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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

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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Christmas Stay and Play, Crystal Palace Triangle, Dec 12

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Another body-blow as Hammerson lists malls for sale

The latest body-blow to the prospects of the £1.4billion redevelopment of Croydon town centre came last night, with all the force of an Anthony Joshua uppercut: Hammerson is exiting the retail shopping park business, and doing so as fast as … Continue reading

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‘Are Brick by Brick trying to lose the election for Sarah?’

Our construction correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on concerns that the council is pressing ahead with consultations on often controversial housing schemes during the run-up to the General Election “Are they trying to lose the election for Sarah?” That was the angry … Continue reading

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Newman admits: we’re only trying to win two Croydon seats

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on a leaked memo which belies the council leader’s true thoughts Not for the first time, what Tony Newman says publicly and what he will admit in private are two entirely different things. Newman, … Continue reading

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£2.5bn fund closure is bad news for Croydon’s Westfield hopes

The doubts about whether the Westfield redevelopment of Croydon’s Whitgift Centre will ever begin grew even greater this week, as one of the country’s biggest property funds began blocking investors from making withdrawals, blaming both Brexit and the retail downturn … Continue reading

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Surrey Opera’s Christmas Soiree, Whitgift School, Dec 15

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