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PC Andy Garland commended for superb police work that solved Croydon stolen vehicle investigation

A Croydon resident has been jailed for eight years for handling stolen vehicles worth over £700,000. Chirag Patel, 39, of Frith Road, Croydon, was sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on Friday October 12. ...

Two pythons found in less than 48 hours in Croydon

London streets often home many types of wildlife, from foxes sniffing around rubbish bins, to hedgehogs on the roadside. But you would never expect to see a two-and-a-half-foot python. Over ...

Croydon Citizen to cease publications after five years amid funding crisis

The editor-in-chief of local paper, the Croydon Citizen, has announced that it will cease all its publications – online and print – at the end of this month. “It is a wrench, ...

Croydon cat killer most likely to be a fox, police investigations conclude

The infamous Croydon cat killer does not exist, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed. Officers began an investigation in 2015, into reports from members of the public about mutilated cats, often found ...

Croydon council faces backlash after new waste collection rollout

Croydon Council’s new recycling and waste collection service has been met by criticism from residents across the borough. The new service will see the introduction of two additional wheelie ...

80-year-old driver crashes into house in south Croydon

Firefighters cut an 80-year-old man out of his car in a gruelling six-hour operation after it crashed into a house in Croham Road, South Croydon, during the early hours of ...

Commuter anger after signal failure causes more delays for Southern services from Croydon

Commuters from Croydon have faced more delays in the most recent set of failings from rail service providers in south London. On Thursday, rail passengers were asked not to travel ...

The ‘Absolutist’ conscientious objector: Charles John Cobb

Charles John Cobb was perhaps one of the most famous conscientious objectors of the First World War. Resolute in his belief against harming other men, he was imprisoned on multiple ...

New social lettings agency to help those at risk of homelessness in Croydon

Croydon Council has launched a one-year pilot programme to help residents avoid homelessness. The new initiative, Croydon Lettings, targets people who have either been homeless or are at risk of ...

New £500,000 grant to tackle most vulnerable rough sleepers in Croydon

A £500,000 Government grant has been awarded to Croydon Council to provide homeless people with new housing and medical support before Christmas. The council is expected to work with local charities, ...

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