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Snow alerts police to West Thornton cannabis factory

Winter weather - and cool-headed locals - helped police uncover a cannabis factory containing more than 100 plants this morning.Officers raided the industrial unit in Oakwood Road, West Thornton, at...

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Masked raiders threaten man in Thornton Heath

Masked men armed with a hammer threatened a middle-aged man in his Thornton Heath home. Croydon Police today launched an appeal for witnesses following the aggravated burglary in Quadrant Road on...

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New date for trial of alleged Croydon tram racist Emma West

A new date has been set for the trial of a woman accused of racially abusing passengers on a busy Croydon tram. Emma West, 35, was charged with two racially aggravated public order offences after a...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: I'm back (again)

It took one week. Just one week.Having committed myself to blogging, if not daily, at least regular tidbits of glorious insight and information from the Advertiser newsroom, I stopped. I made it past...

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Rihanna in Croydon rumour untrue, says River Island

Internet rumours pop megastar Rihanna is to appear at Croydon's branch of River Island this afternoon have been denied by the fashion chain.Suggestions the Umbrella singer was to visit the store in the...

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Croydon MP Gavin Barwell: I love gangsta rap and Joan Collins

CROYDON Central MP Gavin Barwell has revealed he is an unlikely fan of rap music.Speaking during an interview on LBC radio on Sunday, Mr Barwell said he had attended Public Enemy concerts during his...

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Ikea: Croydon cake is free from human waste bacteria

Ikea has insisted the food in its Croydon store is safe to eat as the company became embroiled in its second food scare in a week. The Swedish furniture giant today pulled its almond cake with...

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Palace 4-2 Hull City: Super Kev bags super hat-trick in emphatic Eagles win

CRYSTAL Palace bagged an emphatic 4-2 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Hull City this evening.Kevin Phillips was the star of the show with a superb hat-trick, while Wilfried Zaha made sure of the...

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HIV cases in Croydon double in a decade

A CHARITY has urged the council to take action on HIV as it emerged the number of people in Croydon with the virus has almost doubled in the past decade.The borough has among the highest rates of HIV...

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Cash boost for project to defeat gang culture in Croydon

A MAJOR cash injection has been announced to boost the fight against gang culture.Croydon Voluntary Action (CVA) is setting up an online mentors' bank that will enable approved organisations to access...

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Quest Academy in Selsdon set for £16million rebuild

QUEST Academy is set for a £16million rebuild, in a bid to create a "truly outstanding" school for Selsdon.Croydon Council has appointed Wates Construction to rebuild the school, in Farnborough Avenue,...

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South Norwood Tourist Board prepare for festival in honour of dog who found...

IN THE week when footballer Bobby Moore was remembered on the 20th anniversary of his death, the people of South Norwood are about to celebrate another World Cup legend.South Norwood Tourist Board has...

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Croydon rugby player raising money for Comic Relief by wearing 25 fancy dress...

STRANGERS are calling him a wally, but one Croydon rugby player doesn't mind looking silly as he raises money for Comic Relief.Old Whitgiftian Giles Dempsey is donning 25 different outfits in 25 days,...

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New Addington boxer confident ahead of Epsom Downs contest

AFTER dominating the UK's premier boxing league last season, New Addington middleweight sensation Gareth Gardner says he is ready for another exciting year when he laces up the gloves this month for...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Eagles soaring high, Murray's mint and opponents' wings clipped

I'll explain the headline first of all. I have a running joke with our otherwise excellent sports team that headlines built around the image of Eagles "soaring" or having their "wings clipped" and...

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Croydon gets extra funding for school places - but will still have to borrow...

CROYDON is to receive more money than anywhere else in the country to create new school places. The borough has been allocated £63.2 million over the next two years by the Department for Education...

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South Norwood woman using grandfather's battle with Alzheimer's as...

AN ASPIRING catwalk queen is using her grandfather's Alzheimer's battle as inspiration to succeed in the world of modelling.Irene Jewhurst, of Sangley Road, South Norwood, has been shortlisted for the...

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New Addington vicar starts text service to help people pray

TECHNOLOGY may sometimes be blamed for shortening attention spans, but one vicar is hoping it can help people focus on their faith.Father Martin Powell at St Edward, King and Confessor Church in New...

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New Addington Job Club to help tackle unemployment

A NEW job club has been set up to tackle unemployment in one of Croydon's most deprived areas.The New Addington Job Club will be open for all and is targeting unemployed young people, as well as...

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Croydon loan stores: Is it too easy to borrow money?

STORES handing out 'instant' loans are taking over Croydon and, as Rachel Millard discovered, getting hold of hundreds of pounds is easy. But with huge interest rates potentially dragging people into...

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