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UPDATE: 'Crowd took photos and abused me as I saved Catford crash victim's life'

News Shopper:

2:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A woman who gave first aid to a Catford crash victim claims a crowd of onlookers refused to help and stood taking pictures with their mobile phones and hurling abuse instead.

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.

Catford rapper ShaoDow follows in footsteps of Dr Dre

News Shopper:

2:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Fiercly independent Catford rapper ShaoDow has taken a leaf out of Dr Dre’s book by selling a line of headphones.

Poster shows Forest Hill's Timothy Spall as painter JMW Turner

News Shopper:

12:43pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Timothy Spall looks a picture in the first official poster for his new film.

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)

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.

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?

PICTURED: Catford driver keeps thieves away by chaining car to lamp post

News Shopper:

3:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

This security-conscious Catford driver has gone the extra mile to stop car thieves - by chaining theirs to a lamp post.

Penge and Lewisham men jailed after attempting to import a million pounds worth of cocaine into UK

News Shopper:

2:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

Two men from Penge and Lewisham have been jailed after attempting to import a million pounds worth of cocaine into the UK, disguised as tins of Jamaican Pride Callaloo.

Jimmy Mizen brother robbed at knifepoint yards from murder scene

News Shopper:

1:31pm Monday 21st July 2014

A brother of murdered teen Jimmy Mizen was robbed at knifepoint yards from where his sibling died - but his family want to meet the mugger and help him.

Fifth man charged with Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire

News Shopper:

12:24pm Monday 21st July 2014

Five men have now been charged with murdering entrepreneur Afyon Saint-Hilaire in Downham, who was stabbed and then crashed his car.

Tributes to 13-year-old foreign student killed at Catford crossing

News Shopper:

11:50am Monday 21st July 2014

The family of a 13-year-old foreign student killed after being hit by a lorry near a Catford pedestrian crossing have released photos of their daughter.

'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.

PICTURED: Car overturned in Deptford

News Shopper:

12:58pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A driver escaped with minor injuries when their car flipped onto it's roof in Deptford last night (July 19).

51-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash on Adelaide Road, Lewisham

News Shopper: MAN ASSAULTED: Police are hunting a man who assaulted a man who intervened in an altercation in Redcar

9:53am Sunday 20th July 2014

A 51-year-old motorcyclist has been killed in a crash with a car in Lewisham.

Friday night lightning: Photos of second storm over SE London and north Kent

News Shopper:

12:50pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A second hot and humid night coupled with another thunderstorm kept many people awake across south-east London and north Kent.

26 incredible photos of lightning storm over London and north Kent

News Shopper:

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A lightning storm hit during the early hours, lighting up the night sky and leading to some spectacular pictures.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 19 and 20)

News Shopper: Jason Donovan (centre) with his 'Annie Get Your Gun' co-stars Emma Williams and Norman Pace

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn take a look at some of the best places to go and things to do this weekend across south east London and north Kent.

Missing Greenwich teen last seen in Woolwich could be in Kent, Plumstead, Lewisham, Catford

News Shopper:

4:41pm Friday 18th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a Greenwich 15-year-old boy went missing in Woolwich.

Lewisham properties are second fastest to sell in UK

News Shopper: Don’t panic if your landlord decides to sell rented home

2:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

A survey has shown that properties in Lewisham are selling faster than anywhere else in London - and the second fastest in the country.

POLL: Can guys and girls ever be just friends? New novel set in south east London explores topic

News Shopper:

1:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

Can girls and guys ever really be just friends? That’s the big question begged by romantic comedy novel The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me.

Neighbours' tributes after Catford woman's mystery death in 'suspicious' fire

News Shopper:

1:10pm Friday 18th July 2014

Neighbours of a woman in her 50s who died following a fire in her Catford terraced house are baffled by how she came to die.

Detectives arrest sixth man in connection with Downham murder

News Shopper:

12:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

Detectives investigating the murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire in Downham have arrested a sixth man.

Lewisham to sell off 20 per cent of its new housing

News Shopper: House hunt: buyers are increasingly looking to the suburbs

12:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

Lewisham Council has trumpeted plans to build new homes - but a report shows it wants to flog 20 per cent of them to private buyers.

The Miniaturist author reveals her love for Forest Hill and tips for budding writers

News Shopper:

10:12am Friday 18th July 2014

A former actress from Forest Hill is setting the literary world alight with her creation of a magical, microscopic world.

30 Lewisham karate kids raise £1,000 for Eltham hospice

News Shopper:

4:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

More than 30 kickass youngsters took part in a two-hour karate session which drummed up more than £1,000 for an Eltham hospice.

UPDATE: Teen killed by lorry in Catford named locally as exchange student Sharon Chen

News Shopper:

2:50pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A teenager who died after being hit by a lorry near a Catford pedestrian crossing has been named locally as foreign student Sharon Chen.

Jimmy Mizen Foundation make 'giant hand of peace' in Catford

News Shopper:

4:33pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A charity set up following the murder of Lee teenager Jimmy Mizen took part in a 'drive for peace' by visiting every school in the area.

Soaring temperatures to hit 30C in south-east London and north Kent

News Shopper: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

10:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

Soaring temperatures are expected to hit at least 30C in south-east London and north Kent today (July 17).

Crunch meeting over 'nonsense' Grove Park station plan

News Shopper: Cllr Suzannah Clarke with Karen Galloway

10:06am Thursday 17th July 2014

A crunch meeting takes place tonight (July 17) over a new footbridge at Grove Park station which could see travellers get a sneaky peak into residents' bedrooms.

Fourth man charged with Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire

News Shopper:

9:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A fourth man has been charged with the Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire who died after being stabbed and crashing his car.

UPDATE: 13-year-old girl dead after being hit by lorry in Catford

News Shopper:

12:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Witnesses have described their horror after a 13-year-old girl was hit by a lorry in Catford and died this morning (July 16).

Lewisham Council admits Forest Hill election count blunder

News Shopper: CONTEST: The European election Poole count

4:26pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Lewisham Council has changed the way it handles election counts after a blunder in Forest Hill.

PICTURED: Hairy hoodlums top Lewisham Police's most wanted list

News Shopper:

4:33pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Two of Lewisham’s furriest felons make up the borough’s most wanted men this week.

VIDEO: New Cross' Gary Oldman talks about new Planet of the Apes film

News Shopper:

2:14pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

New Cross’ Oscar nominated actor Gary Oldman is set to hit big screens again this week in the latest of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series.

Apocalypse Now musician brings animals sounds to Forest Hill

News Shopper:

1:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Having played with Stevie Wonder and worked extensively on the soundtrack to Apocalypse Now, a musician is bringing an animal orchestra to south east London.

South east London and north Kent ballet youngsters picked for major Bromley show

News Shopper:

12:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Young ballet dancers from across the News Shopper area have been chosen for a major show in Bromley this summer.

Lee Rigby murderer given permission to appeal sentence

News Shopper: Michael Adebowale

9:03am Wednesday 16th July 2014

One of the Islamic fanatics who murdered soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich has been given permission to appeal against his sentence.

18 things you need to see this week

News Shopper: COMIC CAPERS: Comedian Al Murray brings show to Parr Hall

8:52am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this week (July 16 to 23)

Four men arrested in connection with Downham stabbing

News Shopper:

9:12am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Police investigating a man who died in Downham after being stabbed and crashing a car have arrested four men.

Mayor of London lays bricks for homes on Catford's former dog track

News Shopper:

4:29pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Mayor of London laid some of the first bricks for around 600 new homes to be built on Catford’s former dog track.

News Shoppers sent flying as Deptford Lounge launches TWO new projects

News Shopper:

3:24pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

From chip wrappers to pet bedding (and some other less wholesome suggestions we’ve had from disgruntled readers), there have been many uses for old News Shoppers but few look as fun as this.

UPDATE: Tributes to stabbed Downham man who 'crashed car and died beside vehicle'

News Shopper:

6:00pm Monday 14th July 2014

A man in his 20s who was stabbed in Downham following a fight, sped off in a car and then crashed it before dying at the scene, has been named locally.

PICTURED: Passengers surprised by theatre on Crystal Palace to Blackheath bus

News Shopper:

5:13pm Monday 14th July 2014

Unsuspecting passengers on a bus between Crystal Palace and Blackheath were surprised by an impromptu performance.

VIDEO: TfL launches Share the Road campaign to warn against road rage

News Shopper:

4:51pm Monday 14th July 2014

The number of young drivers injured during crashes in London has reduced by around 15 per cent.

Catford prefab estate demolition causes gas leak

News Shopper:

4:19pm Monday 14th July 2014

A toddler was sent home "unwell" from a nursery after a nearby gas leak at the demolition site of Catford’s prefab estate.

PICTURED: Thousands attend Lewisham People's Day in Catford

News Shopper:

2:23pm Monday 14th July 2014

Thousands turned out for the area's biggest and best community festival at the weekend - People's Day in Catford.

UPDATE: Police and residents rush to help in Blackheath hair salon fire

News Shopper:

1:10pm Monday 14th July 2014

Police and neighbours had to rescue people and use fire extinguishers to put out a Blackheath hair salon blaze last week before striking fire crews arrived, it has been claimed.






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