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Rockingham Estate to share in City Hall fund to tackle violence

Rockingham Estate to share in City Hall fund to tackle violence

The Rockingham Estate near the Elephant & Castle is to share in a 6 million project launched by City Hall's Violence Reduction Unit.

COVID-19 testing centres open at London Bridge and Waterloo

Essential workers and others who can't work from home can now have free COVID-19 lateral flow tests at Waterloo and London Bridge.

COVID-19 testing centres open at London Bridge and Waterloo
Southwark NHS GP surgery sold to US corporation

Southwark NHS GP surgery sold to US corporation

An NHS GP practice in SE1 has been taken over by an American corporation based in St Louis, Missouri.

Scenes for spy drama filmed at Elephant & Castle

Elephant Road was closed on Thursday night while crews filmed scenes for a new spy drama for Apple TV+.

Scenes for spy drama filmed at Elephant & Castle
Lambeth's first COVID-19 case was detected at Waterloo hotel

Lambeth's first COVID-19 case was detected at Waterloo hotel

The first reported case of COVID-19 in Lambeth was at a hotel in Waterloo, the borough's director of public health has revealed.

House of Commons paperwork to be printed in Waterloo rail arch

House of Commons order papers will be printed in a railway arch below Waterloo East Station after Lambeth councillors agreed controversial plans to allow early-morning van pickups to ferry documents to Westminster.

House of Commons paperwork to be printed in Waterloo rail arch
Fire and explosion at South Bank convenience store

Fire and explosion at South Bank convenience store

York Road was closed to traffic on Tuesday while firefighters tackled a blaze at the AP Food Express convenience store on the ground floor of County Hall Apartments.

All the Old Knives: scenes for new movie thriller shot in SE1

Market stalls were set up under a railway bridge in Bankside and signs in German were pasted on the walls for filming of scenes for a new thriller film last week.

All the Old Knives: scenes for new movie thriller shot in SE1
Why Southwark is at the centre of John Keats' story

Why Southwark is at the centre of John Keats' story

"London Bridge, Southwark, and most critically Guy's Hospital, are at the heart of the Keats story," claims writer Suzie Grogan.

Tesco Express opens at The Dumont on Albert Embankment

SE1's eleventh branch of Tesco Express opened its doors on Monday morning on Albert Embankment.

Tesco Express opens at The Dumont on Albert Embankment
Green light for new council homes next to Southwark Tube station

Green light for new council homes next to Southwark Tube station

Plans to build a block of 25 new council homes in The Cut have been approved by Southwark Council's planning committee.

COVID-19 testing launched at Southwark Crown Court

Lateral flow tests for COVID-19 will be offered to people attending hearings at Southwark Crown Court as part of a four-week trial of coronavirus testing in a court environment.

COVID-19 testing launched at Southwark Crown Court
Southwark housing boss quits after anon Twitter account exposed

Southwark housing boss quits after anon Twitter account exposed

Southwark's cabinet member for housing has resigned after it emerged he was using an anonymous Twitter account to criticise community groups.

Tributes paid to former Southwark mayor Denise Capstick

Former Mayor of Southwark Denise Capstick has died. Tributes have been paid to an "energetic, effective and charismatic" Bermondsey councillor.

Tributes paid to former Southwark mayor Denise Capstick
Francois Kablan killing: two teens found guilty of manslaughter

Francois Kablan killing: two teens found guilty of manslaughter

Two teenagers - one of whom was only 15 years old at the time - have been convicted of the manslaughter of a 19-year-old in Great Dover Street last year.

Royal Brompton & Harefield join Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust

SE1's hospitals this week became part of a larger NHS organisation reaching as far afield as Uxbridge with the merger of Guy's and St Thomas' and the Royal Brompton & Harefield trust.

Royal Brompton & Harefield join Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust
Tooley Street bike lanes to fill gap between C4 and London Bridge

Tooley Street bike lanes to fill gap between C4 and London Bridge

Temporary segregated cycle lanes are to be installed on Duke Street Hill and Tooley Street to connect London Bridge with the permanent bike tracks which start near Tower Bridge.

Thameslink could stay on tube map permanently, says Mayor

The Thameslink rail service through central London - added to the tube map as a temporary measure last year - could be a long-term fixture on the famous diagram, says the Mayor of London.

Thameslink could stay on tube map permanently, says Mayor
London Necropolis Railway Station could be turned into flats

London Necropolis Railway Station could be turned into flats

The surviving building of the railway which once carried the coffins of dead Londoners from Waterloo to a Surrey cemetery could soon be converted into flats.

Elephant & Castle statue leaves its perch outside shopping centre

The Elephant & Castle statue that has stood for decades on a plinth outside the shopping centre was taken down earlier this month for restoration - but it will soon be back in the area.

Elephant & Castle statue leaves its perch outside shopping centre
TfL: Vauxhall Bridge 'could face restrictions' without repairs

TfL: Vauxhall Bridge 'could face restrictions' without repairs

Transport for London has warned that the volume and type of traffic able to cross Vauxhall Bridge could be restricted within five years if money for repairs is not found.

Borough Market uses bylaws to enforce wearing of face coverings

The trustees of Borough Market have used powers derived from legislation passed when George IV was on the throne to require traders and shoppers to wear face coverings and prevent takeaway food from being consumed on market premises.

Borough Market uses bylaws to enforce wearing of face coverings
City to keep 'no dogs' rule in SE1 social housing

City to keep 'no dogs' rule in SE1 social housing

More than 1,000 SE1 households whose landlord is the City of London Corporation will continue to be barred from keeping dogs in their homes after a Guildhall committee decided to maintain the current cats-only policy.

18-storey tower proposed on St James's Road

An 18-storey block of flats has been proposed for the site of a disused meat warehouse at the southern end of St James's Road, just off the Old Kent Road.

18-storey tower proposed on St James's Road
Waterloo's wooden WHSmith kiosk to be restored by railway museum

Waterloo's wooden WHSmith kiosk to be restored by railway museum

A wooden WHSmith kiosk which once stood on the concourse of Waterloo Station is being restored as part of a 500,000 revamp of the National Railway Museum's Station Hall in York.

Increase in rough sleeping at Waterloo raised in House of Lords

The rising number of rough sleepers living in tents near Waterloo Station has been raised in the House of Lords by Labour housing spokesman Lord Kennedy of Southwark.

Increase in rough sleeping at Waterloo raised in House of Lords
Apple TV+ sci-fi series 'Ray James' filming in Borough Road

Apple TV+ sci-fi series 'Ray James' filming in Borough Road

London South Bank University's student centre on Borough Road was transformed into St Beornwald's Hospital on Sunday whilst scenes were filmed for a new sci-fi series inspired by HG Wells' The War of the Worlds.

Florence Nightingale Museum to be mothballed

The Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas' Hospital is to close to visitors for the foreseeable future and expects to make staff redundant.

Florence Nightingale Museum to be mothballed
Bakerloo line facing service cuts as TfL tackles financial crisis

Bakerloo line facing service cuts as TfL tackles financial crisis

The Bakerloo line is likely to see its off-peak and weekend service reduced as part of Transport for London's efforts to tackle the financial black hole caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Chicken Cottage cashpoint cancelled over conservation area clash

Southwark Council's decision to veto the installation of a cash machine at a branch of Chicken Cottage just yards from the authority's own Tooley Street offices has been upheld by a Government-appointed planning inspector.

Chicken Cottage cashpoint cancelled over conservation area clash
Government pledges 10m funding for Old Kent Road

Government pledges 10m funding for Old Kent Road

The Government has announced that the Old Kent Road will receive nearly 10 million in funding from the Future High Streets Fund.

Webber Street fire on Christmas morning: four taken to hospital

Four people were taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a prefabricated block of flats for NHS key workers in Webber Street in the early hours of Christmas Day.

Webber Street fire on Christmas morning: four taken to hospital
Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian

Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian

Graham Gibberd, long-standing Waterloo resident and author of 'On Lambeth Marsh', has died aged 87.

Empty rooms at Bankside student halls to be filled with tourists

The owners of a half-empty university hall of residence in Bankside want to be allowed to take in tourists to stay in the building during term time in a move they claim will help lonely students boost their mental wellbeing.

Empty rooms at Bankside student halls to be filled with tourists
Police impose dispersal zone on South Bank & Waterloo

Police impose dispersal zone on South Bank & Waterloo

Police officers will have extra powers to compel people to leave Waterloo and the South Bank this weekend in response to an increase in large gatherings and a spate of robberies.

'Long COVID' centre opened at St Thomas' Hospital

St Thomas' Hospital is hosting one of 60 centres set up by the NHS across England to treat and support patients suffering with long-term symptoms of coronavirus.

'Long COVID' centre opened at St Thomas' Hospital
Man jailed for South Bank handbag snatches

Man jailed for South Bank handbag snatches

A prolific thief who was responsible for multiple handbag thefts on the South Bank and elsewhere in central London has been jailed for 12 months.

Government loans 36 million to SE1 arts venues

The Government is to loan almost 36 million to three of SE1's biggest performing arts and music venues to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

Government loans 36 million to SE1 arts venues
Bankside firms and workers crowdfund for Christmas gifts for elderly and vulnerable

Bankside firms and workers crowdfund for Christmas gifts for elderly and vulnerable

Businesses and workers in the Bankside area have so far raised more than 12,000 to provide homeless, vulnerable and elderly people with Christmas gift boxes from Borough Market.

Guy's Hospital gearing up to give 1,800 COVID-19 jabs each day

Up to 1,800 people a day could soon receive the COVID-19 vaccine in a new hub created at Guy's Hospital in London Bridge.

Guy's Hospital gearing up to give 1,800 COVID-19 jabs each day
Justin Welby's Southwark visit 850 years after Thomas Becket

Justin Welby's Southwark visit 850 years after Thomas Becket

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby came to Southwark Cathedral on Friday to mark the 850th anniversary of the final London sermon of his predecessor St Thomas Becket who preached in the building before returning to Canterbury where he was killed.

Borough Market traders stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

Traders at Borough Market are stockpiling products imported from Europe in anticipation of port delays and higher costs if the UK fails to strike a trade deal with the European Union by the 31 December deadline.

Borough Market traders stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit
Waterloo & City line closure likely to last more than a year

Waterloo & City line closure likely to last more than a year

The tube line that shuttles commuters between Waterloo and the heart of the Square Mile - which hasn't carried passengers since March this year - is unlikely to reopen till next April, according to transport bosses.

The Tide Line: Butler's Wharf design competition winner named

The winning design in a competition for ideas to improve the riverside walk at Butler's Wharf has been revealed.

The Tide Line: Butler's Wharf design competition winner named
Guy's and St Thomas' among first hospitals to offer COVID-19 jab

Guy's and St Thomas' among first hospitals to offer COVID-19 jab

Guy's and St Thomas' has been named among the first 50 NHS trusts in England to offer COVID-19 vaccines.

Southwark Cathedral introduces Hodge the cat

Southwark Cathedral's new resident cat was introduced to the congregation at the end of the Sunday morning Choral Eucharist.

Southwark Cathedral introduces Hodge the cat
Bankside buskers asked to turn 180 degrees to curb noise nuisance

Bankside buskers asked to turn 180 degrees to curb noise nuisance

Southwark Council has revealed its cunning plan to cut complaints from Bankside residents about buskers causing a noise nuisance: ask the musicians to face the other way.

Peabody sells Mercato Metropolitano site to Berkeley Group

Housing association Peabody has sold the 'Borough Triangle' site - where Mercato Metropolitano currently operates - to developers Berkeley Group.

Peabody sells Mercato Metropolitano site to Berkeley Group
Anti-terrorism barriers on Thames bridges will cost 35 million

Anti-terrorism barriers on Thames bridges will cost 35 million

Transport for London says it will spend 35 million installing permanent barriers on bridges across the River Thames as recommended by the coroner who presided over the inquest into the 2017 terror attack at London Bridge.

Rockingham Estate murder victim named as Richard Obi

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a 25-year-old man on the Rockingham Estate earlier this week have arrested three women on suspicion of murder.

Rockingham Estate murder victim named as Richard Obi
Murder probe launched after man stabbed on Rockingham Estate

Murder probe launched after man stabbed on Rockingham Estate

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed at Bramwell House on the Rockingham Estate.

Bermondsey Street now closed to through motor traffic

A short section of Bermondsey Street has been made into a pedestrian and cyclist-only route, with motor traffic no longer able to use the full length of the street.

Bermondsey Street now closed to through motor traffic
Mayor plans City Hall job losses as GLA prepares to head east

Mayor plans City Hall job losses as GLA prepares to head east

Sadiq Khan will cut jobs and slash his flagship climate policy in half to balance City Hall budgets hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sol Campbell inaugurates sports pitch at SE1 boarding school

Football legend Sol Campbell recently visited a boarding school near Westminster Bridge to officially open its new sports pitch.

Sol Campbell inaugurates sports pitch at SE1 boarding school
'Sombre and shameful' - Southwark Archbishop responds to IICSA

'Sombre and shameful' - Southwark Archbishop responds to IICSA

The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Southwark has used his Sunday homily to respond to this week's report on child sexual abuse, apologising on behalf of the church.

City to continue clampdown on illegal traders on Thames bridges

A clampdown on illegal street traders selling peanuts to tourists on five London bridges is likely to continue, after a pilot was hailed a success.

City to continue clampdown on illegal traders on Thames bridges
Dozens sign petition for Waitrose or M&S at Elephant & Castle

Dozens sign petition for Waitrose or M&S at Elephant & Castle

Nearly 150 people have signed a petition calling for Waitrose or M&S to open a food store next to Pret a Manger at the Elephant & Castle.

Tesco Express store planned for Albert Embankment luxury block

A Tesco Express convenience store - the eleventh in SE1 - could soon open on the ground floor of a luxury riverside apartment block on Albert Embankment.

Tesco Express store planned for Albert Embankment luxury block
Lambeth and Southwark to receive 20,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits

Lambeth and Southwark to receive 20,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits

Southwark and Lambeth are among the first 50 council areas in England to receive new rapid COVID-19 test kits.

Discovery of old tram track holds up Vauxhall Bridge reopening

The reopening of Vauxhall Bridge to general traffic - schedule for late November - has been delayed till 10 December after workers came across old tram tracks buried below the road surface for nearly 70 years.

Discovery of old tram track holds up Vauxhall Bridge reopening
City Hall will relocate to Royal Docks, confirms Mayor

City Hall will relocate to Royal Docks, confirms Mayor

City Hall will move east from London Bridge to Newham at the end of next year, Sadiq Khan has confirmed.

More than 100 firefighters called to Southwark Bridge Road blaze

Fifteen fire engines and around 100 firefighters were called to a fire in an underground car park on Southwark Bridge Road early on Saturday morning.

More than 100 firefighters called to Southwark Bridge Road blaze
No end in sight to Waterloo & City line closure

No end in sight to Waterloo & City line closure

The Waterloo & City line - which has not carried passengers since March - remains closed whilst its drivers are redeployed to the Central line, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said this week.

New bar in old bank seeks 'well-to-do' customers

A new bar / restaurant due to open in the former NatWest bank at the corner of Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road says it hopes to attract "well-to-do" customers wearing "trendy and nicer clothing".

New bar in old bank seeks 'well-to-do' customers
Elephant shopping centre legal challenge heads for Appeal Court

Elephant shopping centre legal challenge heads for Appeal Court

A legal challenge to Southwark Council's decision to approve the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre is heading to the Court of Appeal.

COVID-19 patients: 'small but steady' rise at Guy's & St Thomas'

The boss of Guy's and St Thomas' says that the trust has seen a "small but steady increase" in the number of COVID-19 patients during October.

COVID-19 patients: 'small but steady' rise at Guy's & St Thomas'
Bankside footfall 'about half' of normal level says BID boss

Bankside footfall 'about half' of normal level says BID boss

Footfall in the Bankside area between Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge has returned to about half of its normal level for this time of year, a Southwark Council scrutiny commission heard this week.

Thanksgiving service for Southwark Cathedral's much-loved cat

A thanksgiving service was held at Southwark Cathedral on Wednesday for Doorkins Magnificat, the much-loved cat which lived at the cathedral for a decade until her retirement last year.

Thanksgiving service for Southwark Cathedral's much-loved cat
Tower Bridge: 6m electrical works so bascules don't get stuck

Tower Bridge: 6m electrical works so bascules don't get stuck

Tower Bridge will be given an "urgent" upgrade to its power infrastructure to avoid repeat incidents of it failing to open and close.

London Bridge: Man punched in face 'for not wearing face mask'

Police officers investigating an assault on board a train as it arrived at London Bridge Station have released two CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to.

London Bridge: Man punched in face 'for not wearing face mask'
New images of Elephant & Castle's upgraded tube station

New images of Elephant & Castle's upgraded tube station

Transport for London has published three images of the new entrance and ticket hall for Elephant & Castle Underground Station, scheduled for completion in eight or nine years' time.

Bakerloo line extension: work goes on, says TfL

Transport for London says it will still publish a report on plans for the Bakerloo line extension later this year, despite recently admitting the scheme is unlikely to be affordable in the next decade.

Bakerloo line extension: work goes on, says TfL
Eshalomi speaks up for South Bank culture venues and workers

Eshalomi speaks up for South Bank culture venues and workers

Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi has used a Commons debate on theatres, live music venues and cultural attractions to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the South Bank's arts organisations and the people who work for them.

Police appeal to trace man who exposed himself on 133 bus

Police are appealing for help to identify a man who exposed himself on a Route 133 bus near Elephant & Castle.

Police appeal to trace man who exposed himself on 133 bus
Bogus minicab driver jailed for Waterloo sexual assault

Bogus minicab driver jailed for Waterloo sexual assault

A sexual predator who posed as a minicab driver and sexually assaulted a woman in Waterloo has been jailed.

Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood plan revealed

Southwark Council has published its proposals for a new Low Traffic Neighbourhood centred on Great Suffolk Street.

Great Suffolk Street Low Traffic Neighbourhood plan revealed
Bakerloo line extension dropped from TfL's Government wish list

Bakerloo line extension dropped from TfL's Government wish list

Plans to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and beyond - via the Old Kent Road - have been put on the back-burner by Transport for London.

DHL launches daily parcel delivery service by boat to Bankside

Parcels for delivery in central London are arriving by boat at Bankside Pier as part of a new initiative by DHL Express.

DHL launches daily parcel delivery service by boat to Bankside
Thameslink could soon be back on the tube map, says Mayor

Thameslink could soon be back on the tube map, says Mayor

The Thameslink rail route through central London could soon be restored to the tube map, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has said.

Mark Titchner artworks in Newcomen Street and Bermondsey Street

Artworks by Mark Titchner have been installed in two locations near London Bridge as part of a project to boost morale and brighten up the streets.

Mark Titchner artworks in Newcomen Street and Bermondsey Street
Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey

Work under way on 10 new council homes in South Bermondsey

Construction is under way on 10 new family-sized council homes in Welsford Street, just south of Thorburn Square in South Bermondsey.

Cycleway 4 to be extended along rest of Tooley Street

Cycleway 4 is now open at the eastern end of Tooley Street - and temporary cycle lanes will be installed along the rest of the street this autumn

Cycleway 4 to be extended along rest of Tooley Street
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closes after 55 years

It's a building that some love to hate, but many locals have learned to love. The Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre closed its doors on Thursday, after 55 years at the heart of the community.

Great Suffolk Street flats: polystyrene insulation to be removed

A block of flats in Great Suffolk Street is to have its expanded polystyrene insulation replaced as it does not meet current fire safety standards.

Great Suffolk Street flats: polystyrene insulation to be removed
Ian Allan transport bookshop in Lower Marsh to close

Ian Allan transport bookshop in Lower Marsh to close

The Ian Allan transport bookshop in Waterloo's Lower Marsh is to close at the end of October.

Bermondsey Street Festival reinvented as market due to pandemic

The Bermondsey Street Festival hosted a street market on Saturday in a scaled-down version of the annual local celebration.

Bermondsey Street Festival reinvented as market due to pandemic
London Bridge: cycle lanes introduced

London Bridge: cycle lanes introduced

Semi-segregated cycle lanes have been installed on London Bridge as part of a new road layout after the completion of 5 million maintenance works.

Sadiq to decide on alternative to New Year fireworks

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he's not yet decided on what to do in lieu of the regular New Year fireworks display at the London Eye which is likely to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

Sadiq to decide on alternative to New Year fireworks
Man with life-threatening injuries after fight in The Cut

Man with life-threatening injuries after fight in The Cut

The Cut in Waterloo was taped off by police on Thursday morning while officers investigated a fight on Wednesday evening.

COVID-19: Southwark and Lambeth leaders warn locals as cases rise

The leaders of Southwark and Lambeth councils have written to residents of their boroughs expressing concern over the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19: Southwark and Lambeth leaders warn locals as cases rise
16 new council homes on St Saviour's Estate approved

16 new council homes on St Saviour's Estate approved

Plans to build 16 new council homes on the St Saviour's Estate in Bermondsey have been approved.

Tanner Street Travelodge gets green light from councillors

Plans to build a Travelodge hotel in Tanner Street have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Tanner Street Travelodge gets green light from councillors
Rockingham Estate stabbing: Rashai Annang found guilty of murder

Rockingham Estate stabbing: Rashai Annang found guilty of murder

18-year-old Rashai Annang was this week found guilty of the murder of McCaulay Junior Urugbezi-Edwards on the edge of the Rockingham Estate in May last year.

Sir Terence Conran: tributes to man who transformed Shad Thames

Tributes have been paid to designer and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran who has died aged 88.

Sir Terence Conran: tributes to man who transformed Shad Thames
Southwark pilots 'COVID compliant' business accreditation scheme

Southwark pilots 'COVID compliant' business accreditation scheme

A pilot scheme will assess COVID-19 safety measures in Southwark businesses to encourage public confidence in the capital's pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Elephant & Castle: bus passengers threatened with meat cleaver

Police are appealing for help to identify a man they wish to speak to after several people were threatened with a meat cleaver.

Elephant & Castle: bus passengers threatened with meat cleaver
London Bridge: cars and vans to be banned weekdays 7am-7pm

London Bridge: cars and vans to be banned weekdays 7am-7pm

The current maintenance work on London Bridge is to be completed ahead of schedule, but from Wednesday 16 September general traffic will be banned between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.

Mayor set to overrule Southwark on St Thomas Street office scheme

A final decision on plans for a 20-storey office block opposite London Bridge Station - vetoed by Southwark councillors in June - will be taken by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Mayor set to overrule Southwark on St Thomas Street office scheme
Waterloo rape investigation featured on Crimewatch Roadshow

Waterloo rape investigation featured on Crimewatch Roadshow

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman near St Thomas' Hospital have reiterated their appeal for information after the case was featured on the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow.

89-year-old left unable to walk after attack in Waterloo

Police investigating an assault which has left an 89-year-old man unable to walk have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

89-year-old left unable to walk after attack in Waterloo
Elephant rail station: Thameslink urges passengers to prepare for shopping centre closure

Elephant rail station: Thameslink urges passengers to prepare for shopping centre closure

Rail company bosses have warned passengers that they could face a longer walk to catch their train at Elephant & Castle when the shopping centre closes later this month.

Kieron Williams to be next Southwark Council leader

Cllr Kieron Williams is to be the next leader of Southwark Council after defeating four of his Labour colleagues in a leadership ballot.

Kieron Williams to be next Southwark Council leader
Southwark public health chief's 5-point plan to tackle COVID-19

Southwark public health chief's 5-point plan to tackle COVID-19

Southwark Council officers are being trained as contact tracers as part of a package of measures to tackle a recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases detected in the borough.

It's safe to come to hospital, say Guy's and St Thomas' bosses

NHS bosses at Guy's and St Thomas' have moved to reassure locals that it's safe to visit SE1's hospitals for outpatient appointments and that measures are in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

It's safe to come to hospital, say Guy's and St Thomas' bosses
TfL staff to return to Palestra HQ 'from late September'

TfL staff to return to Palestra HQ 'from late September'

Staff normally based at Transport for London's Palestra headquarters building in Blackfriars Road will begin a phased return to the office from late September.

Waterloo & City line: 'no timeline' for reopening of the Drain

Transport for London says that it will continue to monitor demand before deciding when to reinstate the Waterloo & City line which has been suspended since March.

Waterloo & City line: 'no timeline' for reopening of the Drain
Tanner Street Post Office to reopen after 10-month closure

Tanner Street Post Office to reopen after 10-month closure

Post Office services are to be reinstated at Ronnie's Supermarket in Tanner Street after a 10-month hiatus.

Firefighters tackle blaze in kitchen above Albert Arms pub

Firefighters tackled a fire in a first floor kitchen above the Albert Arms pub in Gladstone Street on Bank Holiday Monday night.

Firefighters tackle blaze in kitchen above Albert Arms pub
Festival of Britain sculpture finds new home at Waterloo Station

Festival of Britain sculpture finds new home at Waterloo Station

A sculpture created for the Festival of Britain in 1951 has been installed at Waterloo Station.

Green light for redevelopment of Great Dover Street's Black Horse

Plans to redevelop the site of the disused Black Horse pub on Great Dover Street with a replacement pub as part of a block of nine flats have been approved by Southwark Council.

Green light for redevelopment of Great Dover Street's Black Horse
Thomas a Becket pub: council vetoes Vietnamese restaurant

Thomas a Becket pub: council vetoes Vietnamese restaurant

A Vietnamese restaurant which opened in one of the Old Kent Road's best-known and most historic pubs has had its retrospective change-of-use application turned down by Southwark Council planning officers.

COVID-19 impact on passenger numbers at SE1 tube stations revealed

The impact of COVID-19 on the number of people travelling to and from SE1 for work and pleasure each day has been laid bare by new graphs published by Transport for London showing passenger numbers at tube stations across the network.

COVID-19 impact on passenger numbers at SE1 tube stations revealed
Southwark and Lambeth councils urge caution after rise in COVID-19 cases

Southwark and Lambeth councils urge caution after rise in COVID-19 cases

Southwark and Lambeth councils have urged residents to continue to take precautions against COVID-19 as the number of new cases recorded locally has increased in recent weeks.

COVID-19 death toll at Tower Bridge Care Home revealed

By mid-July 34 residents of Tower Bridge Care Home at Bricklayers Arms had died with COVID-19, it has been revealed.

COVID-19 death toll at Tower Bridge Care Home revealed
Borough tube station reopens (& Southwark is back to full hours)

Borough tube station reopens (& Southwark is back to full hours)

Borough tube station - which has been closed for five months - reopens on Sunday, and Southwark station has been restored to full opening hours.

The Cut to be closed to through motor traffic

Plans to close the central section of The Cut to through motor traffic are being drawn up by Lambeth and Southwark councils in conjunction with Transport for London.

The Cut to be closed to through motor traffic
Historic charity plans rebuild of Southwark almshouses

Historic charity plans rebuild of Southwark almshouses

A charity with a 300-year history has unveiled plans to rebuild and expand its almshouses just off Blackfriars Road.

Waterloo's Lower Marsh pedestrianised during market hours

Traffic has been banned from Lower Marsh at lunchtimes and during the evening to create more space for market stalls and open-air dining during the COVID-19 crisis.

Waterloo's Lower Marsh pedestrianised during market hours
Cathedral invites visitors to pose for selfies with Shakespeare

Cathedral invites visitors to pose for selfies with Shakespeare

Southwark Cathedral has reopened to tourists - and this summer there's a chance to view a life-size bronze statue of William Shakespeare.

Lambeth locals (+ under-30s) can visit Hayward Gallery for a fiver

The Hayward Gallery at Southbank Centre has reopened - and residents of Lambeth can buy tickets for just 5, compared to the standard 12 entry fee.

Lambeth locals (+ under-30s) can visit Hayward Gallery for a fiver
Tooley Street Triangle unveiled opposite London Bridge Station

Tooley Street Triangle unveiled opposite London Bridge Station

The Tooley Street Triangle a new 'wayfinding beacon' - has been unveiled outside London Bridge Station.

Decision on Long Lane office block in hands of planning inspector

A planning inspector will have the final say on plans for an 11-storey office block in Long Lane after the developer exercised their right to lodge an appeal when Southwark Council failed to make a decision within 13 weeks.

Decision on Long Lane office block in hands of planning inspector
Rising Sun pub: council rejects redevelopment plan

Rising Sun pub: council rejects redevelopment plan

Plans to replace the Rising Sun pub in Harper Road with a block of flats have been rejected by Southwark Council planning officers.

Rail bosses seek new use for redundant London Bridge signal box

The 1970s signal box that sits above the arches where Bermondsey Street passes below London Bridge Station has closed, and Network Rail is seeking new uses for the redundant structure.

Rail bosses seek new use for redundant London Bridge signal box
Woman assaulted at London Bridge Station - police appeal

Woman assaulted at London Bridge Station - police appeal

Officers investigating an assault at London Bridge Station - where a woman was knocked to the ground - have released a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to.

Cars and vans to be banned from Vauxhall Bridge for four months

Cars, vans and trucks will be banned from Vauxhall Bridge for four months whilst "safety critical repair works" are carried out.

Cars and vans to be banned from Vauxhall Bridge for four months
Stamford Street's Thirsty Bear pub damaged by fire

Stamford Street's Thirsty Bear pub damaged by fire

Seven fire engines and at least 40 firefighters were called to a fire at the Thirsty Bear pub in Stamford Street on Wednesday.

Druid Street: teenager stabbed after fight

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was stabbed in the Druid Street area on Sunday night.

Druid Street: teenager stabbed after fight
Southwark council could bring leisure centres in-house

Southwark council could bring leisure centres in-house

Southwark Council is examining the option of bringing the management of its leisure facilities - including the Castle Centre at at the Elephant & Castle - in-house as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Elephant statue moving to Castle Square

The famous elephant statue that stands outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre will be temporarily relocated to Castle Square on Elephant Road when the centre shuts this autumn.

Elephant statue moving to Castle Square
Thames Water thanks locals after six-month road closure

Thames Water thanks locals after six-month road closure

The Cut and Union Street reopened to through traffic last week as Thames Water completed a complicated six-month repair project at the Blackfriars Road junction.

Church holds service at Crossbones to acknowledge treatment of outcasts

The Dean of Southwark led an act of 'regret, remembrance and restoration' at Crossbones Graveyard on Sunday to remember the outcasts whose remains lie in the burial ground.

Church holds service at Crossbones to acknowledge treatment of outcasts
Southwark Bridge Road segregated bike lanes installed

Southwark Bridge Road segregated bike lanes installed

10 years to the week after Boris Johnson opened Cycle Superhighway 7, the first segregation measures to divide cyclists from motor traffic have been installed to supplement the blue paint.

'Nightingale court' to open in Borough High Street

Criminal trials are to be held in a conference centre in Borough High Street to help clear the backlog of court cases that has built up during the COVID-19 crisis.

'Nightingale court' to open in Borough High Street
Norman Foster objects to changes to Millennium Bridge 'ensemble'

Norman Foster objects to changes to Millennium Bridge 'ensemble'

The architect of the Millennium Bridge has objected to plans to relocate four steel sculptures at the northern end of the footbridge, arguing that "to change any part ... is to impact the whole ensemble".

Will London see in 2021 with the usual fireworks display?

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that his officials are "working through the available options" before making a final decision on whether to hold the usual New Year fireworks display centred on the London Eye to see in 2021.

Will London see in 2021 with the usual fireworks display?
Man stabbed in Trinity Street altercation

Man stabbed in Trinity Street altercation

A pavement at Elephant & Castle was cordoned off by police for a forensic examination on Saturday morning, apparently linked to the investigation into a stabbing half a mile away in Trinity Street.

Halloween and Christmas at Elephant as Poundland prepares to shut

Halloween and Christmas have come early to the Elephant & Castle as Poundland holds a closing down sale offering many products for just 75p.

Halloween and Christmas at Elephant as Poundland prepares to shut
Mint Street Music Festival takes to the road

Mint Street Music Festival takes to the road

What do you do if you're the organiser of a music festival and people can't gather for the event? You take the music to the people.

Bulk of GLA staff to remain in SE1 even if City Hall heads east

Despite the high-profile proposal for London's city government to leave its current riverside HQ in favour of a new City Hall in the Royal Docks, the Greater London Authority will still have more staff based in SE1 than E16 if the move goes ahead.

Bulk of GLA staff to remain in SE1 even if City Hall heads east
Rising Sun: petition launched calling on council to save pub

Rising Sun: petition launched calling on council to save pub

Plans to demolish the last pub on the Rockingham Estate and replace it with a block of flats have sparked a petition calling on Southwark Council to veto the proposals.

Tanner Street Park tennis courts: online booking introduced

Tennis players wanting to use the courts at Tanner Street Park in Bermondsey will need to make an online reservation when a new system is introduced from Thursday 9 July.

Tanner Street Park tennis courts: online booking introduced
Portable toilets installed on South Bank

Portable toilets installed on South Bank

Portable toilets have been installed along the South Bank to meet demand from visitors whilst the doors of many of the riverside attractions remain closed.

Bermondsey Street to be closed to through motor traffic

An experimental closure of part of Bermondsey Street is to be introduced this summer as part of Southwark Council's package of measures to improve conditions for pedestrians and cyclists during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bermondsey Street to be closed to through motor traffic
Catch the Bankside Bike Train to gain cycle commuting confidence

Catch the Bankside Bike Train to gain cycle commuting confidence

As more businesses reopen their premises, commuters heading to the Bankside area who would like to cycle to work but lack confidence and aren't sure of the best routes can join a 'bike train' led by qualified instructors.

SE1 arts bosses welcome Government's bail-out for culture sector

Bosses of some of SE1's biggest cultural institutions have welcomed the Government's announcement of a 1.57 billion package of grants and loans to bail out museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, heritage sites and music venues during the COVID-19 crisis.

SE1 arts bosses welcome Government's bail-out for culture sector
London Bridge: dramatic improvement in air quality during lockdown

London Bridge: dramatic improvement in air quality during lockdown

New analysis of air quality measurements during lockdown shows that pollution dropped by a third at the top end of Borough High Street.

Jeremy Corbyn on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration

Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank on Saturday to lay a wreath at the memorial to the Brits who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

Jeremy Corbyn on South Bank for Spanish Civil War commemoration
National Theatre covered in tape to highlight plight of sector

National Theatre covered in tape to highlight plight of sector

The National Theatre on the South Bank was festooned with white and pink tape on Friday afternoon as part of an initiative across the UK and Ireland to highlight the plight of the performing arts sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tower Bridge reopens - and it's still just a quid for locals

Tower Bridge is reopening its exhibition and high-level walkway to visitors from Saturday 4 July - and Southwark residents can still take advantage of the special 1 ticket for locals.

Tower Bridge reopens - and it's still just a quid for locals
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