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Nurses cleared of covering up dementia patient's disappearance

Your Local Guardian: Langley Oaks care home was opened by Croydon Council in 2010

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Three nurses have been cleared of letting an elderly dementia sufferer spend 12 hours alone outside overnight and covering up her disappearance.

Firefighters to go on strike again over pensions dispute

Your Local Guardian: FBU president Alan McLean speaks to striking firefighters at protest in Kingston

3:42pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Firefighters will take part in further industrial action over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.

Stolen mobile phone returned to owner after being spotted on eBay

Your Local Guardian: Pictures of Lily Beswick on Clair's mobile phone

1:11pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A stolen mobile phone found its way back to its owner after being spotted for sale on eBay.

Tribute for world renowned dancer who died in Norbury house fire

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

1:38pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A world-renowned dancer who died in a fire last week has been called a true gentleman by his daughter.

VIDEO: Bus driver calls cyclist a 'knob' - TfL sorry

Your Local Guardian: A screenshot from the video (YouTube / 4ChordsNoNet)

1:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Transport for London has apologised to a cyclist after he posted a video on You Tube of a bus driver calling him a "knob."

Green man too quick, claim Thornton Heath crossing campaigners

Your Local Guardian: Croydon Citizens leaders joined with elderly and disabled people to highlight their issues with crossing Brigstock Road

1:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Campaigners dressed in green staged a colourful protest to highlight pedestrian crossing problems in Thornton Heath.

Croydon College accused of racial discrimination by lecturer

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

1:09pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Croydon College is being accused of racial discrimination by a lecturer who claims he was overlooked for a job because he is black.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

Your Local Guardian: Macmillan Night In

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

On Friday 16th May, friends in London will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Police to visit pawn shops in stolen goods crackdown

Your Local Guardian: Croydon police officers are taking part in the London wide operation

9:21am Thursday 24th April 2014

Cops will be out in force on the streets of Croydon today targeting burglars and thieves as part of a Met-wide operation.

Flaming flytipped rubbish in Addiscombe

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

9:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

Flytipped rubbish was set on fire behind garages in Addiscombe last night.

International rugby star 'attacked glamour model and former Miss Wales' at Dane Bowers's Croydon house

Your Local Guardian: Ian Gough in action for Ospreys against Ulster in 2008 (photo: Chris Jobling)

5:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Welsh international rugby star has been charged with assaulting the glamour model fiancée of Dane Bowers at the pop star's South Croydon home.

Alleged drug dealers appear in court over Daniel Spargo-Mabbs death

Your Local Guardian: Daniel Spargo-Mabbs died yesterday

6:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two alleged drug dealers appeared in court today in connection with the death of teenager Daniel Spargo-Mabbs.

Croydon Village Outlet employee 'sexually assaulted woman in store'

Your Local Guardian: Ali Boukrough leaves Croydon Magistrates' Court this morning

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A Croydon Village Outlet employee has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman at the department store.

Crime in Croydon falls by nearly 10 per cent - new figures

Your Local Guardian: Borough Commander Chief Superintendent David Musker

10:28am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Crime in Croydon has fallen over the past year according to figures released by the police.

Basketball star Luol Deng to run summer camp in Crystal Palace

Your Local Guardian: Luol Deng credit Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

10:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Two time NBA All-Star Luol Deng will be running a basketball camp in Crystal Palace this summer.

Human remains unearthed at house are 'probably Saxon'

Your Local Guardian: The skull which was unearthed in Riddlesdown Road, Purley

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Historians believe human bones which were unearthed by landscape gardeners at a house in Purley will be found to date back to Anglo-Saxon times.

Crystal Palace chaplain hails miraculous season for Eagles

Your Local Guardian: Chris Roe

9:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A football club and shopping centre are not the first places you associate with the church, but they are the basis for Reverend Chris Roe's work.

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.

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