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Huge police operation outside Metro Bank, Bromley

This Is Local London:

5:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A huge police operation was taking place outside Metro Bank in Bromley High Street this 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. 

Police appeal as Penge boy goes missing for almost a week

This Is Local London:

9:10am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A boy has been missing from Penge for almost a week.

Orpington man guilty of importing millions of pounds worth of cocaine into UK

This Is Local London:

1:19pm Monday 28th July 2014

An Orpington man involved in importing millions of pounds worth of cocaine into the UK has been jailed.

92-year-old woman who slipped over near Bromley Sainsbury's thanks people who came to her aid

This Is Local London:

12:08pm Monday 28th July 2014

A 92-year-old woman, who slipped over near Sainsbury's in Bromley, has thanked the people who helped her and paid for a cab to take her home.

PICTURES: Parts of Beckenham flooded after torrential downfall

This Is Local London:

4:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

Parts of Beckenham are flooded following a torrential downfall this afternoon (July 25).

'In my eyes she'll always be a princess': St Paul's Cray girl celebrates first birthday on same day as Prince George

This Is Local London:

3:43pm Friday 25th July 2014

A one-year-old St Paul's Cray girl celebrated her first birthday on Tuesday - the same day as Prince George - throwing a huge party that attracted 200 guests.

Bromley charity visit sees unexpected appearance from Prime Minister David Cameron

This Is Local London:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Friends and supporters of a Bromley children's charity were invited to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer at 11 Downing Street - and were treated to an unexpected visit from Prime Minister David Cameron.

UPDATE: Parent outrage as Bromley Council committee decision leaves children without a school

This Is Local London:

4:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Parents have been left outraged after a Bromley Council committee rejected the creation of a new primary school - leaving their children without a school just six weeks before the start of term.

MORE fires at Waste4Fuel

This Is Local London:

10:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

There have been fires at Waste4Fuel in St Paul's Cray for the last two days.

Sydenham man who repeatedly raped same victim is jailed

This Is Local London:

9:21am Thursday 24th July 2014

A man responsible for raping the same victim on a number of separate occasions has been jailed for 13 years.

Series of incidents in Sevenoaks Way area end in serious assault on 15-year-old boy

This Is Local London:

5:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Four incidents in or near Sevenoaks Way ended in a serious assault on a 15-year-old boy yesterday evening (July 22).

Orpington man: 'Every time there is continuous rainfall I fear my house will flood'

This Is Local London:

4:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An Orpington man says his house is at risk of flooding every time there is continuous rainfall, due to poor drainage in his road.

Minnie Mouse appears at Bromley United Services Club Help For Heroes fundraiser

This Is Local London:

3:35pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Bromley United Services Club raised over £600 for Help For Heroes during a fun weekend that boasted an appearance from Minnie Mouse.

UPDATE: 'Mayhem' after Leesons Hill, St Paul's Cray, crash, which involved a motorcycle

This Is Local London:

12:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in a crash in Leesons Hill, St Paul's Cray, this morning.

UPDATE: Train delays due to man 'laying on the track' at Anerley

This Is Local London:

9:56am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

There were delays to trains running through Anerley station yesterday afternoon (July 22) after a man wandered onto the tracks.

UPDATE: Burst water main in West Wickham causing traffic delays

This Is Local London:

4:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A burst water main in West Wickham High Street is causing traffic delays.

Design for Biggin Hill heritage centre approved by Bromley Council

This Is Local London:

3:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A design for a heritage centre in Biggin Hill - remembering, among other things, its role in the Battle of Britain - has been approved by Bromley Council.

Police want to speak to 'bewildered' man after burglary in Hayes newsagents

This Is Local London:

2:01pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police want to speak to a man in connection with a burglary in a Hayes newsagents - after he was caught staring in bewilderment at a CCTV camera.

PICTURES: Eight puppies abandoned in Orpington road

This Is Local London:

9:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Eight puppies found abandoned in a rubbish bin in Orpington last week are doing well, and will soon be seeking a new home.


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