Category Archives: Purley Way

Croydon BME Forum shopping bus service, starts Mar 11

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Self-storage warehouse was Croydon’s worst fire since riots

Based on eyewitness accounts and internal fire brigade briefing documents, here’s the full account of how the Shurgard self-storage warehouse burned through from New Year’s Eve and into 2019 Photostory by DESMOND FITZGERALD The fire was called in to the … Continue reading

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Tram network facing indefinite disruption after Shurgard fire

Croydon’s tram network could face disruption for days to come as a result of the massive fire at the Shurgard self-storage warehouse off the Purley Way on the night of New Year’s Eve. The fire took nearly three days to … Continue reading

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Croydon sales assistant cooks up rhymes in the kitchen

A rap including the line “If your main concern is the paper, it’s all good, you can buy now and pay later”, written and performed by a part-time kitchen sales assistant from Croydon, has gone viral online, with more than … Continue reading

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Colonnades purchase is massive gamble with public money

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Spending millions to buy a private business risks feather bedding property speculators, says DEREK THROWER Under a Conservative government, local authorities, including Croydon Council, are being given public cash to nationalise private assets and land. That’s quite extraordinary … Continue reading

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Council pays £53m to buy ‘unloved’ Colonnades centre

The business “brains” at Fisher’s Folly have gone out and splurged £53million of public money to buy the freehold of the “unloved” and rarely visited Colonnades retail and leisure park – just as industry experts are warning that 200 such … Continue reading

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Unexploded WWII bomb disrupts Croydon business awards

The annual festival of back-slapping, the Croydon Business Awards, came close to being cancelled last night. With the awards due to be held in the Grand Sapphire Hotel, off the Purley Way, organisers and guests were evacuated just two hours … Continue reading

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