Daily Archives: March 31, 2016

Lager lobbyist Creatura given free pass by Tory MP Barwell

Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell has been caught out in another abuse of parliamentary rules, this time by allowing his former parliamentary assistant Mario Creatura to continue to hold a security pass to access the House of Commons while working as a … Continue reading

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Winston McKenzie shows poor form for the London Mayor race

Winston “the Chump from the Dump” McKenzie is out of the London Mayor election before it has even started. The Croydon-based serial election loser was supposed to be standing for the far-right English Democrats (after having tried his luck, and … Continue reading

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And it’s goodbye from him: Ronnie Corbett RIP

Croydon today lost one of its most famous residents, and firmest of friends, after the death of comedian Ronnie Corbett. Corbett, who was 85, had been ill for some time. Figures from theatre and television were quick to pay tribute … Continue reading

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Friends of the Earth meeting to screen Do The Math, Apr 19

Croydon Friends of the Earth group’s next meeting is to be held on Tuesday April 19, and will include a screening of the film Do the Math. The film will be followed by a talk from Ellen Gibson of 350.org … Continue reading

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What Storm Katie did next: more pictures of Croydon damage

As the clear-up continues following Storm Katie in the early hours of Monday morning, Inside Croydon‘s loyal reader has been sending in pictures of the damage caused by the winds, which gusted to more than 100mph at times. This was … Continue reading

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Race relations campaigner Young wins Labour selection

Callton Young has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the West Thornton council by-election, expected to be held on May 5 alongside the London elections. Young, a retired senior civil servant and recipient of the OBE, won on the second … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 London elections, Bernadette Khan, Callton Young, Emily Benn, Stuart King, Tony Newman, West Thornton | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment