Thames turned into art at Sea Containers building
Waterloo Bridge collision: police seek witnesses

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.

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.

Westminster Bridge: major roadworks start on 29 March
Asda opens petrol station at Old Kent Road store

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.

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.

MIPIM: Lambeth promises developers "a very flexible approach"
The Coronet: Elephant local residents trigger licence review

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.

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.

Police appeal after man is left with broken nose at London Bridge
Beormund Primary School to move to SE15; council plans new homes

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.

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.

Clamour grows for Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms
MIPIM: Council heads to Cannes to lure developers to Lambeth

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.

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.

Sadiq fails to give CATegorical answer to call for mayoral moggie
Phone boxes to be replaced by kiosks offering free calls, USB, wifi

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.

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.

25-storey twin towers to replace Texaco on Albert Embankment
Lower Marsh: Conran & Partners picked for Waterloo Library scheme

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.

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.

London South Bank University at 125: MPs sign Commons motion
SE1 councillor Karl Eastham seeks selection in Manchester MP race

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.

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.

Historic England's warning over Blackfriars Road skyscraper plans
One The Elephant luxury flats meet full cost of Castle Centre

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.

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.

South Bank's Jubiloo seeks five-year extension
Narrower pavements: TfL plan to speed up Tower Bridge Road buses

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.

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.

1,000 new jobs on Bankside as 10-storey office scheme is approved
PwC wins backing to redevelop Union Street office block

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.

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.

Southwark raises the bar to protect pubs from change of use
Prince of Wales visits St Thomas' Hospital

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.

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.

Bomb scare brings London Bridge to a halt for more than an hour
Fire at Peabody Square in Blackfriars Road

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.

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.

Crimscott Street developer plans 60 new homes
Potters Fields Park Trust blasts The Ivy's restaurant plan

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.

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.

Southwark planners veto Airbnb flat on Rockingham Estate
City of London's SE1 estates to get fibre broadband

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.

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.

Shrove Tuesday in SE1: pancake races and a Mardi Gras bike parade
Duchess of Cambridge opens Lambeth's new Ronald McDonald House

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.

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 claims Sadiq WILL give maintenance guarantee
Garden Bridge Trust has met legal obligations - Charity Commission

Garden Bridge Trust has met legal obligations - Charity Commission

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

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.

British Kebab Awards held at South Bank hotel
Irvine Sellar - the Shard's 'determined visionary' - dies aged 82

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.

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.

Sadiq Khan reiterates support for Garden Bridge
Tributes paid to Danny McCarthy, twice Mayor of Southwark

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.

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.

Changes to 100 & 388 bus routes: TfL presses ahead
ITV prepares the way for redevelopment of South Bank studios

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.

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.

Westminster Bridge: appeal for witnesses after man falls in river
Gladstone Arms to reopen as Pegz N "Frazes"

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".

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.

Anti-Trump and Brexit protest march starts at Elephant & Castle
Duchess of Cambridge to visit Ronald McDonald House

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.

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.

Steve Chalke among Southwark Cathedral ecumenical canons
Missing 13-year-old girl: police appeal

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.

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.

Frank Bruno opens Rock Island at Thomas a Becket in Old Kent Road
Lambeth North tube station reopens after lift replacement works

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.

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.

Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery
Holocaust memorial should be at IWM not Westminster, argues MP

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.

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.

Sadiq Khan urged to hire cat to tackle City Hall mouse problem
Perronet House residents reject plan to join Leathermarket JMB

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.

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.

Where should SE1's new Bakerloo line stations be located?
Lambeth vetoes plan to cut size of Camel & Artichoke pub

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.

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.

Garden Bridge: all-party pressure on Sadiq not to sign guarantee
Singaporeans sell Rose Theatre site to Guernsey firm for £94.5m

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.

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.

Southwark considers action against AirBnB lets on council estates
Firefighters tackle blaze at Union Street flats

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.

'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.

'Enterprise pod' to be added to East Street Library
One year on: TfL to review Elephant & Castle junction changes

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.

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.

14-storey 'coliving' tower proposed on Long Lane
Assembly members urge Sadiq not to sign Garden Bridge guarantee

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.

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.

Sexual assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal
Southwark marks Holocaust Memorial Day in GMH Park

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.

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.

Daily count of cyclists to be displayed on Blackfriars Bridge screen
Police cordon in Blackfriars Road after Webber Street stabbing

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.

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.

SE1 schoolkids present Sadiq with call for air quality action
Police officers commended for saving woman's life with CPR

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.

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.

TfL: we didn't do enough for buses during Elephant roadworks
Historic Thomas a Becket pub to become Rock Island restaurant

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.

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.

Sainsbury's Local to open in Westminster Bridge Road
Sadiq: roof garden justifies lack of affordable homes at E&C

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.

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.

Ex-council flat owner seeks permission for £95/night AirBnB lets
Unity week broadcast and walk

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.

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.

Estate agents' windows smashed 4 times in a week
Trump inauguration: campaigners unfurl banners on Thames bridges

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.

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.

Garden Bridge: cllrs call for funding assurances before building begins
Stephen Humphrey: tributes to Southwark historian at cathedral funeral

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.

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.

Southwark Cathedral's bells returned to tower after restoration
South Bank & Waterloo Neighbourhood Plan: last chance to comment

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.

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.

Sainsbury's opens Elephant & Castle store in New Kent Road
Garden Bridge cost could 'substantially exceed' £185 million, warns trust

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.

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.

New artwork installed outside Southwark Tube Station
Southbank Centre's new plan for Queen Elizabeth Hall undercroft

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

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.

Waterloo Station timelapse: ex-Eurostar platforms are transformed
Southwark cops up for bravery award after Grange Road fire rescue

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.

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.

Tower Bridge reopens to road traffic ahead of schedule
Met commissioner and deputy mayor go on patrol in Borough Market

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.

Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl

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

Southwark man jailed for raping 10-year-old girl
Shard Lights: tallest building illuminated with seasonal sparkles

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.

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.

Stefano Brizzi gets life sentence for Gordon Semple murder
Audio: learn about St John's Waterloo's £3.5m development scheme

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.

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.

London School of Mosaic plans boosted by donation
Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road

Giant photo mural in Tower Bridge Road

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

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.

Southwark Bridge Road: cyclist 'critical' after van collision
Sainsbury's delays Elephant & Castle store launch till January

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.

£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.

£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'
John Keats Primary School: Borough High Street free school 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.

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.

Quietway 14: consultation on route east of Tower Bridge Road
Bermondsey's Crosse & Blackwell Factory sold in £50m deal

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.

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died

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

Southwark historian Stephen Humphrey has died
Peter Tatchell wins Albert Medal for human rights campaigns

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.

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.

Dockhead Fire Station reopened after PFI rebuild project
Southwark Cathedral to receive £500k funding for roof repairs

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.

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.

London Eye ticket prices: MP calls on Government to intervene
Suspended sentence for man found guilty of sexual assault

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.

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.

Minicab driver praised by judge for foiling Borough sex attack
City cuts Tower Bridge pedestrian closures from six days to one

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.

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.

Sadiq warns Waterloo to Heathrow rail link may be impractical
Had a bike stolen? It might be at Kennington Police Station

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.

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.

Old Kent Road: TfL to consider pedestrian lights at East Street
Lambeth: pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus

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.

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.

SE1's second tallest tower: 18 Blackfriars Road plans revealed
Concern for welfare of teenager missing from SE1 boarding school

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.

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.

Gordon Semple murder: Stefano Brizzi found guilty
Prince William at Old Vic for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

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.

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016

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

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2016
Wet welcome for Lord Mayor on river

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.

'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.

'Very dangerous man' jailed after Elephant Road fight
Will London Bridge lessons be learnt for Waterloo Station works?

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.

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.

TfL spent £87k on press and radio ads lauding Elephant & Castle
City committee quashes idea of tolls to cross Thames bridges

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.

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.

The Crown: Guy's Hospital surgical team in Netflix drama
Sky News to open studio at the News Building, London Bridge

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.

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.

Thames zip wire to raise funds for Evelina Children's Hospital
£20m plan to light up Thames bridges: shortlisted ideas on show

£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.

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.

Major fire at newspaper & TV channel offices in Sanctuary Street
Judges in Waterloo as high street contest enters final fortnight

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.

£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.

£5m for LSBU's Institute of Professional and Technical Education
St Saviour's Dock bridge: repair is still an option, says council

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.

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.

Virtual speed bumps cut traffic speeds in Southwark Street
Could tolls be levied on Thames bridges from SE1 to Square Mile?

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.

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.

Neil Coyle highlights threat to future of St George's Pharmacy
Southbank Centre boss Alan Bishop to retire in 2017

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.

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.

South Bank's bust of Nelson Mandela given grade II listed status
Coin Street eco-garden to receive funds from Tesco plastic bag levy

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.

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.

Waterloo International: shopping centre plans approved
Garden Bridge: RHS withdraws from trustee-level representation

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.

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.

Westminster Council to buy Southwark Roman bath house site
TfL seeks developer for Southwark Street homes, shops & offices

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.

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.

Shakespeare mural appears in Clink Street tunnel
Garden Bridge based on 'wishful thinking': PAC chair Meg Hillier

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.

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.

South Bank assaults: two teenagers arrested; police appeal
Falmouth Road chapel added to Heritage at Risk register

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.

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.

Spanish Civil War: plaque honouring Southwark fighters relocated
Garden Bridge maintenance guarantee: Sadiq toughens stance

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.

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.

Artistic director Emma Rice to leave Shakespeare's Globe
St Saviour's Dock footbridge to be replaced

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 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.

St George the Martyr church launches organ restoration appeal
Southbank Centre's Jude Kelly joins Lambeth Equality Commission

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.

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.

NHS boss slams 'aggressive' patients for flouting smoking ban
MP urges minister to back Waterloo to Heathrow rail link

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.

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.

Minicab and Smart car in Waterloo Road smash
11-year-old girl sexually assaulted at Waterloo Station

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.

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.

Body-worn cameras for Guy's & St Thomas' security staff
Call for tourist tax as Waterloo has more hotel rooms than voters

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.

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.

Lower Marsh and The Cut: Britain's best high street?
Sadiq Khan: my Garden Bridge dilemma

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.

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.

Parties split over Waterloo's future parliamentary representation
Armed police called to theatre after locals hear guns and screams

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.

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.

Taxi drivers halt Blackfriars Road traffic in TfL protest
'Boutique hotel' plan for old Ticino Bakery in Bermondsey Street

'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.

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.

The Bunker: underground theatre opens in Southwark Street
Emergency gas repairs - York Road shut northbound for a week

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.

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.

December opening for New Kent Road Sainsbury's
Garden Bridge: ministers overrode civil service advice, finds NAO

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.

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).

Sadiq Khan at Bricklayers Arms school to launch air quality plans
Westminster Bridge gambling: Lambeth approves clampdown plan

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.

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.

William, Kate and Harry at London Eye for World Mental Health Day
Man arrested after theft of defibrillator from ambulance crew

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.

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.

Garden Bridge campaigners join 'Stand Up to Lambeth' march
TfL curtails bus route 47 to ease Tower Bridge congestion

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

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.

Sadiq Khan at Waterloo to announce further Night Tube services
Police appeal to find man who vanished at London Bridge Station

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.

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.

Ancient monument status for Hope Playhouse and Bankside bear-baiting pits
Tower Bridge closure congestion 'not as bad as we thought' - TfL

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.

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.

TfL revises plan for Tower Bridge Road / Tanner Street junction
Vodafone fined for Borough High Street roadworks

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.

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.

Councillor's sponsored swim to raise funds for the Dragon Cafe
Sainsbury's Bermondsey Square to support cancer care charity

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.

Two injured in Union Street fight

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

Two injured in Union Street fight
£160m Cancer Centre at Guy's welcomes first patients

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

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

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.

Tower Bridge: three-month road closure begins
Double-deck buses introduced on route 42

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.

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.

St John's Churchyard and Potters Fields Park: have your say
Sadiq: Londoners must mix with those of different backgrounds

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.

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.

AK-47 assault rifle found hidden in Webber Row undergrowth
TfL plans to extend bus route 388 to the Elephant but curtail 100

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.

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.

Lambeth drops Punch & Judy act after Jeremy Corbyn 'devil' claim
Woolmen stage London Bridge sheep drive

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.

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.

Waterloo church hosts discussion on faith and climate change
Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge

Transformers 5 filming on Westminster Bridge

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

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.

Tate Modern to fit balustrade to deter visitors from scaling wall
LSBU seeks developer for London Road Technopark

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".

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.

The Coronet to stay open for another year
£125,000 - is this SE1's most expensive parking space?

£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.

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.

Hairdryer blamed for blaze at Great Dover Street student halls
Striking Met Police security guards protest outside employer's HQ

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.

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.

Prince William at the Shard for wildlife speech
Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge to probe project

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.

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 Khan at Borough Market for Urban Food Awards
Sadiq backs plaque to honour women who built Waterloo Bridge

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.

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.

Put up a net curtain: Tate boss's riposte to Neo Bankside neighbours
Domestic violence: Sisters Uncut protest at Southwark HQ

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.

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.

Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue
Thousands enjoy tenth Bermondsey Street Festival

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.

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.

Balcony collapse in Waterloo triggers siege with armed police
The Old Vic: foundation stone laid 200 years ago

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.

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.

Bermondsey and Waterloo to share MP in constituency shakeup
Peal of bells at St George's to honour local man killed in WWI

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.

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".

Minister backs 'iconic' Garden Bridge; Hoey blasts 'cosy cartel'
Patricia Moberly, former Guy's & St Thomas' chair, has died

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.

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.

Lambeth cabinet WON'T make final Garden Bridge decision after all
London Fire Brigade Museum: pop-up museum plans approved

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.

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.

New building for Lambeth Palace Library opposite St Thomas'
Jeremy Corbyn & Owen Smith in Waterloo for Labour faith hustings

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.

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.

St Thomas' Hospital: block 9 development approved by Lambeth
London Bridge: burst water main in St Thomas Street

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.

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

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

Bladerunner: Royal Navy tests 'drone boat' on the Thames
Mother Teresa's Southwark missionaries celebrate her canonisation

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.

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.

Floating Dreams: river art installation next to Millennium Bridge
Garden Bridge: fundraising total has dropped by £14m since May

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: 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.

Garden Bridge: Lambeth sets date for cabinet decision on lease
Westminster Bridge gambling: councils and police propose PSPO

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.

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.

Electric buses on routes 507 & 521 boast at-seat USB chargers
Tower Bridge 3-month closure: more details revealed

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.

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.

London Bridge Station: first section of new concourse now open
Trackside fire at Waterloo brings trains to a halt

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.

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.

Royals in SE1: William and Kate visit YoungMinds charity
Jubilee line Night Tube service to begin on 7 October

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.

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.

Neil Coyle and CAMRA highlight continued threat to Gladstone Arms
Grange Road: volunteers with speed guns catch 40 drivers

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.

'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.

'Magical' Garden Bridge delayed by a year as costs rise by £10m
Old Kent Road: TfL consults on road safety scheme

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.

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.

Albert Embankment: rooftop club overlooking Parliament approved

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