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Mon 17 Jun 2019 at 5:30pm

Hundreds of new homes to be built by Croydon Council

Hundreds of new houses are to be built by Croydon Council’s in-house property company Brick by Brick, after the local authorty agreed to sell the developers more 60 sites across ...

Mon 17 Jun 2019 at 9:30am

Multi-million pound new Croydon youth centre to open in September

Legacy Youth Zone. Pic: Legacy Youth Zone A new multi-million pound youth centre for young people in Croydon is set to open its doors in September. The Legacy Youth Zone ...

Tue 11 Jun 2019 at 3:00pm

Police seek hooligans who set of fireworks and attacked police before Premier League match

Images of the suspects. Pic: Metropolitan Police Images of a group of Crystal Palace supporters suspected of setting off fireworks and attacking police officers before a  Premier League match in ...

Thu 06 Jun 2019 at 11:30am

Teenage football teams compete to kick out knife crime

Premier League Kicks. Pic: Cut It Out 2019. Over a thousand people gathered at Crystal Palace Football Club’s ground, Selhurst Park,  last Saturday to participate in Cut It Out 2019, a ...

Wed 05 Jun 2019 at 6:30pm

Portrait of Stormzy – and his mother – comes home to Croydon

Iconic grime artist Stormzy has his portrait exhibited at Central Croydon Library as part of the COMING HOME Initiative. The portrait, loaned to Croydon Council by the National Portrait Gallery, ...

Wed 05 Jun 2019 at 3:45pm

Damien Marley closes new festival after weekend of music and sunshine

Thousands of revellers turned out in warm sunshine over the weekend in Croydon for the inaugural The Ends Festival. The event, in Lloyd Park, was closed on Sunday night by ...

Mon 03 Jun 2019 at 3:45pm

Council to create year-round homeless support hub

A charity for the homless in Croydon has welcomed a council plan to create a new initiative that will provide rough sleepers 24 hour and 365-day service to get them off ...

Mon 03 Jun 2019 at 12:30pm

Independent publishers in East London

  More independent publishers are appearing across London. East London’s independent publishing scene is buzzing. Graphic novels, poetry, memoirs, and many more genres are being made and distributed in the ...

Fri 31 May 2019 at 5:45pm

Mother sentenced to nearly three years for death of son crushed by car seat

A mother whose three-year-old son was crushed to death has been jailed for almost three years. Adrian Hoare, 24, from Kent, has been found guilty of putting her son Alfie Lamb ...

Fri 31 May 2019 at 1:30pm

Police appeal for witnesses following acid attack

Police in Croydon are appealing for witnesses with information regarding an acid attack that took place on Monday April 8. Police were called to the scene at 11.30am after an unnamed ...