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Market traders furious at 'lack of work' in Surrey Street after they were forced to move

Surrey Street traders are furious at the "lack of work" taking place in the road after the market was relocated for at least 10 weeks so that regeneration work can take place.

Croydon Council's cabinet member for economy and jobs, Mark Watson, promised last week that contractors would be ...

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Former Crystal Palace boss admits to mistakes during his time with the Eagles

Former Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew believes he may have been too loyal to his players, which may have contributed to his downfall.

Pardew was sacked by Crystal Palace two days before Christmas, with the Eagles sitting 17th in the Premier League after a wretched run of league form over ...

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More than 100 people pay respects at funeral for former SAS soldier who lived in Croydon

More than 100 people attended the funeral of a Special Air Service [SAS] veteran who lived in Croydon.

Dean Pursell spent 35 years in the Armed Forces serving in countries including Germany, Malaysia and Cyprus.

He died aged 87 on February 7 this year and his funeral was held on at ...

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Crystal Palace man reveals ahead of Chelsea clash who his toughest opponent is

Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly has revealed who his toughest opponent in the Premier League has been - and he could come up against him again very soon.

The former Liverpool defender was asked by a group of young people at a CPFC Foundation event this week who the toughest player he ...

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This dog had to be put down after shocking neglect by its Croydon owner

The RSPCA has highlighted the shocking neglect of a German Shepherd found collapsed and dying in Croydon as it reveals there were more complaints of animal cruelty in Greater London than anywhere else in the country.

Max was found emaciated in a filthy kennel in Brookmead Road after a ...

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'I wanted to kill him': Heartbreaking interview with mum of 7-year-old abused by paedophile

The mum of a young girl who was molested by a paedophile has told how she wanted to kill him when she found out what he had done.

Conroy Lloyd, 46, has been jailed for seven years for sexually assaulting the seven-year-old schoolgirl multiple times.

But the New Addington family he ...

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'I didn't think it would happen, but when I walked through the door, I knew'

Alan Pardew has admitted that he did not think he was about to be sacked when he went to meet Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish just before Christmas.

The former Eagles boss has opened up about the day when he was called to a meeting at Parish's offices in Soho, three days before ...

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‘You wouldn’t see Brazil let a player like Wilfried Zaha go,' claims Crystal Palace supremo

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish admits it is devastating for the Eagles not to see winger Wilfried Zaha playing international football for England.

Zaha opted to switch international allegiance earlier this season, choosing to play for the country of his birth - Ivory Coast – ...

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The SEVEN players Crystal Palace could target in the summer transfer window

Crystal Palace's Premier League future still remains uncertain.

Sitting just four points above the relegation zone in 16th place, the Eagles have a fight on their hands to secure their top flight status for a fifth straight season.

Their position could have an effect on which players ...

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Man attempted to sexually assault teenage girls on a bus

Two teenage girls have been "left traumatised and feel unsafe to get on buses" after a man tried to sexually assault them on a bus.

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which happened just ...

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Shoppers will no longer be able to buy certain types of beer from Tesco

Shoppers at Tesco will no longer be able to purchase leading beers after the supermarket giant removed certain products following a reported dispute with suppliers.

The major supermarket chain, which has a number of branches throughout Croydon, including the huge 24-hour store in Purley, ...

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'Crystal Palace ace's desire or passion should never have been questioned'

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha's representatives have dismissed suggestions that there was a "disappearing egg timer" over his decision to play for Ivory Coast instead of England.

The Palace ace switched international allegiance earlier this season, opting to play for the country of ...

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Why former Liverpool and Newcastle United boss says Crystal Palace will survive

Former Liverpool captain Graeme Souness believes Crystal Palace will avoid relegation from the Premier League – because Sam Allardyce has the best group he's inherited.

The Sky Sports pundit has had his say on the relegation battle, with the former Newcastle United and Blackburn ...

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Teenager missing from his home for two weeks may be in Croydon

Police are looking for a 13-year-old boy who went missing more than two weeks ago and may be in Croydon.

Rockeem Blake-Jones was last seen at about 9pm on Sunday, March 12 at his home address in Woolwich.

When his mum went to wake him the next morning he was not in his ...

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Elderly woman rescued from South Croydon house fire

An elderly woman was rescued from a house fire in South Croydon this afternoon (Tuesday).

Fire crews from Croydon Fire Station were called to Pampisford Road, near the junction with Waldorf Close at 2pm.

Firefighters rescued the pensioner from the property and extinguished the blaze ...

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The best and worst secondary schools in Croydon, according to Ofsted

A third of secondary schools in Croydon currently have Ofsted's top mark of "outstanding" according to the latest information on the education watchdog's website.

A further 12 schools in Croydon are judged to be rated as "good" - the second highest rating given to schools following ...

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Crystal Palace striker back on the goal trail as he bags brace for Belgium

He may not have scored many goals for Crystal Palace in recent weeks, but Christian Benteke has bagged a brace for Belgium this afternoon (Tuesday).

The former Liverpool and Aston Villa striker has been frustrated in recent weeks for Palace, scoring just one goal in his last 13 Premier ...

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Tributes paid to 'kind and funny' Croydon man found dead after going missing

Tributes have been paid to a "kind and funny" Croydon man who has been found dead after going missing more than a month ago.

Jeremy Dodds, 54, went missing from his Bensham Lane home on February 19.

A missing person's case was launched in a bid to try and find him, with his brother ...

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Purley Way back open following sewage spillage which caused two crashes

Purley Way in Croydon ha fully reopened after part of it was closed for more than eight hours when a lorry spilled sewage - which caused two crashes and led to a "disgusting smell" in the area.

Emergency services had to respond to the two crashes within the space of ten minutes this ...

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Everton winger shows support for Crystal Palace ace after ex-Leeds United defender's comments

Former Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie has come out in support of his old team-mate Wilfried Zaha following comments from ex-Leeds United defender Danny Mills.

Speaking on Talksport earlier today (Tuesday), Mills claimed that Zaha "took the easier option" by switching international ...

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Young Crystal Palace midfielder shines on trial at Sheffield Wednesday

He has scored a hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday for Crystal Palace before, and now Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong is scoring for the Owls.

The Croydon-born midfielder scored the equaliser for Sheffield Wednesday's U23 side in a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City at Hillsborough yesterday (Monday), ...

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