Is it cruel to give your baby a weird first name?

News Shopper: Do you think there's anything wrong about giving a baby a weird first name?

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Do you think giving a baby a weird first name could be construed as selfish or even cruel to the child?

Open casting for extras in Kent blockbuster

News Shopper: Film in a Day ( 12 +)

1:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Movie executives will be casting for roles in north Kent this weekend.

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.

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.

St George's Day celebrations hit Gravesend

News Shopper: CROY: Special event planned to mark St George's Day

3:43pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

One of the biggest celebrations for St George’s Day is set to take place in Gravesend tomorrow (April 23).

Curious dog discovers stolen Pocahontas statue's feather on Gravesend Promenade

News Shopper: Dog discovers Pocahontas statue's feather in sand

3:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The feather from the Pocahontas statue was discovered by a dog on Gravesend promenade at the weekend.

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.

Mystery fire in Gravesend flats

News Shopper: Kent Fire and Rescue crews have been fighting a house fire in Gravesend since 4.30am.

10:49am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Firefighters rushed to a mystery blaze in a Gravesend flat in the early hours of Sunday morning (April 20).

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.

Man injured in Gravesend flat fire

News Shopper: A PREGNANT woman was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and several family pets died in a Gravesend flat fire last night.

9:25am Sunday 20th April 2014

A man was treated for smoke inhalation following a fire in an empty Gravesend flat.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Man charged with assault over Gravesend pre-Christmas attack

News Shopper: The victim in his 40s was attacked in Gravesend just before Christmas.

3:34pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man has been charged with assault after a man in his 40s was attacked in Gravesend just before Christmas.

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?

'I'd rather pay the mafia': Gravesend restaurant owner speaks out

News Shopper: 'I'd rather pay the mafia': Gravesend  restaurant owner speaks out

9:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

A Meopham restaurant owner says he would "rather pay the mafia" than fork out for increased business rates which he says are threatening his business.

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.

UPDATE: Is the giant rat reported in Gravesend actually a rat?

News Shopper: PICTURED: Giant rat reported in Gravesend

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A massive rat which was reported in Gravesend yesterday (April 15) sparked debate throughout the borough.

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?

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.

Major Gravesend police presence over concern for man's welfare

News Shopper: Emergency services pack Rayleigh Close on Sunday evening (pic by Aquilla Ellett).

3:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A major police presence was spotted at an address in Gravesend on Sunday evening after reports of concern for a man’s welfare.

Bail extended for Gravesend Cyclopark £8,000 bike theft suspect

News Shopper: Gravesend woman arrested in connection with £7950 of bike thefts

2:42pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Gravesend man arrested in connection with the theft of nearly £8,000 worth of high value road bikes used at Cyclopark has had his bail extended.

PICTURED: Cyclopark in Gravesend hosts a round of BMX National Series

News Shopper: PICTURED: Cyclopark success for BMX National Series

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Gravesend's Cyclopark hosted more than 800 of the most elite riders last weekend (April 12-13) for a nail-biting round of the BMX National Series.

Morrisons to open on old pub site in Gravesend next year with 20 new jobs

News Shopper: Morrisons to open in Gravesend next year with 20 new jobs

4:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Morrisons has announced it will take over the site of a historic pub in Gravesend and will create 20 new jobs.

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.

Jaguar car bursts into flames in Gravesend

News Shopper: Picture posted by Connor Cox

3:23pm Monday 14th April 2014

A Jaguar car caught fire in Gravesend in the early hours of Friday morning (April 11).

Man jailed for eight years after trying to strangle woman in Gravesend alleyway

News Shopper: Man jailed for eight years after trying to strangle woman in Gravesend alleyway

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A man who tried to strangle a woman in a "senseless act of violence" in a Gravesend alleyway has been jailed for eight years today (April 14).

Thousands celebrate Sikh New Year in Gravesend

News Shopper: Thousands celebrate Sikh New Year in Gravesend

10:43am Monday 14th April 2014

Gravesend town centre was drenched in colour on Saturday as thousands turned out to celebrate the Sikh New Year.

Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

News Shopper: Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

12:41pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Widehorizons has announced the key landmarks and sights you can enjoy once you sign up to its night time charity walk on June 21.

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.

National Trust house built in 17th century honours architect Sir Herbert Baker

News Shopper: Sir Herbert Baker

1:33pm Friday 11th April 2014

A 17th century National Trust house in Gravesend which belonged to a world-class architect is now opening its doors once again.

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.

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.

What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

News Shopper: What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

2:43pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CADBURY has teamed up with the National Trust to create tasty Easter egg hunts at around 300 of its properties.

'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

News Shopper: 'I'm the Ian Beale of TOWIE': Arg on his new book, naked selfie and Bluewater signing

11:22am Thursday 10th April 2014

As you would expect from someone whose naked selfie is swirling around the depths of the internet, James Argent doesn’t feel the need to hide anything.

Green-fingered volunteers urged to go for gold

News Shopper: Gravesend urban knitters prepare to challege their In Bloom rivals

5:08pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Gravesham Borough Council are urging green-fingered residents to go for gold in this year's In Bloom event.

Northfleet shops threatened by 'crazy' rent demands

News Shopper: Alfie Smith, 3, with petitioners.

4:07pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The future of a Northfleet shopping centre is under threat in the face of “crazy” council rent demands, a group of shopkeepers and residents has warned.

Four Gravesend residents to answer to charges in court

News Shopper: Police Easter campaign to stamp out crime

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Four Gravesend residents, including a 13-year-old, have been charged as north Kent detectives continue to crackdown on burglary and theft.

Peaches Geldof post-mortem 'inconclusive'

News Shopper: Peaches Geldof at the 2014 Brit Awards a few weeks ago

2:46pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A post-mortem examination at Darent Valley Hospital into the death of Peaches Geldof has proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests.






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