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Uninsured vehicles seized in Sutton after police roadside checks

POLICE in Sutton have seized 11 uninsured vehicles after setting up roadside checkpoints across the borough.The strategy is part of an ongoing operation to crackdown on uninsured drivers and seize...

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Four convicted of murdering New Addington teenager in car park

FOUR killers who chased and stabbed a teenager from New Addington and left him to die in a car park are facing life sentences.Kelvin Chibueze, 17, was attacked after a fight broke out during a private...

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Croydon men show off their moustaches as Movember comes to an end

CHRISTMAS is traditionally the time for giving, but now November is the time for growing, thanks to prostate cancer charity fundraiser Movember.The idea began nine years ago when three friends, one of...

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What impact will the Croydon North by-election have in the south of the borough?

Editor's note: This story was sent to press before the results of last night's by-election were known. You can read our live coverage from the night, which saw Labour's Steve Reed become Croydon North...

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Warehouse Theatre bar forced to close for survey

THE shutters have been drawn on the last remains of the Warehouse Theatre this week after the bar and foyer were forced to close.But both Jeremy Frost, the administrator of the theatre company, and...

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Rapper jailed after shooting accomplice during Addiscombe robbery

A RAPPER has been jailed for life after shooting his "friend" during a bungled robbery in Croydon.Daniel Tesfay, 26, was convicted of the murder of Jonathan Barnes at the Old Bailey on Monday and told...

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Steve Reed retains Croydon North for Labour as "divisive" Respect loses deposit

STEVE Reed retained the seat of Croydon North for Labour on a night which saw George Galloway's Respect party lose its deposit. The leader of Lambeth Council won 15,898 votes (64.4%) with Conservative...

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Crystal Palace prepare for Brighton & Hove Albion

THE most anticipated game of the season for every single Palace fan is finally here.Come 3pm tomorrow, Selhurst Park will be a cauldron of passion, flying tackles, fan banter, and perhaps the sight of...

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BREAKING NEWS: Parents appeal for return of missing Croydon schoolgirl...

A TEENAGER who has been missing for more than three weeks was abducted for three days last year and found under the bed of a 19-year-old man, it has emerged.The parents of 14-year-old Shelley Pratt -...

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"I'm not a conspiracy theorist," insists founder of political party Nine...

THE founder of a political party based around the belief that the September 11 terrorist attacks in the US were an "inside job" insists he is not a conspiracy theorist. Simon Lane received 66 votes...

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South Norwood police team moved to Addiscombe

FIRST came the news South Norwood Police Station is being closed by the Met.Now, the Advertiser can reveal the area's Safer Neighbourhood Team has been moved to a new base - more than a mile off patch...

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David Cameron tells Croydon Advertiser: I keep a very close eye on London Road

In an exclusive Q&A with reporter Gareth Davies, David Cameron speaks out on some of the big issues facing Croydon, and reveals that our flagship anti-drug driving campaign is set to become...

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Croydon isn't middle-class enough for us, says Allianz Global Assistance...

ONE of Croydon's biggest employers has said it may be forced to reluctantly leave the borough – due to a lack of middle-class recruits.Mike Webb, chairman of Allianz Global Assistance, told this week's...

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Croydon University Hospital opens Acute Medical Unit after £1.5million revamp

A NEW medical unit has opened to patients following a £1.5million refurbishment at Croydon University Hospital.The acute medical unit (AMU) opened at the hospital on Saturday following the...

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James Daly: 'It's time Crystal Palace said goodbye to Jermaine Easter'

James Daly's weekly Crystal Palace column for the Croydon Advertiser DEAR Santa,I've been a good boy this year. Seriously, I danced with the Palace cheerleaders for charity and everything! So I'm...

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Mile Jedinak: 'I will make sure everyone at Crystal Palace knows how big...

CURRENT Palace skipper Mile Jedinak says he'll be making sure the players know exactly what to expect when the referee's whistle blows at 3pm.It's second-versus-seventh as the hottest game of the...

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Palace 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion: Murray at the double to sink former club

CRYSTAL Palace returned to the top of the Championship this afternoon after a well-deserved 3-0 win over arch-rivals Brighton & Hove Albion.The Eagles were aided after just eight minutes when...

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BREAKING NEWS: Five people injured in tram and car accident in New Addington

Five people have been hurt after a car and a tram were involved in a crash in New Addington.The crash, in Lodge Lane, happened at about 2.30pm today (Sunday).The London Fire Brigade confirmed they were...

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Black hole in NHS Croydon's accounts not our fault, say auditors

THE Audit Commission and finance services company Deloitte have appeared in front of a scrutiny committee to explain how they missed NHS Croydon's £28 million overspend.But if the panel was hoping...

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Purley householders and business owners could lose flood damage cover

SCORES of the borough's homes and businesses face losing their flood damage cover.The threat of being left without cover from next year looms large as an agreement to find extra public funds to keep...

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