- A teacher at a Croydon primary school with nearly 600 pupils has claimed the academy trust in charge of it has created "a toxic working environment" for staff which has led to a number of teachers taking the "heartbreaking" decision to quit.Staff morale at the Broadmead Primary Academy is alleged to be at rock bottom with concerns being expressed this week about "the inconsistent management structure" which has seen five different people in charge of the school in...
- Detectives have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses of the shooting of a young dad on the dancefloor of a party in Thornton Heath.Detective Chief Inspector Tony Lynes told the Advertiser that as many as 200 people attended a private party at the Higher Level Function Room, in Brigstock Parade, last month.Officers were called to the venue at 5am on November 27 to a fight but nobody injured was found.Dad-of-one Keeno Paul Delroy Harris, 28, was then taken to hospital by his friends with a...
- There are fears a planned tram extension linking Croydon to Sutton will never happen after the Mayor of London reallocated £100 million that had been pledged to the scheme. A new business plan from Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) has withdrawn money set aside for a proposed new branch line on the network. The proposed line would start at the existing Morden Road stop and go down to Sutton via Morden and St Helier Hospital. Funding had been promised by Boris Johnson's...
- The detective in charge of the murder investigation into the death of a Croydon dad who was shot on the dancefloor at a party in Thornton Heath has said that more than one person inside the venue had a gun.Only hours before Keeno Harris was shot, on Sunday, November 27, he had been celebrating his young daughter's birthday at a separate location in Croydon.The 28-year-old had travelled to the Higher Level Function Room, on Brigstock Parade in Thornton Heath, for a private party which 200 people.
- A serial fraudster who stole tens of thousands of pounds from men in a dating scam avoided being sentenced today after she requested an ambulance at court. Neelam Desai, of Beulah Grove in Selhurst, was due to be sentenced for the scams, in which she conned three men into giving her a total of £54,736.50. Updating Judge Daniel Flahive on the case, prosecutor Martin Goudie said Desai had been taken from the court in an ambulance shortly before the 10am hearing. Judge Flahive adjourned...
- The parents of a 21-year-old who died after being hit by a car as he walked home in Purley are campaigning for the courts to be given the power to hand out more severe sentences to offenders after the drink-driver who was behind the wheel escaped without a jail term.George Beresford was knocked over by a BMW driver, who was over the limit, as he crossed the road in Ingleboro Drive at about 1.30am on Feburary 7 - just round the corner from the family home in Buttermere Gardens.The former John...
- The parents of a 21-year-old who died after being hit by a car as he walked home in Purley are campaigning for the courts to be given the power to hand out more severe sentences to offenders after the drink-driver responsible escaped without a jail term.George Beresford was knocked over by a BMW driver, who was over the limit, as he crossed the road in Ingleboro Drive at about 1.30am on Feburary 7 - just round the corner from the family home in Buttermere Gardens.The former John Fisher student,.
Dialysis manager 'Dodgy Hodgy' and fraudster friends sentenced for scamming hospital trust out of hundreds of thousands of poundsFraudsters who stole from hospitals and cheated the taxpayer out of hundreds of thousands of pounds were sentenced today.
- Southern Railway’s owners have lodged an appeal against a High Court decision to refuse an injunction to prevent industrial action by drivers.
- The clockwise carriageway of the M25 between Chertsey and Cobham is to close for bridge repair works next weekend.
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Pensioners furious after council orders sheltered housing to remove Christmas decorations
A sheltered housing scheme in Sanderstead which looks after disabled pensioners has been ordered to take down Christmas decorations by Croydon Council. Just like any other year residents at the Borough Grange had been getting into the festive spirit by ...
- A Croydon woman diagnosed with a terminal heart condition is inspiring dreams to come true this Christmas, as a festive lights display aims to raise thousands for her charity.Vicky Silk was born with Down's syndrome, and was given only 16 years to live after a life-threatening heart defect was also diagnosed when she was eight months old.Defying doctors' predictions the girl from Shirley is now 23, and has travelled the world having been granted her wish by the Dreams Come True Foundation.The...
- Sadiq Khan has accused the Government of "abandoning" passengers on Southern Railway as services were severely disrupted ahead of a series of fresh strikes.
- Uber is now tracking your location even when your ride has finished, since the company updated its app.
- Tributes have been paid following the death of Croydon's first black councillor. Lifelong public servant Gee Bernard was born in Jamaica in 1934, and moved to London at the age of in her teenage year to qualify as a social worker. The veteran Labour party member worked for numerous community organisation across the capital, before becoming the first black council member for the Borough of Croydon in 1986. Representing West Thornton for 16 years Mrs Bernard founded a charity for...
- A Croydon tram crash survivor has said he is dealing with the mental impact of the disaster on his own after a charity he thought would help him was actually "rude" to him.Dad-of-two Rui De Sa was on his way to work on November 9 when the tram derailed and he has since suffered flashbacks and sleepless nights thinking about the harrowing scenes, including seeing one of the victims being decapitated. Mr De Sa, 31, returned to work days after the crash but after persuasion from his...
- A sheltered housing scheme in Sanderstead which looks after disabled pensioners has been ordered to take down Christmas decorations by Croydon Council.Just like any other year residents at the Borough Grange had been getting into the festive spirit by hanging up tinsel, stockings, candy canes and nativity scenes.But the warden-assisted scheme received a strongly-worded letter from a council official instructing the residents to take down some of the decorations over fears they could create a...
- Police have charged two men in connection with the murder of Keeno Harris.
- Police have applied to review the licence of a Thornton Heath venue where a dad was shot.Higher Level Function Room, in Brigstock Parade, had been given permission by the Metropolitan Police to stay open until 5am on November 27 for a party. Officers were called to a mass brawl at the venue at about 5am where they found nobody with any injuries. However, they later heard that a man had been taken to hospital, having suffered a gunshot wound, by a group of friends. That man, Keeno Harris, who had
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Influential Hull City midfielder set to return for Crystal Palace clash
Hull City could be boosted by the return of attacking midfielder Shaun Maloney against Crystal Palace tomorrow (Saturday). The 33-year-old Scottish player has been out since mid-October due to a back problem, but has been back in training this week and ...and more »
- Two men have been charged in connection with the murder of Keeno Harris, who was shot at a party in Thornton Heath.Mr Harris, 28, died in hospital on the evening of November 29 after being shot at the Higher Level Function Room, in Thornton Heath, two days earlier at about 5am.Mark Gordon, of Brixton Hill in Brixton, was arrested in Liverpool on Tuesday (December 6) and has now been charged with two offences including murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.The...
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Shortlist announced for Croydon's Best Independent Café – vote now
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The nominations for Croydon's Best Independent Café award are in! We asked you to tell us about your favourite local independent café – good coffee, tasty cake, good ambiance – and we've compiled a shortlist from your nominations. Now we want you to ...
- Good King Wenceslas has become Good King Wences-LOST in the latest mind-melting puzzle – can you find him?
- There has been seven per cent drop in the number of children hospitalised after self-harming in London in the past two years, according to children’s charity NSPCC.
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Croydon tram crash casualties want the opportunity to speak to other surviviors
Three survivors of the Croydon tram crash believe that being given the opportunity to speak to other survivors could help them cope with the mental scars and physical injuries they are enduring. The 5.56 tram from New Addington to Wimbledon was always ...
'Residents be damned' - Croydon Council pushes 1000-homes development plan despite mounting pressure - Croydon Guardian'Residents be damned' - Croydon Council pushes 1000-homes development plan despite mounting pressure
Frustrated residents claim Croydon Council will push through its large scale building plans for the borough. People in Crystal Palace have clashed with the council over plans to build high-rise flats in Auckland Rise and Sylvan Hill in Crystal Palace ...
'Residents be damned' - Croydon Council pushes 1,000-homes development plan despite mounting pressureFrustrated residents claim Croydon Council will push through its large-scale building plans for the borough.
"Residents be damned" - Croydon council pushes 1,000 home development plan despite mounting pressureFrustrated residents claim Croydon council will push through their large scale building plans for the borough, “residents be damned”.
- A new mobile game that encourages users to "steal" from each other to win real prizes has launched in the UK.
- The Metropolitan Police have launched an official inquiry into allegations of non-recent sexual abuse at football clubs in London.
- Doctors could spot signs of lung cancer up to five years earlier than traditional scans thanks to a potentially life-saving blood test.
- Frustrated commuters are set to endure further transport misery after the owners of beleaguered Southern railway lost a legal battle to halt a series of strike by train drivers.
- Three survivors of the Croydon tram crash believe that being given the opportunity to speak to other survivors could help them cope with the mental scars and physical injuries they are enduring. The 5.56 tram from New Addington to Wimbledon was always filled with familiar faces who never got to know one another. Most of the passengers, at such an early hour, used it to get to work. November 9 started like any other morning with the tram leaving New Addington on time and picking up more people as
- Empty your wallet and check your pocket - one of your fivers could be worth a LOT more than just £5.
- Two men remain in custody on suspicion of the murder of Keeno Harris.
- A couple from Selsdon were treated to a night at the hotel where they had their honeymoon, to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in style. Peter, 84, and Patricia Staples, 81, met each when in the RAF, in Stanmore, Middlesex, when they were both doing their compulsory military service in 1955.Mrs Staples said: "I was in the women's Royal Air Force and he was in the male one. We both worked in the same unit, we were both fighter plotters, so really we met over the plotting table."...
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Gig at Croydon café to raise money for the tram crash fund
A music café in Addiscombe will host a gig this weekend to raise money for the tram crash victim fund. Acoustic duo Frankie & Jonny will be playing covers and their own songs in Café Adagio, in Lower Addiscombe Road, from 2pm on Saturday (December ...
- A music café in Addiscombe will host a gig this weekend to raise money for the tram crash victim fund. Acoustic duo Frankie & Jonny will be playing covers and their own songs in Café Adagio, in Lower Addiscombe Road, from 2pm on Saturday (December 10).Café owner, Atif Choudhury said he wanted to do something to help those affected after the tram crash, on November 9,with the café only less than half a mile away from where the carriages derailed.
- One of the four people arrested in connection with the death of Keeno Harris, who was shot at a party in Thornton Heath, has been released without charge.A 44-year-old man arrested in Wolverhampton on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released with no further action taken against him.Two men arrested on suspicion of murder, aged 40 and 39, remain in custody at a central London police station.A36-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed while...
- The norovirus vomiting bug is making its nasty presence felt more this winter than in previous years.
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Council officers recommend Purley tower block be given the green light
Top: The derelict site surrounded by hoardings. Bottom and right: Purley Baptist Church's plans for the land. Council officers recommend Purley tower block be given the green light. X. Share Tweet Share Pin It Email. Copy link to paste in your message.
- The owners of Southern rail have lost their High Court bid to halt a series of strikes by train drivers.
- Rail passengers using London Victoria will no longer have to pay 50p to use the toilets at the station after Network Rail scrapped the charge.On Tuesday (December 6) the company took the decision to ditch the controversial toilet charge at Victoria, London Bridge and Charing Cross stations.Bosses believe that by doing this it will improve customer service relations with passengers.The move comes after figures revealed that in the last nine years passengers have collectively paid more than...
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Why it is hoped that Banksy will secretly visit Croydon to paint one of his famous murals
Why it is hoped that Banksy will secretly visit Croydon to paint one of his... X. Share Tweet Share Pin It Email. Copy link to paste in your message. /. SHARE PICTURE. Copy link to paste in your message. Pictures: David Cook. RISE Gallery owner ...
- Persistent fights, illegal drug use and loud arguments day and night has led a New Addington council home to be closed.
- Council planners have recommended that planning permission for a highly controversial tower on the former site of Purley Baptist Church be granted.The council's planning committee is due to make a decision on the plan for a tower of up to 17 storeys on the Brighton Road site next Thursday (December 15). The committee is not bound by the officers' recommendation.As well as the tower block, other proposed buildings on the site would mean a total of 114 flats would be built on the site.A further...
- The gallery owner who is playing a major role in building Croydon's reputation as a home to world class street art has told of his hope that Banksy will return to the borough to add his own inspirational mural to the town's growing collection. The RISE Gallery, in St George's Walk, always has about 20 signed Banksy prints in stock with prices ranging from £4,000 to £100,000, many of which get snapped up before even making it to the gallery wall.And owner Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison told
- Lewisham is the least recycling-friendly borough in London, new figures have revealed.
- A £10,000 reward has been announced by police investigating the murder of 34-year-old Coulsdon man Ricardo Hunter who was shot at a pool party in Surrey. Mr Hunter, known as 'forty' was found dead in the garden of a property in Headley on July 25 this year. He was among hundreds of party-goers attending the bash organised by reggae artist Braintear Spookie - real name Jason White - and his girlfriend Summerlyn Farquharson. DCI Mike Ashcroft's video appealA most-mortem...
- Detectives investigating the murder of a 34-year-old Coulsdon man at a pool party in Headley are offering a £10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
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