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OBE medal stolen from 93-year-old in Sanderstead burglary

A 93-YEAR-OLD man has had his treasured OBE, of "great sentimental value", stolen in a burglary.Croydon detectives are appealing for information, especially from anyone offered an OBE to buy, after the...

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It made sense to bring Zaha home and the Palace fans love him, says boss Alan...

ALAN Pardew says he and Crystal Palace are looking to "kickstart" Wilfried Zaha's career following his permanent move back to Selhurst Park.The winger completed his move on transfer deadline day for a...

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Palace suffer midfielder blow for Leicester City trip

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak will not travel to face Leicester City on Saturday.Boss Alan Pardew confirmed the news this afternoon after the 30-year-old arrived back at the club's training...

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Leicester City a game we can put daylight between us and them, says Palace boss

ALAN Pardew says Saturday's match at Leicester City is "crucial" to both sides as they look to move away from the relegation zone.With six points separating the two teams, a win for the Foxes will give...

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Police decide Advertiser's investigation into Croydon fraudster's dating scam...

MY attempts to question a convicted conwoman about a dating website scam went "beyond what was reasonable" according to an internal police investigation. In March last year I was given a prevention of...

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Whitgift Centre 'will close completely for three years' if...

THE Whitgift Centre will close completely for almost three years if Westfield/Hammerson's scheme is given the green light by planning inspectors.The Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) inquiry into the...

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Croydon headteachers grill Nicky Morgan about education in the borough

THE Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan faced a grilling from headteachers and pupils on a visit to Croydon today.Ms Morgan was ambushed by year seven pupil Mahamed Abdulle on a visit to...

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Man charged with attempted murder after axe attack in Croydon town centre

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after an axe attack outside a nightclub in Croydon town centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning.Joshua Streeks, 22, of Croydon was arrested at...

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This transfer window my easiest yet, admits Palace owner

STEVE Parish was a happy man after Palace secured the permanent transfers of Wilfried Zaha and Lee Chung-Yong ahead of the transfer deadline on Monday.The Eagles co-owner saw both players complete...

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Croydon axe attack victim brags: 'Felt like a pillow'

THE man attacked with an axe outside a Croydon nightclub posted a smiling 'selfie' hours later bragging how "hard" he was. A picture was also posted on Liam O'Brien's Facebook page which included the...

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'Cowardly' woman tricked her way into 85-year-old man's Croydon home and...

A WOMAN who tricked her way into a vulnerable 85-year-old man's Croydon home and stole more than £1,200 has been jailed. Rochelle Palmer, 25, called at the victim's flat, a sheltered housing complex in...

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NAMED AND SHAMED: The Croydon businesses with ZERO out of five for food hygiene

FORTY-TWO businesses – from restaurants and takeaways to discount stores and halal butchers – were rated as ZERO for hygiene when they were inspected last year. Each food outlet was told to make...

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Parish feels window of opportunity was seized

STEVE PARISH was a happy man after Palace secured the permanent transfers of Wilfried Zaha and Lee Chung-Yong ahead of the transfer deadline on Monday.The Eagles co-owner saw both players complete...

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Man appears in court charged with attempted murder after town centre axe attack

A 22-YEAR-OLD accused of attempting to murder another man with an axe in Croydon town centre appeared in court this morning (February 6).Joshua Streeks,of Morland Road, Addiscombe, allegedly hit Liam...

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Bishop's son picked to stand in Selhurst by-election after councillor's death

LABOUR has chosen the son of the Church of England's first black bishop to be its candidate in the Selhurst by-election.David Wood, 42, is the son of Wilfred Wood, who was Bishop of Croydon from 1985...

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The fighting Foxes will be hard to tame, says McArthur

JAMES MCaRTHUR knows Palace will be in for a tough afternoon when they take on struggling Leicester City on Saturday.The Foxes sit 20th in the Premier League but have won two and drawn one of their...

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Met's Operation Hawk swoops on New Addington house as four arrested in drugs...

As part of the Metropolitan Police's ongoing London-wide Operation Hawk, a drugs raid was carried out in New Addington this week. Reporter Andrew Jameson and photographer Grant Melton were invited...

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Man linked to Thornton Heath night bus stabbing given further jail term for...

A MAN connected to the stabbing of a 17-year-old on a night bus in Thornton Heath has been given a further jail term for a separate assault.Davenand Jaipaul, 20, was sentenced to nine months in a young...

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REVEALED: How much Croydon families earn depending on where they live

HOUSEHOLDS in the most affluent areas of Croydon earn up to three times as much on average than those in the poorest parts of the borough. Figures for the total median annual household income in...

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Mirch Masala Norbury promises improvements after sacking manager following...

THE owner of Mirch Masala in Norbury sacked the takeaway's manager after its latest zero star hygiene rating.For the last two years, the Norbury Indian takeaway was given the lowest possible score...

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