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‘Cynical’ Tories face backlash over bogus links to food bank

Genuine community activists who have been tirelessly providing food to the vulnerable and needy in their neighbourhood for nearly five years have turned on a couple of Conservative Party election candidates for trying to piggy-back their hard work. “It’s a … Continue reading

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Ali accused of cover-up over findings on council flats scandal

CROYDON IN CRISIS: What was supposed to be an ‘urgent’ report into the appalling living conditions endured by council tenants in South Norwood is being withheld ahead of local elections. STEVEN DOWNES reports Hamida Ali, the leader of the council, … Continue reading

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‘Council flats crisis has been heartbreaking, and cruel’

The scandal over the appalling conditions in South Norwood flats rolls on, as the council evacuated some of its tenants into poor conditions – in one case, placing a mother with a two-year-old toddler into what appeared to be a … Continue reading

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‘Most dangerous man in Britain’ to stand in council election

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on a startling development over two ward by-elections on May 6 A lifelong political activist laughably described by the Daily Mail as “the most dangerous man in Britain” has become the first to declare that … Continue reading

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Organisers cancel South Norwood ‘Reclaim These Streets’ vigil

Organisers of a vigil this evening at Norwood Junction say they have abandoned their plans “with a heavy heart”, following yesterday’s High Court ruling that banned an event being held at Clapham Common to protest against violence, following the abduction … Continue reading

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Reclaim these streets vigil, Norwood Junction, Mar 13

NOTE: This vigil has now been cancelled.

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Tory councillors object to anarchists’ solstice sacrifice video

Croydon’s largest group of anarchists have expressed outrage that a video they had prepared to celebrate the winter solstice has been removed from a community Facebook page – because Tory councillors claimed that the short movie was “partisan” and “too … Continue reading

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The Great SNTB Quiz fund-raiser, Portland Arms, Nov 14

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South Norwood park attacks: police announce second arrest

Police have made another arrest in their on-going investigation into a series of attacks and sexual assaults on women in South Norwood Country Park over the last two months. According to a statement from the Metropolitan Police issued overnight, a … Continue reading

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Big turn-out for Country Park walk, while Met waits in the car

At barely 24 hours’ notice, the people turned out in force yesterday to “reclaim our park”, following the series of sexual assaults and daylight robberies in South Norwood Country Park. A Metropolitan Police inspector was there, too, but he chose … Continue reading

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Reclaim the Country Park! Tourist Board stages group walk

The community-minded South Norwood Tourist Board is staging a group walk tomorrow, declaring their aim to: “Reclaim the Country Park!” As Inside Croydon reported yesterday, there have been six assaults on women in South Norwood Country Park in the past … Continue reading

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Down, but not out? Relegated Croydon plan for uncertain future

Our venerable football correspondent, BRIAN GRANVILLE, reports on the latest set-back suffered by the borough’s oldest non-league club Despite having had five managers in less than 12 months, Croydon FC have still only managed to collect eight league points all … Continue reading

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South Norwood ‘nun’ has Rees Mogg on the run at Palladium

A nun hasn’t made as big an impact in the West End since the first night of The Sound of Music. Jane Nicholl, of the increasingly notorious South Norwood Tourist Board, arrived outside the London Palladium on Tuesday night in … Continue reading

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The Great Big South Norwood Quiz, Albert Tavern, Dec 20

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Two sad old goats need a bit of a touch-up in South Norwood

Two goats are urgently needing some rejuvenating TLC. The goats used to prop up the balcony at the top of the Goat House pub in South Norwood, which was demolished in 2003. The pair were saved by a civic-minded person … Continue reading

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Hundreds march through South Norwood to support Grenfell

More than 300 people, plus TV crews and newspaper reporters, turned out in South Norwood last night to show solidarity with Grenfell and reject racism. But who was the only one to talk to the reporter from The Sun? KEN … Continue reading

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Grenfell bonfire effigy prompts South Norwood silent march

Residents and community groups in South Norwood are coming together for a silent march next Wednesday, in solidarity with the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and to demonstrate their rejection of the racist bigotry displayed earlier this week in … Continue reading

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Pretentious? Moi? Portland dives overboard on price of fish

There’s a new battle of the batters going on in South Norwood. Fish Wars has broken out. Some are suggesting that, in the creeping advance of gentrification in SE25, it is a battle for the area’s sole… Forget Britain’s Cod … Continue reading

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Where in Croydon would you include on a special guided tour?

WIN! We have an exclusive South Norwood Tourist Board T-shirt to give away – the fashion item to be seen wearing in south London this festival season – in our free-to-enter competition Next month, the South Norwood Tourist Board, the … Continue reading

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All aboard the magic bus for two tours of South Norwood

You wait 100 years for one tourist walk in an area, then three come along together. Once again, it appears that a South Norwood community group is about to lock horns with a well-funded organisation backed by local councillor Paul … Continue reading

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SNTB presents: A Trip Around South Norwood, Jun 12

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Stormzy to get a bench as Tourist Board triumphs again

Fresh from last month’s High Court success in overcoming the threat of legal action from the Qatari royal family, Ian Bone, the antiquated anarchist and co-founder of the South Norwood Tourist Board, was claiming another victory over Big Business this … Continue reading

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South Norwood pensioner wins Shard legal battle with Qataris

PERRY MASSON, our court reporter, on an extraordinary turn of events at the Royal Courts of Justice today Ian Bone, the South Norwood pensioner threatened with a High Court injunction by lawyers acting on behalf of the uber-rich Qatari royal … Continue reading

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Qatari royals in High Court threat to South Norwood pensioners

A couple of Croydon pensioners are being dragged to the Royal Courts of Justice this week by one of the world’s richest royal families, who want to ban them from exercising that old British tradition of freedom of speech. The … Continue reading

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Public rallies round to save South Norwood business

A family-run business that has been serving South Norwood for more than 40 years has almost had the stuffing knocked out of them in the past week, as their landlord has notified them of a rent increase of £3,600 a … Continue reading

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