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Man, aged 58, denies raping a women in Dartford

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5:31pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 58-year-old man on trial for allegedly raping a woman in Dartford has admitted some sexual contact did take place between him and his alleged victim.

Police hunt for Bluewater bus masturbator who dropped trousers behind two passengers

News Shopper: Kent Police has arrested three Swanley teenagers over a series of thefts from cars.

5:17pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An appeal has gone out for a man who allegedly masturbated behind two women on a bus to Bluewater.

Trial date set for Swanscombe prison officer accused of corrupt relationship with Sun journalist

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5:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The date has been set for the trial of a Swanscombe prison officer who had an allegedly corrupt relationship with a journalist from Sun.

'Neglected' Shih-tzu found abandoned and barely able to walk in Thamesmead

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4:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Shih-tzu has been found abandoned near some housing estates in Thamesmead, with paws so matted he could barely walk.

Comedian Jo Brand kicks off the Moonlit Walk to raise cash for community hospice

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5:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Comedian Jo Brand entertained 400 walkers at the start of the Moonlit Walk to raise funds for Greenwich and Bexleyheath community Hospice.

New Cross' The Royal Albert to serve up Kent ales at Octopump festival

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4:44pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A three-day New Cross real ale and cider festival will celebrate Kent brewers.

WIN! Sports Direct vouchers as Hankook celebrates Europa League football

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4:21pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

After a thrilling summer of international football the attention of football fans across the country returns to their domestic club’s exploits in Europe and the UEFA Europa League.

Dartford cadets hold high-flying fun day

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4:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A group of Dartford Air Cadets have been giving residents a taste of cadet life.

VIDEO: Man rescued from River Thames at Greenwich in 'pitch black' conditions

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3:54pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man found in the River Thames at Greenwich during last night’s pitch black conditions was rescued thanks to his body heat.

PICTURED: Wensleydale-addicted pooch with weight problem finds new home in Sidcup

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3:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A cheese-loving, overweight Jack Russell cross called Gromit has found a new owner in Sidcup after spending six months in a dog’s home.

PICTURED: Car on fire in Beckenham Hill Road

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3:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A car burst into flames in Beckenham Hill Road this afternoon.

Bromley woman who lost newborn nephew appointed chair of UK baby charity

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4:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Bromley woman, who tragically lost her newborn nephew 18 years ago, has been appointed chair of a national baby charity.

Angry shopper 'fed up' with Welling car park 'scam'

News Shopper:

3:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An angry shopper has spoken out about "unfair" parking fines being handed out to supermarket shoppers in Welling.

Police appeal for witnesses of Thamesmead trolley throw which could have killed 12-year-old

News Shopper:

2:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police investigating an incident which saw a 12-year-old boy escape death after a falling shopping trolley narrowly missed his head, want to speak to a couple seen arguing beforehand.

Celebrity chef Rachel Khoo cooks up a feast at Bromley food festival

News Shopper:

1:39pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Former south east London resident and celebrity chef Rachel Khoo showed off her skills at intu Bromley’s Great Taste Food Festival on Saturday (September 13).

Copper thief who staged his own Plumstead kidnap jailed for two years

News Shopper:

1:16pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A copper thief who staged his own kidnap in the plant room of a block flats in Plumstead has been jailed for two years.

Former Sunday Telegraph journalist jailed for seven years for raping woman

News Shopper:

12:45pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A former Sunday Telegraph journalist has been jailed for seven years for raping a woman.

Man who conspired to burgle five Gravesham homes is jailed

News Shopper:

12:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A man has been jailed for four years after he admitted conspiring to burgle five Gravesham homes where thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen.

Warning after mystery white powder 'poisons' Greenwich dogs

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12:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Greenwich dog owners are being warned that a mystery white powder left around roads in the area could make their pets seriously ill if it is eaten.

Three injured in ambulance and car smash in Bromley

News Shopper:

12:01pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Three people were injured when a car crashed into an ambulance on a busy Bromley roundabout this morning (September 16).

Beckenham man jailed after arranging to have neighbour assaulted

News Shopper:

11:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Beckenham man has been jailed for two years after arranging to have his neighbour assaulted.

Eltham grandfather announced Pride of Britain finalist on ITV News London

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11:15am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Greenwich grandfather who raised £350,000 towards a physiotherapy centre for children with mobility problems has been announced as a regional winner and finalist in this year’s Pride of Britain Awards.

Commuter joy with Oyster card set to come to Dartford and Swanley

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11:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Following successful talks the Oyster card is set to come to Dartford and Swanley, a move which has been greeted with joy among north Kent commuters.

PubSpy doubles up: The Pier and Sir John Franklin in Greenhithe

News Shopper:

11:05am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two for the price of one this week as Greenhithe’s two waterfront pubs battle it out.

Abbey Wood weightlifter Zoe Smith makes hall of fame

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10:39am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Weightlifter Zoe Smith has been inducted into a hall of fame for top young athletes.

Greenwich pub fumes 'making my son sick'

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10:32am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A distraught mother claims fumes from a Greenwich pub are making her disabled son ill - as a crunch meeting on the issue takes place tomorrow.

Bollywood superstars set to dazzle on stage in south east London

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10:28am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Bollywood’s biggest stars are set to descend on Greenwich for a breathtaking live extravaganza.

Bromley Comedy Club returns this weekend

News Shopper: Crack Comedy Club

9:42am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Stand up comedy returns to Bromley this weekend, with 3 Non-Blondes star Ninia Benjamin headlining the first show.

Kent police warning as thick fog coats south east - and cancels Woolwich Ferry

News Shopper: Cameron Wells was the unanimous choice of local professional photographers Zoe Norfolk and Matt Humphrey with his entry ‘Football in the Fog at Fortismere’

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Much of southern England has been blanketed in thick fog with flights delayed and the Woolwich Ferry stopped as visibility dips to less than 100 metres in places.

Greenwich Market goes green this Friday

News Shopper: Focus on...Greenwich Market

9:09am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Greenwich Market will go green this Friday to encourage Londoners to do the same.

5 things to see and do in...New Eltham

News Shopper:

7:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Locked in an intense rivalry with nearby Sidcup, New Eltham is a fun place to live.

20 super summery selfies that might put a smile on your face

News Shopper:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Check out these 20 happy selfies which we reckon should make you feel summery all over again.

Stat Chat: Are you likely to be bitten by mosquitoes?

News Shopper: Under scrutiny: Mosquitoes

6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Facts and common misconception about mosquitoes.

Pet of the Day: Messi is from Bexley and likes eating garden gloves

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

He usually likes to keep it on the down-low but today we can exclusively reveal Messi lives in Bexley and likes eating garden gloves.

PICTURES: New-look Sidcup High Street after £1.8 million regeneration

News Shopper:

5:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A huge £1.8 million project to regenerate Sidcup town centre is close to completion.

Beckenham residents lose fight to register Elmers End land as village green

News Shopper:

5:35pm Monday 15th September 2014

A residents association has lost its battle to register a historic piece of land in Elmers End as a town or village green.

Charity cycle set to wheel through south east London next month

News Shopper:

5:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

Hundreds of cyclists are set to get on their bikes in south east London for charity.

Interactive children's show to bring National Maritime Museum to life

News Shopper: Sunrise at the nearby O2

4:41pm Monday 15th September 2014

An innovative theatre company will take youngsters on an exciting journey through Greenwich’s naval history.

Charlton Lido robbed at gunpoint

News Shopper:

4:36pm Monday 15th September 2014

This is the man police want to trace after Charlton Lido was robbed at gunpoint.

Lauryn Hill adds a second intimate Greenwich date

News Shopper: Lauryn Hill

5:02pm Monday 15th September 2014

Due to enormous demand, Hip Hop legend Lauryn Hill has booked a second intimate evening of killing audiences softly with her songs in Greenwich.

Sidcup ex-teacher jailed after abuse of boy, aged 14

News Shopper:

4:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

A former teacher has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of abusing a teenage boy.

VIDEO & PICS: You won't believe what this Dartford performer's done to be a record-holder!

News Shopper:

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

From having melons sliced in half on her stomach to having apples chainsawed out of her mouth, a Dartford performer has set four world records with a series of extraordinary stunts.

Housing bosses order elderly Beckenham couple to remove treasured bench from outside their home

News Shopper:

3:39pm Monday 15th September 2014

Housing bosses have ordered a devastated, elderly couple to remove a treasured bench that has been outside their Beckenham home for 14 years.

Swanscombe residents outraged as new recycling plant gets the go-ahead

News Shopper:

3:16pm Monday 15th September 2014

Approved plans to build a renewable energy plant in Swanscombe have been met by dismay from residents, councillors and MPs who fear it will grind roads to a halt and endanger plans for the creation of Paramount Park.

REVIEW: Belly dancing and Lebanese food at Comptoir Libanais, Bluewater

News Shopper:

3:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

I must have led a sheltered life. I can’t believe I’ve reached my age and never witnessed belly dancing. I can’t believe no-one has invited me before.

Dartford cerebral palsy sufferer's mobility scooter stolen and set alight

News Shopper:

3:16pm Monday 15th September 2014

A cerebral palsy sufferer has allegedly been left devastated after her mobility scooter was stolen and burned to a wreck in Dartford.

Gran's one-year ordeal after storm destroys home and possessions

News Shopper:

1:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

A grandmother whose home and most treasured possessions were destroyed after a tree smashed through the roof is still in temporary accommodation - nearly a year later.

Man denies causing GBH to victim in his 40s in alleged Gravesend attack

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

12:38pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 26-year-old man has denied causing GBH to a man in his 40s who was attacked in Gravesend just before Christmas.

Paul Simon and Sting, The Vamps, Paloma Faith, You Me at Six all book Greenwich O2 shows

News Shopper: North East Live at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland.  Some of the crowd in the stadium.  The Vamps performing. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (7393338)

12:21pm Monday 15th September 2014

Musical titans Sting and Paul Simon have joined forces for a European tour which ends in Greenwich on April 15 next year.

Bromley woman sets off to climb north Africa's highest peaks in memory of dad

News Shopper:

11:59am Monday 15th September 2014

A Bromley woman has embarked on a journey to Africa to climb the continent’s highest northern peaks in memory of her dad. 

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