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Idris Elba and film co-stars spotted doing the St George’s Walk

Actor Idris Elba, tipped by some to be the next James Bond, has been spotted in Croydon this week, filming his latest all-action blockbuster. The film is a production for Amazon called Heads of State, directed by Ilya Naishuller. Other … Continue reading

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Amazon invites you to check out its store with no check-outs

A new supermarket opened in central Croydon this morning that promises value products and, with the use of Amazon technology, no queues and no check-outs. There’s also introductory money-off offers that can save first-time shoppers £10. Amazon Fresh has opened … Continue reading

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Movie star Boyega helps Amazon deliver to Legacy Youth Zone

Movie star John Boyega was the surprise pre-Christmas package delivered to the Legacy Youth Zone on Whitehorse Road last night. The Star Wars actor’s visit was part of a campaign by Amazon and youth charity OnSide to deliver smiles to … Continue reading

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Amazon delivers £2,000 donation to NHS hospital charity

The Amazon delivery station team in Croydon has donated £2,000 to a charity that provides support to patients, staff and visitors at St George’s Hospital. The charity, based at the major NHS hospital in Tooting, received the donation as part … Continue reading

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‘Disposable labour’: Amazon workers describe life at the depot

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Insecure terms, unpaid wages and cancelled shifts are among the problems facing some of the low-paid workers at Amazon’s Croydon depots, as CLARA MURRAY reports A nationwide investigation into working conditions at Amazon warehouses, including two in Croydon, … Continue reading

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There’s a new electric feel to Amazon’s Purley Way depot

The Amazon depot off the Purley Way is using a new fleet of electric delivery vans to bring you your presents and gifts this Christmas by the most environmentally sustainable method possible. Amazon are using Mercedes-Benz vehicles as part of … Continue reading

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Amazon recruiting 150 staff at its hub off Purley Way

Amazon is creating 150 new jobs at its delivery hub in Croydon, in response to the increased demand for its services since the coronavirus lockdown began. The jobs at the Croydon depot, just off the Purley Way, are described by … Continue reading

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Amazon backs virtual training scheme for small businesses

Enterprise Nation, the business support network, has launched a Small Business Accelerator in partnership with Amazon, offering a free support package for more than 200,000 small businesses and startups across the country. As part of the activities offered around the … Continue reading

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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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Amazon is parking a dirty problem on residential streets

Christmas must be coming, the goose is getting fat, and van drivers for tax-dodging Amazon are already starting to take the piss. Amazon has a large distribution depot in Croydon, on Queensway, just off the Purley Way. It receives bulk … Continue reading

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Tech City debate comes to Old Town this Thursday

The concept of Croydon as a location for a cluster of digital businesses and start-ups, perhaps attracting online giants such as Google and Amazon, will be discussed at a special meeting organised this Thursday by local resident Jonny Rose. Tech … Continue reading

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