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Fri 14 Dec 2018 at 9:30am

Croydon sales assistant cooks up rhymes in the kitchen

A rap including the line “If your main concern is the paper, it’s all good, you can buy now and pay later”, written and performed by a part-time kitchen ...

Thu 13 Dec 2018 at 11:00am

Council £166,0000 payments to staff are ‘rewards for failure’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the council has plenty of cash to splash when it comes to paying out ‘golden goodbyes’ to senior staff In the past three years, ...

Thu 13 Dec 2018 at 10:00am

ICR’s world-leading work recognised with blue plaque in Sutton

The Institute of Cancer Research, based near the Royal Marsden Hospital in Belmont, has been recognised for its many successes in discovering new cancer drugs through the award of blue ...

Thu 13 Dec 2018 at 9:15am

Surviving Capitalism, Croydon TUC talk, Ruskin House, Jan 10

The Croydon Trades Union Council’s next discussion is entitled “Surviving Capitalism”, with the guest speaker Derek Wall. Climate change and other ecological problems threaten human society, yet with the ...

Wed 12 Dec 2018 at 4:45pm

We were whipped over Brick by Brick schemes, councillors say

EXCLUSIVE: Members of Croydon’s planning committee confirm that they were instructed how to vote over the council’s own house-building company’s applications. By STEVEN DOWNES A Croydon MP ...

Wed 12 Dec 2018 at 2:30pm

Mayhem in Downing Street. And some of it is Barwell’s fault

WALTER  CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest piece of Conservative Party in-fighting to throw the nation into crisis It is entirely possible that, tomorrow morning, Gavin Barwell, Jason Cummings and ...

Wed 12 Dec 2018 at 12:30pm

Camp site used by Guides under threat from road scheme

A precious piece of Surrey woodland which has been used by generations of Girl Guides from Croydon and surrounding areas is under threat of being bulldozed in a road-building scheme. ...

Wed 12 Dec 2018 at 11:30am

Donations still welcome in Shakespeare’s homelessness appeal

An appeal for essential items to help Croydon’s homeless this winter has been a huge success, with donations flooding in to the campaign’s collection points at the offices ...

Wed 12 Dec 2018 at 11:00am

Volunteers wanted for tree-planting in New Addington, Dec 15

There is a community tree-planting day being held at Rowdown Field, off Lodge Road, New Addington, this Saturday, December 15, from at 10am until noon. It is organised by Kent Tree ...

Tue 11 Dec 2018 at 5:00pm

Government silent for two years on tram safety – MP Jones

A tram safety board may not be established unless Government releases the required funding before the end of the year, a Commons debate called by the Croydon Central MP was ...