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Swanscombe residents outraged as new recycling plant gets the go-ahead

News Shopper:

3:16pm Monday 15th September 2014

Approved plans to build a renewable energy plant in Swanscombe have been met by dismay from residents, councillors and MPs who fear it will grind roads to a halt and endanger plans for the creation of Paramount Park.

REVIEW: Belly dancing and Lebanese food at Comptoir Libanais, Bluewater

News Shopper:

3:09pm Monday 15th September 2014

I must have led a sheltered life. I can’t believe I’ve reached my age and never witnessed belly dancing. I can’t believe no-one has invited me before.

Man denies causing GBH to victim in his 40s in alleged Gravesend attack

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

12:38pm Monday 15th September 2014

A 26-year-old man has denied causing GBH to a man in his 40s who was attacked in Gravesend just before Christmas.

Gravesham MP challenges Kent County Council on street light switch off

News Shopper: Gravesend MP Adam Holloway was also in attendance at the meeting.

11:35am Monday 15th September 2014

Gravesham’s MP has challenged the leader of Kent County Council over the authority’s controversial street light switch off scheme.

Jobs across north Kent and south east London in danger as 'heartbroken' Phones4U plunged into administration

News Shopper:

11:29am Monday 15th September 2014

Jobs across north Kent stores are at risk after Phones4u collapsed into administration.

POLL: How would you vote on Scottish independence? Will it affect us and do you care?

News Shopper: From left, the Union Jack, St George's Cross and the Saltire.

10:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Today we’re asking you, the people of south-east London and north Kent, what you’re thinking ahead of the Scottish independence referendum this week.

Yacht sends out Mayday call and has to be rescued after engine fails in Dartford

News Shopper: Gravesend RNLI search for person after screams heard

10:32am Monday 15th September 2014

A stricken yacht sent out a desperate Mayday call on Saturday (September 13) in Dartford.

Stat Chat: Which professions drink the most coffee?

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The workers who drink most coffee.

UPDATE: Woman, 33, from Gravesend, remains critically ill after being thrown from motorbike

News Shopper: Did you see crash that left woman with "serious" injuries?

4:05pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A 33-year-old woman remains critically ill after being thrown from a motorcycle in Gravesend.

Council plea for safe return of stolen strimmer

News Shopper:

3:14pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Swanscombe and Greenhithe Council are appealing from a stolen strimmer to be returned to Swanscombe Park.

Weekend travellers voice their anger at Southeastern train delays across News Shopper's patch

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

2:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Planned engineering works across the Southeastern rail network are causing chaos across News Shopper's patch today.

Meopham teen in the running for Miss Great Britain title

News Shopper:

11:03am Friday 12th September 2014

A teenager from Meopham is set to compete for the title of Miss Great Britain.

Car flips and three vehicles collide within hours in Gravesend

News Shopper:

10:33am Friday 12th September 2014

A car flipped over and three vehicles collided in Gravesend within hours of each other last night.

Hoax bomber closes London Bridge station and causes rail chaos

News Shopper:

9:19am Friday 12th September 2014

Armed police evacuated one of the UK's busiest rail stations, London Bridge, during rush hour after a man allegedly made threats of having a bomb in his case.

Stat Chat: Is your commute to work getting worse?

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Commuter woes as journey times worsen.

Controversial Gravesend primary school head leaves after two terms

News Shopper:

10:58am Thursday 11th September 2014

A head teacher accused of turning a Gravesend primary school into “hell”, has left her post after just two terms.

Stat Chat: Could London gain independence as a country?

News Shopper: SLEEPOVER. On Top of The Shard

6:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Future of London and could the capital be an independent country?

Man allegedly indecently exposes himself while sitting on outbuilding in Northfleet

News Shopper:

5:24pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A man has allegedly indecently exposed himself while sitting on an outbuilding in Northfleet.

Greenhithe burglars waved at victim's child as they drove away

News Shopper:

5:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Two burglars have been jailed for six-and-a-half years between them after ransacking a house in Greenhithe.

5 thoughts of the week: News Shopper is not going to allow scumbags to hide their past

News Shopper:

10:03am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

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

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 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: What annoys you most when travelling with children?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Top 10 bugbears of parents travelling with children.

15 things you need to see or do this week

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Vibe's Sofia Sims takes a look at what's on this week in south east London and north Kent.

Pet of the Day - with video: It's Moggles the 'ninja' cat

News Shopper:

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Stealthy and speedy are both characteristics not just of ninjas but also of today’s Pet of the Day.

Gravesend arsonist who laughed after setting fire to flat below mother and young children jailed

News Shopper:

2:07pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Gravesend arsonist who set fire to a flat beneath a mother and her two young children has been jailed for more than two years.

Four teenagers arrested over alleged attempted robbery in Gravesend

News Shopper:

11:30am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted robbery in Gravesend carried out at gunpoint.

News Shopper story about former north Kent chief of Monster Raving Loony Party wiped from Google searches

News Shopper:

9:19am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A News Shopper story about the former north Kent chief of the Monster Raving Loony Party - who pleaded guilty to hitting his partner eight years ago - has been wiped from certain Google searches following controversial new EU laws.

Stat Chat: Can you cope without your mobile phone?

News Shopper: A woman using a mobile phone

6:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Are we a bit too obsessed with our mobiles?

Dates set for legal challenge to Gravesend Heritage Quarter redevelopment

News Shopper: Proposals for the Eastern Quarter.

12:05pm Monday 8th September 2014

A legal challenge to Gravesend’s multi-million pound Heritage Quarter redevelopment scheme will be heard at the end of October.

'Immature' man convicted of grooming 13-year-old will be sentenced next month

News Shopper: Longfield man admits sexual activity with 12-year-old girl

11:16am Monday 8th September 2014

An "immature" man from Swanscombe, convicted of grooming a young girl for sex, will be sentenced next month.

Gravesend RNLI save man from drowning in the Thames at Erith

News Shopper: Gravesend RNLI search for person after screams heard

11:03am Monday 8th September 2014

Gravesend RNLI saved a man from drowning by pulling him from the Thames at Erith early on Saturday morning (September 6).

What's on this weekend (September 6 and 7)

News Shopper:

5:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn rounds up the best of what's going on this weekend in and around north Kent and south east London.

Man arrested following alleged Northfleet assault released without charge

News Shopper:

3:55pm Friday 5th September 2014

A man arrested following an alleged assault in Northfleet, which left a man with serious head injuries, has been released without charge.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust appeals for help

News Shopper:

3:40pm Friday 5th September 2014

Kent Lions members are urging people to join them in supporting a life-saving helicopter service. 

Greenhithe man jailed after buying cocaine 'because he thought it was heroin'

News Shopper:

1:53pm Friday 5th September 2014

A drug addict from Greenhithe has been jailed for eight weeks after being caught in possession of cocaine - which he had bought thinking it was heroin.

Free entry to celebrate rescue of Cobham Mausoleum

News Shopper: Picture by Mary Allwood

4:49pm Thursday 4th September 2014

An historic Cobham landmark will be opened to the public for free to celebrate its rescue.

Has your school signed up to our Young Reporter scheme yet?

News Shopper:

4:19pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Now celebrating its seventh successfull year, the Young Reporter scheme is a great opportunity for any youngster with their sights set on a career in journalism.

Bereaved Gravesend family pay tribute to EllenorLions Hospices for cancer victim's care

News Shopper:

3:12pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A recently bereaved Gravesend woman is taking part in a walk in honour of her father.

Funding warning as just one Dartford primary unable to offer free hot school meals

News Shopper:

11:45am Thursday 4th September 2014

Just one Dartford primary school opened for the new term unable to provide free hot meals – but Kent County Council has warned government funding is not enough.

'It's not a cricket show': Commentator Henry Blofeld on bringing Memories of Test Match Special to Kent

News Shopper:

10:41am Thursday 4th September 2014

Of the world’s most famous sports broadcasters, only one could go on a critically acclaimed tour talking about nearly half a century behind the microphone and not focus on what happened on the field.

Man arrested on suspicion of GBH after Gravesend stabbing released without charge

News Shopper:

4:08pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A man arrested on suspicion of GBH after a stabbing in Gravesend town centre was today (September 3) released without charge.

5 thoughts of the week: Ice Bucket Challenge, M25, tax discs, oranges and ear hair

News Shopper:

3:45pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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

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

9:34am Wednesday 3rd September 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.

11 things you must see this week

News Shopper:

9:26am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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

Boy, 12, hit by falling shopping trolley in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

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.






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