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Heavy traffic at Dartford Crossing after crash

This Is Local London:

8:49am Thursday 3rd September 2015

The Dartford Crossing is experiencing heavy traffic anticlockwise this morning following an earlier crash.

UPDATE: Man in critical condition after chip pan explosion in Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

7:35am Thursday 3rd September 2015

A man is in a critical condition after a fire in Thamesmead, caused when a chip pan exploded into a fireball.

Gravesend Moroccan in fancy dress strangled man with bootlace after meeting him for sex

This Is Local London:

4:30pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A Moroccan from Gravesend in Halloween fancy dress strangled a man with a bootlace within hours of meeting him for sex.   

VIDEO: Police release CCTV of Woolwich pub fight and want to speak to this man

This Is Local London:

9:02am Thursday 27th August 2015

Police investigating an assault in Woolwich have issued CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak with.

Temperatures to soar today and into the weekend - but make the most of it

This Is Local London:

8:30am Friday 21st August 2015

Get the sun cream ready as temperatures in south east London and north Kent are set to soar today and into the weekend.

Water works delaying buses in Greenwich by up to 40 minutes

This Is Local London: An application to open a nursery in Penybanc Road have been shown the red light because of traffic issues.

7:48am Friday 21st August 2015

Road users are warned there are traffic delays in Trafalgar Road, Greenwich this morning due to temporary traffic lights.

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a sex assault on a bus in Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

12:26pm Thursday 20th August 2015

Police are appealing for help in identifying a man after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted on a bus in Thamesmead.

Man with handgun robs bookies in Charlton

This Is Local London:

8:57am Wednesday 12th August 2015

A man brandishing a handgun robbed a bookies in Charlton yesterday (August 11).

Officers in firearms crackdown given more time to question people arrested in Orpington and Swanley

This Is Local London:

7:53am Wednesday 12th August 2015

Officers have been granted more time to question eight people - including three in Orpington and one in Swanley - arrested as part of an investigation into the suspected importation of firearms.

Concern grows for 13-year-old boy missing from Catford

This Is Local London:

7:10am Thursday 13th August 2015

Police in Lewisham are appealing for the whereabouts of teenager who has not been seen since yesterday (August 11).

House fire in Welling

This Is Local London: The fire is believed to have been started deliberately

10:42am Friday 24th July 2015

Firefighters were called to a house fire in Welling yesterday afternoon (July 23).

PICTURED: EastEnders filmed at mystery Dartford station

This Is Local London:

5:19pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

EastEnders stars have ditched Albert Square in favour of a mystery Dartford train station.

Group left stranded in rural Kent for two hours by Welling taxi firm

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4:58pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Four people left stranded in rural Kent for two hours by a Welling taxi firm have vowed never to use their services again.

Two men seriously injured after 'falling from lorry' on M20

This Is Local London:

1:13pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Two men have been seriously injured after reportedly falling from a lorry on the M20 this morning (July 22).

Chelsea fan from Sidcup banned from football matches for three years for involvement in Paris Metro race row

This Is Local London:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A Sidcup man has been banned from football matches for three years for his involvement in the Paris Metro race row.

PICTURED: Gravesend woman arrested after car flips on roof in Northfleet collision

This Is Local London:

4:19pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A woman has been arrested after a car flipped on its roof in a collision in London Road, Northfleet.

Men come forward after Lewisham train assault appeal - but police still want to speak to this man

This Is Local London:

1:07pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

Three men have come forward after a public appeal in relation to the assault of two brothers on a train near Lewisham. 

Tommy Main and accused exchanged 'man banter' before he collapsed at Erith party

This Is Local London:

8:37am Tuesday 21st July 2015

Young dad Tommy Main was killed by a single punch at a birthday party in Erith after exchanging "man banter", a court heard.

Wet weather to persist this week

This Is Local London:

7:52am Tuesday 21st July 2015

There will be more wet weather in south east London and north Kent later this week.

Man 'killed playing macho punching game' at teenager's birthday party in Erith

This Is Local London:

5:24pm Monday 20th July 2015

A young father was killed by a punch while playing a macho "blow for blow" game at a teenager's birthday party in Erith, a court heard today.

Men from Swanley and Orpington woman released without charge after man dies of head injuries

This Is Local London:

10:21am Monday 20th July 2015

Two men from Swanley and a woman from Orpington - arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a Sevenoaks man - have been released without charge.

Police appeal after 17-year-old punched in face and knocked unconscious in Bexley

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8:45am Monday 20th July 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Bexley.

Alcohol-fuelled problems caused by around 40 youths in Welling led to police action

This Is Local London: Bromley wall crash victim named by police

11:33am Thursday 16th July 2015

Decisive action has been taken to combat anti-social behaviour in Welling.

Film Review: Ant-Man packs a punch

This Is Local London:

10:48am Thursday 16th July 2015

Ant-Man is the latest character in the Marvel universe to get a big screen outing - an off-kilter and lesser-known superhero whose powers include the ability to shrink to the size of an insect and communicate telepathically with ants.

Late night train assault near Lewisham left man with lacerations to his face

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Police investigating an assault on a late night train between Charing Cross and Lewisham have released CCTV images of four men they want to speak to. 

Man jailed after 'vicious and sustained' attack on ex-partner with pair of scissors

This Is Local London:

4:29pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A man has been jailed for 20 years for a “vicious and sustained attack” with a pair of scissors on his ex-partner in Sidcup while her three young children slept upstairs.

Woman used tea towel to save life of young man stabbed in the chest in Blackfen

This Is Local London:

2:35pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

A woman has described using a tea towel to save the life of a young man who came into a Chinese restaurant after he was stabbed in the chest.

Bromley men jailed after selling parts from stolen Ford Transit vans worth £750,000

This Is Local London:

2:23pm Monday 13th July 2015

Two Bromley men have been jailed after they rented business units to sell off parts from stolen Ford Transit vans worth nearly £750,000.

Woman 'disgusted' after two-year-old son eats mouldy Tesco sausage roll

This Is Local London:

2:46pm Thursday 9th July 2015

A woman was "disgusted" after her young son chomped his way through a mouldy sausage roll, purchased at Tesco in Dartford.

Paul Rudd talks Ant-Man, growing up reading the Beano and a 'miserable' year avoiding carbs and alcohol

This Is Local London:

11:18am Thursday 9th July 2015

Ant-Man is the latest superhero in the Marvel universe to get a big screen outing - but, with superpowers including the ability to shrink to the size of an insect and communicate telepathically with ants, this one doesn't exactly feel like a sure-fire hit.

'It angered me. It made me sick': Ex-pupil reacts as former Bexley headteacher is jailed for child sex offences

This Is Local London:

10:05pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

A former Bexley primary school headteacher - who taught in the borough for over ten years - has been jailed for child sex offences.

Two caravans destroyed in Sidcup fire

This Is Local London: The fire is believed to have been started deliberately

10:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015

A fire destroyed two caravans at a site in Sidcup yesterday (July 6).

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 admit 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.

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