Category Archives: Family Justice Centre

Mind the Bump: Lawyers offer free advice to new mothers

A firm of solicitors with offices in Croydon is offering free legal advice to new mothers who fear that they might lose their jobs. Martin Searle Solicitors has launched its pregnancy and maternity discrimination campaign “Mind the Bump 2015” in … Continue reading

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Croydon’s suffering Labour pains at delivering promises

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Being “Ambitious” for something is one thing, says ARNO RABINOWITZ. Actually delivering on those election promises is proving a different matter Just for fun – but then I am a closet masochist – I looked through the Labour … Continue reading

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Council offers online service – to centre with no website

SUSAN OLIVER is concerned at the absence of practical support for victims of domestic abuse in the borough In early 2014, I wrote a piece in Inside Croydon about the shockingly high rates of domestic violence in the borough. At … Continue reading

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Proud to have been trusted to improve borough’s future

THE FIRST 100 DAYS: Labour took charge of Croydon Town Hall for the first time in a decade 100 days ago today. Elected as a councillor for the first time was HAMIDA ALI, pictured, who here outlines her early experiences … Continue reading

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You can make today’s council elections all about trust

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, winds up the pre-election coverage on what all parties agree is a vitally important day for the borough This is the £1 billion local election. As if eyeing a prize dangling at the end … Continue reading

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More murders and rapes in what Tories say is “safer borough”

Evening all. WALTER CRONXITE points his flashing blue light at another of the major issues for voters to consider before Thursday’s local elections Issue No3: CRIME THE ISSUE: Unanimity among the political parties on crime: they’re all agin it. Crime … Continue reading

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Time to call out the Army? Croydon’s 22,000 victims of abuse

SUSAN OLIVER is very concerned about levels of domestic violence going on in Croydon, and wants to know why it is not being treated as a major health issue I have looked at the Domestic Violence and Abuse Report produced … Continue reading

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The Croydon women who laid down their lives for equality

Tomorrow, June 4, marks the 100th anniversary of the 1913 Derby, in which militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison was killed after she ran into the path of the king’s horse at Epsom racecourse. LEE WEBSTER has researched Croydon women’s part in … Continue reading

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Domestic violence in Croydon up 13.4% in past year

The death of Tia Sharpe was just one murder of a girl or woman in our borough in the past year. LEE WEBSTER highlights a set of crime statistics that should be of grave concern to everyone living and working … Continue reading

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Cuts to Family Justice Centre are putting lives at risk

LEE WEBSTER, a campaigner from South Norwood, on the vital importance of International Women’s Day for Croydon Every year on March 8, we mark International Women’s Day, on which for a hundred years, women activists have campaigned for gender equality … Continue reading

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Council has no real answers as Justice Centre’s funds are cut

HAMIDA ALI, right, went to the Town Hall on Monday to ask her first question of councillors. She felt she was insulted and abused There’s growing concern in Croydon about the fate of the Family Justice Centre, one of many … Continue reading

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