Veteran polar explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes set sail for Antarctica on Thursday on board the SA Agulhas research vessel.
London will start 2013 with the now-customary fireworks display on the River Thames around the London Eye, the Mayor of London confirmed on Thursday.
A lasting tribute to Charles Dickens is to be revealed in Southwark at the climax of the author's bicentenary year.
Thursday recap: today's news, tweets and forum topics http://t.co/ODmoFHEA
Father Christmas is coming to the Waterloo Green Winter Fair http://t.co/DXCF4xFm
Performance art in Bermondsey Square on Friday night: http://t.co/tpnWQc7v
Don't forget - Waterloo Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 5.45pm http://t.co/iNw0f3bO
Shops at Gabriel's Wharf are open till 8 tonight for Christmas shopping
There was a thin layer of ice covering the old swimming pool at Elephant & Castle this morning: http://t.co/OLezd6Eh
Inside the old swimming pool at Elephant & Castle Leisure Centre (closed for c.15 years) http://t.co/lvpBfahW
Monday is closing date for comments on Boundary Commission plan for new Bermondsey & South Bank constituency http://t.co/leTF7fFO
Prince of Wales will come to Southwark today to visit ice breaker SA Agulhas (alongside HMS Belfast) before it sets off on @coldestjourney
Imperial War Museum is shut today in preparation for The Sun Military Awards tonight to be attended by Prince of Wales & Duchess of Cornwall
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