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Croydon Harriers take on the country's best at meet

FOUR Croydon Harriers took on the best runners in the UK while representing Surrey at the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham last Saturday.Peter Chambers finished 14th in a...

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Police dragged into row over Kenley care home

THE police have been dragged into a controversial planning wrangle after campaign posters went missing.Foxley Residents' Association chairman Brian Watson reported the disappearance of posters opposing...

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Budget 2013: what to expect today

All eyes will be on the Chancellor George Osborne today when he updates the nation on the state of the economy in his 2013 Budget speech. His statement, which will determine how taxpayers' money will...

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LIVE UPDATES: Budget 2013

The Chancellor George Osborne will today update the nation on the state of the economy and reveal how he intends to use cuts to Whitehall budgets to benefit the economy when he delivers his Budget...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Deadline Day at the Croydon Advertiser

WEDNESDAY is, effectively, deadline day for the Croydon Ad. I say effectively because we have the tip of Thursday morning to tie-up the odd loose end. Deadline means many things - blind panic, usually,...

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Croydon rapper was murdered because of feud between his brother and alleged...

AN aspiring rapper was "deliberately executed" because of a feud between his brother and one of the alleged gunmen, the Old Bailey has heard.Umar Tufail,  25,  was shot in the head as he sat in a car...

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Budget 2013 key points: beer duty rise scrapped and help for home-owners

The rise in fuel and beer duty has been scrapped and the personal tax allowance will be raised a year ahead of schedule, the Chancellor George Osborne has announced. In a Budget speech frequently...

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Eagles defender: Twitter rants show the fans care about Palace

CRYSTAL Palace defender Alex Wynter says that he has put a halt to his social media interaction for the time being, but admits that some fans do take things a bit far towards the players.After Sunday's...

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Our School: The Royal Russell's 'quality education any parent would wish for'

THIS week, James Thompson tells us more about life at Croydon's Royal Russell School... Describe the school's ethos… Royal Russell offers the kind of high quality education that any parent would wish...

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Croydon cycling campaigner urges council to submit best possible bid for funding

CYCLING campaigners are urging the council to put in "the strongest bid possible" to make Croydon one of Boris Johnson's "mini Hollands".The Mayor of London has announced a £913 million, 10-year plan...

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Computers in Croydon industrial unit keeping Royal Family online

THE Royal Family is kept online by super computers stored in an unassuming Croydon industrial unit, it has emerged.Pulsant, based in Imperial Way, was this week granted the Royal Warrant as provider of...

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Elderly people fear being forced out of Thornton Heath sheltered accommodation

FURIOUS pensioners have accused Croydon Council of "running roughshod" over the elderly after revealing plans to move homeless families into their sheltered accommodation in Thornton Heath.Residents of...

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IT firms to merge in Croydon and take on staff

TWO IT firms have announced they are to merge and move operations to Croydon with the aim of becoming UK market leaders in their field.Caterham-based WorkPlaceLive and Cirrus Stratus, from Wimbledon,...

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Proud of cup run

ROSS WARNES says Oxted must learn from their experience of a cup semi-final as they look to build on a positive year for the club.The O's bowed out of the England Hockey Knockout Cup on Sunday after a...

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Monarchs' 100 per cent record does not scare O's

OXTED Ladies are raring to go for their Investec Women's Vase semi-final clash with West Bridgford Monarchs on Sunday, according to skipper Lisa Nightingale.The O's captain says that the holders are...

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Opportunity knocked

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

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Keith Preddie speaks of 'shame' of domestic violence conviction: VIDEO

A FORMER Michael Jackson impersonator and former GMTV Dad of the Year has spoken of his 'shame', after he pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife. In an exclusive interview Keith Preddie has told of his...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Please support George's Fund

IMAGINE if your child couldn't stand up, sit up or play with his friends and relatives like a normal, happy toddler.This is what the parents of George Tappenden face - an extraordinarily brave little...

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Eagles boss: Michael Owen could have overtaken Charlton record

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway says Michael Owen would have surely become England's all-time leading goalscorer if it hadn't been for injuries.In his exclusive Croydon Advertiser column tomorrow, he...

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50th anniverary of The Beatles' first Croydon gig

Today marks half a century since The Beatles' first came to Croydon. Billed as "Britain's Dynamic Beatles" on the tour poster, the Fab Four performed at the ABC Cinema, West Croydon, in a support slot...

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