Category Archives: Stephen Carr

Feck! Croydon Tories cry foul as Garratt wins selection ballot

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on a somewhat fractious outcome to the Conservatives’ vote on who  will represent the party in the 2020 London Assembly elections Neil “Father Jack” Garratt, the councillor for Belmont ward, will be the Conservative candidate for … Continue reading

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Tories’ male, stale and, mainly, pale shortlist for selection

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE reveals the Conservative shortlist for the candidate to stand in next year’s London Assembly elections in Croydon and Sutton The local Tory Party, which has held the Sutton and Croydon constituency at the London Assembly … Continue reading

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Council leader forced to resign over critical Ofsted report

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another local government Carr crash over failures to provide adequate social services The pressure is mounting this weekend on Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, over his and council officials’ response to the highly … Continue reading

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Palace revolution as Bromley hands park to community

Bromley Council has agreed to hand over the management and governance of Crystal Palace Park to a community-led trust. The decision has been described as “one of the most important decisions in 30 years”.

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Coe’s Olympic legacy promises left in ruins at Crystal Palace

In all the furore surrounding corruption at FIFA, the world governing body of football, one name that has barely been mentioned is Sebastian Coe. Lord Coe spent almost two years as the chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee. He was appointed … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace stadium report delayed as scheme reconsidered

ZhongRong’s deadline for paying Bromley a non-refundable £5 million deposit to maintain their preferential status as developers of a £500 million “exciting glass-house proposal” (© Boris Johnson) for the top site in Crystal Palace Park expires later today, with the … Continue reading

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Boris aides ‘stunned’ by response to Palace consultation

Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority was “stunned” by the depth and hostility of the response, from the public, sports bodies and from Bromley Council, to its consultation conducted last autumn on the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal … Continue reading

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ZhongRong given another two weeks to save £500m deal

Yesterday’s meeting of the Crystal Palace Park Executive Board was due to have been held at City Hall and to be chaired by none other than the Grand High Master Mayor of London himself. It is surely a measure of … Continue reading

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Two years of secret meetings for world’s largest ‘glass-house’

The Mayor of London’s office first discussed “the exciting Crystal Palace glass-house proposal” with representatives of China’s ZhongRong Group more than two years before Boris Johnson announced the £500 million scheme from the steps of Paxton’s terracing in October 2013. … Continue reading

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It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong for ZhongRong’s Palace scheme

It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong for ZhongRong’s takeover of a massive chunk of Crystal Palace Park. Bromley Council has today issued a press release confirming what had been widely expected for some time. The sweetheart exclusivity period provided … Continue reading

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