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Life sentences for thugs who beat father-of-two to death in community centre attack

Croydon Guardian:

3:50pm Friday 31st October 2014

Thugs who beat a man to death in a vicious assault at a community centre have been sentenced for their part in the attack.

Ghosts, screaming spirits and hauntings: Which are the most spooky places?

Croydon Guardian:

1:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

Tonight is the night when some believe the spirits of the dead rise up.

Your guide to Halloween events across Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

11:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Don't be freaked out by our spooktacular list of ideas for a haunting Halloween.

Send us your scariest Halloween pictures

Croydon Guardian:

11:00am Friday 31st October 2014

Halloween is upon us again and even the squirrels are in on it. 

Street food revolution will move indoors when Surrey StrEatery launches with a bang

Croydon Guardian:

11:01am Friday 31st October 2014

Remember, remember the fifth of November, because that is when Croydon’s street food eatery opens its doors to hungry diners.

Roller Derby girls gear up for next big test

Croydon Guardian:

5:50am Friday 31st October 2014

In an unassuming leisure centre on a rather sunny autumnal Sunday morning, Vice Squad are taking on each other behind closed doors and no one is holding back.

Police concern over missing Whyteleafe man who has not been seen since his car was spotted on M25 10 days ago

Croydon Guardian:

4:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a 22-year-old man who has been missing for 10 days.

Marcus Campbell: Family fighting to transfer critically ill father away from Croydon University Hospital

Croydon Guardian:

4:10pm Thursday 30th October 2014

The family of a critically ill father-of-two staged three emotional demonstrations outside Croydon University Hospital are fighting for him to be transferred to another hospital.

Burglar who raided Crystal Palace football stadium, schools and restaurants jailed for two years

Croydon Guardian:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A prolific burglar who broke into Selhurst Park and raided five schools, stealing laptops, cameras and DVD players, has been jailed for two years.

Interview: Pop Idol Gareth Gates gets ready for panto

Croydon Guardian:

12:45pm Thursday 30th October 2014

It has been more than a decade since Gareth Gates battled it out with Will Young on Pop Idol, but in the last year alone fans have seen him ice skating, in a boyband, performing solo and now he’s gearing up for panto.

UK Border Agency building in Croydon evacuated over 'suspicious package'

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Lunar House in Croydon has been evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the building.

Zone 4 Croydon: Conservative politicians pushing Boris Johnson to support Zone 4 campaign

Croydon Guardian:

11:13am Thursday 30th October 2014

Conservative politicians have put their weight behind the Croydon Guardian’s Zone 4 Croydon campaign and are hoping to meet with Boris Johnson to get his support.

Find out where and when you can park for a pound this Christmas

Croydon Guardian:

10:07am Thursday 30th October 2014

Parking in Croydon town centre will be a little bit cheaper for late night shoppers who are searching for the perfect Christmas gifts.

Croydon Minster organist, 83, to release album

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A musician who has dedicated his life to mastering the organ is set to release his second major CD aged 83.

Dancers and actors brought stories of Diwali to life

Croydon Guardian:

5:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

Resplendent in their brightly coloured costumes, dancers and actors brought the stories of Diwali to life.

Home Office acts to prevent repeat of asylum seekers packed into hotel

Croydon Guardian:

4:37pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Home Office has said a Crystal Palace hotel that was packed full of asylum seekers should not be used to house them in the future.

Hit-and-run victim died of multiple injuries police say as they continue hunt for killer

Croydon Guardian:

2:52pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Tamil asylum seeker killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday died of multiple injuries, police said today as they continued their hunt for the driver.

Cleared vicar returns to parish where he was accused of holding nearly 500 bogus immigration marriages

Croydon Guardian:

12:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A vicar accused of presiding over hundreds of sham marriages has returned to his parish after the dramatic collapse of his immigration fraud trial.

Zone 4 Croydon: Croydon Guardian backing calls for fare deal for East Croydon and West Croydon passengers

Croydon Guardian:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Croydon Guardian has joined calls to move East and West Croydon stations from Zone 5 to Zone 4, saving commuters hundreds of pounds a year.

Palace referee axed after shunning manager post-match in rush to see Ed Sheeran gig

Croydon Guardian:

8:41am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Referee Mark Clattenburg will not be on the whistle this weekend after being axed by the Premier League.

Businesses battling to make the most money out of £100

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Wheeler dealers who can sell snow to Eskimos and are a dab hand at turning silver into gold are wanted for a charity challenge.

'Stolen' bus stop was actually mowed down by taxi

Croydon Guardian:

4:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

A bus stop that transport bosses were convinced had been stolen was actually ripped from the ground by a taxi, it has emerged.

What do you learn on a 27 week course about why you should not attack your partner?

Croydon Guardian:

3:59pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

October is domestic violence awareness month. In the last in a series of features, chief reporter Robert Fisk finds out how the probation service deals with abusers and helps their victims.

Teenager fighting for law change after sister is struck down at crossing

Croydon Guardian:

2:36pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

The sister of a teenage girl who suffered a life-changing brain injury after being struck down by a car, is petitioning for harsher sentencess for dangerous drivers.

Gareth Gates spreading festive cheer at Christmas lights switch on

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Crowds will be counting down to a cracking Christmas when Gareth Gates turns on Croydon’s Christmas lights.

Croydon hit-and-run victim was Tamil asylum seeker who escaped war-torn Sri Lanka

Croydon Guardian:

5:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

An asylum seeker who escaped war-ravaged Sri Lanka was mowed down and killed in a hit-and-run last night just metres from his home in Croydon.

Thieves 'dig up and STEAL' bus stop leaving commuters fuming

Croydon Guardian:

1:06pm Monday 27th October 2014

Brazen thieves apparently dug up a bus stop and stole it. 

Commuters will save £336 a year if Boris Johnson agrees to change Croydon stations from zone five to zone four, campaigners say

Croydon Guardian:

12:02pm Monday 27th October 2014

Commuting from Croydon could become cheaper if campaigners get their way and town centre stations are changed from being in zone five to zone four.

Man killed by BMW driver in pedestrian crossing hit-and-run

Croydon Guardian:

7:39am Monday 27th October 2014

A man has been killed in a hit and run on a pedestrian crossing.

Ghouls, witches and knife wielding zombies dancing the night away

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Reflex Croydon is once again presenting its annual Halloween Ghoul Disco Weekender.

Pensions impasse leads to four-day firefighter strike

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Monday 27th October 2014

Firefighters in England have announced a four-day strike.

Artists invited to transform Routemaster buses for new 'sculpture trail'

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Artists have been invited to submit designs for an series of sculptures that will see miniature London buses roll into Croydon.

Have you seen The Yeti?

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

Presented by The Airballoon, Live At Scream in the Showcase room at the Scream Lounge Music Venue is a great way to sit and enjoy live music on Halloween night, writes Rian Hoskins.

Police appeal after man takes double decker bus from Orpington bus depot and drives it to Shirley

Croydon Guardian:

4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a double decker bus was taken and driven from Orpington to Shirley.

Sham marriages trial collapses over claims immigration officials lied in court

Croydon Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

The trial of a vicar accused of presiding over a "conveyer belt" of a sham marriages has dramatically collapsed over allegations Home Office officials lied in court. 

VIDEO: Large fire breaks out at tower in Croydon town centre

Croydon Guardian:

1:11pm Friday 24th October 2014

A large fire has broken out at a tower block in Croydon town centre.

Ed Miliband promises votes for teenagers and to address racial inequality if he wins election

Croydon Guardian:

11:27am Friday 24th October 2014

Votes for 16-year-olds, all black candidate shortlists and Croydon Council policies rolled out across the country will all be on the cards if Labour wins the next election.

Discover what life was like in Croydon during Roman times

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Friday 24th October 2014

Ancient Roman and Anglo-Saxon artefacts will go on show after 60 years hidden from public view.

Crystal Palace boss charged with misconduct by FA

Croydon Guardian:

1:03pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has been charged with misconduct for after claiming referee Craig Pawson was "influenced" by Chelsea players during the Blues' 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.

Firefighters come out in force for training exercise at Sutton Hospital

Croydon Guardian:

5:37pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Around 90 firefighters from south London stations carried out fire and rescue training exercises at Sutton Hospital this afternoon.

VIDEO: Hundreds stage emotional protest over critically ill dad's care at Croydon University Hospital

Croydon Guardian:

12:00pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The family of Marcus Campbell, 22, have been told he will not be resuscitated if his heart stops.

How do police tackle domestic violence in Croydon where there are at least eight attacks a day?

Croydon Guardian:

11:13am Thursday 23rd October 2014

October is domestic violence awareness month. In the latest of a series of features, chief reporter Robert Fisk finds out how the police tackle the issue of domestic violence.

Prolific burglars jailed for nationwide supermarket sweep

Croydon Guardian:

11:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A pair of prolific burglars have been jailed for a supermarket crime sweep in which they stole cash from stores across the country.

Outstanding work with unemployed people nets Marks and Spencer staff top prize

Croydon Guardian:

10:22am Thursday 23rd October 2014

These are not just staff, they are outstanding Croydon M&S staff who have been honoured for their work with unemployed people.

Free film festival offers programme for all tastes

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

You can have the time of your life, get up in the morning slaving for bread and imagine you win the Jack Rabbit Slims jive competition at an inaugural film festival. Tired of being in the shadows of the Crystal Palace International Film Festival, South Norwood and Thornton Heath have teamed up to stage their own.

Mechanic vs developer in High Court fight for survival

Croydon Guardian:

3:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A mechanic is going to the Court of Appeal next week to try and get judges to overturn the ruling that developers can bulldoze the garage where he has worked for 40 years.

After year of dry taps and toilets Thames Water bosses quizzed about supply problems

Croydon Guardian:

11:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Imagine waking up every day and not knowing whether you will have water when you turn the taps on.

Knifeman hunted by police after he presses weapon against passenger's face and tries to rob him

Croydon Guardian:

11:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Officers are trying to track down this man after a 20-year-old passenger had a knife pressed to his face on a train between Crystal Palace and Dalston Junction.

Police hunt flasher who 'pulled down pants and fondled himself' in front of young women on train

Croydon Guardian:

11:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A flasher pulled down his pants and fondled himself in front of two young women on a train.

Businesswoman battling Sir Alan Sugar in The Apprentice boardroom

Croydon Guardian:

3:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

While Ben Haenow battles it out on stage, Croydon businesswoman Bianca Miller has her fights in the boardroom.

News from our neighbours

'Utterly devoted' boyfriend jailed for accidental killing of pregnant girlfriend (link)

Sutton Guardian 5:52pm Fri 31 Oct 14

A father-to-be who accidentally killed his pregnant girlfriend after mowing her down in his car, has been jailed…

UPDATE: Child injured after falling from third floor balcony (link)

Surrey Comet 4:33pm Fri 31 Oct 14

Updated 5.51 pm: Witness says boy "in and out of consciousness"

MAPPED: Firework displays 2014 (link)

News Shopper (Bromley) 3:52pm Thu 9 Oct 14

Firework season is upon us again, so get ready for some whizz bangs, sparklers and candy floss.

Life sentences for thugs who beat father-of-two to death in community centre attack (link)

Streatham Guardian 3:50pm Fri 31 Oct 14

Thugs who beat a man to death in a vicious assault at a community centre have been sentenced for their part in the…

'Utterly devoted' boyfriend jailed for accidental killing of pregnant girlfriend (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 5:52pm Fri 31 Oct 14

A father-to-be who accidentally killed his pregnant girlfriend after mowing her down in his car, has been jailed…

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