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Woman reports savage dog attack in her own back garden

A WOMAN claims she was attacked by her neighbour's dogs in her own garden.Maisie Barratt called police on July 20 to report being savaged by two Staffordshire terriers who had made their way through...

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Six-year-old hurled to ground as playground swing collapses

A MOTHER has spoken of her terror after her young daughter was flung to the ground when a park swing snapped mid-use.Natasha Ankrah's daughter Kyemecey Mitchell-Ankrah was taken to hospital by...

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Firm gets licence to explore Croydon for fracking sites

CONTROVERSIAL gas extraction technique 'fracking' could be on its way to Croydon after a licence was granted to hunt for potential sites in the borough.Little-known company Northdown Energy Limited has...

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'My penpal is serving life in jail and now he wants to become a woman'

A SOUTH Croydon woman has spoken of her close relationship with a life prisoner who is now having a sex change while in jail.Pamela Stockwell, of Elm Close, has been writing to Alan Baker for the past...

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Croydon's ultimate warrior aims to be 'best in the world'

AN ULTIMATE fighter from Croydon says he will not stop until he is the "very best in the world".Jimi Manuwa, 33, has made serious waves in the mixed martial arts world and is undefeated in 13 fights,...

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Travelodge accuses Croydon Council of pricing firms out of town

TOP brass at a major hotel chain are claiming Croydon Council is in danger of pricing them out of the borough.Paul Harvey, Travelodge's managing director for development, has said new charges...

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Palace fans snap up antique seats ripped out ahead of Premier League

NOSTALGIC Crystal Palace fans have jumped at a unique opportunity to purchase a little piece of their club's history.The antique seats that make up the Selhurst Park's main stand were installed in 1924...

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Palace co-chairman wants "four or five" more signings as Chamakh move nears

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish wants to add "four or five" more signings to the Eagles squad before the end of the August transfer window. Parish was talking to Sky Sports News this evening...

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Recovering addict says care-leaver homes 'riddled with drugs'

A FORMER foster child with a troubled history says he stands little chance of getting his life back on track while trapped in an environment where drugs are rife..Jonathan Seymour has been living in...

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Warnings heavy rain could cause traffic chaos

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for today across the South East. They have issued a yellow warning, advising residents to be aware of heavy rain down pours of between 20 and 60mm. The...

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CUT THE CRAP: Croydon's brilliant music scene

IN OUR Cut the Crap feature we highlight the positive aspects of Croydon, to counter the lazy stereotypes of our town exemplified by its entry in the Crap Towns book. This week reporter Andrew Jameson...

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Croydon swimmer set to represent Team GB Underwater Hockey World Championships

LOCAL Croydon swimmer Scott Allen is set to represent Team GB at the Underwater Hockey World Championships in Eger, Hungary. The Championships has attracted some 70 teams from more than 20 countries,...

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South Norwood eyesore set for new ownership

THE derelict site of the former DHSS offices in South Norwood is to get new owners, the Advertiser understands.Martin Benson was granted planning permission in 2010 to convert the building into flats,...

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Nearly 33 per cent affected by bedroom tax in South East

Almost one in three of the South East's social housing tenants are affected by the "bedroom tax" and 15 per cent would rather pay the tax than leave their current homes, new research has found. The...

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1 in 10 parents neglect crucial bonding time with their child

A survey out this week reveals parents in the South East do not prioritise playing with their children, with nearly one in 10 – seven per cent - saying that they only spend one to two hours per week...

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Horses and roadworks cause delays

Horses, roadworks and a broken down vehicle are all causing disruption to this morning's traffic. Traffic delays can be expected on the M25 anti-clockwise, the M25 clockwise and at the A217 this...

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Family-of-five live in one room: Croydon's private housing crisis

CROYDON's affordable housing shortage has reached such a crisis point, a family of five has been forced to share a single room.A lack of housing, the impact of welfare reforms and the rising number of...

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Former Palace stars set to face Croydon FC in anniversary match

CROYDON Football Club are set to celebrate their 60th anniversary with a friendly match against a Crystal Palace XI. The Trams will also field a select XI for the match on Sunday, September 1, at the...

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Palace skipper: Ian Holloway is the best man for the job

PADDY MCCARTHY says that in Ian Holloway, Crystal Palace have the best man around to try and keep them in the Premier League. The club captain made his first start in more than a year last night...

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Palace duo Williams and Gabbidon receive Wales call

CRYSTAL Palace duo Jonathan Williams and Danny Gabbidon have been called up to the Wales squad ahead of next Wednesday's international friendly against the Republic of Ireland. Both men have been...

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