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'Dark and devious' Coulsdon paedophile Aaron Honey jailed for preying on...

A "DARK and devious" paedophile from Coulsdon who preyed on children playing online games such as Call of Duty has been jailed after being caught in the act. Aaron Honey, 21, of Clover Hill, was...

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Man from Upper Norwood charged with importing class A drugs after heroin...

A MAN has been charged with attempting to import Class A drugs into the UK. He was stopped by Border Force officers after stepping off a train at St Pancras International rail station on Tuesday (June...

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Croydon town centre gets its very own Speakers' Corner

CROYDON is to get its very own Speakers' Corner. A microphone and space will be available outside Croydon Village Outlet in North End tomorrow (Saturday) lunchtime to anyone with something to say....

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CRYSTAL PALACE TRANSFER TALK: Swansea striker Michu linked with a move to...

SPANISH striker Michu has been linked with a sensational move to Crystal Palace. The Daily Mail reports Tony Pulis is keen on landing the Swansea forward, who starred in his first Premier League season...

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THE ADVERTISER SAYS: Croydon Council's Fairness Commission an expensive...

THE new Labour council has made an impressively decisive start when it comes to honouring its manifesto promises. First up there was the Don't Mess With Croydon campaign, an immediate effort to make...

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I was perfectly at home with transfers for Crystal Palace last year, says...

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says he was "perfectly at home" when bringing in a load of players last year. A total of 16 were brought in before the end of the last summer transfer window,...

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Two taken to hospital after car crash at Lodge Lane junction

TWO people have been taken to hospital following a car crash at a busy junction. One of the cars caught fire following the crash at the junction of Lodge Lane and Kent Gateway, Addington. Emergency...

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Purley nursery accused in sickness alert

A NURSERY has been accused of putting children at risk by potentially contributing to an outbreak of diarrhoea.Ofsted visited Purley Day Nursery & Montessori Centre after claims that poor food...

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Croydon streets to be closed and turned into kids' play areas

STREETS could be closed and turned into temporary children's play areas under a new council proposal. The play street policy is expected to get approval from the new Labour council's cabinet on Monday....

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Woman was taken to hospital as a precaution after New Addington crash

A WOMAN was cut free from her car by firefighters after it was in collision with another vehicle in Kent Gate Way, New Addington yesterday (Friday) evening. A firefighter at Addington said: "We cut the...

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Shop selling 'cannabis energy drinks' opens in South Norwood

A SHOP openly selling 'smoking' paraphernalia and 'cannabis drinks' has opened in South Norwood. Takeatoke, in Selhurst Road close to South Norwood High Street, has replaced a shop called Perfect Home...

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Forget War and Peace - Croydon College students write entire book in just...

THEY say everyone has a novel in them but at the rate a group of students have been writing, they could finish 52 books a year.A collective of nine English literature AS and A-level students from...

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Could drama classes help keep Croydon's young people out of gangs?

DRAMA is to be used in a new battle to turn Croydon children away from gang culture and violence.The Terriers Project will see a successful venture run in Liverpool by the Royal Court Liverpool Trust...

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Croydon soup kitchen saw 100 people in ONE NIGHT

HOMELESS charity Nightwatch has reached an unwanted record, with more than 100 people using its soup kitchen and food parcel services in a single night. Chief reporter Gareth Davies investigates... IN...

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Co-op in South Norwood set to close with the loss of 40 jobs

ONE of South Norwood's biggest supermarkets is to close, with around 40 jobs expected to go.The Co-op, in Station Road, is to close its doors after a troubled existence and rumours it has long been the...

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Addiscombe primary school teacher hailed as one of Britain's best

AN ADDISCOMBE primary school teacher took tea at the House of Commons to celebrate winning an award last Tuesday.Hayley Francis, of ARK Oval Primary Academy, in Cherry Orchard Road, has received a...

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Plans for Thornton Heath free school are withdrawn

PLANS for the Advance Free School proposed to help combat a shortage of primary places in the north of the borough have bitten the dust.But mystery surrounds why the founders of the school have decided...

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TRANSFER TALK: Crystal Palace 'in move for ex-Tottenham and Man Utd striker'

CRYSTAL Palace are lining up a move for striker Frazier Campbell, according to Sunday newspaper reports. The Cardiff City striker is looking to leave the Welsh club after their relegation from the top...

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Staffing levels up at Croydon University Hospital

STAFFING levels at Croydon University Hospital are meeting – and in some cases exceeding – targets, new figures have shown.The London Road hospital has long had problems with staff shortages, leading...

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CAMRA says The Claret is Croydon's best pub

A PUB in Addiscombe which has served more than a million pints of the same bitter has been voted Croydon real ale drinkers' boozer of the year.The Claret Free House, in Lower Addiscombe Road, is the...

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