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Cute Pets 2014 competition begins - chance to win £300 Pets At Home vouchers

News Shopper:

12:10pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Furry, feathered or scaly, we don’t mind. It’s cuteness that counts in our search for the most picture-perfect pet.

The Manfreds bring catalogue of hits and two lead singers to Dartford

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11:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Responsible for more hits than you can shake a stick at, The Manfreds are heading for Dartford with both of their legendary lead singers in tow.

5 top stories to get you through your morning commute

News Shopper:

8:05am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Forget about the cold and gloomy morning with this selection of top stories from our News Shopper reporters.

Ghost-myth-busters: 'Hoaxes and mistakes' explain sightings says professor - do you agree?

News Shopper: BECKENHAM: Dog walker spots 'ghost' in park

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Do ghosts really exist? With Halloween coming, Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, tackles this spooky issue.

UKIP chooses candidates for Dartford Council by-elections

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5:14pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

UKIP has chosen its candidates for two Dartford Council by-elections next month.

New plans revealed for Paramount London - including next consultation dates

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4:48pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Paramount London can do "only good things" for Dartford and Gravesend according to developers, who have announced plans to feature British films and Hollywood blockbusters, and build a new road to get people to the resort.

QUIZ: Take our Halloween test to see how brave you really are

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12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

With Halloween around the corner, now’s the time to find out exactly how brave – or not – you are by taking our quiz.

Half term and Halloween fun at Ightham Mote

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10:53am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

An internationally acclaimed artist from Kent will make some sculptures that will you can even admire in the dark this half term.

5 Thoughts: 'Homophobic' bus driver was jealous and Victor Moses is a 'cheat'

News Shopper:

9:58am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Each week I use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

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

9:09am Wednesday 22nd October 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.

Stat Chat: Top 10 best and worst online shops revealed

News Shopper: SPENDING TIME: Amman Valley workers spend more than 18 minutes a day shopping online when they should be working.

6:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Best and worst online shops.

Father-of-10 sacked as bus driver over wrestling match with passenger

News Shopper:

10:43am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A father-of-10 was sacked from his job as a bus driver after getting into a wrestling match with a passenger who threw a can of drink at his head.

Dartford man Joshua Caird, 26, charged with murder of Donna Eastwood

News Shopper: Joshua Caird.

9:28am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A 26-year-old man from Dartford has been charged with the murder of mother-of-four Donna Eastwood.

Greenhithe school brings poem characters to life through costume

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4:35pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Greenhithe school bought literature to life when pupils and staff dressed up as their favourite characters from poems. 

Dartford and Crayford Sea Cadets saved by last minute cash injection

News Shopper:

4:51pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Crayford’s sea cadets were about to sink without trace until a last minute cash injection helped them stay afloat.

PubSpy reviews The Orange Tree in Wilmington

News Shopper:

4:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

We can’t all be astronauts or movie stars or whatever it is that Kim Kardashian does, but – as any number of women’s mags will tell you – we should be happy with ourselves.

Nine-year-old north Kent brownie meets Paralympian medallist Charlotte Evans

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3:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A nine-year-old brownie from north Kent enjoyed an "amazing" encounter with Paralympian skier Charlotte Evans.

5 things to see and do in...Cobham

News Shopper: Picture by Mary Allwood

3:04pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cobham may be small but it is loaded with places of historical importance and beautiful spots for a day out. Here’s five things you might love...

Three sentenced after cannabis found in Sidcup nightclub, leading to discovery of huge cannabis factory in Pratts Bottom

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1:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three people have been sentenced after cannabis was found in a Sidcup nightclub, leading to the discovery of a huge cannabis factory and CS gas in Pratts Bottom.

Triumphant return to the stage in Dartford for amateur society in Half a Sixpence

News Shopper:

11:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A century-old amateur dramatics society which feared it would never return to the big stage is set to take a bow at The Orchard tomorrow.

Remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo cause rush-hour travel misery

News Shopper:

9:55am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo have blown into Britain, causing rush-hour travel misery for road, rail and air travellers.

Stat Chat: Most people say their pet is equally or more important than family

News Shopper:

6:30am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How well we treat our pets.

Pet of the Day: Maisie is one sleeping dog you should let lie

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Meet Maisie, the amazing but very sleepy dog who is today’s Pet of the Day.

Swanley man who was 'heavily involved in criminal dealings' jailed

News Shopper: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Swanley man has been jailed for eight months for possession with intent to supply drugs, handling stolen goods and possessing a stun gun.

X Factor: Charlie Jones from Welling's Stereo Kicks saved in sing-off

News Shopper: Stereo Kicks have survived the latest X Factor sing-off

3:22pm Monday 20th October 2014

Stereo Kicks, the eight-piece X Factor boyband containing Welling’s Charlie Jones, have vowed to work extra hard over the next week in order to avoid landing in the bottom two again.

Swanscombe drama teacher, Peter Spence, sentenced for sex offences against teenage girl

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2:12pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Swanscombe drama teacher has avoided jail for sex offences against a teenage girl.

Floral tributes for Donna Eastwood who was found dead in burnt-out car in Wilmington

News Shopper:

12:44pm Monday 20th October 2014

Floral tributes have been left at a Wilmington beauty spot where a mother-of-four was found dead in a burnt-out car - less than two years after her partner was shot and killed in Dartford.

Vandals who smashed up Dartford pet ambulance 'as low as you can get'

News Shopper:

11:23am Monday 20th October 2014

Vandals branded "as low as you can get" trashed an ambulance owned by a Dartford animal rescue charity.

INTERVIEW: Southeastern's new managing director on 'big changes' to services in south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

11:11am Monday 20th October 2014

Commuters of south-east London and north Kent will be travelling on Southeastern trains for a while yet.

Stat Chat: Top 5 tips for happy life - with 58 revealed to be best age

News Shopper: FAMILY LIFE: No need to feel all alone

6:30am Monday 20th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The secrets to a happy life.

UPDATE: Man arrested after woman's body found in Dartford

News Shopper:

3:42pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a woman named locally as mother-of-four Donna Eastwood was found dead in Wilmington.

Police launch murder investigation after body found in Rowhill Road, Wilmington

News Shopper:

2:11pm Saturday 18th October 2014

A body has been found in Rowhill Road, Dartford, this morning (October 18).

Top 10 facts you probably didn't know about autumn

News Shopper:

10:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

Autumn is well and truly upon us and News Shopper have unearthed some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the season of harvest, Halloween and fireworks...

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (October 18 and 19)

News Shopper: We Love Comedy at Balham Bowls Club Free: Simon Munnery and more

5:01pm Friday 17th October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at what’s on in south east London and north Kent this weekend (October 18 and 19)

Southeastern passengers for Sidcup left stranded in Dartford

News Shopper:

11:39am Friday 17th October 2014

Southeastern rail passengers were left furious after their train didn't stop at Sidcup - leaving them stranded in Dartford.

Comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida head for Dartford's Orchard Theatre

News Shopper:

11:17am Friday 17th October 2014

Treasured comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida are preparing to bring their witty mix of songs and entertain,ent to Dartford’s Orchard Theatre on Monday, November 3.

5 Thoughts: Oyster cards, pay freezes and more on lollipop people

News Shopper:

10:24am Friday 17th October 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Stat Chat: London’s top 5 favourite restaurant cuisines

News Shopper: Ahead of National Curry Week (7-13 October) NILIMA MARSHALL explores the hidden health benefits of the humble curry.

6:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Our favourite places to dine out.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Brands Hatch asks for memories to celebrate 15th birthday

News Shopper:

4:43pm Thursday 16th October 2014

The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Brands Hatch centre is asking people to come forward with their memories of the site to help celebrate its 15th birthday.

Northfleet charity 'demoralised' by vandalism

News Shopper:

4:22pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Volunteers at a Northfleet charity were devastated after vandals broke in and smashed part of their offices.

'Fare dodging' pigeon spotted on train heading to Greenhithe

News Shopper:

2:57pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pigeon has been spotted on a train heading to Greenhithe.

Could farmland in Bean become a permanent site for travellers?

News Shopper:

1:14pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Bean residents have voiced their concern over proposed plans to turn farmland into a permanent site for travellers.

Four new Thames crossings needed, says think tank

News Shopper:

1:10pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A think tank has called for four new Thames crossings to be built at Silvertown, Gallions Reach, Belvedere and Dartford.

Stat Chat: 1 in 3 teenagers meeting online 'friends' in real life

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Children making friends online.

Darenth Valley Golf Course pays out £12,000 after golf buggy overturns on employee

News Shopper:

4:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Darenth Valley Golf Course has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 after an employee was seriously injured in a golf buggy accident.

Court no show for man caught with drugs in vacant Dartford Tesco site

News Shopper:

4:41pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A man charged with taking drugs in a derelict Dartford building earmarked for the new Tesco store has failed to turn up to court.

Lifeboat called to person threatening to jump from QEII Bridge

News Shopper:

3:53pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Gravesend lifeboat crews were called out yesterday (October 15) to reports of a person threatening to jump from the QEII bridge.

UPDATE: Major train delays across south east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

2:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A signalling problem at London Victoria and trespasser at London Bridge caused major delays to trains across south east London and north Kent today (October 15).

Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman to sign new book at Bluewater

News Shopper: Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman says he'll go on X Factor if Simon Cowell signs up for Strictly

2:34pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman will make the short trip to Bluewater on Thursday, October 30, to sign copies of his new book.

UPDATE: Man in his 30s dies after crash near Swanley

News Shopper: Kent Police has charged three men with burglary.

1:13pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A man in his 30s has died following a car crash on the M20 near Swanley.






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