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Campaign for safer crossing at scene of fatal accident in Dartford

News Shopper:

4:19pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A group of Dartford residents are calling for a new zebra crossing to be installed on their road after an elderly man was knocked down and killed.

Sun, Sea and Sunburn!

2:05pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Do you worry about the effects the sun can have on your skin? Or even on your health?

Horror film, Or just the absence of Safe and Sensible Street Lights?

12:17pm Monday 16th June 2014

Have you ever had to drive in pitch-black darkness? Probably not, but for many residents across Kent this is now in the nearby future. Currently the UK experiences between 600,000 and 800,000 road accidents and approximately 450,000 burglaries each year, which could soon be on the increase due to a lack of street lights at night.

Driver caught doing 149mph in Swanley

News Shopper: Driver caught doing 149mph in Swanley

1:50pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A motorist has been clocked by Swanley speed cameras driving at 149mph on the M25.

PICTURED: Eastenders' Heather brings in cash for theatre school

News Shopper: Cheryl Fergison, Mayor Avtar Sandhu, Danny Briggs - ice cream man, Mayoress Sukh Sandhu.

4:42pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

A former Eastenders actress rallied together generous Dartford residents to raise over ᆪ1,000 to get underprivileged youngsters involved in performing arts.

bosom buddies local support group fund raising

News Shopper: bosom buddies local support group fund raising

11:59am Monday 12th May 2014

Hi bosom buddies has been busy again we held a table top sale in the Swanley branch of Barclays bank on the 25 / 03 / 2014 to raise awareness and funds for us to help the local community and get us nearer to charity status .

Befriending Service makes a difference!

12:02pm Monday 12th May 2014

A new Befriending Service is now available for people who live in Dartford and Gravesham.

Sweetie shop stop-off

5:17pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Do your children crave a daily sugar rush every morning before school? On average a quarter of seven to fourteen-year olds are chomping their way through junk food on their way to school.

UPDATE: Southeastern reduces train speeds after predicted gales and floods

News Shopper: Reports of flooding as Environment Agency issue weather warning

8:21am Monday 23rd December 2013

FLOODS and extreme weather could sweep across the News Shopper area today (Dec 23) with gale force winds of up to 70mph.

Lions launch Project Wenceslas

3:51pm Monday 16th December 2013

Do you actually need your Winter Fuel Allowance?

Lions launch Project Wenceslas

3:51pm Monday 16th December 2013

Do you actually need your Winter Fuel Allowance?

Mass ukulele jam in Dartford

News Shopper: Mass Ukulele Jam

12:27pm Friday 12th July 2013

Due to popular demand following previous successes, on 14th July from 1-6pm The Ukaholics, an eight piece Ukulele band, will be holding a mass ukulele jam in the garden at The Ivy Leaf, Darenth Road, to raise the profile of this tiny four stringed instrument.

Missing Shetland pony from Crockenhill field

News Shopper: MISSING Shetland Pony from field

12:50pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

On Saturday, June 8 a rescued Shetland coloured pony owned by Second Chance Animal Rescue centre in Crockenhill, Swanley, went missing from his field.

Diasability Awareness at Holy Trinity

News Shopper: Diasability Awareness at Holy Trinity

12:42pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Dartford held a Disability Awareness Week for all of its pupils and staff. The purpose of the week was to make pupils aware of disability, the daily obstacles that disabled people face and how they overcome these, and to help pupils think about other people’s feelings and needs.

Swanley Park Relays

12:41pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Hi Swanley and District AC will be holding its annual Swanley Park Relays next Wednesday 3 July from 6.15pm til 8pm in New Barn Park. These have been running every year since the Swanley Gala.

New festival for north Kent mums in business

11:56am Tuesday 18th June 2013

The first festival in the Darent Valley to showcase small businesses run by mums in the area is to take place in Eynsford on June 29.

Running the Dartford half-marathon for local charity Re-Instate

11:49am Tuesday 18th June 2013

My husband Dean Stokes is running the Dartford half-marathon on Sunday, July 14 for a charity named Re-Instate.

Horton Kirby Primary School village fete

1:56pm Friday 17th May 2013

The fete takes place on May 18, from 12noon to 4pm at Horton Kirby Primary School, Horton Road, Horton Kirby.

Toddler group urged to enter awards

3:20pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

Toddler groups are being asked to show they are ‘Top of the Tots’ by entering the UK’s biggest parenting awards.

Voice in a Million Children’s Choir returns to Orchard Theatre in Dartford

News Shopper: Voice in a Million Children’s Choir returns to Dartford

5:12pm Monday 12th November 2012

A TALENTED youngsters’ singing group is returning to the Orchard Theatre in Dartford due to popular demand.

North West Kent Volunteer Centre new premises

2:53pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

The North West Kent Volunteer Centre has now moved into new premises in Dartford.

Police release e-fit after Greenhithe sexual assault report

News Shopper: The man is believed to be in his 40s

4:08pm Tuesday 18th September 2012

POLICE are searching for a very tall man in his 40s after a 15-year-old girl was reportedly sexually assaulted in Greenhithe High Street on July 20.

Burnt Oak Junior School pupils thanked for RSPCA fundraising event

News Shopper: RSPCA FUNDRAISING EVENT

3:56pm Monday 17th September 2012

Hannah Kelly and Alanis Stone from Burnt Oak Junior School, Sidcup, organised a stall at school selling cakes and handmade bracelets / keyrings.

Pictures reveal 'mini tornado' damage in Swanley

News Shopper: A wall brought down on a car by the mini tornado

9:32am Friday 14th September 2012

PICTURES from the scene show the damage caused by a mini tornado in Swanley on Wednesday night.

Disabled children's charity appeal for runners/walkers for Joydens Wood event

3:23pm Friday 31st August 2012

Once again, The Parents Consortium, with the help of Kellystore Fun-Raisers, will be hosting a charity 10K/5K run/walk in Joydens Wood on Sunday September 16th.

DGSM book launch

8:36am Friday 18th June 2010

DGSM yourChoice will be hosting an exciting week of workshops to celebrate Learning Disability week next week. This is the fifth year of this very successful event which brings together people with learning disabilities and enables people to take part in new activities, learn new skills and meet new friends. During the week they will be launching their new book ‘Choices’. Students from the Professional Writing Foundation Degree course at North West Kent College Dartford have collaborated with people using DGSM yourChoice services and produced a book sharing stories about their lives.

Speedgate "Ride for Life" 2010 raises approx £30,000 for Cancer Research UK

News Shopper: Speedgate "Ride for Life" 2010 raises approx £30,000 for Cancer Research UK

5:52pm Saturday 12th June 2010

Cancer Research UK - Dartford LC would like to thank Speedgate Equestrian,Fawkham for undertaking their magnificent 10 mile charity ride over the weekend Sat/Sun 5th/6th June, 2010 when they raised an incredible sum in the region of £30,000 for the charity.

Come and see us at Dartford Relay for Life - Saturday 19th June for 24 hours

News Shopper: Start of Relay for Life

5:43pm Friday 11th June 2010

Everyone knows Cancer Research UK "Race for Life" events but their "Relay for Life" is still a mystery to a lot of people.

Dedicate a Candle of Hope - Dartford Relay for Life

News Shopper: Candle Bag - Relay for Life

2:00pm Monday 17th May 2010

RELAY FOR LIFE is coming to Dartford Central Park on Saturday 19th June,2010 start at Noon for 24 hours

Sainsbury's kindly sponsor Survivor Reception & Teams at Relay for Life

News Shopper: Survivors Reception

5:57pm Monday 10th May 2010

Sainsbury's Crayford Store have kindly agreed to sponsor the Survivor's Reception and also Relay Teams at Cancer Research UK, Dartford Relay for Life on Saturday 19th June, 2010 at Dartford Central Park starting at Noon for 24 hours

Speedgate reaches Double Century ! Ride for Life - Cancer Research UK

News Shopper: Ride for Life

12:12pm Wednesday 28th April 2010

Speedgate's fourth Ride for Life on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June,2010 has now attracted over 200 entries for the 10 mile off road equestrian event - so please apply now, to save disappointment, as entries must close on May 21st for this popular event

Cancer Research UK - Thank you Sainsbury's Crayford

News Shopper: Start of Relay for Life

11:00am Monday 26th April 2010

The magnificent sum of £263.70 was collected at Sainsbury's Crayford Store, for Cancer Research UK in spite of the current credit crunch, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th April,2010

Cancer Research UK - Thank you Sainsburys- Dartford

News Shopper: Start of Relay for Life

11:20am Tuesday 6th April 2010

The magnificent sum of £322.00 was collected at Sainsburys, Dartford Store, for Cancer Research UK, in spite of the credit crunch,on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd April,2010

High Building required for Charity Abseil

News Shopper: High Building required for Charity Abseil

4:55pm Wednesday 31st March 2010

Cancer Research UK Dartford Local Committee are seeking the use of a building or structure , approx 100'0" high to be utilized for a charity abseiling event in early October,2010, preferably on a sunday

Are you a Cancer Survivor ?

News Shopper: Are you a Cancer Survivor ?

2:25pm Monday 29th March 2010

Dartford Local Committee of Cancer Research UK invite all Cancer Survivors to be VIP Guests of Honour at Dartford's Relay for Life at Dartford Central park Track on Saturday 19th June, 2010 starting at Noon

Speedgate Ride for Life 2010 Cancer Research UK

News Shopper: Ride for Life

3:11pm Wednesday 17th March 2010

Speedgate Ride for Life 2010 - 10 mile off-road course in aid of Cancer Research UK

Morrison's customers support Cancer Research UK

3:41pm Tuesday 2nd March 2010

Dartford Local Committee of Cancer Research UK collected the magnificent sum of £649.00, even in these hard credit crunch days, from customers at Morrison's Erith Store on 26th to 28th February Thank you Erith for the support of our charity

Special Award for Speedgate Ride for Life by Cancer Research UK

News Shopper: Special Award for Speedgate Ride for Life by Cancer Research UK

10:04am Sunday 28th February 2010

Magnificent total of £56,651.44 raised for charity

ASDA Customers support Cancer Research UK

6:20pm Thursday 11th February 2010

Dartford Local Committee of Cancer Research UK collected the magnificent sum of £574.00, even in these credit crunch days, from customers at ASDA Greenhithe Store on Friday and Saturday 5th/6th February Thank you Greenhithe for your support of our charity

Fairfield Dartford WI

2:36pm Tuesday 29th December 2009

The December meeting brought Fairfield (Dartford) Women’s an early feel of Christmas when Martin Harrison came to entertain us.

North Kent Federation of Townswomen's Guilds

2:31pm Tuesday 29th December 2009

This comprises Bexleyheath Afternoon, Bexleyheath Morning, Blackheath afternoon, Dartford Central, Eltham Afternoon, Eltham Park Afternoon, Lee Evening and Welling Evening.

Longfield WI

2:33pm Tuesday 29th December 2009

Peter Shearing with his Bah! Humbug Xmas or Christmas at our Christmas party got us all well into the festive mood.

Fairfield (Dartford) WI

5:07pm Thursday 19th November 2009

For Fairfield (Dartford) Women’s Institute, the month of October has meant the Annual Meeting, when the new President and Committee were chosen for the following year.

Fairfield (Dartford) WI

5:06pm Thursday 19th November 2009

Members of Fairfield (Dartford) Women’s Institute were taken back to the days of the First World War, by Sue and John Pearce, with their talk “Flowers for Emma”.

Fairfield Dartford WI

5:04pm Thursday 19th November 2009

In their November meeting Fairfield (Dartford) Women’s Institute celebrated its birthday with a party.

Longfield WI

5:01pm Thursday 19th November 2009

October was birthday time for us, our 44th and a very pleasant social evening was enjoyed by all, nicely rounded off with a chocolate birthday cake.

Swanley Active Retirement Association

4:54pm Thursday 19th November 2009

The summer may have given way to Autumn but we have enjoyed some bright sunshine.

Longfield WI

5:00pm Thursday 19th November 2009

On 10 December Longfield Hill WI will meet in the Scout Hall, Nurstead Lane, Longfield Hill 1.30-4pm. Ms Jean Pope will entertain with “Christmas Humour”. A warm welcome is given to visitors and new members. New England in the Fall” will be the subject of Mr G Harris’ talk at the meeting of Longfield Hill WI on 14 January 2010.

Crockenhill WI

4:20pm Thursday 19th November 2009

Members were taken on a trip down memory lane at their November meeting when Mr Jim Howitt talked about The Home Front and the Blitz.

Fairfield (Dartford) WI

4:18pm Friday 28th August 2009

THE August meeting is a very important one to the members of Fairfield (Dartford) Women’s Institute as they hold their produce show.






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