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11 obscure ghosts haunting Bromley

News Shopper: Expert Neil Arnold delves into Bromley's history of ghosts and hauntings

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halloween is the perfect time for telling ghost stories and Neil Arnold, author of Haunted Bromley, has is the man to tell them.

Ghost-myth-busters: 'Hoaxes and mistakes' explain sightings says professor - do you agree?

News Shopper: BECKENHAM: Dog walker spots 'ghost' in park

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Do ghosts really exist? With Halloween coming, Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, tackles this spooky issue.

QUIZ: Take our Halloween test to see how brave you really are

News Shopper:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

With Halloween around the corner, now’s the time to find out exactly how brave – or not – you are by taking our quiz.

Santa spotted in Gravesend - and later branded an imposter

News Shopper:

10:12am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Santa Claus made an early visit to Gravesend.

UPDATE: Full story of the mystery Beckenham snake

News Shopper: Jon Scott of Gwent Paranormal Group is pictured with his Burmese Python snake 'Crush' (1750493)

7:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A Beckenham woman found a mystery snake in her house this morning. 

Top 10 facts you probably didn't know about autumn

News Shopper:

10:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

Autumn is well and truly upon us and News Shopper have unearthed some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the season of harvest, Halloween and fireworks...

How did he do it? Woolwich man floats in mid air

News Shopper:

4:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

You can see some unusual sights in Woolwich but this really floated our boat - a man hovering in mid-air.

'Fare dodging' pigeon spotted on train heading to Greenhithe

News Shopper:

2:57pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pigeon has been spotted on a train heading to Greenhithe.

Catford man thinks he's found 'the world's biggest mushroom' in Bromley woodland

News Shopper:

2:59pm Friday 10th October 2014

A forager in Catford thinks he’s found the ‘world’s biggest mushroom’ and is hoping to get it credited.

Belvedere man drives sheep over London Bridge through 800-year-old tradition

News Shopper:

4:39pm Thursday 9th October 2014

An 81-year-old former shipping worker led sheep across London Bridge as part of an ancient ritual.

Do you know the Native American Brockley man?

News Shopper:

3:28pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Has a Native American chief been spotted in Brockley?

UPDATE: Trains cancelled and road closed after Halfords 'we fit' lorry gets stuck under Beckenham bridge

News Shopper:

2:38pm Monday 6th October 2014

A Halfords lorry does not appear to be practising what it preaches after being stuck under a bridge at Eden Park in Beckenham.

Lost leg of Spanish ham puzzles many at Crystal Palace

News Shopper:

3:14pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A member of the public in Crystal Palace nearly tripped over a misplaced leg of Spanish ham today. Waka Hasegawa posted a photo of the lost 'Jamones Alvarez' on Twitter today (Oct 3) after it cropped up on a Crystal Palace Facebook page. 

POLL: Is Deptford wall experiment art or vandalism?

News Shopper:

12:08pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

An art group have painted a space with blackboard paint to encourage the Deptford community to draw messages and pictures in a space-related experiment.

Swans hail a taxi in Thamesmead

News Shopper:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A gang of swans lost the will to fly home from Thamesmead yesterday - opting to take a taxi instead.

South Darenth couple stunned as tiny bananas start growing on garden tree

News Shopper:

10:15am Monday 29th September 2014

A South Darenth couple were amazed when a banana plant in their garden started bearing fruit.

£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.

Greenwich restaurant owner with two wives shocks Channel 4 viewers

News Shopper:

4:31pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A Greenwich restaurant owner shocked television viewers last night (September 24) with tales of his two wives and fourteen children. 

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.

VIDEO: Greenwich man said to have spoken to Jesus claims he has healing powers

News Shopper:

3:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 22-year-old Greenwich man who is said to have spoken to Jesus has claimed he has miracle healing powers.

VIDEO & PICS: You won't believe what this Dartford performer's done to be a record-holder!

News Shopper:

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

From having melons sliced in half on her stomach to having apples chainsawed out of her mouth, a Dartford performer has set four world records with a series of extraordinary stunts.

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.

VIDEO: Resident highlights plight of Thamesmead's abandoned trolleys

News Shopper:

4:38pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Thamesmead man has taken to YouTube to highlight the plight of abandoned trolleys in the area - including a song from his four-wheeled friends' point of view.

James Bond suffers burning bum in stunt accident

News Shopper: Roger Moore as James Bond 007 and Richard Kiel as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me

10:23am Monday 8th September 2014

Former Bexley resident and James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has described how an accident on set once left him with a burning bottom.

Eagles fans finish 17th in Premier League infidelity table with Chelsea top ahead of Liverpool

News Shopper:

1:32pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The realistic aim for Crystal Palace should always be to finish at least 17th every year in the Premier League – and this is exactly where they have placed in a table to find the division’s most unfaithful fans.

Deptford trader penalised for seahorse sex pills

News Shopper: BEAUTY: A female spiny seahorse

11:17am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A Deptford trader who sold sex pills made from seahorses for Viagra-style effects has been penalised by magistrates.

Footgolf comes to Bromley: Weird sport is sweeping the nation

News Shopper:

10:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The UK’s fastest growing sport, footgolf, has arrived in Bromley. Hatty Collier visits a course in Downe to try out a hole new ball game.

VIDEO: Giant hippo passes through Thames Barrier

News Shopper:

3:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A giant hippo is making its way through the Thames Barrier this afternoon.

Brockley couple's romantic date in the middle of the road

News Shopper:

3:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

You wouldn’t think the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date would be the sound of car exhausts and screaming football fans from the pub across the street.

Kitten gets head stuck in Lee garden table

News Shopper:

2:58pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Lewisham family found a stray kitten in their back garden with its head stuck in a table.

Tesco Bromley questioned after offering chocolate hamper as 1st prize in diabetes raffle

News Shopper:

10:14am Monday 18th August 2014

Tesco in Bromley has been snapped offering a chocolate hamper as first prize in a diabetes raffle. 

Top 10 facts about baby name trends as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones influences grow

News Shopper: Is Breaking Bad the best boxset ever released or is there a better one?

3:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

See how royalty, fantasy and drug kingpins influenced parents last year in our top 10 facts from the latest baby name figures.

VIDEO: The semi-naked Catford man strikes again!

News Shopper:

11:31am Friday 15th August 2014

The semi-naked Catford man was spotted taking a casual stroll through the high street last week.

Forest Hill man died after vibrator became stuck in his bottom

News Shopper:

1:58pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A 50-year-old Forest Hill man died after a vibrator became stuck in his bottom and he was too embarrassed to see a doctor, an inquest heard today (August 12). 

Robin Hood of the trains strikes again: Second £1 found on Orpington service

News Shopper:

12:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

Another mystery £1 coin has been found on a train to Orpington.

QUIZ: Do you have listening skills needed to work for MI5? Take the test

News Shopper:

12:17pm Friday 8th August 2014

Do you have the skills to possibly work on the frontline for the security service MI5? Take the listening challenge to find out.

Who is the Lewisham Natureman?

News Shopper:

5:13pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Following the third sighting of another white stag painted onto a wall approaching Catford Bridge Station, the question on everyone’s lips is ‘who is the Lewisham Natureman’?

Money and message left on Beckenham train puts 'smile on my face'

News Shopper:

4:57pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Travelling on south-east London trains can often be a pain, but one traveller on a service to Orpington found a reason to be cheerful.

Forest Hill 'Jesus' spotted bearing cross in Petts Wood

News Shopper:

4:23pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A Jesus figure spotted travelling though Petts Wood bearing a large cross says he plans to walk across all of Greater London spreading the word of God.

Greenwich Council causes confusion with 'No dumpimg' sign spelling error

News Shopper: Greenwich Bans Dumpimg?

10:51am Friday 1st August 2014

Have you spotted any amusing signs or notices such as this gem from Greenwich Council?

Fist-bumps are better than handshakes and high-fives, say scientists

News Shopper:

12:26pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Fist-bumps are officially better than handshakes and high-fives as a way of greeting or congratulating someone, scientists have announced.

Greenwich mudlark discovers three-year-old message in a bottle from Gravesend kids

News Shopper:

2:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

Three years after a message in a bottle was thrown off Gravesend Pier an intrepid beach forager has tracked down the authors through Twitter.

VIDEO: Keston boxing champion David Haye presents the weather - for dogs

News Shopper:

1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

When you have been champion of the world like Keston’s David Haye, what’s next? Presenting the world’s first weather forecast for dogs, of course.

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.

Fire brigade called to 100 Bromley children stuck in cars - and child with head in potty

News Shopper: Firefighters called after Layton, two, gets head stuck in his toilet seat

12:46pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Since 2001 around 100 children in Bromley have had to be rescued from vehicles after being trapped inside, figures show.

Man spotted painting Dartford station post box pink

News Shopper:

9:46am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Rail users were greeted with a strange sight outside Dartford station this morning – a post box being painted pink.

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.

Orpington's Spider-Man says he dons suit for his three-year-old son

News Shopper:

12:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

An Orpington cult hero spotted walking the streets dressed as Spider-Man has spoken about his reasons for doing so - and it doesn't involve getting bitten by a radioactive spider.

Spider-Man and son spotted in St Mary Cray

News Shopper:

4:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Spider-Man and his son have brought smiles to the faces of hundreds after being photographed in St Mary Cray.

Stray puppy who likes eating women's knickers finds home in Sidcup

News Shopper:

5:49pm Monday 7th July 2014

A Sidcup family has given a loving home to a stray puppy – despite the fact he likes eating women’s knickers.






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