Tag Archives: South Croydon

Newman rescues food festival with £20,000 of council cash

The next time Croydon’s Labour-run council belly aches about grant cuts from central Government – after all, another 150-or-so council staff are expected to be made redundant in the coming 12 months under Tory “austerity” measures – just remind them … Continue reading

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UnConnected Croydon where cycle lanes become dead ends

CROYDON COMMENTARY: AUSTEN COOPER, of Croydon Cyclists, responds to our exclusive report last week that a single night’s bike racing in the town centre is receiving £148,000 of public cash The £50 million spent by Connected Croydon on ripping up … Continue reading

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North Wood Morris Men are Croydon’s lords of the dance

It was just a typical Saturday in London’s most diverse borough. A Polish film at the David Lean Cinema, Japanese food at Yo! Sushi, and then on a stroll back, there on the street outside the Royal Standard (a gem … Continue reading

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From Waterloo to VE Day exhibition, St Peter’s, May 25-29

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Stop the Incinerator fund-raising Quiz Night, June 8

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Champion Edwards seeks sponsors to achieve Olympic dream

One of Croydon’s most hard-working and talented sportsmen is seeking help from local businesses to sponsor him as he progresses towards his Olympic dream. Teenager Sunny Edwards won his first senior ABA title last month. At the England Elite championships … Continue reading

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Croydon Till I Die: taking the suburbs to the nation

“I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about somebody or something: God, it’s so fucking Croydon!” David Bowie Authors Bob Stanley, Lucy Mangan, John Grindrod and Andy Miller are staging a series of events this summer celebrating … Continue reading

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Charity projects hit jackpot with £850,000 Lottery grants

Three community schemes in Croydon are, between them, to receive nearly £850,000 in grants from the Big Lottery Fund, it was announced yesterday. Crossroads Care, based on Brighton Road in South Croydon, is to get the biggest single grant, £389,691 … Continue reading

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St Giles School, South Croydon, open morning, May 20

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Scream Fest at the Showcase Lounge, South Croydon, Apr 6

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Goodbye and good riddance: Ottaway sails off into the sunset

So, farewell then Tricky Dicky Ottaway. You won’t be missed. With the end of this session of Parliament, “Sir” Richard Ottaway is no longer the MP for Croydon South. He will be sailing off into the sunset; quite literally, apparently. … Continue reading

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Stand-up comedy at the Half & Half Bar, Sun Apr 5

Live Stand Up Comedy Night is back. Sunday, April 5 will be the seventh installment of Comedy Night at Half&Half, so if you fancy a great night out, be quick to grab yourself a ticket – spaces are limited! Line … Continue reading

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South Croydon school helps pupils fulfil Paralympic dream

A sports team from St Giles School in South Croydon is celebrating after an action-packed day of inclusive sport opportunities at a Primary Sports Camp staged this week. St Giles is a school for pupils, aged from four to 16, … Continue reading

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Croydon Central candidates agree hustings for Apr 23

Prime Minister David Cameron may well be “frit” of appearing in televised election debates, but in Croydon, and Croydon Central in particular, there promises to be no shortage of hustings meetings with candidates before May 7. The first to confirm … Continue reading

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Ramonas show, Scream Lounge, South Croydon, Feb 28

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Dis-Connected Croydon is set to dig up South End again

Just the matter of a few weeks after the “improvements” to South End were (almost) completed – months later than scheduled – council contractors are going to be digging the road up again next week. An email has flooded into … Continue reading

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Don’t let life go flat after Pancake Day; use the 6-46 Lent plan

Local parish vicar WEALANDS BELL on how, even in this modern 21st century, a little Lenten abstinence really can make the heart grow stronger If I asked whether you kept Wednesdays and Fridays as “days of fasting and abstinence”, in … Continue reading

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Up to 15% off wines at Ye Olde Bottoms Up, South Croydon


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Making a church the Hive of activities at centre of community

WEALANDS BELL, pictured left, in his first year as Vicar of St Andrew’s Church in South Croydon and the chaplain of St Andrew’s School, looks ahead to developing a hub for the community, irrespective of people’s own religious allegiances I … Continue reading

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Croydon streets being paved with gold – or public cash

Next Monday, the council starts work to give the area around East Croydon Station a £5million overhaul. But when all the work is finished, will we be able to say it is money well spent? If the quality of some … Continue reading

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