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Shirley shop wins alcohol licence despite opposition

A MINI-SUPERMARKET has been granted a licence to sell alcohol despite local opposition.The licence allowing the sale of alcohol at Bond's of Shirley, in Wickham Road, between 8am and 11pm on Monday to...

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Croydon couple welcome gay marriage vote but stress there's 'still some way...

GAY MARRIAGE: Last week's vote on same-sex nuptials split the Conservative Party and sparked lively debate across the borough. We spoke to a Croydon couple who are now able to plan a wedding... "WE MET...

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Croydon's IYLO tower: What happened to the borough's flagship housing...

FOR nearly two years the IYLO tower has stood unfinished in the middle of a roundabout on a major Croydon route. This week reporter Gareth Davies explored the site and found it to be unsecured,...

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Asian people making themselves a target by wearing 'excessive' jewellery,...

ASIANS are making themselves "targets" for robbers and burglars by wearing "excessive" jewellery in public and leaving it unsecured at home, a community leader has warned.Chandra Babu, vice chairman of...

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James Dasaolu UK indoor 60m champion

JAMES Dasaolu became UK indoor 60m champion last weekend in emphatic style.The 24-year-old Great Britain international clocked 6.58secs in the final in Sheffield, winning by 0.11secs from his nearest...

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New group set up to make sure Croydon's big businesses protected in regeneration

CROYDON'S major businesses have joined forces to ensure their interests are protected during the town's regeneration.The Croydon Occupiers' Forum is a joint initiative from the Croydon Business...

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New office building near Sutton train station could bring hundreds of new jobs

HUNDREDS of new jobs will be lined up for Sutton if expansion plans from a company supplying the offshore energy industry get the go-ahead.Subsea 7, an engineering, construction and services contractor...

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South East Cancer Help Centre: 'Life-saving' Purley charity turns 30

PURLEY'S very own South East Cancer Help Centre is supporting hundreds of people through the killer disease, which develops in more than one in three people across the UK. David Churchill went to find...

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Purley car crash victim named as nurse from Whyteleafe

THE woman who died after being hit by a car in Purley early on Saturday morning has been named as Kremena Mersinkova. The 40-year-old nurse was on the way home from a night shift at a hospital in...

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Robert Teague: 'Why the education at our Croydon school is about more than...

OPINION: Private boys' school The Cedars will be the first high school in the country based on the ethos of Catholic organisation Opus Dei when it opens in September. Head teacher Robert Teague...

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Coulsdon Masterplan: The road ahead

SPECIAL REPORT: Rachel Millard takes an in-depth look at the implications of the Coulsdon Masterplan, following its publication last week... A SKATE park, leisure centre, new supermarket, leafy outdoor...

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Croydon Council accused of neglecting Kenley over flytipping

CROYDON Council is being told to clean up its act on fly-tipping by angry Kenley residents who have accused the local authority of neglecting the issue in the village.The Advertiser has been inundated...

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Addington Golf Club to celebrate 100th birthday

THE Addington Golf Club celebrates its centenary this year, and captains Stuart Ashby and Penny Hewitt oversee a series of celebrations.On Saturday, June 1, the club will host a match with Knole Park,...

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Work starts on Shirley Community Centre revamp

WORK started this week on the first phase of a major revamp of Shirley Community Centre in a bid to attract more groups to use it.The work is being undertaken by offenders on the Pay Back Scheme –...

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'We're not communists, we just want a variety of shops in West Croydon'

LABOUR councillors have denied they are trying to create a communist regime in West Croydon by dictating which businesses should open in the area.The attack was launched by Councillor Vidhi Mohan,...

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Our School: Quest Academy head teacher looking forward to vibrant future

In the first of our new weekly look at Croydon's schools, head teacher Andy Crofts tells us why Quest Academy's "considerable improvement" leaves him feeling excited for the future... Tell us about the...

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UPDATED OLD TOWN MASTERPLAN SHOWS IT ABOUT THE LOCAL RESIDENTS NOT JUST THE...

The Old Town Masterplan It seems the revised old town masterplan although not yet complete is finally taking the local residents views on board below is a email bulletin which was sent to all local...

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Annual cross-country competition set for Warlingham Park School next week

WARLINGHAM Park School will once again be playing host to the annual inter-school cross-country competition on Monday (25th) next week.This closely-fought competition brings together the hottest and...

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Palace boss: We don't need goal-line technology

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway believes goal-line technology is just another way for someone to make money and doesn't believe it will help the game in England.And in tomorrow's Croydon Advertiser,...

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Jonny Williams: I love Palace but I supported another team as a kid

CRYSTAL Palace youngster Jonny Williams wants to gain promotion to the Premier League after witnessing the goal that took the club to the top flight in 2004.The 19-year-old watched a number of Palace...

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