Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Private Eye’s asking question that Negrini refuses to answer

It has already been a bad week for Tony Newman, Croydon’s council leader, and Jo Negrini, his appointee as the borough clerk. Their handling of the council’s crisis over children’s services after the Ofsted inspectors’ “inadequate” report has not drawn … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath parks meeting, Brigstock Road, Oct 14

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New head: ‘I worry about gap between debate and intolerance’

The new headmaster of one of Croydon’s biggest and most influential schools has called for more independent, challenging thought and debate as a challenge to increasing levels of intolerance. “Breadth of experience, breadth of reading and willingness to engage are … Continue reading

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Auditors discover £1.6m missing from council revenues

Things are just not adding up properly at Croydon Council, writes Town Hall reporter KEN LEE So how has Croydon Council managed to misplace £1.6million of public money? That’s the question arising from Grant Thornton’s audit of the local authority’s … Continue reading

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Teenager arrested in Thornton Heath over Tube bucket bomb

Police have begun a detailed search in what is described as a halfway house on St Paul’s Road, Thornton Heath, in connection with last week’s terrorist bucket bomb on a Tube train at Parsons Green, and follows the arrest at … Continue reading

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