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.

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?

Forest Hill car 'on wrong side of road' hits girls aged 7 and 13

News Shopper: The junction where yesterday's accident took place

5:16pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Witnesses say they tried to flag down a "reckless driver" who left two young girls in hospital yesterday (April 14) after allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road.

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.

Ladywell scooter rider died after being 'sucked under' Forest Hill lorry

News Shopper: The junction of London Road and Sydenham Rise (Pic from Google Maps)

4:01pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Ladywell motorcyclist who was listening to music on her iPod was "sucked underneath" a lorry and crushed as it made a left hand turn at a Forest Hill junction.

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.

Gunman blasted man in leg at Downham 10-year-old's birthday party

News Shopper: Call 999 if you see Alfie Gannon

6:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A gunman who blasted someone in the leg after being kicked out of a Downham 10-year-old's birthday party has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

UPDATE: Forest Hill station accident - young girls aged 7 and 13 hit by vehicle

News Shopper: RESPONSE DEBATE: How long should patients in non life-threatening emergencies wait for an ambulance?

5:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

Police and ambulances were called out to Forest Hill station after two young girls were hit by a vehicle nearby.

Lewisham rapper Professor Green delays UK tour after 'stressful' 18 months

News Shopper: Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, arriving at court

4:24pm Monday 14th April 2014

Lewisham rapper Professor Green has announced he will postpone his UK tour in May after a “stressful” 18 months.

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".

Forest Hill's Andy Coulson gives evidence in News of the World phone hacking trial

News Shopper: Forest Hill's Andy Coulson to face trial next year

1:45pm Monday 14th April 2014

Forest Hill former News of the World editor Andy Coulson went into the witness box today to defend himself against allegations of conspiracies to hack phones and pay public officials for stories.

Can you help police find missing 79-year-old Brockley man who suffers from dementia

News Shopper: Alvin Allen

9:31am Monday 14th April 2014

Police in Lewisham are appealing for help to trace a missing Brockley pensioner who suffers from dementia.

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.

UPDATE: Lee diesel spillage is a 'false alarm'

News Shopper: Cars queue in a Bradford  traffic jam

4:47pm Monday 14th April 2014

Reports of a diesel spillage in Lee and hazardous driving conditions are a 'false alarm', according to Transport for London.

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.

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.

Lewisham construction company scoops Mayor of Lewisham Business Award

News Shopper: The Mayor of Lewisham presents Site Masters with a Mayor of Lewisham Business Award

2:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

A Lewisham construction company is celebrating after scooping a business award from the Mayor of Lewisham.

Trio escape Catford blaze - then man starts a SECOND fire at their home

News Shopper: Lucky: David Armitt and Derek Pooley

12:43pm Friday 11th April 2014

Three men who were lucky to escape with their lives after a fire at their Catford home have been shocked after another blaze was deliberately started the following evening.

PICTURED: Police weed out Sydenham cannabis factory

News Shopper: The cannabis plants found in Sydenham

9:36am Friday 11th April 2014

A tip-off from residents led officers to weed out a Sydenham cannabis factory packed with 160 plants.

Lewisham Loampit Vale motorbike crash leaves man in hospital

News Shopper: The scene of the accident (by @Robi_Gaine)

10:39am Friday 11th April 2014

A man has been taken to hospital after a motorbike crash at Loampit Vale, Lewisham, this morning (April 11).

Mutant three-legged chicken marauds through Leegate shopping centre

News Shopper: Mutant three-legged chicken marauds through Leegate shopping centre

9:04am Friday 11th April 2014

A three-legged mutant chicken is on the loose at a Lee shopping centre to inject new life into the precinct.

Sex slavery investigation leads to two Lewisham arrests

News Shopper: Police are hunting for a man after a robbery and assault in Morden this morning.

3:38pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A Lewisham man and woman have been arrested over the trafficking of modern day slaves for use as prostitutes in Swansea, Cardiff and London brothels.

Catford accident causes rush-hour traffic woe

News Shopper: Cars queue in a Bradford  traffic jam

5:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A Catford accident is causing delays in the area this afternoon.

Grove Park driving hazard after burst water main

News Shopper: A car negotiates flood water in Pinkerton Road, South Ham.

3:28pm Thursday 10th April 2014

There are hazardous driving conditions in Grove Park following a burst water main this morning (April 10).

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.

PICTURED: Downham shooting leaves cat's leg broken in four places

News Shopper: Dusty the cat was shot in the leg in Downham on Friday

11:37am Thursday 10th April 2014

A cat has been shot in Downham, leaving its leg broken in four places.

UPDATE: Lewisham man on roof comes down after 28 hours and arrested

News Shopper: Specialist police officers attempt to get the man down from the roof

11:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

A man who climbed on a roof in Lewisham after police officers came to arrest him finally came down around 28 hours later.

Travellers delayed on Southeastern trains between London Bridge and Sevenoaks

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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.

Debut novelist Zoe Pilger: 'Amersham Arms in New Cross inspired me'

News Shopper: Goldsmiths student Zoe Pilger

1:38pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A Goldsmiths student and debut novelist has revealed how the Amersham Arms' 'Take Courage' sign helped fulfill her dream to be a writer.

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.

Catford house fire sees three men have 'lucky escape'

News Shopper: The London Fire Brigade Service is facing £64m of cuts

9:56am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Three men had a “lucky escape” from a blaze at a Catford home in the early hours of this morning (April 9).

Lewisham mayor hopeful charged with criminal damage

News Shopper: John Hamilton after entering through a first floor window

4:31pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Lewisham mayoral hopeful has been charged with criminal damage and is set to appear in court.

PICTURED: Lewisham heroin, crack cocaine and cash found during police street stop

News Shopper: The heroin, crack cocaine and cash found on a man during a Lewisham police street stop

3:52pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Police uncovered a haul of heroin, crack cocaine and a wad of cash on a man during a Lewisham street stop.

Mayor of Lewisham gives £9,237 of Lewisham Hospital legal victory cash to Catford charity

News Shopper: The Mayor of Lewisham gives £9,237 to Children First Lewisham

3:26pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

The Mayor of Lewisham has given £9,237 raised from the council’s joint legal victory over Lewisham Hospital to a Catford children’s charity.

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.

Deptford stalker found hiding under ex's bed

News Shopper: Kevin Rainbow

1:22pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Deptford stalker who was found hiding under his ex-partners bed, is one of the first people in the country to be jailed under new harassment laws.

Four arrests over murder of Lee Boxell who disappeared on way to Selhurst Park

News Shopper: Lee Boxell

11:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murdering 15-year-old Lee Boxell, who went missing after setting off to watch Millwall play Charlton at Selhurst Park 26 years ago.

Save Lewisham Hospital campaigning doctor to stand in European elections

News Shopper: Chidi Ejimofo

9:01am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A campaigner for the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign from Bromley has announced he is to stand at the upcoming European elections.

Lewisham chopping more trees down than planting, in 'shocking' new stats

News Shopper: Lewisham Friends of the Earth coordinator Ted Burke

4:40pm Monday 7th April 2014

Lewisham environmental campaigners say they are "shocked" more trees have being chopped down than planted in the last three years.

Teenage boy in hospital after Catford crash with bus

News Shopper: New ambulance and A&E targets for care quality

1:36pm Monday 7th April 2014

A teenage boy has been taken to hospital after a crash between a bus and a pedestrian in Rushey Green today (April 7).

London commuters' 'shocking' rudeness to pregnant woman

News Shopper: Georgina Kotjan tested how willing people would be to give up their seat to a pregnant woman on the Tube and other train services around London

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

London commuters lack common courtesy, according to a woman who pretended to be pregnant for a study testing people’s reactions.

Female attacker stamps on 25-year-old's face in Bellingham leaving her with fractured cheek

News Shopper: Female attacker stamps on 25-year-old's face in Bromley leaving her with fractured cheek

10:44am Saturday 5th April 2014

Lewisham police are hunting this woman in connection with an attempted robbery which left a young woman with a fractured cheekbone.

Mature women are having more babies - Check out our Top 10 Women Over 40

News Shopper: Mature women are having more babies - Check out our Top 10 Women Over 40

11:59am Saturday 5th April 2014

The number of babies born to women over the age of 50 has doubled in the last few years. To celebrate this new age of mature female reproduction, News Shopper thought it fitting to compile its Top 10 list of Women Over 40.

Blackheath Station given lick of paint

News Shopper: Blackheath Station given lick of paint

9:35am Saturday 5th April 2014

Blackheath Station is being been treated to a shiny new revamp.

Kids treated to new Horniman adventure thanks to mobile app

News Shopper: CROY YELLOW Youths phone dad for help after getting stuck in Purley car park lift

9:23am Saturday 5th April 2014

Visitors to the Horniman Museum can now go on a new kind of adventure thanks to a mobile app.






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