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Revealed: 10 things men think about when booking a date venue

News Shopper:

3:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Believe it or not, a lot goes through a man’s mind when he considers where to take a date.

Dartford couple terrorised in their beds by masked men with baseball bats

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

3:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Three balaclava-clad men broke into a Dartford home, tied their victims with cable ties and attacked them with a baseball bat earlier this month.

Angelina Ballerina ready to dance into Dartford

News Shopper: The cast of Angelina Ballerina The Mousical

12:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Everyone’s favourite dancing rodent, Angelina Ballerina, will pirouette into Dartford at the end of August.

Kent Police appeal after car driven at man outside Air and Breathe nightclub, Dartford

News Shopper:

9:02am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man was injured in a 'serious' assault outside Air and Breathe nightclub in Dartford.

VIDEO UPDATE: Dartford strongman Terry Hollands' Herculean stunt for Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson film

News Shopper:

5:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Dartford strongman Terry Hollands produced a Herculean effort to keep traffic moving in central London this morning.

UPDATED: Three-year-old boy falls out of window in Temple Hill Square, Dartford

News Shopper:

4:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A three-year-old boy fell 12 feet out of a window in Dartford.

Gerry and the Pacemakers returning to Dartford with 60s Gold

News Shopper: Gerry Marsden and his band

2:59pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Five decades have passed since they first hit number one and Merseybeat record breakers Gerry and the Pacemakers are heading back to Dartford.

Swanley war memorial gets £14,000 facelift in memory of lost officer

News Shopper:

2:25pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Swanley war memorial featuring the first officer to be killed in the First World War has been given a £14,000 facelift.

5 of the best places to Pick Your Own fruit and vegetables in north Kent and south east London

News Shopper:

10:33am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Making sure you get enough fruit and veg in your diet can be dull, but not when you can get out in the sun and Pick Your Own at a nearby farm.

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

9:45am Wednesday 23rd July 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.

Man spotted painting Dartford station post box pink

News Shopper:

9:46am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Rail users were greeted with a strange sight outside Dartford station this morning – a post box being painted pink.

11 things you must see this week (July 23 to 30)

News Shopper:

9:23am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Vibe's picks of what's on this week in south east London and north Kent (July 23 to 30)

Kent County Council admits to job advert blunder after libraries vacancy is pulled

News Shopper: Dartford Library is one of the libraries which would be affected by the proposal

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kent County Council has admitted it made a “mistake” by posting a job advert about transforming its libraries into a trust model – before publicly consulting on the change or having councillors agree to it.

Fresh appeal over fake policemen distraction burglary in Swanley

News Shopper:

12:52pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Officers investigating a Swanley distraction burglary in which the suspects posed as policemen have renewed their appeal for information.

PICTURED: Dartford Festival delights thousands of people

News Shopper:

11:52am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Scouting For Girls was one of the many acts to delight revellers at this years’ Dartford Festival. 

Interview: TOWIE's Sam Faiers launches lingerie range at Bluewater

News Shopper:

10:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Feeling sexy is as simple as get good-fitting underwear, according to TOWIE star Sam Faiers.

Bexleyheath’s Miss Universe finalist to model lingerie at Bluewater

News Shopper:

9:03am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A Bluewater underwear shop has enlisted a Miss Universe finalist to encourage women of all sizes to discover their perfect fit.

Sevenoaks and Swanley MP Michael Fallon describes 'great privilege' of defence role

News Shopper: Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon

5:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

Sevenoaks and Swanley MP Michael Fallon has spoken to News Shopper about his new appointment as Defence Secretary.

QUIZ: 7 questions to test how well you know your local area

News Shopper:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

So you’ve lived locally for a while and think you‘ve got good knowledge of the area – but do you really?

Man bashed with table leg at Swanley bus stop in London Road

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

3:07pm Monday 21st July 2014

A 64-year-old man was reportedly bashed with a plastic table leg at a bus stop in Swanley last week.

Teenage road thug who carried garage manager on his bonnet has driving ban slashed

News Shopper: Joshua Charnley, 19, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent at Canterbury Crown Court today (Jan 28).

2:44pm Monday 21st July 2014

A teenage road hog who ploughed into a petrol station manager to try and escape paying for fuel has had his driving ban nearly halved.

Cash payments allowed for Dartford Crossing when free flow goes live

News Shopper: The Dartford Crossing.

12:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

Drivers who prefer to pay cash to use the Dartford Crossing will still be able to when free flow tolling goes live in October, the Highways Agency has confirmed.

Bungling robber drills through wrong wall in thwarted multi-million pound Swanley raid

News Shopper:

11:34am Monday 21st July 2014

A court has heard how an inept robber's attempted multi-million pound raid on a Swanley cash depot turned into a “farce” when he knocked down the wrong wall with a digger.

Massive queues on Kent stretch of M25 this morning

News Shopper:

8:23am Monday 21st July 2014

Traffic is queueing for six miles into Kent due to emergency repairs to a bridge taking place on the M25 at Junction 5 for Sevenoaks.

'More rain on the way' says Met Office

News Shopper:

2:49pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The Met Office have warned that more heavy rains and thunderstorms could affect London and South-east England later today.

Friday night lightning: Photos of second storm over SE London and north Kent

News Shopper:

12:50pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A second hot and humid night coupled with another thunderstorm kept many people awake across south-east London and north Kent.

26 incredible photos of lightning storm over London and north Kent

News Shopper:

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A lightning storm hit during the early hours, lighting up the night sky and leading to some spectacular pictures.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 19 and 20)

News Shopper: Jason Donovan (centre) with his 'Annie Get Your Gun' co-stars Emma Williams and Norman Pace

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn take a look at some of the best places to go and things to do this weekend across south east London and north Kent.

Missing Greenwich teen last seen in Woolwich could be in Kent, Plumstead, Lewisham, Catford

News Shopper:

4:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a Greenwich 15-year-old boy went missing in Woolwich.

Dartford ballet dancers take to the stage

News Shopper:

3:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

Eight future ballet stars from Dartford are appearing in a production of Giselle next month.

Irish dancers take to Dartford High Street

News Shopper:

10:19am Friday 18th July 2014

Dancers brought a bit of Gaelic fun to Dartford town centre ahead of a full-scale theatre show at the end of the month.

Violent Stone robber on the run from prison found hiding in Eltham

News Shopper:

9:13am Friday 18th July 2014

A violent Stone robber who went missing from prison while on a trip to Brighton has been found in Eltham.

Crash causes delays at Darenth Interchange

News Shopper:

9:18am Friday 18th July 2014

A crash between a lorry and car is causing delays on the M25.

Pet of the Day: Mable knows no fear

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Fifteen-week-old part Persian kitten is forever shooting around Nina Hart’s house in Northfleet.

Dartford and Belvedere bike thieves jailed after undercover cops find £10,000 haul

News Shopper:

5:19pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A man from Dartford and another from Belvedere have been jailed for conspiracy to commit theft after a number of bicycles worth over £10,000 were stolen from railway stations across the South East.

PICTURED: Overturned lorry closes three lanes of M25 near Swanley

News Shopper:

12:35pm Thursday 17th July 2014

An overturned lorry has closed three lanes of the M25 between Swanley and Darenth.

Soaring temperatures to hit 30C in south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

10:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

Soaring temperatures are expected to hit at least 30C in south-east London and north Kent today (July 17).

Dartford Crossing tunnel reopens 17 hours after four lorry smash

News Shopper:

9:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

A tunnel at the Dartford Crossing which was closed for 17 hours following a four-lorry crash and diesel spillage has now reopened.

PICTURED: Sexy lingerie to be launched by TOWIE's Sam Faiers at Bluewater

News Shopper:

7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

As if soaring temperatures were not enough, former TOWIE star Sam Faiers is set to get people hot under the collar at Bluewater’s Ann Summers on Monday.

South east London and north Kent ballet youngsters picked for major Bromley show

News Shopper:

12:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Young ballet dancers from across the News Shopper area have been chosen for a major show in Bromley this summer.

Pooches put their best paws forward for Bexley sports club dog show

News Shopper:

11:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Around 40 preened pooches were on their best behaviour for a Bexley sports club dog show.

18 things you need to see this week

News Shopper: COMIC CAPERS: Comedian Al Murray brings show to Parr Hall

8:52am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this week (July 16 to 23)

PICTURED- Van fire on A2 near Bean Interchange causes delays

News Shopper:

8:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A van fire on the A2 London-bound at between Northfleet and the Bean Interchange is causing delays this morning.

UPDATE: Car found on remote country lane in hunt for missing Gravesend woman

News Shopper:

8:18am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Kent Police is appealing for help to find a woman who has been reported as missing from Gravesend.

Controversy surrounds new Lower Thames Crossing announcement

News Shopper:

3:49pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Controversy surrounds the Government's decision to develop detailed plans of two options on where to place the new Lower Thames Crossing before the scheme progresses.

Roads to hell: 6 south east routes set to be worst summer holiday travel hotspots

News Shopper:

10:23am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Schools are almost out – and when they are droves of people will driving off on holidays and days out.

VIDEO: Far right group 'invade' Crayford mosque demanding removal of 'sexist' signs

News Shopper:

1:52pm Monday 14th July 2014

Members of a far right group "invaded" Crayford Mosque and demanded "sexist" signs be removed.

UPDATED: All lanes now re-opened anticlockwise M25 between Dartford and Swanscombe after lorry crash

News Shopper:

12:55pm Monday 14th July 2014

An accident as closed two lanes of the M25 anticlockwise between Dartford and Swanscombe. 

North Kent MPs reveal the importance of their other lives to News Shopper

News Shopper: Adam Holloway

12:29pm Monday 14th July 2014

North Kent MPs have revealed to News Shopper why they enjoy juggling legal and lecturing jobs with their political careers.

Ford Focus set on fire in Dartford was stolen from house in Bexley

News Shopper: Ford Focus

12:30pm Monday 14th July 2014

A Ford Focus was set on fire in Dartford having been stolen from outside a house in Bexley.

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