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OLLIE'S WAY: Homophobic chants are unacceptable - and my take on the Di Canio...

I HEARD there was a report earlier this week saying that Palace are one of a number of clubs singled out for homophobic abuse towards Brighton & Hove Albion.Well, I heard their fans sing homophobic...

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Croydon Council launches review over Riddlesdown train deaths

CROYDON Council is to carry out an internal review to see if lessons can be learned from the deaths of Zachary and Donna Oettinger.The three-year-old and his mother were killed on March 22 by a train...

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Peter Ramage denies Twitter exile prompted by fan abuse

PALACE defender Peter Ramage says he didn't come off social networking site Twitter due to abuse he and other players have received from a number of fans.The 29-year-old and central defensive partner...

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Boiler fault causes flat in East Croydon to fill with smoke

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a flat in East Croydon in the early hours of this morning after a faulty boiler caused it to fill with smoke. The occupant of the flat in Chepstow Rise managed to escape...

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Woodside man died from heart failure after burglary, post mortem confirms

THE man who collapsed after he discovered his Woodside home had been burgled died from heart failure, a post-mortem has confirmed. Stanley Amarasinghe, who was 67, returned to his property on Beckford...

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Pippa Middleton and Anna Wintour back torchbearer's bowel cancer auction

A bowel cancer fundraiser who carried the Olympic torch through Croydon is launching an eBay auction of prizes donated by celebrities including Pippa Middleton and Anna Wintour. Dafydd Jones, who has...

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Two men appear in court charged with murder of Croydon dad-to-be Danny McGinty

Two men appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of a Croydon father-to-be in 2010. Danny Gough, also known as Danny McGinty, was hacked to death in front of his pregnant fiancée Kareena...

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Every little helps - chopper and fire brigade aid Croydon Tesco arrest

Police arrested a man on the roof of a South Croydon supermarket this morning - with the help of a helicopter. Officers were called to the Tesco Express on Brighton Road shortly before 2am after being...

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Croydon HMV store is still set to close

CROYDON'S branch of HMV is still likely to close - despite a rescue pacakage being announced for the chain. The joint administrators of HMV today (Friday) confirmed the sale of its retail business to...

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Jerome McDonald denies murdering Janelle Duncan-Bailey in Thornton Heath

A MAN accused of strangling a mother-of-two found dead in a car has pleaded not guilty to murder. Jerome McDonald, 30, allegedly killed his former partner Janelle Duncan-Bailey, 25, in January this...

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South Norwood man who urinated in a police van jailed for 'failing to provide...

A South Norwood man who urinated in the back of a police van after crashing his own vehicle  into a brick wall has been jailed for four months.Richard Stinton, of Manor Road, was charged with failing...

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Croydon Boots worker in court charged with fraud over bogus iPhone sales

A PHARMACIST'S assistant repeatedly tried to sell an iPhone she did not have, a court has heard. Neelam Desai, 32, denies four counts of fraud by false representation between February 1 and February 18...

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'We've been burgled. I don't know what to do' - Final words of Stanley...

THE eldest son of the pensioner who died of a heart attack when he returned home to find his house burgled has given a dramatic account of how he desperately tried to save his life. Sixty-seven year...

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Olympic bomb hoax case against Croydon man with Asperger's will go to trial

MAGISTRATES have ruled that an autistic man accused of a bomb hoax during the Olympics should stand trial despite questions around the evidence linking him to the call.  A hoax caller phoned the police...

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Police appeal for help to find 12-year-old girl with links to Croydon

A 12-year-old with links to Croydon has gone missing after a coach trip from Birmingham to London. Suada Gashi, 12, was last seen at 10am on April 2 boarding a non-stop coach from Birmingham which was...

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This is Croydon today - the day's main stories on April 5

This is Croydon today is a new feature on the Advertiser's website which summarises the day's main stories in Croydon. Two men appeared at Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning charged with the...

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Warlingham Wizards Sevens' magic just fails to conjure overall victory

A HASTILY assembled Warlingham Wizards Sevens side entered the well-established Old Caterhamians Easter Sevens tournament on Saturday.Out of 13 teams, Warlingham drew Worth Old Boys, Ealing...

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PREVIEW: Crystal Palace vs Barnsley

THREE defeats on the bounce has come at the worst possible time of the season for Palace.Furthermore, they have failed the find the back of the net and the recent form has been the poorest since the...

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Crystal Palace loan star Jazz Richards wants to help Eagles to promotion

PALACE loan defender Jazz Richards signed a new three-year contract at parent club Swansea City last week.And he wants to help the Eagles into the Premier League before nailing down a starting position...

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Croydon Council votes to spend £3m on furniture

CROYDON Council is to spend £3.1 million on a whole new set of furniture - rather than £2.1 million on moving old pieces into its new Bernard Weatherill House (BWH) this summer.At a corporate services...

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