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Coombe Road and Croham Road delays throughout the summer

MOTORISTS in South Croydon are set for at least another month of misery.Residents in Coombe Road were told in January that the bridge over the main London to Brighton railway line would be closed for...

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Coulsdon Masterplan is "missing key details"

COMMUNITY leaders say they have a "lack of confidence" in the draft Cousldon Masterplan, due to key missing details and mistakes.The Coulsdon West Residents' Association (CWRA) has written to the...

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Armed police storm Caterham house

FATHER-OF-ONE Stephen Taylor has said he feared he would be shot dead after armed officers stormed his Caterham house.Gun-wielding police, backed by a force helicopter and police dog, stormed the...

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Selsdon food forage gives people a taste of the outdoors

RARELY has the difference between serious pain and a tasty garnish been so hard to spot as when peering at an umbellifer next to a main road.The chaotic plant family includes the deadly hemlock and...

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Surrey bowler Stuart Meaker hopes to play part in The Ashes

STUART MEAKER is aiming to break into the England set-up this year – and he could take a leaf from the book of his boyhood hero to help him get there.The Surrey paceman is fully focused on having a...

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Crystal Palace defender Jonathan Parr hopes to return for start of next season

PALACE defender Jonathan Parr believes he will be back ready for the start of next season after suffering ankle ligament damage.The Norwegian suffered the injury in the recent game at Ipswich Town...

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New Addington pervert sexually assaulted girl, 11, in her home

A PERVERT who broke into a home and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl as she slept next to her mother has been jailed.Ryan Barrett, 20, of King Henry's Drive, was caught after he was traced via a...

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Croydon University Hospital "left bag inside woman, 97"

CROYDON University Hospital has begun an investigation into claims that staff left a "bag" inside a 97-year-old patient.The full details of how the object was discovered by Annie Gore's carer – weeks...

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Measles outbreak fear in Croydon as 1 in 4 miss MMR jab

A HEALTH chief has warned there is a "higher risk of a measles outbreak" in Croydon than elsewhere, because far fewer children here are given the MMR jab.The most up-to-date figures show that in...

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No major disruptions to road or rail

THERE are no major delays on the roads or rail this morning. Southern Rail report no serious disruption to services although if you are travelling from London Bridge into Caterham the 8.06am service...

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Norbury Manor School "requires improvement"

NORBURY Manor School "requires improvement", according to its latest Ofsted report, published today. The primary school in Abingdon Road was inspected on March 21 and 22 and achieved an overall rating...

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Fire in Thornton Heath destroys first floor of house

A fire in Thornton Heath has ripped through the first floor of a house, destroying part of the building. A man and a woman managed to escape the premises on Nutfield Road before the four fire engines...

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Report concludes NHS failed to hold anyone to account for £28m "cover-up" at...

THE NHS has been criticised for failing to hold individuals to account for the cover-up of widespread financial mismanagement at NHS Croydon, a report published today has said. The Joint Health...

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Man in critical condition after being stabbed in West Croydon

A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in West Croydon. The victim, believed to be in his early 20s, was stabbed in Windmill Road, shortly before 7pm last night (Sunday)....

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Anthony Patton sentenced for role in New Addington tram attack on three...

A PROLIFIC criminal has been sentenced to jail for his part in a mistaken revenge attack on three men inside a tram. Serving prisoner Anthony Patton was today given 12 months for his part in the attack...

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LIVE: Gary Hayward appeal on Crimewatch

TONIGHT Crimewatch is to feature an appeal for information about a vicious attack on father-of-three Gary Hayward in Central Parade, New Addington, in October 2011. For live updates on the program and...

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Gary Hayward's sister calls for 'hero' to give police vital information on...

THE sister of a father-of-three beaten into a coma during a vicious gang attack in New Addington has told Crimewatch she needs a "hero" to give the police new information. Speaking during a...

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YUMMY MUMMY: Adventures in a nail shop

THEY say there is no place like home. For me, there is also no place like a good (Croydon) nail shop.Men will never understand or know the agony of childbirth, menstrual cramps or taking off glitter...

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Croydon wants its share of Boris Johnson's £100m cycling fund

A BID is to be submitted by Croydon Council for a share of a £100 million pot aimed at improving the lot of cyclists.The bidding process was launched by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Transport...

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Azhar Mahmood coming back to Surrey for t20 campaign

AZHAR MAHMOOD is to return to Surrey for this year's Friends Life t20 campaign.The Pakistan all-rounder, who spent six years at the club between 2002 and 2007, is currently impressing with Kings XI...

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