London Mayor Sadiq Khan welcomes plans for a new market for Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre traders as historic market closes after more than half a century

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed proposals for a new market for Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre traders that have not been offered new premises. The 55-year-old mall closed yesterday with several shop owners still looking for new premises to sustain their livelihoods. Mayor Khan said he “would welcome any solution” that would provide the space traders need.

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London added to coronavirus watch list as “area of great concern”

London has been added to the national coronavirus watch list as an area of greatest concern, as infections rise in the capital. There will be no new restrictions at present, but the change in status reflects higher risks in the city. However a separate report claimed infections had in fact plateaued since the start of September.

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Nurses and midwives at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals recognised for their outstanding practice with award inspired by Florence Nightingale

A new generation of Nightingales have been celebrated with a professional award. The Nightingale Nurse and Midwife Award was presented to 65 nurses and 10 midwives of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals who now have the honour of being known as a ‘Nightingale Nurse’ or ‘Nightingale Midwife’. The ceremony took place virtually with messages of support and inspiration from Gillian Prager, President of The Nightingale Fellowship, and Chief Midwifery Officer for England, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent.

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Anger at 1,000-home Peckham skyscraper which will block views and take six years to finish

Residents are unhappy a multi-million pound skyscraper development will block their views – and take six years to complete. Developer Tiger plans 1,000 new homes in Peckham High Street, with 35 per cent of them ‘affordable’. The plans currently show buildings of up to 15 storeys – but Tiger also admits it is exploring an option of buildings up to 20 storeys, which would block the panoramic views from Peckham’s town centre rooftops.

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