Daily Archives: March 28, 2016

Philp’s Easter Sunday photocall could prompt an unholy row

After a week in which he had already been accused of being a Tory “toady”, an “exemplary arse-kisser” and of “brown-nosing”, Chris Philp, the relative new-comer as the Conservative MP for Croydon South, has now opened himself up to being … Continue reading

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Purley Tory Speakman’s Labour past emerges 50 years on

March 31 this year will be the 50th anniversary of the 1966 General Election, when Harold Wilson’s Labour enjoyed a landslide victory over the Conservatives. The BBC has been marking the occasion with a day-long transmission of their election night … Continue reading

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Blow me over: Croydon clears up after being hit by Storm Katie

LEE TOWNSEND witnessed this collapsed tree on one Croydon road today, as London felt the effects of the overnight storm Croydon was dusting itself down today after a battering from the 100mph winds of Storm Katie hit overnight. The London … Continue reading

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Library trust to put books on wheels and seek £100 donations

Our bookish gyms correspondent GENE BRODIE hears that the Upper Norwood Library Trust’s plans for the brave new future of a volunteer-run public library might not be as definite as you might expect, with their takeover of the building due … Continue reading

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