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High Court rules in favour of Gravesham Council in Heritage Quarter hearing

This Is Local London:

4:25pm Monday 2nd March 2015

A High Court judge ruled today (March 2) that Gravesham Borough Council granted planning consent for the £120m Heritage Quarter regeneration scheme correctly.

High Court ruling on Gravesend's Heritage Quarter due on Monday

This Is Local London:

4:09pm Friday 27th February 2015

A High Court ruling on the multi-million pound redevelopment of Gravesend’s Heritage Quarter is due on Monday (March 2).

UPDATE: Car 'dragged all the way down' Sidcup road by bus

This Is Local London:

11:52am Friday 27th February 2015

A car was "dragged all the way down" a Sidcup road by a bus, while a dad and his two sons were inside.

Chance to quiz Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes in live web chat

This Is Local London: Top 10 bizarre moments from Meet the Police Commissioner

5:14pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Members of the public will have the chance to quiz Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes in a live web chat next week.

Men arrested after fight in Crayford street released without charge

This Is Local London:

2:23pm Thursday 26th February 2015

Two men arrested after a fight broke out in a residential street in Crayford will not face charges.

'Predatory paedophile' who duped 13-year-old girl into sending indecent pictures guilty of child sex offences

This Is Local London:

1:47pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A "predatory paedophile" posed as a woman online to get a 13-year-old girl to send him indecent pictures of herself.

Crayford man admits drink-driving after crashing car in Erith

This Is Local London:

12:21pm Thursday 26th February 2015

A Crayford man has admitted drink-driving after crashing his car in Erith over the weekend.

Could ex-Arsenal and Tottenham footballer Sol Campbell replace Boris Johnson as London mayor?

This Is Local London: Former England international Sol Campbell set to visit Chorleywood

11:56am Thursday 26th February 2015

Ex-England international footballer Sol Campbell has revealed he could join the race to be Mayor of London.

Police appeal following crowd trouble at Ebbsfleet United v Bromley football match

This Is Local London:

5:10pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Police have appealed for information after crowd trouble marred last week's game between Ebbsfleet United and Bromley FC.

Disabled pensioner has 'independence taken away' after mobility scooter is stolen from outside his home

This Is Local London:

4:44pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A disabled pensioner from Sidcup has had his "only means of independence taken away" after his mobility scooter was stolen from outside his home.

PICTURED: Man charged with drink-driving after crashing vehicle in Erith

This Is Local London:

8:44am Monday 23rd February 2015

A Crayford man has been charged with drink-driving after crashing his car in Erith in the early hours of yesterday (February 22).

Shorne burglar jailed for over four years after initially claiming he was framed

This Is Local London:

8:13am Monday 23rd February 2015

A man who carried out two burglaries in Shorne in October has been sentenced to over four years in prison.

Police want to speak to this man after huge fire rips through Erith industrial estate

This Is Local London:

7:33am Monday 23rd February 2015

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a huge fire destroyed part of an industrial estate in Erith over the weekend.

Stadtpraesident of Gravesham 'twin' town Neumuenster dies

This Is Local London:

4:02pm Friday 20th February 2015

The Stadtpraesident of Neumuenster - Gravesham’s first 'twin' town - died suddenly this week.

Man assisting with Swanley crash suffers serious injuries as car smashes into his recovery vehicle

This Is Local London:

3:10pm Friday 20th February 2015

A man assisting with a crash near Swanley suffered serious injuries after a car hit his roadside recovery vehicle yesterday (February 19).

Angry residents react as trolleys are abandoned all over Sidcup

This Is Local London:

1:42pm Friday 20th February 2015

Morrisons shopping trolleys left abandoned in roads and alleyways are adding to the "existing sea of litter" in Sidcup, infuriating local residents.

Help Kayla: Crystal Palace mascot needs public's help as Eynsford wildlife park faces closure

This Is Local London:

5:22pm Thursday 19th February 2015

An Eynsford wildlife park may be forced to close leaving the animals it cares for - including Crystal Palace FC mascot Kayla the Eagle - facing an uncertain future.

Washing machine catches fire in Gravesend

This Is Local London:

10:52am Thursday 19th February 2015

A washing machine burst into flames in a house in Singlewell Road, Gravesend, this morning (January 19).

'Petrol bomb and gun threat' as 'so-called' Bromley fans cause trouble at Ebbsfleet

This Is Local London: Bromley FC Logo

3:53pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

"So-called" Bromley FC supporters have been blamed as crowd trouble marred yesterday's league match at Ebbsfleet.

Bet your Valentine's Day wasn't as bad as this poor dog's in Erith

This Is Local London:

1:13pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

A "bewildered" Staffordshire bull terrier had a lonely Valentine’s Day - after he was tied to a lamp post and abandoned in a dark alleyway in Erith.

Families pay tribute to teenagers killed in Meopham crash

This Is Local London:

12:14pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

The families of Charlie Carver and Joe Fitton, who died in a road traffic collision in Meopham last week, have paid tribute.

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of mother-of-three in Sidcup

This Is Local London:

5:23pm Monday 16th February 2015

A man has pleaded guilty to attempting to murder a mother-of-three in Sidcup.

Four stories you might have missed over the weekend

This Is Local London:

8:42am Monday 16th February 2015

The weekend in south east London and north Kent didn't pass without incident. Here's four stories you might have missed.

Foggy start in south east London and north Kent: Motorists warned to take extra care

This Is Local London:

7:40am Monday 16th February 2015

Motorists are warned to take extra care this morning, with areas of fog affecting south east London and north Kent.

Greenhithe mother jailed after biting off chunk of woman's nose in 'shark-style attack'

This Is Local London:

4:53pm Friday 13th February 2015

A Greenhithe mother has been jailed for six years after biting off a chunk of a woman's nose in a 'shark-style attack' during a children's pantomime at Butlins.

Forget 50 Shades of Grey, there's only one date movie this Valentine's Day weekend - The Philadelphia Story reviewed

This Is Local London:

4:08pm Friday 13th February 2015

Forget the intensely anticipated and equally badly reviewed 50 Shades of Grey, there's only one film to take your Valentine's Day date to this weekend.

Double killer Kenneth Noye could be freed after getting parole hearing

This Is Local London:

12:39pm Friday 13th February 2015

Double killer Kenneth Noye - who was jailed for stabbing a man to death in Swanley - could be freed after getting a parole hearing. 

Police increasingly concerned for teenage boy last seen in Swanley

This Is Local London:

1:41pm Thursday 12th February 2015

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 17-year-old boy last seen in Swanley a month ago.

UPDATE: Witnesses describe moment 12-year-old girl was hit by bus outside school in Erith Road, Belvedere

This Is Local London:

1:02pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

Witnesses have described the moment a 12-year-old girl was hit by a bus outside Trinity School, Erith Road, Belvedere, yesterday afternoon.

Snoopy the horse, found submerged in deep marsh water last month, makes full recovery

This Is Local London:

4:06pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Snoopy the horse, who is lucky to be alive after becoming submerged in deep marsh water in Erith last week, has made a full recovery.

Bexley Council's proposed 50 per cent parking charge hikes branded 'ridiculous'

This Is Local London:

3:05pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

A Bexleyheath woman has slammed proposed parking charge hikes across Bexley borough as "ridiculous".

UPDATE: Man rushed to hospital after crash on A2 East Rochester Way, Bexley

This Is Local London:

10:54am Tuesday 10th February 2015

A man has been rushed to hospital after a crash on the A2 in Bexley earlier today.

'It is just so heart-breaking': Parents and pupils react to closure of Hextable special school

This Is Local London:

4:45pm Monday 9th February 2015

Families across Kent are "heart-broken" after it was announced an "outstanding" special needs school may close and force some children to learn in mainstream schools.

Smile please! 'One man crime wave' who took photos of himself with stolen camera jailed

This Is Local London:

3:44pm Monday 9th February 2015

A prolific "one-man crime wave" who took photos of himself on a stolen camera has been jailed.

Police called after man 'threatens occupants of address in Bexleyheath'

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

10:14am Monday 9th February 2015

Police were called after reports of a man threatening other occupants of an address in Northall Road, Bexleyheath on Saturday (February 7).

Man charged after reported burglary in Dartford

This Is Local London:

9:16am Monday 9th February 2015

A man has been charged following a report of a burglary in Dartford.

More than £1,000 of litter fines in two days as part of Gravesham Council crackdown

This Is Local London:

3:50pm Friday 6th February 2015

Over £1,000 of litter fines have been issued in two days - one for a man spitting a seed onto the street - as part of a Gravesham Borough Council crackdown.

Three foxes found 'shot' in middle of Gravesend road

This Is Local London:

2:32pm Friday 6th February 2015

Three foxes have been "shot" and dumped in a road in Gravesend, in an act described as "disgusting" by a local resident.

Gravesend woman, 23, falsely claimed over £6,000 in benefits

This Is Local London:

12:42pm Friday 6th February 2015

A young mother has admitted falsely claiming more than £6,000 in housing and council tax benefits.

South east London and north Kent set for cold weekend - but no snow forecast

This Is Local London:

8:51am Friday 6th February 2015

South east London and north Kent is bracing itself for a cold weekend, but no snow has been forecast over the next few days.

Man 'taunted, punched, and had brick thrown at him' in Dartford

This Is Local London:

8:22am Friday 6th February 2015

Police are appealing for information after a man reported he was taunted, punched and had a brick thrown at him in Dartford.

Two men seriously injured in Swanscombe crash

This Is Local London:

7:27am Friday 6th February 2015

Two men have been seriously injured in a crash in London Road, Swanscombe.

'We are absolutely devastated': Online petition follows news Hextable special school may close

This Is Local London:

4:46pm Thursday 5th February 2015

An online petition has been set up after Kent County Council announced it is considering closing a special needs school in Hextable.

James Bond wishes News Shopper happy birthday

This Is Local London:

4:14pm Thursday 5th February 2015

Former Bexley resident Sir Roger Moore has joined News Shopper’s 50th birthday celebrations by taking this snap with his favourite newspaper.

'He belongs behind bars': Dartford man jailed for assaulting woman, trapping her in her home and raping her

This Is Local London:

2:59pm Thursday 5th February 2015

A Dartford man has been jailed after assaulting a woman, trapping her in her home when she tried to flee and raping her.

Council tax in Gravesham set to rise

This Is Local London:

10:16am Thursday 5th February 2015

People in Gravesham are set to see an increase in council tax.

Criminally overlooked at the Oscars: Dr Martin Luther King drama Selma (12A) reviewed

This Is Local London:

2:30pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

Former Spooks star David Oyelowo was scandalously bypassed for a Best Actor Oscar nod judging by his powerhouse performance as Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Selma.

Vintage Rover Mini, passed down through generations, stolen from Gravesend

This Is Local London:

10:59am Wednesday 4th February 2015

A vintage car has been reported stolen from Gravesend.

VIDEO: Watch man driving WRONG way for 9 miles along M25

This Is Local London:

3:26pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A shocking video has been released of a man driving the wrong way for nine miles along the M25.

IN PICTURES: Snow in south east London and north Kent

This Is Local London:

9:03am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Follow us for live updates as snow sweeps south east London and north Kent. Photo above by Michael Rutherford


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