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Crystal Palace 2 Leicester City 2: Gabbidon and Dobbie strikes pegged back by...

CRYSTAL Palace were held to a 2-2 draw by Leicester City this afternoon in a lively encounter at Selhurst Park.The Eagles remain fifth in the Championship and are now on 67 points, but a win would have...

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Father of Umar Tufail says he doesn't blame his son for brother's murder

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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STEVE REED MP: Croydon Council should be "ashamed" over tax rise

THE Government says that councils have a "moral duty" to freeze council tax at a time when household budgets are under so much pressure.The vast majority of councils across London are doing precisely...

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New Addington dad-of-three runs London Marathon for kids' charity

A FATHER of three will be joining thousands of others pounding the streets of London today..Kevin Hann will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation, which...

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Can Croydon's railways cope with passenger boom?

FOR ANYONE who has stood underneath a rush-hour armpit or been late for work because you could not squeeze yourself on to the train, the figures make for depressing reading.Rail journeys are increasing...

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London Marathon gets extra police presence

POLICE presence at today's London Marathon has been increased in the wake of the atrocities in Boston.The annual 26.2 mile race around the capital starts this morning (Sunday, April 21) in Blackheath,...

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Men taken to hospital after car crash in Foxley Lane

THREE men have been taken to hospital after two vehicles crashed at the junction of Foxley Lane and Little Woodcote Lane, Purley, this morning. A 34-year-old was taken to St George's Hospital, Tooting,...

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Art attack earns New Addington kids some sweet treats

FINE painting skills earned these youngsters some extra chocolate over Easter.Children won chocolate eggs in the twice-yearly art contest at Burgess Boys Pet Care Centre.Shop owner Ken Burgess said the...

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Probe blames key figures for NHS Croydon cash crisis

AN INVESTIGATION into financial turmoil at NHS Croydon will blame individuals for the trust's £28 million overspend, it emerged this week.The report into the scandal was not due to be published until...

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Students from Riddlesdown Collegiate reminisce about their recent History...

The fantastic trip to Krakow and Prague began with a haunting experience of an Auschwitz concentration camp. After an emotional tour of the camp, which included seeing gas chambers and the death wall,...

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Former director of public health "profoundly worried" by lack of...

A FORMER health chief has blasted senior NHS officials for refusing to take part in an investigation into a financial scandal at Croydon's now defunct primary care trust (PCT). Speaking ahead of the...

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Steve Parish: Ink has not touched the paper on Murray contract

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed striker Glenn Murray has yet to physically signed a new contract.However, it is understood that all parties are "happy" and "it's all been...

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Crystal Palace supremo: Luis Suarez bite is "embarrassing"

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has questioned why Luis Suarez would want to bite an opponent and has labelled his actions on Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic yesterday as...

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Parr out for 'three to four' months, says Palace co-chairman

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has confirmed that left-back Jonathan Parr is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with ankle ligament damage.The Norweigan was on the end of a tough tackle...

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Bensham Manor special school reaches new heights following Ofsted report

A SPECIAL school is helping pupils climb new heights according to its latest Ofsted report. Bensham Manor, in Thornton Heath, has moved from 'satisfactory' to 'good' following an inspection in March....

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Beulah Road: Nine-year-old boy injured in car crash

A NINE-year-old boy has been injured in a car crash in Beulah Road, Thornton Heath.The boy is conscious and breathing and is being treated at the scene by paramedics, said a London Ambulance Service...

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UPDATE: Beulah Road: Boy taken to hospital following car crash

A BOY has been taken to hospital with a head injury following a car crash in Beulah Road, Thornton Heath, just after 5.30pm today. A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said the boy was taken to...

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Croydon Harriers' boys begin season with narrow victory

ATHLETICS: Croydon Harriers' boys' team got their Ebbisham League campaign off to the best possible start last Sunday with a narrow three-point win.The squad only gained one 'A' event win during the...

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West Croydon church welcomes new parish priest

A CHURCH in West Croydon will welcome a new Parish Priest next week.The Reverend Father Michael Scanlon, who takes over following the death of Father David O'Regan, will officially be inducted as the...

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WANNABE YUMMY: Playing the kids at their own game

CLEANING my house is like brushing my teeth with chocolate spread. It starts off great but sooner or later something will fall out.Returning home to what looks like a bombsite the chances are the...

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