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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

Kenley, Coulsdon, Purley and South Croydon put on flood alert

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for south-east London, including Coulsdon, Kenley, Purley and South Croydon. It is six years since the major flooding in Kenley and Purley, when emergency services had to work around the clock to … Continue reading

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The Occupation of the American Mind, Ruskin House, Feb 28

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Street Dance classes, CYTO South Norwood, from Mar 5

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Glimmer of Hope exhibition, Honeywood Museum, Mar 1-Apr 19

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Council to debate Westfield after Newman’s pointless meeting

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on an attempt to block any discussion of the crisis for the town centre at next week’s full council meeting Tony Newman came back from his meeting with Westfield at City Hall yesterday empty-handed … Continue reading

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Croydon Airport celebrates centenary of pioneer control tower

February 25, 1920: The world’s first air traffic control tower was commissioned by the government 100 years ago today, in a move that helped usher in the age of mass air travel. The tower was built at Croydon Airport, then … Continue reading

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Hammerson’s £781m loss points to end of the shopping mall

MT WALLETTE, our unbuilt shopping malls correspondent, on the latest doom-laden annual report from one of the Croydon ‘partners’ Anyone clinging to the faint hope that the publication this morning of Hammerson’s annual report would offer encouragement about the prospects … Continue reading

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