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Anti-crime charity SOS forced to leave Croydon

Anti-crime charity SOS forced to leave Croydon

A charity offering support to young offenders who want to break away from gang culture and violent crime is being forced to leave the borough due to lack of funding. The SOS Project has helped hundreds of ex-offenders reintegrate into society by assisting them into education and employment, as well…

Two men jailed for cash in transit robbery

Two men jailed for cash in transit robbery

Two south London men have been jailed for the robbery of a cash-in-transit guard in Croydon. Mark Buchanan, 21 of Wychwood Way, and Nathan Clarke-Greyson, 24 of Longheath Gardens, stole £12,000 from a member of Sunwin cash delivery staff outside the Co-op in Lower Addiscombe Road in July last year.…

Met office issue South London smog warning

Met office issue South London smog warning

The worst smog of the year is set to hit the capital this week following a Saharan storm. The Met office have issued their highest 10 out of 10 level of air pollution warning for tomorrow, following strong winds that have deposited sand from the Sahara across Southern England. Levels…

Mayor in favour of proposed water cannons for police use

Mayor in favour of proposed water cannons for police use

Mayor Boris Johnson has declared his support for the Metropolitan Police’s request to buy three new water cannons to be used in the capital. In a letter to the Home Secretary, Teresa May last week, the Mayor said that he backs the Met Commissioner’s request, following the results of a…

Croydon footballers in court for alleged match fixing

Croydon footballers in court for alleged match fixing

  Five men accused of match fixing will appear in court today following a National Crime Agency investigation into an alleged illegal betting syndicate. Former footballers Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from Croydon, have been accused of conspiring to defraud bookmakers by placing bets and therefore influencing…

Councils lobby Westminster over flooding payouts

Councils lobby Westminster over flooding payouts

Croydon and Surrey councils have launched a bid to persuade the Government to provide £1m to repair damage from recent flooding. The two councils have lobbied the Government for £1m to fund a long-term flood prevention plan, which would protect thousands of homes and businesses along the London border near…

Croydon mechanic scoops £108m Euromillions jackpot

Croydon mechanic scoops £108m Euromillions jackpot

A car mechanic from Coulsdon in Croydon has won nearly £108m on EuroMillions, after telling a colleague he was going to win earlier in the week. Neil Trotter, 41, who runs the Chameleon Coachworks repair garage in Mitcham, won the £107,932,603.20 jackpot in Friday’s draw. Since becoming multi-millionaires, both Trotter…

Suspect arrested after man discovered dying in skip

Suspect arrested after man discovered dying in skip

A 21-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a man who was found beaten up in a skip in South Norwood on Saturday morning. Michael Hunt, 37, from Selhurst, was found at around 7am on March 15 at the far end of an alleyway, just off Station Road. Hunt…

New scheme to support Croydon social enterprises

New scheme to support Croydon social enterprises

A government-backed business scheme to support local social enterprises launched in Croydon this week. The program is being run by SE-Assist, a business support organisation that launched a similar scheme in Brighton & Hove last year. Successful applicants to the program will receive an interest free loan between £10,000 and…

Arts collective Turf Projects shoot “Time Team” film

Arts collective Turf Projects shoot “Time Team” film

Croydon art collective, Turf Projects are filming a fictional ‘Time Team’ documentary today ahead of the the launch of their Kickstarter project ‘No Turf Unturned’. The group of artists, filmmakers, architects and designers are creating the promotional film to help them raise £5,000 in order to curate a programme of free exhibitions in May this year.…