Category Archives: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

Voters looking for third parties’ assurance over reds and blues

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Opinion polls suggest that the Tories should have no chance of electoral success in this borough. But as WALTER CRONXITE outlines in this second part of a special report, ‘the Croydon effect’ of the Newman years has … Continue reading

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Strike a light! Park like ‘abandoned circus’ as firm goes bust

Crystal Palace Park has been left looking like “an abandoned circus”, according to one park user, after a winter lights show was closed down when the company organising it went bust. Lightopia in the park has been plagued with problems … Continue reading

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The ballooning colonel, Ally Pally and a myriad of other talks

The Phoenix Retirement Association meets on the second Monday of each month at the Phoenix Community Centre, 66 Westow Street, Upper Norwood, SE19 3AF – next to Saisbury’s, and offers high-quality talks, social meetings, congenial company and tea and biscuits! … Continue reading

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Energy Saving in the Home talk, Crystal Palace, Jan 9

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Park Trust gets ready for handover with Connections strategy

Bromley Council is due to hand the keys to Crystal Palace Park over to a charitable trust in April 2023, and the Crystal Palace Park Trust has released its strategy document ahead of the momentous event. The 200-acre park was … Continue reading

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Library closures are on Mayor’s lists of cuts for New Year

All Croydon’s public libraries will close next week for a 10-day break in service – from Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 until Monday January 2. But there’s growing concerns among Katharine Street sources that some of the borough’s 13 public … Continue reading

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Reach for the stars with Cancer Research’s children’s awards

As a toddler, Nengi Akins went “to hell and back” during her treatment for cancer. Now, as a healthy, happy teenager, she has put that experience behind her and has her sights set on a future in music. Nengi, 15, … Continue reading

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Late shopping nights in Crystal Palace through December

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Customers at Crystal Palace stadium could be left in the dark

One week on from an emergency closure of the National Sports Centre and parts of Crystal Palace Park, the venue is being “partially” re-opened today. But the thousands of runners, jumpers and throwers who train on the track at what … Continue reading

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‘Exclusion zones’ set up for public safety in Crystal Palace Park

Some parts of Crystal Palace Park remain in an “exclusion zone” three days after the park was subject to an emergency shutdown because concrete pillars that support the floodlights around the athletics stadium at the National Sports Centre were deemed … Continue reading

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Concern over Crystal Palace sports centre’s emergency closure

Crystal Palace Stadium, for 50 years the home of British athletics, was last night subject to an emergency closure for safety reasons. The whole of the National Sports Centre, including the sports hall and gyms, is closed this weekend. There … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles: Source of hacked data worked for Evans

Further links to the Labour Party’s General Secretary have been confirmed since Al Jazeera broadcast The Spying Game documentary. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Further investigations since Al Jazeera broadcast their documentary “The Spying Game” have discovered that the person who … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Festive History talk, Upper Norwood, Nov 14

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Christmas Fair, St John the Evangelist, Sylvan Road, Dec 10

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#TheLabourFiles: MP Reed, Evans and the Croydon connection

By STEVEN DOWNES, Editor, Inside Croydon More than six months in the making, Al Jazeera’s investigations unit last night released the fourth part of their documentary series The Labour Files, this episode called “The Spying Game”, a detailed report on … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace fund runner all set for her marathon challenge

Samantha Collins is another Croydon fund-runner taking part in this Sunday’s London Marathon. Collins is running with a target of nearly £2,000 to support national charity Leukaemia Care. Collins, 46, will be running the London for the fourth time, but after … Continue reading

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Residents’ groups show red card to Palace’s £100m new stand

Locals living near Selhurst Park have organised to oppose the new stand – despite being frozen out of meetings by their Labour councillors Two residents’ associations in the area around Selhurst Park, together with council tenants whose homes are under … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival is going back to its roots for return

After a three-year wait, the Crystal Palace Festival is back, on September 17 and 18. The Festival marks its return post-covid by going back to its high street roots, with festival hubs popping up all around the high street area … Continue reading

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Illustrated history talk: Past Jubilees, Upper Norwood, Oct 10

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Pascall’s Sweets illustrated talk, Upper Norwood, Sep 12

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Consultation on Selhurst new stand is extended by two weeks

Politicians moved unusually swiftly to avoid grounds for legal objections after council officials originally allowed only two weeks for the public to view plans for Crystal Palace’s £100m redevelopment Croydon’s neo-con politicians, Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Conservative … Continue reading

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Bonner replaces Reed’s ‘Bodger’ as Labour right keep tight grip

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the rearranging of the deckchairs after the party’s ship in Croydon has already sunk Carole Bonner, the former councillor and long-time loyalist of the discredited Tony Newman, is the new chair of the Croydon … Continue reading

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Summer art camp, Upper Norwood Library, from Aug 15

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Tiverton. Wakefield. Can South Croydon be an election shock?

CROYDON IN CRISIS: With the two major parties in turmoil in Croydon, alternative candidates, seeking the ‘none of the above’ vote, are hopeful ahead of next week’s council by-election, reports WALTER CRONXITE, political editor Having broken the borough’s political duopoly … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival volunteering fair, Jun 19

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