Motorcyclist dies in Kidbrooke A2 smash

News Shopper: London's Air Ambulance.

7:46am Friday 18th April 2014

A motorcyclist from Sevenoaks has died after crashing his bike into the central reservation of the Kidbrooke A2.

Deadly Asian hornets set to invade Kent

News Shopper: Picture Courtesy of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Swarms of killer hornets, which have claimed the lives of six people in France, are on the brink of invading Kent.

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

News Shopper: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

PICTURED: Rise of the super-rat? Some facts about the 'mutant' rodents

News Shopper: Is this a super rat? Photo by Sé Mckendry.

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Could a plague of over-sized rodents be sweeping the country or is it a different nature of beast altogether - a load of media hype?

PubSpy reviews The Dutch House, Eltham

News Shopper: PubSpy reviews The Dutch House, Eltham

8:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

No-one could argue that The Dutch House is hidden away, as it looms large at the side of the road. But how helpful is passing traffic to trade when the road in question is the A20?

'Berserk' Eltham dog bites hole in boy's face as he tries to save mum and baby brother

News Shopper: 'Berserk' Eltham dog bites hole in boy's face as he tries to save mum and baby brother

5:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WARNING: This article contains graphic images. An heroic Eltham 11-year-old who saved his mum and baby brother from a 'berserk' dog had a lump bitten out of his face by the vicious animal and needed plastic surgery.

High housing demand stopping south east London buyers getting homes

News Shopper: ssistant branch manager at Alan De Maid in Petts Wood, James Kinsella

5:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the high levels of demand preventing them from buying their new homes. With house prices soaring, LUKE MAY asks how this demand can be met by a very limited supply.

Sundance London's director of programming Trevor Groth previews the film festival in Greenwich

News Shopper: Sundance's director of programming Trevor Groth

1:15pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Its highly-regarded American version is responsible for launching independent films, directors and actors into the big time, and this weekend Sundance Film Festival returns to Greenwich for the third time.

UPDATE: Woolwich Firepower Royal Artillery Museum 'to leave by 2017' - former board member hits out

News Shopper: Woolwich Firepower Royal Artillery Museum 'set to leave borough by 2017'

12:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Woolwich's Firepower museum is set to leave the borough due to low visitor numbers, council documents have revealed.

VIDEO: Deptford appearance by controversial Nigerian witch hunter Helen Ukpabio cancelled

News Shopper: Helen Ukpabio

10:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Deptford appearance by a notorious Nigerian witch hunter has been cancelled amid calls for the controversial preacher to be banned from the UK.

Bromley is crap, Woolwich is a dump and Gravesend is chav - Google suggests

News Shopper: This is what Google's autocomplete search function thinks of Bromley. High Street picture copyright Stacey Harris and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

If you want to see a favourable outlook on life in south-east London and north Kent, Google is definitely not the place to look.

Are you rubbish in bed or just boring? Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

News Shopper: Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

April has been a terrible month for celebrity relationships with Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Mr Bean all ending their long-term romances. Has the recent sunny weather lead to more roaming eyes? Or do people just want to be single for their seven-day trip to Ibiza?

Massive Attack to star in new Blackheath food and music festival

News Shopper: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, picture courtesy of Ben Morse

4:02pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (April 16) for the first ever music and food festival in Blackheath - with Massive Attack headlining.

PICTURED: Thamesmead community helps transform former munitions factory

News Shopper: PICTURED: Thamesmead community gets involved with transforming former munitions factory

12:21pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Hundreds of people gathered at a former munitions site in Thamesmead to learn how it is transforming into a stunning nature reserve.

Thamesmead drug runner swallows £400,000 of cocaine in failed smuggling attempt

News Shopper: Kwame Raymond swallowed 2.2kg of cocaine.

12:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Thamesmead drug runner who swallowed more than £400,000 worth of cocaine before trying to smuggle it into the country on a passenger flight, has been jailed.

FEATURE: Life-affirming work at an Eltham hospice ahead of 5th birthday

News Shopper: Staff and children at Demelza South East London make chocolate crispy cakes

11:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Children giggling during hide-and-seek and whipping up chocolate crispy cakes was not quite what I expected at an Eltham hospice.

UPDATE: London Marathon runner Mami Konneh Lahun STILL missing from Greenwich address

News Shopper: Missing: Mami Konneh Lahun

6:10pm Monday 14th April 2014

The Met Police thought they had found her but an elite woman athlete from Sierra Leone is still missing after finishing the London Marathon, police say.

Thamesmead transgender woman 'gutted' after lodger nicks her lingerie

News Shopper: Roxanne just wants her corsets back.

2:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

A retired transgender security guard from Thamesmead has been left "gutted" after her lodger made off with three of her corsets.

Demelza launches week of fundraising with help from Charlton FC, Greggs and Nando's

News Shopper: Demelza launches week of fundraising with help from Charlton FC, Greggs and Nando's

3:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

An Eltham hospice charity is inviting organisations to embrace spots and dolka dots for a week of fundraising.

Blackheath blind mum trapped in damp flat hears 'water running down walls'

News Shopper: June Mclaren

3:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

A blind Blackheath mum who is trapped in a damp, mouldy flat says she feels "broken" and like she is "living outside".

Inquest hears of death of Greenwich University student Harry Martin during January storms

News Shopper: Search for missing Devon teenager last seen during storm continues

11:30am Monday 14th April 2014

An open verdict has been recorded into the death of a Greenwich University student who went missing on the South Devon coast during January’s devastating storms.

PICTURED: London Marathon 2014 runners through Greenwich borough

News Shopper: PICTURED: London Marathon 2014 runners through Greenwich borough

10:43am Monday 14th April 2014

Around 36,000 runners pounded the streets of Greenwich yesterday (April 13) for the 34th London Marathon.

Doreen Lawrence tipped as Mayor of London candidate

News Shopper: Cancer specialist and anti-FGM activists named in Radio 4's most powerful woman list

9:17am Monday 14th April 2014

Justice campaigner Doreen Lawrence is being tipped as Labour's candidate to fight the London mayoral elections.

Venues announced for New Cross and Deptford Film Festival

News Shopper: Venues announced for New Cross and Deptford Film Festival

4:29pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Venues for the New Cross and Deptford Film festival have been announced.

Plumstead baby nearly killed after botched circumcision by Nigerian ‘nurse’

News Shopper: Taiwo Shittu

9:29am Saturday 12th April 2014

A two-month-old baby was nearly killed after a Nigerian nurse was paid £100 to perform a circumcision at his Plumstead home.

New Cross flat fire leaves one injured

News Shopper: Firefighters vote for industrial action

10:58am Saturday 12th April 2014

A New Cross flat fire in the early hours of the morning left one person injured.

Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

News Shopper: Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

12:41pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Widehorizons has announced the key landmarks and sights you can enjoy once you sign up to its night time charity walk on June 21.

Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

News Shopper: Greenwich libraries extend opening hours following public demand

11:31am Saturday 12th April 2014

Greenwich Council has extended opening hours in two libraries following a surge in public demand.

VIDEO: Can Rory McIlroy make spectacular comeback? Check out our Top 5 Most Thrilling Moments in US Masters History

News Shopper: Tiger Woods

9:56am Saturday 12th April 2014

The US Masters is underway and has already provided us with some stunning images from the breathtakingly beautiful Augusta National Golf Club. As the golfing competition moves into its final stages, News Shopper takes a look back at the five greatest moments in Masters history.

Greenwich leader Chris Roberts quits council after months of controversy

News Shopper: Chris Roberts

2:59pm Friday 11th April 2014

Greenwich Council's leader will not stand at the local elections following a string of scandals, he has announced.

VIDEO: YouTube musical tribute to missing Eltham dog

News Shopper: VIDEO: YouTube musical tribute to missing Eltham dog

3:45pm Friday 11th April 2014

A distraught Eltham dog owner has made a heart-wrenching video about her lost dog that has racked up hundreds of YouTube hits.

Bespoke garden for dementia parents is unveiled in Abbey Wood

News Shopper: Bespoke gardens for dementia parents are unveiled

2:52pm Friday 11th April 2014

A groundbreaking garden has opened in Abbey Wood to help people with dementia.

Greenwich tall ship visits for Tall Ship Regatta countdown

News Shopper: Greenwich Council leader Councillor Chris Roberts joined volunteers aboard the J R Tolkien tall ship

2:05pm Friday 11th April 2014

A tall ship cruised through Greenwich on Wednesday (April 9) to mark 150 days until the capital’s first regatta in more than 25 years.

Greenwich Market - how approved redevelopment went from 'ghastly' to 'joyous'

News Shopper: Greenwich Market plans 'have support of traders'

1:48pm Friday 11th April 2014

Greenwich's world-famous market was under threat from a "ghastly" hotel redevelopment five years ago - but new plans approved this week have left planning chiefs "joyous".

Police appeal after Kidbrooke £2,000 jewellery burglary

News Shopper: Stolen medals which were presented to the victim's mother for nursing services during the Dhofar war

12:24pm Friday 11th April 2014

Police in Greenwich are appealing for information after a Kidbrooke burglary where around £2,000 of goods were swiped including jewellery and war medals from Oman.

VIDEO: Charlton school staff make own version of Pharrell Williams hit Happy

News Shopper: VIDEO: Charlton staff make own version of Pharell Williams hit Happy

4:42pm Thursday 10th April 2014

If you thought your children were happy it was the Easter holidays they've got nothing on staff at Charlton Manor Primary - who recorded their own version of Pharell Williams's number one smash.

Long-running Woolwich business 'pushed out by Chinese consortium'

News Shopper: Long-running Woolwich business 'pushed out by Chinese consortium'

3:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

One of the longest-running shops in Woolwich is set to close at the end of next month, following a dispute over its lease.

Bob Geldof makes emotional visit to New Eltham in-laws

News Shopper: Bob Geldof

3:27pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Grieving Bob Geldof made an emotional visit to his grandchildren and son-in-law’s family in New Eltham following the sudden death of his daughter.

Lee wheelchair-bound woman 'left in pouring rain for two hours at night' by minicab

News Shopper: Jenny Smith

3:15pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A wheelchair-bound lady from Lee was left in the pouring rain for two hours at night while she waited for a pre-booked minicab.

What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

News Shopper: What's on this Easter? Egg hunts and more

2:43pm Thursday 10th April 2014

CADBURY has teamed up with the National Trust to create tasty Easter egg hunts at around 300 of its properties.

Easter chair lifting in Greenwich is an ancient Easter tradition with a difference

News Shopper: Easter chair lifting in Greenwich is an ancient Easter tradition with a difference

2:26pm Thursday 10th April 2014

LONG before the first chocolate Easter Egg was cast, another seasonal tradition was commonplace across the country.

Eltham six-screen cinema is on the way

News Shopper: An artist's impression of the new development

10:53am Thursday 10th April 2014

A six-screen cinema complex is on the way to Eltham after a planning board approved outline proposals.

Greenwich Time journalists hearing: Is work experience 'substitution'?

News Shopper: Royal Borough of Council 'controlled' journalists 'week in, week out'

9:47am Thursday 10th April 2014

A former Greenwich Time reporter was grilled in court today over whether a Finnish student who wrote an article for the council-owned paper was a "substitute" or "on work experience".

Travellers delayed on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Sevenoaks

News Shopper:

9:34am Thursday 10th April 2014

Travellers on Southeastern train line between London Bridge and Sevenoaks suffered severe delays after a water mains burst this morning (April 10).

Deptford cab driver assault and reports of gun lead to armed police callout

News Shopper: Reports of firearms incident in Horsham

4:20pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Deptford cab driver suffered facial injuries after two men assaulted and tried to rob him - resulting in armed police being called out.

18 years in jail for Red Cross volunteer who strangled deaf friend for his iPad

News Shopper: Soufiane Essabri

1:59pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Charlton Red Cross volunteer who stabbed and battered his deaf friend before throttling him with the flex of an iron and stealing his iPad has been jailed for at least 18 years.

Baby taken to hospital after air ambulance lands in Mottingham

News Shopper: The air ambulance lands in Hassop Walk

1:31pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A baby has been taken to hospital as a priority after an incident in Mottingham this morning.

Retiring Abbey Wood headteacher felt like 'a little boy on Christmas Day' during surprise author visit

News Shopper: Tiwa Mayowa-Ajaiy (10 yrs), Girish Jundoosingh (10 yrs) and James Veitch (11 yrs). They are reading out the email they sent to Gervase Phinn to the rest of the school. Mr Phinn is behind and Laurie Cawthorne is seated.

5:26pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

An Abbey Wood headteacher received a surprise visit from one of his favourite authors during an assembly last week.

Work begins on new Kidbrooke construction skills centre

News Shopper: Work begins on Kidbrooke Construction Skills Centre, pictured L to R Councillor Denise Hyland,  construction apprentice Perry Farrugia and Principal of Greenwich Community College Gary Chinn

5:04pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Work has begun on a new construction skills and training centre in Kidbrooke.

Lee Rigby Woolwich killer appeals sentence

News Shopper: APPEAL: Michael Adebolajo

1:37pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

One of the two murderers of soldier Lee Rigby has launched an appeal against his whole-life prison term, the Judicial Office confirmed today.






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