Category Archives: Croydon Central

New Addington teen’s tragedy prompts Parliament visit

The story of a Croydon teenager, working hard in a zero hours job, but mired in fines, mounting debts and interest payments, whose desperate situation ultimately saw him take his own life, will be featured in an emotionally charged docu-drama … Continue reading

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Mischief Makers summer reading challenge, Jul 14- Sep 15

Posted in Activities, Ashburton, Broad Green, Coulsdon, Croydon Central, Croydon parks, Education, Libraries, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Sanderstead, Selsdon & Ballards, Shirley, South Norwood, Thornton Heath | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Southgate v MP Jones in a battle of half-time team talks

Who gives the better half-time talk: Gareth Southgate or Sarah Jones MP? Those attending today’s annual Blues and Jazz Festival staged in the gardens of Ruskin House will be able to judge for themselves the answer to that question. The … Continue reading

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Politicians score own goals on the World Cup bandwagon

Croydon’s Second Division politicians showed themselves all-too-keen to bask in the reflected glory of England’s World Cup penalty shoot-out success over Colombia last night. They may be dribbling into tricky territory, though. While it is an urban myth that Harold … Continue reading

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Did planning chief mislead committee over MP’s objections?

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, on growing concerns about what testimony to trust at the council’s planning meetings Did Croydon’s most senior planning official mislead elected councillors on the planning committee last week? Had the planning department provided unhelpful … Continue reading

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MP Jones to speak against Addiscombe Road flats scheme

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on cross-party opposition to a property speculators’ multi-million-pound scheme that could change the exclusive Whitgift Estate forever Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s Labour MP, will tomorrow night speak out at a Town Hall meeting against … Continue reading

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MP Jones’s letter on rail chaos increases pressure on Grayling

MPs from commuter constituencies across southern England are demanding action from the Transport Secretary. But Croydon South’s Chris Philp is not among them, as JEREMY CLACKSON reports Calls for the resignation of the Transport Secretary and for Govia Thameslink to … Continue reading

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