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Published: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:38:37 +0100


18 Blackfriars: 53-storey tower OKed by Southwark councillors

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:30:59 +0100

Plans for a major development on Blackfriars Road including SE1's second tallest building - with 288 homes, a 548-room hotel, a music venue, shops and and offices - have been approved by Southwark's planning committee.(image)

Garden Bridge: London Assembly orders Sadiq aide to hand over papers

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:51:16 +0100

A City Hall committee has taken the unusual step of using its power of summons to demand that a close aide to the Mayor provides information about the Garden Bridge project.(image)

oBike: dockless cycle hire comes to SE1

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:13:13 +0100

Dozens of yellow and grey bicycles are now available for hire on the streets of SE1 via a new smartphone app called oBike.(image)

Barriers to remain on Thames bridges for 'foreseeable future'

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:55:56 +0100

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that security barriers installed on eight bridges across the River Thames will remain in place for the "foreseeable future" whilst "a more permeable option" for pedestrians and cyclists is developed.(image)

Zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for rest of summer

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:30:45 +0100

The Zip World London zip wire can stay in Archbishop's Park for the rest of the summer after Lambeth's planning applications committee gave the scheme the green light.(image)

BRF in call for community-led housing on TfL's Southwark land

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:32:55 +0100

Bankside Residents' Forum has urged Southwark Council to support efforts for community-led affordable housing on sites in the Bankside area being redeveloped by Transport for London.(image)

Ignacio Echeverria: award for Spaniard killed at London Bridge

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 15:25:18 +0100

The Spanish National Police have awarded a posthumous medal of merit to Ignacio Echeverría, the Spaniard killed in last month's terrorist attack at London Bridge.(image)

Roman sarcophagus found at Swan Street construction site

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:30:11 +0100

A Roman sarcophagus has been found by archaeologists working on a development site at the corner of Harper Road and Swan Street in Southwark.(image)

Lambeth North newsagents faces licence review over tobacco claims

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:28:06 +0100

A newsagent and off licence in Kennington Road is facing a review of its licence to sell alcohol after claims that "illicit and counterfeit tobacco" was found on the premises.(image)

Green flags for Mint Street Park, Nelson Square and Tate garden

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:10:13 +0100

Three parks in SE1 - Mint Street Park, Nelson Square Gardens and the community garden at Tate Modern - have been awarded 'green flag' status for the first time.(image)