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Marion's Way: Gambia Street Garden named after Marion Marples

Marion's Way: Gambia Street Garden named after Marion Marples

Gambia Street Garden has been given the name Marion's Way in memory of community activist Marion Marples.

Hospital plans to chop down tree to avoid 'unsightly' pruning

NHS bosses have applied to Lambeth Council for permission to chop down a tree outside the main entrance to St Thomas' Hospital, claiming that pruning 'would render the tree unsightly in such a prominent location'.

Hospital plans to chop down tree to avoid 'unsightly' pruning
Green light for expansion of Bankside's Hilton hotel

Green light for expansion of Bankside's Hilton hotel

Plans to add an extra 76 rooms to the Hilton London Bankside hotel have been approved by Southwark councillors.

St George's Cathedral dean Richard Hearn has died

The death was announced on Friday of Canon Richard Hearn, dean of Southwark's Roman Catholic cathedral.

St George's Cathedral dean Richard Hearn has died
Elephant & Castle: new tube station might be left unfinished

Elephant & Castle: new tube station might be left unfinished

A new entrance to Elephant & Castle tube station will be built by the developers of the shopping centre site - but it might be left empty if Transport for London can't afford to finish the work.

Dover Castle boosts security after reports of drinks being spiked

The Dover Castle bar in the Borough says it is stepping up security measures after reports of incidents where customers had their drinks spiked.

Dover Castle boosts security after reports of drinks being spiked
Gordon Ramsay burgers to replace One Tower Bridge vegan eatery

Gordon Ramsay burgers to replace One Tower Bridge vegan eatery

Gordon Ramsay is to open a branch of his Street Burger chain at One Tower Bridge, replacing the recently closed By Chloe vegan restaurant.

NatWest criticised for patching up Victorian bank with concrete blocks

Lambeth Council has slammed NatWest for 'unacceptable' works to the now-closed Lambeth North branch of the bank in Westminster Bridge Road.

NatWest criticised for patching up Victorian bank with concrete blocks
New GLA building won't be ready when Mayor and Assembly leave City Hall

New GLA building won't be ready when Mayor and Assembly leave City Hall

The Greater London Authority's move from City Hall to the Crystal in East London has been postponed due to delays with refurbishment and security, the Local Democracy Reporting Service understands.

Elephant & Castle: tube station damaged by shopping centre demolition

The Northern line ticket hall at Elephant & Castle tube station is closed until further notice after demolition workers on the adjacent shopping centre site accidentally knocked through into the station.

Elephant & Castle: tube station damaged by shopping centre demolition
Sainsbury's to open where locals petitioned for Waitrose or M&S

Sainsbury's to open where locals petitioned for Waitrose or M&S

A new Sainsbury's Local is to open at Elephant & Castle in an empty unit where more than 300 people had signed a petition asking for a Waitrose or M&S store.

Waterloo & South Bank: plan for two-councillor ward confirmed

From next year's local elections Waterloo & South Bank will be represented at Lambeth Town Hall by two councillors rather than three under final proposals published this week by the boundary commission.

Waterloo & South Bank: plan for two-councillor ward confirmed
SE1's newest school drops Aske from name over slavery link

SE1's newest school drops Aske from name over slavery link

SE1's newest school - the Haberdashers' Aske's Borough Academy in Southwark Bridge Road - has dropped Aske from its name after controversy over benefactor Robert Aske's links with the slave trade.

Post Office to open at St Thomas' Hospital

SE1 is to gain a new Post Office with the opening of a new counter at the St Thomas' Hospital branch of WHSmith.

Post Office to open at St Thomas' Hospital
St Saviour's Dock footbridge closure: Thames Path diversion

St Saviour's Dock footbridge closure: Thames Path diversion

The footbridge across the mouth of St Saviour's Dock is to be closed to pedestrians for a further two months this autumn, forcing Thames Path users on a lengthy inland diversion.

Man struck with pistol outside South Bank hotel

Detectives are appealing for information after two robbers on electric bikes threatened pedestrians with a firearm and stole their watches during a crime spree.

Man struck with pistol outside South Bank hotel
Waterloo Station: masterplan for development to be drawn up

Waterloo Station: masterplan for development to be drawn up

Network Rail and Lambeth Council are teaming up to create a masterplan for the redevelopment of Waterloo Station.

Major office block planned for BFI IMAX site at Waterloo

Two years after Lambeth Council and TfL spent 500,000 exploring proposals to redevelop the BFI IMAX cinema site at Waterloo, the council is set to allocate a further 150,000 for a feasibility study for an 'office-led' scheme.

Major office block planned for BFI IMAX site at Waterloo
TfL cuts service on Waterloo's electric commuter buses 507 & 521

TfL cuts service on Waterloo's electric commuter buses 507 & 521

In a sign of the changing patterns of commuting, the two electric bus routes that were once jammed with office workers travelling from Waterloo Station to their workplaces in Victoria, Holborn and the City have had their service slashed by TfL.

Charity seeks to move Thomas Guy statue to 'less prominent' site

The charity which owns the statue of Guy's Hospital founder Thomas Guy wants to move it to a 'less prominent' location as a result of controversy about slave trade links, but concedes that permission for the move is unlikely to be granted.

Charity seeks to move Thomas Guy statue to 'less prominent' site
Lambeth North: Point A hotel plans extension into Horse & Stables

Lambeth North: Point A hotel plans extension into Horse & Stables

Plans to expand the Point A budget hotel at the corner of Westminster Bridge Road and Baylis Road into the adjacent Horse & Stables pub have been submitted to Lambeth Council.

Mark Ball named as Southbank Centre artistic director

Mark Ball has been appointed as artistic director of the Southbank Centre with responsibility for the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery.

Mark Ball named as Southbank Centre artistic director
Founder's Arms: Bankside pub extension vetoed over noise fears

Founder's Arms: Bankside pub extension vetoed over noise fears

Plans to expand the riverside Founder's Arms pub near Tate Modern have been rejected by Southwark Council over concerns about noise nuisance to nearby residents.

Elephant & Castle bar's licence revoked after 'machete' incident

An Elephant & Castle bar and restaurant has had its licence to sell alcohol revoked after being linked to 'machete' brawl and bottle attack.

Elephant & Castle bar's licence revoked after 'machete' incident
Man jailed following violent robbery on the South Bank

Man jailed following violent robbery on the South Bank

A violent robber who stabbed a man before stealing his designer jacket on the South Bank has been jailed.

Is Amazon Fresh opening a till-free grocery store in Bankside?

Amazon is expanding its chain of convenience food stores across London, and there are hints that one of the checkout-less shops could be coming soon to Bankside's Blue Fin Building.

Is Amazon Fresh opening a till-free grocery store in Bankside?
Bakerloo line extension 'not in my lifetime' - TfL board member

Bakerloo line extension 'not in my lifetime' - TfL board member

A member of Transport for London's board has warned that she doesn't expect the Bakerloo line extension via the Old Kent Road to be built during her lifetime.

Marlborough Sports Garden: BOST reveals plans for new building

Local residents are being invited to comment on plans by Bankside Open Spaces Trust to further develop the Marlborough Sports Garden on Union Street.

Marlborough Sports Garden: BOST reveals plans for new building
COVID Memorial Wall:  councillors back calls to make it permanent

COVID Memorial Wall: councillors back calls to make it permanent

Lambeth councillors have unanimously endorsed a motion calling for the National Covid Memorial Wall on the Thames Path in front of St Thomas' Hospital to be made permanent.

Green light for 27-storey office block by London Bridge Station

Southwark councillors have approved plans by Dutch developer EDGE to build a 27-storey office block on the site of the immigration office in St Thomas Street, next to London Bridge Station.

Green light for 27-storey office block by London Bridge Station
Three men stabbed on South Bank: police appeal for witnesses

Three men stabbed on South Bank: police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after three men were stabbed on the South Bank on Friday night.

Route 63 to be testbed for TfL's ideas about future of buses

A bus route that runs through SE1 is to be the testbed for Transport for London's ideas about the future of the bus network in London as part of a 5 million project.

Route 63 to be testbed for TfL's ideas about future of buses
Elephant & Castle alleyway shut after 'man struck with bottle'

Elephant & Castle alleyway shut after 'man struck with bottle'

An alleyway at the Elephant & Castle was cordoned off by police on Saturday whilst a forensic examination took place after a man was injured in the early hours of the morning.

Elephant & Castle: changes to shopping centre site scheme approved

Changes to the proposed redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre site - including a reduction in the space allocated for a potential cinema - have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Elephant & Castle: changes to shopping centre site scheme approved
St John's Waterloo: work starts on major restoration

St John's Waterloo: work starts on major restoration

The congregation of St John's Waterloo met this week for their last Sunday service in the building till spring 2022 as work on a 5 million restoration of the church begins.

Visitor information kiosk opened at London Bridge Station

For the first time in more than a decade visitors to SE1 can find out about local attractions and services at a fixed information point with the launch of a new kiosk at London Bridge Station.

Visitor information kiosk opened at London Bridge Station
Tate Modern to host pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Tate Modern to host pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Tate Modern is one of the venues in South East London due to host a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic in July as part of a drive by local health bosses to encourage takeup of the jabs.

Elephant & Castle: fire in arches shuts roads and railway

Around 100 firefighters were called to Elephant & Castle on Monday lunchtime when a fire broke out in a car repair workshop in arches below the railway station on Elephant Road.

Elephant & Castle: fire in arches shuts roads and railway
Sadiq Khan declares Borough to be 'the best market in the world'

Sadiq Khan declares Borough to be 'the best market in the world'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan declared Borough Market to be "the best market in the world" as he rang the bell to inaugurate the market's first regular Sunday trading day.

COVID measures stepped up in Southwark and Lambeth as cases rise

Southwark and Lambeth councils have stepped up efforts to encourage COVID-19 testing and vaccinations as the number of coronavirus cases rises in both boroughs.

COVID measures stepped up in Southwark and Lambeth as cases rise
Much-loved elephant statue returns to Elephant & Castle

Much-loved elephant statue returns to Elephant & Castle

The elephant statue which used to stand outside the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre has returned to the area after a trip to Kent for restoration and a new coat of paint.

Have your say on the future of Waterloo's Emma Cons Gardens

People who live and work in Waterloo are being invited to share their ideas for improvements to Emma Cons Gardens, the open space at the corner of Waterloo Road and The Cut.

Have your say on the future of Waterloo's Emma Cons Gardens
Borough Market to open on Sundays for ingredients not street food

Borough Market to open on Sundays for ingredients not street food

Borough Market bosses say they hope to recapture some of the atmosphere of its late 1990s market trading days by opening on Sunday mornings with a focus on ingredients to cook at home rather than street food for immediate consumption.

Rust-stained Blackfriars Bridge to be repainted

Blackfriars Bridge is to be refurbished and repainted in a multi-million-pound project due to start this summer and be completed by 2024.

Rust-stained Blackfriars Bridge to be repainted
Bankside bollards given grade II listed status

Bankside bollards given grade II listed status

A pair of 200-year-old bollards just off Southwark Bridge Road have been designated as grade II listed buildings.

Albert Embankment: Government vetoes fire brigade HQ development

Plans to redevelop the former London Fire Brigade headquarters on Albert Embankment have been vetoed by the Government after a public inquiry.

Albert Embankment: Government vetoes fire brigade HQ development
Southwark Bridge gets special light show for 100th birthday

Southwark Bridge gets special light show for 100th birthday

Southwark Bridge displayed a special light show last weekend to mark the centenary of the river crossing's official opening by King George V and Queen Mary.

Old LWT building given Thames TV makeover for Danny Boyle series

For anyone of a certain age who remembers when London was served by different ITV companies depending on the day of the week, last week's appearance of Thames Television signage on the former HQ of London Weekend Television will have been deeply confusing

Old LWT building given Thames TV makeover for Danny Boyle series
First detox unit for homeless people opens at St Thomas' Hospital

First detox unit for homeless people opens at St Thomas' Hospital

London's first dedicated detox unit for homeless people opens this month at St Thomas' Hospital.

We'll extend the Bakerloo line 'when the time is right' - Sadiq

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he remains committed to extending the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle "when the time is right".

We'll extend the Bakerloo line 'when the time is right' - Sadiq
Face coverings could be reintroduced in Southwark schools

Face coverings could be reintroduced in Southwark schools

The requirement for secondary school pupils to wear face coverings could be reintroduced in Southwark if a request from the borough's director of public health is accepted by national officials.

New boundaries for parliamentary constituencies proposed

Proposals for a revised Bermondsey & Borough parliamentary constituency - with parts of Southwark joining a new Vauxhall & Camberwell seat - have been published by the Boundary Commission for England.

New boundaries for parliamentary constituencies proposed
Elephant & Castle housing: campaigners lose appeal court fight

Elephant & Castle housing: campaigners lose appeal court fight

The Court of Appeal has rejected a legal challenge to the decision by Southwark Council to approve the redevelopment of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and London College of Communication.

Stabbing at More London: police renew appeal for witnesses

Detectives have released images of two males that they wish to identify and speak to in connection with a stabbing at More London last month.

Stabbing at More London: police renew appeal for witnesses
Waterloo phone box sold at auction for 25,000

Waterloo phone box sold at auction for 25,000

A grade II listed phone box outside the Waterloo Action Centre in Baylis Road has sold at auction for 25,000.

Lambeth Labour picks Claire Holland as next council leader

Cllr Claire Holland is set to be the new leader of Lambeth Council.

Lambeth Labour picks Claire Holland as next council leader
Planet Organic supermarket to open in Tower Bridge Road

Planet Organic supermarket to open in Tower Bridge Road

Planet Organic is to open a supermarket in Tower Bridge Road as part of the Newham's Yard development.

Tower Bridge: man injured in 'vicious attack' - police appeal

Police investigating a serious assault at Tower Bridge last month have released images of two youths they wish to trace in connection with the incident.

Tower Bridge: man injured in 'vicious attack' - police appeal
TfL: Elephant & Castle tube station revamp at risk

TfL: Elephant & Castle tube station revamp at risk

Transport for London's finance boss has warned that plans to remodel Elephant & Castle Underground Station could be in jeopardy unless the Government agrees long-term funding for the capital's transport network.

Police turf 60 people out of rave in basement of former pub

The basement of a former pub in Lambeth Road was converted into an 'illegal nightclub' with a sound system, dancefloor, and fully stocked bar.

Police turf 60 people out of rave in basement of former pub
Temporary jobcentre to open in Blackfriars Road

Temporary jobcentre to open in Blackfriars Road

The Government has announced that it will open a temporary jobcentre in Blackfriars Road to help Southwark locals who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic find new employment.

Westminster Bridge: green light for segregated cycle lanes

Plans to replace the temporary security barriers on Westminster Bridge with metal bollards dividing the main carriageway from new cycle lanes have been approved by councils on both sides of the river.

Westminster Bridge: green light for segregated cycle lanes
Bakerloo line: off-peak tube frequency cut by 15 per cent

Bakerloo line: off-peak tube frequency cut by 15 per cent

As COVID-19 restrictions are eased this week, London Underground has announced it is cutting the weekday daytime and evening service on the Bakerloo line by 15 per cent.

Jack Hopkins steps down as Lambeth Council leader

The leader of Lambeth Council has stepped down after just over two years in the top job.

Jack Hopkins steps down as Lambeth Council leader
City Hall included on campaign group's 'buildings at risk' list

City Hall included on campaign group's 'buildings at risk' list

City Hall is one of ten notable buildings erected in the last century to be included in an architectural campaigning charity's list of 'at risk' buildings.

Vodafone's 'obtrusive' neon logo vetoed in Great Suffolk Street

Southwark planners have vetoed Vodafone's proposal to reinstate a neon 3D rendition of the company's logo outside its offices in Great Suffolk Street.

Vodafone's 'obtrusive' neon logo vetoed in Great Suffolk Street
Should Mermaid Court be closed to through motor traffic?

Should Mermaid Court be closed to through motor traffic?

Southwark Council has launched an online survey to gather views on a proposal to close Mermaid Court to through motor traffic.

Waterloo phone boxes up for auction

Two grade II listed red phone boxes in Waterloo are up for auction later this month, with guide prices ranging from 35,000 to 45,000.

Waterloo phone boxes up for auction
Four artists shortlisted for Waterloo Station's Windrush Monument

Four artists shortlisted for Waterloo Station's Windrush Monument

The four artists in the running to design a national Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station have been announced.

Florence Nightingale Museum will open its doors in 2021 after all

The Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas' Hospital - which earlier this year announced it would remain mothballed after lockdown - is to stage a series of monthly open weekends starting next month.

Florence Nightingale Museum will open its doors in 2021 after all
City Walk leaseholders in 'David and Goliath' fire safety dispute

City Walk leaseholders in 'David and Goliath' fire safety dispute

Residents of a Bermondsey development are paying thousands of pounds a week for fire safety patrols.

Month-long pop-up lawn bowls event planned for GMH Park

Part of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park could host a month-long lawn bowls-themed event this summer.

Month-long pop-up lawn bowls event planned for GMH Park
Friars Bridge Court office block to be turned into pathology lab

Friars Bridge Court office block to be turned into pathology lab

A newly refurbished office building in Blackfriars Road is to be turned into a pathology laboratory for local healthcare providers including Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.

Barkham Terrace lodge gets grade II listed status

A Victorian house built in connection with the Bethlem Hospital has been given grade II listed status by the Government.

Barkham Terrace lodge gets grade II listed status
Cllr Hamish McCallum takes over as Southwark Lib Dem leader

Cllr Hamish McCallum takes over as Southwark Lib Dem leader

Southwark's Lib Dem opposition group has a new leader - North Bermondsey's Cllr Hamish McCallum - who takes over from Nick Johnson after his short 10-month tenure.

Nearly one third of Southwark residents have had a COVID-19 jab

More than 100,000 Southwark residents - almost one in three of the population - have now received at least their first COVID-19 jab.

Nearly one third of Southwark residents have had a COVID-19 jab
Guy's & St Thomas' boss: NHS COVID-19 recovery will take 'years'

Guy's & St Thomas' boss: NHS COVID-19 recovery will take 'years'

The boss of Guy's and St Thomas' says that attending to patients whose treatment was delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic is the "biggest challenge" facing the hospitals - and warns that it will take "years" for the NHS to recover from the last year.

1970s former council house on the market for 1.25 million

A house on a 1970s-built council estate in Southwark has gone on the market for 1.25 million.

1970s former council house on the market for 1.25 million
Lambeth: final call for residents and workers to have COVID test

Lambeth: final call for residents and workers to have COVID test

Fewer than one in six Lambeth residents have heeded a call for everyone who lives and works in the borough to have a PCR test for COVID-19.

Wallball court opened at Marlborough Sports Garden

The Marlborough Sports Garden in Union Street has a new addition: a wallball court.

Wallball court opened at Marlborough Sports Garden
Waterloo Action Centre warns rent rise could threaten future

Waterloo Action Centre warns rent rise could threaten future

The charity which runs Waterloo's main community centre has urged local residents to respond to a Lambeth Council consultation which could see the venue face a sharp increase in the rent it pays to the town hall.

All Lambeth residents asked to take COVID-19 test

Everyone over the age of 11 who lives or works in Lambeth is being asked to take a PCR test for COVID-19 after new cases of the variant first identified in South Africa were found in the borough.

All Lambeth residents asked to take COVID-19 test
Teenager stabbed at More London: police appeal for witnesses

Teenager stabbed at More London: police appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a 19-year-old was stabbed in the More London complex near Tower Bridge.

South African variant of COVID-19 found in South Bermondsey

2,000 households in South Bermondsey are receiving letters from Southwark Council alerting them to to the discovery of a case of the so-called South African variant of COVID-19.

South African variant of COVID-19 found in South Bermondsey
NatWest makes Lambeth North branch closure permanent

NatWest makes Lambeth North branch closure permanent

The Lambeth North branch of NatWest - closed for several months during the COVID-19 pandemic - is to shut permanently this summer after more than 150 years.

Recycling bins for electrical appliances now on Southwark streets

A new recycling bin where residents can deposit small electrical appliances such as kettles and hairdryers has been installed outside Guy Street Park in Weston Street.

Recycling bins for electrical appliances now on Southwark streets
TfL introduces eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road

TfL introduces eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road

Transport for London will this week create a new eastbound bus lane in New Kent Road.

Co-op plans new food store in Crimscott Street

The Co-op is planning to open a new food store in the London Square Bermondsey development at the former Crosse & Blackwell factory in Crimscott Street.

Co-op plans new food store in Crimscott Street
Asda sets up COVID-19 vaccination centre in Old Kent Road store

Asda sets up COVID-19 vaccination centre in Old Kent Road store

A COVID-19 vaccination centre is under construction inside Asda's Old Kent Road store.

Santander to shut London Bridge branch in Southwark Street

Santander has announced the closure of its London Bridge branch in Southwark Street, with customers redirected to banks across the river or in Walworth.

Santander to shut London Bridge branch in Southwark Street
Time Out drops plan for food market at Waterloo International

Time Out drops plan for food market at Waterloo International

Time Out has blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for its decision to abandon plans to open a food market as part of the new shopping centre being created below the former Eurostar platforms at Waterloo Station.

Bermondsey Street restaurants propose Soho-style al fresco dining

A group of restaurant businesses in Bermondsey Street have suggested lining the road with tables for open-air dining - similar to the setup seen in Soho last summer - as they prepare to reopen after months of lockdown.

Bermondsey Street restaurants propose Soho-style al fresco dining
Council leader 'deeply worried' about US takeover of Southwark GPs

Council leader 'deeply worried' about US takeover of Southwark GPs

The leader of Southwark Council says he is "deeply worried" about the takeover of several NHS GP practices in the borough - including Falmouth Road Surgery - by a US health insurance company.

Tabard Gardens teen jailed for attempted GBH

A teenager from the Tabard Gardens Estate has been sentenced to two years in prison for attempted grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place in relation to an incident in Oxford Street last summer.

Tabard Gardens teen jailed for attempted GBH
New orthopaedic building at Guy's Hospital gets planning approval

New orthopaedic building at Guy's Hospital gets planning approval

Plans for a new eight-storey building at Guy's Hospital - to accommodate an orthopaedics 'centre of excellence' - have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 17-storey office block above Southwark Tube

Plans by Transport for London to build a 17-storey office building above Southwark Underground Station have been approved by Southwark councillors.

Green light for 17-storey office block above Southwark Tube
Waterloo & City line back in 'May or June' after year's closure

Waterloo & City line back in 'May or June' after year's closure

The direct tube link between Waterloo and Bank could be reinstated in May or June, Transport for London has said.

Appeal court considers Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre case

As demolition of the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre begins in earnest, three Court of Appeal judges have spent two days considering Southwark Council's decision-making about the provision of social housing in the redevelopment.

Appeal court considers Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre case
Low Traffic Neighbourhood: no through motor traffic in Webber St

Low Traffic Neighbourhood: no through motor traffic in Webber St

Motor traffic will no longer be able to use Webber Street as a link between Blackfriars Road and The Cut under proposals for a Blackfriars Low Traffic Neighbourhood published this week.

Proposed ban on new hotels in Waterloo struck out by inspector

Lambeth Council's proposed moratorium on planning permission for further hotel development in the Waterloo area has been ruled out of order by a Government-appointed inspector.

Proposed ban on new hotels in Waterloo struck out by inspector
Crime in Waterloo drops 70% - but serious youth violence is up

Crime in Waterloo drops 70% - but serious youth violence is up

Recorded crime in Waterloo and the South Bank dropped by nearly 70 per cent in 2020 - but serious youth violence is continuing to climb, with the area identified as a 'hotspot' for crimes where 16 to 19-year-olds are the victims.

Plan to add extra floor to Founder's Arms Bankside pub

A popular riverside pub could gain an extra floor under plans submitted to Southwark Council by Young's & Co.

Plan to add extra floor to Founder's Arms Bankside pub
Westminster Bridge plaque will honour victims of terror attack

Westminster Bridge plaque will honour victims of terror attack

Four years after the terrorist attack on Westminster Bridge, a plaque is to be installed in the centre of the river crossing bearing the names of the five people who were fatally injured.

30 of 36 'senior living' homes in affordable housing block unsold

A riverside development of homes for senior citizens is being rescued by the GLA and Lambeth Council after 30 out of 36 shared ownership flats failed to sell in three years.

30 of 36 'senior living' homes in affordable housing block unsold
TfL to trial extended bus lane in Tower Bridge Road

TfL to trial extended bus lane in Tower Bridge Road

Plans to add an extra 130 metres of northbound bus lane in Tower Bridge Road have been announced by Transport for London.

Berkeley Homes could pack 1,000 homes into Borough Triangle

The new owners of the block of land that includes Mercato Metropolitano in Newington Causeway hope to cram in as many as 1,000 homes to the site.

Berkeley Homes could pack 1,000 homes into Borough Triangle
Unlicensed COVID-19 drug offered for sale at Elephant & Castle

Unlicensed COVID-19 drug offered for sale at Elephant & Castle

An unproven COVID-19 treatment not licensed in the UK is being advertised for sale in an Elephant & Castle shop.

Council 'putting Tate Modern view before student housing' - LSE

A new Southwark planning policy to protect the view of Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge could deprive 500 students a year of affordable accommodation, according to the London School of Economics.

Council 'putting Tate Modern view before student housing' - LSE
Bakerloo line extension? Not in next decade - TfL finance chief

Bakerloo line extension? Not in next decade - TfL finance chief

Plans to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham and beyond - via the Old Kent Road - won't become a reality in the next 10 years, Transport for London's finance boss has said.

15-storey 'lifestyle hotel' proposed in St George's Road

Plans for a 15-storey hotel next to a popular pocket park at the Elephant & Castle have been revealed by developers.

15-storey 'lifestyle hotel' proposed in St George's Road
Roupell Street goes back to the 50s for murder mystery movie

Roupell Street goes back to the 50s for murder mystery movie

Waterloo's Roupell Street was filled with 1950s cars on Friday and Saturday while Disney's Searchlight Pictures division filmed scenes for a forthcoming murder mystery film.

Lambeth Council brings COVID-19 contract tracing in-house

Lambeth Council has become the first London borough to bring all COVID-19 contact tracing in-house in a new pilot scheme.

Lambeth Council brings COVID-19 contract tracing in-house
Westminster, Lambeth & Vauxhall bridges could need 130m repairs

Westminster, Lambeth & Vauxhall bridges could need 130m repairs

The combined repair bill for Westminster, Lambeth and Vauxhall bridges over the next decade could be in the range of 85 million to 130 million, according to Transport for London.

Police appeal over 'homophobic abuse' on Jubilee line train

Police officers investigating an alleged hate crime on board a Jubilee line train have released images of two men they would like to speak to.

Police appeal over 'homophobic abuse' on Jubilee line train
Deputy mayor questions why Primark can reopen before Tate Modern

Deputy mayor questions why Primark can reopen before Tate Modern

Sadiq Khan's deputy mayor for culture has criticised the Government for forcing large museums and galleries to stay shut even after non-essential shops can reopen this spring.

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.

Rockingham Estate to share in City Hall fund to tackle violence
COVID-19 testing centres open at London Bridge and Waterloo

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.

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.

Southwark NHS GP surgery sold to US corporation
Scenes for spy drama filmed at Elephant & Castle

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+.

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.

Lambeth's first COVID-19 case was detected at Waterloo hotel
House of Commons paperwork to be printed in Waterloo rail arch

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.

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.

Fire and explosion at South Bank convenience store
All the Old Knives: scenes for new movie thriller shot in SE1

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.

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.

Why Southwark is at the centre of John Keats' story
Tesco Express opens at The Dumont on Albert Embankment

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.

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.

Green light for new council homes next to Southwark Tube station
COVID-19 testing launched at Southwark Crown Court

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.

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.

Southwark housing boss quits after anon Twitter account exposed
Tributes paid to former Southwark mayor Denise Capstick

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.

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.

Francois Kablan killing: two teens found guilty of manslaughter
Royal Brompton & Harefield join Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust

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.

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.

Tooley Street bike lanes to fill gap between C4 and London Bridge
Thameslink could stay on tube map permanently, says Mayor

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.

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.

London Necropolis Railway Station could be turned into flats
Elephant & Castle statue leaves its perch outside shopping centre

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.

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.

TfL: Vauxhall Bridge 'could face restrictions' without repairs
Borough Market uses bylaws to enforce wearing of face coverings

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.

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.

City to keep 'no dogs' rule in SE1 social housing
18-storey tower proposed on St James's Road

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.

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.

Waterloo's wooden WHSmith kiosk to be restored by railway museum
Increase in rough sleeping at Waterloo raised in House of Lords

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.

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.

Apple TV+ sci-fi series 'Ray James' filming in Borough Road
Florence Nightingale Museum to be mothballed

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.

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.

Bakerloo line facing service cuts as TfL tackles financial crisis
Chicken Cottage cashpoint cancelled over conservation area clash

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.

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.

Government pledges 10m funding for Old Kent Road
Webber Street fire on Christmas morning: four taken to hospital

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.

Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian

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

Obituary: Graham Gibberd, Waterloo & South Bank historian
Empty rooms at Bankside student halls to be filled with tourists

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.

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.

Police impose dispersal zone on South Bank & Waterloo
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