5 thoughts of the week: Beard nets on the Bake Off, tyres, Twitter and Cliff Richard

News Shopper: Image for Dragon Tyres

8:34am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Each week I will use this space to share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

5 thoughts of the week: Mobile phone rudeness, mobility scooter madness and more

News Shopper: Conversations should be private

11:46am Wednesday 20th August 2014

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

VIDEO: Donna 'Train' loves rail travel - but do you love or loathe it?

News Shopper:

1:10pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A TV star loves trains so much she has changed her name to front a promotional campaign, but do you love or loathe rail travel?

5 thoughts of the week: Parks, paint, legal system and more

News Shopper:

3:02pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

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

'Ketchup should be kept in cupboard' - do you agree with Boris?

News Shopper:

6:30am Friday 8th August 2014

The Mayor of London’s announcement that he will stand for Parliament next year overshadowed another massive Boris proclamation this week.

How kitchens have gone hi-tech: Which gadget could you not live without?

News Shopper:

10:14am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Kitchens are no longer just food preparations areas, they have become tech hubs – with gadgets every bit as important as cutlery and crockery.

VOTE: Should it be illegal to ever leave a dog alone in a car?

News Shopper: Animal behaviour expert Sophie Marriott

11:23am Wednesday 9th July 2014

As a nation of dog lovers, many people take their dog with them everywhere, writes Sophie Marriott of canine behaviour consultancy Endless Pawsibilities.

More than half of London workers have nodded off - do you ever sleep on the job?

News Shopper:

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Workers in London are among the most prone to falling asleep on the job, a study has found.

Is crackdown on holidays in school term-time unfair? Parents have their say

News Shopper: More than a quarter of parents plan to take their offspring out of school for a holiday this year, an insurer found

7:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Parents have reacted with anger, defiance and dishonesty to a crackdown on taking children out of school during term-time for family holidays.

What’s your favourite fish and chip shop in south-east London and north Kent?

News Shopper: Quiz with Fish and Chip Supper

6:30am Friday 13th June 2014

No great preamble to this one, just the very simple question: What do you think is the best place to get fish and chips in this area?

What’s the best, funniest or just most ‘dad’ thing your dad has ever done?

News Shopper: What's the best thing your dad's ever done or the funniest thing he's ever said?

6:30am Wednesday 11th June 2014

Ahead of Father’s Day this Sunday we’re looking to celebrate the lengths dedicated dads go to for their kids as well as celebrate the other inspired and at times hilarious things dads say and do.

Boris would use a bike pump but how would YOU survive a zombie apocalypse?

News Shopper: Zombies bring terror to Hampshire village: VIDEO

6:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The potential for a zombie apocalypse has been the focus of some attention recently – hopefully not a precursor to one actually happening!

Do you ever say ‘white rabbits’ or ‘pinch, punch, first day of the month’?

News Shopper: Saying 'white rabbits' at the beginning of the month is meant to ensure good luck

6:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Another 1st of the month is coming up soon, so what are you traditions or superstitions for this occasion?

What's the weirdest thing that's ever happened to you at work?

News Shopper: CROY: Ricky Gervais lookalike brings a bit of Brent to PC World

6:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Even in the most exciting of jobs, work can sometimes become a bit dull.

Is the greatest pub quiz team name in this funny 13 - or do you know a better one?

News Shopper: Cat & fiddle pub Phab quiz ight

7:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

Who doesn’t love a good pub quiz? The chance to pit your general knowledge against others in a friendly battle of who-knows-the-most-random-information while enjoying a drink with some mates – what a great way to spend an evening.

What’s your favourite day out in south-east London and north Kent?

News Shopper: Greenwich Park's Rose Garden. Picture by Anne Marie Briscombe

6:00am Friday 23rd May 2014

No great preamble to this one, just the very simple question: What do you think is the best day out in this area, the one you would do again and again if you could?

What’s your favourite shop in south-east London and north Kent?

News Shopper: What’s your favourite shop in south-east London and north Kent?

6:30am Friday 16th May 2014

No great preamble to this one, just the very simple question: What do you think is the best shop in the area, the one you’d be most heartbroken to ever see close down?

Wake-up call: What tune or sound on your alarm clock gets your going in the morning?

News Shopper: Four in five people complain of sleeping problems

6:00am Wednesday 14th May 2014

What tune or sound do you have set on your alarm clock to wake you up in the mornings?

What would be the first thing you'd say to an alien?

News Shopper: The aliens are coming - 10 UFO hotspots in south east London and north Kent

6:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Humans aren’t yet ready to meet aliens, according to a recent study, but if ET did come visiting what would be the first thing you’d say to it?

What’s your favourite pub in south-east London and north Kent?

News Shopper: Prime Minister: pubs can stay open longer for World Cup match

6:30am Friday 9th May 2014

No great preamble to this one, just the very simple question: What do you think is the best boozer in the south-east London and north Kent area, the one you’d be most heartbroken to ever see close down?

What's the weirdest thing that's ever happened to you on a train or bus?

News Shopper: What's the weirdest thing that's ever happened to you on a train or bus?

6:00am Thursday 8th May 2014

Travelling on public transport can be tedious and repetitive but occasionally it can become more ... let’s say interesting.

Are Penguins biscuits or chocolate bars - and have they got smaller?

News Shopper: Can you p-p-p-possibly settle the question of whether the Penguin is a biscuit or chocolate bar?

6:30am Wednesday 7th May 2014

We know you’re all important people with things to do and places to go but you need to stop right now and help resolve two of modern life’s most important questions.

Graffiti: Is it art or vandalism - or can it be both? Do you like it?

News Shopper: Banksy's Brighton graffiti masterpiece Kissing Coppers to be auctioned in Miami

6:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Much like tattoos, graffiti is an ‘art form’ which divides opinion.

What is the best TV or film boxset of all time?

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

6:30am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Another bank holiday weekend is coming which for some people might mean three days of DIY, gardening or going out.

Is it cruel to give your baby a weird first name?

News Shopper: Do you think there's anything wrong about giving a baby a weird first name?

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Do you think giving a baby a weird first name could be construed as selfish or even cruel to the child?

Top tips to cure a hangover: Share how you shake off a heavy night of drinking

News Shopper: What's your top tip for curing a hangover?

6:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

What’s the best method you’ve got for curing a hangover suffered after one (or a few) drinks too many the night before?

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

News Shopper: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

Do you devour or hoard Easter Eggs, and what's the best way to get into them?

News Shopper: Do you crack your Easter eggs open carefully or just smash them to pieces?

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

The long Easter weekend starts tomorrow, which means two things will happen.

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.

What's your favourite ice-cream van treat and where does the 99 get its name from?

News Shopper:

6:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Our favourite ice-cream van has started visiting News Shopper Towers again, a sure sign summer is on its way.

Amusing nicknames you've had, heard or given other people

News Shopper: QUIFF-A-LIKE: Darren as a child when his black quiff earned him the nickname Elvis

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Today we’re asking about what’s in a name, or rather what’s in a nickname.

After 'no make-up selfie' craze we ask why do women wear make-up at all?

News Shopper: Helen Flanagan's no makeup selfie

6:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

The ‘no make-up selfie’ has been a craze in the past week, with women posting pictures of themselves online supposedly with their skin au naturel for a cancer awareness campaign.

What is the greatest movie series of all time?

News Shopper: Speculation is growing that original trio could make a return

6:00am Monday 24th March 2014

Hey popcorn munchers, what do you think is the greatest movie series of all time?

Do you have a favourite side of the bed? Where does 'wrong side of the bed' phrase come from?

News Shopper: Four in five people complain of sleeping problems

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

When you got up this morning was it from the same side of the bed you always sleep on?

Greenwich in top 10 most commonly mispronounced words – which missaid words drive you crazy?

News Shopper: Get involved with NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Does tenterhooks being pronounced as tenderhooks drive you up the wall? When someone says somethink instead of something do you want to slap them?

Neil Trotter from south London is £108m Euromillions winner - what would you spend money on if it was you?

News Shopper: Neil Trotter and and his partner Nicky Ottaway celebrate their Euromillions jackpot

11:05am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Lucky car mechanic Neil Trotter scooped a staggering £107.9 million Euromillions jackpot – what would you do with the money if you were him?

What advice would you give your younger self if you had the chance?

News Shopper: Exams: The latest school league tables have been published.

6:30am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Regrets, have you had a few? If you had the chance to tell your younger self something, what would you say?

Share your tips for dealing with cold-callers and pre-recorded phone messages

News Shopper: Do you get annoyed by cold calls? And how do you tackle them?

6:30am Monday 17th March 2014

Is there anything in modern life more infuriating than being disturbed at home by a cold-caller on the phone who is trying to flog double-glazing or find a victim to complete a tedious lifestyle survey?

What do you call the main evening meal? Is it tea, dinner or supper?

News Shopper: What name do you have for the main meal of the day in the evening?

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

What do you call the main meal of the day that’s eaten in the evening? Is it tea, dinner or supper?

How to queue correctly: What are the rights and wrongs when forming a line?

News Shopper: Shoppers queue patiently for the stores to open at Brent Cross

6:30am Thursday 13th March 2014

We’re British and one of the few things we do better than just about everybody else in the world is queue.

Phone number language: Is the '0' said as 'oh' or 'zero'?

News Shopper: Hundreds woken by cold call promoting Government solar panel deal

6:30am Tuesday 11th March 2014

When you’re giving out your phone number or reading a number back to someone how do you say the noughts – are they ‘ohs’ or ‘zeros’?

What's the best way to open a jar lid that's stuck shut?

News Shopper: What's your top tip for opening a jar lid that's stuck shut?

6:00am Monday 10th March 2014

You’ve got a jar of jam or mayo you want to get into but the lid won’t budge and there’s no gadget to hand.

Is spring the most wonderful time of the year or do you have a different favourite?

News Shopper: Southern areas of England should expect temperatures of around 15C

6:00am Friday 7th March 2014

Andy Williams sung about Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year, but I don’t think he was right.

Your teen idols: Who did you swoon over and have posters of on your bedroom wall?

News Shopper: Mmmm, Kylie - this was the sort of poster I had on my wall as a teenager. Who was your teen idol?

6:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

WHICHEVER decade you were a teenager in, chances are there was at least one celebrity you idolised – or at least lusted after.

Take the plunge and say what the scariest thing you've ever done is

News Shopper: Have you ever taken a leap of faith, either an actual leap or a metaphorical one, which has really scared you?

6:30am Tuesday 25th February 2014

TODAY we’re asking you to be brave and relive the scariest thing you’ve ever done.

Reader comment: 'Commuters deserve better from their regular Southeastern train journey'

News Shopper: 'Oyster system could be incorporated into the carriage entrance, instead of in the ticket office'

10:42am Friday 21st February 2014

Bexleyheath resident, commuter and News Shopper reader Sean Ottley shares his strong views on Southeastern trains and how services can be improved.

Should Scotland stay in UK like David Bowie says? Do you care either way?

News Shopper: Noel Gallagher and Kate Moss on stage during Brits

6:30am Friday 21st February 2014

BECKENHAM’S David Bowie has pleaded with Scotland to stay in the UK, prompting singer Billy Bragg to urge more people south of the border to enter the debate.

Ouch, painful! But what hurts most out of stubbing toe, stepping on Lego, paper cut or hitting funny bone?

News Shopper: Sometimes the smallest accidents such as stubbing your toe can hurt the most

6:30am Thursday 20th February 2014

STUBBING your toe, stepping on something sharp like Lego, a paper cut or knocking your funny bone.

Who would be on your fantasy dinner party guest list?

News Shopper: Which guests would you invite to sit around your table if you were holding your fantasy dinner party?

6:30am Wednesday 19th February 2014

IF you were staging your fantasy dinner party who would your guests be?

Sick and awesome, innit babe? See graphic showing words people find most annoying

News Shopper: A word cloud showing replies to the question 'what are the most annoying words?'

6:30am Tuesday 18th February 2014

LAST week we asked people who follow News Shopper on Twitter and like us on Facebook to say what words really annoy them.






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