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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

MP Reed promoted to Labour’s front bench in Starmer reshuffle

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the front bench promotion for one of the borough’s Labour MPs Steve Reed, the MP for Croydon North, has been appointed to the shadow cabinet by the Labour Party’s new leader, Sir Keir Starmer. … Continue reading

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Hospital porters use bedsheets for dead patients at St Helier

A public service trades union whose members work at St Helier Hospital in the covid-19 crisis say that some have been left “traumatised” after they were ordered to use bedsheets to transport deceased patients because body bags have “run out”. … Continue reading

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Three months late, BID hires headhunters to recruit chair

Croydon BID, the organisation made up of some of the town centre’s biggest businesses, has gone into the covid-19 crisis while looking for someone to chair the organisation. As predicted by Inside Croydon, the departure from the Fairfield Halls of … Continue reading

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Debenhams administration is another blow to Hammerson

The coronavirus lockdown looks about to claim another casualty, as department store Debenhams announced this morning that it is to call in the financial administrators. It will the second time in a year that Debenhams has gone into administration. The … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Selsdon deliver 280 food parcels in two weeks

Charity and church workers in the south of the borough have been brought close to tears by the daily acts of generosity from the community in the midst of the coronavirus crisis In Selsdon, a group of local charities, churches, … Continue reading

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Size isn’t everything, but two metres is only just enough

CROYDON COMMENTARY: After a sunny spring weekend which saw the police move in and some parks in south London close their gates to the public because social distancing was not being properly observed, KEN TOWL (at a safe distance, left) … Continue reading

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Vandals ‘trash’ South Norwood clubhouse for fifth time

ANDREW SINCLAIR on another bitter set-back for a local sports club Croydon Football Club’s premises at Croydon Arena in Albert Road, South Norwood was broken into on Friday – the fifth break-in at the non-league team’s clubhouse in a year. … Continue reading

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