Daily Archives: September 22, 2017

Westfield deny any deal is done for town centre John Lewis

Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, dampens down recent speculation arising from a speech from a director of the shopping mall developers Westfield today denied reports on social media that one of its most senior executives had announced that a deal … Continue reading

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Police complaints meant Uber could not get an easy ride

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London taxis have been highly regulated, to protect passengers and other road-users, for centuries. Then Uber came along. CHRISTIAN WOLMAR says that concerns from the Met left TfL with little choice The non-renewal of Uber’s licence is the … Continue reading

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Crapita profits plunge even after council IT jobs move to India

Some council staff have been expressing concerns around the performance and standards of service provided by Crapita, who manage the council’s IT and phone systems. The company, which is midway through an eight-year, £73.5million “mega-deal” that was agreed by the … Continue reading

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Win a trip to Wembley with schools football reporting test

The build-up to Non-League Day on Saturday, October 7, continues apace, with Croydon FC appealing to football-loving youngsters who fancy having a go at being a sports reporter for the day. The best entry in a sports journalism competition, filing … Continue reading

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Making drama out of crisis: King of Egypt comes to Croydon

“Escaped psychiatric patient Kevin Haggerty is not pleased about his diagnosis, even less pleased about being on a section of the Mental Health Act, and distinctly upset about being told he is not the reincarnation of the pharaoh Ramses II. … Continue reading

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Tickets on sale now for Crystal Palace fireworks, Nov 5

Tickets are now on sale now for the Bonfire Night fireworks display in Crystal Palace Park on November 5. The event sold out last year, so families are recommended to book early to avoid disappointment. There are two separate displays … Continue reading

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Cheers! The Hope is London’s Pub of the Year – again

The Hope, Carshalton, will be toasting its success as the CAMRA Greater London Pub of the Year – for a fourth time – with the latest of its regular beer festivals, starting on September 28. There will be 16 cask … Continue reading

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