Tag Archives: Croydon

Croydon NHS crisis as only 51% of ambulances achieve target

Lives of the elderly, frail and ill could be at risk this winter, as Croydon’s NHS ambulance service struggles to cope with demand. Barely half of ambulance call-outs in Croydon achieved their target response times this autumn – and that … Continue reading

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Elvery considers staging election count at separate venues

The count for the three Croydon parliamentary constituencies at next May’s General Election could be held at three separate venues. That’s according to Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation, who will be trying to retain his parliamentary seat … Continue reading

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The myth of the economic “recovery” where we’re all worse off

CROYDON COMMENTARY: For ANDREW FISHER, the notion of a national economic recovery based on debt or a borough-wide regeneration based on retailing are equally flawed “We inherited an economy reliant on banking, immigration and debt,” Croydon Conservatives told us at … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Andrew Fisher, Business, Chris Philp, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell MP, Sarah Jones, Steve Reed MP, Vidhi Mohan, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Warlingham’s Wilson among award favourites for BBC SPOTY

A former Warlingham rugby club junior player is among the favourites to win the Team of the Year prize at tonight’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Women’s rugby World Cup-winner Kay Wilson was on hand at an awards lunch … Continue reading

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Please take a seat: arthouse cinema seeks new front row

The January programme for the David Lean Cinema includes Night Will Fall for Holocaust Memorial Day and screenings of Mr Turner. But the campaign group which stages the screenings has a problem The Save the David Lean Campaign was a … Continue reading

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Boris aides make a meal of London Mayor’s Chinese giveaway

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s cosily close links to China’s ZhongRong Group, to whom he wants to hand over a large chunk of publicly owned Crystal Palace Park, have been further exposed today, in the latest edition of the scurrilous satirical … Continue reading

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£85m TfL road schemes include flyover to Croydon Flyover

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the latest example of millions of public money being spent for the benefit of private interests Boris Johnson’s Transport for London wants to build a flyover to link from the Sutton side of the Purley Way … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Boris Johnson, Business, Centrale, Commuting, Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Cycling, Darren Johnson, Environment, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Steve O'Connell, Tramlink, Transport, Waddon, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Express opinions on migration that ignore the facts

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Tis the season to run scare stories about immigration, without any concern for reality, writes ANDREW FISHER We will soon be reading annual headlines about how immigrants want Christmas banned or about schools banning nativity plays. These are … Continue reading

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Champ! Winston McKenzie’s fame spreads to Metroknobbers

The south London blogosphere’s regular podcast, Metroknobbers, has it all this month, with Emily “White Van” Thornberry, now the former shadow attorney general, plus UKIP’s favourite ex-boxer, Winston McKenzie, and even a guest appearance by someone best described as the … Continue reading

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Bishop needs to end Foundation links to build real trust

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Following this week’s appointment of a Whitgift Foundation board-member to chair the Fairness Commission, local activist CHARLOTTE DAVIES says it is long overdue for Croydon to cut some of the public school ties that bind After the Croydon … Continue reading

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Incinerator campaign seeks justice by going to Court of Appeal

AND THE FIGHT GOES ON: The legal battle against the Viridor-operated waste incinerator to be built at Beddington took another step this week when the Stop the Incinerator Campaign lodged permission to appeal. The legal campaign is being conducted with … Continue reading

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Heathfield House charity Christmas bazaar, Dec 7

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South Norwood Tourist Board collecting for Nightwatch

South Norwood Tourist Board is organising a Christmas collection for Nightwatch, the charity that runs the soup kitchen in Queen’s Gardens. A collection box is in The Albert, Harrington Road, South Norwood.

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Bullingdon bullies, Belfast and Hitchcock are featured films

The David Lean Cinema in the Croydon Clocktower arts complex, so wantonly neglected during the eight years that the council was under Conservative control, at the end of December will be screening the 50th film since its re-opening. The arthouse … Continue reading

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Newman goes big on promises on jobs, homes and investment

Is it mandatory to take large quantities of hallucinogenic drugs on assuming a senior position at Croydon Council or taking political office at the Town Hall? We only ask because it seems Tony Newman, the council leader, has been on … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Croydon Council, Whitgift Centre, Tony Newman, Centrale, URV, Nathan Elvery, Allders, Whitgift Foundation, "Hammersfield", Jo Negrini, RIF, John Burton | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments