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VIDEO: Timelapse footage of massive demolition work at London Bridge

News Shopper:

9:38am Thursday 2nd October 2014

A timelapse video of demolition work at London Bridge shows the sheer scale of work taking place underneath its busy platforms. 

Stat Chat: What are our favourite meals and how many of us can actually cook them?

News Shopper: Sunday joint: Roast lamb with fresh asparagus

6:30am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Food for thought on our eating and cooking habits.

Pet of the Day: Tiquey’s a pretty boy, then

News Shopper:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Meet Tiquey the budgie.

VIDEO: Man left with head injuries after assault in Slade Green

News Shopper:

10:53am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A man has been left with serious head injuries after an assault in Slade Green.

George Verrier fundraiser in Welling attended by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry

News Shopper:

4:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An event raising money in memory of Bromley teenager George Verrier was held at a Welling primary school and attended by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry.

Steampunk event hits Abbey Wood's Crossness Pumping Station

News Shopper:

2:01pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Victorian Britain collided with the space age at a first-of-its-kind event in Abbey Wood.

5 thoughts of the week: Old people's health woes, tattoos harming job prospects and more

News Shopper:

11:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

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

UPDATE: Missing Thamesmead woman found following police appeal

News Shopper:

5:08pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 24-year-old Greenwich woman who has been missing since Friday.

14 things to see and do this week (and next) in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

9:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to get upto over the next week or so across south east London and north Kent.

Stat Chat: Fear of terrorism rises but what else are we afraid of?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we’re most afraid of.

VIDEO: Joyrider on run from police hits Blackfen house 'like a bomb'

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12:55pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

In scenes straight out of computer game Grand Theft Auto a joyrider on the run from cops lost control and smashed into a Blackfen bungalow so hard, it "sounded like a bomb".

Stoptober events kick off in Bexley to help smokers quit

News Shopper:

5:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Bexley smokers can quit the habit in October during an action-packed series of events.

Green chain events to get Bexley people walking this Autumn

News Shopper:

4:40pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A number of green chain events will help walkers get into the Autumn mood.

Welling army officer - who has toured Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland - is awarded MBE

News Shopper:

3:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Welling man who has served in the British Army for almost 20 years, including tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, has been awarded an MBE.

Mother of tragic Philip Lamin to hold concert to fund defibrillators for schools

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2:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The mother of a Bexleyheath school boy who died from a sudden cardiac arrest has organised an evening of music in a bid to install life-saving defibrillators in 17 schools across the borough.

Alleged Kidbrooke burglars appear in crown court charged with targeting multiple Bexley homes

News Shopper:

11:08am Tuesday 30th September 2014

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

Supermarket price war on fuel is good news for motorists

News Shopper: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

10:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Motorists are to get a boost as supermarkets slash the price of fuel.

Swans hail a taxi in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A gang of swans lost the will to fly home from Thamesmead yesterday - opting to take a taxi instead.

Bad smell reported in Sidcup

News Shopper:

9:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A bad smell is reportedly enveloping Sidcup.

Stat Chat: How easy is returning to work after having a child?

News Shopper:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Londoners’ views on employment after having children.

Gang caught attempting to commit fraud in Bexleyheath bank

News Shopper: Mother’s bank card taken at cashpoint

5:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

A gang of five, caught attempting to order a fraudulent bank card at Barclays in Bexleyheath, have been sentenced to a total of nine years in jail.

Moving drama Orphans opens in Erith tonight

News Shopper:

4:21pm Monday 29th September 2014

An award-winning, thought provoking drama with comedy and a powerful finale opens in Erith tonight.

Welling war hero raises funds for air force charities

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4:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

A high-flying fundraising hero has thanked Bexleyheath residents for their help in raising thousands of pounds for an air force charity over the past decade.

Stat Chat: How many of us have nuisance neighbours and how do they annoy us?

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we think of our neighbours.

VIDEO: Mums hold breast-feeding protest in Bexleyheath pub

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11:00am Friday 26th September 2014

A group of mothers from Bexley breast-fed their babies on-mass at a sit-in in a Bexleyheath pub - after a young mum was asked to cover-up with a dirty dishcloth by a member of staff.

Man to be sentenced for allowing dog to attack woman in Sidcup park

News Shopper: Zippy, two, Staffordshire bull terrier

3:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

A man is to be sentenced for allowing his dog to attack a woman in a Sidcup park.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (September 27 and 28)

News Shopper: Sell-out gig of Jones the Jeep

3:05pm Friday 26th September 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn guides you through some of the best things to see and do this weekend.

A lifetime of love in south-east London: Woman who has lived with husband in same Welling house since 1948 celebrates 100th birthday

News Shopper:

12:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

Lily and Ernie Witcombe have lived in the same Welling house since 1948. This week Lily turned 100, while the couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary in January. The occasion gave Ernie, 96, the chance to reflect on a lifetime of love in south-east London. He talked to PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN.

Author Stella Duffy discusses action-packed Fun Palaces and shares writing tips

News Shopper:

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

When Vibe catches up with Stella Duffy, it’s clear the Woolwich-born writer and theatre-maker is on a serious mission to have fun.

PICTURED: 10 birds most likely to be in your garden and 10 tips for attracting them

News Shopper:

9:20am Friday 26th September 2014

One of the joys of having a garden is seeing wildlife up close.

Stat Chat: Are betting shops bad for our high streets?

News Shopper: Hendon residents say betting shops and same-day loan companies are "taking over the area"

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Londoners’ views on betting shops.

Three-year-old injured after falling off vandalised bench in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

5:12pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A furious Thamesmead mother is looking for answers after the bench her three-year-old daughter was sitting on collapsed - landing her in A & E.

UPDATED: 9 amazing cakes and why you should support your local baker

News Shopper:

4:01pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Get ready to increase your carb and sugar intake because bakers across south east London and north Kent are getting ready to celebrate National Craft Bakers’ Week (September 29 to October 5).

5 things to see and do in...Crayford

News Shopper:

1:42pm Thursday 25th September 2014

You’re in Crayford with a couple of hours to spare but no idea what to do. Vibe’s Emma Supple has some answers...

Anjem Choudary held in terror swoop over Islamist organisation linked to Lee Rigby killers

News Shopper: Anjem Choudary promotes Sharia law in the UK

12:12pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Welling-born radical preacher Anjem Choudary is understood to be one of nine men arrested today as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism and a banned organistion with links to Lee Rigby's killers

UPDATE: Two men charged after Welling burglary

News Shopper:

10:33am Thursday 25th September 2014

One man taken to hospital and two men were arrested after a burglary in Welling.

Stat Chat: London is gym-going capital of the UK but overall do we get enough exercise?

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How much exercise are we getting?

PICTURED: Is this offensive? Breast-feeding mother asked to 'cover up' at Bexleyheath pub

News Shopper:

10:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

An outraged mother has organised a 'boob and bottle' protest at a Bexleyheath pub after being 'ordered' to cover her breast-feeding baby with a dirty dishcloth.

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

11:59am Wednesday 24th September 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.

Phone scammers who impersonate police officers and ask for money target elderly Sidcup man

News Shopper: Police warning after thefts in car parks

12:01pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A elderly man from Sidcup was phoned by a scammer pretending to be police officer and asking for money.

15 things to see and do in north Kent and south east London this week

News Shopper: Kylie MInogue

11:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Vibe's Jessy Parker Humphreys takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this week:

5 thoughts of the week: Breastfeeding in public, how to be charged with exposure and more

News Shopper:

10:54am Wednesday 24th September 2014

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

Stat Chat: Where is London's best live music scene?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Where to find live music in London.

PICTURED: Giant spiders set to invade south-east London and north Kent homes

News Shopper:

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Giant spiders look set to invade homes across south-east London and north Kent - as reports of attacks continue to grow.

10 essential student buys to pick up at Bluewater, Bexleyheath and Intu Bromley student discount nights

News Shopper: The name of The Glades Shopping Centre is being changed to intu Bromley

3:33pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Being a student brings many benefits – access to high quality learning, the chance to meet new people, cheap beer and, most importantly, tonnes of discounts.

Slade Green library to close for two weeks

News Shopper:

3:12pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Slade Green Library will close its doors for the last time on Saturday.

Bexley gets five new defibrillators in memory of special constable

News Shopper:

1:17pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Bexley has five new devices to prevent deaths from cardiac arrest thanks to an appeal in memory of a special constable who died suddenly in 2008.

Teenager re-bailed in alleged Abbey Wood hit-and-run death probe

News Shopper: Brenda Croke was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

10:49am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A teenager arrested in connection with the death of a pedestrian in an alleged Abbey Wood hit-and-run, has had his bail extended.

Pet of the Day: Dave the bug provides lots of home comfort

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Dave the dog has been a great help to his family during a tough time, which has earned him our Pet of the Day honour.

Crayford couple open The Penny Farthing - Bexley's second micropub

News Shopper:

12:49pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A Crayford husband and wife have stepped back behind the bar after more than a quarter of a century away to open the borough’s second micropub.

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