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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

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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