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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

News Shopper:

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.

Ghostly pirates to haunt north Kent adventure golf course this Halloween

News Shopper:

12:49pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

The eerie Pirate Cove Adventure Park at Bluewater is cooking up a Halloween treat that will really shiver your timbers.

Charlton offer cheaper day out than Millwall or Palace according to BBC survey

News Shopper:

12:31pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

If you want a cheap day out at the football in south-east London then head to The Valley – that is the verdict of the BBC’s Price of Football survey.

Trains could get CHEAPER in London and the South East

News Shopper: The works will begin next Monday (February 10) and last until April.

12:05pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Commuters using trains across London and the South East could save a much as a third off each journey from early next year.

Dartford school tractor pull celebrates new partnership

News Shopper:

11:56am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Students at a Dartford secondary school all pulled together to welcome a clutch of new partners.

Stat Chat: Who are the most annoying people on Facebook?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The most annoying people on Facebook.

PICTURED: Is horse tail slashing in disabled riding school part of north Kent 'horse crisis'?

News Shopper:

4:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Three animals had their tails slashed while hundreds of others are dying in horrific conditions in what the RSPCA has described as a north Kent "horse crisis". 

Fire service issue safety warnings before Diwali celebrations

News Shopper:

4:41pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Kent Fire and Rescue Service are urging those celebrating Diwali in Dartford to be safe during the festival of lights.

Nine-year-old Sidcup schoolgirl wins competition for hospital drawing

News Shopper:

3:35pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A Sidcup schoolgirl has won a competition for a drawing she did whilst staying at Darenth Valley Hospital.

Wilmington woman gives birth at GP surgery after waters break in 'almighty gush' in car park

News Shopper:

2:42pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A Wilmington woman has revealed how she was saved from giving birth in a Bexley GP practice car park - but ended up the first person to give birth in the surgery.

Stat Chat: Top 10 words of wisdom – sayings that have stuck with us since childhood

News Shopper:

6:30am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The childhood sayings that stay with us.

Dartford nursery celebrates 25 years with princess and pirates party

News Shopper:

5:44pm Monday 13th October 2014

A Dartford nursery celebrated 25 years of caring for toddlers with a princess and pirates party.

TOWIE star helps relaunch Dartford nightclub

News Shopper:

5:28pm Monday 13th October 2014

Glamorous stilt walkers, dancers and a magician helped the reopening of a revamped Dartford nightclub go off with a bang.

'We're not asking for a white Christmas, all we want is a dry Christmas': Swanley resident's flooding fears after heavy rainfall

News Shopper:

5:13pm Monday 13th October 2014

A Swanley resident fears his house will flood after relentless heavy rain last night.

Chance to pay respects to former Hextable and Swanley councillor

News Shopper:

5:18pm Monday 13th October 2014

The funeral of a well known former Hextable and Swanley councillor will take place this Friday (October 17).

Tesco's treatment of Dartford a 'scandal', says council leader

News Shopper: Cllr Jeremy Kite says Peppa Pig is a 'god' among children under five years old

4:52pm Monday 13th October 2014

The leader of Dartford Council has lambasted Tesco for its continued failure to build a new store in the town.

Orchard lines up workshops and Big Draw for half term in Dartford

News Shopper:

4:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

Youngsters will have a chance to get theatrical in Dartford this half term.

Wilmington schoolboy sings Katy Perry's Roar on X Factor live show with Stereo Kicks

News Shopper:

3:58pm Monday 13th October 2014

Wilmington Grammar schoolboy Charlie Jones made it through the first week of the live X-Factor finals with a blistering performance on Saturday evening (October 13).

Delight over much-needed grant for Stone church

News Shopper:

1:02pm Monday 13th October 2014

A Stone church has been awarded a grant of more than £100,000 to fund vital repairs.

New pictures show how Dartford Crossing will look with the Dart Charge

News Shopper:

11:30am Monday 13th October 2014

The Highways Agency has revealed images today (October 13) of how the Dartford Crossing will look after the introduction of the Dart Charge. 

Creepy crawlies lead Halloween half term fun in Swanley

News Shopper: SC/ELM Scorpion eater 'should take pyschological tests' animal campaigners say

11:26am Monday 13th October 2014

Half term is set to be fun-filled in Swanley as White Oak Leisure Centre has announced its programme of events.

London and Kent braced for fresh storm deluge

News Shopper:

10:57am Monday 13th October 2014

A fresh wave of storms are set to drench the south of the country throughout the day as commuters are warned of potential disruption.

Floods in Gravesend and Swanscombe hit roads and train station

News Shopper:

10:04am Monday 13th October 2014

Floods in Gravesend and Swanscombe have made roads impassable following heavy rain yesterday and overnight.

Stat Chat: Top 10 priorities for making rail services better

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 13th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What train passengers want to see improved.






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