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Crystal Palace Triangle’s businesses show off their indies

And there’s to be FREE BEER, too. The Crystal Palace Triangle is proud of its many diverse, independent traders and family buisnesses who provide an antidote to the increasingly identi-kit high streets found all over London. As part of this … Continue reading

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St Alban’s Christmas Market, Whitehorse Lane, Nov 28

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Abi Understood, Croydon Youth Theatre, Dec 3-6

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Norwood Junction ready for take-off with new station name

Council leader Tony Newman and the man pulling his strings, council CEO Nathan Elvery, clearly remain uncomfortable with being in… well, Croydon. This week’s Carve-up Croydon Conference was full of talk of “city status” from some of the estate agent-types. … Continue reading

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Clocktower Market, South Norwood, Nov 21 and Dec 5

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Library staff in walk-out as shelves are stripped of books

Council staff in Lambeth libraries walked out today in protest at plans to close five of that borough’s 10 public libraries, turning some of them into “bookish gyms”, and threatening the future of Upper Norwood Library, which has been run … Continue reading

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Hundreds of teachers leaving Harris academies each year

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on the mysterious case of the disappearing school staff Parents who are considering sending their child to one of the growing number of academies, primary and secondary, that are run by the Harris Federation … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Farage failed to act over McKenzie’s homophobic text

Inside Croydon has discovered that Winston McKenzie, UKIP’s most high-profile black member until he resigned last week amid accusations of racism in the party, openly used homophobic language in communication with Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader. McKenzie texted a message … Continue reading

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Arena Academy build causing mounting anger for residents

Woodside councillor Paul Scott could be in for a rowdy reception when he speaks at a public meeting at the Stanley Halls on Monday evening. If, that is, locals are allowed to raise matters which their councillors have been avoiding … Continue reading

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Government Inspector offers a story for our times

One of the major set-piece events of the South Norwood Arts Festival is this week’s run of The Government Inspector at The Stanley Halls. Nikolai Gogol’s satire is being performed by the Halls’ newly, if temporary, resident company, the South … Continue reading

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Save The Grand, at CYTO South Norwood, Nov 3

In the context of the recent debate about the future of the Fairfield Halls – and with it, the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon’s last operating full-sized drama venue – an evening’s entertainment next Tuesday as part of the South Norwood Arts … Continue reading

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Discover Crystal Palace’s cherished railway history, Nov 2

The great High Level station at Crystal Palace played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to what was for many years Great Britain’s most popular visitor attraction. As part of the South Norwood Arts Festival, respected local historian … Continue reading

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Chance to visit Thomas Crapper and WG Grace, Nov 1

Helen Johnson, a local teacher and history enthusiast, will be conducting a fascinating tour of notable graves of Beckenham Cemetery, at Elmers End, this Sunday, November 1. Part of the history programme of the 2015 South Norwood Arts Festival, the … Continue reading

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Shorts and Gremlins on offer at new Stanley’s Film Club

Stanley’s Film Club at Stanley Halls in South Norwood stages its first edition of Shorts in the South next week. Tickets are on sale now for this brand new quarterly short film night, on Wednesday November 4, celebrating local film-making … Continue reading

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Halloween Spooktacular, Grangewood Park, Oct 31

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Public meetings to save St John’s, Upper Norwood, Nov 1 & 4

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Barwell fan Cope is named as Tories’ 12th man on London list

A hitherto not very highly regarded sometime member of Croydon Conservatives has been included as the 12th – and last – name on the Tories’ “list” candidates for election to the London Assembly next May. Jonny Cope is a fully … Continue reading

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Rock Pixies play The Cherry Trees, South Norwood, Oct 31

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Council’s chasm of unaccountability grows wider each day

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our borough’s elected representatives are being increasingly marginalised by a system that places huge power in the hands of a handful of unaccountable officials, writes STEVEN DOWNES Make the most of it at the Town Hall tonight. For … Continue reading

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Halls transferred to community group headed by councillors

The management of Stanley Halls has been formally transferred from Croydon Council to local residents’ group, The Stanley People’s Initiative, which has signed a 35-year management lease for the cherished venue. No sooner had the transfer to the community group … Continue reading

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