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No soup kitchen ban says council despite leaked report

THE council has said it will not try to ban a soup kitchen from operating in Queen's Gardens. A leaked report revealed that council officers had recommended using "all available bylaws" against the...

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FANS' VIEW: Millen offers Pulis a blueprint for success at Crystal Palace

Robert Sutherland hopes the gritty win at Hull is a sign of things to come under new boss Tony Pulis...THE relief was palpable.It had been nine years since Palace last won an away game in the top...

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Hospital thieves swipe 14 wheelchairs........ and someone's lunch

HEARTLESS thieves targeting Croydon University Hospital (CUH) stooped as low as swiping 14 wheelchairs.The single theft was among 93 separate reports of items going missing from staff, patients and...

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Hospital discharged blind dementia patient, 90, without telling carer

CROYDON University Hospital discharged a blind 90-year-old at night on the same day it was criticised for sending elderly patients home in the evening.Last Thursday a report by the Care Quality...

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Firefighters tackle Thornton Heath house blaze

TWO fire crews were called to deal with a fire in the bedroom of a terraced house in Thornton Heath yesterday (Friday) evening. The firefighters from Norbury fire station were called to the house in...

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Tony Pulis: Crystal Palace are the biggest club in south London

NEW Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis says he believes the Eagles are the biggest club in south London. The former Stoke City boss has been impressed with what he has found in SE25 in his first week,...

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Body in Warlingham well identified as former Croydon man

POLICE have identified the man whose body was found in a Warlingham well as Damian Chlywka. Officers say they are now satisfied the body is that of the 32-year-old Polish man, who came to the UK in...

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Heartwarming outcome of bitter fight over Kenley primary

IN THE fight to prevent Roke Primary becoming a Harris Academy, one of the first battles the parents lost was to preserve their uniform.However, out of this most bitter of disputes has come a...

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TV crews blocking view for disabled Crystal Palace fans

A DISABLED Crystal Palace fan of more than 30 years says he may stop going to games because his view has been restricted by television studios.Paul Williamson, 43, who has cerebral palsy and uses a...

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Help make little Esmanur's Christmas in hospital a little brighter

CHRISTMAS is a time of joy, celebration, family and mince pies.For millions of children it is as much about the giddy excitement as they wait to see what Santa has bought them.But for youngsters in...

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Norwich City 1–0 Crystal Palace: Eagles downed by former Celtic man

CRYSTAL Palace narrowly lost by the single goal to fellow strugglers Norwich City this afternoon at Carrow Road. And they are bottom of the Premier League again after Sunderland picked up a point away...

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Croydon rapper has no problem with 'stupid' X Factor star despite spat

A RAPPER from Addiscombe says X Factor winner James Arthur is "ridiculously stupid" after he aimed racist and homophobic slurs at him online.Micky Worthless made national news after he became embroiled...

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Woman's heartbreak at fruitless five-year hunt for nephew's killer

ON TUESDAY, shortly after 9pm, Juliet Mitchell lit a candle in memory of her nephew Ricardo Cox.Exactly five years before, the 20-year-old was walking home from a KFC in West Croydon when he was...

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Overground rail services from West Croydon suspended

OVERGROUND rail services between West Croydon, Crystal Palace and New Cross Gate are not operating today (Sunday) due to engineering works. The works, which also affect some Southern services to...

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Author's insight into the look of Croydon results in 'concretopia'

AN AUTHOR has written a book about post-war British architecture as part of his mission to understand why Croydon looks the way it does.John Grindrod, 43, has penned his first book – Concretopia: A...

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Departing New Addington vicar on exorcisms and a floral 'spliff'

EXORCISM requests, a spliff-shaped floral tribute, and a loving, open, laughing community that has "made me the priest I am."It is these things Father Martin Powell says will stick with him about New...

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Coulsdon Masterplan proposals 'may still materialise in future'

THE Chipstead residents behind the scrapping of the Coulsdon Masterplan have hailed a "significant victory" while the council says much of the work proposed in the document will still be "used as...

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Keeping fit in body and mind with top Croydon boxer, Duke McKenzie

A FORMER boxing world champion believes training like a fighter can help people overcome mental health issues.Duke McKenzie, who owns a fitness centre in his name in Westow Street, Upper Norwood, was a...

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PICTURES: Norwich City 1 Crystal Palace 0

PALACE went down to a narrow defeat at Carrow Road, as the Tony Pulis era got under way on Saturday. A first half goal from Gary Hooper earned Norwich the three points after a tight encounter in East...

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Rough Copy through to X Factor semi-final

CROYDON trio Rough Copy are through to the semi-finals of the X Factor. The boys leapt around the stage in delight after being the first act called by host Dermot O Leary on Sunday's live show. They...

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