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Palace’s new signings to debut against Everton tomorrow

Palace’s new signings to debut against Everton tomorrow

Crystal Palace have signed Shola Ameobi on a free transfer and Jordan Mutch for an undisclosed fee. Ameobi joins Palace on a short-term deal until the end of the season after leaving Turkish side Gaziantep last month. The striker, who is best known for his time at Newcastle, made 397…

Dept of Health asked to set up enquiry into doctor’s dismissal

Dept of Health asked to set up enquiry into doctor’s dismissal

The Health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has been encouraged, by NHS whistleblower, David Drew, to set up an independent inquiry into Croydon University Hospital’s decision to dismiss a renowned cardiologist. Dr Kevin Beatt according to an employment tribunal last December, was unfairly sacked by the hospital, after raising safety concerns. Croydon…

Man jailed for possessing James Bond’s favourite gun

Man jailed for possessing James Bond’s favourite gun

A man has been jailed for five years after being found with a loaded gun that would be more at home in a James Bond film. James George Simpson, 47, from St Lawrence Way was sentenced to five years at Croydon Crown Court on Monday. Simpson pleaded guilty to possession…

Poll predicts Gavin Barwell could lose seat to Labour

Poll predicts Gavin Barwell could lose seat to Labour

  Conservative MP for Croydon Central,  Gavin Barwell, is on course to lose his seat at the next election, according to a YouGov/Evening Standard poll. According to the poll, support for Labour in London has risen and the party is expected to win eight of its London target seats in…

Palace to face Bolton or Liverpool in FA Cup 5th Round

Palace to face Bolton or Liverpool in FA Cup 5th Round

Crystal Palace will face either Bolton or Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA cup after overcoming a highflying Southampton side in a five-goal thriller. The victory gives Palace their first fifth round appearance since 2010, where they lost to Aston Villa. The Eagles have never won the FA…

Council introduces app to report noisy neighbours

Council introduces app to report noisy neighbours

Croydon Council have launched a new smartphone app, that allows users to report noisy neighbours.. The ‘My Croydon’ app has a decibel meter that measures noise and informs users whether it is loud enough to be classed as a “nuisance”. The app will make it easier to identify an unreasonable…

Palace awaits tough game in the FA Cup fourth round

Palace awaits tough game in the FA Cup fourth round

  Crystal Palace are hoping to advance to the fifth round of the FA Cup as they take on Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday. After beating Dover Athletic 4-0 in the third round, Palace have been drawn away to Champions League-chasing Southampton in the fourth round of the FA…

Star Wars super-fan auctions £100,000 collection

Star Wars super-fan auctions £100,000 collection

A super-fan is auctioning his Star Wars collection, which is estimated to be worth £100,000, in the hope of buying a house. The collection includes around 75 toys that are going under the hammer at Vectis Auctions in Stockholm at the end of the month. There are too many pieces…

Croydon rents fall as new housing “booms’

Croydon rents fall as new housing “booms’

Rental prices were reportedly fell across the UK last month, particularly in south east London, where Croydon stood out for the fastest falling rents in the capital. The research came from HomeLet, a company that collects references, for landlords. Martin Totty of Barbon Insurance, which owns HomeLet, said: “Croydon and some parts of Essex…

Controversial hotel’s bid approved for extension

Controversial hotel’s bid approved for extension

  A hotel has once again become the centre of controversy, after Croydon council approved it’s bid  to create an extension on the property. Despite it making headlines last year for hosting hundreds of asylum seekers with no prior consultation, Queens Hotel’s bid was accepted last Thursday. The hotel on…

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