Council to axe 500 jobs amid £93m funding shortfall

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Clocktower

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The axe could fall on up to 500 Croydon Council employees as the authority faces cutting its spending by £93m in three years.

Teenager to release single to raise money for ecstasy death friend's charity

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage musician is to release a single in tribute to his school friend, who died after taking ecstasy earlier this year. 

Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones among A-listers to film Hollywood blockbuster at Croydon College

Croydon Guardian: Croydon College looks for apprentices

5:11pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A ruthless killer, CIA agents and the threat of nuclear disaster are heading to Croydon College - after it was chosen as the set of a big-screen blockbuster.

Man wanted in connection with sexual assault

Croydon Guardian:

2:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

This man is wanted in connection with a sexual assault on a woman.

Bloody knife discovery leads to double arrest

Croydon Guardian:

9:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two people have been arrested after a bloody knife was found outside a house in south Croydon.

Tram racist Emma West struck off as dental nurse after being branded 'risk to public'

Croydon Guardian:

4:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A woman filmed unleashing a vile torrent of racist abuse on a crowded tram through Croydon is to be struck off from her role as a dental nurse.

VIDEO: Teenager reaches final of short film competition judged by Dame Helen Mirren

Croydon Guardian:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

You have five days left to vote for your favourite short film in the Dream to Screen competition.

Woman who went missing while walking dog found

Croydon Guardian:

9:39am Monday 15th September 2014

A woman who went missing while walking a friend's dog in South Croydon been found. 

'Government must wake up to ticking time bomb', Croydon Council leader says

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Campaigning councillors will be lobbying Whitehall to try and disarm the “ticking time bomb” of Croydon’s increasing funding problems.

Police concerned after woman goes missing walking dog

Croydon Guardian:

8:46am Monday 15th September 2014

A woman last seen walking a friend’s dog on Saturday has been reported missing.

Mad science with Albert Einstein

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Can physics ever be funny? Well, this one-man show by actor and comedian John Hinton is aiming to answer that question with an emphatic yes, writes Harvey Day.

Blue plaque for playwright RF Delderfield

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The memory of Croydon novelist and dramatist RF Delderfield has been honoured with a blue plaque at his former home in Ashburton Avenue.

Met Police 'must improve' illegal rave handling, finds review

Croydon Guardian: Around 2,000 people attended to rave in East Croydon

10:23am Friday 12th September 2014

A Metropolitan Police review triggered by an illegal rave in Croydon that led to a 15-year-old's death has concluded the force must improve, but has not recommended disciplinary action for any officer.

Trio jailed over brawl at Tim Westwood gig that led to nightclub shutting down

Croydon Guardian:

4:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

Three men have been jailed for their part in a brawl that led to a town-centre nightclub being shut down. 

Thornton Heath man, 48, dies after being hit by train

Croydon Guardian: British Transport Police

3:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 48-year-old man from Thornton Heath has died after being hit by a train.

Teenager stabbed in South Croydon

Croydon Guardian:

1:53pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 19-year-old man has been stabbed in South Croydon.

PICTURES: Thornton Heath Festival brings carnival to high street

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

The sun shone on revellers who transformed a high street into carnival on Sunday.

Inclusive dance group taking to parks for family fun on Sunday

Croydon Guardian:

10:52am Friday 12th September 2014

After sliding down every slide in Croydon in 24 hours, Slide dance is hosting community events in Wandle Park, North Down Park and Lloyd Park on Sunday.

Second arrest in Adrian Young murder investigation

Croydon Guardian:

3:04pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A second man has been arrested in connection to the killing of Adrian Young, who was stabbed to death in Croydon last month.

'Neighbour from hell' thrown out of house over death threats, violence and drugs

Croydon Guardian:

3:28pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A neighbour from hell who blighted her quiet street with violence, death threats, drugs and uncontrolled dogs has been thrown out of her house.

Man, 30, charged with attempted murder of mum after stabbing at carer support centre

Croydon Guardian:

12:40pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 30-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a carer support centre in Croydon town centre.

Home Office urged to act over 600 asylum seekers in hotel

Croydon Guardian:

12:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

An MP is calling for the Home Office to take action after it emerged that more than 600 asylum seekers have been packed into a hotel in Crystal Palace.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Trams pulling in and out of Sutton took a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support from residents for the multimillion pound transport scheme.

Fundraising family inspired by friend's cancer battle raises £3,000 with craft fair

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A friend’s battle against ovarian cancer inspired a fundraising family to raise thousands for a cancer charity at their annual fair.

PICTURES: Breathtaking BMX stunts

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

BMX riders performed 360s, X-Ups, tail whips, barspins and other tricks at a jam session.

Woman, 64, stabbed repeatedly at carer support centre

Croydon Guardian:

1:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 64-year-old woman is in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Croydon town centre last night.

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash

Croydon Guardian:

12:08pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital suffering from back and groin pain after a crash in Shirley.

Police search Croydon house in child trafficking, drugs and money laundering investigation raids

Croydon Guardian:

12:21pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police raided a house in Croydon this morning amid a dawn swoop on a criminal network suspected of trafficking children to carry drugs. 

£100,000 target for playground rebuild project

Croydon Guardian:

11:12am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Campaigners embarking on a £100,000 fundraising mission need help to get their playground completely rebuilt.

Guilty plea after £160,000 cannabis factory found

Croydon Guardian:

10:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 31-year-old man arrested during a police raid has pleaded guilty to running a cannabis factory with a street value of £160,000.

Firefighters battle blaze at North End shop and flats

Croydon Guardian:

10:05am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Firefighters are tackling flames above a shop in North End, Croydon town centre.

South Norwood decides: Independence referendum draws near

Croydon Guardian:

9:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

While Scotland is still umming and erring about whether to choose to become an independent nation, South Norwood people are preparing to go to the (online) polls at midnight tomorrow.

Croydon Council to double amount of affordable housing built in borough

Croydon Guardian:

9:15am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Double the amount of affordable homes are set to be built as part of housing developments in Croydon.

£3.2m riot-ravaged street makeover begins

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Work has begun on a £3.2m improvement programme for a street which was badly damaged in the 2011 riots.

Incinerator campaigners score High Court victory ahead of judicial review

Croydon Guardian:

6:18pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Campaigners fighting the proposed incinerator in Beddington are 'thankful' after finally being granted full access to the 25 year PFI waste contract ahead of their October 9 judicial review.

Labour announces inquiry into councillor's secret £11,000 pay rise

Croydon Guardian:

5:15pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

An inquiry is to take place into how former Croydon Council leader Mike Fisher was able to secretly award himself an £11,000 pay increase while in charge of the town hall.

Westfield and Hammerson's £1bn development faces roadblocks as more than 130 objections lodged with Government

Croydon Guardian:

5:22pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

Croydon Council will have to defend Hammerson and Westfield's £1bn town-centre redevelopment plans at a public inquiry and judicial review.

Reverend accused of conducting hundreds of sham marriages

Croydon Guardian:

2:01pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A parish vicar conducted hundreds of sham marriages, wedding up to six couples a day in a "matrimonial production line", a court has heard.

New venue to open inside Fairfield Halls

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Fairfield Halls is set to launch a new multipurpose venue, The Studio.

24-year-old father pleads guilty to dangerous driving

Croydon Guardian:

5:59pm Monday 8th September 2014

A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty to dangerous driving today after a midnight crash left three people in hospital.

Police hunt for car used to 'deliberately' mow down clubber

Croydon Guardian: Police warning after thefts in car parks

5:03pm Monday 8th September 2014

Police have appealed for help to trace a car that mowed down a clubber in a "deliberate" hit and run and left him with potentially life-changing injuries.

Youth jailed after being found with gun and knife

Croydon Guardian:

1:21pm Monday 8th September 2014

A 23-year-old arrested by armed police after he was found with a gun and knife has been jailed for more than five years.

Driver suffers head injury in crash near fire station

9:33am Monday 8th September 2014

A driver had to be cut out of her car after two vehicles crashed near Norbury fire station last night.

Rogue traders pretending to be Croydon Council trading standards officers

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Rogue traders are impersonating Croydon Council’s trading standards officers with the aim of ripping off unsuspecting householders.

Charity celebrating 25 years of helping Croydon families seeks volunteers

Croydon Guardian: Adult and child holding hands (9949635)

5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

A charity that gives emotional and practical help to families is celebrating 25 years of working in Croydon.

Food at Croydon University Hospital among worst in country

Croydon Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

Croydon University Hospital is “among the worst” for food quality, according to a nationwide study of hospitals in England.

Croydon Health Services appoint new chief operating officer

Croydon Guardian:

11:13am Saturday 6th September 2014

The Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has appointed a new chief operating officer and deputy chief executive, who is expected to improve the level of care across the borough.

Thousands more to receive free school meals

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Thousands more children are now entitled to free school meals.

Former council leader Mike Fisher quits after it emerges he accepted a secret £10,000 pay rise

Croydon Guardian:

10:11am Saturday 6th September 2014

Croydon Conservative leader Mike Fisher has resigned after it emerged he accepted a £10,000 pay rise, while the council underwent brutal cuts to services.

Conservatives set date to pick new leader after Mike Fisher quits

Croydon Guardian:

3:23pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Croydon conservatives will meet on September 20 to pick a new leader, after their former leader Mike Fisher quit late last night.






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