Local news in Addiscombe, Coulsdon, Croydon town centre, Crystal Palace, New Addington, Purley, Selhurst, Selsdon, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Upper Norwood and Waddon

Fire tears through home - flats evacuated

Croydon Guardian:

9:11am Thursday 31st July 2014

Homes had to be evacuated as flames tore through a flat last night.

772km running challenge in memory of boy who died after falling onto spinning propeller

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

Memories of the brother who died in a boating accident are spurring on a runner during every kilometre of his 772km challenge – one kilometre for every week his sibling was alive.

HMV to return to Croydon with new store

Croydon Guardian: Shoppers pass HMV on its final day’s trading at Cornmarket Street, Oxford, yesterday

5:12pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Entertainment retailer HMV is to open a new shop in Croydon 16 months after leaving the town. 

Wandle Park among 13 Croydon green spaces named among UK's best

Croydon Guardian:

4:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Wandle Park has joined the list of green spaces in Croydon to be named among the UK's best.

Surrey train death man was from Coulsdon

Croydon Guardian:

12:59pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

A 49-year-old from Coulsdon has died after being hit by a train.

Serious questions raised over killer on the run

Croydon Guardian:

10:15am Wednesday 30th July 2014

A killer is on the run after being granted bail by a senior judge despite being found guilty of causing the death of a man so terrifed for his safety he threw himself out of a window.

Buses could be back after bridge reopens

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Buses could return to their old routes running over Spring Lane bridge in Woodside after works to increase the weight capacity were completed.

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Croydon Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

7:00pm Wednesday 30th 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. 

Former Welsh rugby international guilty of assault of glamour model at Dane Bowers home

Croydon Guardian:

6:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A Welsh international rugby player has been convicted of assaulting his glamour model ex-girlfriend at the home she shares with fiancé Dane Bowers.

Olympic photographer and Queen speak for first time as he receives MBE

Croydon Guardian:

4:57pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Queen has been one of his subjects many times over the years but photographer Mark Shearman had never met her – until he received his MBE.

Captain Sensible's seat is pride of South Norwood

Croydon Guardian:

12:53pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Benches are usually put up in memory of dead people but in South Norwood they had a different sensible idea for a patch of wasteland.

Battle lines drawn over plans for Lidl in Upper Norwood

Croydon Guardian: Lidl, where armed machete robber James Tomlinson was a deputy manager

12:40pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

Budget food store chain Lidl has drawn up fresh plans to open in Upper Norwood after seeing unpopular proposals for a new store rejected earlier this year.

Men appear in court accused of tampering with cash machine in south Wimbledon

Croydon Guardian:

5:50pm Monday 28th July 2014

Pathmamathan Jeganathan and Senthuran Velautham appeared at Kingston Crown Court.

Moped rider in hospital after crash

Croydon Guardian:

5:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

A motorcyclist is in hospital after a crash near Croydon University Hospital this afternoon.

Married couple jailed for £188,000 benefit scam

Croydon Guardian:

4:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

A married couple have been jailed for a seven-year benefit scam which saw them pocket £188,000 in public money and invest it in property.

Killer remains on the run - call 999 if you see Jurius Tarasov

Croydon Guardian:

8:37am Monday 28th July 2014

Police are still hunting one of the killers of a 37-year-old who jumped to his death to escape a savage beating.

Passengers urged to plan an alternative route due to London Bridge station rebuild

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Passengers will not be able to travel from East Croydon to London Bridge for nine days next month due to Network Rail plans to completely redevelop London Bridge station.

Live music to celebrate Wandle Park restoration

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Free live music performed by artists from across south London, alongside a touch of Shakespeare and poetry readings, will be staged today.

The Great British Busk Off

Croydon Guardian:

4:22pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Three teenagers from Wimbledon are set to face the music in the country’s biggest busking competition.

Croydon's twin town of Arnhem in Holland set for British invasion

Croydon Guardian: Soldiers from the Parachute Regiment at Arnhem in September 1944

3:41pm Saturday 26th July 2014

Croydon’s twin town in Holland will be visited by British battlefield pilgrims.

Men jailed over Rolex fraud

Croydon Guardian:

5:40am Saturday 26th July 2014

Men who attempted to buy Rolex watches using fake IDs to secure 0% finance deals have been jailed.

Street performers to descend on the town

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Croydon will be taken over by a whirlwind of street entertainment, when Covent Garden and Edinburgh festival performers descend on the town centre.

Death fall killer Valodia Tarasov has been captured - brother remains on the run

Croydon Guardian:

2:37pm Friday 25th July 2014

One of the brothers who was on the run after killing a 37-year-old man who jumped to his death to escape their savage beating has been arrested.

Two arrested in cannabis raid

Croydon Guardian:

1:56pm Friday 25th July 2014

Two men were arrested yesterday after police raided a cannabis factory in Waddon.

Killers on the run - call 999 if you see Tarasov brothers

Croydon Guardian:

1:17pm Friday 25th July 2014

Brothers who caused a terrified man to leap from a window to his death to escape the beating they were giving him after wrongly accusing him of stealing a mobile phone are on the run.

Robber behind bars after 'appalling level of violence' against mum in the street

Croydon Guardian:

12:04pm Friday 25th July 2014

Mason Lindsay, of Croydon, is behind bars after an attack on a woman in Mitcham.

Fifty Shades of Grey - watch the trailer

Croydon Guardian:

9:24am Friday 25th July 2014

Directed by Croydon's Sam Taylor-Wood, Fifty Shades of Grey is sure to become one of the most talked about films when it is released next February. Watch the first trailer here.

Army regiment moving to Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Army officers met the mayor to tell her more about what they do in preparation for when they move to Croydon in December.

Man jumps to death to escape attackers after being falsely accused of theft

Croydon Guardian:

3:18pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A terrified man jumped to his death to escape three brothers who beat him up after wrongly accusing him of stealing a mobile phone. 

Croydon facing 'complex' health challenges, top doc says

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

With almost a quarter of children clinically obese, people in deprived areas dying nine years earlier than those in prosperous areas and sexually transmitted infections almost double the national average, Croydon has a lot of challenges, new health figures reveal.

Teenagers jailed for knifepoint robbery crime spree

Croydon Guardian:

4:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Two teenage robbers who threatened their victims at knifepoint have been jailed for a total of 14 years.

Coronation Street and The Bill stars team up to promote Marie Curie Cancer Care fundraising walk

Croydon Guardian:

2:44pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Soap stars put their best foot forward to encourage people to sign up for a fundraising walk.

Man injured in six-vehicle smash at notorious Fiveways junction

Croydon Guardian:

2:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A man has been injured in six-vehicle crash at the notorious Fiveways junction in Purley Way. 

Tony Benn's granddaughter Emily to contest Croydon South election

Croydon Guardian: Przemek Skwirczynski believes UKIP is the "natural choice" of Croydon's Eastern Europeans

11:28am Thursday 24th July 2014

The granddaughter of late Labour stalwart Tony Benn is to stand for election in Croydon South next year.

Firefighters tackle kebab shop fire

Croydon Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 24th July 2014

Firefighters were called to a fire at a kebab shop in Norbury last night.

Tips to keep your mobile phone safe

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11:36am Thursday 24th July 2014

Do not let your summer holiday be spoiled by phone thieves is the message from Croydon police.

Double shooting attempted murder suspect to appear at Croydon Crown Court

Croydon Guardian:

3:23pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A 23-year-old man charged with attempted murder after two people were shot in a South Croydon flat is to appear at Croydon Crown Court.

Cops wearing cameras 'to improve evidence'

Croydon Guardian:

2:12pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Police officers responding to 999 calls will come armed with a new weapon in the fight against crime from this week.

Knife crime and domestic violence are key priorities for Croydon's new borough commander

Croydon Guardian:

2:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Restoring confidence in the police, tackling domestic violence and working with the council and other service providers will be the main priorities of Croydon’s new top cop.

Council criticised for failing to take action at danger junction

Croydon Guardian:

10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Croydon Council has come under fire for failing to make changes to a junction where two pedestrians were killed in road accidents within two months of each other.

Acclaimed playwright to bring Daniel Spargo-Mabbs's death to stage in play performed by former schoolmates

Croydon Guardian: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs

10:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An acclaimed playwright is to bring the tragic death of teenager Daniel Spargo-Mabbs to the stage.

One Direction boys perform at primary school - sort of

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Youngsters were the envy of children across the world when One Direction performed at their school – well, kind of.

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.



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Thank Bank: Readers say thank you (link)

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