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Sat 29 May 2021 at 8:17pm

Family-friendly activities for the bank holiday weekend

Explore the local area with our fun and budget-friendly family activity suggestions With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease and the warmer weather beginning to creep in, the bank holiday weekend could not have come at a better time. We have made it easy for families by putting together a list ...

Wed 26 May 2021 at 7:20pm

Croydon hit with a high number of cases of variant first found in India

Croydon is one of England’s hotspots for the coronavirus variant first identified in India with 12 cases discovered, new figures show. An analysis of confirmed coronavirus cases for variants allows an insight into the spread of the B.1.617.2 / Indian variant. In Croydon, the variant accounted for 12 individual cases of ...
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Tue 25 May 2021 at 5:59pm

News in Brief

Croydon children to be offered free activities during school holidays Children in Croydon borough who are eligible for free school meals, will be able to join activity clubs and eat healthy food during their summer and Christmas break this year. Croydon council opened applications on May 21 for organisations to apply ...

Tue 25 May 2021 at 12:23pm

How Croydon is tackling rough sleeping

Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Croydon councils have received government grants of over £1m to tackle rough sleeping, Croydon receiving the highest sum of £1.76m. This funding is part of a £ 203million investment from the government’s Rough Sleeping Initiative, which provides accommodation and health ...

Sun 23 May 2021 at 3:41pm

Campaigners warn South Norwood library faces closure ‘by stealth’

Campaigners fighting to save South Norwood Library have urged Croydon Council to rethink a series of proposals to keep it open, including part-time opening, branding the ideas as “closure by stealth”.  Friends of South Norwood library (FOSNL) have spent the last few months campaigning to save the library ...

Sun 23 May 2021 at 3:41pm

Return of festivals: What you should expect this summer

South East Londoners can expect a very different festival experience this summer, as festivals prep for their return on June 21 following months of uncertainty. Many festivals across the borough are set to return this summer after being forced to take a year off due to the pandemic. The South Norwood ...

Fri 21 May 2021 at 7:26pm

Figures reveal Croydon is dog theft capital of London

Croydon is ranked as having the most dog thefts of any London borough according to a recent survey that analysed data from police forces across the capital. Of 1,409 dog thefts in London over the past five years, Croydon’s police force reported the most with a total of 71 according ...

Fri 21 May 2021 at 4:38pm

East London police officers climb Snowdon in memory of Matt Ratana

Six police officers from Hackney and Tower Hamlets climbed Snowdon in just under five hours raising over £5000 for a charity set up in memory of their colleague Matt Ratana who was shot dead last year. Nick Fox, Joshua Long, Tom Pearson, Freddie Clark, Matt Patterson and Kieran Cook from ...

Tue 18 May 2021 at 7:14pm

News in Brief

Roy Hodgson set to retire as Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has announced he will step down as manager of Crystal Palace football club at the end of this season, after four years with the club. The 73-year-old boyhood Palace fan will part ways with the club this weekend after ...

Mon 17 May 2021 at 7:29pm

Concerns raised over social housing in Croydon, despite council’s plan to transform services

The Croydon community have criticized the quality of local social housing, despite a recent council pledge to improve the borough’s housing services. Their comments followed an ITV investigation in March, which showed poor living conditions for some Croydon tenants and alleged that the council was not doing enough ...