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Quietway 14 opened from Blackfriars Road to Tower Bridge Road

Quietway 14 opened from Blackfriars Road to Tower Bridge Road

The first section of Quietway 14 - a new cycle route that will one day run from Southwark to Thamesmead - was this week officially opened by London walking and cycling commissioner Dr Will Norman and Southwark's Cllr Richard Livingstone.

ITV abandons South Bank HQ plans and puts site up for sale

More than 40 years of television history have come to an end after ITV cancelled plans to build a new headquarters on the South Bank and its putting its riverside site up for sale.

ITV abandons South Bank HQ plans and puts site up for sale
Blackfriars Road hotel vetoed over fears of tourism saturation

Blackfriars Road hotel vetoed over fears of tourism saturation

Southwark councillors have turned down plans for a 220-room hotel in Blackfriars Road, arguing that the proposal didn't meet local planning policy and that visitor accommodation in the area had reached saturation point.

Lambeth paves the way for skyscraper on Waterloo IMAX site

Lambeth Council is poised to update its planning policy to allow the prospect of a tall building up to 130 metres high on the site of the BFI IMAX cinema at Waterloo.

Lambeth paves the way for skyscraper on Waterloo IMAX site
Lambeth tells developers: no more hotels in Waterloo, thank you

Lambeth tells developers: no more hotels in Waterloo, thank you

Lambeth Council is to warn developers that it won't grant planning permission for new hotels around Waterloo and the South Bank.

Man killed by falling glass at luxury tower on Albert Embankment

A man has been killed by a window panel which fell from the top of a new block of luxury flats on the Albert Embankment.

Man killed by falling glass at luxury tower on Albert Embankment
Southwark to regain its own FE college

Southwark to regain its own FE college

Southwark College is to regain its own identity, five years after the further education institution merged with its Lewisham counterpart.

Astley's Amphitheatre: Zippo's Circus installs plaque

A commemorative paving stone marking the location of the world's first modern circus building has been unveiled in the gardens of St Thomas' Hospital.

Astley's Amphitheatre: Zippo's Circus installs plaque
Christine Elliott is new chair of Borough Market trustees

Christine Elliott is new chair of Borough Market trustees

Christine Elliott has been named as the new chair of the charity which runs Borough Market, in succession to Donald Hyslop.

Salvation Army seeks £45 million for Elephant & Castle HQ

Concept plans for a tower up to 39 storeys high have been drawn up by consultants working for the Salvation Army to entice developers to part with at least £45 million for the freehold of the organisation's Newington Causeway HQ.

Salvation Army seeks £45 million for Elephant & Castle HQ
RV1 faces the axe in TfL central London bus route shake-up

RV1 faces the axe in TfL central London bus route shake-up

The RV1 bus route along the South Bank and Bankside faces the axe under plans for a major shake-up of bus services in central London proposed by Transport for London.

Countess of Wessex opens Rare Diseases Centre at St Thomas'

The Countess of Wessex visited St Thomas' Hospital on Tuesday to officially open the new Rare Diseases Centre.

Countess of Wessex opens Rare Diseases Centre at St Thomas'
St John Ambulance seeks youth and adult volunteer first aiders

St John Ambulance seeks youth and adult volunteer first aiders

First aid charity St John Ambulance has a new unit for adult first aiders and is launching a cadet unit (for 10 to 17-year olds) at its London Bridge training centre in Borough High Street.

Cafe Nova Interchange: Elephant social enterprise shuts

A social enterprise cafe at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has shut down, with just six months to go until the possible closure of the whole centre.

Cafe Nova Interchange: Elephant social enterprise shuts
Car Free Day event held in Bermondsey Street

Car Free Day event held in Bermondsey Street

Bermondsey Street was one of 49 roads around the capital to be partly closed to motor vehicles on Saturday as part of World Car Free Day, a global initiative to tackle poor air quality and build stronger communities.

Snap: Elephant & Castle to Birmingham by coach for £5

A daily coach service from London to Birmingham - picking up at Elephant & Castle and Waterloo - has been launched by Snap, a new demand-responsive coach travel firm.

Snap: Elephant & Castle to Birmingham by coach for £5
Lambeth councillors approve KFC plans for Waterloo takeaway

Lambeth councillors approve KFC plans for Waterloo takeaway

Proposals to open a branch of KFC next to Waterloo Bus Station at Tenison Way have won the unanimous backing of Lambeth's planning applications committee.

Elephant & Castle near top of table for 'hopper fare' bus travel

New figures published by City Hall show that bus stops at the Elephant & Castle are among the top locations for London bus passengers taking advantage of the hopper fare, allowing multiple journeys in an hour for £1.50.

Elephant & Castle near top of table for 'hopper fare' bus travel
Shard Place developer to squeeze extra 28 flats into luxury block

Shard Place developer to squeeze extra 28 flats into luxury block

The developers of the Shard are to pay Southwark Council an extra £1.1 million in lieu of affordable housing after reconfiguring the block of luxury flats under construction next to the skyscraper to squeeze in an extra 28 homes for private sale.

Southwark Tube / Waterloo East Greet Street entrance plan revived

Controversial plans for a second entrance to Southwark Underground Station and Waterloo East in Greet Street have been revived by Transport for London, a decade after similar plans were dropped by Network Rail in the face of local opposition.

Southwark Tube / Waterloo East Greet Street entrance plan revived
TfL says 'no' to Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms

TfL says 'no' to Bakerloo line station at Bricklayers Arms

TfL has published an update on plans for the Bakerloo line extension, including saying 'no' to a station at Bricklayers Arms and an update on plans for the Elephant & Castle and Old Kent Road stations.

Madani Younis appointed as Southbank Centre creative director

Southbank Centre has announced that Madani Younis is to be the riverside arts complex's new creative director.

Madani Younis appointed as Southbank Centre creative director
Public water fountains coming to Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

Public water fountains coming to Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals

Public water fountains are to be installed at Guy's Hospital near London Bridge and St Thomas' Hospital close to Westminster Bridge as part of a new network of fountains and bottle refill points promoted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Police helicopter helps cops chase moped phone theft suspects

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob after police chased two men on a moped from Hackney to Bermondsey via Tower Bridge.

Police helicopter helps cops chase moped phone theft suspects
Royal Mail issues special stamps for Old Vic bicentenary

Royal Mail issues special stamps for Old Vic bicentenary

Royal Mail is to issue a set of eight special stamps to mark the bicentenary of The Old Vic.

John Calder, founder of Waterloo's Calder Bookshop, dies aged 91

John Calder, who opened the Calder Bookshop in The Cut, has died at the age of 91.

John Calder, founder of Waterloo's Calder Bookshop, dies aged 91
Gun seen on Rockingham Estate: police appeal for information

Gun seen on Rockingham Estate: police appeal for information

Southwark Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation on the Rockingham Estate where a man is believed to have produced a firearm.

The Aeronauts: Amazon builds film set in Waterloo

Scenes for a new drama starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones were filmed in Waterloo last week as an elaborate set was built in Whittlesey Street, Roupell Street and Windmill Walk.

The Aeronauts: Amazon builds film set in Waterloo
More solar-powered 'smart benches' appear on SE1 streets

More solar-powered 'smart benches' appear on SE1 streets

More 'smart benches' offering free wifi and phone charging are appearing on the streets of SE1 as part of a partnership between a Serbia-based company and Southwark Council.

Councils launch 'Back the Bakerloo' campaign

Southwark and Lewisham councils have joined forces to launch a campaign to build public support for the proposed Bakerloo line extension from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham via the Old Kent Road.

Councils launch 'Back the Bakerloo' campaign
Sir Simon Hughes to be chancellor of LSBU

Sir Simon Hughes to be chancellor of LSBU

Former Bermondsey MP Sir Simon Hughes is to be the next chancellor of London South Bank University.

Appeal to trace man after 'serious assault' in Coopers Road

Police have released an image of a man who is wanted in connection with a serious assault in Coopers Road, near the Old Kent Road.

Appeal to trace man after 'serious assault' in Coopers Road
Council in talks with More London to bring back water feature

Council in talks with More London to bring back water feature

The much-loved Rill water feature at More London could make a comeback if Southwark Council succeeds in persuading the estate's Kuwaiti owners to reinstate it, it was revealed this week.

Marklake Court: new council homes built by community initiative

Tenants are moving in to 27 new council homes on the Kipling Estate near London Bridge, the first to be built by the Leathermarket Community Benefit Society (CBS).

Marklake Court: new council homes built by community initiative
Mint Street Adventure Playground reopens after £2.45 million revamp

Mint Street Adventure Playground reopens after £2.45 million revamp

47 years after it first opened, Mint Street Adventure Playground's £2.45 million revamp has been completed just in time for the summer holidays.

Southwark cabinet approves £3 million loan to ballet school

Southwark Council has confirmed that it intends to loan £3 million to the Central School of Ballet for the completion of its new premises in Hatfields.

Southwark cabinet approves £3 million loan to ballet school
Blackfriars Crown Court: Government confirms closure

Blackfriars Crown Court: Government confirms closure

SE1 will lose one of its three crown courts after the Ministry of Justice confirmed plans to close Blackfriars Crown Court in Pocock Street with the aim of gaining "significant sales receipts" from selling the building.

20 mph speed limit to be extended to more red routes in SE1

A 20 mph speed limit is to be introduced on all red routes in the Congestion Charge zone by 2020, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

20 mph speed limit to be extended to more red routes in SE1
Man jailed for sexual assault of 19-year-old in Falmouth Road

Man jailed for sexual assault of 19-year-old in Falmouth Road

A man convicted of sexually assaulting girls and women during their daily commutes - including one attack near the Elephant & Castle - has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Great Dover Street: pedestrian killed in motorcycle collision

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was killed when she was hit by a motorbike in Great Dover Street on Monday evening.

Great Dover Street: pedestrian killed in motorcycle collision
Former owner of Shad Thames restaurant jailed for fraud

Former owner of Shad Thames restaurant jailed for fraud

The former owner of an Italian restaurant near Tower Bridge has been jailed for four years for VAT evasion.

Family threatened with machine gun in Grange Road home

Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted aggravated burglary which left a Bermondsey family traumatised.

Family threatened with machine gun in Grange Road home
Harper Road: council wants your views

Harper Road: council wants your views

Southwark Council has launched a survey to gather opinions on Harper Road as it plans to make changes to the look and feel of the area.

New Post Office branch opening at Elephant & Castle

People living and working near the Elephant & Castle will have easy access to Post Office services when a Post Office counter opens in a convenience store in New Kent Road next month.

New Post Office branch opening at Elephant & Castle
Team London Bridge objects to removal of The Rill at More London

Team London Bridge objects to removal of The Rill at More London

Business organisation Team London Bridge has objected to the filling in of More London's artificial stream, noting that its removal has harmed the image of the area and that the water features are important in making locals feel welcome amid the offices.

Winner selected for London Bridge wayfinding competition

Charles Holland Architects have won a design competition – organised by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Team London Bridge - to improve wayfinding and the public realm outside London Bridge station.

Winner selected for London Bridge wayfinding competition
Gallantry awards for eight London Bridge heroes

Gallantry awards for eight London Bridge heroes

Eight people are to receive gallantry awards for their actions on the night of the terrorist attack at London Bridge and Borough Market in June 2017.

Bankside's 185 Park Street scheme bought by Slovakian developer

A major development site on Bankside has been sold by Delancey to Slovakian firm J&T Real Estate who will build the consented housing and office scheme together with Sons & Co.

Bankside's 185 Park Street scheme bought by Slovakian developer
Harry and Meghan visit South Bank for Mandela exhibition

Harry and Meghan visit South Bank for Mandela exhibition

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the South Bank on Tuesday to view a new exhibition to mark the centenary of the birth of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

13-storey tower to replace KwikFit on New Kent Road

Plans for a development of more than 80 homes - including a 13-storey tower - on the site of KwikFit in the New Kent Road have been approved by Southwark councillors.

13-storey tower to replace KwikFit on New Kent Road
Elephant & Castle: new shops approved at Perronet House garages

Elephant & Castle: new shops approved at Perronet House garages

A proposal to create new shops facing the Elephant & Castle road junction - to accommodate some of the small businesses likely to be displaced by the shopping centre redevelopment - has been approved by Southwark's planning committee.

Waterloo to Finchley: 'Inky' Stephens remembered 100 years on

The centenary of the death of of Waterloo-born 'Inky' Stephens is being marked by a garden party this weekend at his Finchley home.

Waterloo to Finchley: 'Inky' Stephens remembered 100 years on
Pictures: Waterloo Carnival celebrates 15th year

Pictures: Waterloo Carnival celebrates 15th year

The Waterloo Carnival returned to Lower Marsh on Friday as the annual parade featuring younger and older members of the local community celebrated its 15th year.

Simon Hughes: I won't be Lib Dem candidate at next election

Former MP Sir Simon Hughes has announced that he won't seek selection as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Bermondsey & Old Southwark at the next general election, nearly four decades after he first stood for elected office in the borough.

Simon Hughes: I won't be Lib Dem candidate at next election
Salvation Army's UK HQ to leave Elephant & Castle

Salvation Army's UK HQ to leave Elephant & Castle

The Salvation Army has announced plans to relocate its UK headquarters from the Elephant & Castle to new buildings next to its William Booth College at Denmark Hill.

Old Kent Road: Southwark wins 'best masterplan' prize

Southwark Council's 20-year plan to build 20,000 new homes along the Old Kent Road has been named 'best masterplan or area strategy' at the New London Awards.

Old Kent Road: Southwark wins 'best masterplan' prize
City cancels Thames fireworks over terrorism and crowd fears

City cancels Thames fireworks over terrorism and crowd fears

There will be no fireworks display over the River Thames on the day of the Lord Mayor's Show after the City of London Police raised strong concerns over public safety.

Hundreds line South Bank and Thames bridges for RAF 100 flypast

Hundreds of people gathered on bridges and along the South Bank on Tuesday lunchtime to watch a flypast of around 100 aircraft to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

Hundreds line South Bank and Thames bridges for RAF 100 flypast
16 to 21-year-olds invited to join Better Bankside Events Academy

16 to 21-year-olds invited to join Better Bankside Events Academy

Young people from Southwark aged 16 to 21 are being offered the opportunity to learn new skills this summer as part of Better Bankside's annual Events Academy initiative.

'FBI' at Blue Fin Building as film-makers descend on Bankside

Visitors to Tate Modern on Sunday witnessed an FBI raid as movie-makers filmed scenes at the Blue Fin Building.

'FBI' at Blue Fin Building as film-makers descend on Bankside
London Bridge: man jailed for rape of 18-year-old on Thames Path

London Bridge: man jailed for rape of 18-year-old on Thames Path

A man has been jailed for eight years for raping and assaulting a woman on the riverside path near London Bridge.

Great Suffolk Street warehouse: plans for flats approved

Plans to convert one of the last remaining derelict Victorian warehouses in SE1 into seven flats have been approved by Southwark councillors this week.

Great Suffolk Street warehouse: plans for flats approved
Don't fill the Rill: MP backs petition to save water feature

Don't fill the Rill: MP backs petition to save water feature

Bermondsey MP Neil Coyle has backed a petition protesting against the filling in of The Rill, the much-loved water feature at More London Place.

Declan Jones to be head of Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy

The federation which will run SE1's new secondary school has named Declan Jones as its principal designate.

Declan Jones to be head of Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy
Watchdog warns Guy's Hospital over failings at at dialysis unit

Watchdog warns Guy's Hospital over failings at at dialysis unit

The healthcare watchdog has told local NHS bosses that they must improve care at the dialysis centre at Guy's Hospital after inspectors found "a culture of complacency that accepted poor nursing care practices" and "disrespect for patients".

Patients evacuated as fire breaks out at private hospital

21 firefighters were called to a private hospital in Lambeth Road on Tuesday night when a fire broke out on the first floor.

Patients evacuated as fire breaks out at private hospital
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: Southwark approves plans

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: Southwark approves plans

A controversial scheme to redevelop the sites of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, the London College of Communication and The Coronet has won the backing of Southwark's planning committee.

Bikes stolen from Blackfriars Road flats: police appeal

Detectives investigating a number of burglaries at a block of flats in Blackfriars Road have released an image of a man they wish to identify.

Bikes stolen from Blackfriars Road flats: police appeal
Elephant developer sets timetable for shopping centre closure

Elephant developer sets timetable for shopping centre closure

If councillors approve the redevelopment plans this week, the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre could close its doors in March 2019, marking the start of a building project lasting up to a decade.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: bid made for listed status

Historic England is assessing an application to give listed building status to the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, one of the UK's first indoor shopping malls.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: bid made for listed status
Cinema could form part of Old Kent Road development

Cinema could form part of Old Kent Road development

A subterranean cinema could be part of a large-scale development of the Southernwood Retail Park on the Old Kent Road along with hundreds of homes, a hotel and new shops.

Tower Bridge poplar: council issues tree protection order

A cafe's plans to chop down a tall poplar tree next to Tower Bridge have been thwarted after Southwark Council issued a tree protection order.

Tower Bridge poplar: council issues tree protection order
Residents evacuated after fire at Mawdley House in Waterloo Road

Residents evacuated after fire at Mawdley House in Waterloo Road

Waterloo Road was closed and residents were evacuated from their homes after a fire broke out in a block of flats on Tuesday night.

Armed Forces Day flag raised at City Hall

The Mayor of London and the London Assembly joined military representatives outside City Hall on Monday morning for a flag-raising ceremony to honour the courage and commitment of Britain's armed forces.

Armed Forces Day flag raised at City Hall
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: another decision day looms

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre: another decision day looms

After a lull for the local elections, the controversy over the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and the London College of Communication has stepped up again as councillors prepare to vote on the latest proposals.

Football fans bring Southwark Street and Elephant Road to a halt

Southwark Street was brought to a halt by jubilant England fans on Sunday afternoon, whilst on Sunday night it was Elephant & Castle's turn to host the party for the capital's Colombian community.

Football fans bring Southwark Street and Elephant Road to a halt
The Great Get Together Bankside returns for second year

The Great Get Together Bankside returns for second year

Hundreds of people came to Union Street and Redcross Way on Sunday to enjoy the second annual Great Get Together Bankside.

British Flowers Week: Duchess of Cornwall visits Garden Museum

The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Garden Museum next to Lambeth Palace on Thursday to present awards to the winners of the 2018 British Flowers Week competition.

British Flowers Week: Duchess of Cornwall visits Garden Museum
Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

Clean Air Day was marked in Southwark by an idling action event outside The Shard, whilst nearby Redcross Way was closed to traffic and given over to street games for the afternoon.

Firefighters join South Bank beach clean-up

Firefighters and staff from the London Fire Brigade cleared 18 sacks of single-use plastic from the Thames foreshore on the South Bank during a clean-up event on Tuesday.

Firefighters join South Bank beach clean-up
Premier Inn to replace cladding at Waterloo hotel

Premier Inn to replace cladding at Waterloo hotel

Premier Inn is to replace the cladding at its Waterloo hotel after a post-Grenfell assessment found it no longer met current building regulations.

Police appeal for witnesses after fight at Blackfriars Station

Detectives from the British Transport Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed a fight at Blackfriars Railway Station earlier this month to get in touch.

Police appeal for witnesses after fight at Blackfriars Station
Jeremy Hunt joins overnight walk for Dimbleby Cancer Care charity

Jeremy Hunt joins overnight walk for Dimbleby Cancer Care charity

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt joined more than 100 walkers on an overnight walk from St Thomas' Hospital to Guy's Hospital - via a circuitous route - to raise funds for the Dimbleby Cancer Care Charity.

Bench made from 45,000 1p coins installed at London Bridge

A wooden bench supported by 45,000 penny coins has been installed outside London Bridge Station in Tooley Street.

Bench made from 45,000 1p coins installed at London Bridge
Lib Dems win London Bridge & West Bermondsey election

Lib Dems win London Bridge & West Bermondsey election

The Liberal Democrats have won the hotly contested election in London Bridge and West Bermondsey, giving them 14 seats on Southwark Council to Labour's 49 seats.

SE1's new secondary school asks for views on admissions

Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy - the new secondary school due to open at the old fire station and training centre in Southwark Bridge Road - has launched a public consultation on its admissions arrangements.

SE1's new secondary school asks for views on admissions
Oasis charity keen to buy Kennington Police Station

Oasis charity keen to buy Kennington Police Station

The Christian charity which runs many community services in Waterloo has expressed an interest in buying Kennington Police Station when it is put up for sale.

Southwark's model railway club seeks new home

The Southwark and District Model Railway Club is looking for a new home.

Southwark's model railway club seeks new home
18-metre tree next to Tower Bridge could be felled

18-metre tree next to Tower Bridge could be felled

Plans to chop down an 18-metre Lombardy Poplar tree next to Tower Bridge have prompted local residents to send more than 25 objections to Southwark Council.

Blackfriars Crown Court: council seeks affordable housing

If plans to close Blackfriars Crown Court in Pocock Street get the go-ahead, Southwark Council says it wants to have talks with the Government on using the site for affordable housing.

Blackfriars Crown Court: council seeks affordable housing
No sign of replacement for Great Dover Street Post Office

No sign of replacement for Great Dover Street Post Office

Six months after the closure of the Great Dover Street Post Office, plans for a replacement service have not yet materialised.

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks display reprieved

This November's fireworks display on the River Thames to mark the start of the Lord Mayor of London's term of office has been reprieved.

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks display reprieved
More London's artificial stream has been filled in

More London's artificial stream has been filled in

The Rill - the artificial stream at More London Place - has been filled in, although the estate's owners have yet to receive permission for the work.

Grand Iftar held at Southwark Cathedral on anniversary of attack

A Grand Iftar - a meal after sunset during the month of Ramadan - was held at Southwark Cathedral on Sunday night in partnership with the Bankside Residents' Forum and as part of the programme of events to mark the anniversary of the London Bridge attack.

Grand Iftar held at Southwark Cathedral on anniversary of attack
Network Rail boss predicted Thameslink chaos three years ago

Network Rail boss predicted Thameslink chaos three years ago

Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy predicted three years ago that the new Thameslink rail timetable introduced last month was "implausible" and would have to be cut back.

Local cop's bike nicked (while he's investigating cycle theft)

Bankside's local police officer has appealed for information after his bicycle was stolen from Blackfriars Road on Tuesday morning.

Local cop's bike nicked (while he's investigating cycle theft)
Council acts to block Southern Railway Stables demolition

Council acts to block Southern Railway Stables demolition

Southwark's planning committee has moved to protect the old Southern Railway stables and forge in St James's Road from demolition.

"Strong and united": Southwark marks first year since London Bridge attack

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Prime Minister and the Mayor of London joined relatives of the eight people killed in the London Bridge attack for a service of commemoration at Southwark Cathedral on Sunday afternoon.

"Strong and united": Southwark marks first year since London Bridge attack
Lord Mayor's Show fireworks display likely to be axed

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks display likely to be axed

The annual fireworks display on the River Thames between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges to mark the end of the Lord Mayor's Show is likely to be cancelled this year.

Man headbutted on Tower Bridge: police appeal

City of London Police are asking members of the public for their help investigating an assault on Tower Bridge which left a man with facial injuries.

Man headbutted on Tower Bridge: police appeal
Silex Street: 6-year-old girl hit by van

Silex Street: 6-year-old girl hit by van

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 6-year-old girl suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a van in Silex Street.

City of London to fit sprinklers at Avondale Square towers

Sprinkler systems are to be installed in three 20-storey social housing blocks on the Avondale Square Estate, after a decision by the City of London Corporation.

City of London to fit sprinklers at Avondale Square towers
Seven SE1 buildings win RIBA London awards

Seven SE1 buildings win RIBA London awards

A theatre, a farm, a jewellery workshop and two primary schools are among the seven recently completed buildings in SE1 to win RIBA London awards for architecture.

Old Kent Road Mosque: redevelopment plans published

The Muslim Association of Nigeria has submitted a planning application to build a new mosque to replace its current place of worship on the Old Kent Road.

Old Kent Road Mosque: redevelopment plans published
48-storey tower planned for Argos site on Old Kent Road

48-storey tower planned for Argos site on Old Kent Road

Plans to replace four shops on the Old Kent Road with hundreds of homes have been made public this week.

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run to split event into two routes

For the first time in its 122-year history, the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run will adopt two routes through North Lambeth.

London to Brighton Veteran Car Run to split event into two routes
Future of Thomas a Becket pub back in doubt as Rock Island shuts

Future of Thomas a Becket pub back in doubt as Rock Island shuts

Just over a year after Frank Bruno cut the ribbon to open the Rock Island restaurant at the Thomas a Becket in Old Kent Road, the venue has been repossessed, putting the future of the historic pub back in doubt.

Travis Perkins gives up Blackfriars Road shop 'due to cycle lane'

Builders' merchants Travis Perkins has surrendered the lease on its decorating supplies shop in Blackfriars Road, citing the effect of the cycle superhighway.

Travis Perkins gives up Blackfriars Road shop 'due to cycle lane'
Women's and girls' rugby programme launched at Archbishop's Park

Women's and girls' rugby programme launched at Archbishop's Park

A new programme of rugby sessions for women and girls has been launched at Archbishop's Park in Waterloo.

Old Vic celebrates bicentenary with procession and street party

Waterloo's Old Vic theatre celebrated the bicentenary of its opening in 1818 with a procession and street party on Saturday.

Old Vic celebrates bicentenary with procession and street party
Plans for South Bank ABBA-themed venue meet their Waterloo

Plans for South Bank ABBA-themed venue meet their Waterloo

Controversial proposals for an ABBA-themed entertainment venue on Stamford Street have been abandoned after a vociferous campaign by Waterloo residents.

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp named as Africa Centre director

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE has been named as the next director of the Africa Centre, to oversee the next stage of development of the Great Suffolk Street venue.

Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp named as Africa Centre director
Bernie Spain Gardens: West 8 chosen to upgrade South Bank park

Bernie Spain Gardens: West 8 chosen to upgrade South Bank park

30 years after Bernie Spain Gardens was opened on the South Bank, a design by Dutch firm West 8 has been picked for an upgrade to the popular riverside open space.

Obituary: David Edwards, former Provost of Southwark

Former Southwark Cathedral Provost David Edwards has died at the age of 89.

Obituary: David Edwards, former Provost of Southwark
Designers sought for Tooley Street public realm competition

Designers sought for Tooley Street public realm competition

Architects and designers have been invited to submit ideas to improve the triangular pavement space at the junction of Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill, opposite London Bridge Station.

Southwark Playhouse coming to Newington Butts and London Bridge

Southwark Playhouse has confirmed that it is close to achieving its long-standing aim of opening a permanent home at the foot of a new Elephant & Castle skyscraper, as well as creating a satellite venue below London Bridge Station.

Southwark Playhouse coming to Newington Butts and London Bridge
Mood Music at The Old Vic

Mood Music at The Old Vic

Mood Music manages the impressive feat of being simultaneously of the moment and out of step with the times.

Prince William at London Bridge to open rebuilt railway station

Prince William visited London Bridge Station on Wednesday to perform the official opening ceremony for the new-look interchange after a £1 billion rebuilding project.

Prince William at London Bridge to open rebuilt railway station
Man stabbed with bottle in Waterloo's Leake Street tunnel

Man stabbed with bottle in Waterloo's Leake Street tunnel

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed with a broken bottle in the Leake Street tunnel below Waterloo Station on Sunday night.

Police appeal after fight at Waterloo Tube Station

Detectives are appealing for information following a fight at Waterloo Station which left a man with a broken eye socket.

Police appeal after fight at Waterloo Tube Station
Lambeth local elections: Labour holds Bishop's ward

Lambeth local elections: Labour holds Bishop's ward

Labour has retained Bishop's ward on Lambeth Council, with Ibrahim Dogus joining incumbents Kevin Craig and Jennie Mosley representing Waterloo and the South Bank at the town hall.

Local elections: Labour and Lib Dems hold their ground in North Southwark

After a hard-fought campaign both Labour and the Liberal Democrats have retained their previously held territory in North Southwark. But the final picture won't be known till next month.

Local elections: Labour and Lib Dems hold their ground in North Southwark
Death of Toby Eckersley halts London Bridge & West Bermondsey poll

Death of Toby Eckersley halts London Bridge & West Bermondsey poll

This week's local election in Southwark's newly created London Bridge and West Bermondsey ward has been halted after the death of Conservative Party candidate Toby Eckersley MBE.

Interview: Cllr Peter John, Southwark Labour leader

Southwark's Labour leader Peter John tells us he's still "fizzing with ideas" after eight years running the borough, and that his manifesto is all about "old-fashioned municipal socialism".

Interview: Cllr Peter John, Southwark Labour leader
Interview: Cllr Anood Al-Samerai, Southwark Lib Dem leader

Interview: Cllr Anood Al-Samerai, Southwark Lib Dem leader

Southwark's opposition leader tells us why the Liberal Democrats are "a real fighting force" that has punched above its weight in holding the Labour administration to account.

Man stabbed at McDonald's in Old Kent Road

A man in his twenties is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed during a fight at the drive-through McDonald's restaurant in the Old Kent Road.

Man stabbed at McDonald's in Old Kent Road
Sadiq Khan responds to petition against RV1 bus cuts

Sadiq Khan responds to petition against RV1 bus cuts

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that cutting the frequency of the RV1 bus service by 50 per cent will save Transport for London more than £340,000 a year.

Baylis Road: reprieve for trees due to be felled for bike lane

Plans to chop down three trees outside the Waterloo Action Centre - which were in the way of a proposed cycle lane - have been put on hold by Lambeth Council.

Baylis Road: reprieve for trees due to be felled for bike lane
Video: Bishop's ward hustings, Lambeth

Video: Bishop's ward hustings, Lambeth

Representatives of four of the parties competing to represent Waterloo and the South Bank on Lambeth Council took part in hustings at St John's Waterloo on Tuesday night.

Santander bank to close Elephant & Castle branch

Santander has announced that its Elephant & Castle branch will close on 25 October as the likely demolition of the shopping centre draws nearer.

Santander bank to close Elephant & Castle branch
Video: Southwark Leaders' Hustings 2018

Video: Southwark Leaders' Hustings 2018

Southwark's Labour, Lib Dem, Conservative and Green leaders took questions from local residents at Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday night ahead of next week's local elections which will decide who runs the borough for the next four years.

Waterloo Foodbank has provided 10,000 food parcels since 2012

Waterloo Foodbank says that it has seen a sharp increase in demand for its services in the past 12 months.

Waterloo Foodbank has provided 10,000 food parcels since 2012
Work starts on new £23.5 million home for Lambeth Palace Library

Work starts on new £23.5 million home for Lambeth Palace Library

The Archbishop of Canterbury has performed the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of work on a new building to house the Lambeth Palace Library.

Blackfriars Road 'fatberg' to be dissected on Channel 4

Five tonnes of 'fatberg' found in sewers near St George's Circus will be examined in a Channel 4 documentary to be broadcast on Tuesday evening.

Blackfriars Road 'fatberg' to be dissected on Channel 4
Stabbing at Swan Mead: victim's injuries 'could be life-changing'

Stabbing at Swan Mead: victim's injuries 'could be life-changing'

A 25-year-old man is being treated in hospital after he was stabbed at Swan Mead in Bermondsey on Saturday morning.

Woman jailed for stabbing fellow busker at London Bridge

A woman has been jailed for four and a half years after stabbing a man in a dispute over busking spots at London Bridge Station.

Woman jailed for stabbing fellow busker at London Bridge
Stabbing in Ayres Street: police appeal for information

Stabbing in Ayres Street: police appeal for information

Police have launched an appeal for information after a 25-year-old man was stabbed near Pattison House on Ayres Street on Saturday afternoon.

Man assaulted at Elephant & Castle rail station: police appeal

Police have issued a CCTV image of two men they wish to speak to in connection with a 'vicious assault' at Elephant & Castle Railway Station.

Man assaulted at Elephant & Castle rail station: police appeal
SE1 schoolgirls meet Prime Ministers of Canada and New Zealand

SE1 schoolgirls meet Prime Ministers of Canada and New Zealand

The prime ministers of Canada and New Zealand visited City Hall on Wednesday morning where they met - and took questions from - young Londoners including pupils from St Saviour's and St Olave's.

Protests as Bangladeshi PM visits ODI in Blackfriars Road

Supporters of the Bangladeshi Nationalist Party marched on Blackfriars Road on Tuesday afternoon to protest against a speech by the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Protests as Bangladeshi PM visits ODI in Blackfriars Road
ITV offers extra £5m in lieu of South Bank affordable homes

ITV offers extra £5m in lieu of South Bank affordable homes

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has signed off ITV's plans to redevelop its headquarters building on the South Bank after the broadcaster agreed to boost its affordable housing contribution by £5 million.

Burst water main in Westminster Bridge Road

A jet of water reaching three storeys into the air meant that Westminster Bridge Road was partly closed on Thuesday morning.

Burst water main in Westminster Bridge Road
McDonald's to return to London Bridge after two-year gap

McDonald's to return to London Bridge after two-year gap

McDonald's is to open a new branch in Tooley Street as part of the redevelopment of London Bridge Station, two years after the fast food chain shut its restaurant at Guy's Hospital.

South Bermondsey: controlled parking zone to be introduced

Southwark Council is to go ahead with plans to introduce a controlled parking zone centred on Thorburn Square in South Bermondsey after the proposal narrowly won the support of local residents in a public consultation.

South Bermondsey: controlled parking zone to be introduced
Megabus to launch £1 London sightseeing tours

Megabus to launch £1 London sightseeing tours

Low-cost coach operator Megabus is to launch a London sightseeing tour - with fares starting at £1 - that will pick up passengers on the South Bank.

Baylis Road trees face the chop for new bike lane

Three trees outside the Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis Road are to be cut down to make way for a new cycle lane.

Baylis Road trees face the chop for new bike lane
Southwark Council poised to loan £3 million to ballet school

Southwark Council poised to loan £3 million to ballet school

Southwark Council is set to loan £3 million to the Central School of Ballet so that it can fit out its new premises on Hatfields.

Borough High Street: developer swaps flats for hotel

A developer that was previously proposing to build 106 new homes at the junction of Borough High Street and Harper Road is instead planning a 434-room hotel.

Borough High Street: developer swaps flats for hotel
Premier Inn to open new hotel in The Cut

Premier Inn to open new hotel in The Cut

The new hotel on part of the Lewisham Southwark College site in The Cut will be a Premier Inn.

Borough High Street War Memorial: listed status upgraded

The Government has upgraded the listed status of the war memorial in Borough High Street on the recommendation of Historic England.

Borough High Street War Memorial: listed status upgraded
250 years on, plaque unveiled near site of first circus

250 years on, plaque unveiled near site of first circus

A blue plaque was unveiled in Waterloo's Cornwall Road on Easter Monday to mark the 250th anniversary of the performance widely regarded as the start of the modern circus tradition.

Southwark residents can now visit Tower Bridge Exhibition for £1

The Tower Bridge Exhibition - which includes the high-level walkways at the top of the famous bascule bridge - has launched a community ticket scheme allowing residents of Southwark, Tower Hamlets and the City of London to pay just £1 for admission.

Southwark residents can now visit Tower Bridge Exhibition for £1
Harper Road: 2-metre width restriction to block rat-run

Harper Road: 2-metre width restriction to block rat-run

An experimental width restriction has been introduced on Harper Road and Bath Terrace to deter lorries from using the street as a shortcut to avoid the Elephant & Castle junction.

Stoney Street rail arch decorated in honour of terrorism victims

Street artist Jimmy C - known for his David Bowie and William Shakespeare portraits - has produced a work of art in Stoney Street as a tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

Stoney Street rail arch decorated in honour of terrorism victims
Hospital locksmith jailed for defrauding NHS of nearly £600k

Hospital locksmith jailed for defrauding NHS of nearly £600k

A locksmith formerly employed by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of defrauding the health service of almost £600,000.

Drinking water fountain to be installed at Flat Iron Square

A public drinking water fountain will be installed at Flat Iron Square this summer, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

Drinking water fountain to be installed at Flat Iron Square
Ruby Lucy: details of Lower Marsh's 'lean luxury' hotel revealed

Ruby Lucy: details of Lower Marsh's 'lean luxury' hotel revealed

Details of the new hotel that will replace a parade of shops in Lower Marsh have been revealed. Ruby Lucy is due to open in the Waterloo street by the end of 2019.

London Bridge: Government to change law on terror insurance

This week the Government confirmed that it will change the law to enable businesses whose premises are shut down by a terrorist attack - but whose property does not sustain physical damage - to obtain support from a state-backed insurance scheme.

London Bridge: Government to change law on terror insurance
Ufford Street: 274-room hotel approved on former college land

Ufford Street: 274-room hotel approved on former college land

A proposal by developer Frogmore for a 274-room "mid-range" hotel on land formerly part of the further education college on The Cut has been approved by Southwark councillors.

48-storey tower planned for B&Q site on Old Kent Road

Around 1,200 homes in towers of up to 48 storeys are to be built on the site of the Cantium Retail Park in the Old Kent Road under plans unveiled by Galliard Homes and Aviva Investors.

48-storey tower planned for B&Q site on Old Kent Road
Blackfriars Road bike counter records 80,000 journeys in a month

Blackfriars Road bike counter records 80,000 journeys in a month

A screen displaying a live count of cyclists user the segregated path on Blackfriars Road has recorded more than 80,000 journeys in just over four weeks.

New manifesto calls for 'A Better South Bank for Everyone'

MPs Kate Hoey and Neil Coyle have launched a new document setting out priorities for action in the South Bank area over the next four years.

New manifesto calls for 'A Better South Bank for Everyone'
Waterloo-Heathrow rail link: Govt calls for private sector ideas

Waterloo-Heathrow rail link: Govt calls for private sector ideas

Long-standing plans for a direct train service between Waterloo Station and Heathrow Airport have received a boost after the Government issued a call for private sector investors.

#LondonUnited: how city plans to mark 1st anniversary of attacks

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans for the commemoration of the first anniversaries of last year's terrorist attacks on the capital, including the Westminster Bridge and London Bridge tragedies.

#LondonUnited: how city plans to mark 1st anniversary of attacks
Citymapper bring bus-taxi hybrid SmartRide to Waterloo

Citymapper bring bus-taxi hybrid SmartRide to Waterloo

Journey planning app Citymapper has extended its experimental hybrid bus/taxi service SmartRide to Waterloo.

Drinking water bottle refill scheme launched in SE1

A new scheme to offer people places to fill up bottles of drinking water for free has been launched in the South Bank, Bankside and London Bridge areas.

Drinking water bottle refill scheme launched in SE1
Campaigners make their own segregated bike lane on CS7 route

Campaigners make their own segregated bike lane on CS7 route

Walking and cycling campaigners highlighted the need for more segregated cycle lanes by making a human barrier between the bikes and motor traffic in Southwark Bridge Road on Thursday morning.

New Post Office opens at Ronnie's Supermarket in Tanner Street

10 years after the closure of the nearby Dockhead Post Office, stamps and postal services are now available at Ronnie's Supermarket in Tanner Street.

New Post Office opens at Ronnie's Supermarket in Tanner Street
Old Kent Road on the agenda at Cannes MIPIM property show

Old Kent Road on the agenda at Cannes MIPIM property show

Architects and planners took part in a panel discussion about the regeneration of the Old Kent Road at the MIPIM property trade show in Cannes, France, on Wednesday.

160 BFR: new hotel planned in Blackfriars Road car park

Developers Endurance Land have revealed plans to build a 220-room hotel in the car park of the office building they own at 160 Blackfriars Road.

160 BFR: new hotel planned in Blackfriars Road car park
Waterloo Works: Sadiq backs plan for creative digital industry centre

Waterloo Works: Sadiq backs plan for creative digital industry centre

Lambeth Council's plans to create a new centre for the creative digital industry in Waterloo have won a £90,000 grant from the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Sadiq awards £700k to South Bank undercroft project

The Mayor of London has awarded Long Live Southbank and Southbank Centre a community growth and development grant of £700k to turn the Queen Elizabeth Hall Undercroft into an expanded skate space and creative education centre for children and young people

Sadiq awards £700k to South Bank undercroft project
Queen visits HQ of UN maritime agency on Albert Embankment

Queen visits HQ of UN maritime agency on Albert Embankment

The Queen visited Albert Embankment on Tuesday to unveil a plaque and cut a cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the treaty that established the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Tower Bridge closed after London 2012 lighting comes loose

Tower Bridge was closed to road traffic and pedestrians on Thursday night after part of the LED lighting one of the upper walkways came loose in the high winds of Storm Emma.

Tower Bridge closed after London 2012 lighting comes loose
St Thomas Street to remain closed to through traffic

St Thomas Street to remain closed to through traffic

St Thomas Street will not reopen to through motor traffic when the new London Bridge Station is completed, under plans launched for public consultation by Transport for London this week.

Sadiq says RV1 bus service cut will be reviewed after six months

London mayor Sadiq Khan has conceded that passengers should have been given more notice of the 50 per cent cut to the RV1 bus service, and says the route will be reviewed in the summer. Better Bankside has warned that the cut could harm local businesses.

Sadiq says RV1 bus service cut will be reviewed after six months
Neil Coyle tells Commons of 'massive' rise in SE1 rough sleepers

Neil Coyle tells Commons of 'massive' rise in SE1 rough sleepers

Bermondsey & Old Southwark MP Neil Coyle has spoken of the "massive growth in visible rough sleeping around Elephant & Castle and London Bridge" during a House of Commons debate on homelessness.

15-year-old stabbed at Elephant & Castle

Southwark Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed at the Elephant & Castle on Sunday evening.

15-year-old stabbed at Elephant & Castle
Class War anarchists march on the Shard in protest at empty flats

Class War anarchists march on the Shard in protest at empty flats

Members of the anarchist group Class War marched from City Hall to the Shard on Saturday in protest at the 10 apparently unoccupied flats in Western Europe's tallest building.

RV1: clamour grows for TfL to reconsider cuts to bus route

Local councillors, community groups and church leaders are among those who have joined the growing clamour for Transport for London to reconsider the 50 per cent cut to the RV1 bus service which took effect earlier this month.

RV1: clamour grows for TfL to reconsider cuts to bus route
'Justice for tube cleaners' protest held at City Hall

'Justice for tube cleaners' protest held at City Hall

Cleaners working on the London transport network and their union representatives held a protest outside City Hall and at the offices of outsourcing firm ABM UK in Borough High Street on Wednesday afternoon.

Man stabbed in Marcia Road attempted robbery: police appeal

A man was stabbed four times during a failed attempt to rob him of his mobile phone in Marcia Road earlier this month. Police have released an image of a man they wish to trace.

Man stabbed in Marcia Road attempted robbery: police appeal
Blackfriars Road Post Office: privatisation plans confirmed

Blackfriars Road Post Office: privatisation plans confirmed

The Blackfriars Road Post Office will be transferred to a private operator next month.

Southwark Cathedral unveils Lent art installation

An art installation in the form of a dark cloud has been placed above the high altar sanctuary of Southwark Cathedral as the tradition of contemporary art installations during the season of Lent reaches its seventh year.

Southwark Cathedral unveils Lent art installation
'Secret' trains running between London Bridge and Blackfriars

'Secret' trains running between London Bridge and Blackfriars

For the first time in three years it is possible to catch a Thameslink train from London Bridge to Blackfriars - but for now the service is being kept secret whilst drivers are trained on the reopened route.

Newington Causeway: Peabody and City plan 1,000 new homes

Up to 1,000 new homes could be built on the western side of Newington Causeway under two separate plans revealed this week by housing association Peabody and the City of London Corporation.

Newington Causeway: Peabody and City plan 1,000 new homes
Maldonado Walk: alleyway renamed after Ecuadorian scientist

Maldonado Walk: alleyway renamed after Ecuadorian scientist

An alleyway at Elephant & Castle has been renamed in honour of the Ecuadorian scientist Pedro Vicente Maldonado.

Tom Cruise at Tate Modern for 'Mission: Impossible' filming

Two helicopters flew low across Bankside on Sunday morning whilst Tom Cruise filmed a scene for the new Mission: Impossible movie at the top of the chimney of Tate Modern.

Tom Cruise at Tate Modern for 'Mission: Impossible' filming
Policeman given final warning after scuffle with SE1 schoolboy

Policeman given final warning after scuffle with SE1 schoolboy

A police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct after pushing a teenage boy against a wall and kneeing him in the stomach at an SE1 secondary school.

Assembly members tour SE1 and Square Mile cycle routes

Three members of the London Assembly transport committee took to two wheels on Friday for a tour of Cycle Superhighways and Quietways in Southwark, the Square Mile and Lambeth as part of an investigation into infrastructure for cyclists in the capital.

Assembly members tour SE1 and Square Mile cycle routes
Assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal

Assault at London Bridge Station: police appeal

Police are appealing for information after an assault at London Bridge tube station and in particular officers would like to trace a member of the public who intervened.

ITV gets go-ahead to redevelop old LWT complex on South Bank

Plans by ITV to redevelop its television studio complex on the South Bank with a new headquarters building for the broadcaster - as well as a 31-storey block of flats - have been approved by Lambeth Council.

ITV gets go-ahead to redevelop old LWT complex on South Bank
Bus route RV1: frequency of service to be HALVED

Bus route RV1: frequency of service to be HALVED

Transport for London is to reduce the service on bus route RV1 - which serves the South Bank and Bankside - from six buses an hour to just three.

Lavington Street: 21-storey tower approved

Plans by Gaterule Ltd to redevelop the southern side of Lavington Street - between Ewer Street and the Premier Inn - have won the unanimous backing of Southwark's planning committee.

Lavington Street: 21-storey tower approved
Charles and Camilla visit ITV's South Bank HQ

Charles and Camilla visit ITV's South Bank HQ

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited ITV's headquarters on the South Bank on Wednesday to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal Television Society and 30 years of daytime TV magazine show 'This Morning',

Explosion in Chancel Street as engineers probe electrical fault

A manhole cover was blasted into the air on Tuesday night as flames emerged from an underground electrical cable.

Explosion in Chancel Street as engineers probe electrical fault
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre development: decision deferred

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre development: decision deferred

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre development: decision deferred as Delancey offers more social housing, a better deal for traders and space for bingo.

Southwark Fire Station: secondary school and 200 homes approved

Plans to redevelop the former Southwark Fire Station - including a new secondary school and around 200 homes - have been approved by councillors.

Southwark Fire Station: secondary school and 200 homes approved
Southwark remembers the Holocaust on eve of 2018 memorial day

Southwark remembers the Holocaust on eve of 2018 memorial day

The Mayor of Southwark and local political and civic leaders gathered at the Holocaust Memorial Tree in Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park on Friday morning on the eve of the international Holocaust Memorial Day.

'Landmark' development mooted next to Tower Bridge & Shad Thames

An office building almost adjacent to Tower Bridge has been put up for sale with the prospect of a "landmark development" on the site.

'Landmark' development mooted next to Tower Bridge & Shad Thames
KFC to open next to Tenison Way bus stops at Waterloo

KFC to open next to Tenison Way bus stops at Waterloo

KFC wants to open a fried chicken restaurant in the railway arches next to the Tension Way bus stops at Waterloo Station.

Evelina Children's Hospital declines £500k from Presidents Club

The Evelina London Children's Hospital has turned down a pledged £500,000 donation from the Presidents Club after newspaper allegations about sexual harassment at its men-only fundraising events.

Evelina Children's Hospital declines £500k from Presidents Club
Albert Embankment: more delays to redevelopment of old fire HQ

Albert Embankment: more delays to redevelopment of old fire HQ

It's a saga that has dragged on for more than a decade. Now plans for the redevelopment of the former London Fire Brigade headquarters on Albert Embankment have been delayed again, with a planning application pushed back till the autumn.

Council OKs demolition of Rolls Road railway yard wall

Planners have approved the demolition of part of the wall of the former Bricklayers Arms railway goods depot in response to safety fears.

Council OKs demolition of Rolls Road railway yard wall
Council: 'not enough evidence' to curb abortion clinic protests

Council: 'not enough evidence' to curb abortion clinic protests

Southwark Council says that it doesn't have enough evidence of harassment by anti-abortion activists to bring in restrictions on protests outside the Blackfriars Medical Practice, despite councillors unanimously backing such measures.

ITV's South Bank HQ given immunity from listed status

Culture secretary Matt Hancock has issued a 'certificate of immunity from listing' to prevent ITV's London Television Centre on the South Bank from gaining listed status in the next five years.

ITV's South Bank HQ given immunity from listed status
Sadiq knocks £12 million off Southwark Fire Station price

Sadiq knocks £12 million off Southwark Fire Station price

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is poised to cut the amount developers will pay to buy the former Southwark Fire Station complex from £54 million to £42 million to resolve a controversy over a lack of affordable housing and delays to a new secondary school.

Rush-hour assault at Elephant tube station: police appeal

The British Transport Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at Elephant & Castle Underground Station during rush hour.

Rush-hour assault at Elephant tube station: police appeal
Blackfriars Crown Court under threat of closure; is ILCC next?

Blackfriars Crown Court under threat of closure; is ILCC next?

Southwark could lose two of its three crown courts under plans published this week by the Government to close Blackfriars Crown Court and sell its "high value" site for development.

45-storey tower proposed next to London Bridge Station

Plans for a 45-storey tower of student accommodation next to London Bridge Station went on public display this week. The scheme includes a new home for the Migration Museum.

45-storey tower proposed next to London Bridge Station
Prince William at Evelina to launch armed forces veterans' scheme

Prince William at Evelina to launch armed forces veterans' scheme

The Duke of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children's Hospital on Thursday to celebrate the national rollout of a scheme to help ex-servicemen and women find employment in the NHS.

Waterloo Road closed after cladding falls from footbridge

Waterloo Road was cordoned off on Thursday afternoon after a sheet of cladding came loose from the footbridge which links the mainline railway station with Waterloo East.

Waterloo Road closed after cladding falls from footbridge
Jude Kelly to leave Southbank Centre

Jude Kelly to leave Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre artistic director Jude Kelly has announced that she is leaving the riverside arts complex after 12 years.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre scheme knocked back by planning committee

Southwark Council's planning committee is poised to reject the massive redevelopment scheme for the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication after a late-night hearing lasting nearly eight hours.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre scheme knocked back by planning committee
Mission: Impossible 6 filming at Blackfriars Railway Station

Mission: Impossible 6 filming at Blackfriars Railway Station

Scenes for Tom Cruise's new Mission: Impossible 6 movie were filmed from a low-flying helicopter above Blackfriars Railway Station on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Date set for Boris's Garden Bridge grilling at City Hall

Former mayor Boris Johnson will return to City Hall on Thursday 1 March to answer question from the London Assembly about the Garden Bridge project, after the GLA Oversight Committee used its legal powers to compel him to attend.

Date set for Boris's Garden Bridge grilling at City Hall
Taxi protest at Elephant & Castle begins week of TfL/Uber demos

Taxi protest at Elephant & Castle begins week of TfL/Uber demos

Traffic at the Elephant & Castle was brought to a near standstill on Monday afternoon when taxi drivers converged on the junction to launch a week-long series of protests against Transport for London's handling of Uber's private hire licence.

Terrorist victims remembered on London Bridge

Those who died last year in the London Bridge terror attack have been remembered on the bridge.

Terrorist victims remembered on London Bridge
Long Lane 15-storey 'co-living' tower: neighbours hold protest

Long Lane 15-storey 'co-living' tower: neighbours hold protest

A demonstration outside the rug factory in Long Lane has highlighted opposition to a proposed new building on the site.

Elephant & Castle shop window smashed during altercation

A window was smashed during an altercation between two customers in a shop at the Elephant & Castle.

Elephant & Castle shop window smashed during altercation
New principal appointed at SE1's £53k-a-year boarding school

New principal appointed at SE1's £53k-a-year boarding school

Irfan Latif has been named as principal of the private school near Westminster Bridge which charges fees of up to £53,000 a year for an A-level course with boarding.

How views of the Square Mile from SE1 will change by 2026

The City of London Corporation has released a series of images showing how the Square Mile's skyline will develop between now and 2026 - including views from Waterloo Bridge, the South Bank and City Hall.

How views of the Square Mile from SE1 will change by 2026
Elephant Arcade: plans for new shops at Perronet House garages

Elephant Arcade: plans for new shops at Perronet House garages

11 new shops and a cafe could be created at the Elephant & Castle junction if proposals to convert garage space below Perronet House get the go-ahead.

Lower Marsh: go-ahead for plans to redevelop old Waterloo Library

Lambeth Council's plans to replace the former Waterloo Library in Lower Marsh with a five-storey office building have been approved by the borough's planning applications committee.

Lower Marsh: go-ahead for plans to redevelop old Waterloo Library
Dame Beryl Grey cuts The Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake

Dame Beryl Grey cuts The Old Vic's Twelfth Night cake

Ballerina Dame Beryl Grey cut the Twelfth Night cake at The Old Vic on the feast of the Epiphany.

New Mill Street Surgery placed in special measures by GP watchdog

A GP surgery in Bermondsey has been rated 'inadequate' and placed in special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

New Mill Street Surgery placed in special measures by GP watchdog
Dubai firm pays £266.5 million for Blackfriars Road office block

Dubai firm pays £266.5 million for Blackfriars Road office block

The Al Gurg family of Dubai is to buy the 20-storey office block at 240 Blackfriars Road at a price of £266.5 million.

Boris Johnson compelled to face Assembly over Garden Bridge

Members of the London Assembly have used their legal powers to summon former Mayor of London Boris Johnson to face questions about the Garden Bridge at City Hall next February.

Boris Johnson compelled to face Assembly over Garden Bridge
Charles and Camilla visit Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral

Charles and Camilla visit Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday to learn about how the community is coping with the aftermath of June's terrorist attack.

Hodge repays £2.97 for stationery used in Garden Bridge probe

Dame Margaret Hodge MP has apologised to the House of Commons and repaid £2.97 to cover the cost of parliamentary stationery used during her review of the Garden Bridge project.

Hodge repays £2.97 for stationery used in Garden Bridge probe
Photographer Steve Hollingshead publishes 15th London calendar

Photographer Steve Hollingshead publishes 15th London calendar

For the 15th year, Southwark-based photographer Steve Hollingshead has created a limited edition calendar featuring black and white images taken at traditional or unusual events around the capital.

Coronet's melodramatic past captured in new exhibition

With weeks to go until Elephant & Castle's Coronet closes its doors for the last time, a new exhibition tells the story of the venue's first female manager, Victorian melodrama star Marie Henderson.

Coronet's melodramatic past captured in new exhibition
Borough High St / Marshalsea Rd TfL plans: last chance to comment

Borough High St / Marshalsea Rd TfL plans: last chance to comment

Monday is the closing date for comments on Transport for London's proposals to alter the junction of Borough High Street and Marshalsea Road. Many will welcome a better crossing but there are fears of rat-running.

Jobs & wellbeing under threat from OKR regeneration, council told

Regeneration plans are "a threat to the jobs and wellbeing of many people in the Old Kent Road area, a challenge to its entrepreneurial culture," campaigners have warned the council.

Jobs & wellbeing under threat from OKR regeneration, council told
Elephant & Castle's Latin American traders fear for their future

Elephant & Castle's Latin American traders fear for their future

Latin American businesses at the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre have warned councillors that not enough has been done to protect the area's status as a cultural and community hub.

TfL 'examining options' for Bricklayers Arms tube station

Transport for London is examining the potential for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension, Southwark councillors have been told.

TfL 'examining options' for Bricklayers Arms tube station
12 hours of non-stop carols to raise funds for foodbank

12 hours of non-stop carols to raise funds for foodbank

Volunteers gathered under the Christmas tree at Waterloo Station on Saturday to take part in a 12-hour 'carolathon' to raise funds to meet the running costs of the local foodbank.

Great Dover Street Post Office closed as McColl's shuts down

The Post Office says it is looking for a new operator for a counter service in the Great Dover Street area after the closure of the McColl's convenience store.

Great Dover Street Post Office closed as McColl's shuts down
Memorial to healthcare workers in war and disaster zones unveiled

Memorial to healthcare workers in war and disaster zones unveiled

A memorial to healthcare workers "who have dedicated themselves to aiding others in times of war, conflict and catastrophe throughout history" has been unveiled at St Thomas' Hospital.

Council 'absolutely committed' to fire station secondary school

Southwark Council is 'absolutely committed' to the opening of a new secondary school at the former fire station complex in Southwark Bridge Road, regeneration boss Mark Williams said last week.

Council 'absolutely committed' to fire station secondary school
Southwark to Westminster: Mandela Way dustcart plan 'inappropriate'

Southwark to Westminster: Mandela Way dustcart plan 'inappropriate'

A fleet of dustcarts working for Westminster City Council is already based at a depot in Mandela Way even though Southwark Council has indicated that planning permission may not be forthcoming.

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge censured for use of Commons office

The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has ruled that Dame Margaret Hodge committed a "serious breach" of the MPs' code of conduct by using her office at the House of Commons to carry out a review of the Garden Bridge project for which she was paid.

Garden Bridge: Margaret Hodge censured for use of Commons office
Old Father Thames leads lantern parade around Southwark streets

Old Father Thames leads lantern parade around Southwark streets

A giant mechanical puppet of Old Father Thames accompanied a lantern parade of pupils from three local primary schools around the backstreets to the east of Blackfriars Road on Friday evening.

Woman, 19, sexually assaulted in Falmouth Road: police appeal

Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults that they believe to be linked have released new CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to.

Woman, 19, sexually assaulted in Falmouth Road: police appeal
Southwark to explore protest 'buffer zone' at SE1 abortion clinic

Southwark to explore protest 'buffer zone' at SE1 abortion clinic

Southwark councillors have unanimously backed a motion supporting the idea of a 'buffer zone' around the Blackfriars Medical Practice in Colombo Street where anti-abortion campaigners have held regular protests.

Southwark Bridge Road hotel changes hands for £64 million

The Novotel London City South hotel in Southwark Bridge Road has changed hands for £63.75 million.

Southwark Bridge Road hotel changes hands for £64 million
Southwark Street: police appeal for witnesses to collision

Southwark Street: police appeal for witnesses to collision

Detectives have launched an appeal for witnesses to a 'serious collision' in Southwark Street on the evening of Tuesday 3 October between 8pm and midnight.

St Saviour's Estate: 75 new council homes could be built

Around 75 new council homes could be built on the site of garages and parking spaces on the St Saviour's Estate in Bermondsey under plans being considered by Southwark's regeneration boss.

St Saviour's Estate: 75 new council homes could be built
Lambeth vetoes Roupell Street language school extension

Lambeth vetoes Roupell Street language school extension

Plans for a controversial modern extension to a Victorian former school building in Roupell Street have been turned down by Lambeth councillors after more than 500 objections from the public.

Vanity Fair: ITV / Amazon drama filming in Trinity Church Square

Horse-drawn carriages came to Trinity Church Square on Monday whilst scenes for a new TV adaptation of Vanity Fair were filmed.

Vanity Fair: ITV / Amazon drama filming in Trinity Church Square
Orange Lambeth: SE1 landmarks lit up for White Ribbon Day

Orange Lambeth: SE1 landmarks lit up for White Ribbon Day

Buildings across Lambeth - including the London Eye and the National Theatre - turned orange on Saturday night to show support for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Sexual misconduct and abuse of power in theatre: South Bank protest

A silent 'performance action' was held on the South Bank on Saturday lunchtime in support of efforts to eliminate sexual misconduct and abuse of power in the theatre industry.

Sexual misconduct and abuse of power in theatre: South Bank protest
Waterloo's 'surprisingly vibrant community' praised in Lords debate

Waterloo's 'surprisingly vibrant community' praised in Lords debate

A Lib Dem peer who lives in a hotel room in SE1 has told the House of Lords how she has "fallen in love" with Waterloo and found a "surprisingly vibrant" community in the area - but as a wheelchair user she finds many Lower Marsh shops are hard to access.

Blackfriars Road Post Office to be privatised in March 2018

SE1 will lose one of its two Crown Post Offices when the Blackfriars Road branch is privatised next March.

Blackfriars Road Post Office to be privatised in March 2018
Motorcyclist killed in New Kent Road crash: appeal for witnesses

Motorcyclist killed in New Kent Road crash: appeal for witnesses

Police want to talk to anyone who witnessed a serious collision in New Kent Road on Thursday afternoon. A man was killed and two people were injured.

Hospital bosses go public on plans to bring Royal Brompton to SE1

A proposal to move heart and lung treatment and research from Royal Brompton Hospital in Chelsea to the St Thomas' Hospital site in Lambeth - first revealed by this website in July - has been formally launched.

Hospital bosses go public on plans to bring Royal Brompton to SE1
Baby born at Waterloo Station

Baby born at Waterloo Station

A new mother has thanked staff at Waterloo Station who helped her when she gave birth to a baby boy at the busy railway terminus last month.

Borough Yards: the new name for the Vinopolis complex

The developer turning the former Vinopolis premises into a new shopping and restaurant complex has named its scheme 'Borough Yards'.

Borough Yards: the new name for the Vinopolis complex
London Bridge attack: Met to seek extra funds from Home Office

London Bridge attack: Met to seek extra funds from Home Office

The Metropolitan Police is applying to the Home Office for extra cash to help meet the cost of dealing with the aftermath of the London Bridge terrorist attack - said to be around £10 million.

New secondary school delayed by affordable housing row

Plans for a new secondary school and 200 homes at the Southwark Fire Station site have hit a snag after developers said that the £54 million sale price means that they can't provide any affordable housing.

New secondary school delayed by affordable housing row
Unearthing Elephant: shopping centre film wins award

Unearthing Elephant: shopping centre film wins award

A documentary that takes an affectionate look at the much-maligned Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has won an award.

Video: Southwark Leaders' Debate with Labour, Lib Dems and Greens

Watch full video coverage of the first Southwark Leaders' Debate, held with six months to go until the local elections in May 2018.

Video: Southwark Leaders' Debate with Labour, Lib Dems and Greens
Tower Bridge Care Home still 'requires improvement' says CQC

Tower Bridge Care Home still 'requires improvement' says CQC

The Tower Bridge Care Home at the Bricklayers Arms has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission in its latest report.

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2017 in SE1

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday were commemorated at war memorials around SE1 this weekend.

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday 2017 in SE1
Shard viewing gallery takes action against climbers

Shard viewing gallery takes action against climbers

The company which runs the viewing gallery at the Shard says it is seeking injunctions against three 'urban climbers' who scaled the top of the skyscraper in July.

Mamma Mia party venue on Stamford Street gets green light

Controversial plans for an ABBA-themed entertainment venue on Stamford Street have been approved by Lambeth's planning applications committee.

Mamma Mia party venue on Stamford Street gets green light
Southwark urges local firms to pay London Living Wage

Southwark urges local firms to pay London Living Wage

Southwark Council has written to local businesses urging them to pay all staff at least the London Living Wage as part of Living Wage Week.

Oasis Academy South Bank to open sixth form in September 2018

A secondary 'free school' in Waterloo has been given the green light to open a sixth form in September 2018.

Oasis Academy South Bank to open sixth form in September 2018
Thameslink: track relaid between London Bridge and Blackfriars

Thameslink: track relaid between London Bridge and Blackfriars

The reintroduction of Thameslink train services between Blackfriars and London Bridge has moved a step closer with the completion of new track and signalling.

Westminster wants to park its rubbish trucks in Southwark

The City of Westminster has applied for planning permission to turn the former bus garage in Mandela Way into a depot for up to 70 waste collection and street cleaning vehicles.

Westminster wants to park its rubbish trucks in Southwark
Bohemian Rhapsody: Union Street as Midtown NYC for Queen movie

Bohemian Rhapsody: Union Street as Midtown NYC for Queen movie

Scenes for the new Bohemian Rhapsody movie about Freddie Mercury are being filmed in Union Street this week.

Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'

Local residents joined Green, Labour and Lib Dem politicians at the Bricklayers Arms on Saturday for a rally to show the strength of public support for a new tube station at the road junction as part of the Bakerloo line extension.

Bricklayers Arms: locals rally to tell TfL 'we want tube station'
Sexual assault at Borough Station; man given suspended sentence

Sexual assault at Borough Station; man given suspended sentence

A 35-year-old man has been handed a four month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after sexually assaulting a woman on the Northern line at Borough Station.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Blackfriars Circus construction site

31 firefighters and officers tackled a fire at the Blackfriars Circus construction site in Blackfriars Road in the early hours of Friday morning.

Firefighters tackle blaze at Blackfriars Circus construction site
Sadiq confirms closure of Southwark & Kennington police counters

Sadiq confirms closure of Southwark & Kennington police counters

By the end of this year SE1's two police stations in Borough High Street and Kennington Road will both close their doors to the public, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has confirmed.

Grange Primary School - new building completed

Grange Primary School just off Tower Bridge Road is celebrating the completion of its £8 million new building as it expands to become a two form entry school.

Grange Primary School - new building completed
Real Greek to remove shack in front of Bankside ferryman's seat

Real Greek to remove shack in front of Bankside ferryman's seat

Views from the Thames Path of the historic Bankside ferryman's seat in Bear Gardens are to be restored after the Real Greek restaurant was told to remove an extension it built without planning permission.

Blackfriars Road council homes removed from development list

Southwark Council has acknowledged it caused "alarm and distress" to residents of a council block in Blackfriars Road who found their homes included on a list of potential redevelopment sites in the borough.

Blackfriars Road council homes removed from development list
Westminster Bridge Road & Lambeth Road bus lanes to operate daily

Westminster Bridge Road & Lambeth Road bus lanes to operate daily

Bus lanes in Westminster Bridge Road and Lambeth Road will now operate 7 days a week as part of an initiative to improve bus reliability and cycle safety.

London Bridge wins gold at Britain in Bloom awards

The secret garden alleyway at Gibbons Rents and the 'pocket park' outside the Greenwood Theatre have helped the London Bridge area win a gold award at the Britain in Bloom competition.

London Bridge wins gold at Britain in Bloom awards
Marlborough Sports Garden: work starts on next stage

Marlborough Sports Garden: work starts on next stage

Work started earlier this month on the next phase of works to transform the Marlborough Playground in Union Street into a permanent sports garden for the Bankside community.

Council proposes Thorburn Square controlled parking zone

Southwark Council has launched a public consultation on plans for a new controlled parking zone (CPZ) in South Bermondsey, centred on Thorburn Square.

Council proposes Thorburn Square controlled parking zone
Locals urged to join rally for tube station at Bricklayers Arms

Locals urged to join rally for tube station at Bricklayers Arms

Local groups including the Tower Bridge Road Alliance are urging people to join a rally at Bricklayers Arms on Saturday to urge Transport for London to consider a tube station at the junction as part of the Bakerloo line extension.

KFC to replace Roxy Bar & Screen in Borough High Street

An independent bar and cinema in Borough High Street is to be replaced by a branch of a famous fried chicken fast food chain.

KFC to replace Roxy Bar & Screen in Borough High Street
Lambeth proposes two-way cycling in six Waterloo one-way streets

Lambeth proposes two-way cycling in six Waterloo one-way streets

Lambeth Council is consulting on plans to allow cyclists to travel in both directions along half a dozen one-way streets in the Waterloo area, including Roupell Street.

Plan for Waterloo and Bermondsey to share an MP is dropped

The Boundary Commission for England has published new proposals for parliamentary constituencies, dropping plans for part of Lambeth to join the Bermondsey & Old Southwark seat.

Plan for Waterloo and Bermondsey to share an MP is dropped
Tanner Street: council trials motorcycle anchors (again)

Tanner Street: council trials motorcycle anchors (again)

Southwark Council is inviting motorcyclists to comment on a trial of new ground anchors in motorbike parking bays in Tanner Street, Bermondsey.

United St Saviour's: Duke of Kent meets Southwark community groups

The Duke of Kent met SE1 schoolchildren and representatives of local community projects supported by United St Saviour's Charity during a visit to Southwark Cathedral last week.

United St Saviour's: Duke of Kent meets Southwark community groups
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

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