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Police want to identify this man after Orpington burglary

News Shopper:

4:02pm Monday 1st September 2014

Bromley police have released images of a man they want to identify in connection with a burglary that took place in Batchwood Green, Orpington.

Man killed in Shire Lane, Orpington, crash named as Ruben Lee

News Shopper:

3:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man who was killed in a car crash in Shire Lane, Orpington, has been named as 54-year-old Ruben Lee.

Sydenham paedophile ring linked to church choir jailed for years of sex abuse

News Shopper:

12:26pm Monday 1st September 2014

Five members of a Sydenham paedophile ring who systematically abused boys from a church in the 1970s and 1980s have finally been jailed.

Sixties stars to swing again in Bromley

News Shopper:

12:16pm Monday 1st September 2014

Singers who made the sixties swing are back on the road for a 50th anniversary.

Sydenham man charged with murdering young father

News Shopper:

10:38am Monday 1st September 2014

A 26-year-old Sydenham man has been charged with murder after a young father was stabbed to death.

Help! My puppy chews everything: Expert animal behaviour advice

News Shopper:

10:23am Monday 1st September 2014

My five-month-old puppy has started to chew everything in the house.

Chislehurst gets ready to Rock this weekend

News Shopper:

9:46am Monday 1st September 2014

Bands and entertainers are gearing up for the fourth Chislehurst Rocks concert this weekend.

Women's vote battle recounted in controversial book by Forest Hill author

News Shopper:

8:49am Monday 1st September 2014

An author from Forest Hill is set to publish a controversial chronicle of how women got the vote.

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).

Bromley woman's struggle with cancer after doctors wrongly attribute her symptoms to pregnancy

News Shopper:

4:36pm Friday 29th August 2014

A Bromley woman who was suffering from symptoms attributed to her pregnancy for nearly two years actually had bowel cancer.

Peppa pig wows the crowds at intu Bromley

News Shopper:

4:21pm Friday 29th August 2014

Families flocked to Intu Bromley last Friday (August 22) as they prepared to meet children’s TV favourite Peppa Pig.

Comedian from Penge reaches final London-wide new talent contest

News Shopper:

3:42pm Friday 29th August 2014

Penge comedian Dan Green has beaten more than 160 new London comedians to book a place in the final of a comedy competition.

Pet of the day: Benjie the happy chappy

News Shopper:

3:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

Yorkshire Terrier Benjie loves cuddles, his ring ring toy and his owner Debbi Li’s food.

Crystal Palace cinema campaigners call for old movie memories for new website launch

News Shopper:

3:32pm Friday 29th August 2014

Residents working to see a cinema return to Crystal Palace are calling for public memories of times past.

Ruby Wax brings funny mental health show to Bromley

News Shopper:

1:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Comedian Ruby Wax is bringing her one-woman show Sane New World to Bromley in September.

Beckenham woman jailed after trying to smuggle nearly £300k worth of cocaine into UK

News Shopper:

11:12am Friday 29th August 2014

A Beckenham woman has been jailed after trying to smuggle nearly £300,000 worth of liquid cocaine into the UK.

Bromley MP Bob Neill brands Douglas Carswell Ukip defection 'misguided' and 'self-defeating'

News Shopper:

10:31am Friday 29th August 2014

Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill says former Tory MP Douglas Carswell’s defection to Ukip is “misguided” and “self-defeating”.

Chislehurst woman praises borough's new medical technology that uses 'video conferencing' to care for strokes

News Shopper:

9:44am Friday 29th August 2014

A Chislehurst woman has praised Bromley's new medical technology after she was treated remotely while having a stroke.

Got to Dance success boosts career prospects for autistic Sydenham dancer Kaner

News Shopper:

4:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The career of an autistic dancer from Sydenham has gone into overdrive after he reached the semi-finals of a major TV show.

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.

New children's book based on Charles Darwin's adventures in Downe, Bromley

News Shopper:

3:18pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A children’s book based on the Bromley adventures of Charles Darwin is being released on the anniversary of when he moved to the borough.

Bromley to trial MET community campaign as crack house found in Penge

News Shopper: The crack house has been shut by police. (WF0703-CRACKHOUSE)

2:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The MET is launching a new campaign in Bromley to send a message to local communities.

Orpington mum explains how home education has helped her children see A Level and GCSE success

News Shopper:

12:26pm Thursday 28th August 2014

After Krishna Shiatis’ three children saw success in their A Levels and GCSEs, with her two boys getting some qualifications far earlier than most, Josh Barrie finds out more about the home education that has helped them achieve.

Wealthy Keston man who defrauded government department and Bromley Council out of nearly £70k escapes jail

News Shopper:

4:59pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A wealthy Keston man has narrowly escaped jail after defrauding a government department and Bromley Council out of nearly £70,000.

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat

News Shopper: Luol Deng is the new patron for the London Youth Games

4:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two –time NBA All Star Luol Deng was back where he grew up in south east London this month for two initiatives to bring basketball – and opportunity – to youngsters.

Bromley pop star Pixie Lott named 11th celebrity on Strictly Come Dancing 2014

News Shopper: STAR ACT: Pixie Lott

3:29pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Bromley pop star Pixie Lott has been confirmed as the eleventh contestant on the ever popular Strictly Come Dancing.

5 things to see and do in...Locksbottom

News Shopper:

3:21pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

You’re in Locksbottom and you’ve got an hour to spare, where should you go, what should you do?

Travellers move into Beckenham cinema car park

News Shopper: Bromley Marks & Spencer trolley rage suspect to answer police bail

3:07pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Travellers returned to the borough this month, moving into Beckenham's Odeon Cinema car park. 

'Nightmare' Mottingham block of flats sees sewage come out of toilet and parts of building fall off

News Shopper:

12:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A mother living in a "nightmare" block of flats in Mottingham claims problems range from sewage coming out of the toilet to parts of the building falling off.

Bromley and Bexley Scouts work with former street kids in Kenya

News Shopper:

11:58am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Scouts from Bromley and Bexley have been working with former street children in Kenya.

Man charged with exposing genitals on Maidstone to Bromley train

News Shopper: Lemeail Griffith pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court.

9:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A man was due in court today charged with exposing his genitals on a train between Maidstone and Bromley.

Disruption expected as Bromley moves to next phase of North Village regeneration

News Shopper: An artist's impression of what the area will look like after the works have been completed. Image courtesy of Studio Egret West

9:20am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The next stage of a multimillion-pound scheme to improve north Bromley will soon be under way.

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.

Cycling couple from Orpington pedals to 60 years of marriage

News Shopper:

4:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A cycling couple from Orpington is celebrating a golden anniversary this week after pedalling through 60 years of marriage.

Carluccio's opens in Bromley

News Shopper:

4:08pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s has landed in Bromley.

Bromley woman loses multiple teeth after three decades of poor care by 'trusted' dentist

News Shopper:

3:48pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A Bromley woman has won £30,000 after her dentist failed to notice disease that led to her losing multiple teeth.

Education minister to visit Bromley specialist care centre

News Shopper: Education Minister Edward Timpson

2:57pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

An education minister is visiting a Bromley special needs centre next month.

Inbetweeners star applies for Crystal Palace job

News Shopper: 'Stick to the comedy, mate': Iain Dowie's son in bizarre Twitter row with Inbetweeners star James Buckley

12:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sex-mad teen throws hat in ring to take reins of beleaguered club,

Orpington couple on fat-fighting mission - but with two very different approaches

News Shopper:

11:33am Tuesday 26th August 2014

An Orpington couple are on a mission to help people shed unwanted pounds - but the fat-fighting duo have very different approaches.

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.

Chislehurst UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson accuses Mundays of seeking 'five minutes of fame' on Facebook

News Shopper: UKIP candidate says parts of Gravesend are 'no go areas'

12:00pm Sunday 24th August 2014

Chislehurst UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson has added more fire to racist claims by accusing supporters Vince and Fa Munday of seeking ‘five minutes of fame’.

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.

Cannon and Ball team up with Su Pollard for Robin Hood comedy in Dartford and Bromley

News Shopper:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Veteran comedy duo Cannon and Ball will team up with Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard for an outrageous Robin Hood farce in Bromley and Dartford.

Foster charity sets up in Orpington due to lack of carers in the borough

News Shopper: Call goes out for more foster carers

4:31pm Friday 22nd August 2014

South-east London charity Safehouses has opened a new office in Orpington because of a shortage of foster carers in the borough.

Fire in kitchen of McDonald's, Bromley, leaves employee in hospital

News Shopper:

3:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A fire in Market Square, Bromley, earlier this week was in the kitchen of McDonald's, and left an employee needing hospital treatment.

UPDATE: Woman cut from car after crashing into parked car containing child in Bromley Road

News Shopper:

2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A woman had to be cut from her car after crashing into a parked car containing a child in Bromley Road this afternoon.

Blue plaque unveiled in Penge at former home of revered watchmaker George Daniels

News Shopper:

3:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Penge at the former home of a man considered to be the finest watchmaker of his lifetime.

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