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Cheltenham Festival: Day two results

Pre-race favourite Back In Focus won the John Oaksey National Hunt Chase to open Ladies' day in a thrilling finish. The horse, won the longest race of the Festival in the closing run to the line,...

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Why the tramlink to wimbledon has not been given a new tram?

simple question why is the tram links to Beckenham junction and Elmers end been given new more spacious trams. But the trams which go to Wimbledon have been left with the same small inadequate trams...

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Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I by Cardinals at Vatican

The new pope has been revealed as Pope Francis I. Live Updates, Video, Reaction: New pope announced A new pope has been elected at the Vatican. Pope Francis I is the first pope from the Americas, and...

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Croydon priest welcomes election of new Pope Francis I

A Croydon priest has expressed his delight at the election of Pope Francis I.Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, was selected ahead of 115 other cardinals this evening...

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Time to hail local heroes

THE East Surrey & Sussex News & Media Sports Awards are back, and with the launch just days away we want Croydon Advertiser readers to start pondering who deserves recognition for their local...

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Midwives put the boot into Wellingtonians at the death

THE spirit of the Old Mids was excellent again as they fought to grind out a victory against a strong Wellingtonians side.Wellington were in at the side of a ruck and fly-half Dan Crouch slotted the...

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Wars lift spirits with fine show

WITH neither side in the promotion or relegation zones, this match could have been lacklustre, but both sides played with ambition and commitment.Heathfield infringed right from the kick-off and...

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Croydon lose out yet again

STREATHAM-CROYDON'S poor recent form continued with a narrow 23-17 defeat at Bec Old Boys last Saturday.The Frant Road outfit's inability to convert chances was again their demise and despite scoring...

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Holloway suffers bad bout of referee rage

IAN HOLLOWAY was left distinctly unimpressed with referee Dean Whitestone after last Saturday's 2-2 draw against Leeds United at Selhurst Park.Luke Varney was booked for diving, but before that the...

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Stuck in snow and bemused by FA rap

I WENT out with my wife on Tuesday night to a nice Indian restaurant for my birthday, but the day before was awful as we had to abandon our car because of the heavy snow.We were on the Kent and Surrey...

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Purley keep clean sheet

PURLEY John Fisher thumped Old Blues with four tries to grab an important five-point win last Saturday.The result keeps them in third position, but they have a game in hand, while the top two are yet...

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Williams certain Cardiff can be caught

PALACE midfielder Jonny Williams believes the Eagles can catch league leaders Cardiff City despite settling for a point against Leeds United.The 19-year-old put in a fantastic performance and created...

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IAN HOLLOWAY - IN HIS OWN WORDS

Born: Bristol – March 1963Clubs played for: Bristol Rovers, Wimbledon, Brentford, Torquay Utd (loan), QPR.Clubs managed: Bristol Rovers, QPR, Plymouth Argyle, Leicester City, Blackpool, Palace.Career...

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Children bring favourite book characters to life

PUPILS at a school in Thornton Heath dressed up as their favourite literary characters, from Noddy to the Hungry Caterpillar, to celebrate Adventure Week.Children at David Livingstone Academy took part...

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Service for veterans of the Rhine Crossing

members of the Parachute Regimental Association (PRA) will gather at Sutton War Memorial next weekend to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Rhine Crossing.The crossing of March 24, 1945, remains...

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Curtains for the Saturday Morning Concert

A FAMILY concert series dating back almost half a century will hold its final performance on March 23.The Saturday Morning Family Concert has been a regular fixture at Fairfield Halls since its...

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Pop stars help pupils' Red Nose Day drive

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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Fly-tipper van taken away and destroyed

A VAN used by a serial fly-tipper who dumped rubbish in a disused builders' yard – even though it was a few hundred metres from a recycling centre – has been seized and destroyed.The vehicle was...

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Borough churches delighted by Pope Francis

CATHOLICS across Croydon have joined the millions around the world in celebrating the election of the new pope.Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, was elected on Wednesday evening....

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Plans for a completely new Olde Clock Tower

A STRUGGLING Croydon pub has applied for planning permission to be completely rebuilt.Ye Olde Clock Tower, in Whitehorse Road, would be knocked down and replaced by a bar with eight flats above...

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