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'Wonderful' mum and teaching assistant, 51, killed by car

A PRIMARY school teaching assistant and mother-of-two has died a week after being hit by a car.Julie Maudsley, 51, from Coulsdon, passed away in hospital last Thursday after the incident in Coulsdon...

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Ofsted setback for hard-line academy

AN ACADEMY which was once one of the country's worst secondary schools has been given a "requires improvement" notice by Ofsted.Quest Academy - included in a list of the 100 best improving schools in...

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'I warned council broken streetlights would lead to burglaries'

A HOUSE was burgled just days after a neighbour warned broken street lights would attract thieves to their South Croydon road.Gerard O'Gorman, 59, of St Peter's Street, wrote to the Advertiser last...

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CUT THE CRAP: Palace are Croydon's Premier attraction

OUR Cut the Crap feature highlights the positive aspects of Croydon, to counter the lazy stereotypes of our town exemplified by its entry in the Crap Towns book. Ahead of today's triumphant return to...

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Abandoned puppy faces death just because it is the wrong breed

A PUPPY found abandoned tied to a tree in a park could be destroyed because it is the "wrong breed".Dog-lover Derek Collison discovered a male pitbull/bull mastiff-cross tied to a tree with rope in...

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Nursery to take on Ofsted over safety criticism

A NURSERY in Thornton Heath rated inadequate by Ofsted for "seriously jeopardising the safety of children" says it is lodging a formal complaint about the watchdog.Last week, Victory Day School in...

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Hospital plans cuts to night staff in operating theatres

TALKS are under way at Croydon University Hospital aimed at cutting the number of people on duty in operating theatres overnight.Croydon Health Services has begun a consultation with staff about the...

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VIDEO: Palace defender on Spurs handball incident

CRYSTAL Palace defender Dean Moxey believes it was more ball to hand rather than hand to ball after giving away a penalty to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The left-back put in a good performance in...

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VIDEO: Eagles goalkeeper takes the positives from Tottenham defeat

CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni says the Eagles can't be too down about Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur and was happy with what he saw in front of him. He said: "We had a few chances...

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Muslim community foodbank gaining popularity

A MUSLIM community group's effort to help the homeless and hungry is gathering pace.The Muslim Association of Croydon (MAC) has been running a weekly foodbank since April and now has up to 100...

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Council rapped for not playing fair on park contract

AN AUDITOR has rapped Croydon Council for "unfairness" in excluding several contractors from talks on the Waddon Ponds regeneration – even though they presented lower bids than the firm...

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TRAVEL UPDATE: Slow traffic on Croydon Road

Traffic is building on Croydon's roads with roadworks hampering drivers' progress. Serious delays are reported on the westbound on the Cryodon Flyover, with delays also in the opposite direction....

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It is A level results time, know the facts about University Clearing

With A-level results day just around the corner, you'll be heady in anticipation about finding out if you're going to land that university place. August 15th could be an easy day – you'll get the...

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Croydon tops new affordable homes list

MORE affordable rent homes were finished in Croydon in the second quarter of 2013 than any other area in London. The Greater London Authority's housebuilding scheme figures reveal 15 affordable rent...

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Tattoos could harm job prospects, young people warned

YOUNG people are being urged to "think before they ink" amid concerns teenage tattoos can damage future employment chances.According to recruitment specialists and even tattooists themselves, a visible...

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Marcus Trescothick praises Rory Burns' "unique" technique

FORMER England opener Marcus Trescothick insists Rory Burns is comparable to the greats he has played with this year and is adamant he will kick on from the experiences. With still six LV= County...

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PREVIEW: Crystal Palace v Sunderland

SATURDAY is a great opportunity for Palace to claim their first three points of the season when Sunderland come to SE25.Having narrowly lost the first two games, the Eagles will be looking to give a...

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Meet the Croydon man who wrote Champions League theme

IT IS one of the most recognised pieces of music on the planet and sends shivers down the spines of the world's greatest footballers.But did you know the UEFA Champions League theme song was written by...

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Bright new future promised for Addington High

ADDINGTON High's chair of governors believes it is time to "draw a line" under the school's troubled past and concentrate on its "promising future".Next week pupils will return to a revamped secondary...

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School's new golden roof 'an absolute abomination'

A GOLDEN school roof put up in Thornton Heath has been branded an eyesore by neighbours.Whitehorse Manor Junior School and Whitehorse Manor Infant School, in Whitehorse Road, have been transformed over...

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