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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

Union leader: ‘Our social services are on their knees’

There is a crisis in the nation’s social care system after “years of chronic underfunding” which has “left many parts of the service on its knees”, according to the head of one of the country’s largest public service workers’ unions. … Continue reading

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Croydon Bach Choir Elgar workshop, St Matthew’s, Nov 11

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Heathfield House opens its orchard for Apple Day, Oct 1

It is Apple Day at Heathfield House next Sunday, October 1. Apple Day offers an opportunity to taste some of the old (pre-1900) varieties of apples growing in our organic old varieties’ conservation orchard. It is also a rare opportunity … Continue reading

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South Norwood barbers puts free haircuts in the picture

A community event is being held at Cutter Barbers in South Norwood next month, where young BAME men can receive a free haircut. Following a successful funding application made to Healthwatch Croydon, the community event will coincide with Black History … Continue reading

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Barwell’s big night out in Nando’s after ‘intense’ week

WALTER CRONXITE on the late-night goings-ons involving one of the Prime Minister’s senior aides After more than three months of near-silence on social media, ever since he was soundly defeated in the General Election, Gavin Barwell, the former Conservative MP … Continue reading

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#WelcometoCroydon: Trams channel their inner Tevez

Croydon’s longest established non-league football club is running a recruitment drive. And they’ve borrowed an advertising trope from billionaires club Manchester City to encourage crowds of football fans to Croydon Arena. The Trams’ latest promotional poster is “Welcome to Croydon”: … Continue reading

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Witness a Martian invasion of the Spread Eagle, Oct 26

Comedy nights return to the Spread Eagle next month. Simon Watt, Rachel Wheeley, Samantha Baines and Gemma Arrowsmith play the theatre space above the pub on Croydon High Street on Thursday October 26. Been anywhere good on holiday lately?

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