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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.

'Hugely proud' Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar celebrates Petts Wood's Indian Essence's Bib Gourmand

News Shopper:

5:32pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

As the first Indian chef to be awarded a Michelin star, Atul Kochhar’s contribution to curry culture in Britain is huge.

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.

Police find drugs hidden in man’s underpants after stopping his car in Pratts Bottom

News Shopper:

4:19pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Bromley police seized over £20,000 cash from a man’s home after finding drugs hidden in his underpants on Friday (September 26).

New celeb-endorsed festival coming to Penge

News Shopper:

2:44pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

A new festival is coming to Penge with the aim to breathe new life into the area.

Gifted young Bromley musicians win scholarships from London Mayor’s fund

News Shopper:

12:20pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

Two talented Bromley youngsters have been awarded four-year scholarships from the Mayor of London’s Music Fund.

Demand for free school meals at Bromley school doubles this term

News Shopper: LUNCH MONEY: Record numbers of pupils are signing up for free school dinners

11:51am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Demand for free school meals at a Bromley school has doubled this term.

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.

Health group challenges Bromley's smokers to take part in 'Stoptober'

News Shopper:

10:51am Wednesday 1st October 2014

A local health group is trying to get Bromley’s 40,000 smokers to take part in ‘Stoptober’ this month. 

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.

Bromley woman who lost her son to cancer nominated for UK's inspiring women awards

News Shopper: Mum Maria Thurston with Ryan, 16

5:42pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Bromley woman, who lost her son to cancer last year, has been nominated for the UK’s Inspiration Awards for Women.

13 per cent of Gravesham's tots have tooth decay - how do your kids' teeth compare?

News Shopper:

4:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Thirteen per cent of three-year-olds in Gravesham suffer from tooth decay, research has revealed and experts are blaming the fizzy stuff.

England football manager Roy Hodgson to open new Biggin Hill 3G pitch

News Shopper:

3:59pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

England football manager Roy Hodgson is to unveil a new state-of-the-art football pitch at a Biggin Hill school on Friday.

Two men stage daylight robbery at jewellers in Shortlands

News Shopper:

1:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two men carried out a smash and grab robbery at a jewellers in Shortlands on Monday (September 29).

Travellers pitch up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground

News Shopper:

12:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Travellers pitched up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground on Sunday night (September 28), causing concern for local residents.

Retired boys in blue join forces to protect Bromley residents from bogus builders

News Shopper:

12:39pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ex-police officers have joined forces to protect vulnerable Bromley residents from the cruel tricks of bogus cowboy builders.

Bromley mum forced to live with rotting pears outside her house

News Shopper:

11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Bromley mother-of-two has been forced to live with a mass of rotting pears at the end of her driveway for over a decade.

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.

Man beaten with baseball bat in Beckenham attack

News Shopper:

9:14am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A man was beaten with a baseball bat in an attack at Goals Football Centre in Beckenham on Sunday (September 28).

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.

Lost Bromley parrot is reunited with owners, but sadly dies shortly after

News Shopper:

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

A Bromley parrot, lost for over two weeks, was reunited with its owners on Friday (September 26), but sadly passed away over the weekend.

UPDATE: Woman injured in Leesons Hill two-car smash in Orpington

News Shopper: Police chase in Catford injures four people

3:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

A woman was injured in a two-car smash at Leesons Hill in Orpington on Monday morning (September 29).

More than 400 marijuana plants seized from Lewisham cannabis factory

News Shopper:

3:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

More than 400 marijuana plants have been seized by Lewisham Police in a Downham cannabis factory.

Demolition boss hit with £3,210 bill after starting illegal fire in Biggin Hill

News Shopper:

1:03pm Monday 29th September 2014

A demolition boss has been hit with a £3,210 bill after starting an illegal fire in Biggin Hill.

Chislehurst art festival draws big crowds

News Shopper:

11:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Art enthusiasts sharpened their pencils and fired up their creative engines as the Big Draw Festival returned to Chislehurst on Saturday.

Residents given chance to voice concerns at Bromley crime summit

News Shopper:

10:10am Monday 29th September 2014

Bromley’s Safer Neighbourhood Board hosted a crime summit at the Civic Centre on Saturday.

Young actors to get amazing chance to get on professional stage in Bromley

News Shopper:

9:26am Monday 29th September 2014

Young actors will get the chance to tread the boards at The Churchill Theatre in Bromley and other professional stages in London.

Residents back campaign for Bromley North trains to run to central London once more

News Shopper:

9:38am Monday 29th September 2014

Residents are backing a campaign calling for trains to run from Bromley North station into central London once more.

E-fit issued after Orpington sexual assault: Police want to speak to this man

News Shopper:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to trace following a sexual assault in Orpington.

Heavy Orpington traffic after early morning Leesons Hill crash

News Shopper:

8:48am Monday 29th September 2014

An accident at Leesons Hill is causing widespread congestion in the Orpington area this morning.

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.

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.

Game of Thrones star to direct hit Irish play

News Shopper:

2:42pm Friday 26th September 2014

A Game of Thrones star is set to swap the swords and sex for quaint Irish comedy when he directs a multi-award winning show in Dartford, Bromley and Croydon this month.

Sundridge Park charity drive brings sunshine for children

News Shopper:

1:10pm Friday 26th September 2014

Sundridge Park Golf Club presented the Majorie McClure specialist school in Chislehurst with a brand new minibus on Monday.

Bromley pop star Pixie Lott favourite to win Strictly Come Dancing 2014

News Shopper: PIXIE LOTT: at Cornbury - but if that's not enough, there's also Elvis Costello, Jools Holland, Will Young and Hugh Laurie

10:50am Friday 26th September 2014

Bromley pop star Pixie Lott is already the favourite to scoop this year’s Strictly Come Dancing glitterball trophy.

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.

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).

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?

Pet of the Day: Ralph the snoozy Staffie

News Shopper:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

As you can probably tell from the picture, five-year-old Staffie Ralph loves a good sleep.

Leading counter-terrorism officer appointed Bromley deputy borough commander

News Shopper:

4:46pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A leading superintendent on major counter-terrorism operations has joined Bromley police as new deputy borough commander.

Travellers move into car park by West Wickham station

News Shopper:

12:54pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Travellers have moved into the car park by West Wickham station.

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.

Jason Gardener presents prestigious award to Bromley school

News Shopper:

11:39am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Olympic gold medalist Jason Gardener MBE has presented a prestigious sports award to a Bromley school.

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.

Tubbenden School's newspaper club visits News Shopper

News Shopper:

10:19am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A new generation of prospective young journalists got to grips with life in a working newsroom this morning (September 24).

Fire brigade called to Grove Park car and bus smash

News Shopper:

9:22am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A car and a bus collided in a Grove Park road early this morning.






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