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Men arrested in connection with Chislehurst rape and assault released without charge

This Is Local London:

9:53am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Two men arrested in connection with allegations of rape and assault at an address in Chislehurst have been released without charge.

Eight people evacuated and 200m cordon set up due to overheating gas cylinder in Erith

This Is Local London:

9:27am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Eight people were evacuated and a 200m cordon was set up after a propane gas cylinder overheated at an asphalt plant in Erith.

MORE PICS: Crash in Bexley leaves car on roof

This Is Local London:

10:32am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A crash in Footscray Lane, Bexley, yesterday afternoon (September 1) left a car on its roof.

Police want to identify this man after Orpington burglary

This Is Local London:

4:02pm Monday 1st September 2014

Bromley police have released images of a man they want to identify in connection with a burglary that took place in Batchwood Green, Orpington.

Man killed in Shire Lane, Orpington, crash named as Ruben Lee

This Is Local London:

3:28pm Monday 1st September 2014

A man who was killed in a car crash in Shire Lane, Orpington, has been named as 54-year-old Ruben Lee.

Ebbsfleet station evacuated after fire alarm drama

This Is Local London:

11:15am Monday 1st September 2014

A full evacuation of Ebbsfleet station followed a fire alarm yesterday evening - but it was a false alarm.

Father, son and daughter sentenced after Dartford-bound train attack in front of terrified passengers

This Is Local London:

4:05pm Friday 29th August 2014

A father, son and daughter were sentenced today after attacking two people on a Dartford-bound train in front of terrified passengers.

Crayford travellers have moved on to Foots Cray Meadows

This Is Local London:

4:32pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Travellers spotted in a field in Crayford yesterday (August 27) are said to have moved on to Foots Cray Meadows.

Two-and-a-half year out of date bovril being sold in Bexleyheath Asda

This Is Local London:

2:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Two-and-a-half year out of date bovril has been spotted on the shelves of Asda, Bexleyheath. 

83-year-old Erith woman waits over an hour for ambulance after fall left her bleeding from eye

This Is Local London:

1:15pm Thursday 28th August 2014

An 83-old-woman who fell on a pavement in Erith yesterday (August 27) leaving blood pouring from her eye, waited over an hour for an ambulance.

Welling's Kate Bush hailed after first live performance for 35 years

This Is Local London:

5:27pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Welling's Kate Bush returned to the stage last night (August 26) - 35 years after her last live performance.

PICTURED: Bexleyheath crash as car goes through fence

This Is Local London:

2:43pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A crash in Bedonwell Road, Bexleyheath, yesterday (August 26) saw a car crash through a fence.

PICTURES: '100' caravans spotted in field in Crayford as travellers move in

This Is Local London:

9:25am Thursday 28th August 2014

'100' caravans have been spotted in a field in Crayford, after travellers pitched up yesterday and more joined them today.

'Nightmare' Mottingham block of flats sees sewage come out of toilet and parts of building fall off

This Is Local London:

12:22pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

A mother living in a "nightmare" block of flats in Mottingham claims problems range from sewage coming out of the toilet to parts of the building falling off.

Orpington couple on fat-fighting mission - but with two very different approaches

This Is Local London:

11:33am Tuesday 26th August 2014

An Orpington couple are on a mission to help people shed unwanted pounds - but the fat-fighting duo have very different approaches.

Famous Crystal Palace, Charlton and Millwall fans: The starting XI

This Is Local London: Jim Davidson

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Gregg Wallace in goal, Eddie Izzard in midfield and Daniel Day-Lewis up front: famous Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic and Millwall fans have been grouped together in an ultimate starting XI.

Fire in kitchen of McDonald's, Bromley, leaves employee in hospital

This Is Local London:

3:45pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A fire in Market Square, Bromley, earlier this week was in the kitchen of McDonald's, and left an employee needing hospital treatment.

UPDATE: Woman cut from car after crashing into parked car containing child in Bromley Road

This Is Local London:

2:36pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A woman had to be cut from her car after crashing into a parked car containing a child in Bromley Road this afternoon.

UPDATE: Two arrests after incidents at Metro Bank, Bromley

This Is Local London:

12:47pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Two people were arrested after two incidents at Metro Bank in Bromley High Street yesterday (August 21) afternoon.

iPhone snatched from woman's hands as she travelled on Bromley train

This Is Local London:

2:43pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Police are appealing for the public's help after an iPhone was snatched from a woman's hands on a train at Eden Park station, Bromley.

PICTURED: Crash involving car driven by 'nun' and bus in Bromley High Street

This Is Local London:

2:29pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A car - reportedly driven by a nun - and bus collided in Bromley High Street this afternoon (August 20).

PICTURES: Staff at Biggin Hill farm have sleepover with animals

This Is Local London:

12:13pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Staff at Biggin Hill's Foal Farm had a sleepover with the animals, exchanging warm beds for wooden floors, straw and furry friends.

UPDATE: Man suffers serious head injury as motorcycle and scooter collide in Poverest Road, Orpington

This Is Local London:

9:31am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A crash involving a motorcycle and scooter closed Poverest Road in Orpington this morning.

Air ambulance called after fire in Market Square, Bromley

This Is Local London:

5:39pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A young man was air lifted to hospital after a fire in Market Square, Bromley, this afternoon.

Bromley man threatened with knife at Grove Park station, on Charing Cross to Orpington train

This Is Local London:

12:41pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Bromley man was threatened with a knife at Grove Park station last week, on a train travelling from Charing Cross to Orpington.

Penge man admits scamming Bromley Council to get hundreds of pounds off council tax

This Is Local London: Lemeail Griffith pleaded guilty at Bromley Magistrates' Court.

12:58pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

A Penge man has admitted scamming Bromley Council to get hundreds of pounds off his council tax for more than four years.

BMX rider back on bike for first time three years after horror attack in Shortlands

This Is Local London:

11:47am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A BMX rider left brain damaged after an unprovoked attack in Shortlands three years ago has managed to get on his bike for the first time since the incident.

Hollywood icon Michael York talks about acting, illness and Bromley Little Theatre's fight for survival

This Is Local London:

9:42am Monday 18th August 2014

British acting legend and former Bromley resident Michael York began his career treading the boards at the Bromley Little Theatre.

Keith Millen 'proud' of players after tough week, wants to be considered for vacant manager position

This Is Local London: Keith Millen

9:02am Sunday 17th August 2014

Acting Crystal Palace manager Keith Millen said he was "proud" of his players after a tough week, with Tony Pulis leaving the club just two days before the start of the new season.

Bromley girl missing since Tuesday

This Is Local London:

2:12pm Friday 15th August 2014

A 17-year-old Bromley girl has been missing since Tuesday (August 12), the day after her birthday.

Orpington teen shines at European Athletics Championships just after getting her A-level results

This Is Local London: Diana Asher-Smith on the Birmingham podium. SPORTSBEAT.

12:35pm Friday 15th August 2014

An Orpington 18-year-old broke the British 200m junior record yesterday, shortly after getting the A-level results she needed to go to her first-choice university.

Two Lancaster bombers to visit Biggin Hill Airport

This Is Local London: An Avro lancaster like the one the men were flying

11:59am Thursday 14th August 2014

Two Avro Lancaster bombers will visit Biggin Hill Airport this afternoon (August 14).

MORE PICS: Rio Ferdinand stuns shoppers in Orpington Tesco

This Is Local London:

12:48pm Friday 15th August 2014

Ex-Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand was spotted by stunned shoppers in Tesco in Orpington on Wednesday evening (August 13).

UPDATE: Woman suffers life threatening head injury after being hit by car in Penge High Street

This Is Local London:

3:14pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

A woman suffered a life threatening head injury after being hit by a car in Penge High Street this morning (August 13).

Orpington girl 'constantly smiling' despite suffering from rare genetic disease

This Is Local London:

11:16am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Late last year, 18-month-old Orpington girl Freya Huckstepp was diagnosed with Cockayne Syndrome (CS) - a rare genetic disease characterised by premature ageing. Despite this, she is an amazingly happy child, described as "constantly smiling" - even in the face of her struggle. PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN finds out more.

Orpington woman who jumped in front of train was under care of mental health trust

This Is Local London:

10:32am Tuesday 12th August 2014

An Orpington woman jumped in front of a train at Petts Wood station after being under the care of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, an inquest has heard.

Images of 22 people wanted in connection with offences across Bromley released

This Is Local London:

3:41pm Monday 11th August 2014

Police have released images of 22 people they would like to identify in connection with offences committed across Bromley borough.

Hundreds celebrate St Paul's Cray church's 50th anniversary

This Is Local London:

9:26am Thursday 7th August 2014

Hundreds celebrated the 50th anniversary of a St Paul's Cray church with a memorable fun day.

Forest Hill 'Jesus' spotted bearing cross in Petts Wood

This Is Local London:

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.

Sewage flowing down Station Road, Orpington, is causing a stink

This Is Local London:

12:59pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

Sewage was flowing down Station Road, Orpington, for three days, causing a stink for people who use the road.

Giant giraffe dances with elderly man at Bromley day centre's summer fete

This Is Local London:

11:20am Wednesday 6th August 2014

The Astley Day Centre summer fete saw hundreds of people treated to sun, burgers and ice cream at the weekend.

UPDATE: Residents remain unconvinced as reduction of Waste4Fuel's pile of rubbish begins

This Is Local London:

10:05am Friday 8th August 2014

An operation to reduce the pile of rubbish in the Waste4Fuel site in St Paul's Cray has begun.

PICTURES: Household junk has been dumped in Orpington road for a week

This Is Local London:

9:52am Tuesday 5th August 2014

A concerned local resident says household junk has been dumped in an Orpington road for about a week.

Man suffers life threatening head injury at Goals, Beckenham

This Is Local London:

10:50am Monday 4th August 2014

A man suffered a life threatening head injury at Goals in Beckenham yesterday (August 3).

UPDATE: Locals describe hearing 'frightening, horrendous' noise as man dies in Orpington car crash

This Is Local London:

4:29pm Monday 4th August 2014

A man has died after a car crash in Orpington yesterday evening (August 3).

Firefighters set for fresh strikes - after man died in Bromley house fire during last strike

This Is Local London:

2:17pm Friday 1st August 2014

Firefighters in England will stage a fresh series of strikes in their long-running dispute over pensions.

Week since staff last seen at Waste4Fuel site - now considered abandoned

This Is Local London:

12:50pm Friday 1st August 2014

A week has passed since Waste4Fuel staff were last at the St Paul's Cray site, and the site is now considered abandoned.

Bromley FC to host Crystal Palace next week

This Is Local London: Bromley FC Logo

12:12pm Friday 1st August 2014

Bromley Football Club will play host to Crystal Palace next week.

Man who sexually assaulted sleeping woman on West Wickham train avoids jail

This Is Local London:

3:19pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A Catford man has avoided jail time after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on board a late-night train in West Wickham.

VIDEO: Cyclist says he feared for his life during clash with HGV in central Bromley

This Is Local London:

1:28pm Thursday 31st July 2014

A cyclist claims a HGV driver almost killed him when he was driving through the centre of Bromley, in a clash that went on for minutes. 

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