Category Archives: Surrey

Covid outbreak takes seven Surrey fire engines out of service

The fire brigade in neighbouring Surrey has been hit by an outbreak of coronavirus which has placed nearly one-third of the county’s full-time fire engines out of service. According to the Fire Brigades Union, the outbreak has occurred after Surrey … Continue reading

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Tories choose NHS’s birthday to sound death knell for St Helier

The Tory government chose the weekend of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the NHS to sound the death knell for acute services at St Helier Hospital, and at Epsom Hospital in Surrey. A 25-year-long battle to maintain and … Continue reading

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Shock as leader of council with £1bn property debts is ousted

The leader of a local council which has gambled hundreds of millions of pounds on the property market has been ousted by party colleagues, and may now face an independent investigation. No, loyal reader, don’t get too excited just yet… … Continue reading

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Godstone Road water works bring tears to the eyes of traders

Residents and businesses in Purley don’t know whether to laugh or cry as, after stoically enduring nine weeks of covid-19 lockdown, they are now bracing themselves for a two-month closure of a major arterial road. Locals have found out almost … Continue reading

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South of the border, residents brew up a planning rebellion

The Conservatives suffered a near-wipe-out in last week’s council elections held in the usually true blue stockbroker belt of Surrey. Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE has crunched the numbers and found that local issues do matter Croydon’s 70 councillors cost … Continue reading

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Surrey’s voters face a multi-coloured swapshop at the polls

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, checks out some straws in the election wind caused by the Brexit storm, as neighbouring councils hold their elections today Londoners might be spared the bother of going to the polling stations today, but for … Continue reading

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LibDem councillor who rediscovered herself as an Epsom sort

BERTIE WORCESTER-PARK reports on how Monica Coleman, having voted through the incinerator in Sutton, has re-invented herself as a residents’ association candidate in West Ewell to jump on the councillor allowance gravy train in local elections in Surrey tomorrow It’s … Continue reading

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Security warning for demonstrations over European elections

WALTER CRONXITE on how Croydon and other London local authorities have been told to prepare for the worst: European elections in May Jo Negrini, Croydon’s barely competent £200,000 per year council chief executive, confirmed to Monday night’s full council meeting … Continue reading

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Banstead Rotary Club charity walk, Epsom Downs, May 5

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‘People’s Vote’ poll paints bleak picture for Labour in London

WALTER CRONXITE has been crunching some numbers from the latest opinion poll A much bigger survey than usual  of London voters by YouGov, as part of their mega 25,000-people national poll (funded by something calling itself “The People’s Vote”), suggests … Continue reading

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