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Minicab crash in Croydon town centre 'caused by sneezing driver'

AN unexpected sneeze allegedly caused a minicab driver to lose control of his vehicle and take down a bollard and damage a lamppost in High Street, Croydon at around 4am this morning (Friday). The...

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Homelessness in Croydon reaches eight year high

HOMELESSNESS in Croydon has reached an eight year high according to newly released statistics. Some 943 families were declared homeless during the last financial year, the highest figure since 2004/05....

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Mids fashion win in thrilling climax

AN UNDER-STRENGH Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian side produced a tenacious performance to earn a stunning four-run win over Cranleigh in a low-scoring thriller at Lime Meadow on Saturday.Without four of their...

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Long list drawn up as survival plans hatched

CRYSTAL Palace are busy identifying a "long list" of player targets ahead of their return to England's top flight, according to co-chairman Steve Parish.The Eagles supremo says that despite manager Ian...

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Emma West 'isn't a racist, she's unwell', says friend

MILLIONS watched her hurl abuse at black and Polish passengers on a crowded Croydon tram and, when she was arrested, her cause was adopted by far right groups such as the National Front.But is Emma...

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Croydon must fix up and remove the dead wood!

Croydon has always been an town which the residents who live there whisper to their friends " where do i live oh central Croydon" lets put this into perspective and outline what Croydon doesn't...

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Cheap PVC Banner Printing

Looking for a cheap PVC banner, but don't want to compromise on the quality? Newstyle Print offers cheap PVC banner printing across the UK.www.newstyleprint.co.uk Tel: 0844 756 7000 Our PVC banners are...

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Kenley pub endures tough first week back

THE Kenley Hotel has finally reopened its doors but without the manager who caused its four-month closure.The pub closed down on February 22, amid fears it had succumbed to the recession but the...

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Big tattoo convention makes an impression

THE first ever Croydon Tattoo Convention was described as the "event of the year" by those who attended.The event, which was held over the weekend at Fairfield Halls, featured tattoo artists from as...

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Heritage day to celebrate Croydon's rich and vibrant past, present and future

The rich and vibrant past, present and future of Croydon will be celebrated at the first Croydon Heritage Day tomorrow. The Whitgift Foundation are presenting the day as the centrepiece of the...

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Family pay tribute to Croydon man found on train tracks

THE family of the man who was hit by a train after being reported missing have said their son "will always be loved and always be missed".Neil Skipper, 30, of Grange Road in Thornton Heath, was...

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Croydon Harriers top the standings

ATHLETICS: Croydon Harriers' young athletes enjoyed a victory and a third place finish in a double-header in the UK Youth Development League, writes Matthew Kiernan.At Aldershot, Croydon's junior team...

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Fears over graffiti team cutbacks.

CUTBACKS planned for the council's emergency response team will hit graffiti removal across the borough, it is claimed.But the fears have been dismissed by Councillor Phil Thomas, council cabinet...

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Lara ton helps Purley prevail

SAVION LARA put on a huge 129 not out as Purley beat Horsley & Send by 47 runs on Saturday.The win helped Purley climb to fourth in the Surrey Championship Division Two.After losing the toss and...

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Bananas growing in Croydon garden

ANYONE walking down Woodville Road could be forgiven for thinking they're in the Caribbean not Thornton Heath – they wouldn't be going bananas.Richard Bowers was given a banana plant by his sister...

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Surrey go into final day against Warwickshire battling to save the game

A RAIN-DELAYED start on Thursday meant that no play was possible until 2.30pm and after a promising beginning Surrey found themselves up against things at the close of play. Four late quick wickets for...

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Ann Widdecombe is transformed into a scarecrow

HER political opponents have long described her as terrifying but Ann Widdecombe never expected to be used to scare off the crows.But the former Conservative MP is to be immortalised by a group from...

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No Italian job yet at Palace – Parish

STEVE PARISH says the Crystal Palace owners will talk to anyone who thinks they can move the club on faster and further.However, the Eagles co-chairman says the current owners have not had any contact...

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How April Jones' killer spent his early years in Croydon

THE revelation that April Jones' murderer Mark Bridger spent his formative years in Selsdon has shocked residents of the road he grew up in.Now condemned to the rest of his life in jail for the...

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Carmody-Firth is the Surrey champion

PURLEY DOWNS' Joseph Carmody-Firth showed perseverance as well as talent to become the Surrey U18 champion on a tough day at Camberley Heath.It was the first county title for 17-year-old Carmody-Firth,...

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