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Labour give voters chance to shape policy in Croydon

VOTERS have the chance to have their say in setting Labour policy ahead of next year's council elections.The party has set up a manifesto page on which residents can say what priorities they believe a...

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New Mayor believes in bright future for Croydon.

A GREAT new future for Croydon is emerging, the borough's new mayor, Councillor Yvette Hopley said in her inaugural speech.Cllr Hopley was elected at the annual meeting of Croydon Council held on...

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Pickles prompts fears of town centre 'free-for-all'

HOPES that the council would be able to keep control of all town centre developments have been dealt a blow by the Government.Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has refused to grant Croydon an...

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Croydon weather: Bank Holiday weekend

A SUNNY bank holiday weekend awaits but not until we get through a day of heavy rain, according to the Met Office. The weather today (Friday) is set to get worse as we go past lunchtime. While there is...

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Housing association to build nearly 100 affordable homes in West Croydon

A HOUSING association is to spend £20 million to build nearly 100 new affordable homes in London Road. Affinity Sutton will redevelop disused Bedford House, in West Croydon, to create 99 apartments....

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Young family taken to hospital after kitchen blaze

Two young children and their parents were taken to hospital after firefighters put out a kitchen blaze started by a faulty microwave last night. Three fire engines were called to a house on Johnson...

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I don't want to get involved.

Another one of my very honest posts about the world out there in sunny Cronx.  And this one is a huge problem.  It's a major factor in why our town is going down the toilet.  'I don't want to get...

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Croydon raids can "reassure people" after terror attack in Woolwich

A series of high-profile raids across Croydon yesterday could help reassure residents in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack, police have claimed. More than 200 officers were involved in the raids,...

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Selsdon Primary 'requires improvement', says Ofsted

SELSDON Primary School 'requires improvement', an Ofsted report published today as found. The school, in Addington Road, is criticised in the report for weak leadership and failure to support low...

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Carshalton College Student shortlisted for a Leading the Learner Voice Award

Carshalton College student, Samba Matundu has been shortlisted for a Leading the Learner Voice Award in the category of Student Governor of the year. Samba Matunda, 16, joined Carshalton College in...

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Purley schoolboy chosen as mascot at Emirates Stadium

A football fanatic schoolboy from Purley was given the opportunity of a life time when he was chosen among 30,000 fans to be a mascot for his favourite team last week. Christopher Finch, an eight year...

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Man, 50, charged after raids on gang suspected of smuggling Sri Lankan...

A MAN living in Croydon has been charged with smuggling Sri Lankan immigrants into the UK. Chubramaniam Vignarajah, 50, was arrested along with 11 other people as part of coordinated raids by...

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Sentencing of murdered rapper's brother postponed

THE sentencing of the brother of a rapper murdered in a drive-by shooting has been postponed for a week. Amir Tufail, 19, and friends Jermaine McLean, 19, and Stephen Crawford, 18, were part of a gang...

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Shirley pensioner, 79, conned out of life savings

A PENSIONER has given a fraudster "the best part of his life savings" at his home in Shirley. The 79-year-old man, of Shirley Road, is the latest victim of a courier scam. On Tuesday, a man rang up...

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Alleged pimp denies forcing dog to sexually assault woman at barber shop

AN ALLEGED pimp has denied a string of sexual offences including forcing his dog to assault a woman. Anthony Foster, 35, is accused of forcing the animal on to one of his alleged victims at a barber...

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Wife deeply distressed by ashes mix-up

WHEN Sharon Fottrell and her long-term love David married at St Christopher's Hospice, they knew their time together would soon come to an end.The pair were making their 24-year relationship official...

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Palace 1-0 Watford (AET): Eagles back in the big time after Phillips penalty

CRYSTAL Palace will be playing Premier League football next season after they beat Watford 1-0 thanks to Kevin Phillips' extra-time penalty this afternoon.On a wonderful day for the boys in red and...

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Crystal Palace promoted to Premier League

Crystal Palace have been promoted to the Premier League thanks to an extra time goal from Kevin Phillips in a tense game against Watford. The veteran, who is a former Watford player, fired the Eagles...

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Croydon travel update: May 28

MOTORISTS on the M25 clockwise from junction 9 at Leatherhead to 11 at Chertsey can expect minor delays this morning due to a broken down vehicle. There are also delays clockwise from junctions 4...

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The morning after the night before - Palace fan reaction

Crystal Palace fans woke up with sore heads this morning but also safe in the knowledge that their club are in the Premier League. The Eagles beat Watford 1-0 at Wembley in the play-off final after a...

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