Daily Archives: August 3, 2016

A 6-point plan for Barwell to take as his summer homework

As a survey published yesterday reported plummeting levels of home ownership across the country, the new housing minister, Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell, was wheeled out for broadcast media to re-assert his Tory Government’s determination to transfer more public property … Continue reading

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Kenley airfield heritage project appeals for volunteers

Organisers of a Lottery-funded project to revive one of London’s historic Battle of Britain airfields are appealling for volunteers to sign-up before Friday this week to help the scheme really take-off. The launch of the Kenley Revival Project will be … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour meeting bans the use of the word ‘Blairite’

It’s official: the word “Blairite” is now considered to be a term of abuse in the Labour Party and its use banned at meetings. “Blairite” was on the list of proscribed words, apparently provided by Labour HQ and which was … Continue reading

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The Taxman cometh: HMRC signs £200m office lease

The Taxman cometh. HM Revenue and Customs has today signed a 25-year lease for the whole of the first office block to be completed in the Ruskin Square development. The deal could be worth more than £200 million for the … Continue reading

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