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Police appeal to missing schoolgirl to let them know she is safe after she fails to contact family for twelve days

Police appeal to missing schoolgirl to let them know she is safe after she fails to contact family for twelve days

Police are concerned for the welfare of missing schoolgirl Natasha Sandford, who may be in Croydon. Natasha, 15, was last seen at around 10.20am on August 10 in Foxon Lane, Caterham and it extremely out of character for her to go so long without making contact with her friends or…

Croydon £3.2m investment plans criticised by traders

Croydon £3.2m investment plans criticised by traders

Plans to spend millions of pounds landscaping Croydon’s London Road area have been slammed by traders and residents who say the council and police need to clean up the streets first.   A £3.2 million council scheme to plant trees, install cycle stands and widen pavements is to start later this…

HMV heads back to Croydon after 14-month absence

HMV heads back to Croydon after 14-month absence

  HMV the music and film retailer is due to re-open in Croydon on September 4. The new store will be located at 38 – 40 North End, the same street it traded in for over 20 years before closing 14 months ago. HMV was a victim of the economic…

Police raid two Romanian-run brothels in Croydon

Police raid two Romanian-run brothels in Croydon

Police have dismantled two Romanian-run brothels operating in Croydon in a swoop prompted by complaints from concerned local residents. The brothels were discovered after officers from the Broad Green Safer Neighbourhoods Team carried out intelligence checks at an address on Chatfield Road in response to residents’ complaints about suspicious activity.…

Croydon to build hundreds of affordable homes till 2019

Croydon to build hundreds of affordable homes till 2019

Work has started on 821 affordable homes in the Borough of Croydon. This is London’s second biggest affordable housing project this year. The Croydon New Build Program has started fixing and refurbishing 50 empty homes which will go into use as affordable housing. The homes are to be completed and…

Croydon garage owner fined £7,000 for fly-tipping

Croydon garage owner fined £7,000 for fly-tipping

  A South Croydon garage owner has been ordered to pay almost £7,000 after being found guilty of illegally dumping trade waste and old car parts. Ramiz Laci, 39, of Haling Park Road, pleaded guilty to two offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5…

Number of jobless drops one-third in Croydon

Number of jobless drops one-third in Croydon

Croydon recorded a drop of almost one-third in the number of people claiming job seeker’s allowance (JSA) compared with last year, according to new statistics. This is the sixth biggest drop among London boroughs. Figures from the latest Labour Market Bulletin, prepared by the Office for National Statistics, indicate that…

Teenage dealer jailed after 16-year old died of overdose

Teenage dealer jailed after 16-year old died of overdose

A Croydon teenage dealer, who sold the ecstasy that killed a 16-year-old at an illegal rave, was jailed for five years at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday. Nicqueel Pitrora, 18, of London Road, Croydon, was sentenced for supplying the drug. Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, fell unconscious after taking a lethal dose…

Croydon student wins scholarship for farming app

Croydon student wins scholarship for farming app

Croydon resident Nasir Yammama has won a golden mentoring opportunity after creating an app to help Nigerian farmers facing a food crisis in the country. Yammama, 24, from Nigeria, is a student at Middlesex University and has lived in Croydon for the past two years. He beat thousands of applicants…

Two arrested in connection with illegal Croydon rave

Two arrested in connection with illegal Croydon rave

  Two men were arrested and two addresses raided yesterday in connection with an investigation into an illegal rave in East Croydon last month where teenager Rio Andrew died. The raids occurred at addresses in Poplar, East London, and West Horsley, Surrey. The arrested men, both in their 20s,  remain…