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About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email

Croydon pupils among guests at Hawking’s Abbey memorial

Four pupils from a group of independent schools based in Purley and South Croydon were among the hundreds of specially invited attendees at last Friday’s Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey for Professor Stephen Hawking. The pupils were chosen from … Continue reading

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Ridgeway Primary Carnival Fair, South Croydon, Jul 8

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109th annual Chipstead Village Flower Show and Fair, Jul 14

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Halloween Mini-Explorers, Honeywood Museum, Oct 24

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Ex-councillor quits Tory party and blasts local leadership

Another former Tory councillor has quit Croydon Conservatives, launching a farewell blast at the party’s local leadership. Tony Pearson, who was a councillor for New Addington until 2014, announced over the weekend that he was quitting the Tories, complaining that … Continue reading

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Kisstory music festival, Streatham Common, Jul 21

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Losing LibDems ‘expel’ pensioner – who was not party member

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the first sign of recriminations among that borough’s ruling party MP Tom Brake and Sutton’s Liberal Democrats, still reeling from the shock of last month’s local elections in which they lost 12 council seats, … Continue reading

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