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1,000 Croydon families to be made homeless in a single year, projections show

THE housing crisis will peak at more than 1,000 families being made homeless in a single year, newly published projections have shown.Estimates predict the number of statutory homeless acceptances will...

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Another £400,000 to be spent on Coulsdon paving

ANGER is growing at the mounting cost and disruption to residents of the Coulsdon paving debacle.Replacing the cracked central paving strip with patterned asphalt will cost about £400,000, the council...

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Afghanistan food stall opens in Croydon's Surrey Street market

SINCE arriving here from Afghanistan 25 years ago, Rahim Toufiq has been keen to share his love of food - especially the tastes of his homeland.Those years have seen him involved in a range of catering...

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Coloma Convent pupil says Loughborough netball camp was eye-opening

ALIMA PRIEST says going on a four-day training camp was a "real eye-opener" for her as she looks to carve out a successful netball career.The 17-year-old Coloma Convent Girls School pupil, who plays...

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Maher happy with Lobsters

MIKE MAHER says he is happy with his squad after adding Craig Mullen to his Lobsters squad this week.Mullen joined the Kiln Brow outfit this week on an initial one-month loan deal from Ryman Premier...

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Delays at East Croydon station following trespasser on line at Honor Oak Park

COMMUTERS at East Croydon train Railway Station were plunged into travel chaos this morning after a trespasser on the line caused major delays for hundreds of commuters at East Croydon station....

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Croydon school league tables released: Full results table

SECONDARY education in Croydon continues to improve according to new league tables published today (Thursday). The percentage of students achieving five or more 'good' GCSEs - A* to C grades including...

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Palace linked with Swindon Town ace

ON THURSDAY before going to press, Advertiser Sport understood that the Eagles had made an enquiry for Swindon Town winger Matt Ritchie.The 23-year-old is regarded as one of the best players in League...

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Labour calls for cross-party support to force Boris Johnson into Croydon...

BORIS Johnson must reconsider plans to close all but one of Croydon's police stations, Labour has urged. A motion, put forward by eight Labour councillors, states the public deserves a "meaningful...

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Crystal Palace loses Diamond League meeting to Olympic Stadium

THE London Grand Prix, which is traditionally held at Crystal Palace, will be held at the Olympic Stadium for the first time this year, prompting fears over the future of the south London venue.The...

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Holloway: Garvan future is in my thoughts

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Owen Garvan is set to have his future with the Eagles resolved in the near future. The former Ipswich Town man's contract runs out this summer and there have been no talks...

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Palace boss: Adkins sacking was madness

IAN Holloway has delivered a damning assessment of the way Nigel Adkins was treated by Southampton in his exclusive Croydon Advertiser column tomorrow.Adkins was sacked by the Saints and replaced by...

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Only a point as Eagles freeze in front of goal

PALACE manager Ian Holloway says his side are creating chances but unable to finish them off, after the Eagles were held to a goalless draw against Bolton Wanderers last Saturday.On a bitterly cold day...

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'I'll keep getting better' says debutant Butterfield

JACOB BUTTERFIELD says there's a lot more to come from him if he gets a run of games during his month-long loan at Palace.The midfielder had a solid debut against Bolton Wanderers, but admitted it was...

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Croydon's Safo gets the nod from England for a run in Bratislava

CROYDON Harrier Elliot Safo has been selected to represent England at the Bratislava International indoor meeting this Sunday.The 18-year-old, who was a London 2012 torch bearer, will be a part of the...

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AFC squeak a narrow win

AFC CROYDON picked up a narrow 1-0 win over Worcester Park, thank to Lee Jansen's powerful header.This game began with both sides only separated by goal difference in the league and a 3-3 draw fresh in...

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Sister of boy who disappeared from Addiscombe in 1986 vows never to give up hope

THE sister of a boy who disappeared after leaving his house to buy some eggs is doing a run to raise money for a charity which helps to find missing people.Kevin Hicks was 16 when he left his house in...

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London Assembly calls for Met to get better at supporting victims of crime

THE Met Police needs to improve when it comes to dealing with the victims of crime, a new London Assembly report says.The Met has the worst victim satisfaction rating of any police service in the...

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Coloma Convent Girls' School pupils fundraising to help pilgrims

A DETERMINED group of schoolgirls are raising money to bring disabled and disadvantaged children to Lourdes at Easter.Year 12 students at Coloma Convent Girls' School are preparing for their Easter...

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South Norwood estate 'quite forgotten' by gritters, says pensioner

A PENSIONER said he and his wife have been "housebound" because the gritters have "forgotten" their estate.Roger Green, who lives with his wife Rosemarie, in Waverley Road, South Norwood, has told how...

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