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Bexley Holiday Inn chef cleared of sexually assaulting mother and daughter

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

3:36pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A chef at Holiday Inn in Bexley has been cleared of sexually assaulting a mother and her daughter.

Bromley teen denies causing death by dangerous driving after woman was hit by car in Abbey Wood

This Is Local London:

12:52pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A Bromley teenager has denied causing death by dangerous driving after a woman was killed when she was hit by a car in Abbey Wood.

Chef at Bexley Holiday Inn 'cornered woman and grabbed her breasts after late-night party'

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

5:37pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A chef at Holiday Inn in Bexley told a mother he wanted to have sex with her during a campaign of abuse against her and her daughter, the Old Bailey heard.

Bromley and Biggin Hill trio arrested on drugs charges after police execute warrants across north Kent

This Is Local London:

5:29pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Two men from Bromley and Biggin Hill, and a woman from Bromley, were arrested on drugs charges after as a series of warrants were executed in north Kent.

Gravesend is the hottest place in the UK

This Is Local London:

1:52pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

As temperatures soar today, Gravesend has been declared the hottest place in the country.

Five stories you might have missed

This Is Local London:

8:59am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Here are five stories from yesterday that you might have missed.

SE London and north Kent set for 25ºC scorcher

This Is Local London: Sunbathing at Scarborough at Easter 2007

8:15am Wednesday 15th April 2015

Temperatures of 25°C will hit south east London and north Kent today, as the week's fine weather continues.

Alleged Bromley M&S trolley rage woman found not guilty

This Is Local London:

7:34am Wednesday 15th April 2015

A Bromley woman who allegedly killed a man after ramming him with a trolley in Marks and Spencer's has been found not guilty.

Loaded shotgun discovered by children in Abbey Wood

This Is Local London:

5:28pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

A loaded shotgun was discovered by children in a shed behind some Abbey Wood flats yesterday (April 13). 

VIDEO: Four young children 'could have been killed' in Abbey Wood blaze while three dogs are left dead

This Is Local London:

4:35pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

Four young children "could have been killed" when a fire destroyed their Abbey Wood bungalow home and left their three pet dogs dead.

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn wishes News Shopper a happy birthday

This Is Local London:

12:58pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

First it was Sir Roger Moore, and now Game of Thrones and Ripper Street star Jerome Flynn has wished News Shopper a happy 50th birthday.

'Truly a one off': Tributes pour in for Alan Bramson, from Orpington, who died in Farningham A20 crash

This Is Local London:

2:53pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Tributes have continued to pour in for Orpington man Alan Bramson, who died in a crash on the A20 in Farningham last Friday (April 10).

Orpington man dies in fatal collision in Farningham

This Is Local London:

10:39am Saturday 11th April 2015

A 52-year-old man from Orpington died in a crash on the A20 in Farningham yesterday morning (April 10).

Joshua Caird sentenced to life in prison for murdering mum-of-four Donna Eastwood

This Is Local London:

2:58pm Friday 10th April 2015

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering mother-of-four Donna Eastwood.

UPDATE: Pedestrian taken to hospital after collision on Sidcup High Street

This Is Local London:

9:41am Friday 10th April 2015

A 53-year-old man has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Sidcup this morning (April 10).

Unattended candle starts blaze in bathroom of Dartford home

This Is Local London: Five fire engines were called to Foxhounds Lane at 1:01am. (Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue Service / Sean Holden)

8:08am Friday 10th April 2015

Police were called to a Dartford road last night (April 9) after reports of a fire.

Vandals close parts of miniature railway after 'severe' and 'mindless' act

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5:22pm Thursday 9th April 2015

Vandals have closed parts of a miniature railway in Swanley, after damaging 25 metres of track in a "severe" and "mindless" act.

Man suffers burns to face after vehicle battery explodes

This Is Local London:

1:57pm Thursday 9th April 2015

A man suffered burns to his face after a vehicle battery exploded today (April 9).

Ebbsfleet United granted permission to transform ground

This Is Local London:

1:31pm Thursday 9th April 2015

Gravesham Borough Council has given Ebbsfleet United the go-ahead to transform its home ground.

Dartford workers have the longest concentration spans in the whole of the UK, survey finds

This Is Local London:

5:00pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

Workers in Dartford are able to concentrate for longer periods than professionals in any other region of the UK according to a new survey.

Inquest opens into death of Plumstead man James Gosnell, who died in M20 crash near Wrotham

This Is Local London:

4:26pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

An inquest has opened into the death of James Gosnell, from Plumstead, who was killed in a crash on the M20 near Wrotham

Mystery surrounds high-pitched sound bothering residents in Sidcup

This Is Local London:

3:20pm Wednesday 8th April 2015

Mystery surrounds a high-pitched sound that has been bothering residents in Sidcup for the last two weeks.

Car crashes into North Heath Library

This Is Local London:

5:34pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

A car crashed into the railings as it reversed outside North Heath Library in Erith this afternoon (April 7).

Police officers speak of moment they confronted gunman in Welling, who threatened to 'blow their heads off'

This Is Local London:

5:07pm Tuesday 7th April 2015

Two Bexley police officers have spoken of the terrifying moment they were threatened by a gunman, who told one of them "I'll blow your head off" before shooting the other at point blank range.

UPDATE: Long delays on M25 in north Kent after crash

This Is Local London:

7:47am Tuesday 7th April 2015

There were long delays after a driver crashed into the central reservation of the M25 in north Kent this morning (April 7).

SE London and north Kent set for 'fine, warm, sunny' week

This Is Local London:

7:26am Tuesday 7th April 2015

South east London and north Kent is set for a fine, warm and sunny week.

Man missing from Dartford area after telling relative he 'may be late home'

This Is Local London:

8:51am Saturday 4th April 2015

Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a 36-year-old man reported missing from the Dartford area.

Children 'banned from running in playground' of Gravesend primary school

This Is Local London:

5:25pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Children at a Gravesend primary school have been "banned from running in the playground", in a move branded "a step too far" by an angry mother.

GHOSTS DO EXIST and Google Earth image of Swanley home proves it

This Is Local London:

5:15pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

A woman claims she has seen her mother's ghost in the window of her old family home in Swanley, while looking on Google Earth.

Wildlife park on firmer ground as it thanks supporters and Crystal Palace fans for raising £8,000

This Is Local London:

3:00pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

An Eynsford wildlife park facing an uncertain future is on firmer ground following a fundraising campaign centered on Crystal Palace FC mascot Kayla the eagle.

People depending on Bexley Foodbank nearly doubles as Erith distribution centre upgrades

This Is Local London:

4:26pm Tuesday 31st March 2015

The Erith distribution centre of Bexley Foodbank received a visit from a bishop and a local councillor as it opened a new reception area.

Man, 32, killed in M20 crash named as James Gosnell, from Plumstead

This Is Local London:

9:51am Wednesday 1st April 2015

A 32-year-old man, who died following a crash on the M20 near Wrotham yesterday (March 31), has been named as James Gosnell from Plumstead.

Fraudulent north Kent men denied British taxpayers £11.7 million

This Is Local London: Joel Andrews admitted his crime at Southwark Crown Court

5:14pm Monday 30th March 2015

Two north Kent men have been convicted in connection with a fraud which denied British taxpayers £11.7 million.

Family flee as tumble dryer fire destroys garage of Gravesend home

This Is Local London:

12:21pm Monday 30th March 2015

A family fled as a fire that began in a tumble dryer destroyed the garage of a Gravesend home.

50kg of coffee goes up in flames in Dartford industrial estate

This Is Local London:

11:19am Monday 30th March 2015

A fire broke out at a coffee producing factory in Dartford, destroying 50kg of coffee.

Man found dead in Gravesend town centre

This Is Local London:

10:31am Monday 30th March 2015

A man was found dead in Gravesend town centre yesterday (March 29).

Help find these overweight pooches a home

This Is Local London:

9:44am Monday 30th March 2015

While people are preparing to celebrate the end of Lent with chocolate eggs and hot crossed buns, vets are drawing up strict calorie controlled diets and exercise plans for these portly pooches.

Man charged with rape after two women report being attacked

This Is Local London:

6:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

A man has been charged with rape and a series of other offences after two alleged attacks in Gravesend.

UPDATE: Antiques dealer found dead in Cobham woodland shortly after court appearance

This Is Local London:

12:58pm Friday 27th March 2015

A man found dead in Cobham woodland has been named as Ray Mills, from Gravesend.

SE London and north Kent set for wet and windy weekend - but temperatures will increase

This Is Local London:

7:53am Friday 27th March 2015

South east London and north Kent is set for occasional rain over the weekend, but temperatures will also increase.

Man denies hitting pedestrian with car outside Air and Breathe nightclub

This Is Local London:

4:14pm Thursday 26th March 2015

A man has denied hitting a pedestrian with a car outside Air and Breathe nightclub in Dartford.

Fundraising campaign set up to help Swanley sinkhole victims

This Is Local London:

11:50am Thursday 26th March 2015

A fundraising campaign has been set up to help a disabled pensioner whose mobility scooter was swallowed up when a sinkhole appeared in her back garden.

Sidcup man suspected of being involved in racist incident involving Chelsea fans in Paris

This Is Local London:

5:07pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

A Sidcup man is suspected of being involved in a racist incident in which Chelsea football fans prevented a black man from boarding a Paris Metro train.

Lorry and car crash closes Dartford Tunnel

This Is Local London: Ex-BBC newsreader Ashley Blake's lorry blunder closes Dartford tunnel during rush hour

1:35pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

There are currently delays at the Dartford Tunnel following a crash involving a lorry and a car.

Five arrested after Dartford pub doorman is attacked with chair

This Is Local London:

11:47am Wednesday 25th March 2015

Five people have been arrested after a Dartford pub doorman was attacked with a chair, leaving him with a fractured eye socket.

PICTURED: Boom! Big bang in Kent as Bermondsey bomb is blown up

This Is Local London:

7:21am Wednesday 25th March 2015

A loud bang has been heard in Kent after a 250kg Second World War bomb, discovered by builders in Bermondsey, was detonated this morning.

ANOTHER sinkhole opens, this time in Swanley, as News Shopper looks at why the issue is affecting north Kent

This Is Local London:

12:45pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A pensioner has been left "crying herself to sleep" after a sinkhole opened up across her Swanley garden, swallowing her mobility scooter.

POLL: Would you knowingly break the law for your child?

This Is Local London:

10:59am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Last week Bexleyheath police officer Darren McCabe was jailed for tipping off his son that he was a suspect in a Sidcup street mugging.

Motorbike bursts into flames with rider still on it

This Is Local London:

5:18pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A man miraculously escaped with no injuries after a motorbike caught on fire while he was riding it.

Man taken to hospital after crashing into lamp post in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

10:28am Monday 23rd March 2015

A man crashed into a lamp post in Parrock Road, Gravesend, in the early hours of Saturday (March 21).

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