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Croydon unstoppable in panathlon

CROYDON swept all before them as the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre hosted the south London final of the Panathlon Challenge recently, which involved seven schools from the boroughs of Sutton,...

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Whitgift shopping centre chaplain team offering emotional support to shoppers

A BUSTLING, crowded shopping centre is probably not the first place to spring to mind as fertile ground for a church presence.But spiritual and emotional support for both shopkeepers and shoppers is...

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Woman delivers her grandson on South Norwood street

A QUICK-THINKING grandmother delivered her grandson on a pavement outside her daughter's South Norwood home.Beverley Montaut, 48, was stunned to realise her daughter Danielle was giving birth to Dexter...

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Westfield scraps plan to erect Kate Moss statue in Croydon

WESTFIELD has scrapped plans to erect a statue of Kate Moss in its new Croydon shopping centre after the idea was panned on social media. The Advertiser exclusively revealed this morning that the...

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Blackpool 1-0 Palace: Flat Eagles undone by superb Phillips strike

CRYSTAL Palace were defeated 1-0 by the ten men of Blackpool this afternoon at Bloomfield Road.Despite having a man advantage for just over a half, the Eagles couldn't muster a strike in front of a...

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Jason Robinson gives rugby masterclass at Cumnor House School

A CROYDON school have been taking tips from England legend Jason Robinson after the World Cup winner gave them a coaching masterclass at a rugby sevens tournament.Cumnor House School were taking part...

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Purley flood plans fail to win funding

RADICAL proposals to rid Purley of its flooding problem have failed to win funding.Architect Tarsem Flora, who also chairs the Purley and District Residents' Association, drew up a proposal to pump...

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Promises broken as Croydon police stations closure plans agreed

ALL but one Croydon police station will close to the public – or face significantly reduced hours – despite senior officers saying the plan had "gone too far".South Norwood, Norbury and Kenley will...

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Kenley Needs A Crossing campaigners win A22 fight

A CROSSING is to be installed on the A22 in Kenley after a three-year campaign to make the road safer.An accident in September 2010 was the catalyst for the campaign for a safer crossing at the...

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Elmhurst School for Boys unveils cricket nets in memory of murdered head teacher

A SCHOOL has unveiled new cricket nets in memory of a former head master and his wife killed by their son.The Barry Dighton Cricket Nets have been erected in the playground of Elmhurst School for...

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Croydon pupils speak of shock after visiting Nazi concentration camps

SHOVELLING human waste was one of the most coveted posts for prisoners in Auschwitz, says the guide, pointing to the circles carved out of wooden planks that counted for toilets in this dank...

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Secret Cinema show coming to Croydon

CROYDON is to play host to the London arts scene's most closely-guarded secret, the Advertiser can reveal.Secret Cinema – hailed as a revolution in film watching – is to stage its 20th production at...

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Family's tribute to Donna Oettinger and son Zachary, 3, killed at Riddlesdown...

THE FAMILY of a mother and son killed at Riddlesdown rail station have paid tribute to the pair.Donna Oettinger, 41, and her son Zachary Oettinger, 3, died after being hit by a train during morning...

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EDITOR'S BLOG: Post-Leveson grumbles

WITHOUT resorting to Blair-style hand of history soundbytes, we write the paper for you - our readers. If you don't want to consume our products, we wouldn't have jobs and the Croydon Advertiser would...

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Coulsdon primary and nursery schools praised by Ofsted

A PARTNERED nursery and primary school have been given the highest possible praise by education inspectors.Chipstead Valley Primary and Coulsdon Nursery have been rated outstanding on all counts by...

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Tributes to Coulsdon great-grandmother who founded Rosslyn School of Dance...

A GREAT-grandmother who taught hundreds of people to act and dance has died aged 97.Cynthia Coatts, pictured, died on March 16 in Coulsdon.The mother of two founded the Rosslyn School of Dance and...

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Family of man who died on remand for stealing from bakery during Croydon...

THE family of a man who died while on remand for stealing a gingerbread man during the riots have called for an "open and honest debate" over the prison system and its emergency measures.James Best,...

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Old Whitgiftian honour Will Coker for 25 years' service

EVERY few years, Old Whitgiftian Rugby Club recognises the contribution of a player through a testimonial and this year it was the turn of second row Will Coker, who has played at Croham Road for the...

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New Addington traders demand action on gangs

TRADERS have called on the police to make better use of tough powers designed to curb antisocial behaviour.As the Central Parade dispersal zone was renewed last night, business leaders demanded tougher...

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'South Norwood has a greater claim to Lake District title than Cumbria'

WITH great lakes offering fishing, sailing and scenic walking opportunities, South Norwood has a wealth of opportunities to take a step away from the bustle of Croydon lifeAnd now self-appointed...

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