Category Archives: London-wide issues

MP Jones ‘shocked’ as Philp’s new money claim proves false

Two of Croydon’s MPs have been in a spat over the details of the Tory Government’s latest initiative to help the homeless, after Croydon South Conservative MP Chris Philp was wheeled out for the broadcast media on Sunday night and … Continue reading

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Stop and Search Workshop, Croydon Police Station, Aug 16

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Palace paid not a penny towards their Old Bill bill last season

Crystal Palace go into the big Premier League kick-off tomorrow with a London politician demanding that the club pays a fairer share towards the costs of policing matches at Selhurst Park. Palace was the only London club in the top … Continue reading

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Man’s ‘life-threatening’ condition ignored by housing team

Another week, and yet another very critical judgement of Croydon Council passed down from the Local Government Ombudsman. An LGO report has been made public which criticises Croydon Council for failing to take into account a man’s life-threatening health conditions … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick gets V&A Museum to artwash housing schemes

Brick by Brick has won more vacuous awards in its three-year existence than it has built houses (current total: 0). Now, it is turning Croydon into a museum artefact, for tourists to gawp at, as BARRATT HOLMES reports Brick by … Continue reading

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Croydon MP accuses Tories of ‘tolerating racism’ over Johnson

Croydon North MP Steve Reed OBE has this morning stepped in to the row over Boris Johnson’s Islamaphobic remarks made in a column in the Daily Torygraph earlier this week. In common with a growing number of politicians from all … Continue reading

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Housing market dips before Brick by Brick finishes first build

Brick by Brick’s gamble with millions of pounds of council-owned land and tax-payers’ money is looking like an increasingly risky punt, as estate agents and the construction industry are reporting down-turns in the housing market. Of course, if Croydon’s Labour-run … Continue reading

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