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What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

News Shopper:

5:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this bank holiday, so you won’t be stuck for things to see and do for the whole family.

Cannon and Ball team up with Su Pollard for Robin Hood comedy in Dartford and Bromley

News Shopper:

5:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Veteran comedy duo Cannon and Ball will team up with Hi-de-Hi star Su Pollard for an outrageous Robin Hood farce in Bromley and Dartford.

Fire in kitchen of McDonald's, Bromley, leaves employee in hospital

News Shopper:

3:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A fire in Market Square, Bromley, earlier this week was in the kitchen of McDonald's, and left an employee needing hospital treatment.

UPDATE: Woman cut from car after crashing into parked car containing child in Bromley Road

News Shopper:

2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A woman had to be cut from her car after crashing into a parked car containing a child in Bromley Road this afternoon.

Blue plaque unveiled in Penge at former home of revered watchmaker George Daniels

News Shopper:

3:05pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Penge at the former home of a man considered to be the finest watchmaker of his lifetime.

UPDATE: Two arrests after incidents at Metro Bank, Bromley

News Shopper:

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Two people were arrested after two incidents at Metro Bank in Bromley High Street yesterday (August 21) afternoon.

Pollution at Mottingham park wipes out ducks and geese - again

News Shopper:

11:21am Friday 22nd August 2014

Ducks at a picturesque Mottingham park have been "decimated" by pollution at their lake - the second tragedy there in five years.

On the hunt for missing persons with South-East London Search and Rescue

News Shopper:

10:45am Friday 22nd August 2014

When police in south east London need to find a missing person urgently, there are certain experts they can call on. News Shopper finds out more.

Surprise, surprise! Waste4Fuel on fire again

News Shopper: IN PICTURES: Two and a half years of Waste4Fuel's mountain of rubbish

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

A sense of deja vu gripped St Paul's Cray this morning after Waste4Fuel's huge mountain of rubbish caught fire again, sending smoke billowing across neighbouring roads.

Show celebrating Musical Icons set to tour care homes

News Shopper:

3:21pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A one-woman show celebrating some of the greatest musical talent of the past century is set to tour care homes throughout south east London.

iPhone snatched from woman's hands as she travelled on Bromley train

News Shopper:

2:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are appealing for the public's help after an iPhone was snatched from a woman's hands on a train at Eden Park station, Bromley.

Chislehurst businessman talks about entering the notorious Dragon's Den with a card and a bunch of flowers

News Shopper:

2:39pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A Chislehurst businessman and his colleague faced the notorious Dragon’s Den panel with a greetings card and a bouquet of flowers.

INTERVIEW: Rizzle Kicks star Harley Sylvester takes on gritty acting role in Thamesmead-set The Guvnors

News Shopper:

2:27pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Fans of the chart-bothering hip hoppers Rizzle Kicks would not necessarily expect to see one half of the band starring in a gritty British gangland movie shot in Thamesmead.

No proper disabled access for eight months at Empire Cinema in Bromley

News Shopper:

10:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

A disabled woman has been unable since Christmas to use the main entrance of a Bromley cinema because of a broken lift.

Mottingham to host first major event as part of £1million community funding

News Shopper:

4:21pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

An inspired group of Mottingham residents is putting its regeneration plans into action on Sunday with its first major project since attaining a £1 million grant.

PICTURED: Crash involving car driven by 'nun' and bus in Bromley High Street

News Shopper:

2:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A car - reportedly driven by a nun - and bus collided in Bromley High Street this afternoon (August 20).

4 photos of floods in Beckenham area – taken 136 years apart

News Shopper:

2:17pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Last month parts of Beckenham were flooded after some heavy rain – as shown in the main picture here.

Week of disruption expected in Crystal Palace, Beckenham, and beyond as London Bridge prepares to close

News Shopper: First Capital Connect is bidding to operate the Thameslink service out of Brighton for two more years

1:57pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

South-east London faces a week of travel disruption as London Bridge prepares to close.

PICTURES: Staff at Biggin Hill farm have sleepover with animals

News Shopper:

12:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Staff at Biggin Hill's Foal Farm had a sleepover with the animals, exchanging warm beds for wooden floors, straw and furry friends.

Bromley man jailed after 'brutal' golf club attack on teenage boy at train station

News Shopper:

10:30am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Bromley man has been jailed for four years after a “brutal attack” with a golf club on a teenage boy.

UPDATE: Man suffers serious head injury as motorcycle and scooter collide in Poverest Road, Orpington

News Shopper:

9:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A crash involving a motorcycle and scooter closed Poverest Road in Orpington this morning.

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

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 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.

15 things you need to see or do this week

News Shopper: Thirsty? Have a bear in the Meantime

9:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s on this week in south east London and north Kent over the next week.

Air ambulance called after fire in Market Square, Bromley

News Shopper:

5:39pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A young man was air lifted to hospital after a fire in Market Square, Bromley, this afternoon.

TASTE TEST: Which supermarket's scones are the best for a Devonshire cream tea?

News Shopper:

5:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

If you do not have a beach body by this point in the summer, I think it is fair to say you aren’t going to get one.

NSPCC helpline for parents worried about gangs

News Shopper: Police warning over telephone bank card scam

3:35pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A children's charity has launched a helpline service for parents worried their child could become involved with gangs.

PICTURES: Orpington's new music festival, Priory Live

News Shopper:

3:19pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Orpington has celebrated its inaugural free music festival. 

Penge man admits scamming Bromley Council to get hundreds of pounds off council tax

News Shopper: Lemeail Griffith pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court.

12:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Penge man has admitted scamming Bromley Council to get hundreds of pounds off his council tax for more than four years.

Bromley man threatened with knife at Grove Park station, on Charing Cross to Orpington train

News Shopper:

12:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Bromley man was threatened with a knife at Grove Park station last week, on a train travelling from Charing Cross to Orpington.

BMX rider back on bike for first time three years after horror attack in Shortlands

News Shopper:

11:47am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BMX rider left brain damaged after an unprovoked attack in Shortlands three years ago has managed to get on his bike for the first time since the incident.

Chislehurst's UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson labels Thai woman a 'ting tong'

News Shopper: UKIP candidate says parts of Gravesend are 'no go areas'

9:45am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Chislehurst-based UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson has come under fire once more after calling a Thai constituent a 'ting tong'. 

Chislehurst's Kellie Maloney hot favourite for new Big Brother series

News Shopper:

9:25am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Chislehurst's Kellie Maloney has been revealed as the favourite contestant for this year's Big Brother house.

Beckenham's Haircut 100 frontman Nick Heyward chats about the 80s at Rewind Festival

News Shopper:

8:57am Tuesday 19th August 2014

It was a Fantastic Day for 80s pop star Nick Heyward on Saturday when he performed at 80s retro Rewind Festival.

Woman describes 'killing machine' bull terrier attack in Beckenham park

News Shopper:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A woman has described a shocking attack by a "killing machine" bull terrier while walking her dog in a Beckenham park.

Woman sexually assaulted on train between London Bridge and Chislehurst

News Shopper:

9:29am Monday 18th August 2014

Police are looking for a man after a woman was assaulted on a train between London Bridge and Chislehurst.

Bexley police hunt Sydenham man after burglaries in Welling, Eltham and Surrey

News Shopper:

3:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

Bexley police are appealing for information to help them trace a Sydenham man following burglaries in Welling, Eltham and Surrey.

Bromley and Lewisham Mind gets nearly £600,000 for mental health project

News Shopper:

2:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

A mental health charity has received more than £500,000 for a Lewisham and Bromley project. 

UPDATED: Sir Malcolm Campbell-inspired Pizza Express and 6 other restaurants that pay homage to famous faces

News Shopper: Donad Campbell pictured with his father Sir Malcolm Campbell

1:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

With the news that Chislehurst’s Pizza Express has been given a new look inspired by Bluebird racer Sir Malcolm Campbell, Vibe sought out other pubs and restaurants in south east London and north Kent which pay homage to famous faces.

PICTURES: Beckenham David Bowie festival raises money for historic bandstand

News Shopper:

12:58pm Monday 18th August 2014

Hundreds flocked to a Beckenham David Bowie memorial celebration at the weekend, put on to raise money to save a historic bandstand.

Missing Bromley girl found safe and well

News Shopper:

12:17pm Monday 18th August 2014

The Bromley girl reported missing a day after her birthday has been found. 

Half a roof destroyed in Bromley house fire

News Shopper:

11:26am Monday 18th August 2014

Half a roof was destroyed in a house fire in Bromley yesterday. 

Bromley celebrity chef to cook at shopping centre food festival

News Shopper: Rachel Khoo pictured in her Parisian kitchen

11:14am Monday 18th August 2014

Little Paris Kitchen chef Rachel Khoo will return to the town where she grew up to serve mini desserts to shoppers.

An evening of taxidermy in Forest Hill to launch best-selling author Kate Mosse's new novel

News Shopper:

10:39am Monday 18th August 2014

With live taxidermy demonstrations, a stuffed animal photo booth and conversation with Sandi Toksvig, the Horniman Museum is set to host a book launch with a difference.

Tesco Bromley questioned after offering chocolate hamper as 1st prize in diabetes raffle

News Shopper:

10:14am Monday 18th August 2014

Tesco in Bromley has been snapped offering a chocolate hamper as first prize in a diabetes raffle. 

Hollywood icon Michael York talks about acting, illness and Bromley Little Theatre's fight for survival

News Shopper:

9:42am Monday 18th August 2014

British acting legend and former Bromley resident Michael York began his career treading the boards at the Bromley Little Theatre.

Pet of the Day: Super-cute kitten Belle knows bowties are cool

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 18th August 2014

Doctor Who once said bowties are cool – fashion advice which insanely cute kitten Belle seems to have taken onboard.

5 top tips on how to appeal a parking fine

News Shopper: Drivers deserve to be fined

1:29pm Sunday 17th August 2014

News Shopper's guide on how to appeal a parking fine...

New kit for south-east London fire crews

News Shopper:

10:12am Sunday 17th August 2014

Firefighters across the News Shopper patch are getting a new look - replacing their out-dated 20-year-old uniform.

What's on this weekend? (August 16 and 17)

News Shopper:

4:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn picks some of the best things to see and do in north Kent and south east London this weekend.

Magic Numbers to play Bromley record store on Monday

News Shopper: Band to take over charity shop

3:51pm Friday 15th August 2014

The Magic Numbers will perform in a Bromley music store to mark the release of their new album.

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