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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

South Croydon church becomes an opera house for Mozart

Mozart opera is coming to South Croydon next month. Pop-Up Opera is staging a double bill with two one-act comedies showcasing Mozart’s inimitable style and sense of playfulness. Each performance is skilfully adapted to its venue as Pop-Up take their … Continue reading

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Art Malik to host Ramadan charity dinner in Croydon

Art Malik, the acclaimed actor who has appeared in David Lean’s A Passage To India, the long-running ITV series Cold Feet and has a starring role in the BBC’s Wilkie Collins adaptation of The Woman In White, will be hosting … Continue reading

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Contractors fined £1m after worker fall at East Croydon Station

Contractors working for Network Rail at East Croydon Station have been fined nearly £1million after a painter working for them fell through a ceiling into a passenger waiting room on the platforms. BAM Nuttall and McNealy Brown were fined £900,000 … Continue reading

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Monks Hill community quiz night, St Francis’s church, Apr 27

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Artist anger after town centre Stormzy mural is defaced

Street artist Alec Saunders expressed his anger over the weekend after his latest wall-side portrait, of Stormzy, was defaced. Saunders had finished the large-scale painting of the Croydon grime musician on Park Street in the town centre earlier this month, … Continue reading

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Charity Commission warns mosque over links with MP Brake

JERRY MANDER, our dodgy-goings-ons-in-Sutton correspondent, on the stern warning issued to a Muslim charity in Carshalton The Liberal Democrats who control Sutton Council are in a spot of bother with the Charity Commission – again – just weeks before the … Continue reading

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Bishops Walk and the loneliness of the ‘paper’ candidate

This could be called “The problem with Monks Hill”, or “A Tale of Two Villages”, or “Bishops v Monks”, or “Who Cares?” KEN TOWL takes a walk on the less-than-wild-side, as a “paper” candidate in the local elections Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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