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Sun 12 Jul 2020 at 3:15pm

Council to borrow another £30m to buy Brick by Brick flats

EXCLUSIVE: A local authority already £1.5bn in debt and nursing a coronavirus overspend of £65m now wants to increase its borrowing further, as the failed in-house housebuilder needs another bail-out. ...

Sun 12 Jul 2020 at 11:30am

Comet Neowise arrives to brighten up the Croydon night sky

The ancients used to regard the sighting of a comet as a sign from the gods. The arrival this weekend of Comet Neowise may be more prosaic, but it nonetheless ...
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Sun 12 Jul 2020 at 10:45am

Virus sees council turn Fairfield into a £43m rehearsal space

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, reports on how the council has belatedly come up with a handful of measures to see the Fairfield Halls at least partially come out of ...

Sun 12 Jul 2020 at 10:15am

Take part in Healthwatch survey on covid-19 and mental health

Healthwatch Croydon wants to know your views on how covid-19 has affected your mental health. Healthwatch describes itself as “your local champion for better health and social care”. It functions ...

Sat 11 Jul 2020 at 11:45am

There’s no masking fact that covid-19 infection is on rise again

Croydon’s newly installed honorary Mayor admits she has been affected by covid-19, yet did not wear a mask or practice social distancing on her first two engagements, while Public ...

Sat 11 Jul 2020 at 10:15am

Fanatics’ latest campaign helps raise Palace players’ game

Crystal Palace go into their final four games of the strangest of Premier League seasons, beginning behind-closed-doors at Aston Villa tomorrow, safe in the knowledge that they are secure in ...

Sat 11 Jul 2020 at 9:00am

Join the MonsterHeroes safari in Purley to raise funds for NHS

Youngsters and their adults are going on a safari adventure, following a story-trail around Purley to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return ...

Sat 11 Jul 2020 at 8:30am

Library will be a TV studio for this year’s Crystal Palace Festival

The 2020 Crystal Palace Festival is going ahead next month – with live acts streaming directly to your home from Upper Norwood Library. The organisers announced overnight, “With support from the Arts ...

Fri 10 Jul 2020 at 4:30pm

Croydon in crisis: Council has been axing jobs since January

EXCLUSIVE: The Town Hall leadership is spinning to giddying levels to pin the blame for the council’s parlous financial position on covid-19, the Tory government… indeed anyone but the ...

Fri 10 Jul 2020 at 1:15pm

‘Get it built’ says Purley business group backing Mosaic Place

The government decision to give a green light to the £20.25million redevelopment of a long-derelict site at Purley Cross, with more than 200 homes and including a controversial tower block, has ...