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Wed 01 Apr 2020 at 12:16pm

Vulnerable residents to receive free food parcels during Covid-19 lockdown

Vulnerable people living in Croydon will begin to receive food parcels this week, as part of Croydon Council’s support scheme during the Covid-19 restrictions. Council staff and local volunteers ...

Fri 27 Mar 2020 at 3:15pm

Graffiti on Crystal Palace pub helps pressure JD Wetherspoon to pay staff

Graffiti that appeared on a Crystal Palace Wetherspoons pub urging the chain to pay their staff yesterday helped force the owner into paying compensation. Tim Martin, chairman of JD Wetherspoon, ...

Thu 26 Mar 2020 at 1:15pm

Sports fans in Croydon left furious at BT Sport failure to cancel subscriptions

Sports fans in Croydon were left furious at BT Sports after waiting for hours in a phone queue to cancel their sports subscription. A flood of complaints began to rise ...

Thu 26 Mar 2020 at 1:00pm

Crisis Skylight – a support hub for Croydon’s most vulnerable

For Tanya Marsh, Director of Crisis Skylight Croydon, the most satisfying thing about her job is the feeling of accomplishment in helping others through support and services. She said: “I ...

Wed 18 Mar 2020 at 2:15pm

UK’s primary black-led theatre company is moving to Croydon

The UK’s primary black-led touring theatre company is moving to a theatre hall in Croydon, as their new art rehearsal and growth centre and will inaugurate their arrival by ...

Wed 18 Mar 2020 at 12:00pm

‘The gym smells more like a hospital’: How Coronavirus threatens our fitness as well as our health

With the increasing growth of Coronavirus across the UK, how is it impacting individuals ability to participate in sport and remain healthy? The spread of Covid-19 has already led to ...

Sat 14 Mar 2020 at 11:00am

The community worker getting Croydon’s young cooking and trading

With his experience in street trading and a desire to support teenagers with help from his family and the community, Leeman Francis developed his Young People’s Food Market scheme ...

Sat 14 Mar 2020 at 10:45am

News In Brief

Lewisham Library first floor closed The first floor of Lewisham Library is closed due to electrical problems. Earlier in the week the entire library had shut temporarily. @LewishamLibs said on ...

Fri 13 Mar 2020 at 6:30pm

READY FOR PUBLISHING Palace games postponed as COVID-19 outbreak sees Premier League suspended

Crystal Palace games are to be suspended until April 3 at the earliest after the Premier League season was halted at an emergency meeting this morning following positive cases for COVID-19 ...

Thu 12 Mar 2020 at 3:00pm

School Streets scheme spreads to two more Croydon schools

A scheme that restricts traffic around schools during the school-run has expanded to two more schools in Croydon. Cypress Primary School and Winterbourne Junior Girls, Boys and Nursery School are ...