• Man denies murdering Downham woman in 2004

    A 48-YEAR-OLD man is to go on trial accused of murdering a Downham woman in 2004. Thuy-An Mao, who was arrested in Lewisham in April, appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court today (July 21) for a plea and case management hearing. He pleaded

  • Powell still willing to add to squad

    CHARLTON boss Chris Powell is happy with his transfer dealings this summer but will add to the squad if he can before the August deadline. And Powell admits it is ultimately down to the owners whether he will be able to bring in more bodies

  • Bob Neill MP visits health group

    A COMMUNITY health group which aims to improve patient care has received a visit from a politician. Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill was shown the services offered by Bromley Healthcare, which range from district nursing and home visits

  • Missing teenager sectioned after she is found hiding in tree

    A TEENAGER who was found in a tree after going missing yesterday (July 20) has been sectioned. The police helicopter and officers were called in to search for the 17-year-old girl after she was reported missing from Orpington at around 6.30am

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Horrible Bosses ***

    HORRIBLE Bosses has a great premise. Who hasn’t imagined killing their boss at one time or another? Some of us have even gone so far as to buy piano wire, duct tape, garbage bags and a tidal forecast chart. But even though it is consistently

  • Off-duty policeman 'pulled man out of car by his neck'

    AN off-duty policeman who pulled a man out of a car by his neck has been given a community order by magistrates. PC Ian Collis, who works in Lewisham, was arrested following the attack in Crofton Road, Locksbottom, on November 16. The

  • Midfielder released by Addicks

    ALAN McCormack has been allowed to leave Charlton by mutual consent and looks set to join Swindon Town. The midfielder had one-season left to serve on the two-year deal he penned last summer after being signed from Southend by former manager

  • Bands play to Glades shoppers to promote LeeFest

    LEEFEST, the music festival which began in a Beckenham schoolboy's back garden, is back for its sixth year. To promote the non-profit event at Highams Hill Farm in Surrey on August 12 and August 13, Bromley-based bands Miss Scarlet and The

  • Former Owl aiming to hit right notes for Charlton

    CHARLTON defender Michael Morrison says team bonding and dressing room banter has been a highlight during pre-season so far. The summer signing from Sheffield Wednesday believes the club will be in top six by Christmas but stressed it’s important to

  • Holmes excited by Brands Hatch appearance

    DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is to make a guest appearance at Brands Hatch this weekend for rounds nine and ten of the FIA Formula Two championship. The Kent athlete, who won two gold medals at the Athens Olympics games in 2004,

  • Kent progressing well in tennis event

    KENT’S chances of picking up a first AEGON summer County Cup title in four years gathered pace after an emphatic victory over the north of Scotland. The county were last crowned champions in 2007 but have watched Lancashire and Hertfordshire dominate

  • VIDEO: Youth forum launches woman eating dog poo spoof

    A VIDEO showing a woman eating dog mess has been launched in protest against people putting dog fouling before young people's issues. During the three minute film, youth worker Melissa Knight appears to eat dog mess in Mayow Park in

  • Dutch defeat for Kent

    PETER Borren’s blitz with the bat helped Holland clinch their third win of the Clydesdale Bank 40 season with a 40-run triumph over Kent on Sunday. Skipper Borren hit 71 not out from just 33 balls to see his side to 206-8 in a game reduced to 37 overs

  • Man jailed for assault on 21-year-old who was left paralysed

    A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for seven years for an assault which left a man paralysed. Unemployed Peter Rowley, of Dressington Avenue, Brockley, was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court on July 18 after pleading guilty to assault with intent

  • Police appeal for witnesses to knifepoint robbery in Lewisham

    POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a violent knifepoint robbery in Lewisham. On July 14 at around 1.20am a man in his 30s was walking along Muirkirk Road following a night out at a bar in Catford. While making his way home he was approached by

  • Patsy Kensit to play Wicked Queen in The Churchill panto

    PATSY Kensit will be reviving her former bad girl image as the Wicked Queen in The Churchill's panto Snow White. The Holby City actress and star of last year's Strictly Come Dancing will join Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood and I'd Do Anything

  • MOVIE REVIEW: Cars 2 **

    WHEN Cars was released in 2006 it received a lukewarm response from critics. It failed to live up to the lofty standard that Pixar had established with Toy Story, Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo. Given Pixar’s commitment to quality, what

  • Teddy bears have their picnic in Swanscombe

    If you go down to the woods on Wednesday, you’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods on Wednesday, you’d better go in disguise. For every bear that ever there was will gather in the Heritage Park Community Hall, Craylands Lane, Swanscombe

  • Electrical explosion causes power failure in Dartford

    AN EXPLOSION in an electrical junction box blew off a manhole cover and caused a loss of power to homes in a Dartford street last night (July 20). Firefighters were called after the electrical supply cable which feeds the houses in Brentlands

  • Freedman impressed by Mexican

    MEXICAN trialist Antonio Pedroza Whitham got another chance to impress Dougie Freedman by playing 80 minutes of Crystal Palace’s 4-0 victory at East Grinstead Town last night. Pedroza Whitham was joined in the starting line-up by fellow trialist