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.

Croydon's freaky five: Top activities for a ghoulish Halloween

Croydon Guardian:

11:34am Wednesday 29th October 2014

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

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.

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.


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