Challenge to get fit in 30 days in Bromley and Dulwich

News Shopper: Julian Hitch. Picture by Solent News and Photos

3:39pm Thursday 24th April 2014

How much of a difference could you make to your fitness if you focussed on it for 30 days?

Endangered Blackheath playing fields set to be run by Community Teachsport

News Shopper: Campaigners say time is running out to save sports field

1:25pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A Blackheath playing field once earmarked for a school will still be used for sports following a decision by councillors.

Lewisham Greens London 420 join pro-cannabis rally

News Shopper: DANGER DRUGS: Brighton police fear cannabis is being laced with heroin

1:14pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Giving a new meaning to their party's name, Lewisham Greens joined a pro-cannabis rally in Hyde Park at the weekend.

Big name celebrities line up for Soccer Six at Charlton

News Shopper: The X Factor team were the winners of the tournament

1:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Glamour fixtures may be few and far between for Charlton Athletic these days but big names are heading to The Valley.

Plan your summer with 7 of London and Kent's biggest music festivals

News Shopper: Wonderland Beach at LeeFest

9:47am Thursday 24th April 2014

It’s going to be a busy summer and Vibe wants to help you plan it to perfection, so we’ve rounded up our pick of this year’s big music festivals in London and Kent.

Is it cruel to give your baby a weird first name?

News Shopper: Do you think there's anything wrong about giving a baby a weird first name?

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Do you think giving a baby a weird first name could be construed as selfish or even cruel to the child?

Greenwich boatyard still fears high-rise development costs

News Shopper: Hundreds rally against Greenwich Lovell's Wharf high-rises

4:58pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Campaigners against a massive Greenwich riverside development have proved victorious - but questions still remain over the future of the Thames' largest remaining boatyard.

Greenwich Theatre staff 'delighted' at 12 months council funding

News Shopper: 4 Poofs - David Wickenden, Ian Parkin, Stephen de Martin & David Roper

2:16pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Staff at Greenwich Theatre are "delighted" after gaining another 12 months funding to continue their national arts programme.

Coroner's concern after Blackheath pensioner died on understaffed ward following string of failures

News Shopper: Coroner's concern after Blackheath pensioner died on understaffed ward following string of failures

11:45am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

An inquest into the death of a Blackheath pensioner has revealed a catalogue of errors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and prompted a letter by the coroner to warn about national staffing levels.

PICTURED: Motorcyclist killed in Kidbrooke A2 smash named as Christopher Wallace Muir

News Shopper: Christopher Wallace Muir

11:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A 42-year-old motorcyclist from Sevenoaks who died after crashing his bike on the Kidbrooke A2 has been named.

CAMRA's 40th beer and cider festival comes to Kidbrooke

News Shopper: CAMRA's 40th beer and cider festival comes to Kidbrooke

10:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

More than 1,000 merrymakers are expected to taste the tipples on offer at Kidbrooke’s first beer and cider festival next week.

New Greenwich nursery hosts open day fun

News Shopper: New Greenwich nursery hosts open day fun

4:05pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Deputy Mayor of Greenwich joined in the fun at an open day for a new Greenwich nursery.

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne still determined to become a woman

News Shopper: Roxanne used to be known as Doug.

5:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Thamesmead cross-dresser Roxanne Yeatman is more determined than ever to become a woman after News Shopper featured her on the front page last week.

Shooters Hill man hospitalised after house blaze

News Shopper: The brigade were called to the fire at 12.02pm.

3:59pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Shooters Hill man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in a terraced house this afternoon.

Recipe: Drink in Greenwich’s maritime history

News Shopper: Recipe: Drink in Greenwich’s maritime history

1:23pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Greenwich’s maritime and scientific history are celebrated in a new cocktail, The GMT.

Parents of Moroccan trek death teenager call for adventure company head to be sacked

News Shopper: Karen and Ken Boon say they will keep fighting to stop another family losing a child on a foreign trek.

4:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The parents of an Abbey Wood teenager who died on a Moroccan trek have called for the head of the adventure company involved to be sacked.

Magic school for children in Greenwich

News Shopper: Jon Armstrong

12:24pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Tricks of the magic trade will be taught to children at a Saturday school in Greenwich.

Eltham Hollister worker jailed for stealing £60k from Bluewater store

News Shopper: Eltham Hollister worker jailed for stealing £60k from Bluewater store

12:12pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A Hollister employee from Eltham has been jailed after stealing more than £60,000 from the designer Bluewater store.

Chislehurst race event offers chance to meet Olympic star

News Shopper: Aquatics Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Organisers of annual Chislehurst charity event ‘Why Not Run’ are calling for residents to get into their trainers and race for the chance to meet an Olympic star.

PICTURED: Arson debate over Greenwich Park tree on fire

News Shopper: The stump left of the tree in Greenwich Park, picture courtesy of  @michaelgrothaus

11:31am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A tree which caught fire and burned to the ground in Greenwich Park last week is not being treated as arson, police say.

Vibe's picks of the week, including McBusted, Jimmy Carr and the Extreme Stunt Show

News Shopper: McBusted make their stage debut on BBC’s Children in Need

8:54am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Vibe takes a look at the best in theatre, comedy, gigs and events in south east London and north Kent from Wednesday, April 23, to Wednesday, April 30.

Car smashes into Greenwich shop in middle of night

News Shopper: Car smashes into Greenwich shop in middle of night

2:31pm Monday 21st April 2014

These pictures show the carnage caused by a car which smashed into a Greenwich shop in the middle of the night.

Eric Pickles compares Greenwich Council to Vladimir Putin

News Shopper: Russian president Vladimir Putin won re-election last February just days after the alleged assassination attempt

12:05pm Monday 21st April 2014

The government has likened Greenwich Council to Vladimir Putin over its refusal to shut down its controversial in-house newspaper.

12 things you need to know about invading killer Asian hornets

News Shopper: Picture: The Food and Environment Research Agency, Crown Copyright

8:30am Monday 21st April 2014

Asian hornets are causing quite a buzz, with reports they are heading towards Kent and have already claimed six lives in France.

Penalties, deadly diseases, Jose Mourinho and James Milner: 10 reasons why England WILL win the World Cup in Brazil

News Shopper: INJURED: Wayne Rooney

9:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

The wait is nearly over. Just over 50 days remain until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Here, News Shopper brings you 10 reasons why England CAN and WILL win the World Cup.

Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

News Shopper: Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

3:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A couple from Bromley have been jailed for a series of distraction burglaries committed across London, Kent and Surrey.

Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

News Shopper: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

10:52am Saturday 19th April 2014

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

News Shopper: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

London Bridge engineering works heap misery on London and Kent train passengers

News Shopper: A first Great Western Turbo train

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Train passengers travelling to London from Kent and the south-east face disruption from Easter engineering works.

Arrested lorry driver released on bail following fatal M26 crash

News Shopper: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

A lorry driver arrested following a deadly pile-up on the M26 has been granted bail.

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".






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