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Bexley Council and police investigating if Thamesmead roads were to blame in tragic road death

News Shopper:

3:52pm Friday 1st August 2014

Bexley Council and the police are investigating an area in Thamesmead where a six-year-old boy was killed and a girl was injured within a mile of each other last week.

Take a smiley summer selfie for chance to win cash in our competition

News Shopper:

1:41pm Friday 1st August 2014

Take a smiley summery selfie and you could win a cash prize in our August photo competition.

Bexleyheath primary pupils win competition to design school logo

News Shopper:

1:09pm Friday 1st August 2014

Five pupils at a Bexleyheath primary school have helped come up with its new logo after winning a competition to design it.

YOUR VIEWS: Is Bexley London's forgotten borough for transport?

News Shopper: 'Why are you f***king stopping at the roundabout?' - Albion Road junction in Bexleyheath causes yet more problems

12:10pm Friday 1st August 2014

As rumours persist of Bromley and Lewisham joining the Bakerloo line, the question remains: will Bexley ever join the underground?

Tributes to 6-year-old David Williams, killed on Thamesmead road

News Shopper:

12:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

The father of a six-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a car in Thamesmead has paid tribute to his 'happy, smiley' son.

Erith illegal worker scam ringleader has sentence nearly doubled

News Shopper: Anthony Okoh.

11:43am Friday 1st August 2014

The ringleader of a £6 million Erith illegal worker scam has had his prison sentence nearly doubled for being too lenient.

MP Teresa Pearce's 'heart goes out to family of boy killed on Thamesmead road'

News Shopper: MP Teresa Pearce

9:54am Friday 1st August 2014

Thamesmead and Erith MP Teresa Pearce has told News Shopper her “heart goes out to the family of the little boy killed on our roads last week”.

Ban for driver who took off while being given a speeding ticket

News Shopper: GOTCHA: An officer checks the speed of vehicles with his laser gun

5:31pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A driver who led police on a high speed chase through Bexley after taking off while officers were giving him a speeding ticket has been hit with a ban.

Man jailed for stealing police car on Crayford night out

News Shopper:

4:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A man who stole a police car on a night out in Crayford has been jailed for 10 weeks.

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

9:34am Thursday 31st 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.

Photofun: View from your window - what can you see outside right now?

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

What’s the view out of the nearest window to you right now? Just for fun, we’d love to see a photo of it.

Pedestrian hit by van in Crayford suffers head injuries

News Shopper:

9:15am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A pedestrian suffered head injuries when he was hit by a van in Crayford.

14 things you must see this week

News Shopper: SOLO TOUR: British Queen of comedy Dawn French

9:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

TRAFFIC: Slow on M25 near Orpington, congestion in New Eltham, Blackheath and New Cross

News Shopper:

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Commuters are facing slow-moving traffic on the M25 in north Kent.

Fake Abbey Wood hospice van seen cruising for late night donations

News Shopper:

5:38pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A van with the livery of an Abbey Wood-based hospice was reportedly seen trying to solicit bogus late night donations in Belvedere.

Bexleyheath pool duping customers with 'free' swim offer, says user

News Shopper:

5:22pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Bexleyheath leisure centre user claims customers are being duped into paying for swimming sessions which are supposed to free.

Erith gym holds white collar boxing night in memory of Tommy Main

News Shopper:

5:02pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

An Erith gym held a night of white collar boxing to raise money for the four-year-old daughter of a young father who died suddenly last month.

Welling festival-goers drink the bar dry

News Shopper:

4:06pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Revellers at a Welling beer festival partied so hard over the weekend that organisers were forced to draft in an emergency beer supply.

Erith teenager Kyle Rich was under influence of ecstasy before road death

News Shopper: The teenager killed in Thames Road has been named locally as Kyle Rich.

2:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A teenager was killed by a Range Rover in Crayford after "running into the road" while under the influence of a large amount of ecstasy, an inquest heard this morning (July 29).

Police hunt for witnesses to fight at Sidcup pub

News Shopper:

12:11pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police are appealing for information about a fight at a Sidcup pub on Saturday (July 26).

Increase in motorcycle thefts in Bexley

News Shopper: Police investigate suspected street attack in Sunderland

11:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police have issued a stark warning to Bexley motorcycle riders to keep their vehicles safe.

VIDEO: Annual Bexley gypsy parade draws more than 100 horse and carts

News Shopper:

10:36am Tuesday 29th July 2014

More than a hundred gypsy horses and carts descended on Bexley for an annual parade.

PICTURED: Bexleyheath's Miss Universe finalist models lingerie live at Bluewater

News Shopper:

5:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

Shoppers got a surprise when they passed the window of a lingerie shop in Bluewater at the weekend.

VIDEO: See how Thamesmead looked like utopia when it was new in 1969

News Shopper:

12:18pm Monday 28th July 2014

This video provides a fascinating look at what Thamesmead was like when it was still fresh and new back in 1969.

Nashville actor Sam Palladio's southern US accent was made in Sidcup

News Shopper:

11:39am Monday 28th July 2014

Adopting a convincing southern American accent for a major US TV series would be intimidating for some, but not if you’ve studied in Sidcup.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 26 to 27)

News Shopper:

4:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn has a look at some of the best things to see and do in south east London and north Kent this weekend.

Eltham man who stabbed Sidcup brother Sean Hayes to death after sibling's funeral jailed

News Shopper:

1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

An Eltham man who stabbed his Sidcup brother to death after a family funeral has been convicted of murder at the Old Bailey today (July 25) and jailed for a minimum of 22 years.

Carers are 'disgusted' by news Queen Mary's Hospital will stop treating mental health patients

News Shopper:

10:21am Friday 25th July 2014

Carers have branded news that Queen Mary’s Hospital will no longer treat people with mental health problems as "disgusting".

UPDATED: 10-year-old girl hit by white van in Yarnton Way, Thamesmead

News Shopper:

4:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A 10-year-old girl was seriously injured after reportedly walking out from between two buses and getting hit by a white van in Thamesmead.

Two Belvedere men arrested over suspected £3 million fuel fraud

News Shopper: Fuel prices could fall in Herefordshire - but Worcestershire could miss out

5:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Two men from Belvedere have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a £3 million fuel fraud.

Bexley councillors vote against plans to slash their numbers by a third

News Shopper:

5:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Councillors have voted against a proposal to slash their numbers in Bexley by a third.

Erith and Thamesmead MP hosts Belvedere jobs fair for 400 people

News Shopper:

5:50pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Erith and Thamesmead MP Teresa Pearce hosted a jobs fair in Belvedere attended by 400 people.

Revealed: 10 things men think about when booking a date venue

News Shopper:

3:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Believe it or not, a lot goes through a man’s mind when he considers where to take a date.

Plumstead's Lee Ryan releasing single with indie band Rubylux

News Shopper: Lee Ryan is among the stars to show off their football skills

11:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

Plumstead pop star Lee Ryan has teamed up with an indie band for their latest single.

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.






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