• Tommy is tipped for the top

    Former European champion Chris Finnegan has backed Epsom's Tommy Eastwood to make it to the top after watching him take a points victory over Zimbabwean Hastings Rasani on Saturday, writes Melanie Lloyd. Referee Lee Cook scored the six-round cruiserweight

  • Tanners back on the winning trail

    Leatherhead assistant boss Steve Wood says his side have finally laid the ghost of their FA Cup exploits to rest after securing the club's second win in five days. The Tanners had not won a Ryman League Division One South league match since losing 2-

  • Jive

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • Dance

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • Jewels

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • In a spin

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • Twirl

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • Big fan

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • Dance

    Wimbledon Village became a Slavic Christmas

  • Police successfully target vehicle crime

    Police are claiming an anti vehicle-crime operation across Elmbridge and other parts of North Surrey was a success. Detective Inspector Jon Savell, who co-ordinated the operation from October 16-26, said it sent a strong message to criminals that this

  • Surrey Senior Cup: Dulwich Hamlet 3 Woking FC 5 (AET)

    Dj vu at the Hill. Dulwich play the opposition off the park in a pulsating first half but a late, late goal robs them of a famous victory against loftier adversaries. Woking threatened to collapse like a house of Cards as Chris Dickson' first-half hat-trick

  • Watch out for flooding

    The torrential downpours at the weekend mean that a flood watch is still in force between Molesey and Teddington locks although another between Molesey and Shepperton has been lifted. The flood watch, issued by the Environmental Agency (EA) on Sunday

  • Surbiton happy for winter break

    Surbiton's chances of winning the Slazenger EHL National Premier Division all but disappeared when they lost their last fixture before the winter break 3-2 at Cannock on Sunday. Having lost twice to last season's champions in finishing runners-up to

  • Don’t forget me, says Butch

    Surrey captain Mark Butcher has not ruled out a return to international cricket, despite being overlooked for the current Ashes tour Down Under. Croydon-based Butcher, 34, led his club to the Liverpool Victoria County Championship Division Two title

  • Football: Trams keep Herne at bay with win

    Herne Bay 1 Croydon FC 2 With four league wins on the spin and an unbeaten run of 10 games stretching back to August, the Trams have every reason to celebrate after a routine away win at Herne Bay. The Trams took an early lead through Neil John,

  • Rugby round-up: PJF and Warlingham secure important wins

    Purley John Fisher showed tremendous character to take two points from the visiting Bulls of Aylesford on Saturday. The hosts won 19-3, which was made even more impressive by the extensive injury list the club is currently dealing with. Aylesford took

  • Schools football: In-form Schools’ sides progress

    The goals flowed freely for Croydon Schools' Football Association's borough sides as they raced to three impressive victories in South-East Area competitions last week. First off the mark were the U12s, who hosted North Kent at Croydon Sports Arena last

  • Hockey: Worthington strike seals memorable comeback

    Croydon Ladies 3 Tulse Hill & Dulwich 3 Croydon Ladies stole Tulse Hill & Dulwich's thunder on Saturday after clawing back their 3-0 lead to draw 3-3. TH & Dulwich took an lead early with a well practiced short corner routine which exposed a slight

  • Kuqi will prove doubters wrong

    What a difference a goal makes. Shefki Kuqi has shown evidence why Crystal Palace forked out £2.5million for his services, and if he continues this kind of form, it may end up being a good bit of business by the Eagles. His finishing is still not at

  • Why isn’t our family of seven being re-housed?

    Everyone seems to be complaining of a housing shortage (Council cash for rooms plan sparks fury from residents, Croydon Guardian, November 22) and asking why nothing is being done about it. I too have applied to the council for help as I am a housing

  • Some observations on Coulsdon bypass

    Is the Coulsdon bypass as good as we think it may be? Being a regular user of the A23 through Coulsdon I can't help noticing some items of concern. One is expense. Why does the bypass have a bus lane, when all the buses going to Coulsdon can't use this

  • Mosque should embrace role of youth

    Croydon Mosque's management committee has a lot of questions to answer, they have real problems which they are not addressing (Crisis talks on terror fears, Croydon Guardian, November 22). The committee is a closed shop which consists of elders from

  • Looking forward to a future of green electricity

    It's not just politicians such as Malcolm Wicks and David Cameron who are extolling the virtues of wind turbines. Children at 8,000 schools across the country are also getting switched on to green energy - thanks to a new educational tool that brings

  • Pupils plant 30 new trees

    Pupils at a Croydon school donned their wellies and cagoules last week to plant new trees. As part of National Tree Week, pupils from Woodcote High School helped to plant a copse of 30 trees provided by the Woodland Trust. They were joined by Croydon's

  • Juice carton recycling ready in time for Christmas season

    The Christmas season is already under way - meaning recycling centres could soon be swamped with empty bottles from festive parties. People in Croydon have been able to recycle glass bottles and cans for some time. Now they can take juice cartons and

  • Do you know what you want to do after school?

    Although the new academic year is still some months away, many year 11 pupils have already made decisions about what they want to do after leaving school. But for those who have not decided, there are still many options. For example, pupils who have

  • Drawing inspiration from what makes Britain great

    A Croydon pupil beat thousands of others to make the top 10 of an art competition organised by internet giant Google. Frankie Long, a year 10 student at Coulsdon High, entered the Doodle For Google competition and made it through to the final 10 in the

  • Learn how to think at primary school

    A modern style of teaching which places greater emphasis on thinking is to be introduced in a new Croydon primary school. The school, which will be known as the Croydon Primary School when it opens its doors for the first time in January, is hoping to

  • Allders are pipped to the post

    Allders narrowly missed out on a prestigious fashion award. The North End store was placed in the Draper's fashion awards shortlist, in the Independent Department Store of the Year category. Despite beating 56 other stores to make it to the final four

  • First South London Business Awards launched

    The first South London Business Awards were launched in Croydon last week. The awards, sponsored by the Croydon Guardian, include best company, small business, new business, customer service and, excellence in training and development. Those who attended

  • Girls Only as six women launch makeover firm

    Six Croydon entrepreneurs are hoping to emulate Trinny and Susannah with a business idea all women will love. Helen McFadyen, 38, and five friends met by coincidence earlier this year and realised they had the skill to turn any woman into a beauty.

  • Tribute to a great world-touring duo

    By his own admission, giving a private performance for the Shah of Persia was a little out of the ordinary for Alan Nichol - even in his line of business. But Alan and his wife Christine did not have run-of-the-mill jobs. They toured the globe as a comic

  • Wayne set for French test on big night for British boxing

    Croydon boxer Wayne Alexander believes he is in the best shape of his career ahead of his fight with Frenchman Serge Vigne at the Excel Arena, Docklands this Saturday. Alexander (pictured), the WBU light-middleweight title holder, is hoping to use the

  • Rape claims were part of ‘strategy’

    A Croydon chess star's claim her father raped her was part of a "premeditated strategy", a court was told. In an interview played to Guildford Crown Court, Ian Gilbert told police Jessie Gilbert may have planned her allegations as though "playing chess

  • Smash cop's wife was hit and run victim

    The Selsdon policeman mown down by a scooter has revealed his wife was also the victim of a hit and run accident. Sergeant Alec Stow's wife Jill was left partially disabled from the injuries she received in the accident, which happened many years ago

  • Motorcyclist killed in collision

    A 17-year-old motorcyclist died after being in a road accident with another vehicle. Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident which took place on Sunday at about 8.20pm on the A23 Brighton Road near the junction with Milestone Drive. Call the

  • Palace in flames once again after 70 years

    Crystal Palace was lit up in flames for a second time during a fireworks spectacular to mark the 70th anniversary of the night it was destroyed by fire. Pyrotechnics experts built an outline of the famous structure for a display that wowed a crowd of

  • Ode to joy as phone masts in belfry plan is rejected

    Jubilant campaigners are celebrating this week after a planning application to put six mobile phone masts in a Shirley church's belltower was unanimously rejected. Croydon Council's planning committee was due to approve the application for All Saints

  • Attacked by mentally ill man while walking down street

    A Croydon mum of two attacked by a mentally ill man as she walked to collect her children from school said she was "shocked" he was allowed to roam the streets. The woman, who does not want to be identified, was walking along The Crescent in Selhurst

  • Christmas lights farce as South End runs out of sockets

    Part of Croydon has been left in the dark after a Christmas lights blunder. The farce came after a long running fundraising campaign to light up the town that was backed by the Croydon Business group and the Croydon Advertiser. The lights were originally