Tag Archives: South Croydon

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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La Spezia – a little piece of Italy in a corner of South Croydon

ADVERTISING FEATURE Buon Natale from La Spezia South Croydon’s own slice of Italy is stocking a range of panettone, chocolates and Christmas goodies for the festive season. Please make your way down to Selsdon Road to get your hands on … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Church community carol service, Dec 10

St Andrew’s Church, School and Community  CAROL SERVICE  with traditional community carol singing, seasonal readings, and musical items by St Andrew’s School’s talented young musicians. All are very welcome indeed  St Andrew’s Church Lower Coombe/Southbridge Road CR0 1AG Wednesday 10 … Continue reading

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St Peter’s Primary Christmas Fair, Nov 29

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Veteran cars pick up steam as they rally through Croydon

LONDON TO BRIGHTON PICTURE (NOT SO) SPECIAL: They started coming through just before 8am, six miles or so from the start in Hyde Park into their 50-mile trek to the south coast. And after the spectator buses and stewards’ cars … Continue reading

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Tory Barwell backs Labour’s commuter zones campaign

Conservative MP Gavin Barwell is publicly supporting a campaign launched this week by Sarah Jones, the Labour candidate aiming to win the Croydon Central seat from him at next May’s General Election. Barwell has even signed the petition calling on … Continue reading

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St Giles’ School open morning, Nov 5

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St Peter’s Church Book Sale, South Croydon, Sep 20

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£3m of riot fund spending in South End is “hostile” to cyclists

South End, one of the main routes into and out of the centre of Croydon, today remains a building site, reducing the amount of passing trade able to visit local bars, restaurants and other shops nearly two months after a … Continue reading

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Local youngsters get a chance for a dramatic start at Whitgift

Whitgift School, through its head of drama, Paul Wilson, appears to have made a move in a positive direction for the local community with the launch next Saturday of the Whitgift Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. This is a … Continue reading

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