Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Council officials targeted companies for MIPIM sponsor deals

On a day when failure to declare even the potential for a conflict of interest has forced someone in public office to resign, serious questions have been raised about the conduct of senior council officials in Sutton and whether they, … Continue reading

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Grey Label take Croydon to MIPIM and organise a ‘racket’

Just look what is being done in the name of Croydon Council this week in the sunny South of France at the MIPIM “booze and hookers’ fest” conference in Cannes. Croydon, according  to the latest bit of marketing bullshit from … Continue reading

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Barwell admits Tories have broken promise on starter homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on a manifesto commitment which the government’s Nimby housing minister now says won’t be kept Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell, in his role as the housing minister, has confirmed that the Tory government has … Continue reading

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Letting agent convicted of fraud over £15,000 of deposits

A letting agent – described by a Crown Court judge as being “thoroughly dishonest” – has been jailed for 19 months after making off with thousands of pounds of clients’ holding deposits. The trial of Thirugnanaselvam Damayantharan, of Demesne Road, … Continue reading

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Newman’s ward gamble back-fires as Commission backs Tories

Croydon Council leader Tony Newman’s big gamble of seeking to re-draw the borough’s ward boundaries to establish a political advantage for Labour in future elections has back-fired disastrously. As the Local Government Boundary Commission for England publishes its recommendations this … Continue reading

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