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Top cop denies claims body cameras will 'undermine trust' in the police

MAKE sure you smile the next time you see a police officer in Croydon – as you may be on camera.Police have been showing off their new body-worn video cameras, delivered last week as part of a pilot...

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Pavement cyclists to be hit with £50 fines in new police crackdown

CYCLISTS have reacted angrily to warnings they face fines if caught riding on the pavement around the Crystal Palace Triangle.Dozens of responses condemning the idea have followed a Tweet from Police...

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Witness saw baby being 'beaten by staff member' at Shirley Oaks

A WOMAN who was at Shirley Oaks Children's Home in the early 1970s claims she witnessed a six-month-old baby being beaten by a member of staff.More allegations of abuse at the Lambeth Council-run home...

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Thug jailed after savage bottle attack at West Norwood station that left...

A thug has been jailed for six years after a 'horrifying' bottle attack left his victim scarred for life. Akeem Finlay, 24, along with two unknown men, barged through the barriers at West Norwood...

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Crystal Palace take extended look at former QPR and Portsmouth defender Sam...

SAM Magri has been on trial with Crystal Palace's Development Squad in recent weeks and it looks like the Eagles are set to take an extended look at the centre-back. The pre-season friendly against...

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Nicqueel Pitrora jailed for five years for part in drug deal that led to...

THE teenager who supplied the drugs that killed 16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs has been jailed for five years. Nicqueel Pitrora was handed the sentence at Isleworth Crown Court this morning. He had...

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Crystal Palace snap up former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland

BREDE Hangeland has said he wants to play at Selhurst Park in front of Eagles fans "as soon as possible" after completing his move to the club today (Friday). Hangeland, 33, has penned a one-year deal...

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YUMMY MUMMY: An open letter to the Keyboard Warriors

OUR columnist Veronica Madden (aka: Wannabe Yummy) has taken some stick in recent weeks, from some of the more critical readers of the Advertiser website.Here, she writes an open letter, in response to...

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Transfer talk: Crystal Palace set to sign former Fulham defender

CRYSTAL Palace are on the verge of signing former Fulham captain Brede Hangeland, according to reports. The 33-year-old was released by the Cottagers following their relegation from the Premier League...

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Parents of tragic rave teen Daniel Spargo-Mabbs issue emotional statement...

The following is a statement issued by Fiona and Tim Spargo-Mabbs, where they tell of the 'gaping hole' left by their son Daniel's death. The emotional account predicts a long and difficult road ahead...

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LOOKING BACK: Croydon cult hero Paper Jack

Paper Jack was the son of a businessman who became a well-known figure in Croydon in the early 20th century for his quirk of only dressing in newspaper. Jack, real name Arthur Preece, died after being...

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Crystal Palace supremo rules out guaranteed position for star

THERE will be no sentiment when it comes to who starts in goal for Crystal Palace this season, with the final decision falling in the hands of boss Tony Pulis. That's the view of co-chairman Steve...

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East Croydon office block could become 112 new homes

A CROYDON businessman is looking to embark on a third venture to turn empty office blocks in Croydon into homes.Dr Anwar Ansari, managing director of AA Homes and Housing, has put in a permitted...

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Transfer Talk: £3m offer for Crystal Palace striker from Reading rejected

Crystal Palace have turned down a £3m bid from Reading for striker Glenn Murray, according to The Sun. TalkSPORT also reported on the offer this morning on their radio show. The Royals tabled their...

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Croydon man arrested on suspicion of GBH after Brixton assault

POLICE have arrested a 20-year-old man from Croydon in connection with a serious assault in Brixton on Sunday. Detectives from Scotland Yard's gang unit, Trident, are appealing for witnesses and...

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STEVE REED: Why austerity is hitting women hardest

IN HIS latest column, Croydon North MP Steve Reed explains why he thinks women are being hit hardest in the current economic climate... WOMEN continue to suffer more than men from the Government's...

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Gary Issott wants to see lots of Crystal Palace fans at Bromley

CRYSTAL Palace Development boss Gary Issott is set to unleash the likes of Jake Gray, Ryan Inniss, Hiram Boateng, Sullay KaiKai and Reise Allassani against Bromley on Tuesday evening. A Palace U21 side...

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Mile Jedinak's hat-trick delight for new Crystal Palace signing

MILE Jedinak believes Saturday's hat-trick for new signing Fraizer Campell would have helped calm any "nerves" the striker may have had after joining Crystal Palace. Campbell grabbed three goals inside...

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Choc horror! Tesco launches urgent probe into confectionery catastrophe

TESCO has launched an urgent investigation after its staff apparently confused milk chocolate with white chocolate.Sweet-toothed shopper Shannen Doherty (@shan_lou_doh) went to purchase a bar of...

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Lights out in Croydon to remember the First World War heroes

A SINGLE candle was lit in the foyer of Croydon's town hall on Monday to remember the 2,245 servicemen and civilians from Croydon who lost their lives in the First World War.The ceremony was performed...

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