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Coulsdon Can Campaign pays off

Croydon Guardian: Coulsdon Can Campaign pays off

10:41am Monday 14th April 2014

Bowling at Coulsdon Memorial Ground isn't just for older players any more.

Flytipping on Riddlesdown - Springtime Contrast

Croydon Guardian: Flytipping on Riddlesdown - Springtime Contrast

8:52am Thursday 10th April 2014

Extensive flytipping in the middle of riddlesdown, contrasting with the lovely spring day.

The Hope Festival returns to Croydon

Croydon Guardian: THE HOPE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO CROYDON

3:48pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

It has all the attractions of bigger festivals, great live music, a fully licensed bar, kids’ entertainment and camp fires, but without the crowds or huge price tag.

YOUR PICTURES: Blooming in Park Hill

Croydon Guardian: Flowers in Park Hill (Picture: Mast Barangi)

10:13am Monday 7th April 2014

Thanks to Mast Barangi for sharing these pictures of Park Hill Recreation Ground with our readers.

Schoolboy lists Crystal Palace players in mock GCSE exam - but his teacher is a Brighton fan

Croydon Guardian: The pupil's school report

11:40am Thursday 20th March 2014

In a cheeky move which would leave most teachers somewhat baffled, a young student decided to turn his nose up at a mock exam and instead partake in a little banter with his teacher by writing out the names of Crystal Palace players and then drawing a picture of Selhurst Park.

PICTURE: Feel the sunshine in Crystal Palace

Croydon Guardian: By Wulfie Mayfield (Flickr / Wulfus)

8:53am Friday 14th March 2014

Thanks to Wulfie Mayfield for this stunning shot of Crystal Palace Park as spring finally returned to south London.

Crystal Palace Overground Festival Calls For Sponsors

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace Overground Festival Calls For Sponsors

7:55am Wednesday 5th March 2014

Your News: Organisers of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival are calling for sponsors to make this year’s music and arts festival the best yet.

The Balancing Pond, South Croydon

Croydon Guardian: The Balancing Pond, South Croydon

1:53pm Saturday 15th February 2014

I passed the balancing pond at 10pm last night where firefighters were still working hard in atrocious conditions to keep the waters at the balancing pond and a safe level. From our home you could see them continuing to work through the night - hoping their efforts will be truly appreciated once this is all over. This morning I could see the balancing pond fuller than it has ever been, sparkling in the sunshine.

Your Pictures: Flooding in Whyteleafe

Croydon Guardian: Flooding at BP Whyteleafe. by Chris Nott

4:02pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Thanks to Chris Nott who took these pictures of flooding at the BP garage in Whyteleafe.

Nice rainbow over Croydon town centre

Croydon Guardian: Nice rainbow over Croydon town centre

1:49pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Taken by council press officer John Bownas this afternoon

24 hour tennis marathon

8:47am Monday 20th January 2014

Danny Sapsford and Stuart Rhodes, both ex Davis Cup players, are taking part in a 24 hour tennis marathon at the Roehampton National Tennis Centre. Several clubs in Surrey have been invited to take part, and 3 members of the Selsdon Tennis club have been selected to play Danny and Stuart. Guest appearance will be made by Tim Henman and Jeremy Bates.

24 hour tennis marathon

8:47am Monday 20th January 2014

Danny Sapsford and Stuart Rhodes, both ex Davis Cup players, are taking part in a 24 hour tennis marathon at the Roehampton National Tennis Centre. Several clubs in Surrey have been invited to take part, and 3 members of the Selsdon Tennis club have been selected to play Danny and Stuart. Guest appearance will be made by Tim Henman and Jeremy Bates.

strong winds

Croydon Guardian: strong winds

12:26pm Tuesday 24th December 2013

Church road blocked due to fallen tree Based on information supplied by Simon.

Local Youth Group Plants a Thousand Trees

Croydon Guardian: Local Youth Group Plants a Thousand Trees

8:36am Monday 9th December 2013

A local youth group has teamed up with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) to plant thousands of trees.

Belfry goes of in bang

Croydon Guardian: Belfry goes of in bang

11:40am Monday 2nd December 2013

The Belfry was ablaze with dance and music on Saturday as two performing arts groups took the stage.

Junior Badminton

Croydon Guardian: Junior Badminton

9:29am Tuesday 24th September 2013

We are looking to promote the Shuttles Junior Badminton Club for 10-16 year olds.

Kickboxers Knock Out Cancer

Croydon Guardian: Kickboxers Knock Out Cancer

1:40pm Monday 23rd September 2013

A team of Instructors will be leading their students to undertake a hard-hitting challenge of completing up to 120 fights in an event to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Macmillan Coffee Morning Purley

Croydon Guardian: Macmillan Coffee Morning Purley

11:34am Friday 20th September 2013

4 ladies from Purley are hosting a Macmillan world's biggest coffee morning in Purley at ChristChurch on Friday the 27th of September! It is open to everyone from 10am-1pm and there are a host of activities as well as a raffle and live music! Come along and tell your friends and family! Hopefully it will be the first of many great fundraiser a for this amazing charity. Cancer affects all of us and Macmillan nurses do such a great job! Please contact 02086608023 or croydoncoffeemorning@live.co.uk for more information Based on information supplied by Vanessa Threadgold.

Norbury Green residents take on London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride

Croydon Guardian: London to Brighton Charity Bike Ride

2:52pm Thursday 12th September 2013

Your News: On Sunday, 8th September, two members of Norbury Green Residents' Association cycled from London to Brighton to raise £2,000 for Dementia UK Admiral Nurses.

Vintage aircraft

11:14am Wednesday 11th September 2013

An old Junkers JU52 or possibly a Ford Trimotor aircraft flew over South Norwood yesterday, VERY low, I'd say 200ft. I cannot find any reference to it anywhere. Does anyone know anything about this?

Croham Valley Explorer Scouts Move On

1:14pm Wednesday 11th September 2013

After almost 40 years of meeting together with the 1st Croham Hurst Ranger Guides, Croham Valley Explorer Scouts have decided to move to a new venue in South Croydon in order to attract more members aged 14-18, particularly girls now that The Scout Association is co-educational. The Unit will continue meeting weekly on Tuesday evenings from 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm, but with effect from September 17th at the 7th/12th Scout Headquarters, located to the rear of 35-41 Birdhurst Rise, South Croydon. The Unit will continue offering an attractive and adventurous programme including outdoor activities, camps and expeditions, as well as enabling members to work towards their Duke of Edinburgh's and Scouting Awards. The Ranger Guides will continue to meet at St Paul's Church Hall, Croham Park Avenue, South Croydon on Tuesday evenings also from 8.00 pm until 9.30 pm, which will facilitate joint meetings with the Explorers from time to time. Both Units have challenged themselves to increase membership substantially by March 2014. Young people interested in joining the Explorer Scouts should contact Christopher Dean on 01883 723081.

Over 60 Free Activities on offer at Leisure Centre Open Week

Croydon Guardian: Over 60 Free Activities on offer at Leisure Centre Open Week

3:54pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Waddon Leisure Centre, managed by Fusion lifestyle in partnership with Croydon Council, will be hosting a whole week of FREE taster sessions from 16th-22nd September to showcase the fantastic facilities and activities at the new centre which opened in January 2013.

YOUNG WRITER GROUP TO BE RE-LAUNCHED

8:24am Friday 16th August 2013

Addiscombe Young Writers is set to re-launch in September and invites new members aged between six and 11. After running for a year and a half, and following some disruption due to unforeseen circumstances, AYW founder Jilly Henderson-Long is now looking ahead with renewed enthusiasm as the group heads towards its second year. If your child has an interest in Creative Writing, Jilly welcomes enquiries through the group Blog (http://addiscombeyoungwriters.blogspot.co.uk) and by email (jillyhendersonlong@gmail.com). Sessions will take place twice a month (dates tbc) between 9.30 and 10.30 on Saturday mornings, at The Positively Marvellous Cake and Coffee Shop in Lower Addiscombe Road.

Croydon Hurricanes Rugby League Club

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Hurricanes Rugby League Club

8:02am Monday 29th July 2013

Croydon Hurricanes Rugby League club rounded off an outstanding season by being crowned League Champions at U13s and U16s at the LionTrust Grand Finals in Hemel Hempstead this saturday. For the U16s, this was the 3rd trophy of the season, being crowned Challenge Cup Winners as well as Minor Premiers for 2013. Rugby League is widely regarded as a northern game, but it is becoming more popular in the south and the fact that Hurricanes have 2 players selected for International squads is testament to this. With England hosting the rugby league world cup later this year, we are bound to see more people becoming attracted to the sport and Croydon are keen to welcome new players, as well as sponsors and coaches to ensure that the club can continue to provide excellent oppotunities for the youth of the borough.

EBR AWARD 2013 PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED

Croydon Guardian: EBR AWARD 2013 PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED

8:23am Monday 22nd July 2013

The 2013 edition of EBR AWARD will be hosted by Dayo Olomu and Catherine Labinjo it was revealed yesterday. According to the press released, EBR AWARD 2013 will be celebrated at The Regent, 331 Regents Park Road, Finchley Central, London N3 1DP. Dayo Olomu and Catherine Labinjo was chosen for the job due to their verse experience in show business, are successful entrepreneurs in their own right and have presented many iconic events up to date. Dayo Olomu was UK’s MC of the Year 2009 and one of the leading Black Master of Ceremonies/Toastmasters in Europe, was professionally trained by The Toastmasters International and rose to become an Advance Toastmaster and the founding President of Croydon Communicators Toastmasters Club and an accomplished motivational speaker and TV Presenter. Dayo has gained 15 years experience in event hosting giving him a celebrity status in UK.

England's Goode helps Warlingham RFC prepare for new seasson

8:15am Monday 22nd July 2013

England Player Helps Warlingham Prepare for the New Season Warlingham Rugby Club have secured the assistance of current Saracens and England Full Back Alex Goode at their Summer training Camp on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July at their Hamsey Green home.

Paintings Exhibition at Clocktower Cafe 1-13 July

Croydon Guardian: Paintings Exhibition at Clocktower Cafe 1-13 July

9:40am Monday 17th June 2013

Snorkelling and scuba diving have inspired me to paint octopuses changing shape and colour. The fish of the Red Sea are amongst the most vivid in the world. But besides such exotic landscapes as Iguassu Falls and Volcanoes in Java, this collection also includes more homely subjects, such as old London and familiar flowers.

Croydon punk and glam club launches in shower of glitter

Croydon Guardian: Croydon punk and glam club launches in shower of glitter

8:16am Monday 10th June 2013

AN EXCITING new free club night, promoting the sounds of punk, glam and goth opened with a bang at Scream Lounge, Croydon on May 31.

Lauren, 13, wins place at Brit School against the odds

12:17pm Tuesday 4th June 2013

Lauren was born with spina bifida and doctors warned she may never walk.

Collecting Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award from St James's Palace and HRH Duke of Edinburgh

7:08pm Monday 6th May 2013

A Royal date with the golden touch for Tim Hou.

Cockatiel gone missing

Croydon Guardian: Cockatiel gone missing

6:49pm Sunday 7th April 2013

Your News: Earl, a very friendly cockatiel, got scared and flew off into the night sky about 11pm on Saturday 9th March, near Selhurst station

New table tennis star in the making

Croydon Guardian: New table tennis star in the making

8:16am Wednesday 20th March 2013

Isabelle Joubeily from Purley reinforced the Surrey Cadets’ table tennis team as they earned promotion to the Cadet Premier Division on Saturday. Surrey opened with two 10-0 victories against Sussex II & Sussex III. Next in the firing line was Somerset whose two left-handed girls put up most resistance. Nevertheless it was an 8-2 win for Surrey to set up a grand finale with Hampshire who were unbeaten in Division 1c. Hampshire had despatched Dorset 8-2 to place themselves in a strong position. Only a win would be good enough for Surrey to take top spot while Hampshire only required a draw. So who would have expected Surrey to race into a 7-0 lead?! Sasha (Alex) Gillen opened the match with an excellent win over Jimmy Yeung albeit in 4 games. On the next table the same pattern emerged between Matthew Daish and Shaquille Webb-Dixon.

GCSE Results

8:46am Wednesday 6th February 2013

On GCSE Results Day (Thursday August 24th), Al-Khair School pupils were once again celebrating excellent GCSE results.

Walk in the snow

Croydon Guardian: Walk in the snow

8:45am Wednesday 6th February 2013

Hi I am Hassan a professional photographer, recently I have taken many photos of snow during my walks in Purley.

TimePlan Education donates Christmas tree to local school

Croydon Guardian: TimePlan Education donates Christmas tree to local school

12:35pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

The Link School in Beddington is a specialist school which supports students with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Local Muslims raise money to help vulnerable children

Croydon Guardian: Local Muslims raise money to help vulnerable children

12:32pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

Young Muslims turned up in force across the region to collect money for Save the Children UK.

Five generations

Croydon Guardian: 5 Generations

12:29pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

Following the birth of baby Nasiah, we are pleased to announce our family now has five living generations.

Crydon's newest author

Croydon Guardian: Crydon's newest author

1:42pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Within ten days of publishing her first full length novel on Amazon Kindle, Croydon writer, mother and hairdresser, 26 year old Alexandra Dimmock is getting 5 star reviews comparing her work to Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials and the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer.

Make a Splash at Swim School

1:36pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Locals encouraged to enrol in Swim School at their local swimming pool and win a holiday.

PEACE Graduation - Dean Cullinane

Croydon Guardian: PEACE Graduation - Dean Cullinane

1:34pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Dean Cullinane, a resident of Croydon, has recently graduated from the PEACE training programme held at Preston Seventh-day Adventist Church. Dean, who simply wanted to put his church-going into practice, is a young professional. His trade is Christian video production which he began after deciding that university wasn’t for him – he dropped out after just 3 lectures.

Local Beaver Scouts urgently need a new leader

1:32pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

29th Croydon (St John’s) Scout Group are a thriving Scout Group in Shirley and we are desparately in need of a new Beaver Scout leader. Our current leader has had to step down due to family commitments and no one wants to see the Beaver colony close - especially the 20 Beaver Scouts!

Artists Open Studios for Christmas

Croydon Guardian: Three Croydon Artists exhibiting in Surrey Artists Open Studios in June

1:26pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

In Croydon are two local artists...

Norbury tennis coach receives British Tennis Coach of the Month

Croydon Guardian: Norbury tennis coach receives British Tennis Coach of the Month

1:23pm Tuesday 11th December 2012

Ben Jones the Head coach at Norbury Park Lawn Tennis Club on Ederline Avenue was awarded the British Tennis Coach of the Month award this week at the National tennis Centre in Roehampton.

Croydon Air Cadets Challenge for National Title

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Air Cadets Challenge for National Title

5:04pm Monday 19th November 2012

A team of cadets from 97 (Croydon) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) has taken part in the national banner drill competition for the second year running. Held at RAF Halton the competition tests the top six teams from across the United Kingdom to find the best banner party in the ATC.

Local Artist Representing Croydon at Unhinged Festival

Croydon Guardian: Local Artist Representing Croydon at Unhinged Festival

5:03pm Monday 19th November 2012

After 10 years of teaching in and around the borough of Croydon, Former Teacher of Art; having left education in 2010 to practice full-time. For over 20 years of producing original works Artist Ian Barrington, living and working in the north of the borough, has taken his practice towards Lowbrow since 2005, is becoming a known figure in the art gallery circuit receiving accolades from fellow well known artists, winning several awards for his works and having held exhibitions in various London galleries and institutions to include The Other Art Fair in May 2012, which saw visitors in excess of 7000 and across the UK showing at The Festival of Lights in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, this coming December, Ian also has shown In Antoni Gaudi’s famous Casa Batllo in Barcelona..

Love To Sing - Soul Symphony Community Choir

Croydon Guardian: Love To Sing - Soul Symphony Community Choir

4:34pm Monday 19th November 2012

The Soul Symphony Community Choir will be hosting a presentation of songs fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support.

St James the Great School Ofsted Report

Croydon Guardian: St James the Great School Ofsted Report

4:32pm Monday 19th November 2012

St James the Great Primary and Nursery School, Thornton Heath, was judged outstanding in all aspects in a recent Ofsted inspection placing the school in the top seven per cent of primary schools in England and Wales.

Local Muslims Take to the Streets for Poppy Appeal

Croydon Guardian: Local Muslims Take to the Streets – For Poppy Appeal

4:29pm Monday 19th November 2012

Young Muslims turned up in force across the region to collect money for the Poppy Appeal.

Kidplay Cafe in Addiscombe to re-open

Croydon Guardian: Kidplay Cafe in Addiscombe to re-open

4:27pm Monday 19th November 2012

The local community Kidplay cafe in Addiscombe recently had to shut due to financial struggles and left lots of mums and little ones with no local place to have fun and enjoy tasty food.

Bumper charity fun for Croydon

Croydon Guardian: Bumper charity fun for Croydon

12:54pm Friday 9th November 2012

To help raise funds for Children In Need, a local opticians in Croydon will be holding a Pudsey-themed day on Friday 16 November full of fun for all ages.








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