Monthly Archives: July 2015

£10,000 donation to Jowell’s campaign rings alarm bells

Sports and community groups in south London have expressed concerns that Dame Tessa Jowell has been hired by a company founded by Mrs Thatcher’s former spin doctor, and which has strong connections to backers of the controversial Garden Bridge project … Continue reading

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Labour’s London Mayor candidates coming to Croydon, Aug 10

Croydon’s Ruskin House will stage a Labour London Mayoral hustings on Monday week, August 10. The event is being co-ordinated on behalf of 10 outer London constituency Labour parties by the same officials from Croydon Central who are staging an … Continue reading

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Carlsberg gets a result in Beddington without choking

If south London did parks… Beddington Park, just down the road in Sutton, features in the latest Carlsberg lager TV and cinema advertisement, released for the start of the football season. “If Carlsberg did kickabouts” features cameo appearances from former … Continue reading

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Permission refused for Purley Town Hall’s underground flats

Croydon Council has refused planning permission to developers who wanted to dig under the former Purley Town Hall to create eight new flats. The majority of the listed building’s existing two dozen residents were concerned by the plans, which were … Continue reading

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Park Hill Allotments Open Day, Aug 16

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Young Harriers break records at London Olympic Stadium

Three sprint relay teams from Croydon Harriers tasted victory in London’s Olympic Stadium at the Anniversary Games last Friday evening. Eight teams of Croydon Harriers sprinters got the chance to stretch their legs on the big stage alongside Usain Bolt … Continue reading

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Red faces for Reed and supporters as CLP picks Corbyn

WALTER CRONXITE reports from the back row of a Thornton Heath church hall at a local Labour Party meeting, where the Blairites are becoming increasingly shrill in their discomfort Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP for Lambeth South, is looking … Continue reading

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