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MAPPED: Firework displays 2014

News Shopper: FAMILY FIREWORKS - WITHAM

3:52pm Thursday 9th October 2014

Firework season is upon us again, so get ready for some whizz bangs, sparklers and candy floss.

Fireworks and Halloween: What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper: GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn picks out some of the best things to keep you entertained in south east London and north Kent this weekend. If you’re keen to see some fireworks, click here for our guide.

Dartford man's brain swelling discovered during routine eye test in Bluewater

News Shopper:

4:32pm Friday 31st October 2014

A Dartford man rushed to hospital after an optician discovered a brain swelling during a routine sight test which could have destroyed his sight.

PICTURED: Football match played in honour of Swanley councillor Roger McInnes

News Shopper:

12:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

Young footballers have paid tribute to a former north Kent councillor by playing a match in his honour.

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.

Council leader, Jeremy Kite, backs plans for Lidl to open in Dartford

News Shopper:

4:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The leader of Dartford Council, who blasted Tesco's treatment of the town as a 'scandal, has told residents he wants to see supermarket giant Lidl open in the area.

Location Location Location's Phil Spencer supports Dartford hospice

News Shopper:

3:14pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TV presenter, Phil Spencer swapped properties for messy play as he visited youngsters at a Dartford hospice.

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.

Dartford man jacks in engineering job to create dazzling sculptures full-time

News Shopper:

10:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

A Dartford engineer has jacked in his job to become a full-time artist after being signed to the same agency as Bob Dylan.

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?

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.

Dartford residents urged to support Poppy Appeal

News Shopper:

3:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Mayor of Dartford has called for residents to support this year's Poppy Appeal.

Kent Savers Credit Union sets up account for residents to buy art works

News Shopper:

3:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A credit union helping people in north Kent set up four years ago is going from strength-to-strength.

Expert seasonal cooking advice from rock star chef Martin McNair

News Shopper:

1:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GREENHITHE chef Martin McNair knows food. He has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and cooked on tour for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

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.

Medical abuse of West Kingsdown man struck down by brain haemorrhage unresolved

News Shopper: 'I'm dying here': Secret film reveals carers' abuse of father-of-three with brain injury

8:22am Wednesday 29th October 2014

The family of a West Kingsdown father-of-three are still waiting, two years on, for his abusers to be bought to justice.

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.

Welling schoolboy Charlie Jones 'loving' X Factor experience despite near misses and Twitter sneers from former Apprentice

News Shopper:

4:58pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Welling teenager Charlie Jones has made it through to week four of the X Factor finals and is "absolutely loving it" despite near misses and Twitter trolling.

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.

Disabled brothers face eviction from childhood home because parents died

News Shopper:

2:22pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A pair of disabled brothers could be thrown out of the house they grew up in after their serviceman father and mother died of cancer within months of each other.

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?

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.

Hartley woman in the running for UK's Dazzling Beauty 2014

News Shopper:

4:22pm Monday 27th October 2014

A Hartley woman has dazzled her way into the final of a national beauty pageant.

Death-defying motorist walks away from 'crumpled car' with just a broken rib

News Shopper:

4:03pm Monday 27th October 2014

A miracle motorist cheated death and walked away with just a broken rib after his car "crumpled around him" in an M25 horror-crash.

Toys, clothes, money - donations pour in for family of Donna Eastwood

News Shopper:

3:47pm Monday 27th October 2014

Friends of a Stone mother-of-four found dead earlier this month have been left overwhelmed by the support pouring in for her young family.

Dartford schoolboy Charlie Jones gets through to week four of X Factor with Stereo Kicks

News Shopper:

2:50pm Monday 27th October 2014

Dartford schoolboy Charlie Jones has made it through to week four of the X Factor finals.

Life threatening illness won't stop reformed band's big Dartford gig

News Shopper:

1:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

A life threatening illness was not enough to hold back a reformed south east London band from their big gig after 20 years away.

VIDEO: Michael Fallon says his 'swamped by migrants' comments were 'careless'

News Shopper:

10:55am Monday 27th October 2014

Sevenoaks MP and Cabinet minister Michael Fallon has admitted he was "a bit careless" to suggest towns risk being "swamped by huge numbers of migrant workers”.

PICTURED: First look at Crayford and Greenwich stars in Dad's Army

News Shopper:

9:07am Monday 27th October 2014

Who do they think they are kidding Mr Hitler? No, it’s not an archive picture from the seventies, Dad’s Army is back.

Welling X Factor hopeful, Charlie Jones, urges fans to 'vote for Stereo Kicks' in Movie Week

News Shopper:

3:36pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Welling X Factor hopeful, Charlie Jones, has urged fans 'not to make him cry again' this week - as his band Stereo Kicks prepare for the ITV talent show's 'Movie Week.'

Work begins on Swanley Gateway

News Shopper:

3:14pm Saturday 25th October 2014

Work to transform Swanley Library and Information Centre into the new Swanley Gateway has started.

PICTURED: Traffic chaos in Kent after five-vehicle pile-up at the Dartford Tunnel

News Shopper:

10:57am Saturday 25th October 2014

Dartford was in gridlock yesterday following a five-vehicle crash on the M25 in Essex.

PICTURED: Friends and family of murdered Donna Eastwood release lanterns in her honour

News Shopper:

10:13am Saturday 25th October 2014

Friends and family of Stone mum-of-four, Donna Eastwood, who was found dead a week ago, gathered last night (October 24) to honour her memory.

VIDEO: Is it fair bus driver lost his job after this brawl with passengers?

News Shopper:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Amazing CCTV footage has emerged of a wrestling match between a bus driver and two passengers which cost the father-of-10 his job.

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)

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.

Dartford Tunnel shut following multi-vehicle crash on M25 in Essex

News Shopper:

12:33pm Friday 24th October 2014

The Dartford Tunnel has been shut following a multi-vehicle crash on the M25 in Essex.

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.

Gravesend man turned away from Darent Valley Hospital days before death

News Shopper: The current main reception at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

11:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A "fit" 52-year-old Gravesend man was turned away by Darent Valley Hospital two days before dying there.

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.

Stars of Second World War themed Lotty's War visit Dartford Museum

News Shopper:

5:15pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Dartford Museum was visited by the stars of a Second World War drama that is heading for Dartford next month.

Joshua Caird,will appear in court in January charged with murder of Stone mum Donna Eastwood

News Shopper:

3:07pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A man charged with the murder of young mum Donna Eastwood will next appear in court in January.

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.

Dartford and Gravesend seek inspiration for troubled high streets

News Shopper:

3:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Both Dartford and Gravesend are brainstorming ways to regenerate their struggling high streets.

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.

The Manfreds bring catalogue of hits and two lead singers to Dartford

News Shopper:

11:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Responsible for more hits than you can shake a stick at, The Manfreds are heading for Dartford with both of their legendary lead singers in tow.

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.






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