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.
Mayor Boris Johnson has been taking a look at how the regeneration of Elephant and Castle will progress.
The area is undergoing a 15-year renovation project, which will see three thousand new homes being built, with community facilities and central London's largest new park for 70 years.
But there are questions over whether enough of the development is affordable to ordinary Londoners.
Luke Hanrahan reports:
Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Southwark Council Fiona Colley has told ITV London that although there are not many affordable houses as part of a regeneration strategy at Elephant and Castle, there are "many other benefits".
Local residents from Elephant and Castle have said the £3 billion regeneration project in the area set up the London Mayor was "pushing out families" and was "not taking local people into consideration".
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”.