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IN CHLOË'S NAME: Friends back our campaign in Purley teen's memory

FRIENDS and family of Chloë Drury are rallying together to make sure the popular Purley teen is never forgotten.The whole of Chloë's school year at St Philomena's in Carshalton are talking part in a...

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From pillage to village? Call to rename Croydon's riot scarred Broad Green

DOMINATED by takeaways and convenience stores, with an overgrown building site the closest it gets to green space, it would be fair to say "village" is perhaps the last word anyone would use to...

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Architect says work could yet restart at IYLO tower

THE architect who designed the IYLO tower – the borough's most notorious eyesore – believes construction work could yet restart.The graffiti-covered block of flats has stood unfinished on a Croydon...

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Selsdon Mormons say: We're fine with South Park creators' new musical

FAR from being offended by the West End's production of The Book Of Mormon – the savage comedy from the creators of South Park – local worshippers are delighted their religion is getting some...

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Croydon travel update 16/4/2013

Purley Cross is currently gridlocked due to a traffic light failure at Pampisford Road. TfL Routes 405 455 are being diverted northbound on Foxley Lane near the junction with Pampisford Road as a...

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Croydon 15-year-old arrested for ticket touting at FA Cup semi-final

A TEENAGER from Croydon was arrested for allegedly ticket touting before Saturday's Wembley FA Cup semi-final between Millwall and Wigan. The 15-year-old boy has since been bailed to return to a west...

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Childcare group based at Croydon University Hospital gets thumbs up from Ofsted

A CHILDCARE group based at Croydon University Hospital has been given a boost by education watchdog Ofsted.The Co-operative Childcare has improved from "satisfactory" to "good" in its latest...

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Call for Broad Green 'village' meets with mixed reaction

CALLS to rename the London Road area Broad Green Village have met with a mixed response. Reporter Chris Peilow pitched the idea to shoppers in West Croydon this week and while some thought it had...

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Two teenagers found guilty of murdering South Norwood rapper Umar Tufail

TWO teenagers are facing life sentences after being found guilty of murdering an aspiring rapper in a drive-by shooting in South Norwood. Umar Tufail, 25, was shot in the head as he sat in a car...

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Woman hit with hammer during Woodside burglary

A WOMAN was struck over the head with a hammer during a terrifying late-night burglary in Woodside. The 33-year-old went downstairs and discovered three men in her home in Rusthall Close. One of the...

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More than half of Croydon Council staff are 'too fat'

Croydon Council staff have been told to go on a Weight Watchers course after more than half were deemed too fat.Of around 70 workers tested 52 per cent had a high Body Mass Index, while 31 per cent...

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Move over Kate Moss - Irene Jewhurst is Croydon's new catwalk queen

A South Norwood girl has beaten a host of beauties to win a national modelling competition. 22-year-old Irene Jewhurst won a public vote to win the natural beauty category at the Top Model UK grand...

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Roke Primary head 'not returning this term'

BELEAGURED Roke Primary School has today announced its headteacher will be absent for the rest of term - and is yet to say whether she will return at all. In a letter to parents, Christine Barry, who...

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Philpott, Breeding for Benefits, & The Benefits Cap.

Obviously this is a controversial subject, but it can't be avoided.  As a society we need to decide on how we are to deal with these issues.Philpott was clearly mentally unwell in my eyes.  17 kids,...

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Ipswich Town 3-0 Palace: Fading Eagles thumped by Tractor Boys

CRYSTAL Palace's automatic promotion hopes are pretty much over after they were thumped 3-0 by Ipswich Town this evening.At this rate, even the Eagles' play-off hopes are in the balance with just three...

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'Old Coulsdon motorists to blame for village's speeding problems'

FAR from passers-by whizzing through an unknown village, many speeding drivers causing misery for Old Coulsdon residents are local, it has been revealed.A "large proportion" of warning letters sent out...

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Nurse writes in defence of Croydon University Hospital

LAST WEEK, we reported how a patients' survey to be published next week will rank Croydon University Hospital as the second worst in the country. Today, our columnist Laura Carter – a...

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Croydon man who took a bear to fight the Nazis dies, aged 89

A FORMER soldier who took a beer-swilling, cigarette-smoking bear into action with him has died aged 89 in Kenley.Dymitr Szawlugo, who died on April 2, was serving with the Polish Army in Iran in 1942...

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New Addington man stole jewellery from his blind mother

A 30-YEAR-OLD man stole hundreds of pounds worth of jewellery from his partially sighted mother.Unemployed Neil Cordell took the valuables from Estelle Cordell's home in Warbank Close in January and...

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Croydon travel update 17/4/2013

THERE are no major diruptions reported on the roads or overground trains this morning.Currently there is no service on the Northern Line between Camden Town and Kennington, southbound via Charing...

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