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Palace dismiss reports on £15m Zaha to United deal

CRYSTAL Palace have reportedly dismissed national media speculation suggesting that a deal for star player Wilfried Zaha to Manchester United has been agreed, Advertiser Sport understands.According to...

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Muslim youth group sweeps away snow at local Church and Hospital

 As Britain battles through snowy conditions, Young Ahmadi Muslims from across Croydon are on stand-by with salt and snow shovels to help ease any disruption caused.Ever since the big snow showers of...

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Trinity School pupil represents England in cross-country

TRINITY School pupil Sophie Foreman represented England in the combined U20 and U17 McCain Cross-Country Challenge Series in Antrim last Saturday.She finished in sixth place having completed the 3.6k...

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Pupil exclusion in Croydon down to lowest rate ever

THE pupil exclusion rate is at its lowest level since records began, figures published this week have revealed.There were 64 permanent exclusions from Croydon's maintained schools and academies in the...

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Croydon record store going strong despite HMV going into administration

LIVING in a top shopping centre, Croydon's music lovers once had the run of the record shops with Virgin Megastore, Our Price, HMV – and, of course, the world-famous Beanos – at their disposal.But it...

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Croydon's Restaurant Quarter businesses unite against high VAT rate

BUSINESSES in Croydon's Restaurant Quarter are uniting to combat high VAT by joining a national campaign to bring restaurant prices down.Restaurants and bars in South Croydon including Bar Txt,...

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The Croydon schools that will be forced to become academies after damning...

DAMNING Ofsted reports published this week will lead to three Croydon schools becoming academies, the Advertiser can reveal.Two; Westwood College for Girls in Upper Norwood and Winterbourne Junior Boys...

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Ian Holloway: Wilfried Zaha needs to play better than ever for Crystal Palace

ON Monday, I was sitting in my hotel near Stoke watching Sky Sports News and it comes up that Arsenal and Manchester United are fighting over Wilfried Zaha, and I don't understand what's going on – I'm...

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Croydon Fire Station latest weapon is Mini containing four extinguishers

THIS "never-seen-before" Mini is the latest "weapon in the armoury" at Croydon Fire Station.It is dwarfed when parked next to its big brother, the fire engine, weighing ten times less, while it packs...

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The thin blue line: How Croydon has lost both police and stations

All but one of Croydon's six police stations look set for closure, with the Mayor's plan described as a choice between buildings and front line resources. In a special report Gareth Davies looks behind...

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Schools in Croydon reopen after snow, but transport chaos continues

CROYDON'S schools are reopening today after many closed for two days due to the snow. The vast majority of primary and secondaries across the borough closed at lunchtime on Friday, with all but a...

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New Addington community leaders urge council not to cut Croydon Auto Bikes...

COMMUNITY leaders have urged the council to reconsider cutting funds to a scheme that has helped hundreds of youths on the estate become "responsible citizens".The council wants to axe the £70,000...

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Bid to weed out Croydon allotment holders who stay away from plots

MEASURES to push aside allotment-holders who waste their plots are to be toughened.Anger is growing at the high proportion of untended plots in the Hartley Down allotments in Coulsdon at a time when...

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Shirley man in London to Blackpool rally for Teenage Cancer Trust

CHARITABLE motorists drove a fleet of dressed-up bangers from London to Blackpool last weekend.The 24 fundraisers completed the Two Tower Challenge in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.Simon Chapman,...

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Norbury shopkeeper applies for 24-hour alcohol licence

A NORBURY shopkeeper is vying to become Croydon's first small shop with a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week alcohol licence.But his proposals have run into immediate opposition in the area, with claims the...

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The South Croydon hotel where one guest says he'd prefer to return to prison

SMASHED windows, piles of rubbish and reports of drug dealing – this is the dishevelled hotel Croydon Council is urgently attempting to shut down for the good of the community.The council wants to...

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Croydon Harriers close in on promotion

CROYDON Harriers' men took a great step towards 2XU Surrey League promotion thanks to a runners-up team finish at their third division race at Cranford Park last weekend.Croydon enjoyed the first three...

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Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe suggests Croydon may retain "two or...

MET Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe has suggested Croydon may keep "two or three" of its police stations.  All but one have been earmarked for closure and while Sir Bernard said the borough would not...

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Croydon solicitor promises to donate money to good causes for each case...

A SOLICITOR is pledging to donate money to good causes in Croydon – every time a new case is put his way by Advertiser readers.Lloyd Green, the senior partner of personal injury specialists Lloyd Green...

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Purley and Coulsdon must play 'substantial role' in Croydon housing plans

THOUSANDS of new homes are coming to Purley and Coulsdon following the approval of a council blueprint stating the two towns must play a "substantial role" in borough-wide housing expansion.A report by...

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