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Help support young boys with terminal condition this Christmas

An exciting holiday to Croatia for two including flights, courtesy of Exodus Travels, is up for grabs in a charity Christmas Raffle. Raffle tickets cost £1 each. All funds go straight to supporting...

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FA reject Crystal Palace appeal on Yannick Bolasie red card

CRYSTAL Palace winger Yannick Bolasie will miss the next three games with immediate effect after the club's appeal against his red card was rejected by the Football Association. The former Bristol City...

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Library which exterminated the threat of closure celebrates Dr Who-themed day

FANS of Dr Who in Upper Norwood turned out in their droves on Saturday to celebrate their hero's 50th anniversary. But they did not wait for the historic 50th birthday programme on the television later...

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BNP says its Addington remembrance wreath has been stolen

THE British National Party says its Remembrance wreath has been stolen from the foot of the war memorial opposite St Mary's Church, in Addington. Branch member John Clarke said: "As many people across...

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Sound of da Pulis! Crystal Palace fans come up with song for new boss

CRYSTAL Palace fans seem to have come up with a song for new boss Tony Pulis after his arrival at Selhurst Park. Eagles supporters have always been very imaginative and passionate with their banner...

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VIDEO: Goldie Lookin Chain's homage to new Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis

IT MAY seem an unlikely combination - new Palace boss Tony Pulis and a Welsh comedy hip-hop band. But Goldie Lookin Chain - once they'd stopped rapping about guns and, er, rappers - found inspiration...

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Fresh appeal on fifth anniversary of innocent student's murder

FIVE years ago today Ricardo Cox went out to get fried chicken with his brother and never came home. The 20-year-old student was walking back from a KFC in West Croydon when he was mistaken for a...

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Long delays on trains after signal fire at London Bridge

A SIGNAL fire at London Bridge is causing havoc on the trains this evening. There are long delays in both directions following what is being described as a small fire in the equipment room which has...

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Fears for missing man Robert Davidson, 48

CONCERN is mounting for the welfare of a 48-year-old man who went missing one week ago. Robert Davidson, of Leyburn Gardens in Addiscombe, was last seen leaving work in East Croydon last Monday...

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Barry Bannan: I hope to show the Crystal Palace fans more after Hull goal

BARRY Bannan is looking to show the Crystal Palace fans more of what he's capable of after netting the winning goal against Hull City last weekend. It had been a fairly slow start to life in SE25 for...

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Croydon 'among London's best boroughs for recycling'

RECYLING rates rose again last year, putting Croydon into the top six best performing boroughs in London. Latest figures released by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) show...

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Upper Norwood schoolboy wins road safety-themed poetry contest

A PUPIL has won a poetry competition set up by the aunt of a schoolgirl killed by a car. Ethan Billet's tale of getting to school safely wowed relatives of Lillian Groves, who died after being knocked...

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Boris Johnson approves Croydon's £1bn Whitgift redevelopment

MAYOR of London Boris Johnson has given the green light to Westfield/Hammerson's £1 billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre - leaving Eric Pickles as the final hurdle to clear. The Mayor said the...

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Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis given choice of three baseball caps

TONY Pulis has been given a choice of three baseball caps to wear on the touchline as he plots Palace's escape from the relegation zone. The Welsh gaffer became almost as famous at Stoke for his...

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NHS boss latest to duck responsibility for NHS Croydon chief

NHS boss Sir David Nicholson has become the latest health chief to duck responsibility for former head of NHS Croydon Caroline Taylor. Sir David, chief executive of NHS England, said he had "no powers"...

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Window cleaners foil attempted robbery at Coulsdon bank

A PAIR of window cleaners foiled an attempted bank robbery this afternooon, the Advertiser understands. Witnesses say a man tried to rob LLoyds Bank in Brighton Road, Coulsdon, at around 3pm. But was...

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Under-fire Urgent Care Centre 'safe for majority of patients'

AN Urgent Care Centre criticised by the health watchdog is "safe and effective" for the majority of its patients, GPs have said. But Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which contracts a...

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Crystal Palace chief exec apologises to Hull pensioners after fan attack

Crystal Palace's chief executive has apologised to two disabled Hull pensioners who were attacked by the club's fans. Hull City supporters Marie and Bob Hatton were driving home with their...

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Window cleaners tell how they foiled bank robbery

TWO window cleaners have described how they foiled an attempted bank stick-up before catching the would-be robber as he tried to escape on his mountain bike. James Rowley and Daniel Sandholm were on...

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Cops refund 101-year-old's life savings after distraction burglary

A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND 101-year-old man who had his life savings stolen in a burglary has had some of the money replaced by generous police officers. The centenarian, who lives with his 75-year-old son,...

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