UPDATE: Woman dead after being struck by train at Petts Wood station

News Shopper: Petts Wood station is closed

11:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Petts Wood station.

Sidcup children's home in Jimmy Savile abuse investigation

News Shopper: Jimmy Savile

5:26pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Sidcup children's home, which closed in 1989, is being investigated over claims residents were abused by Jimmy Savile.

Brockley theatre festival gives breakthroughs to emerging playwrights in south east London

News Shopper: Gemma Mills McGrath, Max Katz and Tom Harvey's plays were all chosen for Write Now 5

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Emerging playwrights will be celebrated and given a chance to get their work performed in Brockley.

'Make the whole of Lewisham a 20mph zone'

News Shopper: Jane Davis from Lewisham Cyclists, Clare Griffiths, her daughter Claudia, 5, and Cllr Johnson

5:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Hundreds of Lewisham people have urged whoever becomes the next Mayor of Lewisham to make the whole borough a 20mph zone.

Greenwich boatyard still fears high-rise development costs

News Shopper: Hundreds rally against Greenwich Lovell's Wharf high-rises

4:58pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Campaigners against a massive Greenwich riverside development have proved victorious - but questions still remain over the future of the Thames' largest remaining boatyard.

Overall crime down in Bromley - but more reports of rape and abuse

News Shopper: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

4:41pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Crime has continued to fall in Bromley during the last financial year, the Met Police has reported.

Beckenham man in court in connection with Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death

News Shopper: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

4:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Beckenham man appeared in court today (April 23) in connection with the death of Croydon teenager Daniel Spargo-Mabbs.

Burglars posing as policemen target three Bexley pensioners in three days

News Shopper: Have your say on policing in Bexley this Monday.

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Burglars posing as policemen have targeted three Bexley pensioners in the space of three days.

New free school proposed for Beckenham

News Shopper: Bullied pupils get lower grades

3:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A new free school is being proposed in Beckenham to “meet the demand” for school places.

Call to tackle poor rates of HIV diagnosis in Bexley

News Shopper: HIV charity Herts Aid welcomes legalisation of home testing kits

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An HIV charity is calling on future councillors in Bexley to help tackle poor rates of diagnosis in the borough.

Orpington MP Jo Johnson fights Petts Wood planning

News Shopper: Jo Johnson says Margaret Thatcher dragged the country out of its malaise in the 1970s

2:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Orpington MP Jo Johnson has for a second time written to The Planning Inspectorate to try to safeguard Petts Wood from development.

Lewisham mayor hopeful appears in court following housing protest

News Shopper: John Hamilton with People Before Profit members outside court

2:19pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Brockley man who hopes to become Mayor of Lewisham has appeared in court following an alleged graffiti protest over housing.

Greenwich Theatre staff 'delighted' at 12 months council funding

News Shopper: 4 Poofs - David Wickenden, Ian Parkin, Stephen de Martin & David Roper

2:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Staff at Greenwich Theatre are "delighted" after gaining another 12 months funding to continue their national arts programme.

Forest Hill hostel armed robber jailed for eight years

News Shopper: Scott Jestico

1:10pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A “dangerous” 24-year-old man has been jailed after arming himself with a kitchen knife at a Forest Hill hostel to rob other residents.

Open casting for extras in Kent blockbuster

News Shopper: Film in a Day ( 12 +)

1:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Movie executives will be casting for roles in north Kent this weekend.

Bexleyheath man becomes England football international at Wembley

News Shopper: Scoring a personal goal at Wembley

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Bexleyheath football lover, Kieron Stewart, scored the chance of a lifetime and got to experience what life is really like as an England international.

'I was shot five times but I'm no hero' - says Bromley war veteran

News Shopper: Col Barker

12:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Colonel Keith Barker led a more normal life after the Second World War. But his memories remain, and a trip to Cafe Gondree with his wife cemented a war that would never leave him. JOSH BARRIE reports.

Coroner's concern after Blackheath pensioner died on understaffed ward following string of failures

News Shopper: Coroner's concern after Blackheath pensioner died on understaffed ward following string of failures

11:45am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An inquest into the death of a Blackheath pensioner has revealed a catalogue of errors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and prompted a letter by the coroner to warn about national staffing levels.

PICTURED: Motorcyclist killed in Kidbrooke A2 smash named as Christopher Wallace Muir

News Shopper: Christopher Wallace Muir

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 42-year-old motorcyclist from Sevenoaks who died after crashing his bike on the Kidbrooke A2 has been named.

CAMRA's 40th beer and cider festival comes to Kidbrooke

News Shopper: CAMRA's 40th beer and cider festival comes to Kidbrooke

10:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

More than 1,000 merrymakers are expected to taste the tipples on offer at Kidbrooke’s first beer and cider festival next week.

Singing legend Helen Shapiro hosting gospel event in Bexleyheath

News Shopper: Singing legend Helen Shapiro hosting gospel event in Bexleyheath

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Singing legend Helen Shapiro is coming to Bexleyheath to host a gospel event in July.

Pug 'snatched' from Bromley home reunited with family

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

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The pug snatched from a Bromley home and taken away in a car has been reunited with his family.

Longfield paedophile jailed after sex with 12-year-old girl

News Shopper: Longfield man jailed for four-and-a-half years after admitting having sex with a 12-year-old girl

9:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Longfield paedophile has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after admitting to grooming a schoolgirl for sex and possessing more than 200 indecent images.

Long delays on M25 clock-wise after accident at Junction 8

News Shopper: Heavy traffic on M25 near Oprington

8:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Drivers are experiencing long delays on the M25 this morning and drivers in Kent are being affected.

UPDATED- Man taken to hospital after van crashes into pole in Blackfen

News Shopper: Orpington bypass closed following crash on hard shoulder

8:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man was taken to hospital after a van crashed into a pole in Blackfen this afternoon.

Lane shut in Deptford because of emergency works

News Shopper: Three-month  bridge scheme to fix A2 bridge in Darenth starts

7:43am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

One lane has been closed on Blackheath Road this morning.

Top tips to cure a hangover: Share how you shake off a heavy night of drinking

News Shopper: What's your top tip for curing a hangover?

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

What’s the best method you’ve got for curing a hangover suffered after one (or a few) drinks too many the night before?

19 of England’s greatest claims to fame on St George’s Day

News Shopper: 450TH BIRTHDAY: William Shakespeare's birth will be celebrated in April.

6:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

William Shakespeare has been voted England’s ultimate claim to fame.

News Shopper reader takes sultry Biggin shot during twilight ride

News Shopper: News Shopper reader takes sultry Biggin shot during twilight ride

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An eagle-eyed News Shopper reader took this sultry snap near Biggin Hill on Easter Sunday.

New Greenwich nursery hosts open day fun

News Shopper: New Greenwich nursery hosts open day fun

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Deputy Mayor of Greenwich joined in the fun at an open day for a new Greenwich nursery.

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne still determined to become a woman

News Shopper: Roxanne used to be known as Doug.

5:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne Yeatman is more determined than ever to become a woman after News Shopper featured her on the front page last week.

PICTURED: Dartford's young cricketers bowled over by professional coaches

News Shopper: L/R,David Ward, Josh Kendall 10, Jason Benn - coach for Bexley & Dartford CC, Alexander East 10, Jaskaran Singh 11, Vince Wells.

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dartford's young cricketers picked up some top tips from a host of professional cricketers over the Easter break.

Construction work starts on new Dartford Crossing payment system tonight

News Shopper: The new system free-flow system will be in place from October 26 with the barriers lifted.

5:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight ahead of a new scheme to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing.

Vintage cars invited to offer Red Arrows ground support at Festival of Flight in Biggin Hill

News Shopper: Red MGB Roadster

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Biggin Hill Airport’s Festival of Flight organisers are hoping to see classic cars feature alongside flagship attendees The Red Arrows.

Review: Handpresso Wild portable espresso machine

News Shopper: Review: Handpresso Wild portable espresso machine

4:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Picnic season is nearly upon us. You can take your Kent strawberries, locally-made scotch eggs and low-fat hummus, but how do you get your hands on a fresh espresso when you’re out in the wilderness?

Shooters Hill man hospitalised after house blaze

News Shopper: The brigade were called to the fire at 12.02pm.

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Shooters Hill man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in a terraced house this afternoon.

Forest Hill's Andy Coulson denies awareness of hacking James Bond actors' phones

News Shopper: Forest Hill's Andy Coulson to face trial next year

3:58pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Forest Hill former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has denied ever being played a voicemail message left on James Bond actor Daniel Craig's phone by secret lover Sienna Miller.

Review: Five Guys, Bluewater

News Shopper: Five Guys launches in Bluewater

3:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

To be America’s fastest growing burger chain is impressive, for obvious reasons. Now, as Five Guys breaks the UK, it’s begun by infiltrating the discernible South East – with all its ‘artisan’ vans and local meat sourcing.

Mussenden Lane in South Darenth closed until Thursday

News Shopper: Flytipping closes Roman Villa Road in Dartford

4:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kent County Council is closing Mussenden Lane in South Darenth from today until Thursday.

St George's Day celebrations hit Gravesend

News Shopper: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

3:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

One of the biggest celebrations for St George’s Day is set to take place in Gravesend tomorrow (April 23).

Curious dog discovers stolen Pocahontas statue's feather on Gravesend Promenade

News Shopper: Dog discovers Pocahontas statue's feather in sand

3:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The feather from the Pocahontas statue was discovered by a dog on Gravesend promenade at the weekend.

UPDATE: Five people rushed to hospital after crash in Swanley slip road

News Shopper: Kent firefighters tackle chimney fire in Harvel house

2:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Five people were rushed to hospital after a crash in Swanley on Saturday (April 19).

CCTV released after two Brockley phone thefts on train

News Shopper: British Transport Police detectives have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the phone thefts.

2:25pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Detectives have released a CCTV image after two train passengers’ phones were swiped from their hands at Brockley rail station.

Police cadet honoured for helping capture Orpington graveyard rapist

News Shopper: James Osborne

2:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Bromley Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) has been honoured after helping ensure a rapist was taken off the streets.

Free writing workshop in Sidcup Library

News Shopper: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

1:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Bexley writers can enjoy a free workshop next Wednesday (April 30).

Recipe: Drink in Greenwich’s maritime history

News Shopper: Recipe: Drink in Greenwich’s maritime history

1:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Greenwich’s maritime and scientific history are celebrated in a new cocktail, The GMT.

Boyfriend of Beckenham woman Paula Newman pleads not guilty to her murder

News Shopper: Beckenham woman Paula Newman died after falling from a BMW 325 in New Addington

12:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The boyfriend of 20-year-old Paula Newman from Beckenham pleaded not guilty to her murder this morning.

Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

News Shopper: Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

12:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Director of Shobiz Hair and Beauty salon in Sidcup, Shobie Lee, grabbed a moment for a selfie while judging Miss Kent 2014 at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood a couple of weeks ago.

Parents of Moroccan trek death teenager call for adventure company head to be sacked

News Shopper: Karen and Ken Boon say they will keep fighting to stop another family losing a child on a foreign trek.

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The parents of an Abbey Wood teenager who died on a Moroccan trek have called for the head of the adventure company involved to be sacked.

Magic school for children in Greenwich

News Shopper: Jon Armstrong

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Tricks of the magic trade will be taught to children at a Saturday school in Greenwich.

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