Category Archives: Local media

Inside Croydon in ‘watershed’ news sites deal with Google

Google has announced what has been described as “a watershed moment for the industry” with a partnership with the Independent Community News Network, including founder member Inside Croydon. Under the deal, Inside Croydon and another 44 hyperlocal publications will be … Continue reading

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Inside track on Council Tax – listen to our latest podcast here

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Croydon’s 15% Council Tax hike: now is the time for action

CROYDON IN CRISIS: In the past day, there’s been an overwhelming angry rejection of the idea that ordinary, hard-working families in this borough should pay even more for the mistakes and incompetence of council officials and politicians. Which is why … Continue reading

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Pro-pollution Scully to challenge Khan for anti-London Tories

The Conservatives in London, under threat of being wiped out as a political force at the next General Election (with the possible exception of Croydon South), are positioning themselves as the pro-car, pro-pollution party in a desperate effort to win … Continue reading

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Chinese whispers catch out part-time Perry over Nestlé Tower

Jason Perry’s reputation for non-delivery took another huge leap forward today with the news that a senior figure involved with the Chinese property company that owns the landmark Nestlé Tower in the town centre is wanted in the United States … Continue reading

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#TheLabourFiles: Source of hacked data worked for Evans

Further links to the Labour Party’s General Secretary have been confirmed since Al Jazeera broadcast The Spying Game documentary. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Further investigations since Al Jazeera broadcast their documentary “The Spying Game” have discovered that the person who … 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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#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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Red faces after doomed supermarket is shortlisted for award

Red faces at Grey Label, the marketing agency that organises the “Croydon Business Excellence Awards”, where they have managed to shortlist as “Best Employer” a business that is about to make its 70 workers redundant. As exclusively revealed by Inside … 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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New Star rising at Ruskin House as national paper moves in

While the two local newspapers have long ago abandoned having a proper, physical presence in the borough, Croydon is now the home of a national newspaper, one which Labour politician Tony Benn once described as “the best national newspaper in … 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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Community station has questions over council’s radio silence

Town Hall leaders were keen enough to promote themselves with selfies in the studios, but now a manager at the town’s community station claims they have been ‘black-listed’  by the council. By STEVEN DOWNES One week has passed since Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon’s first official community radio station goes live on FM

Croydon FM went live at the weekend, as Croydon’s first official FM community radio station. The station was officially granted its FM broadcast licence by Ofcom last year, but covid-19 and repeated lockdowns had slowed progress to the official launch. … 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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It’s official(ish)! Croydon’s a rotten borough – Murdoch says so

‘Croydon has not so much overspent as bet on losers,’ according to The Times today. KEN LEE reports on how, belatedly, the collapse of our council has finally become national news The Thunderer has spoken. The parlous state of Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Croydon FM Youth Project in radio production, Aug 8 – Sep 5

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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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