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Parents' fury as Roke begins new era

A CLOSED children's centre, a taped off playground and children zealously checked over their uniform – these are some of the issues parents of the old Roke Primary School are fuming about.Harris...

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Cameron Jerome excited by Palace move

CAMERON JEROME is keen to make a good impression at Palace after completing a season-long loan move on deadline day - and has hailed co-chairman Steve Parish for making the transfer happen.The...

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X factor scoop for youth magazine

A MAGAZINE designed to help young people develop work skills has shown it's got the X Factor. The latest edition of Limelight features interviews with two former finalists of the TV talent show. The...

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Owners of under-fire nursery decide to close for good

THE owners of a nursery that had its licence suspended by Ofsted have decided not to reopen.Cherubins Day Nursery, in Warham Road, South Croydon, was shut in March after an unannounced inspection...

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Teenage cancer victim inspires law change debate in Parliament

THE campaign in the name of teenage cancer victim Chloë Drury has reached the corridors of power.The Purley schoolgirl died just one month after her 18th birthday. Because of an arbitrary age...

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Purley end season on high with victory over Ashtead

ASHTEAD 77 all out off 23 overs PURLEY 81 for 2 off 15 overs Purley ended their season in some style with an emphatic win over relegated Ashtead at The Ridge on Saturday. Having won the toss Ashtead...

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PREVIEW: Man Utd vs Crystal Palace

PALACE head to the Theatre of Dreams this lunchtime in the hope of repeating what they did to Manchester United in the League Cup two seasons ago.Despite United not fielding their strongest line-up...

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New store in Allders to be 'Croydon's equivalent of Harrods'

IN DUBBING their venture the 'Harrods of the South East' the men behind the new Croydon Village Outlet seem confident their store will add to the town's retail landscape. Ahead of its opening on...

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Widow is left frustrated by stalled inquest

THE inquest into how a father of 12 died six weeks after being hit by a car has only served to pose more questions about his death, according to his grieving wife.When 71-year-old Clive McFarlane died...

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Roadworks force shop owner to consider breaking the law

A BELEAGUERED business owner says he has been forced to choose between wading through red tape or breaking the law because of crippling roadworks outside his shop.Surrey Beds owner Jerry Cheshire says...

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Off-duty officer saved life of girl on holiday

A POLICE officer has been put forward for a bravery award after saving a girl from drowning while on holiday in Croatia.Sergeant David Sutton, who works at Croydon Police Station, was staying in...

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Croydon's A&E ward has second worst staff shortage in UK

CROYDON Health Services NHS Trust has the second worst A&E staff shortage in the country.In July, there were 67 nurses employed by the trust directly, leaving around 42 to be hired through...

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850 people a month handed fines for dodging tram fare

As new figures reveal a hike in the number of people dodging fares on Croydon's trams, an Advertiser poll shows one in two of us have at some time taken a ride without paying. Reporters Andrew Jameson...

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Exhibition celebrates 50 years of Fairfield Halls with celeb snaps

Rachel Millardrachel.millard@essnmedia.co.ukT HE life of the borough's main arts venue has been laid bare in a new exhibition.Circus performers, an Elvis impersonator, TV stars and doormen are among...

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Hospital ordered to reform after patient died during routine op

CROYDON University Hospital has been ordered to draw up new guidelines on suspending surgical staff after a coroner said the absence of a senior nurse during an operation contributed to a patient's...

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WATCH: Domino's ad the latest to be filmed in Croydon

CROYDON flyover may not be as iconic as the Hollywood Hills but it is rapidly becoming the go-to filming location for ad men.Last month Moneysupermarket.com showed us Bill leading a herd of cats...

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Calls for 20mph speed limit along rat run

LABOUR wants to turn Addiscombe's residential roads into 20mph zones.Councillors Mark Watson, Sean Fitzsimmons and Patricia Hay-Justice say the campaign is in response to concerns raised with them...

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Artist who paints with his mouth celebrates first show

AN ARTIST who lost an arm and the use of his other in a motorcycle accident has said the first public exhibition of his work proves "anything is possible".Andy Baker, 50, was recovering in hospital...

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Comedian singing Croydon's praises wherever he goes

FOR one proud Croydon man there is no shame in his hometown being the butt of jokes.Comedian Jonny Awsum has built a career on turning the absurdities of life into hilarious songs and his favourite...

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VIDEO: Croydon athlete scoops gold at School Games

CROYDON athlete Stefan Amokwandoh is on track for future success after claiming a gold medal at the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games. The 17-year-old was crowned triple jump champion with a best jump of...

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