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Old Coulsdon woman to skydive in memory of her mother

A BREAST cancer victim's daughter will skydive in her mother's memory – two years after being told she was "too big to jump".Kirsten Eeles, of Caterham Drive, Old Coulsdon, was told she was too heavy...

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Hollow promises made in wake of Croydon riots exposes on anniversary of report

THIS week marks a year since an independent panel produced its report into the riots of August 2011. But, as Gareth Davies discovers, any analysis of whether its recommendations have been acted on must...

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Old Mid-Whitgiftians hit cruise control for Ellingham & Ringwood win

OLD Mid-Whitgiftians secured a 45-23 victory over Ellingham & Ringwood at Lime Meadow Avenue last Saturday.Ellingham were awarded a penalty soon after kick-off, which their kicker duly slotted....

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Dozens of arrests made in Croydon as part of Operation Big Wing

POLICE in Croydon have seized class A & B drugs, drugs paraphernalia and suspected stolen mobile phones and Oyster cards as part of Operation Big Wing - a major day of London-wide coordinated...

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Eric Pickles critical of Croydon Council spend on new officers

THE Government has demanded answers from Croydon Council after it advertised for new officers costing £400,000 – days after increasing council tax.The council is advertising for nine "regeneration"...

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Coulsdon Sixth Form College branded inadequate by Ofsted for second time in...

COULSDON Sixth Form College has been branded "inadequate" by the education watchdog for the second time in 14 months. Ofsted inspectors said results and teaching at the 1,289-student college, in Old...

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Fieldway residents asked to pay £1,700 each for security railings and entry...

RESIDENTS have spoken of their dismay at "ridiculous" plans for their homes to be "fenced in" against their will.Croydon Council plans to build security railings around the block of maisonettes at...

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Call for full enquiry into death of Croydon man after hospital restraint

A PROMINENT figure in Croydon's black community has called for a full public inquiry into the death of Olaseni Lewis.Nero Ughwujabo, chief executive of the Croydon Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)...

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Joanna Rowsell meets Wheels for Wellbeing representatives at Croydon Arena

AN OLYMPIC champion admits she would not have struck gold without the Lottery funding which "changed her life".Cyclist Joanna Rowsell was speaking on Monday, after a visit to Croydon Arena, in South...

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Ollie's Way: Why would Gareth Bale go anywhere else?

GARETH Bale is in a very rich vein of form right now, isn't he?He is one of the rare ones bought for a large amount of money that has done well because sometimes when you're young, it causes you a...

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Waddon eco-champion shortlisted in WWF Hidden Heroes search

AN ECO-CHAMPION has been shortlisted in a nationwide search by charity WWF to find Britain's unsung environmental heroes.Grace Onions, from Waddon, was nominated by a friend because she works...

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Yannick Bolasie: Crystal Palace need to win away to get promoted

PALACE winger Yannick Bolasie says the Eagles can grab their first away victory since November at Derby County tonight.After last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday, having dominated the...

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Woman taken to hospital after Stafford Road car crash

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after a three-car collision in Waddon shortly after 8pm last night (Sunday). The 55-year-old was taken as a priority to St George's Hospital in south London after the...

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Ian Campbell joins Addington Court Golf Club coaching staff

IAN Campbell has joined Addington Court Golf Club's coaching staff, fresh from teaching golfers in the Czech Republic and Austria.The academy professional, 32, brings with him an impeccable...

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Croydon Airport's time as the busiest in the country

ONE politician might want to see Gatwick Airport adopt the Croydon name but, once upon time, this borough was home to the country's busiest airport, as Bunmi Adigun reports... ONCE considered the pride...

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Metropolitan Police operator 'ignored' threats to kill in Purley

A FORMER policeman has blasted his ex-colleagues for failing to respond when he reported that someone was threatening to kill him.Geoff Platt called 999 after being followed around Purley town centre...

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Croydon Council offered 'finder's fee' for help in housing search for...

CROYDON Council offered a £150 "finder's fee" to a Christian middleman for his help in finding landlords outside the borough who would take homeless families.Council officer Simon Wadsworth discussed a...

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Tesco plan for New Addington after village green application rejected

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco says it hopes to open a store in the heart of New Addington now the way has been cleared to redevelop the area.Croydon Council agreed on Monday to reject a bid that would have...

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What difference has the 'Restaurant Quarter' label made to South Croydon?

MOVES made last year to boost business in South End's rebranded Restaurant Quarter have produced mixed results, according to restaurateurs in the area.After the successful staging of the first South...

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Palace v Hull City: The world will stop tonight

A HUGE clash is in store tonight in the world of football - and it's not in the Champions League. It comes in the form of Championship promotion chasers Crystal Palace against Hull City at Selhurst...

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