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3:52pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Firework season is upon us again, so get ready for some whizz bangs, sparklers and candy floss.

10 inappropriate Hallowe'en costumes

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6:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Looking for last minute inspiration for your Hallowe'en costume? Make sure you don't take any ideas from these outfits.

Fireworks and Halloween: What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent

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4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn picks out some of the best things to keep you entertained in south east London and north Kent this weekend. If you’re keen to see some fireworks, click here for our guide.

James frontman Tim Booth talks about sex, religion and how he owes his success to a marker pen

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1:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

Tim Booth has been the lead singer of James and a whirling dervish for 32 years. The band has just produced its 13th album and sold out another successful tour.

Penge lends its name to a play and it stars a Marvel Avengers actress

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3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A comedy set in Penge is set to return to its natural habitat after a well-received opening in Islington.

Interview: Pop Idol Gareth Gates gets ready for panto

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12:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

It has been more than a decade since Gareth Gates battled it out with Will Young on Pop Idol, but in the last year alone fans have seen him ice skating, in a boyband, performing solo and now he’s gearing up for panto.

10 of the best movie and TV moustaches for Movember

News Shopper: The latest instalment of the David Suchet drama entitled Elephants Can Remember involved famed Belgian detective Hercules Poirot investigating the murder of a renowned psychiatrist

12:13pm Thursday 30th October 2014

It may not be obvious for a few days, but on Saturday (November 1) something strange is going to start affect charitable men’s lips all over the country.

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

11:34am Thursday 30th 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.

PubSpy reviews The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath

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10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

It wasn’t so long ago that News Shopper wrote about a breast feeding mum who was asked to cover up at The Furze Wren and a big ol’ internet debate kicked off as to whether breastfeeding is offensive (it’s not).

Stat Chat: Quarter of people admit having been an internet troll

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6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How rife is internet trolling?

Expert seasonal cooking advice from rock star chef Martin McNair

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1:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GREENHITHE chef Martin McNair knows food. He has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and cooked on tour for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

Expert advice: Bedroom design tips from Bromley interior designer Jeni Madden

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11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, so it is important to get their decoration right.

City's urban oasis to explore creatures of the night in Greenwich

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11:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Right in the midst of the city – among the cranes, buildings and bright lights of Greenwich Peninsula – is an urban wildlife oasis, and it’s buzzing with activities this autumn and winter.

15 things you need to see this week

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9:45am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to see, do or visit this week...

Strictly judge to star alongside local youngsters in Dartford panto

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9:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood will be joined on stage by four young actors from News Shopper’s patch this Christmas.

Welling schoolboy Charlie Jones 'loving' X Factor experience despite near misses and Twitter sneers from former Apprentice

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4:58pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Welling teenager Charlie Jones has made it through to week four of the X Factor finals and is "absolutely loving it" despite near misses and Twitter trolling.

5 things to see and do in...Bexleyheath

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3:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Bexleyheath is arguably the focal point for the borough and there’s plenty to see and do in the town. We picked five things.

PICTURED: Exclusive snaps of Strictly's Len Goodman in his dancing days ahead of Bluewater signing

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11:22am Tuesday 28th October 2014

We're used to seeing Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman critiquing the performance of celebrities, but how about seeing him on the dancefloor?

Campaign to get 80s star Sonia to Christmas number one starts in Bromley

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10:37am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A campaign has kicked off in Bromley to get pop star Sonia back in the charts this Christmas.

Deep Purple announce rare Greenwich show

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9:35am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Classic rock band Deep Purple have announced a one-off gig in Greenwich.

5 things you need this Halloween

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6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Halloween is your chance to embrace the dark side and have some spooky fun, but there are a handful of things that make the night go even better.

Dartford schoolboy Charlie Jones gets through to week four of X Factor with Stereo Kicks

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2:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

Dartford schoolboy Charlie Jones has made it through to week four of the X Factor finals.

Life threatening illness won't stop reformed band's big Dartford gig

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1:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

A life threatening illness was not enough to hold back a reformed south east London band from their big gig after 20 years away.

PICTURED: Giant spider's web on the Shard's 72nd floor

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11:56am Monday 27th October 2014

Even south east London’s newest, most striking buildings get spiders’ webs – though you probably wouldn’t mind getting stuck in this one.

PICTURED: Inside Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush's former Eltham home on sale for £3m

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11:15am Monday 27th October 2014

The former Eltham home of singer Kate Bush, named after her biggest hit and the novel that inspired it, has gone on the market for around £3m.

WIN! A pet food hamper worth £50 for the real love of your life

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10:34am Monday 27th October 2014

There’s a new love triangle in town; you, the love of your life and a lovable ball of fur on four legs.

VIDEO: Sidcup's John Paul Jones and bandmates introduce unreleased Led Zeppelin song

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9:45am Monday 27th October 2014

Sidcup’s John Paul Jones and his surviving bandmates in the iconic rock group Led Zeppelin have released a new video for the alternate mix of the song Rock and Roll.

PICTURED: First look at Crayford and Greenwich stars in Dad's Army

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9:07am Monday 27th October 2014

Who do they think they are kidding Mr Hitler? No, it’s not an archive picture from the seventies, Dad’s Army is back.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (October 25 and 26)

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5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this weekend (October 25 and 26)

Celebs set to line up for cinema launch and Disney's Frozen sing-along

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2:54pm Friday 24th October 2014

Celebrity guests will be lining up at the gala screening to mark to opening of a major new cinema in south London.

VIDEO: Katy B performs and answers questions

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2:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Ever wondered what ex-Goldsmiths student and south east Londoner Kay B’s favourite retro video game is?

Video recipe: Warm 'Petit' Lemon and Cardamom Cake with Vanilla Bean Syrup

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2:26pm Friday 24th October 2014

If you’re sat at your desk like us, dreaming of cake, then take a look at these and maybe stop by the supermarket for some ingredients on the way home.

Film Review: Lily Collins and Sam Claflin in Love, Rosie

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1:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

Love, Rosie is based on a novel by Cecelia Ahern. Ahern's most well known work, PS, I Love You, was made into a glaring, Gerard Butler-starring monstrosity in 2007. Which raises the question, is it really necessary to bring another of her books to the big screen? The swift answer is: no.

Antic's Woolwich Equitable to open next week in old bank building

News Shopper:

1:24pm Friday 24th October 2014

A former bank is set to open as a pub in Woolwich next week.

Jason Manford set to star in Mel Brooks' The Producers which debuts in Bromley

News Shopper:

12:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is set to star in the smash hit musical The Producers, which debuts in Bromley next year.

PubSpy reviews Royal Albert, New Cross

News Shopper:

12:08pm Friday 24th October 2014

When my companion took drove me past the Royal Albert and said ‘we’re going in there’, I’ll confess my heart did not jump for joy.

11 ideas for what to do with your extra hour when the clocks go back

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11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

Don’t forget, the clocks go back an hour on Sunday. An extra hour is a gift that we wouldn’t want you to waste so we’ve come up with eleven ways to spend the extra time.

REVIEW: Hunters Grimm in Deptford

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10:34am Friday 24th October 2014

If you were one of the Brothers Grimm, searching high and wide for stories, there’s a chance you would find it all a bit depressing too.

Pet of the Day Saffi will bring a tear to your eyes

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6:20am Friday 24th October 2014

Our pets mean a lot to us and often become a value member of the family, and none more so than King Charles Cavalier Saffi. The three-year-old belongs to Emma Boniface from Eltham and likes going on trips to the park and woods.

Can you beat the Austria quiz? Grab a cab for chance to win holiday

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6:10am Friday 24th October 2014

If a particular taxi comes sarf of the river on Monday, and you’re quick enough to grab it, you could win a holiday to Austria.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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