Tag Archives: BBC Radio 4

‘Welcome to Croydon. No. Literally. You’re welcome to Croydon’

Cruel? Perhaps a touch. But Jack Dee’s opening monologue at the recording of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue on its first visit to Croydon’s Fairfield Halls for 15 years had a packed house roaring with laughter at the inevitable … Continue reading

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Kate Moss is a model of good behaviour on Desert Island Discs

Kate Moss, among the most famous people ever to emerge from Croydon, has sparked a fashion industry row this week with a revealing interview on Desert Island Discs in which she said she was targeted by a sex pest photographer … Continue reading

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Comedian Perkins is put in charge of her ‘favourite game’

By SANJANA IDNANI Sue Perkins, the Croydon-born broadcaster and comedian, will be the new host of BBC Radio 4’s long-running panel show Just a Minute. Perkins succeeds Nicholas Parsons, who hosted the programme from its first broadcast in 1967 until … Continue reading

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JAGS founder calls for more help to combat gang culture

Tracey Ford, the founder of the Croydon-based anti-violence body the JAGS Foundation, has welcomed a government report on the first year of its Ending Gang and Youth Violence (EGYV) initiative. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme last week, Ford … Continue reading

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Portas Pilot one year on: more shops have closed in Croydon

The state of Surrey Street and Church Street markets in Croydon are worse now than 12 months ago, when the area was awarded a £100,000 grant by the local government department as part of the Portas Pilot scheme, according to … Continue reading

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Ken Clarke and his Marxist theory of the rioting underclass

Has Ken Clarke been re-reading his Marx (that’s Karl, rather than the jazz-loving Groucho, of course)? Interesting in today’s Guardian article by the Justice Secretary that he blames the penal system for causing the riots, claiming that 75 per cent … Continue reading

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