Offensive social media posts after Petts Wood train death

News Shopper: The scene at Petts Wood station yesterday morning

4:04pm Thursday 24th April 2014

News Shopper readers have reacted after a series of offensive tweets and social media comments followed the death of a woman hit by a train in Petts Wood yesterday.

Challenge to get fit in 30 days in Bromley and Dulwich

News Shopper: Julian Hitch. Picture by Solent News and Photos

3:39pm Thursday 24th April 2014

How much of a difference could you make to your fitness if you focussed on it for 30 days?

Parents and staff 'devastated' as popular Chislehurst nursery to close

News Shopper: While hi-tech toys are among favourites, there is still demand for traditional fun, such as craft toys and classic games

3:29pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Parents and staff have been left devastated as a popular Chislehurst nursery setup over 20 years ago has been left without a future.

Biggin Hill man uncovers letters in book that appear to be final words of dying man

News Shopper: The book the letters were found in

12:13pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A Biggin Hill man has uncovered letters that seem to portray the final words of a dying man.

PICTURED: Car crashes into lamppost in Burnt Ash Lane, Grove Park

News Shopper: The damaged car in Burnt Ash Lane

10:19am Thursday 24th April 2014

A man has been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a lamppost in Grove Park last night (April 23).

Plan your summer with 7 of London and Kent's biggest music festivals

News Shopper: Wonderland Beach at LeeFest

9:47am Thursday 24th April 2014

It’s going to be a busy summer and Vibe wants to help you plan it to perfection, so we’ve rounded up our pick of this year’s big music festivals in London and Kent.

Huge police operation under way with Bromley in the mix

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

9:34am Thursday 24th April 2014

A huge police swoop is under way today (April 24) to combat burglary, theft, and other offences in Bromley and south London.

Is it cruel to give your baby a weird first name?

News Shopper: Do you think there's anything wrong about giving a baby a weird first name?

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Do you think giving a baby a weird first name could be construed as selfish or even cruel to the child?

UPDATE: Woman dead after being struck by train at Petts Wood station

News Shopper: Petts Wood station is closed

11:37am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A woman has died after being hit by a train at Petts Wood station.

Overall crime down in Bromley - but more reports of rape and abuse

News Shopper: HUNT:  West Mercia Police are hunting two men who attempted an armed robbery at Cofton Post Office. SP

4:41pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Crime has continued to fall in Bromley during the last financial year, the Met Police has reported.

Beckenham man in court in connection with Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death

News Shopper: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

4:08pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Beckenham man appeared in court today (April 23) in connection with the death of Croydon teenager Daniel Spargo-Mabbs.

New free school proposed for Beckenham

News Shopper: Bullied pupils get lower grades

3:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A new free school is being proposed in Beckenham to “meet the demand” for school places.

Orpington MP Jo Johnson fights Petts Wood planning

News Shopper: Jo Johnson says Margaret Thatcher dragged the country out of its malaise in the 1970s

2:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Orpington MP Jo Johnson has for a second time written to The Planning Inspectorate to try to safeguard Petts Wood from development.

'I was shot five times but I'm no hero' - says Bromley war veteran

News Shopper: Col Barker

12:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Colonel Keith Barker led a more normal life after the Second World War. But his memories remain, and a trip to Cafe Gondree with his wife cemented a war that would never leave him. JOSH BARRIE reports.

Pug 'snatched' from Bromley home reunited with family

News Shopper: Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The pug snatched from a Bromley home and taken away in a car has been reunited with his family.

News Shopper reader takes sultry Biggin shot during twilight ride

News Shopper: News Shopper reader takes sultry Biggin shot during twilight ride

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An eagle-eyed News Shopper reader took this sultry snap near Biggin Hill on Easter Sunday.

Vintage cars invited to offer Red Arrows ground support at Festival of Flight in Biggin Hill

News Shopper: Red MGB Roadster

4:21pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Biggin Hill Airport’s Festival of Flight organisers are hoping to see classic cars feature alongside flagship attendees The Red Arrows.

Police cadet honoured for helping capture Orpington graveyard rapist

News Shopper: James Osborne

2:03pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Bromley Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) has been honoured after helping ensure a rapist was taken off the streets.

Boyfriend of Beckenham woman Paula Newman pleads not guilty to her murder

News Shopper: Beckenham woman Paula Newman died after falling from a BMW 325 in New Addington

12:52pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The boyfriend of 20-year-old Paula Newman from Beckenham pleaded not guilty to her murder this morning.

Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

News Shopper: Me, My Selfie and I: Sidcup salon owner Shobie Lee, Mr England and Bye George

12:46pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Director of Shobiz Hair and Beauty salon in Sidcup, Shobie Lee, grabbed a moment for a selfie while judging Miss Kent 2014 at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood a couple of weeks ago.

Chislehurst race event offers chance to meet Olympic star

News Shopper: Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Organisers of annual Chislehurst charity event ‘Why Not Run’ are calling for residents to get into their trainers and race for the chance to meet an Olympic star.

Alan Titchmarsh helps Bromley garden makeover blossom

News Shopper: Alan Titchmarsh with the Pride and Prejudice Rose planted at the Jane Austen museum

11:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh talked to News Shopper about a Bromley garden makeover – and caused the project to blossom.

Vibe's picks of the week, including McBusted, Jimmy Carr and the Extreme Stunt Show

News Shopper: McBusted make their stage debut on BBC’s Children in Need

8:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Vibe takes a look at the best in theatre, comedy, gigs and events in south east London and north Kent from Wednesday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 30.

Police car crashes into bus in Grove Park

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

3:10pm Monday 21st April 2014

Three people were reportedly hospitalised following a crash between a bus and a police car.

Calls for plaque in honour of Petts Wood topless 'Running Man'

News Shopper: Calls for plaque in honour of Petts Wood topless 'Running Man'

10:33am Monday 21st April 2014

Orpington and Petts Wood residents are calling for a plaque in memory of ‘The Running Man’ who recently passed away.

Amateur photographer takes stunning snap of St Luke's Church in Bromley Common

News Shopper: Amateur photographer takes stunning snap of St Luke's Church in Bromley Common

9:33am Monday 21st April 2014

An amateur photographer took this stunning shot of St Luke's Church near Bromley Common on Saturday.

12 things you need to know about invading killer Asian hornets

News Shopper: Picture: The Food and Environment Research Agency, Crown Copyright

8:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Asian hornets are causing quite a buzz, with reports they are heading towards Kent and have already claimed six lives in France.

Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

News Shopper: Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

10:42am Sunday 20th April 2014

A family has been left “devastated” after their pet pug was “stolen” in Bromley.

Penalties, deadly diseases, Jose Mourinho and James Milner: 10 reasons why England WILL win the World Cup in Brazil

News Shopper: INJURED: Wayne Rooney

9:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

The wait is nearly over. Just over 50 days remain until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Here, News Shopper brings you 10 reasons why England CAN and WILL win the World Cup.

Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

News Shopper: Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

3:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A couple from Bromley have been jailed for a series of distraction burglaries committed across London, Kent and Surrey.

Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' topless Petts Wood 'Running Man' who has died

News Shopper: Tributes pour in following death of 'inspirational' topless Petts Wood 'Running Man'

1:04pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A much loved Petts Wood pensioner famed for his daily topless runs through Petts Wood and Orpington has passed away.

Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

News Shopper: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

10:52am Saturday 19th April 2014

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

London Bridge engineering works heap misery on London and Kent train passengers

News Shopper: A first Great Western Turbo train

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Train passengers travelling to London from Kent and the south-east face disruption from Easter engineering works.

Arrested lorry driver released on bail following fatal M26 crash

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

A lorry driver arrested following a deadly pile-up on the M26 has been granted bail.

Deadly Asian hornets set to invade Kent

News Shopper: Picture Courtesy of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Swarms of killer hornets, which have claimed the lives of six people in France, are on the brink of invading Kent.

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

News Shopper: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

Orpington girl wins tasty National Trust cake competition

News Shopper: Rebekah with her cake - photo Henry Jarvis

4:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A young girl from Orpington has seen her summer sketch turned into a tasty cake after winning a National Trust competition.

300% increase in UKIP candidates running in Bromley local elections

News Shopper: Councillor Julian Grainger, of the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, pictured with Nigel Farage

12:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

UKIP is expected to put forward 30 candidates in the upcoming Bromley local elections - a 300 per cent increase on 2010.

PICTURED: Rise of the super-rat? Some facts about the 'mutant' rodents

News Shopper: Is this a super rat? Photo by Sé Mckendry.

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Could a plague of over-sized rodents be sweeping the country or is it a different nature of beast altogether - a load of media hype?

Chislehurst cemetery first in country to offer live 4G stream of funeral services direct from graveside

News Shopper: Kemnal Park Cemetery and Memorial Gardens off the Sidcup By-Pass in Chislehurst

10:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

A Chislehurst cemetery has become the first in the country to offer a live, wireless recording of funeral services direct from the graveside

Orpington film fanatic meets The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Dane DeHaan

News Shopper: Jamie Bebbington (left) with other students at the event

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A film fanatic from Orpington brushed shoulders with a star from the new Spider-Man movie this month.

Residents hear explosion and train line closed after fire in Bromley

News Shopper: Fire on Palace View, Bromley

10:06am Thursday 17th April 2014

Residents awoke to fire engines and flames last night as storage units burned behind a Bromley street.

High housing demand stopping south east London buyers getting homes

News Shopper: ssistant branch manager at Alan De Maid in Petts Wood, James Kinsella

5:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the high levels of demand preventing them from buying their new homes. With house prices soaring, LUKE MAY asks how this demand can be met by a very limited supply.

Man followed woman around while masturbating on Petts Wood train

News Shopper: Paul Savage has been named as the man killed after being hit by train at Dunton Green station on March 19

3:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police want the public to help trace a man who masturbated on a train between London Waterloo East and Orpington.

Bromley girl through to Miss England semi-final

News Shopper: (LR) Ashling, Milly, and Kate

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Bromley girl dreaming of becoming this year's Miss England is still in the running after impressing at the regional stage of the competition.

Beckenham nurse stayed quiet as colleague put patient in headlock

News Shopper: Royal Bethlem Hospital, Beckenham

2:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Beckenham nurse who witnessed a colleague holding a patient in a headlock waited five months to report the assault, a tribunal heard.

PRUH goes to Philippines to fill nursing roles

News Shopper: PRUH has sent a recruitment team to the Philippines

12:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Princess Royal University Hospital has sent a recruitment team to the Philippines to fill new nursing positions.

Col Keith Barker remembers his time after Second World War

News Shopper: Col Barker

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Colonel Keith Barker, who’s World War Two stories we’ve been featuring after he received a letter from French president Francois Hollande, is today 86 years old and still going strong. He is adamant he is not a hero – instead telling me of hundreds of others he knew and met who served as he did, many of which did not make it home.

Date set for Waste4Fuel's High Court hearing

News Shopper: The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive, St Paul's Cray

10:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The High Court has set the date for the Environment Agency (EA)'s case against Waste4Fuel to be heard.






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