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Go-ahead for plan to turn Croydon streets into part-time playgrounds

THE old-fashioned notion of children playing in the streets is to be revived in Croydon.The go-ahead for a pilot scheme, which will allow residents to apply for their roads to be turned into play...

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Developer hits out over 'slurs' in South Norwood garage row

A DEVELOPER trying to build flats on the site of a South Norwood garage has spoken out after a 12-year planning battle.James Groux, of Greathall, has hit back after what he called "derogatory"...

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BBC Question Time panel discuss Richard Ottaway's Manchester comments during...

RICHARD Ottaway's comments about people moving to Manchester if they cannot afford to buy homes in London was one of the main points of debate as Question Time came to Croydon last night. Bernard...

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One Direction coming to Fairfield Halls (well, sort of...)

WHO is coming to perform at Fairfield Halls next month? It's Only One Direction! Not the real thing, sadly, for this is the name of a 1D tribute band, but fans of Harry, Liam and the boys are still in...

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Whitgift Old Boy Jason Roy touted for England call-up by team-mates and Piers...

FORGET Kevin Pietersen - Whitgift School old boy Jason Roy has been the real batting star at Surrey this season. The 23-year-old has had an explosive summer so far, impressing particularly in the T20...

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Croydon town centre arts and crafts market growing in popularity

A MONTHLY town centre arts and crafts market is growing in popularity according to its organisers.The market is run on the third Saturday of every month in the Exchange, off Surrey Street, in Old Town,...

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Innocent New Addington domestic abuse victim left shaken by police in bungled...

POLICE raided an innocent domestic abuse victim's home and tried to handcuff her – before realising the person they were interested in had moved out six months ago. Officers smashed the window and...

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Two elderly golfers strike a hole-in-one in the same round

A PAIR of retired amateur golfers were forced to get the drinks in when they BOTH hit a hole in one in the same competition.David Middleton and John Shih, both 70, were stunned to achieve every...

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Croydon drug dealer was caught with £16k of cannabis

A CROYDON drug dealer was nailed by police after two raids uncovered almost 2kg worth of skunk cannabis. Eustace Richard McKenzie, a plumber from Wellhouse Road, Beckenham, pleaded guilty to possession...

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Start-up offices plan to attract tech businesses

NEW tech businesses are to be offered start-up premises in a council-owned office block in the town centre.The offer will probably see two floors of Davis House, located behind the council's Bernard...

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Rotary Club branch elects first female president in its history

A RETIRED teacher has become the first female president in the history of the Rotary Club of Croydon.Barbara Harker, 63, from Sanderstead, was chosen as the first lady president of the 36-strong club...

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Croydon pub regulars' ghost stories turned into a film

A LANDLORD is hoping a new ghost film shot in his Croydon town centre pub will reawaken some old spirits.Dean Terry, who runs The Ship in High Street has produced a half hour film based on the tales of...

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THE ADVERTISER SAYS: Don't forget Croydon's needs in the rush to sell our...

FOR years, decades even, the accusation has stood that Croydon is all mouth and no bulldozers. There has been lots of talk about development and rapid progression, but very little visible sign of it....

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Croydon councillors to get a guided bus tour - of Croydon

IF YOU were thinking about laying on an ideal jolly for Croydon's councillors, perhaps a four-and-a-half hour bus tour around the borough - albeit with refreshments at the end - would not be the number...

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Campaign will make Croydon 'the cleanest borough in London'

THE go-ahead for Labour's key plan to rid the borough of fly-tipping was given by the council's cabinet on Monday, with a promise that finance will be available to keep the campaign going.The Don't...

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New Addington attack victim sees his children for the first time since the...

GARY Hayward's face lights up as he sees his children for the first time since the vicious attack that left him blind more than two and a half years ago.The father of three was blinded permanently in...

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TRANSFER TALK: Crystal Palace still keen on England and former Tottenham...

CRYSTAL Palace could look to hijack Steven Caulker's proposed move to QPR. Tony Pulis remains keen on signing the Cardiff and England centre back, who only joined the South Wales side last summer,...

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New safe haven for vulnerable young women opens in South Norwood

A SAFE haven offering 24-hour support to young vulnerable women has opened up in South Norwood.Skye Alexandra House will offer a range of services to girls aged 16 to 18 who may have been involved in...

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Croydon nurseries struggle as Ofsted takes tough inspection stance

LAST November Ofsted raised the bar for childcare providers but, since then, many have struggled to make the grade, as GARETH DAVIES reports...WHEN nursery manager Nicole Perry learned Ofsted...

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Concern for 16-year-old Haytham Jassim missing from Thornton Heath home for...

POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a 16-year-old missing from his home in Thornton Heath for more than a month. Haytham Jassim was last seen on May 19 when he left home to visit a friend. The...

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