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Purley brothers orphaned in 2004 tsunami using flip-flops to help homeless...

AT THE beginning of December 2004, the Forkan family – who had upped-sticks and left their family home in Purley to go travelling – flew to Sri Lanka for Christmas.By the end of the month, both parents...

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Train will skip some Croydon stations due to minor delays

SEVERAL Croydon stations have been struck off of a train's route this morning due to a minor delay. The 7.30am Southern Rail service from London Victoria to Epsom Downs will not call at Streatham...

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Police 'encouraged' by response to Gary Hayward Crimewatch appeal

DETECTIVES are "very encouraged" by the response to a Crimewatch appeal for information about the attempted murder of Gary Hayward. The program, aired on Monday evening, featured a reconstruction of...

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MPs Gavin Barwell and Richard Ottaway call for Caroline Taylor to end NHS...

TWO MPS have added their voices to calls for the former chief executive of NHS Croydon to end her silence over a £28 million misreporting of the trust's finances. A joint scrutiny committee set up to...

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Surrey shopkeeper charged with stabbing in Croydon

A SHOPKEEPER from Surrey has appeared in court charged with a stabbing in Croydon. A man, believed to be in his early 20s, collapsed outside S. Speedy Mini Market in Windmill Road, West Croydon, after...

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Police release CCTV images after Croydon tram attack

POLICE have released CCTV images of three people they want to speak to in connection with a "frightening" attack on a tram. Youths armed with spades and glass bottles smashed up a tram in front of...

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Young girl critically injured after being hit by car in Thornton Heath

A young girl was rushed to hospital this afternoon after being hit by a car in Thornton Heath. The ambulance service was called to the scene in York Road at 2.10pm and attended within three minutes....

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Company behind Secret Cinema 'very confident' Croydon show will go on

THE company behind Secret Cinema is "very confident" tomorrow's screening in Croydon will go ahead. Future Cinema issued a statement this evening in which it claimed to be "resolving the final issues...

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Croydon Amnesty International volunteer recognised for human rights work

"I'M NOT in it for any personal recognition. I'm just proud to be involved with Amnesty and that we have achieved so much."For the past 21 years, Amnesty International volunteer Beverley Foulkes-Jones...

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Fairfield saves Warehouse Theatre's playwriting festival

THE internationally acclaimed playwriting festival run by the Warehouse Theatre is going ahead.There were fears the closure of the theatre, in Dingwall Road, could spell the end of the festival, which...

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England coach Ashley Giles tells Jade Dernbach to focus on Surrey

ASHLEY Giles has told Jade Dernbach to put playing for England this summer to the back of his mind and concentrate on taking wickets first for Surrey now the new season is underway.The 27-year-old...

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Father's anger over lack of transport for special needs students

A LAWYER has branded Croydon council's decision to stop providing transport to and from a specialist centre for children with learning difficulties as "unlawful and immoral".The council used to pay for...

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Prison overcrowding 'not to blame' for death of Croydon riots looter

THE surge in the prison population after the 2011 riots did not contribute to a Croydon man's death, an official report has concluded.The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman found "failings" around the...

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Old Coulsdon Library, which 'looks like Dr Who's Tardis', celebrates 50th...

WHEN the Old Coulsdon Residents' Association asked the council to provide a mobile library in 1955, members would never have imagined a permanent library would still be in place half a century later....

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New business boss wants a monthly market in Purley

A MONTHLY market may be coming to Purley's town centre if a marketing man with a plan can raise enough money to start it.Simon Cripps, who will be taking over from Lisa Downham as the chairman of the...

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Overturned lorry shuts two lanes of M25

AN overturned lorry has shut two lanes of the M25 between Godstone and Sevenoaks. The two lanes are closed anticlockwise between Junction 6 and Junction 5 with queues starting from before Junction 7...

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Os gutted by penalty flicks loss

LISA NIGHTINGALE admitted that Oxted Ladies weren't at their best as they were defeated on penalty flicks in the final of the Investec Women's Vase on Saturday.The Os lost out to Guernsey 3-0 in the...

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Robertson is happy with start to season

CHARLIE ROBERTSON delivered a consistently strong showing throughout the first event of the brand new BRDC Formula 4 Championship at Silverstone over the weekend, finishing the race meeting fifth in...

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Train delays due to signalling problems at Lewes

SIGNALLING problems at Lewes are causing some disruption to rail services. The 08.46 and 08.58 Lewes to Brighton services have been cancelled while both the 08.48 Lewes to Victoria and 10.06 Victoria...

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GALLERY: Crystal Palace cheerleaders hold auditions

THE Crystal Girls have made quite an impression since they formed in 2010 and at the weekend they were recruiting for new members. Crystal Palace FC's cheerleading troupe was created to give half-time...

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