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Fri 28 Jan 2022 at 4:02pm

Union claims Croydon Hospital staff ‘worked with Covid’ because of lack of sick pay

Staff at Croydon University Hospital are to stage a protest over claims that cleaners and porters have not received full sick pay when absent with Covid – which union leaders allege have forced some to work while suffering with the virus. Workers from the GMB Union have organised the protest for ...

Fri 28 Jan 2022 at 12:44pm

Croydon food banks welcome new grants

Food banks and other charitable organisations in Croydon have welcomed new Government grants of up to £5,000 to support residents in need. Over £140,000 has been allocated to Croydon Council by the Government for assisting households in need of paying basic living costs such as food, water bills or sanitary ...
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Tue 25 Jan 2022 at 6:44pm

Toddler fed food and juice while unconscious, murder trial told

Two-year-old Kyrell Matthews from Croydon was fed cornflakes, juice and sweets while unconscious by his mother’s partner, the Old Bailey heard on Monday. His mother, Phylesia Shirley, and her partner Kemar Brown, are on trial for the murder of Shirley’s young child in October 2019, and deny ...

Fri 21 Jan 2022 at 3:14pm

Two arrests following Croydon heroin and cocaine seizure

Two arrests have been made by the Metropolitan Police following the discovery of a large quantity of Class A drugs in a property in Thornton Heath, Croydon. The arrests occurred after a search of ten residential properties in the Thornton Heath area on Thursday morning. The search was part of ...

Wed 19 Jan 2022 at 6:26pm

New youth centre to open in honour of murdered Croydon teenager

A new youth centre named after a teenage boy stabbed to death in Croydon last month is to be created in Ashburton Park, where he was killed. Oasis Charitable Trust will convert Ashburton Lodge in Addiscombe East into The Zaian Centre after receiving permission from Croydon Council last week. Zaian ...

Wed 19 Jan 2022 at 12:29pm

Purley voters verdict on partygate and Philp: ‘outrageous’ and ‘disgusting’

Croydon South MP, Chris Philp, the only Conservative MP in the Eastlondonlines areas, has been one of the few Boris Johnson supporters defending him over the Downing Street party scandals. Eastlondonlines went out onto the streets of Croydon South to ask voters whether they back both their MP and the ...

Tue 18 Jan 2022 at 5:38pm

BREAKING: Man dead in Croydon following fall from building

A man has been pronounced dead in Croydon after falling from a building on Wellesley Road. Police were called to the junction of Wellesley Road and Sydenham Road at 1:47pm after reports of a person falling from a height. The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: “A man, believed ...

Fri 17 Dec 2021 at 12:14pm

Croydon pop-up gives local businesses a Christmas platform

A pop-up space showcasing local companies is open until Christmas Eve in central Croydon. Cronx Boutique allows primarily online-based businesses to use the temporary space for physical outlets without having to commit to a dedicated retail unit. Companies such as Ray Ray’s Flowers, So & So Studio and House ...

Thu 16 Dec 2021 at 6:50pm

Illegal tobacco woth £300,000 seized in Croydon

Approximately £300,000 of illegal tobacco was seized from a storage unit in north Croydon earlier this month. The find occurred as part of Operation CeCe, a partnership between HM Revenue and Customs and National Trading Standards to reduce illegal tobacco trade in the UK. Included in the seizure were over 216,000 ...

Thu 16 Dec 2021 at 1:02pm

Woman, 93, dies after car crash in Croydon

An elderly woman has died following a crash in South Croydon yesterday evening. Police and ambulance crews were called to Addington Road and arrived at around 4:30pm but the 93-year-old had succumbed to serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident involved the elderly pedestrian and a ...