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What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

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5:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this bank holiday, so you won’t be stuck for things to see and do for the whole family.

COCKTAIL: Smirnoff Summer Punch

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5:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Enjoy the bank holiday weekend with friends and this fruity, boozy punch by the guys at thebar.com

Cannon and Ball team up with Su Pollard for Robin Hood comedy in Dartford and Bromley

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5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Veteran comedy duo Cannon and Ball will team up with Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard for an outrageous Robin Hood farce in Bromley and Dartford.

'Inappropriate' Facebook friending and offensive online language: Kent Police employees breach social media rules

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4:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Thirty-six Kent Police staff have had their knuckles wrapped for Facebook gaffes - including making "inappropriate contact" with victims of crime and making "derogatory comments and using offensive language" online.

Foster charity sets up in Orpington due to lack of carers in the borough

News Shopper: Call goes out for more foster carers

4:31pm Friday 22nd August 2014

South-east London charity Safehouses has opened a new office in Orpington because of a shortage of foster carers in the borough.

Visit the Owletts as National Trust launches the Great British Walk

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4:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The National Trust is encouraging people in north Kent to get involved in the Great British Walk.

Give an actor a home during Deptford show run

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4:24pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A highly respected theatre company is set to bring an urgent exploration of theatre’s depiction of money through the ages to Deptford.

Fire in kitchen of McDonald's, Bromley, leaves employee in hospital

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3:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A fire in Market Square, Bromley, earlier this week was in the kitchen of McDonald's, and left an employee needing hospital treatment.

Bexley Police sign contract to work with community on combating crime

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4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A charter was signed on Thursday (August 21) to combat crime and anti-social behaviour at town centres across Bexley.

Skate ramp unveiled at Culverstone Recreation Ground

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3:15pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Gravesham Mayor had a wheely great time at the opening of a skate ramp in Meopham earlier this month.

Welling couple star in music video to recognise troops

News Shopper: Lisa and Alex Askew.

2:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A Welling couple are starring in a video to mark the centenary of the First World War.

UPDATE: Woman cut from car after crashing into parked car containing child in Bromley Road

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2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A woman had to be cut from her car after crashing into a parked car containing a child in Bromley Road this afternoon.

Blue plaque unveiled in Penge at former home of revered watchmaker George Daniels

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3:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Penge at the former home of a man considered to be the finest watchmaker of his lifetime.

Will Gala Bingo in Spital Street, Dartford, be turned into a church?

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2:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The bingo hall in Dartford could turn into a church after a property consultant advertised it for £3 million.

Gearing up for a big bus celebration in Dartford

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3:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Dartford bus garage is gearing up to celebrate the Year of the Bus.

Dartford stations win top safety awards

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2:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Three Dartford train stations have been awarded Secure Station status, recognising improvements to passenger safety and security.

Traditional telling of Puccini's Madama Butterfly in Dartford

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2:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An extravagant, traditional telling of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly will take over the stage at the Orchard Theatre in late September.

Bromley Green Party member calls for council to back London environmental plan

News Shopper: A duck in Bromley's Kelsey Park.

1:34pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A Bromley Green Party member has called for the council to take up a London-wide environmental initiative.

VIDEO: Amazing aerial footage shows Gravesend from above

News Shopper:

1:31pm Friday 22nd August 2014

This amazing aerial footage posted on Youtube shows Gravesend from above.

VIDEO: New Thames Clippers deal could see passenger numbers rocket

News Shopper:

1:22pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A deal has been struck which could see the numbers of people crossing the Thames by boat increase dramatically.

UPDATE: Two arrests after incidents at Metro Bank, Bromley

News Shopper:

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Two people were arrested after two incidents at Metro Bank in Bromley High Street yesterday (August 21) afternoon.

Man wanted over 'non-molestation order breach' could be in Lewisham or Deptford

News Shopper:

12:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A tattooed man wanted on recall to prison for breaching a non-molestation order and making threats to kill could be in Lewisham or Deptford.

Etham man bailed for historic child abuse allegations

News Shopper:

12:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An elderly man from Eltham was last week arrested for allegations of historic child abuse.

Blackheath project to boost business with discounts

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12:12pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A new community project in Blackheath is launching to promote business and support events in the area by creating an online community.

Lewisham residents driven batty by park development

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11:58am Friday 22nd August 2014

Lewisham residents have joined forces to stop property developers destroying the habitat of bats in Elliot Park.

Pollution at Mottingham park wipes out ducks and geese - again

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11:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

Ducks at a picturesque Mottingham park have been "decimated" by pollution at their lake - the second tragedy there in five years.

15-year sentence for couple who burgled Lewisham pensioners and 100-year-old woman

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11:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

A couple who burgled elderly people - including a 100-year-old woman and seven Lewisham victims - have been jailed for a total of 15 years.

On the hunt for missing persons with South-East London Search and Rescue

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10:45am Friday 22nd August 2014

When police in south east London need to find a missing person urgently, there are certain experts they can call on. News Shopper finds out more.

Surprise, surprise! Waste4Fuel on fire again

News Shopper: IN PICTURES: Two and a half years of Waste4Fuel's mountain of rubbish

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

A sense of deja vu gripped St Paul's Cray this morning after Waste4Fuel's huge mountain of rubbish caught fire again, sending smoke billowing across neighbouring roads.

Pet of the Day: Winnie likes to get her own way

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6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Tiny ball of fun Winnie’s special talent is getting her own way.

Kids' favourites come together for Milkshake Live show in Catford

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5:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The likes of Noddy, the Bananas in Pajamas and Pip from Pip Ahoy are just some of the larger than life characters set to join forces for a mega tour of children's TV favourites.

Orpington 10-year-old gets 97 per cent in maths GCSE

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5:11pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A 10-year-old from Orpington has achieved one of the highest GCSE maths results in the country.

Familes have a wheelie fun time at Thamesmead day

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5:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Families took part in a fitness overhaul with healthy activities in Thamesmead.

Bexley youngsters learn how to build a house at summer school

News Shopper:

4:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Twelve Bexley youngsters learned house-building trades as part of a summer school.

Dartford Council issues medal to commemorate First World War outbreak

News Shopper: Dartford Council leader Jeremy Kite says the bringing in a new owner could be a good thing for the Priory Shopping Centre

4:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Dartford Council is issuing a commemorative medal to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Millwall, Palace and Charlton snubbed as EA chooses Hazard and Messi for FIFA 15 cover

News Shopper:

4:47pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Sad news for fans of Palace, Millwall and Charlton – and everyone else except Chelsea – inexplicably none of your players made it onto the cover of FIFA 15.

Car crash and bust up at Bluewater Shopping Centre

News Shopper: Eltham Hollister worker jailed for stealing £60k from Bluewater store

4:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A crash in the Bluewater car park has apparently led to a teenager being punched and kicked by another man.

Ikea Greenwich plans on track after Sainsbury's listing failure

News Shopper: Sainsbury's in Greenwich

4:24pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A flagship Greenwich Sainsbury's store will not be listed - leaving the way open for it to be knocked down and replaced with an Ikea.

Happiness captured to create theatre show in Deptford

News Shopper: Award-winning Deptford Lounge, designed by architects Pollard Thomas Edwards

4:19pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A national archive of happiness is being drawn up by a theatre company in Deptford.

World’s greatest Elvis tribute to rock Dartford

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4:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Considered to be the best Elvis tribute act in the world, Lee Memphis King leads a fun Rock N Roll Heaven evening at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford on September 22.

UPDATE: Arrest for attempted murder after Forest Hill stabbing leaves man critically ill

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

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a Forest Hill 44-year-old was stabbed from behind, leaving him critically ill in hospital.

Kaiser Chiefs book Greenwich date

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3:58pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Indie rock band the Kaiser Chiefs will play in Greenwich’s O2 Arena next year.

Show celebrating Musical Icons set to tour care homes

News Shopper:

3:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A one-woman show celebrating some of the greatest musical talent of the past century is set to tour care homes throughout south east London.

PICTURED: Playday in Danson Park

News Shopper:

2:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Three thousand people enjoyed the national Playday celebration in Danson Park.

iPhone snatched from woman's hands as she travelled on Bromley train

News Shopper:

2:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are appealing for the public's help after an iPhone was snatched from a woman's hands on a train at Eden Park station, Bromley.

Chislehurst businessman talks about entering the notorious Dragon's Den with a card and a bunch of flowers

News Shopper:

2:39pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A Chislehurst businessman and his colleague faced the notorious Dragon’s Den panel with a greetings card and a bouquet of flowers.

Care agency leaks personal details of elderly and vulnerable people

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2:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Over 200 people received an email from a Kent care agency containing the personal details of elderly and vulnerable people.

INTERVIEW: Rizzle Kicks star Harley Sylvester takes on gritty acting role in Thamesmead-set The Guvnors

News Shopper:

2:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Fans of the chart-bothering hip hoppers Rizzle Kicks would not necessarily expect to see one half of the band starring in a gritty British gangland movie shot in Thamesmead.

Lewisham Isis bride's ambition to kill British or US citizen

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2:01pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Lewisham jihadist Khadijah Dare yesterday tweeted she wants to be the first UK woman to kill a British or US citizen.

Southeastern appoints new managing director with Thameslink Programme underway

News Shopper:

12:24pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Southeastern has appointed a new managing director.







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