Former javelin star inspires students on return to old school in Bexley

This Is Local London:

2:49pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Former javelin world record holder Steve Backley returned to his old school in Bexley as the guest of honour at its presentation evening.

Bexley youth karting club in desperate need of new home

This Is Local London:

10:08am Sunday 14th September 2014

A youth karting club is desperately searching for a new home after being forced to leave its Bexley base of 23 years.

Weekend travellers voice their anger at Southeastern train delays across News Shopper's patch

This Is Local London: What are your seating or standing preferences when travelling by train?

2:48pm Saturday 13th September 2014

Planned engineering works across the Southeastern rail network are causing chaos across News Shopper's patch today.

Belvedere business woman inspires success

This Is Local London:

12:38pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A Belvedere businesswomen is celebrating after receiving a national award for inspiring woman.

Boris Johnson to open new Bexley College campus

This Is Local London:

9:55am Saturday 13th September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will officially open Bexley College’s new Erith Campus and unveil a ceremonial plaque.

Police warn youngsters to keep technology hidden on trains

This Is Local London: British Transport Police

9:53am Saturday 13th September 2014

British Transport Police (BTP) are urging Bexley youngsters to protect their phones, tablets and laptops from theft on trains.

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.

Erith and Plumstead men jailed for £4m betting scam

This Is Local London:

2:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

Two men from Erith and Plumstead have been jailed for a horse-race betting fraud that netted up to £4 million and duped victims across the UK.

Hoax bomber closes London Bridge station and causes rail chaos

This Is Local London:

9:19am Friday 12th September 2014

Armed police evacuated one of the UK's busiest rail stations, London Bridge, during rush hour after a man allegedly made threats of having a bomb in his case.

Stat Chat: Is your commute to work getting worse?

This Is Local London:

6:30am Friday 12th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Commuter woes as journey times worsen.

Greenwich man arrested in connection with alleged Bexleyheath rape

This Is Local London:

4:48pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man from Greenwich has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 20-year-old girl in Bexleyheath.

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.

UPDATE: Man charged with sexually assaulting teenage girl in Bexleyheath

This Is Local London: nswebpix police crime tape

1:01pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A man from Erith has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Bexleyheath.

Bexley to play its part in new month-long celebration of the River Thames

This Is Local London: The flame arrives in the borough at Erith Yacht Club.

12:28pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Bexley is to play its part in a new month-long celebration of the River Thames.

Campaign for London Living Wage for all Bexley workers

This Is Local London:

12:08pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Bexley and Greenwich Trades Council are campaigning to bring the London Living Wage to Bexley.

Stat Chat: Could London gain independence as a country?

This Is Local London: SLEEPOVER. On Top of The Shard

6:30am Thursday 11th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Future of London and could the capital be an independent country?

Mayor of London Boris Johnson to open new Bexley College campus

This Is Local London: Boris Johnson attended a private event at the Corn Hall in Cirencester earlier today

5:03pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson will be visiting Erith to officially open Bexley College’s new campus.

UPDATE: Man 'chased and beaten with metal pole' in Thamesmead attack

This Is Local London:

4:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A man was savagely beaten with a metal pole in a Thamesmead street according to witnesses.

Double-trouble twins from Bexley beat school admissions error

This Is Local London:

2:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A set of twins from Bexley who faced starting nursery separately have beaten the odds and found a place at the same school.

5 thoughts of the week: News Shopper is not going to allow scumbags to hide their past

This Is Local London:

10:03am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Each week I share my five thoughts of the week – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Thank Bank: Readers say thank you

This Is Local London: Send your messages of gratitude for good deeds done and random acts of kindness to the Thank Bank

9:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

If there is someone you want to express your gratitude to, whether they donated a kidney or opened a door for you, we want to hear about it.

Stat Chat: What annoys you most when travelling with children?

This Is Local London:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Top 10 bugbears of parents travelling with children.

15 things you need to see or do this week

This Is Local London:

6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Vibe's Sofia Sims takes a look at what's on this week in south east London and north Kent.

VIDEO: Resident highlights plight of Thamesmead's abandoned trolleys

This Is Local London:

4:38pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Thamesmead man has taken to YouTube to highlight the plight of abandoned trolleys in the area - including a song from his four-wheeled friends' point of view.

Man arrested over alleged sexual assault on 15-year-old girl in Bexleyheath

This Is Local London:

3:35pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A 43-year-old man from Erith has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Bexleyheath.

Welling GP to stand for parliament in protest at NHS privatisation

This Is Local London:

2:54pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Welling GP has announced he’s standing as a parliamentary candidate in Old Bexley and Sidcup to protest against NHS privatisation.

Battersea's TV star Barney named as 'best rescue dog'

This Is Local London:

12:30pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A perfect pooch from Welling has got his paws on the award for Battersea's 'best rescue dog.'

Thamesmead residents toast hopes and dreams at community workshop

This Is Local London:

2:48pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

More than 100 Thamesmead residents toasted their hopes and dreams for the future at a community workshop and canal clean-up.

Stat Chat: Can you cope without your mobile phone?

This Is Local London: A woman using a mobile phone

6:50am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Are we a bit too obsessed with our mobiles?

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.

Violent Sidcup robber absconded from prison and attacked two men with a brick

This Is Local London:

2:50pm Monday 8th September 2014

A violent robber from Sidcup, serving 12 life sentences, has been given a further jail term after he escaped prison and committed two more robberies.

Gravesend RNLI save man from drowning in the Thames at Erith

This Is Local London: Gravesend RNLI search for person after screams heard

11:03am Monday 8th September 2014

Gravesend RNLI saved a man from drowning by pulling him from the Thames at Erith early on Saturday morning (September 6).

Pair deny causing alleged 'serious physical harm' to three-year-old boy

This Is Local London: Jailed for life: pair who murdered Southall garage owner

10:25am Monday 8th September 2014

A man from Dartford and a woman from Sidcup have denied allegations they caused "serious physical harm" to a three-year-old boy.

Fishing hook wedged in dog's throat horrifies Thamesmead owner

This Is Local London:

10:23am Monday 8th September 2014

A Thamesmead woman was horrified after her dog swallowed an old fishing tackle that got wedged in the back of her throat on Tuesday.

James Bond suffers burning bum in stunt accident

This Is Local London: Roger Moore as James Bond 007 and Richard Kiel as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me

10:23am Monday 8th September 2014

Former Bexley resident and James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has described how an accident on set once left him with a burning bottom.

Stat Chat: Is London the unfriendliest city in the UK?

This Is Local London:

6:30am Monday 8th September 2014

Every day we pull some stats from a survey and say have a chat about the findings. Today: Miserable London branded least friendly city.

See which sports star was tucking into Nando's chicken in Bexleyheath

This Is Local London:

1:53pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Staff at Nando’s in Bexleyheath were surprised to see gold-medalist Adam Gemili tucking into a trademark dinner on Thursday.

Plans for £600 million Thamesmead crossing proposed

This Is Local London:

12:52pm Sunday 7th September 2014

A £600 million Thames crossing to Thamesmead and Beckton has been proposed this week.

What's on this weekend (September 6 and 7)

This Is Local London:

5:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

Vibe's Angie Quinn rounds up the best of what's going on this weekend in and around north Kent and south east London.

David Evennett pledges to help London Air Ambulance

This Is Local London:

3:43pm Friday 5th September 2014

Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett has pledged support to the London Air Ambulance

Bexley Council gears up for National Sexual Heath Awareness Week

This Is Local London: BABY BARRIER: The pill, the patch, the coil or condom – there is a wide range of contraception choices

12:30pm Friday 5th September 2014

Bexley Council is promoting National Sexual Heath Awareness Week later this month.

Man 'in agony with crumbling spine' forced to attend job interviews and courses

This Is Local London:

12:04pm Friday 5th September 2014

An Erith woman has described her family’s "nightmare" as her bedbound husband is forced to attend job interviews despite the fact his spine is "crumbling".

London taxi drivers to 'go slow' in Boris Johnson protest

This Is Local London: London's new Crewe-built taxi

10:10am Friday 5th September 2014

London taxi drivers plan to bring the capital to a halt next week in a ‘go slow’ protest over an unpopular pollution measure.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust apologises for hoist 'confusion' which causes grief for disabled teenager

This Is Local London:

5:06pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A mum has blasted the "ludicrous" situation in which her disabled daughter was turned away from Queen Mary’s because they were told there was no available hoist.

500 people apply for 10 jobs in Broadway Shopping Centre, Bexleyheath

This Is Local London:

4:32pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A staggering 500 people applied for just 10 jobs in a new Bexleyheath shoe store.

Has your school signed up to our Young Reporter scheme yet?

This Is Local London:

4:19pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Now celebrating its seventh successfull year, the Young Reporter scheme is a great opportunity for any youngster with their sights set on a career in journalism.

Eltham brother murderer jailed again after employee plunged to his death

This Is Local London:

2:52pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A man who murdered his own brother after a family funeral has been jailed again after a worker from his scaffolding business plunged 14 metres to his death.

Bexleyheath BMW driver crashed into traffic island and ran off

This Is Local London:

11:39am Thursday 4th September 2014

The driver of a BMW who crashed into a traffic island in Bexleyheath last night (September 3) has absconded.

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).

Community group buy new defibrillator to save lives at Welling GP surgery

This Is Local London:

10:23am Thursday 4th September 2014

A group of patients have clubbed together to raise £1,000 for a new defibrillator in their Welling GP practice.



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