Category Archives: Local media

Whitgift School old boy appointed as BBC Director-General

The new Director-General of the BBC is an Old Whitgiftian. It was announced today that Tim Davie will become the Corporation’s 17th DG in September, when Lord Tony Hall steps down. A scholarship boy at Whitgift School in the late … Continue reading

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Ofcom awards radio licences to two stations based in Croydon

Croydon FM has been granted an official community radio station licence by Ofcom. In announcing six licences yesterday, including Select Radio which also operates in and around Croydon, the regulator said that these would be “the last round of community … Continue reading

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#saveindependentnews: How government health ads are unfair

By Steven Downes, Editor, Inside Croydon Today, the government launched a public health campaign that will not reach you. It won’t reach you because the government has not included independently-owned community news publishers like Inside Croydon in its campaign. The … Continue reading

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Newman’s Pravda over-promises as his council under-delivers

Even in the middle of the greatest crisis the borough has faced since World War II, there’s nothing stopping the council for gerrymandering on behalf of the beleaguered leader, Tony Newman. The latest edition of Your Croydon, the council’s Pravda, … Continue reading

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Sadvertiser ‘celebrates’ 150th anniversary with a sales slump

Our local meeja correspondent, RAY GREENSLIDE, on the continuing decline and fall of a once-proud Croydon institution (another one) Fewer than 1 in 100 Croydon residents bothered to buy a copy of the Croydon Sadvertiser each week in 2019. What … Continue reading

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Under The Flyover: Homelessness is worse than 40 years ago

Homelessness in Croydon today is “much, much worse” than it was 40 years ago. That’s according to Jad Adams, the chair of Croydon Nightwatch, who has been a volunteer with the charity since 1979 and has seen the devastating impact … Continue reading

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Council leader: ‘Seven reasons never to move to Croydon’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how Tony Newman has shown again that he ought not be allowed loose on the interweb unsupervised The increasingly error-prone Tony Newman, Labour’s leader of Croydon Council, dropped another bollock this morning, when he cheerily … Continue reading

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Advertiser’s circulation falls below 5,000 per week for first time

Our local meeja correspondent, RAY GREENSLIDE, sifts through some figures which suggest the demise of a once proud Croydon institution The Croydon Sadvertiser, under the editorship of Andy Worden, sold a miserable 3,533 copies in one sorry week last year. … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

And that’s it from us for a couple of days. We’ll be back on Thursday, December 27, with our usual news-breaking, award-winning journalism from the heart of Croydon. Before the end of the year, we will be revealing… The £20million … Continue reading

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Electoral Commission ruling is ‘victory for freedom of speech’

A clumsy effort to gag Inside Croydon, thought to have been conducted by Liberal Democrats in Sutton, has failed. A complaint was filed to the Electoral Commission, and is believed to have been made by LibDems in Sutton, where they … Continue reading

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