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Police probe attempted abduction of girl, 11, in Coulsdon

POLICE have upped patrols around schools in Coulsdon after a stranger tried to lure an 11-year-old girl into his car.The Smitham Primary School pupil was approached at home-time by a white man in a...

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Pub landlord: Hazell threatened me with a machete

MURDERER Stuart Hazell was known at his local pub as an aggressive lightweight who once threatened the landlord with a machete.Randall Tavern landlord Peter Wilson said the 37-year-old, who moved in...

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TIA SHARP: A community in mourning

EIGHT months ago, New Addington was the centre of a week-long search for a missing 12-year-old girl.Queuing outside the Octagon building were hundreds of residents, ready to hand out fliers about Tia...

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Killer snake found in Selsdon Wood

THE shock discovery of a 15-foot monster python just metres from a primary school and a cluster of family homes left Selsdon residents "dumbstruck".Bill Draper, of Kingfisher Gardens, stumbled across...

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IYLO building work to resume after owner gets £900,000 discount on affordable...

WORK on a notorious unfinished tower block is to restart after the owner was given a £900,000 discount – in the middle of a housing crisis – to the amount he has to pay to build affordable homes in...

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Croydon Travel Update: May 17

DUE to to ongoing rail bridge replacement works, the A212 Coombe Road is closed between Park Hill Road and Park Lane. All traffic is being diverted in both directions via Park Hill Road, Fairfield Road...

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Carshalton College, The Best College in London & Surrey for the second year...

Carshalton College is delighted to have been recognised as 'The Best College in London AND Surrey' for long courses for the second year running*. The Data Service has identified Carshalton College with...

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Palace midfield ace: I thought my shot was in against Brighton

CRYSTAL Palace star Jonny Williams says he thought his shot was going in against Brighton in the second half of Monday's 2-0 win.The 19-year-old found himself in a one-on-one situation shortly into the...

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E-fit released of Beddington Park child snatch suspect

THIS is the first e-fit of the man suspected of trying to snatch a 12-year-old girl just across the Sutton border. A Sutton police spokesman said the man grabbed the girl and said 'Come with me,' in an...

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Steve Reed calls for criminal investigation into death of Olaseni Lewis

THE MP for Croydon North has called for a criminal investigation into the death after police restraint of a South Norwood student. Steve Reed MP has called for the police watchdog's ruling over the...

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Crewe pointed towards Trinidad

STREATHAM-CROYDON'S scrum-half Charlie Crewe is to play for Harvard in Trinidad this summer on the recommendation of club captain Garvin Toussaint.Harvard are the Trinidad & Tobago league champions...

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'Brighton over-confident' – Jedinak's assessment

PALACE skipper Mile Jedinak revealed he and the players felt arch-rivals Brighton & Hove Albion were "over-confident" before leading the Eagles out at the Amex Stadium.The Australian also hailed...

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Zaha plots course to Wembley glory

PALACE boss Ian Holloway hailed wingers Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha for doing exactly what he had asked them to do before Monday's play-off second leg against Brighton & Hove Albion – get on...

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Harriers in thick of Sutton action

CROYDON Harriers began their Lily B girls' league campaign with a solid runners-up finish at Sutton Arena last Saturday.In the six-club fixture, Guildford & Goldalming took the honours on 285...

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Mead throws his way to UK Open final

AMATEUR darts player, Steven Mead, from Croydon has qualified for the finals of the Speedy Services UK Open.Mead, a member of the Surrey Super Darts League beat off stiff competition in Speedy's FA Cup...

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Hamilton gearing up for a battle royal

SUPER middleweight Kris Hamilton is prepared for war when he steps through the ropes tomorrow night to face London's Danny Brimstone in the Queensbury Boxing League.The 27-year-old from Croydon was...

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Ghodrati shows her tennis talent

CROYDON tennis star Lily Ghodrati, along with four other junior tennis players from Surrey were put through their paces after taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association's National Talent ID Day held at...

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Incinerator's critics taking case to Boris

OPPONENTS of plans to build an incinerator on the Croydon/Sutton border will take their case to Boris Johnson after councillors voted to approve the proposal.To a cacophony of boos from the public...

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Upper Norwood Library cuts blamed on Croydon Council

REDUNDANCIES and reduced opening hours at Upper Norwood Library are being blamed on funding cuts imposed by Croydon Council.Croydon has relinquished control of the library to Lambeth Council after...

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South Croydon mum through to next stage of The Voice

THE mum of two from South Croydon who is quickly becoming Tom Jones' new Delilah has progressed to the next stage of The Voice.Cherelle Basquine, 25, beat Welsh singer Elise Evans in the "battle" round...

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