Stars of Second World War themed Lotty's War visit Dartford Museum

News Shopper:

5:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Dartford Museum was visited by the stars of a Second World War drama that is heading for Dartford next month.

UK's first McDonald's in Woolwich given hi-tech makeover in light of 40th anniversary

News Shopper:

3:30pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The first McDonald’s to ever hit the UK in Woolwich has been given a high-tech makeover in light of the restaurant’s 40th anniversary.

VIDEO: Brockley's Rivoli Ballroom in new Avengers Age of Ultron trailer

News Shopper:

2:29pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

It may be a fleeting glimpse but Brockley’s Rivoli Ballroom features in the action-packed trailer for the new star-studded Avengers movie.

Social media inspires All Made Up female improv comedy in Bromley

News Shopper:

1:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

An all female improv group are set to bring their social media-inspired laughs back to Bromley.

Exhibition gives retrospective of artist Kurt Jackson's river paintings

News Shopper:

1:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Paintings and sculptures inspired by rivers will go on display at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.

Ron E Carter overcomes obstacles to record new album

News Shopper:

12:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A critically-acclaimed guitarist had to overcome some hefty obstacles to record his new album.

Cute Pets 2014 competition begins - chance to win £300 Pets At Home vouchers

News Shopper:

12:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Furry, feathered or scaly, we don’t mind. It’s cuteness that counts in our search for the most picture-perfect pet.

The Manfreds bring catalogue of hits and two lead singers to Dartford

News Shopper:

11:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Responsible for more hits than you can shake a stick at, The Manfreds are heading for Dartford with both of their legendary lead singers in tow.

11 obscure ghosts haunting Bromley

News Shopper: Expert Neil Arnold delves into Bromley's history of ghosts and hauntings

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halloween is the perfect time for telling ghost stories and Neil Arnold, author of Haunted Bromley, has is the man to tell them.

Catch indie rockers Three Kings High in New Cross tonight

News Shopper:

9:09am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Riff heavy indie band Three Kings High have been compared to a lot of modern greats, but you can make your mind up tonight in New Cross.

Stat Chat: We are becoming a nation of time-shifted telly addicts

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How TV watching habits are changing.

Pet of the day: Poppy’s got bags of life

News Shopper:

6:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Poppy has only been with owner Gill Pettyfer for a little while but has already brightened up the household.

10 of the best from a decade of Bromley Comedy Club

News Shopper: Reginald D Hunter

3:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As Bromley Comedy Club celebrates its 10th birthday, promoter Mike Fox picks 10 of his favourite acts.

Chance to audition for three plays in Bromley

News Shopper: Image for Bromley Little Theatre

2:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Actors have the chance to star in an Aykbourn play, the autobiographical story of playwright Neil Simon and an interesting character study in Bromley. Bromley Little Theatre is holding open auditions on Sunday, November 9, for three shows it is hosting early in 2015.

Leading Genesis Tribute The Carpet Crawlers to play London gig

News Shopper:

12:42pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A leading Genesis tribute band is set to play a rare show in London.

Spandau Ballet add second Greenwich date

News Shopper:

11:20am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Eighties heartthrobs Spandau Ballet have announced a second show in Greenwich following popular demand.

Half term and Halloween fun at Ightham Mote

News Shopper:

10:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

An internationally acclaimed artist from Kent will make some sculptures that will you can even admire in the dark this half term.

VIDEO Circus of Horrors girl pulls truck with her hair

News Shopper:

10:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Circus of Horrors’ latest show The Night of the Zombie takes place in a corpse-ridden, apocalyptic London in the near future and its grisly story of murder and shocks is accompanied by a rocking soundtrack.

Thank Bank: Readers say Thank You

News Shopper: Send your messages of gratitude for good deeds done and random acts of kindness to the Thank Bank

9:09am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

If there is someone you want to express your gratitude to, whether they donated a kidney or opened a door for you, we want to hear about it.

First micropub opens in Gravesend

News Shopper:

5:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gravesend has a new place to sup a pint without fear of being interrupted by dodgy ringtones or terrible tunes.

PubSpy reviews The Orange Tree in Wilmington

News Shopper:

4:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

We can’t all be astronauts or movie stars or whatever it is that Kim Kardashian does, but – as any number of women’s mags will tell you – we should be happy with ourselves.

5 things to see and do in...Cobham

News Shopper: Picture by Mary Allwood

3:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cobham may be small but it is loaded with places of historical importance and beautiful spots for a day out. Here’s five things you might love...

Triumphant return to the stage in Dartford for amateur society in Half a Sixpence

News Shopper:

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A century-old amateur dramatics society which feared it would never return to the big stage is set to take a bow at The Orchard tomorrow.

Unusual French farce opens in Erith tonight

News Shopper:

3:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A French farce will be delivered in truly unique and no doubt hilarious style at Erith Playhouse.

X Factor: Charlie Jones from Welling's Stereo Kicks saved in sing-off

News Shopper: Stereo Kicks have survived the latest X Factor sing-off

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Stereo Kicks, the eight-piece X Factor boyband containing Welling’s Charlie Jones, have vowed to work extra hard over the next week in order to avoid landing in the bottom two again.

WIN! An LG G Tablet plus get loads of discounts with Nationwide

News Shopper:

1:16pm Monday 20th October 2014

With the expensive summer months over, many people will be looking forward to a frugal autumn ahead.

PICTURED: Orchestra travel by air, land and water to launch Classical season

News Shopper:

12:07pm Monday 20th October 2014

Londoners got a little musical treat on their travels last week as an orchestra made its way to Greenwich by land, air and water to launch the O2’s classical season.

PICTURED: Shampan celebrates 25 years and plans new restaurant

News Shopper:

10:59am Monday 20th October 2014

Multi award-winning south east London curry house group Shampan celebrated its silver anniversary with a black tie gala event.

Greenwich Theatre takes on West End and Broadway theatres for awards

News Shopper:

9:40am Monday 20th October 2014

Greenwich Theatre is competing with the big guns from the West End and Broadway after being nominated for a hat trick of prestigious awards.

Awards glory in memory of Ed and a gig with Beth Orton for musicians

News Shopper: Songbird Beth Orton's sweet dreams

9:24am Monday 20th October 2014

A pair of talented young musicians from south east London have been given a leg-up in the music industry and will perform alongside Beth Orton this weekend.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (October 18 and 19)

News Shopper: We Love Comedy at Balham Bowls Club Free: Simon Munnery and more

5:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at what’s on in south east London and north Kent this weekend (October 18 and 19)

Interview: Zom-B author Darren Shan talks to Vibe ahead of Bromley signing

News Shopper:

4:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

Master of children’s horror Darren Shan has sold more than 25 million books in 39 different countries, but he’s not resting on his laurels.

WIN healthy living hamper from Glenryck Foods

News Shopper:

3:16pm Friday 17th October 2014

The key to a happy heart is a healthy lifestyle and with this month being National Cholesterol Month, what better time than the present to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy diet and what we can do to help you achieve it.

Comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida head for Dartford's Orchard Theatre

News Shopper:

11:17am Friday 17th October 2014

Treasured comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida are preparing to bring their witty mix of songs and entertain,ent to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on Monday, November 3.

Sir Derek Jacobi speaks at Bromley Little Theatre Gala evening

News Shopper:

9:14am Friday 17th October 2014

One of Britain’s best-loved actors paid a visit to Bromley Little Theatre last weekend to help raise money for charity at a gale evening.

Stat Chat: London’s top 5 favourite restaurant cuisines

News Shopper: Ahead of National Curry Week (7-13 October) NILIMA MARSHALL explores the hidden health benefits of the humble curry.

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Our favourite places to dine out.

Pet of the Day: Ellie the loving lurcher

News Shopper:

6:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Poor Ellie the giant lurcher was rescued after being left tied up at a shop at only nine months old.

Festival at former trading estate celebrates Deptford Stories

News Shopper:

4:08pm Thursday 16th October 2014

An arts festival will celebrate the lives and legends of Deptford’s past.

'Very dark and dangerous': Steve Carell as you have never seen him in Foxcatcher

News Shopper:

3:28pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Chances are when you think of Steve Carell, his comedic turns in the US version of The Office, Anchorman or The 40-year-old Virgin spring to mind.

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart talks to News Shopper about new film Rosewater at the BFI London Film Festival

News Shopper:

5:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Jon Stewart is best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show - the success of which has seen him become one of the most influential figures in US politics and media. He spoke to PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN about his new film Rosewater - his first as a writer and director - which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday.

PubSpy reviews The Bickley in Chislehurst

News Shopper:

3:46pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Sat in an intensely comfortable tweed wing-back chair in a sunny atrium under a lofty ceiling and vast skylight, it felt remarkably like I had wandered into a nineteenth century novel.

10 weird McDonald’s facts as chain celebrates 40 years since opening first UK branch in Woolwich

News Shopper:

3:10pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Forty years ago the world-famous Big Mac hit the UK streets and it all started in Woolwich. Carly Read reports.

Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman to sign new book at Bluewater

News Shopper: Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman says he'll go on X Factor if Simon Cowell signs up for Strictly

2:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman will make the short trip to Bluewater on Thursday, October 30, to sign copies of his new book.

Ghostly pirates to haunt north Kent adventure golf course this Halloween

News Shopper:

12:49pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The eerie Pirate Cove Adventure Park at Bluewater is cooking up a Halloween treat that will really shiver your timbers.

Bromley-born author Victoria Hislop: 'I'm sceptical about women writers getting fewer prizes'

News Shopper: Crete life: Victoria Hislop is working on another book about Greece

5:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Bromley-born bestselling author Victoria Hislop has spoken out against women-only literature prizes.

5 things to see and do in...Gravesend

News Shopper: Gravesend town centre is now an Alcohol Action Area.

3:07pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Historically significant, oft-mentioned in literature and right at the mouth of the Thames, Gravesend has plenty of things to keep you occupied. We just picked five of them...

Former hooligan goes back to Slade Green and Erith roots with new film

News Shopper:

3:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Well-known former football hooligan Cass Pennant has gone back to his roots in Slade Green and Erith for his latest film project.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds set to swoop in to Greenwich next year

News Shopper:

9:15am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Noel Gallagher has announced an arena tour for next year, which culminates at the O2 in Greenwich.

TOWIE star helps relaunch Dartford nightclub

News Shopper:

5:28pm Monday 13th October 2014

Glamorous stilt walkers, dancers and a magician helped the reopening of a revamped Dartford nightclub go off with a bang.

Orchard lines up workshops and Big Draw for half term in Dartford

News Shopper:

4:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

Youngsters will have a chance to get theatrical in Dartford this half term.

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