Tag Archives: Banstead

Creatura bet his house on Banstead and didn’t make shortlist

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the knock-back to a Tory councillor that could prove to be terminal to his huge political ambition Mario Creatura, the former parliamentary gobby factotum to Gavin Barwell, has been thwarted again in his desperate … Continue reading

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Croham Hurst golfer among 600 hopefuls for Senior service

While Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy take on the world’s top pro golfers at Hoylake in the Open Championship this week, two of the best players from local clubs have been getting in their last practice rounds before trying to … Continue reading

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Banned pastor and his wife have resumed ‘normal’ services

‘Nothing can stop me’ says the man behind the Croydon-based evangelical church that was shut down by a Charity Commission investigation, as he continues to seek donations online and from the congregation at services held off the Purley Way and … Continue reading

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Business bonus: retail giant Ikea gets £1.5m rateable value cut

CROYDON IN CRISIS: As the borough’s residents brace themselves for Mayor Perry’s 15% Council Tax hike, one of the biggest businesses on the Purley Way looks to be about to see their bills slashed. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Croydon’s residents … Continue reading

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Banstead Rotary Club charity walk, Epsom Downs, May 5

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Frozen favourites on offer in Sanderstead’s new shop

Sanderstead is to get a new shop tomorrow, when frozen meal specialists COOK opens its doors at 5, Limpsfield Road for the first time. COOK was established just 16 years ago, its business model being to prepare home-made, wholesome meals … Continue reading

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Weekend rambles: London Loop from Banstead (11 miles)

Walk London is hoping to stage a significant walk around a 11-mile stretch of the London Loop from Banstead station this Saturday, January 26. The organisers state that, “This is a rural walk along relatively level ground combining some beautiful … Continue reading

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Walk your way to fitness in 2013 with local rambles

It’s too late for a 2013 London Marathon entry, the sponsored swim at Purley Pool is too far distant, and the weekly 5km Park Runs in Lloyd Park, on Roundshaw Downs, at Riddlesdown or in Banstead Woods might be a … Continue reading

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Weekend rambles: Oaks Park and Banstead (5 miles; easy)

Inside Croydon’s resident rambler, WALKER DUNELM offers an easy stroll from Oaks Country Park for the weekend From Oaks Park’s car park, go past the café and along by the hedge on the right to a gap in the southern … Continue reading

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