Tag Archives: Thornton Heath

Charity football match at Mayfield Stadium, Apr 19

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Council planners powerless to halt bookies or pub closures

Among the many deceits of the last government was its supposed policy of “localism”. Under Conservative communities minister “Big Eric” Pickles, it was nothing of the sort. Local councils have been stripped of so many of their powers over the … Continue reading

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Rail franchises’ profits are costing country £1bn per year

Trades unionists and campaigners were out at East Croydon and other railway stations around the country this morning calling for a publicly owned rail network that puts passengers before profits. Britain has the most expensive rail fares in Europe, with … Continue reading

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Croydon Wordfest open mic Friday, Thornton Heath, Feb 27

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Things are changing, and growing, around Transition Town

SUSAN OLIVER catches up with developments at Croydon Transition Town after an active 2014 Croydon Transition Town celebrated its second birthday in November, after its members helped to create community gardens in Wandle Park, Park Hill Park and at Ramsey … Continue reading

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UKIP condemned for election call ahead of councillor’s funeral

UKIP’s out-of-control members in Croydon, who are usually fronted by the notoriously incompetent Winston McKenzie, have struck again, causing widespread disgust by impatiently demanding a by-election in Selhurst ward following the death of widely admired Labour Councillor Gerry Ryan. Ryan’s … Continue reading

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‘Flaky staffing’ led to emergency at A&E says hospital chief

The “internal major incident” which was declared at Mayday Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department earlier this month was caused by the coincidence of the worst winter for flu-type illnesses since 2009, people not making use of GP surgeries over the … Continue reading

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UKIP’s Winston McKenzie snubbed over charity debate

Winston McKenzie, the controversial UKIP parliamentary candidate for Croydon North, has been snubbed for a televised debate on foreign aid being staged in Thornton Heath later this week. The debate is organised by a Sri Lankan children’s charity, and the … Continue reading

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Youth Games cricket team trials, Thornton Heath, Jan 16

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Foreign aid on agenda at Thornton Heath debate, Jan 15

The charity Child Aid Lanka is staging a Question Time event in Thornton Heath next Thursday, January 15, with an impressive panel of guests, including Dominic Grieve MP, the Tories’ former attorney general, Suzanne Evans, the deputy chairman of UKIP, … Continue reading

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£82,000 wasted on Norbury free school that never opened

More than £80,000 of public money was wasted on preparation work for a Tory-backed free school in Thornton Heath which never opened, according to figures released through a Freedom of Information Act request from Steve Reed OBE, the Labour MP … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert: Croydon’s Apprentice looks to be the business

Has Bianca Miller, the Croydon-based contestant in Sunday night’s final of the BBC’s Apprentice, let the cat out of her Mulberry handbag over the outcome? The 10th series of the programme reaches its climax at the weekend, with Miller in … Continue reading

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Streatham-Croydon women’s rugby sessions, from Nov 2

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Dekker features in Norwood and Thornton Heath film festival

JANET SMITH, from the Save the David Lean Cinema Campaign, is looking forward to next week’s South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival The inaugural South Norwood and Thornton Heath Free Film Festival begins on Saturday. This is part … Continue reading

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Paxton Academy pitches in at Thornton Heath rugby club

If mens sana in corpore sano – a healthy mind in a healthy body – was good enough a philosophy for those fortunate to have access to the playing fields of Eton, then it should also good enough for the … Continue reading

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The day Carnival came to the streets of Thornton Heath

The Thornton Heath Festival last Sunday was enjoyed by all who attended and acclaimed as a massive success. Here, the day’s Master of Ceremonies, CALLTON YOUNG OBE, pictured above with two of the young dancers who graced the main day, … Continue reading

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Athletic’s return delayed, but they clinch important baaa-cking

Fifty years on from the first Match of the Day, and both of Croydon’s non-league clubs still await their debut appearance on the BBC programme. And as BRIAN GRANVILLE reports after the teams’ FA Cup exploits last weekend, one club … Continue reading

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Gold adds lustre to Rooney’s consistently quick career

Croydon finished the European athletics championships in Zurich last night in sixth place in the medals table with three golds – just behind Russia, but reassuringly ahead of Poland – after Martyn Rooney brought home the relay team in first … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Festival, Sun Sep 7

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Play the Game football sessions, Thornton Heath

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