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Councillor hopes BBC Crimewatch appeal will help catch Gary Hayward's attackers

CRIMEWATCH is to air a reconstruction of a brutal gang 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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Good Companions protestors ready for fresh Lidl battle

Campaigners in Sanderstead are preparing for battle again as the supermarket giant Lidl submits a new plan for an old pub site that will have a "devastating" impact on the area, they claim.The chain...

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Roke Primary School head teacher steps down to "face a new challenge"

BELEAGUERED Roke Primary has announced its head teacher will not be returning to the school after her period of ill-health.Although on Tuesday parents initially received a letter saying the head,...

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IYLO owner markets unfinished building to Hong Kong investors

THE secretive owner of a notorious block of flats which has stood unfinished for five years is a businessman who owns three hotels and two golf courses.An Advertiser investigation has unravelled the...

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Croydon Freemasons launch a search for young blood

THEY are famous for closely guarding their mysterious rituals, but now Croydon's aging Freemasons are on a publicity drive in a desperate search for young blood.In an unprecedented move, one of the...

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VIDEO: Brother of drive-by shooting victim Umar Tufail blames himself in song

THE brother of a rapper murdered in a drive-by shooting has recorded a song in which he blames himself for what happened.Amir Tufail's feud with rival gangster Sanchez Thomas led his innocent older...

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IAN HOLLOWAY: Fans can help Crystal Palace break run of poor form

THE shock is, this run we're on is all happening right now after a decent season.You never know how a group is going to handle it, but we need to start handling it because that's all that matters.We...

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Croydon travel update 19/4/2013 - headache for marathon runners

TRAFFIC is building on the roads and a car striking a bridge is causing delays on the London Bridge Line.There are currently delays of up to 30 minutes between Uckfield and Oxted - on the London Bridge...

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VIDEO: The Croydon Tram song - "It's like riding in a giant Scalextric"

TRAMLINK already has something of a cult following and now Croydon's iconic network is the subject of a song declaring: "The future's plastic, the future's electric. It's like riding in a giant...

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GALLERY: Police release images of fans wanted in connection with Millwall vs...

DETECTIVES have released photos of several people they want to trace in connection with crowd trouble at the Millwall vs Wigan FA Cup semi-final. Police have made the photos public this morning, with...

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VIDEO: Thieves caught on camera stealing sound desk from Croydon Conference...

THREE men have been caught on camera carrying away an expensive sound desk from Croydon Conference Centre. The thieves were unwittingly let into the building in Surrey Street at 3.30pm last Saturday...

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Harris Federation send out Roke Primary headteacher advert

Just days after the resignation of Roke Primary's headteacher, the group in line to turn the school into an academy has put up an advert for the post, despite strong opposition to the change from...

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Woman dies after being hit by train in South Croydon

A WOMAN has died after being hit by a train at South Croydon station. It is the second time someone has been hit and killed at the station in the last week. The woman, believed to be in her late 20s,...

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Construction Football Tournament at Carshalton College

The Construction department at Carshalton College held an inter-house football tournament on Wednesday 27 March 2013. The tournament was organised by construction tutors, Matthew Proctor and Daren Hull...

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Catering Students compete in Nestle Toque D'or competition

A team of 3 students from the Catering & Hospitality department at Carshalton College are taking part in the Nestle Toque D'or competition.  Jose Queirdo, Jamie Wewman & Louis Benjamin made up...

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UMAR TUFAIL MURDER: Father says - "don't blame my son"

A FATHER whose eldest son was "executed" because of a gangland feud involving his brother has told the Advertiser: "My boy is not to blame."Umar Tufail, 25, was shot in the head outside his home in...

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Croydon Council to press ahead with £3million furniture spend for new HQ

THE council will press ahead with spending more than £3 million on moving to its new headquarters and buying new furniture.Labour councillors failed to convince the authority to think again about...

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Benefits Culture. The Reality.

Another bubble I'd like to burst, as sadly it's heading into dangerous territory now.  There is a lot of hatred out there on this subject, and I'd like to try and get some accuracy& clarity back...

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Man woke to house on fire

A MAN woke up to find his kitchen and ground floor ablaze in Thornton Heath on Friday night.The man in his 50s had put the oven on and then fallen asleep on the sofa in his Thornton Road home. Fire...

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IAN HOLLOWAY: Hooligans don't belong in football - and my congratulations to...

I WOULD not say the Bristol Rovers versus Bristol City is the most friendly situation, but I certainly wouldn't say it's bordering on hatred and evil.We all need challenges and bounce things off each...

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