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Man in gloves and balaclava sexually assaults woman in New Addington

A SEX attacker who wore gloves and a balaclava when he assaulted a woman in New Addington on New Year's Eve is being hunted by police.The attack took place in Brierley at about 4.30pm and came five...

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Croydon weather forecast shows less rain and more sun in 2013, says Coulsdon...

THE Advertiser's weatherman, Ian Currie, has once again stuck his neck out to make a year-long prediction.Mr Currie, of Rickman Hill, Coulsdon, said his forecast for 2012, issued last January, went to...

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Youths brandishing machetes and truncheons target Kenley home in 'violent'...

A KENLEY couple have spoken of their horror after machete-wielding thugs ransacked their home and made off with thousands of pounds worth of valuables and cash during a "violent" overnight burglary.The...

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James Daly: 'I love graceful Andre Moritz more than I do my girlfriend'

James Daly's Crystal Palace column, published every Friday in the Croydon Advertiser HAPPY New Year, readers. And what a happy start to 2013 it was for Palace as they brushed aside Wolves 3-1 at...

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Thief steals Brenda Kirby Cancer Centre collection box from New Addington...

A HEARTLESS thief walked into a funeral directors and stole money donated in memory of cancer victims and bereaved relatives.The criminal appears to have been caught on CCTV swiping the annual...

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OLLIE'S WAY: I'm playing a waiting game in January transfer window

AS YOU are all aware, we're currently in the January transfer window and I think we've got to try and enhance the squad to help the first team lads at the moment, bringing in one, two, three, maybe...

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Man killed in Selsdon hit and run 'may have known driver'

DETECTIVES believe a man killed in a hit and run may have been struck by a neighbour's car.Senthilnathan Subramaniam, 56, was delivering newspapers for his son when he was run over in Shepherds Way,...

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Princess Royal Hospital 'should be taken over by trust and not private company'

PRINCESS Royal University Hospital should be taken over by a neighbouring trust rather than private companies, according to an official recommendation.Special administrator Matthew Kershaw says the...

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South Croydon DJ married partner on Royal Marsden hospital bed hours before...

A WIDOW has spoken of the dramatic decision to marry her DJ lover on his hospital deathbed just a few hours before he died.Sonja and Earl Junior McDonald, of South Croydon, took their vows in front of...

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MP Richard Ottaway announces support for gay marriage

CROYDON South MP Richard Ottaway this week announced his support for gay marriage.The Tory had previously been undecided on the controversial issue when quizzed by the Advertiser.But following "several...

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Croydon wakes up to light dusting of snow

CROYDON is covered in a light dusting of snow this morning (Monday). Around 1cm has fallen across the borough, with more expected this afternoon and into the evening. Trains in and out of East Croydon...

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Pregnant woman and partner escape washing machine fire in Upper Norwood

A WASHING machine fire drew 25 firefighters to Upper Norwood last night.A pregnant woman and a man escaped uninjured when their washing machine caught fire at 10.55pm.The couple were asleep but awoken...

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Palace boss put off by Posh asking price

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway has confirmed he has shown an interest in Peterborough United's George Boyd during the current transfer window.Boyd, who is out of contract this summer and currently...

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Who should Crystal Palace sign in the January transfer window?

THE January transfer window is wide open and we've already seen a number of deals completed in the first ten days. And for the following three weeks a flurry of activity is expected to continue across...

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Croydon University Hospital board members 'will walk out' if interim chief...

CROYDON University Hospital board members are plotting a mass walkout if its under-fire temporary chief is given the top job permanently.Critics of John Goulston, the interim chief executive who is on...

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Croydon Council chief executive: 'We have a housing crisis - and it's going...

WITH an increasing number of families in emergency accommodation, social and private rental supply drying up and a benefits cap around the corner, Croydon's housing system is under intense pressure. In...

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Lillian's Law drug testing kit approved by Home Office

A TESTING kit for use by police to detect drug drivers – a key aim of the Advertiser's Lillian's Law campaign – has been approved by the Home Office.The device is able detect cannabis – the substance...

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Thameslink upgrade will link East Croydon with Peterborough and Cambridge

DIRECT rail links from East Croydon to Peterborough and Cambridge will available for the first time as part of the £6 billion being spent on upgrading Thameslink services between 2014 and...

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Shelley Pratt's grandmother resorts to psychic in desperate attempt to find...

THE grandmother of Shelley Pratt has resorted to using a psychic in a bid to find the missing schoolgirl.Lisa Pratt, whose 14-year-old daughter Shelley went missing on November 8, has told the...

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OLLIE'S WAY: Why I would call whole Crystal Palace team in if one player was...

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway's weekly column for the Croydon Advertiser I'M NOT going to mince my words here: if one of my players was racially abused on the football pitch I wouldn't hesitate...

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