Category Archives: Business

£1.4bn Westfield keeps planning committee waiting, yet again

There is, of course, one much-anticiapted development application missing from tonight’s meeting of the Croydon Council planning committee: the £1.4billion Westfield project to re-mould the centre of town into a shiny new supermall. This is at least the second time … Continue reading

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Croydon BID cancels election hustings after Manchester bomb

An election debate for Croydon Central, due to be staged tonight by the town centre’s Business Improvement District, has been cancelled following last night’s horrific bombing in Manchester. At least 22 were killed, including several children, and another 50 were … Continue reading

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Dog and Bull regulars get on their bikes for Tale of Two Cities

Three regulars and staff members at the Dog and Bull on Surrey Street are taking part in the gruelling London to Paris cycle ride in September, raising money for St Christopher’s Hospice. And they need your support. Mark Knight, John … Continue reading

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South Norwood hardware store is ready to shut up shop

Emertons, South Norwood‘s long-established hardware store, is finally shutting its doors after 117 years of trading. The store, in Station Road, has been suffering considerable hardship in the last couple of years, made worse since a 150 per cent rise … Continue reading

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£1.4bn Westfield planning meeting to be held on May 24

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, names the date. At last The much-delayed application for permission to build a £1.4billion supermall where the Whitgift Centre and Centrale now stand will go before the council’s planning committee at the Town Hall in … Continue reading

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Housing minister welcomes backing from housing fraudster

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on how Croydon Central’s Tory candidate is accepting support from some questionable sources Tory Gavin Barwell, as he defends his Croydon Central seat with its slender 165-vote majority, does not appear to be too fussy … Continue reading

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Coulsdon artist starts business offering portraits of your pets

A Coulsdon-based graphic designer has started a business which offers pet owners the chance to have their dogs or cats immortalised in water colours, or captured artistically digitally. “I have been a professional illustrator for more than 30 years, producing … Continue reading

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