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How Kennards of Croydon became one of London's best department stores

KENNARDS of Croydon was one of the most successful department stores in London during the first half of the 20th century, and was considered one of the jewels in the borough's crown.The store, which is...

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Croydon incinerator firm Viridor avoids thousands of pounds of tax

THE multimillion-pound waste firm claiming it will save Croydon taxpayers money by building an incinerator on the borough's border has avoided thousands of pounds' worth of tax.Viridor – the company...

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Croydon man wins coach of the year at Dallaglio Foundation Rugby for Change...

WORLD Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio is used to taking centre stage at Twickenham but last week he stepped aside to give a Croydon coach his time in the spotlight.The home of English rugby was the scene...

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Twenty per cent of Croydon's young people living in poverty, report shows

ONE in five children in Croydon is living in poverty, with more than a third surviving below the breadline in the borough's most deprived areas.Latest figures, contained in a report published on...

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Brothels are rife in South Croydon, says community association chairman

A SEX den run by Spanish immigrants has been shut down after police received scores of complaints of men visiting "24/7, every 20 or 30 minutes".Police raided the flats above Emerald Dry Cleaners, in...

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Croydon University Hospital chairman and chief executive get pay rises

AN EXTRA £60,000 a year is being splashed out on Croydon University Hospital's two top bosses, after the chairman and chief executive roles received a pay rise.The Advertiser can reveal John Goulston,...

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Man hit by tram at Reeves Corner in Croydon

TRAMS are suspended between Reeves Corner and East Croydon train station after a man on a motorbike was hit by a tram. The collision happened at about 7.20am at the junction between Tamworth Road and...

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Palace assistant boss: Zaha should be back for Derby County

CRYSTAL Palace assistant boss Keith Millen has given Advertiser Sport an update on the Eagles players currently out injured. With Wilfried Zaha set to return for the game at Derby County on Friday...

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Addington High executive head aiming to make school most improved in London

THE executive head of Addington High says he aims to "work himself out of a job" by helping the struggling school become outstanding as soon as possible .John Hernandez was appointed last week after...

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South Croydon photographer holds exhibition of two pictures

AS THE old adage goes, size doesn't matter.And South Croydon photographer Eric Hands is proving small is beautiful, by holding an exhibition featuring just two images.The gallery at the Clocktower Cafe...

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Doubt cast over Coulsdon support home for teens coming out of care

THE director of a company aiming to open a house for those coming out of care is likely to drop the plans after being told he would need planning permission.Joseph Cave says he does not want to get...

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Croydon Business Venture offers young people prizes for designing walls at...

YOUNG artists are being given the chance to make their mark in a new project being opened by Croydon Business Venture.The business support charity is looking for local youngsters to add a splash of...

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Our School: All the pupils at Gonville Academy are encouraged to achieve highly

Sarah Mitchell, head teacher at Gonville Academy in Thornton Heath, tells us why her school is on the up... Tell us about the history of the school... Gonville Academy was founded in 1931 and more...

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Warnes: O's must attack Wimbledon

ROSS WARNES says Oxted have nothing to lose this week as they take on title chasing Wimbledon at home on Sunday.The O's are in fine form going forward at the moment, but their defensive frailties were...

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Robertson makes a little racing history

WHYTELEAFE racing driver Charlie Robertson made a little piece of history on Tuesday by becoming the first competitor from the new-for-2013 BRDC Formula 4 Championship to get behind the wheel of the...

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Forbes quits internationals

FORMER Oxted hockey star Ken Forbes has announced his retirement from international hockey.The 34-year-old defender, who led Oxted to the National Conference East title in 2009 as player-coach, won ten...

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Croydon are crushed in a feeble show

CROYDON were crushed 6-0 at home by promotion hopefuls South Park last Saturday.In this one-sided affair, the visitors asked the questions from kick-off and they took the lead after 20 minutes when...

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AFC secure superb win on the road

AFC CROYDON Athletic bagged a fantastic 4-3 victory away from home at Farleigh Rovers on a bitterly cold Saturday afternoon last week. The game was just two minutes old when Farleigh drew first blood...

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More away day woe

PALACE boss Ian Holloway was left to rue a number of missed chances as his side went down to a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.The Eagles have not won away from home since November 12...

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Club in drug test vow after Maynard verdict

SURREY County Cricket Club and the ECB have vowed to increase drug testing and education following the findings of the inquest into the death of cricketer Tom Maynard.Promising batsman Maynard was 23...

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