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Thu 11 Aug 2022 at 1:53pm

Lloyd Park locals confront council vacuum over two-day ‘rave’

For the second time this summer, Croydon Council has caused anger among the people they are meant to serve, with wide-ranging complaints from residents living in and around Lloyd Park they have had little or no information about a major … Continue reading →

Thu 11 Aug 2022 at 11:44am

LFB’s urgent appeal for greater care to prevent grass fires

The London Fire Brigade has issued an urgent public warning for people to take greater care to avoid the risk of starting grass fires during the current heatwave. An amber warning for extreme heat between today and Sunday across parts … Continue reading →
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Thu 11 Aug 2022 at 11:44am

Purley home’s guide to helping elderly stay healthy in heat

A Purley care home has shared advice to support older members of the community to stay hydrated as temperatures soar across the country. A free booklet, Making Every Drink Count, written by Care UK’s catering team, is available to download … Continue reading →

Wed 10 Aug 2022 at 6:32pm

Residents blocked from meeting by football club’s lobbyists

Crystal Palace FC have lodged 40 new files as part of the planning application for their proposed £100m stand. But a meeting promised with affected households has been cancelled and residents told that they are not welcome to attend a … Continue reading →

Wed 10 Aug 2022 at 4:23pm

Investigations continue into tragic Galpins Road explosion

The four-year-old girl who died in the massive explosion in Thornton Heath on Monday morning has been named as Sahara Salman. Police confirmed that Sahara’s body had been recovered from a house on Galpins Road. Three other people were taken … Continue reading →

Wed 10 Aug 2022 at 12:05pm

Man to appear in court charged with Norwood Junction murder

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery on Sunday morning of a body on Station Road, close to Norwood Junction Station. The police have not yet named the dead man, who was said to be in his … Continue reading →

Wed 10 Aug 2022 at 12:05pm

Shop workers’ union in call for £12 per hour minimum wage

Survey of low-paid retail staff has found 1-in-4 are skipping meals to be able to feed their children, while nearly half of them cannot afford to travel to work because of soaring fuel prices Members of shop workers’ union USDAW … Continue reading →

Tue 09 Aug 2022 at 4:38pm

READER OFFER: Half-price fish and chips at For Cod’s Hake

Great fish and chips are a thing of beauty, and at For Cod’s Hake, Boxpark Croydon’s Aussie-influenced new seafood restaurant, they are truly delicious. Now Inside Croydon readers can sample For Cod’s Hake’s haddock and chips for half price – … Continue reading →

Tue 09 Aug 2022 at 2:29pm

Hosepipe ban ‘in weeks’ as second heat health warning issued

Five more days of 30-degrees-plus temperatures and no sign of rain any time soon has seen Thames Water follow other companies in issuing drought notifications The summer-long drought and another heatwave with temperatures over 30 degrees for several days has … Continue reading →

Tue 09 Aug 2022 at 2:29pm

Kalashnikov conviction part of London’s criminal arms race

Two men have been jailed after a Met police dog led officers to an AK-47 assault rifle. Umar Pervez, 23, of Midhurst Avenue, Croydon, and Kyal Truong-Clarke, 25, from Beckenham, were both sentenced at Kingston Crown Court yesterday to eight … Continue reading →