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What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (August 2 and 3)

News Shopper:

5:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn’s picks out some of the best things happening in north Kent and south east London this weekend.

Did Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon call Telegraph columnist Bryony Gordon a 'slut'?

News Shopper: Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon

1:45pm Friday 1st August 2014

Sevenoaks MP Michael Fallon has got into hot water weeks into his ministerial job after allegedly calling a Daily Telegraph journalist a "slut".

Take a smiley summer selfie for chance to win cash in our competition

News Shopper:

1:41pm Friday 1st August 2014

Take a smiley summery selfie and you could win a cash prize in our August photo competition.

Convicted drug dealer arrested in Greenhithe must pay back £9,000

News Shopper:

1:35pm Friday 1st August 2014

A convicted drug dealer arrested in Greenhithe has been ordered to pay back nearly £9,000 of criminal gains by the courts.

Safe found washed up in Thames at Gravesend may have been stolen

News Shopper:

12:27pm Friday 1st August 2014

A safe which was flung in the Thames at Greenhithe before washing up in Gravesend is thought to have been stolen.

Man jailed for stealing police car on Crayford night out

News Shopper:

4:53pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A man who stole a police car on a night out in Crayford has been jailed for 10 weeks.

FEATURE: A day in the life of a pest control officer

News Shopper:

4:27pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Once described on TV as having one of the 'worst jobs in Britain', Sevenoaks District Council's 'pest buster', Mark Evans, gave FIONA SIMPSON the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a pest control officer.

6 expert tips for summer holiday packing from Bluewater's personal shoppers

News Shopper:

10:42am Thursday 31st July 2014

While sipping a cocktail by the beach goes some way to relieving the stress that was packing, wouldn’t it be better if you didn’t spend the night before your trip desperately stuffing a suitcase?

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

9:34am Thursday 31st 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.

Photofun: View from your window - what can you see outside right now?

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

What’s the view out of the nearest window to you right now? Just for fun, we’d love to see a photo of it.

South Darenth: 47-year-old man 'shot himself' hours after woman was found with stab wounds

News Shopper:

9:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A 47-year-old man is believed to have 'shot himself dead' in a house in South Darenth - just hours after a woman was taken to hospital with stab wounds.

PICTURED: firefighters tackle blaze on Dartford ex-service mens' club roof

News Shopper:

9:24am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A fire broke out on the roof of an ex-service mens' club Dartford.

Pedestrian hit by van in Crayford suffers head injuries

News Shopper:

9:15am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A pedestrian suffered head injuries when he was hit by a van in Crayford.

14 things you must see this week

News Shopper: SOLO TOUR: British Queen of comedy Dawn French

9:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

TRAFFIC: Slow on M25 near Orpington, congestion in New Eltham, Blackheath and New Cross

News Shopper:

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Commuters are facing slow-moving traffic on the M25 in north Kent.

Firefighters tackle field blaze in Dartford

News Shopper:

3:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Kent firefighters have tackled a blaze in Dartford the size of seven football pitches.

Dartford comedian Aaron Morris on a roll with 44,000 Twitter fans

News Shopper:

11:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A young comedian from Dartford is on the cusp of the big time having gained an impressive fan base.

Actor Paul Nicholas recalls working with Beckenham's David Bowie pre-fame

News Shopper:

10:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Paul Nicholas is perhaps best known for his BAFTA-nominated lead role in the 80s sitcom Just Good Friends, but a fledgling pop career in the 1960s brought him into contact with a pre-fame David Bowie.

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili sets sights on Jamaicans after Commonwealth silver

News Shopper: England's Adam Gemili reacts to his silver medal performance in the 100m final

8:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last night.

Southfleet couple reveal horrifying injuries from baseball attack

News Shopper:

7:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Southfleet couple are rebuilding their lives after being terrorised in their beds by three masked men in a terrifying baseball bat attack.

UPDATE: Armed police in South Darenth after woman rushed to hospital

News Shopper:

1:06pm Monday 28th July 2014

Armed police swooped on a flat in South Darenth following reports of a stabbing and a woman has been rushed to hospital.

PICTURED: Bexleyheath's Miss Universe finalist models lingerie live at Bluewater

News Shopper:

5:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

Shoppers got a surprise when they passed the window of a lingerie shop in Bluewater at the weekend.

Old people's charity being 'thrown out' of Swanley base by council

News Shopper:

4:28pm Monday 28th July 2014

The head of an old people’s charity says Sevenoaks District Council is throwing them out of their base in Swanley with nowhere to go.

Hospital patient, 73, heartbroken at reported theft of late wife's wedding ring

News Shopper:

4:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

An elderly hospital patient is heartbroken after a chain with his late wife’s wedding ring on it was reportedly stolen from around his neck.

'It was very painful the last time I was here': Suzanne Shaw returns to Dartford

News Shopper:

1:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

The last time Suzanne Shaw was at The Orchard Theatre in Dartford, she went into labour and was rushed to hospital.

PubSpy reviews The Clipper, Dartford

News Shopper:

8:50am Monday 28th July 2014

Rare is the occasion when getting a drink takes longer than food.

Dartford Crossing delays with tailbacks stretching 10 miles, reportedly as far as Orpington

News Shopper:

4:41pm Friday 25th July 2014

Tailbacks on the Dartford Crossing are reportedly stretching back for 10 miles. 

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 26 to 27)

News Shopper:

4:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn has a look at some of the best things to see and do in south east London and north Kent this weekend.

Dartford ex-soldier who murdered Marcus Innocent in Woolwich jailed for 28 years

News Shopper: Marcus Innocent was fatally shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich

1:08pm Friday 25th July 2014

A Dartford former soldier has been jailed for 28 years after gunning down an innocent DVD salesman in Woolwich during a gang feud.

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.






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