Category Archives: Business

Driver faces threat of £100 fine for shopping at BP petrol station

When a South Norwood-based businessman popped in to the BP garage on Mitcham Road expecting to pay for a tank of fuel, a bottle  of wine and a car wash, he got a shock weeks later when he received an … Continue reading

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Pets At Home’s charity appeal will have animal-lovers purring

The Pets At Home store near the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way is this month raising money for Croydon Cats Protection, to help homeless pets as part of a summer fundraising event launched by the country’s largest donor of … Continue reading

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Council CPO report confirms 2023 target date for Westfield

M.T. WALLETTE, our retail correspondent, on how some of the Whitgift Centre’s tenants are insisting on being bought out through a Compulsory Purchase Order Last night’s council cabinet meeting confirmed that the £1.4billion redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre won’t be … Continue reading

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‘Hostile environment’ charity part of clampdown on beggars

A charity which has handed over details of its homeless clients to the Home Office, as part of Theresa May’s “hostile environment” deportation policy, is one of the agencies being used by Croydon Council in its “campaign” to clear the … Continue reading

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Centrale’s House of Fraser saved – for now – from closure

M.T. WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on the latest piece of almost good news for Croydon town centre, as the chairman of one department store talks of the ‘existential threat’ to business on the High Street Croydon’s House of Fraser, the … Continue reading

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Worcester ceramics collection worth £15,000 up for sale

The next antiques sale being held at Farleigh Golf Club will feature an entire collection of Royal Worcester porcelain. BBC antiques expert Catherine Southon will be conducting the auction on July 25, with 60 items carrying estimates of between £40 … Continue reading

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Three-year negotiation that gave Croydon a French connection

Croydon’s council, the Mayor of London, the borough’s MPs, residents and shoppers have all been kept waiting for progress on the town centre redevelopment because of a multi-billion-pound boardroom negotiation, according to the Paris businessman behind the deal, as our … Continue reading

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