From 2nd – 8th September, the town’s annual food festival returns, with residents across the borough invited to experience the ‘Flavours of Orpington’.
That was the invitation given to local residents and businesses to attend a brand new conference hosted by Orpington 1st in partnership with the Bromley Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA).
BBC 1's Michael McIntyre's Big Show is back for series 5 and they're looking for Orpingtonians to nominate their partner in secret for the surprise 'Midnight Gameshow'.
Creating a new currency is nothing less than a way to attract people without access to a bank account.
In July I was proud that Bromley councillors unanimously decided to adopt a motion setting out the ambition of net zero carbon emissions by 2029.
The borough is set to benefit from a pioneering Aerospace and Technology College – with plans being given the green light by Bromley Council’s planning committee last night.
Our Autumn edition looks forward to Flavours of Orpington, looks back at Enchanted Fest, reviews Dementia Action week, shines a spotlight on new and established businesses - and much more!
Loneliness is more harmful to your health than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It’s certainly a statistic that grabs the attention.
The London Borough of Bromley have appointed a new Chief Executive who will guide the Council through a period of financial uncertainty and “transformation”.
A scheme launched this summer across Orpington town centre aims to persuade residents to donate money to tackle the problem of homelessness, rather than giving directly to street beggars.
The Maypole Project, a local charity supporting children with complex medical needs, is throwing its Annual Ball this year, at the notable Army & Navy Club on the Pall Mall in London on Saturday 21st September.
All Saints' Church is delighted to launch an online service for the paintings of Orpington circa 1900s.
Hollywood, as the old saying goes, is a sunny place for shady people. And with his ninth movie, the legendary Quentin Tarantino has captured the Golden State’s split personality of high-roll glamour and dirty deeds carried out und
An Orpington teenager has secured a scholarship to pursue his footballing dreams at a prestigious American university.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has warned the government that neither the UK nor the EU is ready for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October and has published practical steps it says the UK, EU and firms can take.
Kent Community Foundation supports several homeless charities in Kent and Medway, including The Rainbow Centre, Porchlight and Caring Hands in the Community and knows that as the temperature rises the homeless in Kent need assis
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Our very own independent cafe and record store, the Orpington, received national attention earlier this month, as Record Store Day interviewed owner and manager Scott Buckle.
Three of the UK's leading healthcare providers have merged to form a connected health service rebranded as Vita Health Group.
Residents passing by The Walnuts Leisure Centre recently will have been pleasantly surprised to see that a once dead concrete square has been transformed into a bright and attractive green space with the Orpington 1st Pop Up Palle
Exceptional students were given star treatment on Wednesday at London South East Colleges’ annual awards ceremony which took place in the ODEON Cinema, Orpington.
Have you taken advantage of the BID's partnership with Meercat Associates yet? Join the many businesses across town and start saving.
The Orpington First Ltd AGM 2019 took place on 6th June at Scala Restaurant on Orpington High Street.
A senior Met Police officer from Bromley has been made an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for his work caring for families of colleagues killed in the line of duty.
There were celebrations all round when the team at Foxbridge House care home welcomed the local community in for a day of art-themed fun and games.
Last Sunday Mayoress Ruth Bennett and around 100 local people gathered for the Grand Opening of Orpington’s new Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel. Orpington resident Daisy Carrarini was delighted to be joined by so many guests for the o
London & South East Education Group has appointed a new governor with a strong education policy background to support the organisation’s growth and development.
London South East Colleges has once again teamed up with Crystal Palace Football Club – this time to give Selhurst Park stadium a fresh lick of paint before the new season kicks-off in August.
From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau's all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Watch the trailer and book your tickets now.