Man punched in Dartford pizza shop during failed robbery

News Shopper: Police incident cordons off Leigh street

5:12pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A man was treated for a facial injury after being punched in a failed robbery attempt.

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight searching for classic car owners

News Shopper: TRIUMPH TR5 driven by Andy Kingston of Ilminster, Austin 10 driven by Stuart Shepherd of Ilminster, and Alvis TE21 driven by Michael Holding of Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex.

4:02pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Organisers of Biggin Hill Airport’s Festival of Flight are searching for volunteers who own pre-1966 classic cars or motorcycles.

Two crashes cause delays for Easter Dartford Crossing traffic

News Shopper: Traffic on the M27

1:35pm Sunday 20th April 2014

There are currently delays at the Dartford Crossing following an accident.

Beckenham Concert Band to perform First World War tribute show

News Shopper: BRIGHT FUTURE: Weymouth Concert Brass performing at the Bandstand at Dorchester Borough Gardens

1:10pm Sunday 20th April 2014

The Beckenham Concert Band will perform a concert in memory of those who lost their lives in the First World War.

Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

News Shopper: Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

10:42am Sunday 20th April 2014

A family has been left “devastated” after their pet pug was “stolen” in Bromley.

Penalties, deadly diseases, Jose Mourinho and James Milner: 10 reasons why England WILL win the World Cup in Brazil

News Shopper: INJURED: Wayne Rooney

9:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

The wait is nearly over. Just over 50 days remain until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Here, News Shopper brings you 10 reasons why England CAN and WILL win the World Cup.

Man injured in Gravesend flat fire

News Shopper: A PREGNANT woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and several family pets died in a Gravesend flat fire last night.

9:25am Sunday 20th April 2014

A man was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in an empty Gravesend flat.

Resurfacing works scheduled for A20 in Kent

News Shopper: Roadworks are due to start on Monday

11:43am Sunday 20th April 2014

Resurfacing works will take place next week on the A20 in Kent.

Serious accident in Swanley sees A20 slip road closed

News Shopper: Police were called to a crash near Holme Lacy.

5:12pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Th exit slip road on the A20 eastbound at Swanley has been closed due to a serious accident on the M20/M25 at junction 3 .

Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

News Shopper: Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

3:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A couple from Bromley have been jailed for a series of distraction burglaries committed across London, Kent and Surrey.

Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' topless Petts Wood 'Running Man' who has died

News Shopper: Tributes pour in following death of 'inspirational' topless Petts Wood 'Running Man'

1:04pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A much loved Petts Wood pensioner famed for his daily topless runs through Petts Wood and Orpington has passed away.

VOTE NOW: Dartford searches for sexiest spectacle wearer

News Shopper: SPECS APPEAL: A pair of glasses from loudspecs.com.

12:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has teamed up with Specsavers in Dartford to find a spec-wearer with Something Kinda Oooh.

Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

News Shopper: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

10:52am Saturday 19th April 2014

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Peaches Geldof private funeral to be held on Easter Monday

News Shopper: Peaches

9:55am Saturday 19th April 2014

A private funeral will be held for Peaches Geldof on Easter Monday at the Kent church where she was married.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

London Bridge engineering works heap misery on London and Kent train passengers

News Shopper: A first Great Western Turbo train

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Train passengers travelling to London from Kent and the south-east face disruption from Easter engineering works.

Arrested lorry driver released on bail following fatal M26 crash

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

A lorry driver arrested following a deadly pile-up on the M26 has been granted bail.

New Kent Police fund to help keep youngsters away from crime

News Shopper: Ann Barnes, Independent PCC candidate for Kent

5:05pm Saturday 19th April 2014

The Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a scheme supporting projects which help keep young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour.

Motorcyclist dies in Kidbrooke A2 smash

News Shopper: London's Air Ambulance.

7:46am Friday 18th April 2014

A motorcyclist from Sevenoaks has died after crashing his bike into the central reservation of the Kidbrooke A2.

Deadly Asian hornets set to invade Kent

News Shopper: Picture Courtesy of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Swarms of killer hornets, which have claimed the lives of six people in France, are on the brink of invading Kent.

Kent Police stop 50 heavy goods vehicles approaching Dartford Crossing

News Shopper: Dartford Crossing

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Nearly 50 heavy goods vehicles were stopped in two days by Kent Police as they approached the Dartford Crossing.

Bexleyheath teenager grills stars of blockbuster Noah

News Shopper: Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman , with Lily Donnelly

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A Bexley teenager enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grill two film stars about the making of their biblical blockbuster Noah.

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

News Shopper: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

Orpington residents show off skills for Sony World Cup advert

News Shopper: Goal!

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Football fans from Orpington were invited to take part in filming a World Cup advert this week.

Three injured as police vehicle and car crash in Lewisham High Street

News Shopper: Crash in Lewisham today (April 17)

12:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Three people were injured this morning after a police vehicle crashed into a car in Lewisham High Street. 

Orpington girl wins tasty National Trust cake competition

News Shopper: Rebekah with her cake - photo Henry Jarvis

4:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A young girl from Orpington has seen her summer sketch turned into a tasty cake after winning a National Trust competition.

Man charged with assault over Gravesend pre-Christmas attack

News Shopper: The victim in his 40s was attacked in Gravesend just before Christmas.

3:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man has been charged with assault after a man in his 40s was attacked in Gravesend just before Christmas.

PICTURED: Memories of Dartford during the First World War revealed

News Shopper: PICTURED: Memories of Dartford during the First World War revealed

2:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People in Dartford will have a chance to visit First World War battlefields in France and Belgium to commemorate 100 years since it began. Reporter HELOISE WOOD learns more about how the borough coped with the five years of battles, bravery and bloodshed.

Dartford driver says Princes Road potholes are an 'accident waiting to happen'

News Shopper: Picture taken by Lee Smith of Princes Road

2:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A driver has circulated a shocking picture of a pothole-ridden road in Dartford and claimed it is an "accident waiting to happen".

Free weekend of activities in Dartford celebrating the industrial past

News Shopper: Free weekend of activities in Dartford celebrating the industrial past

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A weekend of free activities is taking place next month celebrating the borough’s past and remembering resident steam pioneer Richard Trevithick.

Man who touched woman inappropriately on Dartford through Welling train wanted by police

News Shopper: Do you know this man?

12:59pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man who inappropriately touched a woman on a busy train to Dartford through Welling is being hunted by police.

UPDATE: Man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following death of Bean woman

News Shopper: Rawdon murder probe - police have started an investigation

1:14pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A 63-year-old man from the Isle of Sheppey has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a woman from Bean.

300% increase in UKIP candidates running in Bromley local elections

News Shopper: Councillor Julian Grainger, of the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, pictured with Nigel Farage

12:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

UKIP is expected to put forward 30 candidates in the upcoming Bromley local elections - a 300 per cent increase on 2010.

PICTURED: Rise of the super-rat? Some facts about the 'mutant' rodents

News Shopper: Is this a super rat? Photo by Sé Mckendry.

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Could a plague of over-sized rodents be sweeping the country or is it a different nature of beast altogether - a load of media hype?

Social care tech revolution in Bexley

News Shopper: Bexley councillor for adult services, Chris Taylor.

12:16pm Thursday 17th April 2014

New technology is revolutionising how social care is delivered in Bexley.

Chislehurst cemetery first in country to offer live 4G stream of funeral services direct from graveside

News Shopper: Kemnal Park Cemetery and Memorial Gardens off the Sidcup By-Pass in Chislehurst

10:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

A Chislehurst cemetery has become the first in the country to offer a live, wireless recording of funeral services direct from the graveside

Orpington film fanatic meets The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Dane DeHaan

News Shopper: Jamie Bebbington (left) with other students at the event

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A film fanatic from Orpington brushed shoulders with a star from the new Spider-Man movie this month.

Newsagent staff held at knifepoint during Longfield robbery

News Shopper: Pictures from the scene were posted on Twitter

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Robbers threatened staff at a Longfield newsagent with a knife before making off with cash and cigarettes yesterday evening.

Residents hear explosion and train line closed after fire in Bromley

News Shopper: Fire on Palace View, Bromley

10:06am Thursday 17th April 2014

Residents awoke to fire engines and flames last night as storage units burned behind a Bromley street.

'I'd rather pay the mafia': Gravesend restaurant owner speaks out

News Shopper: 'I'd rather pay the mafia': Gravesend  restaurant owner speaks out

9:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

A Meopham restaurant owner says he would "rather pay the mafia" than fork out for increased business rates which he says are threatening his business.

UPDATE: Man arrested following fatal five-vehicle M26 crash

News Shopper: London Air ambulance Medics on the scene, tweeted by @Kent_999s

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 45 year-old man has been arrested and is in custody following the five-vehicle fatal collision on the M26 which occurred yesterday (April 16) and left a young woman and a teenager dead.

Helpless dog beaten then dumped in Swanley bin is 'lucky to be alive'

News Shopper: Helpless dog beaten and dumped in Swanley bin is 'lucky to be alive'

9:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

A mistreated dog is lucky to be alive after being abandoned in a bin in Swanley.

PubSpy reviews The Dutch House, Eltham

News Shopper: PubSpy reviews The Dutch House, Eltham

8:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

No-one could argue that The Dutch House is hidden away, as it looms large at the side of the road. But how helpful is passing traffic to trade when the road in question is the A20?

Do you devour or hoard Easter Eggs, and what's the best way to get into them?

News Shopper: Do you crack your Easter eggs open carefully or just smash them to pieces?

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The long Easter weekend starts tomorrow, which means two things will happen.

'Berserk' Eltham dog bites hole in boy's face as he tries to save mum and baby brother

News Shopper: 'Berserk' Eltham dog bites hole in boy's face as he tries to save mum and baby brother

5:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WARNING: This article contains graphic images. An heroic Eltham 11-year-old who saved his mum and baby brother from a 'berserk' dog had a lump bitten out of his face by the vicious animal and needed plastic surgery.

UPDATE: Is the giant rat reported in Gravesend actually a rat?

News Shopper: PICTURED: Giant rat reported in Gravesend

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A massive rat which was reported in Gravesend yesterday (April 15) sparked debate throughout the borough.

High housing demand stopping south east London buyers getting homes

News Shopper: ssistant branch manager at Alan De Maid in Petts Wood, James Kinsella

5:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the high levels of demand preventing them from buying their new homes. With house prices soaring, LUKE MAY asks how this demand can be met by a very limited supply.

Catford Balfour Beatty London Youth Games chairman bows out after 30 years

News Shopper: Anthony Kendall with Boris Johnson and Christine Ohuruogu

4:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Catford chairman of Europe’s largest annual youth sports event is bowing out after 30 years at the ‘forefront’ of the organisation.

Man followed woman around while masturbating on Petts Wood train

News Shopper: Paul Savage has been named as the man killed after being hit by train at Dunton Green station on March 19

3:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police want the public to help trace a man who masturbated on a train between London Waterloo East and Orpington.

Bromley girl through to Miss England semi-final

News Shopper: (LR) Ashling, Milly, and Kate

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Bromley girl dreaming of becoming this year's Miss England is still in the running after impressing at the regional stage of the competition.







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