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Shirley parents fundraising to help baby son have 'normal' life

THE parents of a baby who will never walk are appealing for help in fundraising to give the youngster a chance at a normal life.George Tappenden is only 15 months old but his parents have already been...

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Whitgift shopping centre developers could enter planning 'beauty contest'

THE two main contenders for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre could be asked to enter a planning "beauty contest" to break the impasse over the centre's future.The Advertiser understands Croydon...

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Team GB medallist Alex Danson visits New Addington school

A LONDON 2012 bronze medallist passed on some tips to pupils during a visit to New Addington last week.Alex Danson, part of the GB women's hockey team, dropped into Applegarth School on Thursday,...

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Palace midfielder set to miss Birmingham clash

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak is set to miss this Saturday's match at Birmingham City after collecting five bookings so far this season.The Australian has skippered the side very well this...

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New Addington boxer maintains unbeaten run with Queensbury League fight

GLENN BODEN proved he was the better man in all departments when he kicked off his Queensbury Boxing League career with an impressive victory over the experienced Robin Deakin at the Effingham Park...

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My Croydon: Saif Bonar of Matthews Yard

IN THE first of a new series Saif Bonar, of Matthews Yard co-working space, shares his Croydon likes and dislikes... I have lived in Croydon...Since 2008, when I bought a house here with my fiancee. We...

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Diary of a Yummy Mummy: Purley mother giving 'yummy' one last go

THIS week the Advertiser is proud to introduce columnist Veronica Madden, a Purley mum-of-four searching for that elusive work-life balance... SHE is back. The woman, lover and mother just trying to...

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How young is too young to vote, asks Croydon teen

CROYDON North elected a new MP last week but when voters went to the polls, should 16 and 17-year-olds have been able to join them? Amy Jones, herself 16, explores the argument. EIGHTEEN is the age...

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Does class matter in Croydon?

THE boss of one of Croydon's largest employers sparked debate last week when he said his business may leave the borough due to a lack of middle class recruits. Sarah May Hayes asks if class matters in...

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BRIT School students targeted by robbers

THE famous BRIT School – which has nurtured singers including Adele and Leona Lewis – has been targeted by a gang of muggers.Police have confirmed 10 muggings have been reported around the area of the...

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South Croydon golfer jets to Mexico for championship

AMATEUR golfer George Elliot, who is from South Croydon, is currently out in Mexico competing in the final of the Virgin Atlantic PGA National Pro-Am Championship.The 56-year-old has been paired with...

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Palace assistant boss: Holloway improves all players he works with

KEITH Millen believes the players' abilities at Crystal Palace will improve even further under manager Ian Holloway.And the assistant boss says that the former Blackpool boss doesn't just have a good...

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Holloway: I'd like to add a bit of me to my squad

EAGLES boss Ian Holloway says he's still learning about his players before thinking about what he may do in the January transfer window coming up.With much speculation surrounding who might be leaving...

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Are Croydon care homes up to the job of looking after borough's most vulnerable?

NEARLY a third of care homes in the south of the borough are failing patients and residents in one or more key standard, an Advertiser investigation has found.Of 42 homes inspected by the Care Quality...

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Surrey Street to get butchers, fishmonger and 99p store

TIMES for retailers may still be hard, but the Surrey Street area is about to receive a boost with the opening of three new shops.Within the next few weeks, Surrey Street itself will see the addition...

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Convenience Croydon: The impact of chain supermarkets on independent shops

THE PRICE OF CONVENIENCE: In the second instalment of our series looking at the growing tide of chain supermarkets on our high streets, Rachel Millard investigates the impact the arrival of a Tesco...

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Wallington High girls miss out on national tennis finals

FOUR girls from Wallington High School for Girls competed at the South East regional tennis finals in Welwyn Garden City recently, but narrowly missed out on reaching the national finals, which are to...

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Scrap metal cash ban does not go far enough, says Croydon South MP

NEW laws banning scrap metal cash deals came into force on Monday.But Croydon South MP Richard Ottaway has said they do not go far enough in tackling metal theft, a problem that has grown in recent...

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Palace co-chairman: All I care about is getting promoted

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says the club will do everything they can to gain promotion to the Premier League and that selling their best players is not going to help achieve...

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Biggest ever New Addington Salvation Army Community Church Pantomime

For the third year running, New Addington Salvation Army Community Church has put on a free pantomime for the community. Following the success of Cinderella in 2010 and Snow White in 2011, this year...

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