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.
Europe's tallest building will be officially unveiled in central London today.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has told ITV London that he was very "pleased" that a £3 billion regeneration project at Elephant and Castle in Southwork is finally underway, adding that money had been invested into the local transport infrastructure.
The regeneration of Elephant and Castle will include the creation of a hundreds of new homes and jobs, the London Mayor announced today.
Southwark Council has posted this video on how residents are expecting to benefit from the changes:
The leader of Southwark Council has said he is "delighted" over the regeneration of Elephant and Castle, as the London Mayor launched the £3 billion transformation project today.
Councillor Peter John said:
There is now great momentum behind the changes, with more than 500 new homes and the leisure centre already under construction, and the demolition of the Heygate just around the corner.
We've been working towards this for such a long time with our development partners Lend Lease, and it's great to see all the key players like the GLA and TfL coming together to transform the Elephant & Castle into a fantastic place to live, work and visit.
The regeneration of Elephant and Castle will bring thousands of jobs and homes to this part of the capital, London Mayor Boris Johnson said, as the project officially kicked off today.
Mr Johnson added:
Developments like this at One the Elephant, and next door on the Newington Butts site, are just the beginning, bringing quality homes into the area and helping to rejuvenate the high street.
Alongside the improvements to transport links we're seeing the start of a real renaissance for the area.
The Mayor of London has officially launched the start of construction at One the Elephant, a key part of the £3 billion transformation of the area.
The site will be home to a 37-storey residential tower containing 284 new homes, retail and business space as well as an adjacent four storey pavilion and park.
The first man to be charged in the police inquiry prompted by claims into disgraced TV presenter Jimmy Savile has denied a string of sex offences.
David Smith, 66, is accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy in the summer of 1984.
The former driver appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court today.
Smith, from Lewisham, denied two counts of indecent assault and two of gross indecency, all between June 1 and July 21 1984.
He also denied a claim of rape against the boy between July 1 and 21 1984.
He was remanded on bail and will return to the court on October 28 for trial.
Smith was the first person to be charged under Operation Yewtree - the national investigation launched after claims were made against Savile.
An office development in south London has been listed as Grade II by Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey today.
Metro Central Heights in London's Elephant and Castle, was built between 1959 and 1967, and designed by internationally renowned architect Erno Goldfinger.
Mr Vaizey said: “Goldfinger considered this to be his most significant work. Acclaimed when it was first built, it subsequently divided opinion but has now – 25 years after first being put forward for listing - clearly passed the test of time.
"I am pleased now to be able to give it the recognition it deserves”.
Two armed robbers, who targeted a series of small businesses and bookmakers in east and south London, have been jailed at Southwark Crown Court today.
John Robinson and Charlie Garratty were jailed for a total of 12 years after pleading guilty at the Old Bailey to a number of offences, following the raids between November 2011 and March 2012.
The offences were deemed as "well-planned" by New Scotland Yard, adding that not only had the suspects been "vocal in their threats" but also "very violent" towards their victims, brandishing imitation weapons.
Southwark Council has been criticised for agreeing a deal which means less than 5% of flats in a massive new residential development will be available to rent as social housing.
The information about plans for the Heygate Estate was accidentally revealed on their website earlier this week.
Demolition of the estate in Elephant and Castle began in 2011. It's hoped buyers will start moving in from 2015. The council has said 25% of the flats will be affordable.