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Work on giant Croydon tower block to start next year

WORK should start on Menta's 54-story Morello residential tower early next year, the company's boss announced this week.At the same time, Craig Marks has unveiled proposals for a new 240-flat...

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Kenley couple scoop two prizes in World Marmalade Awards

A CULINARY couple have shown their preserves are a thick cut above the rest by scooping two prizes in a prestigious contest.Ian and Sadie Jennings, who run Kush Cuisine, in Lower Road, Kenley, entered...

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Croydon school hires imitation guns for production of Henry V

TEENAGERS were armed with imitation guns to make their school play go with a bang.Trinity School, in Shirley Park, hired 30 life-like weapons to give its modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry V...

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'Lessons must be learned' from death of man who stole gingerbread in Croydon...

The family of a man who died in Wandsworth jail while on remand for stealing a gingerbread man in the Crodyon riots have said lessons must be learned to ensure no more lives are lost. James Best, 37,...

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Girl, 3, dies after being hit by van in Croydon town centre

A THREE-YEAR-OLD has died after being hit by a van in Croydon town centre. The girl, believed to have been in a pushchair, suffered a cardiac arrest after the collision with a DPD courier in Woburn...

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EastEnders star Steve McFadden, aka Phil Mitchell, to star in Croydon panto...

SOAP bad boy Phil Mitchell, aka EastEnders actor Steve McFadden, will be the star of this year's Fairfield Halls panto, it has been announced. McFadden will play Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the...

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Tealight warning after family-of-five rescued from Croydon blaze

London Fire Brigade has issued a candle safety warning after a family-of-five, including three young  children, were rescued from a house fire in Croydon during the early hours of Sunday morning....

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Van driver bailed after three-year-old Olivia Langley killed in collision

A VAN driver arrested after a fatal collision with a three-year-old girl in Croydon has been bailed. Olivia Langley suffered a cardiac arrest after the collision with a DPD courier vehicle in Woburn...

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Norbury free school planners prepare for final hurdle

BACKERS of a free school planned for Norbury are preparing to cross the final hurdle which they hope will lead to approval.They will be presenting their case for the Advance School to a meeting of...

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Addiscombe parents launch fundraising drive to buy 18-month-old son a wheelchair

GEORGE Tappenden cannot stand, sit up unaided or play properly with his little sister – in other words, he cannot live the life of a typical, happy toddler.In November, 18-month-old George was...

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Steve Parish warns: 'Abuse me on Twitter and you'll be banned from Crystal...

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has warned that he will ban any supporters who continue to abuse him with expletives on the social networking site Twitter.After last Sunday's defeat to bitter...

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Riddlesdown Collegiate footballers reach National Cup semi-finals

RIDDLESDOWN Collegiate's Year 7 football team have reached the National Cup semi-finals after beating Plymouth-based Ivybridge Community College at home.Miquel Scarlett was the hero after a fantastic...

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Investors told to view Croydon as 'irresistible'

INVESTORS from across the world have been urged to follow the lead set by retail giants Westfield and Hammerson, and take advantage of Croydon's "irresistible" offer.Croydon's investment opportunities...

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Morrisons reveals plans for third Croydon store

HOT on the heels of news that Morrisons is planning to turn a South Croydon pub into a convenience store, the company has now revealed plans for a mini-supermarket in the town centre.The company is...

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British composer Tarik O'Regan's gift to Croydon school

FOR one of Britain's leading composers, music is a fundamental form of expression which should be nurtured in schools rather than glossed over in favour of more factual subjects.And in tribute to...

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Carshalton College Apprentice through to final of SPARKS National Electrical...

Carshalton College Electrical Advanced Apprentice, Lewis Barnard, entered the SPARKS National Electrical Apprentice of the Year 2013 and has made it through to the final. The regional heat took place...

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Amanda Knox to be retried for Meredith Kercher murder

AMANDA Knox and her former boyfriend should be retried for the murder of Coulsdon student Meredith Kercher, Italian judges have ruled. The Supreme Court judges ruled today (Tuesday) to annul the...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: The dark side of journalism

I LOVE my job - Leveson, long hours, disappointing pay packet, and frequent abuse aside; I still think it's the best job in the world.But it has one bigger downside. As a reporter and now editor, I've...

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Report into NHS Croydon's £28 million overspend delayed due to defamation...

A REPORT into why directors and auditors missed NHS Croydon's £28 million overspend will not be published until next month because the panel received threats of legal action. Publication was delayed a...

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Mother dies after collision with car in Thornton Heath

A WOMAN has died after a collision with a car in Thornton Heath. The 29-year-old pedestrian was knocked down by the roundabout on Whitehorse Road at 2.33pm last Tuesday (March 19). London's Air...

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