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The Roxbury nightclub has licence revoked

A TOWN centre nightclub which has been linked to violence had its licence revoked on Wednesday.Police had presented the council's licensing sub-committee with a thick dossier about The Roxbury.In it,...

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Hundreds of jobs to be created by Croydon Innovation Centre scheme

CLOSE to 500 job opportunities will be created by council plans to open a leading-edge centre for fledgling entrepreneurs.The authority is planning to launch an Innovation Centre offering owners of new...

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Addington High to become academy by April 2013

STRUGGLING Addington High will become an academy by April in a bid to improve standards, it was this week confirmed.Ravens Wood executive principal Professor George Berwick has told the Advertiser that...

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Carols By Candlelight At Matthews Yard

This Saturday, Carols By Candlelight will be taking place at the ever popular Matthews Yard, just off Surrey Street Market.We hope that the evening will provide locals with an opportunity to take a...

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Matthews Yard owner to use crowdfunding to set up independent theatre in Croydon

A CAFÉ and co-working space has turned to crowdfunding to find money to open an independent theatre.Matthews Yard owner Saif Bonar believes the project could help fill the culture gap left following...

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The changing face of Croydon's population revealed by 2011 Census

WHITE Brits now make up less than half of Croydon's population, new figures show.Data from the 2011 Census shows 47.3 per cent - 171,878 of the borough's 363,378 population - described themselves as...

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Talks begin over Waitrose plans for Coulsdon car park site

WAITROSE is in talks to build a large supermarket and community centre on the site of a council car park in Coulsdon, the Advertiser can reveal.Developers working for Croydon Council are considering...

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Crystal Palace cheerleaders' 2013 calendar a hit with fans

CRYSTAL Palace's cheerleaders are mirroring the Eagles fine run of form – having already sold more copies of their 2013 calendar than this year's effort.Each page of the calendar, which has so far sold...

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Selsdon cake makers highly commended in national competition

RESOUNDING endorsements from customers have helped wedding cake maker Elsa Santana come out tops in a national competition.Her business Let it Be Cake, which she runs from her home in Upper Selsdon...

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Warlingham defeated by Brighton in closely-fought game

WARLINGHAM lost to league leaders Brighton last Saturday, but they put on a good show to push the high-flyers all the way.In fact, Brighton would have been relieved to still be at the top after a...

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Sutton at risk of becoming 'morally bankrupt', says Carshalton pastor

SUTTON faces becoming "morally bankrupt", borough church leaders have warned, due to a sharp decline in the number of Christians and an apparent upsurge of atheists.Data from the 2011 Census shows 58...

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BREAKING: Second Croydon University Hospital director resigns within days

ANOTHER Croydon University Hospital director has resigned, the Advertiser can reveal.News of Karen Jones resigning comes just days after the Advertiser revealed chairman Michael Parker will be stepping...

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Breaking: Motorcyclist injured in New Addington crash

A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured during a crash in New Addington.The man, in his 40s, is currently being treated by paramedics following the incident in Lodge Lane at 11.39am.No other vehicles are...

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Pastor's urgent appeal for help ahead of Christmas lunch for Croydon's homeless

A GROUP of churches is planning a lunch for hundreds of homeless families facing Christmas in a bed and breakfast. Croydon Churches Forum hopes to organise a party for 200 families currently in...

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My Croydon: Adam Michael

Adam Michael, 25, a junior copywriter from central Croydon, tells us why he feels Croydon's negative reputation is undeserved I have lived in Croydon...For two years. I'm currently living near...

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Diary of a Yummy Mummy: I only hope my spit and lick does the trick for...

Croydon Advertiser columnist Veronica Madden, a mother of four from Purley IT'S one of those days. You know them, ones where you wish you could just get back into bed and dream about shoes.One thing...

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Selsdon hairdresser releases 'fantasy adventure romance' novel

HAIRDRESSER Alex Dimmock has defied the stereotype and written a novel that is already getting five-star reviews in the USA and Japan.Selsdon snipper Mrs Dimmock, 26, of Coombe Road, South Croydon,...

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Former Addington Palace head chorister recalls happy memories of 1950s

PETER Hood, once head chorister at Addington Palace, wants a reunion. Here he recalls some happy memories... THE name of Gareth Malone will, I am sure, be well known to you as the man who has created...

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Classrooms to be built on playing field to cope with bulge class at Croydon...

TEMPORARY classrooms will be built on top of a playing field as part of the latest plan to address a shortage of reception places in Croydon.Pupils at Howard Primary, in South Croydon, will return from...

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Home to support young people in difficulty being opened in Coulsdon

A HOME to help troubled youths get back on their feet is being opened in Coulsdon.Transitional Plus Care (TPC) is opening the home for four people aged between 16 and 18 at number 107 Marlpit Lane.A...

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