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

Messenger Newspapers: 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.

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

Messenger Newspapers: 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?

UPDATE: Is the giant rat reported in Gravesend actually a rat?

Messenger Newspapers: PICTURED: Giant rat reported in Gravesend

10:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A massive rat which was reported in Gravesend yesterday (April 15) sparked debate throughout the borough.

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

Messenger Newspapers: 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?

Boy with sore bottom wins payout after school bench gives him painful splinter

Messenger Newspapers: Winterbourne Junior Girls' School

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Exclusive: A primary school pupil received thousands of pounds in compensation from Croydon Council after getting a splinter lodged in his backside.

Vet's dog statue 'yarn bombed' by pranksters overnight

Messenger Newspapers: Top: the statue with its new hat and bow tie

10:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

This dog outside a vet clinic in Kingston is having a great time – after being yarn-bombed during the night.

Thamesmead transgender woman 'gutted' after lodger nicks her lingerie

Messenger Newspapers: Roxanne just wants her corsets back.

2:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

A retired transgender security guard from Thamesmead has been left "gutted" after her lodger made off with three of her corsets.

Miss Oxfordshire contestant sacked over her topless selfie in aid of charity

Messenger Newspapers: Georgia Eden’s topless picture, posted on social media site Twitter in support of breast cancer awareness

8:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

MISS Oxfordshire organisers kicked model Georgia Eden out of last night’s competition after discovering she posted this topless ‘selfie’ picture she put online to promote the fight against breast cancer.

VIDEO: YouTube musical tribute to missing Eltham dog

Messenger Newspapers: VIDEO: YouTube musical tribute to missing Eltham dog

3:45pm Friday 11th April 2014

A distraught Eltham dog owner has made a heart-wrenching video about her lost dog that has racked up hundreds of YouTube hits.

Mystery of parking meter on street where you can't park

Messenger Newspapers: Charles Cornwell by the parking meter

10:30am Friday 11th April 2014

Motorists have complained after being hit with fines for using a “misleading” parking meter on a street where there is no pay-and-display parking.

Mutant three-legged chicken marauds through Leegate shopping centre

Messenger Newspapers: Mutant three-legged chicken marauds through Leegate shopping centre

9:04am Friday 11th April 2014

A three-legged mutant chicken is on the loose at a Lee shopping centre to inject new life into the precinct.

Welcome to Selhurst Park - made from Lego

Messenger Newspapers: Selhurst Park

2:44pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A die hard Crystal Palace fan has built a replica model of Selhurst Park......out of Lego.

UPDATE: Worst pub in Britain? Sex and violence horror for PubSpy at Lullingstone Castle, Swanley - redhead responds

Messenger Newspapers: PubSpy reviews Lullingstone Castle, Swanley

10:30am Monday 7th April 2014

Shameless Swanley. Ever seen a mindless thug push a bespectacled, grey-haired, 25-stone man to the floor before kicking him ferociously in the head until he was senseless? Try an early evening in the Lullingstone Castle.

MORE PICS: Killer catfish feasting on wildlife in Petts Wood

Messenger Newspapers: Philip Webb and wife Trisha with the catfish

9:28am Monday 7th April 2014

A killer catfish has eaten around 70 of a Petts Wood couple's goldfish after slithering into their garden pond.

UPDATE: Police dog 'sits' on suspect's face after Eltham police chase

Messenger Newspapers: Police dog sits on suspect's face after Eltham 'police chase'

1:05pm Saturday 5th April 2014

A "car chase" in Eltham ended with a "police dog sat" on the suspect's face.

Chocolatier recreates Noah's Ark in honour of Russell Crowe movie

Messenger Newspapers: The chocolate ark

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

A chocolatier has recreated Noah’s Ark in honour of the biblical blockbuster.

VIDEO: Car crashes into lorry and knocked into speeding traffic - but comes to incredible stop

Messenger Newspapers: A still from CCTV footage of the crash on Thursday, March 27

1:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A car driver had an amazing escape after being hit by a lorry and knocked across the central reservation only to come to rest safely between two parked cars.

Runaway car blocks busy junction after owner forgets handbrake

Messenger Newspapers: The driver had forgotten to put their handbrake on

11:00am Friday 4th April 2014

A runaway car rolled down a hill and blocked traffic after its owner forgot to put the handbrake on.

UPDATE: Yet more claim to have seen UFO over Bromley

Messenger Newspapers:

4:32pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

A number of people have got in touch with News Shopper claiming to have seen a UFO flying over Bromley last week.

A donkey walks into a Tesco Express...(no, this isn't a joke)

Messenger Newspapers: Picture by Charlie Lambeth

9:36am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A DONKEY left shoppers stunned after wandering into a Tesco Express store in Brockenhurst yesterday afternoon.

Ronnie Corbett: 'I left the hotel in a disgusting state' - VIDEO

Messenger Newspapers: Ronnie Corbett with Hall Grange care home manager Jan Norman

11:25am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Watch veteran funnyman Ronnie Corbett as he cracked some jokes at a care home.

Car ends up hanging around after New Forest crash

Messenger Newspapers: The scene on the A35. Pic by John Paine.

7:31pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A CAR ended up hanging from telephone wires after crashing into a pole in the New Forest.

Desert dust mites to invade south-east London and north Kent

Messenger Newspapers: 10 things you didn't know about cockroaches... and you'll eat one today

7:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Un-seasonally windy weather across the African sub-continent is threatening to cause havoc across the world.

Why is there a reindeer in Wandsworth Common?

Messenger Newspapers: Pic by @iac0p0

4:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

Christmas has come early for wanderers of Wandsworth Common, with the surprise arrival of a reindeer.

Mum slams faulty pram after toddler's terror

Messenger Newspapers: Samantha with Scarlett and the faulty pram

2:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

Mother says her Cool Candy by Coleen Rooney Stars Stroller collapsed, almost trapping little Scarlett Farrant as it folded in on itself.

Smog to hit south London - dust from the Sahara desert covers cars in dirt

Messenger Newspapers: Croydon

1:57pm Monday 31st March 2014

One of the worst smogs of the year is set to hit south London this week.

Has Banksy been to Battersea? Graffiti depicts Max Clifford with his pants down

Messenger Newspapers: This artwork appeared a few days ago

12:24pm Monday 31st March 2014

Passersby noticed the large piece of graffiti, depicting Max Clifford with his pants down, on a building in York Road.

Are these the shortest double yellow lines ever?

Messenger Newspapers: Are these happy chappies the shortest double yellow lines in Kingston?

5:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

The lines are in an alleyway behind Metro Bank and the Wheelwright Arms in Clarence Street in Kingston town centre

Dad yanks son's wobbly tooth out using quadcopter

Messenger Newspapers:

12:30pm Thursday 27th March 2014

Who needs a dentist to pull your wobbly tooth out when your dad has a remote controlled quadcopter?

Tooting's mystery knitting protester revealed

Messenger Newspapers: Penny Ryan

4:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Exclusive: The Wandsworth Guardian can exclusively reveal the identity of Tooting’s mystery knitter.

Have Your Say: Should Kingston become more pink?

Messenger Newspapers: Would you be more or less likely to shop at a pink Bentall Centre?

12:36pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A Surbiton shop's decision to go pink has polarised opinion among Surrey Comet readers - but should more areas in Kingston go pink?

Greenwich could get world's first moon clock, powered by the tides

Messenger Newspapers: Greenwich could get world's first moon clock, powered by the tides

4:56pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Greenwich, the home of time, could be about to get a world's first - a lunar clock powered by the tides.

Bromley woman who is 'god of alien race' was 'engaged to Arsene Wenger in the 15th century'

Messenger Newspapers: Bromley woman who is 'god of alien race' was 'engaged to Arsene Wenger in the 15th century'

4:15pm Friday 21st March 2014

A Bromley woman who is “god of an alien race” claims she was engaged to Arsene Wenger in the 15th century, when she was Joan of Arc and he was the heir to the French throne.

Have you seen my ant? Missing poster says ant last seen carrying large leaf

Messenger Newspapers: Have you seen my ant? Missing poster says ant last seen carrying large leaf

11:26am Friday 21st March 2014

Have you seen this missing black ant? Last seen carrying a piece of leaf much larger than its body. Likes picnics, soft drinks and other ants.

Guerrilla knitters under attack: Backlash against anti-betting shop yarnbombers

Messenger Newspapers: Street fight

2:30pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A turf war is unravelling between a mystery knitter, and someone tired of protesters spinning them a yarn.

Strange 1980s footage shows Japanese dancers performing in Battersea Power Station

Messenger Newspapers: Sankai Juku in Battersea Power Station

1:30pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Archive footage has revealed Japanese dancers performing in semi-darkness in Battersea Power Station in the early 1980s.

Shark fin spotted at West Wickham flood lakes where ducks had made a peaceful home

Messenger Newspapers: A shark has been spotted in West Wickham

9:58am Friday 14th March 2014

A shark fin has appeared in the lakes at West Wickham and could soon spoil the ducks’ bath time.

What people REALLY think about south London and Surrey... according to Google

Messenger Newspapers: Google: What are people looking for in our area?

4:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Can you guess how Google completes these sentences? "Croydon is ___ ?" "Southern Trains are ___?" and "Londoners are ___ ?" Warning: Some strong language.

PICTURED: The Muppets pop up in Greenwich for new Disney movie

Messenger Newspapers: Kermit, Miss Piggy and the colourful muppet gang in front of Greenwich's Painted Hall. Picture courtesy of Jay Maidment, 2014 Disney Enterprises, Inc

10:43am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the colourful Muppet gang popped up in Greenwich to shoot scenes for their new movie.

Dozens of rubber ducks appear on flooded West Wickham rugby pitch for bath time

Messenger Newspapers: Quack

4:20pm Monday 10th March 2014

It could well be bath time in West Wickham as a quackers individual has let dozens of rubber ducks loose on a flooded rugby pitch.

Udder madness? 'Secret' proposal to use Lewisham's largest park to graze cows

Messenger Newspapers: Down to Earth Farm

4:05pm Friday 7th March 2014

"Hush hush" proposals to put grazing cows in a popular park and golf course are complete and udder madness, users say.

Orpington woman thinks she has oldest cockatiel in the world in Guinness World Record claim

Messenger Newspapers: Freda Miah with Pia

11:37am Friday 7th March 2014

AN ORPINGTON woman believes her pet bird is the oldest in the world.

PICTURED: Worst picnic ever? Sit down meal in Greenwich CAR park

Messenger Newspapers: The wrong park? Eaters wave for the camera (by @carparkwatch)

3:57pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Is this the worst picnic ever? The sun coming out spurred this group into having a sit down meal - in a Greenwich car park.

'Bit silly really': Fire Brigade called after man leaves taps running

Messenger Newspapers: The bath had been left running

8:51am Tuesday 4th March 2014

A man called the fire brigade after overrunning a bath.

Forget the Oscars: Oxfordshire's rudest place name is...

Messenger Newspapers: Cockshoot Close is the winner

12:05pm Monday 3rd March 2014

We're proud to be able to announce the result of your voting for Oxfordshire's rudest place name. And so, in the spirit of a bit of Carry On Journalism, the winner is Cockshoot Close.

VIDEO: Lewisham family of UFO buffs spot 'intelligently-controlled' craft heading towards Kent

Messenger Newspapers: Andrew Burlington with dad Les

11:31am Monday 3rd March 2014

A Lewisham family of UFO buffs are looking for other witnesses to an "intelligently-controlled" triangular object which flew over their house towards Kent.

VIDEO: Palace fan wanders into dressing room after Man Utd match

Messenger Newspapers: Tony Pulis (right) meets his biggest fan

2:41pm Friday 28th February 2014

A Crystal Palace supporter seemingly wandered into the dressing room after the final whistle blew against Manchester United on Saturday, and casually chatted with manager Tony Pulis and David Kemp.

Team of ‘knights’ head into battle for Great Britain lead by Sussex man

Messenger Newspapers: Team of ‘knights’ head into battle for Great Britain lead by Sussex man

1:56pm Friday 28th February 2014

A group of knights are putting their enemies to the sword as they bid to conquer the world.

Oxfordshire's rudest place names: The final vote

Messenger Newspapers: Crotch Crescent in Marston

1:14pm Friday 28th February 2014

This week we've had some fun asking for your suggestions for Oxfordshire's rudest place names. Thousands of votes were cast and now we are down to the final five, so pick your favourite...

10... Rude Oxfordshire place names (ok, there's a few more than 10) + Vote for your favourite

Messenger Newspapers: Crotch Crescent in Marston

12:56pm Thursday 27th February 2014

After Crotch Crescent and Cockshoot Close ended up in a list of the 10 rudest street names in Britain, we asked our readers to put forward their suggestions. You can also vote on your favourite one...



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