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'100' caravans spotted in field in Crayford as travellers move in

News Shopper:

2:12pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

'100' caravans have been spotted in a field in Crayford, after travellers pitched up yesterday and more joined them today.

Pop Idol Gareth Gates headed for Gravesend with Britain's Got Talent winner in tow

News Shopper: Gareth Gates will be playing at Bromley Football club next month.

11:06am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Pop Idol and West End star Gareth Gates is set to take to the stage at The Woodville in Gravesend on September 28.

5 thoughts of the week: Beard nets on the Bake Off, tyres, Twitter and Cliff Richard

News Shopper: Image for Dragon Tyres

8:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Each week I will use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

16 things you MUST see or do this week

News Shopper: Psychic Sally On The Road

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

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

7:10am Wednesday 27th 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.

Three-vehicle crash causes queues on M25

News Shopper:

4:36pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A three-vehicle crash is causing chaos on the M25 near Brands Hatch.

UPDATE: Thirteen suspected ilegal immigrants discovered in a lorry at the Dartford Crossing

News Shopper: Dartford Crossing free-flow system contract awarded

12:41pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Thirteen suspected illegal immigrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry at the Dartford Crossing yesterday morning (August 25).

Top 10 Dr Who in south east London and north Kent facts

News Shopper: Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

1:02pm Thursday 7th August 2014

With the arrival of the new series of Doctor Who just around the corner on August 23, we’ve picked our top 10 bits of south east London and north Kent Dr Who trivia.

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.

'Inappropriate' Facebook friending and offensive online language: Kent Police employees breach social media rules

News Shopper:

4:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Thirty-six Kent Police staff have had their knuckles wrapped for Facebook gaffes - including making "inappropriate contact" with victims of crime and making "derogatory comments and using offensive language" online.

Visit the Owletts as National Trust launches the Great British Walk

News Shopper:

4:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The National Trust is encouraging people in north Kent to get involved in the Great British Walk.

Will Gala Bingo in Spital Street, Dartford, be turned into a church?

News Shopper:

2:32pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The bingo hall in Dartford could turn into a church after a property consultant advertised it for £3 million.

Gearing up for a big bus celebration in Dartford

News Shopper:

3:23pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Dartford bus garage is gearing up to celebrate the Year of the Bus.

Traditional telling of Puccini's Madama Butterfly in Dartford

News Shopper:

2:03pm Friday 22nd August 2014

An extravagant, traditional telling of Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly will take over the stage at the Orchard Theatre in late September.

Dartford Council issues medal to commemorate First World War outbreak

News Shopper: Dartford Council leader Jeremy Kite says the bringing in a new owner could be a good thing for the Priory Shopping Centre

4:54pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Dartford Council is issuing a commemorative medal to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Car crash and bust up at Bluewater Shopping Centre

News Shopper: Eltham Hollister worker jailed for stealing £60k from Bluewater store

4:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A crash in the Bluewater car park has apparently led to a teenager being punched and kicked by another man.

World’s greatest Elvis tribute to rock Dartford

News Shopper:

4:03pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Considered to be the best Elvis tribute act in the world, Lee Memphis King leads a fun Rock N Roll Heaven evening at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford on September 22.

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.

Care agency leaks personal details of elderly and vulnerable people

News Shopper:

2:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Over 200 people received an email from a Kent care agency containing the personal details of elderly and vulnerable people.

UPDATE: Hit-and-run leaves motorcyclist in hospital with leg injury

News Shopper: Kent Police has charged three men with burglary.

11:53am Thursday 21st August 2014

A hit-and-run happened in Greenhithe last night (August 20) leaving a motorcyclist with a suspected leg injury.

Young girls 'forced to run home' after 'being followed' by men in Brunel Way, Dartford

News Shopper:

8:12am Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are investigating claims that two young girls were followed by men in Dartford.

North Kent Lebanese restaurant launches belly dancing nights

News Shopper:

11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Lebanese restaurant in north Kent is set to launch regularly belly dancing evenings.

Devastated Bexleyheath mother pleads for help finding late husband's wedding ring

News Shopper:

10:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Bexleyheath woman has been left devastated after losing her late husband's wedding ring just weeks after he died from cancer.

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.

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.

Main road into Hextable swamped by water erupting from burst pipe

News Shopper:

4:54pm Monday 18th August 2014

One of the main roads into Hextable has been turned into a stream by water erupting from a burst pipe.

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.

Crockenhill horse rider is youngest ever national side saddle champion

News Shopper:

1:06pm Monday 18th August 2014

A teenage Crockenhill horse rider is celebrating after becoming the youngest ever winner of a national side saddle competition.

Celebrity guest Charlotte Hawkins attends Northfleet hospice fun day

News Shopper:

12:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

A special celebrity guest attended the annual summer family fun day for a Northfleet-based hospice.

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...

Tributes to former mayor of Dartford, Cllr John Muckle

News Shopper:

1:05pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Dartford Council members have paid their respect to one of Dartford's longest-serving councillors.

Top report for new Northfleet nursery

News Shopper:

12:25pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A Northfleet nursery is celebrating a successful Ofsted report.

Men broke into Hartley house claiming 'cat was stuck in sewer'

News Shopper: Police searched for a missing elderly woman in Haugh Woods.

10:44am Sunday 17th August 2014

Police investigating an attempted burglary in Hartley are warning residents to be on their guard.

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.

Swanley man jailed for throwing acid in Gravesend teens' faces

News Shopper:

4:14pm Friday 15th August 2014

A Swanley man has been jailed for seven years today for throwing acid in two teenage brothers' faces in Gravesend and telling them: "In five seconds you're going to be blind."

Top 10 facts about baby name trends as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones influences grow

News Shopper: Is Breaking Bad the best boxset ever released or is there a better one?

3:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

See how royalty, fantasy and drug kingpins influenced parents last year in our top 10 facts from the latest baby name figures.

Plans for Greenhithe medical centre and apartments submitted to council

News Shopper: An artist's impression of the medical centre in Greenhithe.

10:49am Friday 15th August 2014

Plans for a medical centre, crèche and 32 new apartments in Greenhithe have been submitted to Dartford Council.

A-level results day: All the news and pictures

News Shopper:

9:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

Replay our live blog from A-level results day.

Greenhithe rock star chef's autumn cooking tips

News Shopper: Rock star chef Martin McNair's seasonal cooking tips

3:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Chef Martin McNair, who runs his own catering firm A Question of Thyme from Greenhithe, has cooked in top restaurants and hotels and tour for megastar musicians.

Three women cut from car in M25 crash near Dartford

News Shopper: fire engine north yorkshire service - zxc

3:10pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Three woman have been taken to hospital after the car they were travelling was hit by a lorry on the M25 near Dartford.

BGT star joins Strictly's Craig Revel Horwood in Dartford panto

News Shopper:

9:24am Thursday 14th August 2014

Britain’s Got Talent impressionist Paul Burling and ventriloquist Dawson Chance have signed up to join Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood in panto in Dartford.

UPDATE: Charlton burglary suspect arrested after 17-hour tree stand-off causes Southeastern chaos

News Shopper:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Charlton burglary suspect fled from police along railway lines and climbed up into a tree, staying there for 17 hours and causing widespread Southeastern trains disruption.

'I want the facts out there': Man cleared of Natalie Jarvis murder speaks out

News Shopper:

8:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Tom Fuller has kept quiet since he was found not guilty of murdering Natalie Jarvis. But more than a year after his release he tells News Shopper he is determined to "get the facts out there".

Public consultation opened into body driving Ebbslfleet Garden City build

News Shopper: This image released by Land Securties shows what Ebbsfleet could look like in 25 years time.

4:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A public consultation has been opened into the powers and the make-up of the body which will drive construction of a garden city at Ebbsfleet.

Man in his 40s dies at Lidl warehouse in Northfleet

News Shopper: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

3:50pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A man in his 40s has died from a heart attack at a Lidl distribution centre in Northfleet.

Thames could heat homes in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and north Kent

News Shopper:

1:08pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Homes in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and north Kent could be heated by the Thames, according to the government.

Work on Swanley Gateway to start in September

News Shopper:

12:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Work to transform Swanley Library and Information Centre into the new Swanley Gateway will begin on September 1.

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