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George Tappenden wheelchair appeal nears its target

THANKS to the donations of generous Advertiser readers and Croydon businesses, little George Tappenden is just £2,000 away from getting a special wheelchair.George Tappenden was diagnosed with a muscle...

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Thatcher. What I saw of the carnage as I wandered in my University Years.

I am writing this as a counter to Conservative statements about how Thatcher saved the UK economy.  In fairness I want to present my observations of what Thatcher was really like.  I am 37 years old,...

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The Privatisation of The NHS.

I am writing this to make people aware of what is happening to our NHS under this present Govt.  The article is intended to be politically neutral, and is hopefully going to provoke a lot of thought....

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Person dies after being hit by train at South Croydon station

A PERSON has died after being hit by a train at South Croydon station.The London Ambulance Service attended the incident at 11.35am after reports that a person had been struck by the 10.45am London to...

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Mother and children involved in car crash in South Norwood

THE LONDON Fire service have told how important seatbelts are after a mother and her two children collided with another car this morning.The collision happened on the junction between Whitworth Road...

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Labour councillors call for inquiry into Tories' £3m furniture spending

TWENTY members of Croydon Council have called in last week's decision by the Conservative administration to spend more than £3 million on new furniture rather than £2 million moving old furniture to...

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South Croydon granny welcomes a fifth generation into her family

A "GLAMOROUS" great-great-grandmother from South Croydon has welcomed a fifth generation of girls into her family.Encarna Pilipczuk, 93, of Haling Park Road, was thrilled to hear that her...

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'Food fight' involving 20 men began after racial abuse claim

A RACIALLY abused shopper threw eggs at a butcher, sparking a mass street brawl.Calvin Fairweather, 48, pleaded guilty to affray over the incident at J and J Halal Butcher, in High Street, Thornton...

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Dogs set to fall victim to Croydon Council cuts

HEROIC dogs which guarded the town centre during the riots may, along with their handlers, become the latest victim of council cuts.Croydon Council wants to axe ten dog handlers, two kennel hands and a...

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Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle's former home to be turned into...

IT WAS once the home of one the country's greatest detective novelists – but now Conan Doyle House is to be turned into bedsits.The imposing property in Tennison Road, South Norwood, was lived in by...

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Olympian Lawrence Okoye impresses in NFL try-outs

LAWRENCE Okoye impressed at the NFL Super Regional Combine on Sunday and Monday as he looks to enter the world of American football.Held at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, USA, 219 players were on show...

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Justin Bieber? Meet the Croydon kid vying for his pop crown

A CHILD star tipped to be the UK's Justin Bieber is one step closer to realising his dream of performing some of his own songs at London's O2 Arena.Thirteen-year-old Kemahl Kelly, from Addiscombe, was...

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Croydon travel update 15/4/2013 - derailed train at Norwood Junction causing...

A DERAILED train is causing widespread disruption in Croydon leading to cancellations and delays of up to 30 minutes. An engineering train has derailed at Norwood Junction and damaged part of the...

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Benefit cap affecting 900 families launches in Croydon

A BENEFIT cap - affecting around 900 families - will take effect in Croydon today. Couples and single parents will now receive no more than £500 a week, while single people will be limited to just...

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Man in his fifties struck by South Croydon train

THE PERSON who was killed after being hit by a train yesterday morning has been revealed to be a man in his fifties.Emergency services were called to South Croydon station on Sunday following reports a...

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Croydon set for play-offs after Korfball event

THE FINAL round of matches in the England Korfball League's regular season were played on Sunday 14th April, at Whitgift School in Croydon. The top four teams after the regular season would qualify for...

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Planning officers say incinerator plan for Croydon/Sutton border SHOULD be...

THE controversial incinerator on the Croydon – Sutton border should be approved, planning officers have said. A report to be submitted to Sutton Council's planning committee on April 24 recommends...

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NOSTALGIA: German pensioner's hunt for families of Croydon soldiers

A GERMAN pensioner is trying to track down the families of three Croydon soldiers who made him their "mascot" at the end of the Second World War.Heinz Johannsen, 78, is looking for information about...

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Croydon Harriers start the season with a bang

A HOST of Croydon Harriers' young athletes kicked off their 2013 track & field campaigns at the prestigious Crystal Palace open meeting last Sunday, with six victories on the day.Four wins came...

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Residents say Grange Road, in Thornton Heath, is Croydon's answer to Brands...

A ROAD which has been described as Croydon's answer to Brands Hatch has been the scene of four traffic accidents in a fortnight.Residents in Grange Road, Thornton Heath, have told the Advertiser they...

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