Motorcyclist dies in Kidbrooke A2 smash

News Shopper: London's Air Ambulance.

7:46am Friday 18th April 2014

A motorcyclist from Sevenoaks has died after crashing his bike into the central reservation of the Kidbrooke A2.

Deadly Asian hornets set to invade Kent

News Shopper: Picture Courtesy of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Swarms of killer hornets, which have claimed the lives of six people in France, are on the brink of invading Kent.

Kent Police stop 50 heavy goods vehicles approaching Dartford Crossing

News Shopper: Dartford Crossing

11:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Nearly 50 heavy goods vehicles were stopped in two days by Kent Police as they approached the Dartford Crossing.

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

News Shopper: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

PICTURED: Memories of Dartford during the First World War revealed

News Shopper: PICTURED: Memories of Dartford during the First World War revealed

2:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

People in Dartford will have a chance to visit First World War battlefields in France and Belgium to commemorate 100 years since it began. Reporter HELOISE WOOD learns more about how the borough coped with the five years of battles, bravery and bloodshed.

Dartford driver says Princes Road potholes are an 'accident waiting to happen'

News Shopper: Picture taken by Lee Smith of Princes Road

2:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A driver has circulated a shocking picture of a pothole-ridden road in Dartford and claimed it is an "accident waiting to happen".

Free weekend of activities in Dartford celebrating the industrial past

News Shopper: Free weekend of activities in Dartford celebrating the industrial past

1:54pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A weekend of free activities is taking place next month celebrating the borough’s past and remembering resident steam pioneer Richard Trevithick.

Man who touched woman inappropriately on Dartford through Welling train wanted by police

News Shopper: Do you know this man?

12:59pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man who inappropriately touched a woman on a busy train to Dartford through Welling is being hunted by police.

PICTURED: Rise of the super-rat? Some facts about the 'mutant' rodents

News Shopper: Is this a super rat? Photo by Sé Mckendry.

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Could a plague of over-sized rodents be sweeping the country or is it a different nature of beast altogether - a load of media hype?

Newsagent staff held at knifepoint during Longfield robbery

News Shopper: Pictures from the scene were posted on Twitter

10:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

Robbers threatened staff at a Longfield newsagent with a knife before making off with cash and cigarettes yesterday evening.

UPDATE: Man arrested following fatal five-vehicle M26 crash

News Shopper: London Air ambulance Medics on the scene, tweeted by @Kent_999s

9:10am Thursday 17th April 2014

A 45 year-old man has been arrested and is in custody following the five-vehicle fatal collision on the M26 which occurred yesterday (April 16) and left a young woman and a teenager dead.

Helpless dog beaten then dumped in Swanley bin is 'lucky to be alive'

News Shopper: Helpless dog beaten and dumped in Swanley bin is 'lucky to be alive'

9:32am Thursday 17th April 2014

A mistreated dog is lucky to be alive after being abandoned in a bin in Swanley.

High housing demand stopping south east London buyers getting homes

News Shopper: ssistant branch manager at Alan De Maid in Petts Wood, James Kinsella

5:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the high levels of demand preventing them from buying their new homes. With house prices soaring, LUKE MAY asks how this demand can be met by a very limited supply.

Bromley is crap, Woolwich is a dump and Gravesend is chav - Google suggests

News Shopper: This is what Google's autocomplete search function thinks of Bromley. High Street picture copyright Stacey Harris and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

If you want to see a favourable outlook on life in south-east London and north Kent, Google is definitely not the place to look.

Are you rubbish in bed or just boring? Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

News Shopper: Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

April has been a terrible month for celebrity relationships with Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Mr Bean all ending their long-term romances. Has the recent sunny weather lead to more roaming eyes? Or do people just want to be single for their seven-day trip to Ibiza?

Woman from Bean in critical condition at Medway Hospital

News Shopper: M65 closed in East Lancs after 'police incident'

4:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A woman in her 60s, believed to be from Bean, is in critical condition in Medway Hospital.

Easter fun ahead at Bluewater

News Shopper: Easter fun ahead at Bluewater

3:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A TOWIE star, Easter egg hunts and fashion events are among the activities lined up at Bluewater this Easter.

PICTURED: Lucky escape for Dartford mother after car flips and hits house

News Shopper: The Megane crashed into Louise Jolliffe's house.

6:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

A pregnant Dartford mother and her young son had a lucky escape after a car flipped and smashed into the front of their house this morning.

Alleged attack in the Rising Sun in Dartford

News Shopper: Gravesend car park sexual assault suspect wanted by Kent Police

5:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

The pub manager of the Rising Sun Harvester in Dartford was reportedly threatened and forced to hand over cash on Saturday night (April 12).

Swanley pub punters in tears after quiz master, 70, told he is out of time

News Shopper: Seventy-year-old quiz master told his three decades in Swanley pub is over

4:29pm Monday 14th April 2014

A 70-year-old man has been left devastated after discovering his three-decade career of hosting quizzes in a Swanley pub is over.

PICTURED: Terrified terrapins rescued from polluted waters by team of volunteers

News Shopper: Terrified terrapins rescued from stagnant ditch by team of volunteers

3:39pm Monday 14th April 2014

Two terrapins were scooped from stagnant ditches in Dartford earlier this month as part of a six-day rescue mission.

Crayford Road re-opens after engineers repair pipe which caused flooding

News Shopper: Courtesy of Robert Kennard

1:12pm Monday 14th April 2014

Thames Water has revealed Crayford Road will re-open this afternoon after flooding last week.

UPDATE: Man hospitalised after reported assault in Longfield Main Road

News Shopper: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

12:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

A man was reportedly assaulted in Longfield last Thursday (April 10).

VIDEO: Can Rory McIlroy make spectacular comeback? Check out our Top 5 Most Thrilling Moments in US Masters History

News Shopper: Tiger Woods

9:56am Saturday 12th April 2014

The US Masters is underway and has already provided us with some stunning images from the breathtakingly beautiful Augusta National Golf Club. As the golfing competition moves into its final stages, News Shopper takes a look back at the five greatest moments in Masters history.

Police probe suspected arson attack at Northfleet GP surgery

News Shopper: A 19-year-old man is accused of raping a 41-year-old in Beaverwood Road, Chislehurst

9:54am Friday 11th April 2014

Police are investigating a possible arson attack on a doctor’s surgery in Northfleet.

Teenager receives a caution for carrying drugs in Sidcup

News Shopper: Croydon crime heroes to be honoured

8:10am Friday 11th April 2014

A teenager from Dartford received a caution after leaving a Sidcup property with a batch of drugs.

PICTURED: Crayford Road floods

News Shopper: Courtesy of Robert Kennard

12:01pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Crayford Road is flooded due to a burst water main and around 230 houses will be without water as the pipe is repaired.

Are you the owner of a mysterious gold ring discovered in Dartford?

News Shopper: Are you the owner of a mysterious gold ring discovered in Dartford?

4:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Police are trying to track down the owner of a mysterious gold ring which was handed into a Dartford shop last month.

Kiss FM and Premier League stars join fun for European first Adidas concept store

News Shopper: Kiss FM and Premier League stars join fun for European first Adidas concept store

3:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Adidas is offering customers the opportunity to meet some of London’s Premier League stars next week at its groundbreaking new store.

What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

News Shopper: What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

2:43pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CADBURY has teamed up with the National Trust to create tasty Easter egg hunts at around 300 of its properties.

'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

News Shopper: 'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

11:22am Thursday 10th April 2014

As you would expect from someone whose naked selfie is swirling around the depths of the internet, James Argent doesn’t feel the need to hide anything.

Bail extended for Swanley cock-fight suspect

News Shopper: Dead birds found at the farm.

4:56pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A man from Swanley arrested in connection with the discovery of a suspected cock-fighting ring has had his bail extended.

Peaches Geldof post-mortem 'inconclusive'

News Shopper: Peaches Geldof at the 2014 Brit Awards a few weeks ago

2:46pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A post-mortem examination at Darent Valley Hospital into the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests.

Spate of Swanley break-ins prompts police warning

News Shopper: A model posing as a burglar breaking into a home.

11:27am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Kent Police is reminding residents to double lock their doors following a spate of break-ins in Swanley.

Dartford school burglar jailed

News Shopper: Dixon stole from school children in Sevenoaks and Tonbridge.

12:43pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Dartford burglar who swiped the belongings of children at schools in west Kent has been jailed.

UPDATE: Worst pub in Britain? Sex and violence horror for PubSpy at Lullingstone Castle, Swanley - redhead responds

News Shopper: PubSpy reviews Lullingstone Castle, Swanley

10:30am Monday 7th April 2014

Shameless Swanley. Ever seen a mindless thug push a bespectacled, grey-haired, 25-stone man to the floor before kicking him ferociously in the head until he was senseless? Try an early evening in the Lullingstone Castle.

Suspected Swanley vigilante incident linked to murderer's release

News Shopper: The alleged abduction took place outside Crystal Palace station yesterday evening

9:59am Monday 7th April 2014

A suspected vigilante incident in Swanley is being investigated by police following the release of a notorious murderer from prison.

Mature women are having more babies - Check out our Top 10 Women Over 40

News Shopper: Mature women are having more babies - Check out our Top 10 Women Over 40

11:59am Saturday 5th April 2014

The number of babies born to women over the age of 50 has doubled in the last few years. To celebrate this new age of mature female reproduction, News Shopper thought it fitting to compile its Top 10 list of Women Over 40.

Highways Agency announces A2 closure at Darenth for bridge repairs

News Shopper: Highways Agency announces A2 closure at Darenth for bridge repairs

9:47am Saturday 5th April 2014

Bridge repairs mean part of the A2 will be closed at night until April 12.

UPDATE: Southeastern trains disrupted between London Bridge and Dartford for third day after derailed train

News Shopper: Reader spots 'derailed train' in Charlton

9:09am Friday 4th April 2014

There is continued disruption on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Dartford for the third day after a freight train derailed near Charlton.

PICTURES: How the Saharan smog affected south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper: The smog in Lewisham on Thursday morning

7:00am Friday 4th April 2014

High to moderate pollution levels recorded over News Shopper's patch since Wednesday are expected to ebb away today.

PICTURED: Dartford engineer creates sculptures out of fruit bowls and ceiling fans

News Shopper: Dartford engineer creates sculptures out of fruit bowls and ceiling fans

4:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

An engineer from Dartford is causing waves by creating sculptures out of fruit bowls, ceiling fans and typewriters.

UPDATE: Two taken to hospital after serious crash on M25 between Orpington and Swanley

News Shopper: The scene of the crash this afternoon

3:51pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

There has been a serious crash on the M25 between Orpington and Swanley this afternoon.

CEO of EllenorLions Hospice retires after 26 years

News Shopper: CEO of EllenorLions Hospice retires after 26 years

2:52pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

The chief executive of EllenorLions Hospices has retired after 26 years in charge of the north Kent charity.

A2 traffic slow at Gravesend and Dartford

News Shopper: DELAYS: Queuing traffic on the M4 in Newport

8:04am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Traffic is slow on the A2 near Gravesend and Dartford because of an accident and road works. 

Smog caused by Saharan dust hits south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper: The smog from the Royal Greenwich Observatory this afternoon. Photo: Elly Maxwell

10:56am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Smog caused by Saharan dust hit south-east London and north Kent today.

Charity warns pet owners to keep Labradors away from chocolate

News Shopper: Why do dogs growl?

3:31pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A Kent charity is warning dog owners to keep their pooches away from Easter eggs.

Greenhithe woman arrested in major organised crime bust

News Shopper: Met officers have taken part in a major organised crime bust.

3:09pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A woman in her 30s from Greenhithe is one of seven suspects arrested in a major organised crime bust.

Rescued and restored Cobham Mausoleum gets public opening

News Shopper: Picture by Mary Allwood

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

AN HISTORIC landmark in Cobham will open to the public after months of rescue and restoration.

PICTURED: Bluewater worker remembered at shop opening in Blackheath

News Shopper: PICTURED: Former Bluewater worker remembered at opening of charity shop in Blackheath

1:33pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Celebrity DJ Danny Baker joined a rock choir to remember a Dartford man as they unveiled a shop in his memory.






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