Daily Archives: February 8, 2018

Councillor to report Croydon’s ‘Godfather Affair’ to police

STEVEN DOWNES on the backlash from senior figures at the Town Hall to the secrecy and cover-up over the sudden departure of a council director Senior councillors in Croydon have expressed mounting anger over the council’s “Godfather Affair”, where executive … Continue reading

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South Norwood pensioner wins Shard legal battle with Qataris

PERRY MASSON, our court reporter, on an extraordinary turn of events at the Royal Courts of Justice today Ian Bone, the South Norwood pensioner threatened with a High Court injunction by lawyers acting on behalf of the uber-rich Qatari royal … Continue reading

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Signs of the times: Watson’s whim is now back on message

It has not been in position for two months yet, but Councillor Mark Watson’s whimsy on the newly pedestrianised bit of the High Street has now got a second sign. The art-installation seating, which looks as if it was made … Continue reading

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Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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Beulah Hill’s ‘Electric House’ and history of recorded sound

The Norwood Society’s next local history meeting next Thursday is “Colonel Gouraud: The man who brought recorded sound to England”. The speaker will be Howard Hope, a lifetime specialist in the history of recorded sound, and he will talk about … Continue reading

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