Monthly Archives: April 2017

Union calls on underpaid public service workers to #BinBarwell

After seven years of Tory-led government, real-terms wage cuts to public sector workers – nurses, teaching assistants and council employees among them – should translate into a ballot box backlash on June 8, with Croydon Central’s Conservative MP Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

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Wandle Rain Garden, South Mitcham community centre, May 15

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Scully and Sutton Tories sent scrambling over St Helier plans

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent (recently successfully put out to tender), reports on a growing row in Sutton over the Conservatives’ opaque plans for one of the area’s largest NHS hospitals It started so casually, with Sutton’s two MPs together … Continue reading

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Spread Eagle launches the first Croydon Cabaret Festival

The Spread Eagle Theatre, the intimate space above one of the town centre’s most popular pubs, is staging the first Croydon Cabaret Festival over the next four weeks. Starting next Friday with Cat Loud, there will be more than a … Continue reading

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There’ll be Pirates coming to Wandle Park this summer

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Tories agree: Labour’s Fairfield deal looking good for Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE on an outbreak of consensus and agreement for the future of the borough Tory councillors’ “opposition for opposition’s sake” approach to the £30million refurbishment of the Fairfield Halls crumbled amid commonsense, the best interests of the borough and … Continue reading

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Negrini’s ‘absurd’ response over planning conflicts of interest

BARRATT HOLMES reports on how the council CEO is trying to pretend that £250m-worth of planning applications from the council’s own housing company have anything to do with the council’s cabinet member for housing, whose husband also just happens to … Continue reading

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