Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

Southern Rail’s £13.4m fine is ‘less than a slap on the wrist’

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the latest shameful piece of Tory mismanagement of commuter rail links Chris Grayling today maintained the Conservative Government’s absurd charade over the scandalous levels of poor service on the south London commuter rail network, … Continue reading

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More rail disruption around London Bridge next month

Rail passengers using London Bridge, Waterloo East or Charing Cross will have to make alternative arrangements for eight days over the August Bank Holiday period, as Network Rail continues its rebuilding of London Bridge station and the surrounding railway. Between … Continue reading

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Brains of Purley fundraiser that isn’t taking the PPP

A local cancer charity is recruiting the brains and brawn of Purley to raise extra cash, in a bid to break last year’s £6,000 fund-raising record. The South East Cancer Help Centre (SECHC) is calling on local shops, businesses, schools, … Continue reading

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Council is splashing the cash for another swimming summer

Croydon’s Labour council has splashed the cash again, to give the borough’s under-16-year-olds free swimming sessions over the summer holidays. The free offer runs from Monday July 26 to Tuesday September 4. “This is the fourth summer in a row … Continue reading

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New MP Jones challenges Tories to pay for sprinklers

Sarah Jones used her maiden speech to Parliament yesterday to challenge the Tory Government to provide the funds needed to pay for the potentially life-saving fitting of sprinklers in council-run residential tower blocks across the country. Croydon Central’s new MP … Continue reading

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Upper Norwood Library re-opens with funding unannounced

GENE BRODIE, our libraries correspondent, reports on the delayed re-opening of the Uppper Norwood Library, as doubts remain on the 116-year-old community asset’s funding arrangements from Lambeth and Croydon councils Upper Norwood Library – or the “Hub on the Hill” … Continue reading

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