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Plans to rebuild Walworth Town Hall after 2013 blaze

An architect is set to hired in the spring to rebuild Walworth Town Hall after a blaze destroyed the building almost two years ago.

The roof was destroyed in a blaze in 2013. Credit: @godfreylant

A public consultation is underway initial designs after the roof of the Grade II listed building in Walworth Road was destroyed in a fire. in March 2013.

It meant that the Cuming Museum to had to close and Newington Library to be relocated.

Man impaled on railings after falling from window

A man has been left with life threatening injuries after falling from a window and becoming impaled on railings. The victim, thought to be in his 30s, fell from a block of flats on Iliffe Street in Walworth yesterday afternoon.

Google Street View image of Iliffe Street in Walworth Credit: Google Street View

Met Police officers had gone to the man's flat to arrest him. He had to be cut free by a fire crew after suffering serious stomach and leg injuries. He was flown to hospital by air ambulance.

Pair arrested over fatal house fire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman following a house fire.

A 26-year-old man and another in his late 40s are being held after a blaze in the Walworth area of south London.

Emergency services were called to an address in Alosando Drive shortly after 12.30pm yesterday.

A woman believed to be in her mid-20s was taken to a west London hospital where she subsequently died.

Boy found guilty of stabbing teenager to death

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering another teenager by stabbing him to death after he went to a housing estate to try and retrieve a stolen mobile phone.

The Old Bailey heard Dogan Ismail, 17, was knifed through the heart after going with another 15-year-old to get back his BlackBerry phone from the Aylesbury estate, Walworth, south London, on December 30.

The youth, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, had denied murder but admitted theft and manslaughter.

He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on July 2.


Fate of some museum items still unknown

Southwark Council leader Peter John says the the fate of items in two galleries at the Cuming museum is 'unknown at present'.

Firefighters tackling the fire at Walworth Town Hall are currently damping down.

On twitter, Councillor John paid tribute to the London Fire Brigade and to Southwark Council for their efforts in trying to save the museum's collections.

Amazing work by LFB and Southwark Council museum staff to remove Cuming Museum artefacts from Walworth fire today.

– Southwark Council leader, Peter John
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