Category Archives: Local media

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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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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Guildford-based Sadvertiser to merge into London website

The Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is about to dump its own dedicated website. In the latest move in the slow, painful and largely self-inflicted demise of the borough’s own local newspaper, it is being  reported that the newspaper’s publishers are to … Continue reading

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Shared ownership is an unaffordable joke, says Standard

Things must be bad when even London estate agents’ weekly booster pages identify how one of the housing market’s on-trend deals is failing to deliver. Today’s Homes and Property advertorial section in the Evening Standard (Editor: Gideon Osborne) lays into … Continue reading

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Council’s official magazine forgets Remembrance Sunday

A former borough councillor says he is “extremely sad” that the latest edition of Your Croydon, described by Croydon Council as its “main source of community news”, has completely failed to make any mention of the centenary commemorations of the … Continue reading

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National charity names Inside Croydon among autism heroes

Steven Downes, the editor of Inside Croydon, was honoured by a national charity last night when named Journalist of the Year at the Anna Kennedy Online Autism Hero Awards. According to the official citation, Downes was nominated for the award … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon editor nominated for charity’s prestigious award

Steven Downes, the editor of Inside Croydon, has been nominated for a prestigious award for this website’s campaigning journalism over the provision, or lack of it, for young Croydon residents with autism and special educational needs. Anna Kennedy Online, the … Continue reading

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House prices are falling just as Brick by Brick comes to market

A collapse in house prices, even in London and the south-east, could put more pressure on the Town Hall’s creaking finances, thanks to chief exec Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini’s cunning plan of spending public money on building 1,000 homes … Continue reading

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Information Commissioner orders Sussex Police to come clean over ‘knives and knuckle-duster’ claims

The editorial team of a Crystal Palace fanzine are today being congratulated by football supporters across the country for managing to hold to account the police, after the Information Commissioner’s Office ruled that Sussex Police’s had broken the Freedom of … Continue reading

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Where in Croydon would you include on a special guided tour?

WIN! We have an exclusive South Norwood Tourist Board T-shirt to give away – the fashion item to be seen wearing in south London this festival season – in our free-to-enter competition Next month, the South Norwood Tourist Board, the … Continue reading

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Leaflets target Labour leaders to halt Brick by Brick schemes

Guerilla leafleting has been carried out across three south London boroughs in protest against the councils’ leaderships, and in one case the police have been called in. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports Residents’ groups have been flyering their neighbourhoods to … Continue reading

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They’re wild about Harry. But Harry’s not wild about Croydon

Red faces all round at a small-circulation newspaper based in Guildford, after they ran a story about Prince Harry planning to attend a charity dinner at Croydon Town Hall last night. Problem is, the charity doesn’t exist. And there was … Continue reading

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