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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

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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.

The Thank Bank: Your chance to say 'thanks'

News Shopper: Send your messages of gratitude for good deeds done and random acts of kindness to the Thank Bank

9:39am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Here's your chance to say a lovely public thank you, whether it was something little or something huge.

UPDATE: Gravesend man in his 70s killed in crash in Perry Street, Northfleet

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

9:31am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Perry Street in Northfleet is closed in both directions following a serious crash.

14 things you need to see this week in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

9:34am Wednesday 13th August 2014

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

Fun day in Greenhithe kicks off with parade to mark First World War centenary

News Shopper:

3:42pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A fun day in Greenhithe began with a parade to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Controlled explosion carried out on wartime shell found in Greenhithe

News Shopper:

2:26pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A controlled explosion was carried out on a wartime shell found in Greenhithe.

Dartford engineer sells sculpture for £10,000 to Russian art buyer

News Shopper:

11:52am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Dartford engineer is exhibiting his eclectic sculptures in a gallery in Mayfair and has just sold a piece for £10,000.

Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes welcomes new recruits

News Shopper:

11:21am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Fifteen new Police Community Support Officers have been welcomed into Kent Police after successfully finishing their initial training.

Dartford student 'over the moon' to win prize from University of Greenwich

News Shopper:

10:58am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A Dartford student revealed he was "over the moon" after wining a prestigious prize from the University of Greenwich.

Man shot in South Darenth siege named as Stephen Knock of Igtham Close, Longfield

News Shopper:

10:08am Tuesday 12th August 2014

A man who is believed to have 'shot himself dead' during a police siege in South Darenth has been named as Stephen Knock.

Yet more delay in Lowfield Street Tesco saga as demolition work stalls

News Shopper:

4:44pm Monday 11th August 2014

The demolition of Lowfield Street in Dartford to make way for Tesco may not begin until September in the latest in 12 years of delays.

Hollister employee in Bluewater forced to pay back £60,0000

News Shopper:

3:02pm Monday 11th August 2014

A convicted thief who authorised refunds for herself at the Hollister store in Bluewater where she worked has been ordered to repay around £60,000.

Five-year plan for health commissioning in Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley

News Shopper:

2:47pm Monday 11th August 2014

A five-year plan for transforming healthcare  has been revealed by NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Family heartbroken after beloved puppy disappears

News Shopper:

12:26pm Monday 11th August 2014

A family have been left heartbroken after their beloved puppy disappeared from Bean.

14 super supermoon pictures: Your images of spectacle in the sky

News Shopper:

10:14am Monday 11th August 2014

A "supermoon" lit up the sky as stargazers enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower - one of the year's most dramatic lunar events. We’d love to see your pictures!

Dozy driller who bungled multi-million pound raid in Swanley gets 13 years

News Shopper:

9:20am Monday 11th August 2014

A bungling robber who botched a multimillion-pound raid on a Swanley cash depot when he knocked down the wrong wall with a digger has been jailed for 13 years.






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