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Croydon Harriers under-17s get squad's highest place at championships

MORE than 20 Croydon Harriers headed north for the English National cross-country championships in Sunderland last weekend. Nearly five inches of snow fell on the course before the event kicked off,...

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Our School: Oasis Academy Coulsdon's exciting new beginning

THIS week pupils and principal David Millar tell us more about life at Oasis Academy Coulsdon... Tell us about your school Oasis Academy Coulsdon opened in 2008 and has undergone a £18.7million...

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Oxted face tough test in Vase clash

OXTED Ladies are gearing up for a long trip north this week as they continue their bid to retain the National Vase.The O's won the competition for the first time last season, defeating Milton Keynes...

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Wilmot's Way: I understand why the referee showed Nani a red card

I did not see Manchester United's Champions League game with Real Madrid on Tuesday night. But from what I saw on twitter, while I was taking in some non-league football, anyone would have thought he...

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Palace stopper: Neil Warnock was a great manager for me

CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni is expecting a difficult afternoon when Leeds United visit Selhurst Park on Saturday.The Argentine is also relishing the return of former boss Neil Warnock and...

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Palace boss: Real Madrid defender conned referee

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway has slammed the referee that took charge of Manchester United and Real Madrid in the Champions League for issuing a red card to Nani on Tuesday.And in tomorrow's...

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James Dasaolu 'delighted' with first senior indoor medal at Gothenburg...

JAMES Dasaolu is aiming for further success after his fantastic display at the European Indoor Championships in Gothenburg last weekend.The 25-year-old sprinter narrowly missed out on winning gold...

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Kevin Phillips shows no sign of age before beauties

PALACE bagged an emphatic 4-2 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Hull City on Tuesday to move within two points of the automatic promotion places.Star of the show, Kevin Phillips, bagged himself a...

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Man who stole 100 chickens from Coulsdon farm jailed

A CHICKEN rustler who stole more than 100 birds – and left a macabre trail of feathers and heads in his wake – was starting a prison sentence this week.Stanilslaw Miroslaw-Dziedzic was due to stand...

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Stuart Hazell in court over Tia Sharp murder

THE man accused of murdering New Addington 12-year-old Tia Sharp is due to appear in court this morning (Friday).Stuart Hazell, the partner of Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp, is charged with the...

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St Andrew's High in Croydon celebrates World Book Day

MR CHIPS, the Mad Hatter and the famous literary duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson were among the colourful costumes as St Andrew's High celebrated World Book Day. Head teacher David Matthews dressed...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Bets are off in slow(ish) news week

IN JOURNO speak, it's fair to say this was a slow news week - one of those rare occasions where, even in Croydon, there's much scratching of heads, stroking of chins and, on Wednesday afternoon,...

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Stuart Hazell pleads not guilty to murdering Croydon 12-year-old Tia Sharp

STUART Hazell has pleaded not guilty to the murder of New Addington schoolgirl Tia Sharp.Hazell, the partner of Tia's grandmother Christine Sharp, appeared via videolink at The Old Bailey this morning...

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Julian Speroni is a 'wonderful human being', says Crystal Palace manager

PALACE boss Ian Holloway lavished praise on goalkeeper Julian Speroni after his late penalty save helped the Eagles take all three points from Derby County last Friday.The shot-stopper deflected the...

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Ollie's Way: The promised land is only ten games away

IN ALL fairness to Hull City on Tuesday night, I think we got a second penalty which didn't look much, whether their player could do much about it or not.But towards the end, the most blatant penalty...

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Broad Green betting shop plans approved despite opposition

PADDY Power's controversial plan to open a betting shop on London Road has been approved despite widespread opposition. The bookmaker's application was granted despite 48 written objections - including...

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POLL: What does the most damage to Croydon's image?

CHICKEN shops, bookies, loan sharks and off-licences selling cheap booze - all blots on the Croydon landscape? The Advertiser has reported residents' concerns about how each of these establishments are...

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Trust which saved two failing schools asked to work with struggling Croydon...

A TRUST which transformed two failing schools has been asked to work with a struggling primary in New Addington. Governors of Wolsey Junior approached Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership...

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Reigate College to help struggling Coulsdon Sixth Form College under new...

A LEADING Surrey college is to help improve struggling Coulsdon Sixth Form College, it was announced today.Reigate College, rated outstanding by Ofsted, will provide "strategic leadership and...

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Croydon children write messages of love for Mother's Day

CHILDREN in Croydon have been paying tribute to their mums ahead of Mother's Day this Sunday. Nuurdin Agaan, 10, at Gonville Academy in Thornton Heath said: "My mum is the best because she has looked...

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