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Tue 19 Feb 2019 at 2:00pm

Council threatens to quadruple Council Tax bills on empty flats

Our housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on the slow introduction of increased local taxes in an effort to deter the borough’s ‘executive apartments’ being used as investment vehicles and not ...

Tue 19 Feb 2019 at 12:30pm

Seven in the running for Norbury and Pollards Hill by-election

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, goes through the runners and riders for next month’s council by-election There are to be seven candidates in the Norbury and Pollards Hill ...

Mon 18 Feb 2019 at 3:45pm

MP in plea: Don’t let tax-dodging online retailers ruin our town

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the growing concerns surrounding the redevelopment of the town centre Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central where Westfield and Hammerson were supposed to have ...

Mon 18 Feb 2019 at 2:30pm

Croydon Labour MP Reed is quick to reject Umunna’s splitters

STEVEN DOWNES on reactions and responses to the not-so-magnificent seven’s resignation from the Labour Party The bitter, decade-long personal, political feud between Chuka Umunna and Steve Reed OBE may ...

Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 12:45pm

Cancer charity’s Youth Convention will have Town Hall buzzing

Croydon Town Hall this coming Friday, February 22, will be buzzing with live music, speakers and workshops, as it hosts the first Youth Convention, a free day of entertainment and personal ...

Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 12:15pm

What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds, Shirley Library, Apr 23

What’s Happened To Croydon’s Birds? John Birkett, an enthusiastic member of Croydon RSPB, gives an illustrated talk on how the borough’s bird population has changed in recent ...

Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 11:00am

Local history talk by the borough archivist, Shirley, May 21

Join Lindsay Ould, the borough archivist, at Shirley Library on Tuesday May 21 from 2.15pm for a fascinating talk on the borough’s history through the eyes of its record keepers. ...

Sat 16 Feb 2019 at 11:30am

New councillor sweeps in with series of Hear Autism events

They say a new broom sweeps clean, but residents in Croydon aren’t used to this being true (cough… Veolia… cough). Although that seems to be changing, at least for ...

Sat 16 Feb 2019 at 10:45am

Music nights to rock Ruskin House, and raise cash for causes

The Croydon Folk Club’s folk and blues nights at Ruskin House continue to entertain and delight, while raising valuable funds towards the restoration of the Georgian town house on ...

Sat 16 Feb 2019 at 10:00am

Walks, talks and work days to cherish Selsdon Wood

The Friends of Selsdon Wood have a busy programme of events – walks, work days, and some meetings – planned for 2019, with their first walk coming up on March 9, and the group’...