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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

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Protest group: ‘We must never give a foothold to the Nazis’

By Stephen Aselford, chair of Croydon DPAC On September 5, Croydon Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) will be protesting alongside local trade unions and anti-fascists against the BNP coming to Croydon. Standing up to racism and fascism is a key … Continue reading

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Unions call for support for anti-BNP rally at Lunar House

Local trades unionists and activists are to hold a rally outside Lunar House on September 5, as a counter-demonstration to a protest by the fascist British National Party. The BNP, possibly accompanied by some of their mates from the EDL, … Continue reading

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Charity founder Ford seeks backing for award nominations

Tracey Ford, the founder the JAGS Foundation, a Croydon-based charity which campaigns to reduce violent youth crime, has been nominated for awards from Just Giving and Back2Black to celebrate her work with bereaved mothers and for young people. Ford founded … Continue reading

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Property developer Ansari donates to Cooper and Khan

Anwar Ansari, the Croydon-based property developer who was among the leading figures behind a High Court legal action against the borough’s Labour-run council’s landlord licensing scheme, has donated tens of thousands of pounds to leading contenders in internal Labour Party … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Business, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan MP, Tessa Jowell | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reed supporter’s petition to halt election gets 15 signatories

As ballot papers for a raft of Labour elections arrive through letter boxes this week, Croydon North’s Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and a “co-operative” councillor who served under him during his time as leader of Lambeth Council have called … Continue reading

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Campaigners set £200,000 cash target to save The Ship

Campaigners and residents around Norwood Junction are trying to raise £200,000 towards the cost of buying The Ship pub from its owner. The Ship has been granted status as an Asset of Community Value, the first in Croydon, but despite … Continue reading

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Fund-raising summer barbecue, Ruskin House, Aug 23

Croydon Trades Union Council is staging a fund-raising summer barbecue on Sunday, August 23 from 3pm at Ruskin House. The event is to support Public and Commercial Services Union strikers who are fighting the privatisation of nearly 400 jobs at … Continue reading

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Rotary Club annual quiz night, Shirley High School, Oct 16

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Hustings where a Dame turned into a pantomime villain

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, managed his own bit of entryism to report from the far-left corner of last night’s Labour hustings at Ruskin House There was an end-of-term feeling about it all. And with the headmistress missing, there was … Continue reading

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Croydon’s suffering Labour pains at delivering promises

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Being “Ambitious” for something is one thing, says ARNO RABINOWITZ. Actually delivering on those election promises is proving a different matter Just for fun – but then I am a closet masochist – I looked through the Labour … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, CALAT, Croydon Council, Duppas Hill Park, Education, Environment, Family Justice Centre, Housing, Julie Belvir, Nathan Elvery, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Croydon Tory MP’s aide signs up as Labour Party supporter

Conservative Croydon councillor Jason Cummings, who works as a parliamentary assistant at Westminster to Tory MP Gavin Barwell, has applied to become a supporter of the Labour Party. Cummings is understood to be one of thousands of members of other … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre’s Green Heritage Fair, Sep 19-20

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield House will be staging its Green Heritage Fair over the weekend of September 19-20, from 11am to 5pm on each day. There will be a large number of stands showcasing the work of local … Continue reading

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Landlord scheme court case may turn on Plant’s spot

Whatever the outcome of the court case over Croydon’s proposed landlord licensing scheme, which had an application for a Judicial Review heard by Mr Justice Silber at the High Court this week, the role played by Richard Plant could prove … Continue reading

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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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Will Self writes for Inside Croydon… (Well, sort of)

Labour’s candidates for London Mayor, or at least most of them, come to Croydon on Monday for a suburban hustings. But only one of them will be able to do so with the endorsement described by the New Statesman as … Continue reading

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Morris men bring Night of Dance to Addiscombe, Aug 18

The 11th annual staging of the Croydon Night of Dance – a festival of Morris dance – this year will take place on August 18 in Addiscombe. The event features six Morris sides from around London and the south-east. It … Continue reading

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Croydon Photography Forum focuses on guest speaker, Aug 6

Beginning this Thursday, August 6, Lenses of Croydon will be hosting the Croydon Photography Forum each month, with tomorrow’s first session featuring a talk from an internationally regarded professional photographer. The aim of the forum is to provide local photography … Continue reading

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Angie Davila photography exhibit, Crystal Palace, Aug 16

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Is Newman trying to tunnel away from any real questioning?

Tony Newman’s Labour group faces losing control of Croydon Town Hall at the first time of asking if the latest national opinion poll, which puts the Tories 12 per cent ahead, translates locally. And yes, of course all opinion polls … Continue reading

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