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‘Dangerous’ man reported missing from care home strangled rough sleeper to death to become king of England

Ghodratollah Barani, 31, was last seen at his care home in Hill Road, South Croydon, at about 6pm on Thursday, May 11

A dangerous man missing from a Purley care home is a convicted killer who strangled a rough sleeper to death.

11:22am Friday 19 May 2017

10 things you’ll remember if you went to this Croydon school in the 2000s

12 things you’ll remember if you went to school at Thomas More in the 2000s

Thomas More Catholic School has been one of the longest-standing in Croydon. Over the years, teachers and students have come and gone. Here is a snapshot of how life was in the early  to middle 2000's...

9:58am Friday 5 May 2017

Misery for Croydon commuters as train 'stuck' on tracks causes hours of delays

Misery for Croydon commuters as train 'stuck' on tracks causes hours of delays

Commuters through South Croydon were disrupted this morning as a broken down train stopped working on the tracks.

11:07am Tuesday 16 May 2017

Police concerned for welfare of care home resident reported missing

Ghodratollah Barani, 31, was ast seen at his care home in Hill Road, Purley, at about 6pm on Thursday

A care home resident receiving treatment for a psychotic disorder has been reported missing.

10:31am Saturday 13 May 2017

Wing Yip in Croydon is getting even bigger

Mr Woon Wing Yip, cutting the first sod, along with directors and staff of the Wing Yip Manchester, Birmingham and London stores

Popular Oriental-inspired superstore Wing Yip is set to get even bigger due to demand for authentic pan-Asian cuisine.

5:10pm Tuesday 2 May 2017

Gas leak closes Croydon Jobcentre

Photo by Colin Hillman

Jobseekers and staff have been forced to evacuate Croydon Jobcentre this morning.

1:29pm Tuesday 2 May 2017

The future of Croydon – the 11 developments that will shape the borough for years to come


Since the riots in 2011, Croydon has been on the ‘up’. The council and residents have come together to change the face of Croydon, from our cultural art centre, to our pavements. The joint efforts has seen Croydon’s future look brighter and…

12:06pm Tuesday 2 May 2017

Plans for 100 news homes in Croydon approved

How the Kingsdown Avenue/Montepelier Road site will look. Photo from Brick by Brick /Mae Architects

Nearly a hundred new homes are going to be built around the borough, as part of a new housing scheme.

12:20pm Thursday 27 April 2017

Contoversial tower block divides residents in Purley as it is 'called in' by the Secretary of State

How the tower-block will look. Picture from Thornsett Homes

A controversial new tower block has divided opinion in a close-knit community.

2:44pm Friday 21 April 2017

Person dies after being hit by train at Purley station

Person dies after being struck by a train at Purley train station

A person had died after being struck by a train in Purley today.

4:49pm Tuesday 18 April 2017
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