Category Archives: Health

Runners jog over to Duppas Hill for their autumn training

The beginners’ running sessions are moving from Wandle Park to Duppas Hill for the autumn evenings. With Wandle Park’s gates closing at dusk, the run group needs a new venue for the coming months, and the rolling pathways of Duppas … Continue reading

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Sign up now for the St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk

This year’s St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk takes place on October 21, starting at 8pm and is approximately four miles long and will take in the Shirley Windmill and the Addington Hills viewing platform. To take part, walkers pay £20 (children … Continue reading

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Croydon Health Walks anniversary strolls, Sep 30

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Chicken shops have had their chips if Butler gets her way

Alison Butler, Croydon Council’s deputy leader, has declared war on fast food shops around the borough. In an email sent to her 38 Labour councillor colleagues, seen by Inside Croydon, Butler, the council cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning, … Continue reading

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Union leader: ‘Our social services are on their knees’

There is a crisis in the nation’s social care system after “years of chronic underfunding” which has “left many parts of the service on its knees”, according to the head of one of the country’s largest public service workers’ unions. … Continue reading

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South Norwood barbers puts free haircuts in the picture

A community event is being held at Cutter Barbers in South Norwood next month, where young BAME men can receive a free haircut. Following a successful funding application made to Healthwatch Croydon, the community event will coincide with Black History … Continue reading

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Castle’s name looms large in blood cancer art display

The story of a Croydon man who was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukaemia forms part of a large-scale art installation to mark Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Rich Castle, 51, is one of 104 people with blood cancer, chosen … Continue reading

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