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What's on this weekend (August 30 and 31)

News Shopper:

5:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things to see and do in north Kent and south east London this weekend (August 30 and 31).

Bexley mayor joins in fun at the stables

News Shopper:

5:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

The Mayor of Bexley battled with torrential rain to attend a fun day at a riding stables.

Missing Abbey Wood teen could be in Woolwich

News Shopper:

4:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a teenager from Abbey Wood.

One in three Bexley parents struggle to buy food

News Shopper:

3:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

Around a third of parents in Bexley have cut back on buying food in order to meet their housing costs.

Engineering works on railway will affect Dartford, Eltham, Plumstead and Bexley

News Shopper: Changes are set for the 18.23 Southeastern train service between Canon Street and Orpington

1:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

Buses will replace some trains into London this weekend.

Thamesmead teenager amazes Got to Dance judges as group dances its way to final

News Shopper:

9:39am Friday 29th August 2014

A Thamesmead teenager has stunned judges on Got to Dance and is appearing on the live final tonight (August 29).

Bexley Council warns people to avoid cold calling scams

News Shopper:

9:20am Friday 29th August 2014

Bexley Council is urging people not to divulge personal details over the phone after a recent fraudster tried to trick a woman out of money.

Crayford travellers have moved on to Foots Cray Meadows

News Shopper:

4:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Travellers spotted in a field in Crayford yesterday (August 27) are said to have moved on to Foots Cray Meadows.

Blooming lovely flower bed marks council's commemoration of First World War

News Shopper:

4:42pm Thursday 28th August 2014

An impressive flower bed commemorating the outbreak of the First World War had been installed at a Bexleyheath cemetery.

Polish in Bromley, Punjabi in Bexley, Nepalese in Greenwich: second most spoken languages after English

News Shopper:

3:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A map has revealed the second most commonly spoken language in each London borough.

Parking signs in Crayford 'like Nazi Germany' say residents

News Shopper:

3:08pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A Crayford man has slammed parking signs outside his house as worthy of "Nazi Germany".

Two-and-a-half year out of date bovril being sold in Bexleyheath Asda

News Shopper:

2:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Two-and-a-half year out of date bovril has been spotted on the shelves of Asda, Bexleyheath. 

83-year-old Erith woman waits over an hour for ambulance after fall left her bleeding from eye

News Shopper:

1:15pm Thursday 28th August 2014

An 83-old-woman who fell on a pavement in Erith yesterday (August 27) leaving blood pouring from her eye, waited over an hour for an ambulance.

PICTURES: '100' caravans spotted in field in Crayford as travellers move in

News Shopper:

9:25am Thursday 28th August 2014

'100' caravans have been spotted in a field in Crayford, after travellers pitched up yesterday and more joined them today.

Welling's Kate Bush hailed after first live performance for 35 years

News Shopper:

5:27pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Welling's Kate Bush returned to the stage last night (August 26) - 35 years after her last live performance.

PICTURED: Bexleyheath crash as car goes through fence

News Shopper:

2:43pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A crash in Bedonwell Road, Bexleyheath, yesterday (August 26) saw a car crash through a fence.

5 thoughts of the week: Beard nets on the Bake Off, tyres, Twitter and Cliff Richard

News Shopper: Image for Dragon Tyres

8:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Each week I will use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

16 things you MUST see or do this week

News Shopper: Psychic Sally On The Road

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s on in north Kent and south east London this week.

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

7:10am Wednesday 27th August 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.

Bexleyheath widow's body discovered in home she shared with son years after she died

News Shopper:

1:25pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

The remains of a widow from Bexleyheath have been discovered in her front room - where she is believed to have lay dead for years.

Get confident on computers with Bexley's library courses

News Shopper:

5:16pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Bexley Council is aiming to make people more computer savvy after it was recently revealed around seven million UK adults have never used the internet.

Three-vehicle crash causes queues on M25

News Shopper:

4:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A three-vehicle crash is causing chaos on the M25 near Brands Hatch.

Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce slams Bexley salaries 'scandal'

News Shopper:

3:35pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce has spoken out about the fact Bexley is the worst London borough for under-paid jobs and called it a "scandal".

Man assaulted near B&Q in Sidcup

News Shopper:

2:28pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A man has been assaulted near B&Q in Sidcup.

Welling's Kate Bush returns to the stage tonight

News Shopper: A video of Kate Bush lookalikes dancing to Wuthering Heights was our second most popular video of the month...

10:05am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Singer Kate Bush returns to the stage tonight - 35 years after her only tour.

Distraught Sidcup teacher's hunt for stolen violin

News Shopper:

9:46am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A distraught musician from Sidcup is desperately hoping to be reunited with her violing which was stolen from her home.

Little Shop of Horrors opens in Erith next month

News Shopper:

9:43am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Erith Playhouse is gearing up for its second season opener with the popular Little Shop of Horrors.

Pet of the Day: Ruby’s a cute little baby

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

At just sixteen weeks old, Ruby’s very much still a pup and clearly likes being treated like a baby.

Car crash in New Eltham causes road to be shut off

News Shopper: Police warning after thefts in car parks

3:34pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Police were this afternoon called to a road accident in New Eltham involving two cars.

Gravesend baby born with back-to-front heart returns home

News Shopper:

3:03pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A Gravesend baby who was born with a back-to-front heart returned home last week after undergoing two operations to keep her alive.

Bexley worst London borough for under-paid jobs last year

News Shopper:

1:51pm Sunday 24th August 2014

A third of all jobs in Bexley were considered under-paid last year according to new research.

Lewisham, Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich councils crackdown on black market cigarette trade

News Shopper: FIRE KILLS: Smokers are being warned of deadly dangers of smoking

1:02pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and Bromley Councils are joining forces to tackle the black market cigarette trade in an attempt to cut the amount people smoke.

Top 10 Dr Who in south east London and north Kent facts

News Shopper: Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

1:02pm Thursday 7th August 2014

With the arrival of the new series of Doctor Who just around the corner on August 23, we’ve picked our top 10 bits of south east London and north Kent Dr Who trivia.

What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

News Shopper:

5:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this bank holiday, so you won’t be stuck for things to see and do for the whole family.

Bexley Police sign contract to work with community on combating crime

News Shopper:

4:20pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A charter was signed on Thursday (August 21) to combat crime and anti-social behaviour at town centres across Bexley.

Welling couple star in music video to recognise troops

News Shopper: Lisa and Alex Askew.

2:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A Welling couple are starring in a video to mark the centenary of the First World War.

On the hunt for missing persons with South-East London Search and Rescue

News Shopper:

10:45am Friday 22nd August 2014

When police in south east London need to find a missing person urgently, there are certain experts they can call on. News Shopper finds out more.

Pet of the Day: Winnie likes to get her own way

News Shopper:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

Tiny ball of fun Winnie’s special talent is getting her own way.

Familes have a wheelie fun time at Thamesmead day

News Shopper:

5:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Families took part in a fitness overhaul with healthy activities in Thamesmead.

Bexley youngsters learn how to build a house at summer school

News Shopper:

4:59pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Twelve Bexley youngsters learned house-building trades as part of a summer school.

Show celebrating Musical Icons set to tour care homes

News Shopper:

3:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A one-woman show celebrating some of the greatest musical talent of the past century is set to tour care homes throughout south east London.

PICTURED: Playday run by Danson Youth Centre

News Shopper:

2:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Three thousand people enjoyed the national Playday celebration at Danson Youth Centre.

Care agency leaks personal details of elderly and vulnerable people

News Shopper:

2:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Over 200 people received an email from a Kent care agency containing the personal details of elderly and vulnerable people.

INTERVIEW: Rizzle Kicks star Harley Sylvester takes on gritty acting role in Thamesmead-set The Guvnors

News Shopper:

2:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Fans of the chart-bothering hip hoppers Rizzle Kicks would not necessarily expect to see one half of the band starring in a gritty British gangland movie shot in Thamesmead.

Pet of the Day: Chloe loves to spread joy

News Shopper:

6:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Five year old fluffy cross-breed Chloe really likes a cuddle and always tries to make people happy, according to owner Bethany Riddington from Bexleyheath.

BMW falls off tow truck and hits line of parked cars in Welling

News Shopper:

5:02pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A BMW reportedly smashed into a line of cars in Welling after it came away from a tow truck.

Thamesmead in Bloom shows residents at their green-fingered best

News Shopper:

3:36pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A group of green-fingered Thamesmead residents took part in the annual Thamesmead in Bloom contest.

Devastated Bexleyheath mother pleads for help finding late husband's wedding ring

News Shopper:

10:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Bexleyheath woman has been left devastated after losing her late husband's wedding ring just weeks after he died from cancer.

Pothole hell of Sidcup retirement park's 'forgotten community'

News Shopper:

10:38am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Residents of a Sidcup caravan park say they feel like a "forgotten community" because no one will fix their pothole-studded access road.

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

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 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.

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