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Croydon Trams knocked out of Surrey Senior Cup on penalties

AFTER a thumping 9-2 FA Vase victory over Newbury on Saturday, the Trams had less cup joy on Wednesday night when they were knocked out of the Surrey Senior Cup on penalties.The Trams went 2-0 down to...

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Poppy collection tin stolen from Waitrose in Croydon

POLICE have released CCTV images of two men they believe could have been involved in the theft of a poppy collection tin from Waitrose supermarket in George Street, Croydon.The theft took place at...

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Croydon mother used charity as front for £48k benefit fraud

A WOMAN who swindled nearly £50,000 of benefits while sending money back to her home country of Nigeria has been jailed.Clarissa Ihenacho, 55, "set out to defraud" the public purse in a "sophisticated"...

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Croydon North: Nine Eleven was an Inside Job's Simon Lane on "direct democracy"

THE Advertiser's public debate ahead of the Croydon North by-election featured candidates from six of the main parties. Here Simon Lane, candidate for the Nine Eleven was an Inside Job party, answers...

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Tiny kitten abandoned in Hello Kitty bag in Coulsdon

MEET the six-week-old kitten who was found dumped on a bridge – and the Hello Kitty bag in which he was found.The young tabby was trying to get out of the bag when he was spotted by two young women...

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'Son of God' says he was resurrected after police Tasered him at Norwood...

A SELF-PROCLAIMED "son of God" says he died at Norwood Junction and was resurrected after police shot him with a Taser.Justice Livingstone was zapped after witnesses reported seeing a man with a gun at...

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Group preparing to topple leader of Purley mosque bid if appeal refused

DISAFFECTED Muslims are preparing to launch a petition to topple the high-flying businessman leading the bid for a Purley mosque if the site in question is refused on appeal.A decision on whether to...

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'You can't overestimate how happy the Toys for Joy appeal makes children,'...

OUR Toys For Joy appeal is gaining momentum after only a week with a host of calls and e-mails from people wanting to donate to ill children this Christmas.As we ask our readers to donate new and...

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Purley John Fisher secure five-point haul

PURLEY John Fisher secured another five-point haul at the weekend as they returned four tries to two amid victory over Old Wellingtonians.With their opponents hovering nearby in the league table, it...

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Croydon North: Christian Peoples' Stephen Hammond answers your questions

Following the Advertiser's public debate ahead of the Croydon North by-election we invited those candidates who were not involved to answer the questions put to our readers by the panel. Here church...

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Steve Reed: A favourite in Croydon North but not in Lambeth?

Croydon North goes to the polls on Thursday with Labour the strong favourite. In an in-depth feature, reporter Gareth Davies speaks to the party's candidate Steve Reed and discovers that some people in...

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East Croydon to Gatwick trains delayed due to train stuck near Coulsdon

TRAINS in both directions between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport are disrupted due to a train stuck on the line near Coulsdon station. Passengers are warned to expect delays of up to 30 minutes,...

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Exclusive: UKIP candidate for Croydon North says gay people should not be...

UKIP'S candidate for the Croydon North by-election says gay people should not be allowed to adopt.Winston McKenzie said placing children with gay or lesbian couples was "unhealthy" after retweeting an...

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TIA SHARP: Stuart Hazell to be tried over schoolgirl's murder in May

STUART HAZELL - the man accused of murdering schoolgirl Tia Sharp - will not be tried until May 2013.A judge at the Old Bailey today ruled the boyfriend of Tia's grandmother, from New Addington, cannot...

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Croydon families win compensation after council failed to find school places

TAXPAYERS face a £6,500 compensation bill after Croydon Council failed to find two teenagers a school place during a critical stage of their education.A damning report by the Local Government Ombudsman...

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Women bishops issue stirs up debate in south Croydon churches

RELIGIOUS leaders and churchgoers in the South of the borough are laments the Church of England's decision to veto the right for women to become bishops."Disappointment", "anger", "despair" and...

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Old Coulsdon elderly care home to become mental health unit

THE site of a shuttered old people's home in Old Coulsdon is to open as a care home for adults with mental problems.The building formerly occupied by The Shaw care home, in Tollers Lane, is to open...

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One Direction music video stars New Addington teen

MILLIONS of teenage girls will be envious of Ryan Souter after the New Addington teenager appeared in a One Direction music video.The 17-year-old, of Homestead Way, was living the dream of female fans...

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Former Crystal Palace striker Leon McKenzie writes book challenging...

PROFESSIONAL footballers are often portrayed as having luxurious and glamorous lifestyles, filled with fast cars, mansions, swimming pools and pockets lined with £50 notes.Well, that's the case for...

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Mill Lane, Waddon: Police investigating after caravan gutted by fire

POLICE are investigating after a caravan was destroyed by fire.Firefighters and police were called to Mill Lane, Waddon, at 2.30am on Monday to reports of the camper van on fire.  There was no-one...

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