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Woman taken to hospital after car and motorcycle collide in Orpington

News Shopper:

11:59am Friday 31st October 2014

A woman was taken to hospital after a car and motorcycle collided in Orpington yesterday (October 30).

The big bang: The wonderful ways Kent reacted

News Shopper:

11:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

Speculation was rife yesterday afternoon when a huge bang was heard across south east London and Kent.

Bromley burglar jailed for two years after crime spree

News Shopper:

5:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A prolific burglar who targeted Bromley has been jailed for two years.

Bromley borough happiest place in outer London

News Shopper:

4:19pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The borough of Bromley is supposedly the happiest place to live in outer London.

Penge lends its name to a play and it stars a Marvel Avengers actress

News Shopper:

3:44pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A comedy set in Penge is set to return to its natural habitat after a well-received opening in Islington.

Burglar who raided Crystal Palace football stadium, schools and restaurants jailed for two years

News Shopper:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A prolific burglar who broke into Selhurst Park and raided five schools, stealing laptops, cameras and DVD players, has been jailed for two years.

Interview: Pop Idol Gareth Gates gets ready for panto

News Shopper:

12:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

It has been more than a decade since Gareth Gates battled it out with Will Young on Pop Idol, but in the last year alone fans have seen him ice skating, in a boyband, performing solo and now he’s gearing up for panto.

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

11:34am Thursday 30th 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.

Giant yellow statues to appear in Bromley

News Shopper: Dr Richard Keeble, A&E consultant at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, and Janet Pickles, chairman of RA Medical Services

11:33am Thursday 30th October 2014

Bromley High Street is to be invaded by a family of giant yellow men.

Cat shot dead in Orpington

News Shopper:

11:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

A beloved pet cat has been shot dead in Orpington.

UPDATE: Engineer 'helped couple escape Orpington blaze which gutted their house'

News Shopper:

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

An electrical engineer helped a couple to escape after a fire broke out at their Orpington house and gutted the property yesterday morning, neighbours say.

Biggin Hill fury over 18 months of thundering golf club lorries

News Shopper:

9:11am Thursday 30th October 2014

Biggin Hill residents have vented their fury after suffering more than 70 lorries a day thundering past their homes for 18 months.

Stat Chat: Quarter of people admit having been an internet troll

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How rife is internet trolling?

Pet of the Day: Daisy’s a blinking pretty pug

News Shopper:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

Two-year-old pug Daisy loves her squeaky toys and jumping into rivers.

Big bang the result of Typhoons launched to escort aircraft in British airspace

News Shopper:

4:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A loud bang heard across the News Shopper patch this afternoon was the result of Typhoon planes being launched to escort a plane in British airspace.

Phoenix Housing and Wide Horizons project up for ITV People's Millions cash

News Shopper:

3:45pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A project aimed at getting people together to transform open spaces is in with a chance of winning up to £50,000 - but it needs your votes.

Cancer patients take to catwalk in Bromley

News Shopper:

12:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Models, nurses and patients strutted their stuff in Bromley as part of a fashion show.

Expert advice: Bedroom design tips from Bromley interior designer Jeni Madden

News Shopper:

11:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

We spend a lot of time in our bedrooms, so it is important to get their decoration right.

15 things you need to see this week

News Shopper: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

9:45am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to see, do or visit this week...

Strictly judge to star alongside local youngsters in Dartford panto

News Shopper:

9:12am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood will be joined on stage by four young actors from News Shopper’s patch this Christmas.

Stat Chat: Fifth of people don't know what a bank is

News Shopper: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Baffled by financial jargon.

Northfleet woman found hanged in Biggin Hill with alcohol and cocaine nearby

News Shopper:

4:47pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A "happy-go-lucky" grandmother from Northfleet was found hanged in woodland in Biggin Hill, an inquest heard today.

5 thoughts: Station jobsworths, bad Nando's and what happened to Nick Berry?

News Shopper: Wicksy set for Walford return

4:51pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Each week I will use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly. But, I’m not selfish, so I’m also very happy to donate the space to guest writers to have their say, so write to me.

Bromley school choir joins opera group on tour

News Shopper:

5:08pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A group of youngsters from Bromley are taking to the stage as part of an operatic ensemble.

Bromley Council invests thousands to tackle homelessness

News Shopper: Homelessness in Bournemouth

2:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Bromley Council is tackling homelessness and saving money by converting a disused care home into temporary accommodation.

PICTURED: Exclusive snaps of Strictly's Len Goodman in his dancing days ahead of Bluewater signing

News Shopper:

11:22am Tuesday 28th October 2014

We're used to seeing Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman critiquing the performance of celebrities, but how about seeing him on the dancefloor?

Campaign to get 80s star Sonia to Christmas number one starts in Bromley

News Shopper:

10:37am Tuesday 28th October 2014

A campaign has kicked off in Bromley to get pop star Sonia back in the charts this Christmas.

Stat Chat: Wakey, wakey - how many of us are morning people?

News Shopper: Four in five people complain of sleeping problems

6:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we feel about getting up in the morning.

5 things you need this Halloween

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Halloween is your chance to embrace the dark side and have some spooky fun, but there are a handful of things that make the night go even better.

Downham man, 71, 'hit with metal bar and stabbed in leg' by muggers

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

2:33pm Monday 27th October 2014

A 71-year-old man was hit over the head twice with a metal bar and stabbed in the leg by two Downham robbers on his way into his house, family members say.

Stat Chat: Top 10 little things which make people in London happy

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 27th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Life’s little pleasures which make us happiest.

Man arrested on suspicion of driving car into Beckenham house

News Shopper:

10:59am Sunday 26th October 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of driving a car into a Beckenham house yesterday.

Police concern for missing Beckenham man, David Hopkins

News Shopper:

4:29pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Police are concerned for the safety and welfare of a 30-year-old man missing from the Bromley area.

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper: What's On module top link image

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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

News Shopper:

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.

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