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Police cordon off Red Deer pub site over scaffolding fears

POLICE cordoned off the former Red Deer pub due to concerns scaffolding was unsafe. Officers were called at 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday) to the landmark building in Brighton Road. Construction crews...

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South Norwood man plays first new Harry Potter character since 2007

A DRAMA teacher has taken his place in the wonderful world of Harry Potter by playing the first character created by J.K Rowling since she wrote the final book in the hit series in 2007.Glen McCready...

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New group formed in bid to give Purley a boost

PURLEY'S traders and business owners are taking the town's future into their own hands by setting up a Business Improvement District (BID).The scheme would see each store holder pay a 1.5 per cent levy...

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MP left red-faced after getting his sums wrong over school places

CROYDON North MP Steve Reed has been told to do his homework after getting his sums wrong during an attack over school places.Criticising the government in the House of Commons, Mr Reed said there...

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Two years on and no closer to answers on NHS Croydon scandal

The financial scandal at NHS Croydon came to light to years ago this week. An independent report, a nine month council investigation and an appeal to the Secretary of State later, and we are no closer...

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Police hunt for six-year-old and teen missing from South Norwood

Police are trying to trace two missing children from South Norwood - a six-year-old and her aunt, 16. Zeenat Abdala and her niece, Lutfiya Salum were last seen at around noon on Saturday as they left...

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Man injured after car crashes into bus stop and tree in Wellesley Road

A MAN has been injured after the car in which he was travelling plowed into a bus stop and a tree. Emergency services were called to Wellesley Road, outside the Whigfift Centre, shortly after 3am...

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Crystal Palace winger: Forget Chelsea, we'll bring it against Newcastle United

YANNICK Bolasie says Crystal Palace's attentions have been immediately switched to facing – and beating – Newcastle United at home following Saturday's narrow defeat at Chelsea. The winger, who came on...

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No parking tickets over festive period

MOTORISTS can enjoy the festive period with less risk of parking tickets as parking regulations are to be effectively suspended. Croydon Council will not be enforcing any parking regulations across the...

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Julian Speroni: Crystal Palace stood up to Chelsea and could have scored more

CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni believes the Eagles could have easily come away with a point at Chelsea on Saturday. The custodian also accepted many supporters around the country may have...

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Crystal Palace midfielder: I went on to do a job at Chelsea just like the...

STUART O'Keefe says he just went on to do "a job" for Crystal Palace against Chelsea on Saturday. His performance earned praise from supporters, management and the media against Jose Mourinho's side,...

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Shirley Morrisons gets booze licence despite fears for pub next door

A LANDLADY's warning that a new Morrisons could call last orders on her pub, has fallen on deaf ears. Kay Glossop, who owns the Orchard pub in Orchard Way, had told members of the council's licensing...

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Nine men convicted over fight between Crystal Palace and Brighton fans

NINE football hooligans have been convicted of violent disorder following a mass brawl between Crystal Palace fans and Brighton fans. James Hackett, 21, of Norbury Avenue in Thornton Heath; Robert...

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Croydon High pupils backing Susanna Reid for Strictly Come Dancing glory

PUPILS at a Selsdon school are getting behind one of their old girls as she bids for Strictly Come Dancing glory. Susanna Reid is through to the final of the BBC show and, if you believe the bookies,...

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Man found guilty of manslaughter of Michael Polding

A 36-YEAR-OLD man calling himself Ricardo Pisano has been found guilty of the manslaughter of his former boyfriend Michael Polding. Mr Polding was found dead in his flat in St George's Road, Brighton,...

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Kids in Croydon to take lie detector test before seeing Santa

YOU better watch out, Santa's checking his list of whose naughty or nice and this year he has a little helper - a lie detector test. Children visiting Croydon's Centrale shopping centre will see their...

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Deadline for Croydon primary school applications just weeks away

PARENTS have been warned that the deadline for securing a primary school place for 2014/2015 is fast approaching. Croydon Council has said all applications need to be in by January 15 to be considered...

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X Factor stars WILL play homecoming gig in Croydon

THE Advertiser understands X Factor finalists Rough Copy and Hannah Barrett will play a special homecoming gig at Fairfield Halls. The final details are still being discussed but a date of December 30...

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Crystal Palace stopper: We are adjusting to Tony Pulis and his style

CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni says he and his team-mates are getting used to Tony Pulis' methods after producing a number of impressive displays recently. The Eagles have looked a lot harder...

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Council blames cuts for rubbish record on punishing fly-tippers

THE council's tough stance on fly-tipping is a load of old rubbish according to figures for the number of people caught and punished for dumping waste. According to the statistics it provides to the...

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