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10 key London seats: Bermondsey & Old Southwark

Over the coming six weeks we'll be highlighting 10 key London seats to watch in the General Election.

We start in the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark.

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In 2010 the Lib Dems got almost half of the vote. But Labour are confident they can depose Simon Hughes - who's been the MP there for more than three decades.


Teenager murdered in Southwark

Police tape Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Southwark Police has launched a murder investigation following the death of an 18-year-old man.

Officers responded to reports of a stabbing in Pilgrimage Street, SE1 yesterday afternoon. The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body has yet to be formally identified. However, the next of kin have been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Teenager stabbed to death in Southwark

A 18 year old has died after being stabbed in the street in Southwark this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Pilgrimage Street around 2.30pm, but the man died at the scene shortly after.

Police say they are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made so far.

Cushion mistaken for homemade bomb in Southwark

Southwark Police responded to calls from the public about a 'suspicious object' left next to a Tube station this afternoon, fearing it could be a homemade bomb... only to discover it was a cushion.

The force said on Twitter:

They went on to encourage the public to keep reporting things of this nature, as real bombs might not be easy to spot:

And also left a small warning for anyone taking the matter too lightly...


Met Police 'objects' to 20mph speed limits in Southwark

Southwark to impose 20mph speed limit at end of July

Can you 'C' the mistake: Council misspells parking spot

Council workers left red-faced after misspelling the word 'vehicle' in this electric parking space Credit: SWNS

Council workers were left red-faced after misspelling the word 'vehicle' in an electric car parking space. The space, 100 yards from the Transport for London office on Blackfriars Road in Southwark, have been especially marked out for green cars so they can be charged.

Unfortunately, they have been marked out as "electric vechichles only". The error was spotted by Tim Clark who told the Metro: "It was only when I spotted this eye-catching Renault Twizy using it that I noticed the awful typo".

Women seen having tea in the middle of London Bridge

It's the most unlikely place to unwind to have a nice relaxing cup of tea. But despite the hundreds of tourists and relentless flow of traffic, two women dressed up and casually had a brew in the middle of London Bridge on Monday. No one's quite sure why they chose such a unique location.

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