Category Archives: Business

Senior LibDem dined with Viridor days before incinerator vote

EXCLUSIVE: Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, has uncovered proof that a close party colleague of MP Tom Brake was enjoying hospitality with the incinerator operator just four days before a crucial council meeting to approve a £1bn, 25-year contract Evidence … Continue reading

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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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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

Posted in 2019 General Election, Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Fieldway, Housing, Jo Negrini, New Addington, New Addington North, Paul Scott, Planning, Sarah Jones MP, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

£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

Posted in "Hammersfield", Allders, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Council, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Permitted development sees soaring numbers of second homes

Any suggestion that the drive, by property speculators, developers and their architect mates, to over-develop Croydon with thousands of flats is in any way really intended at addressing the homelessness crisis can be readily dismissed, after government figures reveal that … Continue reading

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This is how we have always run elections, since before there was TV or even radio, and no one’s noticed how pointless it is

KEN TOWL finds there’s not much recreational fun in this electioneering lark, as he attends last night’s set-piece hustings Having tried my hand at canvassing at the weekend, I thought I would really throw myself into the democratic melee by … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, Ken Towl, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Sprague | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment