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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

Newman and Philp ignore air quality to welcome Gatwick news

PAUL LUSHION, our environment correspondent, on how Croydon’s politicians have a Trump-like capacity for ignoring the rapidly impending threat of Global Warming The Croydon political duopoly had some cross-party consensus this morning, as senior Labour and Tory figures almost knocked … Continue reading

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‘Dreams do come true’ as Crystal Palace gets its cinema back

After a 50-year absence, and a nine-year battle by local residents, Crystal Palace is finally getting its own cinema again. Everyman Cinemas have announced that the venue on Church Road will re-open its doors as a picture house next month. … Continue reading

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South Croydon artist wins year-long Somerset House bursary

An artist from South Croydon, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, has today been announced as the winner of the London Fields Brewery bursary scheme. The scheme aims to “support artists pushing the boundaries of established practice”, and Din-Gabisi will now have a year-long … Continue reading

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Poetry performers embark on Inspiration tour of south London

Momtaza Mehri, the Young People’s Laureate for London, is calling on 13- to 25-year-olds in Kingston, Sutton and Bromley to be part of her Be My Next Inspiration campaign. During the school half-term week, Mehri will headline Spread the Word’s … Continue reading

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Halloween Pumpkin Carving, Coulsdon Common, Oct 26

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Discover Hedgehogs at Coulsdon Common, Oct 23

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Police chief says drop in knife crime is ‘just the beginning’

Croydon’s borough commander backs the use of stop and search to help continue reductions in levels of knife crime, and invites residents to join the police in swoops on ‘hotspot areas’ Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, the Metropolitan Police’s borough commander, … Continue reading

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