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New Croydon Council cabinet to go on tour and create 'people's town hall'

Your Local Guardian: Croydon Council will make the decision next week

10:44am Thursday 10th July 2014

Council cabinet meetings are to be streamed online and will be held at community centres across Croydon as part of plans to create a "people's town hall".

West Croydon carnival bringing cultures together

Your Local Guardian:

1:50am Thursday 10th July 2014

West Croydon will take on a carnival feel when people come together to celebrate their part of town and the changing face of the area.

Mitcham man jailed after stealing iPhone from blind man

Your Local Guardian:

5:30pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for nearly three years after stealing a blind man's phone and forcing him to travel to a cash point to pay to get it back.

Driver who left schoolgirl in coma after running red light faces just points on his licence

Your Local Guardian:

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Exclusive: The family of a teenager who suffered life-changing injuries when a car ploughed through a red light and knocked her down have called for a law change after learning the driver faces just a fine and points on his licence.

Croydon heritage photography competition winner announced

Your Local Guardian:

10:31am Wednesday 9th July 2014

The winner of the Future of Past Places photography competition has been announced.

Guinea pigs stolen from Beddington garden after kitten theft earlier this year

Your Local Guardian:

8:35am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A pair of much loved guinea pigs have been stolen from their owner's garden in Beddington.

Croydon adventurer taking on Europe 6,000km cycle challenge for Shelterbox

Your Local Guardian:

1:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

An adventurer is taking on the elements in a 6,000km cycling challenge from the Arctic to the Adriatic Sea, to raise money for charity.

AFC Croydon Athletic in race against time to return to 'spiritual home' for new season

Your Local Guardian:

8:42am Tuesday 8th July 2014

The football club formed out of the ashes of Croydon Athletic is to return to the team's "spiritual home" - if it wins a race against time to be ready for the upcoming season.

Cat cut free by firefighters after paw stuck in gate

Your Local Guardian:

9:36am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Firefighters freed a cat which had got a paw stuck in an iron gate this morning.

Woman dies after fall from shopping centre car park

Your Local Guardian:

6:03pm Monday 7th July 2014

A youth is believed to have died after falling from the car park of the Centrale shopping centre earlier today.

Met Police staff member charged with attempted murder

Your Local Guardian:

3:00pm Monday 7th July 2014

A transsexual police worker and vocal campaigner against transphobia appeared in court today charged with attempted murder.

Woman and man shot in South Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

9:14am Monday 7th July 2014

A 20-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were shot in South Croydon in the early hours of yesterday morning. 

Concern over boy missing for seven weeks

Your Local Guardian:

10:10am Monday 7th July 2014

Concern is growing for a 16-year-old boy who has been missing from his Thornton Heath home for seven weeks.

Staff at Croydon leisure centres to strike on Thursday

Your Local Guardian: Unite union has called off the strike which would have affected Waddon leisure centre among others

11:21am Monday 7th July 2014

Nearly 50 staff are to strike at Croydon's leisure centres on Thursday over pay.

Cash no longer accepted on London buses

Your Local Guardian: Estate residents want the K2 and K3 bus routes to ake them to Kingston town centre bus station

8:21am Monday 7th July 2014

London's buses are no longer accepting cash as part of a raft of reforms.

Dad of murdered Umar Tufail to appear in BBC documentary

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

The father of a rapper shot dead in a case of mistaken identity is to appear on a BBC documentary.

Eight-year-old Scarlett set for life-changing surgery after family raise £65,000 in just three months

Your Local Guardian:

11:25am Friday 4th July 2014

An eight-year-old with cerebral palsy is set to realise her wish to walk after her family raised £65,000 in just three months to pay for a life-changing operation.

Fridges catch fire outside restaurant

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

9:14am Friday 4th July 2014

Discarded fridges are thought to have been deliberately torched outside a restaurant this morning. 

Former Northern Ireland police ombudsman appointed chair of inquiry into Daniel Morgan murder

Your Local Guardian: Daniel Morgan was murdered on March 10, 1987

11:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Northern Ireland's first police ombudsman, who investigated the handling of the 1998 Omagh bombing, has been appointed chair of the inquiry into the brutal murder of private detective Daniel Morgan.

Man jailed for robbing student at knifepoint

Your Local Guardian:

10:45am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A robber who stole a student's wallet at knifepoint before being bitten by a police dog has been jailed for 27 months.

Teenager launches fashion label

Your Local Guardian:

9:34am Thursday 3rd July 2014

A teenager with designs on catwalk fame has launched her own fashion label.

Croydon shoppers warned about dodgy pop-up auctions

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Shoppers are being warned by Croydon’s trading standards team that they should not hand over cash at pop-up auctions in the belief they are buying high-end goods.

Croydon Council to spend £200,000 on fairness commission

Your Local Guardian:

5:30am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Croydon Council is spending £200,000 on setting up a commission to try and improve the quality of life for residents.

Motorcylist breaks leg in crash

Your Local Guardian:

5:38pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A motorcyclist has broken his leg and part of a road is blocked after a crash in Croydon.

Bentley-driving landlord who served 'world's most expensive burger' while claiming benefits evicted from council flat

Your Local Guardian: Stephen Sussams

5:17pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A Bentley-driving benefits cheat who sold £125 champagne and truffle burgers in his gourmet gastropub while claiming thousands of pounds in handouts is finally set to be evicted from his council flat.

Kane Boyce admits killing girlfriend Paula Newman

Your Local Guardian: Kane Boyce pleaded not guilty to the murder of Paula Newman this morning

4:40pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The boyfriend of 20-year-old Paula Newman has admitted killing her but still faces trial for her murder.

Construction to start on long-awaited £500m 'Croydon gateway' development

Your Local Guardian:

10:03am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The gateway to Croydon could soon swing open as construction finally begins on a long-awaited landmark development at the heart of the town.

Missing teen believed to be in Sutton or Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

1:46pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Police are searching for a missing teenager believed to be in Sutton or Croydon.

Met officer from Purley wins race bias case

Your Local Guardian: Pc Carol Howard has won her discrimination case

1:54pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The Metropolitan Police discriminated against a black female officer because of her race and sex, an employment tribunal has concluded.

Speakers Corner gives shoppers chance to speak out

Your Local Guardian:

10:26am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

If you have something to get off your chest but cannot be bothered to travel to Hyde Park then you are in luck as Croydon now has its own speakers’ corner.

Revellers say no to Glastonbury and yes to Overground festival

Your Local Guardian:

11:50am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Revellers shunned the mud of Glastonbury in favour of four days of fun at the Crystal Palace Overground Festival.

Croydon Council names Nathan Elvery as permanent chief executive

Your Local Guardian:

11:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Croydon Council is set to appoint its interim chief executive on a permanent basis.

Housing project to help teenage girls turn their lives around

Your Local Guardian:

12:23pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Mothers who met through their children and realised they share the same dream are giving young women a better chance at life.

MP has defended his 'train to Manchester' comments about affordable housing in London

Your Local Guardian:

5:48pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

A Croydon MP who said anyone who cannot buy a house in Croydon should ‘get on the trains and up to Manchester’ has defended his comments.

Croydon among worst for binge drinking in London

Your Local Guardian: Doormen chase three men who were thrown out of a Bristol bar. Binge drinkers in Swindon could soon be made to face up to their behaviour

4:33pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Binge drinkers in Croydon cost the emergency services more than £285,000 a year, making it one of the worst boroughs for alcohol related callouts.

Head of Met Police diplomatic protection group appointed Croydon borough commander

Your Local Guardian: Croydon's borough commander Chief Superintendent Dave Musker

9:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Chief Supt Andy Tarrant will take over from the departing Chief Supt Dave Musker on Monday.

Dead airman's family to visit Belgian crash site

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

The family of an airman shot down over Belgium 70 years ago is planning to visit the crash site after reading about an appeal in the Croydon Guardian.

Soup kitchen 'used by more people than ever before'

Your Local Guardian:

3:47pm Monday 30th June 2014

A homelessness charity that runs a town-centre soup kitchen has said record numbers of people are seeking its help.

Student who lost eyesight to kidney disease inspired by Stephen Sutton to raise money

Your Local Guardian:

2:26pm Monday 30th June 2014

A diabetic student who lost his sight to kidney disease is raising money to help others after being inspired by teenager cancer victim Stephen Sutton.

Police release new pictures of people wanted after East Croydon rave

Your Local Guardian: Police released these six pictures this morning

10:00am Monday 30th June 2014

Police today released images of six more people wanted in connection with the rave in East Croydon earlier this month.

Baby in hospital after house fire

Your Local Guardian: Erith house blaze forces seven people to flee their homes

9:54am Monday 30th June 2014

A mother and her baby were taken to hospital after their house caught fire last night.

Update: Woman taken to hospital after being freed from car by firefighters in New Addington

Your Local Guardian: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service seeks on-call firefighters

9:50am Saturday 28th June 2014

A woman in her thirties and a man in his twenties were taken to hospital after the collision.

Suspected heroin smuggler to appear in court

Your Local Guardian: William Sowersby is due in court on Monday

6:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

A 46-year-old man who was arrested at St Pancras International station on suspicion of smuggling heroin into the country is set to appear at court on Monday.

Centrale shopping centre evacuated due to flooding

Your Local Guardian: Crowds are outside Centrale Shopping Centre evacuated following flooding

12:56pm Friday 27th June 2014

UPDATE: 2.43PMCentrale says earlier flooding was a fire alarm

Croydon artist Yellon Ran Huang in prestigious London show

Your Local Guardian: A painting by Yellon Ran Huang

5:00am Friday 27th June 2014

An artist whose work is inspired by living in Croydon and modern life has had a ‘prestigious door open’ for her by being selected to show her paintings at an esteemed exhibition.

Rush hour chaos after tram collides with car

Your Local Guardian: A Croydon tram at East Croydon

5:11pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Trams have been suspended between Sandilands and East Croydon due to a collision on the road. 

Police urge schools to warn pupils away from illegal raves

Your Local Guardian: Around 2,000 people attended to rave in East Croydon

3:37pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Police have asked schools across London to warn pupils about illegal raves after the deaths of two teenagers with links to Croydon.

Online paedophile jailed after being caught in the act

Your Local Guardian: Aaron Honey was jailed after being caught in the act at his home in Clover Hill, Coulsdon

3:19pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A prolific and predatory paedophile who was caught in the act when police carried out an early morning raid on his home has been jailed for five years.

Croydon schools to get almost £500,000 extra funding for disadvantaged pupils

Your Local Guardian: Chislehurst school almost top of the class in league tables

12:04pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Croydon schools are to be given almost half a million pounds in extra funding to help them support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Teenage drug dealer given two-year detention order for stabbing customer

Your Local Guardian: The scene of the stabbing in Epsom High Street in November last year

12:07pm Thursday 26th June 2014

A teenage drug dealer has been sentenced to two years in detention for stabbing a customer in broad daylight in Epsom High Street.

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