Tag Archives: Croydon

Soul Symphony Community Choir introduction session, Sep 16

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Labour’s get-tough policy with tippers looks a bit of a mess

“Speak softly and carry a big stick,” was the foreign policy of US President Teddy Roosevelt more than a hundred years ago. “Don’t make an effing threat unless you’re prepared to carry it out,” was the more forthright message which … Continue reading

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Stop the Incinerator quiz fund-raiser: Mon Sep 8

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Whitehall warns council over unlawful reading lesson fees

EXCLUSIVE: Croydon Council has been ordered by Whitehall to stop charging some of the borough’s children for reading and writing lessons, a practice described by one angry parent as “demanding money with menaces”. By GENE BRODIE, education correspondent The council’s … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Festival, Sun Sep 7

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Get the keys to Fisher’s Folly and No 10 with Open House

Croydon, quite rightly, is taking its place alongside the majority of the capital’s boroughs, throwing open the doors of a number of public buildings for Open House London weekend on September 20-21, a free event which enables people to take … Continue reading

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Non-exclusive offer: Meet Boris Johnson in Croydon, Sep 22

Inside Croydon is delighted to present our loyal reader with another outstanding offer. And this one is far from exclusive. You get the chance to meet Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London – and the next leader of the Conservative … Continue reading

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Rooney’s long wait for gold ends in triumph in Zurich

Croydon’s Martyn Rooney finally fulfilled his promise tonight by claiming the European 400 metres title in Zurich, the first international gold medal of his senior career. “It’s been a long time coming,” he admitted after his lap of honour around … Continue reading

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New Addington centre refuses to stage BNP meeting

Organisers – including at least one member of the British National Party – who wanted to hold a meeting in New Addington on Sunday have been told that they will not now be able to stage their event in the … Continue reading

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Croydon risked handing back £20m unspent riot recovery cash

A community activist, Bushra Ahmed, herself one of the victims of the 2011 Croydon riots, has discovered that after three years, Croydon’s Conservative-run council had managed to spend less than £4 million of the £23 million Riot Recovery Fund promised … Continue reading

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Palace fans in shock as Pulis walks out on eve of season

Crystal Palace go into the new Premier League season, with their first match at Arsenal tomorrow, without a manager. As disasters go, this is right down there. Tony Pulis, the manager of the year after dragging Palace out of what … Continue reading

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Campaign offers Loach’s last movie, Woody Allen and gigolos

The Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign continues to go from strength to strength, as shown by its September programme, announced yesterday. In addition to the regular screenings on Thursdays, the Campaign is staging two additional screenings in the coming … Continue reading

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Dasaolu strikes gold as south London dominates at Euros

Croydon Harrier James Dasaolu tonight won the 100 metres gold medal for Britain at the European athletics championships in Zurich. The 26-year-old sprinter was never headed and finished well clear of the favourite, France’s 2010 champion, Christophe Lemaitre, as another … Continue reading

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Labour and Tories condemn ‘hate-driven’ BNP campaign

In a rare demonstration of cross-party unity in Croydon for the benefit of the locals, four Labour councillors have today come together with a local Tory MP and Conservative London Assembly Member to condemn a “hate-driven” anti-Muslim campaign in New … Continue reading

Posted in Carole Bonner, Croydon Central, Fieldway, Gavin Barwell MP, London Assembly, Louisa Woodley, New Addington, Oliver Lewis, Simon Hall, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Golf course offers charities a way out of financial bunker

One of the area’s leading golf courses is offering £84,000-worth of free rounds and sessions to local charities for use in fund-raising activities. Farleigh Golf Club has established a social responsibility scheme which offers to donate use of their facilities, … Continue reading

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