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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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Pot-less council had £300,000 legal fund to battle blogger

“Penniless council found £300,000 to silence blogger” reads the headline in today’s Times. “A Labour council with a £2.8million hole in its finances set up a secret £300,000 fund to silence a blogger who has been accusing it of corruption,” … Continue reading

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Special offer: Win a signed copy of new book Britain 1940

Inside Croydon, in conjunction with publishers Pen and Sword Books and award-winning author Anton Rippon, are delighted to be able to offer two copies of his latest book in an exclusive competition for this website’s subscribers. And all readers can … Continue reading

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Give yourself a nutritional boost with Blue Buddha Seeds

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Special trial offer: Free online guitar lessons by top teacher

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Special offer: Free trial online guitar lessons by top teacher

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READER OFFER: Join our post-covid guided ramble, Sep 19

UPDATED Sep 10: With great regret, following the government’s latest change to its covid-19 guidelines, we have taken the decision to postpone this event. Anyone who booked a place will be contacted directly. We apologise for any inconvenience – we … Continue reading

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For true Caribbean taste, visit Thornton Heath’s Patty Palace

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Get a taste of the Caribbean at Patty Palace, Thornton Heath

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Now is not time to play politics with London’s public transport

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Regular readers have seen through the political shenanigans over fare rises forced on London by central government. DAN MAERTENS, pictured right, says that we should be helping our public transport system and curbing the use of  private vehicles … Continue reading

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Reader offer: Save 15% on your August Bank Holiday beers

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Get help with your GCSE English from an expert tutor

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Contact the English Tutor for expert help with your exams

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Patty Palace in Thornton Heath offers the true Caribbean taste

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