Category Archives: Inside Croydon

#TheLabourFiles: Whip letters prove they knew hack was illegal

The Al Jazeera investigations broadcast last week included correspondence from a retired barrister to Labour’s General Secretary that identified the handling of stolen data by party officials in Croydon as unlawful. But David Evans did nothing about it. By STEVEN … Continue reading

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#PennReport wanted police probe into possible misconduct

CROYDON IN CRISIS: For nearly two years, the council has withheld a detailed report into ‘possible wrong-doing’ at the Town Hall, together with recommendations for a Met Police investigation and the seeking of a refund on the £437,000 pay-off to … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles programmes show party ‘corrupt to the core’

A former MP leads a call for those responsible to resign as councillors after failing to report a malicious hack attack to the police. EXCLUSIVE By STEVEN DOWNES A former MP and councillor of 32 years’ service at Croydon Town … Continue reading

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iC supporters win tickets for Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Congratulations to loyal readers Ethel Corduff and Angus Hewlett, who will be going to the theatre next week accompanied by a friend or partner, all thanks to Inside Croydon. Ethel and Angus both answered the (very) simple question posed in … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles: Silence won’t make the hard facts go away

Political columnist Peter Oborne has taken his media colleagues to task for missing one of the biggest stories of the year. By STEVEN DOWNES One of the country’s most respected political commentators has said that “it is impossible to justify … Continue reading

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‘Inside Croydon – The Movie’: Labour’s role in a hack attack



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WIN!!! Exclusive competition: Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Inside Croydon is delighted to offer our loyal readers the chance to see a new theatre production coming to the Fairfield Halls next month: the play  Twopence To Cross The Mersey. We have two pairs of stalls tickets – face … Continue reading

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Podcast: Will Travers on climate challenges and the Mane Event

Will Travers has been involved in wildlife conservation all his life, from the moment when his parents, actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, took him as a youngster off to Kenya for a year-long adventure to film the acclaimed movie … Continue reading

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An evening stroll to track down one of our rarest butterflies

For our third group visit to local nature reserve Roundshaw Downs, we follow how the changing seasons and long hot summer are affecting the environment and wildlife in our midst. This is your chance to catch-up with Inside Croydon’s unique … Continue reading

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Springwatch: Join us for our latest guided nature walk, May 21

Make the most of the wonderful natural habitats on your doorstep and join us on Saturday, May 21, for the latest Inside Croydon guided walk. It will be a return visit to local nature reserve Roundshaw Downs, and once again … Continue reading

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Our Iconicon winners name their favourite Croydon buildings

We invited you to tell us what your favourite, most iconic Croydon building is, and why, in our latest exclusive prize competition for Inside Croydon subscribers. The entries received included the obvious, and the not so obvious, and one or … Continue reading

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About turn! Trams’ town centre loop set to go in reverse

A leak from the Town Hall reveals the latest craziness from the planners that run Croydon. Following the collapse of the Westfield dream, Transport for London pulled the plug on the scheme to put in new tramlines down Dingwall Road … Continue reading

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Join us for an evening of Iconicons with author John Grindrod

Join us on Wednesday April 20 for an evening with author John Grindrod, to hear him talk about his acclaimed new book, Iconicon. Put this down as “not to be missed”, but with limited seats available, make sure you book … Continue reading

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Just the Jooble: Inside Croydon backing Kyiv business

By STEVEN DOWNES, Editor, Inside Croydon Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine had just entered its third week when an email dropped into our inbox here at Inside Croydon Towers. In among the unsolicited offers of website design and optimisation, the … Continue reading

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Win a copy of Iconicon with your Croydon architectural icon

New Addington author John Grindrod’s latest book, Iconicon, as featured on this website, has been named as The Times’s Book of the Week. And Inside Croydon has five copies, each signed by the author, to give away in an exclusive … Continue reading

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Our subscribers are winners – from Norwood to Coulsdon

Many congratulations to the three winners of our latest competition – a quiz to win a copy of CJ Schüler’s critically acclaimed social history, The Wood That Built London. The book, as reviewed here, is “A human history of the … Continue reading

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Competition: Win a copy of acclaimed Great North Wood book

Inside Croydon is delighted to offer our loyal readers the chance of winning a copy of the critically acclaimed and important new social history, The Wood That Built London, by CJ Schüler. The book, as reviewed here yesterday, is “A … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover: star actor Joanna Scanlan interviewed

Joanna Scanlan is the South Croydon-based award-winning actor who has starred in hit TV series including The Thick Of It,  Doc Martin and The Larkins, and who this week was at the David Lean Cinema for a screening of her … Continue reading

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Here was the news: Inside Croydon’s most-read articles of 2021

All the numbers are in, counted and verified… Here’s the top 10 most-read Inside Croydon articles of 2021. In reverse order…

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Inside Croydon’s Person of the Year 2021: Fransoy Hewitt

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Croydon 2021: Where Eagles care and people power takes hold

DID WE HAVE NEWS FOR YOU: In the second part of our review of the year, loyal readers step up to report raptor sightings, there’s the retirement of a much-admired Palace manager, worrying election results for Labour and the council … Continue reading

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Best wishes of the season to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

That’s it from us for a few days. It’s not that we don’t have loads more material to inflict upon our loyal reader. We just realise that you’ll not be bothering to log-on over the Yule log. We’d like to … Continue reading

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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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