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Men appear in court on New Addington shotgun charges

FIVE men have appeared in court after a shotgun was found when two vehicles were stopped by armed police in New Addington. Armed police stopped a Ford Focus and a BMW in Wescott Close off Lodge Lane on...

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Volunteers defend Croydon soup kitchen after police accusations

VOLUNTEERS have defended a soup kitchen accused of causing trouble in the town centre. It comes as the police release statistics to back up their claim that the soup run in Queen's Gardens is a source...

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Chelsea fan Jonny Williams admits Stamford Bridge clash will be 'special'

BOYHOOD Chelsea fan Jonny Williams admits playing at Stamford Bridge will be "special" for him."I'm excited to go to Chelsea now," he said."It hasn't really sunk in yet. When I go there for the first...

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Police: No plans to cut staff at Croydon custody centre

THERE are no current plans to cut staff at Windmill Road custody centre, police have said. A well-placed source told the Advertiser that staff at the £17.3 million facility were informed last week of...

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UPDATE: Man seriously injured in Norbury Crescent fire

A MAN has been seriously injured in a flat fire. The man, believed to be in his 60s, was pulled by firefighters from the blaze in Norbury Crescent this afternoon. He has been taken to King's College...

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Croydon's maternity services among worst in country says CQC survey but...

MATERNITY services in Croydon are among the worst in the country according to a survey by the health watchdog. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust scored below average when women were asked to rate the...

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New appeal in hunt for killers of father-of-four Trevor Ellis

THIS harrowing picture of Trevor Ellis in hospital has been released by detectives hoping to find his killers. Mr Ellis, 26, was shot in the head after a high-speed car chase through Croydon during the...

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Police hope 12 most wanted will be driving home to Croydon this Christmas

Police have issued a festive plea for information on the whereabouts of 12 men - presumably to discuss whether they have been naughty or nice. Detective Sergeant Steve George, from Croydon's Wanted...

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Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray: I'm aiming for end of January return

CRYSTAL Palace striker Glenn Murray is confident he will be back playing in the first few weeks of 2014. Last season's top goalscorer was talking to Sky Sports News this evening ahead of this weekend's...

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Thieves post back some of the xmas cash stolen from dying man

A TERMINALLY ill man was left distraught after a bag containing thousands of pounds he had saved to pay for a family Christmas was stolen.But in a bizarre twist, some of the money and a valuable piece...

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Push for East Croydon station revamp by 2018

THE pressure is on Network Rail to expand East Croydon Station by providing two new lines and platforms.The council and Gavin Barwell MP are pushing for work to start on the project to coincide with...

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Croydon man remembers Nelson Mandela's 'extraordinary humility'

A BUSINESS leader who left South Africa due to its racist laws has recalled his meeting with the country's first black president.Deva Ponnoosami, of South Croydon, had a one-to-one chat with...

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Blow for campaigners against Coulsdon car park development

DOCUMENTS relating to Croydon Council's ownership of Lion Green Road do not say that the land must be used only for the community.The records appear to dampen local speculation to that effect, which...

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Chelsea 2–1 Crystal Palace: Eagles dominate chances in narrow defeat at...

CRYSTAL Palace were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Chelsea this afternoon in a performance they can be proud of. Marouane Chamakh equalised for the Eagles just five minutes after Fernando Torres had given the...

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Job losses and service cuts as Croydon Council loses more funding

CROYDON Council will have to cut £2 million in services – including youth activities and volunteering – as well as finding another £15 million in savings, to cope with another slash in Government...

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Croydon's X Factor stars want homecoming gig

ROUGH Copy have called on the council to host a special concert in honour of Croydon's extraordinary success in this year's X Factor competition. The borough may not boast the winner of the 2013...

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Coulsdon's answer to Braveheart could stand in council elections

A RESIDENTS' association, whose leader wants to divorce Coulsdon from Croydon, could spark a political revolution by standing for next year's council elections.The chairman of Coulsdon West Residents'...

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South Norwood retirement block to house homeless families

PLANS to convert a retirement home into flats for homeless families are set to be approved by Croydon Council despite opposition from residents. Tonbridge House, in South Norwood, will be used as...

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Tony Pulis praises Stamford Bridge display - but says Crystal Palace's home...

TONY Pulis was full of praise for his side's effort at Stamford Bridge – but believes their home form will ultimately determine their Premier League fate. The Palace boss saw his side put up a strong...

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VOTE: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace man of the match

CRYSTAL Palace pushed Chelsea all the way, before falling to a narrow defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Marouane Chamakh netted for the third successive game, while keeper Julian Speroni was in...

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