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Crystal Palace footballers, cheerleaders and strippers take on the ice bucket challenge

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Movie stars have been filmed having icy cold water poured over them, ex-presidents have got on board and Facebook timelines are filled with people getting wet for charity.

Rooftop standoff: Burglary suspect on roof throwing tiles at police

Your Local Guardian:

4:45pm Friday 29th August 2014

A burglary suspect is six hours into a rooftop standoff with police, who are waiting in climbing safety gear to bring him down.

General Medical Council scraps second inquiry into conduct of doctor who sent racist messages

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

12:40pm Friday 29th August 2014

Health officials have decided to scrap a second inquiry into the conduct of a doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service.

Prolific burglar jailed after racking up a £700,000 haul in just four years

Your Local Guardian:

10:10am Friday 29th August 2014

Victims of a prolific burglar who stole nearly £700,000 worth of goods over four years have been reunited with their sentimental items.

Man arrested over the murder of Adrian Young

Your Local Guardian:

9:21am Friday 29th August 2014

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder, two days after Adrian Young was stabbed to death in Thornton Heath.

Croydon police launches anti-crime poster campaign

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Friday 29th August 2014

If you are waiting for a bus in the next few weeks then you will become quite familiar with this poster which is part of the Metropolitan Police’s latest advertising campaign.

"Epsom would be welcomed into London with open arms", says Sutton and Croydon Assembly Member

Your Local Guardian: Councilor Steve O’Connell

6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

Epsom would be "welcomed with open arms" if it became part of the capital and the borough's residents should be given a say on the issue, according to a London Assembly member.

NBA All-star Luol Deng talks about inspiring kids and replacing LeBron James at Miami Heat

Your Local Guardian: Luol Deng is the new patron for the London Youth Games

4:17pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Two –time NBA All Star Luol Deng was back where he grew up in south east London this month for two initiatives to bring basketball – and opportunity – to youngsters.

Update: Disruption to train services across South West Trains network after faulty track

Your Local Guardian: The South West's top train stations revealed

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A defect in a track running through Wimbledon needs to be repaired.

Murder probe after man stabbed to death in Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

8:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Murder detectives are appealing for information after a man was stabbed and killed in Croydon.

Council spends £1,500 on 'Don't Mess with Croydon' t-shirts - and sells just 29

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Croydon Council splashed out £1,500 on t-shirts to sell at Surrey Street market - but shifted just 29. 

Commercial Feature: Join the World's Biggest Coffee Morning with Macmillan

Your Local Guardian: World's Biggest Coffee Morning

12:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

Join people in your area for the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26th September – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Man stabbed in Thornton Heath

Your Local Guardian:

5:49pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Police are investigating reports of a stabbing in Thornton Heath this afternoon.  

Driver spared jail for killing mum-of-three as she collected her children from school

Your Local Guardian:

6:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A driver who killed a mother-of-three on her way to collect her children from school has been spared jail.

Man Utd footballer Wilfried Zaha fined for speeding through Coulsdon in a Lamborghini

Your Local Guardian:

4:40pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

His pace once struck fear into the heart of defenders at Selhurst Park, but Wilfried Zaha's speed landed him in trouble when traffic cops spotted him in Coulsdon. 

Driver admits knocking over and killing mother who was collecting children from school

Your Local Guardian: Shelton Hoilett at Croydon Magistrates on Tuesday

2:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A driver who who killed a mum-of-two on her way to collect her children from school has admitted careless driving. 

Builders' merchants in Kenley damaged by fire

Your Local Guardian: Fire crews from Essex and London Fire Brigade at the scene of a house fire in Brunel Road in Chigwell.

1:10pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A builders' merchants in Kenley was damaged by fire over the weekend.

Inbetweeners star applies for Crystal Palace job

Your Local Guardian: 'Stick to the comedy, mate': Iain Dowie's son in bizarre Twitter row with Inbetweeners star James Buckley

12:27pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Sex-mad teen throws hat in ring to take reins of beleaguered club,

Croydon boy, 14, bailed in Reading Festival rape investigation

Your Local Guardian:

11:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A 14-year-old boy from Croydon who was arrested at Reading Festival on suspicion of rape has been bailed.

Croydon College unveils free school plans

Your Local Guardian: Toby Otober worked as a lecturer at Croydon College

10:20am Tuesday 26th August 2014

Croydon College has unveiled plans to open a secondary free school in East Croydon.

Suzanne Shaw to star in a Blockbuster of a musical

Your Local Guardian: Suzanne Shaw

6:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

A new musical will be making its way to Fairfield Halls on its tour of the UK, writes Ella Griffiths.

Croydon International Film Festival is coming soon

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Monday 25th August 2014

Entries for this year’s Croydon International Film Festival have now closed meaning the nervous wait for the event to start can begin, writes Gabriel Samuels.

Celebrity supporters got sporty at ACLT fun day

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Sunday 24th August 2014

Celebrity supporters got sporty at a fun day to promote a charity that works to get ethnic minorities to sign up as blood, bone marrow and organ donors.

Journeys to be disrupted as London Bridge station closes for a week

Your Local Guardian:

1:33pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Commuters across Surrey and south London will have their journeys to work disrupted next week, as London Bridge station closes for redevelopment.

79-year-old man dies after being hit by a car

Your Local Guardian:

12:02pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

A man has died in hospital after being hit by a car in Selsdon Park Road, Croydon this morning.

Croydon-based firm backs the Underwear Rule

Your Local Guardian:

11:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

A Croydon-based business is backing the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule campaign.

Cricketer Mark Butcher and celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala are world food fest special guests

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Indian dancers brought alive the aisles and spices from around the globe hung in the air when a food store held a world food festival.

Hairdresser joins Kurdish military to fight against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq

Your Local Guardian:

3:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A hairdresser from Croydon has travelled to Iraq to fight Islamic State terrorists - and said he is prepared to kill other Britons for the cause. 

Croydon boy, 14, arrested on suspicion of rape at Reading festival

Your Local Guardian:

3:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A 14-year-old boy from Croydon has been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman at Reading Festival.

Doctor who sent racist messages to face fitness-to-practice tribunal over new allegation

Your Local Guardian: Ravi Sondhi

1:40pm Friday 22nd August 2014

A doctor who sent racist messages to staff and took £100,000 in "advances" from a GP service is to face a second inquiry into his conduct.

Odds slashed on shock Palace return for Pulis

Your Local Guardian: Wise beyond his years: Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis

11:28am Friday 22nd August 2014

Bookmakers have slashed odds on Tony Pulis making an shock comeback as Crystal Palace manager. 

Woman dies after being hit by car in Purley

Your Local Guardian:

10:48am Friday 22nd August 2014

Police today appealed for witnesses after an elderly woman died when she was hit by a car.

Restaurant guru takes taste of Croydon's world food market

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

An award-winning restaurateur came to sample street food that is spicing up Croydon - and ended up in the kitchen himself. 

Serial burglar finally snared after six year police hunt including BBC Crimewatch appearance

Your Local Guardian:

5:30pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A serial burglar who evaded justice for nearly six years, has finally been caught following an appeal on Crimewatch.

Cat suffers serious injuries after being THROWN from fifth-floor flat

Your Local Guardian:

4:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A cat suffered a suffered serious injuries when it was heartlessly thrown from the fifth-floor of a block of flats in Croydon.

Muslim group refuse to be deterred by BNP campaign against new mosque

Your Local Guardian:

1:36pm Thursday 21st August 2014

A Muslim sect hoping to open a mosque in the south of Croydon has refused to be deterred by far right campaigners.

Moody resigns over misconduct allegations after Crystal Palace pull out of Mackay appointment

Your Local Guardian:

1:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Iain Moody has resigned as sporting director of Crystal Palace as the Football Association revealed it was investigating allegations of misconduct during his time at Cardiff City.

GCSE results: pupils across Croydon learn their grades

Your Local Guardian:

10:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

Thousands of pupils across Croydon are finding out their GCSE results this morning. 

Croydon pupils finding out GCSE results: Tell us your exam stories

Your Local Guardian: Exams regulator Ofqual warned there was likely to be "variability" in grades this summer

8:42am Thursday 21st August 2014

After two years of hard work the wait is over as Croydon teenagers head to their schools to pick up their GCSE results. We will be covering the news throughout the day and want to hear your great stories.

Pensioner living in 'unsuitable' hostel dies after waiting months for council to fix damp problem

Your Local Guardian:

11:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

An investigation has been launched after an elderly council tenant died while a couple spent months in a hostel awaiting routine renovations to their house.

Crystal Palace pull plug on Malky Mackay appointment

Your Local Guardian: STILL IN CHARGE: Malky Mackay

5:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Crystal Palace are understood to have pulled the plug on the expected appointment of Malky Mackay as manager. 

Gangster jailed for nine years after police uncover firearms haul

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A gangster who stashed guns and ammunition at a Croydon woman's house has been jailed for nine years. 

Firefighters tackle Coulsdon house fire after first-floor 'consumed in flames'

Your Local Guardian: London Fire Brigade to charge for false alarms

4:30pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Firefighters are tackling a serious house fire in Coulsdon. 

Crystal Palace FC helps girl out of prison by giving her football coaching future

Your Local Guardian:

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A youth who spent time in prison after turning to crime to try and make money to support her family has turned her life around - thanks to Crystal Palace FC.

Cops increase plain-clothes patrols and urge people to call 999 after spate of burglaries

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Plain clothes officers are patrolling the streets of Upper Norwood to try and catch burglars in the act following a spate of break-ins

Number of people sleeping rough in Croydon on the rise

Your Local Guardian:

12:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

More than 150 people are living on the streets of Croydon a shocking report has revealed.

Toddler raises alarm about house fire

Your Local Guardian:

12:10pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A three-year-old girl raised the alarm when she discovered a fire in her home last night.

Puzzlers jet into Croydon for world puzzle and Sudoku championships

Your Local Guardian:

11:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Puzzlers from all over the world came to test their brainpower and puzzle solving skills against each other in Croydon.

Parents fighting to get daughter home from hospital, 10 months after operation

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Parents of a seriously ill girl will never stop fighting to be allowed to bring their daughter home so her last memories are not of a hospital.

Crystal Palace to unveil new manager

Your Local Guardian:

1:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crystal Palace look set to unveil former Cardiff City boss Malky MacKay as their new manager.



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