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X Factor star Hannah Barrett backs our Toys for Joy appeal

OUR Toys for Joy appeal now has the X Factor. South Norwood teenager Hannah Barrett, who reached the final five of the ITV signing contest, will be helping to hand your donations to kids at Croydon...

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Dawn raids in Croydon as part of Lambeth gang crackdown

COCAINE and £2,000 in cash have been discovered by police during a raid on a house in Croydon. Officers searched two addresses in Croydon as part of an operation targeting gangs in Lambeth. In total 17...

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Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi spent £1,500 on sofa in Croydon, court hears

NIGELLA Lawson's lavish spending included splashing out more than £1,500 on a sofa from a Croydon furniture store, a court heard. Personal assistant Anzelle Wasserman told a jury she spent thousands of...

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FANS VIEW: Crystal Palace's fixture list hardly brings Christmas cheer

THEY say a week is a long time in politics, it's even longer in the Premier League. Two wins in a week can be summed up in two, simple words; commitment and desire. A rejuvenated Maroune Chamakh, a...

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Croydon man could face retrial over rape charges

The jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a Croydon man accused of raping a woman he met in a Purley pub. Colin Ford, 58, of Fernhurst Road, had pleaded not guilty at Guildford Crown Court...

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Fire breaks out in row of Thornton Heath garages

A FIRE has broken out in a row of garages in Thornton Heath. Four fire engines from Norbury's white watch have been sent to Beulah Road after being called at 8.48am. The fire is understood to be behind...

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How Croydon acts Rough Copy, Hannah Barrett, and Lorna Simpson proved they...

A QUARTER of the acts in the X Factor live shows hailed from Croydon, proving we have plenty of talent when it come to producing singers. Unfortunately, Rough Copy's elimination at the weekend means we...

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Disadvantaged pupils falling behind at Croydon academy - Ofsted

AN ACADEMY has been told its disadvantaged pupils are falling behind their classmates. Ofsted has said Shirley High Performing Arts College needs to do more to address their lack of progress in English...

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VOTE: Who is your Crystal Palace player of the season so far?

NEARLY halfway through the season, Palace are settling into Premier League life. After a slow start and the turmoil of manager Ian Holloway's departure, the Eagles have settled down nicely and are now...

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Five arrested after shotgun found during armed stop in New Addington

A SHOTGUN and ammunition have been recovered by police after two cars were stopped in New Addington. Officers from Trident, the Met's gun crime unit, stopped the vehicles at Westcott Close off Lodge...

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Motorcyclist with critical injuries after collision with car in Purley

A motorcyclist was rushed to hospital this morning after colliding with a car near Purley. The London Ambulance Service were called at 7.45 am to reports that a car and motorcylist had crashed at the...

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Cyclist rushed to hospital after colliding with a car off Croydon Flyover

A cyclist was rushed to hospital after colliding with a car on the Old Town Roundabout this morning. An ambulance crew treated a man reported to be in his 50s for hip and pelvic injuries and was taken...

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Council poster campaign exaggerates drop in antisocial behaviour

POSTERS have shot up all over Croydon declaring a significant drop in antisocial behaviour. The in-your-face billboards announce, in bold red and yellow writing: "Antisocial behaviour down 20%". But...

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FANS VIEW: How Marouane has given Gary Lineker a Chamakh in the face

FIVE Year Plan fanzine editor ROBERT SUTHERLAND backs the Eagles to carry on defying the critics - including a certain Match of the Day presenter... NO ONE will give Crystal Palace a chance against our...

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AFC Croydon Athletic secure draw in six-goal thriller

Combined Counties League Division One Bedfont and Feltham 3 Croydon Athletic 3 AFC Croydon Athletic won a hard fought point at promotion rivals Bedfont and Feltham after coming back from two goals...

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Crystal Palace fan admits vioent disorder charge after Brighton brawl

A CRYSTAL Palace fan who denied involvement in a violent brawl with Brighton supporters has changed his plea to guilty. James Hackett, of Norbury Avenue, Thornton Heath, was one of eight Palace fans on...

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Pub backs action against Croydon soup kitchen

THE manager of a pub reportedly blighted by a nearby soup kitchen has said it should be moved out of the area. The Spread Eagle was named in a council report which recommended using "all available...

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VIDEO: Song celebrates joy of using Croydon Council's website

YOU probably thought working for Croydon Council was nothing to make a song and dance about. Well, apparently you would be wrong, as members of staff (possibly) have proved after recording an ode to...

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Five men charged after shotgun found in New Addington police stop

FIVE men have been charged after a shotgun was found when armed police stopped two cars in New Addington. Officers from Trident, the Met's gun crime unit, stopped a Ford Focus and a BMW in Westcott...

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Crystal Palace defender could make shock comeback against Chelsea

CRYSTAL Palace defender Dean Moxey may feature against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday following a scan on his hamstring. The left-back was replaced by Adrian Mariappa after 25 minutes against...

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