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James Daly: The highlight of 2012 for me was dancing with the Crystals

James Daly's weekly column for the Croydon Advertiser I HOPE you all had a great Christmas! I ate more food than Neil Ruddock - but that's what you're supposed to do, right?And with 2013 knocking on...

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Coulsdon care home to be redeveloped

A MAJOR overhaul and expansion is on the cards for the Woodcote Grove House care home.Friends of the Elderly wants to knock down the Selkirk Wing of the home, in Meadow Hill, Coulsdon, and replace it...

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BREAKING: Bulent Sessacar charged with murder of Rebecca Sessacar

A MAN has been charged with murdering his wife, 25-year-old Rebecca Sessacar. Bulent Sessacar, 28, of Duppas Hill Terrace, is in custody and will appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates' Court today...

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Nottingham Forest 2-2 Palace: Murray double not enough as Sharp denies Eagles

CRYSTAL Palace ended 2012 with a 2-2 draw at Nottingham Forest this afternoon, denied all three points by Billy Sharp's equaliser in added-on time.Glenn Murray looked to have stolen a victory for Ian...

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Croydon netballer chosen for national talent camp

A CROYDON netballer is hoping to grow in confidence as she prepares to embark on a four-day training camp in the new year.Seventeen-year-old Alima Priest, who currently plays netball for the Surrey...

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'I wasn't illegally parked on Purley High Street, I was reversing the...

SELF-EMPLOYED decorator Colin Ford admits it was not the best piece of driving in the world.He had reversed his van against the flow of traffic down the one-way Purley High Street after changing his...

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New Addington gets Business Improvement District

EFFORTS to bring more shoppers into New Addington have taken a leap forward with the creation of a Business Improvement District (BID) on the estate.The area's businesses voted overwhelmingly in favour...

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Quiz of the year 2012: News in Croydon over the last 12 months

HOW well do you remember events of the last 12 months in Croydon? Which political parties lost their deposit in the November by-election? Who became Bishop of Croydon this year? How tall will 1...

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Temporary Croydon hospital boss wants to keep job permanently despite no...

JOHN Goulston – the interim chief executive of Croydon University Hospital – has applied for the top job permanently, despite receiving a vote of no confidence from hospital board members due to...

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Croydon in 2012: Headlines in April

THIS is the fourth of our 12-part series looking back at the news stories that shaped Croydon in 2012. We'll be looking back at ten of the most popular articles for each month of the year, as well as...

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Croydon school league tables topped by academies

League tables published last week reveal how Croydon's primary schools are performing and, as Gareth Davies reports, the academies are leading the way... TWO academies in Thornton Heath have emerged as...

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Croydon Tramlink fares to be put up 4.2% for 2013

TRAM travellers will be waking up with an extra headache today (Tuesday): fare rises.Mayor Boris Johnson has raised fares across London's transport network by 4.2 per cent, taking a single tram or bus...

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Croydon in 2012: Headlines in May

THIS is the fifth of our 12-part series looking back at the news stories that shaped Croydon in 2012. We'll be looking back at ten of the most popular articles for each month of the year, as well as...

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Your wishes for Croydon in 2013

WHAT are your hopes for Croydon in 2013? We asked shoppers in North End what improvements they wanted to see over the coming 12 months... PETER Dicker, 25, East Croydon: "I think there should be more...

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Palace 3-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers: Moritz gets his free-kicks out for the lads

CRYSTAL Palace made a fantastic start to the new year with a deserved 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers this afternoon.Wilfried Zaha and Andre Moritz were in top form for the Eagles in front of more...

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Purley man shot dead while celebrating New Year's Eve in Thailand

A PURLEY man has been murdered while celebrating New Year's Eve in Thailand.Stephen Ashton, 22, was caught in the crossfire of a gun battle between two gangs of local youths while seeing in the New...

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Family and friends of Purley tourist shot dead in Thailand on New Year's...

THE family and friends of a Purley man shot dead while celebrating New Year's Eve in Thailand have spoken of their shock and paid tribute to a man "everyone loved".Stephen Ashton, 22, of Verulam...

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Croydon in 2012: Headlines in July

THIS is the seventh of our 12-part series looking back at the news stories that shaped Croydon in 2012. We've been looking back at ten of the most popular articles for each month of the year, as well...

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Rubbish start to New Year in New Addington as bin ban drags on

FLAT-DWELLERS in New Addington are starting 2013 still without doorstep rubbish collections, two years after a boycott was announced on safety grounds. Residents of the private flats above Central...

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David Weir gets two-year sponsorship from Wallington company

A TWO-YEAR sponsorship deal to support Paralympic champion David Weir up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games has been signed by a Wallington company.International IT and telecommunications recruitment...

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