Plans by Hollybrook Homes to build houses, a hotel, offices and student accommodation on the site bounded by Newington Causeway, Borough Road and the railway line have been unveiled.
A nine-month programme of borehole tests along the river for Thames Water's proposed Thames Tunnel has begun with the installation of a drilling rig near Westminster Bridge.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner drew large audiences for its two outdoor performances on Saturday despite lead actor Jude Akuwudike being forced to drop out by swine flu.
Broadcaster Robert Elms has paid tribute to those from Britain and elsewhere who volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War.
Several hundred twins from across Britain and a few from abroad attended a garden party at St Thomas' Hospital on Saturday.
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