Category Archives: Thornton Heath

Amazing lockdown efforts as school starts Parcels for Pupils

Schools and businesses continue to raise money and collect donations of food to support families around the borough whose circumstances have been affected by coronavirus and a loss of earnings. In Thornton Heath, the Paxton Academy primary school has identified … Continue reading

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Pavements to be widened in South Norwood and Crystal Palace

Seven more Croydon roads, in Crystal Palace, South Norwood and Thornton Heath, are to undergo pavement widening measures next week as part of the council’s Streetspace scheme that aims to make it easier to walk or cycle during the coronavirus … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath In Bloom competition 2020, enter by Jul 10

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Covid death rates linked to poverty and high-density housing

Official death rate figures from the ONS show that over-intensification of housing has played a part in helping the spread of coronavirus, as Croydon’s NHS chief warns against ‘inequalities’. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Croydon has suffered a far … Continue reading

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Poltergeist investigation discovers Croydon’s haunted bar

Have you heard something go bump in the night lately? If you have, then a writer living in Thornton Heath wants to hear from you. In a book set to be published this summer, John Fraser claims that Croydon has … Continue reading

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Poetry by John Fraser: The Nespresso Machine In The Attic

The Nespresso Machine In The Attic By John Fraser When life stops because of a virus. When the coffee shops gradually close. When you find your face scowling at the taste of harsh instant coffee sipped slow during your ‘countryside … Continue reading

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Adrian Dennis: ‘A legacy of honesty, integrity and decency’

Tributes to the life and works of Adrian Dennis, the former Thornton Heath Labour councillor who died last week, have flooded in from a wide range of former colleagues and friends, including a former Deputy Mayor of London. Dennis, who … Continue reading

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Alderman Adrian Dennis, who scolded ‘Lord Tea Bag’, has died

Adrian Dennis, the former Labour councillor, a Freeman of the Borough and Honorary Alderman, has died. He was 67. Dennis was one of three councillors to take the Thornton Heath ward in 1986 from the Ratepayers’ Alliance, a grouping with … Continue reading

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Tory flagship free school Portakabin Academy rated inadequate

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how Conservative policy has failed staff, parents and – above all – pupils at a Thornton Heath primary One of the Tory government’s flagship free schools, the Paxton Academy in Thornton Heath, has been … Continue reading

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Free cooking and nutrition classes, Thornton Heath, Jan 14-28

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