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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

‘Godzilla weed’ could make Brick by Brick homes unsaleable

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on how a notorious invasive plant Japanese knotweed could render flats in a Brick by Brick development unmortgageable Colm Lacey, the Croydon employee who styles himself as “CEO” of Brick by Brick, has confirmed … Continue reading

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Stop and Search Workshop, Croydon Police Station, Aug 16

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How to add that luxury touch to your special afternoon tea

National Afternoon Tea Week is coming up (who knew?!). Here, exclusively for Inside Croydon, RICHARD SIMMONDS, the head chef at De Vere Selsdon Estate, offers his top tips to help you host a memorable afternoon tea Without doubt the most … Continue reading

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Vintage Wireless and Television Museum sale, Aug 18

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Age UK You Too Can Sing, Scratchley Hall, from Sep 3

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Screen25 to return with virtual reality and some harsh realities

Screen25, the South Norwood film club, returns to its weekly schedule with some bonus events in September, with its usual eclectic range of offerings, from Spielberg’s take on virtual reality, to Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, through to the harsh … Continue reading

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Slow progress on shopping mall could see all plans beached

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With news of Mike Ashley’s takeover of House of Fraser, LEWIS WHITE, right, jumped into his time machine to see what may lie in store for the town centre With the shrinkage of retail over recent years, and … Continue reading

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