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'I gave birth - then my baby was taken out of my arms'

FOR most mothers, giving birth is followed by endless cuddles, finger-clutching and bonding time with their new arrivals.But when Elmaz Korimbocus gave birth on June 1 last year, daughter Soraiya was...

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Fresh row over Coulsdon MOT garage plans

A BITTER battle has resumed between a business owner and residents living next to his proposed MOT garage.Monza Garage owner Paul Norris has reapplied to Croydon Council for permission to use the land...

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Lottery luck shines on Croydon

IF YOU'RE thinking of a flutter on the Lottery this weekend, you may have a better chance than you'd expect of winning a few quid.The National Lottery has revealed that Croydon is one of the luckiest...

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Riot Damages Act to be reviewed

A LAW which failed victims of the August 2011 riots is to be reformed.Dozens of people whose homes or business in Croydon were burned down or ransacked were left facing financial ruin because of the...

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Crystal Palace issued 'poogate' apology by Brighton chief

CRYSTAL Palace Football Club have been issued an apology from arch-rivals Brighton & Hove Albion after reports of excrement were found in the Eagles' dressing room last Monday for their...

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Croydon travel news: May 21

Public travel networks are reportedly running smoothly first thing this morning with no major incidents, although there are a few road issues. Those travelling by car towards the M25 are being warned...

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Croydon's MPs give their support to introdue gay marriage

Croydon's MPs gave their backing to gay marriage proposals in parliament last night, with the Government's bill to receive its final Commons reading today. The Government's same-sex marriage bill is to...

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Five people escape flats after fire in Kings Dry Cleaners, South Norwood

FIVE people fled their homes after the dry cleaning shop downstairs caught fire. Firefighters were called to King's Dry Cleaners in High Street, South Norwood, at 7.04am today. A London Fire Brigade...

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Learn how to make a bramble basket in a day

On 20 June an experienced basketmaking teacher will be running a one-day course that will allow anyone to walk away with their own hand-made natural bramble basket.The session lasts from 10.30am to...

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Carshalton College student through to the World Skills Final Games...

Carshalton College students, Sean Covell and Laura Nelson took part in this year's Regional Heats at The World Skills UK Games Development Competition on Wednesday 8 May 2013. The World Skills Games...

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Play-off trophy coming to The Whitgift Centre tomorrow

THE PLAY-OFF trophy that Crystal Palace and Mile Jedinak hope to get their hands on next week will be at The Whitgift Centre on Wednesday afternoon. Palace fans can queue up for their picture with the...

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South Croydon community stalwart dies

A PILLAR of the South Croydon community who ran a successful business, was a star of local rugby and contributed much to charity has been remembered for his endless compassion and kindness.Gerald...

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Coco recovering from Purley Way pitbull attack

A DOG brutally savaged by two pitbulls on Purley Way last month is on the road to recovery.Ranu Jhoollun was walking her dog Coco, a two-and-a-half-year-old golden retriever, on the playing fields at...

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Antoinette says: let them eat cake

POST-RIOT funding has given a Purley woman the chance to set up her dream cake shop.Antoinette Frucilla, 37, who moved over from Canada to be with her husband in 2005, believes Purley has nothing like...

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A22 crossing has 'made road more dangerous'

KENLEY parents claim the new crossing on the A22 is pointless and might even have made the road more dangerous.The crossing was put in by TfL last month after three years of campaigning, which was...

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Palace defender hails Dougie Freedman for saving career

CRYSTAL Palace defender Damien Delaney has hailed former boss Dougie Freedman for believing in him last summer after his release from Ipswich Town.And in Friday's 12-page Wembley pullout in the Croydon...

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Palace boss praises experienced players ahead of Wembley play-off

CRYSTAL Palace boss Ian Holloway has praised the older members of his squad ahead of Monday's Championship play-off final. The Eagles manager says that even when some of them haven't played regularly...

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Sanderstead squash veteran wins first trophy in 38 years

A SANDERSTEAD squash veteran has finally won his first tournament – after 38 years of trying.When Gerry Murphy first started competing, Harold Wilson was Prime Minister and the Sex Pistols played their...

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Fairfield Halls steward reaches 50 years of service

A FAIRFIELD Halls steward who only volunteered because he wanted to watch a few free shows is celebrating his 50th anniversary at the famous venue.Ron Morris, 84, is marking a milestone this week – but...

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Elderly fitness fanatic turns 100

A WOMAN who remained a fitness fanatic well into her 90s has celebrated turning 100. Violet Underwood marked her centenary on April 27 at Red Court Nursing Home in Stanhope Road, along with four...

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