Monthly Archives: October 2012

Croydon 11-year-old gets to lead England at Twickenham

On the day that Chris Robshaw, the former Warlingham rugby club youth player, was named as England captain for the forthcoming autumn internationals, the RFU also announced that to strengthen the bond between the international game and its grassroots, a … Continue reading

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Trinity Old Boy opts to stand on dubious election platform

What does the Monster Raving Loony party candidate for Croydon North have in common with Conservative MP Gavin Barwell, Cuddly Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of Croydon Council, and the very ex-Tory Andrew Pelling? The answer: John Cartwright, aka John … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon North, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Malcolm Wicks MP, Trinity School | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Incinerator should be Croydon North’s burning issue

BRENDAN WALSH is a Green party member from Croydon North who is disappointed, but unsurprised, that the issue of a £1 billion waste incinerator to be built on the boundary of the constituency has barely been mentioned by most of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon Greens, Croydon North, Environment, Marisha Ray, Shasha Khan, Winston McKenzie | Leave a comment

Europe features low on agenda for UKIP’s candidate

Winston McKenzie’s latest candidature – this time as UKIP’s nominee to stand in the Croydon North parliamentary by-election which is expected to be held on November 29 – coincides with his party opening a branch office for Croydon North and … Continue reading

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Croydon Enterprise Week: small business our last hope?

Has Croydon Council abandoned all hope of attracting a large, private sector business to take up some of the tens of thousands of square feet of empty office space in the town centre, much of it due to be vacated … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Jon Rouse, Mike Fisher, Property, Ruskin Square, URV, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Community group takes Crystal Palace Park appeal to court

Crystal Palace Community Association is to get its day in (the High) Court tomorrow morning, as its rearguard battle to prevent housing being built on parkland continues. CPCA is seeking to challenge the approval given to a London Development Agency … Continue reading

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Tech City ought to be foundation of every party’s manifesto

JONNY ROSE believes that his alternative vision for regeneration, the Silicon Valley of South London, ought be to be front and centre of all the Croydon North by-election candidates’ campaigns It’s election season in Croydon. Rarely seen politicos are coming … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Faz Hakim, Lee Jasper, Louisa Woodley, Marisha Ray, Simon Burgess, Steve Reed MP, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Croydon North will be a “two-horse race” says Umunna

Chuka Umunna, Labour’s business spokesman, used a visit to a youth training business in Croydon this morning to dismiss Respect’s entry into the Croydon North by-electioncampaign. “We regard this as likely to be a two-horse race,” said Umunna, the MP … Continue reading

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CODA makes a song and dance about Sondheim

Tickets for Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association’s autumn show – Side by Side by Sondheim, which is being staged at the Charles Cryer studio theatre this week – are now on sale.

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Respect names Lee Jasper as candidate for Croydon North

Respect, the party set up by the controversial George Galloway, yesterday named black activist Lee Jasper as its candidate in the Croydon North by-election, expected to be held on November 29. That date is six months to the day since … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Croydon 8/8, Croydon North, Donald Speakman, Lee Jasper, Malcolm Wicks MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Near-death experience gave candidate taste for life in Croydon

Bill Clinton was nicknamed “the comeback kid”, yet even in the US President’s roller-coaster career, he can never lay claim to having been once at the levers of power, to try to return after breaking his neck and almost losing … Continue reading

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Installation that puts the guf into Ruskin Square

As you’ve stood on the platforms at East Croydon lately, have you wondered what the eclectic collection of random fixtures on the vacant site that was supposed to be “the gateway” to Croydon might be? There’s some explanation in this … Continue reading

Posted in Art, East Croydon, Environment, Planning, Property, Ruskin Square, Warehouse Theatre | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

MP Ottaway U-turns to sail off into the expenses-free sunset

“How do you know that a politician is lying?” goes the old musical hall joke. “Their lips move…” Croydon South’s absentee MP, Richard Ottaway, the avid expenses claimer who went sailing at Cowes in the week of the London riots, … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Clare Hilley, Croydon 8/8, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Council faces massive legal bill over discrimination claims

Croydon Council is facing claims potentially running into hundreds of thousands of pounds, and legal bills of much more, over claims of discrimination in the workplace from 50 former employees, all but one of them women. The claims over missed … Continue reading

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Norwood down to its last SNT police sergeant, Labour claims

The Labour group on the council says it is “disgusted” over a “behind closed doors” decision that leaves two Croydon wards, Upper Norwood and South Norwood, with just a single safer neighbourhood team police sergeant between them, down from three, … Continue reading

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