Is it cruel to give your baby a weird first name?

News Shopper: Do you think there's anything wrong about giving a baby a weird first name?

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Do you think giving a baby a weird first name could be construed as selfish or even cruel to the child?

Burglars posing as policemen target three Bexley pensioners in three days

News Shopper: Have your say on policing in Bexley this Monday.

3:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Burglars posing as policemen have targeted three Bexley pensioners in the space of three days.

Call to tackle poor rates of HIV diagnosis in Bexley

News Shopper: HIV charity Herts Aid welcomes legalisation of home testing kits

2:45pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An HIV charity is calling on future councillors in Bexley to help tackle poor rates of diagnosis in the borough.

Bexleyheath man becomes England football international at Wembley

News Shopper: Scoring a personal goal at Wembley

12:56pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Bexleyheath football lover, Kieron Stewart, scored the chance of a lifetime and got to experience what life is really like as an England international.

Singing legend Helen Shapiro hosting gospel event in Bexleyheath

News Shopper: Singing legend Helen Shapiro hosting gospel event in Bexleyheath

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Singing legend Helen Shapiro is coming to Bexleyheath to host a gospel event in July.

UPDATED- Man taken to hospital after van crashes into pole in Blackfen

News Shopper: Orpington bypass closed following crash on hard shoulder

8:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man was taken to hospital after a van crashed into a pole in Blackfen this afternoon.

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne still determined to become a woman

News Shopper: Roxanne used to be known as Doug.

5:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne Yeatman is more determined than ever to become a woman after News Shopper featured her on the front page last week.

Shooters Hill man hospitalised after house blaze

News Shopper: The brigade were called to the fire at 12.02pm.

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Shooters Hill man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in a terraced house this afternoon.

Free writing workshop in Sidcup Library

News Shopper: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

1:40pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Bexley writers can enjoy a free workshop next Wednesday (April 30).

Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

News Shopper: Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

12:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Director of Shobiz Hair and Beauty salon in Sidcup, Shobie Lee, grabbed a moment for a selfie while judging Miss Kent 2014 at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood a couple of weeks ago.

Parents of Moroccan trek death teenager call for adventure company head to be sacked

News Shopper: Karen and Ken Boon say they will keep fighting to stop another family losing a child on a foreign trek.

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The parents of an Abbey Wood teenager who died on a Moroccan trek have called for the head of the adventure company involved to be sacked.

PICTURED: The most wanted faces in Bexley this week

News Shopper: This man is wanted in relation to the theft of £40 of confectionery from Co-op, Bexley Road, Erith on January 30.

12:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Police in Bexley have released five 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.

Bus driver gets 'gut wrenching' parking ticket while picking up disabled passengers in Bexleyheath

News Shopper: Are tickets affecting tourism?

1:32pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A bus driver is sick to the stomach at being hit with a parking ticket while picking up his disabled passengers in Bexleyheath.

Canine campaign for dogs to be allowed on Bexley allotments

News Shopper: Yorkshire Terrier Ted  starts campaign for dogs to be allowed on Bexley allotments

10:17am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

An eco-friendly couple have started a campaign to allow dogs into their much loved allotment after signs were put up saying 'No dogs allowed'.

Vibe's picks of the week, including McBusted, Jimmy Carr and the Extreme Stunt Show

News Shopper: McBusted make their stage debut on BBC’s Children in Need

8:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Vibe takes a look at the best in theatre, comedy, gigs and events in south east London and north Kent from Wednesday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 30.

12 things you need to know about invading killer Asian hornets

News Shopper: Picture: The Food and Environment Research Agency, Crown Copyright

8:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Asian hornets are causing quite a buzz, with reports they are heading towards Kent and have already claimed six lives in France.

Penalties, deadly diseases, Jose Mourinho and James Milner: 10 reasons why England WILL win the World Cup in Brazil

News Shopper: INJURED: Wayne Rooney

9:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

The wait is nearly over. Just over 50 days remain until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Here, News Shopper brings you 10 reasons why England CAN and WILL win the World Cup.

Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

News Shopper: Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

3:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A couple from Bromley have been jailed for a series of distraction burglaries committed across London, Kent and Surrey.

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 1,500 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.






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