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Croydon Council set to borrow £40million to buy properties to ease homeless...

A RADICAL attempt to ease the borough's housing crisis will see the council borrow £40 million to buy hundreds of homes, the Advertiser can reveal.The council plans to spend an initial £20 million to...

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Croydon University Hospital boss branded 'disgrace' for skipping meeting for...

JOHN Goulston – Croydon University Hospital's interim chief executive – has been branded a "disgrace" after missing a crucial board meeting to attend a job interview for another hospital several miles...

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Croydon Council must be clear over incinerator stance, says Labour councillor

OPPONENTS of the incinerator plans are demanding Croydon Council comes clean on its stance on the controversial proposals.Labour councillor Stuart Collins has tabled a question for this week's council...

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Waddon leisure centre to open to public

THIS is the first peek inside Waddon's new £15 million leisure centre. The state-of-the-art facility opens to the public on Wednesday after six years in the planning.Councillor Phil Thomas, the...

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Tributes to former New Addington teacher, 107, at her Old Coulsdon funeral

FRIENDS and family have paid tribute to a former teacher, avid painter and "remarkable woman" who has died, aged 107.Marion Wales, whose teaching career included 12 years at Wolsey Infants School in...

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Purley food hub launched to tackle rising poverty

A FOOD hub has been launched in Purley to tackle "rising poverty" in the community.The scheme, run by Purley and Kenley Churches Together, comes in reaction to changes to the terms on which people...

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Man suffers suspected broken ankle after being hit by Croydon tram

A MAN suffered a suspected broken ankle after being hit by a tram in Croydon town centre. The pedestrian is thought to have been knocked over after jumping over a railing in Wellesley Road at 11.17pm...

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Palace striker heads to Huish Park on loan

CRYSTAL Palace striker Kwesi Appiah has joined League side Yeovil Town on loan until March 2.The 22-year-old goes straight into the Glovers' squad for tomorrow night's home game against a Milton Keynes...

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Squatters take over former Barnado's building in Sanderstead

SQUATTERS who have taken over a council building have been accused of terrorising shopkeepers and residents.An estimated 20 people have been living in the former Barnardo's building at 170 Sanderstead...

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Croydon University Hospital ward clerk retiring after 31 years on children's...

A GRANDMOTHER who has worked on the children's ward at Croydon University Hospital for 31 years retired on Friday.Janette Hillier, 61,had worked at the hospital since 1982 as a ward clerk, and was the...

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Thornton Heath sisters launch website to help save British pubs

AS PUBS close up and down the country, two Thornton Heath sisters have taken it on themselves to try and unite pubs across the UK.Sarah and Sheila Shaw have created a website that brings pubs across...

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Upper Norwood lollipop lady quits after being abused by children

PARENTS are calling for the return of a popular lollipop lady who quit following threats from abusive pupils.Waving their own signs saying "Come Back Jenny" and "We Miss Jenny" they staged a...

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Shirley shopkeeper: 'I felt sick after seeing aftermath of ram raid'

A SHOPKEEPER has spoken of his "hell" after burglars ram-raided his shop before stealing cigarettes and alcohol worth more than £10,000.Harjeet Singh Grover, 45, received a frantic phone call at 4am on...

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OLLIE'S WAY: Nigel Adkins sacking probably the harshest thing I've seen in...

THE sacking of Nigel Adkins at Southampton was probably the harshest thing I've ever seen in football.I've seen a few, but to me, if you look at the two records, one doesn't stand up to the other...

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UPDATES: January transfer window news and gossip

Clubs have less than 72 hours to secure the signatures of their model players, as the transfer window will slam shut at 11pm on Thursday. We'll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer news and...

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LOCAL BEAUTY HAS MADE IT TO FINAL OF MISS INTERNATIONAL GB & NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

24 year old, Zara Ramsay-Nortley, a final year dental student from Upper Norwood, has been awarded the title of Miss Croydon International 2013, and will be competing in the Grand Final against other...

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Palace defender backs French players to shine at Newcastle United

CRYSTAL Palace defender Peter Ramage says the reason his former club Newcastle United are struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League is down to injuries to key players.The 28-year-old came...

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Addiscombe teenager has artwork exhibited at Carshalton gallery

HE STARTED with a man throwing a knife, ended with a self portrait, and created 364 images in between.Robert Bragg's pencil and paper odyssey saw him draw a picture every day of 2012, to fulfil a...

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Wet Wet Wet bass player: 'Why I love Coulsdon'

HE MAY have been one quarter of an internationally-successful pop band, but not everyone in his adopted home town Coulsdon recognises Graeme Clark."Once I was in Waitrose and one of the people working...

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Croydon Business Venture gets £50,000 grant to help launch businesses

FIVE women will see their dreams of launching their own businesses fulfilled under a new scheme announced this week.Business support group Croydon Business Venture (CBV) has won a £50,000 grant from...

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