Daily Archives: February 2, 2018

Government grant for child asylum seekers is ‘unacceptable’

Croydon Council is to contest the central government grant it has been allocated towards the costs of supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, with just £370,000 towards the £3million costs being described as “unacceptable”. Croydon deals with 10 per cent of UASCs … Continue reading

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Chinese billionaire wants second helpings of Palace takeaway

“I still want to rebuild the Crystal Palace,” Ni Zhaoxing, the billionaire owner of the ZhongRong Group, declared in Beijing earlier this week. Ni, described as “a 62-year-old Anglophile”, was interviewed by the Financial Times during Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

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2018 Purley Swimathon, Purley Pool, Feb 24 and Mar 1

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Visit My Mosque Day, Norbury Muslim Centre, Feb 18

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Up the Women! Celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centenary

Croydon Bicycle Theatre Company is staging a special event on February 7 as part of the capital’s Women’s Suffrage Centenary celebrations. They say, “We will be remembering Rosa May Billinghurst, an incredible suffragette who attended rallies in her adapted handcycle, … Continue reading

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Surrey Opera’s annual Spring Fair, Clyde Hall, Feb 17

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