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Croydon squash club ready for semi-final battle

DEFENDING squash champions and Croydon-based club Integrity Surrey Health & Racquets will be aiming to reach the final of the Premier Squash League for a record fourth successive year when they...

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Croydon politicians pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher

Tributes have been paid to Margaret Thatcher who died today. The 87-year-old, who served as prime minister between 1979 and 1990, suffered a stroke this morning, according to her spokesman. Baroness...

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Diary of a Yummy Mummy: Dressing up gives me a dose of hen-do blues

A "save the date" thingy is swinging from the noticeboard with a cute picture of the happy couple. Cousin and Co are soon to be married and the date is fast approaching. I can't wait! There's nothing...

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Croydon charities win funding from grassroots trust

SIX Croydon charities are to benefit from a combined total of nearly £25,000-worth of funding, thanks to the latest round of Croydon Commitment's Grassroots Trust Fund.The half-dozen good causes were...

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Building work at Archbishop Lanfranc to start in 2015

WORK to rebuild the borough's most dilapidated school will not begin for two years.Archbishop Lanfranc was given fresh hope of desperately needed repairs when it was included in the Government's...

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Sanderstead Residents' Association has a new Dennis in charge

SANDERSTEAD'S most prominent community member is handing over the baton of leadership to allow the village residents' association a new lease of life and bring it into the modern age.Dennis Eldridge,...

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Trinity School twins chosen for England U16s tour

TRINITY School footballers Nick and Dan Thompson are set to embark on a tour to Madrid with the Independent Schools Football Association from April 8 to April 12.The Year 11 identical twins, who both...

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Croydon facelift given a new twist by facial exercising craze

A NEW craze that involves women pulling bizarre faces to look good is giving a whole new meaning to the Croydon facelift.Maggie Gray, from Shirley, is offering women the chance to look years younger –...

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DVLA says Croydon drivers are worst in Britain

CROYDON'S drivers are the worst behaved in Britain, according to the DVLA.Figures show that drivers living in the CR0 postcode have an accumulative 6,855 points between them – almost 1,000 points ahead...

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Trial of Emma West for alleged Croydon tram race rant set to start

THE trial of a woman accused of racially abusing passengers on a Croydon tram is set to begin this morning – nearly 18 months after she was charged. Emma West, 35, was charged with two racially...

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Riddlesdown train deaths: Inquest hears Donna Oettinger died with her son in...

AN INQUEST has heard how a mother was hit by a train at Riddlesdown Station while holding her three year-old son. Donna Oettinger and son Zachary, known as Zaki, died during the rush hour on March 22....

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Trial of Croydon tram rant accused Emma West adjourned for fifth time

THE trial of a woman accused of racially abusing passengers on a Croydon tram has been adjourned. Emma West, 35, is charged with two racially aggravated public order offences in relation to an incident...

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Croydon police appeal for help to trace most wanted

POLICE in Croydon have released images of six people they need help to trace. Four are wanted on recall to prison, and the other two are wanted in connection with burglaries and robberies in Croydon....

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Bluebell Railway service runs through East Croydon for first time in 65 years

A SPECIAL train service brought back memories when it made its first journey through East Croydon station in 65 years last Thursday (March 28).The Bluebell Railway train was the first to make the...

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Chris Robshaw donates kit to Warlingham Rugby Club

WARLINGHAM Rugby Club have been donated Chris Robshaw's rugby kit after he was voted as England's player of the tournament by fans at the recent RBS Six Nations.Canterbury, the official team kit...

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Open verdict on Thornton Heath woman found dead at home

A WOMAN was found hanged minutes after helping her husband search for money missing from their newsagents, an inquest heard.Mekala Sanjeevan was found at her home in Wiltshire Road, Thornton Heath, on...

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New Addington mum of five: 'I'd downsize if there was a property going'

A MOTHER of five says she is desperate to do what the Government wants and move to a smaller home – if only she could find one.Janet Couture is set to lose thousands of pounds a year in benefits and...

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Lion Green Road residents' concern over Coulsdon Masterplan

DON'T forget about us, residents of Lion Green Road have urged as the plans for the redevelopment of Coulsdon and Cane Hill shape up.The homes there are arguably the most directly affected by the...

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Brighton Road traffic delays could last four months

DRIVERS could face four months of traffic chaos as work to improve traffic flow at a busy Brighton Road junction takes place this summer.Improvement works at the point where the A23 meets Old Lodge...

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Police appeal for missing woman last seen at Croydon University Hospital

POLICE are trying to trace a missing woman from Lewisham who was last seen at Croydon University Hospital. Amanda Kelly, 36, was last seen at the hospital, in London Road, at 7.10pm on April 8. She is...

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