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Interview: Deptford band Athlete ready for rare homecoming gig at On Blackheath festival

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1:52pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

These days, you’re more likely to spot chart-topping indie band Athlete at a south east London boozer enjoying a quiet pint than on stage at Glastonbury.

Pedestrian and motorbike crash in Downham leaves man seriously injured

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11:43am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A man remains in hospital following a collision between a motorcyclist and a pedestrian in Downham.

Football mad couple are first to marry at Millwall FC

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1:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A cheeky fiancé broke her husband’s Millwall-themed wedding rule by wearing an Arsenal garter as they became the first to tie the knot at The Lions' home ground last weekend.

Lewisham officers pilot body cameras in world's biggest police technology trial

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10:22am Wednesday 30th July 2014

New body worn video cameras will be piloted by Lewisham police as part of an ongoing trial into using the technology by the Metropolitan Police Service.

14 things you must see this week

News Shopper: SOLO TOUR: British Queen of comedy Dawn French

9:03am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Vibe's picks of what's on this week in north Kent and south east London.

TRAFFIC: Slow on M25 near Orpington, congestion in New Eltham, Blackheath and New Cross

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8:40am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Commuters are facing slow-moving traffic on the M25 in north Kent.

UPDATE: Double Downham emergency - launderette fire follows crash on same road

News Shopper:

9:55am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A man was rushed to hospital last night after a crash in Bromley Road, Downham, just hours before a fire tore through a launderette on the same stretch.

Missing man from Thamesmead

News Shopper:

4:31pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Police are appealing for information after a 23-year-old vulnerable Thamesmead man has been reported missing.

Lee Rigby's killers given £212k legal aid

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4:05pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Murdered soldier Lee Rigby’s killers were given more than £200,000 in taxpayer-funded financial support to pay for their legal bills.

Catford bank employee who ran up £200k of debt gets book published

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1:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Catford bank employee who went missing after splurging £200,000 on her devoted grandmother who had taken her in after being abandoned had her book published last month.

South east London band RetroMuso serve up classic rock sound

News Shopper:

12:28pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A veteran band from south east London has produced a slice of vintage rock on their new album.

Hell-raising anarchist set to boycott On Blackheath festival

News Shopper:

11:11am Tuesday 29th July 2014

British rock band The Levellers have been asked not to perform at the On Blackheath festival at the request of hell-raising anarchist Ian Bone in a protest of the event.

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili sets sights on Jamaicans after Commonwealth silver

News Shopper: England's Adam Gemili reacts to his silver medal performance in the 100m final

8:53am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili has Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans in his sights after winning silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last night.

VIDEO: Lewisham glamour girl wins Miss Soho Sex Kitten contest

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6:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Watch this raunchy video of a glamour girl from Lewisham being named the winner of a Miss Soho Sex Kitten contest.

HMRC issue tax credit warning to Lewisham residents

News Shopper:

9:52am Monday 28th July 2014

Nearly 25,000 people in Lewisham are in danger of losing their tax credits if they do not renew them by 31 July.

VIDEO: Millwall fan band Exit Black excited by Lions link

News Shopper: VIDEO Bands to look out for: Exit Black

9:25am Monday 28th July 2014

A Millwall fan has achieved a goal after his band featured on one of the club’s official videos.

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 26 to 27)

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4:18pm Friday 25th July 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn has a look at some of the best things to see and do in south east London and north Kent this weekend.

Bromley Council's Peter Fortune to contest Lewisham East election

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3:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

A Bromley councillor has been selected to stand for the Lewisham East seat at next year's elections.

Prince Harry jokes with Marines before their midnight run through Greenwich

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2:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

Prince Harry attended the 350th birthday of the Royal Marines at their base last night before troops set off through Blackheath for a midnight run in aid of charity.

Forest Hill Kilmorie School pupils art exhibit inspired by National Gallery painting

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10:53am Friday 25th July 2014

Young Forest Hill artists have been inspired by one of the greats to create their own pieces as part of a national project.

Catford Army's six peak climb in memory of fallen soldier

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10:45am Friday 25th July 2014

Catford Army Reservists from the explosive ordinance disposal squadron will next month attempt the six peaks challenge in just two days in memory of a colleague shot in Afghanistan.

Grove Park stakes claim to be home of Edith Nesbit classic The Railway Children

News Shopper: The Railway Children

9:42am Friday 25th July 2014

Grove Park has staked a claim to be the home of classic children's book The Railway Children with the launch of a new 'heritage trail' just in time for the summer holidays.

Bond-themed summer performance at Riverston School

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10:14am Friday 25th July 2014

A Lee school celebrated the end of their summer term with four unusual James Bond-themed days.

'Stop the negativity' over Lee shopping centre

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4:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A Lee market organiser who runs a weekly event in a shopping centre poised for an £80m redevelopment says he is fed up with "negativity" over the site.

TfL to add extra service to ease chaos on 108 bus to Greenwich

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4:41pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Violence has become a common sight on the 108 bus running though Greenwich due to overcrowding described by commuters as 'a serious health and safety issue.'

Revealed: 10 things men think about when booking a date venue

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3:55pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Believe it or not, a lot goes through a man’s mind when he considers where to take a date.

Heroin and cocaine worth £1.5m 'one of the largest hauls discovered in Lewisham'

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3:45pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A man in his 30s and a 15-year-old girl were arrested in Catford this morning on suspicion of possessing cocaine and heroin with a believed street value of around £1.5 million.

VIDEO: See the new 50 Shades of Grey trailer directed by Goldsmiths graduate

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2:51pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Audiences have been given an extended glimpse of the feverously-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey film, directed by a Goldsmiths graduate.

Blackheath charity’s play tells true stories of Children of the Great War

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2:16pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A daughter's treasured letter sent by her father from the trenches Christmas 1917 will be read as a monologue in a new production celebrating the centenary of the First World War.

Plumstead's Lee Ryan releasing single with indie band Rubylux

News Shopper: Lee Ryan is among the stars to show off their football skills

11:29am Thursday 24th July 2014

Plumstead pop star Lee Ryan has teamed up with an indie band for their latest single.

Youth who burned Deptford station CCTV system with lighter 'could have started lift fire'

News Shopper:

9:46am Thursday 24th July 2014

Police want to trace this man after a CCTV camera at Deptford station was deliberately damaged with a lighter.

Sydenham man who repeatedly raped same victim is jailed

News Shopper:

9:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man responsible for raping the same victim on a number of separate occasions has been jailed for 13 years.

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.

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