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Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver through to next stage of X Factor

Croydon van driver Ben Haenow has sung his way to the next stage of this year’s X Factor after wowing judges with another impressive performance on Saturday. The 29-year-old captivated audiences with his passionate rendition of the Eagles’ Hotel California at boot camp auditions in London. The notoriously difficult Simon…

Former mayor and founder of local cancer centre has died

Former mayor and founder of local cancer centre has died

Former Mayor of Croydon and founder of a local cancer care centre, Brenda Kirby, lost her long battle against the disease yesterday. Kirby’s husband, Bob, said this morning that she had died at Croydon University Hospital, and that “she had struggled for a long time”. She was 70 years old.…

Croydon Council proposes to set up own housing company

Croydon Council proposes to set up own housing company

Croydon Council is proposing to set up its own housing company to address the shortage of homes in the town across all tenures, including affordable housing. The building of new homes has previously been financed by the council through its housing revenue account, or HRA. The council say that, due…

New safety app presented at Croydon Tech City

New safety app presented at Croydon Tech City

  A digital project manager presented her personal safety app for the first time yesterday at Croydon Tech City, a monthly meet up for technology entrepreneurs. Lauraine Griffiths, 42, a digital project manager from Beckenham is working on a new safety app called Meanderlings after experiencing a lucky escape from a van…

Croydon authority shortlisted for award

Croydon authority shortlisted for award

Croydon Council has been shortlisted for planning authority of the year in the first MIPIM UK Awards. The awards celebrate the best regeneration projects in the country. The team of judges are impressed with Croydon’s “radically pragmatic approach” to planning and feels it is a model for other authorities in…

Croydon van driver’s “gritty” voice has The X Factor

Croydon van driver’s “gritty” voice has The X Factor

A van driver from Croydon blew the judges away at his X Factor audition on Saturday night. Ben Haenow, 29, impressed the ITV show’s panel with his performance of Bill Withers’ classic, Ain’t No Sunshine. The infamously harsh Simon Cowell was especially glowing in his praise. “A little bit over the top,” said…

Man charged with Croydon murder remanded in custody

Man charged with Croydon murder remanded in custody

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murdering a young father in Croydon last week, after the victim was stabbed to death in broad daylight. Jordan Glasgow of Silverdale, Sydenham, is accused of attacking 24-year-old Adrian Young in Whitehorse Road. Appearing in court today, Glasgow was remanded in custody until November. Young was chased…

Hit and run leaves clubber with life changing injuries

Hit and run leaves clubber with life changing injuries

Police in Croydon are appealing for information following a hit and run on Sunday which has left a man suffering from serious head injuries. The accident took place between 3.10 and 3.30am on Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, where the victim was walking with friends after leaving Crystals nightclub. A car…

Missing schoolgirl has been found in Croydon

Missing schoolgirl has been found in Croydon

Police hunting for a missing schoolgirl found her safe and well in Croydon yesterday afternoon, ending a two week search. Natasha Sandford, 15 years old from Caterham, had last been seen on August 10, and Surrey police appealed to Croydon’s residents and shopkeepers to look out for her after public transport…

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Croydon man stabbed to death in broad daylight

Investigations are taking place after a man was stabbed to death in Croydon in broad daylight on Tuesday afternoon. Police were called to the junction of Cromwell Road and Whitehorse Road at 4.45pm, after receiving reports of a fight in which a group of men, one armed with a knife, were seen…

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