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UPDATE: Double Downham emergency - launderette fire follows crash on same road

News Shopper:

9:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man was rushed to hospital last night after a crash in Bromley Road, Downham, just hours before a fire tore through a launderette on the same stretch.

South east London band RetroMuso serve up classic rock sound

News Shopper:

12:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A veteran band from south east London has produced a slice of vintage rock on their new album.

Actor Paul Nicholas recalls working with Beckenham's David Bowie pre-fame

News Shopper:

10:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Paul Nicholas is perhaps best known for his BAFTA-nominated lead role in the 80s sitcom Just Good Friends, but a fledgling pop career in the 1960s brought him into contact with a pre-fame David Bowie.

Police appeal as Penge boy goes missing for almost a week

News Shopper:

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A boy has been missing from Penge for almost a week.

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili sets sights on Jamaicans after Commonwealth silver

News Shopper: England's Adam Gemili reacts to his silver medal performance in the 100m final

8:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last night.

M25 near Orpington suffering severe delays after car pulling caravan overturns

News Shopper:

3:07pm Monday 28th July 2014

There are serious delays on the M25 near Orpington and Swanley after a car pulling a caravan overturned.

Penge bus driver stabbed through window with knife in altercation with pedestrian

News Shopper:

2:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

A bus driver in Penge was stabbed around the eye with a utility knife in an altercation with a pedestrian.

Orpington man guilty of importing millions of pounds worth of cocaine into UK

News Shopper:

1:19pm Monday 28th July 2014

An Orpington man involved in importing millions of pounds worth of cocaine into the UK has been jailed.

92-year-old woman who slipped over near Bromley Sainsbury's thanks people who came to her aid

News Shopper:

12:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 92-year-old woman, who slipped over near Sainsbury's in Bromley, has thanked the people who helped her and paid for a cab to take her home.

VIDEO: Millwall fan band Exit Black excited by Lions link

News Shopper: VIDEO Bands to look out for: Exit Black

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A Millwall fan has achieved a goal after his band featured on one of the club’s official videos.

PICTURES: Parts of Beckenham flooded after torrential downfall

News Shopper:

4:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

Parts of Beckenham are flooded following a torrential downfall this afternoon (July 25).

Monty Python's Spamalot set for Bromley run

News Shopper:

4:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

The tears of laughter have barely dried from the last of the Monty Python gang’s Greenwich run and now fans in Bromley can giggle themselves silly.

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.

Beckenham singer Kit Rice's Nonsense is fans' summer jam

News Shopper:

3:56pm Friday 25th July 2014

A singer-songwriter from Beckenham is ready to make waves with his Nonsense.

'In my eyes she'll always be a princess': St Paul's Cray girl celebrates first birthday on same day as Prince George

News Shopper:

3:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

A one-year-old St Paul's Cray girl celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday - the same day as Prince George - throwing a huge party that attracted 200 guests.

Bromley Council's Peter Fortune to contest Lewisham East election

News Shopper:

3:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

A Bromley councillor has been selected to stand for the Lewisham East seat at next year's elections.

VIDEO: Keston boxing champion David Haye presents the weather - for dogs

News Shopper:

1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

When you have been champion of the world like Keston’s David Haye, what’s next? Presenting the world’s first weather forecast for dogs, of course.

VIDEO: Orpington man is online celebrity thanks to YouTube cat videos

News Shopper:

12:39pm Friday 25th July 2014

An Orpington man has joined the fluffy world of online celebrity cats after seeing his YouTube channel amass over five million views.

Golf club grass fire in Orpington causes damage to land equivalent to two football pitches

News Shopper: A firefighter tackles a grass fire

11:34am Friday 25th July 2014

An area of grassland equivalent to two football pitches was damaged by fire in Orpington yesterday (July 24).

Bromley charity visit sees unexpected appearance from Prime Minister David Cameron

News Shopper:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Friends and supporters of a Bromley children's charity were invited to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer at 11 Downing Street - and were treated to an unexpected visit from Prime Minister David Cameron.

Grove Park stakes claim to be home of Edith Nesbit classic The Railway Children

News Shopper: The Railway Children

9:42am Friday 25th July 2014

Grove Park has staked a claim to be the home of classic children's book The Railway Children with the launch of a new 'heritage trail' just in time for the summer holidays.

UPDATE: Parent outrage as Bromley Council committee decision leaves children without a school

News Shopper:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Parents have been left outraged after a Bromley Council committee rejected the creation of a new primary school - leaving their children without a school just six weeks before the start of term.

Pet of the Day: Patch is loveable even in disguise

News Shopper:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Nine year old Patch saw some tough times before he was rescued by Lucy from Bromley.

MORE fires at Waste4Fuel

News Shopper:

10:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

There have been fires at Waste4Fuel in St Paul's Cray for the last two days.

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.

West Wickham mum sues dentist for £20k after '12 months of pain and suffering'

News Shopper:

3:32pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A woman from West Wickham has won £20,000 after dental implants left her with “12 months of wholly avoidable pain and suffering”.

Chislehurst school joins nationwide network after seeing state students 'ten times less likely' to view peers as successful

News Shopper:

12:52pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Chislehurst school has joined an alumni network after figures revealed state educated students are ten times more likely to view their peers as “unsuccessful”.

Beckenham pub to host free three day live music festival

News Shopper: The Theme: Reece Wiggett (left) guitar, Gary Davies, vocals, Martin Gamby, drums, Anthony Morgan, bass, and Paul Bassom, guitar

11:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

Great bands and great craic will be the order of the day at the beginning of the month as an Irish bar in Beckenham hosts its own free three-day music festival.

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.

Sydenham man who repeatedly raped same victim is jailed

News Shopper:

9:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man responsible for raping the same victim on a number of separate occasions has been jailed for 13 years.

Series of incidents in Sevenoaks Way area end in serious assault on 15-year-old boy

News Shopper:

5:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Four incidents in or near Sevenoaks Way ended in a serious assault on a 15-year-old boy yesterday evening (July 22).

Orpington man: 'Every time there is continuous rainfall I fear my house will flood'

News Shopper:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An Orpington man says his house is at risk of flooding every time there is continuous rainfall, due to poor drainage in his road.

Goldsmiths Arms in Penge set for first annual summer fete

News Shopper:

3:45pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A summer fete will mark the re-opening of a Penge pub by quirky collective Antic.

Minnie Mouse appears at Bromley United Services Club Help For Heroes fundraiser

News Shopper:

3:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Bromley United Services Club raised over £600 for Help For Heroes during a fun weekend that boasted an appearance from Minnie Mouse.

Beckenham mum set for showdown at Brands Hatch after birthday track day sparked racing fever

News Shopper:

3:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Beckenham woman who crunches numbers by day is set for a final 2014 showdown at Brands Hatch after working her way up in the racing world.

Fire brigade called to 100 Bromley children stuck in cars - and child with head in potty

News Shopper: Firefighters called after Layton, two, gets head stuck in his toilet seat

12:46pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Since 2001 around 100 children in Bromley have had to be rescued from vehicles after being trapped inside, figures show.

Poster shows Forest Hill's Timothy Spall as painter JMW Turner

News Shopper:

12:43pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Timothy Spall looks a picture in the first official poster for his new film.

UPDATE: 'Mayhem' after Leesons Hill, St Paul's Cray, crash, which involved a motorcycle

News Shopper:

12:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash in Leesons Hill, St Paul's Cray, this morning.

Do you know this mystery 'husky' cat, found all alone in Bromley?

News Shopper:

11:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Do you know this mystery cat, a wandering "feline husky" found sitting quietly in a Bromley alleyway?

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.

UPDATE: Train delays due to man 'laying on the track' at Anerley

News Shopper:

9:56am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

There were delays to trains running through Anerley station yesterday afternoon (July 22) after a man wandered onto the tracks.

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)

UPDATE: Burst water main in West Wickham causing traffic delays

News Shopper:

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A burst water main in West Wickham High Street is causing traffic delays.

Design for Biggin Hill heritage centre approved by Bromley Council

News Shopper:

3:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A design for a heritage centre in Biggin Hill - remembering, among other things, its role in the Battle of Britain - has been approved by Bromley Council.

Bromley man arrested after cannabis drugs bust

News Shopper:

3:14pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Bromley man has been arrested after police uncovered around 20 cannabis plants at his home.

PHOTOS: Group behind £90 million Bromley development starts small with new church garden

News Shopper:

2:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The developer behind a £90 million Bromley regeneration project has unveiled a new community garden, showing signs of what’s to come.

Police want to speak to 'bewildered' man after burglary in Hayes newsagents

News Shopper:

2:01pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police want to speak to a man in connection with a burglary in a Hayes newsagents - after he was caught staring in bewilderment at a CCTV camera.

PICTURES: Victorian tree planted in grounds of historic Beckenham house completely destroyed by lightning bolt

News Shopper:

12:26pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A tree in Beckenham planted in the Victorian times has been left completely destroyed after being hit by a powerful bolt of lightning. 

Gravesend woman Jane Dale's death was caused by hanging

News Shopper:

11:10am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A body found in Biggin Hill last week has been formally identified as missing Gravesend woman Jane Dale and a post-mortem examination has revealed her death was caused by hanging.

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