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[ SE1 Direct ]     Issue 749

Monday 16 March 2015                          ISSN 1750-0656


* Local news & features from the London SE1 website
* What's on this week
* Local job vacancies
* Small offices & desk spaces for rent
* Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum
* Business forum in association with Better Bankside


{ Local news & features from the London SE1 website }

* 25% off your food bill at Pizza Express London Bridge

* Cyclist avoids serious injury as bike is crushed by lorry
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* Boris digs a hole to start work on cycle superhighway
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* 20 mph speed limit -  Westminster Bridge to Southwark St
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* Council sends four to Cannes to woo Waterloo developers
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* Elephant & Castle pub has licence revoked
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* Neal's Yard Dairy recalls goat's cheese in listeria alert
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* Albert Embankment's tallest tower approved by councillors
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* Plans for new Crossway Church at Elephant approved
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* Hydrogen buses to stay on RV1 
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* DFS staff in Old Kent Road get CPR training
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* TfL plans Festival Pier improvements
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* Hughes: let public challenge councils on affordable homes
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* Duke of York opens Traveltech Lab at More London
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* Guy's Hospital cancer centre 'topped out'
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* Archbishop of Canterbury visits St Saviour's & St Olave's
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* 50 years of Southwark & Borough Market's millennium 
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* London Bridge rail staff 'assaulted by angry passengers'
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* Bishop to investigate Islamic prayer at Waterloo church
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{ What's on this week }

Tuesday 17 March
6.30pm-7.30pm  at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High
Street; free
Austin Osman Spare was an eccentric artist who, despite
earlier promise of artistic stardom, eked out a sometimes
precarious living in Southwark in his later years and died
in relative obscurity and poverty. Recent fine biographies
have been published by experts on Spare in recent years but,
to keep his memory alive in the borough, heritage manager
Judy Aitken revisits his story with this Illustrated talk. 
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Tuesday 17 March
7pm at InSpire, St Peter's Walworth, Liverpool Grove SE17
Meeting for residents of Cathedrals, Chaucer, East Walworth,
Newington and Faraday wards. Theme: 'The Future of Council
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Tuesday 17 March
7pm-9pm  at Waterloo Action Centre, 14 Baylis Road
An opportunity to discuss the future of parks, libraries,
archives, events, sports and arts with Lambeth Council
officers and cabinet member Cllr Jane Edbrooke. The event
will include a 'community library' workshop for more
detailed group discussion. The council is currently
consulting on proposals to close and sell Waterloo Library.
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Wednesday 18 March
Drop in 11am-1pm or 2pm-3pm at Christ Church Garden, 27
Blackfriars Road; free
Bring beauty and wildlife into Christ Church Garden by
helping to plant flowers and shrubs. No gardening experience
necessary. Just turn up on day. Tools and gloves provided.
Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Meet at front of
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Thursday 19 March
6.30pm at Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, 61 Westminster
Bridge Road; 1p on the door
In this Penny Lecture, Caroline Criado-Perez will consider
the various ways in which women are under-represented and
misrepresented throughout the media and elsewhere, and ask
why this matters. Caroline Criado-Perez is a freelance
journalist and feminist campaigner. She is co-founder of The
Women's Room, an organisation and database that campaigns
for more women experts in the media, and she led the
campaign to keep women on banknotes. 
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Friday 20 March
10.30am-7pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road;
free; register online for sessions
The adult education college presents a day of free one-hour
taster sessions. Ahead of its new courses starting in April,
Morley will give adults the opportunity to try something new
in this series of one-off sessions. Subjects include
Spanish, basketry, ballet, hypnotherapy and medieval
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Sunday 22 March
10.30am-2.30pm  at Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge
Road; free; arrive at 10.30am to register
Drop in to this fun-filled, spring-themed day and take part
in making some family crafts. After you've created your
spring outfit, have your photo taken as a souvenir of the
day. Don't forget to join in with the fun activities in the
clay room before you go. Activities: Play with Clay Spring
Baskets Flower Masks Insect Crowns Photo corner Face painter
Maximum two children per adult. All children are the
responsibility of their carers/parents at all times. All
activities are drop-in so there may be times when you have
to wait for a space to become available.
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{ Local job vacancies }

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{ Small offices & desk spaces for rent }

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{ Hot topics from the London SE1 Forum }

* LeSoCo consultation meeting regarding building works
* Tanner Street traffic calming measures
* New Tower on Albert Embankment
* Bon Appetit at Blackfriars Bridge
* Consents for renovations in ex-council flats?
* Gabriel's Wharf
* Charge for tennis courts
* Quietway Cornwall Road

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{ Business forum in association with Better Bankside }

* Help Needed looking for the right graphic designer

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