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Wrecking ball hangs over £3m affordable housing scheme

CONFUSION surrounds the development of "much needed" affordable housing, as demolition signs have gone up after a deal with contractors fell through.Wandle Housing Association is in charge of building...

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Schizophrenia sufferer 'filled with dread' by health cuts

A MOTHER with debilitating mental health problems has credited a Purley support centre with saving her life.Sarah Jane Thomas, of Beulah Grove, Thornton Heath, spoke to the Advertiser about living with...

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Holiday from hell ends with a bang as baby's toy 'explodes'

PONTINS has apologised to a family whose holiday from hell ended with a bang – when a toy they bought from an on-site shop "exploded" in their baby's hand.When Tania Savory and her partner Martin...

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Top earner at Croydon Council on £242k

A TOP council boss on a temporary contract is being paid the equivalent of £242,666 a year, records show.Paul Spooner, the interim executive director of planning and environment at Croydon Council,...

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Historic fountain 'should be returned to South Norwood'

A HISTORIAN wants Croydon Council to reinstall a drinking fountain bought by the people of South Norwood to commemorate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee.John Hickman wants Croydon Council to transport...

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Mum hits out at 'dangerous driver' of bus after toddler's injury

A MOTHER claims a bus driver refused to stop despite his erratic driving, causing her three-year-old to fall and hit his head.An investigation is now underway after the complaint by Denise Draper who...

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VIDEO: Barry Bannan speaks about Palace move

BARRY Bannan has become Palace's third signing of transfer deadline day. The Scottish midfielder arrives at Selhurst Park on a three-year deal from Aston Villa. He teams up again with Ian Holloway, who...

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Party leaders defend political advisors

TAXPAYERS could be forking out as much as £100,000 a year to pay for "political assistants" for the three main parties on Surrey County Council.The role of the professional political advisor ranges...

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Elmwood Nursery celebrates a 'Good' Ofsted Inspection

Elmwood Nursery has received a grade 2 'good' from Ofsted following their inspection in July 2013.Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. Ofsted are independent...

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Cameron Jerome joins Palace in last-ditch deal

In a last ditch deal, finalised just minutes before the summer deadline, Crystal Palace signed Stoke City striker Cameron Jerome on loan until the end of the season. The striker becomes Ian Holloway's...

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Palace star Blake fined for speeding on motorway

CRYSTAL Palace defender Darcy Blake has been fined almost £2,000 for speeding on a motorway. The Wales international pleaded guilty to breaking the 70mph speed limit on the M4 in January. He was...

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Fires in Croydon: An interactive map

In the latest in a series of data journalism projects, the Advertiser has mapped fires in Croydon over a period of more than three years. The interactive graphics, which can be viewed below, chart all...

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£800,000 worth of cocaine seized at Gatwick

A WOMAN was arrested at Gatwick for allegedly trying to smuggle around £800,000 worth of cocaine into the UK. Jacqueline Miller, 49, of Livingstone Road, Blackburn, appeared at Croydon Crown Court on...

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Fourth case of Legionnaires' disease confirmed

A FOURTH person is being treated for the potentially fatal lung infection Legionnaires' disease. The latest case, a patient from South Croydon, was identified as having Legionella bacteria on Tuesday....

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Leafe wary in cup

JOHN FOWLER has insisted Whyteleafe will not be taking a win over Horley Town for granted when the two Surrey teams line up against each other in the FA Cup next weekend.Whyteleafe earned a home tie in...

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Chipstead to seek another promotion

CHIPSTEAD, Coulsdon & Walcountians Cricket Club chairman Ian Childs says his side will be gunning for a fifth promotion in five years next season.The club won a third promotion in four years with...

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Sun storm observation by Redhill astronomer still has experts talking

REDHILL'S noted Victorian astronomer Richard Carrington has been mentioned in a variety of magazines and newspaper articles of late.Mr Carrington lived in a large house, The Dome, on Furze Hill, from...

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More residents line up for blue plaque – and some rejects

ORGANISERS of the Reigate & Redhill 150 celebrations have put forward a list of 20 famous residents of either town who may be eligible for a blue plaque on their former homes.Yesteryear has already...

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Fatal crash pilot had been flying plane less than four months

A PILOT who was killed when his plane crashed at Redhill Aerodrome had only held his licence for a few months.David Marjason died when his microlight crashed into the turf shortly after take-off last...

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Hairdressing students get involved in couture fashion show

On Friday 6 September, a total of 16 past and present Carshalton College hairdressing students will be working on the "CATWALK4CHANGE" Couture fashion show. The founder of Models of Diversity, Angel...

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