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.

Fire brigade called to 100 Bromley children stuck in cars - and child with head in potty

Messenger Newspapers: Firefighters called after Layton, two, gets head stuck in his toilet seat

12:46pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Since 2001 around 100 children in Bromley have had to be rescued from vehicles after being trapped inside, figures show.

Man spotted painting Dartford station post box pink

Messenger Newspapers:

9:46am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Rail users were greeted with a strange sight outside Dartford station this morning – a post box being painted pink.

PICTURED: Catford driver keeps thieves away by chaining car to lamp post

Messenger Newspapers:

3:13pm Monday 21st July 2014

This security-conscious Catford driver has gone the extra mile to stop car thieves - by chaining theirs to a lamp post.

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

Messenger Newspapers:

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.

Spider-Man and son spotted in St Mary Cray

Messenger Newspapers:

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.

Bus-ted: Double-decker gets stuck on kerb during U-turn

Messenger Newspapers:

2:12pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Bus passengers travelling through Wimbledon this morning had an unusual excuse for being late for work after their bus got stuck on a kerb as the driver attempted to make a U-turn.

Do these dogs look like their owners?

Messenger Newspapers:

4:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Pet pooches got the chance to show off their best assets at the Malden Fortnight dog show at the weekend.

Squirrel starts blaze at electrical substation

Messenger Newspapers:

10:34am Monday 14th July 2014

A squirrel set fire to an electrical substation yesterday.

Crystal knob sets Clapham bedroom on fire

Messenger Newspapers:

11:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A beaming crystal knob sent a bedroom up in flames after the sun refracted through it.

Stray puppy who likes eating women's knickers finds home in Sidcup

Messenger Newspapers:

5:49pm Monday 7th July 2014

A Sidcup family has given a loving home to a stray puppy – despite the fact he likes eating women’s knickers.

50+ Jedi Knights living in quiet community in Beckenham

Messenger Newspapers:

1:25pm Monday 7th July 2014

An area of Beckenham is said to be harbouring over 50 Jedi Knights. 

8 pictures from cheeky Twitter user show how to have an AMAZING summer's day

Messenger Newspapers:

10:54am Friday 4th July 2014

Our appeal for hot-weather pictures yesterday prompted one inspirational individual to tell the full story of how to have a truly epic day.

Buzz Lightyear rescues Woody from certain death on the Dartford Crossing

Messenger Newspapers:

3:24pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Buzz Lightyear has been spotted rescuing Woody from being crushed to death on the Dartford Crossing.

Watch: Didcot man videoed jumping off six-storey hotel into pool

Messenger Newspapers:

5:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A DAREDEVIL leap from the top of a six-storey hotel by a man from Didcot is being shared across Facebook.

6 stunning cosmic images for Greenwich Royal Observatory astronomy competition

Messenger Newspapers:

5:05pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A shortlist of spectacular images – some quite literally out of this world – has been revealed for Greenwich’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.

PICTURED: Is this a mini-tornado above Orpington?

Messenger Newspapers:

10:34am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A man claims to have photographed a twister above Orpington.

Shortlands gets 'yarn bombed'

Messenger Newspapers: Bus stop knitover

10:35am Monday 30th June 2014

Shortlands has become the latest town to be ‘yarn bombed’ by group of anarchist knitters.

PICTURED: Female footballer has kickabout on M25 after lorry crash

Messenger Newspapers: Picture: @jadesmith1995

3:59pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

A female footballer from Ebbsfleet United Ladies FC has been snapped having a kickabout on the hard-shoulder of the M25 near Swanley this morning.

'Don't drink from our train toilet bowls' Southeastern warns

Messenger Newspapers: A picture of the toilet by @TomPapworth

9:02am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Temperatures are soaring but Southeastern are telling parched punters not to drink water from their train toilet bowls this summer.

Super Bruce - miracle moggy survives 70-foot fall out of Erith tower block window

Messenger Newspapers: Bruce taking a look out the window.

3:09pm Monday 23rd June 2014

This miracle moggy is feline-fine after surviving by a whisker when he jumped out of a tower block window more than 70 feet from the ground.

Fire crews called to help nine men with rings stuck on their penises

Messenger Newspapers: The gold, diamond-studded ring

2:50pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The London Fire Brigade said today that is has been called out to deal with nine men who had rings stuck on their penises.

Boy loses finger in rave but keeps dancing

Messenger Newspapers: Josh's hand needed to be bandaged up after his little finger got ripped off

2:00pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Ravers played catch with a boy’s finger which got ripped off during the rave in the old sorting office in Croydon.

Psychic Roy Dog-son backs England to beat Uruguay

Messenger Newspapers: Eat my bowl: Roy Dog-son has psychic abilities

11:37am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Psychic canine Roy Dog-son has predicted a victory for England in their Thursday night game against Uruguay.

VIDEO: Young driver gatecrashes Brands Hatch race in friend's hatchback

Messenger Newspapers: A race car overtakes Cottle as he takes his passengers for a spin on track.

12:45pm Monday 16th June 2014

A young driver drove his friend's car on to Brands Hatch during a race while she begged him to stop.

Snake slipped in with donations

Messenger Newspapers: Snake slipped in with donations

8:32am Monday 16th June 2014

This slippery customer made an unexpected appearance at an animal shelter.

Beloved tree chopped down by mistake - outcry over stump

Messenger Newspapers: Yildiz Doherty with all that remains of her beloved tree

12:10pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A distressed woman is having trouble sleeping after her beloved tree was chopped down by mistake.

Does this Weybridge dog hold the key to England's World Cup campaign?

Messenger Newspapers: Football lover: Boo is a lucky charm

6:00am Wednesday 11th June 2014

The pressure is on for a Weybridge pooch hoping to be this year’s answer to Paul the Octopus.

Carshalton UFO believed to be drone camera

Messenger Newspapers: A picture from Mr Surooprajally's drone - which he believes may have been mistaken for a UFO

11:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The mystery behind several reported UFO sightings over Carshalton could have been solved.

Serenading boyfriend 'drove all night'

Messenger Newspapers: Ben Brown, 24, in Brighton with his girlfriend Krista Lynch, 22

9:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

A MUSICIAN rode 124 miles on a rusty old motorbike with a top speed of 30mph to make up with his girlfriend by serenading her in Brighton.

Boris would use a bike pump but how would YOU survive a zombie apocalypse?

Messenger Newspapers: Zombies bring terror to Hampshire village: VIDEO

6:00am Tuesday 10th June 2014

The potential for a zombie apocalypse has been the focus of some attention recently – hopefully not a precursor to one actually happening!

Crime-solving cat jumps into police car and grabs steering wheel

Messenger Newspapers: The cat on the parcel shelf

9:30am Monday 9th June 2014

Curious cat found itself in the back of a police car in the early hours of this morning.

VIDEO: Watch the crazy surprise this vending machine sprung at The O2

Messenger Newspapers: A vending machine at the O2 Arena had a big surprise inside for customers

10:20am Thursday 5th June 2014

Visitors to the O2 Arena in Greenwich got more than just a can of pop from a flirtatious vending machine.

Haunted: 10 of the scariest places in south-east London and north Kent

Messenger Newspapers: NORTH KENT:

12:26pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Among the many thousands of people who live in south-east London and north Kent there are some residents who shouldn’t be here.

South Norwood to hold independence referendum on eve of Scotland vote

Messenger Newspapers: Scots could soon enjoy South Norwood's lakes without even leaving their country

12:19pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

Commuting from Croydon to South Norwood today requires only an Oyster card. But in three months, you might also need your passport.

Spiritual healer ready to work his animal magic

Messenger Newspapers: Spiritual healer ready to work his animal magic

10:10am Wednesday 4th June 2014

A spiritual healer who says he can communicate with animals has opened up a healing sanctuary in Eynsford.

VIDEO: Did you spot Scooby Doo? Mystery Machine in Bournemouth as part of fundraising mission for Macmillan

Messenger Newspapers: PUPPY POWER: Rahim Jadavji and Gary Lee

11:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

SCOOBY Doo could be seen riding aboard the Mystery Machine for his latest assignment in central Bournemouth yesterday.

VIDEO: Unidentified man stands up on Southeastern train and starts sing-song

Messenger Newspapers: George Haswell films the man who sang his fellow train passengers home last Friday

5:06pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A man on a late-night southeastern train, which travelled through Bromley and Swanley, stood up and started a suprise sing-song, much to the delight of his fellow passengers.

Crow attack terror returns to Eltham after jogger savaged by bird

Messenger Newspapers: Crow attack terror returns to Eltham after jogger savaged by bird

12:02pm Monday 2nd June 2014

A jogger has been savaged by a crow while running through an Eltham park - sparking fears of a fresh wave of bird attacks.

Fox spotted queuing for cash in Lewisham

Messenger Newspapers: Source: Twitter: Eliza Hopewell

8:56am Sunday 1st June 2014

Why on earth is this fox so desperate for cash on a Sunday morning?

Twitter account claims to be leaving bundles of cash in secret London locations

Messenger Newspapers: Beware fake bank notes

3:56pm Sunday 1st June 2014

A Twitter account claims it will be hiding bundles of cash around London in a similar social media frenzy to one witnessed by San Francisco.

Petts Wood Labrador spends weekend reading News Shopper with a pint

Messenger Newspapers: Labrador spends weekend reading News Shopper with a pint

9:22am Saturday 31st May 2014

It’s been a long hard week and the nasty weather hasn’t helped. This Labrador from Petts Wood has clearly decided it’s time to kick back and relax in style, by reading his favourite local newspaper.

Quick one at The Cock or go in The Buff? Top 10 funniest or weirdest pub names

Messenger Newspapers: The Fanny on the Hill in Welling

11:30am Friday 30th May 2014

I asked for your suggestions for the strangest or most amusing pub names in the area, and got some great responses.

Do you ever say ‘white rabbits’ or ‘pinch, punch, first day of the month’?

Messenger Newspapers: Saying 'white rabbits' at the beginning of the month is meant to ensure good luck

6:00am Friday 30th May 2014

Another 1st of the month is coming up soon, so what are you traditions or superstitions for this occasion?

VIDEO: Move over, Poppy – I’m the world’s oldest cat

Messenger Newspapers: VIDEO: Move over, Poppy – I’m the world’s oldest cat

5:20am Thursday 29th May 2014

SHE’S Lucky by name and clearly lucky by nature, as this pampered puss is laying claim to be the world’s oldest cat.

MPs left waiting during Boris Johnson's official launch of helipad

Messenger Newspapers: Boris on the roof this morning

11:40am Thursday 29th May 2014

Confusion reigned during a visit by Boris Johnson to a new multi-million pound helipad, after the Mayor of London reportedly became stuck on St George’s Hospital roof.

PICTURE: UFO spotted above Carshalton?

Messenger Newspapers: Is the blob to the left of the sun a UFO? (Pic: Kelly Stevenson)

2:09pm Thursday 29th May 2014

Is this picture evidence of aliens flying above Carshalton?

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