Geoff Billingsley fondly remembers Jake and Elwood at The Blues Brothers Party tribute show
DARTFORD assistant manager Paul Sawyer was in an optimistic mood after last nignt’s impressive 3-1 win over Concord Rangers in the Ryman League Cup.
A WOMAN who campaigned to make a waterway safe after her fiancé drowned has been honoured at 10 Downing Street.
A CONTROVERSIAL redevelopment will go ahead after inspectors overturned a council decision.
A GROUP of volunteers are looking for new members to help at events across the county.
A NEW £3m scheme to build a community theatre and day nursery has been backed by a council.
Kate Winslet talks to Kate Whiting about working with her husband Sam Mendes and former Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio on Revolutionary Road.
BASINGSTOKE Town deservedly completed the league double over Bromley at The Camrose on Tuesday evening in what was the Lillywhites' worst performance for more than five years.
EBBSFLEET midfielder Neil Barrett was keen to highlight the positive factors from last night’s thrilling 4-4 draw against Crawley Town.
SHOPPERS have been given a wake-up call on the issue of hearing-loss thanks to a Co-op food store.
Kiwi comic Al Pitcher's tells Kerry Ann Eustice about his innovative, hyper-local and picture-led stand-up show, coming to Plumstead this weekend
THE January transfer window is very different at Ebbsfleet United, the football club owned by an internet community of 32,000 members from more than 100 countries.
Hi All, I have been thinking for quite some time about broaching this subject and due to yet another tragic incident I thought I would write something now.
DARTFORD Judo Club's Francesca Steggall confirmed her number one GB squad spot after clinching yet another gold at the Great Britain under-20 trials in Sheffield, completing the national hat-trick.
A REPORT by an urban think-tank shows unemployment rates vary dramatically across the News Shopper area.
LIAM Daish’s Fleet suffered yet more late heartbreak when they were denied victory by Jon Shaw’s injury time equaliser for Crawley last night.
YOUNG people took to the stage for a church service with a difference.
VISITORS smuggling in mobile phones, staff shortages and four-year waits for inquests into prisoner deaths are all problems facing Belmarsh Prison, a report claims.
WELLING United made a welcome return to winning ways with a 3-2 victory at St Albans City last night.
Actress and Dancing on Ice finalist Clare Buckfield tells Kerry Ann Eustice how and why a forthcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors tempted her back into musical theatre.
A PUBLIC meeting was held last night into the amalgamation of Tubbenden infant and junior schools.
Win share of £500 Jacques Vert vouchers to spend at the Bluewater store
gDA’s Ellen Gridley describes why the acts appearing at the New Year Cabaret this weekend can offer something for everyone
MAYOR of Bromley Councillor Denise Reddin attended the club’s Christmas collection at the Walnuts on December 23.
VICTIMS of the economic downturn are being urged to turn to Gravesham Council for help.
THE society’s third annual dinner was held at the Bromley Court Hotel on January 21.
THE last print competition produced some interesting entries.
LAST month members were delighted to see so many of our members turn up to hear our guest speaker Mr Roger Tomlinson of the RSPB.
THE guild held its latest meeting at the Crofton Halls, Orpington, on January 10.
MONTY Parkin opened the new season on January 14 in the Great Hall of the Civic Centre with a delightful illustrated talk called A Village Remembered.
THE society was treated to longstanding committee member David Grimwade’s collection of slides taken during his visits to Zimbabwe in 1996 and 1999.
THE institute had a seasonal winter which included a carol service also involving members from Ravensbourne District WIs. This was held in St Patrick’s Church, which still retains the tip-up seats from when it was a cinema.
THE society’s meeting on January 14 was a competition for the President’s Cup.
THERE TO LEARN: We keep hearing of schoolchildren being expelled for, as it is called, disruptive behaviour. But what is it? It is all very well a Gravesend school being involved in the making of a film about teenage violence and to hear the project has the approbation of the chief constable (Pupils Highlight Danger From Guns, News Shopper, January 14). However, the blunt fact is it is not possible to do two things at once. “Please sir, Michael Fuller says I don’t have to bother with Latin today.”
I AM trying to trace my cousin, Brian Rodney Tye. He married Daphne Barnard at Dartford Register Office in January 1958.
I SUPPORT Chris Pope’s letter (Stop Double Standards With Blood Sports Ban, News Shopper, January 7).
FREDDIE Mercury was alive and well and performing at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, on January 17 in One Night of Queen. The evening turned out to be Kind of Magic.
SIR Paul Stephenson has said he is "hugely proud" to be appointed the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
A TEENAGER is still critically ill, three days after a crash in St Paul’s Cray which killed two of his friends and seriously injured a 61-year-old man.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested and cannabis and cash seized in a raid.
Police say domestic abuse is under reported. CHARLOTTE McDONALD attends a meeting to learn how victims can get help.
THIS weekend a school in Welling will receive a makeover – thanks to the generosity of one man and News Shopper’s Kindness Club.