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9 bizarre and gruesome discoveries made by food shoppers in south east London and north Kent

This Is Local London:

4:13pm Monday 6th July 2015

Nuts and bolts, cockroaches, live flies, mouse droppings and... a tarantula. News Shopper reveals the 9 most bizarre and gruesome discoveries made by food shoppers on patch.

Fly-tipping up 20 per cent in last year - as one in six in South East admits doing it

This Is Local London:

10:23am Monday 6th July 2015

One in six (17 per cent) of residents in the South East admit to illegal fly-tipping, according to new research.

VIDEO: Hundreds of 'vicious and highly agitated' wasps invade Bexleyheath garden

This Is Local London:

12:29pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A woman in Bexleyheath can no longer sit in her garden after it was invaded by a swarm of "several hundred vicious and highly agitated wasps".

Film Review: Terminator Genisys fails to impress

This Is Local London:

12:20pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

Twenty-four years have passed since the last worthwhile Terminator film. Sadly, despite the release of a fifth film in the franchise - Terminator Genisys - we'll have to wait a while longer for the next.

PICTURED: Kestrel chicks hatch at Crossness

This Is Local London:

5:15pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

Three kestrel chicks have hatched at Crossness - a massive success for the Bexley nature reserve.

'What if he was my son?': Woman describes moment she came across stabbing victim in Blackfen

This Is Local London:

11:06am Tuesday 30th June 2015

The mum of a young man who was stabbed near a Chinese takeaway restaurant in Blackfen has thanked the woman who helped save his life.

72-year-old man punched and kicked in Bexley High Street assault

This Is Local London: 17-year-old boy in Woolwich stabbed from behind in morning attack

4:15pm Monday 29th June 2015

Police in Bexley are seeking witnesses after a 72-year-old man was assaulted.

7 things you need to know about The Who's Hyde Park gig

This Is Local London:

12:03pm Saturday 27th June 2015

The Who headlined Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park last night, more than adequately supported by Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr. Here's what we learned from the gig.

17-year-old boy from Eltham charged after Blackfen stabbing

This Is Local London:

9:03am Friday 26th June 2015

A 17-year-old has been charged after a stabbing in Blackfen last week.

Overturned car causes lane closures on M25

This Is Local London:

8:24am Friday 26th June 2015

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic after a crash on the M25 in Godstone, affecting vehicles heading to Kent.

Two broken down cars causing delays at Dartford Tunnel

This Is Local London:

7:41am Friday 26th June 2015

Two broken down cars are causing delays at the Dartford Tunnel this morning.

Aldi opens in Dartford

This Is Local London:

4:23pm Thursday 25th June 2015

A new supermarket opened in Dartford today - creating 45 jobs.

PICTURED: Kestrels have returned to Crossness nature reserve, Bexley

This Is Local London:

3:14pm Thursday 25th June 2015

After a five-year break, kestrels have returned to breed at Crossness nature reserve in Bexley.

E-fit released after alleged burglary in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

1:58pm Thursday 25th June 2015

Police investigating an alleged burglary in Gravesend have issued an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to.

Three arrested after multi-million pound cannabis factory is discovered in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

11:47am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Three people have been arrested after police seized millions of pounds worth of cannabis plants in Gravesend.

Three lorry crash at Dartford Tunnel

This Is Local London:

1:24pm Friday 19th June 2015

A three lorry crash is causing congestion at the Dartford Tunnel this afternoon (June 19).

UPDATE: Train passenger dies after being taken ill at Slade Green station

This Is Local London:

7:40am Friday 19th June 2015

A train passenger died after being taken ill at Slade Green station yesterday evening (June 18).

Praise heaped on 95-year-old Bexleyheath woman, who still dedicates time to local charity

This Is Local London:

5:12pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

Colleagues have heaped praise on a 95-year-old Bexleyheath woman, who still dedicates her time to working for a local charity.

Concerns raised over funds received by Bexley school from Chinese government

This Is Local London:

4:51pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

A campaign group has raised concerns about a Bexley school receiving thousands of pounds in funding from the Chinese government.

Former Bexley primary school teacher guilty of child sex offences

This Is Local London:

5:29pm Monday 15th June 2015

A former Bexley primary school headteacher has pleaded guilty to child sex offences.

PICTURED: Car crashes into Swanley estate agents

This Is Local London: Car Crashes through Estate Agency Window

12:46pm Monday 15th June 2015

A car smashed through the offices of a Swanley estate agents early on Sunday morning (June 14). 

VIDEO: Bouncer 'hits' man outside Air & Breathe nightclub, Dartford

This Is Local London:

11:55am Monday 15th June 2015

A video has emerged appearing to show a bouncer hitting a member of the public outside a Dartford night club.

Fifty-two cannabis plants discovered at address in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

12:56pm Friday 12th June 2015

Two men have been charged after 52 cannabis plants were discovered by police at an address in Gravesend yesterday (June 11).

'An utterly unwatchable, irredeemable mess': Accidental Love reviewed

This Is Local London:

10:44am Friday 12th June 2015

At the beginning of Accidental Love a woman, played by Jessica Biel, is shot in the head with a nail gun (causing her to behave in an erratic and hyper-sexualised way. Hilarious, apparently).

The cistern chapel: Southeastern to introduce Kent-inspired art displays on walls of its toilets

This Is Local London:

2:33pm Thursday 11th June 2015

Southeastern is introducing Kent-inspired 'cistern chapel' style art displays on the walls of its toilets.

Putting the phwoar into straw: Standard 'so high' at annual coast-themed Gravesham scarecrow competition

This Is Local London:

12:54pm Thursday 11th June 2015

A series of bikini-clad mermaids put the phwoar into straw at the annual Gravesham in Bloom scarecrow competition.

Kent Police investigating after copy of new Fifty Shades of Grey book is stolen

This Is Local London: 50 Shades Of Grey Party

3:13pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

Kent Police is investigating after a copy of the new Fifty Shades of Grey book was stolen.

Swanscombe woman rejected from Aldi job 'because of disability'

This Is Local London:

1:41pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

A Swanscombe woman says she was rejected from a job at Aldi because of her disability, leaving her "devastated".

Bluewater is fourth biggest crime hotspot in England and Wales

This Is Local London:

12:11pm Wednesday 10th June 2015

Bluewater shopping centre is the fourth biggest crime hotspot in England and Wales, according to statisitics.

PICTURES: 150 teams from south east London and north Kent compete in Crayford Arrows football tournament

This Is Local London:

11:13am Wednesday 10th June 2015

Thousands of youngsters enjoyed Crayford Arrows Sports Club's annual football tournament, with more than 150 teams from across south-east London and north Kent competing.

Bexley boys football team to introduce 'behaviour manager' after coach is beaten up on touchline

This Is Local London:

11:18am Tuesday 9th June 2015

A Bexley boys' football team has introduced a "behaviour manager" to deal with unruly parents after one of its coaches was beaten up on the touchline.

UPDATE: Early morning crash closes Wickham Street, Welling

This Is Local London:

9:58am Tuesday 9th June 2015

A man has been injured in a crash which closed Wickham Street in Welling this morning (June 9).

Hextable beauty therapist aiming for Miss Kent crown

This Is Local London:

4:20pm Monday 8th June 2015

A Hextable beauty therapist has set her sights on becoming the next Miss Kent, and is hoping a Miss England crown will follow.

'Bloody hell, there's some good in the world': Disabled pensioner presented with new mobility scooter after last one disappeared down sinkhole

This Is Local London:

1:36pm Monday 8th June 2015

A disabled pensioner has been presented with a new mobility scooter - after her last one was swallowed by a sinkhole that opened in her back garden.

Dartford's Adam Gemili becomes only sixth British man to go sub-10 seconds over 100m, before dramatic fall at finish line

This Is Local London:

12:05pm Monday 8th June 2015

Dartford sprinter Adam Gemili became only the sixth British man to rocket to a sub-10 second 100 metres in Birmingham yesterday, before a set of pyrotechnics threatened to bring his season crashing down.

Dad spared jail after 'vicious and unprovoked attack' on football coach of Bexley boys' team

This Is Local London:

12:01pm Friday 5th June 2015

A father has been spared jail after beating up the coach of a Bexley boys' football team during a match.

Squatters move into empty building in Broadway, Bexleyheath

This Is Local London:

1:57pm Thursday 4th June 2015

Squatters have moved into a empty building - previously a Chinese restaurant - in Bexleyheath.

Four vehicle crash in Northfleet

This Is Local London: Orpington bypass closed following crash on hard shoulder

10:25am Thursday 4th June 2015

A four vehicle crash has resulted in the partial closure of a road in Northfleet this morning (June 4).

EastEnders' Phil Daniels talks about horrific Eltham train crash and performing with Blur in London

This Is Local London:

10:09am Thursday 4th June 2015

Phil Daniels has enjoyed a long and varied career, from acting in The Who's classic rock opera-turned-film Quadrophenia to a two-year stint on Eastenders, as well featuring in Goldsmith alumni Blur's Parklife - a role he will reprise at this year's Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

Mother speaks of moment strange man tried to walk off with her 2-year-old autistic son

This Is Local London:

4:47pm Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A mother has spoken of the moment a strange man tried to walk off with her autistic son outside a school in Thamesmead.

Appeal after boy seriously assaulted in Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

8:53am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was seriously assaulted in Thamesmead on Saturday night (May 30).

UPDATE: Train chaos in Bromley after girl walked onto tracks and climbed railway gantry

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8:22am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Trains came to a standstill in the Bromley area yesterday evening after a girl trespassed on the tracks.

Man charged with murder of 'loving' Danny Wallis in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

7:23am Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A man has been charged with the murder of "loving" 29-year-old Danny Wallis in Gravesend.

9-year-old Abbey Wood cancer survivor and twin who never missed a hospital appointment receive honour

This Is Local London:

5:07pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A nine-year-old girl from Abbey Wood, who survived cancer, attended a special party saluting her courage. 

UPDATE: Travellers near Cyclopark in Gravesend 'to move away over weekend'

This Is Local London:

4:38pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Around 25 caravans parked up near Cyclopark, Gravesend are expected move away the weekend.

Letter sent out to parents after incident with stranger and young child outside primary school

This Is Local London:

12:05pm Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A letter has been sent to parents of children at a Thamesmead primary school, after an incident involving a strange man and a young child.

Swanscombe prison officer who was paid mole for tabloid journalist jailed

This Is Local London:

11:48am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

A Swanscombe prison officer at top-security HMP Belmarsh has been jailed for 20 months after he was found guilty of being the paid mole of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World.

Parking charges at Dartford station to be lowered

This Is Local London:

4:46pm Monday 1st June 2015

Southeastern has announced parking charges at Dartford station are going down. 

Gravesham MP Adam Holloway: 'We should be at war with people who think neighbours should walk in their dog waste'

This Is Local London:

2:42pm Monday 1st June 2015

Adam Holloway has "waged war" on people who don't pick up after their dogs, after coming face-to-face with canine droppings in Gravesend town centre.

Portable camping stove causes fire in Gravesend house

This Is Local London:

9:23am Monday 1st June 2015

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a lean-to at the rear of a house in Gravesend yesterday (May 31).

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