13-storey tower to replace KwikFit on New Kent Road [16 July 2018]

Plans for a development of more than 80 homes - including a 13-storey tower - on the site of KwikFit in the New Kent Road have been approved by Southwark councillors. The scheme won unanimous backing from councillors at [Read entire story]

new shops approved at Perronet House garages [16 July 2018]

A proposal to create new shops facing the Elephant & Castle road junction - to accommodate some of the small businesses likely to be displaced by the shopping centre redevelopment - has been approved by Southwark's [Read entire story]

Surrey Police chase ends in driver of stolen car driving into officer | Meridian

Incredible footage has been released by Surrey Police of the moment a driver tried to run over a police officer who had cornered their car.Officers followed the suspected stolen car along the A22 Godstone Bypass last [Read entire story]

Annual Royal swan census underway on the Thames | London

The annual census of the swan population on the River Thames is under way following a winter that saw some animals killed by bird flu.David Barber, the Queen's Swan Marker, led his team as they carried out their [Read entire story]

Effects of London’s long, hot summer seen from space | London

The effects of London's long, hot summer are even now evident from space.Satellite images show how the country has turned from green to brown after weeks without rain.Temperatures reached 30C in London today [Read entire story]

Hundreds of firefighters tackle huge blaze at ‘tinder-dry’ grasslands

More than 225 firefighters have been tackling a grass fire the size of about 150 football pitches.Police warned people to avoid the Wanstead Flats, in Epping Forest, north-east London, due to “very heavy smoke” coming [Read entire story]

Family photos of Prince Louis’s christening released by William and Kate

Prince Louis is pictured in the arms of his mother and surrounded by his immediate family in touching photographs released to mark his christening.Four official images were taken by British photographer Matt Holyoak [Read entire story]

Motorway roadworks speed limits could be increased on Sundays

Drivers could be allowed to travel at higher speeds through motorway roadworks depending on the day of the week.Speed limits could be increased from 50mph to 60mph when there is less activity by road workers, Highways [Read entire story]

Meryl Streep and Cher among stars at premiere of Mamma Mia sequel | London

Meryl Streep and Cher will be joined by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Andy Garcia and Lily James for the world premiere of the Mamma Mia sequel.The 2008 film version of the hit musical featuring Abba songs was a box [Read entire story]

Decorators with criminal records pick up paintbrushes to inspire young people | London

Cyle and Nick hope to persuade others to make better choices than they did. Friends since they were children, they admit to the mistakes they made.Both have criminal records and together they are now hoping to set a [Read entire story]

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