Tag Archives: Twitter

Barwell aide: ‘Gavin has no idea. He trusts me to do whatever’

Further proof, as if any were needed, that Mario Creatura has been hired at considerable public expense by local Tory MP Gavin Barwell to spend much of his time managing his boss’s political career prospects, rather than actually doing any … Continue reading

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Croydon MP Barwell was a target in Mirror’s “sext” sting

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central MP and a government whip, was one of a number of Tories targeted by the Sunday Mirror as part of the Twitter sleaze sting which led to the resignation yesterday of government minister Brooks Newmark. … Continue reading

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Councillor returns to Twitter as MP seeks own Inside Croydon

QUESTION: What does Steve “Three Jobs” O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, and the CIA have in common? ANSWER: They both launched themselves on to Twitter last week. Whether there are any further “connections” between the two, … Continue reading

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Local Tories celebrate crime stats – in a week of five stabbings

And they say that our politicians are out of touch. Someone in Croydon Conservatives – the obnoxious Mario Creatura? The self-serving Dudley Mead? Gormless Steven George? Town Hall enforcer Phil Thomas? Or florid-faced Mike Fisher? … the possibilities are never-ending … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Chris Philp, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon South, David Musker, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell MP, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Policing, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

StreetPin looks to make its digital mark in south London

A new tech business is appealing for your help – and might even be able to offer some paid work to Croydon residents. StreetPin offers the local community notice board for the digital age, offering a sales and communication network. … Continue reading

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Living history exhibit on display at Stanley Halls: Dec 4

The Lives of Stanley Halls: Theatricals, Community and Entertainment, a touring exhibition, has its special introductory night at the South Norwood venue tomorrow night, December 4. The exhibition has been organised by the Stanley People’s Initiative and funded by the … Continue reading

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Barwell provides a “nasty” reminder with soup kitchen blunder

Another day, another Twitter blunder by Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. This time he has given his backing to the council’s action to move a nightly soup kitchen from Queen’s Gardens, in his Croydon Central constituency, because … Continue reading

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The A to Z of whether your area is about to go “upmarket”

Brixton today, Croydon tomorrow? Esiah Levy, who Tweets as @croydon_oldtown, has come up with a very handy little guide to how to judge whether a neighbourhood is being gentrified. Levy’s “A to Z of signs that your area is about … Continue reading

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Have a cup of coffee and help fight cancer: Sep 27

Croydon is playing its part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 27, fund-raising for the Macmillan cancer charity. Croydon Coffee Morning offers you a morning of coffee, cake and live acoustic music. Open to everyone of all ages … Continue reading

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Radio station’s first birthday arrives with some growing pains

Happy birthday, Croydon Radio. The borough’s digital radio station is back on air with live programmes just in time to celebrate its first anniversary. Tim Longhurst and Tracey Rabbetts are the co-founders of the Croydon internet-based station, which uses more … Continue reading

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£30m library deal referred for scrutiny – by report’s author

It was past 9pm last night, Bank Holiday Monday, when the official Croydon Council Twitter feed spluttered into life (double time for someone in the press office, perhaps?), offering a link to some new content on the official council website. … Continue reading

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Norwood Lake is having a fun day: June 8

The Lakes Playground Action Group, which wants to regenerate the South Norwood lake playground, is holding an event for all the family on Saturday, June 8, with lots of activities for children including storytelling by Little Supernovas, a bouncy castle … Continue reading

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Attention-seeking mayor deserves the Advertiser’s criticism

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Eddy Arram, presiding over a full council meeting for the last time, this week managed to do something which many believed was impossible: getting the editors of Inside Croydon and the Croydon Sadvertiser to agree, at least on … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories proudly announce new signing: John Loony

The recruitment drive by Croydon Conservatives, after nearly a year’s hard work, has delivered its first significant new member: John Cartwright, also known as John Loony, the habitual deposit-loser for the Monster Raving Loony Party at elections across the borough … Continue reading

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Gavin Barwell and his divisive myths of the benefit cap

Last week, a local MP claimed that some benefit claimants were collecting seven-figure sums from the state. As Croydon residents are about to be used as lab rats in a social experiment, ANDREW FISHER, left, explains that as well as … Continue reading

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