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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

Senior LibDem dined with Viridor days before incinerator vote

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, has uncovered proof that a close party colleague of MP Tom Brake was enjoying hospitality with the incinerator operator just four days before a crucial council meeting to approve a £1bn, 25-year contract Evidence … Continue reading

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Philp in car-crash TV interview over cancer waiting times

This morning’s General Election headlines were all about Bullshit Boris Johnson attempting to run a damage limitation operation after a series of political disasters yesterday. And then Tory Central Office decided to wheel out Chris Philp for a slot on … Continue reading

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Scott’s election own goal as Tories seize on Green Belt plans

Our Town Hall correspondent, KEN LEE, reports on how local council planning issues have become a key campaign matter for the General Election The Tories have put Labour councillor Paul Scott’s electorally toxic plans to build on Croydon’s Green Belt … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Anna Jones, Brick by Brick, Chris Philp MP, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Croydon South, Duppas Hill Park, Environment, Mario Creatura, Olga Fitzroy, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Schools face cuts of up to £1,100 per pupil under Tories

Every school in Croydon faces further funding cuts if the Conservatives are returned to power in Thursday’s General Election. Those are the findings of the National Education Union, who state that some of Croydon’s 103 state schools could lose as … Continue reading

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Loach returns with another masterpiece on the state of Britain

Described by critics as one of director Ken Loach’s best, if not the best, it is a pity that the David Lean Cinema were not able to deliver Sorry We Missed You to the widest possible audience before this week’s … Continue reading

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Docked: Lime hire bike trial is abandoned after just six months

JEREMY CLACKSON, transport correspondent, on another failed council initiative The 12-month trial in Croydon of Lime bikes, the dockless hire bicycles equipped with electric motors, has been abandoned before reaching the halfway stage. Senior Town Hall sources suggest that an … Continue reading

Posted in Commuting, Crime, Croydon Council, Cycling, East Croydon, Lime bicycles, Stuart King, TfL, Transport | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

The Purley spa where your chakra is not just for Christmas

BELLA BARTOCK dives in head first to endure some full-on pampering at one of Croydon’s better sports clubs Jingle bells might well be the sound usually associated with this time of year. But for those in Croydon looking for a … Continue reading

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