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Boy, 12, hit by falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead

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12:08pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A 12-year-old boy was hospitalised after being hit by a falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead.

London Mayor slams Airports Commission's rejection of 'Boris Island' as 'myopic'

News Shopper:

9:37am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Boris Johnson has slammed the decision by the Airports Commission to reject the "Boris Island" Thames Estuary airport plan.

VIDEO: 'Thoughtless' Gravesend pranksters fake kidnapping for YouTube hit

News Shopper:

4:58pm Monday 1st September 2014

A group of "thoughtless" pranksters have been winding up Gravesend coppers by faking kidnappings in the town.

Gravesend pub boasts award-winning colour

News Shopper:

4:33pm Monday 1st September 2014

A newly refurbished 19th century pub has received a prize for its blooming efforts in the garden.

VIDEO: Gravesend roofer's amazing aerial footage of home town

News Shopper:

4:50pm Monday 1st September 2014

A roofer from Gravesend has set his heights even higher - producing images of his home town from 300 feet in the air.

Help! My puppy chews everything: Expert animal behaviour advice

News Shopper:

10:23am Monday 1st September 2014

My five-month-old puppy has started to chew everything in the house.

Women's vote battle recounted in controversial book by Forest Hill author

News Shopper:

8:49am Monday 1st September 2014

An author from Forest Hill is set to publish a controversial chronicle of how women got the vote.

What's on this weekend (August 30 and 31)

News Shopper:

5:30pm Friday 29th August 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things to see and do in north Kent and south east London this weekend (August 30 and 31).

Warning not to take ice-bucket challenge too far

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3:34pm Friday 29th August 2014

Gravesend RNLI are warning residents of the dangers of taking the online ice bucket challenge too far.

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes criticises PM's gun policy

News Shopper: Top 10 bizarre moments from Meet the Police Commissioner

1:09pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Kent police commissioner Ann Barnes has challenged the Prime Minister on his decision to overturn a rise in gun licensing fees.

Gravesend drummer killed by telegraph pole set to be immortalised on band's EP

News Shopper:

12:37pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A Gravesend drummer who was killed after being hit by a telegraph pole is set to be immortalised on an EP by his band, Designs of Chaos.

Pop Idol Gareth Gates headed for Gravesend with Britain's Got Talent winner in tow

News Shopper: Gareth Gates will be playing at Bromley Football club next month.

11:06am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Pop Idol and West End star Gareth Gates is set to take to the stage at The Woodville in Gravesend on September 28.

Man hit with wooden pole in Gravesend racist attack

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10:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A man has been assaulted with a wooden pole during a racist attack in Gravesend.

5 thoughts of the week: Beard nets on the Bake Off, tyres, Twitter and Cliff Richard

News Shopper: Image for Dragon Tyres

8:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

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

16 things you MUST see or do this week

News Shopper: Psychic Sally On The Road

7:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s on in north Kent and south east London this week.

The 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

7:10am Wednesday 27th August 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.

Pet of the Day: Denise the lap cat...whether you like it or not

News Shopper:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

At 11 years old, Gravesend kitty Denise probably thinks she has earned the right to sit where she likes.

Top 10 Dr Who in south east London and north Kent facts

News Shopper: Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

1:02pm Thursday 7th August 2014

With the arrival of the new series of Doctor Who just around the corner on August 23, we’ve picked our top 10 bits of south east London and north Kent Dr Who trivia.

What's on this bank holiday weekend (August 22 to 25)

News Shopper:

5:10pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this bank holiday, so you won’t be stuck for things to see and do for the whole family.

'Inappropriate' Facebook friending and offensive online language: Kent Police employees breach social media rules

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4:38pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Thirty-six Kent Police staff have had their knuckles wrapped for Facebook gaffes - including making "inappropriate contact" with victims of crime and making "derogatory comments and using offensive language" online.

Visit the Owletts as National Trust launches the Great British Walk

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4:25pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The National Trust is encouraging people in north Kent to get involved in the Great British Walk.

Skate ramp unveiled at Culverstone Recreation Ground

News Shopper:

3:15pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Gravesham Mayor had a wheely great time at the opening of a skate ramp in Meopham earlier this month.

Dartford stations win top safety awards

News Shopper:

2:21pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Three Dartford train stations have been awarded Secure Station status, recognising improvements to passenger safety and security.

VIDEO: Amazing aerial footage shows Gravesend from above

News Shopper:

1:31pm Friday 22nd August 2014

This amazing aerial footage posted on Youtube shows Gravesend from above.

Care agency leaks personal details of elderly and vulnerable people

News Shopper:

2:41pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Over 200 people received an email from a Kent care agency containing the personal details of elderly and vulnerable people.

Fire crews tackle blaze on Northfleet industrial estate

News Shopper:

8:22am Thursday 21st August 2014

Kent fire crews tackled a blaze at an industrial estate in Northfleet last night.

North Kent Lebanese restaurant launches belly dancing nights

News Shopper:

11:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Lebanese restaurant in north Kent is set to launch regularly belly dancing evenings.

The 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

9:13am Wednesday 20th August 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.

15 things you need to see or do this week

News Shopper: Thirsty? Have a bear in the Meantime

9:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s on this week in south east London and north Kent over the next week.

TASTE TEST: Which supermarket's scones are the best for a Devonshire cream tea?

News Shopper:

5:33pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

If you do not have a beach body by this point in the summer, I think it is fair to say you aren’t going to get one.

NSPCC helpline for parents worried about gangs

News Shopper: Police warning over telephone bank card scam

3:35pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A children's charity has launched a helpline service for parents worried their child could become involved with gangs.

Gravesend boy's cancer fight inspires aunt

News Shopper:

5:27pm Monday 18th August 2014

A Gravesend schoolboy's cancer battle is inspiring his family to raise money to fight the disease.

UPDATED: Sir Malcolm Campbell-inspired Pizza Express and 6 other restaurants that pay homage to famous faces

News Shopper: Donad Campbell pictured with his father Sir Malcolm Campbell

1:49pm Monday 18th August 2014

With the news that Chislehurst’s Pizza Express has been given a new look inspired by Bluebird racer Sir Malcolm Campbell, Vibe sought out other pubs and restaurants in south east London and north Kent which pay homage to famous faces.

Celebrity guest Charlotte Hawkins attends Northfleet hospice fun day

News Shopper:

12:12pm Monday 18th August 2014

A special celebrity guest attended the annual summer family fun day for a Northfleet-based hospice.

Car flips onto its roof in Parrock Road, Gravesend

News Shopper:

10:49am Monday 18th August 2014

A car flipped over on to its roof in Parrock Road, Gravesend this morning.

Chernobyl children offered respite in Gravesend

News Shopper:

4:27pm Sunday 17th August 2014

A group of youngsters have escaped radiation in Chernobyl thanks to host families in Gravesend.

5 top tips on how to appeal a parking fine

News Shopper: Drivers deserve to be fined

1:29pm Sunday 17th August 2014

News Shopper's guide on how to appeal a parking fine...

Gravesend student, 18, weeps as he is jailed for string of sex offences

News Shopper:

5:16pm Friday 15th August 2014

A university student from Gravesend wept in the dock as he was jailed for a string of sex offences today (August 15).

What's on this weekend? (August 16 and 17)

News Shopper:

4:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn picks some of the best things to see and do in north Kent and south east London this weekend.

Swanley man jailed for throwing acid in Gravesend teens' faces

News Shopper:

4:14pm Friday 15th August 2014

A Swanley man has been jailed for seven years today for throwing acid in two teenage brothers' faces in Gravesend and telling them: "In five seconds you're going to be blind."

Top 10 facts about baby name trends as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones influences grow

News Shopper: Is Breaking Bad the best boxset ever released or is there a better one?

3:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

See how royalty, fantasy and drug kingpins influenced parents last year in our top 10 facts from the latest baby name figures.

Trustees to meet with Charity Commission over Gad's Hill head claims

News Shopper:

2:32pm Friday 15th August 2014

The trustees of a Higham private school will meet with the Charity Commission next month over allegations of financial impropriety levelled at its head teacher.

Plans for Greenhithe medical centre and apartments submitted to council

News Shopper: An artist's impression of the medical centre in Greenhithe.

10:49am Friday 15th August 2014

Plans for a medical centre, crèche and 32 new apartments in Greenhithe have been submitted to Dartford Council.

A-level results day: All the news and pictures

News Shopper:

9:20am Thursday 14th August 2014

Replay our live blog from A-level results day.

Greenhithe rock star chef's autumn cooking tips

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

3:15pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Chef Martin McNair, who runs his own catering firm A Question of Thyme from Greenhithe, has cooked in top restaurants and hotels and tour for megastar musicians.

Did you see the man on the hotel roof in Gravesend?

News Shopper:

9:26am Thursday 14th August 2014

A man wanted by police scaled The Clarendon Royal Hotel in Royal Pier Road last night (August 13).

UPDATE: Charlton burglary suspect arrested after 17-hour tree stand-off causes Southeastern chaos

News Shopper:

9:00am Thursday 14th August 2014

A Charlton burglary suspect fled from police along railway lines and climbed up into a tree, staying there for 17 hours and causing widespread Southeastern trains disruption.

Public consultation opened into body driving Ebbslfleet Garden City build

News Shopper: This image released by Land Securties shows what Ebbsfleet could look like in 25 years time.

4:45pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A public consultation has been opened into the powers and the make-up of the body which will drive construction of a garden city at Ebbsfleet.

Man in his 40s dies at Lidl warehouse in Northfleet

News Shopper: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

3:50pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A man in his 40s has died from a heart attack at a Lidl distribution centre in Northfleet.

Thames could heat homes in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and north Kent

News Shopper:

1:08pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

Homes in Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley and north Kent could be heated by the Thames, according to the government.






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