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VIDEO UPDATE: Dartford strongman Terry Hollands' Herculean stunt for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson film

News Shopper:

5:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Dartford strongman Terry Hollands produced a Herculean effort to keep traffic moving in central London this morning.

Tried and tested: Sidcup Place Brewers Fayre expands to takeaway service

News Shopper:

11:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Long gone are the days when the choice of takeaway was chicken tikka or beef in black bean sauce, restaurants are moving into the mix and you can even pick up a good old bangers and mash.

Erith shopping centre plans Pet Day

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

10:57am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Animal lovers can get hands on with cute critters in Erith early next month.

VIDEO: Thamesmead schoolgirl arrives at Year 6 prom in gypsy horse and cart

News Shopper:

10:54am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Thamesmead mother welled up with pride as she escorted her 11-year-old daughter to her primary school prom in a gypsy horse and cart.

From Larner Road to Erith Park - building motors ahead at new estate

News Shopper:

10:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

As construction of the new Erith Park estate continues apace, one former resident Larner Road is looking to its future without ever forgetting its past. News Shopper finds out more.

5 of the best places to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables in north Kent and south east London

News Shopper:

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Making sure you get enough fruit and veg in your diet can be dull, but not when you can get out in the sun and Pick Your Own at a nearby farm.

The Thank Bank: Readers say 'thank you'

News Shopper: Send your messages of gratitude for good deeds done and random acts of kindness to the Thank Bank

9:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

If there is someone you want to express your gratitude to, whether they donated a kidney or opened a door for you, we want to hear about it.

11 things you must see this week (July 23 to 30)

News Shopper:

9:23am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Vibe's picks of what's on this week in south east London and north Kent (July 23 to 30)

5 things to see and do in...Sidcup

News Shopper:

9:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Vibe’s Georgina Coleman picks out the places you should go and the things to see if you find yourself in sunny Sidcup.

VIDEO: Lightning bolt rips through Welling house leaving family homeless

News Shopper:

5:34pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A family-of-three had to flee their Welling home after a bolt of lightning ripped through the dining room and set it on fire.

PICTURED: Belvedere police find 'disgusting' house after squatter raid

News Shopper:

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Two men wanted for crimes in Poland have been arrested in a dawn raid on a Belvedere squat.

Man rushed to hospital after road rage assault at Bexleyheath crash

News Shopper: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

2:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A 42-year-old man was assaulted after his car was involved in a crash with another vehicle in Bexleyheath.

Bexley College celebrate best ever Ofsted rating

News Shopper:

10:32am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Bexley College is celebrating after obtaining its best ever Ofsted inspection rating after its latest inspection.

PICTURED: Surprise street party held for outgoing Sidcup headteacher

News Shopper:

10:14am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Sidcup primary school held a surprise street party to say goodbye and mark the retirement of their much loved headteacher John Murphy.

Over 300 children attend fun day at Upton Primary School in Bexleyheath to raise £2,800

News Shopper:

9:57am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Over 300 children had a great afternoon in the sun as they attended the Upton Primary School inflatable fun day in Bexleyheath.

Bexleyheath’s Miss Universe finalist to model lingerie at Bluewater

News Shopper:

9:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Bluewater underwear shop has enlisted a Miss Universe finalist to encourage women of all sizes to discover their perfect fit.

QUIZ: 7 questions to test how well you know your local area

News Shopper:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

So you’ve lived locally for a while and think you‘ve got good knowledge of the area – but do you really?

'A lot of bridges were burnt': East 17 discuss new line-up and London gig next week

News Shopper:

10:48am Monday 21st July 2014

Everyone knows that the best boybands were made in the nineties and one of the grittiest is on the comeback trail.

Is Belvedere the toughest place in the country to pass your driving test?

News Shopper: Should Cornish teenagers have to wait until 18 to drive?

10:11am Monday 21st July 2014

Belvedere is reported to have the lowest driving test pass rates in the country.

PubSpy reviews The Charcoal Burner, Sidcup

News Shopper:

9:16am Monday 21st July 2014

When the weather outside is frying, the temptation to step into an oven-like pub is not overwhelming.

Bexley girls raise £1,916.50 for Breast Cancer UK while power-hooping

News Shopper:

4:24pm Monday 21st July 2014

A group of girls from Bexley power-hooped their way round a Race for Life course and raised £1916.50 for Breast Cancer UK.

'More rain on the way' says Met Office

News Shopper:

2:49pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The Met Office have warned that more heavy rains and thunderstorms could affect London and South-east England later today.

Friday night lightning: Photos of second storm over SE London and north Kent

News Shopper:

12:50pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A second hot and humid night coupled with another thunderstorm kept many people awake across south-east London and north Kent.

26 incredible photos of lightning storm over London and north Kent

News Shopper:

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A lightning storm hit during the early hours, lighting up the night sky and leading to some spectacular pictures.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 19 and 20)

News Shopper: Jason Donovan (centre) with his 'Annie Get Your Gun' co-stars Emma Williams and Norman Pace

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn take a look at some of the best places to go and things to do this weekend across south east London and north Kent.

Lewisham properties are second fastest to sell in UK

News Shopper: Don’t panic if your landlord decides to sell rented home

2:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

A survey has shown that properties in Lewisham are selling faster than anywhere else in London - and the second fastest in the country.

POLL: Can guys and girls ever be just friends? New novel set in south east London explores topic

News Shopper:

1:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

Can girls and guys ever really be just friends? That’s the big question begged by romantic comedy novel The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me.

Two Romanian officers help arrest Romanian suspect from Erith

News Shopper: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

1:08pm Friday 18th July 2014

Two Romanian police officers helped Bexley compatriots arrest a Romanian woman from Erith suspected of handling stolen goods.

A year after Josh Collins was run down in Northend Road, Erith: is the road any safer?

News Shopper: Police have closed a section of Northend Road in Erith this evening. Pic by @Martinmorrish2

12:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

Bexley Council has revealed to News Shopper its struggle to make an Erith road safer a year after a 12-year-old boy was knocked down.

At least 14 staff to leave The Business Academy, Bexley

News Shopper:

11:50am Friday 18th July 2014

A Thamesmead secondary school will lose at least 14 staff members in September due to a lack of secondary school age pupils in the borough.

Lightning strikes Welling house

News Shopper:

10:32am Friday 18th July 2014

Lightning struck a house in Welling last night.

Dartford and Belvedere bike thieves jailed after undercover cops find £10,000 haul

News Shopper:

5:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A man from Dartford and another from Belvedere have been jailed for conspiracy to commit theft after a number of bicycles worth over £10,000 were stolen from railway stations across the South East.

Soaring temperatures to hit 30C in south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

10:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

Soaring temperatures are expected to hit at least 30C in south-east London and north Kent today (July 17).

Convicted Thamesmead dealer has £16,000 drug money confiscated

News Shopper:

12:44pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A convicted drug dealer from Thamesmead has had nearly £16,000 confiscated after police found the cash at his house.

South east London and north Kent ballet youngsters picked for major Bromley show

News Shopper:

12:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Young ballet dancers from across the News Shopper area have been chosen for a major show in Bromley this summer.

Bloomin' annoyed: Pensioner's one-man campaign against Bexley in Bloom cancellation

News Shopper:

11:57am Wednesday 16th July 2014

An Erith pensioner has set up a one-man campaign against the cancellation of the Bexley in Bloom competition.

Spielberg to direct film adaptation of book illustrated by Sidcup's Quentin Blake

News Shopper: Storytelling for families - including Roald Dahl's BFG - coming up at the Watermill Theatre

11:35am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A much-loved children’s book that was famously illustrated by Sidcup’s Quentin Blake will get a huge Hollywood adaptation courtesy of Steven Spielberg.

Pooches put their best paws forward for Bexley sports club dog show

News Shopper:

11:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Around 40 preened pooches were on their best behaviour for a Bexley sports club dog show.

18 things you need to see this week

News Shopper: COMIC CAPERS: Comedian Al Murray brings show to Parr Hall

8:52am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this week (July 16 to 23)

Three members of Bexley family in court on affray charges after train attack

News Shopper:

12:02pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Three members of the same family will appear at crown court charged with affray after a couple were attacked on a train.

Greenwich Police release pics of stolen Sidcup jewellery - do you recognise it?

News Shopper:

4:52pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Greenwich Police are appealing for information after a Sidcup burglary where items including two diamond rings and an iPad were swiped.

Bexleyheath grandmother was KGB spy prized higher than Kim Philby

News Shopper:

4:12pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A Bexleyheath grandmother who lived a quiet life in a leafy street was the KGB’s most prized spy, it has been revealed.

Campaign for safer Erith road year on from schoolboy's devastating accident

News Shopper: Bexleyheath Academy pupil Josh Collins recovering at Royal London Hospital

4:01pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A mother of an injured schoolboy talks about the 13-year-old’s incredible journey to rebuild his life a year after he was knocked down by a car.

Hammers and Addicks footballer who died aged 20 was special talent at 12

News Shopper:

3:34pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A Sidcup footballer who died aged 20 first showed her talents on holiday when she was just 12, a family friend has said.

Family of tragic teen, Adam Donnelly, battle to save young lives ten years after his death

News Shopper:

3:06pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A Sidcup family have marked the 10th anniversary of the death of teenager, Adam Donnelly, who died aged just 17 from an undiagnosed heart condition - a tragedy which may have saved his younger sister's life.

Residents invited to comment on Erith Quarry proposals

News Shopper:

1:38pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Residents are invited to two public consultations to comment on the redevelopment of Erith Quarry.

Grandfather describes terrifying hammer attack in Thamesmead tower block

News Shopper:

12:34pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A grandfather has described the terrifying moment he was kicked, punched, chocked and robbed for just £4 in a Thamesmead tower block stairwell.

Erith teen robber jailed for five years after taking mobile phones in Crayford

News Shopper:

12:17pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

An Erith teenager with a penchant for flashy phones has been sentenced to five years in a young offender institution after committing a series of robberies across Crayford.

Bexley's former deputy mayor apologises for stripper licence oversight

News Shopper:

11:35am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Bexley's former deputy mayor has apologised for letting a group of strippers perform at her Crayford pub when the licence did not allow it.

Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire discusses jobs and donations

News Shopper: Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire will co-host the online workshop.

10:24am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire has revealed to News Shopper how a funded trip to Israel has informed his parliamentary role.

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