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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

Council calls in TfL for full traffic study on Addiscombe roads

A new consultation into the network of residential streets that run between Addiscombe  and Cherry Orchard roads could be extended to include modelling of the traffic in the whole area, involving Transport for London, and even look again at the … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan answers your questions, Carshalton, Mar 2

Croydon and Sutton residents get their chance to put the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on the spot at a special question time event coming to south London next month. When will City Hall go-ahead with the long-delayed tram extension … Continue reading

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Greyhounds get in the traps for start of dog-walking group

A South Croydon dog-owner has established a new group to combine two passions: her pet greyhound and walking in the local countryside, with the Surrey Sighthounds Walking Group having its first meeting this Sunday, February 26, starting at 11am.

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Ashburton tenants’ champion Michael Hewlett has died

Michael Hewlett, for three decades a campaigner for better conditions for tenants living in Longheath Gardens in Ashburton and across the whole borough, has died. Hewlett was 81, and he died on February 10 following a short illness, with his … Continue reading

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Mayday taken out of special measures, but more cuts to come

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, the body responsible for Mayday and Purley Hospitals, has been taken out of financial special measures, it was announced yesterday. According to the press release issued last night by the Croydon NHS Trust, it has … Continue reading

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Revealed: How Sutton spent some of its £30,000 MIPIM fund

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the mystery surrounding more than £20,000-worth of council sponsorship cash for a conference delegation to the South of France, and the business that links Croydon with social cleansing schemes in other London boroughs Niall Bolger, the … Continue reading

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Sutton’s ‘ballistic’ Bolger tries to gag criticism of MIPIM trip

The chief executive of Sutton Council, Niall Bolger, has been accused of “going ballistic” over reports regarding his £30,000 sponsored trip to the MIPIM development conference in the South of France next month. Bolger has taken it upon himself to … Continue reading

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