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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

Book now for Wolmar’s talk on the Raj and Railways, Feb 7

Talking Inside Croydon is back next month, with an evening with Christian Wolmar, one of the country’s leading writers and broadcasters on transport. Wolmar will be talking about his latest book, Railways & The Raj, which one reviewer has described … Continue reading

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Palace are playing a homes game which council will lose 5-0

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on the detail-lite presentation at the Crystal Palace stadium public consultation If you’re going along to the Crystal Palace stadium public consultation at Speroni’s tomorrow, don’t get too excited. The football club wants to … Continue reading

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Croydon lights a candle to remember the Holocaust

The borough’s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony next Friday, January 26, will be open to everyone. Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 is an international event marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945. Croydon … Continue reading

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Absentee councillor Kyeremeh kicked out of Town Hall

WALTER CRONXITE on the slow willowing out of councillors who have made little impact at the Town Hall. Or not even bothered to show up Croydon’s cadre of councillors has been whittled down to 68, with the dismissal of Matthew … Continue reading

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Downland Chorale ‘Come And Sing’, Caterham, Feb 17

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History walk along Carshalton High Street, Jan 28

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‘The Godfather’ who paid mate £787 per day has left council

STEVEN DOWNES reports on the apparent departure from Fisher’s Folly of a council assistant chief executive who handed out £787.36-a-day to a family friend Graham Cadle, “The Godfather” of Croydon Council, has tonight cleared his desk for a final time. … Continue reading

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