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MAPPED: Firework displays 2014

News Shopper: FAMILY FIREWORKS - WITHAM

3:52pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Firework season is upon us again, so get ready for some whizz bangs, sparklers and candy floss.

Ofsted deputy director tasked with improving Bexley's children's services

News Shopper:

4:47pm Friday 31st October 2014

A deputy director of Ofsted has been tasked with improving Bexley's Council's care of children in the borough.

Fireworks and Halloween: What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper: GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn picks out some of the best things to keep you entertained in south east London and north Kent this weekend. If you’re keen to see some fireworks, click here for our guide.

Attempted cash-in-transit robbery takes place in Welling

News Shopper:

2:08pm Friday 31st October 2014

An attempted cash-in-transit robbery took place in Welling this morning.

Campaign to save Belvedere splash park to hold meeting tomorrow

News Shopper:

1:39pm Friday 31st October 2014

A campaign to save Belvedere splash park from closure is holding its first meeting tomorrow.

UPDATE: Woman allegedly assaulted on doorstep of her home in Bexleyheath

News Shopper:

9:12am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman was allegedly assaulted on the doorstep of her Bexleyheath home on Wednesday (October 29).

The big bang: The wonderful ways Kent reacted

News Shopper:

11:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

Speculation was rife yesterday afternoon when a huge bang was heard across south east London and Kent.

Belvedere community comes together for celebration of black history month

News Shopper:

5:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

One hundred people enjoyed musical performances and talks as they came together to celebrate black history month.

Bexley youngsters can enjoy chance to shine with talent competition

News Shopper: We’re asking our readers to send in audition videos or audio files of them doing what they do best.

5:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A youngsters’ talent competition, offering a prize of professional studio time, has been extended. Budding stars, aged 10 to 19, can apply for the scheme run by Bexley Youth Service.

UPDATE: Two men charged with Thamesmead murder of Ben Fasina

News Shopper:

4:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A second man has been charged with the murder of Olamide Fasina in Thamesmead.

Broken down vehicles close A2 Kent-bound

News Shopper:

3:38pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Traffic was brought to a standstill in Blackfen last night when a car and a lorry 'broke down.'

Woman bus driver attacked in Abbey Wood

News Shopper:

2:22pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police want to identify this suspect after a woman bus driver was attacked in Abbey Wood.

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

11:34am Thursday 30th October 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.

PubSpy reviews The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath

News Shopper:

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

It wasn’t so long ago that News Shopper wrote about a breast feeding mum who was asked to cover up at The Furze Wren and a big ol’ internet debate kicked off as to whether breastfeeding is offensive (it’s not).

Stat Chat: Quarter of people admit having been an internet troll

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How rife is internet trolling?

Big bang the result of Typhoons launched to escort aircraft in British airspace

News Shopper:

4:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A loud bang heard across the News Shopper patch this afternoon was the result of Typhoon planes being launched to escort a plane in British airspace.

Third arrest over Thamesmead Ben Fasina murder

News Shopper:

12:58pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A third man has been arrested following the murder of Olamide Fasina, who was stabbed by a gang in Thamesmead.

PICTURED: Bexleyheath school pupils in fight against hunger

News Shopper:

12:17pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Super pupils at a Bexleyheath primary schools have donned disguises to help fight hunger.

15 things you need to see this week

News Shopper: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

9:45am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to see, do or visit this week...

Death of former Charlton Athletic and West Ham footballer, found hanged in family home, came 'completely out of the blue'

News Shopper:

9:26am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The death of a semi-professional, former Charlton Athletic footballer from Sidcup, who was found hanging in her family home, came "completely out of the blue", an inquest heard.

Strictly judge to star alongside local youngsters in Dartford panto

News Shopper:

9:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood will be joined on stage by four young actors from News Shopper’s patch this Christmas.

Stat Chat: Fifth of people don't know what a bank is

News Shopper: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Baffled by financial jargon.

Pet of the Day: An Angel by name as well as by nature

News Shopper:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Today’s Pet of the Day is an Angel in more than just name, it seems.

Welling schoolboy Charlie Jones 'loving' X Factor experience despite near misses and Twitter sneers from former Apprentice

News Shopper:

4:58pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Welling teenager Charlie Jones has made it through to week four of the X Factor finals and is "absolutely loving it" despite near misses and Twitter trolling.

5 thoughts: Station jobsworths, bad Nando's and what happened to Nick Berry?

News Shopper: Wicksy set for Walford return

4:51pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Each week I will use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly. But, I’m not selfish, so I’m also very happy to donate the space to guest writers to have their say, so write to me.

PICTURED: Family pay tribute to Thamesmead's 'caring' Joy Williams who died during Thai surgery

News Shopper:

3:52pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The brother of a Thamesmead woman who died during cosmetic surgery at a clinic in Thailand has paid tribute to his "caring and funny" sister.

Councillor sponsors licence review of fellow member's pub over strip show

News Shopper: Male strippers performing at Mayor of Bexley's charity event

3:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Bexley councillor is leading the effort to hold a fellow member to account over an illegal male stripper night held at her pub.

New nursery with midwifery screening rooms opens in Thamesmead

News Shopper: File photo dated 09/01/07 showing a pregnant woman holding her stomach, eight months into her pregnancy. A poll out today reveals that worries over relationships, sex and money are leaving many pregnant women feeling stressed-out. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

3:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Life is set to get easier for mums with new born babies and toddlers in Thamesmead.

Ex-paratrooper and family will lay to rest in one of Bexley's first sarcophagi

News Shopper:

3:09pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Words like mausoleum and sarcophagus suggest the tombs of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, but Erith now has its very own equivalent. TIM MACFARLAN finds out more.

5 things to see and do in...Bexleyheath

News Shopper:

3:07pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Bexleyheath is arguably the focal point for the borough and there’s plenty to see and do in the town. We picked five things.

Sidcup woman celebrates turning 100

News Shopper:

2:42pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Sidcup woman who grew up on the banks of the Thames has celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by loving friends and carers.

Second man arrested over Thamesmead murder of Ben Fasina

News Shopper:

1:11pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Police have arrested a second man following the murder of Olamide Fasina by an armed gang in Thamesmead.

PICTURED: Exclusive snaps of Strictly's Len Goodman in his dancing days ahead of Bluewater signing

News Shopper:

11:22am Tuesday 28th October 2014

We're used to seeing Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman critiquing the performance of celebrities, but how about seeing him on the dancefloor?

Rare cannibal beetle discovered at Crossness Nature Reserve in Abbey Wood

News Shopper:

10:51am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A rare, occasionally cannibalistic, species of beetle has been discovered in Abbey Wood.

Messages of support pour in for Newcastle United fan who was hit by train at Bexleyheath station

News Shopper:

9:59am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A Newcastle United fan has been left with horrific injuries after falling in front of a train at Bexleyheath station.

Brave Mottingham youngsters celebrated at Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre after dad suffers brain tumour

News Shopper:

9:35am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Two brave youngsters are launching Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre’s nativity celebrations next month as their dad battles a brain tumour.

Stat Chat: Wakey, wakey - how many of us are morning people?

News Shopper: Four in five people complain of sleeping problems

6:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we feel about getting up in the morning.

5 things you need this Halloween

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Halloween is your chance to embrace the dark side and have some spooky fun, but there are a handful of things that make the night go even better.

Woman appeals for public's help after losing 'very special' rings in Sidcup

News Shopper: The wedding ring, which was found by a diver 90 years later

5:32pm Monday 27th October 2014

A woman has appealed to the public after losing her two "very special" rings in a Sidcup road.

Bexley Council gets ready for snow

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5:22pm Monday 27th October 2014

Bexley Council is bracing itself for winter by preparing for the cold.

Dartford schoolboy Charlie Jones gets through to week four of X Factor with Stereo Kicks

News Shopper:

2:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

Dartford schoolboy Charlie Jones has made it through to week four of the X Factor finals.

Life threatening illness won't stop reformed band's big Dartford gig

News Shopper:

1:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

A life threatening illness was not enough to hold back a reformed south east London band from their big gig after 20 years away.

'Pathetic' woman insists children's swing must be taken down because she 'was being overlooked'

News Shopper:

1:01pm Monday 27th October 2014

A swing in a Bexleyheath allotment, used by children from the local community, must be taken down after a women, branded "pathetic", claimed she "was being overlooked".

PICTURED: Inside Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush's former Eltham home on sale for £3m

News Shopper:

11:15am Monday 27th October 2014

The former Eltham home of singer Kate Bush, named after her biggest hit and the novel that inspired it, has gone on the market for around £3m.

VIDEO: Sidcup's John Paul Jones and bandmates introduce unreleased Led Zeppelin song

News Shopper: Led Zeppelin return to Greenwich with history's most over-subscribed gig

9:45am Monday 27th October 2014

Sidcup’s John Paul Jones and his surviving bandmates in the iconic rock group Led Zeppelin have released a new video for the alternate mix of the song Rock and Roll.

PICTURED: First look at Crayford and Greenwich stars in Dad's Army

News Shopper:

9:07am Monday 27th October 2014

Who do they think they are kidding Mr Hitler? No, it’s not an archive picture from the seventies, Dad’s Army is back.

Stat Chat: Top 10 little things which make people in London happy

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 27th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Life’s little pleasures which make us happiest.

NSPCC calls on Kent to back ban on adults sending explicit messages to children

News Shopper:

3:49pm Sunday 26th October 2014

The NSPCC has called on people in Kent to back a ban on adults sending sexual messages to children after a local poll revealed 80 percent of residents already believe this to be illegal.

Thamesmead woman, Joy Williams, 24, dies during cosmetic surgery in Thailand

News Shopper:

10:42am Saturday 25th October 2014

A Thamesmead woman has died during cosmetic surgery at a clinic in Thailand, authorities in the country have said.

VIDEO: Is it fair bus driver lost his job after this brawl with passengers?

News Shopper:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Amazing CCTV footage has emerged of a wrestling match between a bus driver and two passengers which cost the father-of-10 his job.






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