Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

News Shopper: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

10:52am Saturday 19th April 2014

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

London Bridge engineering works heap misery on London and Kent train passengers

News Shopper: A first Great Western Turbo train

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Train passengers travelling to London from Kent and the south-east face disruption from Easter engineering works.

Arrested lorry driver released on bail following fatal M26 crash

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

A lorry driver arrested following a deadly pile-up on the M26 has been granted bail.

Deadly Asian hornets set to invade Kent

News Shopper: Picture Courtesy of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Swarms of killer hornets, which have claimed the lives of six people in France, are on the brink of invading Kent.

Bexleyheath teenager grills stars of blockbuster Noah

News Shopper: Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman , with Lily Donnelly

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

A Bexley teenager enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grill two film stars about the making of their biblical blockbuster Noah.

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

News Shopper: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

Man who touched woman inappropriately on Dartford through Welling train wanted by police

News Shopper: Do you know this man?

12:59pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man who inappropriately touched a woman on a busy train to Dartford through Welling is being hunted by police.

PICTURED: Rise of the super-rat? Some facts about the 'mutant' rodents

News Shopper: Is this a super rat? Photo by Sé Mckendry.

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Could a plague of over-sized rodents be sweeping the country or is it a different nature of beast altogether - a load of media hype?

High housing demand stopping south east London buyers getting homes

News Shopper: ssistant branch manager at Alan De Maid in Petts Wood, James Kinsella

5:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the high levels of demand preventing them from buying their new homes. With house prices soaring, LUKE MAY asks how this demand can be met by a very limited supply.

Man in his 90s hit by bus in Bexleyheath

News Shopper: Picture courtesy of @GNixon95

2:14pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A man in his 90s is being treated in hospital after he was hit by a bus in Bexleyheath.

Date set for Waste4Fuel's High Court hearing

News Shopper: The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive, St Paul's Cray

10:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The High Court has set the date for the Environment Agency (EA)'s case against Waste4Fuel to be heard.

Motorcyclist hit by car in Belvedere

News Shopper: Traffic was backed up following the incident yesterday evening.

8:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A motorcyclist was hit by a car in Belvedere yesterday evening.

Bromley is crap, Woolwich is a dump and Gravesend is chav - Google suggests

News Shopper: This is what Google's autocomplete search function thinks of Bromley. High Street picture copyright Stacey Harris and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

If you want to see a favourable outlook on life in south-east London and north Kent, Google is definitely not the place to look.

Are you rubbish in bed or just boring? Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

News Shopper: Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

April has been a terrible month for celebrity relationships with Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Mr Bean all ending their long-term romances. Has the recent sunny weather lead to more roaming eyes? Or do people just want to be single for their seven-day trip to Ibiza?

Sidcup dad is still struggling to find school place for his disabled daughter

News Shopper: Paul Jenkins with wife Karen and Lily-Rose, two, and Billy, seven

5:17pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Sidcup dad's nightmare is continuing as he struggles to find a school place for his disabled daughter.

Woman cut from car in Bexleyheath crash

News Shopper: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

4:48pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

London fire crews cut a 67-year-old woman from her car after it collided with a lorry in Bexleyheath.

Locals fed up with Bexley Village air pollution and heavy traffic

News Shopper: Michael Denny is unhappy with the heavy traffic in Bexley Village.

4:27pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents and shopkeepers are fed up with air pollution caused by heavy traffic in the centre of Bexley Village.

Guinness world record scooter attempt

News Shopper: Guinness world record scooter attempt

2:31pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A children's entertainer wants to break a Guinness world record attempt to bring the Bexley community together in the wake of the Danson Festival being cancelled.

PICTURED: Thamesmead community helps transform former munitions factory

News Shopper: PICTURED: Thamesmead community gets involved with transforming former munitions factory

12:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Hundreds of people gathered at a former munitions site in Thamesmead to learn how it is transforming into a stunning nature reserve.

Thamesmead drug runner swallows £400,000 of cocaine in failed smuggling attempt

News Shopper: Kwame Raymond swallowed 2.2kg of cocaine.

12:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Thamesmead drug runner who swallowed more than £400,000 worth of cocaine before trying to smuggle it into the country on a passenger flight, has been jailed.

Police hunt three suspects in Welling and Falconwood station break-ins

News Shopper: Do you know any of these three burglary suspects?

1:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Police are hunting three suspects in connection with break-ins at Welling and Falconwood stations.

Can you help identify Bexley's most wanted?

News Shopper: This man is wanted in connection with the theft of £20,000 worth of glasses frames from Boots in the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bexleyheath on February 16.

11:35am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Bexley police have released CCTV images of a number of people they would like to speak with in connection with investigations into a number of separate incidents across the borough.

Monte Carlo or Bust: Erith firefighters drive 15,000 miles in clapped out banger

News Shopper: Monte Carlo or Bust for Maia Harvey

11:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Three Erith firefighters will drive a clapped out banger from South London to Monte Carlo to raise funds for a sick teenager.

FEATURE: Life-affirming work at an Eltham hospice ahead of 5th birthday

News Shopper: Staff and children at Demelza South East London make chocolate crispy cakes

11:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Children giggling during hide-and-seek and whipping up chocolate crispy cakes was not quite what I expected at an Eltham hospice.

Painter Roger Mortimer leads new art clubs in two Bexley libraries

News Shopper: Roger Mortimor has previously exhibited in Gravesend Woodville Halls

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A new art club has started in Bexley and is proving to be a big hit with creatives at only a tenner per session. 

PICTURED: Hedgehogs, chicks and rabbits bring Easter delight to Erith shoppers

News Shopper: PICTURED: Easter delight at Erith Riverside Shopping Centre with hedgehogs

10:15am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Shoppers in Erith were treated to a range of Easter delights on Saturday (April 12) with a chance to get up, close and personal with hedgehogs, rabbits and chicks.

Blackfen Post Office re-opens to the public with more opening hours

News Shopper: Blackfen Post Office re-opens to the public with more opening hours

10:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Blackfen Post Office has re-opened to the public and has increased it opening hours from 30 to 56 per week.

Bexleyheath crash 'shock' sparks speed warning

News Shopper: Getting the hump

8:17am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Residents are calling for extra speed restrictions on a Bexleyheath main road to help prevent a major crash.

UPDATED: Heavy traffic on London-bound A2 after two lorry breakdowns

News Shopper: UPDATED: Heavy traffic on London-bound A2 after two lorry breakdowns

7:39am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Drivers are experiencing very long delays on the London-bound A2 this morning after two lorry breakdowns.

Thamesmead transgender woman 'gutted' after lodger nicks her lingerie

News Shopper: Roxanne just wants her corsets back.

2:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

A retired transgender security guard from Thamesmead has been left "gutted" after her lodger made off with three of her corsets.

PICTURED: The Easter Bunny delights Bexley kids at the Danson Centre

News Shopper: PICTURED: The Easter Bunny delights Bexley kids at the Danson Centre

4:44pm Monday 14th April 2014

Egg-cited kids have been busy scouring the Danson Youth Centre for Easter chocolates.

Bexley police seize scrap lorries in metal theft crackdown

News Shopper: Police seize a City Scrap lorry.

4:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

More than a dozen scrap metal vehicles were seized in Bexley in a police operation to tackle metal theft.

UPDATED- Four men charged after spate of violence outside Crayford pub

News Shopper: Four men arrested after windows smashed at Crayford pub

1:50pm Monday 14th April 2014

Four men have been charged following a spate of violence outside a Crayford pub on Saturday night.

Crayford Road re-opens after engineers repair pipe which caused flooding

News Shopper: Courtesy of Robert Kennard

1:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

Thames Water has revealed Crayford Road will re-open this afternoon after flooding last week.

Rowan Atkinson reportedly dating Bexleyheath actress 28 years his junior

News Shopper: Rowan Atkinson has been awarded a CBE for his career

11:56am Monday 14th April 2014

Rowan Atkinson is reportedly dating an actress from Bexleyheath 28 years his junior.

Bexley councillor caught up in Co-Op scandal

News Shopper: Munir Malik, Labour councillor for Thamesmead East and the finance spokesman for the Bexley Labour group, is being investigated over the claim, made when seeking election to the Co-op board, that he was a chartered accountant.

11:43am Monday 14th April 2014

A Bexley councillor has been suspended from the board of the Co-Operative Group after allegedly lying about his qualifications in a new scandal involving the bank.

Doreen Lawrence tipped as Mayor of London candidate

News Shopper: Cancer specialist and anti-FGM activists named in Radio 4's most powerful woman list

9:17am Monday 14th April 2014

Justice campaigner Doreen Lawrence is being tipped as Labour's candidate to fight the London mayoral elections.

Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

News Shopper: Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

12:41pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Widehorizons has announced the key landmarks and sights you can enjoy once you sign up to its night time charity walk on June 21.

Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

News Shopper: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

11:31am Saturday 12th April 2014

Greenwich Council has extended opening hours in two libraries following a surge in public demand.

VIDEO: Can Rory McIlroy make spectacular comeback? Check out our Top 5 Most Thrilling Moments in US Masters History

News Shopper: Tiger Woods

9:56am Saturday 12th April 2014

The US Masters is underway and has already provided us with some stunning images from the breathtakingly beautiful Augusta National Golf Club. As the golfing competition moves into its final stages, News Shopper takes a look back at the five greatest moments in Masters history.

Bespoke garden for dementia parents is unveiled in Abbey Wood

News Shopper: Bespoke gardens for dementia parents are unveiled

2:52pm Friday 11th April 2014

A groundbreaking garden has opened in Abbey Wood to help people with dementia.

Stolen war heroes' racing karts recovered in Cray Meadows

News Shopper: The two karts were stolen in Foots Cray overnight (pic by Kart Force).

9:12am Friday 11th April 2014

A pair of racing karts modified specially for use by war heroes, have been returned to their delighted owners after they were stolen in Foots Cray.

Teenager receives a caution for carrying drugs in Sidcup

News Shopper: Croydon crime heroes to be honoured

8:10am Friday 11th April 2014

A teenager from Dartford received a caution after leaving a Sidcup property with a batch of drugs.

PICTURED: Crayford Road floods

News Shopper: Courtesy of Robert Kennard

12:01pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Crayford Road is flooded due to a burst water main and around 230 houses will be without water as the pipe is repaired.

What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

News Shopper: What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

2:43pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CADBURY has teamed up with the National Trust to create tasty Easter egg hunts at around 300 of its properties.

Crayford fall deceased named as David Goldsmith, aged 56

News Shopper: Pictures (Piotr Tuszynski)

11:03am Thursday 10th April 2014

The man who fell five floors to his death from a Crayford block of flats has been named as David Goldsmith.

Classic hot cross bun recipe by Bexleyheath bakery Cocoa and Heart

News Shopper: Magdalena Marsden will teach you to make a range of breads. Picture by S.Samuel Photography

10:12am Thursday 10th April 2014

HOT cross buns are one of the joys of Easter. That’s why we asked Bexleyheath baker Magdalena Marsden to share her recipe with us.

Crime on the increase at Bexley Railway Station

News Shopper: Nine members of staff were evacuated from Bexley station this afternoon.

2:33pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Crime and anti-social behaviour at Bexley Railway Station is on the increase, British Transport Police (BTP) statistics show.

David Evennett gets grilled by Bexleyheath Academy kids

News Shopper: David Evennett opposed the tea rise but backed hikes for other food and drink.

1:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Youngsters met MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford David Evennett to grill him on his career in politics far.

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