Category Archives: Inside Croydon

Thank you Croydon! Website breaks records with 3m views

By STEVEN DOWNES Editor, Inside Croydon Thank you, Croydon. At some point over the weekend, this website eased past the total number of page views we received in 2020, as we set another record in our daily coverage of all … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells! 3 pairs of Christmas concert tickets to be won!!

What a great way to get into the swing of things for the festive season – WIN a pair of tickets to the Len Phillips Swing Orchestra’s Swingin’ Christmas concert at the Fairfield Halls on December 21 in our exclusive … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: Win tickets for Scouting For Girls at Fairfield

Inside Croydon is delighted to be able to offer a pair of tickets for next month’s concert by Scouting For Girls at the Fairfield Halls, when up-and-coming band Aliensdontringdoorbells will be the support act. This fabulous competition is open exclusively … Continue reading

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Chief whip worked with group that attacks council policy

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Evidence has emerged that shows a Labour councillor negotiating with an anti-LTN group over illegally obtained documents. And now he’s been put in charge of party discipline at the scandal-hit council. By STEVEN DOWNES The Town Hall’s … Continue reading

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Leisure centre is an asset of community value. Treat it like one

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The time has long passed for polite petitions seeking to save the council-owned Purley Pool. It’s time for the community to take the initiative. By STEVEN DOWNES, Editor of Inside Croydon While Save Purley Pool petitions and banners … Continue reading

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Council paid £25,000 for legal threats against Inside Croydon

The council admits it used public resources to hire the Queen’s solicitors to make threats of libel action on behalf of Tony Newman and Jo Negrini. STEVEN DOWNES, Editor of Inside Croydon, writes that in doing so, the council’s senior … Continue reading

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Anspach and Hobday’s Croydon Oktoberfest, Sep 18

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Tea time among the tees: 10% off at Farleigh for our readers

Set among 350 acres of beautiful countryside, Farleigh Golf Club also boasts one of Croydon’s top restaurants. And now, in partnership with Farleigh, Inside Croydon is delighted to offer our loyal readers a special 10 per cent off the cost … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of iC readers say they will still wear masks

More than three-quarters of Inside Croydon readers say that they will continue to wear a face covering in public places, despite today’s government relaxation of precautions against the spread of covid-19. Today marks what some have tried to characterise as … Continue reading

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Reader offer: 25% off price of historical biography Comrade Sak

An important book on 20th Century political history is available on special offer to Inside Croydon readers. And we have two copies signed by the author to give away as prizes to our loyal subscribers The Labour Party driving away … Continue reading

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Reader offer: 10% off your rounds of golf at Farleigh in June

Inside Croydon readers will receive an exclusive 10 per  cent discount off all green fees at Farleigh Golf Club on Mondays to Fridays through the month of June. At Farleigh, off Old Farleigh Road, close to Selsdon and Warlingham, they … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of starting a business in the pandemic

UNDER THE FLYOVER: In the latest episode of Inside Croydon’s podcast strand, ELLA HOPKINS interviews Mike Springer, the founder of Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen, about how the Croydon community helped to save his fledgeling business in the middle of the … Continue reading

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READER OFFER: 10% off food collections at Calypso Kitchen

Inside Croydon readers can get 10 per cent off their orders for collections from Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen for the next month, and enjoy the totally tropical taste of the award-winning chef’s food. Big Mike’s Calypso Kitchen at Boxpark is … Continue reading

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Croydon Eats – supporting Croydon’s independents

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Reader offer: Signed* copy of Bolt book for annual subscribers

Here’s the latest special offer for our loyal supporters – a free, signed copy of a book written by the editor of Inside Croydon! For a limited period, while (very limited) stocks last, any reader who takes makes an annual … Continue reading

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Support local businesses by using Croydon Eats food app

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Keep it local! Use the Croydon Eats food ordering app

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Podcast: ‘My living nightmare in temporary accommodation’

Last week, we published the account by SHANTAL MOSES (left) of her  lockdown year spent with her young son in inadequate and dangerous accommodation provided by Croydon Council. This is Croydon’s real housing crisis, another aspect of the appalling conditions … Continue reading

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Newman makes comeback to star in new Croydon pantomime

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: The Croydon Panto is returning to the Fairfield Halls later this year, with a special production and a cast full of favourite villains. By our Showbiz Editor, BELLA BARTOCK Tony Newman, until last October the leader of the … Continue reading

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Croydon Eats – Croydon’s own food ordering app

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George Street’s wind tunnel is causing dangerous problems

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There could be a towering reason for the second closure in a year of the area in front of East Croydon Station because of damage to the building’s glass canopy, according to DAN MAERTENS In some ways, the … Continue reading

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We’re Sorry We Haven’t A Clue: the cruellest months of 2020

The last four months of last year saw the Labour-run council implode, with resignations, reshuffles and a controversial golden handshake of £440,000 for the chief exec. Editor STEVEN DOWNES rounds off our review of the past year SEPTEMBER Covid-19 hadn’t … Continue reading

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Did We Have News For You: council’s 2020 financial crash

As 2020 moved through May to August, the local authority had more than the coronavirus to cope with, as the pandemic exposed the authority’s shaky financial position. And Inside Croydon led in its coverage of the cash-strapped Town Hall. Here’s … Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was: 2020’s most-read stories

Even without the global pandemic’s impact on the borough and its people, this has been an astonishing 12 months for news in Croydon. In this first part of our review of the year, Editor STEVEN DOWNES guides you through some … Continue reading

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Season’s greeting to all our readers – here’s to 2021!

Well,  the Christmas tree has gone up at Inside Croydon Towers (we hope you like it), the mulled wine’s been put on a low gas and the stockings have been placed over the mantelpiece (more in hope than expectation – … Continue reading

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