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Police appeal for information after man robs Fieldway newsagent

Police are appealing for information after a man robbed a Fieldway newsagent early on Wednesday morning (October 8).The man approached a member of staff shortly after she arrived to open the McColl's...

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Michael Hunt murderers handed life sentences, and must serve a minimum of 19...

TWO killers who savagely beat father-of-three Michael Hunt and left him naked in a South Norwood skip to die have been given life sentences. Fiona Nalty, 25, of Fairdene Road, Coulsdon, and Arry Green,...

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All he needs is a string vest! Neil Warnock reveals lookalike for Crystal...

CRYSTAL Palace boss Neil Warnock has responded to James McArthur's comments on him, after the 27-year-old hailed his manager's humour in training. The midfielder is currently away on international duty...

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Sutton Council 'ignored' incinerator site was to become part of regional...

A JUDICIAL review of Sutton Council's decision to approve plans for an incinerator in Beddington Lane began today at the high court.Justine Thornton, the barrister representing the Stop the Incinerator...

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Norwood Junction renaming proposal gets short shrift from Advertiser readers

SEVEN out of ten Advertiser readers oppose a move to rename Norwood Junction station 'South Norwood'.A poll on our website has revealed that 70 per cent of the more than 500 people who voted were...

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Family's joy as seriously ill New Addington girl is allowed to go home

A SERIOUSLY ill little girl is to be allowed home from hospital for the first time in a year.Melody Driscoll, 7, is set to spend 24 hours at home in New Addington, hopefully next Tuesday, as doctors...

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Croydon's unsung heroes honoured at Community Civic Awards

CROYDON'S unsung heroes have been recognised at an annual awards ceremony that celebrates outstanding volunteers in the community.There were more than 150 nominations from the public for the third...

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Burglar jailed for midnight break-ins in South Croydon

A BURGLAR has been jailed for four years after police forensic experts linked him to two burglaries at neighbouring addresses in South Croydon on the same night in January.Matthew Wilkins, 44, of...

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Boris faces campaigners' wrath after Crystal Palace tram 'betrayal'

BORIS Johnson has been accused of treating the people of Crystal Palace with contempt, after it emerged a much-promised tram extension has yet again been put on the back-burner.Despite indications this...

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Purley grandmother rings in 100th birthday with family and friends

A PURLEY grandmother with seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, September 28.Sybil Hamm was born in South Wales into a large family - she had four...

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Hundreds gather to say final goodbye to ex-Croydon mayor Brenda Kirby

MORE than 200 people gathered in Croydon Minster on Wednesday to remember and say goodbye to "one of the Croydon's great characters", former mayor and New Addington councillor Brenda Kirby.The...

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Croydon champion Donna Fraser unveils honour to unsung South Norwood sporting...

ONE OF Croydon's finest athletes unveiled a plaque to one of the borough's lesser-known sporting heroes this week.Former European 400m champion Donna Fraser helped mark the achievements of SE25 runner...

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Hawk nicknamed 'Houdini' still on the loose in South Croydon a week after...

A HAWK nicknamed 'Houdini' escaped his Waddon home and has been on the loose in South Croydon all week. The bird of prey is one of three Harris hawks belonging to Gordon Thompson, of Goodwin Gardens. A...

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High court judge retires to consider verdict in Croydon and Sutton...

A HIGH court judge has retired to consider a verdict in the judicial review of Sutton Council's approval of plans for an incinerator on the border of Croydon and Sutton.Judge Justice Patterson gave no...

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Croydon art group honoured by Japanese master

THIS weekend a Japanese flower arranging group will celebrate their 25th birthday with a visit from the oldest school for the art in Japan.The Surrey Ikenobo Group (SIG) are holding an exhibition at...

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Church goers' fury at council 'betrayal' over Ashburton library

CHURCH members who were prepared to bring the derelict Ashburton Library back into use have been betrayed by the new council, it was claimed this week.But calls from Conservative councillors at...

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Croydon X Factor hopeful Ben Haenow picks classic for first live show

CROYDON X Factor hopeful Ben Haenow will sing a Simon & Garfunkel classic for his opening live show performance tonight. The Shirley van driver, 29, will perform Bridge Over Troubled Water in front...

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Croydon Council remains tight-lipped on £33m Fairfield Halls revamp

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

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Controversy over revived Upper Norwood bingo hall plans

OPPOSITION is mounting following news that the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is reviving plans to use the former Gala bingo hall in Upper Norwood as a church.Previous plans to use the...

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Crystal Palace loanee features in Republic of Ireland's big win against...

CRYSTAL Palace loanee Kevin Doyle featured for the Republic of Ireland in their 7-0 win against Gibraltar this evening (Saturday).The striker came on as a second half substitute for Wes Hoolahan, who...

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