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Croydon riots three years on: No plans for police station in London Road,...

HOPES of London Road getting its own police station – a recommendation made in the wake of the riots – were ruled out by the borough's new commander this week. But Chief Superintendent Andy Tarrant did...

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PICTURES: South Croydon garage owner fined after dumping tyres and car parts...

A GARAGE owner has been fined after he was caught red-handed dumping tyres and old car parts into a Waddon flat block's bins.Ramiz Laci, 39, who owns M & R Cars, was ordered to pay almost £7,000 by...

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Two in three Advertiser readers want fines for pavement cyclists

CYCLING may be a more environmentally friendly and healthier way to travel, but riders' presence on pavements seems to have left you in a spin.The Advertiser posted a poll on our website, asking if you...

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Croydon riots three years on: Reeves store boss slams 'abject failure' to...

CLEAN-UP operations to be remove evidence of the 2011 riots from Reeves Corner have been branded an "abject failure". The criticism comes from Trevor Reeves, whose family's burning furniture store...

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Police uncover stash of illegal firearms - guarded by garden gnomes

GNOMES guarding a stash of illegal firearms were no match for police who raided a house in South Norwood yesterday. Officers found three firearms in the back garden, a MAC-10 machine gun, a Smith and...

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Crystal Palace linked with full-back watched by Man Utd, Arsenal and Tottenham

CRYSTAL Palace boss Tony Pulis has been linked with a move for Irish full-back Brian Lenihan.The 20-year-old, who plays in his homeland for Cork City, has been watched by scouts from a number of big...

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Police hunt man over Purley Way Italian restaurant handbag theft

POLICE are looking for a man in connection with the theft of a handbag from a member of staff at an Italian restaurant off Purley Way.A 40-year-old woman who works at Bella Italia, in Hesterman Way,...

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Croydon riots three years on: A dozen views on life since the 2011 disorder

WE asked 12 people in Croydon town centre a question each from our survey...I feel safer living in Croydon compared to before the riots...John Monk, 67, of South Norwood: "I don't feel safe in Croydon...

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Croydon photographer 'privileged' to be chosen by Westminster Abbey for war...

A CROYDON photographer was chosen by Westminster Abbey to take its official pictures of Monday's national commemoration service.Andrew Dunsmore, who runs the Picture Partnership in Wickham Road,...

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Croydon riots three years on: How our correspondents reported the mayhem

OUR reporters were on the ground as the riots took hold back on August 8, 2011. Here, we re-publish three of their accounts...GARETH DAVIES, at the time a senior reporter with the Advertiser, is now...

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Woman once found in Croydon when missing disappears again

A WOMAN who was found in Croydon after she went missing has disappeared again.Police are asking the public for help looking for Margaret Wilkie, originally from Scotland, who was last seen on Wednesday...

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Hero puts down his crossword to save neighbour who accidentally set herself...

DENNIS Wootley was relaxing in his garden, doing the crossword, when he saw his neighbour running into her back garden – on fire. Without so much as stopping to think, he hurdled the fence, ripped the...

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Fanny, 100, recalls her first memory - a German airship hovering over her...

AS FAR as first memories go, there are not many people still left who can say theirs was the sight of a Zeppelin flying over Waddon.But for centenarian Fanny Hughes, who was aged just three at the...

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Vulnerable man with links to Croydon who has post-traumatic stress disorder...

POLICE are worried about the welfare of a young man suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who went missing from the Royal Bethlem Hospital yesterday (Friday).Shahab Mohammed, 21, was last seen...

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Sex pest business boss Steve Hoad's pun-tastic Twitter page

THE Twitter page of a Croydon business boss this week found to have sexually harassed a former employee makes for interesting reading.Steve Hoad, boss of Hydro Cleansing, made demeaning comments about...

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Daniel Spargo-Mabbs' parents hope dealer responsible for his death will help...

THE parents of 16-year-old Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, who died after taking ecstasy at an illegal rave in January, have said they would like to meet and work with the dealer who sold the drugs. Nicqueel...

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Croydon soccer school teaches children to love sport

A FOOTBALL coaching programme which celebrated its second anniversary this year has achieved a remarkable boost in numbers – from 14 to 700 members.Skillz Coaching is now seeing up to 70 children at...

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Coulsdon campaigner wants to see an end to 'postcode lottery' in prostate...

SINCE he was given the all-clear from prostate cancer, Peter Ford has devoted most of his time and energy to raising awareness of one of Britain's biggest killers, as TOM MATTHEWS reports...LAST year,...

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Work finally starts on Aldi in Coulsdon after 10-year wait

WORK is finally under way to build a new Aldi supermarket in Coulsdon town centre, ten years after a pub on the site was knocked down. Since The Red Lion pub was demolished in 2004, the prominent...

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Croydon business chief's anger over Government red-tape - just because he...

THE founder of a communications company was left "astounded" when the job centre told him he had to claim an exemption to the Equality Act – for asking for job applicants to be able to speak excellent...

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