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News Shopper live news updates for Friday, January 24
Updated 4:12pm Friday 24th January 2014 in News
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Fate of 'Boris Island' Thames Estuary airport plan to be decided later this year.
Watch how you go. There's a traffic light failure on the A20 Sidcup Road at B263 Green Lane / Southwood Road (Fiveways). Latest info here
It's the 25th anniversary of London Air Ambulance. Story and more pictures here
It seems ridiculous the air ambulance is still a charity which depends on donations, especially when you consider the organisation has treated more than 30,000 critically injured people.
Singer Frank Turner has been chatting to our esteemed leisure editor.
I've forgotten just about all the French I learnt at school. I hope starting earlier helps these Sidcup nursery toddlers remember more of it than I have.
The debate on whether Sidcup is in London or Kent has certainly got people going this week.
Police appealing for witnesses over possible carjacking in Catford.
After Battersea Dogs and Cats Home offered its best mousers to the Palace of Westminster, we got thinking about the top cats we've featured over the years.
Reporter Sarah Trotter has made a great job of the impossible - trying to explain the court saga that has followed the murder of Marcus Innocent in Woolwich.
Woman taken to hospital, man arrested on suspicion of GBH after Eltham 'domestic incident'. Click here for the story
How important are apostrophes to you? Grammar campaigners are up in arms over councils culling punctuation from street signs.
Could this Cambridgeshire outrage come south to the News Shopper area? Click here to read the story
Gravesend, Milton Road: Jct with Ordnance Road the traffic signals are all out. KKC engineer en route to attend. Approach with caution.— @KentHighways 24 January 2014
Dartford's Priory Centre going into receivership could be a good thing, says council leader Jeremy Kite. What do you think?
A fan of comfortable clothing who's prone to being crotchety? These could be signs you're getting older. Check out our top 10, ahem, 11 signs that middle age has perhaps crept up on you ...
What are the weirdest street or place names in south-east London and north Kent?
Ha-ha Road in Woolwich and Thong Lane near Gravesend are the best examples so far. Council Avenue in Northfleet is pretty good too.
Photo by Suede Bicycle, via Flickr
Sadly, a pensioner has died almost two weeks after a three-vehicle crash in Catford.
The challenges to whole-life jail sentences being heard could affect the terms given to the killers of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
It may be rainy over the weekend but there is still a lot going on around south-east London and north Kent.
Lots of responses here and on Facebook after we asked people to tell us what their favourite childhood sweets were and which retro sweets they'd like to see make a comeback.
The weather outlook isn't looking too promising for the weekend. Looks like it's rain all the way.
An accident in West Wickham has left an 82-year-old woman in a critical condition.
The A206 Bob Dunn Way eastbound is still closed due to flooding between Marsh Street and M25 J1A / A282 (Littlebrook Interchange / Dartford Tunnel). The road remains flooded as the water table remains above the road surface, making it impossible to pump the water away. Local traffic is having to divert through Dartford town centre along Burnham Road.
People worried about the future of Dartford after we revealed yesterday how the Priory Shopping Centre has gone into receivership. What three improvements would you make to Dartford town centre to give it a chance of surviving or even thriving? Email Melissa Hills
Two young horses were left to die after being dumped in Belvedere. The RSPCA has called it "heartless".
Click here for the story - beware you may find the pictures upsetting.
A bit different from the norm, owners of a Gravesend cafe are serving up Columbian coffee made from beans they have grown themselves.
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