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

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.

Brave boy hoping to be first in UK to survive double transplant operation, but it could lead to his death

Croydon Guardian:

11:16am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A seriously ill 10-year-old is facing up to the fact the next time the phone rings it could lead to him having a new lease of life or it could bring about the end.

Family and friends pay tribute to 'kind, gentle' school caretaker who died under lorry

Croydon Guardian:

10:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Family and friends have paid tribute to a former school caretaker dragged to his death under a lorry.

Vicar charged with sex and child cruelty offences after investigation into 'spanking'

Croydon Guardian: Rev Howard Curtis

9:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A minister who has been under police investigation over claims he spanked women in his office has been charged with sex and child cruelty offences.

Riot-damaged town benefiting from more than £23m investment

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

More than £23m is being invested in regenerating West Croydon, three years after it was badly damaged in the 2011 riots.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

Croydon Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

Exclusive: X Factor star in 80s car wash action

Croydon Guardian:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If X Factor has a disco music night this year Ben Haenow would be a perfect choice to sing Car Wash, as this exclusive photo shows.

Robber who absconded from mental health hospital has been found

Croydon Guardian:

5:46pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A serving prisoner who absconded from a mental health hospital has been found in Croydon.

Add a Banksy or a Damien Hirst artwork to your shopping list when gallery opens for business

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Damien Hirst, Banksy and Andy warhol are among the artists that will be sold at a new gallery in Croydon, which the owner hopes will help to change people's opinions about the town.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

Croydon Guardian:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

Croydon Guardian: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

Film festival organisers promise this year will be best ever

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A film festival that showcases independent movies from around the world is back for its fifth year and the organisers are promising it will be the biggest one yet.

Calling all young fashion designers: Croydon launches brand competition

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A competition to find the next big thing in fashion has been launched as part of Croydon business month.

First picture of elderly man killed by lorry in Croydon released by police

Croydon Guardian:

1:35pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Maurice Baxter was killed on Thursday.

Hammer attacker jailed after stealing pizza delivery moped and using it as getaway vehicle

Croydon Guardian:

12:45pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Billy O'Brien stole a pizza delivery moped, drove it to a nearby Croydon road and attacked a man with a hammer he had hidden up his sleeve

Woman taken to hospital with head injuries after being hit by car in Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

9:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

The collision happened at about 8pm last night

Police name elderly man who died after being hit by lorry in West Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

7:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

An elderly man who was killed after being hit by an articulated lorry yesterday has been named by police.

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

Croydon Guardian:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

Witnesses describe horror after elderly man dragged to death under lorry in front of funeral mourners

Croydon Guardian:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Funeral mourners and supermarket staff speak of shock after a man, thought to be in his 80s, died under the wheels of an articulated lorry.

Dangerous robber on the loose after he absconded from mental health hospital

Croydon Guardian:

3:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

A manhunt is underway after a serving prisoner absconded from a mental health hospital.

Child and two adults taken to hospital after fire 'caused by discarded cigarette' in Upper Norwood

Croydon Guardian: London Fire Brigade to charge for false alarms

2:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A child and two adults were taken to hospital after a house fire in Upper Norwood this morning.

Elderly man killed by lorry outside church in West Croydon: Witnesses wanted

Croydon Guardian:

9:46am Friday 17th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in West Croydon where a man was hit by an articulated lorry.

Will there be mouse droppings in your Christmas dinner?

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Anyone booking a special Christmas meal with family, friends or work colleagues is advised to check a restaurant’s food hygiene rating beforehand.

Man dies after being hit by lorry at West Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who died after being hit by an articulated lorry in West Croydon may have been paying his respects at a funeral just moments before he was killed.

Major travel disruption in south London after person hit by train

Croydon Guardian:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Trains are not stopping at stations between Crystal Palace and Balham via Streatham Hill after a person was hit by a train earlier this afternoon.

Police hunt for thieves seen driving erratically after burglary

Croydon Guardian:

10:52am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police are on the hunt for thieves who drove a black Audi erratically along the streets of Coulsdon after a burglary.

Croydon Council asks Government for devolved tax powers to generate £5.25bn

Croydon Guardian:

9:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

Croydon Council has asked the Government for devolved tax powers to generate £5.25bn for the borough's economy.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

Croydon Guardian: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

Goofing around: Hospital leaves human teeth in scaffolder's leg after bizarre iPad trampoline incident

Croydon Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who had his best friend's teeth embedded in his leg in a bizarre accident with a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

Rugby ace Jonny Wilkinson helps children design their kit

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Former rugby player Jonny Wilkinson joined a group of pupils from two Croydon schools in a workshop to design their school team’s rugby shirt.

Athletes hit out at Crystal Palace stadium demolition plans

Croydon Guardian:

11:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

An army of athletes is coming together to defend Crystal Palace stadium from the “greatest threat to the progress of sport” after plans to demolish it were unveiled.

POLL: Smoking should be banned in parks, report says

Croydon Guardian: London parks should become smoke-free zones, a report says

9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Thousands of acres of parkland in London and landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square should become smoke-free zones, a report has said.



News from our neighbours

Rose Hill bus stabbing: Teenager arrested on attempted murder charge (link)

Wimbledon Guardian 4:20pm Sat 25 Oct 14

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested over yesterday's stabbing at the Rose Hill roundabout.

Streatham and Clapham High School welcomes Robert Winston and Duke of York (link)

Streatham Guardian 7:00am Wed 22 Oct 14

Streatham and Clapham High School was transformed into a conference centre to welcome Robert Winston and the Duke…

Mum About Town with Angellica Bell: 'It's important to support Kingston businesses' (link)

Surrey Comet 4:00am Sun 26 Oct 14

This week Angellica reflects on the benefits of supporting small local businesses.

Rose Hill bus stabbing: Teenager arrested on attempted murder charge (link)

Sutton Guardian 4:20pm Sat 25 Oct 14

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested over yesterday's stabbing at the Rose Hill roundabout.

Police concern for missing Beckenham man, David Hopkins (link)

News Shopper (Bromley) 4:29pm Sat 25 Oct 14

Police are concerned for the safety and welfare of a 30-year-old man missing from the Bromley area.

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