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Blackheath school plans Deptford expansion

News Shopper:

3:39pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Blackheath school is expanding into Deptford, taking over a site shut down by the council five years ago.

5 thoughts of the week: An upper age limit on voting, banning smoking in the street and more

News Shopper:

11:33am Wednesday 17th September 2014

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

Mottingham man stabbed in afternoon attack

News Shopper: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

11:23am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A man was reportedly stabbed in a Mottingham road yesterday afternoon (September 16).

Chance to explore London's stunning architecture at Open House weekend

News Shopper:

10:58am Wednesday 17th September 2014

This weekend, 800 striking buildings – including the Gherkin, City Hall and the Bank of England - across the capital will be opened for free for people to explore amazing architecture and design on their doorsteps.

Catford Prefab Museum faces race against time to raise £15,000 and stay open

News Shopper:

10:17am Wednesday 17th September 2014

An exhibition based in a Catford prefab home is facing a race against time to raise the £15,000 needed to keep it open.

New Cross' The Royal Albert to serve up Kent ales at Octopump festival

News Shopper:

4:44pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A three-day New Cross real ale and cider festival will celebrate Kent brewers.

PICTURED: Car on fire in Beckenham Hill Road

News Shopper:

3:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A car burst into flames in Beckenham Hill Road this afternoon.

Kent police warning as thick fog coats south east - and cancels Woolwich Ferry

News Shopper: Cameron Wells was the unanimous choice of local professional photographers Zoe Norfolk and Matt Humphrey with his entry ‘Football in the Fog at Fortismere’

9:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Much of southern England has been blanketed in thick fog with flights delayed and the Woolwich Ferry stopped as visibility dips to less than 100 metres in places.

5 things to see and do in...New Eltham

News Shopper:

7:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Locked in an intense rivalry with nearby Sidcup, New Eltham is a fun place to live.

20 super summery selfies that might put a smile on your face

News Shopper:

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Check out these 20 happy selfies which we reckon should make you feel summery all over again.

Charity cycle set to wheel through south east London next month

News Shopper:

5:22pm Monday 15th September 2014

Hundreds of cyclists are set to get on their bikes in south east London for charity.

Gran's one-year ordeal after storm destroys home and possessions

News Shopper:

1:29pm Monday 15th September 2014

A grandmother whose home and most treasured possessions were destroyed after a tree smashed through the roof is still in temporary accommodation - nearly a year later.

REVIEW: Smiles all round at OnBlackheath music and food festival

News Shopper:

11:14am Monday 15th September 2014

If there was one moment which summed up the spirit of the inaugural OnBlackheath Festival it came midway through Aloe Blacc’s hour-long set on Saturday afternoon.

Lewisham girl, 2, survives eye cancer after wrong diagnosis

News Shopper:

11:07am Monday 15th September 2014

A Lewisham youngster who survived of a rare form of eye cancer took a starring role in a 160-mile bike ride for the charity which supported her family through their ordeal.

POLL: How would you vote on Scottish independence? Will it affect us and do you care?

News Shopper: From left, the Union Jack, St George's Cross and the Saltire.

10:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Today we’re asking you, the people of south-east London and north Kent, what you’re thinking ahead of the Scottish independence referendum this week.

Stat Chat: Which professions drink the most coffee?

News Shopper:

6:30am Monday 15th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: The workers who drink most coffee.

Weekend marks Stephen Lawrence's 40th birthday

News Shopper: Stephen Lawrence was killed in a racist attack in 1993

12:10pm Sunday 14th September 2014

This weekend marks what would have been Stephen Lawrence’s 40th birthday.

Weekend travellers voice their anger at Southeastern train delays across News Shopper's patch

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

2:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Planned engineering works across the Southeastern rail network are causing chaos across News Shopper's patch today.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed in Lewisham Loampit Vale accident

News Shopper: UPDATE: Motorcyclist in hospital after Chessington crash

4:17pm Friday 12th September 2014

A motorcyclist has died after a collision in Loampit Vale, Lewisham, this morning (September 12).

Help Mottingham disabled riders get up to £3,000

News Shopper: Scoobie the horse now

3:20pm Friday 12th September 2014

A Mottingham riding club for the disabled has been shortlisted for a prize of up to £3,000 - but needs your votes to help it win.

Deptford super sewer construction to go ahead despite 'serious loss to the community'

News Shopper: Protesters against a £4.1bn super sewer in Deptford

2:27pm Friday 12th September 2014

Despite fears over loss of open space in Deptford and construction lasting three-and-a-half years, plans for a £4.1bn 'super sewer' have been approved by the government.

Lewisham snooker hall to become 800-worshipper church

News Shopper: Former Lewisham Rileys snooker hall could become church-run community centre

11:52am Friday 12th September 2014

A plan to turn a Grade II-listed Lewisham snooker hall into a church will go ahead after recommendations to refuse it were dramatically overturned.

Brockley man who repeatedly raped female hostage jailed for 14 years

News Shopper:

10:05am Friday 12th September 2014

A Brockley man who repeatedly raped a woman while holding her hostage has been jailed for 14 years.

Hoax bomber closes London Bridge station and causes rail chaos

News Shopper:

9:19am Friday 12th September 2014

Armed police evacuated one of the UK's busiest rail stations, London Bridge, during rush hour after a man allegedly made threats of having a bomb in his case.

Stat Chat: Is your commute to work getting worse?

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Commuter woes as journey times worsen.

See plans to improve 'Brockley Corridor'

News Shopper: Traffic light button

4:42pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Lewisham Council is consulting on plans reduce congestion and improve the so-called Brockley Corridor.

PJ Harvey picks up honorary degree from Goldsmiths

News Shopper:

3:47pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Internationally-acclaimed singer PJ Harvey dropped into Goldsmiths this week to pick up her honorary degree.

Two children arrested after gun found in Catford back garden

News Shopper: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

3:06pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Police have arrested five people - including two children - after a gun was found in a Catford back garden.

Lewisham councillors ditch Catford for New Cross

News Shopper: Deptford Green School unveils shiny new £32m building after moving out of "crumbling" site

2:57pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Lewisham's councillors are going on tour - with a series of meetings held outside Catford for the first time in 43 years.

Praise for police officers attacked by scissor-wielding Sydenham man

News Shopper:

2:23pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Two police officers have been awarded for bravery after one of them was stabbed with scissors in an attack which could have killed him.

Southeastern given new government deal despite poor reputation

News Shopper:

1:06pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Southeastern - voted the worst train company in Britain twice in the last eight months - will carry on running commuter services until June 2018, it has been announced.

Mysterious trail of sandwiches found in Brockley

News Shopper:

11:11am Thursday 11th September 2014

A trail of sandwiches was left on the road outside Brockley train station yesterday.

Lewisham teen arrested after police raids on alleged drugs gang

News Shopper:

9:55am Thursday 11th September 2014

A Lewisham teenager was arrested yesterday after raids targeting a gang based in the borough suspected of trafficking local children to transport drugs.

Stat Chat: Could London gain independence as a country?

News Shopper: SLEEPOVER. On Top of The Shard

6:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Future of London and could the capital be an independent country?

Pet of the Day: Bruno the swimming guinea pig

News Shopper:

6:10am Thursday 11th September 2014

Normally, guinea pig Bruno is very shy but put him near water and he can’t help but enjoy splashing about.

Lewisham prepares for Forest Hill Fashion Week

News Shopper:

5:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

As Friday sees the start of the London Fashion Week fashionistas from Forest Hill will be hosting their very own take on the much anticipated event starting next Thursday.

Bacon enthusiast from Downham shocked at out-of-date Tesco purchase

News Shopper:

4:43pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A bacon enthusiast from Downham who purchased rashers from a Tesco store in Lewisham was shocked to find that it was two days out of date.

Should Lewisham councillors get a 9 per cent pay rise?

News Shopper: Meet the men who want to be Mayor of Lewisham at this year's elections

4:50pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Lewisham councillors will debate whether they should accept bumper pay rises of nine per cent next week.

Lewisham gang believed to have trafficked children from area arrested in early morning raid

News Shopper:

1:45pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

This morning saw eight members of a Lewisham based criminal network arrested across London, Kent and Hampshire during police dawn raids carried out under code name Operation Pibera.

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

News Shopper:

12:23pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

It's Wanted Wednesday time again, with five suspects Lewisham police need your help to trace.

Eltham parents of stillborn child raise case for Lewisham Hospital 'quiet room'

News Shopper:

11:25am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Lewisham Hospital has received a generous donation for a new maternity ward from a couple whose child was stillborn.

Save Lewisham Hospital doctor to fight Jeremy Hunt in election

News Shopper: Dr Louise Irvine

11:13am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A doctor who led the Lewisham Hospital campaign hopes her court victory will be repeated at the ballot box - when she takes on Jeremy Hunt.

Lewisham teachers plan new free school

News Shopper:

10:44am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Two deputy headteachers have been laying the foundations for a new Lewisham free school - and aim to have it up and running by September 2016.

Lewisham Hospital nurse who liked big bottoms gets 18 month suspension

News Shopper:

10:25am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Lewisham Hospital nurse who was a self-confessed fan of ‘big bottoms’ has been suspended for 18 months for alleged misconduct including pulling down a colleague’s skirt.

5 thoughts of the week: News Shopper is not going to allow scumbags to hide their past

News Shopper:

10:03am Wednesday 10th September 2014

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

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

9:00am Wednesday 10th 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.

Stat Chat: What annoys you most when travelling with children?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Top 10 bugbears of parents travelling with children.

15 things you need to see or do this week

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Vibe's Sofia Sims takes a look at what's on this week in south east London and north Kent.

Lewisham Council to raise flag in bid to stop Scottish independence

News Shopper: Which way will Scotland vote?

5:08pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Catford town hall will raise the Saltire flag this week in a show of opposition to Scottish independence.

People to be polled over OnBlackheath festival effects

News Shopper: Massive Attack

4:59pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Blackheath people will be polled about the effects of the heath's first pop festival once the event is over.

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