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The big bang: The wonderful ways Kent reacted

News Shopper:

11:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

Speculation was rife yesterday afternoon when a huge bang was heard across south east London and Kent.

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

11:34am Thursday 30th 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: Quarter of people admit having been an internet troll

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How rife is internet trolling?

Big bang the result of Typhoons launched to escort aircraft in British airspace

News Shopper:

4:59pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A loud bang heard across the News Shopper patch this afternoon was the result of Typhoon planes being launched to escort a plane in British airspace.

Kent Savers Credit Union sets up account for residents to buy art works

News Shopper:

3:27pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A credit union helping people in north Kent set up four years ago is going from strength-to-strength.

Expert seasonal cooking advice from rock star chef Martin McNair

News Shopper:

1:15pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

GREENHITHE chef Martin McNair knows food. He has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and cooked on tour for The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.

15 things you need to see this week

News Shopper: Wyvern Club Fireworks Display

9:45am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to see, do or visit this week...

Stat Chat: Fifth of people don't know what a bank is

News Shopper: Library filer dated 20/04/2003 of English One Pound Coins. Children have seen pocket money levels rise by more than four times the rate of inflation over the last year, the Halifax bank said Friday April 1, 2005. Two-thirds (66%) of seven-to-16-year-olds

6:30am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Baffled by financial jargon.

Northfleet woman found hanged in Biggin Hill with alcohol and cocaine nearby

News Shopper:

4:47pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A "happy-go-lucky" grandmother from Northfleet was found hanged in woodland in Biggin Hill, an inquest heard today.

5 thoughts: Station jobsworths, bad Nando's and what happened to Nick Berry?

News Shopper: Wicksy set for Walford return

4:51pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Each week I will use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly. But, I’m not selfish, so I’m also very happy to donate the space to guest writers to have their say, so write to me.

PICTURED: Exclusive snaps of Strictly's Len Goodman in his dancing days ahead of Bluewater signing

News Shopper:

11:22am Tuesday 28th October 2014

We're used to seeing Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman critiquing the performance of celebrities, but how about seeing him on the dancefloor?

Stat Chat: Wakey, wakey - how many of us are morning people?

News Shopper: Four in five people complain of sleeping problems

6:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we feel about getting up in the morning.

5 things you need this Halloween

News Shopper:

6:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Halloween is your chance to embrace the dark side and have some spooky fun, but there are a handful of things that make the night go even better.

Gravesham MP Adam Holloway urges vulnerable people to have the flu jab

News Shopper:

5:07pm Monday 27th October 2014

Gravesham MP Adam Holloway has urged people to take up their free flu jabs.

VIDEO: Is it fair bus driver lost his job after this brawl with passengers?

News Shopper:

11:40am Friday 24th October 2014

Amazing CCTV footage has emerged of a wrestling match between a bus driver and two passengers which cost the father-of-10 his job.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (October 25 and 26)

News Shopper:

5:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this weekend (October 25 and 26)

Gravesend man jailed for six years after raping teenager as she slept

News Shopper:

3:44pm Friday 24th October 2014

A Gravesend man has been jailed for six years after being found guilty of raping a teenager as she slept.

11 ideas for what to do with your extra hour when the clocks go back

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11:36am Friday 24th October 2014

Don’t forget, the clocks go back an hour on Sunday. An extra hour is a gift that we wouldn’t want you to waste so we’ve come up with eleven ways to spend the extra time.

Gravesend man turned away from Darent Valley Hospital days before death

News Shopper: The current main reception at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford.

11:21am Friday 24th October 2014

A "fit" 52-year-old Gravesend man was turned away by Darent Valley Hospital two days before dying there.

Stat Chat: Top 10 words people look up most in the dictionary

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 24th October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Words people look up most in the dictionary.

Southeastern launches 'meet the manager' for public to find out more about Thameslink Programme

News Shopper:

2:20pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Southeastern is giving train passengers the opportunity to ‘meet the manager’ over the coming weeks.

Dartford and Gravesend seek inspiration for troubled high streets

News Shopper:

3:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Both Dartford and Gravesend are brainstorming ways to regenerate their struggling high streets.

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.

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.

New plans revealed for Paramount London - including next consultation dates

News Shopper:

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.

Dotty drawings done on napkins in Gravesend cafe win award for artist

News Shopper:

1:13pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Former soldier Glenn Fitzpatrick was at a low ebb in a Gravesend café, when he picked up a napkin and started drawing. TIM MACFARLAN follows the amazing story of what happened next.

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

News Shopper:

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.

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.

Santa spotted in Gravesend - and later branded an imposter

News Shopper:

10:12am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Santa Claus made an early visit to Gravesend.

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.

Pet of the Day: Stevie the Staffie, the guest who stayed to become a best friend

News Shopper:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Stevie the caring Staffordshire bull terrier is today’s Pet of the Day.

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.

First micropub opens in Gravesend

News Shopper:

5:09pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Gravesend has a new place to sup a pint without fear of being interrupted by dodgy ringtones or terrible tunes.

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...

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.

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.

Orpington man disguised himself using make-up to commit 'armed' robberies at travel agents

News Shopper:

3:02pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Gravesend woman who acted as a getaway driver for a man who disguised himself with make-up to commit robbery at agents across England has been handed a suspended sentenced.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Gravesend cannabis grower has £15,000 in ill-gotten gains confiscated

News Shopper: Police have arrested three men following the discovery of a cannabis factory in York.Officers conducting a warrant at an address in the Huntington area, made the find just after 7pm last night (Wednesday 13 October 2010).Inside the property, search teams

4:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who ran a small cannabis factory in a Gravesend house has been ordered to pay back £15,000 of his ill-gotten gains.

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.

Prolific Gravesend burglar, who escaped from prison, is jailed

News Shopper:

3:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A prolific burglar who committed offences across the south east, including targeting homes in Gravesend, has been jailed for six years.






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