– Simon Hughes MP
Grace will be dearly missed by her many friends and neighbours and by the wider Bermondsey community.
We are all very sad today but we pay tribute to Grace for her wonderful, vibrant and long life, for her commitment to her faith, her family and her community, and we know that a woman of such strong Christian faith faced death with no fear.
Although she found her failing strength frustrating, right up until her last week Grace's memory and intellect were undimmed.
Grace was engaged during the First World War but her fiancé who was killed on active service. She never married and worked as a seamstress and for the Government until her retirement - about half a century ago.
Local MP Simon Hughes says Grace was visited at a nursing home in the last 24 hours by her local parish priest as well as several close friends.
London's oldest resident, Grace Jones, has died aged 113. Grace who lived in Bermondsey was born on December 7 1899, and was the only surviving Briton to have lived for the whole of the 20th century. She died peacefully on Thursday morning.
A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after a 13-year-old girl was killed in a crash in South Bermondsey on Sunday night.
The teenager was in the back of her parents' car when it was hit by a vehicle being chased by police.
Ronke Phillips has the latest from south Bermondsey, after a 13-year-old girl was killed in a crash during a police chase.
Ronke Phillips has the latest on the crash in south Bermondsey in which a 13-year-old was hit and killed by a car involved in a police chase.
Parents taking their children for the start of term at nearby Ilderton Primary School spoke of their sadness and shock at the death of a 13-year-old hit by a car in south Bermondsey.
Michelle Foster, 37, a nursery assistant, from Sharratt Street, who had walked her nine-year-old to school, said:
"I am shocked - I heard the news from another mum as we were walking along to school. I feel very, very sorry for the family."
Francis Soares, 52, a porter, who lives in Ilderton Road, said he arrived home last night shortly after the crash happened. "There were police and ambulances and paramedics.
"It was dark and you could not see what was happening and the whole place was blocked off. I am very saddened to hear the news."
Afza Osman, 37, a mother who had dropped her five-year-old at school said: "It is very, very sad. We cross that road every single day."
The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation after a 13-year-old girl died in crash, involving a car that was being chased by police.
Just before 6.30pm last night, a Peugeot 308 - which was being pursued by a marked police car - collided with a Volkswagen Polo.
The teenager, who had been sitting in the back of the Volkswagen, died at the scene from her injuries.
Her parents and brother, who were also in the car, have been taken to hospital - but their injuries are not thought to be serious.
The driver of the Peugeot has been arrested.
Commander Tony Eastaugh said: "An innocent family are now dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one.
"The Metropolitan Police has begun a thorough investigation into the circumstances of this terrible incident.
"The thoughts of our staff and officers are with the family at this time."