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Mon 18 Nov 2019 at 5:45pm

Tories’ sick joke as absentee councillor runs for parliament

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, discovers that despite missing three-quarters of council meetings this year, a Conservative councillor from Purley is now standing as a parliamentary candidate, in a constituency ...

Mon 18 Nov 2019 at 2:15pm

Coulsdon teachers go on strike over £700m funding shortfall

Teaching union members working at Coulsdon Sixth Form College will be on strike on Wednesday, demanding more funding for their students and their college. Across the country, the  National Education ...

Mon 18 Nov 2019 at 1:00pm

People and events will decide what this election is about

ELECTION COMMENTARY: The publication this week of the Labour and Conservative Party manifestos could see the narrative of the campaign change significantly. And as JOHN BRAGGINS, a former campaign adviser ...

Mon 18 Nov 2019 at 12:15pm

Councils considering reviving Crystal Palace tram extension

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on moves to implement a long-promised improvement to the public transport system The on-off-on-off-on again-off again extension of the Croydon tram network to Crystal Palace ...

Sun 17 Nov 2019 at 11:45am

Craft brewers in £500,000 expansion to Croydon’s Valley Park

Croydon is about to get a new brewery. Craft ale brewers Anspach and Hobday, currently based under a Bermondsey railway arch and with a bar in Camberwell, have a £500,000 expansion ...

Sun 17 Nov 2019 at 10:45am

Whitgift store offers celebrity service for Christmas cards

Every year, famous families around the world share their creative Christmas cards. The celebrity Christmas card stakes are set to be higher than ever this festive season – with releases expected ...

Sun 17 Nov 2019 at 9:30am

Croydon Minster Christmas Fair, Old Town, Nov 30

Croydon Minster’s Annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday November 30, from 11am to 2pm in the Minster Hall. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to join us ...

Sat 16 Nov 2019 at 1:30pm

Tory councillor blocks Croydon followers as he heads to Luton

Croydon councillors’ attempts to stand for parliament have in most cases been rejected, as our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports If there was any lingering doubt that many of ...

Sat 16 Nov 2019 at 11:30am

Labour councillor spent council funds after he quit Town Hall

Niro Sirisena, the Croydon Labour councillor who resigned at the end of September after “a serious incident” which placed him subject to police investigation, continued to spend public money after ...

Fri 15 Nov 2019 at 2:00pm

BBC to broadcast Christmas Eve service from Croydon Minster

BBC television’s Midnight Mass live broadcast on Christmas Eve – probably the most-watched piece of religious broadcasting in the country each year – will come from Croydon Minster on December 24. The ...