Mechanic vs developer in High Court fight for survival

This Is Local London:

3:17pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A mechanic is going to the Court of Appeal next week to try and get judges to overturn the ruling that developers can bulldoze the garage where he has worked for 40 years.

After year of dry taps and toilets Thames Water bosses quizzed about supply problems

This Is Local London:

11:55am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Imagine waking up every day and not knowing whether you will have water when you turn the taps on.

Knifeman hunted by police after he presses weapon against passenger's face and tries to rob him

This Is Local London:

11:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Officers are trying to track down this man after a 20-year-old passenger had a knife pressed to his face on a train between Crystal Palace and Dalston Junction.

Police hunt flasher who 'pulled down pants and fondled himself' in front of young women on train

This Is Local London:

11:50am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A flasher pulled down his pants and fondled himself in front of two young women on a train.

Businesswoman battling Sir Alan Sugar in The Apprentice boardroom

This Is Local London:

3:02pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

While Ben Haenow battles it out on stage, Croydon businesswoman Bianca Miller has her fights in the boardroom.

Brave boy hoping to be first in UK to survive double transplant operation, but it could lead to his death

This Is Local London:

11:16am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A seriously ill 10-year-old is facing up to the fact the next time the phone rings it could lead to him having a new lease of life or it could bring about the end.

Family and friends pay tribute to 'kind, gentle' school caretaker who died under lorry

This Is Local London:

10:18am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Family and friends have paid tribute to a former school caretaker dragged to his death under a lorry.

Vicar charged with sex and child cruelty offences after investigation into 'spanking'

This Is Local London: Rev Howard Curtis

9:40am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A minister who has been under police investigation over claims he spanked women in his office has been charged with sex and child cruelty offences.

Riot-damaged town benefiting from more than £23m investment

This Is Local London:

5:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

More than £23m is being invested in regenerating West Croydon, three years after it was badly damaged in the 2011 riots.

Boris Johnson's new 'crime dashboard' promises to help Londoners track crime in their neighbourhood

This Is Local London:

9:30am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

How many burglaries have there been where you live?

Exclusive: X Factor star in 80s car wash action

This Is Local London:

5:03pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

If X Factor has a disco music night this year Ben Haenow would be a perfect choice to sing Car Wash, as this exclusive photo shows.

Add a Banksy or a Damien Hirst artwork to your shopping list when gallery opens for business

This Is Local London:

5:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Damien Hirst, Banksy and Andy warhol are among the artists that will be sold at a new gallery in Croydon, which the owner hopes will help to change people's opinions about the town.

VIDEO: 'Slippery tracks' disrupt trains across south London in aftermath of Hurricane Gonzalo

This Is Local London:

8:36am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Trains across south London have been disrupted because of 'poor rail conditions' after the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo blew through the region.

Hurricane Gonzalo not expected to devastate south London and Surrey

This Is Local London: A fallen tree in Bishopsford Road

8:23am Monday 20th October 2014

South west London and north Surrey are expecting wind speeds of slightly more than 20mph on Tuesday as Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in the country.

Film festival organisers promise this year will be best ever

This Is Local London:

5:00am Monday 20th October 2014

A film festival that showcases independent movies from around the world is back for its fifth year and the organisers are promising it will be the biggest one yet.

Calling all young fashion designers: Croydon launches brand competition

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A competition to find the next big thing in fashion has been launched as part of Croydon business month.

First picture of elderly man killed by lorry in Croydon released by police

This Is Local London:

1:35pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Maurice Baxter was killed on Thursday.

Hammer attacker jailed after stealing pizza delivery moped and using it as getaway vehicle

This Is Local London:

12:45pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Billy O'Brien stole a pizza delivery moped, drove it to a nearby Croydon road and attacked a man with a hammer he had hidden up his sleeve

Woman taken to hospital with head injuries after being hit by car in Croydon

This Is Local London:

9:20am Saturday 18th October 2014

The collision happened at about 8pm last night

Police name elderly man who died after being hit by lorry in West Croydon

This Is Local London:

7:22pm Friday 17th October 2014

An elderly man who was killed after being hit by an articulated lorry yesterday has been named by police.

The X Factor's Ben Haenow talks marriage, getting recognised and being Simon Cowell's £50 bet choice

This Is Local London:

5:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

The X Factor house is riddled with flu but Croydon’s favourite van driver has vowed the show must go on and he is ready to wow the crowds again tomorrow night.

Witnesses describe horror after elderly man dragged to death under lorry in front of funeral mourners

This Is Local London:

4:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

Funeral mourners and supermarket staff speak of shock after a man, thought to be in his 80s, died under the wheels of an articulated lorry.

Dangerous robber on the loose after he absconded from mental health hospital

This Is Local London:

3:52pm Friday 17th October 2014

A manhunt is underway after a serving prisoner absconded from a mental health hospital.

Child and two adults taken to hospital after fire 'caused by discarded cigarette' in Upper Norwood

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

2:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

A child and two adults were taken to hospital after a house fire in Upper Norwood this morning.

Elderly man killed by lorry outside church in West Croydon: Witnesses wanted

This Is Local London:

9:46am Friday 17th October 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision in West Croydon where a man was hit by an articulated lorry.

Will there be mouse droppings in your Christmas dinner?

This Is Local London:

5:00am Friday 17th October 2014

Anyone booking a special Christmas meal with family, friends or work colleagues is advised to check a restaurant’s food hygiene rating beforehand.

Man dies after being hit by lorry at West Croydon

This Is Local London:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who died after being hit by an articulated lorry in West Croydon may have been paying his respects at a funeral just moments before he was killed.

Major travel disruption in south London after person hit by train

This Is Local London:

3:50pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Trains are not stopping at stations between Crystal Palace and Balham via Streatham Hill after a person was hit by a train earlier this afternoon.

Police hunt for thieves seen driving erratically after burglary

This Is Local London:

10:52am Thursday 16th October 2014

Police are on the hunt for thieves who drove a black Audi erratically along the streets of Coulsdon after a burglary.

Croydon Council asks Government for devolved tax powers to generate £5.25bn

This Is Local London:

9:49am Thursday 16th October 2014

Croydon Council has asked the Government for devolved tax powers to generate £5.25bn for the borough's economy.

John Peel favourite Ian Prowse to play in Croydon

This Is Local London: A train is being named after legendary DJ John Peel

9:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

John Peel’s last ever Festive 50 included a song which the DJ often admitted reduced him to tears – and now the man behind that song is about to perform in Croydon almost exactly a decade since Peel’s untimely death.

Goofing around: Hospital leaves human teeth in scaffolder's leg after bizarre iPad trampoline incident

This Is Local London:

9:30am Thursday 16th October 2014

A man who had his best friend's teeth embedded in his leg in a bizarre accident with a trampoline is suing a hospital for failing to remove them.

Rugby ace Jonny Wilkinson helps children design their kit

This Is Local London:

5:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Former rugby player Jonny Wilkinson joined a group of pupils from two Croydon schools in a workshop to design their school team’s rugby shirt.

Athletes hit out at Crystal Palace stadium demolition plans

This Is Local London:

11:12am Wednesday 15th October 2014

An army of athletes is coming together to defend Crystal Palace stadium from the “greatest threat to the progress of sport” after plans to demolish it were unveiled.

POLL: Smoking should be banned in parks, report says

This Is Local London: London parks should become smoke-free zones, a report says

9:24am Wednesday 15th October 2014

Thousands of acres of parkland in London and landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square should become smoke-free zones, a report has said.

Family 'will never forgive' care home after granddad, 91, dies in fall despite warnings

This Is Local London:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

A grandfather with dementia who moved into a care home to give his doting wife a rest died in agony after twice falling while left alone by nurses.

Council to spend £840,000 to prevent repeat of flooding crisis - but won't receive Government money until 2017

This Is Local London: Flooding in Croydon.

5:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Croydon Council is to spend £841,000 on defences in a bid to prevent a repeat of floods that crippled parts of the borough last winter - but Government cash to fund long-term solutions will take four years to materialise.

POLL: To pee or not to pee: students say save the planet by relieving yourself in the shower

This Is Local London:

3:30pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

To pee, or not to pee, that is the question, and campaigning students say when in the shower there should be only one answer.

Campaigners unveil plans to protect Upper Norwood Library as council confirms funding increase

This Is Local London:

12:05pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

Campaigners have unveiled ambitious plans to safeguard the future of Upper Norwood Library, which is also set to receive increased funding from Croydon Council.

New Addington boy's £80,000 operation plea to fulfill football dream

This Is Local London:

11:50am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A cerebral palsy sufferer who dreams of being able to play football hopes an £80,000 fundraising campaign for an operation in the States will make this a reality.

Downton Abbey creator and Lady Kitchener remember shell-shocked soldiers consigned to Croydon asylum

This Is Local London:

7:38am Tuesday 14th October 2014

War veterans, servicemen, wellwishers and public officials united to remember the forgotten soldiers of Cane Hill asylum at a special memorial event.

Croydon College submits its plans to open a new secondary school

This Is Local London: Croydon College looks for apprentices

4:13pm Monday 13th October 2014

Croydon College has moved a step closer to opening a new town-centre secondary school.

UPDATE: Industrial action by ambulance workers to continue all week in Surrey and London

This Is Local London:

8:07am Monday 13th October 2014

Poll: NHS workers were striking this morning between 7am and 11am over a national pay dispute. Were they in the right?

Palestine fundraiser will see non-stop acting for 12 hours

This Is Local London:

5:00am Monday 13th October 2014

If sitting at your desk for eight-and-a-half hours seems tiring, spare a thought for a bunch of actors who will be fundraising by singing, rapping, improvising and acting for 12 hours, writes James Gormley.

Singer turned jewellery designer encouraging others to set up own businesses

This Is Local London:

5:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

A charity which helped a jewellery designer set up her own business after overcoming serious illness and unemployment is hoping others will be inspired by her story.

Singer launches anti-start smoking campaign for children

This Is Local London:

5:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Instead of getting people to stop smoking, one singer-songwriter is focusing his efforts on making sure children do not want to start.

Boris Johnson accused of contempt over Crystal Palace Tramlink 'broken promise'

This Is Local London:

4:24pm Friday 10th October 2014

Boris Johnson is being accused of showing ‘contempt’ for the people of Crystal Palace for seemingly breaking his promise about extending the trams to the town.

Sutton Council was under pressure to approve Beddington incinerator, court hears

This Is Local London:

4:26pm Friday 10th October 2014

Time and financial pressures placed on Sutton Council led the authority to agree an incinerator in Beddington Park, claimants in a judicial review into the matter have claimed.

Jennifer Lawrence Hunger Games film features Croydon school choir

This Is Local London:

2:13pm Friday 10th October 2014

School choirs do not usually get the chance to be part of blockbuster movies, with performances more likely to be in front of family and friends. But, if you go to the cinema this winter, the chances are you will hear singers from Trinity School in action as they appear in three of the season’s biggest films.

Muddy footprints snare prolific Croydon burglar

This Is Local London:

10:47am Friday 10th October 2014

A burglar’s muddy footprints led to his capture and a four year jail sentence for stealing from two neighbouring homes.

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