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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: Shoppers 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...

Review: Miller & Carter, Bexley

News Shopper: Miller & Carter

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

It was quite an adventure, journeying out to distant Bexley from deep south-east London. A map was required after alighting from the train from London Bridge.

UPDATE: Worst pub in Britain? Sex and violence horror for PubSpy at Lullingstone Castle, Swanley - redhead responds

News Shopper: PubSpy reviews Lullingstone Castle, Swanley

10:30am Monday 7th April 2014

Shameless Swanley. Ever seen a mindless thug push a bespectacled, grey-haired, 25-stone man to the floor before kicking him ferociously in the head until he was senseless? Try an early evening in the Lullingstone Castle.

WIN Bridgestone driving bundle of goodies worth £200

News Shopper: Win a Bridgestone driving bundle of goodies worth £200

12:42pm Friday 4th April 2014

As the nation counts down the days to a much-needed Easter break, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer is putting the wheels in motion to ensure that the long weekend can begin in style.

WIN Savannah double bed and memory foam mattress

News Shopper: Win a Savannah double bed and memory foam mattress

11:59am Friday 4th April 2014

International Pillow Fight Day is drawing close, and what better way to celebrate than with a prize giveaway?

WIN! One of two Rotary Chronograph Chelsea FC watches worth £395

News Shopper: WIN! One of two Rotary Chronograph Chelsea FC watches worth £395

5:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

It’s the time of year when football clubs look ahead to new signings and Roman Abramovich’s blues have gone for a name that’ll keep going for much longer than 90 minutes.

Review: Infamous Second Son (PS4)

News Shopper: Infamous Second Son for PS4

3:07pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Comic book-style superhero adventure series Infamous has made its first next-gen appearance, amid huge expectations and interest.

Penge fringe theatre celebrates first anniversary with Macbeth

News Shopper: West End and Broadway star Rachel Tucker opened the theatre with her husband, highly-regarded director Guy Retallack

2:28pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A FRINGE theatre is part of the cultural impetus that is driving Penge upmarket.

Caveman-inspired health bar opens at Erith gym

News Shopper: Michael Tekyi (left) with figther Conor Stewart.

2:12pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

HEALTHY eating in Erith just got easier with the opening of a health bar at a gym.

Interactive Dulwich arts labs let will allow you to unleash creativity

News Shopper: Interactive Dulwich arts labs let will allow you to unleash creativity

1:55pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

EXPERIMENT with your creativity at a collection of free arts labs for all ages in Dulwich on Thursday, April 17.

Design guru's work gets display at Design Museum

News Shopper: Design guru's work gets display at Design Museum

1:45pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

IN THIRTY years at the forefront of design Daniel Weil has worked with the likes of Lego, Swatch, Benetton, Coca-Cola, the Pet Shop Boys and Grey Goose.

Rescued and restored Cobham Mausoleum gets public opening

News Shopper: Picture by Mary Allwood

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AN HISTORIC landmark in Cobham will open to the public after months of rescue and restoration.

Breathing not taken for granted by internationally-renowned choreographer in Deptford

News Shopper: Picture by Takako Hasegawa

1:02pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

‘We often forget that we breathe, but never forget to breathe’ – that is the concept behind a dance project which comes to Deptford Creekside on April 12.

PubSpy: Is it the Old Post Office or Eltham GPO? Hipster bar will split opinions

News Shopper: PubSpy: Is it the Old Post Office or Eltham GPO? Hipster bar will split opinions

8:56am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

HOW can I make my mind up about a pub if the place can’t even decide what it’s called?

Grace Jones to headline Kent festival

News Shopper: Grace Jones to headline Kent festival

1:12pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

POP culture icon Grace Jones will headline Sunday at the Hop Farm Music Festival on July 6.

Schoolboys from Sydenham and Beckenham star in West End

News Shopper: Kiano Samuels, 11, is starring in The Bodyguard

12:50pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

YOUNG actors from Sydenham and Beckenham are starring in a hit West End musical.

Deptford band The Fruitful Earth's second album ready for harvest

News Shopper: Deptford band The Fruitful Earth's second album ready for harvest

10:58am Tuesday 1st April 2014

DEPTFORD based retro rockers The Fruitful Earth’s second album is ripe for release.

Me and My Tattoo: Hannah Boyle

News Shopper: Me and My Tattoo: Hannah Boyle

9:38am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Hannah's Lego man tattoo is dedicated to her grandad.

PICTURED: Tracy Chevalier unfurls the secrets of quilts at Bexley's Danson House

News Shopper: PICTURED: Tracy Chevalier unfurls the secrets of quilts

5:02pm Monday 31st March 2014

Blood, sweat and sex are not things you might associate with quilting but world-famous author Tracy Chevalier has uncovered the craft's racy side in a new exhibition at Danson House in Bexleyheath.






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