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Wed 21 Apr 2021 at 2:05pm

Furious residents campaign to stop a developer from demolishing bungalows to build flats

Furious residents are campaigning to stop a developer from demolishing bungalows to build flats on their street after housing chiefs gave the green light despite a restrictive covenant. Croydon Council ignored more than 50 objections to the plans for Hambridge Homes ltd to build a four storey block of nine flats ...

Wed 21 Apr 2021 at 11:17am

Hospital staff walked behind body of first colleague to die from coronavirus on the way to the mortuary

Hospital staff in Croydon walked behind the body of their first colleague to die from coronavirus as he was taken to the mortuary. The heartbreaking story is told in a new film where Croydon University Hospital staff open up about fighting coronavirus on the frontline.
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Wed 21 Apr 2021 at 9:53am

Croydon residents donate blood plasma for medicines for the first time in more than 20 years

People in and around Croydon have begun donating blood plasma for medicines for the first time in more than 20 years. The plasma will be used to make antibody-based medicines – called immunoglobulins - for people with rare immune diseases.

Wed 14 Apr 2021 at 7:08pm

Croydon private boy's school 'deeply concerned' about allegations of misogyny and harassment

A private boys’ school in Croydon has responded to “deeply concerning” allegations of misogyny and harassment. Whitgift School was named at least nine times on the Everyone’s Invited where website which collates anonymous experiences of sexual, harassment, abuse and assault.

Wed 14 Apr 2021 at 7:08pm

Croydon Council warned 'remember we are spending taxpayers money’ during financial update

'We must remember we are spending taxpayers money’ was the warning to Croydon Council as it heard the latest financial update. The council is no longer under a Section 114 notice, which bans all spending, but faces serious financial challenges over the coming months.

Wed 14 Apr 2021 at 12:11pm

American burger chain Wendy's to open branch in Croydon town centre

An American burger chain is set to open up a branch in Croydon town centre. Wendy’s announced last month it wants to bring the chain back to the UK after 21 years. A planning application submitted to Croydon Council shows that Wendy’s has plans for the former ...

Tue 13 Apr 2021 at 1:35pm

Thornton Heath teenager charged over Brixton stabbing in February

A man has been charged following a stabbing in Brixton which left a 17-year-old male critically injured. Leon Rashid, 18, of Dunheved Road, Thornton Heath has been charged with attempted murder; possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a class B drug (cannabis).

Mon 12 Apr 2021 at 12:50pm

Former Brexit Party announces Croydon candidate for London Assembly elections

Reform UK – formerly the Brexit Party – has announced a new candidate ahead of next months election. Robert Poll will be a candidate for Croydon and Sutton in the upcoming London Assembly elections on May 6.

Wed 07 Apr 2021 at 4:14pm

Determined to make a difference: 'I’m black, curvy and in my 40s, why shouldn't I model?'

"I’m black, I’m curvy, I’m in my 40s, why shouldn’t I be a model?” These are the words of Alison Cline-Williams who decided to pursue a modelling career later in life after being knocked back in her late teens for ...

Tue 06 Apr 2021 at 2:35pm

Man jailed for spitting at a bus driver during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic

A man who spat at a bus driver during the height of the Coronavirus pandemic has been jailed after the quick-thinking driver took a swab of his spit. Michael Aidoo, 44, and of no fixed address, appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 25, where he pleaded guilty to ...