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Croydon bookmakers should set up shop watch scheme, say police

POLICE in Croydon have recommended bookies set up a "betting shop watch" group to protect themselves and residents from crime.In a similar scheme to the popular PubWatch run by bars and clubs, officers...

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Former Croydon Council education director sets up own business

WHEN Alan Potter left his job as director for education and learning at Croydon Council in April, he set his mind on starting up his own business.Now with help from the Prince's Initiative for Mature...

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Croydon business groups back Tramlink extension plans

THE case for extending Tramlink to Crystal Palace is being stepped up as officials begin to put the finishing touches to the next Transport for London (TfL) business plan.The plan is due to be...

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Thornton Heath school among best performing primaries in country

A THORNTON Heath school has been named within the top seven per cent best performing primaries in England and Wales.St James the Great Roman Catholic Primary and Nursery School, in Windsor Road, is...

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Fab Fabio not finished item

MERSTHAM manager Hayden Bird has stated that star striker Fabio Saraiva is "not quite ready" for the professional game.Not that the Moatside boss doubts his front man can make it.Bird believes Saraiva...

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Hundreds join protest over plan for Lidl at old pub site

HUNDREDS of residents have given an emphatic "no" to plans for a Lidl in Sanderstead.Opposition is mounting against the supermarket's 1,300-square-metre store plan, which has been put out for...

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Polling stations open for Croydon North by-election

POLLS for the Croydon North by-election opened at 7am this morning (Thursday) with voting closing at 10pm.The full list of candidates includes Steve Reed, Labour; Andy Stranack, Conservative; Marisha...

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Palace skipper hoping for Brazilian return

CRYSTAL Palace vice-captain Mile Jedinak says he hopes midfield team-mate Andre Moritz returns for Saturday's huge match against Brighton & Hove Albion.The Brazilian playmaker picked up a knee...

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Ladies finally off the mark

PALACE Ladies picked up their first point in the league this season with a hard-fought draw at home to Milton Keynes Dons last Sunday.Both teams started strongly, while Palace defenders Sam Burton and...

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Thompson on target as Trams win

TWO goals from Jason Thompson and one from Claudio De Almedia was enough to clinch another three points for Croydon in their 3-2 win over Ash United last Saturday.The visitors nearly scored early on...

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Wars secure away victory

WARLINGHAM recorded a good 20-10 victory away at Heathfield & Waldron last Saturday.The visitors were gifted a try straight from the kick-off when Ben Wimble tapped the ball forward and pounced...

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Law Society given lesson

ON A rain-sodden day in south London, Streatham-Croydon comfortably beat Law Society 36-7.While the score would suggest a comfortable victory for the home side, it was the visitors who scored the...

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Eagles' talented youngsters show City the future

PALACE'S U18 side demolished Manchester City last Saturday at the club's training ground in Beckenham to grab their fifth win in their last six games.Garry Issott's side are now third in the Barclays...

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Holloway hails Hull point as his best goalless draw

PALACE came away with a hard-fought point on Tuesday after a goalless draw at Hull City.The Eagles should have won it at the death when Wilfried Zaha was denied in a one-on-one by goalkeeper David...

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Ship of Fools pub to stay open while Sainsbury's negotiations continue

PUB chain Wetherspoon has admitted this week "it is minded" to close the Ship of Fools in West Croydon.But spokesman Eddie Gershon said the London Road pub will remain open while negotiations with...

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Croydon Council's decision to hand library services to John Laing to be...

MOVES to hand the running of Croydon's libraries to John Laing Services will come under the spotlight at a meeting of the council's scrutiny and overview committee next week.Laing was chosen as the...

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Clarke helps side to top

NETBALL: All Stars emerged victorious in their top of the table clash against Croham in Division Two last Saturday, winning 55-51.Both teams fought hard against each other and despite Croham winning...

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Christmas lights switched on in Selsdon, Sanderstead and New Addington

CHRISTMAS came early in the borough last week as festive lights were switched on all over Croydon.Selsdon, Sanderstead and New Addington held switch-on events that saw residents from all over join...

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Children's care home to be opened in Thornton Heath

A CHILDREN'S care home could soon be opened in Thornton Heath now the project has been awarded planning permission.Plans for the five-children home at 124 Leander Road were approved by councillors last...

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Coulsdon builder convicted of animal cruelty after killing pig in back yard

A BUILDER who inhumanely slaughtered a pig for food has been convicted of animal cruelty.Ricky Clarkson, of Bradmore Way, Coulsdon, killed the ginger Tamworth sow in his back yard, Bromley Magistrates'...

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