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Dad repairs amazing Croydon mural of Stormzy ruined by vandals

The artist behind an amazing mural in St George's Walk which was trashed by vandals earlier this month has told how he had to painstakingly repair the artwork.

Father-of-one Gary Foster, who spent four hours painting the piece featuring Thornton Heath grime star Stormzy and two police ...

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Transfer talk: Leeds United favourites to sign out-of-favour Crystal Palace man in £2m deal

Leeds United have been installed as the favourites to sign Crystal Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch before the end of the month.

The 25-year-old has not featured for Palace's first team under Frank de Boer, although he has been in fine goalscoring form in pre-season with the Eagles' U23 ...

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Croydon residents urged to check smoke alarms after kitchen fire

Croydon residents are being urged to check they have a working smoke alarm after a kitchen fire today (Wednesday).

Fire crews were called to a home in East India Way at 11.07am to a fire caused by unattended cooking.

READ MORE: Passenger spits in the face of East Croydon station ...

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The teenage busker from Purley who is tipped to be the borough's next big musical sensation

It's no secret that Croydon has played host to more than its fair share of musical talent over the years, including former BRIT School pupils Amy Winehouse and Katy Melua, Croydon-born Kirsty MacColl, and Desmond Dekker, who lived in Thornton Heath.

Now, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Purley ...

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'The signs are positive for Crystal Palace, but Swansea City is a must-win game for the Eagles'

After the 1-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday was followed up with victory against Ipswich Town in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, Crystal Palace fan columnist Scott Colvin shares his views on the first couple of weeks of the new season.

In truth, there should be a ban on any football analysis ...

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Passenger spits in the face of East Croydon station manager after ticket dispute

A passenger spat in the face of a manager at East Croydon station after a ticket dispute.

The station boss was called to the footbridge at the busy station to reports of a dispute with a passenger and tried to calm down an escalating argument between 2.30pm and 3pm on Thursday, July 6, ...

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Could a deal be done for Crystal Palace to sign Liverpool man this summer?

Crystal Palace could still sign Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho this summer, according to reports.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with the Eagles all summer, after impressing during a loan spell in south London last season.

But Liverpool's asking price of £30m has long been ...

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Here's what people think about plans to pedestrianise Croydon High Street

A proposal announced this week to pedestrianise a large section of Croydon High Street will "make a huge difference" to the area, says the councillor in charge of the plan, although others have said "it's going to take a bit more than a bit of pavement" to fix the town centre's flagging ...

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'Liverpool game shows Crystal Palace boss is adapting to the Premier League'

Former Chelsea and Newcastle United manager Ruud Gullit believes Frank de Boer has shown that he can adapt to the Premier League with Crystal Palace.

The Dutchman has had a tough start to life in the top flight of English football, with Palace losing both of their league matches so far ...

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East Croydon signal failure expected to cause disruption to train services for hours

Trains through East Croydon are expected to be disrupted until after rush hour tonight because of a signal failure.

Platforms 4 and 5 are blocked as trains cannot pass through due to a fault with the signalling system, Southern Rail said on its website.

READ MORE: Croydon's ...

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Swansea City star facing a race against time to be fit for crucial Crystal Palace clash

Swansea City striker Fernando Llorente could miss out against Crystal Palace on Saturday as he battles to be fit in time for the crunch clash.

The Swans visit Selhurst Park on Saturday, with both teams still searching for their first Premier League win of the season.

But Llorente, ...

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Croydon's Westfield shopping centre 'will still happen with or without John Lewis'

The deputy leader of Croydon Council believes that the town's Westfield shopping centre will be built - with or without John Lewis.

Councillor Alison Butler was speaking after the retail giant's new managing director, Paula Nickolds, revealed over the weekend that the company had no ...

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​Thornton Heath resident comes home from holiday to find home has been burgled

A Thornton Heath home was left "trashed" after being burgled while the homeowners were away on holiday.

Police were called at around 9.15am on Monday (August 21) to reports of a burglary at an address on Buller Road.

Once there, officers found the home had been burgled while the ...

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Antic will no longer be taking over The Thomas Farley pub in Thornton Heath

Antic London has revealed it is no longer in a position to take over an empty pub in Thornton Heath, a move which has been described as "extremely disappointing".

At the beginning of the year, Antic expressed hopes to run the derelict Thomas Farley pub, on Thornton Heath High ...

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​Love Island star Chris Hughes is visiting a nightclub in Croydon next month

Love Island star Chris Hughes is to visit a nightclub in Croydon next month and the appearance is expected to be a sell-out.

The 24-year-old will be making a special appearance at Club 88, located on the High Street, on Saturday, September 8.

Chris, who is from Gloucestershire, ...

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Traffic hold-up is no issue for Crystal Palace as Eagles defeat Bolton Wanderers

Crystal Palace's U23 side made it two wins from two this season with a 2-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers on Monday night.

Goals in either half from Nya Kirby and Jordon Mutch were enough for Richard Shaw's men to claim victory in Lancashire, with the Eagles following up their home win ...

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Unlucky for Crystal Palace, but Ipswich Town goal leaves one punter cock-a-hoop

It may have ruined Crystal Palace's hopes of a clean sheet, but one Sky Bet punter was very happy to see Ipswich Town score at Selhurst Park last night (Tuesday).

That is because the goal helped the punter net nearly £78,000 from a £10 ten-fold accumulator.

The bet was made up of ...

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Crystal Palace boss relishes working with club legend after former manager makes Eagles return

Frank de Boer says he is looking forward to working alongside Crystal Palace club legend Dougie Freedman after his return to south London.

The former Eagles striker rejoined the club this week as sporting director, marking a return to Palace less than five years after departing as manager ...

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Potential scammers selling household goods targeted Coulsdon homes over the weekend

Coulsdon homes and possibly other parts of Croydon were targeted over the weekend by potential scammers selling household goods.

Croydon Trading Standards have been advised that so-called 'Nottingham Knockers' were active in Coulsdon on Sunday (August 20) and have the potential to be ...

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Man detained for stabbing passenger on West Croydon-bound train after shouting 'death to Muslims'

A 38-year-old man has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act for stabbing a man on a West Croydon-bound train after shouting "death to Muslims".

Adrian Brown, of Brockley Rise, Forest Hill, has been detained in a secure hospital after he stabbed a man six times on a London ...

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‘He’s a future England player’ – Former Chelsea man lavishes praise on Crystal Palace star

He has made a fine start to life with Crystal Palace – and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will only get better with more games this season.

That is the view of former Chelsea and Newcastle United boss Ruud Gullit, who echoed the thoughts of Palace chairman Steve Parish in stating that he ...

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