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New Addington village green bid was "utter waste of time"

AN opponent of a bid to classify New Addington's Central Parade as a village green has welcomed a High Court decision to throw the request out. The move means Croydon Council can now move forward with...

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Spooky Norwood is setting for new horror novel

A HORROR writer says South Norwood and Upper Norwood are perfect locations for some of the tales in his new chilling collection.David Hambling, 50, chose the areas because of the spooky things he found...

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Pupils watch their school being demolished

A day of demolition has brought the £16 million rebuild of the Quest Academy in South Croydon one step closer.Last week, contractor Wates Construction invited pupils and staff to watch as they pulled...

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Poverty-stricken parents skipping meals to feed their children

BABIES so hungry they resort to chewing nappies, single parents struggling to make ends meet and mums and dads skipping meals to feed their children. These are just some of the situations Croydon...

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Purley's Oxfam shop weathering the financial storm

OXFAM'S charity shop in Purley is bucking the downward national retail trend with thousands of pounds pouring in every week, thanks to the generosity of local people.Last week, the charity giant's...

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MATCH REPORT: Croydon FC 0-1 Camberley Town

By Simon Hawkins (Croydon FC) Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League Premier Division Croydon FC 0 Camberley Town FC 1 CAMBERLEY Town were good enough to run out comfortable winners...

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CUT THE CRAP: Town has hidden culinary delights

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, reporters Sarah Hugill...

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More electric vehicle charging points on the way

AN EXTRA £90,000 is coming Croydon's way to enable more electric vehicle charging points to be installed across the borough.Croydon is one of only two London boroughs to be offered grants from the...

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Residents unite against development on 'vital' car park

RESIDENTS have launched a petition objecting to plans for the redevelopment of Lion Green Road car park.CCURV, a joint body of the council with developer John Laing, wants to put a Waitrose and health...

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New Construction, Engineering and Motor Vehicle Centre at Carshalton College

Carshalton College is undergoing a large construction project to consolidate the construction, engineering and motor vehicle curriculum areas into a single central location.The new build comes with the...

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Banstead and Surrey's Rory Burns nominated for national award

TIME is running out to vote for Banstead and Surrey batsman Rory Burns to win the LV= County Championship Breakthrough Player award. Burns, 22, is one of six cricketers shortlisted for the accolad,...

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Visit the NEW Croydon Advertiser website TODAY!

THE Croydon Advertiser has a new website click here Our new site will continue to be the borough's number one source of breaking news and sport, including the very latest from Crystal Palace FC as they...

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Shop owner's protest sees him go to bed in middle of roadworks

AN EMBATTLED Purley business owner says he may have lost up to £30,000 in turnover due to roadworks outside his store.Jerry Cheshire's Surrey Beds is next to the section of Old Lodge Lane being dug up...

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Fraud accused was 'too drunk to carry out suicide bid'

A MUSEUM of London worker plotted to kill himself after using his credit card for a spending spree, a court was told.Wilhelmus Riezebos, 45, splurged on meals out, pub rounds, train tickets and stays...

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Woman took an overdose one day after leaving hospital

A WOMAN took a lethal overdose a day after doctors deemed her "optimistic" and released her from a psychiatric hospital.Nicola Matthews, from Selsdon, who suffered from borderline personality disorder,...

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Pilot of vintage plane forced to crash land after wheel falls off

AN ADDINGTON aviator with the only plane of its type left in the skies avoided disaster by performing an incredibly skilful crash landing.Dave Hulme is the last person in the world to own a 1937...

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'Time to bring gay pride festival to Croydon'

GAY PRIDE could be coming to Croydon after a mysterious social media campaign revealed its true meaning.The "CGP – what does it stand for?" Facebook group has kept people guessing for the past two...

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Football team hit by 400% hike in pitch fees

A SUNDAY league football team fear they may have to hang up their boots following a near 400 per cent hike in pitch fees.AFC Thornton Heath is searching for a new ground on which to play home games...

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Holloway slams the transfer window as 'ridiculous'

IAN HOLLOWAY admits he is at least "four or five" players short of filling his 25-man Premier League squad.The Eagles gaffer has spoken of his frustration at what he describes as a "ridiculous"...

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Mysterious 'Superman' saves family from blaze

A MYSTERY real-life Superman is being thanked for saving a mother and her four children from a house fire.Danielle Triggs was at home in Gascoigne Road in the estate at about 8.45am on Monday when a...

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