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Old Walcountians leave it too late

OLD WALCOUNTIANS once again paid the price for allowing their opponents to run up a big lead in the first half, leaving it too late for a comeback.Walcountians were weakened by the loss of injured...

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Conman who posed as air conditioning engineer to steal from Croydon banks is...

A CUNNING conman who pulled off a series of bank jobs by posing as an air conditioning engineer has been jailed for four years.Joe Annerson, 63, was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court of stealing...

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Police officer tells mother of autistic schoolgirl to take her family out for...

THE mother of an autistic schoolgirl whose car was vandalised when police escorted Brighton fans down her road has been told how to avoid further problems in future – take her children out for the...

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Kenley Hotel will reopen, vows landlord

THE popular Kenley Hotel was forced to shut because it was operating without a licence, the Advertiser can reveal.Mystery surrounded the Godstone Road pub's closure on February 22 with many locals...

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Crystal Palace haven't lost at home on a Tuesday for almost three years

TUESDAY night at Selhurst Park – a frightening fixture for opposing teams and a phrase that inspires confidence in all those who don the red and blue stripes of Crystal Palace.March 16 will mark an...

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Crystal Palace back at Selhurst Park for Leeds United match

THE race for the Premier League is well and truly on, and today Crystal Palace are back at fortress Selhurst Park to welcome Leeds United.Tuesday's fantastic win over Hull City, coupled with Cardiff...

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Palace 2-2 Leeds United: Murray at the double once again at Selhurst

CRYSTAL Palace were held to a 2-2 draw against Leeds United at Selhurst Park this afternoon.The Eagles enjoyed much of the play throughout the contest, but they nearly went away without even a point...

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Expert panel publishes report on new drug-driving offence prompted by...

AN EXPERT panel tasked with exploring which substances should be included within a new drug-driving offence – prompted by the Advertiser's Lillian's Law campaign – has published its report. It...

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South Norwood hotel turned down by Croydon Council

A BID to build a 58-bedroom hotel for businesspeople visiting South Norwood has been thrown out by councillors.The application by Event Investments to transform the former Queen's Arms pub in Portland...

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Warehouse Theatre in Croydon stripped of valuable items by administrators

THE lights went out – and were then sold – at the Warehouse Theatre this week.In the latest, and perhaps final, act of the theatre's drawn-out demise, the building on Dingwall Road was stripped of...

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Alcohol crackdown policy for Croydon 'lacks detail'

THE case that Croydon should be subject to the country's biggest alcohol crackdown is based on a single page of crime statistics and figures for ambulance callouts, the Advertiser can reveal.The...

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Ollie's Way: Referee got it so wrong with Nani's red card

I WATCHED the highlights of Manchester United versus Real Madrid and the controversy surrounding Nani's red card.What I don't understand is we know what Nani can do and we've seen him play in England...

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Couple asked to leave South Norwood Country Park over fears they could slip...

A RETIRED war correspondent and his ex-councillor wife were barred from swotting up on Croydon wildlife for "health and safety" reasons.Peter Gillman, 71, and his wife Leni, 69, were enjoying a...

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Thornton Heath man who repeatedly beat his girlfriend given suspended prison...

A MAN who repeatedly beat his girlfriend and once strangled her to the point that she passed out has been handed a suspended sentence.Alexander Stampp punched, bit and threatened to kill his partner...

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Old Coulsdon woman, 90, says bus driver left her after she broke her hip in...

A 90-YEAR-OLD volunteer who broke her hip after falling on a bus has spoken of her anger at the bus driver for driving away without properly checking on her.Carmen Graham has had a hip replacement...

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Architect picked to lead on Old Town masterplan

Allies and Morrison has been appointed to lead the development of Croydon's Old Town masterplan.Tim Naylor, head of spatial planning at the council, said the practice had been selected through a...

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New Wandle bridge marks park milestone in the area of Croydon Old Town

An 11-tonne ornamental bridge has been lifted into place in the latest milestone development for the £3.8 million transformation of Croydon's Wandle Park. The structure now spans the River Wandle,...

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POLL: Crystal Palace v Leeds - vote for your man of the match

GLENN Murray bagged a brace as Crystal Palace drew 2-2 with Leeds on Saturday - but was the prolific striker your man of the match? We want Eagles fans to tell us who they thought their side's star man...

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South Norwood off-licence raid - CCTV pictures released

Cash, alcohol and cigarettes were stolen during a knife-point raid at a South Norwood off-licence. Detectives today launched images of two men they want to speak to in relation to the February 4...

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Do Croydon detectives have your gold?

A stolen treasure trove of gold jewellery has been discovered in a builder's yard. Officers today released images of the haul in the hope of reuniting the items with their owners. The jewellery was...

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