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D-Day memories from Forest Hill war veteran - youngest to serve aged 15

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:53:54 +0100

A Forest Hill veteran who was the youngest known person to serve on D-Day has spoken of the “great sadness” felt on the 70th anniversary.

Human rights barrister says legal aid cuts will lead to 'miscarriages of justice'

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 14:47:53 +0000

A leading human rights lawyer, who works across south east London, claims legal aid cuts will lead to “miscarriages of justice”.

Help trace Woolwich writers of treasured First World War letters

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:26:51 +0000

MOVING letters from Woolwich schoolgirls wishing an anonymous soldier luck in the First World War were treasured and carried for four years through the trenches.

Lewisham fake ID gang 'forged more than 2,000 documents'

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:22:10 +0000

A LEWISHAM gang who ran a fake ID racket, forging more than 2,000 counterfeit documents, have been jailed.

PICTURED: How the RNLI has saved lives from choppy waters since 1824

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:22:04 +0000

GRAVESEND lifeboat station has been revealed as one of the busiest in the region, with the crew setting off 99 times and rescuing 58 people in the last year. Reporter HELOISE WOOD delves deep into the murky depths to discover more.

VIDEO: Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir reveals musical ambitions a year on

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:36:09 +0000

Lewisham Hospital has had a roller coaster year but now staff are showing off more than their bedside manner with the release of a new single. Reporter HELOISE WOOD charts their progress.

Greenwich woman reveals romance behind pair whose deaths caused First World War

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 17:15:28 +0000

What does a Shooters Hill history nut, an American author and Welling Library have in common? They have joined forces to reveal the secret lives of a royal couple whose assassination sparked the First World War almost 100 years ago.

Vibe bumps into Alesha Dixon in Orpington

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:54:55 +0100

Alesha appeared in public for the first time since announcing her pregnancy as she opened LA Fitness in Orpington and spoke exclusively to Vibe...just don't mention the baby.

Vibe serves Wimbledon craving with ace tennis tutor Jason Goatley

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 11:12:46 +0100

“COME on Andy!” You’ll probably hear that a lot over the coming weeks, but spare a thought for the unfortunate local newspaper reporter – not called Andy - who gets it a lot.

Made in Chelsea's Jamie Laing talks to Vibe ahead of Bluewater signing

Wed, 22 May 2013 10:09:58 +0100

MADE in Chelsea’s Jamie Laing is a busy man and has bags of energy, possibly fuelled by his love of sugary snacks.

Bromley museum curator features in BBC history series beginning tomorrow

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:52:53 +0000

BROMLEY Museum’s curator is starring in a BBC programme on tomorrow about a local ‘hero’ who helped make history a century ago.

Paralympian cycles for Sydenham charity

Tue, 09 Oct 2012 12:34:58 +0100

A PARALYMPIAN supported Sydenham-based charity St Christopher’s Hospice by riding from London to Brighton on a tandem.

Walkers wanted for St Christopher's Hospice midnight walk

Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:44:11 +0100

NIGHTOWLS are wanted to help a hospice make its midnight walk the biggest and best yet.

VIDEO: Slo Motion at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:40:16 +0000

ABIGAIL FOULKES danced her way to relaxation and put her best foot forward at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley.

VIDEO - DAN DARES - Watch Dan's Ready Steady Cook challenge

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:30:00 +0100

WATCH this video of our very own daredevil reporter taking on five Lewisham College cooking food students in a Ready, Steady, Cook challenge.

SYDENHAM: Hospice fun day raises £13,500

Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:33:18 +0100

THOUSANDS of pounds raised at a hospice family fun day will mean patients continue to receive excellent end-of-life care.

DAN DARES: Daredevil hack fails in Ready, Steady, Cook challenge

Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:10:00 +0100

Daredevil reporter DAN KEEL enjoys nothing more than watching a tacky cooking TV show on a Saturday morning. But was he able to transfer those skills into his next dare?

NORTH KENT: Hospice pampers patients with complimentary services

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:58:44 +0100

In part six of our series celebrating the 25th anniversary of EllenorLions Hospice, ABIGAIL FOULKES finds out more about its day care facilities and complimentary services.

BECKENHAM: Supermarket chooses hospice as charity partner

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 11:08:33 +0100

A HOSPICE has been nominated as a supermarket’s charity partner by customers.

NORTH KENT: Hospice provides "brilliant" support for carers

Mon, 14 Jun 2010 16:48:21 +0100

EllenorLions Hospice provides specialist adult care and promotes ongoing support for families. In part five of our series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hospice, ABIGAIL FOULKES finds out more about the services it provides for carers.

NORTH KENT: Volunteers' invaluable support of EllenorLions

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 09:55:09 +0100

EllenorLions Hospice relies on people giving up their free time to care and support its work. In Part four of our series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the hospice, ABIGAIL FOULKES finds out more about its band of volunteers.

NORTH KENT: Bereavement group is a place to laugh and cry

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 16:59:24 +0100

In part three of our series to celebrate the 25th anniversary of EllenorLions Hospices, DAVID MILLS looks at the care provided for people suffering bereavement.

NORTH KENT: Leukaemia daughter parents feel lucky to have EllenorLions

Wed, 26 May 2010 11:51:29 +0100

Despite having a daughter diagnosed with leukaemia, Amelia Baulch’s mother tells DAVID MILLS how lucky they feel thanks to the fantastic support from EllenorLions Hospice.

NORTH KENT: Looking back at 25 years of EllenorLions Hospice

Thu, 20 May 2010 07:30:00 +0100

In the first of a series marking 25 years of providing hospice care for the community, DAVID MILLS looks back at the origins of the EllenorLions Hospice.

DAN DARES: Daredevil reporter succeeds in flying challenge

Tue, 11 May 2010 14:00:00 +0100

AFTER a spring break recovering from his winter seaside heroics, reporter DAN KEEL was back in action - flying without wings.

DAN DARES: Daredevil reporter tackles flying challenge

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:55:30 +0100

DAREDEVIL reporter Dan Keel has recovered from his spring break and is now ready for his next challenge.

VIDEO - SYDENHAM: Hospice helping children through bereavement

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 07:00:00 +0000

In the final part of News Shopper’s series on St Christopher’s Hospice, DAVID MILLS hears how it helps young people cope with bereavement.

BROMLEY COMMON: Beauty fundraiser for St Christopher's Hospice

Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:18:49 +0000

SHAPING eyebrows and polishing nails helped beauty salon staff raise more than £400 for a hospice.

SYDENHAM: Hospice volunteers are 'fantastic'

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 07:00:00 +0000

St Christopher’s Hospice relies on people giving up their free time to continue caring for the community. DAVID MILLS finds out about its army of volunteers.

SYDENHAM - VIDEO: Hospice patients grateful for wonderful care

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:43:03 +0000

News Shopper is currently running a series of features on St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham.

SYDENHAM: Taking hospice care into the home

Wed, 03 Mar 2010 07:00:00 +0000

On any one day St Christopher’s Hospice cares for around 800 people in their homes. DAVID MILLS looks at how it pioneered hospice care in the community.

SYDENHAM: Hospice spreads its message through education

Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:30:00 +0000

As the first of the modern hospices, St Christopher’s was an example to be followed by all. DAVID MILLS looks at how its message is spread through education.

SYDENHAM: Putting the fun in fundraising

Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:00:00 +0000

In part three of our series on St Christopher’s Hospice, DAVID MILLS looks at how it raises millions of pounds to keep its services alive.

DAN DARES: Reporter spends five minutes in icy waters of English Channel

Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:31:34 +0000

AFTER failing his Christmas no-sleep challenge, our very own daredevil reporter DAN KEEL has been back in action. This month he swam in the freezing cold waters of the English Channel.

SYDENHAM: Dame Cicely - a revolutionary woman

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 10:09:25 +0000

Dame Cicely Saunders changed the way society looked after people dying with terminal illness. In part two of our feature series on St Christopher’s Hospice, DAVID MILLS remembers the founder of the modern hospice movement.

VIDEO - SYDENHAM: Positivity rules at St Christopher’s Hospice

Wed, 03 Feb 2010 12:00:00 +0000

In the first of a series of features to raise awareness of the work carried out at St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, DAVID MILLS speaks to three people truly grateful for its care and support.

DAN DARES: Freezing swim for reporter in next challenge

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:31:46 +0000

AFTER failing his 'no-sleep' challenge last month, our very own daredevil reporter will next be taking to the freezing sea.

WAR: Five more war tales from News Shopper readers

Sun, 03 Jan 2010 11:00:00 +0000

In the final episode of News Shopper's Second World War series, reporters DAN KEEL and DAVID MILLS hear five more wartime tales from readers in south-east London and north Kent.

WAR: Weapons factory worker remembers 'horrific' conditions of workplace

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 10:10:00 +0000

During the Second World War a massive effort went into producing armaments and munitions. Reporter DAVID MILLS spoke to a man who helped make cartridge cases.

VIDEO - DAN DARES: Dopey hack falls short in no-sleep challenge

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 09:20:00 +0000

After last month's hairdressing misery, daredevil reporter DAN KEEL was determined to get back on track in a challenge testing both his body and mind.

WAR: Dartford Navy veteran played a role in D-Day operations

Wed, 16 Dec 2009 07:50:00 +0000

In part 12 of our Second World War series DAN KEEL speaks to a Navy veteran from Dartford who helped lay mines around the French coast on the night before D-Day.

DAN DARES: Brave reporter tackles no-sleep challenge

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:20:36 +0000

AFTER last month's hairdressing misery, it is time for reporter Dan Keel to take on a challenge which will test both his body and mind.

WAR: New Cross remembers V2 bombing

Sun, 06 Dec 2009 10:00:00 +0000

Sixty five years ago a V2 rocket fell on New Cross killing 168 people and injuring 121 others. Reporter DAVID MILLS looks back at the devastation.

WAR: Bexleyheath veteran witnessed horror of Hiroshima

Wed, 02 Dec 2009 08:50:00 +0000

In part eight of our Second World War series, DAN KEEL speaks to a Navy seaman who witnessed the Japanese surrender in Hong Kong and the carnage of Hiroshima.

WAR: Pensioner tells tale of German bomber crashing in explosion near home

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 08:20:00 +0000

In part eight of our Second World War series, DAN KEEL speaks to a woman from Hextable who watched a shot-down German plane come crashing down near her home.

WAR: British soldier's German wife sheltered Jewish woman

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 07:00:00 +0000

Christel Dack was a teenager in Germany during the Second World War. She tells DAVID MILLS how her family sheltered a Jew and when she met her British soldier husband.

WAR: Veteran prisoner of war speaks of escape and 40-mile row to safety

Wed, 11 Nov 2009 08:00:00 +0000

In part six of News Shopper's Second World War series, reporter DAN KEEL speaks to an 88-year-old Bromley resident who escaped from a German war prison in Greece before rowing nearly 40 miles to safety.

VIDEO - Footprints of World War Two in Beckenham and Penge

Tue, 10 Nov 2009 10:57:38 +0000

LOCAL historian Gordon Dennington visits some of the places in Beckenham and Penge where significant incidents took place during the war.

WAR: RAF U-Boat hunter tells of lucky escapes from death

Wed, 04 Nov 2009 07:30:00 +0000

During the Second World War, German U-boats posed a deadly threat. DAVID MILLS speaks to an RAF war hero who had to hunt them down.

WAR: Witnesses speak of horrific German bomb raid on Catford primary school

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 08:00:00 +0000

In part four of News Shopper's Second World War series, reporter DAN KEEL speaks to elderly residents who witnessed German planes attacking a Catford School in a deadly daylight bomb raid.