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'Foster caring is emotional, but very satisfying'

MARTIN Williams, from Addiscombe, started fostering with his partner Stephen in 2002, and has since taken care of four children who were put in Croydon's care system.The 57-year-old explained: "We were...

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Croydon Council defends its £100k a year staff

THE council has denied a report that claims there are more than 20 officers earning salaries in excess of £100,000.The Taxpayers Alliance has released data from local authorities across the UK, which...

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Batsmen continue to struggle as Surrey lose again

ANOTHER week goes by without a County Championship win for Surrey after they lost to Nottinghamshire by 114 runs at Trent Bridge.The defeat was confirmed on Saturday when Surrey, chasing a target of...

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'You'll not find a pig's head in our lockers'

OUR performances with the bat and the ball haven't been good enough – we know that and we are trying to address it.I think sometimes we have been giving wickets away cheaply, and others we have been...

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Robertson roars to his maiden victory

BRANDS Hatch proved to be an incredibly happy hunting ground for Charlie Robertson as the Whyteleafe teenager secured his maiden race victory in single-seaters and a hat-trick of podiums to climb into...

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Abrams takes Kirk to the dark side

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D (12A)Director: JJ AbramsStarring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe SaldanaWHEN JJ Abrams announced that he was going...

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Jason Roy ready to step up

WITH the County Championship season not quite going as planned, Surrey are in action against Oxford University's side this week in the hope of picking up some form.Jason Roy led the side out in Oxford,...

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Palace stopper: It meant so much to beat Brighton

CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni has recalled the moment he managed to stop Brighton from scoring just minutes before Wilfried Zaha gave them the lead in their play-off semi-final game ten days...

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Advertiser to feature 12-page Crystal Palace playoff final pull-out

THIS week's Croydon Advertiser has gone to press and it's a Crystal Palace spectacular. With the npower Championship Play-Off Final just days away, the Advertiser has produced the must-have guide to...

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Eagles defender wary of Watford strike duo

CRYSTAL Palace defender Dean Moxey has already experienced playing at Wembley in his career, but he admits Monday's game against Watford will be something he'll never forget for the rest of his life....

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Palace striker: My Watford connection goes out of the window on Monday

CRYSTAL Palace striker Kevin Phillips says he's thankful to Monday's play-off final opponents Watford for giving him his first crack at professional football in 1994, but admits history will go out of...

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Former Palace striker announces ticket details for boxing debut

FORMER Crystal Palace striker Leon McKenzie is set for his professional boxing debut at the end of June at York Hall, Bethnal Green, and tickets are now available to watch him leave a 'trail of...

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Eagles stopper: We want Premier League for the fans

CRYSTAL Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni says he and his team-mates want to achieve promotion to the top flight of English football for the club's supporters. And he is hoping to relish the opportunity...

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Palace supremo questions Wembley over unsold play-off final tickets

CRYSTAL Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has revealed that he and other board members have been doing as much as they can to secure extra tickets for Palace fans after their allocation of more than...

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Croydon Advertiser produces special 12-page Palace pull-out ahead of Wembley...

CRYSTAL Palace are on the brink of reaching the Premier League, but Watford stand in the way of play-off final glory on Monday at Wembley Stadium. And it's certainly been a Palace-mad week on the...

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Roke parents fear academy is inevitable

PARENTS opposed to Roke Primary becoming an academy have reacted with anger to a report which they say misrepresents the strength of opposition to the plan.The Save Roke campaign saw the consultation...

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Robbers traced because they took a taxi to the crime scene

TWO robbers tracked down after raiding a Sanderstead convenience store because they took a cab to the crime scene have been jailed.Derron Brown, 20, of Harewood Gardens, Sanderstead, was jailed for...

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Croydon travel news: May 24

CROYDON buses and trams are accepting rail tickets this morning after a broken down train is causing delays. On the trains Southern Rail is reporting journeys between London Bridge and Tulse Hill are...

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Refuse collectors in Croydon to be balloted on strike action at end of May

BALLOTING of refuse collectors for strike action in a row over pay will start on May 31.The ballot has been prompted by what the Unite union says is an "insulting" pay offer to workers in Croydon and...

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Incinerator protestors in rallying call ahead of Boris plea

PROTESTERS hope to flood the Mayor of London with up to 20,000 letters urging him to reject plans to build an incinerator on the Croydon/Sutton border.The campaign – taking the fight to Boris Johnson –...

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