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Pet of the Day: Gentle German shepherd dog Phoenix

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5:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Today’s Pet of the Day is gentle German shepherd dog Phoenix.

Boy, 12, hit by falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead

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12:08pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A 12-year-old boy was hospitalised after being hit by a falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead.

VIDEO: Giant hippo passes through Thames Barrier

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3:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A giant hippo is making its way through the Thames Barrier this afternoon.

Greenwich Council gives Crossrail construction works the thumbs up

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5:35pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Construction works for the £160 million Woolwich Crossrail was yesterday approved by Greenwich Council.

Ikea Greenwich could face legal challenge

News Shopper: Greenwich Ikea - a retail boost or a traffic disaster?

5:22pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Campaigners fighting plans for a huge new Ikea store at Greenwich are considering legal action - but need to raise the funds first.

PICTURES: Buster the dog finds loving new Welling home after appeal

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4:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Buster the dog - the longest staying resident at Battersea Dogs Home's Brands Hatch centre - has found a loving new home, making best friends with a three-year-old girl.

VIDEO: Dartford Market moves this week

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4:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Dartford Council is reminding people about the Thursday’s Market’s move this week with a video featuring the traders themselves.

Cray Wanderers to star in huge Thai documentary

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4:02pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Cray Wanderers is to star in a football documentary produced by one of Thailand’s biggest television broadcasters.

Resident's outrage as car flips on 'blind bend' in Sidcup

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4:16pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A car has overturned in Sidcup - injuring two people.

Lewisham Hospital nurse 'who liked big bottoms pulled down colleague's skirt'

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4:03pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A Lewisham Hospital nurse who was a self-confessed fan of ‘big bottoms’ pulled down his colleague’s skirt, called another a ‘brainless cow’ and refused to collect post-operative patients, a tribunal heard today.

UPDATE: Man arrested after suspected drugs incident in Lowfield Street, Dartford

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3:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences, burglary and electricity theft in a condemned property in Dartford.

Shopper finds 'Free Palestine' note on Deptford cash machine fiver

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1:46pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A shopper was surprised to find a ‘free Palestine’ message printed onto a five pound note he had been issued from a Deptford cash machine.

7 things to see at upcoming Greenwich Tall Ships Festival

News Shopper: Greenwich Council leader's £10,000 French tall ships visit branded 'ridiculous jolly'

1:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

More than 50 vessels are racing from Falmouth to the Isle of Wight before they reach Greenwich for the Tall Ships Festival - billed as the biggest such event on the Thames for 25 years.

PICTURED: Another car ends up on its roof - this time in Dartford

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1:06pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Another car ended up on its roof yesterday - this time in Dartford.

PICTURED: Donkeys race for good causes in Danson Park, Bexleyheath

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1:17pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Speedy donkeys bought some smiles to Bexleyheath over the weekend.

Missing girl, 16, could be in Lewisham

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12:07pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A missing 16-year-old girl could be in Lewisham, police say.

One-year-old boy falls from flat window in Sydenham

News Shopper: London Ambulance Service has saw a 13.7 per cent rise in call-outs last year

11:34am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A one-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after falling from a Sydenham flat window.

MORE PICS: Crash in Bexley leaves car on roof

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10:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A crash in Footscray Lane, Bexley, yesterday afternoon (September 1) left a car on its roof.

Men arrested in connection with Chislehurst rape and assault released without charge

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9:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Two men arrested in connection with allegations of rape and assault at an address in Chislehurst have been released without charge.

Pet of the Day: Cute dog and cute child best friends are winning combination

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10:00am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Cute dog and cute kid make a great combination, don’t they?

London Mayor slams Airports Commission's rejection of 'Boris Island' as 'myopic'

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9:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Boris Johnson has slammed the decision by the Airports Commission to reject the "Boris Island" Thames Estuary airport plan.

Eight people evacuated and 200m cordon set up due to overheating gas cylinder in Erith

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9:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Eight people were evacuated and a 200m cordon was set up after a propane gas cylinder overheated at an asphalt plant in Erith.

Fire at Horton Kirby stud farm

News Shopper:

9:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A Horton Kirby stud farm went up in flames last night.

VIDEO: 'Thoughtless' Gravesend pranksters fake kidnapping for YouTube hit

News Shopper:

4:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A group of "thoughtless" pranksters have been winding up Gravesend coppers by faking kidnappings in the town.

Family organise fun run in memory of Aiden, 13

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5:14pm Monday 1st September 2014

A family from Sidcup have organised a fun run in memory of their son and brother who lost his battle with cancer aged 13.

Tea duelling and umbrella fencing happening at Steampunk event in Abbey Wood

News Shopper: 'Steampunk' enthusiasts to celebrate with day of events

5:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

A science fiction Victoriana-style craze is being celebrated across the Erith marshland next month complete with shark racing and tea duelling.

Eltham man's quirky walking tours named London's best

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4:35pm Monday 1st September 2014

An alternative walking tour company started by a man from Eltham has been named the best in London by Trip Advisor.

Gravesend pub boasts award-winning colour

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4:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

A newly refurbished 19th century pub has received a prize for its blooming efforts in the garden.

Police want to identify this man after Orpington burglary

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4:02pm Monday 1st September 2014

Bromley police have released images of a man they want to identify in connection with a burglary that took place in Batchwood Green, Orpington.

Dartford Council leader speaks out against changes to library

News Shopper: Dartford Library is one of the libraries which would be affected by the proposal

4:04pm Monday 1st September 2014

Dartford Council's leader has spoken out about proposed changes to Central Library.

Man killed in Shire Lane, Orpington, crash named as Ruben Lee

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3:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man who was killed in a car crash in Shire Lane, Orpington, has been named as 54-year-old Ruben Lee.

The Greenwich Show launches tonight

News Shopper:

3:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

The public can tune in to The Greenwich Show which will air its very first programme tonight.

PICTURED: Police have fun with Dartford shoppers in Bluewater

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3:00pm Monday 1st September 2014

Kent Police joined forces with Bluewater Shopping Centre for a community fun day where officers attempted to break a tractor-tyre flip world record.

VIDEO: Gravesend roofer's amazing aerial footage of home town

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4:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

A roofer from Gravesend has set his heights even higher - producing images of his home town from 300 feet in the air.

Man killed in Perry Street crash named as John Taylor, aged 76

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2:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man killed after being hit by a van in Perry Street, Northfleet has been named as 76-year-old John Taylor from Gravesend.

Jimmy Mizen Foundation opens Ladywell Fields cafe

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1:53pm Monday 1st September 2014

A charity set up in the wake of Lee teenager Jimmy Mizen's tragic murder has opened a new cafe.

Countdown to Greenwich Comedy Festival

News Shopper: What's On module top link image

1:46pm Monday 1st September 2014

The countdown is on until the biggest names in comedy land in Greenwich.

Blackheath hospital unveils £3.8 million operating theatre

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1:06pm Monday 1st September 2014

Blackheath Hospital officially unveiled its new £3.8 million operating theatre last week.

Catford man cleared of Thamesmead kidnap

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

12:56pm Monday 1st September 2014

A Catford man has been cleared of kidnapping a pregnant woman while he was on an electronic tag.

Sydenham paedophile ring linked to church choir jailed for years of sex abuse

News Shopper:

12:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

Five members of a Sydenham paedophile ring who systematically abused boys from a church in the 1970s and 1980s have finally been jailed.

Sixties stars to swing again in Bromley

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12:16pm Monday 1st September 2014

Singers who made the sixties swing are back on the road for a 50th anniversary.

Ebbsfleet station evacuated after fire alarm drama

News Shopper:

11:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A full evacuation of Ebbsfleet station followed a fire alarm yesterday evening - but it was a false alarm.

Sydenham man charged with murdering young father

News Shopper:

10:38am Monday 1st September 2014

A 26-year-old Sydenham man has been charged with murder after a young father was stabbed to death.

UPDATE: Man dies falling from Plumstead building - one day after police incident

News Shopper: Members of Unite who work for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service plan more strikes over claims that safety is being put at risk.

10:20am Monday 1st September 2014

Investigations are underway after a man plunged to his death from a Plumstead building - one day after police dealt with a disturbance involving him.

Help! My puppy chews everything: Expert animal behaviour advice

News Shopper:

10:23am Monday 1st September 2014

My five-month-old puppy has started to chew everything in the house.

Chislehurst gets ready to Rock this weekend

News Shopper:

9:46am Monday 1st September 2014

Bands and entertainers are gearing up for the fourth Chislehurst Rocks concert this weekend.

Young girl attacked by dog in Plumstead

News Shopper: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

9:42am Monday 1st September 2014

A girl was left with injuries to her legs and back after being attacked by a dog at a Plumstead home yesterday (August 31).

Bestival organisers and ex-Goldsmiths students set for disco ball world record

News Shopper:

9:19am Monday 1st September 2014

Former Goldsmiths students Rob da Bank and his wife Josie could be bound for the record books this weekend.

Women's vote battle recounted in controversial book by Forest Hill author

News Shopper:

8:49am Monday 1st September 2014

An author from Forest Hill is set to publish a controversial chronicle of how women got the vote.

Pet of the Day: Moana goes undercover

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6:30am Monday 1st September 2014

Adorable Jack Russell Moana has had an eventful three years of life.







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