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Tue 31 Mar 2020 at 4:30pm

Ikea re-opens food store to help hospital workers and elderly

Croydon’s Ikea, on Valley Retail Park, is opening its food market from today to help feed vulnerable customers and key workers. The Swedish Food Market – typically selling Swedish favourites ...

Tue 31 Mar 2020 at 4:00pm

Council promises to pay business virus grants in seven days

Stung into action following Inside Croydon’s report on its detail-lite, vacuous announcement intended to “help” the borough’s businesses, the council last night issued a new press statement about ...

Tue 31 Mar 2020 at 2:45pm

Building societies decide to stop loans to first-time buyers

The mounting desperation sensed around Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, could yet get even worse, after major mortgage lenders today announced that they would not be providing new ...

Tue 31 Mar 2020 at 1:15pm

Brick by Brick ignores covid-19 to continue work on four sites

Brick by Brick, the loss-making council-owned house-builder, has announced that it intends to continue work on at least four of its building sites – despite pleas from the government, the Mayor ...

Tue 31 Mar 2020 at 12:15pm

Cinema campaigners’ inspired guide for lockdown viewing

Two weeks after cancelling their programme of films for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown, the good people at the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign have come up with ...

Tue 31 Mar 2020 at 11:30am

Corbyn leads tributes to Ted Knight, a champion for the people

Tributes have poured in for ‘Red’ Ted Knight, the south London council leader who defied Thatcher and was the scourge of the tabloids but a tireless campaigner for the downtrodden ...

Mon 30 Mar 2020 at 1:30pm

Croydon in area with country’s highest coronavirus death rate

The vital need for Croydon residents to follow government advice to stay at home except for essential travel in order to save lives – including their own – has been underlined by ...

Mon 30 Mar 2020 at 1:00pm

Croydon slips out news that parking charges are suspended

Our motoring correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on another unheralded move by the council for the covid-19 emergency period The council, lagging some days behind neighbouring local authorities, has decided to make ...

Mon 30 Mar 2020 at 9:15am

Alderman Adrian Dennis, who scolded ‘Lord Tea Bag’, has died

Adrian Dennis, the former Labour councillor, a Freeman of the Borough and Honorary Alderman, has died. Dennis was one of three councillors to take the Thornton Heath ward in 1986 from ...

Sun 29 Mar 2020 at 12:45pm

Residents on high alert to keep check on planning applications

BARRATT HOLMES, our overdevelopment correspondent, on the 9-9-9 emergency for some roads in the south of the borough Last week’s decision to delegate all planning decisions to council ...