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Croydon riot compensation still proving to be a cop out

8/8 ONE YEAR ON: ANDREW PELLING discovers some businesses in South Croydon have yet to receive any of their promised compensation after their livelihoods were trashed for lack of police protection For some businesses, the experience of last August’s riots … Continue reading

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“Cameron was full of promises but we’ve heard nothing since”

8/8 One Year On: We find another riot-hit business that received grand promises a year ago, from no less than Prime Minister David Cameron, but has received next to no help since One London Road trader has been forced to … Continue reading

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Stories of a night of rioting not something to dine out on

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we are publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and hopes for the future. Here, JONNY ROSE tells of the mixed emotions … Continue reading

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Wisdom, tolerance and the riot lessons of Mr Reeves

Last night’s Mr Reeves and the Riots on BBC1 would have been a recommended watch, even were we not a Croydon-themed website.

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Digital hub planned for Surrey St that points to future

The recovery, from the banker-induced recession as well as August’s riots, and the rebuilding process in Croydon will need development from more than just multi-national businesses and millionaire property speculators, and at least one local resident, Saif Bonar, is doing … Continue reading

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