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lightning over croydon this morning

Croydon Guardian: lightning over croydon this morning

8:54am Friday 18th July 2014

Hi, Thought you might like a picture of the lightning that took place this morning. The photo was taken from my home on westleigh avenue in coulsdon pointing towards purley at around 3am.

Race For Life with Team Heart

8:48am Monday 7th July 2014

The Croydon Race For Life 2014 is just around the corner.

Purley Classic Car Show

Croydon Guardian: Purley Classic Car Show

3:47pm Friday 27th June 2014

Vehicles ranging from the 1920s to the present day assembled for the Purley Classic Car Show on Sunday 22nd June. The show, organised by the Rotary Club of Croydon Whitgift, took place at the Rotary Fields just off the A23 Motorcycles and commercial vehicles were included in the show, and there was a strong contingent of Minis brought along by the London and Surrey Mini Owners' Club and the Box Hill Mini Club.

Crystal Palace Netball Club juniors tournament champions

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace Netball Club juniors tournament champions

10:43am Friday 20th June 2014

Crystal Palace Netball Club under 12 and under 13 teams were victorious at the SCI netball weekender in Skegness last weekend. Competing against 10 teams from across the UK the under 12 team remained unbeaten throughout the tournament while the under 13s lost only 2 games out of 12.

Harris Academy South Norwood Presents Hairspray

Croydon Guardian: Harris Academy South Norwood Presents Hairspray

4:21pm Thursday 19th June 2014

This summer the staff and students of Harris Academy South Norwood bring you the musical spectacular Hairspray. This 1960s style show explores the journey of Tracy Turnblad whose dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Along the way, Tracy meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins, the show's singing host, and Velma Von Tussle, the villainous producer and pushy mum!

I Won Face of Surrey!

Croydon Guardian: I Won Face of Surrey!

12:31pm Monday 16th June 2014

I recently entered a beauty pageant and won Miss Congeniality and Face of Surrey. I can't believe it as at school a few boys call me ugly.

Lawn bowls club for Coulsdon Families

Croydon Guardian: Lawn bowls club for Coulsdon Families

9:21am Thursday 12th June 2014

Giant Marbles, the FMLBG's new family lawn bowls club will be running from 18th June in Coulsdon Memorial Ground.

My Daughter has just won Face of Surrey

Croydon Guardian: My Daughter;s just won Face of Surrey and going to Euro disney to represent Surrey

10:33am Thursday 12th June 2014

My daughter Brooke Ramsay who goes to Harris Academy in Purley year 7 (aged 11) has just won Face of Surrey.

Croydon schools in London maths final hosted by TV maths whizz Johnny Ball

Croydon Guardian: Harris Primary Benson, Harris Primary Kenley and Rowdown Primary from Croydon all competed in the first ever  ‘Count on Us’ London maths final in City Hall, hosted by TV maths whizz, Johnny Ball

2:27pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

The school were runners up and comprised (L-R) Kenley School team: Harita, Ria and Dylan aged 9; Rowdown Primary : Ayodejr (age 9) Leon and Tiffany (aged 10) and Benson School team: Nell (aged 9) Tyreese and Fatima (aged 10) seen receiving a certificate and medal by Johnny Ball On Tuesday 10th June 2014, celebrity Mathematician Johnny Ball, and charity ‘Mayor’s Fund for London’ hosted the first ever London ‘Count on Us’ maths challenge final. Thirteen primary schools from across the capital competed against each other using the 24®game having beaten 40 other primary schools across London to get this far.

Join In Local Leaders Welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to Downing Street

Croydon Guardian: Join In Local Leaders Welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay to Downing Street

11:19am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Join In Local Leader, Toni-Ann Murphy (17) from Croydon, visited Downing Street this weekend to celebrate and welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay torch to London. She was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron to witness the arrival of the torch carried by Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams and award winning volunteer Molly Pattison, who were selected for their outstanding contribution to sport and services to their communities.

A Caterham dance school owner has met one of her ballet idols.

Croydon Guardian: A Caterham dance school owner has met one of her ballet idols.

8:32am Thursday 5th June 2014

A Caterham dance school owner has met one of her ballet idols.

Local diabetic climbs Kilimanjaro for diabetes chairty

Croydon Guardian: Local diabetic climbs Kilimanjaro for diabetes chairty

10:23am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Michael Radley from Croydon who lives with type 1 diabetes, aims to make history climbing Kilimanjaro for charity Michael Radley from Croydon, South London will attempt to scale Africa’s highest mountain for JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity.

Pat Pocock

Croydon Guardian: Pat Pocock

8:01am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Charity T20 Cricket Match is being organised at Caterham School on Sunday 13th July . Surrey Masters are playing and Pat Pocock is visiting St Catherine's Hospice shops to help promote the match. Surrey Masters is a team made up of ex Surrey CC players.

Music marathon in Purley

1:52pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

By popular demand, The Jolly Farmers at Purley is organising a Mid Summer Music Marathon at the end of June.

Teenage Fundraiser in bid to win a Trip to Disneyland

Croydon Guardian: Teenage Fundraiser in bid to win a Trip to Disneyland

11:12am Thursday 15th May 2014

15 year old Rhianne Gallagher has been fundraising for Rainbow Child Foundation as part of her duties as a competitor in Face of The Globe Surrey. This pageant is to be held at Addington Court Golf Club on Sunday 25th May, where girls from all over Surrey will compete to win a place in the Grand Final of Face of The Globe UK , in Disneyland Paris in October. Rhianne, from Tadworth , raised funds by holding a Girl's Night, including cupcake decorating, music, dancing and a raffle. The proceedings finished off with "bubbly" in the hot tub where the girls had great fun! If you would like to attend the event or donate to the charity, please go to Face of the Globe Surrey Facebook page. You can also help Rhianne win her place in the final by "Liking" the page and "Liking" her photo on the page from Sunday 18th May.

Wallington Old Girls 1967-74 Reunion

Croydon Guardian: Wallington Old Girls 1967-74 Reunion

2:19pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

The Wallington High School for Girls class of 1967 is getting together, on Saturday 5th July 2014, to celebrate 40 years since they left school. Liz Tucker, Jackie Smith and Jackie Cridlan are meeting up with Paula Bott and others to have an evening of catch up and laughter. If you, or you know anyone who would like to join us, please contact Jackie Cridlan on 020 8683 0702 for details. Here's us at last reunion a few years ago!

New Streatham Ice Rink brings back memories

Croydon Guardian: Michael Counter was a member of Streatham Ice Club

2:23pm Tuesday 13th May 2014

Your News: My mother's first husband, Michael Counter, who lived in Balham, was the speed skating champion of the Great Britain 1939 - 1940.

Norbury residents organise hustings for the election

9:47am Tuesday 6th May 2014

The four local residents Associations of Norbury have come together to organise a hustings for the local elections.

Coulsdon Bowlers receive grant for bench

Croydon Guardian: Coulsdon Bowlers receive grant for bench

8:46am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The Friends of Marlpit Lane Bowling Green have been awarded a £1000 grant towards the cost of replacing one of the missing benches by the bowling green in Coulsdon Memorial Ground.

Coulsdon Celebrates Green Opening

Croydon Guardian: Coulsden Community Celebrates Green Opening

2:14pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

On 19th April, several hundred Croydon residents - and quite a few from further afield – turned out to celebrate the reopening of the bowling green in Coulsdon Memorial Ground.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 off with a 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.

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.








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