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Palace boss slams online abuse and Twitter impersonators

CRYSTAL Palace manager Ian Holloway says he "wouldn't dream" of going on social networking site Twitter and has blasted the people who are pretending to run accounts in his name.After last Sunday's...

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Palace keeping tabs on free agent and hint at permanent Millwall move for Easter

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed the club are currently keeping tabs on a player out of contract from abroad and says Jermaine Easter may end up at Millwall permanently.Following...

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Trial date set for Thornton Heath vicar accused of conducting up to 492 sham...

THIS is the first picture of the "fixer" accused of involvement in an alleged sham marriage ring involving hundreds of weddings in Thornton Heath. Gilena Petkova, 50, is accused of helping to arrange a...

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Teenager on Centrale roof helped to safety by police

A TEENAGER who climbed out on to the roof of Centrale shopping centre this afternoon has been helped to safety by the police. Officers were called to the centre's Tamworth Road entrance at 1.25pm today...

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Palace supremo underlines plans to stop Twitter abuse

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has hit back at the abuse he has received on social networking site Twitter in recent weeks and on the back of last Sunday's defeat at Brighton.In an exclusive...

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Croydon 4 Croydon Pledge to be launched on Tuesday

BUSINESSES and charity groups are to come together in a bid to improve the borough through a variety of community initiatives.The Croydon 4 Croydon Pledge is being launched by corporate charity Croydon...

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Weakened OWs knocked out by dogged Battersea

WITH 12 regular players missing, a much-changed OWs team took to a sodden Croham Manor Road pitch to face Battersea Ironsides, champions-elect of Surrey Two, for the right to progress into the...

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Trams hold on for a win

CROYDON came away with a fantastic 3-1 win at Hanworth Villa last Saturday.They took an early lead when Ryan Fowler converted an excellent cross in the first minute, and they dominated for the next 15...

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Players are in the pink

NETBALL: The Croydon Netball League recently celebrated in the colour pink to raise breast cancer awareness, and they're set to do it all again for tomorrow's fixtures at Shirley High School.They...

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U18s floored by a one-two

PALACE U18s were extremely unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Bolton Wanderers last Saturday in wet and windy conditions at Copers Cope Road.Palace dominated possession in the first half and had good chances,...

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Supporters will not be allowed back to Selhurst

EAGLES supporters who caused harm to innocent Charlton Athletic fans in September 2007 have been asking if they can come back into Selhurst Park, co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed.Having been...

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Forestdale nursery is satisfactory, says Ofsted

THE Acorn Day Nursery and The Primary Club in Forestdale has been rated "satisfactory" by Ofsted inspectors, who visited on February 15.In their report they stated: "Staff are friendly and supportive...

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Bid for two Travelodge hotels in Purley is welcomed

BUSINESSES in Purley have welcomed Travelodge's announcement it wants to open two hotels in the area because they say the move will attract more visitors and shoppers.The UK's biggest hotel brand is...

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Croydon brewers raise a glass to George Osborne after budget

CROYDON'S brewers raised a glass to George Osborne on Wednesday – but many local drinkers washed down the news with a double measure of cynicism.The Chancellor scrapped a scheduled 3p rise due to come...

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New Addington woman wins prize for looking most like her dog

A NEW Addington pet owner has scooped first prize – for looking like her dog.Emma Morris picked up the Most Like Owner award at the Scruffs Companion Dog Show in Tunbridge Wells at the weekend.Miss...

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Purley teenager denied cancer drugs that could have saved her because she was...

THE mother of an "inspirational" teenage girl who died of a rare bone cancer believes her daughter may have survived if she had been allowed the latest drugs.Chloë Drury, from Purley, whose memorial...

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New Addington fathers' support group shut as founder fears prison for...

A DADS' support group has been closed after its Michael Jackson-impersonating founder admitted attacking his wife.Keith Preddie, 44, fears he could be sent to jail for assaulting Emma Preddie in a row...

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Keith Preddie: 'Everyone thought I was the shamone master, but inside I was...

A MAN who pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife has told the Advertiser he is "ashamed" and has "let himself down".Keith Preddie, 44, pleaded guilty to assault by beating his wife Emma Preddie at their...

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'International break will help Crystal Palace get over Brighton defeat'

STEVE Parish was as disappointed as anyone after last Sunday's defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion and said the players were sad to let the Eagles fans down on such a big day.He felt Palace were the...

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Picklesfest features reconstruction of South Norwood World Cup find with...

PICKLES, the dog who found the World Cup in a South Norwood bush in 1966, has had his famous discovery marked with a festival.Picklesfest, brainchild of the South Norwood Tourist Board, was opened with...

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