Dawn French bringing first solo tour to Croydon

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

Dawn French is one of the country’s most famous comedy actors, but when she comes to Croydon she will not be hiding behind a funny woman persona, writes Matt Cooper.

Firefighters called to 2am bin fires twice in two weeks

This Is Local London: London Fire Brigade to charge for false alarms

11:34am Saturday 20th September 2014

A bin was set alight in Foxcoombe and a bin shed at The Lindens just after 2am this morning.

Woman robbed by men who offered her lift in car

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Police have released images of a man sought after a woman was robbed by a stranger who offered her a lift home in car car.

Take a journey through history of the BBC in theatre show

This Is Local London:

4:59pm Friday 19th September 2014

After a series of sell-out shows at both 2014 Brighton Fringe and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe, Five Rounds Rapid are back with a revised, updated and equally endearing version of A Complete History of the BBC (Abridged).

London Victoria services delayed due to earlier broken down train

This Is Local London:

2:38pm Friday 19th September 2014

Trains which go to or from London Victoria are disrupted this afternoon due to an earlier broken down train just outside the station.

Pensioner racially abused betting shop worker and hit her with walking stick after she refused to let him use the toilet

This Is Local London:

12:40pm Friday 19th September 2014

A pensioner threatened to defecate in a betting shop, called an employee a "black bastard" and hit her with his walking stick after she stopped him from using the toilet.

Trains through Norwood Junction returning to normal but trains to London Victoria are delayed

This Is Local London:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

Earlier train delays caused by a vehicle hitting a bridge at Norwood Junction have been cleared but an earlier broken down train at London Victoria is causing problems.

Poll results: Our readers back Scotland No vote

This Is Local London:

9:13am Friday 19th September 2014

Our readers have backed last night’s Scottish referendum poll saying the country should stay in the United Kingdom.

Brothers who sparked manhunt ahead of sentencing jailed for seven years over man's death plunge

This Is Local London:

5:30am Friday 19th September 2014

Three brothers have each been jailed for seven years for the manslaughter of a man who plunged to his death from a bathroom window to escape them.

'Vote yes and join the fun', newly independent People's Republic of South Norwood tells Scotland

This Is Local London:

2:33pm Thursday 18th September 2014

The newly independent People's Republic of South Norwood has told the people of Scotland: vote "yes and join the fun."

Trading standards launches crackdown on con-artist palm readers and fortune tellers

This Is Local London:

11:16am Thursday 18th September 2014

Croydon Council has launched a crackdown on fortune tellers and palm readers who have been conning people out of money.

Are these pictures of a couple and their two young daughters in Egypt your stolen holiday snaps?

This Is Local London:

9:40am Thursday 18th September 2014

Are these your holiday snaps? 

Have your say on Scotland: Should they stay or go?

This Is Local London:

9:20am Thursday 18th September 2014

People in Scotland will have their say today. But what do you think? Should they stay or should they go?

Man stripped naked and kicked to death in alleyway after trying to chat up one of his attackers, court hears

This Is Local London:

1:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

An Irish man was beaten to death, stripped naked and dumped in a skip in after trying to "chat up" one of his killers, a court has heard.

Primary school plummets from 'outstanding' to 'inadequate' in four years

This Is Local London:

3:33pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A primary school has been branded "inadequate" just four years after inspectors hailed it as one of Croydon's best.

Teenager's project showing love and way out of gang culture

This Is Local London:

2:40pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage girl whose cousin was fatally stabbed in an unprovoked attack last year has re-launched a project to deter young people from crime.

Council to axe 500 jobs amid £93m funding shortfall

This Is Local London: Croydon Clocktower

5:30am Wednesday 17th September 2014

The axe could fall on up to 500 Croydon Council employees as the authority faces cutting its spending by £93m in three years.

Teenager to release single to raise money for ecstasy death friend's charity

This Is Local London:

5:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A teenage musician is to release a single in tribute to his school friend, who died after taking ecstasy earlier this year. 

Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones among A-listers to film Hollywood blockbuster at Croydon College

This Is Local London: Croydon College looks for apprentices

5:11pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A ruthless killer, CIA agents and the threat of nuclear disaster are heading to Croydon College - after it was chosen as the set of a big-screen blockbuster.

Man wanted in connection with sexual assault

This Is Local London:

2:13pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

This man is wanted in connection with a sexual assault on a woman.

Bloody knife discovery leads to double arrest

This Is Local London:

9:56am Tuesday 16th September 2014

Two people have been arrested after a bloody knife was found outside a house in south Croydon.

Tram racist Emma West struck off as dental nurse after being branded 'risk to public'

This Is Local London:

4:50pm Monday 15th September 2014

A woman filmed unleashing a vile torrent of racist abuse on a crowded tram through Croydon is to be struck off from her role as a dental nurse.

VIDEO: Teenager reaches final of short film competition judged by Dame Helen Mirren

This Is Local London:

5:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

You have five days left to vote for your favourite short film in the Dream to Screen competition.

Woman who went missing while walking dog found

This Is Local London:

9:39am Monday 15th September 2014

A woman who went missing while walking a friend's dog in South Croydon been found. 

'Government must wake up to ticking time bomb', Croydon Council leader says

This Is Local London:

5:00am Monday 15th September 2014

Campaigning councillors will be lobbying Whitehall to try and disarm the “ticking time bomb” of Croydon’s increasing funding problems.

Police concerned after woman goes missing walking dog

This Is Local London:

8:46am Monday 15th September 2014

A woman last seen walking a friend’s dog on Saturday has been reported missing.

Mad science with Albert Einstein

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

Can physics ever be funny? Well, this one-man show by actor and comedian John Hinton is aiming to answer that question with an emphatic yes, writes Harvey Day.

Blue plaque for playwright RF Delderfield

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

The memory of Croydon novelist and dramatist RF Delderfield has been honoured with a blue plaque at his former home in Ashburton Avenue.

Met Police 'must improve' illegal rave handling, finds review

This Is Local London: Around 2,000 people attended to rave in East Croydon

10:23am Friday 12th September 2014

A Metropolitan Police review triggered by an illegal rave in Croydon that led to a 15-year-old's death has concluded the force must improve, but has not recommended disciplinary action for any officer.

Trio jailed over brawl at Tim Westwood gig that led to nightclub shutting down

This Is Local London:

4:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

Three men have been jailed for their part in a brawl that led to a town-centre nightclub being shut down. 

Thornton Heath man, 48, dies after being hit by train

This Is Local London: British Transport Police

3:30pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 48-year-old man from Thornton Heath has died after being hit by a train.

Teenager stabbed in South Croydon

This Is Local London:

1:53pm Friday 12th September 2014

A 19-year-old man has been stabbed in South Croydon.

PICTURES: Thornton Heath Festival brings carnival to high street

This Is Local London:

5:00am Friday 12th September 2014

The sun shone on revellers who transformed a high street into carnival on Sunday.

Inclusive dance group taking to parks for family fun on Sunday

This Is Local London:

10:52am Friday 12th September 2014

After sliding down every slide in Croydon in 24 hours, Slide dance is hosting community events in Wandle Park, North Down Park and Lloyd Park on Sunday.

Second arrest in Adrian Young murder investigation

This Is Local London:

3:04pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A second man has been arrested in connection to the killing of Adrian Young, who was stabbed to death in Croydon last month.

'Neighbour from hell' thrown out of house over death threats, violence and drugs

This Is Local London:

3:28pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A neighbour from hell who blighted her quiet street with violence, death threats, drugs and uncontrolled dogs has been thrown out of her house.

Man, 30, charged with attempted murder of mum after stabbing at carer support centre

This Is Local London:

12:40pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A 30-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at a carer support centre in Croydon town centre.

Home Office urged to act over 600 asylum seekers in hotel

This Is Local London:

12:21pm Thursday 11th September 2014

An MP is calling for the Home Office to take action after it emerged that more than 600 asylum seekers have been packed into a hotel in Crystal Palace.

Survey finds overwhelming support for Tramlink extension

This Is Local London:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

Trams pulling in and out of Sutton took a step closer to becoming a reality after receiving overwhelming support from residents for the multimillion pound transport scheme.

Fundraising family inspired by friend's cancer battle raises £3,000 with craft fair

This Is Local London:

6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

A friend’s battle against ovarian cancer inspired a fundraising family to raise thousands for a cancer charity at their annual fair.

PICTURES: Breathtaking BMX stunts

This Is Local London:

5:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

BMX riders performed 360s, X-Ups, tail whips, barspins and other tricks at a jam session.

Woman, 64, stabbed repeatedly at carer support centre

This Is Local London:

1:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 64-year-old woman is in hospital after being stabbed multiple times in Croydon town centre last night.

Motorcyclist in hospital after crash

This Is Local London:

12:08pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital suffering from back and groin pain after a crash in Shirley.

Police search Croydon house in child trafficking, drugs and money laundering investigation raids

This Is Local London:

12:21pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

Police raided a house in Croydon this morning amid a dawn swoop on a criminal network suspected of trafficking children to carry drugs. 

£100,000 target for playground rebuild project

This Is Local London:

11:12am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Campaigners embarking on a £100,000 fundraising mission need help to get their playground completely rebuilt.

Guilty plea after £160,000 cannabis factory found

This Is Local London:

10:40am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A 31-year-old man arrested during a police raid has pleaded guilty to running a cannabis factory with a street value of £160,000.

Firefighters battle blaze at North End shop and flats

This Is Local London:

10:05am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Firefighters are tackling flames above a shop in North End, Croydon town centre.

South Norwood decides: Independence referendum draws near

This Is Local London:

9:26am Wednesday 10th September 2014

While Scotland is still umming and erring about whether to choose to become an independent nation, South Norwood people are preparing to go to the (online) polls at midnight tomorrow.

Croydon Council to double amount of affordable housing built in borough

This Is Local London:

9:15am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Double the amount of affordable homes are set to be built as part of housing developments in Croydon.

£3.2m riot-ravaged street makeover begins

This Is Local London:

5:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Work has begun on a £3.2m improvement programme for a street which was badly damaged in the 2011 riots.



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