Daily Archives: May 26, 2017

Dinner at the Hilton looks to be good for builders’ business

BELLA BARTOCK, our resident culture vulture, slipped on her best frock and sling-backs for a night on the town with a motley crew of councillors Some of the world’s best-paid leaflet deliverers took the night off yesterday, as Croydon’s councillors … Continue reading

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Planning chair Scott uses election to gag objections from MP

Brick by Brick is concreting over the borough, block by block, and one senior councillor is not going to let anyone get in the way of the council’s housing company. But as BARRATT HOLMES reports, the council’s affordable homes target … Continue reading

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With two weeks to go, this typical voter remains unconvinced

ELECTION COMMENTARY: Outside the ‘bubble’ inhabited by the evangelistic political activists, ‘ordinary’ voters are often left unmoved by all the campaigning. With two weeks until election day one Croydon voter, KIRSTIE SMITH, remains undecided There’s a General Election coming up. … Continue reading

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Take a walk in the woods back to the time of the mammoths

While Croydon Council appears to be on a mission to concrete over every last remaining pocket of green space in the borough, there are some groups which continue to study, cherish and preserve the scraps of south London’s environmental heritage. … Continue reading

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Hair care now on offer from cancer charity based at Purley

The South East Cancer Help Centre, based at Tesco’s, Purley, has a new service to help patients care for their hair during and after their cancer treatment. Not all cancer treatments result in hair loss, but when this does occur … Continue reading

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