Monthly Archives: March 2013

Dr Toxic’s latest hit is a real Song for Europe (and Waddon)

It’s unlikely to be at No1 when the next charts are announced, and Justin Beiber has little to fear. But Dr Toxic’s little ditty might just end up becoming an ear-worm for the Waddon councillors who sought election on a … Continue reading

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£7.5m renovation gives Anerley a Palace of a station

Step-free access has this week become a reality for all passengers at Crystal Palace station, a fine example of Victorian railway architecture but built with little consideration for the disabled or infirm. Three new lifts from the ticket hall to … Continue reading

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Fairfield’s future needs to engage with Croydon public

Tired. Poorly managed. Poorly used. Under-funded. Under-appreciated. The Fairfield Halls, half a century old, might symbolise the faded grandeur of Croydon itself. With mounting concern over the council’s arts policy, or absence of it after the axing of the Mela … Continue reading

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Hundreds attend Good Friday enactment in town centre

The crowd bayed for blood, and they got it in Croydon town centre this morning. The judge was swayed by the mob’s call for justice, despite there being no crime to justify such a severe punishment as execution nailed to … Continue reading

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Racism, immigration, false stats and Councillor Pearson

Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”. ANDREW FISHER says it is advice a New Addington councillor would do well to follow The … Continue reading

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Streatham-Croydon dig in for the future at Frant Road

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Redevelopment work on Streatham-Croydon’s stand and changing rooms has begun in earnest at Frant Road this week following a “breaking the ground” ceremony after the last home league game of the season against Old Rutlishians. Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

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More plaudits for work of Lives Not Knives founder

Congratulations are due to South Croydon’s Eliza Rebeiro, who this week has had her work with the Lives Not Knives campaign recognised as an outstanding winner in  national volunteering awards. Rebeiro was named as the winner by Vinspired, the national … Continue reading

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