MP CALLS FOR BAN: Croydon Central MP Geraint Davies is backing a new move to ban hunting with hounds by supporting an amendment to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill. "I am totally opposed to killing for fun and that is what fox hunting is all about," he said.

SAYING FAREWELL: A farewell dinner will be held on Sunday for outgoing Croydon Mayor Shafi Khan. The dinner at Panahar restaurant in Hamsey Green is to thank Mr Khan for his year's service to the borough. Councillor Mary Walker takes over on Monday.

MEETING DATE: The Crystal Palace and District Radio Club meets on Saturday for a talk entitled simple spectrum analysers. The meeting at All Saints Church Parish Rooms in Beulah Hill starts at 8pm.