Category Archives: London-wide issues

Mayor pledges to build bridges with Addiscombe businesses

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan this morning promised to intervene personally with Transport for London in an effort to end the lengthy delays in re-opening Blackhorse Lane bridge in Addiscombe. The 120-year-old bridge, which crosses the tram tracks, had become … Continue reading

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Police chief says drop in knife crime is ‘just the beginning’

Croydon’s borough commander backs the use of stop and search to help continue reductions in levels of knife crime, and invites residents to join the police in swoops on ‘hotspot areas’ Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, the Metropolitan Police’s borough commander, … Continue reading

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Croydon is first council to call for end of ‘no-fault’ evictions

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how Croydon’s Labour-run council has led the way over ‘no-fault’ and revenge evictions by private landlords One of the more interesting proposals passed at Monday night’s full council meeting – the first staged in … Continue reading

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Public’s Town Hall questions on Binmageddon get censored

KEN LEE, our Town Hall reporter, sat through nearly four hours of Monday’s Town Hall meeting, so that you didn’t have to… A mere 90 days since the last full meeting of the council, and most of the borough’s councillors … Continue reading

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O’Connell’s ‘reap what you sow’ remarks branded ‘terrifying’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on how a Tory councillor has been forced into a climbdown after appearing to voice support for right-wing thugs after their assault on peaceful protesters There was cross-party condemnation last night for Steve O’Connell, the Croydon … Continue reading

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Mayor of London wants to give you two trees to plant

The Mayor of London wants to give you a tree, or two… Working together with the Woodland Trust, The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy and Sainsbury’s, City Hall is giving away 24,000 trees to Londoners. The recipients are to be chosen by … Continue reading

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Corbyn’s ‘commonsense socialism’ is creating real change

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Labour Party’s annual conference ended in Liverpool with progress being made, writes DAVID WHITE “I am a socialist and one day so will the Labour Party be.” Those were the words of Donald Soper, the Methodist minister, … Continue reading

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