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Father-of-10 sacked as bus driver over wrestling match with passenger

News Shopper:

10:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A father-of-10 was sacked from his job as a bus driver after getting into a wrestling match with a passenger who threw a can of drink at his head.

Bexley woman appointed as Scouts' first ever youth commissioner

News Shopper:

4:43pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Bexley woman has made history by being appointed the first ever Scout Association UK youth commissioner.

Dartford and Crayford Sea Cadets saved by last minute cash injection

News Shopper:

4:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Crayford’s sea cadets were about to sink without trace until a last minute cash injection helped them stay afloat.

Station Road in Sidcup closed for week-long repairs following leak discovery

News Shopper: Major delays near Newhaven as A259 closed following crash

4:23pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Sidcup street is being closed next week after a leak was discovered.

Man who stole violin from his brother's Sidcup home handed community order

News Shopper:

3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A man who stole a treasured violin from his brother's Sidcup home has been ordered to undertake unpaid community work.

Three sentenced after cannabis found in Sidcup nightclub, leading to discovery of huge cannabis factory in Pratts Bottom

News Shopper:

1:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three people have been sentenced after cannabis was found in a Sidcup nightclub, leading to the discovery of a huge cannabis factory and CS gas in Pratts Bottom.

Cement mixer collides with female pedestrian, 60, in Sidcup

News Shopper:

12:56pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A female pedestrian was involved in a collision with a cement mixer in Sidcup yesterday lunchtime.

Ex-England and Millwall midfielder tells young Thamesmead footballers: 'Work hard if you want to make it to the Premiership'

News Shopper:

11:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Young, aspiring Thamesmead footballers were left in awe when they received a visit from former Millwall and England midfielder Dennis Wise.

Waddling penguins to lead shoppers to Santa's grotto in Bexleyheath shopping centre

News Shopper:

10:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Penguins will waddle to life and lead shoppers to a charity grotto in a UK-first at Broadway shopping centre, Bexleyheath, this Christmas.

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo cause rush-hour travel misery

News Shopper:

9:55am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo have blown into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Stat Chat: Most people say their pet is equally or more important than family

News Shopper:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How well we treat our pets.

Unusual French farce opens in Erith tonight

News Shopper:

3:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

A French farce will be delivered in truly unique and no doubt hilarious style at Erith Playhouse.

X Factor: Charlie Jones from Welling's Stereo Kicks saved in sing-off

News Shopper: Stereo Kicks have survived the latest X Factor sing-off

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Stereo Kicks, the eight-piece X Factor boyband containing Welling’s Charlie Jones, have vowed to work extra hard over the next week in order to avoid landing in the bottom two again.

Thamesmead murder estate 'being controlled by gangs'

News Shopper:

2:52pm Monday 20th October 2014

Terrified Thamesmead residents claim gangs have been left untouched by police to control parts of their estate.

Belvedere Splash Park could close as part of £50 million funding squeeze

News Shopper:

12:00pm Monday 20th October 2014

Belvedere Splash Park could close as part of a £50 million package of savings proposed by Bexley Council.

INTERVIEW: Southeastern's new managing director on 'big changes' to services in south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

11:11am Monday 20th October 2014

Commuters of south-east London and north Kent will be travelling on Southeastern trains for a while yet.

PICTURED: Shampan celebrates 25 years and plans new restaurant

News Shopper:

10:59am Monday 20th October 2014

Multi award-winning south east London curry house group Shampan celebrated its silver anniversary with a black tie gala event.

Stat Chat: Top 5 tips for happy life - with 58 revealed to be best age

News Shopper: FAMILY LIFE: No need to feel all alone

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The secrets to a happy life.

Weather warnings as tail-end of hurricane to hit south east on Monday

News Shopper: BE AWARE: The Met Office has warned that South Wales will be battered by 60mph gales tonight.

1:23pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Sunny spells over the weekend look set to be the calm before the storm in the south east with strong winds expected early next week.

Top 10 facts you probably didn't know about autumn

News Shopper:

10:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

Autumn is well and truly upon us and News Shopper have unearthed some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the season of harvest, Halloween and fireworks...

Thamesmead murder victim Ben Fasina died from stab wound to heart

News Shopper:

9:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Thamesmead murder victim Olamide Fasina died from a stab wound to the heart, police say.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (October 18 and 19)

News Shopper: We Love Comedy at Balham Bowls Club Free: Simon Munnery and more

5:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at what’s on in south east London and north Kent this weekend (October 18 and 19)

Southeastern passengers for Sidcup left stranded in Dartford

News Shopper:

11:39am Friday 17th October 2014

Southeastern rail passengers were left furious after their train didn't stop at Sidcup - leaving them stranded in Dartford.

5 Thoughts: Oyster cards, pay freezes and more on lollipop people

News Shopper:

10:24am Friday 17th October 2014

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

Stat Chat: London’s top 5 favourite restaurant cuisines

News Shopper: Ahead of National Curry Week (7-13 October) NILIMA MARSHALL explores the hidden health benefits of the humble curry.

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Our favourite places to dine out.

Man charged with stealing £12,000 in phones from Sidcup employer

News Shopper: Samsung launches four new products in a day

3:01pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man has appeared in court charged with stealing more than £12,000 worth of mobile phones from his Sidcup employer.

Four new Thames crossings needed, says think tank

News Shopper:

1:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A think tank has called for four new Thames crossings to be built at Silvertown, Gallions Reach, Belvedere and Dartford.

Man pleads guilty to stealing Sidcup teacher's violin

News Shopper:

11:13am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man has admitted stealing a valuable antique violin from Sidcup which was later reunited with its owner.

Stat Chat: 1 in 3 teenagers meeting online 'friends' in real life

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Children making friends online.

Thamesmead murder victim named locally as Ben Fashina

News Shopper:

1:50pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A 25-year-old man brutally murdered at a Thamesmead housing estate yesterday (October 14) has been named locally as Olamide Fashina, also known as Ben.

Gas leak in Erith tower block sees 60 people evacuated

News Shopper:

2:59pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Around 60 residents of a Erith tower block have been evacuated due to a gas leak.

UPDATE: Major train delays across south east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

2:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A signalling problem at London Victoria and trespasser at London Bridge caused major delays to trains across south east London and north Kent today (October 15).

Charlton offer cheaper day out than Millwall or Palace according to BBC survey

News Shopper:

12:31pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

If you want a cheap day out at the football in south-east London then head to The Valley – that is the verdict of the BBC’s Price of Football survey.

Trains could get CHEAPER in London and the South East

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

12:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Commuters using trains across London and the South East could save a much as a third off each journey from early next year.

Sidcup teenager was first British soldier to be executed for desertion in World War I

News Shopper:

11:44am Wednesday 15th October 2014

It is a little more than 100 years ago that the shocking news was relayed to the people of Sidcup.

Car and motorcycle crash in Erith Road

News Shopper:

11:21am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A collision involving a car and motorcycle caused traffic problems in Erith Road, Barnehurst this morning (October 15).

Stat Chat: Who are the most annoying people on Facebook?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The most annoying people on Facebook.

Pet of the Day: Who's a pretty bird? That'll be Lemon the budgie

News Shopper: Lemon the Budgie

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Today's Pet of the Day is a budgie called Lemon.

UPDATE: Man dead after being attacked by gang armed with 'eight-inch knife and hacksaw' in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

3:20pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A man - named locally as Trigger - has died after being attacked by a gang armed with an "eight-inch knife and a hacksaw" in Thamesmead this afternoon.

Chinese all-you-can-eat buffet ends on sour not sweet note after 'cross dining' controversy

News Shopper:

5:32pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A sweet treat for an Erith family ended up very sour after they were “humiliated” and threatened with segregated dining at a Chinese restaurant.

AUDIO: 'Jack from Welling' can't name single thing UKIP stands for in embarrassing radio interview

News Shopper:

4:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A Welling man and UKIP advocate was left red faced when he was unable to name a single thing the party stand for during an embarrassing radio call-in.

Bexley Council encourages people to become Shared Lives Carers to help others

News Shopper: Problem shared is a problem halved -

4:47pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Bexley Council is looking for generous residents to help look after others in the borough.

Give your views on the British Transport Police across Bexley trains

News Shopper:

4:43pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Public transport users in Bexley are being urged to give their views on how trains are being policed.

New £53,000 investment to boost IT skills in Bexley

News Shopper:

3:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Bexley residents are taking part in a £53,000 online project.

Consultation on improvements to Bexley town centre to start next month

News Shopper: Cray Meadows Councillor Don Massey is urging people to show their strength of feeling over the 492 bus

3:37pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A consultation on the next stage of the Bexleyheath town centre improvement scheme will start next month.

Nine-year-old Sidcup schoolgirl wins competition for hospital drawing

News Shopper:

3:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A Sidcup schoolgirl has won a competition for a drawing she did whilst staying at Darenth Valley Hospital.

Former hooligan goes back to Slade Green and Erith roots with new film

News Shopper:

3:03pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Well-known former football hooligan Cass Pennant has gone back to his roots in Slade Green and Erith for his latest film project.

Alleged victim of Slade Green assault, 25, is arrested on suspicion of affray

News Shopper:

2:48pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

The 25-year-old alleged victim of an assault in Slade Green has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

Wilmington woman gives birth at GP surgery after waters break in 'almighty gush' in car park

News Shopper:

2:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A Wilmington woman has revealed how she was saved from giving birth in a Bexley GP practice car park - but ended up the first person to give birth in the surgery.

Data: London house prices surge by fifth in a year - can you afford to buy?

News Shopper:

12:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Buying a house in London costs nearly a fifth more than it did a year ago, according to new data.

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