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Sun shines on New Addington People's Carnival

PYTHONS, motorbikes, medieval re-enactment fighting and death-defying stunts were among the fun at the first day of the New Addington People's Carnival today. The sun shone over Milne Park and the many...

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Sanderstead garage blast prompts safety warning from councillor

A WARD councillor says the authority should "monitor carefully" safety practices at a garage where a major fire last week injured a customer. Fire authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze...

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Driver helped out by firefighters after car flips at Fiveways Corner

A DRIVER had to be helped out of his car by firefighters after it landed on its side following a crash. Emergency services were called to Fiveways Corner junction, Waddon, at about 5am this morning...

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Council leader pledges more lollipop patrols for Croydon schools

LOLLIPOP patrols will be increased in Croydon schools in time for the next school year, the new leader of Croydon Council has promised. In the run-up to the election Cllr Tony Newman pledged to bring...

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Nearly 3,000 take part in Crystal Palace Race for Life

NEARLY three thousand women and children, mostly dressed in pink, ran and walked around Crystal Palace Park this morning to help beat cancer. Taking part for loved-ones lost or living, for strangers or...

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Gang jailed for Carphone Warehouse robberies

A GANG has been jailed for a series of terrifying robberies on Carphone Warehouse branches, including one in Trafalgar Way, Waddon. The six men stole thousands of pounds worth of goods in raids on five...

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Woman cut free from car following crash in Brighton Road

A WOMAN was cut free from her car by firefighters following a three-car crash. Emergency services were called to Brighton Road near Hollymeoak Road, Coulsdon, at around 4pm this afternoon (Sunday)....

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Musicians defiant on future of Croydon's resident orchestra

MUSICIANS who have taken over the running of the London Mozart Players (LMP) are determined to see it remain as Croydon's resident orchestra. The players stepped in earlier this year following...

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Shed blaze damages house

A FIRE in a shed damaged a bedrroom window in the adjoining house. Fire crews were called to blaze in Osward, Courtwood Lane, Forestdale, at around 2am today. Guttering on an upstairs bedroom window...

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Crystal Palace coach on Madrid scouting mission

CRYSTAL Palace first team coach Ben Garner flew to Spain last month to watch Atletico Madrid train and also scout a particular player in the match between Real Madrid and Espanyol. The former Academy...

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CRYSTAL PALACE FAN VIEW: Why Marouane Chamakh is an expensive luxury we don't...

STRIKER Marouane Chamakh impressed many Crystal Palace fans last season, but our columnist Alisdair Kemp isn't convinced the former Arsenal man is a long-term prospect for the Eagles going forward......

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Tickets still available for Crystal Palace FC comedy night starring Eddie Izzard

TICKETS are still on sale for Crystal Palace's annual comedy event at Fairfield Halls on July 17. Headliner Eddie Izzard will be joined by fellow Palace fan Mark Steel, Holly Walsh and other comedians...

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Released Crystal Palace stopper joins Hearts

GOALKEEPER Neil Alexander has signed for Scottish outfit Hearts following his release from Crystal Palace. The 36-year-old spent just one season at Selhurst Park as back-up to Julian Speroni and played...

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Ashburton Library faces uncertain future after new council pulls out of sale...

THE future of former Ashburton Library is once again in disarray after the new Labour council pulled out of a deal to sell it.Thornton Heath-based church His Grace Community Outreach thought it had...

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Six jailed for stealing £700,000 from Sutton company ICMD Ltd

A FORMER credit controller has been jailed for her key part in stealing more than £700,000 from her employer. Lorna Martin, of Selhurst Road, South Norwood, has been jailed alongside the five people...

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WATCH: Winston McKenzie goes all MC Hammer in YouTube mash-up

EVER wondered what you get if you cross gaffe-prone Ukip mouthpiece Winston McKenzie with baggy-trousered godfather of rap MC Hammer? Probably not but, regardless, here's the result - a video posted on...

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Two men jailed for failed South Norwood heroin and crack cocaine deal

TWO men have been jailed for trying to make a crack cocaine and heroin deal in South Norwood last year. Patrick Mclean, 27, and O'Shane Anthony Gayle, 21, were sentenced on Wednesday (June 18) at...

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Crystal Palace announce more pre-season friendlies

CRYSTAL Palace's development side will play Havant and Waterlooville and Dulwich Hamlet as part of their pre-season plans. The young Eagles will also play Beckenham Town and Forest Green Rovers this...

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Royal Mail rejected offer to secure empty properties in months before illegal...

ROYAL Mail rejected the chance to secure its empty properties free-of-charge in the months before the illegal rave where police were attacked and a schoolboy collapsed and later died. Thousands of...

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Man charged with dangerous driving after pedestrian knocked down in Bisenden...

A MAN has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a pedestrian was knocked over in East Croydon last week. A male pedestrian, 25, was knocked down in Bisenden Road last...

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