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Police ramp up patrols after 11-year-old was approached by middle-aged man in...

POLICE have increased plain clothes patrols after an 11-year-old girl was twice approached by a stranger on her way to school last week.Officers took up positions near Beddington Park yesterday...

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VOTE: Should Norwood Junction be renamed 'South Norwood'?

PLANS to rename Norwood Junction station 'South Norwood' have provoked quite a reaction on social media, since the story was first reported by the Advertiser last week.Paul Scott, Labour councillor for...

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Teenager jailed for killing BRIT School pupil with a single punch

A TEENAGER has been jailed for the manslaughter of a BRIT School pupil.Benjamin Hayes, 18, was jailed for four and a half years at The Old Bailey on Monday, after being convicted of killing 17-year-old...

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Boy, 14, from Croydon re-bailed after Reading Festival rape arrest

A 14-YEAR-OLD from Croydon arrested on suspicion of raping a 19-year-old woman at Reading Festival has been re-bailed.The alleged victim reported she had been raped in a caravan in the traders' area of...

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'Get rid of all Tube drivers', says £100k a year Tory politician

A SENIOR Croydon politician who earns a six-figure salary from two jobs has called for all Tube drivers to be consigned to the scrapheap.Steve O' Connell, a Tory councillor and GLA member for Croydon...

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Crystal Palace stopper: First goal key and nothing went for us

JULIAN Speroni says the first goal was key against Hull City on Saturday and that he didn't really have much to do until the hosts opened the scoring. Palace failed to perform to the same level...

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Crystal Palace defender reminds fans of recent performances and says players...

ADRIAN Mariappa insists everyone needs to remember how well Crystal Palace have been playing recently and not get to down on the back of Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Hull City. The defender came on for the...

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Oasis Academy Coulsdon appeals GCSE results after receiving among lowest...

OASIS Academy Coulsdon is appealing some of its GCSE results after receiving among the lowest overall scores in Croydon.The school, in Homefield Road, had yet to reveal its benchmark figures, prompting...

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Croydon Council refuses to commit to £33m Fairfield Halls revamp

THE new Labour council has refused to publicly commit to investing a promised £33 million into the revamp of Fairfield Halls.But the party's culture spokesman claimed the half-century old venue will...

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The Hobbit star Ian McKellen visits Croydon school as part of Stonewall...

SIR Ian McKellen visited Woodcote High School this morning as part of charity Stonewall's anti-homophobic bullying campaign. The Lord of the Rings and X-Men actor told 600 students that "coming out of...

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Crystal Palace brought back down to Earth, says skipper Mile Jedinak

CRYSTAL Palace skipper Mile Jedinak says Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Hull City brought the Eagles "back down to Earth" following their successful league form recently. The 30-year-old believes Hull didn't...

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International betting with Crystal Palace players involved

Bet Victor take a look at the international matches coming up, featuring a number of Crystal Palace players representing their countries... England are only 14/1 to beat San Marino 10-0 at Wembley on...

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Croydon's Ben Haenow on the X Factor house, Simon Cowell and sharing a bunk...

FROM driving a van in Croydon and performing in pubs with his brother to moving into the X Factor contestant's house, the Advertiser caught up with Ben Haenow to hear about his "whirl wind" X Factor...

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FAN VIEW: Dougie Freedman has unfinished business with Crystal Palace, so why...

IN HIS latest column, ALEX WHITE argues the case for Dougie Freedman to return to Selhurst Park...THE Championship managerial merry-go-round appears to be in full swing, with Watford having appointed...

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Julian Speroni reassures Crystal Palace fans and says the team are on right...

JULIAN Speroni has reassured Crystal Palace fans that Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Hull City was a blip and that they are "on the right path" under boss Neil Warnock. It was the Eagles' first defeat in the...

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Councillor seeks your views on Croydon's autism services

THE town's autism 'champion' wants to hear your views about services in Croydon.Andrew Rendle hopes the survey will help him set up a forum to explore the challenges, and potential solutions, facing...

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Croydon schoolboy meets Prime Minister while on work experience at Number 10

QUEST Academy's head boy met Prime Minister David Cameron while on work experience at Number 10.Azhar Chaudry, 17, emailed Mr Cameron's team last December to ask about the possibility of a week-long...

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Investigation into why crane snapped on site of unfinished block of flats in...

THE Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an incident in which a crane on a Croydon housing development snapped.A crane on the unfinished tower block formerly known as the IYLO building...

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FAN VIEW: Premier League games abroad?! No thanks, says Crystal Palace fan

TO give you a little insight, I'm a Palace fan who spent almost six years abroad, in the United States. I think I'm in a position to make the case against playing Premier League games abroad, from the...

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High Court bid to halt the Croydon Westfield/Hammerson development set to be...

A BID to put the brakes on Westfield/Hammerson's proposed £1billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre will be dismissed, a High Court judge indicated at the end of a two-day judicial review.The Hon....

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