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

Croydon Guardian: Jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 / Unlock iPhone 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, iOS 1st – 7.1.1 untethered Process

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.

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.

Croydon Council promises living wage

2:38pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Everyone who works for Croydon Council will receive a minimum of £8.80 an hour, a rate known as the London Living Wage, according to Croydon’s new council leader.

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.


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