The Rolling Stones chef Martin McNair's tips for British Spring ingredients and how to cook them

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

9:48am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chef Martin McNair has cooked on tour for the likes of the Rolling Stones and worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. These days he owns his own catering firm in Greenhithe, A Question of Thyme.

Longfield paedophile jailed after sex with 12-year-old girl

News Shopper: Longfield man jailed for four-and-a-half years after admitting having sex with a 12-year-old girl

9:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Longfield paedophile has been jailed for four-and-a-half years after admitting to grooming a schoolgirl for sex and possessing more than 200 indecent images.

PICTURED: Dartford's young cricketers bowled over by professional coaches

News Shopper: L/R,David Ward, Josh Kendall 10, Jason Benn - coach for Bexley & Dartford CC, Alexander East 10, Jaskaran Singh 11, Vince Wells.

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Dartford's young cricketers picked up some top tips from a host of professional cricketers over the Easter break.

Construction work starts on new Dartford Crossing payment system tonight

News Shopper: The new system free-flow system will be in place from October 26 with the barriers lifted.

5:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Drivers are reminded advance construction work starts tonight ahead of a new scheme to improve journeys at the Dartford Crossing.

Review: Five Guys, Bluewater

News Shopper: Five Guys launches in Bluewater

3:56pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

To be America’s fastest growing burger chain is impressive, for obvious reasons. Now, as Five Guys breaks the UK, it’s begun by infiltrating the discernible South East – with all its ‘artisan’ vans and local meat sourcing.

Mussenden Lane in South Darenth closed until Thursday

News Shopper: Flytipping closes Roman Villa Road in Dartford

4:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kent County Council is closing Mussenden Lane in South Darenth from today until Thursday.

UPDATE: Five people rushed to hospital after crash in Swanley slip road

News Shopper: Kent firefighters tackle chimney fire in Harvel house

2:39pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Five people were rushed to hospital after a crash in Swanley on Saturday (April 19).

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

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

12:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Hollister employee from Eltham has been jailed after stealing more than £60,000 from the designer Bluewater store.

Men posing as police officers steal handbag and wallet from Greenhithe home

News Shopper: Beckenham rape detectives arrest Lewisham man

9:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Two men posing as police officers conned their way into an 81-year-old man's home and stole a handbag.

Vibe's picks of the week, including McBusted, Jimmy Carr and the Extreme Stunt Show

News Shopper: McBusted make their stage debut on BBC’s Children in Need

8:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Vibe takes a look at the best in theatre, comedy, gigs and events in south east London and north Kent from Wednesday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 30.

Hit-and-run moped rider leaves 18-year-old in hospital with tyre marks on body after Greenhithe crash

News Shopper: Hit-and-run moped rider leaves 18-year-old in hospital with tyre marks on body after Greenhithe crash

4:30pm Monday 21st April 2014

Kent Police are searching for a moped driver after a teenager was left badly injured in a hit-and-run incident.

12 things you need to know about invading killer Asian hornets

News Shopper: Picture: The Food and Environment Research Agency, Crown Copyright

8:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Asian hornets are causing quite a buzz, with reports they are heading towards Kent and have already claimed six lives in France.

Man punched in Dartford pizza shop during failed robbery

News Shopper: Police incident cordons off Leigh street

5:12pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A man was treated for a facial injury after being punched in a failed robbery attempt.

Penalties, deadly diseases, Jose Mourinho and James Milner: 10 reasons why England WILL win the World Cup in Brazil

News Shopper: INJURED: Wayne Rooney

9:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

The wait is nearly over. Just over 50 days remain until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Here, News Shopper brings you 10 reasons why England CAN and WILL win the World Cup.

Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

News Shopper: Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

3:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A couple from Bromley have been jailed for a series of distraction burglaries committed across London, Kent and Surrey.

VOTE NOW: Dartford searches for sexiest spectacle wearer

News Shopper: SPECS APPEAL: A pair of glasses from

12:30pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has teamed up with Specsavers in Dartford to find a spec-wearer with Something Kinda Oooh.

Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

News Shopper: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

10:52am Saturday 19th April 2014

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Peaches Geldof private funeral to be held on Easter Monday

News Shopper: Peaches

9:55am Saturday 19th April 2014

A private funeral will be held for Peaches Geldof on Easter Monday at the Kent church where she was married.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

London Bridge engineering works heap misery on London and Kent train passengers

News Shopper: A first Great Western Turbo train

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Train passengers travelling to London from Kent and the south-east face disruption from Easter engineering works.

Arrested lorry driver released on bail following fatal M26 crash

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

A lorry driver arrested following a deadly pile-up on the M26 has been granted bail.

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.

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