• Wimbledon wildcard is Evans sent

    Walton Casuals 2-2 AFC Wimbledon Following an afternoon from hell, Terry Brown perhaps needed a sign from somewhere that his luck was on the turn. The day was shaping up to be one to forget, as the manager took the call to discover Lewis Taylor


    Syrian Arabic Republic Passport in name of Mohamad Hassan al-Khawam. If found please telephone 07908 520693


    Long-haired black cat with white bib, tummy and paws. If seen/found call Helen 020 8241 9444


    Short haired male, named Angelo. No collar but microchipped, Fieldway, New Addington area. Any information call: 07854 070164


    DAVID AND SUE MASSEY PETER, SHEILA, ASHLEY AND JOHN ELLISON Wish to thank all who were able to support them at St Paul's Church on the occasion of the funeral of Wendy A Charman. Thanks also to all those who sent flowers and donations to St Paul's in


    MINERVA (MINNIE MOOMIN) Totally black, fluffy and quite small. Very timid. Went missing in Kingston on 11th July, maybe going back to Richmond. Microchipped. Reward Tel: 07814 829638


    Sue, Matthew, Robert, Shell, Gracie and Ruby would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for the enormous support they have received since losing Mick. And a special thanks for all the flowers and donations to St Raphael's Hospice.


    In loving memory Died 19.7.2007. A much loved husband, Dad and Grandad. Always in our thoughts. Rose and family


    Formerly of Rosehill Surrey, passed away 22nd July aged 20. Sadly missed daughter, sister, friend. Funeral Service to be held at St Michael's Church, Hythe, Kent on 29th July at 1.45pm. Enquiries to Chittendens Funeralcare 01303 262762. All donations


    THANK YOU The family of MR FRED EDMUNDS would like to thank friends and neighbours for their kind thoughts and condolences of the passing of their much loved wife and mother Hazel


    The Childs Family would like to thank friends, neighbours and relatives for the many floral tributes and messages of support shown to us at this sad time.


    Missing from Parkgate Road, Wallington since Friday 4th July. Any information contact Steve on 07905 035456. Reward offered


    In loving memory of dearly loved sister and aunt Passed away age 45. July 21st 2001. Forever in our hearts Love from Jeannie, Jackquline, Gary and Jason


    20.7.1943-2.2.2000 Remembering you on your birthday. Always in our thoughts. Love always. Rose, Jacqui and Mark XXX


    30.9.1930-22.7.1997 Always in our thoughts. From Norma and your family who love and miss you very much


    12.11.1934-16.07.05 "Farewell, Dear Mother" Somewhere in my heart, Beneath all of this pain, Is a smile I still wear... At the sound of your name. The precious word is "MOTHER" She was my world, you see, But now my heart is breaking, She's no longer here


    Aged 84, passed away quietly at home in East Grinstead on 5th July. Formerly of Ewell Road, Tolworth. Dearly loved and sadly missed by family and friends. Cremation to be held at Surrey & Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley at 11.30am on Monday


    Sadly passed away peacefully aged 68 years. Fondly known locally to many as 'Terry the Scrap', formerly of Mortlake. The family would like to announce that the funeral will take place on Thursday 17th July at 3.00pm at Mortlake Crematorium. All welcome


    Aged 71 Died peacefully on 8th July at Princess Alice Hospice. Dearly loved and missed by his father, wife, son, grandson, family and friends. Funeral to take place at Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead on Friday 18th July 2008 at 1.15pm. Donations


    On the 3rd July 2008 peacefully passed away at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital aged 53. Much loved husband of Cathy, and dear son of Primrose and John, brother of David and to Marie. Andy lived in Cheam from 1958-1975. He attended St Mary's RC School and


    Congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary. 28.6.2008 All our love Melanie, Paul, Ryan and Nicole XXXX


    Congratulations on your Silver Wedding Anniversary 2nd July 2008. With much love from Simon & Sam, Gary & Charly, Hayley & Barry, Joan & Jim and friends.


    I love you more than ever. Every day is special with you. Happy 24th Wedding Anniversary Ronnie X


    Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary 2nd July 2008. Lots of love and kisses Kyra, Liam, Kieran and Thalia XXX


    Congratulations on your 50th Birthday! Love Len, Mum, Emma, Steve, James, Rachael, Rob, Cathy, Jessica, George and Sam XX


    Happy 13th Birthday To our darling Love from all of your family and Sid and Bertie XXXX


    Happy 18th Birthday 26.6.2008 All our love Mum, Dad, Dan and Charlie XXXX


    Is 21 on 9th July 2008 Happy birthday and lots of love from Dad and Beckie Auntie Jackie, Uncle Hugh, Amy and Lucy, Nana and Grandad Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • EMMA

    Happy 21st Birthday Lots of love from Auntie Jill, Uncle Robert, Sara, Anna, Martha, Peter, Joshua, Daniel, Benjamin and Steven Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    A great Mum, Nan, Great Nan. Happy 90th Love from all your family XX

  • Wilson wins it for new-look Robins

    Carshalton Athletic began their preparations with a 1-0 win at Ryman Division One South neighbours Whyteleafe last Saturday. Nine new players featured in the 21-strong squad Hayden Bird took to the game. An ankle injury forced Leigh Bremner out of the


    Happy 21st Birthday With all our love Mum, Dad, Emma, Guy, Gareth, Bobby and Charlie


    Happy 21st Birthday ANTHONY KEW 12th July 2008 Lots of love Mum, Robert and Richard XXX


    POSTLETHWAITE/PARK Alex and Jane are happy to announce the arrival of Ella's sister CLEO MANON born 5th June.


    Born 8th July 2008 Congratulations Cheryl and Dominic Love Mum and Dad X


    To a very special daughter Congratulations on your 21st Birthday on the 8th July 2008. All my love Mum xxx


    Congratulations LAURA and STEWART On the birth of your beautiful daughter JESSICA LOUISE on 10th June 2008. All my love Mum XX


    Welcome to the world JESSICA-LOU Lots of love Auntie Sylvia, Uncle Danny, Ben and Jack XXXX

  • Croydon designers hit New York fashion week

    The fashion world is familiar with London, Paris, Milan and New York but now Croydon could be adding itself to the list. In a first for the UK, Croydon is sending local designers to the New York fashion week to showcase their work. Emerging designers


    Wishing you a happy 21st Birthday NATALEA 12th July 2008 Love always Mum, Lee, Danual and Paige-Olivia xxxx


    Happy 16th Birthday DANIELLA ENGLAND! All our love Mum, Dad, Carla, Dale and Jamie xx


    Happy 21st Birthday 22nd July 2008 Love U always Mum and Emma XX

  • Newspaper reunites Putney woman with her mystery man

    A loved-up woman from Putney was reunited with the man of her dreams with the help of a newspaper. Nikki Prinsloo, 33, met Brandon de Beer, 34, at the Walkabout in Putney three weeks ago when he was on a weekend break from his home in Dublin. But they


    Look who's 18 Happy Birthday Lots of love Mum, Dad and Jessica XXX


    Happy 18th Birthday 19th July 2008 With lots of love on your special day Mum and Dad xxxx


    Happy Birthday. Have a great day. Love from Dave and all your family and friends


    Happy 40th Birthday Love from the Stephens and Reynolds. Love your fringe!


    Congratulations On graduating with a BA (Hons) Degree in fashion. Love from all your family


    Well done RORY McCARRON On achieving 1st Class Honours Degree in Law, Bournemouth University. A very proud Mum, Dad and Gemma

  • BEN

    Congratulations On Graduating with a A 1st Plus Distinction degree in Pharmacy Love from all your family XX


    Congratulations On graduating. We are proud of you. Love always Mum and Emma XX

  • Men fined for stealing over £1,000 from parking meters

    Two men who admitted stealing over £1,000 from parking meters have been slapped with fines. Police were called after Ertil Brucaj and Gentjan Dardha were seen tampering with a parking meter in Church Road, Barnes, on March 3 this year in full view of

  • Anti-bullying student gets Diana Award

    A pupil who led an anti-bullying campaign at his former school has been given a Diana Award. Michael Max Castle set up a mentoring scheme for first year pupils at St John Rigby school in New Addington in an attempt to thwart the bullies. The 17-

  • Council blunders cost £20,000 in payouts

    A man given "misleading information" about his birth family was one of a number of people who had to be compensated by Merton Council last year. The individual was given £2,000 to refund fees and counselling costs resulting from the mistake by the

  • Car smashes in to pharmacy

    A man lost control of his car after collapsing at the wheel - smashing into a Streatham Park pharmacy, seriously injuring a pedestrian and causing thousands of pounds of damage. Passers-by said the 48-year-old man was driving his red Rover in Mitcham

  • Booth is the golden boy

    Kingston swimmer Alan Booth won a gold medal at the London Youth Games' disabled swimming gala. Alan, who attends St Philip's School, Chessington, won the senior boys' 25m freestyle in 19:44 seconds. The borough's team of swimmers was reduced by a bout

  • Update: Harman rooftop protestors charged

    Two fathers' rights protestors who scaled Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman's home will be tried in court for harassment and using threatening words and behaviour. Fathers 4 Justice campaigners Nigel John Ace, 40, from Bristol, and Anthony Ashby,

  • Viv gives a masterclass

    Award-winning international pianist Viv McLean is the main attraction when St Mary's Church in Barnes holds another of its popular recital evenings. A regular collaborator with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC

  • Doddy goes back to old school

    "How dare you!" exclaims Ken Dodd in mock indignation to the suggestion he should hang up his tickling stick, give his Diddy Men voluntary redundancy, and close down the jam-buttie mines. "Why should I when I love every second of doing my job?"

  • Gold fever at the Watershed

    Just six months since coming together, Wimbledon band Gold Teeth is on the verge of great things. With an XfM session being aired on Tuesday, ongoing discussions with multiple record labels, and a debut single in the pipeline, the foursome's success

  • Laughter in Store

    Anyone with a freeview box or a few extra digital channels will have stumbled across Dave, which seems to have about three shows on rotation, including a unique and greatly-missed improvised comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? Presented by Clive Anderson

  • Sit back and enjoy the view

    Film fans who fancy adding a healthy side order of Oscar-winning snacks to their diet of summer blockbuster fare are in for a treat when the Epsom Playhouse launches its new movie menu. Kicking off on July 28 with the Coen brothers' majestic No Country

  • Red Hot Ash

    Ben and Jerry's Summer Sundae festival arrives at Clapham Common this weekend, bringing with it a bunch of brilliant bands, free ice cream, old-fashioned helter skelters, a petting farm and possibly either Ben or Jerry making an appearance. Northern

  • The ghost of McEnroe at Wimbledon

    The All England Lawn Tennis Club will play host to the upcoming Davis Cup World Group Play-offs tie from September 19-21 when Great Britain and Austria battle it out on number one court. This is only the third Davis Cup tie to be played at Wimbledon

  • Birds cause £10K of damage to church

    Marauding rose-ringed parakeets have done £10,000 worth of damage to the spire of 150-year-old church in Shirley. Parishners of St John's Church have no idea how to stop the invaders pecking holes in the shingle of the wooden spire. They have considered

  • Reformed criminal takes on talent show

    The organiser of a major talent show is a former convicted criminal who said he is a reformed character. Nabil Abdul Rashid, 21, founder of Croydon's Got Talent was convicted of fraud in 2006 after a drug importation trial against him collapsed. He

  • Wimbledon flats decision due

    The future of a major development in Wimbledon town centre could be decided within the next fortnight. Plans for a six-storey development of flats and shops will go before the Mayor of London's office "in the next couple of weeks", a spokesman for Merton

  • Puppy locked up after chip error

    An English springer spaniel is behind bars after her identity chip malfuctioned on the way back from a family holiday. Merlot, a 19-month-old puppy, was on a two-week holiday to Bordeaux in south-west France with her owners, Mandy and Peter Douglas

  • Ronnie Corbett works flat out at ironing service launch

    It is not every day you see a wealthy television comedian doing the ironing. But pint-sized funny man Ronnie Corbett was happy to tackle the housework when he helped out at the opening of a Croydon ironing service. Philippa Lewis and Paris Sinclair

  • Most stawberries sold at Wimbledon were contaminated

    Wimbledon visitors may have been left with a nasty aftertaste from this year's tennis championships after a report showed 90 per cent of strawberries on sale tested positive for pesticide contamination. The investigation by Britain's Pesticide Safety

  • Dancing street cleaner is YouTube hit

    A street cleaner who dances with Michael Jackson-style moves while picking up litter in Chiswick High Road has become popular on YouTube. More than two thousand people have watched the clip of 47-year-old Zbigniew Colbecki as he spins, turns and twirls

  • Garden waste chief defies challenge to leadership

    The deputy leader of Sutton Council has survived a vote of no confidence in his handling of the despised £35 garden waste collection charge. Councillor Colin Hall faced withering criticism before members voted 26-21 against the motion which was tabled

  • Arrest follows racist abuse to shop worker

    A 47-year-old from Sunbury has been arrested after a man shouted racist abuse outside a convenience store because it was shut. The incident happened outside the Co-op in Sunbury Cross Parade, Staines Road West, at about 9:40am on July 11. Police

  • Council gave false paedophile check info

    Surrey County Council has misled a Government watchdog over staff and child safety checks, according to a damning report released today. Both Ofsted and the Audit Commission criticised the council service which looks after about 4,000 at-risk children

  • Army captain saw warden being attacked at soldier's wake

    An army captain saw a defenceless traffic warden beaten unconscious after he tried to slap a ticket on a mourner's car outside a soldier's wake, a court heard today. Captain Robert Moseley attended the funeral of 21-year-old Lance Corporal James Cartwright

  • Geoff Thomas heads for the Whitgift

    Former Crystal Palace footballer Geoff Thomas launches his autobiography in Croydon next week. Riding Through The Storm details his battle with leukaemia followed by his epic journey round the Tour de France as well as his football career. He is currently

  • Dad who subjected his sons to life of 'squalor' faces jail

    A dad who assaulted his children and subjected them to a life of "squalor" has been warned he is likely to be jailed. The 39-year-old, from Englefield Green, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to cruelty against his two sons by wilfully

  • No waste of time

    Residents and businesses can tell the council how they want to dispose of their rubbish as part of the South London Waste Plan. Four London councils, including Croydon, will identify potential locations for waste facilities and consider how to dispose

  • Know a tree that’s a treat?

    A search for London's greatest trees was launched by environmentalists last week. The Great Trees of London campaign aims to identify the trees that need safeguarding for future generations. Trees For Cities wants landmark trees to have protected status

  • Thanking guide dog support

    May I take the opportunity of thanking each and every member of the public who gave to our annual London Flag Day collection on Saturday, June 28. The association had collection tin holders in locations within Sutton and Croydon and raised £814.01p.

  • Sutton tipped to survive championship chop

    Malden Wanderers skipper Giles Puckle has backed Sutton to escape releagation after they recorded their first back-to-back wins of the season. Gander Green Lane seamer Andy Sartor followed up the six-wicket haul that condemned against Puckles' side to

  • Worries over privatisation after 'repair delays'

    A disabled Streatham woman said she is "deeply worried" about council house privatisation after being told her home's repairs would be delayed. London's largest Arms Length Management Organisation (Almo), Lambeth Living, was launched by Lambeth Council

  • Graphic pictures used to tackle knife crime

    The photos of knife wounds an A&E nurse is using to educate teens may shock some readers A senior A&E nurse at St George's Hospital is showing school children graphic images of knife wounds in a bid to turn the tide against the capital's knife crime

  • Fraser heading for Beijing

    Wine gum loving Donna Fraser will be going to her fourth Olympic Games despite not being named in the GB team for the individual 200m and 400m at next month's Olympics. The 35-year-old Croydon Harrier faced an anxious wait to hear if she had made the

  • Vines going nowhere - Smith

    Tooting & Mitcham boss Billy Smith has swiftly moved to calm fears over the future of hotshot striker Paul Vines by insisting he will remain at Imperial Fields. Vines appeared for Yeovil in a friendly at Potters Bar last week as part of a week-long trial

  • Mounted police drive out prostitutes

    Prostitutes selling their wares in broad daylight have been targeted by police on horseback in a vice crackdown. Residents near Tooting Bec Common had complained growing numbers of prostitutes were working all hours along Garrad's Road in Streatham since

  • Banstead mount promotion push

    Skipper Sam Woodward hailed his Banstead team after a fifth Surrey Championship victory in a row left them in the thick of the Surrey Championship Division One promotion race, writes Mark Spring. A fine all-round performance at Walton-on-Thames saw third-placed

  • Willcox seeks global domination

    Cobham's Peter Willcox is among six British players who are competing in the 11th European Deaf Tennis Championships, which get underway in Bucharest, Romania, on Saturday. Players from 15 countries will take part in the event and Britain will be hoping

  • Quins get licence lift

    The RFL have announced this morning that Harlequins RL have been successful in their licensing application for the 2009-11 Super League seasons. As expected, all 12 current Super League teams were granted licences, with Celtic Crusaders and Salford the

  • Bird: Ruggles "off his rocker"

    Carshalton Athletic boss Hayden Bird has launched a scathing attack on former striker Phil Ruggles after the Robins terminated the contract of the frontman. Ruggles stunned Carshalton officials by crying off from a weekend training session, claiming

  • Freedman not with Palace in Cornwall

    Dougie Freedman has not travelled with the rest of the Crystal Palace squad on their pre-season tour of Cornwall. The veteran striker is facing crunch talks with manager Neil Warnock over his future, with the Yorkshireman openly admitting that the Scot

  • Ks hot-shot Bobby plays down flying start

    Kingstonian striker Bobby Traynor has played down his flying start to the pre-season programme, but admits he could be the chief beneficiary of boss Alan Dowson's summer recruitment drive. The 24-year-old has bagged four goals in two games including

  • Warlingham swoop for Rosslyn Park centre

    Warlingham have made their first big pre-season signing, recruiting South African centre Quentin Coetzer from Rosslyn Park. "We're delighted to sign Quentin," Tony Doe, manager of last season's London SW4 title-winners, said. "He's tall, strong

  • Weybridge hosts squash extravaganza

    England Juniors narrowly lost to a team of experienced former internationals at St George's Hill Rackets and Fitness Club, Weybridge, on Monday night. The large crowd was treated to a fine display of squash from the youngsters, who head to Zurich next

  • Obsessed stalker harassed Walliams

    An obsessed stalker sent a deluge of gifts, letters and emails to Little Britain star David Walliams, a court has heard. Sarah Bartholomew, 29, of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, has admitted being behind a four-year campaign of harassment. In one text message

  • Super six all set for Beijing

    Surbiton's six Great Britain hockey players began their Olympic adventure this week, flying to the BOA holding camp in Macau ahead of the tournament in Beijing next month. All six managed to avoid the heartbreak of last-minute injury in the two recent

  • Tough tour for Casuals

    Corinthian Casuals began their pre-season tour of Wales with a 2-0 defeat at Prestatyn Town on Saturday. Prestatyn took the lead on 33 minutes when Gareth Davies volleyed home an impressive opener. In the second half, John Fisher-Cooke was given a free

  • Teacher's red light stops school sports

    A Staines school has suffered dire consequences after its head of sports drove through a red light, a court heard. Darren Smith, who was banned from driving for six months, has been unable to transport pupils at Magna Carta School to and from match fixtures

  • Double delight for Andrew as Palace cruise

    New signing Calvin Andrew scored twice last night as Crystal Palace kept up their unbeaten pre-season by cruising to victory against lowly Tavistock. The six foot striker joined the club from Luton Town last week and marked his first start for the club

  • Update: Fire at Morden industrial estate put out

    Firefighters have battled a blaze in rubbish containers at a Morden industrial estate this morning. London Fire Brigade (LFB) said 15 firefighters and three fire engines were called to the fire on Amenity Way at 8.54am. A spokesman for the LFB confirmed

  • Laughter earns woman a bigger fine

    A woman who threw a punch in a fight which involved 15 people was given a bigger fine by magistrates after she laughed in the dock. Prosecutor Jackie Morgan-Smith told Richmond Magistrates' Court police were called to the brawl in Grosvenor Road, Twickenham

  • Ramsay playing football for charity

    Wandsworth chef Gordon Ramsay has been named as captain of the Rest of the World football team for the celebrity Soccer Aid 2008 charity match. Soccer Aid has raised millions for Unicef since the first match at Old Trafford in 2006. But while Ramsay

  • More joined-up theory

    Congratulations to all those who put the Croydon Guardian's Knife Crime Special together. Good to see constructive journalism and editorial planning that allows the readers to make joined-up thinking, rather than the usual sensationalism that can only

  • Mourners deny traffic warden attack

    Two brothers attending the wake of a soldier killed in Iraq attacked a traffic warden after he confronted a mourner parked on yellow lines in Battersea, a court has heard. Steven Pratley, 24, smashed a glass in Syed Jawad Hyder's head, Kingston Crown

  • Supermarkets launch fuel price war

    Supermarkets have launched a petrol price war with three of Britain's biggest chains cutting the cost of unleaded and diesel by up to 5p a litre. Supermarket chain Asda announced it would cut the cost of unleaded and diesel by 3p a litre and Morrisons

  • Family plan de Menezes tribute

    Relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes will renew their "struggle for justice" as they mark three years since the Brazilian was shot dead in a catastrophic error by police. The family will hold a vigil at Stockwell tube station before unveiling a flag