- A teenage girl who hopes to overcome a serious arm injury to become a pilot will get a £550,000 payout over injuries she suffered when she was born at Mayday Hospital.The "bright and intelligent" teenager suffers from the disability in her arm due to nerve damage from when she was born at the hospital, which has since been renamed to Croydon University Hospital.READ MORE: Croydon University Hospital reaches maximum bed capacity in first week of 2017Her lawyers claimed medics were...
- A van has been blocking the entrance of a West Croydon Hindu temple for nearly four months following an alleged row over a rent increase. The white transit van has been blocking the entrance to the 20-metre-long driveway of the Muththumari Amman temple, in Elmwood Road, since November 2 last year. Nagendram Seevaratnam, the founder and spiritual leader of the temple, claims this was done by his landlord after he asked him to get an independent surveyor in for a second opinion on how much...
- A coroner's assistant from New Addington who fraudulently wrote thousands of pounds of cheques from the coroner's account to her daughter has avoided jail.Lesley Tierney, a former assistant to Croydon's coroner, admitted defrauding the coroner of £9,296 by writing cheques to her daughter Erin Lee - who also worked in the coroner's office - but will have to pay back less than half that figure.The 65-year-old, of North Downs Crescent, initially denied 10 counts of fraud and a trial was due..
- With drilling, discipline and dedication a military school in Croydon is re-writing the rulebook on education for teenagers who have not been suited to the school classroom.Students at Croydon Military Preparation College have found their perfect escape from classrooms and unsuitable academia. The college opened its doors just over a year ago and helps young people get fit, educated, and primed for working life. Alongside military-orientated core skills, such as lessons in maths and...
- A Crystal Palace mum has been overwhelmed by the support she has received from a group of mums who have donated pristine condition clothes to help children and adults who have been displaced by conflicts in Iraq and Syria.Aimee Scanlan, who lives just off Church Street, asked for people to donate children's coats, blankets and duvets to the Samara's Aid Appeal - a charity which is close to her heart and seeks winter clothing and shoes.After watching harrowing footage on the news of children...
- The leader of Croydon Council has lambasted central Government’s approach to funding social care, and has warned the authority will fill the funding gap by increasing council tax.
- The owner of a Thornton Heath nightclub will soon know the future of the troubled venue more than three months on from when he started his appeal against Croydon Council's decision to put strict conditions on his licence.Fred Kyeyune has appealed the council's decision back in March 2016 to put conditions on his licence at Club 791, in London Road, including shutting at 2am instead of 4.30am at weekends, calling them "impossible".The changes came after police applied for an expedited...
- Members of the ASLEF union have suspended next week’s industrial action ahead of talks with Southern.
- A former Whitgift School student is close to completing an astonishing feat of human endurance by becoming the youngest person ever to cross Antarctica unsupported. Ollie Stoten, 26, has already reached the South Pole and is now just 60 miles from completing an epic 1,100-mile trek from one side of the continent to the other. About 120 people have skied to the South Pole without support or assistance, but only six have ever completed a full traverse of Antarctica by human effort alone.Ollie set.
- Central Croydon children's library has reopened following a total revamp with a new stock of books brought in and laptop computers installed for group learning. The children's library, on Katherine Street, has been given a new layout led by Croydon Council with help from Croydon Tech City and Carillion, the company that runs the borough's libraries.The library's book stock has had an early spring clean, with old books that were never loaned out being cleared away and new stock brought in. This..
- A nursery has been told to improve its standards by the education watchdog Ofsted after it received an allegation a child was physically and verbally harmed by a staff member.
- Brace yourself for double bad news – vegetables many of us love to chop up and put in our dinner are in short supply and getting more expensive.
- A Croydon man has been jailed after a police raid uncovered a stash of guns and drugs at his girlfriend's flat in Ashburton.Janiah Johnson-White, of Rees Gardens, has been locked up for seven-and-a-half years for possessing two illegal firearms and ammunition, and for possession with intent to supply of heroin and cocaine.His girlfriend, 19-year-old Chelsey Moran, has avoided jail after she admitted being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.Johnson-White, 21, was handed the sentence during.
- Police are "extremely" concerned for the health and safety of a missing woman known to frequent Croydon.
- What do you do if you need to ring 999 but it's not safe to speak?
Strip Southern of its franchise after strike-hit railway scores lowest in customer satisfaction, union saysUnion bosses have called for Southern Rail to be stripped of its franchise after it came rock bottom in a nationwide survey for customer satisfaction.
- A man caught handling four handguns, a revolver and a quantity of heroin and cocaine has been jailed.
- Police are "extremely concerned" for a 26-year-old woman's health and safety after she was reported missing. Tara Webb, of no fixed address, was reported missing after last speaking to a friend at around 11.15pm last night (Monday, January 16). Although Tara has no fixed address, she is known to frequently spend time in Croydon and Romford.READ MORE: New centre for youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities opens in Croydon Metropolitan Police officers in Newham...
Potholes could appear at 'unprecedented rate' in 2017: Send us photos of the current problems near youWe want to see photos of potholes in roads near you to highlight where this menace to motorists and cyclists is worst.
- Croydon Council is inviting the public to have their say on the proposed development of 500 homes on the site of its former offices.
- A fresh search for library campaigner Robert Gibson, who went missing seven months ago, is underway.
- ASLEF has suspended next week's rail strikes, after Southern agreed to meet for fresh and "intensive" talks which will be hosted by a different trade union and train-operating company.Industrial action was set to affect the majortiy of the Southern network next Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with members of the ASLEF union planning to stage three 24-hour walkouts in an ongoing row over bringing in driver-only operated (DOO) trains. But ASLEF's general secretary, Mick Whelan, has offered...
- It's that time of year when we were all thinking the same things. Why did I buy that many Christmas presents? Shall I turn the heating off and wear eight jumpers instead to save a bit of money? And why is my next pay day still not here?We could all do with a little bit more money in our pockets just to make life a little less stressful - especially at this time of year. So maybe we can help - by explaining how you might be able to get the taxman to give you money instead of the normal routine...
- Not many people would expect to be offered £45 per hour for cleaning, but that's exactly what one firm is offering, with a catch of course - you've got to do it naked.The firm Naturist Cleaners is currently seeking women in Croydon prepared to do cleaning work while in the nude, with the homeowner in the property - potentially naked too.The cleaning firm's advert reads: "We are looking for female naturist cleaners who can clean private houses nude."The job will require doing all...
Croydon mum and son tried to help homeless people and it has now 'left them homeless' - Croydon AdvertiserCroydon Advertiser
Croydon mum and son tried to help homeless people and it has now 'left them homeless'
A New Addington mum and her young child have been left homeless after offering their house to help those without shelter. Beverley Morrison and her 10-year-old son have been forced to live in Croydon hotels for weeks, exhausting the single mother's ...
- Croydon's first child development centre, designed to provide services for children with special educational needs and disabilities has opened.Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, the body responsible for healthcare in the borough, said the new Crystal Child Development Centre, in Malling Close, Addiscombe, will deliver "real benefits" for children, families and staff.Mayor of Croydon Wayne Trakas-Lawlor visited the new centre, which is taking on some services previously based at the...
The new DVLA car tax rules that could cost Croydon drivers hundreds of pounds extra each year - Croydon AdvertiserCroydon Advertiser
The new DVLA car tax rules that could cost Croydon drivers hundreds of pounds extra each year
Major changes to DVLA car tax rules mean many motorists in Croydon could end up paying hundreds of pounds extra every year. Under the new rules, which are being introduced in April 2017, drivers are going to be hit in the pocket because ti will cost ...and more »
Croydon Council could be forced to raise council tax to fill £1.9m hole from Government cut - Croydon AdvertiserCroydon Advertiser
Croydon Council could be forced to raise council tax to fill £1.9m hole from Government cut
The leader of Croydon Council has hit out at the Government for "robbing Peter to pay Paul" in its approach to funding social care, in an angry letter protesting against an extra £1.9 million cut for the borough. Meanwhile, the council has warned it ...
- The organiser of a Christmas lights display in New Addington has been charged with taking an indecent photograph of a child and is due to appear in court.Alex Hopkinson, 36, is accused of taking an indecent photograph of a 15-year-old boy in January 2015.He is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (January 16) to face the charge.READ MORE: Police want to speak to this man over vicious attack on bus driver in CroydonIn 2013 the bus driver, of Uvedale Crescent, brought back the...
- Major changes to DVLA car tax rules mean many motorists in Croydon could end up paying hundreds of pounds extra every year.Under the new rules, which are being introduced in April 2017, drivers are going to be hit in the pocket because ti will cost significantly more to tax some models of car each year - and only electric and hydrogen cars will be exempt,.The proposals were first announced by former chancellor George Osborne two years ago to reflect changes in emissions technology in newer...
- The leader of Croydon Council has hit out at the Government for "robbing Peter to pay Paul" in its approach to funding social care, in an angry letter protesting against an extra £1.9 million cut for the borough.Meanwhile, the council has warned it may be left with no option to fill the funding gap but to pass on the cut by increasing council tax.In December, the Advertiser told how Croydon was one of the biggest losers in the country in the Government's Local Government Funding...
- A New Addington mum and her young child have been left homeless after offering their house to help those without shelter.Beverley Morrison and her 10-year-old son have been forced to live in Croydon hotels for weeks, exhausting the single mother's savings.Meanwhile Croydon Council holds the keys to her home after she temporarily allowed the authority to use the property to house the homeless.She has now been left homeless herself.READ MORE: The number of people sleeping on Croydon's streets has.
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Crystal Palace manager reveals difficulties of signing players in January
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has described the difficulties of trying to sign players in the modern era as he looks to strengthen his squad in the January transfer window. The Eagles have signed Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City this month ...and more »
Plans to demolish Croydon driving range and crazy golf course to build over 100 homes rejected - Croydon AdvertiserCroydon Advertiser
Plans to demolish Croydon driving range and crazy golf course to build over 100 homes rejected
Plans to bulldoze a well-used driving range and crazy golf course in Addiscombe to build more than 100 affordable homes, a community centre and a public park have been rejected by the council but the developer is considering appealing the decision.
- Plans to bulldoze a well-used driving range and crazy golf course in Addiscombe to build more than 100 affordable homes, a community centre and a public park have been rejected by the council but the developer is considering appealing the decision.The Hyde Group housing association submitted a planning application to Croydon Council to transform Croydon World of Golf and the 18-hole Dragon Quest Adventure Golf course, in Long Lane, Addiscombe, into a large housing development with green...
Why Doesn't Croydon Have A CR1 Postcode?
Croydon has a curious anomaly that makes it stand out not just from the rest of London, but from the rest of Britain. Its head postal district is CR0 instead of CR1. Not only that, but Croydon completely lacks a CR1 postcode. To understand why this is ...
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Boxpark's a quickie when Croydon needs something more meaningful
The Croydon Citizen
The Croydon Citizen recently published my not-entirely-complimentary review of Meat Liquor in Boxpark. As the review states, I was conscious that I was being harsher on the place than I would have been had it been a stand-alone venture somewhere else ...and more »
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Crystal Palace quartet to miss FA Cup replay with Bolton Wanderers
Sam Allardyce has revealed that he won't take a risk with Crystal Palace captain Scott Dann for tomorrow's FA Cup third round replay with Bolton Wanderers. The defender returned from a hamstring injury in the 3-0 defeat at West Ham United on Saturday ...and more »
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Crystal Palace defender extends loan spell in League Two
Crystal Palace have confirmed that defender Luke Croll has extended his loan spell with Exeter City until the end of the season. The 22-year-old joined Exeter on transfer deadline day during the summer transfer window and has so far made 12 appearances ...and more »
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Croydon University Hospital reaches maximum bed capacity in first week of 2017
Croydon University Hospital reached maximum capacity three times in the first week of January due to winter pressures, latest bed occupancy figures reveal. The London Road hospital filled all of its 509 general and acute beds with patients, including ...and more »
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Croydon University Hospital reaches maximum bed capacity in first ...
Croydon University Hospital reached maximum capacity three times in the first week of January due to winter pressures, latest bed occupancy figures reveal.and more »
- Police conducting fresh searches on the Isle of Wight for missing Crystal Palace man Robert Gibson say there is a "possibility" a body could be found.Detective Sergeant John Stirling is involved in the three-day search operation on a coastal path in Shanklin, the town where 45-year-old Robbie, as he is known to his friends, was last seen on June 13.DS Stirling said victim recovery dogs will be used to search the formerly overgrown land, stretching three miles on Luccombe Road, with the...
- A New Addington school has made "exceptional" improvements since being placed into special measures, but has been warned by Ofsted that the quality of teaching still needs to be better. Despite being rated overall by the education watchdog as "requires improvement", Wolsey Junior Academy's head of school Ryan Arde has praised staff for making "significant progress".Three Ofsted inspectors visited the school in King Henry's Drive on November 23 and 24, and...
- Talks aimed at averting more strikes on London Underground in a dispute over jobs and ticket office closures will be held today.
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Former Crystal Palace striker on the verge of Middlesbrough switch
He didn't have the best of times at Crystal Palace, but Patrick Bamford could be about to get another chance in the Premier League with Middlesbrough. The Chelsea striker, who was on loan with Palace for the first half of last season, is reportedly set ...and more »
- Using space taken up by empty council-owned lock-up garages could be the key to easing London’s housing crisis, according to research.
- Police are starting fresh searches on the Isle of Wight in a bid to find new evidence which could help them locate missing Crystal Palace campaigner Robert Gibson. Robbie, as he is known to his friends, disappeared after telling his family he was going for a walk seven months ago.The father-of-one was last seen on CCTV in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight and a number of searches have been completed by friends in a bid to find him. His brother, Peter, made a compassionate appeal for him to come...
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ARCHIVE PHOTOS: 55 pictures of Croydon people taken in 1997
We have pictures of Croydon schools football final, Edward Handley of Croydon Rotary Club presents the Joe Pierce Trophy to Archbishop Tension School cricket team, first marriage procession down Surrey Street Market, Whyteleafe FC Club presentation ...
- Croydon University Hospital reached maximum capacity three times in the first week of January due to winter pressures, latest bed occupancy figures reveal.The London Road hospital filled all of its 509 general and acute beds with patients, including extra beds made available for adults on a children's ward, on January 2, 3 and 4.Even on days when not all beds were taken, there were only a handful that were empty.READ MORE: A 'life-threatening' shortage of GPs in Croydon means doctors are seeing.
- A Norbury nursery has been told to improve its standards by the education watchdog following an allegation that a staff member had verbally and physically harmed a child.Purple Panda Nursery, in Norbury Crescent, received a "requires improvement" Ofsted rating at the end of last year – which Anthony Bailey, who opened the school in 2013, said he is appealing.A complaint to Ofsted about the nursery on Ofsted's website says on October 10, 19 and 23, it "received information...
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