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MP calls for action over rental fees

STEVE Reed has called on the council to regulate letting agents charging "scandalously" high fees to prospective tenants.The Croydon North MP's office claims that some tenants are being asked to pay...

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Head takes up the helm at Selsdon

A HEAD teacher who has transformed the fortunes of her school has been tasked with doing the same at Selsdon Primary.Heavers Farm Primary School, in South Norwood, has rocketed up the borough's league...

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Riddlesdown Collegiate Summer Festival is a real success in the sunshine

A very warm sunny Saturday saw large crowds turn out to make Riddlesdown Collegiate Summer Festival a real success.Riddlesdown Collegiate Summer Festival was a real community affair with many local...

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Riddlesdown Collegiate host 'Battle of Ideas' debate

On Thursday 4th July, Riddlesdown College VI held a 'Battle of Ideas' debate in conjunction with the Institute of Ideas as part of their KS5 literacy days. The day started with a debate about the...

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Sixth Form students at Riddlesdown Collegiate have their legs waxed for charity

College VI students at Riddlesdown Collegiate put on a brave face as they had various body parts waxed for charity.On Tuesday 2nd July 16 male students had their legs, chests and stomachs waxed in a...

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Judge slams Barclays over £90k theft from pensioner

BARCLAYS Bank have been slammed by a judge after their former bank clerk was cleared of stealing £90,000 from a pensioner's inheritance.Sarah Adams, 31, was accused of taking the money from the account...

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Lead thieves send Ruskin House repair bills through the roof

A RESTORATION fund is being launched to help pay for urgently needed repairs to the historic home of Croydon's Labour and trade union movement.Ruskin House, in Coombe Road, which is 300 years old this...

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Scooter rider airlifted to hospital after crash in South Croydon

A SCOOTER-rider has been taken to hospital with leg injuries after crashing with a car in South Croydon. Emergency services were called to the junction of Brighton Road and Upland Road at around 4.45pm...

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Thieves trash children's football base

THIEVES trashed the base of a children's football club, stealing children's kits and precious trophies.Bob Clewley, chairman of the Selsdon Little League, arrived at the club's pitch on Sanderstead...

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New head fails to save Purley primary school from special measures

A PURLEY primary school has been put into special measures this week – despite inspectors praising its new head teacher for making vast improvements since January.Wattenden Primary School in Old Lodge...

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Disabled man mugged at cashpoint on birthday

A LOW-LIFE mugger who snatched £50 from the mouth of a disabled man celebrating his birthday has been jailed for three years.Calvin Humanikwa, 25, stole the cash from wheelchair-bound Terrence Marshall...

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Paedophile spared jail to take up chef training

A CONVICTED paedophile who lied to police about contact with underage children has been spared jailed so he can follow his dream of becoming a professional chef.Matthew Thain, 21, also breached the...

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Head warns expansion is putting pupils' safety at risk

A HEAD Teacher helping to ease the borough's places crisis has warned that taking extra pupils has made nearby roads dangerously congested and is putting children's safety "at risk".Susan Papas is so...

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Grieving mum slams 'insensitive' inquiries into train deaths

THE mother of a woman who walked in front of a train with her baby son has criticised officials for their "insensitive" inquiries.Carol Oettinger lived with daughter Donna and grandson Zachary in...

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Palace fans warned of match-day traffic chaos during bridge work

PLANNED works to a bridge in South Norwood are expected to cause traffic chaos on Crystal Palace match-days when the season starts.The Penge Road bridge, known as Goat House Bridge, requires...

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Clampdown on advertising clutter in central Croydon

TOUGH new measures are planned to clamp down on "unsightly" advertising boards in the town centre .Proposals, which are due to get the go ahead from Croydon Council's cabinet on Monday, will limit...

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Hawks and old age threaten Croydon pigeon racing

PIGEONS are commonly dismissed as 'flying rats' and the public have even been banned from feeding them in Trafalgar Square.But did you know that they are the Queen's favourite bird and they can change...

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Geoff Thomas: One day I was fine, the next I had leukaemia

WHEN Geoff Thomas retired from professional football in January 2002, he had a clear plan for the next chapter of his life.Aiming not to be dependent on football for a continued livelihood he planned...

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Crystal Palace Transfer Talk: Campaña, Odemwingie, Zaha

The Croydon Advertiser takes a daily look at who the gossip columns say Palace are in the hunt for and any other rumours from Selhurst Park...July 10 SPECULATION over the weekend linked Spain U20...

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VIDEO: Palace Academy boss on Appiah, Boateng, Allassani and Nicholson

CRYSTAL Palace Academy director Gary Issott says striker Kwesi Appiah is looking to hit the ground running ahead of the new season and that the club may look to send him out on loan again this season....

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