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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

Something stinks at Croydon Arena after building works end

Something stinks at Croydon Arena. There’s a very earthy nature to the whiffs that have been detected on the cold winter winds. It seems that one of the sewers under the car park which is used by the sports arena … Continue reading

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2001 – A Space Oddity has arrived on Platforms 5 and 6

Whimsy appears to be taking over at East Croydon Station. It already has its Bridge to Nowhere, a £22 million edifice which, almost four years after “completion”, remains unfinished with no access on the Addiscombe side of the station. Now, … Continue reading

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Youth Games cricket trials, Thornton Heath, Dec 9-16

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Surrey Street late-night Christmas Market, Dec 8 and 15

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Rosie Barnes is guest speaker at Photography Forum, Dec 13

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Powerful performances from Adams highlight cinema choices

Tickets for the David Lean Cinema’s January programme go on sale tomorrow. Here, the cinema’s volunteer programmer, PHILIP HOWARD, runs through some of the many highlights Once upon a time, Academy Awards for acting were given for outstanding work throughout … Continue reading

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Homelessness crisis sees council invest extra £15m in fund

Caught between a rock and a hard place, of London’s ever-spiralling private rents and the Tory government’s ruthless reductions in benefits, Croydon Council is to invest an extra £15million into helping people at risk of homelessness to get secure private … Continue reading

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