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Cherry Orchard Road: Man taken to hospital after car crash

A 38-YEAR-OLD man has been taken to hospital after a car crash in Cherry Orchard Road this morning (Tuesday). Firefighters and ambulance services were called at 6.45am to the collision between two cars...

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Croydon gay rights group condemns UKIP's Winston McKenzie over same-sex adoption

A GAY rights group which covers Croydon North has condemned UKIP candidate Winston McKenzie's comments about same-sex adoption. Mr McKenzie, standing in Thursday's by-election in Croydon North,...

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Croydon North: Prime Minister David Cameron on big issues ahead of by-election

AS CROYDON North prepares to go to the polls on Thursday the Advertiser sent Prime Minister David Cameron a list of questions on the big issues facing the area. In his reply, Mr Cameron defended the...

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Man approaches woman with machete in Upper Norwood

Police are making appeals after a woman was approached by a man in Highbury Avenue carrying what's believed to be a machete.  The woman in her 40s ran off and came away unharmed.The suspect is...

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Hull City 0-0 Palace: Eagles battle to a hard fought point on Humberside

CRYSTAL Palace came away with a point this evening with a goalless draw at Hull City.The Eagles should have won it at the death when Wilfried Zaha was denied one-on-one by goalkeeper David Stockdale,...

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Croydon North: Are the Tories avoiding the C-word?

"I think some politicians are really posh," says a man over an upbeat folksy guitar rhythm, "I don't think Andy is, he's a really nice bloke."The rest of the video continues in much the same way;...

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Coulsdon Home Hardware keeping business in the family

FAMILY-RUN businesses may be a waning tradition nationally, but one family in Coulsdon is keeping it very much alive.Geoff Harris founded Coulsdon Home Hardware in 1954, and it looks set to remain in...

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Sanderstead woman moved to Malawi to help charity

MANY people donate to charity to help starving children struck by poverty, but Sylvia Avgherinos actually took the leap and moved to Malawi to help there.The 71-year-old, from Sanderstead, moved to...

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Whitgiftian men's water polo find the going tough in play-offs

WHITGIFTIAN men's water polo team found the competition tough as they took their place in the Division Four play-offs.The men's water polo team, who re-entered the national British water polo league...

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Woman, 83, collects half of Old Coulsdon's poppy appeal donations

AN 83-YEAR-OLD woman has single-handedly collected nearly half of Old Coulsdon's contribution to the annual poppy appeal, in her 45th year of collecting.Audrey Stephens collected £669.45 during three...

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South Croydon nursery school to make way for car park

A NURSERY school is to be kicked out of its home to make way for a car park.Little Learners Day Nursery, which is based at Harris Academy Purley, in South Croydon, has been given six months to move...

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Coulsdon doctors' surgery could move to Cane Hill development

COULSDON's main doctors' surgery could be moving up to Cane Hill as part of the looming redevelopment of the town.Woodcote Group Practice's long-held ambition to upgrade its Coulsdon surgery is part of...

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Boris Johnson backs Croydon's war on obesity

BORIS Johnson has backed the borough's war against obesity by throwing his weight behind a "toolkit" being issued to Croydon Council to target the soaring number of fast-food outlets and boost healthy...

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Allders windows covered in positive messages by Croydon BID

GOOD news messages flagging up the town are adorning the Allders windows in a move to detract from the closed department store's rundown appearance.Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) has...

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Police search for missing teen Shelly Pratt

POLICE are appealing for information about a 14-year-old-girl from Croydon who has been missing for 20 days. Shelly Pratt was last seen at around 3.30pm on Thursday November 8, after she got off a bus...

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Palace skipper hoping for Brazilian return

CRYSTAL Palace vice-captain Mile Jedinak says he hopes midfield team-mate Andre Moritz returns for Saturday's huge match against Brighton & Hove Albion.The Brazilian playmaker picked up a knee...

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Caterham man who started busking in Croydon to perform with Little Richard

A FORMER busker who went on to have chart hits has released his latest single.Caterham man Si Cranstoun started out singing with his brother Tyber on the streets of Croydon before going on to play...

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South Croydon Bunting Team looking for new members

THE South Croydon Bunting Team claim they are Croydon's answer to the Calendar Girls but have promised not to strip off anytime soon.If you are looking for an unusual and quaint way to spend your time,...

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Purley hospital plan needs more parking spaces, campaigners say

PURLEY hospital campaigners are calling on bosses overseeing its makeover to create more on-site parking.Despite a predicted boost of 25,000 to 60,000 appointments being able to be handled following...

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London Youth Games boast big Croydon presence

PLENTY of local runners were in action at the London Youth Games cross-country championships at Parliament Hill last weekend as Tom Holden of Southwark repeated last year's success by winning the U17...

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