Category Archives: Purley Way

Purley Way Homebase included on list of stores facing closure

Croydon’s branch of Homebase is among 42 stores under threat of closure, as the struggling DIY retailer seeks a survival deal. Huffington Post provided a list this morning which includes the store located off the Purley Way. Around 1,500 jobs … Continue reading

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Macmillan’s cancer advice van visiting Valley Park this week

A cancer information and support service is coming direct to patients in Croydon this  Wednesday, August 1. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Valley Retail Park from 9am to 4pm with cancer information specialists on-hand to answer questions … Continue reading

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We could be on the verge of providing a wildlife haven

CROYDON COMMENTARY: By not cutting the grass verges alongside the borough’s major A-roads, Transport for London might – perhaps unwittingly – be providing a valuable new home for plants, insects and other wildlife, writes ANTHONY MILLS, pictured left I worked … Continue reading

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Khan’s kerbside wildernesses are leaving Croydon in a mess

JEREMY CLACKSON reports on the rapidly growing problem at the side of many of the borough’s roads As Mayor of London, never let it be said that Sadiq Khan doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. Because everywhere you … Continue reading

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Pets At Home’s charity appeal will have animal-lovers purring

The Pets At Home store near the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way is this month raising money for Croydon Cats Protection, to help homeless pets as part of a summer fundraising event launched by the country’s largest donor of … Continue reading

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Unholy row as church leaders run up massive tax debts

A Croydon couple who have been under investigation since 2015 over their management of hundreds of thousands of pounds of funds from an evangelical church are now subject to further enquiries by the Charity Commission, the tax man and the … Continue reading

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Police evacuate 800 homes after crash causes gas main leak

A one-mile stretch of the A23 Purley Way was closed this morning, buses are diverted and the tram network closed between Therapia Lane and Wandle Park because of a leak from a damaged gas mains, seeing emergency services place an … Continue reading

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