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London and Tower bridges could host capital's Car Free Day

London and Tower bridges could host capital's Car Free Day

Tower Bridge and London Bridge could be closed to traffic for a day in September to celebrate international Car Free Day.

Tesco to close Elephant & Castle store after rodent crisis

Tesco Metro at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre - shut for more than three weeks for pest control work - has now closed permanently.

Tesco to close Elephant & Castle store after rodent crisis
Ian Keatley named as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music

Ian Keatley named as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music

Ian Keatley has been appointed as Southwark Cathedral's new director of music, succeeding Peter Wright who retires this summer after 31 years in the role.

Empty chairs as Garden Bridge trustees refuse to face Assembly

There were three empty chairs in the chamber of City Hall on Monday as trustees of the charity behind the failed Garden Bridge refused to submit to face-to-face scrutiny by members of the London Assembly.

Empty chairs as Garden Bridge trustees refuse to face Assembly
Lambeth axes funding for Coin Street children's centre

Lambeth axes funding for Coin Street children's centre

Staff and parents from Coin Street Children's Centre travelled to Lambeth Town Hall on Monday to watch the borough's cabinet agree to withdraw the 124,000 annual funding the service currently receives.

Environmental protesters block Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge was closed to motor traffic on Monday as climate change activists took over the bridge as part of an international wave of civil disobedience to call for action on climate change.

Environmental protesters block Waterloo Bridge
TfL confirms RV1 will be axed in central London bus changes

TfL confirms RV1 will be axed in central London bus changes

The RV1 bus route will be discontinued in June this year as Transport for London reveals its revised plans to reshape and reduce the bus network in Central London.

Concerns raised about loss of LGBT+ venues in Southwark

Concerns for Southwark's LGBT+ spaces have been raised, with the number of LGBT+ venues in the borough declining and under threat from new development.

Concerns raised about loss of LGBT+ venues in Southwark
Patients 'not significantly harmed'  by Nexus GP clinic failures

Patients 'not significantly harmed' by Nexus GP clinic failures

"Patients have not been significantly harmed" as a result of failures by the Nexus Health Group GP practice, councillors have been told. The practice is currently in special measures after being rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission.

Garden Bridge Trust: Charity Commission publishes report

The Charity Commission has published a report on the trust behind the "high profile and expensive failure" of the Garden Bridge, and has made recommendations to avoid similar situations arising in future.

Garden Bridge Trust: Charity Commission publishes report
Tower Bridge: further crackdown on illegal traders

Tower Bridge: further crackdown on illegal traders

The City of London Corporation has reached agreement with Tower Hamlets to work together to prevent illegal street trading on Tower Bridge. The Square Mile authority already has arrangements with Southwark Council.

Stamford Street Food Company: Sainsbury's nods to SE1 history

Sainsbury's has launched a new own-brand range of frozen foods under the name Stamford Street Food Company, inspired by the company's long links with the SE1 area.

Stamford Street Food Company: Sainsbury's nods to SE1 history
Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force

Ultra Low Emissions Zone comes into force

London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) came into force on Monday in the centre of the capital.

10 projects share 15k from Team London Bridge

Team London Bridge has announced the 10 projects in North Southwark to receive backing from the 15,000 Building Communities Fund supported by local businesses.

10 projects share 15k from Team London Bridge
New principal Annette Cast takes the helm at Southwark College

New principal Annette Cast takes the helm at Southwark College

A new era for Southwark's further education college began last month when its new principal - Annette Cast - took up her role.

Africa Centre seeks architects for Great Suffolk Street building

The Africa Centre is seeking a design team for works to upgrade the charity's Great Suffolk Street premises.

Africa Centre seeks architects for Great Suffolk Street building
SE1 restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus to be Mayor of Lambeth

SE1 restaurateur Ibrahim Dogus to be Mayor of Lambeth

South Bank restaurateur and businessman Ibrahim Dogus is to be the next Mayor of Lambeth.

Keppel Row: Bankside alleyway revamped

Keppel Row - a traffic-free alleyway parallel to Southwark Street - has been revamped with new planting and an innovative drainage scheme as part of a scheme to provide walking routes which avoid the poor air quality on traffic-clogged main roads.

Keppel Row: Bankside alleyway revamped
Woman hit by lorry in Tower Bridge Road: police appeal

Woman hit by lorry in Tower Bridge Road: police appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a lorry in Tower Bridge Road on Friday morning. The victim is in a critical condition in hospital.

Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim

Police have issued an image of a man they would like to trace after he came to the aid of a woman who was raped near London Bridge at approximately 3.30am on 1 November 2018.

Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim
Culture Declares Emergency: climate change procession

Culture Declares Emergency: climate change procession

Arts and culture workers joined a procession along the South Bank and Bankside on Wednesday to highlight the urgent need for action to tackle climate change.

New appeal for witnesses to Grange Road stabbing

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and information after a teenage boy was stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road in February.

New appeal for witnesses to Grange Road stabbing
Some Elephant & Castle traders get new space - but is it enough?

Some Elephant & Castle traders get new space - but is it enough?

New retail space has been offered to 36 businesses set to be displaced from the Elephant & Castle shopping centre and market but campaigners say that many traders have been left out of the plans.

Mousetraps laid as Tesco at Elephant & Castle shuts for a week

First of all they blamed "technical issues", then "maintenance" and then "an incident beyond our control" - but now Tesco has confirmed that its Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre store is closed for pest control works.

Mousetraps laid as Tesco at Elephant & Castle shuts for a week
Morley College lines up merger with Kensington & Chelsea College

Morley College lines up merger with Kensington & Chelsea College

Waterloo-based adult education institution Morley College is set for one of the biggest shakeups in its 130-year history as it prepares to merge with Kensington & Chelsea College.

250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station

Passengers waiting for trains at the newly rebuilt London Bridge Station will soon have somewhere to sit with an extra 250 new seats due to be installed soon.

250 new seats to be installed at London Bridge Station
Air quality monitors to be installed at Guy's and St Thomas'

Air quality monitors to be installed at Guy's and St Thomas'

Guy's and St Thomas' are among ten hospitals in the most polluted areas of London which will be equipped with new air quality monitors to measure levels of toxic air and help protect patients and staff.

Sadiq Khan visits Dockhead Fire Station

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan visited Dockhead Fire Station this week to see first-hand new life-saving equipment being used by the London Fire Brigade, following extra funding from City Hall in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Sadiq Khan visits Dockhead Fire Station
Minister: it's 'unfortunate' we spent 43m on Garden Bridge

Minister: it's 'unfortunate' we spent 43m on Garden Bridge

A Government minister has defended the decision to commit 30 million of Whitehall funds to the failed Garden Bridge. Andrew Jones MP said it was "unfortunate" that the scheme had not been built.

Pension fund buys Southwark Travelodge for 56.3 million

A pension fund has bought the freehold of the Travelodge London Southwark in Union Street for 56.3 million.

Pension fund buys Southwark Travelodge for 56.3 million
Footfall art installation at Southwark Cathedral during Lent

Footfall art installation at Southwark Cathedral during Lent

A 15-metre work of art at the high altar of Southwark Cathedral in the latest of a series of contemporary art installations to mark the season of Lent.

South Bank to feature in campaigns to promote UK domestic tourism

The South Bank will be promoted as one of London's most desirable places to visit as part of campaign to encourage domestic tourism within the UK.

South Bank to feature in campaigns to promote UK domestic tourism
MPs to debate Garden Bridge funding in Commons

MPs to debate Garden Bridge funding in Commons

The 43 million of public money spent on the failed Garden Bridge is to be debated by MPs in the Commons chamber next week after Labour's Rupa Huq secured an adjournment debate.

Green light for 1,100 homes at B&Q Old Kent Road site

A development of more than 1,100 homes in buildings up to 48 storeys high - on the Old Kent Road site occupied by B&Q, Halfords and Pets at Home - has been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 1,100 homes at B&Q Old Kent Road site
Lambeth rejects plan for Premier Inn at Methodist church

Lambeth rejects plan for Premier Inn at Methodist church

Proposals to redevelop the Lambeth Mission & St Mary's building in Lambeth Road with a new Methodist church and a 12-storey Premier Inn hotel have been rejected by the borough's planning applications committee.

Kennington Police Station listed as 'asset of community value'

With the final closure of Kennington Police Station due this month, the building has now been formally designated as an 'asset of community value' under the Localism Act.

Kennington Police Station listed as 'asset of community value'
Met confirms 'explosive device' sent to Waterloo Station

Met confirms 'explosive device' sent to Waterloo Station

Counter-terrorism police have launched an investigation after an improvised explosive device was sent to the post room at Waterloo Station and two other locations in the capital.

Nexus Health Group: Southwark GPs placed in special measures

A group which runs eight NHS GP surgeries across North Southwark - serving 74,000 patients - has received the lowest possible rating after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Nexus Health Group: Southwark GPs placed in special measures
Elephant & Castle campaigners seek funds for legal challenge

Elephant & Castle campaigners seek funds for legal challenge

Campaigners seeking judicial review of Southwark Council's decision to approve the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication have launched a crowdfunding appeal.

Water bottle refill stations now available at Guy's & St Thomas'

Four new water bottle refill stations at Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital could help to prevent the use of 150,000 plastic bottles each year according to NHS bosses.

Water bottle refill stations now available at Guy's & St Thomas'
Parks minister visits Waterloo community garden project

Parks minister visits Waterloo community garden project

The Government minister responsible for parks and green spaces has visited St John's Churchyard in Waterloo to see how volunteers and council staff are working together to maintain and improve the gardens.

Network Rail drops 30p charge to use Waterloo toilets

The public toilets at the busiest railway station in the country are now free to use after Network Rail abolished the 30p charge.

Network Rail drops 30p charge to use Waterloo toilets
Woolmen want London Bridge closed to all but sheep

Woolmen want London Bridge closed to all but sheep

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen has requested that London Bridge be closed to all traffic for a day except for the four-legged kind.

The Dixon hotel opens at old Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court

Described as "a unique take on the boutique hotel experience", the former Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court in Tooley Street has once again opened its doors.

The Dixon hotel opens at old Tower Bridge Magistrates' Court
Southbank Centre invites locals to experience classical music

Southbank Centre invites locals to experience classical music

Southbank Centre is launching a new scheme to offer a free classical night out in the company of a leading musician to audiences who have never previously heard a live classical concert - including locals living or working near the South Bank.

Award-nominated kebab shop fined 60,000 by Home Office

Capital Kebab House in The Cut - currently in the running for a British Kebab Award - was last year fined 60,000 by the Home Office for not complying with illegal working legislation.

Award-nominated kebab shop fined 60,000 by Home Office
LSE plans redevelopment of Bankside House

LSE plans redevelopment of Bankside House

The London School of Economics has plans for a "substantially improved and larger facility" on the site of its Bankside House hall of residence opposite Tate Modern, it emerged last month.

Plans for Premier Inn at Lambeth Methodist church face rejection

Plans to redevelop the Lambeth Mission & St Mary's Methodist church with a new 12-storey Premier Inn face rejection by councillors next week over fears that hotel provision in the area has reached saturation level.

Plans for Premier Inn at Lambeth Methodist church face rejection
Charity Commission: 'no evidence' of Garden Bridge trustee failings

Charity Commission: 'no evidence' of Garden Bridge trustee failings

A Government minister has told Parliament that the Charity Commission "has seen no evidence to date that the eventual failure of the [Garden Bridge] project was as a result of failings or omissions on the part of the trustees".

Golden Hinde: radical plans for St Mary Overie Dock

The owners of the Golden Hinde replica have revealed radical plans for a new museum and visitor centre at St Mary Overie Dock, Bankside.

Golden Hinde: radical plans for St Mary Overie Dock
Save the RV1: locals march on City Hall to show support for bus

Save the RV1: locals march on City Hall to show support for bus

Bankside residents protesting against plans to axe the RV1 bus service have staged a protest along the route.

Teenage boy stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road

A 17-year-old boy is said to be in a life-threatening condition after he was stabbed in Grange Road, Bermondsey, late on Saturday night.

Teenage boy stabbed in Bermondsey's Grange Road
Borough Market traders at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns chair

Borough Market traders at risk from no-deal Brexit, warns chair

The chair of Borough Market's trustees has warned that some of the market's traders face "the very real prospect of ... being destroyed almost overnight" in the event that the UK crashes out of the European Union without a deal.

Tower Bridge illegal traders in game of cat and mouse

"Clever" illegal hawkers are playing a cat-and-mouse game of two halves on Tower Bridge by skipping across local authority boundaries to sell peanuts and trinkets.

Tower Bridge illegal traders in game of cat and mouse
Central School of Ballet starts work on Hatfields premises

Central School of Ballet starts work on Hatfields premises

More than a decade in the making, work has finally begun on the new premises for the Central School of Ballet in Hatfields on the Southwark / Lambeth boundary.

Volunteers catch 170 motorists speeding in Long Lane during 2018

170 motorists caught speeding in Long Lane received warning letters from the Metropolitan Police in 2018, with 117 also caught breaking the limit on Southwark Bridge Road.

Volunteers catch 170 motorists speeding in Long Lane during 2018
London Bridge: man jailed for violent attack and racial abuse

London Bridge: man jailed for violent attack and racial abuse

A man has been jailed for more than 14 months after he kicked and punched a member of the public in an unprovoked attack at a bus stop on London Bridge and then racially abused the police officer who arrested him.

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks set to be abolished permanently

Free-to-view public fireworks displays on the River Thames in central London will be a thing of the past if City of London Corporation members rubber-stamp plans to permanently axe the pyrotechnics that mark the end of Lord Mayor's Show day each November.

Lord Mayor's Show fireworks set to be abolished permanently
Derek Jarman blue plaque unveiled at Butler's Wharf

Derek Jarman blue plaque unveiled at Butler's Wharf

A blue plaque marking the site of the studio where artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman lived and worked in the 1970s has been unveiled at Butler's Wharf.

London Bridge branch of McDonald's now open in Tooley Street

After a three year gap, McDonald's has returned to London Bridge with the opening of a new takeaway in railway arch on Tooley Street.

London Bridge branch of McDonald's now open in Tooley Street
Climate change campaigners block traffic near Tate Modern

Climate change campaigners block traffic near Tate Modern

Climate change activists blocked traffic on Southwark Street and Southwark Bridge Road on Sunday with the aim of disrupting London Fashion Week events at Tate Modern.

Gold medal for Waterloo Eurostar architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw - last week awarded the UK's highest honour for architecture - says that of all the buildings he has designed, he is most proud of the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo International.

Gold medal for Waterloo Eurostar architect Sir Nicholas Grimshaw
Southwark plans late night levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Southwark plans late night levy on post-midnight alcohol sales

Pubs, bars and clubs in Southwark which serve alcohol between midnight and 6am could face extra charges of up to 4,400 a year to help meet the costs of policing and regulating the borough's late night economy.

CAN Mezzanine reveals plans for new Loman Street building

Charities and social enterprises risk being priced out of Southwark, the chief executive of an organisation that provides office space for the third sector has warned - as it prepared to redevelop one of its sites.

CAN Mezzanine reveals plans for new Loman Street building
Men found guilty of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge

Men found guilty of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge

Two men have been convicted of stealing free newspapers at London Bridge Station in what is believed to be the first ruling of its kind.

Missing 15-year-old may be in South Bank area, say police

Thames Valley Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a girl who is missing from Bracknell and may be in the South Bank and Waterloo area.

Missing 15-year-old may be in South Bank area, say police
Waterloo trees felled despite 700 petition signatures

Waterloo trees felled despite 700 petition signatures

Lambeth Council has felled the three silver birch trees outside the Waterloo Action Centre which won a temporary reprieve from the axe before last year's local elections.

Lambeth children's centres: 2,075 sign petition against cuts

Lambeth councillors have received a petition with 2,075 signatures urging a rethink of plans to remove funding from some of the borough's children's centres, including Coin Street in Waterloo.

Lambeth children's centres: 2,075 sign petition against cuts
'FBI' and 'NYPD' take over Southwark's St George's Cathedral

'FBI' and 'NYPD' take over Southwark's St George's Cathedral

A gun-toting 'SWAT team' was seen at the entrance to St George's Cathedral on Wednesday as a film crew took over the building to shoot scenes set in New York.

Failed Garden Bridge project cost taxpayers 43 million

A further 5 million of public money will be paid to the Garden Bridge Trust to meet the failed charity's winding-up costs, including reimbursing some of the donors to the controversial Thames footbridge project.

Failed Garden Bridge project cost taxpayers 43 million
35 homes for TfL Southwark Street site where Sadiq pledged 120

35 homes for TfL Southwark Street site where Sadiq pledged 120

A mere 35 homes - eight of them for social rent - are now proposed for the Transport for London-owned site in Southwark Street where Mayor of London Sadiq Khan once claimed that 120 homes could be built.

Neo Bankside residents lose high court claim over Tate balcony

A high court judge has dismissed a bid by five residents of the Neo Bankside development to have part of the viewing gallery at Tate Modern's Blavatnik Building closed off to prevent tourists looking into their homes.

Neo Bankside residents lose high court claim over Tate balcony
19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

19-storey tower proposed for Rockingham Street

Plans have been revealed for a 19-storey tower on the corner of Rockingham Street and Tiverton Street.

Capital Kebab House in The Cut - is it London's finest?

A kebab shop in Waterloo popular with local emergency services workers has been shortlisted for a prize at this year's British Kebab Awards.

Capital Kebab House in The Cut - is it London's finest?
The Body Shop to move headquarters to Tooley Street

The Body Shop to move headquarters to Tooley Street

Cosmetics chain The Body Shop is to relocate its headquarters to Tooley Street, moving in to the terrace of buildings vacated last year by Red Bull Studios.

Owner of rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe taken to court

The owner of a rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe who showed 'blatant disregard for the health and safety of his customers' is facing fines and costs of nearly 7,000 after he was prosecuted by Southwark Council

Owner of rat-infested Old Kent Road cafe taken to court
TfL cuts opening hours of new Southwark tube entrance

TfL cuts opening hours of new Southwark tube entrance

The proposed new entrance to Southwark Underground Station in Greet Street would be closed during Night Tube hours under revised plans put forward by Transport for London.

Coin Street Children's Centre set to lose Lambeth funding

Lambeth families living next to the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in Stamford Street could soon find themselves turned away from the children's centre, whilst Southwark residents living a few yards away will still be able to visit.

Coin Street Children's Centre set to lose Lambeth funding
Building Communities Fund: 15k available for local projects

Building Communities Fund: 15k available for local projects

Team London Bridge is inviting local groups to apply for grants of between 500 and 2,000 for community events, youth projects and similar initiatives.

Waterloo community celebrates Rosa Wright's 100th birthday

Dozens of Waterloo residents past and present came together on Saturday to celebrate the 100th birthday of Rosa Wright MBE and recognise her lifetime of service to her neighbours and the wider community.

Waterloo community celebrates Rosa Wright's 100th birthday
Prince's Trust plans to move HQ to Southwark

Prince's Trust plans to move HQ to Southwark

The Prince's Trust - the charity founded by the Prince of Wales to help disadvantaged young people - is planning to move its head office to SE1.

Green light for 26-storey tower on Hatfields and Paris Garden

Proposals for a 26-storey office block just off Stamford Street and Blackfriars Road have been approved by Southwark councillors. The development would provide space for around 3,000 staff.

Green light for 26-storey tower on Hatfields and Paris Garden
Brexit casting 'deepening shadow' over Guy's & St Thomas' - chair

Brexit casting 'deepening shadow' over Guy's & St Thomas' - chair

The chair of Guy's and St Thomas' has warned that Brexit is casting a 'deepening shadow over the trust' which runs SE1's two major NHS hospitals.

Meghan visits South Bank as she becomes National Theatre patron

The Duchess of Sussex made her first official visit to the National Theatre on Wednesday, weeks after it was announced that she would take over from the Queen as royal patron of the venue.

Meghan visits South Bank as she becomes National Theatre patron
Travelodge coming to Tanner Street

Travelodge coming to Tanner Street

Plans for a Travelodge hotel in Bermondsey's Tanner Street are to be submitted to Southwark Council this spring.

Jack Hopkins to replace Lib Peck as Lambeth leader

Cllr Jack Hopkins has been elected as leader of Lambeth Labour Group and is expected to be confirmed as council leader next month.

Jack Hopkins to replace Lib Peck as Lambeth leader
Assembly orders TfL to hand over Garden Bridge papers

Assembly orders TfL to hand over Garden Bridge papers

The London Assembly has issued a summons notice to Transport for London ordering it to hand over documents relating to the ill-fated Garden Bridge.

Daily library opening reprieved as council finds extra cash

Plans to close John Harvard Library in Borough High Street one day a week to save money have been dropped by Southwark Council just two days after going public on the proposal.

Daily library opening reprieved as council finds extra cash
Waterloo church raises cash to buy Oyster cards for rough sleepers

Waterloo church raises cash to buy Oyster cards for rough sleepers

A Waterloo church is calling on locals to help buy Oyster cards for rough sleepers who cannot access shelter so that they can keep warm on public transport overnight as the winter weather worsens.

New-style electric vehicle charging points now in Borough Road

A new style of small and inconspicuous electric vehicle charging point is being trialled in Borough Road thanks to a collaboration between Connected Kerb and Southwark Council.

New-style electric vehicle charging points now in Borough Road
YouTuber given community protection order after Tower Bridge backflip

YouTuber given community protection order after Tower Bridge backflip

An urban explorer who jumped into the Thames - whilst filming himself climbing Tower Bridge for a YouTube video - received a community protection order banning him from the balustrades of river bridges, the City of London Police have revealed.

John Harvard Library to be closed one day a week

The John Harvard Library in Borough High Street will have its opening hours reduced as Southwark Council cuts its libraries budget by 250,000 a year.

John Harvard Library to be closed one day a week
Pennyworth: Batman prequel filming in Roupell Street

Pennyworth: Batman prequel filming in Roupell Street

Roupell Street and Whittlesey Street were turned into 1960s Bethnal Green this week whilst scenes for a new TV drama about Batman's butler Alfred Pennyworth were filmed.

Woman 'slapped, kicked and punched' at London Bridge: police appeal

Detectives investigating an assault at London Bridge Tube Station have released a CCTV image of a woman they are keen to speak to.

Woman 'slapped, kicked and punched' at London Bridge: police appeal
311 items seized in 'counterfeit goods' search at Elephant market

311 items seized in 'counterfeit goods' search at Elephant market

Southwark Council trading standards officers seized 311 items that were believed to be counterfeit during an inspection of the Elephant & Castle market last month.

Blackfriars Road hotel: developer appeals against refusal

A developer whose proposal for a 220-room hotel in Blackfriars Road was turned down by Southwark councillors has lodged an appeal against the decision to block the scheme.

Blackfriars Road hotel: developer appeals against refusal
B&Q objects to plan to knock down its Old Kent Road store

B&Q objects to plan to knock down its Old Kent Road store

B&Q has lodged a 'strong objection' to plans to redevelop the site of its Old Kent Road store with tall buildings up to 48 storeys high ... but no provision for the DIY chain.

Post Office to open in Harper Road newsagents

SE1 will gain a new Post Office in February when Harper News in Harper Road joins the network.

Post Office to open in Harper Road newsagents
Bankside Cycle Club to receive TfL funding

Bankside Cycle Club to receive TfL funding

An initiative to provide bicycles and training for young people and adults in the Bankside area is among 30 community cycling projects across the capital to receive funds from Transport for London.

Airbnb on council estates: housing boss urges 'test case'

Southwark's housing boss says that she wants the council to take legal action against leaseholders who rent out homes on council estates as holiday homes on Airbnb and similar services.

Airbnb on council estates: housing boss urges 'test case'
Was a foreign government behind Southwark Council 'cyber-attack'?

Was a foreign government behind Southwark Council 'cyber-attack'?

A 'foreign government' could have been responsible for an attack on the Southwark Council website that left residents unable to access online services, a senior official at the authority has said.

Woman racially abused at Waterloo Tube: police appeal

The British Transport Police have released an image of a man they are keen to trace following a report of racial abuse at Waterloo Underground Station.

Woman racially abused at Waterloo Tube: police appeal
South Bank's Sea Containers hotel drops Mondrian brand

South Bank's Sea Containers hotel drops Mondrian brand

The Mondrian London hotel on the South Bank has been renamed as Sea Containers London.

Minicab drivers hold congestion charge demo in Blackfriars Road

Traffic in Blackfriars Road was halted on Monday morning as minicab drivers protested outside Transport for London's offices over plans to remove their congestion charge exemption.

Minicab drivers hold congestion charge demo in Blackfriars Road
All change in Lambeth as Lib Peck quits for City Hall job

All change in Lambeth as Lib Peck quits for City Hall job

Lambeth Council will soon have a new leader after Cllr Lib Peck announced her resignation from the authority to take a job running City Hall's new violence reduction unit.

Listed status for Guy's Hospital war memorial

The memorial bearing the names of the 238 staff and students of Guy's Hospital killed in the First and Second World Wars has been given grade II listed status by the Government.

Listed status for Guy's Hospital war memorial
Royal visit to South Bank as Meghan becomes National Theatre patron

Royal visit to South Bank as Meghan becomes National Theatre patron

The Duchess of Sussex is expected to make an official visit to the South Bank in the next few weeks following the announcement that she is the new patron of the National Theatre, in succession to the Queen.

Old Kent Road skyscrapers: heritage watchdog's 'growing concern'

Heritage watchdog Historic England has warned Southwark Council of its "growing concern" over the piecemeal development of skyscrapers along the Old Kent Road.

Old Kent Road skyscrapers: heritage watchdog's 'growing concern'
TfL plans 24-hour bus lane on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road

TfL plans 24-hour bus lane on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road

Transport for London is proposing to extend the hours of the westbound bus lanes on Old Kent Road and New Kent Road - through the Bricklayers Arms junction - to operate 24 hours a day.

Southwark Council buys Courage Yard next to Tower Bridge

Southwark Council is the new owner of the Courage Yard complex of homes, shops and offices next to Tower Bridge.

Southwark Council buys Courage Yard next to Tower Bridge
Meymott Street: two-way cycling proposed

Meymott Street: two-way cycling proposed

Plans to allow two-way cycling along the whole length of Meymott Street have been published by Southwark Council.

Homophobic assault on the South Bank: police appeal

Detectives have issued an image of three men they are looking to identify following a homophobic assault on the South Bank.

Homophobic assault on the South Bank: police appeal
Westminster to relocate dustcart depot from Mandela Way

Westminster to relocate dustcart depot from Mandela Way

Westminster City Council is to relocate its dustcart depot from its current site in Mandela Way to a new location in the borough of Lewisham.

Days Hotel: plans for 13-storey tower rejected on appeal

A planning inspector has upheld Lambeth Council's decision to reject plans for a 13-storey building at the corner of Lambeth Road and Kennington Road.

Days Hotel: plans for 13-storey tower rejected on appeal
Armed police called to Elephant & Castle as man waves 'machete'

Armed police called to Elephant & Castle as man waves 'machete'

Armed police were called to a restaurant at the Elephant & Castle on Saturday night after a man brandished a "machete-style knife" while up to 20 people took part in a brawl.

Police investigating rape seek man seen on CCTV at London Bridge

The City of London Police have released images of a man they wish to speak to as part of their investigation after a woman was raped near Bank in the Square Mile. The man was seen on CCTV crossing London Bridge twice on the night of the incident.

Police investigating rape seek man seen on CCTV at London Bridge
Former William IV pub in Harper Road faces demolition

Former William IV pub in Harper Road faces demolition

Plans to redevelop the former William IV pub at the corner of Harper Road and Rockingham Street have been submitted to Southwark Council.

Derek Jarman to get blue plaque at Butler's Wharf

The site of filmmaker Derek Jarman's 1970s studio at Butler's Wharf in Shad Thames is to be marked with an English Heritage blue plaque.

Derek Jarman to get blue plaque at Butler's Wharf
Free Xmas access to Castle Centre for emergency services workers

Free Xmas access to Castle Centre for emergency services workers

This Christmas emergency services workers and frontline NHS staff will be able to use the Castle Centre at the Elephant & Castle for free.

Waterloo concourse carol concert raises cash for foodbanks

Foodbanks in Waterloo and Sherborne are sharing the proceeds from a carol concert on the concourse of Waterloo Station by school choirs from the North Dorset town.

Waterloo concourse carol concert raises cash for foodbanks
SE1 projects share 3.3 million from Mayor's Good Growth Fund

SE1 projects share 3.3 million from Mayor's Good Growth Fund

The Africa Centre, Southwark Playhouse, St John's Waterloo and the Bricklayers Arms Oasis are among the beneficiaries of funding from the Mayor of London's Good Growth Fund announced this week.

Man sentenced for sexually touching woman on Waterloo escalators

A 21-year-old man has been ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work and sign the sex offenders' register for five years after he was found guilty of assaulting an 18-year-old woman at Waterloo Station.

Man sentenced for sexually touching woman on Waterloo escalators
Question Time returns to the Greenwood for Dimbleby's farewell

Question Time returns to the Greenwood for Dimbleby's farewell

The BBC's Question Time programme returned to its original venue at the Greenwood Theatre for the last edition of the programme to be presented by David Dimbleby.

Car crashes into tube depot wall, scattering bricks on track

Bricks tumbled onto the tracks at the Bakerloo line's London Road Depot on Tuesday night when a car crashed into a wall above the open-air sidings.

Car crashes into tube depot wall, scattering bricks on track
Garden Bridge Trust claims 5m of public money for wind-up costs

Garden Bridge Trust claims 5m of public money for wind-up costs

A further 5.12 million of taxpayers' money could be paid to the Garden Bridge Trust to meet the costs of winding up the failed charity, according to new accounts filed at Companies House.

Duchess of Cambridge to be patron of Evelina Children's Hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge has been named as the new patron of the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

Duchess of Cambridge to be patron of Evelina Children's Hospital
Giant ice blocks left to melt to highlight climate change

Giant ice blocks left to melt to highlight climate change

Ice Watch, a public art installation created by artist Olafur Eliasson and geologist Minik Rosing highlighting the impact of climate change, has been launched on Bankside.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre & LCC scheme OKed by City Hall

A controversial scheme to build nearly 1,000 homes as part of a redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication has been rubber-stamped by Sadiq Khan's deputy mayor at City Hall.

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre & LCC scheme OKed by City Hall
Myleene Klass & Neil Coyle open LCCM's Music Box in Union Street

Myleene Klass & Neil Coyle open LCCM's Music Box in Union Street

Myleene Klass and Neil Coyle MP have cut the ribbon to officially open the new premises of the London College of Creative Media (LCCM) at The Music Box in Union Street.

Fire at Elephant & Castle Market 'started by discarded cigarette'

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre early on Tuesday morning to tackle a blaze in a store cupboard used by market traders.

Fire at Elephant & Castle Market 'started by discarded cigarette'
Shard takes 'reflection' as theme for 2018 light show

Shard takes 'reflection' as theme for 2018 light show

During December the Shard will offer a daily light show illuminating the top 20 storeys of the capital's tallest building.

1983 Bermondsey by-election to be explored in new play

The author of a new play about human rights activist and SE1 resident Peter Tatchell says he has received "fresh revelations" regarding the controversial 1983 Bermondsey by-election.

1983 Bermondsey by-election to be explored in new play
Mint Street resurfaced with recycled marble

Mint Street resurfaced with recycled marble

If you've been down Mint Street in the last month, you might have noticed that part of the road has an unusual new surface.

Passmore Centre: LSBU launches hub for apprenticeships

London South Bank University's new centre for apprenticeships and employer-supported study has opened in the former Passmore Edwards Library in Borough Road.

Passmore Centre: LSBU launches hub for apprenticeships
Tree planted in The Borough as symbol of interfaith understanding

Tree planted in The Borough as symbol of interfaith understanding

Christians, Quakers, Jews, Muslims and Zoroastrians joined together for an interfaith tree-planting ceremony in Tabard Street last week.

Police object to 24-hour opening for McDonald's at London Bridge

The Metropolitan Police and the British Transport Police are seeking to curb the opening hours of the new McDonald's in Tooley Street, claiming that it could become a hub for crime and antisocial behaviour.

Police object to 24-hour opening for McDonald's at London Bridge
Taxi drivers block London Bridge every evening for a week

Taxi drivers block London Bridge every evening for a week

London Bridge has been blocked by taxi drivers during the evening rush hour every day this week as part of a campaign against restrictions on taxi access to roads including Tooley Street.

'Red Wednesday' marked at three SE1 churches and a palace

SE1's two cathedrals, Lambeth Palace and a parish church all took part in 'Red Wednesday' to highlight the plight of those who are persecuted for their faith.

'Red Wednesday' marked at three SE1 churches and a palace
M&S Foodhall and Boots open at Southbank Place in York Road

M&S Foodhall and Boots open at Southbank Place in York Road

Hundreds of people queued outside the new M&S Foodhall in York Road on Wednesday morning for the chance of getting hold of a 'golden ticket' voucher. Boots has also opened a store at the Southbank Place development.

Tap on City Hall window and donate 3 to homelessness charities

A new contactless donation point where Londoners can give money to a coalition of charities helping the homeless in the capital this winter has been installed in the windows of City Hall.

Tap on City Hall window and donate 3 to homelessness charities
Rings from Zeebrugge Harbour added to Albert McKenzie VC memorial

Rings from Zeebrugge Harbour added to Albert McKenzie VC memorial

A century after the death of Bermondsey-born World War I hero Albert McKenzie, his memorial in Tower Bridge Road has been officially completed with the unveiling and dedication of metalwork from Zeebrugge Harbour.

Drinking water fountain installed at Waterloo Station

Passengers at Waterloo Station can now refill their water bottles for free at a new drinking water dispenser.

Drinking water fountain installed at Waterloo Station
New building for Old Kent Road mosque approved

New building for Old Kent Road mosque approved

Proposals to rebuild the Muslim Association of Nigeria's Old Kent Road Mosque have been approved by Southwark's planning sub-committee A.

Statue of Boris aide Sir Simon Milton consigned to parking bay

A statue of Boris Johnson's City Hall deputy mayor and chief of staff Sir Simon Milton has been unceremoniously placed in a parking bay whilst a new plinth is made.

Statue of Boris aide Sir Simon Milton consigned to parking bay
St John's Waterloo launches 'Reignite 2021' campaign

St John's Waterloo launches 'Reignite 2021' campaign

St John's Waterloo has launched a fundraising campaign to renovate the building as a "beacon on the South Bank" in time for the 70th anniversary of the Festival of Britain in 2021.

Environmental protesters block five Thames bridges

Traffic on Lambeth, Westminster, Waterloo, Blackfriars and Southwark Bridges was halted on Saturday morning as hundreds of people took part in Extinction Rebellion protests.

Environmental protesters block five Thames bridges
London Assembly sets up working group to probe Garden Bridge

London Assembly sets up working group to probe Garden Bridge

The London Assembly's GLA oversight committee has set up a cross-party working group to continue to probe the Garden Bridge project.

Man left with serious head injury outside Waterloo Station

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a man was left with a serious head injury after he was punched and knocked to the ground outside Waterloo Station.

Man left with serious head injury outside Waterloo Station
Financial Times Southwark Bridge HQ sold for 115 million

Financial Times Southwark Bridge HQ sold for 115 million

The headquarters of the Financial Times at One Southwark Bridge are to be sold to M&G Real Estate in a 115 million deal.

1000 reward as police renew Bermondsey machine gun attack appeal

Crimestoppers has offered a 1,000 reward for information as detectives renew their appeal for information regarding an incident where three men burst into a family home in Grange Road armed with a machine gun, a rifle and a machete.

1000 reward as police renew Bermondsey machine gun attack appeal
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