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Man wanted in connection with unsolved sexual assault in Purley

Your Local Guardian:

11:35am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Police are appealing for the public's help to identify a man who may be able to help with unsolved transport crime in the capital.

Award nomination for mother of teen murdered outside Streatham ice rink

Your Local Guardian:

12:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A mother campaigning against youth-on-youth violence following her son's murder outside Streatham ice rink seven years ago has been nominated for an international award.

West Croydon bus station to close until 2016 during refurbishment

Your Local Guardian:

9:43am Tuesday 30th September 2014

West Croydon bus station is to close until 2016 during a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

'Caring and friendly' Croydon teenager dies hours after supporting friend over father's death

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A teenager who "always looked out for everyone else" died under a train just hours after supporting a friend whose father had died. 

Hollywood A-listers arrive in Croydon to begin shooting blockbuster thriller

Your Local Guardian:

6:11pm Monday 29th September 2014

Celebrity spotters, get your cameras at the ready. 

Apprentices set up their own apprenticeship fair

Your Local Guardian:

5:45pm Monday 29th September 2014

Apprentices have been given the chance to test out their fledgling knowledge, by organising an apprenticeship fair of their own.

Crimestoppers offer £1,000 reward after cable vandals leave people without phone or broadband

Your Local Guardian:

2:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

Business owners and residents across parts of Croydon and Sutton, are still without broadband and phone services after criminals cut four BT phone lines.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis visits the Brit School

Your Local Guardian:

2:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

The founder of Glastonbury Festival met potential headliners of the future on a visit to talent factory the Brit School. 

Man, 80, found dead in West Croydon

Your Local Guardian: Motorcyclist killed in crash

12:15pm Monday 29th September 2014

An elderly man has died after collapsing in West Croydon.

Commuters hit by delays after double whammy of signalling problems

Your Local Guardian:

8:26am Monday 29th September 2014

Trains to and from London Victoria are being disrupted by a double whammy of signalling problems in Horsham and over-running engineering works near Haywards Heath.

Croydon Champions: Pensioner is spending her retirement caring for the victims of crime

Your Local Guardian:

5:50am Sunday 28th September 2014

A pensioner who has given up a decade to helping victims of crime has been nominated for a Croydon Champions award.

Double Olympic silver medallist who competed in front of Hitler aged just 16 has died at the age of 94

Your Local Guardian:

10:51am Saturday 27th September 2014

Dorothy Tyler was awarded with an MBE in 2002 in recognition of her achievements as an athlete

Out-of-control bonfire extinguished by firefighters

Your Local Guardian:

9:50am Saturday 27th September 2014

Safety advice was issued at the property in Hathaway Road.

Croydon Champions: Young swimmer making waves

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

A young swimming sensation has been nominated for a Croydon Champions award.

Fugitive who fled the UK after teenager rapper was stabbed to death arrested in Nigeria

Your Local Guardian:

5:40pm Friday 26th September 2014

Murder cops hunting for a man who went on the run after a 19-year-old rapper was stabbed to death, say he has been arrested in Nigeria and will be returning to the UK.

Vandals cut underground data cables plunging parts of south London into phone and internet darkness

Your Local Guardian:

1:50pm Friday 26th September 2014

Criminals have cut four underground phone lines in Croydon, causing services to go down across parts of south London 

Robbie Hughes attack retrial date set

Your Local Guardian:

11:25am Friday 26th September 2014

A date has been set for the retrial of four men convicted of brutally attacking footballer Robbie Hughes in Malia. 

Primary school's Sats results withheld amid Department for Education investigation

Your Local Guardian:

1:18pm Thursday 25th September 2014

The Department for Education is investigating concerns about the handling of Year 6 Sats exams at a South Norwood primary school. 

Croydon Champions: Rare disorder can't bring girl down

Your Local Guardian:

12:47pm Thursday 25th September 2014

Joining secondary school is difficult enough for any child, but it was a particular challenge for Emma Doenges who suffers from a painful genetic disease.

UPDATE: Cyclist seriously injured in collision with car

Your Local Guardian:

8:53am Thursday 25th September 2014

Commuters are experiencing gridlock traffic in both directions along the A232 through central Croydon following reports of a traffic collision this morning.

PICTURES: Daredevil abseilers take plunge for charity

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

Dozens of daredevils plunged from 16 storeys to raise money for good causes.

Asylum seekers transferred to Folkestone from overcrowded Crystal Palace hotel

Your Local Guardian:

1:04pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Some of the asylum seekers who have been packed into a hotel in Crystal Palace have been moved to Folkestone.

Cherry Orchard Road loses its cherry as developers chop down famous trees

Your Local Guardian:

10:58am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Developers have been accused of "robbing a community" after cherry trees that lent their name to one of Croydon's most well-known roads were felled.

Face of new British Heart Foundation campaign pays a visit to the charity's Wallington store

Your Local Guardian:

5:20pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

A brave 10-year-old who is the face of a new British Heart Foundation campaign, paid a visit to the charity’s Wallington store to meet volunteers.

Man charged over attack on bus driver

Your Local Guardian: Dispersal zones will be renewed in Chislehurst and in Farnborough and Crofton

12:50pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

Officers investigating a bus driver attack have arrested and charged a 44-year-old Thornton Heath man.

Railway signs up for grabs in charity auction

Your Local Guardian:

10:20am Wednesday 24th September 2014

They are too big for most homes but railway enthusiasts will undoubtedly be able to find a place for them.

Plant fire causes shed blaze in New Addington

Your Local Guardian:

9:49am Wednesday 24th September 2014

An arson attack on a climbing plant caused significant damage after the flames spread to a nearby building.

Proud owner of Croydon's best moustache sets sights on world title

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

It demands grooming every morning, requires heaps of wax and even gets in the way of work.  But these are small prices to pay for the man with Croydon's finest moustache. 

Time running out for golf bag amnesty

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A mountain of golf bags has been growing over the summer and golfers have just a few more days to add theirs to the pile.

Memorial plaques stolen from cemeteries, scrap metal dealer denies all knowledge

Your Local Guardian:

4:25pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Jurors deciding the fate of a scrap metal dealer have been shown footage showing bag upon bag of memorial plaques stolen from graves, some still with cemetery soil stuck to them, at his premises.

Carer caught stealing from elderly woman after son hides CCTV camera in smoke alarm

Your Local Guardian: Elderly couple escape Surbiton fire thanks to smoke alarm

1:28pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A carer was caught stealing money from an elderly woman, aged in her 90s, after the victim's son installed a secret camera inside a smoke alarm. 

Reduction in waste and lorries as new incinerator plans approved

Your Local Guardian: The planned incinerator

11:26am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The mountain of waste which could be treated annually at the controversial Beddington incinerator has been slashed by 200,000 tonnes.

Work finally starts on Ruskin Square's 'East Croydon gateway'

Your Local Guardian:

11:08am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Work has finally begun on the long-awaited £500m development dubbed the "East Croydon gateway".

Woman who died at Wimbledon station was Croydon teenager

Your Local Guardian:

10:40am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The 18-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious, police said.

Police uncover cannabis plants in dawn raid

Your Local Guardian:

10:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A cannabis factory still in its infancy has been uncovered during a dawn raid.

Human rights watchdog to investigate Met Police following Croydon officer's discrimination

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A human rights watchdog is to investigate the Metropolitan Police in the wake of a tribunal that found an officer from Croydon suffered sexual and racial discrimination at the force.

Cashless parking introduced to Croydon's pay and display bays

Your Local Guardian: A library photograph of a mobile phone similar to the one stolen

5:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Scrabbling around for coins at the side of the road will soon no longer be necessary for motorists as cashless parking is introduced to pay and display bays in Croydon.

Plans for 305 homes in 32-storey skyscraper approved

Your Local Guardian: An artist's impression of plans for Essex Houses site

3:25pm Monday 22nd September 2014

Plans for a 305-flat skyscraper at the former headquarters of British Rail been given the go-ahead by Croydon Council.

Man seriously injured after being hit by bus in West Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

3:00pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A man was seriously injured when he was hit by a double-decker bus on Saturday.

Missing Croydon girl found safe and well

Your Local Guardian:

9:18am Monday 22nd September 2014

Officers searching for a 12-year-old girl who had been missing since Saturday say she has been found safe and well.

Croydon Conservatives select Tim Pollard as new leader

Your Local Guardian: Coun Tim Pollard

9:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

Councillor Tim Pollard has been elected as leader of Croydon Conservatives.

Police search for missing girl

Your Local Guardian:

7:07am Monday 22nd September 2014

A search is on to find a missing 12-year-old girl not seen since Saturday.

Emotional journey with Eva Cassidy music show

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A concert featuring the music of Eva Cassidy performed by a former Hollyoaks star is coming to Croydon next month, writes Harry Howes.

Dawn French bringing first solo tour to Croydon

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Dawn French is one of the country’s most famous comedy actors, but when she comes to Croydon she will not be hiding behind a funny woman persona, writes Matt Cooper.

Firefighters called to 2am bin fires twice in two weeks

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

11:34am Saturday 20th September 2014

A bin was set alight in Foxcoombe and a bin shed at The Lindens just after 2am this morning.

Woman robbed by men who offered her lift in car

Your Local Guardian:

5:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Police have released images of a man sought after a woman was robbed by a stranger who offered her a lift home in car car.

Take a journey through history of the BBC in theatre show

Your Local Guardian:

4:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

After a series of sell-out shows at both 2014 Brighton Fringe and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, Five Rounds Rapid are back with a revised, updated and equally endearing version of A Complete History of the BBC (Abridged).

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

Your Local Guardian:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Pensioner racially abused betting shop worker and hit her with walking stick after she refused to let him use the toilet

Your Local Guardian:

12:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

A pensioner threatened to defecate in a betting shop, called an employee a "black bastard" and hit her with his walking stick after she stopped him from using the toilet.

Trains through Norwood Junction returning to normal but trains to London Victoria are delayed

Your Local Guardian:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Earlier train delays caused by a vehicle hitting a bridge at Norwood Junction have been cleared but an earlier broken down train at London Victoria is causing problems.



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