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News & features published on 9 May 2016
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Fire at St Matthew's Court in New Kent Road

New Kent Road was closed to traffic on Monday night while firefighters tackled a blaze on the top floor of St Matthew's Court.

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Victory Day wreath-laying at Soviet War Memorial

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 Monday morning.

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Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement

Wooden decking on a railway bridge near Elephant & Castle caught fire on Sunday evening, sending hot ashes onto a pavement where pedestrians were walking.

Tweets on 9 May 2016

MPSSouthwark Pleased to confirm no serious injuries. LFB still working and then hope to get displaced residents home or into emergency accommodation. ^BL

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:58 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Twitter for iPhone)

Just published - Fire at St Matthew's Court in New Kent Road goo.gl/fb/k5r1Cw

via Google

TfLTrafficNews Update on New Kent Road - we're told that the road will now close BOTH WAYS due to an ongoing building fire. Avoid if possible.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:13 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Twitter for iPhone)

New Kent Road is now closed to traffic in both directions. pic.twitter.com/yZUQCovtV8

via Twitter for iPhone

Turntable ladder now in use at St Matthew's Court fire in New Kent Road pic.twitter.com/3Q2OzEQfpP

via Twitter for iPhone

Smoke from St Matthew's Court fire now wafting across New Kent Road

via Twitter for iPhone

Getting ready to use @OKRFire's turntable ladder at New Kent Road fire. pic.twitter.com/DyRfQipFpm

via Twitter for iPhone

MPSSouthwark New Kent Road shut southbound and restricted northbound due to a fire. Delays likely in area. ^BL pic.twitter.com/BDTcHIOyNM

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:42 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Twitter for iPhone)

Scratch that, westbound traffic now being allowed along New Kent Road again.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to se1

Police have now closed New Kent Road in BOTH directions due to fire at St Matthew's Court. Expect major bus delays/diversions.

via Twitter for iPhone

TfLBusAlerts Due to a building fire, New Kent Road southbound towards Bricklayers Arms has been closed. Buses are diverting using Borough High Street.

via Engagor (retweeted on 10:36 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Twitter for iPhone)

@SharmzN fire in New Kent Road - see our earlier tweets

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to SharmzN

New Kent Road fire is in block of flats owned by the Southwark & London Diocesan Housing Association on previous site of St Matthew's Church

via Twitter for iPhone

A sixth fire engine - from Soho - has arrived at New Kent Road blaze. pic.twitter.com/Hvdv4V9Viu

via Twitter for iPhone

Five @LondonFire engines and a turntable ladder at scene of New Kent Road fire in St Matthew's Court. pic.twitter.com/aaKJqeUfk2

via Twitter for iPhone

New Kent Road closed eastbound due to serious fire in block of flats at Meadow Row junction.

via Twitter for iPhone

Fire engines from Peckham, Whitechapel, Old Kent Road, Dowgate, Lambeth at scene of New Kent Road fire + units from Islington & Lewisham

via Twitter for iPhone

Serious fire at St Matthew's Court in New Kent Road. At least one casualty being treated at the scene. pic.twitter.com/6DHRAhCCO2

via Twitter for iPhone

Fire at St Matthew's Court flats on New Kent Road pic.twitter.com/Km8AbYWnkG

via Twitter for iPhone

naomi_hr @se1 Fire engines on new Kent road and lots of smoke. Not sure of incident yet but smells bad!

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:09 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Tweetbot for Mac)

Roman Southwark - GLC press release 1981 pic.twitter.com/BzZ0EZwRJ3

via Twitter for iPhone

Tower Bridge will lift at 4.15 for expedition ship National Geographic Explorer flickr.com/photo.gne?shor…

via Twitter for iPhone

Just published - Victory Day wreath-laying at Soviet War Memorial goo.gl/fb/sbFusN

via Google

Just published - Fire on Elephant & Castle rail bridge sends ashes onto pavement - pics + video goo.gl/fb/UQTbeh

via Google

martinsdoodles Down the Elephant and Castle again for lunchtime drawing and water brush @CASSART pic.twitter.com/HpdxJi5vAH

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:00 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Tweetbot for Mac)

ChurchLive Hello from sunny we are @georgethemartyr in Borough & we'll be sharing our worship with you this Sunday! pic.twitter.com/zpi1pqcvI3

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 1:37 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Twitter Web Client)

the_anke How fun. being renamed Elephant and Castle pic.twitter.com/uEbXIAGYzP

via Echofon (retweeted on 1:31 PM, May 9th, 2016 via TweetDeck)

£6.75m flat for sale in Jeffrey Archer's block on Albert Embankment: search.savills.com/property-detai…

via Twitter for Mac

AestheticaMag .@TPGallery presents an exhibition of vintage works from British photographer, Bert Hardy aestheti.cc/dqwnv pic.twitter.com/nevyoQoyMj

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:46 PM, May 9th, 2016 via Twitter for Mac)

Lost memory stick - Blackfriars Bridge: london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/2…

via Twitter for Mac

Wreath from @southwarkcomm chamber of commerce at Soviet War Memorial pic.twitter.com/QKSdsBIc1n

via Twitter for iPhone

Lambeth deputy mayor @Marciacameron07 lays wreath at Soviet War Memorial on behalf of @lambeth_council pic.twitter.com/ISKCw547N3

via Twitter for iPhone

The @SouthwarkMayor lays the first wreath at Soviet War Memorial on Victory Day pic.twitter.com/NRWT1YJ2ob

via Twitter for iPhone

At Soviet War Memorial, @riwingfield has addressed the Victory Day ceremony on behalf of @coyleneil MP pic.twitter.com/CJ9ET4xLVs

via Twitter for iPhone

LIVE video of Victory Day ceremony at Soviet War Memorial with @SouthwarkMayor, @RussianEmbassy and @SimonHughes periscope.tv/se1/1djxXDNEeB…

via Twitter for Mac

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