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Interview: Deptford band Athlete ready for rare homecoming gig at On Blackheath festival

News Shopper:

1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

These days, you’re more likely to spot chart-topping indie band Athlete at a south east London boozer enjoying a quiet pint than on stage at Glastonbury.

14 things you must see this week

News Shopper: SOLO TOUR: British Queen of comedy Dawn French

9:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

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

TRAFFIC: Slow on M25 near Orpington, congestion in New Eltham, Blackheath and New Cross

News Shopper:

8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Commuters are facing slow-moving traffic on the M25 in north Kent.

Missing man from Thamesmead

News Shopper:

4:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a 23-year-old vulnerable Thamesmead man has been reported missing.

Lee Rigby's killers given £212k legal aid

News Shopper:

4:05pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Murdered soldier Lee Rigby’s killers were given more than £200,000 in taxpayer-funded financial support to pay for their legal bills.

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili sets sights on Jamaicans after Commonwealth silver

News Shopper: England's Adam Gemili reacts to his silver medal performance in the 100m final

8:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last night.

Popular Greenwich market wins award

News Shopper:

4:18pm Monday 28th July 2014

Park it in the Market, Greenwich’s monthly car and bike exchange, won an award for Best Vintage Event on Tuesday.

Greenwich mudlark discovers three-year-old message in a bottle from Gravesend kids

News Shopper:

2:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

Three years after a message in a bottle was thrown off Gravesend Pier an intrepid beach forager has tracked down the authors through Twitter.

VIDEO: See how Thamesmead looked like utopia when it was new in 1969

News Shopper:

12:18pm Monday 28th July 2014

This video provides a fascinating look at what Thamesmead was like when it was still fresh and new back in 1969.

Police appeal for witnesses after woman raped in Plumstead

News Shopper:

9:22am Monday 28th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the rape of a young woman in Plumstead on July 13.

Gas leak causes traffic chaos around the Blackwall Tunnel

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

4:34pm Friday 25th July 2014

Widespread disruption is reported around the Blackwall Tunnel this afternoon following a large fuel spillage.

Top Woolwich Boys (and terrible rappers) face jail over heroin and crack cocaine operation

News Shopper:

4:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

Top members of notorious gang the Woolwich Boys, who splurged money from their crack and heroin deals on hire cars, tacky clothes and videos for their terrible rap songs, are facing jail.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 26 to 27)

News Shopper:

4:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

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

Prince Harry jokes with Marines before their midnight run through Greenwich

News Shopper:

2:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

Prince Harry attended the 350th birthday of the Royal Marines at their base last night before troops set off through Blackheath for a midnight run in aid of charity.

Eltham man who stabbed Sidcup brother Sean Hayes to death after sibling's funeral jailed

News Shopper:

1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

An Eltham man who stabbed his Sidcup brother to death after a family funeral has been convicted of murder at the Old Bailey today (July 25) and jailed for a minimum of 22 years.

Dartford ex-soldier who murdered Marcus Innocent in Woolwich jailed for 28 years

News Shopper: Marcus Innocent was fatally shot in the stomach in Lord Warwick Street, Woolwich

1:08pm Friday 25th July 2014

A Dartford former soldier has been jailed for 28 years after gunning down an innocent DVD salesman in Woolwich during a gang feud.

Tories choose Matt Hartley to run for Greenwich and Woolwich seat

News Shopper:

11:22am Friday 25th July 2014

Conservatives have chosen a Blackheath credit union volunteer to run for the Greenwich and Woolwich seat at the next election.

Catford Army's six peak climb in memory of fallen soldier

News Shopper:

10:45am Friday 25th July 2014

Catford Army Reservists from the explosive ordinance disposal squadron will next month attempt the six peaks challenge in just two days in memory of a colleague shot in Afghanistan.

Bond-themed summer performance at Riverston School

News Shopper:

10:14am Friday 25th July 2014

A Lee school celebrated the end of their summer term with four unusual James Bond-themed days.

Eltham marine's catastrophic injuries after assault course fall

News Shopper:

5:21pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The mum of an Eltham Royal Marine who suffered catastrophic head injuries when he fell from an assault course is suing the Ministry of Defence for at least £300,000.

TfL to add extra service to ease chaos on 108 bus to Greenwich

News Shopper:

4:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Violence has become a common sight on the 108 bus running though Greenwich due to overcrowding described by commuters as 'a serious health and safety issue.'

Revealed: 10 things men think about when booking a date venue

News Shopper:

3:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Believe it or not, a lot goes through a man’s mind when he considers where to take a date.

Woolwich's Cardwell Primary School is outstanding, Ofsted says

News Shopper: Kings Langley residents invited to school's open day

3:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Woolwich primary school is outstanding in every way, according to Ofsted inspectors.

VIDEO: See the new 50 Shades of Grey trailer directed by Goldsmiths graduate

News Shopper:

2:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Audiences have been given an extended glimpse of the feverously-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey film, directed by a Goldsmiths graduate.

Blackheath charity’s play tells true stories of Children of the Great War

News Shopper:

2:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A daughter's treasured letter sent by her father from the trenches Christmas 1917 will be read as a monologue in a new production celebrating the centenary of the First World War.

New high-rise development for Woolwich

News Shopper:

1:59pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Another high-rise development has been approved in Woolwich with buildings up to 18 storeys.

Groundbreaking dance gets live Woolwich Big Screen showing

News Shopper:

12:58pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A gravity-defying dance performance mixed with intricate digital imagery and original music will entertain crowd in Woolwich on Monday (July 28).

Greenwich cable car launches joint Thames Clippers ticket

News Shopper:

12:05pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A new family ticket offers unlimited rides on the Thames Clippers and a return journey on the Greenwich cable car. But is this an admission that Greenwich's newest transport link is actually just a tourist attraction? 

The Black Keys to play Greenwich

News Shopper:

10:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

Rock duo The Black Keys will play in Greenwich as part of their Turn Blue tour next year.

Former Thomas Tallis School teacher banned over 'sexually suggestive texts' to pupil

News Shopper:

10:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

A teacher from a Greenwich school was given a probation order and a five-year teaching ban at a hearing this month following a series of sexually suggestive texts sent to a pupil. 

Countdown to Greenwich Music Time featuring Jools Holland, Russell Watson and Goldfrapp

News Shopper: Jools Holland

10:17am Thursday 24th July 2014

Greenwich is less than a month away from a major outdoor music series.

Youth who burned Deptford station CCTV system with lighter 'could have started lift fire'

News Shopper:

9:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police want to trace this man after a CCTV camera at Deptford station was deliberately damaged with a lighter.

Man taken to hospital after Greenwich pub fire

News Shopper:

9:38am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man was taken to hospital after fire broke out in a Greenwich pub basement.

Mysterious 'Met Police spy plane' seen circling Lewisham, Eltham and Blackheath

News Shopper:

4:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A mysterious plane - allegedly operated by the Met Police for surveillance purposes - has been spied circling Lewisham and Blackheath.

Wilde's Dorian Gray to take up residence in Greenwich townhouse

News Shopper:

2:44pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A Greenwich  townhouse will be the intimate setting for a new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s gothic fable, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Driver critical after Greenwich crash

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

2:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A man in his 50s is in a critical condition after a crash in Greenwich this morning.

Greenwich Council chief executive to retire - leaving £185,000 job up for grabs

News Shopper:

1:16pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Greenwich Council's chief executive is following its former leader out the door after announcing she will retire in the autumn.

Peaches Geldof 'was heroin addict' who hid use from her family before death

News Shopper:

11:28am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Peaches Geldof died of an accidental heroin overdose after months of hiding drug use from her loved ones, an inquest in Gravesend has revealed.

Saturday Kitchen's Susy Atkins talks summer food and wine at Chapters, Blackheath

News Shopper: Wine expert Susy Atkins filmed at Waitrose on Wednesday

10:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Anyone who’s seen Come Dine With Me will understand – knowledgably pairing wine with food is a skills worth having, and some feel under considerable pressure to get it right.

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

9:45am Wednesday 23rd July 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 (July 23 to 30)

News Shopper:

9:23am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Vibe's picks of what's on this week in south east London and north Kent (July 23 to 30)

Woolwich buildings reopened after 'suspect package' declared safe

News Shopper:

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Part of Woolwich town centre was cordoned off this afternoon following reports of a suspect package.

'Peculiar and hectic' show The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face to open new Greenwich venue

News Shopper:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A disorienting multi-sensory show will open at an old coaling jetty in Greenwich this summer.

Plan to improve safety at 'nightmare' Deptford Broadway junction

News Shopper: Darren Johnson and cyclists brave Deptford's rush hour traffic

3:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Boris Johnson is considering action after concerns were raised for the safety of pedestrians at Deptford Broadway.

PICTURED: Refurbished grand Greenwich pub The Mitre reopens

News Shopper:

11:21am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A grand Grade II listed pub in Greenwich has reopened after extensive refurbishment.

QUIZ: 7 questions to test how well you know your local area

News Shopper:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

So you’ve lived locally for a while and think you‘ve got good knowledge of the area – but do you really?

Greenwich pub scaffolding 'destroyed our weddings'

News Shopper:

2:51pm Monday 21st July 2014

Engaged couples say a Greenwich pub has "destroyed" their upcoming wedding days because ugly scaffolding has wrecked the "to-die-for" river views.

£119,000 boost for Greenwich St Alfege church appeal

News Shopper: Greenwich St Alfege Church looking for volunteers

11:25am Monday 21st July 2014

A Greenwich church is celebrating the donation of £119,000 towards its restoration.  

Is Belvedere the toughest place in the country to pass your driving test?

News Shopper: Should Cornish teenagers have to wait until 18 to drive?

10:11am Monday 21st July 2014

Belvedere is reported to have the lowest driving test pass rates in the country.

'More rain on the way' says Met Office

News Shopper:

2:49pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The Met Office have warned that more heavy rains and thunderstorms could affect London and South-east England later today.






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