Category Archives: Business

Purley Way Homebase included on list of stores facing closure

Croydon’s branch of Homebase is among 42 stores under threat of closure, as the struggling DIY retailer seeks a survival deal. Huffington Post provided a list this morning which includes the store located off the Purley Way. Around 1,500 jobs … Continue reading

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How to add that luxury touch to your special afternoon tea

National Afternoon Tea Week is coming up (who knew?!). Here, exclusively for Inside Croydon, RICHARD SIMMONDS, the head chef at De Vere Selsdon Estate, offers his top tips to help you host a memorable afternoon tea Without doubt the most … Continue reading

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Slow progress on shopping mall could see all plans beached

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With news of Mike Ashley’s takeover of House of Fraser, LEWIS WHITE, right, jumped into his time machine to see what may lie in store for the town centre With the shrinkage of retail over recent years, and … Continue reading

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More trouble in store as House of Fraser is sold to Ashley

MT WALLETTE, our retailing correspondent, on the latest set-back for Croydon’s plans for a £1.4bn temple to shopping House of Fraser, the troubled department store, has this morning been snatched out of administration by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley for … Continue reading

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Council has contingency plan for ‘blighted’ Westfield scheme

The council is readying itself for a ‘hard Crexit’ over a £1.4bn town centre redevelopment, according to industry watchers. By WALTER CRONXITE There could be a further delay of two more years, to 2025, before the new Westfield shopping mall … Continue reading

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Mula Cake business talk, BME Forum, Aug 16

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BP petrol station continues to issue £100 fines to customers

As another customer using BP’s Mitcham Road petrol station gets stung with a £100 ‘fine’, Inside Croydon suggests that drivers steer clear of BP garages Drivers of vehicles in need of fuel in the north of the borough might want … Continue reading

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