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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, ...

Croydon moped thieves target family sitting in car

A family of four sitting in a stationary car were robbed at knifepoint by two men on a moped in Croydon last Friday in the latest incident of moped crime ...

Croydon PrideFest returns in July for third celebration

Thousands of people are expected to throng the streets of Croydon on July 14 for the third Croydon PrideFest,  celebrating with the borough’s LGBT+ community. The festival will start at 11:30 ...

Croydon Eagles: The football team combatting mental health

Croydon’s mental health football team, Croydon Eagles F.C, is not just about playing football, but offering support to players through difficult times.  The team formed about eight years ...

Annual Windrush Day announced by Croydon Council

A commemorative Windrush Day is to be held annually, Croydon Council announced today. The council made the announcement official after a successful event on May 22, which focused on the Windrush ...

Fans pay tribute to former Crystal Palace star Cliff Jackson who has died at 76

Former Crystal Palace centre-forward Cliff Jackson has died at the age of 76. Fans have reacted to the news on Twitter today. Cliff Jackson RIP. A #CPFC forward who I remember ...

Croydon’s young people urged to join the borough’s youth forums

Young people are being encouraged to speak out about their communities under a council initiative to get their voices heard. The Croydon Youth Forums, open to all residents of Croydon ...

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