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Glenn Murray chases Messi in goalscoring stakes

CRYSTAL Palace striker Glenn Murray took his season's tally to 27 league goals on Tuesday night by grabbing the first strike in a 2-1 win over Bristol City.The 29-year-old is now the second highest...

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Stephen Dobbie has eyes for an automatic spot for Crystal Palace

STEPHEN Dobbie believes Palace will be in the play-offs at the very least by May."At this time of the year you've got to put a run together," he said."Luckily in my time at Blackpool and Swansea we did...

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Wilfried Zaha a great role model

JUST a year after an unknown academy product called Wilfried Zaha made his debut for Palace in August 2010, Jonny Williams announced his arrival on the scene by coming on as a second half substitute...

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South Croydon Catholic school 'must do better'

A CATHOLIC school has been told it still requires improvement – four months after it was initially warned by Ofsted.Regina Coeli Catholic Primary school, in Pampisford Road, South Croydon, was visited...

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Glenn Murray gives England boss gentle nudge

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

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Croydon hair salon picks up awards at Rush 'Oscars'

A CROYDON hair salon has picked up two awards at its chain's annual "Oscars" held in London.Rush Salon, in Croydon, received the awards at the ceremony held recently in central London.Lisa Wakefield...

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Albert Adomah says Crystal Palace move would be 'sideways step'

BRISTOL City winger Albert Adomah says it would have been a "sideways step" if he had moved to Palace in the January transfer window.The Ghana international was subject to a couple of bids from the...

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Croydon Council recovers £166,000 from conman in landmark case

CROYDON Council has recovered £166,000 gained from rogue trader offences, in a landmark case.The council conducted its first-ever cash forfeiture investigation into the activities of Patrick Delaney,...

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New Addington village green bid should be refused, lawyers tell council

A BID to register more of the Central Parade area as a Village Green should be refused, according to lawyers advising the council.New Addington resident Michael Fuller made the bid in September 2011...

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Nurse at Sutton college suspended for turning up to work drunk

A NURSE caught filling a water bottle with vodka at a college has been suspended for a year.Susan Dempsey was seen by colleagues transferring the alcohol into her plastic bottle while on duty at the...

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Peter Knott delighted as his Midwives deliver

OLD Midwhitgiftian had an encouraging victory against visitors Eastleigh, prompting their delighted coach Peter Knott to praise their intelligent decision-making in the last quarter to secure the...

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Whitgiftians hang on for win

THERE was all to play for in this fixture at Croham Road last Saturday as the teams were only two places apart in the league.And the early exchanges left few people doubting the final result....

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'Croydon International' suggestion for Gatwick airport gets mixed reaction

STEVE O'Connell has opened up a can of worms by suggesting one of the world's busiest airports takes the name 'Croydon International'. The Kenley councillor and Croydon Greater London Authority member...

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Great Croydon Bake Off attracts 500 to Old Town

BAKING buffs from across the borough came together for the first ever Great Croydon Bake Off last weekend.The event, which was inspired by the popular BBC programme The Great British Bake Off, had the...

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Tributes to former Croydon mayor Derek Millard

A FORMER Mayor of Croydon renowned for his "infectious smile" has died, aged 75.Derek Millard, who passed away last Friday, served as a ward councillor for Purley from 1986 to 2010 and as Croydon mayor...

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Caterham musician went from busking in Croydon to touring the world

HE'S gone from busking in Croydon town centre to following in the footsteps of Elvis in Vegas.But Caterham chart star Si Cranstoun didn't just make a career from his days entertaining shoppers – he...

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Allianz Global Assistance boss welcomes Croydon Occupiers Forum

THE boss of one of Croydon's largest companies has welcomed the formation of a new group designed to ensure existing firms are not ignored in the rush to regenerate the town.Mike Webb, chairman of...

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Croydon man charged with murdering teen to appear at Old Bailey

A MAN from Croydon charged with stabbing a 16-year-old boy to death will appear at the Old Bailey on Monday. Romell Martin, 21 and of Fairgreen Road in Thornton Heath, appeared at the City of London...

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Woman killed in Purley car crash was 'perfect mother, wife and person', says...

THE husband of a woman mowed down by an out-of-control car says his wife was "the perfect mum, the perfect wife, and a perfect human being".Kremena Mersinkova, 40, died after a red Citroen Saxo...

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'Forget Wilfried Zaha, only one man is really irreplaceable'

A VITAL six points from two home games on the trot was just what Palace needed to reinforce our claim to an automatic promotion spot, writes Stephen Bridle.Currently sitting in fourth place, four...

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