Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

This Is Local London: Bromley family left 'devastated' after unknown woman 'throws pet pug into car and drives off'

10:42am Sunday 20th April 2014

A family has been left “devastated” after their pet pug was “stolen” in Bromley.

Penalties, deadly diseases, Jose Mourinho and James Milner: 10 reasons why England WILL win the World Cup in Brazil

This Is Local London: INJURED: Wayne Rooney

9:41am Sunday 20th April 2014

The wait is nearly over. Just over 50 days remain until the start of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Here, News Shopper brings you 10 reasons why England CAN and WILL win the World Cup.

Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

This Is Local London: Bromley couple use 13-year-old boy to help them burgle dozens of homes across London and Kent

3:53pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A couple from Bromley have been jailed for a series of distraction burglaries committed across London, Kent and Surrey.

Tributes pour in for 'inspirational' topless Petts Wood 'Running Man' who has died

This Is Local London: Tributes pour in following death of 'inspirational' topless Petts Wood 'Running Man'

1:04pm Saturday 19th April 2014

A much loved Petts Wood pensioner famed for his daily topless runs through Petts Wood and Orpington has passed away.

Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

This Is Local London: Helicopter scrambled to search for homeless people on roof of burning Sidcup building

10:52am Saturday 19th April 2014

A huge blaze in a derelict Sidcup building was tackled by more than 40 firefighters.

Art, nature and a circus: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

This Is Local London: Art, nature and circuses: 5 great ways to spend the Easter weekend in south-east London

9:35am Saturday 19th April 2014

The Easter sun is shining and it’s time to think about how you are going to make the most of this glorious weekend. Here News Shopper gives you five ideas for your south-east London Springtime break.

London Bridge engineering works heap misery on London and Kent train passengers

This Is Local London: A first Great Western Turbo train

9:23am Saturday 19th April 2014

Train passengers travelling to London from Kent and the south-east face disruption from Easter engineering works.

Arrested lorry driver released on bail following fatal M26 crash

This Is Local London: Police arrest man following serious sexual assault in Runcorn

11:28am Saturday 19th April 2014

A lorry driver arrested following a deadly pile-up on the M26 has been granted bail.

Deadly Asian hornets set to invade Kent

This Is Local London: Picture Courtesy of the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), Crown Copyright

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Swarms of killer hornets, which have claimed the lives of six people in France, are on the brink of invading Kent.

Do you agree with the giving of Easter eggs to children?

This Is Local London: Do children gorge on too much chocolate at Easter - and are there better gifts than eggs? Photo by Andreas-photography via Flickr

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children everywhere will be stuffing their faces with chocolate come Easter Sunday, but is giving eggs the right thing to do?

Orpington girl wins tasty National Trust cake competition

This Is Local London: Rebekah with her cake - photo Henry Jarvis

4:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A young girl from Orpington has seen her summer sketch turned into a tasty cake after winning a National Trust competition.

300% increase in UKIP candidates running in Bromley local elections

This Is Local London: Councillor Julian Grainger, of the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, pictured with Nigel Farage

12:25pm Thursday 17th April 2014

UKIP is expected to put forward 30 candidates in the upcoming Bromley local elections - a 300 per cent increase on 2010.

PICTURED: Rise of the super-rat? Some facts about the 'mutant' rodents

This Is Local London: Is this a super rat? Photo by Sé Mckendry.

12:37pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Could a plague of over-sized rodents be sweeping the country or is it a different nature of beast altogether - a load of media hype?

Chislehurst cemetery first in country to offer live 4G stream of funeral services direct from graveside

This Is Local London: Kemnal Park Cemetery and Memorial Gardens off the Sidcup By-Pass in Chislehurst

10:56am Thursday 17th April 2014

A Chislehurst cemetery has become the first in the country to offer a live, wireless recording of funeral services direct from the graveside

Orpington film fanatic meets The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actor Dane DeHaan

This Is Local London: Jamie Bebbington (left) with other students at the event

11:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

A film fanatic from Orpington brushed shoulders with a star from the new Spider-Man movie this month.

Residents hear explosion and train line closed after fire in Bromley

This Is Local London: Fire on Palace View, Bromley

10:06am Thursday 17th April 2014

Residents awoke to fire engines and flames last night as storage units burned behind a Bromley street.

High housing demand stopping south east London buyers getting homes

This Is Local London: ssistant branch manager at Alan De Maid in Petts Wood, James Kinsella

5:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Buyers are increasingly frustrated by the high levels of demand preventing them from buying their new homes. With house prices soaring, LUKE MAY asks how this demand can be met by a very limited supply.

Man followed woman around while masturbating on Petts Wood train

This Is Local London: Paul Savage has been named as the man killed after being hit by train at Dunton Green station on March 19

3:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police want the public to help trace a man who masturbated on a train between London Waterloo East and Orpington.

Bromley girl through to Miss England semi-final

This Is Local London: (LR) Ashling, Milly, and Kate

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Bromley girl dreaming of becoming this year's Miss England is still in the running after impressing at the regional stage of the competition.

Beckenham nurse stayed quiet as colleague put patient in headlock

This Is Local London: Royal Bethlem Hospital, Beckenham

2:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Beckenham nurse who witnessed a colleague holding a patient in a headlock waited five months to report the assault, a tribunal heard.

PRUH goes to Philippines to fill nursing roles

This Is Local London: PRUH has sent a recruitment team to the Philippines

12:31pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Princess Royal University Hospital has sent a recruitment team to the Philippines to fill new nursing positions.

Col Keith Barker remembers his time after Second World War

This Is Local London: Col Barker

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Colonel Keith Barker, who’s World War Two stories we’ve been featuring after he received a letter from French president Francois Hollande, is today 86 years old and still going strong. He is adamant he is not a hero – instead telling me of hundreds of others he knew and met who served as he did, many of which did not make it home.

Date set for Waste4Fuel's High Court hearing

This Is Local London: The Waste4Fuel site in Cornwall Drive, St Paul's Cray

10:41am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The High Court has set the date for the Environment Agency (EA)'s case against Waste4Fuel to be heard.

Car fire on M25 backs traffic up to Orpington

This Is Local London: Traffic queues on the M25

8:03am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A car fire on the M25 is causing congestion on the M25 at Orpington this morning.

Bromley is crap, Woolwich is a dump and Gravesend is chav - Google suggests

This Is Local London: This is what Google's autocomplete search function thinks of Bromley. High Street picture copyright Stacey Harris and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

6:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

If you want to see a favourable outlook on life in south-east London and north Kent, Google is definitely not the place to look.

Belly dancers and great service at Turkish delight in Orpington

This Is Local London: Review: Ephesus, Orpington

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

It was the service above all that stood out at Ephesus, a busy Turkish restaurant in Orpington’s high street.

Are you rubbish in bed or just boring? Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

This Is Local London: Top 10 reasons people get dumped by their partners

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

April has been a terrible month for celebrity relationships with Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Mr Bean all ending their long-term romances. Has the recent sunny weather lead to more roaming eyes? Or do people just want to be single for their seven-day trip to Ibiza?

Bunny rabbits need our help this Easter and beyond

This Is Local London: Rabbits need our help

4:57pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Lots of us will be thinking of the Easter Bunny this month as we tuck into our chocolate eggs – but many rabbits are in need of help, according to experts.

UPDATE: Travellers gone from Orpington park, but leave behind large amount of fly-tipped waste

This Is Local London: Travellers arrived at the park in Tubbenden Lane park yesterday

4:29pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Travellers seen pitched up by Tubbenden skate park in Orpington have now left, leaving behind a large amount of fly-tipped waste.

Men plead not guilty to Petts Wood kidnapping

This Is Local London: Six farcical days in the Old Bailey press box.

4:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Two men have pleaded not guilty to a kidnap and robbery in Petts Wood.

Man caught filming up women's skirts at Intu Bromley banned from shopping centre

This Is Local London: One of the images on twitter, pixelated to conserve the victim's modesty

3:32pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A man caught filming up women’s skirts at Intu Bromley has been banned from the shopping centre and placed under supervision.

Biggin Hill author types novel with use of only one finger in hospital bed

This Is Local London: Howard and his wife Pam on their 30th wedding anniversary last year

12:11pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UNABLE to sleep in his hospital bed and disabled by a stroke, a Biggin Hill man wrote a novel on his iPad using the one finger on his left hand that he could still move.

Shortlands house fire: Family speak of terrifying ordeal

This Is Local London: Shortlands house fire: Family speak of terrifying ordeal

12:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A Shortlands family narrowly survived a terrifying house fire when they were dramatically rescued from a first floor window by firefighters.

FEATURE: Life-affirming work at an Eltham hospice ahead of 5th birthday

This Is Local London: Staff and children at Demelza South East London make chocolate crispy cakes

11:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Children giggling during hide-and-seek and whipping up chocolate crispy cakes was not quite what I expected at an Eltham hospice.

Review: Tonight's the Night, the Rod Stewart musical in Bromley

This Is Local London: Ben Heathcote as lead Stuart and Michael McKell (left) as Stoner

10:04am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A SLICK cast, dazzling production values and Rod Stewart’s sterling back-catalogue made Tonight’s the Night at The Churchill Theatre an enjoyable romp that largely masked a vapid and crack-filled narrative.

Gunman blasted man in leg at Downham 10-year-old's birthday party

This Is Local London: Call 999 if you see Alfie Gannon

6:04pm Monday 14th April 2014

A gunman who blasted someone in the leg after being kicked out of a Downham 10-year-old's birthday party has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years.

Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

This Is Local London: Pledge to help Chislehurst Rocks return

4:35pm Monday 14th April 2014

Chislehurst Rocks is a firm fixture in the diary with its great variety of bands and family fun – and you can help it to return.

Bromley College invites applications to new 'innovative' campuses

This Is Local London: The courses will take place at Bromley College

3:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

Bromley College is inviting applications to its new campuses set to launch later this year.

Bromley campaigners want to see Olympic spirit revived for disabled residents

This Is Local London: Front left, AAA chairman John Kennedy, back row, campaigners Pat and Barry Wooding, and Susan Willats

2:03pm Monday 14th April 2014

Campaigners in Bromley are calling for improvements across the borough to help its disabled residents.

PICTURED: Family rescued from Shortlands house fire caused by dishwasher

This Is Local London: Firefighters believe the fire was caused by this dishwasher

12:51pm Monday 14th April 2014

A smoke alarm was the hero as a family was rescued from a house fire in Shortlands last night.

Chislehurst youngsters meet Easter Bunny on chocolate adventure

This Is Local London: Children collecting eggs: L-R Izabela Hailey, Rebecca Marsh, 14, Grace Brady, 15, Tom, 5, Kira, 8, and Demi Washington

11:57am Monday 14th April 2014

Over two hundred of the borough’s youngsters were busy searching Chislehurst high street for Easter eggs at the weekend.

WIN! A mobility scooter worth £1,900 from The Mobility Centre

This Is Local London: WIN! A mobility scooter worth £1,900 from The Mobility Centre

11:22am Monday 14th April 2014

SUMMER is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to get out and about.

'Help! My dogs keep eating poo': Advice from canine behaviour expert

This Is Local London: Animal behaviour expert Sophie Marriott

10:22am Monday 14th April 2014

"Our bichons eat dog poo - theirs and other dogs'. We have two that are 10 years old.  We tried various methods to stop them since they were puppies.

More than £200k of antique watches stolen in Beckenham

This Is Local London: More than £200k of antique watches stolen in Beckenham

10:03am Monday 14th April 2014

Bromley detectives are trying to track down more than £200,000 worth of stolen antique watches.

Doreen Lawrence tipped as Mayor of London candidate

This Is Local London: Cancer specialist and anti-FGM activists named in Radio 4's most powerful woman list

9:17am Monday 14th April 2014

Justice campaigner Doreen Lawrence is being tipped as Labour's candidate to fight the London mayoral elections.

Heavy traffic on M25 near Orpington

This Is Local London: Heavy traffic on M25 near Oprington

7:39am Monday 14th April 2014

Drivers are experiencing heavy traffic and long queues on the M25 near Orpington this morning.

Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

This Is Local London: Check out the key landmarks on Widehorizons' charity Nightline walk

12:41pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Widehorizons has announced the key landmarks and sights you can enjoy once you sign up to its night time charity walk on June 21.

VIDEO: Can Rory McIlroy make spectacular comeback? Check out our Top 5 Most Thrilling Moments in US Masters History

This Is Local London: Tiger Woods

9:56am Saturday 12th April 2014

The US Masters is underway and has already provided us with some stunning images from the breathtakingly beautiful Augusta National Golf Club. As the golfing competition moves into its final stages, News Shopper takes a look back at the five greatest moments in Masters history.

POLL: Bromley councillor Alexa Michael wades in on 'women who eat on tubes' debate

This Is Local London: Alexa Michael

12:04pm Friday 11th April 2014

Bromley conservative councillor Alexa Michael has waded in on the 'women who eat on tubes debate', saying the women who have been photographed shouldn't have been eating to begin with.

Man charged after last weekend's Orpington burglaries

This Is Local London: The alleged abduction took place outside Crystal Palace station yesterday evening

12:49pm Friday 11th April 2014

A man has been charged following a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in Orpington last weekend.



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