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Palace star wants future in central midfield

JONNY Williams has admitted he sees his future in central midfielder after starting Monday's play-off final on the left wing, but insisted he "just likes being on the pitch". The Wales international...

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Palace defender Ramage: I didn't think I'd get Premier League chance again

CRYSTAL Palace defender Peter Ramage has admitted he didn't think he'd ever get the chance to play in the Premier League again. The former Newcastle United man played in the top flight of English...

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Watch our special Palace feature from Wembley Play-Off Final

CRYSTAL Palace are back in the big time after Monday's 1-0 win over Watford in the Championship Play-Off Final. And the Croydon Advertiser has produced a special video for fans to relive the day at...

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Croydon-educated Mark Bridger jailed for life for April Jones' murder

Croydon-educated Mark Bridger has been given a life sentence for the murder and abduction of 5-year-old April Jones, whose body has never been found. Bridger, 47, had denied the murder before claiming...

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Witness tells Old Bailey jurors of 'attack' on David Petch

A WITNESS has told jurors she saw the attack that killed a 55-year-old man from the window of her flat. Katie Recknall told the Old Bailey today that she saw a man and woman prosecutors say are the...

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Council ordered Croydon man to remove Help for Heroes poster

A Patriotic New Addington resident has branded as "disgraceful" the council's order that he remove his poster supporting British soldiers from a communal area of his building. Joseph Gunstone, of...

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South Norwood eateries rated third worst for food hygiene

SOUTH Norwood is the third worst place in Britain for food hygiene, according to Which? magazine.The watchdog found that the SE25 postcode has an average rating of 2.65 out of 5 – below the...

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Yarde impressive on England debut

MARLAND YARDE said it was an unbelievable feeling to score a try on his England debut.The former Whitgift School pupil impressed on his first appearance for the senior England squad on Sunday, having a...

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'Glorious bewilderment'

IF there is a word to emphasise the overriding emotion of Monday's play-off final, it would be bewilderment. How could a team that was on the verge of relegation and oblivion three years ago suddenly...

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Phillips ends hoodoo in spellbinding finish

PALACE boss Ian Holloway could not hide his delight after the Eagles secured a Premier League place following Monday's 1-0 win over Watford in the Championship play-off final.Despite losing midfielder...

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Academy is given green light for rebuilding

THE £16 million rebuilding of the Quest Academy in Selsdon has been given the green light.The scheme, which will feature a theatre and community sports facilities, was granted planning permission by...

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Spare room appeal for homeless youngsters

A HOMELESS charity is urging Croydon residents to open up their spare bedrooms to provide shelter and support for street-living youngsters.Croydon has one of the highest numbers of young homeless...

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'The system turns a blind eye to issue,' report claims

A NEW report on modern slavery in the UK has found what it describes as a "clueless" and "shocking" response from the authorities towards trafficking."Our research has uncovered an underworld in which...

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Young Gunner's chance of a lifetime

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

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Purley-born Emmerdale 'landlord' dies aged 81

A PURLEY-BORN actor who starred as Emmerdale's longest-running character has died at the age of 81.Richard Thorp was famous for his role as Alan Turner, the landlord of the programme's pub, The...

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Warning over van spare wheel thefts

POLICE are asking drivers to remain vigilant after a spate of spare wheel thefts from under vans.It comes after nine spare wheels were stolen across Sutton over the last three weeks.Six of the nine...

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The Eagles have landed, but staying up is another matter

Comment on Palace in Wonderland from pull-out supplementCRYSTAL Palace's victory over Watford was epitomised by the sight of Damien Delaney after the game.The big Irish centre-back was overcome by...

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Old Lodge Lane roadworks delayed

DREADED roadworks at a busy junction have been postponed by two weeks. Work at the junction of Old Lodge Lane and Brighton Road, Purley, will now start on Saturday June 15, rather than tomorrow as...

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CCTV images released after teen stabbed on Croydon bus

POLICE have released CCTV images after a teenager was stabbed on a packed bus in Croydon. Officers say the 18-year-old was attacked on the no 60 bus when it stopped in the London Road at the junction...

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Brighton chief says 'poogate' culprit may never be found

BRIGHTON and Hove Albion have admitted they may never find out who smeared excrement on the floor of the Crystal Palace dressing room earlier this month. The Championship club said they had now ended...

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