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Portland Medical Centre GP retires after 40 years as doctor in Croydon

PORTLAND Medical Centre has bid an emotional farewell to one of its longest-serving doctors.About 100 patients and staff attended a party to thank Dr Sheila O'Hara, who has retired after 40 years as a...

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Lives Not Knives founder honoured at national award ceremony

AN INSPIRATIONAL campaigner who has spent her teenage years trying to protect the youth of Croydon has been honoured at a national award ceremony.Young volunteer Eliza Rebeiro has won the prize for...

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Father of girl, three, hit by van in Croydon feels 'empty and lost'

THE distraught father of a three-year-old girl hit by a van metres from her front door has described how her death has left him "empty and lost".Olivia Langley's pushchair is thought to have been blown...

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Palace 0-4 Birmingham City: Eagles embarrassed at home by rampant Blues

CRYSTAL Palace were thumped 4-0 by Birmingham City at Selhurst Park this evening.Despite promising signs from the Eagles, they fell behind against the run of play in vital moments of the contest before...

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Ollie's Way: Glenn Murray deserved player of the year award

I WAS very disappointed that Glenn Murray missed out on the Championship player of the year award last Sunday. What more could he have done?He's had a fantastic season, but they gave it to someone who...

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Addiscombe family get £3,000 donation to George's wheelchair fund

LITTLE George Tappenden is a great deal closer to the special chair that could change his life - thanks to a whopping £3,000 donation from a local charity.Eighteen-month-old George, who lives with his...

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South Croydon nursery closed after Ofsted inspection prompted by whistleblower

ONE of the borough's largest nurseries has had its licence suspended by Ofsted.Cherubins Day Nursery in Warham Road, South Croydon, was shut last Thursday following an unannounced inspection prompted...

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Ideas put forward for improving Fair Field

MORE than 100 ideas were put forward at a public meeting to brainstorm thoughts for improving the Fair Field area.Two weeks ago the Advertiser revealed that the council's Fair Field Masterplan had been...

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Glenn Murray 'happy' to sign new Crystal Palace deal

CRYSTAL Palace hotshot striker Glenn Murray has agreed a new three-year contract at the club.The frontman has been in the form of his life this season, notching 30 goals already and the Eagles were...

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Wilson's School pair face each other in Selhurst Park match

TWO former Wilson's School footballers are set to come back to the borough of Croydon today (Saturday) to take part in the traditional Oxford versus Cambridge Varsity football match.Crystal Palace's...

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Southern refurbishes train fleet

MAKING journeys more pleasant for its passengers is behind Croydon-based rail operator Southern's refurbishment of its fleet of Class 377 trains.The programme started in August 2011 and Southern has...

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Croydon Council calls on businesses to take advantage of tax relief scheme

RENEWED calls are being made by Croydon Council to the borough's small and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of its business rate relief scheme.The £1.14m scheme, funded from the Mayor of...

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Crystal Palace fan banned for abusing Steve Parish on Twitter

A CRYSTAL Palace fan has been banned from Selhurst Park for abusing Steve Parish on Twitter.The co-chairman had already warned abusive supporters that they faced being excluded from matches after he...

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London 2012 Olympic finalist Lawrence Okoye set for switch to the NFL

OLYMPIC discus finalist Lawrence Okoye has revealed he wants to play American Football in the NFL.The 21-year-old former Whitgift School pupil has enjoyed huge success in a short space of time, since...

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Croydon's Westfield will feature statue of Kate Moss

WESTFIELD is to erect a statue of Kate Moss as the centrepiece of its new shopping centre in Croydon, the Advertiser can reveal. The Australian retail giant commissioned the statue to cheer up the town...

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Few in Croydon understand biggest ever NHS reforms, say experts

THEY are arguably the most significant reforms in the history of the NHS, but as GPs take over designing local health services from today (Monday), few understand what the changes will mean.This is the...

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Gareth Gardner blooms as perfect champion

GARETH Gardner produced a near punch perfect display last Saturday to claim the Queensbury Boxing League's British light middleweight title on a unanimous decision.The 28-year-old carpenter, from New...

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South Croydon internet predator jailed for eight years

AN INTERNET paedophile who sexually abused a schoolgirl has been jailed for eight years.Umesh Kulasingham, 39, from South Croydon, was found guilty of two counts of engaging in sexual activity with a...

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Croydon BID cash pays for more town centre police

TOWN centre businesses have backed another £100,000 cash injection to help keep the shopping area safe.The money from the Business Improvement District (BID) will pay for the continued employment of...

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East Croydon development plan makes progress

THE long-awaited development of the Ruskin Square site next to East Croydon Station is a step closer this week.Site owners Stanhope/Schroders announced on Monday that the first residential phase of...

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