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Final stage of Heygate demolition to be completed

The Heygate Estate demolition project in Southwark

The final stages of demolition at the Heygate Estate in Southwark will be completed later.

The regeneration project will see 2,500 new homes built in the area.

The first phase of demolition, on Rodney Road, has already finished and construction of 235 new homes at Trafalgar Place is nearing completion.

Churchgoers 'may have to worship on the street'

Today's Sunday service at a church in Southwark may have to be taken outside after squatters moved in.

The congregation at the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Church have apparently been gathering in the street to worship since last weekend.

The squatters, aged between about 20 and 35, reportedly breached a security fence when the guard went for food.

It happened just days after a previous group were evicted.


Councils will not appeal against ruling

Southwark station is one of the ten which will be closed on Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority said the seven councils had confirmed they will not appeal. This means the reductions in fire stations and fire appliances "will proceed as planned, on 9 January 2014."

The cuts are part of the fifth London Safety Plan, which details how the authority will deliver the capital's fire and rescue service over the next three years, and includes plans agreed in September to close the 10 fire stations.

Three new arrests in 'mistaken identity' stabbing

Three more men have been arrested after a father of one was fatally stabbed outside a pub in Borough - with police believing the incident was a case of mistaken identity.

Christopher Foster was murdered in a case of mistaken identity Credit: Metropolitan Police

Father of one Christopher Foster was attacked by a hooded gang as he smoked a cigarette with a friend late in the evening on Friday November 26th.

Scotland Yard said three men aged 25, 29 and 33 were arrested today and remain in custody at a south London police station.

Man arrested over 'mistaken identity' murder

Christopher Foster was stabbed outside a London pub. Credit: Met Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a single father outside a London pub have made a second arrest.

Christopher Foster was stabbed outside St Christopher's Inn on Borough High Street last Friday. Witnesses say he was attacked by a gang who were brandishing baseball bats and at least one knife.

Officers believe the offenders targeted the wrong man.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been taken into custody at a south London police station. It comes after a woman was arrested and bailed on Sunday on suspicion of assisting an offender.

'Innocent man' stabbed in case of 'mistaken identity'

Police say Christopher Foster, who was fatally stabbed outside a pub in Borough High Street on Friday, is believed to have been a victim of mistaken identity.

I think they were looking for someone. Chris was an innocent man. There was no reason for him to have been attacked. He was a working guy out with his mates having a beer. I need to find some witnesses who have seen this group in Borough High Street or the alleyways that run off it, before the incident, or afterwards, when five of them ran off down Mermaid Court."

– Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin, Metropolitan Police
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