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Missing teen Shelley Pratt walks into Croydon police station

MISSING Croydon teen Shelley Pratt has walked into Croydon Police Station, a spokesman has confirmed. The 14-year-old, from South Norwood, is said to be in the care of officers. Shelley's mother Lisa...

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Croydon MPs to vote on gay marriage

CROYDON'S three MPs will vote today on a new law which would permit same-sex marriage. Discussion of the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill will begin in the House of Commons at about 12.30pm. MPs,...

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David Lean cinema campaign brings Norwegian tale to big screen

SUPPORTERS of the David Lean cinema are again taking their "alternative" film shows into the community.The Save the Cinema campaign, which holds regular film seasons in the Spread Eagle pub in...

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First Capital Connect gets Thameslink franchise extension

FIRST Capital Connect has had its franchise to run Thameslink rail services extended for a further 28 weeks after its present contract ends in September.As well as announcing the extension, the...

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Croydon Council promises to lead the way in ending mental health discrimination

A PLEDGE to take action to end mental health discrimination has been taken by Croydon Council.Sue Baker, the director of the national awareness campaign Time To Change, attended the pledge-signing on...

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Police hunting teens who crashed stolen pick-up truck in Beddington

POLICE are hunting two teens who fled after crashing a stolen pick-up truck in Hilliers Lane, Beddington on Wednesday.The vehicle flipped on its side after colliding with a wall and the youths, thought...

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Businessman replaces scooter stolen from New Addington man

A GENEROUS businessman has donated a scooter to replace one stolen from its owner's New Addington house. Barrie Semark, owner of Barrie's Mobility Service in Homestead Way, delivered the smart, green...

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Croydon group Dance For Joy reach semi-finals of television contest

CROYDON dancers brought a celebrity judge to tears as they became the first performers with Down's syndrome to reach the semi-finals of a TV talent contest.Dance For Joy won unanimous praise on Sky...

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Shelley Pratt's parents vow to give teenager time, after missing 14-year-old...

AFTER three agonising months of wishing and waiting, watching their house get searched by police and fearing their daughter may have been killed, the family of teenager Shelley Pratt were this week...

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West Croydon Chicken Cottage to become Paddy Power

A PROMINENT West Croydon takeaway has denied drumsticks are in decline, insisting this week: "Chicken Cottage is as popular as ever."The assurance came as it emerged bookmaker Paddy Power was poised to...

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Banstead widow left without water or food after Sutton care agency closed...

A VULNERABLE widow abandoned for nine days without food, water or medication while her Sutton care agency was under investigation has died in hospital.Gloria Foster, 81, was left in her Banstead home...

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Crystal Palace head to in-form Watford

IT'S third versus fourth this evening as Palace make the short trip around the M25 to face an in-form Watford side just one point ahead of them in the Championship.And despite the game featuring live...

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Legal & General receive green light to turn Nestlé's Croydon HQ into flats

LEGAL & General have been given the go ahead to transform Nestlé's former Croydon headquarters into flats. The financial services company received planning permission for its St George's House...

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Two bailed after teenager is stabbed at Arena tram stop in Croydon

TWO teenagers arrested after a 17-year-old was stabbed at Arena tram stop have been bailed. The youths, 18 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the stabbing on Tuesday evening...

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Watford 2-2 Palace: Super Kevin Phillips rescues point for Palace

CRYSTAL Palace fought back from two goals down to grab a point away Watford this evening.Kevin Phillips came off the bench to make a big difference to Palace's attacking play and equalised with an easy...

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Ollie's Way: 'The way Mile Jedinak challenge ended was hideous'

MILE JEDINAK would never dream of an unfair challenge in my opinion.I think he'll crunch you and you'll know you've been hit, but he would never, ever dream of that sort of thing at Huddersfield Town...

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Olympian joins 150 fundraisers for Purley Swimathon 2013

AN OLYMPIC swimmer led more than 100 fundraisers who took to the water to get Purley Swimathon 2013 under way.Adam Whitehead, who swam for Great Britain for ten years and competed in the 2000 Summer...

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Stephen Bridle: Crystal Palace second half show may have kick-started season

Eagle-Eyed view from the Stands, published in the Croydon Advertiser every Friday PICTURE the scene last Saturday at Selhurst: the whistle had just blown for half-time and all around, bewildered faces...

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'Croydon Council must get Coulsdon Masterplan right'

"GET it right" was the message from Coulsdon this week as plans for the regeneration of the town went public.The council is being urged to ensure its masterplan for the town takes full advantage of...

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Croydon town centre housing projects given multi-million pound government loans

TWO housing projects which will deliver more than 260 new town centre homes are being given a financial kick-start.The money comes from the Government-backed Get Britain Building fund administered by...

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