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Housing scheme launched in honour of New Year murder victim Darren Deslandes

THE mother of a young man killed in a New Year's Day shooting has spoken of her pride after a new housing scheme was launched in his name.Darren Deslandes was gunned down in the family's pub – The...

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Coulsden or Coulsdon? Sign error leaves Cane Hill developers red-faced

DEVELOPERS working to regenerate Coulsdon have failed in their first test of attention to detail.The sign at the foot of Cane Hill, where Barratt is due to build more than 650 new homes, was corrected...

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Cyclists see red over A22 Godstone Road crossing plans

CYCLING campaigners for a crossing in Kenley were mystified and angry to see TfL put up a set of temporary traffic lights after the authority had said it would be "impossible" to put them up on the...

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Chris Adams says Surrey must "move on" from year of tragedy

CHRIS ADAMS believes Surrey need to move on after a "tragic year" during which Oval talent Tom Maynard died – but insists the club will learn from the young cricketer's death.The promising 23-year-old...

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Waddon parents protest against Croydon Lollipop cuts

PARENTS have protested outside Aerodrome Academy in the latest show of anger over plans to axe lollipop men and women.Maureen Seymour, 62, mans one of ten crossing patrols set to be cut as the council...

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Plymouth boss John Sheridan praises Jason Banton after loan spell ends

PALACE attacker Jason Banton returned to Selhurst Park from loan club Plymouth Argyle last Sunday after Ian Holloway decided to recall him.The 20-year-old had been in fine form for the Pilgrims in...

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Oh deer! Purley allotment holders want a cull to protect their plots

PURLEY residents are calling for a deer cull amid claims the animals are out of control.The issue has resurfaced as allotment holders on Hartley Down band together to try to form their own committee,...

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Croydon Council to seek injunctions to tackle traveller "blight"

CROYDON Council is to turn to the courts in a bid to get tough on travellers "blighting" the borough. Currently the council issues notices and bylaws to remove trespassers but now it wants new powers...

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Travel - No reported disruptions on road or rail in Croydon

THERE are currently no issues being reported on roads or rail in or affecting Croydon. Transport for London (TfL) is also reporting good service on all Underground lines. Southern are not reporting any...

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Missing 15-year-old Jade Pope safe and well

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl missing in Croydon since Friday has been found. Jade Pope had last been seen on a tram in Wellesley Road on the evening of April 19. Her parents were said to be "beside themselves...

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Spa Hill: Man taken to hospital after road crash

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a crash between a motorbike and a car in Thornton Heath this evening.The 28-year-old was taken by ambulance to Croydon University Hospital with an arm injury...

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Fieldway anti-crime project saved after closure threat

A RESPECTED project that steers young people away from crime and antisocial behaviour is to continue despite council cuts.The Croydon Auto Bike Scheme (CABS), based in Wayside, Fieldway, was at risk of...

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Croydon Council 'not ignoring' problems in Grange Road

CROYDON Council has hit back over claims it is ignoring a problem road.Last week residents in Grange Road, Thornton Heath, told the Advertiser they feared someone would die on the treacherous street...

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TARA GREEN: How to help your kids thrive in the summer term

There is one term left of the current school year and it is a very long term. Easter was early and so next term will be 15 weeks long. Only the autumn term is usually as long as this. We parents and...

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IN CHLOË'S NAME: Purley teen's mum hails potential breakthrough

THE mother of Chloë Drury – the Purley teenager who was denied medical drugs that may have saved her – has said she is "more hopeful than ever" after a meeting in Parliament last week discussed access...

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Former Met Police chief on trial over alleged child sex offences

A "TRUSTED" former police chief indecently assaulted youngsters at the poolside of his home, a court has been told. Philip Gaisford, who taught scuba diving to children from a number of Croydon...

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Crystal Palace academy star Reise Allassani aims for first team place

PALACE Academy star Reise Allassani has one aim this summer – to break into the Ian Holloway's first-team squad.The 17-year-old has been hotly tipped to be the next youngster to come through the club's...

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Old Coulsdon pensioner blames bumpy pavement for wheelchair fall

AN 80-YEAR-OLD amputee says she will seek compensation from the council after cracked paving threw her from her wheelchair.Margaret Hyde, of Old Coulsdon, was being pushed by her husband when her...

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Forget Asbo yobs - badgers are the real menace in New Addington

BADGERS are causing New Addington residents thousands of pounds' worth of damage.Badgers from a nearby sett have been causing nuisance during the past year for homes bordering the overgrown land around...

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Hundreds turn out at benefit changes advice day in Croydon

HUNDREDS turned out at an event aimed a helping people cope with benefit changes. More than 650 people attended the information day at Fairfield Halls. Croydon is one of only four places in the country...

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