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Purley care home boss jailed for knife-point rape

A Purley care home manager who raped a woman at knife-point has been jailed for seven years after spending two years on the run. John Jambu, 34, of Brighton Road, South Croydon, was caught living under...

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The Wanted visit Oasis Academy Shirley for Comic Relief

BOYBAND The Wanted visited Oasis Academy in Shirley Park to encourage students to fundraise for Red Nose Day.International stars Max, Siva, Jay, Tom and Nathan treated the pupils to a lively Q&A...

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Snow in Croydon will not continue, says Met Office

THE snow showers over Croydon this morning (Monday) will not continue, forecasters have said. Although flakes have been falling over the borough for much of the day so far, strong winds have meant it...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: My Ofsted fail

I'm not a Roman Catholic but, even so, sometimes it's good to confess.Every week, I write the bill posters - the sandwich boards which appear outside shops and supermarkets across the borough. And,...

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Norbury Road: Derelict The Grange pub fire 'was deliberate,' fire brigade says

A FIRE in the derelict The Grange pub was started on purpose, fire officials believe. Fire crews were called to the building in Norbury Road, Thornton Heath, at about 2.45pm this afternoon (Monday)....

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Former Old Coulsdon care home to be redeveloped as housing by CCURV

A FORMER council-run care home for the elderly is set to be demolished and the site redeveloped with housing.A planning application is "imminent" for the disused Homefield House to be replaced with a...

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Croydon 'to lose 2,000 jobs in the next ten years'

CROYDON is set to lose another 2,000 jobs over the next ten years, according to employment projections in the council's new Economic Development Plan.The plan, which outlines a vision of making Croydon...

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Sanderstead train station book store raises £20,000 for Diabetes UK

WHEN Douglas Fennell started a charity bookshop, he thought it would be a "nine-day wonder".But five years and 30,000 books later, the stall at Sanderstead railway station is still steaming ahead and...

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How Croydon Airport became a victim of its own success

IN the concluding part of our look at Croydon Airport's history, Bunmi Adigun explains how the capital's leading airfield became a victim of its heyday success CROYDON Airport may have survived the...

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Croydon escapes worst of the snow, but delays still possible

AS some motorists spent the night in their cars stranded in the snow on the A23 in Sussex, Croydon appears to have been spared the worst of the latest wintry weather.Despite forecasts for snowfall...

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Channel 4 news bulletin compares Croydon to warzone in Syria

CROYDON is used to some unflattering comparisons and being the butt of comedians' 'jokes'.But, in an unfortunate juxtaposition on Sunday evening, Channel 4 News managed to compare our borough to a...

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Trial begins for teenagers accused of murdering South Norwood musician Umar...

THE trial of two teenagers accused of murdering aspiring rapper Umar Tufail is to begin in earnest on Friday.Kyrone Daley and Sanchez Thomas, both 19, are said to have shot the 25-year-old in the head...

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Palace boss charged by FA on his 50th birthday

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway and winger Wilfried Zaha have been charged by the Football Association.Zaha was charged with improper conduct after he was allegedly seen gesturing back towards Leeds...

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Job Opportunities at Morrisons's New Five Ways Store

Job vacancies for the new Morrisons at Five Ways are now being advertised. Open days are taking place on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th July for people to find out more.Previous experience is not essential...

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Further education in Croydon: Are the borough's young people getting the help...

SPECIAL REPORT: As the borough's two biggest colleges reel from damning Ofsted reports, Rachel Millard asks if our young people are getting the education they need to become the next generation of...

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'This is our last chance to create a free school in West Croydon'

A GROUP of parents and teachers is putting in a final push for a free school in West Croydon.The Paxton Academy bid is being put forward by parents, teachers and community leaders, including members of...

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Woodcote High sixth form criticised by Ofsted

WOODCOTE High has been criticised by the education watchdog which claims its sixth form is inadequate and there is not enough good teaching.In its first inspection since becoming an academy last year,...

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Whitgift School planning to land in Sevens heaven

WHITGIFT School and rugby prowess have gone hand in hand down the years but, after making last year's Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens final, director of rugby Chris Wilkins is hoping to go...

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News of the World sign returned to Croydon newsagent

NEWS International has returned the valuable antique sign it "mistakenly" took from above a Surrey Street newsagents.The valuable News Of The World sign above Tulletts was taken without permission in...

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Owner of IYLO skyscraper in Croydon refuses questions over building

THE offshore owner of an unfinished skyscraper has refused to answer questions about the building's future.This week the Advertiser traced the ownership of the IYLO building in West Croydon to the...

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