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YELL CROY Short-changed Croydon schools to get £278 extra per pupil from Government

Croydon Guardian: Busy classroom scene

5:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Schools in Croydon are to receive additional money after the Government unveiled plans to address an imbalance in funding.

Jail for burglar caught after public tipped off police

Croydon Guardian:

4:51pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A burglar caught after a tip off from the public has been jailed for two years.

Crystal Palace midfielder opens bookmakers

Croydon Guardian:

3:57pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Punters were hoping the recent Eagles good form would rub off on them when they met club legend and former England winger John Salako at a bookies.

Have your say on Wimbledon to Sutton Tramlink extension as four possible routes are revealed

Croydon Guardian:

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Four new routes a tram link between Sutton and Wimbledon could take have been revealed - and you can have your say on them.

Death crash driver is just as much a victim as grieving family, mother says

Croydon Guardian: Rita Short holds a picture of son Robert Prescott

7:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

The heartbroken mother of a fatal crash victim says the driver is just as much a victim as she is.

Peaceful protest as £85,000 library fight continues

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Churchgoers have transformed themselves into peaceful protestors in their ongoing battle to turn a disused library into a community centre.

Stolen moped returned to owner within the hour

Croydon Guardian:

3:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

A moped reported stolen was returned to its owner within an hour following work from a pair of eagle-eyed police officers.

Fifth man charged with Downham murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire

Croydon Guardian:

12:24pm Monday 21st July 2014

Five men have now been charged with murdering entrepreneur Afyon Saint-Hilaire in Downham, who was stabbed and then crashed his car.

Con artist who lied about mother's heart attack to gain cash jailed

Croydon Guardian:

11:10am Monday 21st July 2014

An "utterly despicable" con artist who fabricated stories about seriously ill relatives to receive money has been jailed.

Family left with many questions after mother killed by car

7:00am Monday 21st July 2014

The death of a mother who was hit by a car on her way home from a night out with her daughter ‘could have been avoided’, an inquest has heard.

World Food Market to continue

Croydon Guardian:

9:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

The World Food Market launched in Ruskin Square earlier this summer has been extended to run into next month.

Neon Jungle unlease new single and album

Croydon Guardian:

5:10am Sunday 20th July 2014

Fresh from their first big festival gigs, pop group Neon Jungle are raring to unleash their next single and debut album.

Boris Johnson selects Croydon to be one of only two food boroughs

Croydon Guardian:

7:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

Croydon is leading the way in the battle against obesity after being chosen by Boris Johnson as one of London’s two food boroughs.

Riverside café opens in Croydon’s Wandle Park

Croydon Guardian:

5:50am Saturday 19th July 2014

A new café has opened in Wandle Park to add to the growing list of attractions for the increasing numbers of visitors who enjoy riverside walks in Croydon.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death accused cleared of all charges

Croydon Guardian: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

5:37pm Friday 18th July 2014

A youth accused of supplying ecstasy to a teenager who later died has been cleared of all charges

Police search for missing boy

Croydon Guardian:

5:28pm Friday 18th July 2014

A teenager has been missing since Wednesday.

Afyon Saint-Hilaire murder cops arrest sixth suspect

Croydon Guardian:

1:13pm Friday 18th July 2014

A sixth man has been arrested over the murder of Afyon Saint-Hilaire who died after being stabbed and crashing his car.

Body of missing woman reportedly found

Croydon Guardian:

10:59am Friday 18th July 2014

It is believed the body of a missing woman who was last seen in Purley has been found.

Promoted Article: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Croydon Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

10:20am Friday 18th July 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Double shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

Croydon Guardian:

5:51pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A 23-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a double shooting at a flat in Croydon.

Teens wanted after racially abusing mum and daughter

Croydon Guardian:

2:00pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Police are appealing for help finding a pair of teenage girls who racially abused a mother and daughter.

Behind-the-scenes: Imperial War Museum to showcase 1,300 new items after £40m revamp

Croydon Guardian:

11:36am Thursday 17th July 2014

The brutality of war has been given a human face at long last in the £40m revamped Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Date set for South London Incinerator High Court showdown

Croydon Guardian: Shasha Khan is the candidate for Green party

10:01am Thursday 17th July 2014

A date has been set for a High Court hearing that will decide the fate of plans to build a controversial incinerator on a nature reserve.

Firefighters from across south London battle blaze at Cane Hill stables

Croydon Guardian:

9:21am Thursday 17th July 2014

Firefighters from across south London battled a blaze at a stables in Coulsdon throughout the night.

Electoral registration system to change for first time in 100 years

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Thousands of households will receive letters this summer with details about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years.

Man charged following police dog shooting incident

Croydon Guardian:

5:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 40-year-old man arrested during a police raid in which a dog was shot dead has been charged with kidnap, GBH with intent and assault by penetration.

Heatwave alert issued as temperatures set to reach 29 degrees in London

Croydon Guardian: Use sunscreen: Watch those rays: Photo PA Photo/JupiterImages Corporation.

2:51pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The Government's public health service has issued a heatwave warning as temperatures creep towards the 30 degrees Celsius mark in London and Surrey this week.

Thornton Heath man on murder charge to appear in court

Croydon Guardian:

9:31am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A 23-year-old man from Thornton Heath will be appearing in court today charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in Downham.

UPDATE: Car found on remote country lane in hunt for missing Gravesend woman

Croydon Guardian:

8:18am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Kent Police is appealing for help to find a woman who has been reported as missing from Gravesend.

Car flips over in Coulsdon - driver suffers broken bones

Croydon Guardian:

9:02am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A driver had to be cut out of his car after it flipped onto its side in Coulsdon last night.

Man on trial over Daniel Spargo-Mabbs drugs death

Croydon Guardian:

5:23pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

The parents of a teenager who died after taking ecstasy at a rave listened in court as his friends told about the 'bad decision' they made to buy drugs that are believed to have killed him.

Officer admits 'gap in the law' let driver who almost killed teen go free

Croydon Guardian:

2:30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

A senior police officer has admitted a "gap in the law" meant a driver who ran a red light and seriously injured a teenager avoided jail.

House prices in London jump record 20 per cent

Croydon Guardian: webpix homes property estate agents agency

11:17am Tuesday 15th July 2014

House prices in London rose by a record annual rate of 20.1 per cent in May as overall growth in the UK climbed to 10.5 per cent, official figures showed today.

Man dies after Croydon car park fall

Croydon Guardian:

11:17am Monday 14th July 2014

A man has died after falling from a multi-storey car park.

New images connected to Croydon rave released by police

Croydon Guardian:

10:26am Monday 14th July 2014

Detectives investigating the disorder following the rave in Croydon where teenager Rio Andrew died have today released eight new images of people they would like to trace.

Met Police reserves jobs for Londoners only

Croydon Guardian: Surbiton police office slated for closure

9:39am Monday 14th July 2014

Police constables in London will be recruited exclusively from people who live in the capital, it has been announced today.

Watch out for 'leaky roof' scammer in Beddington

Croydon Guardian: Trading Standards warns of rogue traders in Somerset

9:41am Monday 14th July 2014

A scammer has been knocking on doors in Beddington and claiming he can fix roof leaks.

Teenager charged with stabbing

Croydon Guardian:

7:26pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A teenager has been charged with stabbing a fellow teen during a fight in Thornton Heath.

'Olympic scale' plans to transform Croydon include creating thousands of jobs and homes

Croydon Guardian:

6:10am Sunday 13th July 2014

Plans to transform Croydon will be discussed by the council.

Teenager in life-threatening condition after Thornton Heath stabbing

Croydon Guardian:

8:50am Saturday 12th July 2014

The 18-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times in the back, police said.

Flat used as animal shelter the centre of a bitter dispute

Croydon Guardian:

5:30am Saturday 12th July 2014

A bitter row has broken out between animal lovers accused of "hoarding" cats and neighbours who claim the furry creatures are making their lives a misery.

Rise in use of laughing gas in Carshalton and Coulsdon prompts police warning

Croydon Guardian:

4:01pm Friday 11th July 2014

A rise in reports of teenagers inhaling laughing gas in parks and public places has prompted a police warning.

More countdown clocks to appear at road crossings, announces TfL

Croydon Guardian:

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

More pedestrian crossings will get "how-long-have-I-got?" countdown signs as part of a new safety action plan for London's roads.

Shops say no to high strength booze in binge drinking crackdown

Croydon Guardian:

2:29pm Friday 11th July 2014

Off licences in Croydon town centre are backing the bid to beat binge drinking by taking high strength beer and cider off their shelves.

Armed police shoot dog dead as officers arrest assault suspect

Croydon Guardian:

9:57am Friday 11th July 2014

Armed police shot a pit bull-type dog when it confronted them while officers were trying to arrest a man in Thornton Heath last night.

A&E alternative at Croydon University Hospital is phone call away for seriously ill patients

Croydon Guardian:

5:30am Friday 11th July 2014

Fast tracked emergency treatment without having to go through accident and emergency is just a phone call away for seriously ill patients.

Boris ex-head held over 'sex abuse'

Croydon Guardian: London mayor Boris Johnson was a pupil at the prep school

9:42am Friday 11th July 2014

The former headmaster of a prep school attended by London mayor Boris Johnson has been arrested on suspicion of historic sex assaults.

Croydon public sector workers join nationwide walkout over pay

Croydon Guardian:

2:00pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Public sector workers from across Croydon have joined with more than a million others nationwide on strike today in the biggest walkout for decades.

New Croydon Council cabinet to go on tour and create 'people's town hall'

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Council will make the decision next week

10:44am Thursday 10th July 2014

Council cabinet meetings are to be streamed online and will be held at community centres across Croydon as part of plans to create a "people's town hall".

West Croydon carnival bringing cultures together

Croydon Guardian:

1:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

West Croydon will take on a carnival feel when people come together to celebrate their part of town and the changing face of the area.



News from our neighbours

Missing Mitcham pensioner John Gilgeours found safe and well (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Missing smartly dressed pensioner was found safe and well.

Train delays due to man 'laying on the track' at Anerley (link)

News Shopper (Bromley) 5:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

There are delays to trains running through Anerley station this afternoon (July 22) after a man wandered onto the…

TIMELAPSE VIDEO: New Hackbridge junction brings sense of community and safety, planners say (link)

Sutton Guardian 2:53pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Planners say a new-look road layout will make a suburb safer and give it a better sense of community.

Cyclist who died in Raynes Park collision named as New Malden man (link)

Surrey Comet 3:17pm Tue 22 Jul 14

A cyclist who died after being hit by a car has been named as New Malden man Patrick Cullinan.

Dog walker describes moment man punched woman on Tooting Common (link)

Streatham Guardian 11:25am Tue 22 Jul 14

A dog walker has expressed his outrage after witnessing a man punch a woman in the face on Tooting Common.

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