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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Generous Ebbsfleet Academy pupil strives to help Syrians

News Shopper:

3:26pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A generous pupil from Ebbsfleet Academy is urging fellow students to help people suffering in Syria.

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.

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.

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". 

5 things to see and do in...Gravesend

News Shopper: Gravesend town centre is now an Alcohol Action Area.

3:07pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Historically significant, oft-mentioned in literature and right at the mouth of the Thames, Gravesend has plenty of things to keep you occupied. We just picked five of them...

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.

Paramount Park to open one year later than planned

News Shopper:

3:06pm Monday 13th October 2014

The grand opening of the £2 billion Paramount entertainment resort proposed for north Kent has been put back by nearly a year.

Plans for McDonald's and M&S on Gravesend's Tollgate Hotel site quashed

News Shopper:

3:03pm Monday 13th October 2014

Plans to turn an old Gravesend hotel into a petrol station, M&S foodstore and a McDonald's Drive Thru have been quashed.

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.

Cannabis farm valued at £200,000 found in Gravesend

News Shopper:

3:18pm Sunday 12th October 2014

A cannabis farm valued at £200,000 has been discovered by a police helicopter in Gravesend.

Met Office issues flood warnings for south-east London and Kent

News Shopper:

12:14pm Sunday 12th October 2014

The Met Office has this morning issued a severe weather warning which will see more rain hit south-east London and Kent tomorrow.

Former Gravesham Mayor Lady Murray of Gravesend dies aged 85

News Shopper:

2:19pm Saturday 11th October 2014

One of Gravesham’s most distinguished former mayors, Lady Murray of Gravesend, has died at the age of 85.

Singer in court charged with sexually assaulting boy, 4, in Northfleet

News Shopper:

11:35am Saturday 11th October 2014

Kent singer Billy Nutt has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy in Northfleet.

What's on this weekend (October 11 and 12)

News Shopper:

5:00pm Friday 10th October 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn takes a look at what's happening in soth east London and north Kent this weekend (October 11 and 12)






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