Category Archives: Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood

BINMAGEDDON!: Ex-deputy mayor’s Kafkaesque bin misery

Former Croydon Council leader Val Shawcross has called for Veolia to be sacked because of its rubbish service, as KEN LEE reports “What chance do ordinary residents have of getting the sort of service that they pay for if even … Continue reading

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Pool plans would make swims less accessible at Crystal Palace

The draft plans for the future of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre being presented as the “final” consultation at the venue tomorrow would, if finally approved by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, make it virtually impossible for the elderly … Continue reading

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‘Unrealistic’ plans for Crystal Palace face a ‘final’ showdown

The latest draft of plans for the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace “falls way short” and is “unrealistic”, according to the campaign group which represents thousands of users of the Olympic legacy sports facilities. There is … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival is set to return for week in June

The Crystal Palace Festival has announced its dates for 2019, but has had to scale down the music and dance performances in the park, which last year saw thousands of people enjoying an open air concert headlined by Stereo MC’s. … Continue reading

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Cleaners at catholic girls’ school to go on strike over job cuts

“It might look a bit like Hogwart’s,” the campaigners’ slogan states, “but the only magic they do at Virgo Fidelis is make cleaners disappear.” And in a fight against redundancies and to improve terms, cleaners at the Virgo Fidelis Convent … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Food Market, Haynes Lane, every Sat

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Seconds out: champ Duke fights for survival at Victory Place

Three-time boxing world champion Duke McKenzie is facing the toughest fight of his life yet – a battle for the survival of the gym in Crystal Palace which he has worked hard over eight years to establish as a thriving … Continue reading

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