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Rapist avoided prison for two years by working as Purley care home manager

A RAPIST evaded justice for two years by working as a care home manager in Purley.To the authorities illegal immigrant John Jambu was a dangerous criminal who sexually assaulted a woman at...

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Man lies in bath of baked beans in Croydon's Bad Apple to raise money for...

A ONCE bullied schoolboy took an unusual stand against his tormentors – by lying in a bath of baked beans on a night out.Rikky Ellcox, who admitted snacking on the tub's contents during the four-hour...

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Croydon trader who found stolen jewellery in yard: 'Keeping it never even...

TRADESMEN are often given a reputation by the media for overcharging and dishonesty.But not Paul Ewen, who ignored the adage of "finders keepers" when he uncovered a treasure trove of jewelleryAnd now...

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Stuart Hazell to say Tia Sharp death was 'dreadful accident'

STUART Hazell will tell jurors Tia Sharp died in an accident before her body was placed in the loft, his defence has said.Hazell pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder last August of the...

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Croydon student crochets Red Noses for Comic Relief

A CROYDON craftswomen has raised £100 for Comic Relief after crocheting comfortable red noses.Paris Duffy, 21, from Woodside, was happy to inform the Advertiser that her fundraising efforts for Red...

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Comic Relief fun with LV= Insurance Croydon

AN INSURANCE company got imaginative today to raise money for Comic Relief.LV='s Croydon office had lots going on today to raise money for Red Nose Day.Cake sales, raffles and competitions took place,...

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Old Walcountians take another step towards safety

OLD Walcountians took a further step to securing Surrey One status for next season when they beat fellow strugglers Cranleigh convincingly at Clock House last Saturday.The Old Boys were missing three...

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New Addington parents sent warning over man exposing himself

PARENTS have been warned to keep an eye out for a "suspicious character" after a man exposed himself near a primary school.Castle Hill and Fairchildes primary schools and Addington High sent warning...

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Battle to save Sutton's pubs is launched

SUTTON'S pubs need to be protected from housing developers and saved as community resources, the borough's Assembly member said this week.The Hope in Carshalton was the setting for Steve O'Connell's...

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Roke Primary School protestors take their fight to Whitehall

ANGRY parents marched on the Education Secretary's offices on Wednesday with a clear message: "Hands off our school."About 15 parents from Roke Primary in Kenley joined a National Union of Teachers...

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New Addington dog breeder's tribute to wife as dog wins at Crufts

WHEN Garth Smith and Jumble triumphed in the ring at Crufts on Friday, it marked a big step in fulfilling a long-held promise.Eighteen months earlier, Mr Smith's wife of 40 years, and dog show...

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Ollie's Way: I know what I want to do with Brighton match

IT'S just so exciting to be two points off second spot, and are not many points off first place, even though you can't count Cardiff having a game in hand.We just need to get our away form sorted out...

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It's game on, as Crystal Palace travel to Brighton

THE game all Palace fans look out for each season is back.Yes, it's time for a quick journey down the M23 to face rivals Brighton on Sunday – and it could be a great time to play them.The hosts have...

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Croydon set for its own 'South Bank'

PLANTING hundreds of trees, improving street lighting and replacing paving will not just make central Croydon look better – it will make it safer too.This is message being put forward by Croydon...

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Red Deer in Croydon could become Morrisons

ANOTHER Croydon pub is set to be converted into a supermarket, the Advertiser can reveal.Bradford-based supermarket chain Morrisons is currently seeking planning permission to take over the Red Deer in...

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Addington High bans fizzy drinks, Ugg boots and wearing coats inside

A STRUGGLING Croydon school has banned fizzy drinks and Ugg boots in a bid to boost standards.Wearing a coat indoors and using a mobile phone have also been outlawed by Addington High, in a raft of...

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Palace striker called up to Wales squad

CRYSTAL Palace striker Jermaine Easter has been drafted into the Wales national squad.Manager Chris Coleman has seen the likes of Steve Morison and Joe Allen pull out through injury, so he has managed...

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Brighton 3-0 Palace: Eagles suffer south coast misery

CRYSTAL Palace threw away a fantastic opportunity to go second in the Championship this afternoon as they were put to the sword by bitter rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.The Eagles actually had the...

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Palace boss: I don't care about rivalry - it's about promotion

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway says Brighton played Palace at their own game in this afternoon's 3-0 defeat at the AMEX Stadium.The Eagles, who have played an attacking brand of football in...

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Monday rush-hour delays for East Croydon Station commuters

RAIL services through East Croydon are subject to severe delays this morning, especially those heading into Kent and Sussex.Trains heading for locations including Tonbridge and Redhill are delayed by...

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