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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 inside.croydon@btinternet.com

Volunteers sought for some balsam bashing in country park

The damage plastic is causing to the environment is one of the themes of the 3 Rivers Clean Up, the annual three-week blitz to remove litter and invasive species in the catchment area of the River Ravensbourne, one of the … Continue reading

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Saffron Central wants to go out with one last burst of colour

Croydon’s town centre saffron farm is again appealing for donations and volunteers for one last summer spree of colour before the builders move in on Queen’s Gardens and the site of the former council offices. This year’s theme is to … Continue reading

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Poetic Insight open mic night, Project B, May 30

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Free multi-sport courses on offer for youngsters over half-term

Youngsters aged 5 to 21 in Croydon and Sutton get their chance to enjoy some great action during May half-term, when another programme of multisport and football will be on offer through the popular L&Q One Goal holiday programme of … Continue reading

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As Momentum mobilises, Barwell has a fight on his hands

With the General Election campaigning getting underway once more, political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the Tory incumbent is right to be behaving as if he faces a real threat to his political career The larger political parties are getting … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield keeps planning committee waiting, yet again

There is, of course, one much-anticiapted development application missing from tonight’s meeting of the Croydon Council planning committee: the £1.4billion Westfield project to re-mould the centre of town into a shiny new supermall. This is at least the second time … Continue reading

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NUT cancels education debate after second Tory pulls out

An education Question Time event for the General Election, organised by the NUT, the teachers’ union, and to have been staged tonight, has been cancelled after the Tory candidate on the panel pulled out, just 12 hours after saying that … Continue reading

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