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Lidl withdraws planning application for Sanderstead pub

LIDL remains "committed" to building a supermarket on the site of the former Good Companions pub, despite having withdrawn its planning application.The German supermarket chain withdrew the plan for...

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Strictly Come Dancing star's Norbury tuition school threatened with closure

A DANCE school run by Strictly Come Dancing star Matthew Cutler has been threatened with closure for a second time.Mr Cutler runs the Club Semley Dance Academy at the Semley Social Club in Semley Road,...

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Thornton Heath couple's baby 'battered to death' in US

THE parents of a British baby allegedly battered to death in the US by her nanny are said to be in "unimaginable pain".Rehma Sabir suffered "devastating" head injuries while being looked after by...

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Leon Cort: 'I have nothing but good memories of Crystal Palace, but Charlton...

FORMER Palace defender Leon Cort says he enjoyed playing for the Eagles during his time at Selhurst Park, but admits he will be gunning for three points tomorrow with current club Charlton Athletic.The...

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Palace 2-1 Charlton Athletic: Murray at the double in Eagles comeback

CRYSTAL Palace fought back from a goal down to beat Charlton Athletic 2-1 this afternoon at Selhurst Park.The visitors dominated the first period and should have been at least three goals up, but...

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Coulsdon man rescued from house fire

A MAN in his 30s was rescued by firefighters from a house in Woodcote Grove Road in Coulsdon on Saturday night.The fire on the first floor of the semi-detached house broke out not long before...

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Ray of hope for Roke Primary School after good Ofsted report

PARENTS and teachers opposing government demands for their school to be incorporated into the Harris Federation's academy empire have been given a ray of hope following an upbeat Ofsted report.Roke...

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Croydon Advertiser launches campaign to save lollipop men and women

TODAY the Croydon Advertiser launches a campaign to save some of the borough's beloved lollipop men and women from the axe. Reporter Gareth Davies discovers why parents, teachers and the staff...

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South Croydon businessman vows to get stolen cash back from former employee

A SOUTH Croydon businessman says he is determined to fight on to recover thousands of pounds stolen from him by his former close friend and employee.Colin Thompson, of Dornton Road, South Croydon, has...

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Purley firefighter leaves after 30 years to run holiday homes in France

HE HAS battled blazes in bomb-riddled buildings and rescued ducks down drains – but now Neil Finch is hanging up his helmet after 30 years.The firefighter worked his last shift at Purley Fire Station...

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Ice weather warning issued for Croydon

A yellow weather warning of ice has been issued in Croydon tomorrow, with wet surfaces potentially turning frosty amid sub-zero temperatures. The ice warning, which urges the public to "be aware" of...

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Beanies Children's Centre grows into party venue

WHEN the founders of Beanies Children's Centre took over the Beanos record shop premises around 18 months ago, they were determined to succeed.Since then, Karen Cartwright, Prima Brotherhood and Hina...

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Allders' owners facing legal action by concessions traders over money owed

ALLDERS' former bosses could be facing legal action amid allegations that thousands of pounds owed to concession traders has gone missing.Monique Rebeiro, who ran the Hatz concession in the now defunct...

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Croydon Council's £180,000 chief executive may not be replaced

CROYDON Council's £180,000 chief executive Jon Rouse may not be replaced, the Advertiser can reveal.Speaking after announcing the authority's top officer was to depart on March 10, council leader Mike...

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Diamond League move was inevitable, says Mark Shearman

RENOWNED athletics photographer Mark Shearman says it was "inevitable" the Diamond League meeting would move away from Crystal Palace.Shearman, who has a comprehensive library of the world's leading...

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'Aspiration gap' leaves white children in Croydon lagging behind

CROYDON'S white British children are slipping behind their Asian peers because of a lack of aspiration, it was claimed this week.Responding to the results of a report which named the widening...

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South London Harrier vice-president says Diamond League move good for...

PETER Emery believes the National Sports Stadium at Crystal Palace needs to find another sport if it's to survive on the back of the annual Diamond League meeting switching to the Olympic Stadium this...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Some not-so-top tips for getting a journalism job

This is probably a bad sign but with just my second blog, I'm already plagiarising (ok, ripping off) the fine work of my colleagues. Having waded through 30-odd CVs for our trainee reporter vacancy in...

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Q&A: Household water bills 3.5% rise

The average household water and sewerage bill in England and Wales is set to rise by around 3.5 per cent over the next year, water regulator Ofwat has announced. The hike, which will add around £13 to...

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Tia Sharp detectives charge man with wasting police time

DETECTIVES investigating the murder of Tia Sharp have charged a man with wasting police time. Paul Meehan, 40 and of The Lindens in New Addington, will appear before Croydon magistrates on February 28....

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