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5:27pm

Winding up our live updates for today now. Hope you've found it useful. Thanks for joining us and have a great evening.

4:41pm

Political activists built a 'house in one day' on council-owned land in New Cross to protest against a "scandalous" lack of social housing.

Read all about it here

News Shopper: L-R Lewisham People Before Profit's George Hallam, John Hamilton, Ray Woolford and Jim Smith.

4:20pm

O Chris, where art thou? Greenwich Council's leader has not been to a meeting for nearly two months.

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News Shopper: Greenwich Council leader Councillor Chris Roberts

 

3:30pm

A BMW  “completely obliterated” a bus shelter in Welling and left the scene looking like a bomb site.

Click here for the story - and video of the scene

News Shopper: BMW 'completely obliterates' bus shelter in Welling

3:20pm

See what defender Danny Shittu thinks about Millwall's draw with Bolton at the weekend. Clue: He's not best pleased to have been unable to grab all three points.

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News Shopper: Danny Shittu. PICTURE BY KEITH GILLARD.

2:53pm

An unfortunate gentleman of 60 was badly hurt after getting his leg trapped underneath a coach in Gravesend on Friday night. 

Read the story here

2:18pm

For the latest news on what the weather's going to do today and for the next few days check out our forecast here

2:16pm

Meanwhile, bad weather has been causing problems elsewhere around the Bromley borough.

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2:14pm

An uprooted tree in Hastings Road, Bromley, has been causing concern for residents.

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News Shopper: The tree's been a worry for residents

1:48pm

Respect goes out to the parents of murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen who collected their MBEs last week.

Read the story here

News Shopper: Parents of Jimmy Mizen collect MBEs

12:50pm

Surprise surprise - there's another fire at the Waste4Fuel site in St Paul's Cray.

See the latest story here

News Shopper: Waste4Fuel (pic by @N_S_martin)

12:10pm

Thankfully this disgusting and depraved paedophile from Lee is now where he should be - behind bars for a long time.

Read the full story here

News Shopper: David Brennan

12:01pm

Do you have any odd little habits you must always follow when travelling by train? For instance, is there a particular type of seat you always try to get or a particular place on the platform where you always stand?

Add your comments here

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

11:49am

TRAVEL ALERT: One lane blocked due to broken down vehicle on A20 Sidcup By-Pass Road Westbound at A224 Cray Road / A223 Edgington Way (Crittal's Corner). Lane one blocked.

Latest news on this incident

11:26am

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10:49am

After Friday night's storm an Orpington man woke to find a large trampoline had blown into his back garden.

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10:32am

Congratulations to ex-Goldsmiths pupil Steve McQueen as 12 Years A Slave continues to pick up awards.

Read about its Baftas success

News Shopper: Steve McQueen director of 12 Years A Slave which was named Best Film at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014

10:21am

Pity the poor residents of this Greenhithe apartment complex who awoke to find a huge chunk of their building had been demolished by the windy weather over the weekend.

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News Shopper: PICTURED: Wind rips gaping hole in Greenhithe new build

 

10:01am

Here is news which many commuters in south-east London and north Kent will already have known ... Southeastern is officially the worst train company in the country.

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News Shopper: TRAVEL: Signalling problems lead to train 'wash'

9:49am

If you've woken up today to the realisation it's half-term and the kids need entertaining for the next week, we have a handy guide for you.

Here are 10 of the best half-term things to do in south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper: The Narnia Experience in Blackheath

9:37am

Good morning. Hope everyone has had a good 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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