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VIDEO: Man left with head injuries after assault in Slade Green

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10:53am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has been left with serious head injuries after an assault in Slade Green.

'Hugely proud' Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar celebrates Petts Wood's Indian Essence's Bib Gourmand

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5:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

As the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar’s contribution to curry culture in Britain is huge.

George Verrier fundraiser in Welling attended by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry

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4:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An event raising money in memory of Bromley teenager George Verrier was held at a Welling primary school and attended by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry.

Police find drugs hidden in man’s underpants after stopping his car in Pratts Bottom

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4:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Bromley police seized over £20,000 cash from a man’s home after finding drugs hidden in his underpants on Friday (September 26).

Gravesend arts centre coffee morning raises £200 to fight cancer

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3:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A Gravesend arts centre raised more than £200 to fight cancer by joining in with a national coffee morning scheme.

New celeb-endorsed festival coming to Penge

News Shopper:

2:44pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A new festival is coming to Penge with the aim to breathe new life into the area.

Thank Bank: Readers say thank you

News Shopper: Send your messages of gratitude for good deeds done and random acts of kindness to the Thank Bank

2:14pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

If there is someone you want to express your gratitude to, whether they donated a kidney or opened a door for you, we want to hear about it.

Steampunk event hits Abbey Wood's Crossness Pumping Station

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2:01pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Victorian Britain collided with the space age at a first-of-its-kind event in Abbey Wood.

Greenhithe woman is Simon Cowell's 'idea of hell'

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1:55pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A woman from Greenhithe has been branded Simon Cowell's 'idea of hell' after appearing on this year's X Factor.

Gifted young Bromley musicians win scholarships from London Mayor’s fund

News Shopper:

12:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two talented Bromley youngsters have been awarded four-year scholarships from the Mayor of London’s Music Fund.

Demand for free school meals at Bromley school doubles this term

News Shopper: LUNCH MONEY: Record numbers of pupils are signing up for free school dinners

11:51am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Demand for free school meals at a Bromley school has doubled this term.

Former David Beckham football academy in Greenwich to close

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11:12am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Europe’s biggest indoor football arena, Greenwich’s London Soccerdome is set to close at the end of the month to make way for a new housing development.

5 thoughts of the week: Old people's health woes, tattoos harming job prospects and more

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11:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

UPDATE: Missing Thamesmead woman found following police appeal

News Shopper:

5:08pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 24-year-old Greenwich woman who has been missing since Friday.

14 things to see and do this week (and next) in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

9:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to get upto over the next week or so across south east London and north Kent.

Delay in Stone Crossing footbridge build slammed by council and MP

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8:29am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A five-year delay in the building of a promised footbridge at Stone Crossing has been slammed by the council chairman and local MP.

Consulation to extend Bakerloo line to Lewisham begins with proposed start date sooner than expected

News Shopper:

8:20am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A public consultation into plans to extend the Bakerloo line from Elephant and Castle to Lewisham, Hayes and Bromley has now begun.

Stat Chat: Fear of terrorism rises but what else are we afraid of?

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6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we’re most afraid of.

Pet of the Day: Duke will greet you with a bark and give a high-five

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6:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Here’s Duke, the high-fiving pug who sounds like the happiest and friendliest little dog.

VIDEO: Joyrider on run from police hits Blackfen house 'like a bomb'

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12:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

In scenes straight out of computer game Grand Theft Auto a joyrider on the run from cops lost control and smashed into a Blackfen bungalow so hard, it "sounded like a bomb".

David Evenett MP opens new charity headquarters in Crayford

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5:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has officially opened the expanded and refurbished headquarters of Sense Trading in Crayford.

Stoptober events kick off in Bexley to help smokers quit

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5:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Bexley smokers can quit the habit in October during an action-packed series of events.

Bromley woman who lost her son to cancer nominated for UK's inspiring women awards

News Shopper: Mum Maria Thurston with Ryan, 16

5:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Bromley woman, who lost her son to cancer last year, has been nominated for the UK’s Inspiration Awards for Women.

Dartford school pupils take leading role in new store opening

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5:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Dartford School pupils enjoyed their fifteen minutes of fame as they cut the ribbon at the opening of a new supermarket.

Gravesend women takes on Alzheimer's walk in support of former Cobham pub-owner dad

News Shopper:

5:36pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Gravesend woman is set to take on a fund-raising challenge to raise funds for an Alzeimher's charity in support of her dad - who once owned a popular Cobham pub.

Apology to Ann Barnes

News Shopper:

5:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

News Shopper would like to retract an accusation made about Ann Barnes in Sunday’s website story.

Green chain events to get Bexley people walking this Autumn

News Shopper:

4:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A number of green chain events will help walkers get into the Autumn mood.

13 per cent of Gravesham's tots have tooth decay - how do your kids' teeth compare?

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4:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Thirteen per cent of three-year-olds in Gravesham suffer from tooth decay, research has revealed and experts are blaming the fizzy stuff.

England football manager Roy Hodgson to open new Biggin Hill 3G pitch

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3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

England football manager Roy Hodgson is to unveil a new state-of-the-art football pitch at a Biggin Hill school on Friday.

Welling army officer - who has toured Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland - is awarded MBE

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3:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Welling man who has served in the British Army for almost 20 years, including tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, has been awarded an MBE.

Mother of tragic Philip Lamin to hold concert to fund defibrillators for schools

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2:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The mother of a Bexleyheath school boy who died from a sudden cardiac arrest has organised an evening of music in a bid to install life-saving defibrillators in 17 schools across the borough.

Lewisham apprentices commended at National Apprenticeship Awards

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2:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two former Lewisham Council apprentices have beaten off hundreds of entrants to be awarded as “highly commended” at the London final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

Two men stage daylight robbery at jewellers in Shortlands

News Shopper:

1:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two men carried out a smash and grab robbery at a jewellers in Shortlands on Monday (September 29).

PubSpy reviews The Gipsy Moth, Greenwich

News Shopper:

12:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Perhaps the best-placed pub in the whole of south east London is The Gipsy Moth in Greenwich.

Travellers pitch up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground

News Shopper:

12:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Travellers pitched up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground on Sunday night (September 28), causing concern for local residents.

WIN a £300 voucher to spend on designer shoes courtesy of Cloggs

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12:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

News Shopper has teamed up with to offer one lucky winner the chance to win a £300 gift voucher to spend on anything on the site.

Retired boys in blue join forces to protect Bromley residents from bogus builders

News Shopper:

12:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ex-police officers have joined forces to protect vulnerable Bromley residents from the cruel tricks of bogus cowboy builders.

Millwall and Charlton do their (mega)bit to beat cancer on FIFA 15

News Shopper:

11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Millwall and Charlton are doing their (mega)bit to beat cancer, even in a computerised form.

Bromley mum forced to live with rotting pears outside her house

News Shopper:

11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Bromley mother-of-two has been forced to live with a mass of rotting pears at the end of her driveway for over a decade.

Deptford to host South African arts festival on 20th anniversary of democracy

News Shopper:

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A festival celebrating South African arts and culture will begin in Deptford before heading off around the country.

UPDATE: QE2 Bridge closes for an hour after man falls ill

News Shopper: There was significant disruption to the M25 and gridlock on Thurrock's roads after the bridge was closed on three separate occasions due to high winds over Christmas.

11:22am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The QE2 Bridge was closed for more than an hour this morning (September 30) after a man fell ill on the crossing.

Alleged Kidbrooke burglars appear in crown court charged with targeting multiple Bexley homes

News Shopper:

11:08am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A pair of alleged burglars from Kidbrooke have appeared at crown court charged with targeting houses in Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Welling and Falconwood.

Police search for Northfleet money-launderer after he fails to turn up to sentencing

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10:21am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police are hunting a missing money-launderer from Northfleet who faces a seven-year jail term.

Dartford to host 1940s-themed events ahead of Lotty's War performance

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10:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

War-time themed events are being planned around Dartford throughout October to coincide with a play about the period coming to town.

Supermarket price war on fuel is good news for motorists

News Shopper: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

10:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Motorists are to get a boost as supermarkets slash the price of fuel.

Swans hail a taxi in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A gang of swans lost the will to fly home from Thamesmead yesterday - opting to take a taxi instead.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after Woolwich road crash

News Shopper:

9:47am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A passenger left seriously injured in a road crash in Woolwich has resulted in a police appeal for further information.

Bad smell reported in Sidcup

News Shopper:

9:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A bad smell is reportedly enveloping Sidcup.

Police suspect escapes across school playground in Dartford

News Shopper: Kent Police has charged three men with burglary.

9:36am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A fugitive fled from police across a primary school playground yesterday.

Man beaten with baseball bat in Beckenham attack

News Shopper:

9:14am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man was beaten with a baseball bat in an attack at Goals Football Centre in Beckenham on Sunday (September 28).

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