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Update: Garage fire could have spread

A FIRE at a clutch repair garage in Purley would have been much worse if crews had not been alerted to it so quickly. London Fire Brigade is investigating the cause of the blaze at the workshop in...

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The Croydon brothers in arms who died at the Somme

MEMENTOES of two Croydon brothers cut down in their prime at the Somme during the First World War have emerged at a Cambridgeshire auction house.The medals, photographs and documents – which are set to...

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Roke Primary School campaigners' hopes dashed as Harris Federation prepares...

PARENTS' hopes of defeating plans to incorporate their children's school into the Harris Federation have been dashed, with the academy chain poised to seal the deal.Following talks last week, the...

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New ground becomes reality for Streatham-Croydon Rugby Club in Thornton Heath

PLANS for a new Community Sports Ground at Streatham-Croydon Rugby Club in Thornton Heath will become reality in March with a boost to funds of a £90,000 grant from the Rugby Football Union's Capital...

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South Norwood man held face-down by police for 40 minutes at psychiatric...

OLASENI Lewis was much-loved by friends and family, had high ambitions to study abroad and a bright future ahead of him. But his life was cut brutally short after dying in intensive care following a...

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Croydon Tramlink extension depends on proving economic benefits

EXTENDING Croydon's tram network will depend on proving the economic benefits of any schemes, Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said.The mayor was responding to an open letter from Richard Plant,...

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Orchard Way Primary School on the way to 'good' Ofsted rating

A SHIRLEY primary school is well on the way to gaining a "good" Ofsted rating, its head teacher said this week.Orchard Way Primary was judged to be only "satisfactory" when inspectors visited in...

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Chas Hodges credits Croydon for big break into music

HIS brand of cockney rock has been a favourite with music fans from London and beyond for half a century.But few may realise that Chas Hodges, one half of Snooker Loopy duo Chas and Dave, credits...

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Palace 4-1 Middlesbrough: Murray stuns Selhurst in front of England boss

CRYSTAL Palace thumped Middlesbrough 4-1 at Selhurst Park this afternoon, with top goalscorer Glenn Murray scoring an absolute beauty in front of England manager Roy Hodgson.Even though the national...

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Fire at Purley mechanics

A LARGE fire was reported at a Purley mechanics on Saturday night. The London Fire Brigade were called to Auto Mechanics in Russel Hell Place, Purley, at 9.20pm on Saturday night.Four pumps were sent...

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Man bailed after fatal Purley car crash

A MAN has been released on police bail following a car crash which left a pedestrian dead. The 25-year-old was the driver of a car that lost control in Purley on Saturday morning and collided with two...

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latest croydon old town masterplan neglects local residents views aired in...

Not to long ago old town crodon residents were asked to attend a local meeting to discuss the proposed master plan for their area. After being assured that their views would be seriously considered it...

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Buses diverted due to car accident in Hillers Lane

BUSES are being diverted in Croydon due to a road traffic collision.The collision happened at Hilliers Lane, Croydon at 3pm today. The London Ambulance Service told the Advertiser there were no...

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Buses diverted due to car accident in Hillers Lane

BUSES are being diverted in Croydon due to a road traffic collision.The collision happened at Hilliers Lane, Croydon at 3pm today. The London Ambulance Service told the Advertiser there were no...

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Buses diverted after car crash in Hillers Lane

BUSES are being diverted in Croydon due to a road traffic collision. The collision happened at Hilliers Lane, Croydon at 3pm today. The London Ambulance Service told the Advertiser there were no...

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Video shows the danger facing Croydon's lollipop men and women

THESE alarming images show the dangers facing Croydon's under-threat lollipop men and women.The pictures, taken from a video shot by a cyclist, show an impatient driver heading straight at oncoming...

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Trinity School pupil chosen for England training camp

TRINITY School pupil Mofe Wilkey has been selected for the U16 England training camp following a successful trial for the London & South East side and performance at a development camp last...

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Croydon Council launches biggest alcohol crackdown in the UK

THREE-quarters of Croydon could be deemed a no-go area for licensed premises as the council launches the biggest crackdown on alcohol in the UK.A radical ban on booze could see 17 of 24 wards –...

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Empty units in New Addington retirement blocks could be used to house homeless

ELDERLY residents in sheltered accommodation could find themselves sharing their buildings with homeless families under new plans to tackle the borough's housing crisis.The council is exploring the...

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South Croydon MP's Bill on scrap metal to become law at the end of the month

MEASURES driven by Croydon South MP Richard Ottaway to crack down on metal theft and the desecration of war memorials become law at the end the month.Mr Ottaway's Private Members' Scrap Metal Dealers'...

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