Bromley police cracking down on dangerous use of motorised bikes in borough

This Is Local London:

4:58pm Monday 21st July 2014

After a number of complaints, police in Bromley are launching a crackdown on unlicensed bikes, mini-motos and off-road bikes being ridden dangerously in the borough.

Men charged with violent burglary in Petts Wood to appear at Croydon Crown Court

This Is Local London: Mark Mamerga was sentenced to eight months in jail at Croydon Crown Court

4:36pm Monday 21st July 2014

The men charged with a Petts Wood burglary that saw a couple tied up, assaulted, and robbed, are to appear at Croydon Crown Court. 

QUIZ: 7 questions to test how well you know your local area

This Is Local London:

4:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

So you’ve lived locally for a while and think you‘ve got good knowledge of the area – but do you really?

Penge and Lewisham men jailed after attempting to import a million pounds worth of cocaine into UK

This Is Local London:

2:40pm Monday 21st July 2014

Two men from Penge and Lewisham have been jailed after attempting to import a million pounds worth of cocaine into the UK, disguised as tins of Jamaican Pride Callaloo.

Orpington's Spider-Man says he dons suit for his three-year-old son

This Is Local London:

12:32pm Monday 21st July 2014

An Orpington cult hero spotted walking the streets dressed as Spider-Man has spoken about his reasons for doing so - and it doesn't involve getting bitten by a radioactive spider.

Fifth man charged with Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire

This Is Local London:

12:24pm Monday 21st July 2014

Five men have now been charged with murdering entrepreneur Afyon Saint-Hilaire in Downham, who was stabbed and then crashed his car.

82-year-old Orpington woman burgled after letting 'Kevin from Affinity Sutton' into her home

This Is Local London:

11:30am Monday 21st July 2014

An 82-year-old Orpington woman was burgled after she invited a man claiming to be from Affinity Sutton into her home.

'More rain on the way' says Met Office

This Is Local London:

2:49pm Sunday 20th July 2014

The Met Office have warned that more heavy rains and thunderstorms could affect London and South-east England later today.

Friday night lightning: Photos of second storm over SE London and north Kent

This Is Local London:

12:50pm Saturday 19th July 2014

A second hot and humid night coupled with another thunderstorm kept many people awake across south-east London and north Kent.

26 incredible photos of lightning storm over London and north Kent

This Is Local London:

10:40am Friday 18th July 2014

A lightning storm hit during the early hours, lighting up the night sky and leading to some spectacular pictures.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death accused cleared of all charges

This Is Local London: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

5:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

A youth accused of supplying ecstasy to a teenager who later died has been cleared of all charges

What's on this weekend in south east London and north Kent (July 19 and 20)

This Is Local London: Jason Donovan (centre) with his 'Annie Get Your Gun' co-stars Emma Williams and Norman Pace

5:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

Vibe’s Angie Quinn take a look at some of the best places to go and things to do this weekend across south east London and north Kent.

Eight puppies found abandoned in middle of Orpington road on hottest day of the year

This Is Local London:

4:15pm Friday 18th July 2014

Eight puppies have been found abandoned in a bin in the middle of an Orpington road today (July 18) - the hottest day of the year.

Dartford ballet dancers take to the stage

This Is Local London:

3:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

Eight future ballet stars from Dartford are appearing in a production of Giselle next month.

PICTURED: Travellers pitch up on Orpington green

This Is Local London:

3:02pm Friday 18th July 2014

Travellers moved on to a green in Green Street Green, Orpington, this week.

Lewisham properties are second fastest to sell in UK

This Is Local London: Don’t panic if your landlord decides to sell rented home

2:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

A survey has shown that properties in Lewisham are selling faster than anywhere else in London - and the second fastest in the country.

'Inappropriate and unnecessary': Roadkill painted over by line painter near Orpington

This Is Local London:

12:54pm Friday 18th July 2014

Roadkill painted over by a line painter was photographed near Orpington this morning (July 18).

Detectives arrest sixth man in connection with Downham murder

This Is Local London:

12:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

Detectives investigating the murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire in Downham have arrested a sixth man.

UPDATE: Man finds burnt-out remains of Volvo 'involved in West Wickham police chase'

This Is Local London:

11:49am Friday 18th July 2014

A man claims to have found the burnt-out remains of a Volvo, involved in a police chase in West Wickham this week, near his home.

Body found in Biggin Hill is that of missing Gravesend woman Jane Dale

This Is Local London:

10:02am Friday 18th July 2014

A body found in Biggin Hill is that of missing Gravesend woman Jane Dale.

5 things to see and do in...Chelsfield

This Is Local London:

5:31pm Thursday 17th July 2014

You’re in Chelsfield and have an hour to spare, where should you go and what should you do?

Bromley College's Orpington campus to drop A Level provision from September

This Is Local London:

5:14pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Bromley College has announced it is cutting its A Level courses at its Orpington campus.

Old Woolwich building society set to become quirky pub

This Is Local London:

4:57pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A grand old building in Woolwich will look a million bucks when it reopens as a pub later this summer.

Spider-Man and son spotted in St Mary Cray

This Is Local London:

4:17pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Spider-Man and his son have brought smiles to the faces of hundreds after being photographed in St Mary Cray.

Two men charged in connection with elderly Petts Wood couple tied up and burgled

This Is Local London: Petts Wood home taped off after emergency services called in

3:13pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Two men have been charged after an elderly Petts Wood couple were tied up at their home before being robbed.

Bromley youngsters visit Beckenham MP at House of Commons to get their voices heard

This Is Local London:

2:48pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A group of youngsters from Bromley visited Beckenham MP Colonel Bob Stewart at the House of Commons to get their voices heard.

Orpington MP Jo Johnson promoted by David Cameron in cabinet reshuffle week

This Is Local London: Jo Johnson says Margaret Thatcher dragged the country out of its malaise in the 1970s

2:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014

MP for Orpington Jo Johnson has been promoted by the Prime Minister in this week’s political reshuffle.

Boris Johnson mentions 'exciting' travel plans while in Bromley to promote London high street campaign

This Is Local London:

1:12pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Boris Johnson tucked into some jellied eels today as he strolled through Bromley’s newly developed East Street.

Soaring temperatures to hit 30C in south-east London and north Kent

This Is Local London: Sunbathing weather on hottest day of year so far

10:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

Soaring temperatures are expected to hit at least 30C in south-east London and north Kent today (July 17).

Former Bromley footballer guilty of match-fixing Down Under

This Is Local London: David Obaze gives Bromley the lead. EDMUND BOYDEN.

11:05am Thursday 17th July 2014

A former Bromley FC footballer has been fined by an Australian court for match-fixing.

Crunch meeting over 'nonsense' Grove Park station plan

This Is Local London: Cllr Suzannah Clarke with Karen Galloway

10:06am Thursday 17th July 2014

A crunch meeting takes place tonight (July 17) over a new footbridge at Grove Park station which could see travellers get a sneaky peak into residents' bedrooms.

Fourth man charged with Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire

This Is Local London:

9:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

A fourth man has been charged with the Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire who died after being stabbed and crashing his car.

UPDATE: Man dead after Bromley house fire - read neighbour’s desperate rescue attempts amid claims firefighters delayed by strike

This Is Local London:

9:53am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Bromley woman says she desperately tried to save an elderly neighbour who died in a house fire this morning, while claims have been made firefighters were delayed by strikes.

Bromley's youngsters getting passionate about nature thanks to Forest School leaders

This Is Local London:

5:21pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The latest Forest School leaders - whose aim is to get youngsters across Bromley borough passionate about nature - have graduated.

Biggin Hill animal rescue centre launches Staffie campaign to challenge dogs' bad image

This Is Local London: Piggles was a Staffordshire bull terrier similar to this

5:16pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Biggin Hill animal rescue centre has teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in a bid to show the “softer side of Staffies”.

Wizard of Oz fans brave rain for Chislehurst outdoor cinema

This Is Local London:

4:55pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A big crowd was keen to see the wonderful Wizard of Oz on Chislehurst Common at the weekend, despite the wicked weather.

Beckenham man who blew up ATM machine jailed

This Is Local London:

4:24pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Beckenham man who, along with four others, used an explosive mixture of gases to blow up an ATM machine has been jailed for six years.

Two men arrested in connection with 'vicious' Petts Wood burglary that left elderly couple in hospital

This Is Local London: Petts Wood home taped off after emergency services called in

3:13pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Two men have been arrested in connection with a Petts Wood burglary in which an elderly couple were tied up and assaulted.

Apocalypse Now musician brings animals sounds to Forest Hill

This Is Local London:

1:05pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Having played with Stevie Wonder and worked extensively on the soundtrack to Apocalypse Now, a musician is bringing an animal orchestra to south east London.

South east London and north Kent ballet youngsters picked for major Bromley show

This Is Local London:

12:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Young ballet dancers from across the News Shopper area have been chosen for a major show in Bromley this summer.

18 things you need to see this week

This Is Local London: COMIC CAPERS: Comedian Al Murray brings show to Parr Hall

8:52am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Vibe’s picks of what’s going on in south east London and north Kent this week (July 16 to 23)

Bromley man jailed for sexual assault on stranger in Petts Wood

This Is Local London:

8:37am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Bromley man who sexually assaulted a woman who was coming back from a night out during a stranger attack has been jailed for four years.

PICTURED: Car on roof after accident in Bromley Common which left man in hospital

This Is Local London:

8:25am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A car was left on its roof yesterday (July 16) after a crash in Bromley Common, leaving a man in hospital.

Three men charged with Downham murder to appear in court today

This Is Local London:

8:09am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Three men have been charged with murder after a 22-year-old man died in Downham after being stabbed.

Four men arrested in connection with Downham stabbing

This Is Local London:

9:12am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Police investigating a man who died in Downham after being stabbed and crashing a car have arrested four men.

Man on trial over Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death

This Is Local London:

5:23pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The parents of a teenager who died after taking ecstasy at a rave listened in court as his friends told about the 'bad decision' they made to buy drugs that are believed to have killed him.

PICTURED: Cheese Crawl in Crystal Palace attracts 150 cheese fans

This Is Local London:

4:20pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A pub crawl with a dairy twist took over Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Garden centre remembers the war

This Is Local London:

3:51pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

An annual flower exhibition has been given a commemorative theme this year.

Actor Joe McGann talks about his Bromley-bound show April in Paris and sibling rivalry

This Is Local London:

2:46pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

In April in Paris, a couple whose relationship is on the rocks when a weekend break on the continent reignites their zest for life and each other.

Group of travellers moves into Orpington gym car park

This Is Local London:

2:21pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A band of travellers has moved into an Orpington gym car park.



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