• Reunion plan

    I am seeking all service persons, their families and anyone with a connection with the units mentioned below who wish to know more about Reunion. Now in its sixth year Reunion has more than 300 members from 10 different countries and covers the whole

  • Tories’ win should stop the care home closures

    The local electorate has voted the Labour cabinet out. Bye-bye Labour cabinet, hello incoming Conservative cabinet. And an especially heartfelt bye-bye to Sean Fitzsimons you won't be missed, you really won't be missed. But Sean, please do remember

  • I left the hospital still in pain and losing blood

    Last Thursday I suffered a burst fibroid and ended up going to Mayday Hospital's accident and emergency department. I was in a great deal of pain and losing a lot of blood. I arrived at 10.30pm. By 2am I had still not been seen and ended up going home

  • Thank you for support from pensions party

    On behalf of my colleages in the Pensions Action Alliance who stood for election for the Croydon Council last Thursday we would like to thank your paper and your readers for all the encouragement we received. For a first time group with no political

  • Appreciating our rich repertory past

    I would like to thank Croydon local studies and archives service and the Croydon Guardian for the help they have given me in my research about Richard Wattis and his time at the famous Croydon Repertory Company. The local studies department sent me copies

  • Could the Greens win in the future?

    The results of last Thursday's local council elections show that the Green Party is now a real force in local politics. In Upper Norwood, where the party stood a full slate of candidates for the first time, the Greens polled 17 per cent of the vote.

  • A four-legged hip hop wonder

    Break-dancing and body-popping are dance skills few can master. But New York dancer and choreographer Bill Shannon takes the artform to gravity-defying new levels by using crutches to create his own brand of street dancing. Dubbed The Crutchmaster'

  • Discover Islam’s art

    Croydon Clocktower's Braithwaite Hall played host to more than 200 guests at the launch of the latest exhibition at the Space C Gallery. The Discover Islam exhibition explores the five pillars of Islam testimony, prayer, charity, fasting and pilgrimage

  • Concert to honour RAF veterans

    A star-studded musical extravaganza is to be held in honour of RAF veterans from World War Two. The To The Few concert, to be given by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force along with the London Philharmonia Chorus and the RAF Squadronaires, has been

  • Beauty ballet audition

    On Monday, May 22, English Youth Ballet will be looking for 100 young dancers, both boys and girls, between eight and 18 to appear in The Sleeping Beauty at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, in October. Rehearsals will commence at the end of September

  • Shop to some swing

    The swinging sounds of jazz came to Croydon last weekend. The Whitgift shopping centre was host to a taster for a larger festival to be held next year. On Friday, new band Almaraya, led by guitarist Simon James, kicked off the event. This band is pioneering

  • Doris makes your Day

    Enjoy the music of one of Hollywood's sweethearts, Doris Day, when Adorable Doris plays at the Ashcroft Theatre. A talented trio of singers will relax and serenade you with romantic music from the movies of the 50s and hits such as Que Sera Sera. -

  • Season’s finale

    The final concert in the season for Croydon's Philharmonic Choir takes place in Fairfield Concert Hall on Saturday, May 20. This evening will be a night of popular classical music. Top international pianist Tanya Gabrielian will bring her own brilliance

  • Miscellaneous

    FRIENDS OF CROYDON LIBRARIES: Croydon Clocktower, master of medieval mysteries, Michael Kecks, May 10, 3pm. For tickets call 8660 0775 or 8681 2355. POETS ANONYMOUS: Poetry in the Primary Room, United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon. Bring

  • Exhibitions

    FAIRFIELD HALLS: Park Lane, Croydon. An exhibition of contemporary ceramics by members of Kent Potters Association, until May 20. CROYDON NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY: Small hall, East Croydon United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon

  • Activities

    EAST SURREY WOODTURNERS EXHIBITION: Spring exhibition with demonstrations of woodturning and sales. May 13, 10am. Entry £1 for adults. 01689 824105 SPRING PARK TRAVEL AND SOCIAL CLUB: Wickham Hall, Sussex Road, West Wickham. Monthly meetings from 2.30pm

  • Comedy

    UP THE CREEK TOO COMEDY CABARET CLUB: 3 Brighton Road, Croydon. 8680 5363. SCREAMING BLUE MURDER COMEDY CLUB: Dorking Halls, Reigate Road, Dorking. 01306 881717. UP FRONT COMEDY CLUB: Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon. 8253 1030. HARLEQUIN

  • Music

    FAIRFIELD CONCERT HALL: Park Lane, Croydon. Lunchtime concert: young artists' platform, May 16, 23. Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, May 10. Simply Ballroom, May 12. London Mozart Players, May 13. Royal Air Force Central Band, May 14.

  • Theatre

    ASHCROFT THEATRE: Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon. Lady Chatterley's Lover, May 12. 8688 9291. WAREHOUSE THEATRE: Dingwall Road, Croydon. The House of No Return, until May 21. 8680 4060. CROYDON CLOCKTOWER: Katharine Street, Croydon. 8253 1030.

  • Lexus’ first stab at a diesel

    Looking for all the world like a Lexus GS that had been to the gym every day for six months, the IS 220d is going to sell on looks alone. Know that. BMW certainly will because this car has its sights firmly targeted on its 320d. For a good proportion

  • The versatile urban Fox

    The Volkswagen Group has proven a past master at building affordable, appealing citycars, and the Fox, priced from just £6,595, is just that, writes Andy Enright. If you were expecting something primitive, think again. While it’s by no means as sophisticated

  • It’s the sporty one

    SEAT is intent on living up to its billing as the sporty one in the VW Group’s three-piece band of volume selling marques, writes Steve Walker. The current crop of Ibiza models goes further than any before in emphasising the dynamism and exuberance

  • The 350Z is tweaked

    With more than 160,000 cars sold since it was launched in 2003, the chunky coupé has been a huge hit, writes Andy Enright. The launch of some key rivals this year means that Nissan has seen fit to revise the Z and it would have been easy to ruin a winning