Category Archives: Crime

Jobs for the gals! Newman hands £100,000 job to Blairite pal

It’s not what you know, but who you know when it comes to some top-level jobs at Croydon Council, as KEN LEE reports Tensions between Croydon Council’s senior paid officials and the Town Hall’s Labour leadership threaten to break out … Continue reading

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MP helps force Snapchat to reveal details of ‘sick’ messages

Croydon South’s MP Chris Philp has successfully managed to get an American-based internet giant to release information which could prove vitally important in a police investigation into “sick” harassment and threats made online against the family of a teenaged murder … Continue reading

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Community meeting on knife crime, New Addington, Jul 1

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Labour warns that education cuts threaten knife crime work

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner and Croydon MP Sarah Jones have warned that funding cuts to colleges and schools in Croydon risk jeopardising the good work being done in the borough to tackle knife crime. The Labour MPs met staff … Continue reading

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Blaze at ex-JLS star’s Spout Hill house treated as ‘suspicious’

More than 70 fire crew and 10 fire engines yesterday attended a blaze at a millionaire’s mansion off Shirley Church Road and Spout Hill in the glitzy Addington Hills. The Daily Mirror is this morning reporting that the house is … Continue reading

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Maurice Reeves: sculptor, cricketer, rally driver and leader

This week saw Croydon Minster stage the funeral of Maurice Reeves, an artist, sportsman and businessman who always had his home town at heart and who, late in life, became a Croydon hero when he showed the kind of leadership … Continue reading

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Babies under the age of 1 subject to racist abuse, NSPCC says

More than 70 babies were among the victims of 850-plus race hate offences in London last year, according to shocking statistics  obtained by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Recorded race hate crime offences against children … Continue reading

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