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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

Healthwatch wants responses on quality of GP services

Croydon Healthwatch, the local watchdog on health and social care services, is running an online questionnaire exploring black and minority ethnic carers’ experiences of GP services. “We want everyone in Croydon to receive the best care possible, and would love … Continue reading

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Croydon’s Parade of Nations, Thornton Heath, Jul 29

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Friendship First multi-faith event, Croydon Minster, Aug 17

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Healthy lifestyle session, Croydon BME Forum, Jul 27

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#SavetheGlam: Strong support for pub’s community value

An application to have a 190-year-old pub building near East Croydon Station declared as an Asset of Community Value will be submitted to Croydon Council tomorrow. More than 40 people turned out to express their concern for the fate of … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘Rottweiler behaviour’ sent carer to brink of suicide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, we reported how the Local Government Ombudsman had found “a catalogue of unacceptable failings by London Borough of Croydon, which has left a family stretched to breaking point”. Here, in a shocking criticism of the way … Continue reading

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Local newspaper group seeks funding through a charity appeal

Waitrose’s George Street branch is this month using part of its community charity fund-raiser to support a newspaper business which last year reported profits of £70million and which axed the jobs of around 200 professional journalists. The Croydon branch of … Continue reading

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