11 obscure ghosts haunting Bromley

Messenger Newspapers: Expert Neil Arnold delves into Bromley's history of ghosts and hauntings

10:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Halloween is the perfect time for telling ghost stories and Neil Arnold, author of Haunted Bromley, has is the man to tell them.

Ghost-myth-busters: 'Hoaxes and mistakes' explain sightings says professor - do you agree?

Messenger Newspapers: BECKENHAM: Dog walker spots 'ghost' in park

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Do ghosts really exist? With Halloween coming, Professor Chris French, head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, tackles this spooky issue.

QUIZ: Take our Halloween test to see how brave you really are

Messenger Newspapers:

12:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

With Halloween around the corner, now’s the time to find out exactly how brave – or not – you are by taking our quiz.

Santa spotted in Gravesend - and later branded an imposter

Messenger Newspapers:

10:12am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Santa Claus made an early visit to Gravesend.

UPDATE: Full story of the mystery Beckenham snake

Messenger Newspapers: Jon Scott of Gwent Paranormal Group is pictured with his Burmese Python snake 'Crush' (1750493)

7:18pm Sunday 19th October 2014

A Beckenham woman found a mystery snake in her house this morning. 

Top 10 facts you probably didn't know about autumn

Messenger Newspapers:

10:29am Saturday 18th October 2014

Autumn is well and truly upon us and News Shopper have unearthed some interesting facts that you probably didn't know about the season of harvest, Halloween and fireworks...

How did he do it? Woolwich man floats in mid air

Messenger Newspapers:

4:36pm Thursday 16th October 2014

You can see some unusual sights in Woolwich but this really floated our boat - a man hovering in mid-air.

'Fare dodging' pigeon spotted on train heading to Greenhithe

Messenger Newspapers:

2:57pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A pigeon has been spotted on a train heading to Greenhithe.

Catford man thinks he's found 'the world's biggest mushroom' in Bromley woodland

Messenger Newspapers:

2:59pm Friday 10th October 2014

A forager in Catford thinks he’s found the ‘world’s biggest mushroom’ and is hoping to get it credited.

Belvedere man drives sheep over London Bridge through 800-year-old tradition

Messenger Newspapers:

4:39pm Thursday 9th October 2014

An 81-year-old former shipping worker led sheep across London Bridge as part of an ancient ritual.

Do you know the Native American Brockley man?

Messenger Newspapers:

3:28pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

Has a Native American chief been spotted in Brockley?

UPDATE: Trains cancelled and road closed after Halfords 'we fit' lorry gets stuck under Beckenham bridge

Messenger Newspapers:

2:38pm Monday 6th October 2014

A Halfords lorry does not appear to be practising what it preaches after being stuck under a bridge at Eden Park in Beckenham.

Lost leg of Spanish ham puzzles many at Crystal Palace

Messenger Newspapers:

3:14pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A member of the public in Crystal Palace nearly tripped over a misplaced leg of Spanish ham today. Waka Hasegawa posted a photo of the lost 'Jamones Alvarez' on Twitter today (Oct 3) after it cropped up on a Crystal Palace Facebook page. 

VIDEO: 'Golden man' explains why he cycles amazing feathered soundsystem around Wimbledon

Messenger Newspapers:

10:50am Friday 3rd October 2014

His bike is adorned with everything from feathers to tinsel, tassels and trophies, parades a union jack flag, with a cassette player and speakers blasting out dance music.

POLL: Is Deptford wall experiment art or vandalism?

Messenger Newspapers:

12:08pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

An art group have painted a space with blackboard paint to encourage the Deptford community to draw messages and pictures in a space-related experiment.

Is this Britain's most unfriendly cafe? Customers 'insulted' and disabled girl 'told to sit outside'

Messenger Newspapers:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Exclusive: A cafe owner described as "the most agressive and rude woman ever" has dismissed her critics saying they are rude, uneducated and she does not need their money.

Zoo keepers? Elephant, zebra and giraffe models face eviction from Lower Kingswood roof

Messenger Newspapers:

4:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Two giraffes, an elephant and zebra have appeared on a shop roof to the delight of children, but not of the local council.

Swans hail a taxi in Thamesmead

Messenger Newspapers:

10:11am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A gang of swans lost the will to fly home from Thamesmead yesterday - opting to take a taxi instead.

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

Messenger Newspapers:

10:15am Monday 29th September 2014

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

£74-a-week Lewisham box room ad with desk as bed sparks Twitter outrage

Messenger Newspapers:

9:50am Sunday 28th September 2014

An advert for a box room to rent in Lewisham for £74 per week featuring a desk as a 'bed' has sparked outrage among Twitter users.

Greenwich restaurant owner with two wives shocks Channel 4 viewers

Messenger Newspapers:

4:31pm Thursday 25th September 2014

A Greenwich restaurant owner shocked television viewers last night (September 24) with tales of his two wives and fourteen children. 

'Mooning' millionaire's neighbour goes bananas: why did woman dump pickled onions and raw chicken on his driveway?

Messenger Newspapers:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Exclusive: A woman in a wealthy Surrey suburb has admitted throwing raw chicken, bananas and pickled onions on the driveway of a man dubbed the ‘mooning millionaire’ after a bitter dispute with another neighbour.

PICTURED: Giant spiders set to invade south-east London and north Kent homes

Messenger Newspapers:

4:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Giant spiders look set to invade homes across south-east London and north Kent - as reports of attacks continue to grow.

VIDEO: Greenwich man said to have spoken to Jesus claims he has healing powers

Messenger Newspapers:

3:20pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A 22-year-old Greenwich man who is said to have spoken to Jesus has claimed he has miracle healing powers.

'Vote yes and join the fun', newly independent People's Republic of South Norwood tells Scotland

Messenger Newspapers:

2:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The newly independent People's Republic of South Norwood has told the people of Scotland: vote "yes and join the fun."

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

Messenger Newspapers:

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.

Mysterious trail of sandwiches found in Brockley

Messenger Newspapers:

11:11am Thursday 11th September 2014

A trail of sandwiches was left on the road outside Brockley train station yesterday.

VIDEO: Resident highlights plight of Thamesmead's abandoned trolleys

Messenger Newspapers:

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.

James Bond suffers burning bum in stunt accident

Messenger Newspapers: 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.

Eagles fans finish 17th in Premier League infidelity table with Chelsea top ahead of Liverpool

Messenger Newspapers:

1:32pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The realistic aim for Crystal Palace should always be to finish at least 17th every year in the Premier League – and this is exactly where they have placed in a table to find the division’s most unfaithful fans.

Deptford trader penalised for seahorse sex pills

Messenger Newspapers: BEAUTY: A female spiny seahorse

11:17am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A Deptford trader who sold sex pills made from seahorses for Viagra-style effects has been penalised by magistrates.

Footgolf comes to Bromley: Weird sport is sweeping the nation

Messenger Newspapers:

10:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The UK’s fastest growing sport, footgolf, has arrived in Bromley. Hatty Collier visits a course in Downe to try out a hole new ball game.

VIDEO: Giant hippo passes through Thames Barrier

Messenger Newspapers:

3:20pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A giant hippo is making its way through the Thames Barrier this afternoon.

5,000 wasps found in Winchester bedroom

Messenger Newspapers:

11:10am Tuesday 26th August 2014

IN decades of pest control John Birkett has seen many things, but nothing like this.

Brockley couple's romantic date in the middle of the road

Messenger Newspapers:

3:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

You wouldn’t think the perfect atmosphere for a romantic date would be the sound of car exhausts and screaming football fans from the pub across the street.

Kitten gets head stuck in Lee garden table

Messenger Newspapers:

2:58pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Lewisham family found a stray kitten in their back garden with its head stuck in a table.

Tesco Bromley questioned after offering chocolate hamper as 1st prize in diabetes raffle

Messenger Newspapers:

10:14am Monday 18th August 2014

Tesco in Bromley has been snapped offering a chocolate hamper as first prize in a diabetes raffle. 

Top 10 facts about baby name trends as Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones influences grow

Messenger Newspapers: Is Breaking Bad the best boxset ever released or is there a better one?

3:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

See how royalty, fantasy and drug kingpins influenced parents last year in our top 10 facts from the latest baby name figures.

VIDEO: The semi-naked Catford man strikes again!

Messenger Newspapers:

11:31am Friday 15th August 2014

The semi-naked Catford man was spotted taking a casual stroll through the high street last week.

Forest Hill man died after vibrator became stuck in his bottom

Messenger Newspapers:

1:58pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

A 50-year-old Forest Hill man died after a vibrator became stuck in his bottom and he was too embarrassed to see a doctor, an inquest heard today (August 12). 

Robin Hood of the trains strikes again: Second £1 found on Orpington service

Messenger Newspapers:

12:36pm Friday 8th August 2014

Another mystery £1 coin has been found on a train to Orpington.

QUIZ: Do you have listening skills needed to work for MI5? Take the test

Messenger Newspapers:

12:17pm Friday 8th August 2014

Do you have the skills to possibly work on the frontline for the security service MI5? Take the listening challenge to find out.

Who is the Lewisham Natureman?

Messenger Newspapers:

5:13pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Following the third sighting of another white stag painted onto a wall approaching Catford Bridge Station, the question on everyone’s lips is ‘who is the Lewisham Natureman’?

Money and message left on Beckenham train puts 'smile on my face'

Messenger Newspapers:

4:57pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Travelling on south-east London trains can often be a pain, but one traveller on a service to Orpington found a reason to be cheerful.

Forest Hill 'Jesus' spotted bearing cross in Petts Wood

Messenger Newspapers:

4:23pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A Jesus figure spotted travelling though Petts Wood bearing a large cross says he plans to walk across all of Greater London spreading the word of God.

Greenwich Council causes confusion with 'No dumpimg' sign spelling error

Messenger Newspapers: Greenwich Bans Dumpimg?

10:51am Friday 1st August 2014

Have you spotted any amusing signs or notices such as this gem from Greenwich Council?

Fist-bumps are better than handshakes and high-fives, say scientists

Messenger Newspapers:

12:26pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Fist-bumps are officially better than handshakes and high-fives as a way of greeting or congratulating someone, scientists have announced.

Greenwich mudlark discovers three-year-old message in a bottle from Gravesend kids

Messenger Newspapers:

2:14pm Monday 28th July 2014

Three years after a message in a bottle was thrown off Gravesend Pier an intrepid beach forager has tracked down the authors through Twitter.

VIDEO: Keston boxing champion David Haye presents the weather - for dogs

Messenger Newspapers:

1:33pm Friday 25th July 2014

When you have been champion of the world like Keston’s David Haye, what’s next? Presenting the world’s first weather forecast for dogs, of course.

Mysterious 'Met Police spy plane' seen circling Lewisham, Eltham and Blackheath

Messenger Newspapers:

4:03pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A mysterious plane - allegedly operated by the Met Police for surveillance purposes - has been spied circling Lewisham and Blackheath.



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