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Carnival of Cultures set to light up West Croydon this weekend

LONDON Road will come alive this weekend for the third West Croydon Carnival of Cultures. The annual event was first launched in 2011 as a response to that summer's riots. It aims to celebrate the best...

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Diamond New Addington couple ring in 60 years of married bliss

A HUSBAND who lost both his legs to diabetes is celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary and says he wouldn't change his wife "for the world". Ray Burgess, 82, met Eileen Burgess, 79, more than 60...

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Crystal Palace trio Owen Garvan, Sullay KaiKai and Reise Allassani to face...

A CRYSTAL Palace XI will make the short trip to face Beckenham Town in a pre-season friendly on Friday. The Advertiser has been told that midfielder Owen Garvan, who spent time on loan with Millwall...

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Crystal Palace bids for Tottenham and Cardiff stars accepted?

CRYSTAL Palace could be on the verge of agreeing terms with Tottenham midfielder Gyfli Sigurdsson and Cardiff City striker Frazier Campbell. According to various media reports, the Eagles have had bids...

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Crystal Palace set for Germany trip a week before Arsenal

Crystal Palace have announced they are to play FC Augsburg in their final friendly match of pre-season. The match in Germany will take place on Friday, August 8. Augsburg had an impressive season in...

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'Utterly despicable' Addiscombe doorstep scammer who pretended her mother was...

AN "UTTERLY despicable" con artist from Addiscombe who pretended her own mother was dead for money has been jailed. Sherene Simmons, 32, of Dalmally Road, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment at...

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Croydon star Tyrese Johnson considers professional athletics career

CROYDON sprinter Tyrese Johnson revealed that he might start considering a professional career in athletics after claiming gold in the boys' 100m at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games last weekend....

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Coroner asks Croydon Council to take action after double Coulsdon road tragedy

A CORONER has asked the council to take action after two pedestrians were killed in almost exactly the same spot in Coulsdon last year. The inquests into the deaths of Julie Maudsley, 51, and Robert...

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Stormy night in Croydon gives way to hottest day of the year so far

You may be forgiven for think last night's stormy conditions might have cleared the air and seen a slight drop in temperatures. However, today is expected to be the hottest day of the year, with the...

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Key question "was missed" in identification procedure of man suspected of...

Police did not quiz a key witness for a description of a suspect accused of supplying drugs to Croydon teenager Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a court was told. Sixteen-year-old Daniel died after taking ecstasy...

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Michelin masterclasses and live music on the menu at this weekend's South End...

CULINARY masterclasses and live music will be on the menu when the South End Food Festival returns to Croydon this Sunday (July 20). South End, between Coombe Road and Aberdeen Road, will be full of...

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Croydon children's home 'paedophile ring' claims disputed by former resident

AN HISTORIAN and former resident of a children's home in Shirley has questioned claims it was exploited by a paedophile ring. Author Alex Wheatle, 51, alleged this week that he was sexually abused...

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Zarek McKoy, 23, appears in court charged with double attempted murder after...

A MAN has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after the double shooting in South Croydon earlier this month. A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were taken to hospital after being...

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Body of missing woman Jane Dale, who was last seen in Purley, reportedly found

THE body of a missing woman who was last seen in Purley has reportedly been found. Jane Dale, 40, was last seen in Purley at around 5.45pm on Sunday (July 13) after travelling from her home in Maritime...

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Drug addict who burgled house on Christmas Eve has sentence halved

A DRUG addict from South Norwood who was given six years in jail for burgling a house on Christmas Eve has had his sentence almost halved on appeal. Colin Steven O'Brien, 49, of Penge Road, already had...

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Man accused of selling ecstasy to tragic schoolboy Daniel Spargo-Mabbs...

A MAN accused of selling Daniel Spargo-Mabbs ecstasy before he collapsed and died at a rave has been acquitted while another has pleaded guilty. Ryan Kirk, 21, of Puffin Close, Beckenham, was accused...

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The Croydon head teacher who put pupils before percentage points - and lost...

HEAD teacher David Clark is leaving Archbishop Lanfranc after 29 years, as it becomes the latest Croydon school to be converted into an academy. Chief reporter Gareth Davies speaks to the head who put...

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Lives of fallen First World War soldiers go on display at Coulsdon College

HISTORIES detailing the lives of all the Coulsdon and Old Coulsdon men who died in the First World War have gone on display this week as part of the town's planned commemorations for the centenary of...

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Missing 13-year-old boy 'could be in Croydon'

Police are appealing for help finding a 13-year-old boy missing since Wednesday (July 16). River Bovell-Reid, who is originally from Croydon, was last seen leaving an address in Newham, east...

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Transfer talk: Crystal Palace set to miss out on England defender

QUEENS Park Rangers are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Crystal Palace target Steven Caulker. The Cardiff City defender, who has been capped once by England, has been linked with a move to...

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