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Chamakh rejected other English clubs to stay at Palace

Chamakh rejected other English clubs to stay at Palace

  Crystal Palace striker, Marouane Chamakh, has put pen to paper on a new deal, revealing he rejected other English clubs to prolong his stay at Selhurst Park. The former Arsenal player ended speculation about his future when he agreed to a new two-year deal last Friday. In his first…

Purley hairdressers raise money for Cancer Research

Purley hairdressers raise money for Cancer Research

  Three hairdressers cut a dash at a Croydon fun run in aid of cancer research as they raised money wearing pink tutus. Louise Flood, 34, and fellow crimpers from Purley salon, Cutting It Fine, took part in the Race For Life in Lloyd Park on Sunday (July 13) after…

Excuses why people miss tax credit renewal date revealed

Excuses why people miss tax credit renewal date revealed

  The excuse ‘‘my dog ate my homework’’ no longer applies solely to schoolchildren after HMRC today revealed a list of 10 lame excuses for not renewing tax credits claims. Statistics released by the HMRC also indicated that within London, Croydon residents received the third highest amount of tax credits (30,300)…

New photos released in Croydon rave investigation

New photos released in Croydon rave investigation

  Police have released photos to help trace eight suspects they want to interview after an illegal rave ended in violence and death in Croydon last month. They are hoping that the release of the new photos will have a similar result as a batch released on June 18, 2014 and June 27,…

Croydon to create safer ‘play streets’ for children

Croydon to create safer ‘play streets’ for children

Croydon Council has approved plans to introduce a series of play streets across the borough. The council is giving residents the opportunity to take control of their roads by shutting them down and introducing play-time. Play streets will mean road closures for 2-3 hours allowing children to roam freely, under…

A-level students write 40,000 word book in five days

A-level students write 40,000 word book in five days

A group of A-Level English students at Croydon College have taken just five days to write a 40,000 word teen thriller about blackmail and cyber-bullying. The nine students, from Croydon College, planned, drafted, edited and published Behind the Screen as part of a project aimed at promoting literacy. A-Level English…

Shopkeeper fined after selling knives to underage teen

Shopkeeper fined after selling knives to underage teen

A Norbury shopkeeper has been fined after admitting selling a set of razor sharp knives to a 14-year-old boy a month after being sent a letter offering training about age-restricted sales. Shakab Hakime, who owns Norbury Discount Store in London Road admitted the offence at Croydon Magistrate’ Court on Tuesday. …

Conference promotes role of women in technology

Conference promotes role of women in technology

A conference focusing on the role of women in technology is taking place this evening in south London, hosted by Croydon Tech City, a community of digital developers and creatives. The Women in Tech conference is part of the London Technology Week and is being held at the Croydon Conference…

Man arrested after illegal Croydon rave

Man arrested after illegal Croydon rave

A man has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with a Croydon rave where a teenager died. The 18-year-old man handed himself in after images of men the police are trying to trace were released and is currently in police custody in south London. Rio Andrew, 15,…

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

Window cleaner to be honoured with bravery award

A courageous window cleaner who prevented an armed robbery at Lloyds Bank on Brighton Road in Croydon last November is to be honoured with a Police Public Bravery Award. James Rowley, 34, from Caterham, Surrey, will receive the award at the annual Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) awards ceremony on…