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Three sentenced after cannabis found in Sidcup nightclub, leading to discovery of huge cannabis factory in Pratts Bottom

This Is Local London:

1:42pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Three people have been sentenced after cannabis was found in a Sidcup nightclub, leading to the discovery of a huge cannabis factory and CS gas in Pratts Bottom.

Ex-England and Millwall midfielder tells young Thamesmead footballers: 'Work hard if you want to make it to the Premiership'

This Is Local London:

11:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Young, aspiring Thamesmead footballers were left in awe when they received a visit from former Millwall and England midfielder Dennis Wise.

Waddling penguins to lead shoppers to Santa's grotto in Bexleyheath shopping centre

This Is Local London:

10:29am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Penguins will waddle to life and lead shoppers to a charity grotto in a UK-first at Broadway shopping centre, Bexleyheath, this Christmas.

Swanley man who was 'heavily involved in criminal dealings' jailed

This Is Local London: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

5:13pm Monday 20th October 2014

A Swanley man has been jailed for eight months for possession with intent to supply drugs, handling stolen goods and possessing a stun gun.

Orpington and Pratts Bottom men charged after railway assault left man with 'significant' head injury

This Is Local London:

1:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

Two men from Orpington and Pratts Bottom have been charged after an assault at a railway station left a man with "significant" head and facial injuries.

Vandals who smashed up Dartford pet ambulance 'as low as you can get'

This Is Local London:

11:23am Monday 20th October 2014

Vandals branded "as low as you can get" trashed an ambulance owned by a Dartford animal rescue charity.

Prolific Gravesend burglar, who escaped from prison, is jailed

This Is Local London:

3:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A prolific burglar who committed offences across the south east, including targeting homes in Gravesend, has been jailed for six years.

'Fare dodging' pigeon spotted on train heading to Greenhithe

This Is Local London:

2:57pm Thursday 16th October 2014

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

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart talks to News Shopper about new film Rosewater at the BFI London Film Festival

This Is Local London:

5:20pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Jon Stewart is best known as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show - the success of which has seen him become one of the most influential figures in US politics and media. He spoke to PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN about his new film Rosewater - his first as a writer and director - which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival on Sunday.

Darenth Valley Golf Course pays out £12,000 after golf buggy overturns on employee

This Is Local London:

4:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

Darenth Valley Golf Course has been ordered to pay more than £12,000 after an employee was seriously injured in a golf buggy accident.

Car and motorcycle crash in Erith Road

This Is Local London:

11:21am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A collision involving a car and motorcycle caused traffic problems in Erith Road, Barnehurst this morning (October 15).

UPDATE: Major train delays across south east London and north Kent

This Is Local London:

2:43pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

A signalling problem at London Victoria and trespasser at London Bridge caused major delays to trains across south east London and north Kent today (October 15).

AUDIO: 'Jack from Welling' can't name single thing UKIP stands for in embarrassing radio interview

This Is Local London:

4:52pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

A Welling man and UKIP advocate was left red faced when he was unable to name a single thing the party stand for during an embarrassing radio call-in.

'We're not asking for a white Christmas, all we want is a dry Christmas': Swanley resident's flooding fears after heavy rainfall

This Is Local London:

5:13pm Monday 13th October 2014

A Swanley resident fears his house will flood after relentless heavy rain last night.

UPDATE: Six-year-old child, who went missing after running off in Erith, has been found

This Is Local London:

12:08pm Monday 13th October 2014

A six-year old child, who went missing in Erith earlier today (October 13), has been found.

Mental health professionals under fire after 71-year-old father, from Gravesend, is stabbed to death by son

This Is Local London:

5:10pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

Mental health professionals have come under fire from the daughter of a 71-year-old Gravesend man stabbed to death by his schizophrenic son.

VIDEO: Cute 4-year-old girl fluffs nursery rhyme adorably - then gets it right for us

This Is Local London:

12:30pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

A 4-year-old girl from South Darenth has become an internet sensation, with an adorable video of her attempting to sing a nursery rhyme gaining a staggering 330,000 YouTube hits.

George Verrier fundraiser in Welling attended by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry

This Is Local London:

4:50pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

An event raising money in memory of Bromley teenager George Verrier was held at a Welling primary school and attended by Capital Radio DJ Dave Berry.

Welling army officer - who has toured Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland - is awarded MBE

This Is Local London:

3:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Welling man who has served in the British Army for almost 20 years, including tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, has been awarded an MBE.

Travellers pitch up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground

This Is Local London:

12:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Travellers pitched up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground on Sunday night (September 28), causing concern for local residents.

Lost Bromley parrot is reunited with owners, but sadly dies shortly after

This Is Local London:

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

A Bromley parrot, lost for over two weeks, was reunited with its owners on Friday (September 26), but sadly passed away over the weekend.

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

This Is Local London:

10:15am Monday 29th September 2014

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

E-fit issued after Orpington sexual assault: Police want to speak to this man

This Is Local London:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to trace following a sexual assault in Orpington.

Suspected illegal immigrants discovered in London Road, Swanley

This Is Local London:

1:37pm Friday 26th September 2014

Ten suspected illegal immigrants were discovered in Swanley yesterday (September 25).

A lifetime of love in south-east London: Woman who has lived with husband in same Welling house since 1948 celebrates 100th birthday

This Is Local London:

12:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

Lily and Ernie Witcombe have lived in the same Welling house since 1948. This week Lily turned 100, while the couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary in January. The occasion gave Ernie, 96, the chance to reflect on a lifetime of love in south-east London. He talked to PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN.

Man charged after Dartford 'disturbance'

This Is Local London:

11:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

A man has been charged following a "disturbance" in Dartford on Monday (September 22).

PICTURES: Sewage tanker crash causes Dartford traffic

This Is Local London:

10:35am Thursday 25th September 2014

A sewage tanker crash caused traffic in Bob Dunn Way, Dartford, yesterday (September 24).

UPDATE: Two men charged after Welling burglary

This Is Local London:

10:33am Thursday 25th September 2014

One man taken to hospital and two men were arrested after a burglary in Welling.

Man arrested after A20 Swanley bypass crash

This Is Local London:

1:33pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving after a crash on the A20 last night.

Travellers move into car park by West Wickham station

This Is Local London:

12:54pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Travellers have moved into the car park by West Wickham station.

Man arrested and another taken to hospital after Dartford 'disturbance'

This Is Local London:

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and another taken to hospital after a "disturbance" in Dartford yesterday (September 22).

PICTURES: Hairless pups found abandoned in Biggin Hill car park find new homes

This Is Local London:

12:51pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Three hairless puppies, found abandoned in a Biggin Hill car park earlier this month, have found loving new homes.

BMX rider left in wheelchair after horror Shortlands attack walks down aisle to marry sweetheart

This Is Local London:

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BMX rider left brain damaged after an unprovoked attack in Shortlands has fulfilled his dream of walking down the aisle to marry his sweetheart.

Driver anger as introduction of new barrier-free Dartford Crossing is delayed

This Is Local London:

5:27pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Drivers are once again being forced to wait for a barrier-free Dartford Crossing after the Highways Agency announced the scheme has been delayed by a month.

Woman 'attempted to snatch' young girl at Bluewater shopping centre

This Is Local London:

3:01pm Monday 22nd September 2014

There have been claims a woman "attempted to snatch" a young girl at Bluewater shopping centre over the weekend.

Man jailed after sawn-off shot gun found in Penge

This Is Local London:

4:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A man has been jailed for six and a half years after police found a sawn-off shot gun in Penge.

PICTURES: Huge queues for launch of iPhone 6 at Bluewater and intu Bromley

This Is Local London:

4:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

Hundreds of people queued outside Bluewater and intu Bromley shopping centres last night, as iPhone 6 fever gripped south east London and north Kent.

Bromley man's desperate plea after beloved parrot goes missing

This Is Local London:

4:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A Bromley man has issued a desperate plea for the public's help after his 7-year-old parrot went missing.

Police appeal after man is seriously assaulted in Belvedere barber's shop

This Is Local London:

12:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a serious assault in a Belvedere barber's shop.

Swanscombe child molester jailed after string of sex offences - including abusing two-year-old girl

This Is Local London:

11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

A child molester has been jailed for 19 years after he was convicted of a string of sexual offences – including abusing a two-year-old girl.

Six injured in Bexley crash

This Is Local London:

10:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

Six people were injured in a crash in Bexley this morning.

Bromley teenager died after he was punched in the face unprovoked, court hears

This Is Local London:

5:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Bromley teenager died after he was punched, unprovoked, in the face following a friend's 16th birthday party, a court has heard.

Trial date set for Swanscombe prison officer accused of corrupt relationship with Sun journalist

This Is Local London:

5:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The date has been set for the trial of a Swanscombe prison officer who had an allegedly corrupt relationship with a journalist from Sun.

'Neglected' Shih-tzu found abandoned and barely able to walk in Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

4:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Shih-tzu has been found abandoned near some housing estates in Thamesmead, with paws so matted he could barely walk.

PICTURED: Car on fire in Beckenham Hill Road

This Is Local London:

3:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A car burst into flames in Beckenham Hill Road this afternoon.

Beckenham man jailed after arranging to have neighbour assaulted

This Is Local London:

11:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Beckenham man has been jailed for two years after arranging to have his neighbour assaulted.

PICTURES: New-look Sidcup High Street after £1.8 million regeneration

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A huge £1.8 million project to regenerate Sidcup town centre is close to completion.

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

This Is Local London:

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.

Bromley High Street wine shop blames Tesco as it goes out of business

This Is Local London:

10:21am Monday 15th September 2014

A Bromley wine shop has closed its doors for the last time, blaming Tesco for forcing it out of business.

Woman in hospital after two-car crash near Chislehurst

This Is Local London:

3:06pm Friday 12th September 2014

A woman has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash near Chislehurst.

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