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Men charged over plans to impede police inquiries

News Shopper: North Yorkshire Police are holding a seven-force operation across the North of England called Operation Checkpoint, targeting rural crime and travelling criminals. Picture shows Police in opperation on the A59. (10171841)

1:14pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Five men from Greenhithe, Bromley, Bexley and Sidcup have been charged as part of an investigation into an attempt to impede police inquiries.

Coach driver who admitted possessing cannabis set to be sentenced

News Shopper:

9:58am Saturday 20th September 2014

A coach driver who admitted possessing cannabis after a passenger reported him for allegedly smoking the drug before taking the wheel will be sentenced next month.

Imported food which 'could be linked with cancer' seized from two Erith shops

News Shopper:

9:52am Saturday 20th September 2014

Two food stores in Erith have had imported food seized and destroyed following a court order from Bromley Magistrates.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (September 20 and 21)

News Shopper:

5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn takes a look at what's on this weekend in north Kent and south east London.

Erith civil servant wins best song for third year

News Shopper: Erith singer songwriter Wayne Jacobs through to country music award finals

3:42pm Friday 19th September 2014

An Erith civil servant is "over the moon" to have won a national song award for the third year in a row.

Alleged Kidbrooke burglars charged with targeting multiple Bexley homes

News Shopper:

3:14pm Friday 19th September 2014

A pair of alleged burglars from Kidbrooke have appeared in court charged with targeting houses in Sidcup, Bexleyheath, Welling and Falconwood.

Education secretary cements a 'brick of aspiration' into Bexley's first free school

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5:08pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The Government's Education Secretary has firmly cemented 'aspiration' into the foundations of Bexley's first free school.

PICTURED: Belvedere great-grandmother brings in 100th birthday in style at The Leather Bottle

News Shopper:

5:13pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A Belvedere great-grandmother celebrated her 100th birthday in style with three different parties. 

Bexley unemployment figures drop by half over four years

News Shopper:

4:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The number of people claiming Job Seekers Allowance in Bexley has dropped by half over four years, figures show.

Bexley volunteers honoured for reading boost

News Shopper:

4:20pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Bexley volunteers have been honoured at a special celebratory event at Crayford Library for their efforts at boosting reading.

Autumn's a good season to ramble - walking tips, routes and resources

News Shopper:

3:19pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Kicking through leaves, admiring the beauty of nature or architecture and getting the blood pumping in a gentle way, what’s not to love about going for a walk?

UK companies with highest train cancellations revealed - and Southeastern is only second worst

News Shopper:

1:21pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A union has named and shamed the worst offending companies for train cancellations  - with Southeastern finishing second worst in the entire country.

Police appeal after man is seriously assaulted in Belvedere barber's shop

News Shopper:

12:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a serious assault in a Belvedere barber's shop.

Welling parent fuming at twin monkey bar injuries

News Shopper:

11:43am Thursday 18th September 2014

A parent has been left fuming at a school for allowing children to use a brand new set of monkey bars, despite two kids falling and breaking bones within 20 minutes.

Six injured in Bexley crash

News Shopper:

10:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

Six people were injured in a crash in Bexley this morning.

Stat Chat: What happens when dogs go missing?

News Shopper: Stray dog: Male Springer Spaniel found wandering in Abberley.

6:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What to do with stray dogs.

Pet of the Day: Many faces of Nishka, the impressionist dog

News Shopper:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

According to owner Maria, this Alaskan Malamute cross Japanese Akita called Nishka has a rather funny hobby.

Northumberland Heath shops take on meningitis with fundraising week

News Shopper:

5:25pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Northumberland Heath shop worker who lost her granddaughter to meningitis, is raising money to combat the disease.

Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins, teaches Bexleyheath school pupils

News Shopper:

3:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Youngsters at a Bexleyheath School got their hands dirty last week with the help of Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins.

Unexploded bomb found in Erith

News Shopper:

12:15pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An unexploded Second World War bomb was found at a cement works in Erith.

5 thoughts of the week: An upper age limit on voting, banning smoking in the street and more

News Shopper:

11:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Chance to explore London's stunning architecture at Open House weekend

News Shopper:

10:58am Wednesday 17th September 2014

This weekend, 800 striking buildings – including the Gherkin, City Hall and the Bank of England - across the capital will be opened for free for people to explore amazing architecture and design on their doorsteps.

'Neglected' Shih-tzu found abandoned and barely able to walk in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

4:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Shih-tzu has been found abandoned near some housing estates in Thamesmead, with paws so matted he could barely walk.

PICTURED: Wensleydale-addicted pooch with weight problem finds new home in Sidcup

News Shopper:

3:29pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A cheese-loving, overweight Jack Russell cross called Gromit has found a new owner in Sidcup after spending six months in a dog’s home.

Angry shopper 'fed up' with Welling car park 'scam'

News Shopper:

3:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

An angry shopper has spoken out about "unfair" parking fines being handed out to supermarket shoppers in Welling.

Police appeal for witnesses of Thamesmead trolley throw which could have killed 12-year-old

News Shopper:

2:25pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Police investigating an incident which saw a 12-year-old boy escape death after a falling shopping trolley narrowly missed his head, want to speak to a couple seen arguing beforehand.

Abbey Wood weightlifter Zoe Smith makes hall of fame

News Shopper:

10:39am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Weightlifter Zoe Smith has been inducted into a hall of fame for top young athletes.

Kent police warning as thick fog coats south east - and cancels Woolwich Ferry

News Shopper: Cameron Wells was the unanimous choice of local professional photographers Zoe Norfolk and Matt Humphrey with his entry ‘Football in the Fog at Fortismere’

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Much of southern England has been blanketed in thick fog with flights delayed and the Woolwich Ferry stopped as visibility dips to less than 100 metres in places.

5 things to see and do in...New Eltham

News Shopper:

7:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Locked in an intense rivalry with nearby Sidcup, New Eltham is a fun place to live.

20 super summery selfies that might put a smile on your face

News Shopper:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Check out these 20 happy selfies which we reckon should make you feel summery all over again.

PICTURES: New-look Sidcup High Street after £1.8 million regeneration

News Shopper:

5:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A huge £1.8 million project to regenerate Sidcup town centre is close to completion.

Charity cycle set to wheel through south east London next month

News Shopper:

5:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

Hundreds of cyclists are set to get on their bikes in south east London for charity.

Sidcup ex-teacher jailed after abuse of boy, aged 14

News Shopper:

4:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

A former teacher has been jailed for five years after being found guilty of abusing a teenage boy.

Gran's one-year ordeal after storm destroys home and possessions

News Shopper:

1:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

A grandmother whose home and most treasured possessions were destroyed after a tree smashed through the roof is still in temporary accommodation - nearly a year later.

UPDATE: Teenage girl rushed to hospital after Sidcup smash

News Shopper:

12:05pm Monday 15th September 2014

A teenage girl was rushed to hospital after suffering neck and back injuries from a crash in Sidcup this morning (September 15).

POLL: How would you vote on Scottish independence? Will it affect us and do you care?

News Shopper: From left, the Union Jack, St George's Cross and the Saltire.

10:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Today we’re asking you, the people of south-east London and north Kent, what you’re thinking ahead of the Scottish independence referendum this week.

Stat Chat: Which professions drink the most coffee?

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The workers who drink most coffee.

Former javelin star inspires students on return to old school in Bexley

News Shopper:

2:49pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Former javelin world record holder Steve Backley returned to his old school in Bexley as the guest of honour at its presentation evening.

Bexley youth karting club in desperate need of new home

News Shopper:

10:08am Sunday 14th September 2014

A youth karting club is desperately searching for a new home after being forced to leave its Bexley base of 23 years.

Weekend travellers voice their anger at Southeastern train delays across News Shopper's patch

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

2:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Planned engineering works across the Southeastern rail network are causing chaos across News Shopper's patch today.

Belvedere business woman inspires success

News Shopper:

12:38pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A Belvedere businesswomen is celebrating after receiving a national award for inspiring woman.

Boris Johnson to open new Bexley College campus

News Shopper:

9:55am Saturday 13th September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will officially open Bexley College’s new Erith Campus and unveil a ceremonial plaque.

Police warn youngsters to keep technology hidden on trains

News Shopper: British Transport Police

9:53am Saturday 13th September 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) are urging Bexley youngsters to protect their phones, tablets and laptops from theft on trains.

Woman in hospital after two-car crash near Chislehurst

News Shopper:

3:06pm Friday 12th September 2014

A woman has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash near Chislehurst.

Erith and Plumstead men jailed for £4m betting scam

News Shopper:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Two men from Erith and Plumstead have been jailed for a horse-race betting fraud that netted up to £4 million and duped victims across the UK.

Hoax bomber closes London Bridge station and causes rail chaos

News Shopper:

9:19am Friday 12th September 2014

Armed police evacuated one of the UK's busiest rail stations, London Bridge, during rush hour after a man allegedly made threats of having a bomb in his case.

Stat Chat: Is your commute to work getting worse?

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Commuter woes as journey times worsen.

Greenwich man arrested in connection with alleged Bexleyheath rape

News Shopper:

4:48pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man from Greenwich has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 20-year-old girl in Bexleyheath.

Southeastern given new government deal despite poor reputation

News Shopper:

1:06pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Southeastern - voted the worst train company in Britain twice in the last eight months - will carry on running commuter services until June 2018, it has been announced.

UPDATE: Man charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl in Bexleyheath

News Shopper: nswebpix police crime tape

1:01pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man from Erith has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Bexleyheath.

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