Category Archives: Croydon Central

Barwell blamed for Brexit vote chaos on eve of by-election

The chair of Croydon Tories has accused Theresa May of having ‘betrayed’ her party and the country. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how the Conservative Party’s deep divisions at Westminster could be demonstrated in today’s Norbury and Pollards Hill council … Continue reading

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Knife crime charity says lack of council support is ‘shame’

A leading figure in a high-profile charity set up to counter knife crime in Croydon has repeated claims that their organisation has been “unsupported” by the council. Monique Ribeiro is the mother of Eliza Ribeiro, who founded Lives Not Knives … Continue reading

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Private school’s sports staff enjoyed £30,000 party at The Ritz

EXCLUSIVE: Whitgift School has charitable status and the generous tax breaks that go with it, yet they spared no expense for a piss up at one of the flashiest venues in the West End. By GENE BRODIE, education correspondent Whitgift … Continue reading

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Jones secures £1.5m Government funds for tram safety board

Campaigning by Croydon Central Labour MP Sarah Jones has managed to secure the £1.5million government funding required to establish a Light Rail Safety Standards Board, one of the main improvements recommended by accident investigators following the Sandilands tram crash in … Continue reading

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MP in plea: Don’t let tax-dodging online retailers ruin our town

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the growing concerns surrounding the redevelopment of the town centre Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central where Westfield and Hammerson were supposed to have built a retail mega-mall by 2017, has asked for an … Continue reading

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Croydon Labour MP Reed is quick to reject Umunna’s splitters

STEVEN DOWNES on reactions and responses to the not-so-magnificent seven’s resignation from the Labour Party The bitter, decade-long personal, political feud between Chuka Umunna and Steve Reed OBE may have played a significant factor in the former vice-chair of Progress … Continue reading

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Downing Street orders checks on Barwell’s Croydon cronies

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE on a report which suggest that the mates of the Prime Minister’s chief of staff are being put under pressure Helen MacNamara, the head of ethics at the Cabinet Office, has written to every government … Continue reading

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