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What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (October 25 and 26)

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5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this weekend (October 25 and 26)

Police appeal after man takes double decker bus from Orpington bus depot and drives it to Shirley

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4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a double decker bus was taken and driven from Orpington to Shirley.

Queues at re-opened Dartford Tunnel following five-vehicle M25 crash

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3:53pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Dartford Tunnel has re-opened following a five-vehicle crash on the M25.

Crystal Palace karate kid earns notorious black belt and prepares to fight in Europe

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3:38pm Friday 24th October 2014

A Forest Hill girl is preparing to fight competitions in Europe after earning a Shodan Black Belt in one of the toughest forms of Karate.

Celebs set to line up for cinema launch and Disney's Frozen sing-along

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2:54pm Friday 24th October 2014

Celebrity guests will be lining up at the gala screening to mark to opening of a major new cinema in south London.

Jason Manford set to star in Mel Brooks' The Producers which debuts in Bromley

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12:47pm Friday 24th October 2014

Comedian Jason Manford is set to star in the smash hit musical The Producers, which debuts in Bromley next year.

Bromley English teacher takes Yorkshire pudding to Tajikistan on 27km Asian adventure

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12:19pm Friday 24th October 2014

An English teacher from Bromley is taking Yorkshire puddings to Tajikistan while hitchhiking 27,000km across the globe.

11 ideas for what to do with your extra hour when the clocks go back

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11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

Don’t forget, the clocks go back an hour on Sunday. An extra hour is a gift that we wouldn’t want you to waste so we’ve come up with eleven ways to spend the extra time.

PICTURES: Bromley hockey ladies bare flesh for calendar

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10:42am Friday 24th October 2014

A Bromley hockey team has made a ‘naked’ calendar in a bid to keep playing.

Stat Chat: Top 10 words people look up most in the dictionary

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Words people look up most in the dictionary.

Bromley police cadets hear dramatic story of Holocaust survivor

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5:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Bromley’s police cadets heard a Holocaust survivor’s story last week.

Southeastern launches 'meet the manager' for public to find out more about Thameslink Programme

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2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Southeastern is giving train passengers the opportunity to ‘meet the manager’ over the coming weeks.

Social media inspires All Made Up female improv comedy in Bromley

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1:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

An all female improv group are set to bring their social media-inspired laughs back to Bromley.

Exhibition gives retrospective of artist Kurt Jackson's river paintings

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1:02pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Paintings and sculptures inspired by rivers will go on display at the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill.

Ron E Carter overcomes obstacles to record new album

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12:31pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A critically-acclaimed guitarist had to overcome some hefty obstacles to record his new album.

Cute Pets 2014 competition begins - chance to win £300 Pets At Home vouchers

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12:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Furry, feathered or scaly, we don’t mind. It’s cuteness that counts in our search for the most picture-perfect pet.

Bromley developer responds to Lewisham Council's ultimatum in pub dispute

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12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Sydenham’s residents tasted victory yesterday after the Mayor of Lewisham revealed that the Bromley developer who illegally demolished their pub responded to a council ultimatum letter.

Beckenham resident claims Lidl lorries are delivering grief as well as groceries

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11:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A woman in Beckenham claims Lidl lorries have damaged her front wall and forced her to scale a neighbour’s fence to get home.

Funding arrives for heavy horses to help conserve ancient West Wickham woodland

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10:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Some very heavy horses are trotting into West Wickham to help conserve an area of ancient woodland. 

11 obscure ghosts haunting Bromley

News Shopper: Expert Neil Arnold delves into Bromley's history of ghosts and hauntings

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halloween is the perfect time for telling ghost stories and Neil Arnold, author of Haunted Bromley, has is the man to tell them.

Sydenham community celebrates Black History Month

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9:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The Sydenham community celebrated Black History Month with an African-Caribbean feast and reggae music on Wednesday.

Former Penge woman admits £3,000 benefit fraud

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9:25am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A former Penge woman has admitted cheating Bromley Council out of £3,156 in benefits.

5 top stories to get you through your morning commute

News Shopper:

8:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Forget about the cold and gloomy morning with this selection of top stories from our News Shopper reporters.

Ghost-myth-busters: 'Hoaxes and mistakes' explain sightings says professor - do you agree?

News Shopper: BECKENHAM: Dog walker spots 'ghost' in park

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Do ghosts really exist? With Halloween coming, Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, tackles this spooky issue.

Pro golfer-turned police officer back on the golf course to take a swing at anti-social youths

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4:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A professional golfer-turned copper is helping tackle anti-social behaviour – on an Orpington golf course.

10 of the best from a decade of Bromley Comedy Club

News Shopper: Reginald D Hunter

3:19pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

As Bromley Comedy Club celebrates its 10th birthday, promoter Mike Fox picks 10 of his favourite acts.

Biggin Hill hangar offers aviation fan the chance to fly in a Spitfire for Remembrance Day

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2:18pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

One aviation fan is being offered the chance to fly back to World War II and go for a ride in a Spitfire.

Chance to audition for three plays in Bromley

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2:05pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Actors have the chance to star in an Aykbourn play, the autobiographical story of playwright Neil Simon and an interesting character study in Bromley. Bromley Little Theatre is holding open auditions on Sunday, November 9, for three shows it is hosting early in 2015.

Police appeal for information after thieves swipe watches worth £22,000 in Chislehurst

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1:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police are appealing for information after thieves swiped watches worth more than £22,000 from a house in Chislehurst.

QUIZ: Take our Halloween test to see how brave you really are

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12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

With Halloween around the corner, now’s the time to find out exactly how brave – or not – you are by taking our quiz.

Half term and Halloween fun at Ightham Mote

News Shopper:

10:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

An internationally acclaimed artist from Kent will make some sculptures that will you can even admire in the dark this half term.

Orpington contest launched to find best businesses

News Shopper:

10:12am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A competition has been launched in Orpington to find the best of the town’s businesses.

VIDEO Circus of Horrors girl pulls truck with her hair

News Shopper:

10:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Circus of Horrors’ latest show The Night of the Zombie takes place in a corpse-ridden, apocalyptic London in the near future and its grisly story of murder and shocks is accompanied by a rocking soundtrack.

5 Thoughts: 'Homophobic' bus driver was jealous and Victor Moses is a 'cheat'

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9:58am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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

Latest Bromley benefit fraudster sentenced

News Shopper:

9:38am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Bromley Council has released information about the latest fraudster to defraud the borough.

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

9:09am Wednesday 22nd October 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.

Stat Chat: Top 10 best and worst online shops revealed

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6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Best and worst online shops.

Respected Bromley Green Party member dies suddenly

News Shopper:

3:54pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A prominent Bromley Green Party member has died suddenly.

Bold plans for Biggin Hill Airport and the chance of a £5,000 holiday for residents who have their say

News Shopper:

2:02pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Residents who air their views on bold development plans for Biggin Hill Airport could win a £5,000 holiday.

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

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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.

Police release CCTV images after passenger threatened with knife on Crystal Palace train

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1:45pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Police have released CCTV images after a passenger was threatened with a knife on a Crystal Palace to Dalston Junction train.

Mottingham house boarded up after residents suffer abuse from moped-riding youths

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12:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Mottingham house has been boarded up after residents suffered abuse, threats and intimidation from moped-riding youths.

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo cause rush-hour travel misery

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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

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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.

PICTURED: Dying friend’s last wish inspires Orpington man to shed 146lbs

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5:37pm Monday 20th October 2014

An Orpington man has honoured his late friend’s dying wish for him to lose weight and dropped an astonishing 146lbs.

Cat dead in Mottingham after being shot in the neck

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4:48pm Monday 20th October 2014

A cat in Mottingham had to be put down at the weekend after it was shot in the neck and left paralysed.

PICTURES: Bromley's colourful Diwali celebrations

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4:03pm Monday 20th October 2014

Hundreds flocked to West Wickham at the weekend to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Residents relieved at Waste4Fuel licence revoke but some feel it's 'too little, too late'

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3:31pm Monday 20th October 2014

Residents close to the notorious Waste4Fuel in St Paul’s Cray have finally been given hope of an end to the saga. 

Mystery Biggin Hill resident causes a stir with public sign branding cyclists 'lycra louts'

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3:17pm Monday 20th October 2014

A mystery Biggin Hill resident has caused a stir amongst cyclists this week with a public signpost branding them “lycra louts”.

Orpington man disguised himself using make-up to commit 'armed' robberies at travel agents

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3:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Gravesend woman who acted as a getaway driver for a man who disguised himself with make-up to commit robbery at agents across England has been handed a suspended sentenced.

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