Do these dogs look like their owners?

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Pet pooches got the chance to show off their best assets at the Malden Fortnight dog show at the weekend.

Family-friendly festival brings Georgian living to life

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Travel back 300 years this summer and live life like a Georgian as part of a family festival celebrating the era.

Twelfth Night to be performed in two idyllic parks

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Shakespeare's "classic chaotic comedy" Twelfth Night is to be performed in two idyllic settings this month - Nonsuch and Cannizaro parks.

Magical and sometimes mythical Bill Bailey performing at Kew Gardens

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

Kew Gardens would seem the perfect setting for a performer who has a carnivorous plant named after them.

All the fun of the fair at family fun day in Morden

Croydon Guardian:

1:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The Morden Family Fun Day will be held on Sunday, July 20.

Scores of groups support new borough arts festival

Croydon Guardian: Launch: Mayor Meena Bond and Baroness van Dedem

2:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Music and drama groups have signed up to a new borough arts festival set to launch in 2016.

Street dance hits Kingston as part of IYAF

Croydon Guardian: Street dance hits Kingston as part of IYAF

8:54am Monday 30th June 2014

Street dance fever will hit the borough as a showcase with budding choreographers storms Kingston.

Summer of fun at Battersea Children's Zoo

Croydon Guardian: Zoo fun: Face painting, a butterfly day and a bugs day are among the fun

3:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

This summer Brighton-based illustrator and print maker Beatrice Von Preussen is running art and craft workshops at the Battersea Park Children’s Zoo.

Croydon artist Yellon Ran Huang in prestigious London show

Croydon Guardian: A painting by Yellon Ran Huang

5:00am Friday 27th June 2014

An artist whose work is inspired by living in Croydon and modern life has had a ‘prestigious door open’ for her by being selected to show her paintings at an esteemed exhibition.

VIDEO: International Film Festival rolls into town

Croydon Guardian: VIDEO: International Film Festival rolls into town

4:55pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

More than 200 films are being submitted from countries all over the world as they prepare to take part in the seventh annual Wimbledon International Short Film Festival.

Quirky comedy night to bring big names from the stand-up scene to Putney

Croydon Guardian: Russell Kane is just one of the names on the bill in Putney

11:36am Wednesday 25th June 2014

The Putney Arts Theatre is combining a mixture of exclusive new material from some of the biggest and brightest names in the business, to present a night of amusing mayhem in Always Be Comedy.

Quick-fire cricket charity match with cheeky chappy Phil Tufnell

Croydon Guardian: Former England cricketer Phil Tufnell set to entertain at charity evening

5:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Fancy watching quick-fire cricket with cheeky chappy Phil Tufnell taking on a celebrity team, while ejoying a picnic in the sun and supporting a great local charity?

Enviable summer of fun ahead for Elmbridge youngsters

Croydon Guardian: Fun, fun, fun: Something for all youngsters on offer

2:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

With the countdown to the school summer holidays beginning, Shout! activities schemes are on hand again to keep children happy.

Brace yourselves for Elmbridge's biggest leisure event

Croydon Guardian: Oodles of fun: Last year 3,000 people enjoyed the day

2:00am Monday 16th June 2014

The biggest sporting, leisure and culture event in the borough returns at its most fun-packed yet.

Where to watch, or avoid, the World Cup in Merton

Croydon Guardian: Bruno Roquette with brother Francisco

5:00am Friday 13th June 2014

With kick-off for the long-awaited FIFA World Cup scheduled for just hours away, one bar is determined to recreate the Brazilian spirit in a usually quiet corner of London.

Close-Up magic show returns to Epsom Playhouse

Croydon Guardian: Chris Wood will perform a set during the show

12:34pm Friday 13th June 2014

Magic is in the air at Epsom Playhouse this month with The Close Up Show, which promises 80 minutes of enchantment, trickery and sleight-of-hand from three talented magicians.

Where to watch World Cup 2014 in Kingston

Croydon Guardian: Tempers can flare during the World Cup as domestic abuse can rise by 25 per cent

3:15pm Thursday 12th June 2014

Not sure where to enjoy the 2014 World Cup? Check out our list of venues that will be showing the tournament live from Brazil.

Top bars and pubs to watch the World Cup in Wandsworth

Croydon Guardian: Tickets go on sale for riots benefit gig at Clapham Grand

4:17pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The World cup is here (really? because there hasn’t been any coverage...) and while thousands of football fans have raided the piggy bank and headed off to Rio, the vast majority of us will be watching the carnival from our couch.

Ladyboys and Thai boxing on offer at fun-packed festival

Croydon Guardian: Hook Road Arena will host a Thai food and crafts festival

5:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

From ladyboys to Thai boxing, a celebration of all things Thai is coming to Epsom at a day jam-packed with activities and entertainment to transport you to the Orient.

Exquisite flower show back in bloom

Croydon Guardian: Epsom Garden Society Summer Show will be held on June 21

5:00am Sunday 8th June 2014

An exquisite array of flowers will be on display at an annual summer garden show.

Dig into the past at fun-packed village day

Croydon Guardian: Ashtead Village Day will be held on June 14

5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Dig into Ashtead's history at a fun-packed day of entertainment at its annual Village Day.

Croydon Guardian's five top ideas for summer fun

Croydon Guardian: There is lots of fun in store this summer

5:00am Saturday 7th June 2014

Make this summer extra enjoyable with our fun suggestions for things to do over the next few weeks.

How well do you know south London? Take the Quiz!

Croydon Guardian: The questions are taken from London Quiz - How Well Do You Know London?

1:21pm Thursday 5th June 2014

Take this quiz - which will really sort out the tour guides from the tourists.

Luxury train tour will start in Cheam

Croydon Guardian: Do the locomotion: Let off some steam in July

5:00am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

A luxury steam train will depart from Cheam taking passengers on a journey through the Kent and Surrey countryside.

Strictly Come Dancing is coming to Croydon

Croydon Guardian: Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas are coming to Croydon

7:40am Saturday 31st May 2014

Expect stylish salsa and flourishes of foxtrot as a primetime TV favourite comes to the stage, writes Chris Baynes.

The 1st date - Love doctor Hayley Quinn gives her top tips for success

Croydon Guardian: Hayley Quinn has advice for anyone going on a first date

7:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

Dating can be a complicated feat that sets heads spinning through over-thinking and over-doing things in a bid to impress, writes Shaniqua Benjamin.

Top 5 things to do in Sutton this weekend

Croydon Guardian: EUROPEAN COMPETITION: Hannah Robinson of Bishop Auckland Boxing Club, training hard ahead of her fight PICTURE: Stuart Boulton

4:16pm Friday 30th May 2014

Check out Vibe's top 5 activities to do in Sutton this weekend.

Children asked to take on crime scene investigation

Croydon Guardian: Children asked to take on crime scene investigation

6:00am Monday 26th May 2014

Think you have got the smarts of Sherlock or Poirot? Are you still a child?

Take a half term trip to Thorpe Park and see the new Angry Birds Land

Croydon Guardian: Angry Birds land in Thorpe Park

10:21am Thursday 22nd May 2014

If you are an Angry Birds addict then you may want to get down to Thorpe Park this half term.

Streatham featured in new crime book

Croydon Guardian: Mike Gray with his book

8:46am Tuesday 20th May 2014

Streatham is featured in a new Crime book '101 Interesting Facts on Britain's True Life Crimes'

Life and times of 1940s Britain commemorated at Brooklands

Croydon Guardian: Historic times: The 1940s changed the world

3:00am Sunday 11th May 2014

The sights and sounds of the 1940s will once again fill the Brooklands site for a celebration of a decade that changed the world.

Chelsea Fringe to cross the river to Nine Elms

Croydon Guardian: New Covent Garden Market's fantastic flower stalls will form part of the Fringe's offering

12:09pm Friday 9th May 2014

Nine Elms is hoping to cement its status as ‘London’s newest cultural quarter’ as it plays host to a programme of events for the third Chelsea Fringe.

Wandsworth Festival and Fringe kicks off this evening

Croydon Guardian:

3:58pm Friday 2nd May 2014

The Wandsworth Arts Festival and alongside it, the Fringe 2014, are taking over the borough from the beginning of May.

Festival of reading at libraries across Elmbridge

Croydon Guardian: Toddlers meet the Bookstart Bear as part of Ditton Library’s 50th birthday celebrations Picture: Mike Boden MBS180412

1:00am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Young readers and writers of all abilities will be able to enjoy a seven week literary festival at libraries across the county starting next month.

VIDEO: Aliens Love Underpants is coming to Croydon

Croydon Guardian: Aliens Love Underpants is coming to town. Picture by SJS Photo

6:10am Saturday 26th April 2014

Get ready for a close encounter of the most entertaining kind when pants loving aliens fly into Croydon.

Basketball star Luol Deng to run summer camp in Crystal Palace

Croydon Guardian: Luol Deng credit Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two time NBA All-Star Luol Deng will be running a basketball camp in Crystal Palace this summer.

Heart shopping centre hosts Easter kids' workshop tomorrow

Croydon Guardian: Easter excitement: Head to the Heart

3:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Children can create their own egg cups and make Charlie and the Chocolate Factory sweets at a Kids’ Club Workshop held at the Heart Shopping Centre in Walton tomorrow.

Event tonight marks contribution of "soldiers of colour"

Croydon Guardian: War: Richmond lending library hosts the event

2:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Performances detailing the contribution made by soldiers of colour in the First World War take place at Richmond lending library.

Excitement grows as Easter approaches in Esher

Croydon Guardian: Marney's Gearing up for an Easter event

2:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Marney’s Village Inn in Esher hosts a day of Easter fun for the whole family on Saturday.

Circus acts to perform in Croydon this weekend

Croydon Guardian: Street entertainers

8:59am Friday 11th April 2014

The circus is coming to town this week adding a new twist to your shopping experience. 

Lifelong Crystal Palace fan pens book on club's last administration

Croydon Guardian: Steve Goddard

11:11am Monday 7th April 2014

A lifelong Crystal Palace fan has written a new book which follows an Eagles fan during the club’s last period of administration in 2010.

Children and teddies can see CBeebies’ double act Chris and Pui

Croydon Guardian: Children and teddies can see CBeebies’ double act Chris and Pui

10:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Children can go down to the playhouse with their teddies to see CBeebies’ favourite double act.

Thriller novel sees British Civil War after Scots discover oil

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

As life imitates art, an author is hoping the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence could promote interest in his debut novel.

Henry VIII to recount tales of wives, politics in court and executions

Croydon Guardian: Henry VIII to recount tales of wives, politics in court and executions

2:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Henry VIII is set to recount tales of his six wives, court, politics and executions during his reign.

Dance festival to get feet moving in Kingston

Croydon Guardian: The Ignition festival will bring dance groups and street acrobats to Kingston

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

A successful bid for funding from Arts Council England means they will be dancing in the streets of Kingston this summer.

The best of Brazil to raise money for disadvantaged children

Croydon Guardian: Charitable work: Going to Brazil

2:30am Friday 28th March 2014

The smells, sounds and delights of Brazil will make their way across the Atlantic to Barnes at a night full of music, dancing and food.

Kingston town centre defeats Peppa Pig World and Legoland to be named best family day out

Croydon Guardian: Attractions like the Rotunda won out over Peppa Pig World. Pic credit: Jon Sharman

12:30pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Kingston has defeated Legoland and Peppa Pig World to be named best family day out in a competition run by a baby magazine.

Marlpit Lane Bowling Green will be reopen for business soon

Croydon Guardian: Marlpit Lane Bowling Green will be reopen for business soon

10:20am Sunday 23rd March 2014

After being closed for several years a bowling green is back and it will soon be open for business.

Lords of the ring: Wrestlers roll into town tonight

Croydon Guardian: LDN wrestling

7:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

Plenty of people would love to see a politician scrapping in the same ring as an evil Dark Lord.

Abundance of flowers bring colour to spring show in Epsom

Croydon Guardian: Flowers from the Epsom Garden Society Show in 2012

6:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

An abundance of glorious spring flowers will bring colour and fragrance to an annual show.








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