Category Archives: Boris Johnson

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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Barwell accused of trying to ‘kneecap’ Boris over Brexit

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on claims that the Prime Minister is getting gaffe-prone Gav to do her dirty work for her For the second time in a few months, fingers within Conservative High Command are pointing at Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

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Twycross is appointed as London’s Deputy Mayor for Fire

Fiona Twycross is to be London’s first Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience when responsibility for the London Fire Brigade passes to City Hall next month. Croydon resident Twycross has been the Labour’s lead Assembly Member on the London Fire … Continue reading

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Two men and a digger: slow going on closed Beddington Lane

Are Conways, who are widening Beddington Lane to make it easier for the thousands of rubbish-laden HGVs to reach the Viridor incinerator, staging a go-slow? How can a major road be closed and the contractors not work on Saturday and … Continue reading

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Chinese billionaire wants second helpings of Palace takeaway

“I still want to rebuild the Crystal Palace,” Ni Zhaoxing, the billionaire owner of the ZhongRong Group, declared in Beijing earlier this week. Ni, described as “a 62-year-old Anglophile”, was interviewed by the Financial Times during Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading

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Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

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Station closures reducing time Coulsdon police spend on patrol

The police in Coulsdon are having to pack up and stop working before 8pm each night – at least in part because it takes them so long to get back to their nearest police station to finalise their paperwork. That’s … Continue reading

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