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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

Tory housing strategy that does nothing to build more homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on the missed opportunity of the housing Green Paper, published yesterday The housing Green Paper, published yesterday, had been promised for some considerable time. They were even working on a government housing strategy document when … Continue reading

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Wandle Park Sports Festival, Waddon, Aug 19

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Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, Aug 18-19 #RAF100

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South Norwood film club doubles up on weekly screenings

South Norwood’s own community cinema is plunging into the autumn evenings by offering screenings on two nights each week. Screen25, which underwent a relaunch, renaming and venue switch last year, is doubling its offer from next month, and has just … Continue reading

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Battle of Britain Day walking tour of RAF Kenley, Sep 15

Take a tour of the most intact fighter airfield from World War II on Battle of Britain Day, September 15, led by the Kenley Revival Project in conjunction with Heritage Open Days. Learn about RAF Kenley’s significant Battle of Britain … Continue reading

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Purley Way Homebase included on list of stores facing closure

Croydon’s branch of Homebase is among 42 stores under threat of closure, as the struggling DIY retailer seeks a survival deal. Huffington Post provided a list this morning which includes the store located off the Purley Way. Around 1,500 jobs … Continue reading

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MP Jones ‘shocked’ as Philp’s new money claim proves false

Two of Croydon’s MPs have been in a spat over the details of the Tory Government’s latest initiative to help the homeless, after Croydon South Conservative MP Chris Philp was wheeled out for the broadcast media on Sunday night and … Continue reading

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