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Croydon teen enrolls in School of Hard Knocks rugby scheme

CROYDON'S Thomas Whitehurst is bidding to become the latest beneficiary of a rugby scheme backed by Lions legends Scott Quinnell and Will Greenwood that aims to improve employability using...

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Woman dead and two men critical after collisions in Norbury and Streatham

A WOMAN waiting at a bus stop in Streatham has died after being hit by a car involved in a collision in Norbury a few minutes earlier. Two men are also fighting for their lives in hospital following...

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Palace 1-1 Huddersfield Town: Zaha strike not enough for ten-man Eagles

CRYSTAL Palace were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield Town this evening.Damien Delaney and Anthony Gerrard both received their marching orders in either half for dangerous challenges, but...

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Two remain in hospital after collisions in Croydon and Streatham

FURTHER details have emerged about two traffic collisions which left one woman dead and two men fighting for their lives in hospital. The woman was waiting at a bus stop in Streatham when she was hit...

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Woman hit by car while waiting at Streatham bus stop named as Vanessa...

A WOMAN who died after being hit by a car which had earlier been involved in an incident in Norbury has been named as Vanessa Chango-Alvarez. Ms Chango-Alvarez was standing at a bus stop in Streatham...

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Ian Holloway: 'My wish list for the January transfer window is long and...

IAN HOLLOWAY is ready to boost Palace's promotion bid in January with his eye on at least two new additions to his squad.Instead of thinking about clubs interested in one or two of his players, the...

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South Norwood woman says drinking advocaat secret to living to 105

A COUPLE of glasses of advocaat and some sweets will be enjoyed by one of Croydon's oldest residents when she celebrates her 105th birthday.Ethel Howard is due to reach the grand old age at Acacia Care...

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Broad Green man to receive kidney from his brother for New Year transplant

A FORMER Calvin Klein model who suffered kidney failure after an operation has been handed the perfect Christmas present – a life-saving transplant from his big brother.Justin House, from Broad Green,...

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Carshalton girl, 11, has 'magical' trip to Lapland after year in and out of...

A "LITTLE fighter" who has endured the toughest year of her short life enjoyed a dream Christmas trip to Lapland.Tia-Grace Ray, 11, from Carshalton, had her festive wishes granted – after a year in...

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The nativity scene - Croydon style

THE traditional nativity scene is a staple of the Christmas celebrations. At school we learn all about Mary, Joseph and the three wise men and their relevance to the yuletide story. So, after our...

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Purley John Fisher triumph over Old Mid-Whitgiftians in local derby

LOCAL rivals Purley John Fisher and Old Mid-Whitgiftians took to the field of play at the Pightle last Saturday, which saw the former come out on top with a 42-10 victory.In scoring six tries, PJF made...

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Man, 65, standing guard each night to protect New Addington Christmas tree...

A VOLUNTEER has braved the freezing weather to guard New Addington's Christmas tree after it became a target for vandals.Ian Lorimer has been standing vigil next to the tree, in Central Parade, since...

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'I didn't dive to win penalty' says former Palace star Scannell

FORMER Crystal Palace star Sean Scannell says it's only a matter of time before Wilfried Zaha is playing in the Premier League.The Huddersfield Town winger left Selhurst Park in the summer and received...

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Police search for Nathan Davis over Streatham bus stop collision which killed...

A MANHUNT is under way for a man connected to the car which killed a hotel receptionist while she waited at a bus stop in Streatham.Nathan Davis, 27, is believed to be connected to the Audi A3 which...

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Funniest moment at Crystal Palace was standing in as Alice the Eagle, says...

In our Fan of the Week feature, Advertiser Sport caught up with Palace fan Matt Maltby, who discusses his most memorable game, his funniest moment supporting the club and his end-of-season...

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Steve O'Connell on gay marriage, police and his salary

THE boxing ring may seem an unlikely place for Croydon's Greater London Assembly member to hang out, but Steve O'Connell credits the fight game for his recent weight loss. So what happened when we...

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Fraud investigation started after man conned Addiscombe shop owner over...

A WINDOW repair man tricked the victim of a break-in into paying him for work done by a police contractor.A fraud investigation has begun after Positively Marvellous Temptations (PMT) in Lower...

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Lillian's Law drug-driving panel to publish findings in New Year

AN EXPERT panel tasked with exploring a new drug-driving offence is to publish its findings early next year.The committee was formed after the Advertiser's Lillian's Law campaign, credited by Prime...

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Malcolm Wicks' death was 'the Lord's justice', claims preacher banned from UK

A CANADIAN evangelist barred from entering the UK after the intervention of MP Malcolm Wicks has described his death as "the Lord's justice".Todd Bentley, who believes he can heal people by kicking...

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Upper Norwood tailor: 'Never say it's too late'

WITH his own fashion label, it's amazing to see how far Upper Norwood tailor Jason Ellis has come.Just seven years ago, the 37-year-old had never used a sewing machine in his life and was about to...

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