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The Rolling Stones chef Martin McNair's tips for British Spring ingredients and how to cook them

News Shopper: Rock star chef Martin McNair's seasonal cooking tips

9:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chef Martin McNair has cooked on tour for the likes of the Rolling Stones and worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. These days he owns his own catering firm in Greenhithe, A Question of Thyme.

Top tips to cure a hangover: Share how you shake off a heavy night of drinking

News Shopper: What's your top tip for curing a hangover?

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

What’s the best method you’ve got for curing a hangover suffered after one (or a few) drinks too many the night before?

19 of England’s greatest claims to fame on St George’s Day

News Shopper: 450TH BIRTHDAY: William Shakespeare's birth will be celebrated in April.

6:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

William Shakespeare has been voted England’s ultimate claim to fame.

Review: Handpresso Wild portable espresso machine

News Shopper: Review: Handpresso Wild portable espresso machine

4:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Picnic season is nearly upon us. You can take your Kent strawberries, locally-made scotch eggs and low-fat hummus, but how do you get your hands on a fresh espresso when you’re out in the wilderness?

Review: Five Guys, Bluewater

News Shopper: Five Guys launches in Bluewater

3:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

To be America’s fastest growing burger chain is impressive, for obvious reasons. Now, as Five Guys breaks the UK, it’s begun by infiltrating the discernible South East – with all its ‘artisan’ vans and local meat sourcing.

Recipe: Drink in Greenwich’s maritime history

News Shopper: Recipe: Drink in Greenwich’s maritime history

1:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Greenwich’s maritime and scientific history are celebrated in a new cocktail, The GMT.

Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

News Shopper: Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

12:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Director of Shobiz Hair and Beauty salon in Sidcup, Shobie Lee, grabbed a moment for a selfie while judging Miss Kent 2014 at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood a couple of weeks ago.

Magic school for children in Greenwich

News Shopper: Jon Armstrong

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Tricks of the magic trade will be taught to children at a Saturday school in Greenwich.

Kaiser Chiefs announce Greenwich date

News Shopper: Ricky Wilson, centre, with the Kaiser Chiefs

12:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Oh my god, you won’t believe it. Actually, you probably will – the Kaiser Chiefs will play the O2 in Greenwich next year.

Chislehurst race event offers chance to meet Olympic star

News Shopper: Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Organisers of annual Chislehurst charity event ‘Why Not Run’ are calling for residents to get into their trainers and race for the chance to meet an Olympic star.

Alan Titchmarsh helps Bromley garden makeover blossom

News Shopper: Alan Titchmarsh with the Pride and Prejudice Rose planted at the Jane Austen museum

11:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh talked to News Shopper about a Bromley garden makeover – and caused the project to blossom.

Vibe's picks of the week, including McBusted, Jimmy Carr and the Extreme Stunt Show

News Shopper: McBusted make their stage debut on BBC’s Children in Need

8:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Vibe takes a look at the best in theatre, comedy, gigs and events in south east London and north Kent from Wednesday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 30.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

PubSpy reviews The Dutch House, Eltham

News Shopper: PubSpy reviews The Dutch House, Eltham

8:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

No-one could argue that The Dutch House is hidden away, as it looms large at the side of the road. But how helpful is passing traffic to trade when the road in question is the A20?

Sundance London's director of programming Trevor Groth previews the film festival in Greenwich

News Shopper: Sundance's director of programming Trevor Groth

1:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Its highly-regarded American version is responsible for launching independent films, directors and actors into the big time, and this weekend Sundance Film Festival returns to Greenwich for the third time.

'We did a big musical number that didn’t make the final cut': Paul Rudd talks Anchorman 2 DVD release and extras

News Shopper: “We did a big musical number and it didn’t make it into the final cut": Paul Rudd talks Anchorman DVD release and extras

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

I don’t know how to put this, but Paul Rudd is kind of a big deal. People know him.

Are you rubbish in bed or just boring? Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

News Shopper: Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

April has been a terrible month for celebrity relationships with Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Mr Bean all ending their long-term romances. Has the recent sunny weather lead to more roaming eyes? Or do people just want to be single for their seven-day trip to Ibiza?

Belly dancers and great service at Turkish delight in Orpington

News Shopper: Review: Ephesus, Orpington

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

It was the service above all that stood out at Ephesus, a busy Turkish restaurant in Orpington’s high street.

Massive Attack to star in new Blackheath food and music festival

News Shopper: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, picture courtesy of Ben Morse

4:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 16) for the first ever music and food festival in Blackheath - with Massive Attack headlining.

Easter fun ahead at Bluewater

News Shopper: Easter fun ahead at Bluewater

3:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TOWIE star, Easter egg hunts and fashion events are among the activities lined up at Bluewater this Easter.

Film Review: Tom Hardy steers searing thriller Locke

News Shopper: Ivan Locke

3:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

In Steven Knight’s second feature as writer-director, Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) drives alone from Birmingham to Croydon. For the 85 minute running time he is the only character to appear on screen. He makes series of phone calls. Half of them are about concrete. The result is one of the most compelling British thrillers of the year.

Biggin Hill author types novel with use of only one finger in hospital bed

News Shopper: Howard and his wife Pam on their 30th wedding anniversary last year

12:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UNABLE to sleep in his hospital bed and disabled by a stroke, a Biggin Hill man wrote a novel on his iPad using the one finger on his left hand that he could still move.

Onesies to forget? Top five future fashion regrets revealed

News Shopper: Even Chezza gets it wrong sometimes (picture by Splash News)

11:20am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ONESIES will go the way of the shell suit to become our most regretted fashion item, according to research.

Affordable Spring style sewn up for the whole family

News Shopper: Affordable Spring style sewn up for the whole family

10:35am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Looking good this Spring has never been so easy. We’ve teamed up with Erith Riverside Shopping Centre for some style inspiration for the whole family.

Review: Tonight's the Night, the Rod Stewart musical in Bromley

News Shopper: Ben Heathcote as lead Stuart and Michael McKell (left) as Stoner

10:04am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SLICK cast, dazzling production values and Rod Stewart’s sterling back-catalogue made Tonight’s the Night at The Churchill Theatre an enjoyable romp that largely masked a vapid and crack-filled narrative.

Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

News Shopper: Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

4:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

Chislehurst Rocks is a firm fixture in the diary with its great variety of bands and family fun – and you can help it to return.

Lewisham rapper Professor Green delays UK tour after 'stressful' 18 months

News Shopper: Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, arriving at court

4:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

Lewisham rapper Professor Green has announced he will postpone his UK tour in May after a “stressful” 18 months.

Tom Jones, Little Mix and kids' stars sign up for Hyde Park festival

News Shopper: Sir Tom Jones

1:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Voice coach, Welsh singing legend Sir Tom Jones will headline a family-friendly day at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park.

Me and My Tattoo: Emma Forbes

News Shopper: Me and My Tattoo: Emma Forbes

11:44am Monday 14th April 2014

Thamesmead mum Emma Forbes lovely lace has a personal touch, courtesy of her kids.

WIN! A mobility scooter worth £1,900 from The Mobility Centre

News Shopper: WIN! A mobility scooter worth £1,900 from The Mobility Centre

11:22am Monday 14th April 2014

SUMMER is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to get out and about.

'Help! My dogs keep eating poo': Advice from canine behaviour expert

News Shopper: Animal behaviour expert Sophie Marriott

10:22am Monday 14th April 2014

"Our bichons eat dog poo - theirs and other dogs'. We have two that are 10 years old.  We tried various methods to stop them since they were puppies.

Brighten up your make-up this summer

News Shopper: Brighten up your make-up this summer

9:46am Monday 14th April 2014

Pastels are the make-up theme of the season, but if that’s not your thing then you might enjoy a splash of brighter colour, writes our fashion blogger Indra Wignall.

Venues announced for New Cross and Deptford Film Festival

News Shopper: Venues announced for New Cross and Deptford Film Festival

4:29pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Venues for the New Cross and Deptford Film festival have been announced.

No sex, no drugs but PubSpy sees signs of rock and roll at The Five Bells in Chelsfield

News Shopper: No sex, no drugs but PubSpy sees signs of rock and roll at The Five Bells in Chelsfield

11:15am Friday 11th April 2014

FOLLOWING a month of beat-downs, kinkiness, dodgy pints, and general hostility – and just a few gems in between -  PubSpy decided to retire to the countryside to lick his wounds.

Easter Recipe video: Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s Chocolate Salted Caramel Marble Cake

News Shopper: Easter Recipe video: Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s Chocolate Salted Caramel Marble Cake

9:26am Friday 11th April 2014

FORGET the Easter Eggs, Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s got a home-made treat that will really impress your friends and family.

Stamp club to celebrate 50 years

News Shopper: Club president Graham Brown with his grandchildren

8:58am Friday 11th April 2014

A Bexley stamp society is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an all day stamp fair next month.

Get an alternative view of Greenwich on London Detour

News Shopper: Get an alternative view of Greenwich on London Detour

8:49am Friday 11th April 2014

ALTERNATIVE  walking tours of London  by a former Eltham resident aim to give tourists and locals alike a unique and ‘off the beaten track’ view of Greenwich.

Facebook changes messaging app

News Shopper: Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages

10:18am Thursday 10th April 2014

Facebook is changing the way its users send instant messages, as the social network confirmed it was removing the feature from its main mobile app.

Kiss FM and Premier League stars join fun for European first Adidas concept store

News Shopper: Kiss FM and Premier League stars join fun for European first Adidas concept store

3:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Adidas is offering customers the opportunity to meet some of London’s Premier League stars next week at its groundbreaking new store.

What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

News Shopper: What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

2:43pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CADBURY has teamed up with the National Trust to create tasty Easter egg hunts at around 300 of its properties.

Easter chair lifting in Greenwich is an ancient Easter tradition with a difference

News Shopper: Easter chair lifting in Greenwich is an ancient Easter tradition with a difference

2:26pm Thursday 10th April 2014

LONG before the first chocolate Easter Egg was cast, another seasonal tradition was commonplace across the country.

Jordan and Perri from Diversity spend day at Beckenham play centre

News Shopper: Jordan and Perri with their adoring fans on Saturday

1:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Jordan and Perri from Britain's Got Talent winning dance troupe Diversity visited Beckenham for the official opening of the Maypole Project's Gambado indoor play and party centre.

Me and My Tattoo: Sean McDonald

News Shopper: Me and My Tattoo: Sean McDonald

12:22pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Sean McDonald, from Bromley, got this inking after facing his fear...of clowns.

'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

News Shopper: 'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

11:22am Thursday 10th April 2014

As you would expect from someone whose naked selfie is swirling around the depths of the internet, James Argent doesn’t feel the need to hide anything.

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood's top Hot Cross Bun tips

News Shopper: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood talks live tour and living in Kent

10:25am Thursday 10th April 2014

IF you are looking for advice on how to create the best hot crossed buns this Easter, it is hard to think of anyone better than the Great British Bake Off judge and bread expert Paul Hollywood.

Classic hot cross bun recipe by Bexleyheath bakery Cocoa and Heart

News Shopper: Magdalena Marsden will teach you to make a range of breads. Picture by S.Samuel Photography

10:12am Thursday 10th April 2014

HOT cross buns are one of the joys of Easter. That’s why we asked Bexleyheath baker Magdalena Marsden to share her recipe with us.

Debut novelist Zoe Pilger: 'Amersham Arms in New Cross inspired me'

News Shopper: Goldsmiths student Zoe Pilger

1:38pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Goldsmiths student and debut novelist has revealed how the Amersham Arms' 'Take Courage' sign helped fulfill her dream to be a writer.

Stamp society in Bexley celebrates 50th anniversary with all day fair

News Shopper: First class service in LA postcode area

12:50pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Bexley stamp society is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an all day stamp fair next month.

Thamesmead actor talks appearing with music icon Goldie in Kingston 14

News Shopper: Goldie by Robert Day

6:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Tyson Oba said he was star struck at first as he began rehearsals with the urban music icon, Goldie.

London speed dating on the Emirates Airline

News Shopper: Love is in the Air

12:06pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

In search of love 295ft in the air...






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