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Stat Chat: Top 10 words people look up most in the dictionary

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Words people look up most in the dictionary.

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

News Shopper:

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.

Arson attack on Greenwich petrol station - suspect caught on camera

News Shopper:

4:46pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

CCTV footage of a man setting fire to a Greenwich petrol station has been released by police in an appeal for information.

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.

Bromley police cadets hear dramatic story of Holocaust survivor

News Shopper:

5:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Bromley’s police cadets heard a Holocaust survivor’s story last week.

Ladywell leisure centre 'pop-up village' approved

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3:56pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Families could be setting up home in a Ladywell pop-up village as early as next autumn, Lewisham Council has said.

Kidbrooke mum accused of terrorism offences to be quizzed for another week

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3:38pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Kidbrooke mum arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences can be quizzed for another week after police had her detention time extended.

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.

Joshua Caird,will appear in court in January charged with murder of Stone mum Donna Eastwood

News Shopper:

3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man charged with the murder of young mum Donna Eastwood will next appear in court in January.

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.

Southeastern launches 'meet the manager' for public to find out more about Thameslink Programme

News Shopper:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Southeastern is giving train passengers the opportunity to ‘meet the manager’ over the coming weeks.

Home Leigh Care Home, Erith set to close

News Shopper:

2:18pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

An Erith care home is set to close as it is "no longer fit for purpose".

Dartford and Gravesend seek inspiration for troubled high streets

News Shopper:

3:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Both Dartford and Gravesend are brainstorming ways to regenerate their struggling high streets.

Sidcup gynaecologist Rod Irvine's alleged victims' claims could be dealt with early

News Shopper:

2:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Alleged victims of Sidcup-based gynaecologist Rod Irvine may have their claims against him dealt with faster - after lawyers struck a new deal with the NHS.

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.

Bromley developer responds to Lewisham Council's ultimatum in pub dispute

News Shopper:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sydenham’s residents tasted victory yesterday after the Mayor of Lewisham revealed that the Bromley developer who illegally demolished their pub responded to a council ultimatum letter.

Best friend's plea after 16-year-old girl goes missing from Blackfen

News Shopper:

11:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The best friend of a girl, who has gone missing from the Blackfen area, has appealed for help finding her.

Beckenham resident claims Lidl lorries are delivering grief as well as groceries

News Shopper:

11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A woman in Beckenham claims Lidl lorries have damaged her front wall and forced her to scale a neighbour’s fence to get home.

Fresh bail for driver after girl killed by Catford lorry

News Shopper:

3:19pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A lorry driver has been re-bailed by police following the death of a 13-year-old student in Catford.

Woolwich memorial for Lee Rigby will not feature soldier's name

News Shopper: LEE RIGBY: The young soldier was killed on a London street

11:17am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A promised memorial for murdered soldier Lee Rigby at an historic chapel opposite Woolwich Barracks will not actually include the soldier's name, Greenwich Council have announced.

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.

Family of murdered Ben Fasina: 'We forgive his killers but want change in Thamesmead'

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10:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The family of Olamide Fasina, who was stabbed to death by an armed gang, say they forgive his killers and want the 25-year-old's murder to bring "change" to Thamesmead.

Funding arrives for heavy horses to help conserve ancient West Wickham woodland

News Shopper:

10:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Some very heavy horses are trotting into West Wickham to help conserve an area of ancient woodland. 

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.

Sydenham community celebrates Black History Month

News Shopper:

9:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Sydenham community celebrated Black History Month with an African-Caribbean feast and reggae music on Wednesday.

Former Penge woman admits £3,000 benefit fraud

News Shopper:

9:25am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A former Penge woman has admitted cheating Bromley Council out of £3,156 in benefits.

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.

Residents voice concern over Erith Quarry plans

News Shopper:

8:41am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Erith residents have voiced concerns over innovative plans to renovate Erith Quarry.

5 top stories to get you through your morning commute

News Shopper:

8:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Forget about the cold and gloomy morning with this selection of top stories from our News Shopper reporters.

Ghost-myth-busters: 'Hoaxes and mistakes' explain sightings says professor - do you agree?

News Shopper: BECKENHAM: Dog walker spots 'ghost' in park

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Do ghosts really exist? With Halloween coming, Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, tackles this spooky issue.

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.

Blackheath and Woolwich gynaecologist struck off after squeezing patient's nipples to see if they were 'still milking'

News Shopper:

10:14am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Blackheath and Woolwich gynaecologist who squeezed a patient's nipples to see if they were "still milking" has been struck off.

UKIP chooses candidates for Dartford Council by-elections

News Shopper:

5:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UKIP has chosen its candidates for two Dartford Council by-elections next month.

Man, 22, arrested over Thamesmead murder of Ben Fasina

News Shopper:

4:53pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police have revealed a 22-year-old has been arrested and bailed over the murder of Olamide Fasina in Thamesmead.

Panic at Lewisham Hospital after someone shouts 'Ebola' following admission of patient by staff wearing biohazard suits

News Shopper:

4:56pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Patients tried to flee Lewisham Hospital in panic after someone shouted ‘Ebola’ in A&E yesterday.

Pro golfer-turned police officer back on the golf course to take a swing at anti-social youths

News Shopper:

4:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A professional golfer-turned copper is helping tackle anti-social behaviour – on an Orpington golf course.

New plans revealed for Paramount London - including next consultation dates

News Shopper:

4:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Paramount London can do "only good things" for Dartford and Gravesend according to developers, who have announced plans to feature British films and Hollywood blockbusters, and build a new road to get people to the resort.

Queen's Guide awards for Sidcup women

News Shopper:

4:52pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A pair of Sidcup guide leaders have achieved the highest award offered by the Guide Association.

Man arrested during Thamesmead drugs raid

News Shopper:

4:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Thamesmead police arrested a man for possession of Class B drugs following a raid on a house in Kale Road.

Woman left unconscious with fractured jaw following Bellingham Green Park robbery

News Shopper:

4:27pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 69-year-old woman was knocked unconscious in Bellingham Green Park yesterday after a robbery which left her with a fractured jaw. The victim was making her way home from a cleaning job on the Strand on the N7 bus.

Bexleyheath primary school celebrates 'impressive' Ofsted improvements

News Shopper:

4:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Bexleyheath primary school is celebrating after bouncing back from a disappointing Ofsted report.

Bexley's 14th annual home brew festival welcomes 100 tipplers

News Shopper:

3:29pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

One-hundred tipplers turned out for Bexley’s 14th annual home brew festival.

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.

Wanted Wednesday - Do you know Lewisham police's five most wanted?

News Shopper:

2:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It’s Wanted Wednesday time again with five new suspects Lewisham police need your help in tracing.

Biggin Hill hangar offers aviation fan the chance to fly in a Spitfire for Remembrance Day

News Shopper:

2:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

One aviation fan is being offered the chance to fly back to World War II and go for a ride in a Spitfire.

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