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5 thoughts of the week: Old people's health woes, tattoos harming job prospects and more

News Shopper:

11:09am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

14 things to see and do this week (and next) in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper:

9:17am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Vibe's picks of what to get upto over the next week or so across south east London and north Kent.

Stat Chat: Fear of terrorism rises but what else are we afraid of?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we’re most afraid of.

Lewisham apprentices commended at National Apprenticeship Awards

News Shopper:

2:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two former Lewisham Council apprentices have beaten off hundreds of entrants to be awarded as “highly commended” at the London final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2014.

Millwall and Charlton do their (mega)bit to beat cancer on FIFA 15

News Shopper:

11:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Millwall and Charlton are doing their (mega)bit to beat cancer, even in a computerised form.

Deptford to host South African arts festival on 20th anniversary of democracy

News Shopper:

11:32am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A festival celebrating South African arts and culture will begin in Deptford before heading off around the country.

Supermarket price war on fuel is good news for motorists

News Shopper: FILLING UP: 42 petrol stations have closed in the North-East in the past five years

10:10am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Motorists are to get a boost as supermarkets slash the price of fuel.

Stat Chat: How easy is returning to work after having a child?

News Shopper:

6:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Londoners’ views on employment after having children.

More than 400 marijuana plants seized from Lewisham cannabis factory

News Shopper:

3:05pm Monday 29th September 2014

More than 400 marijuana plants have been seized by Lewisham Police in a Downham cannabis factory.

Comedian Arthur Smith to host new Blackheath variety show

News Shopper:

2:37pm Monday 29th September 2014

Blackheath Halls is set to host a riotous new variety show, with Arthur Smith as the compere.

Lewisham newsagent brothers fined for selling illegal Polish and Russian cigarettes

News Shopper:

12:50pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two brothers have been fined for storing illegal tobacco at their Lewisham newsagent.

Stat Chat: How many of us have nuisance neighbours and how do they annoy us?

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: What we think of our neighbours.

£74-a-week Lewisham box room ad with desk as bed sparks Twitter outrage

News Shopper:

9:50am Sunday 28th September 2014

An advert for a box room to rent in Lewisham for £74 per week featuring a desk as a 'bed' has sparked outrage among Twitter users.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (September 27 and 28)

News Shopper: Sell-out gig of Jones the Jeep

3:05pm Friday 26th September 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn guides you through some of the best things to see and do this weekend.

Author Stella Duffy discusses action-packed Fun Palaces and shares writing tips

News Shopper:

10:10am Friday 26th September 2014

When Vibe catches up with Stella Duffy, it’s clear the Woolwich-born writer and theatre-maker is on a serious mission to have fun.

PICTURED: 10 birds most likely to be in your garden and 10 tips for attracting them

News Shopper:

9:20am Friday 26th September 2014

One of the joys of having a garden is seeing wildlife up close.

Stat Chat: Are betting shops bad for our high streets?

News Shopper: Hendon residents say betting shops and same-day loan companies are "taking over the area"

6:30am Friday 26th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Londoners’ views on betting shops.

Pet of the Day: Lincoln puts the Met Office to shame

News Shopper:

6:10am Friday 26th September 2014

As far as talents go, being able to predict the weather is pretty good.

VIDEO: Eltham prankster's fake Lewisham bank robbery causes online controversy

News Shopper:

4:50pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A group of three pranksters have caused controversy performing a fake bank heist in Lewisham earlier this week.

UPDATED: 9 amazing cakes and why you should support your local baker

News Shopper:

4:01pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Get ready to increase your carb and sugar intake because bakers across south east London and north Kent are getting ready to celebrate National Craft Bakers’ Week (September 29 to October 5).

28 Lewisham youngsters bid to become next Young Mayor with £30,000 budget

News Shopper: Emmanuel Olaniyan is Young Mayor of Lewisham

2:36pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The campaigning has begun for one Lewisham youngster to be crowned the borough's new young mayor.

Anjem Choudary held in terror swoop over Islamist organisation linked to Lee Rigby killers

News Shopper: Anjem Choudary promotes Sharia law in the UK

12:12pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Welling-born radical preacher Anjem Choudary is understood to be one of nine men arrested today as part of an investigation into Islamist terrorism and a banned organistion with links to Lee Rigby's killers

Stat Chat: London is gym-going capital of the UK but overall do we get enough exercise?

News Shopper:

6:30am Thursday 25th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: How much exercise are we getting?

Catford residents' 8-year wait for a green man comes to an end

News Shopper:

5:11pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

More than eight years after it was first promised, safety improvement work is finally set to start at a Catford danger junction.

New Direction for Lewisham people with drug and alcohol problems

News Shopper:

3:03pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Members of a Forest Hill group for recovering addicts walked from their centre into Lewisham to talk about their experiences.

Mystery donor saves Catford prefab museum with huge last minute donation

News Shopper: Elisabeth Blanchet

2:19pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A huge last minute donation from an anonymous backer has helped Catford's prefab museum stay open.

Greenwich and Lewisham children are 'most developed in the country'

News Shopper:

1:41pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Greenwich and Lewisham are the best places in the country for the development of five-year-olds, a report has said.

Dog walker finds two dead bodies - including Deptford 24-year-old - in churchyard

News Shopper:

12:07pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A dog walker has discovered two dead bodies - including a Deptford 24-year-old - in the same churchyard in just three weeks.

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

11:59am Wednesday 24th September 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.

Dalmain Primary School gets to grips with Alice in Wonderland

News Shopper:

11:28am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A school in Forest Hill have revamped their reception area with 3D portraits of characters from children's classic Alice in Wonderland. 

15 things to see and do in north Kent and south east London this week

News Shopper: Kylie MInogue

11:15am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Vibe's Jessy Parker Humphreys takes a look at some of the best things going on in south east London and north Kent this week:

5 thoughts of the week: Breastfeeding in public, how to be charged with exposure and more

News Shopper:

10:54am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Fire brigade called to Grove Park car and bus smash

News Shopper:

9:22am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A car and a bus collided in a Grove Park road early this morning.

Stat Chat: Where is London's best live music scene?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Where to find live music in London.

Wanted Wednesday - Do you know Lewisham police's four most wanted?

News Shopper:

12:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

It's that time again, and this week Lewisham police want your help to trace four of the borough's most wanted suspects.

Date set for Blackheath Fireworks

News Shopper: Fireworks to Music Spectacular

5:15pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Blackheath Fireworks are back in November and expected to attract around 100,000 people.

PICTURED: Giant spiders set to invade south-east London and north Kent homes

News Shopper:

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Giant spiders look set to invade homes across south-east London and north Kent - as reports of attacks continue to grow.

Boris Johnson meets Sydenham breakfast club youngsters

News Shopper:

3:37pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Boris Johnson met pupils from a Sydenham school's breakfast club for a live radio broadcast

Millwall manager Ian Holloway recognised for fight against racism

News Shopper:

3:17pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Millwall manager Ian Holloway has been recognised for his hard work in fighting racism in football. 

PICTURED: Rio Ferdinand, Crystal Palace stars and Greenwich's Inbetweener at FIFA 15 launch

News Shopper:

12:44pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Premier League stars including Rio Ferdinand and a swarm of Crystal Palace players attended the star-studded launch of FIFA 15 yesterday.

'My rapist witchcraft dad is the worst person in the world'

News Shopper:

5:26pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A Sydenham double rapist who threatened his victim with a knife has been slammed by his own son as a serial attacker and "the worst person in the world".

Major delays for London-bound Southeastern Railway commuters

News Shopper: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

7:54am Monday 22nd September 2014

Commuters are experiencing major delays on Southeastern services coming into London this morning.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (September 20 and 21)

News Shopper:

5:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn takes a look at what's on this weekend in north Kent and south east London.

Catford father-of-two transferred £6,000 into wife's account before drowning in Thames

News Shopper:

2:27pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Catford father-of-two transferred £6,000 into his loving wife’s bank account before committing suicide in the River Thames today’s inquest revealed.

Sydenham knife-wielding rapist jailed for 18 years

News Shopper:

5:07pm Friday 19th September 2014

A Sydenham rapist who threatened his victim with a knife has been locked up for 18 years.

'Graffiti artist under train' closes Catford station

News Shopper:

11:31am Friday 19th September 2014

Reports of a graffiti artist under a train brought services to a halt and closed Catford station last night (September 18).

Man hospitalised after Lee High Road hit and run

News Shopper:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

A man has been rushed to hospital after a hit and run accident in Lee High Road last night (September 19).

PubSpy: Bright young things and happy hipsters at Job Centre, Deptford

News Shopper:

9:09am Friday 19th September 2014

It is fashionable these days, among the consciously unfashionable, to give hipsters a hard time.

Pet of the Day: Felix the attention-seeker

News Shopper:

6:40am Friday 19th September 2014

Gorgeous black and white cat Felix from Forest Hill seems to seek sympathy for his bad paw.

'No evidence' of wrong way drivers on 'deadly' Downham road

News Shopper: 'Someone's going to die' - warning over Downham wrong way drivers

5:11pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Hundreds of people have warned a Downham road is dangerous because its one-way system is being consistently flouted - but Lewisham Council says there is no evidence.

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