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Horse meat scandal: Croydon hospital meals 'not contaminated'

MEALS served in Croydon University Hospital are not contaminated with horse meat, a spokesman has said. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson told the House of Commons yesterday that 'immediate' testing...

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Croydon tops Time Out London sex survey

CROYDON has topped a survey of sexual habits published by Time Out London. According to the breakdown of 32 London boroughs, people in Croydon masturbate more frequently than anywhere else, at an...

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Palace loan man: I didn't think Wilfried would pass to me

CRYSTAL Palace defender Jazz Richards revealed he didn't think Wilfried Zaha was going to play the ball to him down the right in the build-up to Kevin Phillips' equaliser at Watford last Friday.The...

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Met commander says plan to close all but one Croydon police station drawn up...

ASSISTANT Commissioner Simon Byrne says the Met has been planning to close all but one police station in Croydon since before the end of 2011. Mr Byrne said the plan had "gone too far" and was based on...

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'No chance' St Mary's Catholic High in West Croydon will become an academy,...

A HEAD teacher whose school's GCSE results were described as "unacceptable" has said there is "no chance" it will become an academy.St Mary's Catholic High in West Croydon was one per cent away from...

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'We need someone to help us cross the road,' Croydon schoolchildren tell council

LAST week the Croydon Advertiser launched a campaign to save ten school crossing patrols across the borough. Now, some of the affected children tell us - and the council - why they love their lollipop...

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Sanderstead optometrist prepares to celebrate 30 years in business

WHEN Heather Bailey decided to go to university she received a clear message from her father – you can only go if you take a course leading to a qualification.It was parental advice which has worked...

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Call for action to save Upper Norwood tennis courts

PRESSURE is mounting to save the tennis courts at an Upper Norwood park.A meeting was held last week between council parks staff and Labour councillor Pat Ryan to discuss the future of the courts,...

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Shirley leukaemia patient: 'I want to thank the bone marrow donor who saved...

A LEUKAEMIA patient who refused to give up when doctors told her to say goodbye to her family has paid tribute to a mystery German bone marrow donor.Michelle Richards, of Ash Tree Way, Shirley, endured...

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Ollie's Way: I want Premier League standards and attitudes at Crystal Palace

WHAT I want is Premier League standards around the training ground and Premier League attitude to our work and being professional.I've seen it work and I want it to work with my lads. If I end up with...

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Undercover police placed outside Croydon schools after rise in children being...

UNDERCOVER police are being stationed outside Croydon's schools due to a dramatic rise in the number of children being mugged for their phones.Figures obtained by the Advertiser show 1,497 phones –...

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Palace boss hints at more loan moves after Banton shines

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway has been delighted with the reports he's been receiving over the form of Palace winger Jason Banton.The 20-year-old has been in red-hot form in his last two games down...

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Politician calls for Gatwick Airport to be renamed Croydon International

A politician has called for Gatwick Airport to be renamed Croydon International. Steve O'Connell, the Greater London Assembly member for Croydon and Sutton, made the bizarre suggestion at a meeting of...

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Palace skipper: Williams is like a new signing

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak believes having Jonathan Williams fit again is like having a new signing.The youngster came on against Watford last Friday and played a pivotal role in the...

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BRIT School music teacher knew Adele would be a star

ADELE scooped yet another gong at Sunday's Grammy Awards, but seven years ago she was performing for a very different audience as she stole the show in a school talent contest.Liz Penney, Adele's...

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Croydon MP defends decision to appoint teacher who was sacked for texting...

CROYDON MP Gavin Barwell – the chairman of governors at exclusive Trinity School – has defended the decision to appoint a teacher who was sacked from his previous post for inappropriately text...

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Car loses control and collides with pedestrians in Purley

FIVE people were involved in a car crash in Purley early this morning. Two pedestrians were hit by a car carrying three people in Godstone Road. The London Fire Brigade told the Advertiser the car lost...

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Woman dies following collision with car in Purley

A WOMAN has died after being hit by an out-of-control car in Purley. Police were called just after 4am today (Saturday) to reports of a car that had left the road and collided with two pedestrians in...

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Croydon council tax to rise after two-year freeze

COUNCIL tax bills in Croydon are set to rise for the first time since 2010. Croydon Council plans to raise council tax this year by 1.85 per cent, although bills could increase by only 1.2 per cent if...

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Train delays between Purley and Gatwick

ELECTRICAL supply problems between Gatwick and Purley caused significant delays on Southern rail services on Sunday.Passengers have been delayed for up to an hour and a half throughout the afternoon...

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