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SE1 Direct 476: Merry Christmas
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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 476

About this email newsletter: http://www.SE1direct.co.uk
Daily local news & features: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk

Monday 21 December 2009                       ISSN 1750-0656

Merry Christmas from SE1 Direct - thanks for your support in
2009. We'll be back next week with a New Year events guide.

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IN THIS BULLETIN
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* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* Advert: Topnotch - The solution to your resolution
* What's on this week
* 6 local job vacancies this week
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Local organisations forum with Better Bankside
* Business Forum in association with Better Bankside

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{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

Remember you don't have to wait till SE1 Direct drops into
your mailbox to get a local news fix. The London SE1 website
offers the latest news throughout the week. You can also see
the news on a map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/map

* Mandela Way: "Westminster rubbish for Westminster people"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4266

* Premier Inn & citizenM: new hotels for Lavington Street
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4265

* Auction for New Year party suite at Park Plaza hotel
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4264

* Pop-up Christmas gift shop in Union Street railway arch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4263

* Foundations laid for Blackfriars Station Bankside entrance
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4262

* Crossrail levy could make Waterloo and Elephant "unviable"
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4261

* Elephant southern roundabout & subways to go by March 2011
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4260

* Legible London signs make South Bank easier to navigate
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4259

* Government minister visits Elephant Shopping Centre
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4258

* Mayor of London's Carol Service at Southwark Cathedral
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4257

* South Bank Clean Team starts work at Waterloo Victory Arch
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4255

* Sir Terry Wogan raises Tower Bridge
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4254

* Tom Chambers, Amanda Mealing at Guy's & St Thomas' concert
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4256

* 500 Christmas gifts donated by London Bridge businesses
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4267

* Review: A Christmas Carol at Southwark Playhouse
Read more at: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/news/view/4253

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{ Advert }

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undergone some substantial investment in the past six
months. We would like to invite you for a free visit over
the Christmas and New Year period to sample the new and
improved facilities and service that's on offer.
 
To book yourself a free visit for you and a friend please
e-mail Lucy or Kerry at
londonbridgemembership@topnotchhealthclubs.com
 
Plus...beat the new year rush and join at 2009 prices and
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Offer available between 27th Ð 31st December 2009 * terms
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51-55 St Thomas Street
London
SE1 3QX
 
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Get your ad here: http://www.se1direct.co.uk/advertising.php
> Now taking bookings for May 2010 onwards so be quick!
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{ What's on this week }

Each week we select a few highlights from the community
and cultural events taking place over the next seven
days. For a comprehensive what's on guide visit
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/ or pick up a copy of
our free monthly printed publication, 'in SE1'.


THIS WEEK'S TRADING HOURS AT BOROUGH MARKET
Monday 11am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-6pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Thursday 8am-2pm


CAROL-SINGING AT HAY'S GALLERIA
Tuesday 22 December
5.30pm at Hay's Galleria,  Tooley Street; free
Join the fantastic Chantage choir around the Christmas tree
in Hay's Galleria for a festive carol singing session.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8256


CATHEDRAL CAROL SERVICE
Tuesday 22 December
6.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
Second of two popular Southwark Carol Services with carols
sung by the boys, girls and men of the Cathedral Choir in
candlelight. This year the readings are taken from St
Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus and will be
interspersed with congregational and choir carols.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8031


BERMONDSEY FARMERS' MARKET
Wednesday 23 December
10am-1pm  at Bermondsey Square,  Bermondsey Square
Special midweek small-scale farmers' market for collection
of items pre-ordered for Christmas and purchase last-minute
essentials..
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8215


SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CHURCH SERVICES IN SE1
See: http://www.london-se1.co.uk/whatson/cat/12


MIDNIGHT MASS AT SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL
Thursday 24 December
11.30pm at Southwark Cathedral,  London Bridge
This traditional service begins with the blessing of the
crib by the Bishop of Southwark. The whole service is
conducted in candlelight and will be the last time that the
Bishop, the Rt Revd Tom Butler, will preside and preach at
the Christmas service in the Cathedral as he will retire in
March 2010. All are welcome to come and make their Christmas
communion and join in the angels' praise of the birth of the
Son of God.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8094


MIDNIGHT MASS OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD AT ST GEORGE'S
CATHEDRAL
Thursday 24 December
Midnight (carols from 11.30pm) at St George's RC Cathedral,
Lambeth Road
First Mass of Christmas. Preceded at 11.30pm by a service of
Christmas carols and readings.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8212


2512 BIKE RIDE WITH SOUTHWARK CYCLISTS
Friday 25 December
Meet 11am at Southwark Needle,  London Bridge; free
Slow and very sociable bike ride round deserted London on
the smiliest day of the year in diverse company. Join
in/drop out whenever or stay for a late lunch up Edgware
Road. The ride costs nothing, there's no need to book or
check that it's still on: it won't be cancelled. Just turn
up on a bike.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/7866


STRICTLY CHRISTMAS TANGO AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Saturday 26 December
12pm-8pm  at Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall,  Belvedere
Road; free
Jenney Surelia leads you from the afternoon into the early
evening with a programme of live tango music, dance
demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for the public to
learn the basic steps.
Info & map: http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/whatson/event/8205

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{ Local job vacancies }

* Part Time Office Assistant, John Smart Architects
* Beauty therapist, Siobhan Davies Studios Therapies
* After-School Club Playworker, Johanna Primary School
* Production Organiser, Art2print Project (A2P)
* Admin Assistant, HomeJane Ltd 
* Senior Concierge, Strata SE1

Full details at http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs

Why not advertise your job vacancy here? Only £9.99:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/classifieds/jobs/add-a-job

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

Our weekly digest of new topics started at
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

* Electrical repairs?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120448
* Webb Street photos wanted
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120429
* Do you live above Goode Foods on Bermondsey Street?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120414
* El Vergel at Webber Street - have you been yet?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120408
* Three-legged cat out in the cold!
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120387
* Christmas Eve Dinner?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120385
* London College of Communication to close?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120384
* Oven / dishwasher installation
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120368
* Property Lawyer recommendation - Lease
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/8/120362
* Zanussi wash machine repair
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120347
* Computer repairs
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120330
* Under-5 swine flu vaccination
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120318
* What happened to the Silver Sea Chinese?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120313
* Bicycle tree in Bermondsey Square
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120301
* The Bells the Bells
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120270
* Rainbow Building Crosby Row
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/1/120266

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/1

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{ Local organisations forum with Better Bankside }

* Large room needed for new W.I. meeting
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/9/120383

To see all the current active forum topics, go to:
http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/9

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Desks for two or small office in SE1?
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/119580
* Cleaner required Bermondsey Street 1-2 hours daily
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/119106
* IT Network Engineer wanted for local business
    http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/read/7/119282
 
Read more at http://www.London-SE1.co.uk/forum/list/7

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