This was a spectacular fraud with a high degree of planning which stretched over three years
A 35-year old father has been fatally stabbed outside a pub in a case of 'mistaken identity'.
A plaque was unveiled in Southwark this afternoon in memory of one of Britain's earliest black jazz musicians, Frank Bates.
Over three years, Ibrahim Bundu, his mother Marie Bundu, his ex-wife, Ada Kamara, his estranged wife Fatmata Koroma, and Korama's aunt, Haja Sesay, along with others, Aminata Lassayo, and Rebecca Quartey, fraudulently obtained council houses for themselves.
The Judge tells Bundu's mother, ex wife, estranged partner and another relative they knew it was fraud when they accepted properties.
A Southwark housing officer who faked documents to secure properties for his friends and family has been sentenced to 4 and a half years. The judge told Ibrahim Bundu he:
Cynically abused his position as a housing officer
The fraud cost Southwark Council £3.7 million.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
– Detective Chief Inspector John Sandlin, Metropolitan Police
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."