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The opening of Croydon Community Clothes Exchange, Saturday 11th August

We’re not all Carrie Bradshaw-style fashion junkies. I have women friends whose tours of duty at the shops – the front line of the self-image wars – leave them exhausted and ...

Taxing conversations in Croydon

On Saturday 18th August the TaxPayers’ Alliance will hold an Action Day in Croydon to promote its campaign for lower taxes and against government waste. This follows a public meeting ...

Review: Croydon’s Street Art Tour and bottomless lunch

Saturday 21st July marked the dawn of a new grassroots Croydon event: the Street Art Tour and bottomless lunch from RISE Gallery and East Croydon Cool. In recent years Croydon ...

Restaurant review: MEATliquor, Boxpark Croydon

It is rare for me to visit Boxpark these days – apart from going to the Cronx Bar – but a friend wanted to try MEATliquor, so I acquiesced! Having run the ...

A new voice for Croydon’s trams?

Croydon’s light rail system will celebrate its twentieth birthday in 2020, and with 2019 just round the corner that’s not long to wait. Croydon Tramlink, as it was originally known, ...

Through the keyhole: what the doctor sees

In early April, I took a heavy fall on my shoulder while walking my dog in Lloyd Park. When my arm failed to regain its normal leverage after several weeks, ...

The price of taking pride

On Saturday 14th July Croydon PrideFest took place with a march to, and a main stage in, Wandle Park. This was the third annual Croydon Pride and a great day ...

How Croatia thrashed Croydon 3–0 in the litter-collecting World Cup

Hot on the heels of the football World Cup and Croatia’s success in reaching the finals, Croydonians also found fame as a fantastic bunch of lively supporters when scenes ...

Why must I be a teenager in love? CODA Croydon presents Romeo and Juliet in Wandle Park

My quiz-team friends will confirm that I “don’t do Shakespeare”, but I know from CODA’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2016 that it is possible to enjoy ...

Why row over military budgets when Croydon needs more police?

As surprising at it may be following Gavin Williamson’s, Minister of Defence, tirade demanding an increase in defence spending from 2.1% of GDP to 2.5%, and Trump’s recent ultimatum at ...

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