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Croydon’s ‘independent’ state school that still sets the 11-plus

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on how selection in our schools has never really gone away Did you know that the 11-plus is alive and thriving in a Croydon state school? Many of the Year 6 pupils who prepared diligently for … Continue reading

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Goldsmith selection pits Old Etonian against bus driver’s son

WALTER CRONXITE drills into the numbers to show that 70 per cent in a selection vote is not always an overwhelming mandate So the third Mayor of London will be either the son of a Tooting bus driver, or a … Continue reading

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Restaurateur who underpaid staff is short-listed for award

Croydon’s Labour-run local council is backing “business excellence” awards tonight at which one of the entries short-listed for a prize is a woman who has been prosecuted for failing to pay her workers the legal minimum wage. When campaigning in … Continue reading

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As Newman ‘celebrates’, Whitgift workers fret over future

The £1bn Hammersfield supermall may prove to be regenerative for Croydon’s economy. Once it is built. But as STEVEN DOWNES reports, uncertainty over development timescales is blighting existing businesses The start of building work on the redevelopment of Croydon town … Continue reading

Posted in Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, Property, Business, Croydon Council, Whitgift Centre, Mike Fisher, Environment, Housing, Tony Newman, Parking, Centrale, Planning, Fairfield, Shirley, Allders, "Hammersfield", Richard Chatterjee, Jo Negrini, John Burton, CPO, Boxpark, 2018 council elections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Two months late, Minister rubber-stamps Westfield CPO

The government inspector has finally delivered his report on the Compulsory Purchase Order for a vast swathe of central Croydon, giving the go-ahead for the £1 billion Hammersfield shopping mall to be built. The Department for Communities and Local Government … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Jo Negrini, John Burton, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Croydon MP offers to house refugees in his 4-bed home

If you owned this sumptuous, near-£1 million property, pictured above, in “sexy” Shirley (copyright Will Self, 2015), would you open your doors to house Syrian refugees? Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South/Croydon North (delete to taste), has been … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Property, Shirley, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Heineken refreshes the parts that MP rules could not reach

Politics in Croydon may never be the same again. Councillor Mario Creatura is giving up one of his publicly funded positions and “moving to pastures new”, according to the man whose bags he has been carrying for the past three … Continue reading

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Tory councillor aids roads lobbyist expelled from UKIP

JEREMY CLACKSON, Inside Croydon’s Motoring Correspondent, has uncovered evidence that one of the borough’s most senior Tory councillors has been busily assisting a roads lobbyist to undermine efforts to make the borough’s streets safer for all When the Labour group … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, Community associations, Commuting, Coulsdon, Croydon Council, Cycling, Environment, Gavin Barwell MP, Mario Creatura, Parking, Peter Staveley, Phil Thomas, Planning, Selsdon & Ballards, Tramlink, Transport, Winston McKenzie | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Creatura fails to declare his council position to Parliament

Admin is clearly beneath Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell and his very well-staffed office (whose salaries are paid for by you, the tax-payer). Well over a year since Mario Creatura, Barwell’s Westminster bag carrier, got himself a second publicly funded … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Lynne Hale, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

8/8: ‘There’s real anxiety that the riots could happen again’

To mark the fourth anniversary of the Croydon riots, BUSHRA AHMED recalls that infamous night and assesses what progress has been made towards rebuilding West Croydon I cannot begin to describe what it felt like to witness the Croydon riots … Continue reading

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Tory MP Barwell off the hook again with an “honest mistake”

Gavin Barwell’s been a naughty boy again. And got away with it with nothing more than a very mild slap on the wrist. Again. Oh, how the Tory Government’s Holder of the Royal Bed Chamber Pot must quake in his … Continue reading

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Newman declares support for football club that doesn’t exist

MPs – including Croydon’s trio of Gavin Barwell, Steve Reed OBE and Chris Philp – have been given several weighty documents to read as they head off on their long summer break, including a 5,000-word dossier offering a step-by-step guide … Continue reading

Posted in AFC Croydon Athletic, Croydon FC, Football, Sport, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Tory MPs say the Living Wage is not enough for Londoners

This was the maiden speech given in the House of Commons yesterday by 20-year-old Mhairi Black.   Is there any elected representative from Croydon who could deliver such a stinging rebuke to the political classes with such rhetorical poise, laced … Continue reading

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Torpor in the Town Hall as the Tories miss key questions

With an enfeebled opposition, and by keeping the big money items to late in the action, Tony Newman is managing to turn council meetings into a cure for insomnia, as WALTER CRONXITE reports What follows is our contemporaneous/contemptuous [delete as … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Croydon Council, Gavin Barwell MP, Housing, Jason Cummings, Jo Negrini, Nathan Elvery, Planning, Property, RIF, Schools, Taberner House, Tim Pollard, Tony Newman, URV | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tally ho! Croydon Tory MP decides to call off the hunt

Croydon residents have 24 hours to convince the borough’s newest MP, Chris Philp, to oppose the changes to the country’s hunting with dogs legislation in Parliament tomorrow. Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Lambeth South (the constituency formerly known as … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory MP gives his backing to newspaper strikers

Wonders will never cease (Part II). A week after a right-wing Tory MP declared he couldn’t possibly live in London on the National Minimum Wage, now another Conservative MP from Croydon has declared his support for striking journalists at the … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon Guardian, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Local media, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mystery behind anonymous objection to South Croydon school

Mystery surrounds the sudden emergence of opposition to a scheme to build a primary school on Aberdeen Road in South Croydon, just behind Bar Txt on South End. Large, migraine-inducing coloured leaflets (it is long-overdue that a criminal offence was … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Education, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell MP, Helen Pollard, Parking, Pubs, Restaurants, Schools, South Croydon Community Association, Vidhi Mohan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Mail’s sex and scandals story has Tory MP Barwell “arrested”

UPDATED 5,45pm: There’s one thing which Gavin Barwell, no longer the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, may do with the right-wing Daily Mail which he has never been able to do to this website: sue them. The Conservative MP for … Continue reading

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£48m Tramlink changes will cause chaos in central Croydon

The changes proposed by Transport for London and Croydon Council to the trams in the town centre, mainly for the benefit of the £1 billion Hammersfield supermall, won’t just split the Tramlink into two separate networks. The engineering changes could … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Addiscombe, Business, Commuting, Croydon Council, East Croydon, Environment, Planning, Tramlink, Transport, West Croydon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

MP Barwell quits Whitgift. Did he jump or was he pushed?

More than four years after Inside Croydon started an often lonely campaign for Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, to quit his position as a governor of the Whitgift Foundation because of potential conflicts of interest with his public … Continue reading

Posted in Alisa Flemming, Boris Johnson, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell MP, Mayor of London, Old Palace, Property, Schools, Toni Letts, Tony Newman, Trinity School, Whitgift Foundation, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments