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Neighbours of Norbury fire death pensioner describe 'dreadful' scene

Your Local Guardian: An elderly man died on Saturday after a fire broke out in his house in Norbury Crescent, Norbury

4:04pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Neighbours have described the moments firefighters tried to save a man's life after he was dragged from a house fire.

Croydon Village Outlet 'likely to be sold this week'

Your Local Guardian: Shoppers outside Croydon Village Outlet on its opening day in September

4:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Administrators running Croydon Village Outlet have said they are hopeful of finding a buyer to take the reins of the troubled department store this week.

Kane Boyce pleads not guilty to murdering girlfriend Paula Newman

Your Local Guardian: Paula Newman of Beckenham died of head injuries

12:05pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The boyfriend of 20-year-old Paula Newman this morning pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Thornton Heath stab victim recovers in hospital

Your Local Guardian: nswebpix police crime tape

9:28am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A stab victim is recovering in hospital after a fight in Thornton Heath on Saturday night.

Man dies in Norbury house fire

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

9:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A man has died after a house fire in Norbury.

Student sets sail on dream job adventure

Your Local Guardian: Sean Nathan is sailing the seas as part of an apprenticeship

5:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

A sailing student has landed his dream job at sea on a 56m yacht cruising the Mediterranean as part of an apprenticeship.

Teenagers photos capture homelessness and child abuse for Amnesty International contest

Your Local Guardian: Sharada Kashyap tackled the issue of homelessness for her picture

10:40am Monday 21st April 2014

Creatively capturing human rights issues on film has led to two Croydon teenagers being shortlisted for a national photography contest.

Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

Your Local Guardian: Opera singer who excelled as Carmen dies

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

International opera star Ann Howard has died at the age of 79, writes Jon Sharman.

Easter message from Crystal Palace chaplain Chris Roe

Your Local Guardian: Chris Roe

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Happy Easter to everyone!

Q&A with Avenue Q stars ahead of their show in Croydon this summer

Your Local Guardian: The Avenue Q Cast

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

A host of fuzzy friends will be visiting Croydon this summer but it is unlikely they will be on their best behaviour, writes Andy Bloss.

PICTURES: Crucifixion re-enacted in Croydon

Your Local Guardian: The reenactment of the crucifixion in Croydon today

6:44pm Friday 18th April 2014

Hundreds of people gathered in Croydon town centre today to witness a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Comedian Eddie Izzard hits the streets of Croydon for Labour campaign

Your Local Guardian: Eddie Izzard in Croydon

12:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Comedian and Palace fan Eddie Izzard hit the streets of Croydon town centre on Friday as part of Labour's local election campaign.

Croydon Village Outlet goes into administration - but 'new owner lined up'

Your Local Guardian: Shoppers outside Croydon Village Outlet on its opening day in September

5:47pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Croydon Village Outlet has gone into administration - but a new owner may already be lined up.

Animal rights activist jailed for six years after blackmail campaign involving bomb threats, paedophile smears and 'HIV-infected' tampons

Your Local Guardian: Debbie Vincent

5:45pm Thursday 17th April 2014

An animal rights activist has been jailed for six years for her role in a campaign group that targeted a research company with explosive devices, bomb threats, false paedophile accusations and sanitary towels allegedly infected with HIV.

Polish man who committed more than 81 burglaries arrested on a European Arrest Warrant

Your Local Guardian: Heart-warming act of honesty

4:26pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A Polish man who committed more than 80 burglaries has been arrested by Croydon police have on a European Arrest Warrant.

Mum stabbed by neighbour in front of baby after row about it crying

Your Local Guardian: Dominic Desouza

1:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A man who stabbed his neighbour after complaining about her five-month-old baby crying has been jailed for two years.

'Record number' of children secure sought-after school places despite rising demand

Your Local Guardian: Chief Inspector of Estyn will publish his annual report tomorrow on schools in Wales.  St Joseph’s High School is mentioned as part of the best practice case studies in the annual report. Pictured is a classroom with St Joseph's pupils at work.

1:10pm Thursday 17th April 2014

 A record number of children have secured a place at one of their preferred primary schools for next year, but a fifth of Croydon's four-year-olds missed out on their top choice.

Police called as politician gets involved in blue badge parking row

Your Local Guardian: Councillor Phil Thomas says the woman verbally abused the parking attendant

12:59pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Politicians usually restrict their arguing to inside the town hall but one councillor found himself caught up in a row on the street over a woman’s blue badge.

Teenager from Sutton named Young Person of the Year for helping youngsters cope with issues

Your Local Guardian: Aidan McNulty

11:35am Thursday 17th April 2014

A schoolboy who overcame crippling anxiety to set up a website that helps other young people beat their demons has been honoured.

Five charged with violent disorder following town centre brawl

Your Local Guardian: Gangs of youths 'with sticks' battle in Kingston town centre

11:20am Thursday 17th April 2014

Five people have been charged with violent disorder following an alleged brawl in Kingston town centre.

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoying Crystal Palace success

Your Local Guardian: L-R Maxi Jazz, Stephen Browett and Eddie Izzard

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

Eddie Izzard has warned the top half of the Premier League that Crystal Palace will be coming for them next season.

Missing 73-year-old woman from South Croydon has been found

Your Local Guardian: Pauline Lake went missing last night

8:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

A vulnerable 73-year-old woman who went missing from South Croydon on Tuesday has been found.

A fifth of Croydon children miss out on preferred primary school

Your Local Guardian: Schools are cracking down on truancy from class

5:51pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Almost a fifth of Croydon children learned today they had missed out on a place at their first-choice primary school.

Postman stole letters and parcels because he felt 'stressed'

Your Local Guardian: Simon Junior Wellington has been spared jail

4:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A postman who threw away thousands of letters and parcels and hoarded hundreds more has been spared jail despite being told “only custody could be justified”.

Police hunt attacker in Waddon gardens

Your Local Guardian: Police helicopter above Weaverham on look out for 'vulnerable' woman

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police have launched a search for an alleged attacker in Waddon.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing 73-year-old woman

Your Local Guardian: Pauline Lake went missing last night

1:25pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Police are growing "increasingly concerned" about a missing and vulnerable 73-year-old woman.

Eddie Izzard visits Croydon as local elections race hots up

Your Local Guardian: Eddie Izzard in Croydon

12:04pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Comedian Eddie Izzard is having a walk round Croydon town centre today.

South Norwood business owners upset at continuous road closures

Your Local Guardian: Tennison Road bridge will be closed for nine months

10:43am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Business owners in South Norwood have said that continuous road and bridge closures are ruining their trade.

Safe haven set up to support vulnerable girls in Croydon

Your Local Guardian: Sherica Spence inside the house

10:33am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Two youth workers are setting up a safe haven for girls in Croydon who have been caught up in gang violence.

Croydon's youngest candidates want more young people to vote

Your Local Guardian: Rosina St. James (Con), Stephen Mann (Labour) and Matthew O'Flynn (Con)

11:05am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Croydon’s youngest election candidates - including a teenager who is still at school - are hoping they can inspire the town’s younger voters in the lead up to this year’s council elections.

Human bones found at house in Purley

Your Local Guardian: The landscape gardeners unearthed a skull and a thigh bone at a house in Riddlesdown Road, Purley

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

UPDATE: 19:27 Discovery of human bones at a house in Purley has 'livened up Easter holidays' for family

Inquiry opens into allegations nurses at £54,000-a-year school failed to properly administer drugs

Your Local Guardian: Greer Elizabeth Desiree Ramsammy-Westmaas worked at Rutherford School in South Croydon

4:35pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

An inquiry has opened into allegations that nurses at £54,000-a-year special school gave a child an overdose.

Boy with sore bottom wins payout after school bench gives him painful splinter

Your Local Guardian: Winterbourne Junior Girls' School

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Exclusive: A primary school pupil received thousands of pounds in compensation from Croydon Council after getting a splinter lodged in his backside.

Five classic Croydon videos from the last 100 years

Your Local Guardian: The aftermath of the 1947 South Croydon train crash is captured on film

2:14pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

The devastating train crash that killed dozens of people in South Croydon in 1947, factories destroyed by German World War Two bombers and politicians landing at Croydon Airport are all documented in historic archive footage made public this week.

Croydon University Hospital scores worse than others in Care Quality Commission survey

Your Local Guardian: CROY YELLOW Croydon University Hospital scores worse than others in Care Quality Commission survey

8:40am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Inpatients at Croydon University Hospital have a worse experience than those staying at other hospitals, according to a recent satisfaction survey.

Calls for council to clear trees they chopped down in Purley

Your Local Guardian: Residents are upset at the destruction of the trees

10:58am Tuesday 15th April 2014

A group of residents have called on the council to remove the debris of a number of felled beech trees.

'Boris must do more to protect pubs'

Your Local Guardian: Boris Johnson and Steve O'Connell on the campaign trail

9:12am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Boris Johnson has been warned to protect the area's pubs or risk damaging to communities.

Handel's Messiah brought to life by pupils in 18th century costumes

Your Local Guardian: Trinity School choirboys with conductor Paul McCreesh as Handel

8:56am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Costume dramas are a popular mainstay on television schedules at Easter and this year one has a very musical slant.

Archbishop Tenison's pupils delve into 300 years of school history at book launch

Your Local Guardian: Archbishop Tenison's pupils met author David Smith at the book launch

8:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Sixth formers gleaned an insight into 300 years of life at their school at a book launch.

Crystal Palace cheerleader vying for Miss England title

Your Local Guardian: Crystals cheerleader Neesha Robinson created an eco dress in one of the Miss Afro Beauty rounds

2:30pm Monday 14th April 2014

A pizza loving cheerleader will be taking some Crystals magic with her when she strives to become the next Miss England.

Drugs burglar caught after leaving stash in car near crime scene

Your Local Guardian: James Good

12:34pm Monday 14th April 2014

A serial burglar who broke a pharmacy to steal drugs was caught after dumping in the stash in his car and leaving it parked metres away from the store.

Crystal Palace cinema campaigners celebrate: Old bingo building becomes 'community asset'

Your Local Guardian: Pop princess Pixie Lott is backing the campaign

11:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Campaigners who want to turn a former bingo hall in Crystal Palace into a cinema have managed to get the building listed as an asset of community value.

VIDEO: Circus acts come to Croydon town centre

Your Local Guardian: Dave Chameleon

11:02am Monday 14th April 2014

The circus came to Croydon town centre this weekend.

VIDEO: 'Under the Sea' flash mob hits Croydon

Your Local Guardian: Flashmob in Croydon

10:15am Monday 14th April 2014

Shoppers were given a surprise last week as more than 80 pupils performed a flash mob in Croydon town centre.

Phunky foods encourages healthy eating in Croydon schools

Your Local Guardian: The Phunky Foods programme is coming to Croydon

10:18am Monday 14th April 2014

Kids are being encouraged to eat healthily through a new programme.

Kids take part in Easter activities in Croydon town centre

Your Local Guardian: Children got to meet an owl

10:09am Monday 14th April 2014

School is out for the Easter break and there are plenty of activities going on in the Whitgift Centre this week.

Grumpy old women ready for Fairfield Halls show

Your Local Guardian: Grumpy Old Women

7:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Getting old does not seem to be much fun, especially if listening to grumpy old women is anything to go by, writes Andy Bloss.

Former Imagination member Leee John to perform at Hideaway

Your Local Guardian: The Hideaway

6:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Eighties soul man Leee John is putting on a rare live show in Streatham this week.

Crystal Palace FC sell wines for the Easter period

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5:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Crystal Palace fans have the opportunity to take home some top wines this Easter.

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer working on Breaking the Bank scenes in Croydon

Your Local Guardian: Kelsey Grammer is filming Breaking the Bank in Croydon

5:38pm Friday 11th April 2014

Chatting on his phone and looking dashing in a sharp suit Kelsey Grammer looks every bit the banker he is portraying in his latest movie.

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