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Going to call time on our live updates for today. Hope you found some of it useful during the day. Thanks for joining in - and don't forget to keep checking the rest of the website for the latest news updates.


Good news for cyclists as Bexley gets a nice chunk of funding to boost cycling in the borough.

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News Shopper: Cllr Gareth Bacon on his bike.


Colin Greenway killing in Thamesmead: Mentally-ill man who slit his disabled neighbour's throat has been sectioned indefinitely.

Full story here

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As damp and grey as it is today it's nothing compared to Saturday. Look at the conditions Welling footballers faced. Picture by Dave Budden.

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Traffic now reported to be easing after the earlier accident at the Blackwall Tunnel.

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The roads are looking much wetter in the traffic cam pictures than before. What a grey old Monday.

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This is how a transformed Swanley library will look after a £1 million refurbishment.

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News Shopper: Plans for the renovated library.


A teenage girl from West Wickham found stabbed to death in Oxted last week has been named as Elizabeth Thomas.

Click here for tributes and the latest on the police investigation

News Shopper: Elizabeth Thomas


Beware, bogus police officers have been about in New Eltham.

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The Woolwich ferry is now operating after a mechanical issue.


Two people were taken to hospital after crash in North Cray on Saturday.

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News Shopper: The emergency services at the scene working on one of the patients.





Hello Eltham people, you can have your say on a new cinema and restaurant complex for the area. Click here for the story

News Shopper: Poundland in Eltham High Street


London Labour Party has failed to respond to numerous calls from us asking to confirm whether an investigation is taking place into complaints about the conduct of Greenwich Council's leader Chris Roberts.

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News Shopper: Greenwich Council Leader Councillor Chris Roberts at the construction ceremony


So the row over 'gay cure' bus ads being banned in London is rumbling on in court.

Where do you stand on this? Why does free speech on religious grounds end and causing offence to others begin?

Click here to have your say

News Shopper: Nine out of London's ten most overcrowded bus routes serve Bromley, Greenwich and Lewisham


The day-to-day lives of staff and patients at a GP practice in Lewisham are to be the subject of a new TV series.

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Beckenham High Street is reported to be partially blocked after a car collided with a lorry earlier today.

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Some queueing traffic currently reported at the Blackwall Tunnel. Click here for the latest information

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Six fire engines have been sent to tackle a paper mill in Northfleet this morning.

Firefighters wearing breathing are dealing with the blaze on the second floor of the premises in Crete Hall Road.

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Have you seen the plans to make Greenwich Market 'lighter and brighter'?

Check out what's being proposed here

News Shopper: Focus on...Greenwich Market




And, as mentioned before, Bob Dunn Way in Dartford has finally reopened after being closed for weeks due to flooding.

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News Shopper: Dartford MP Gareth Johnson met with representatives to discuss the problem


Following our story last week about how Surprise! takeaway in Plumstead received a slap on the wrist from food hygiene chiefs after cockroaches were found in the freezer we present a list of 10 things you didn't know about the creepy-crawlies - including the fact you will probably eat one today without knowing.

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News Shopper: 10 things you didn't know about cockroaches... and you'll eat one today


Were you affected by the Lloyds Banking Group's IT problems on Sunday? Customers of Lloyds, TSB, Halifax and the Bank of Scotland were left unable to use their cards or withdraw cash for hours.

Click here for the story and leave your comments if you were one of the people having difficulties getting to your cash.

News Shopper: Number of people in debt on the rise in St Albans


Charlton face a trip to Hillsborough to take on Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

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The weather for today is described as 'fair' - a 45 per cent chance of rain with light showers predicted, but we might also see a bit of sunshine.

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Good news for motorists to begin the week, with Bob Dunn Way in Dartford to be reopened after flooding problems. This is despite residents' cheeky suggestion the road should be turned into a lido!

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News Shopper: PICTURED: Flooding causes closure of A206 Bob Dunn Way in Dartford


Good morning, hope everyone had a nice weekend. Welcome to News Shopper's live updates for today. Follow this page throughout the day for the latest news, travel, weather and other snippets of information from our newsroom. Hope you find it useful.


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