ANOTHER edition of the Advertiser has gone to press – this week dominated by the continuing allegations of child abuse at a former Croydon children's home. Following our piece last week on author Alex Wheatle's initial abuse allegations, three victims have waived their legal right to anonymity to tell us about the horrific ordeal they were subjected to – ordeals which ruined their childhoods and have haunted the rest of their lives. The interviews are part of four inside pages of coverage by chief reporter Gareth Davies, looking deeper into the historic allegations and the calls for a fresh, full investigation into the wrongdoing. Elsewhere, we reveal how a Croydon school appointed a teacher – despite knowing he had been sacked from his previous job for inappropriately texting a 13-year-old pupil over a year-long period. There's an interview with the mother of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, after the teenager who dealt the drugs that killed him was jailed, we speak to the Croydon rapper mourning the death of the grandad who inspired his music and have more reaction to the news that New Addington will soon be getting its rocks off. We also have plenty of photos and coverage from last weekend's big community events, including the South End Food Festival, West Croydon Carnival, and the close of the South Norwood Arts Festival. In sport, we've a match report and reaction to the first game of Palace's pre-season American tour, while the go! entertainment section includes our resident foodie Andrew Jameson's most glowing review yet. Which Croydon eaterie earned a 96% rating on Andrew's unique scoring system? Buy a copy of the paper to find out. All this, and plenty more, for just 80p.
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