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Firefighters called to huge blaze in Eltham

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2:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A fire in two semi-detached houses in Eltham was tackled by the London Fire Brigade.

Firefighters set for fresh strikes - after man died in Bromley house fire during last strikes

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2:17pm Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters in England will stage a fresh series of strikes in their long-running dispute over pensions.

Did Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon call Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon a "slut"?

News Shopper: Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon

1:45pm Friday 1st August 2014

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon has got into hot water weeks into his ministerial job after allegedly calling a Daily Telegraph journalist a "slut".

Take a smiley summer selfie for chance to win cash in our competition

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1:41pm Friday 1st August 2014

Take a smiley summery selfie and you could win a cash prize in our August photo competition.

Convicted drug dealer arrested in Greenhithe must pay back £9,000

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1:35pm Friday 1st August 2014

A convicted drug dealer arrested in Greenhithe has been ordered to pay back nearly £9,000 of criminal gains by the courts.

Bexleyheath primary pupils win competition to design school logo

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1:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

Five pupils at a Bexleyheath primary school have helped come up with its new logo after winning a competition to design it.

Week since staff last seen at Waste4Fuel site - now considered abandoned

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12:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A week has passed since Waste4Fuel staff were last at the St Paul's Cray site, and the site is now considered abandoned.

Woolwich Arsenal rezoning petition goes viral

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12:51pm Friday 1st August 2014

A petition to move Woolwich Arsenal from Zone 4 to 3 has gone viral with more than 500 signatures from disgruntled commuters.

Bromley FC to host Crystal Palace next week

News Shopper: Bromley FC Logo

12:12pm Friday 1st August 2014

Bromley Football Club will play host to Crystal Palace next week.

Safe found washed up in Thames at Gravesend may have been stolen

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12:27pm Friday 1st August 2014

A safe which was flung in the Thames at Greenhithe before washing up in Gravesend is thought to have been stolen.

YOUR VIEWS: Is Bexley London's forgotten borough for transport?

News Shopper: 'Why are you f***king stopping at the roundabout?' - Albion Road junction in Bexleyheath causes yet more problems

12:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

As rumours persist of Bromley and Lewisham joining the Bakerloo line, the question remains: will Bexley ever join the underground?

Tributes to 6-year-old David Williams, killed on Thamesmead road

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12:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

The father of a six-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a car in Thamesmead has paid tribute to his 'happy, smiley' son.

Crystal Palace Park improvement work finally agreed

News Shopper: Crystal Palace Park is set for £2.4 million improvements.

11:34am Friday 1st August 2014

A project to see a new and improved Crystal Palace Park has finally been agreed.

Erith illegal worker scam ringleader has sentence nearly doubled

News Shopper: Anthony Okoh.

11:43am Friday 1st August 2014

The ringleader of a £6 million Erith illegal worker scam has had his prison sentence nearly doubled for being too lenient.

Greenwich Council causes confusion with 'No dumpimg' sign spelling error

News Shopper: Greenwich Bans Dumpimg?

10:51am Friday 1st August 2014

Have you spotted any amusing signs or notices such as this gem from Greenwich Council?

Bromley couple convicted of benefit fraud after running undeclared business on eBay

News Shopper: eBay users advised to change passwords

10:49am Friday 1st August 2014

A Bromley couple has been convicted of benefit fraud after failing to declare income from a business selling second hand clothes on eBay.

WIN! Tickets to Denise Van Outen's one-woman show in the West End

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10:33am Friday 1st August 2014

Denise Van Outen’s acclaimed one-woman show Some Girl I Used to Know is in the West End at the Arts Theatre for just three weeks and tickets are hot property.

MP Teresa Pearce's 'heart goes out to family of boy killed on Thamesmead road'

News Shopper: MP Teresa Pearce

9:54am Friday 1st August 2014

Thamesmead and Erith MP Teresa Pearce has told News Shopper her “heart goes out to the family of the little boy killed on our roads last week”.

Bromley a cappella group to host candlelit vigil to mark First World War centenary

News Shopper: British infantrymen on the march in 1916 in Northern France during the First World War.

9:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Bromley’s award-winning a cappella singers Just Voices are hosting a choral vigil by candlelight to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

Buster the Staffie is Battersea Dogs Home's longest-staying Kent resident - can you give a home?

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6:30am Friday 1st August 2014

Poor Buster here is the longest-staying resident at the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Brands Hatch site in Kent – could you give him a home?

Pet of the Day: Benson the big softie

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5:50am Friday 1st August 2014

Gentle giant Benson always wants a cuddle but unfortunately he thinks he is still small enough to jump on his owners' laps.

Ban for driver who took off while being given a speeding ticket

News Shopper: GOTCHA: An officer checks the speed of vehicles with his laser gun

5:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A driver who led police on a high speed chase through Bexley after taking off while officers were giving him a speeding ticket has been hit with a ban.

Man jailed for stealing police car on Crayford night out

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4:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A man who stole a police car on a night out in Crayford has been jailed for 10 weeks.

Huge fly-tipping sites in Ladywell uncovered

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4:49pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Squashed rats and a pigeon infestation have been the result of fly-tipping in a residential area in Ladywell.

FEATURE: A day in the life of a pest control officer

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4:27pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Once described on TV as having one of the 'worst jobs in Britain', Sevenoaks District Council's 'pest buster', Mark Evans, gave FIONA SIMPSON the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a pest control officer.

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman on West Wickham train avoids jail

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3:19pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Catford man has avoided jail time after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on board a late-night train in West Wickham.

Bromley on the Bakerloo line - 10 other things bound to happen by 2040

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3:22pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Exciting news this week is that Bromley and Lewisham could be set to get on the Tube...in 26 years.

New carers directory to support Bromley volunteers

News Shopper: Bromley carers invited to information day

2:39pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Bromley care group has launched a new support guide for the borough.

Ten per cent of 'affluent Bromley' is living in poverty, figures reveal

News Shopper: Jobs at Bromley Council's customer service department will be kept local

1:54pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Over 30,000 people in Bromley – around 10 per cent of the borough’s population – are living in poverty among the worst in England, according to figures.

Volunteers working to make Deptford Cinema a reality

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1:47pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Lewisham film-lovers no will no longer have to leave the borough to see their favourite Hollywood stars come autumn as a group of residents have joined forces to create Deptford Cinema.

VIDEO: Cyclist says he feared for his life during clash with HGV in central Bromley

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1:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A cyclist claims a HGV driver almost killed him when he was driving through the centre of Bromley, in a clash that went on for minutes. 

VIDEO: UK's top entrepreneurs share their business secrets

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1:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Ever had a great idea you have wanted to turn into a business? This video with some of the nation’s top entrepreneurs will help.

Gravesend bouncers' jail term increased after 'sickening' attack

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1:50pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Two former bouncers who were involved in a "sickening" attack in Gravesend have had their sentences increase.

What a sponger! Great British Bake Off washer upper uses 80 sponges a series

News Shopper: John Whaite with the The Great British Bake Off crew

12:23pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Have you ever watched a cooking show and thought ‘glad I’m not washing up after that’? Well spare a thought for Iva Vcelak.

VIDEO: Bromley pop star Pixie Lott took 'risk' with new album

News Shopper: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

11:10am Thursday 31st July 2014

Bromley singer Pixie Lott says her new album felt like a gamble, because she has moved away from pop and dance tunes.

6 expert tips for summer holiday packing from Bluewater's personal shoppers

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10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

While sipping a cocktail by the beach goes some way to relieving the stress that was packing, wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t spend the night before your trip desperately stuffing a suitcase?

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

9:34am Thursday 31st July 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.

Two arrested after Orpington drugs bust

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9:14am Thursday 31st July 2014

Two men were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply after a drugs bust in Orpington. 

Photofun: View from your window - what can you see outside right now?

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6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

What’s the view out of the nearest window to you right now? Just for fun, we’d love to see a photo of it.

Pet of the Day: Age is no concern for Bilari

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6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Even at 25, Bilari can still catch birds from the sky.

Lewisham memorial vandalised days before war anniversary

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2:24pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Lewisham war memorial which was set on fire this morning by vandals is being treated as an arson attack by police who donned rubber gloves, buckets and sponges to clean it.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

News Shopper: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Could the Bakerloo line finally be coming to Lewisham and Bromley boroughs?

News Shopper: London Underground investigated after two trains crashed between East Putney and Southfields

5:07pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

The speculation around a possible extension of the Bakerloo line into Lewisham and Bromley boroughs was refuelled today (July 30).

Bromley Council ordered to pay £64k compensation after tribunal

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4:23pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Bromley Council has been ordered to pay thousands in compensation to 18 staff members after an industrial tribunal found it had offered cash incentives to sign new contracts.

Healthcare group to launch new mobile clinic in latest 'Smokefree Bromley' drive

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3:08pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A new mobile clinic to fight smoking in Bromley hits the streets this week.

Interview: Deptford band Athlete ready for rare homecoming gig at On Blackheath festival

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1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

These days, you’re more likely to spot chart-topping indie band Athlete at a south east London boozer enjoying a quiet pint than on stage at Glastonbury.

New bike for Belvedere 4-year-old with cerebral palsy thanks to charity day

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1:17pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A Belvedere four-year-old with cerebral palsy will soon have a special new bike thanks to a pub charity day which raised nearly £2,000.

Bromley to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War

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12:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Bromley’s award-winning a cappella singers Just Voices are hosting a choral vigil by candlelight to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

Pedestrian and motorbike crash in Downham leaves man seriously injured

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11:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A man remains in hospital following a collision between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian in Downham.

PICTURES: Dr Who in Bromley: Comic book store celebrates 25 years of science fiction fun

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11:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Dr Who’s famous tardis turned up in Bromley last weekend.

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