Tag Archives: East Croydon station

A Viscount, two Lords and a comedian back Labour’s campaign

Eddie Izzard was out campaigning in Croydon town centre this morning with local Labour leader Tony Newman. Cue jokes from all other political parties about there being more than one comedian in Croydon Labour… It’s unclear whether many of the … Continue reading

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Whitgift Centre to close for three years in Croydon facelift

Whoops. Someone must have forgotten to mention,  amid the local Establishment’s ecstasy over the vast acreage of retail floor space and 5,000 “new” jobs that the £1 billion new Hammersfield shopping mall promises to bring to central Croydon, that to … Continue reading

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Ghost Town – The Hauntology of Croydon: Apr 5-May 2

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Building problems force another closure at Waddon pool

The swimming pool at Waddon Leisure Centre is part-closed again, for the second time in just a couple of months. The Waddon Leisure Centre was opened in January 2013, but has been prone to a range of snagging issues with … Continue reading

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Sutton manages to square the circle at The Oval Tavern

ANDREW LENG continues his pub crawl around Croydon with a visit to a pub that is on the up, thanks to a inspired landlady The Oval Tavern sits in a quiet residential road, a short stroll from East Croydon Station. … Continue reading

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Seven Tory MPs deliver leaflet critical of Conservative council

ANDREW PELLING reports on an extraordinary election leaflet from Addiscombe Tory candidates which criticises the “current” Conservative Town Hall regime It is a sign of just how short of activists the political parties are these days. Last week Croydon Central … Continue reading

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Council forced to re-open David Lean Cinema after three years

Tickets for the first public screenings at the David Lean Cinema at the Clocktower in nearly three years go on sale tomorrow morning – a victory for the “little people”, and Ronnie Corbett. The David Lean Cinema will be re-opened … Continue reading

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Tories snub report on Croydon’s rubbish reputation

Croydon Council should dump its £10 charge to residents for removing bulky items of waste; there’s a need to return to weekly bin collections; it should ensure regular jet-washing of the streets; and more enforcement action against fly tippers is … Continue reading

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Storm warning at Altitude 25 as ‘lethal’ metal falls from tower

Croydon’s tallest tower block needed the police and the fire brigade to be called out overnight, to secure loose metal fittings outside the unsold penthouse flat at Altitude 25. With further storms and high winds forecast for the coming days, contractors were … Continue reading

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Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon in 2014 and a pub near you

“This is the diary of me, Charles Pooter. Social ladder climber. Technically middle-class, according to recently completed internet survey.” Mr Pooter is coming to Croydon, the central character is another production at the Spread Eagle Theatre, being performed on February … Continue reading

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Film choices that mark end of campaign’s nomadic existence

Tomorrow at the Spread Eagle on Katharine Street, the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign begins 2014 with a free screening of Wolf Children, off the back of a Christmas season where the auditorium was just not big enough to … Continue reading

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Scrooge is coming to Croydon (in movie form): Dec 21

We are assured that florid-faced Mike Fisher, the leader of a Croydon Council which has stopped paying for lollipop ladies outside primary schools, which now wants to move on an inconvenient soup kitchen for the poor from near his £140 … Continue reading

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Unconnected Croydon: street party prompts rushed road works

Just a few hours before the so-called “Connected Croydon” PR stunt that is spending cash from the riot recovery fund to celebrate the opening of the £22 million pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere at East Croydon Station, and workmen were working frantically on Lansdowne … Continue reading

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Riot money splurged to celebrate the Bridge to Nowhere

Croydon Council is spending public money on a party tomorrow night. There will be food. There will be drink. There will be fireworks! It does not seem to have occurred to anyone that the spending of riot recovery money in … Continue reading

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Ten miles off-road to Greenwich by bike: what a Breeze

An initiative to encourage women back to cycling is gathering speed, and has seen four locals test a 10-mile off-road route from Croydon all the way to Greenwich last Saturday. They found the journey a breeze. The cyclists are all … Continue reading

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