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Croydon Insolvency Service receiver stole from clients to pay off debts

A DIVORCED mum of two who used her high-ranking job in the Insolvency Service to con clients out of £85,910 has been jailed.Samantha O'Sullivan, of Davidson Road, Addiscombe, carried out the most...

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Police investigate arson attack on Morley's Fried Chicken shop in Croydon

POLICE are investigating an arson attack on a fast food outlet in Croydon in the early hours of Friday morning. Firefighters called to the scene described how rubbish was set alight outside Morley's...

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Man writes 'marry me' in Christmas lights on South Norwood home

WHEN lovestruck Leigh Symonds saw colourful Christmas lights stuck outside her South Norwood home, she was pretty unhappy.But little did the 27-year-old realise they were shaped to spell out the words...

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Catering Students through to Regional Heats in the 2012/13 Brakes Student...

Three of the Carshalton College Hospitality & Catering students have been successful in making it through the first stages in the 2012/13 Brakes Student Chef Team Challenge (SCTC).The Brakes...

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Crystal Palace post is a dream job for me, reveals assistant manager Keith...

IT WAS an easy decision for Keith Millen when Ian Holloway asked if he'd like to be his assistant last month upon his managerial appointment at Selhurst Park.Not only was it a chance to continue their...

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Crystal Palace ready for Birmingham City trip

PALACE travel to Birmingham City tomorrow in hope of keeping up with league leaders Cardiff City.Having conceded that late equaliser last weekend to Blackpool, the gap at the top widened slightly after...

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BREAKING: "Interim" chairman for Croydon hospital announced after current...

AN "INTERIM" chairman for Croydon University Hospital has been appointed following "concerns" over its governance.The appointment comes after news of current chairman Michael Parker's resignation...

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Raw sewage spewing across road from broken pipe in West Croydon

A BURST pipe is spewing raw sewage across London Road in West Croydon. The incident is at the junction with Hathaway Road. Croydon Council and Thames Water have been made aware of the issue. A Thames...

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Croydon raw sewage leak 'utterly horrific', says Thames Water

RAW sewage leaking across London Road and into properties in West Croydon has been described as 'utterly horrific' by Thames Water. A spokesman said staff are on the scene, at the junction with...

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Man suffers head injuries after Croydon town centre fight

A MAN has been taken to hospital with head injuries after a fight in Croydon town centre. Police were called to reports of two men fighting in the High Street at about 2.48pm today (Friday). When...

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Firework explodes on girl, 17, in Croydon shopping centre

A TEENAGER girl has been injured after a lit firework was thrown inside Centrale shopping centre in Croydon. Police were called to the North End unit at about 4.49pm today (Friday). It is understood...

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Owners hit back after Kenley care home application refused

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to stop a developer expanding a Kenley care home are hailing the application's refusal at a dramatic council meeting.But the owners have since hit back by branding the opposers...

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Steve Parish: January transfer window is about finding the right character...

PALACE co-chairman Steve Parish says he and manager Ian Holloway will be doing everything they can to bring in at least a couple of new players in the January transfer window coming up.With the club...

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Croydon regeneration project 'transformed lives', says council

A CONTENTIOUS regeneration project – including the construction of the council's new headquarters – has "transformed lives" in Croydon, the council has claimed.The authority says small and medium...

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Croydon businesses donate to Toys for Joy Christmas appeal

BUSINESSES from across the borough have shown seasonal generosity by contributing hundreds of toys to the Advertiser's Toys for Joy appeal.Staff at Axis Europe PLC, a maintenance company on Brighton...

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James Daly: 'Why three ghosts will visit Dougie Freedman this Christmas'

BAH HUMBUG! That's what I imagine Dougie Freedman to be mumbling from his office in Bolton as he prepares for what could be a tough festive period for his new team.The similarities between The Doog and...

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Man jailed for drunkenly stabbing friend in Thornton Heath flat

A DRUNKEN pensioner who almost stabbed one of his best friends to death has been jailed.George Gonga, 67, plunged a knife into Dilip Patel's chest at his friend's Bensham Lane flat in Thornton Heath...

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Birmingham City 2-2 Palace: Eagles denied by late Blues rally

CRYSTAL Palace were held to a 2-2 draw this afternoon at Birmingham City, having been two-nil up after 60 minutes.Glenn Murray looked to have set the visitors on their way with two goals in either...

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Shelley Pratt's family vow not to celebrate Christmas until missing Croydon...

THE parents of Shelley Pratt have told how their baby boy thinks his sister has been "taken by a monster".Tony and Lisa Pratt have not seen their daughter since she disappeared five weeks ago after...

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Just a 'normal' night at Croydon University Hospital

THIS shocking image shows patients lining a hospital ward – amid waiting times of more than eight hours – in an image described as presenting an "extremely worrying picture" of the growing pressure on...

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