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Senior Croydon Tories call for urgent meeting after Mike Fisher £10k pay rise...

THE deputy leaders of Croydon's Conservatives are seeking an urgent party meeting, as pressure grows on Mike Fisher for accepting an 18 per cent pay rise.Dudley Mead and Tim Pollard have this morning...

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The 'flat pack' school helping to ease the shortage of places in Croydon

THOUGH hundreds of pupils were unable to start the new term this week due to building delays, one project which has gone to plan is the expansion of Whitehorse Manor junior and infant schools.The...

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Labour piles the pressure on Mike Fisher as Steve Reed calls on David Cameron...

LABOUR continue to pile the pressure on Mike Fisher and the Conservative Party over the ex-council leader's secret £10,000 pay rise.Current council leader Tony Newman yesterday called on his rival to...

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Fly-tippers hit with 15 fines during dawn crackdown in East Croydon and South...

FLY-TIPPERS were hit with more than a dozen fines after a dawn search by council environmental enforcement staff this week.Staff searched through bags of waste in Portland Road and Cherry Orchard Road...

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Crystal Palace winger rubbishes £40k-a-week claims

YANNICK Bolasie is pleased his contract situation at Palace has been sorted and that he can now concentrate on the pitch. The winger agreed a three-year deal last week but admitted that slight...

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Coulsdon family business given road name honour

THEY have been ever-present in Coulsdon town centre for 40 years and now the Doble family have been immortalised after a street was named after them.Mick Doble opened his motorcycle dealership in...

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Doubts cast over figures showing sharp fall in Croydon unemployment

UNEMPLOYMENT in Croydon has fallen by a third over the past 12 months.However, the council's claims that the figures illustrate the "vibrancy" in Croydon's economy have been questioned by business...

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THE ADVERTISER SAYS: Croydon Council leader should be paid more - but it...

BEFORE we address Mike Fisher's, to be kind, misguided decision to accept a near 20 per cent pay rise in his final year running Croydon Council, we'll put forward one point of defence.The leader of the...

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'Purley Hospital's longer opening hours must be reinstated'

A SURVEY has revealed almost unanimous support to reinstate longer opening hours at Purley War Memorial Hospital.Residents' associations across the south of Croydon have been campaigning to have urgent...

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Trinity shortcomings prove fatal in the end

TRINITY Mid-Whitgiftian were relegated to Division Three as Purley guaranteed their own survival with a 42-run win at Lime Meadow on Saturday.A strong showing from the visiting middle order was...

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Surrey star Jason Roy signs new three-year contract

SURREY star Jason Roy has signed a new three-year contract with the county. The 24-year-old, who has been named in a 14-man England squad for the T20 international match with India next week, has...

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Special cake for Selsdon man to mark his century

A SPECIAL celebration was held at a Selsdon coffee morning on Tuesday to mark the 100th birthday of one of its members.Centenarian Reg Wellock, a regular at the monthly Contact event in Selsdon Baptist...

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No arrests during crackdown on rough sleeping and begging in Croydon

A POLICE operation targeted at people "responsible" for rough sleeping and begging in Croydon last week did not result in any arrests. Officers took to the streets last Friday to continue a crackdown...

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POLL: Should former leader of Croydon Council resign over secret pay rise?

FORMER council leader Mike Fisher is under pressure to resign after it emerged he secretly took a £10,000 pay rise ahead of May's local elections. Labour has called for a public inquiry several senior...

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One in three Croydon cancer patients wait at least three months for treatment...

A THIRD of people suspected to have cancer in Croydon have to wait at least three months for treatment after seeing a GP.Only six out of ten patients given an urgent cancer referral were treated within...

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Men arrested as part of Lee Boxell murder investigation re-bailed

THREE men arrested on suspicion of murdering Sutton teenager Lee Boxell 26 years ago have been re-bailed. Lee Boxell went missing age 15 and was last seen on High Street, Sutton, in September 1988. His...

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Routine eye test at opticians reveals Sanderstead man's brain tumour

A FORMER police pursuit driver who went into the opticians for a routine eye test was told he had a rare tumour the size of a golf ball in his brain.Robert Parsons' eyesight started to deteriorate last...

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Mike Fisher resigns as Croydon Conservatives group leader after £10k pay rise...

FORMER Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher has resigned as head of the opposition Conservative group, after the row over his decision to accept a £10,000 pay rise.Cllr Fisher had been coming under...

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FAN VIEW: Crystal Palace comeback at Newcastle shouldn't paper over the cracks

OUR columnist and Crystal Palace fan ALISDAIR KEMP wasn't entirely happy with what he saw from the Eagles in Neil Warnock's first game back in charge...A last-gasp equaliser always induces an...

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Goal-f! Football plus golf = a new sporting sensation in Addington

IT'S A concept so simple it's a wonder no one thought of it sooner. Take Britain's two most popular sports and combine them to make one, simple game.No, we're not talking about rugby-tennis, this is...

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