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Welling army officer - who has toured Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland - is awarded MBE

This Is Local London:

3:19pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Welling man who has served in the British Army for almost 20 years, including tours of Afghanistan, Iraq and Northern Ireland, has been awarded an MBE.

Travellers pitch up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground

This Is Local London:

12:29pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Travellers pitched up in Coney Hall Recreation Ground on Sunday night (September 28), causing concern for local residents.

Lost Bromley parrot is reunited with owners, but sadly dies shortly after

This Is Local London:

5:17pm Monday 29th September 2014

A Bromley parrot, lost for over two weeks, was reunited with its owners on Friday (September 26), but sadly passed away over the weekend.

South Darenth couple stunned as tiny bananas start growing on garden tree

This Is Local London:

10:15am Monday 29th September 2014

A South Darenth couple were amazed when a banana plant in their garden started bearing fruit.

E-fit issued after Orpington sexual assault: Police want to speak to this man

This Is Local London:

9:07am Monday 29th September 2014

Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to trace following a sexual assault in Orpington.

Suspected illegal immigrants discovered in London Road, Swanley

This Is Local London:

1:37pm Friday 26th September 2014

Ten suspected illegal immigrants were discovered in Swanley yesterday (September 25).

A lifetime of love in south-east London: Woman who has lived with husband in same Welling house since 1948 celebrates 100th birthday

This Is Local London:

12:46pm Friday 26th September 2014

Lily and Ernie Witcombe have lived in the same Welling house since 1948. This week Lily turned 100, while the couple celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary in January. The occasion gave Ernie, 96, the chance to reflect on a lifetime of love in south-east London. He talked to PATRICK GRAFTON-GREEN.

Man charged after Dartford 'disturbance'

This Is Local London:

11:03am Thursday 25th September 2014

A man has been charged following a "disturbance" in Dartford on Monday (September 22).

PICTURES: Sewage tanker crash causes Dartford traffic

This Is Local London:

10:35am Thursday 25th September 2014

A sewage tanker crash caused traffic in Bob Dunn Way, Dartford, yesterday (September 24).

UPDATE: Two men charged after Welling burglary

This Is Local London:

10:33am Thursday 25th September 2014

One man taken to hospital and two men were arrested after a burglary in Welling.

Man arrested after A20 Swanley bypass crash

This Is Local London:

1:33pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving after a crash on the A20 last night.

Travellers move into car park by West Wickham station

This Is Local London:

12:54pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Travellers have moved into the car park by West Wickham station.

Man arrested and another taken to hospital after Dartford 'disturbance'

This Is Local London:

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and another taken to hospital after a "disturbance" in Dartford yesterday (September 22).

PICTURES: Hairless pups found abandoned in Biggin Hill car park find new homes

This Is Local London:

12:51pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Three hairless puppies, found abandoned in a Biggin Hill car park earlier this month, have found loving new homes.

BMX rider left in wheelchair after horror Shortlands attack walks down aisle to marry sweetheart

This Is Local London:

12:02pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A BMX rider left brain damaged after an unprovoked attack in Shortlands has fulfilled his dream of walking down the aisle to marry his sweetheart.

Driver anger as introduction of new barrier-free Dartford Crossing is delayed

This Is Local London:

5:27pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Drivers are once again being forced to wait for a barrier-free Dartford Crossing after the Highways Agency announced the scheme has been delayed by a month.

Woman 'attempted to snatch' young girl at Bluewater shopping centre

This Is Local London:

3:01pm Monday 22nd September 2014

There have been claims a woman "attempted to snatch" a young girl at Bluewater shopping centre over the weekend.

Man jailed after sawn-off shot gun found in Penge

This Is Local London:

4:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

A man has been jailed for six and a half years after police found a sawn-off shot gun in Penge.

PICTURES: Huge queues for launch of iPhone 6 at Bluewater and intu Bromley

This Is Local London:

4:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

Hundreds of people queued outside Bluewater and intu Bromley shopping centres last night, as iPhone 6 fever gripped south east London and north Kent.

Bromley man's desperate plea after beloved parrot goes missing

This Is Local London:

4:01pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A Bromley man has issued a desperate plea for the public's help after his 7-year-old parrot went missing.

Police appeal after man is seriously assaulted in Belvedere barber's shop

This Is Local London:

12:14pm Thursday 18th September 2014

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a serious assault in a Belvedere barber's shop.

Swanscombe child molester jailed after string of sex offences - including abusing two-year-old girl

This Is Local London:

11:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

A child molester has been jailed for 19 years after he was convicted of a string of sexual offences – including abusing a two-year-old girl.

Six injured in Bexley crash

This Is Local London:

10:31am Thursday 18th September 2014

Six people were injured in a crash in Bexley this morning.

Bromley teenager died after he was punched in the face unprovoked, court hears

This Is Local London:

5:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A Bromley teenager died after he was punched, unprovoked, in the face following a friend's 16th birthday party, a court has heard.

Trial date set for Swanscombe prison officer accused of corrupt relationship with Sun journalist

This Is Local London:

5:08pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

The date has been set for the trial of a Swanscombe prison officer who had an allegedly corrupt relationship with a journalist from Sun.

'Neglected' Shih-tzu found abandoned and barely able to walk in Thamesmead

This Is Local London:

4:43pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Shih-tzu has been found abandoned near some housing estates in Thamesmead, with paws so matted he could barely walk.

PICTURED: Car on fire in Beckenham Hill Road

This Is Local London:

3:14pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A car burst into flames in Beckenham Hill Road this afternoon.

Beckenham man jailed after arranging to have neighbour assaulted

This Is Local London:

11:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A Beckenham man has been jailed for two years after arranging to have his neighbour assaulted.

PICTURES: New-look Sidcup High Street after £1.8 million regeneration

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Monday 15th September 2014

A huge £1.8 million project to regenerate Sidcup town centre is close to completion.

VIDEO & PICS: You won't believe what this Dartford performer's done to be a record-holder!

This Is Local London:

3:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

From having melons sliced in half on her stomach to having apples chainsawed out of her mouth, a Dartford performer has set four world records with a series of extraordinary stunts.

Bromley High Street wine shop blames Tesco as it goes out of business

This Is Local London:

10:21am Monday 15th September 2014

A Bromley wine shop has closed its doors for the last time, blaming Tesco for forcing it out of business.

Woman in hospital after two-car crash near Chislehurst

This Is Local London:

3:06pm Friday 12th September 2014

A woman has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash near Chislehurst.

Seriously ill kitten left to die in shoebox on Bromley roadside

This Is Local London:

11:04am Friday 12th September 2014

A seriously ill kitten was left to die after being dumped in a shoebox by the side of the road in Bromley.

Bickley woman's pursuit of justice after aunt is brutally beaten and stabbed to death

This Is Local London:

9:13am Friday 12th September 2014

A Bickley woman whose aunt was brutally murdered in South Africa is desperate to bring the killer to justice.

'A genuinely nice person': Rio Ferdinand SPOTTED in pie and mash shop in Orpington

This Is Local London:

5:35pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Sturdy ex-Manchester United centre back Rio Ferdinand has been sensationally spotted in a pie and mash shop in Orpington.

Southeastern given new government deal despite poor reputation

This Is Local London:

1:06pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Southeastern - voted the worst train company in Britain twice in the last eight months - will carry on running commuter services until June 2018, it has been announced.

Man allegedly indecently exposes himself while sitting on outbuilding in Northfleet

This Is Local London:

5:24pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A man has allegedly indecently exposed himself while sitting on an outbuilding in Northfleet.

UPDATE: Orpington hit-and-run leaves 23-year-old man in critical condition

This Is Local London:

9:28am Thursday 11th September 2014

A 23-year-old man - named as Kieran Daly - is in critical condition after a hit-and-run in Orpington.

British exploration ship finally found in Canada - almost 170 years after it left Greenhithe

This Is Local London:

2:55pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

One of two British exploration ships that left Greenhithe almost 170 years ago has been found in Canada.

Gravesend arsonist who laughed after setting fire to flat below mother and young children jailed

This Is Local London:

2:07pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Gravesend arsonist who set fire to a flat beneath a mother and her two young children has been jailed for more than two years.

News Shopper story about former north Kent chief of Monster Raving Loony Party wiped from Google searches

This Is Local London:

9:19am Tuesday 9th September 2014

A News Shopper story about the former north Kent chief of the Monster Raving Loony Party - who pleaded guilty to hitting his partner eight years ago - has been wiped from certain Google searches following controversial new EU laws.

Controlled explosion in Erith after discovery of unexploded bombs

This Is Local London:

4:23pm Monday 8th September 2014

A controlled explosion has been carried out in Erith after the discovery of unexploded bombs.

Two injured in crash in Bromley town centre

This Is Local London:

3:08pm Monday 8th September 2014

A crash in Bromley town centre left two people injured last Friday (September 5).

Wig 'snatched off' during fight between women at intu Bromley

This Is Local London:

2:07pm Monday 8th September 2014

Two women have been photographed fighting in intu Bromley shopping centre, in a confrontation that saw a wig "snatched off" one of their heads.

Man arrested following alleged Northfleet assault released without charge

This Is Local London:

3:55pm Friday 5th September 2014

A man arrested following an alleged assault in Northfleet, which left a man with serious head injuries, has been released without charge.

Man arrested and toddler taken to hospital after slip road crash near Dartford

This Is Local London:

4:12pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A man has been arrested and a toddler and woman taken to hospital after a collision between two cars in a slip road on the A2, near Dartford.

PICTURED: Multiple vehicle crash by Chislehurst Common

This Is Local London:

2:09pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A woman has been injured following a crash involving multiple vehicles by Chislehurst Common.

Bromley murder accused set for further Old Bailey hearing

This Is Local London:

12:55pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Bromley murder accused Daniel Atkins - who allegedly killed Ronald Parsons earlier this year - will appear at the Old Bailey again later this month.

Man suffers neck injury after crashing into lamppost in Sidcup Road

This Is Local London:

10:26am Thursday 4th September 2014

A man suffered a neck injury after crashing his car into a lamppost in Sidcup Road, Mottingham, this morning (September 4).

Man arrested on suspicion of GBH after Gravesend stabbing released without charge

This Is Local London:

4:08pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A man arrested on suspicion of GBH after a stabbing in Gravesend town centre was today (September 3) released without charge.

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