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Teenagers arrested after man robbed at knifepoint near West Croydon station

TWO teenagers have been arrested after a 21-year-old was robbed at knifepoint near West Croydon rail station in the early hours of this morning. After the robbery, the man flagged down a police car in...

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Editor's Blog: Journalism and jargon-busting

Very little makes me angry.Indeed those close to me would argue only two things truly bring out the Ebrey rage - football (well, Tottenham, specifically) and bad drivers.You can add a third thing to...

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Crystal Palace FC Foundation responds to homophobic chant claims

CLAIMS Crystal Palace fans have been guilty of homophobic chanting in matches against arch-rivals Brighton will be taken "very seriously", the club's foundation has said.Last week, the Advertiser...

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Korfball set for Whitgift School on Sunday

THE final round of matches in the England Korfball League will be played this Sunday at Whitgift School, Croydon. The top 10 teams in England will be playing each other and will decide who qualify for...

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Missing woman last seen at Croydon University Hospital is found

A MISSING woman last seen leaving Croydon University Hospital has been found. Police appealed for information earlier on today in an attempt to find Amanda Kelly,36, after she went missing on Monday...

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Funding to Croydon to be cut as number of children seeking asylum drops

THE money Croydon receives in recognition of its status as a refugee harbour is likely to be cut because the number of asylum-seeking children it looks after has more than halved.The council has long...

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Croydon police officer to act in West End show

FROM walking the beat to treading the boards – a Croydon policeman is set for the West End next week.Sergeant Du'aine Samuels began pursuing his acting dream four years ago.Du'aine, 32, has since...

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Croydon fly-tipping rises 25 per cent in one year

FLY-TIPPING in Croydon has increased by more than a quarter, newly published figures have revealed.Reports of waste being dumped across the borough jumped 26 per cent from 4,554 in 2011/12 to 5,623 in...

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Mixed time for Chilton in Morocco

TOM CHILTON dropped from second to fourth in the World Touring Car Championships after a mixed weekend in Morocco.The Reigate racer had to retire with damage in the first race in Marrakech, after he...

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Two-day festival of music wins top award

WARLINGHAM'S answer to Glastonbury has won a prestigious award.Leefest, a two-day music festival which annually attracts about 2,000 people, has been acclaimed as Best Independent Festival in the...

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Palace defender: Pompey trouble has been hard to watch

CRYSTAL Palace defender Joel Ward has admitted it's been hard to watch former club Portsmouth go through a difficult financial and ownership period in the last two years.The 22-year-old came through...

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Palace midfielder: I'm set for return

CRYSTAL Palace midfielder Owen Garvan is looking forward to returning to former club Ipswich Town on Tuesday next week, while he says he is ready to begin full training imminently following injury.And...

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Croydon Michael Jackson impersonator Keith Preddie speaks out after avoiding...

Croydon's Michael Jackson impersonator Keith Preddie said he "would not be celebrating" after being spared jail for attacking his wife in a row over Christmas presents. Last month Preddie was warned he...

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Crimewatch to stage reconstruction of attack on New Addington father-of-three...

CRIMEWATCH is to stage a reconstruction of a brutal attack which left a father-of-three from New Addington with devastating head injuries. Gary Hayward, 29, was hit with baseball bats and metal poles...

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YUMMY MUMMY: Why being without the children is just as exhausting

Ask any mother, if you could be granted one wish, being child-free for a couple of days has to be pretty high up there on the Aladdin's Lamp List.Lucky for me my brilliant mum asked to take the sprogs...

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Croydon's Royal Mail delivery office to be demolished and replaced by flats

ROYAL Mail has submitted plans to demolish Croydon's delivery office and replace it with a towering block of flats almost twice the height of the Nestlé building.Postal bosses told the Advertiser this...

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AFC Croydon recover to win cup semi-final

AFC Croydon Athletic took another step towards making their inaugural season a memorable one beating Eversley & California in an entertaining cup semi-final last Saturday.The game started with the...

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COMPETITION: Your chance to name Croydon's newest beer

SINCE becoming Croydon's first new commercial brewery for 60 years, the Cronx has gone from strength to strength. As they prepare to launch their latest ales, Cronx duo Simon Dale and Mark Russell...

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Wages up but losses reduced at Crystal Palace FC

THE GLORIOUS Carling Cup run, during which Crystal Palace knocked out Premier League giants Manchester United was key to the Eagles returning better financial figures for the year ending 2012.Compared...

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Wife blames burglars for "killing" her husband

A PENSIONER died after suffering a heart attack in shock at discovering his house had been burgled.Stanley Amarasinghe, 67, arrived home in Beckford Road, Woodside, last Wednesday evening, to find...

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