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Croydon Advertiser's Gareth Davies nominated for British Journalism Award

CROYDON Advertiser chief reporter Gareth Davies has been nominated for a top journalism prize. Gareth has been shortlisted in the Local Heroes category at this year's British Journalism Awards. The...

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VOTE NOW: Croydon Best Bar None awards 2014

THE Advertiser is once again lending its backing to a scheme to reward Croydon's best pubs.The nationally-recognised Best Bar None accreditation scheme, which promotes and rewards the responsible...

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Fox sneaks into New Addington home and bites two-year-old boy

A TODDLER needed hospital treatment after he was bitten by a fox as he slept in his bed.The boy, 2, screamed as the wild animal sank its teeth into his heel – drawing blood – before the boy's parents...

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Pair robbed of Rolex watch and car by gang of four in West Croydon

Police are appealing for information after two men were victims of an armed robbery in West Croydon.The pair were approached by four suspects, described as black men, in Mead Place West at around...

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Youngster has brand new Playstation 4 stolen at tram stop before he could...

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy had his brand new Playstation 4 stolen as he was waiting at a tram stop with his brother, 12, on the way home.Police are trying to trace a man in a beanie hat they want to speak to in...

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Anti-knife campaigner Eliza Rebeiro 'didn't expect' inspirational woman nod

SHE'S 21, she's from Croydon and she has been named one of the 100 most inspirational women in the world.Eliza Rebeiro, who runs Lives Not Knives (LNK) from Croydon, features on the BBC's 100 Women for...

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UPDATED: Police arrest two men and hunt for third after finding knife during...

POLICE have arrested two men and are trying to find a third after a group ran off when officers approached them this afternoon (Friday).The two men have been arrested on suspicion of possessing an...

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Ben Haenow X Factor blog: 'I think I might be a curse!'

Croydon's Ben Haenow gives Advertiser readers an exclusive sneak peak behind the doors of the X Factor house in his weekly blog about life on the show...It's very, very sparse in the house now after...

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Opposition View: I like Yannick Bolasie but Man Utd will win against Crystal...

The Advertiser spoke to journalist and Manchester United fan Frank Foster ahead of tomorrow's clash at Old Trafford…Fair to say United still haven't got going yet?A disappointing 13 points from ten...

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London Road will get a police base, borough commander pledges

CROYDON'S borough commander has promised to increase police presence on London Road by opening new contact points.Chief Superintendent Andy Tarrant made the commitment at a public meeting held by the...

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Eleven Croydon schools fail to meet exam target

ELEVEN primary schools in Croydon fell below the minimum expected results in this summer's SATs exams.Each failed to meet the government's increased floor standard of at least 65 per cent of pupils...

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NOSTALGIA: The last time Crystal Palace tasted victory at Manchester United

IT HAS been 25 long years since Crystal Palace last tasted league victory at Old Trafford.In December 1989 - the days Sir Alex Ferguson (or plain old Alex, as he was then) was fighting for his job,...

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PICTURES: Celebs galore at Fairfield Halls' special Frozen screeing

C roydon rolled out the red carpet on Saturday as the town welcomed a host of celebrities for a very special Frozen spectacular, writes Sam Foster.To mark the venue's new digital cinema system,...

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TWEETS OF THE WEEK: Dane Bowers' anger at Croydon's 'rubbish' firework...

THE latest selection of musings and mirth from Croydon's Twitter users...@TonySafc1973Get to experience the Croydon ultras tonight, hopefully minus the sunglasses #safc@GhillyFlower@chrisphilp4mp...

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Manchester Utd 1–0 Crystal Palace: Plucky Eagles beaten by Mata strike

CRYSTAL Palace were narrowly beaten 1-0 this afternoon against Manchester United, thanks to Juan Mata's long range strike.The Eagles were under the cosh for the opening 20 minutes but fought back well...

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WATCH: Ben Haenow impresses everyone with Michael Jackson classic (except Mel...

CROYDON'S Ben Haenow went a cappella for his latest X Factor performance - but it wasn't enough to satisfy the, as ever, hard to please Mel B.The 29-year-old sang with accompaniment for most of his...

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Dawn French cancels sellout show at Fairfield Halls

Comedienne Dawn French has cancelled her sellout show at Fairfield Halls tonight after contracting an inner ear infection.The actress, star of the Vicar of Dibley and French and Saunders, has pulled...

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Man Utd 1 Crystal Palace 0: Neil Warnock says Fraizer Campbell's miss was vital

CRYSTAL Palace manager Neil Warnock felt Fraizer Campbell's failure to convert a first half chance was a crucial turning point in the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United.Campbell finished poorly, over the...

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Croydon community worker steps down over Islam 'invasion' Tweet

A VOLUNTEER has stepped down as a senior member of a community group after sharing an online message that compared Muslim immigrants and asylum seekers to armed "invaders".Croydon Communities...

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EXCLUSIVE: Man charged twice with Daniel Morgan murder 'wants justice' after...

THERE have been five failed police investigations in the 27 years since Daniel Morgan's murder, all of which failed to achieve a single conviction and have yet to bring a suspect to trial.Private...

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