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Striders produce top display against Wimbledon

Striders of Croydon produced an excellent team performance to win their mobmatch against Wimbledon Windmilers, for the Helen Furze Memorial Trophy, in conjunction with the weekly parkrun at Nonsuch...

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Kenley schoolboy takes to the big screen in Christmas flick 'Get Santa'

A TEN-YEAR-OLD schoolboy is starring in more than the nativity this year with a leading role in the must-see Christmas family film of 2014, 'Get Santa'.Kit Connor, a year six pupil at the Hayes Primary...

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In-form Palace star 14/1 to score first goal when Villa come to London

AN excellent and well merited point for Crystal Palace at Swansea on Saturday and the Eagles will be looking for back-to-back PL home wins when Aston Villa are the visitors on Tuesday evening.Villa...

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Manager of Kurdish social club in West Croydon 'subjected business partner to...

A SOCIAL club manager subjected his business partner to a "ferocious" knife attack in a row over unpaid bills, a court has heard.Husamettin Selimoglu, 53, hit Dr Remzi Tanriverdi with a blunt butcher's...

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BLOG: Croydon Council's school playing field housing plan - scaremongering or...

THE Advertiser reported on November 14 that Croydon Council was considering building housing on school playing fields. The article was based on a council report which stated there are schools in...

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Chance for Croydon's young entrepreneurs to compete for £50k prize fund

A COMPETITION to find Croydon's brightest young entrepreneurs, backed by the Advertiser, is launching today.The Young Start-up Talent contest offers aspiring businesspeople the opportunity to compete...

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Second Gatwick runway 'could bring 14,000 new jobs to Croydon'

MASSIVE opportunities to create new jobs in Croydon and provide easier and cheaper travel for businesses will result from building a second runway at Gatwick, according to the airport's boss.Gatwick...

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Palace defender: Swansea City a lot better than people may think

CRYSTAL Palace defender Brede Hangeland admitted Swansea City would have been disappointed not to win on Saturday but hailed the defensive display put in by the Eagles.The hosts took a deserved lead...

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England scouts set to watch Palace star against Aston Villa

CRYSTAL Palace defender Scott Dann will be watched by England scouts for tonight's game against Aston Villa.The centre-back has impressed since arriving last January, and recently Neil Warnock told the...

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Labour admits it WILL change controversial Croydon playing field document as...

LABOUR will amend a council report which said it would look into building on school playing fields, a senior councillor has told the Advertiser.It follows an extraordinary series of events at the town...

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Leader announces Croydon Council Tax will be frozen in 2015/16

COUNCIL Leader Tony Newman has confirmed Council Tax bills for the borough's residents will be frozen next year.Announcing the policy at last night's (Monday) full council meeting, Cllr Newman said he...

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Whitgift School Table Tennis stars scoop win at Regional finals

HOTSHOT table tennis players from Croydon took top honours in the Boys' U16 category of the South London Regional final of the Jack Petchey Foundation London Schools Team competition, held at...

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South Croydon pub The Tree House loses its tree

THE Tree House has said goodbye to the trees which gave it its name, after they began "attacking" the pub and passing buses.The four eucalyptuses were removed by the council as part of the regeneration...

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Christmas songs: Eight tunes to get you in the festive spirit

IT'S CHRISTMAS - as Noddy Holder once said (well, not once - he's been dining out on it since 1973). Anyway, as Noddy the Slade boys will no doubt testify, the Christmas song has become as essential a...

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Aston Villa: Eagles downed by Benteke

CRYSTAL Palace fell to a very narrow 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa tonight and were left to rue a killing instinct in the final third.For large spells, the Eagles dominated especially in the second...

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Croydon town centre bingo players bag £43,000 jackpot

TWO lucky players won a combined £43,000 in one weekend at Mecca Bingo.The club only sees about six big wins a year, but on Saturday, November 15, it paid out more than £18,000 to one winner. The...

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Costa to open branches in Selsdon and Sanderstead

INDEPENDENT coffee shops in the south of the borough will soon face competition from two new Costa outlets opening in Selsdon and Sanderstead.The coffee shops, on the old Blockbuster site in on...

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Nothing to worry about but Scott Dann should have found Row Z, says Crystal...

NEIL Warnock believes there isn't anything to worry about long-term despite Palace's narrow 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Tuesday night.Having gained a point on Saturday at Swansea but failing to come...

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I spoke to referee on Fraizer Campbell penalty appeal, says Neil Warnock

CRYSTAL Palace boss Neil Warnock says he spoke to referee Michael Oliver following Tuesday's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.The Eagles had a penalty appeal turned down when Fraizer Campbell was bundled to...

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Crystal Palace need response at Tottenham, says Neil Warnock

NEIL Warnock is remaining upbeat about the positive attacking threat his Crystal Palace side showed in both halves against Aston Villa on Tuesday night, but was frustrated at the lack of chances they...

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