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VIDEO: Watch former Crystal Palace striker Leon McKenzie in fight action

LEON McKenzie fought out a brave 38-38 draw in his third professional boxing match on Saturday night. The former Crystal Palace striker, who also played for Peterborough United, Coventry City and...

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Croydon Central library fifth most popular in the UK

CROYDON Central library is the fifth most popular library in the country, a new survey has shown. Some 889,504 people visited the library, in Katharine Street, in the year ending April 2013, making it...

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Paedophile jailed after neighbour inadvertantly opens letter

A PAEDOPHILE has been brought to justice after a neighbour mistakenly opened a letter to him that referred to sexual acts. John Howard Baker, 66, of Addiscombe, has been jailed for two years after...

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Crystal Palace assistant Keith Millen: Your career is over if found guilty of...

CRYSTAL Palace assistant manager Keith Millen says any footballer found guilty of match-fixing should be banned from the game. Last week, two non-league footballers from Croydon, Michael Boateng and...

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Crystal Palace midfielder set to miss Christmas period with injury

CRYSTAL Palace winger Jerome Thomas is set to miss out on the club's Christmas period of games, Keith Millen has told the Advertiser. The 30-year-old picked up a groin injury in training three weeks...

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Teen in court over fatal stabbing of South Norwood boy, 14

A TEENAGER has appeared in court accused of fatally stabbing a 14-year-old South Norwood boy on a bus. Appearing at the Old Bailey on Tuesday Roree Cox, who denies murder, insisted knifing victim Kevin...

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Croydon has eight failing primary schools in new league tables

EIGHT primary schools in Croydon are failing according to league tables released today. Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) show none of the borough's primaries feature in the...

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New Addington sex attacker tried to rape girl on way to school

A SEX attacker was brought to justice because he told his 15-year-old victim his name during an attempted rape. Dean Moran, 26, of Cunningham House, Montacute Road, New Addington, tried to rape the...

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Crystal Palace boss: No interest in Blackburn Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes

CRYSTAL Palace boss Tony Pulis has revealed the Eagles are not interested in signing Jordan Rhodes. The Scottish international striker has been linked in recent weeks ahead of the January transfer...

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Crystal Palace boss hints at Joel Ward position for Chelsea clash

TONY Pulis looks set to continue with Joel Ward at left-back against Chelsea on Saturday. The former Portsmouth man switched to the left side of the defence after Dean Moxey was forced off with a...

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Crystal Palace boss: Pressure is off us at Chelsea on Saturday

CRYSTAL Palace boss Tony Pulis says there is "no pressure" on his side at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Chelsea boast an array of talent, especially in the midfield areas, but Pulis admits the...

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Tony Pulis: It's ridiculous for Crystal Palace fans to travel to Birmingham...

TONY Pulis has called on the Premier League and Football League to have local derbies for Boxing Day matches instead of some clubs travelling long distances. The Eagles are set to face Aston Villa this...

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Gimmie shelter! Kenley bus passengers anger over lack of action

BUS passengers in Kenley are increasingly irate their shelter – which was flattened in a dramatic crash in September – has still not been replaced.The bus stop was destroyed in a three-car collision in...

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BBC One Show presenter fears Croydon/Sutton incinerator will destroy bird...

A BBC presenter and birdwatcher has voiced his concern about the potential impact of the Beddington Lane incinerator on nearby wildlife.David Lindo, known as the Urban Birder through his work on BBC's...

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PREVIEW: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

JUST when we were getting used to clean sheets and goals flying in for Palace, the fixture list throws up the challenge of Chelsea – at Stamford Bridge.It has been a quite brilliant few weeks for the...

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Man arrested for anti-Semitic tweets after Spurs v West Ham match

A MAN from Croydon has been arrested after anti-Semitic comments were made on Twitter following a match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United. Haringey CID said tweets after the match on...

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Residents flee Lower Addiscombe Road flat after bed catches fire

FOUR people and a two-year-old child fled a flat after the bed caught fire. One man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation following the blaze shortly after 1am this morning (Friday...

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Police investigate possible arson at Golden Lion pub in Stanley Road

POLICE are investigating a possible arson attack at a pub in Thornton Heath this morning. Firefighters were called at about 5.30am to the Golden Lion pub in Stanley Road. A spokesman for Norbury's red...

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Footballers at centre of match-fixing investigation appear in court

TWO non-league footballers from Croydon charged as part of an investigation into match-fixing are set to appear in court. Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from Croydon, have been...

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Fancy a flutter? Crystal Palace priced at 16/1 to beat Chelsea

IF YOU'VE burnt a considerable hole in your wallet or maxed out the credit card before Christmas, here's one potential way of clawing some money back. Have a bet on Palace. The Eagles are priced as...

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