Category Archives: Business

NHS offering drive-in flu jab clinics at Ikea and Selhurst Park

The NHS is opening drive-through flu vaccination clinics at Ikea off the Purley Way and Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium, offering more people than ever a free vaccine. “This year it is particularly important for those most at risk to … Continue reading

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Croydon BME Forum: Components of Business, Oct 8

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Wookey’s whole-hearted effort pedalling to John O’Groats

A 72-year-old business owner from Coulsdon is cycling 72 miles a day from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Maggie’s, the charity for people with cancer which has a centre at the Royal Marsden. Ray Wookey founded … Continue reading

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Gemütlichkeit! Croydon brewers launch Oktoberfest lagers

Croydon-based brewers Anspach and Hobday have launched four new Oktoberfest beers. The Anspach and Hobday Oktoberfest cans go on sale for the first time next Wednesday, September 16, and orders are already being taken for delivery later that week. The … Continue reading

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Amazon recruiting 150 staff at its hub off Purley Way

Amazon is creating 150 new jobs at its delivery hub in Croydon, in response to the increased demand for its services since the coronavirus lockdown began. The jobs at the Croydon depot, just off the Purley Way, are described by … Continue reading

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Newman bypassed cabinet and colleagues on CEO decisions

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest decision by decree from the council leader, and with a profile of the interim CEO who had a chequered career before joining Croydon Before she was announced yesterday as the interim replacement … Continue reading

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Questions tower over council’s husband and wife planning act

Angry residents are seeking a full and independent investigation into the role played by a senior member of the council’s planning department in a £300million tower development that was granted planning permission in central Croydon – when the wife of … Continue reading

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Negrini must not receive any reward for failures, says MP

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the immediate reactions to the departure of the council’s chief executive Any pay-off to Jo Negrini, Croydon Council’s departing chief executive, would be “morally wrong at this time of financial … Continue reading

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It’s official: finally Newman breaks silence on Negrini’s exit

The battle over a lavish ‘golden handshake’ for the £220,000 per year chief executive appears to have been settled. By STEVEN DOWNES Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour-run council, finally broke his silence this afternoon to confirm that Jo … Continue reading

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Ex-councillor admits he was wrong over Westfield scheme

A former deputy council leader has spoken publicly about their deep regret for their part in bringing developers, such as Westfield, to their town centre, leaving it as “a tragedy of a place now”. “There’s plenty of nostalgia and lots … Continue reading

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What next after covid-19? Croydon BME Forum, Aug 21

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Here’s a degree of job advice to help avoid A-Level gloom

The latest Dominic Cummings-led government clusterfuck, over centrally “assessed” (that means “guessed at”) A-Level results in England, has sent thousands of Croydon teens into a stressful panic over whether or not they will be able to start their planned degree … Continue reading

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KFC opens first New Addington branch on Central Parade

It’s been a long time coming, but KFC has arrived in New Addington, with a new restaurant which has created approximately 20 new jobs. The fried chicken restaurant opened on Central Parade on Monday, and is offering eat-in, takeaway and … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick lied about using £600k house as site office

EXCLUSIVE: A family with a five-year-old child undergoing cancer treatment are among those whose house-owning dream has been turned into a nightmare. By BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent A young family have been delayed for more than a year from moving … Continue reading

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Administrators accuse council of forcing hotel out of business

EXCLUSIVE: The closure of the Croydon Park Hotel, with nearly 100 employees losing their jobs, could open the way for the site to be used to build more flats. By STEVEN DOWNES A confidential report from accountants carrying out the … Continue reading

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DBC Pierre in Talks From An Empty Bookshop, Aug 13

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Christobel Kent talks with Bookseller Crow, Aug 7

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Tea rooms want to stage ‘thank you’ party for NHS staff

A café at the heart of the community in Sanderstead is calling on its customers and neighbours to help to raise funds for a special “Thank You” party for the Critical Care Team at Mayday Hospital. During the covid -19 … Continue reading

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Something still stinks over Viridor’s Beddington Lane fire

CROYDON COMMENTARY: More than a year after the major fire at Viridor’s Beddington Lane incinerator plant, and the South London Waste Partnership – which is supposed to represent the public interest in four boroughs – is finally to discuss the … Continue reading

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Council leaves 400 firms waiting for ‘urgent’ covid grants

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the continuing delays in emergency grant distribution in Croydon which have seen some firms go out of business during the coronavirus lockdown Croydon has been the worst local authority in London for distributing … Continue reading

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One year on, Viridor finally submit report on Beddington blaze

PAUL LUSHION on how a company worth £4.2bn looks set to get away with another crime against the environment Don’t hold your breath, but Viridor might just be about to get around to delivering a report on the massive fire … Continue reading

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Stanhope’s pear tree mural helps recall Purley’s ancient history

Purley has joined some of Croydon’s other railway stations by getting its name painted as a mural by noted artist, Lionel Stanhope. The mural, featuring traditional Southern Railways green and using heritage type font, was organised by Purley Business Improvement … Continue reading

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There’s no masking fact that covid-19 infection is on rise again

Croydon’s newly installed ceremonial Mayor admits she has been affected by covid-19, yet did not wear a mask or practice social distancing on her first two engagements, while Public Health England reports an increase in virus infection rates in some … Continue reading

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Join the MonsterHeroes safari in Purley to raise funds for NHS

Youngsters and their adults are going on a safari adventure, following a story-trail around Purley to help spread joy, support the NHS and give families a safe reason to return to local shops. Launched this morning by the Purley Business … Continue reading

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