Category Archives: Croydon Central

Gaffe-prone Gav in spotlight over leaked Brexit ‘Merlot Memo’

Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell is feeling the political heat this week from a couple of political big beasts – and former Tory chums – as he stands accused of leaking a confidential memo on Brexit which had been handed to his … Continue reading

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£100m black hole in SEND funding is creating ‘perfect storm’

Croydon headteachers fear that they face a “perfect storm” as funding cuts will leave their schools unable to fulfil their responsibilities towards some of the borough’s most vulnerable children, those with special educational needs or disabilities. Sarah Jones, Labour’s new … Continue reading

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Gaffe-prone Gav breaks the rules, and causes Tory panic

Not for the first time, gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell’s technical competence and ability to play by the rules have been called into question, after the Downing Street Chief of Staff’s latest bumbling display managed to cause further disquiet among Tory MPs … Continue reading

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MP Jones demands action after latest fatal teen stabbing

Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, last night demanded “action not words” following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Croydon town centre. The 17-year-old victim, who has not yet been identified by police, was knifed outside the Whitgift … Continue reading

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School funding cuts are ‘cruel and unfair’ say Croydon heads

The borough’s most senior teachers are warning that their schools are ‘barely able to cope’ with the budgets provided by the Government. Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports A survey of Croydon’s headteachers has found that 95 per cent of … Continue reading

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Skipper leads the way as Momentum challenges councillors

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the first manoeuvres among Labour candidates to secure a place on the council next May More than a month later than scheduled, and Croydon Labour’s candidate selection process for next May’s local elections finally reached … Continue reading

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Commission report would snatch away Labour’s new majority

The latest report from the Boundary Commission for England carves up the borough into three new parliamentary seats in a most illogical manner, as WALTER CRONXITE reports The Labour Party in Croydon will be hoping fervently that Theresa May’s dependency … Continue reading

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