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TIA SHARP: Stuart Hazell's letter from jail

THE man accused of murdering schoolgirl Tia Sharp wrote to his father from prison to say her death was an "accident." Stuart Hazell added he "should have gone about this a different way and told police...

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Two children taken to hospital following car crash in South Norwood

TWO children have been taken to hospital following a car crash in South Norwood. The girls, aged 9 and 10, suffered suspected spinal injuries when the car they were travelling in was hit from behind by...

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You now choose the future of your NHS.

I am writing this as a follow-up to my previous article on Section 75 and how our NHS is being privatised. To explain to you, the punter, what is now happening to your NHS.I am assuming I have...

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Former Crystal Palace star Ben Watson wins the FA Cup for Wigan

FORMER Crystal Palace star Ben Watson is the toast of Wigan, after scoring the goal which earned the Premier League strugglers their first FA Cup Final win. The ex-Eagles midfielder headed in the only...

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Olympic gymnast Louis Smith visits Riddlesdown Collegiate

AN OLYMPIAN turned ballroom dancing champion was the star attraction at a Purley school on Tuesday.Pupils at Riddlesdown Collegiate were treated to a visit by silver medallist Louis Smith.The gymnast,...

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Aruna Dindane leaves Crystal Palace after failing to prove fitness

PALACE assistant boss Keith Millen has confirmed that recent signing Aruna Dindane has now left the club after failing to prove his fitness for the Championship run-in.But he revealed the club will...

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SPECIAL REPORT: One year to go until Croydon Council elections

A CAT has appeared among the pigeons in the Croydon political scene, following Ukip's success in county council elections outside London last week.Local campaign experts are working hard to judge just...

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In Pictures: Crystal Palace 0 Brighton 0

CRYSTAL Palace are potentially 90 minutes away from a place in the Championship play-off final - but they face an uphill battle after Friday's first leg with Brighton. The match at Selhurst Park...

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Croydon blood donors recognised for their 100th donations

TWO dedicated blood donors from Croydon, who have saved up to 600 lives between them, were recognised at a recent awards ceremony run by NHS Blood and Transplant.The lifesaving efforts of 72 blood...

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Business expo to showcase the best of Purley

A DATE has been set for Purley's first-ever business expo to promote local firms.The event – which was thought up by Simon Cripps, the new chairman of Purley Business Association – will be held on June...

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Women to run Race for Life in memory of former Croydon College student

LYDIA Page was diagnosed with the rare neuroendocrine cancer on Boxing Day in 2010.Tragically, just over a year later, cancer took her life – aged just 23.Now, 15 of her friends and family have joined...

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Kenley Hotel is 'granted licence' and set to reopen

THE Kenley Hotel looks likely to reopen within a month, as its owner claims a new licence application will be accepted.The pub closed down on February 22, amid fears it had succumbed to the...

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Who ate all the lettuce? Crystal Palace fitness club a hit with fans

EAGLES fans are ditching the terrace pies and getting fit – thanks to a scheme introduced by the promotion-chasing club.The Crystal Palace Foundation has come up with a way of turning its larger fans...

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Waddon angler breaks world record by catching 45.5kg fish

IT WEIGHS 45.5kg, it lived in a French lake and it was netted ... by a double glazing expert from Waddon.This photo shows the largest carp caught in the history of angling and the man who proudly...

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Surrey spinner Gary Keedy feels "fitter at 38 than 28"

GARY KEEDY has warned young cricketers to start considering sooner rather than later what they are going to do after their sporting career ends.Keedy has spent the last six years studying to become a...

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Crystal Palace academy director hails "fantastic" season

CRYSTAL Palace Academy director Gary Issott insists the new U21 development league has been crucial in the development of his young Eagles."This season has been a fantastic experience for everyone at...

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Croydon Travel Update: May 13

7.10am: THE Godstone Road (A22) is closed southbound between St James' Road and Downs Court Road, due to an accident. Transport for London is warning to expect delays in the area. The Route 407 bus is...

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Croydon singer Cherelle Basquine through to next stage of The Voice

CHERELLE Basquine has progressed to the live shows of BBC talent contest The Voice. Millions of viewers last night (Sunday) saw the year-old carer, from West Croydon, triumph in the 'battle' round of...

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Man in court charged with forcing dog to sexually assault woman

A MAN has appeared in court accused of forcing his dog to sexually assault a woman. Michael Foster, 35, allegedly forced the animal on to his victim at a barber shop in West Croydon. He appeared at...

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Palace supremo: Glenn Murray set for midday scan on knee

CRYSTAL Palace striker Glenn Murray could be out of action for 6-9 months with what looks like a cruciate injury to his knee, Advertiser Sport understands.The hitman suffered the blow in the second...

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