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Trust’s final shout for volunteers to help at Antiques Roadshow

The Crystal Palace Park Trust has made a final call for volunteer stewards for the visit of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow next month. “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the BBC to Crystal Palace Park on June 4 … Continue reading

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Cooks from Croydon stage takeover of BBC MasterChef kitchen

Skilled and talented cooks from Croydon have been staging a quiet takeover of the MasterChef kitchen in this latest series, with a second outstanding contestant from the area impressing the judges in this week’s episodes. The BBC1 programme, the country’s … Continue reading

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Podcast with BBC MasterChef contestant Vanessa D’Souza

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BBC Bargain Hunt to film at Southon’s next Selsdon auction

Bargain Hunt, the BBC television programme where amateur antiques “dealers” bid to out-do each other at an auction, is being recorded in Selsdon later this month. Auctioneer and TV antiques expert Catherine Southon is staging the latest of her auctions … Continue reading

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BBC’s Antiques Roadshow heads for Crystal Palace in June

Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team is returning to south London this summer, when the historic Crystal Palace Park will be one of the six locations for the filming of the 46th series of the celebrated BBC programme. First … Continue reading

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A great time hunting down antique bargains with Jo Brand

TV antiques expert CATHERINE SOUTHON is staging her first auction of 2023, on February 8 at Farleigh Golf Club. But as she outlines here, she’s been busy driving around the country looking for bargains with a fellow Palace fan I … Continue reading

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BBC returns to Minster to hear Croydon’s Choral Evensong

In its centenary year, the BBC is returning to Croydon Minster next month to record a service of Choral Evensong. The recording will take place on Tuesday December 20 at 4pm. Anyone wishing to attend must be seated in Croydon … 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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No encore for Krippner after covid outbreak in Minster choir

A special BBC Radio recording of a Choral Evensong, planned to be held at Croydon Minster tomorrow, has been cancelled after the musical director, Dr Ronny Krippner, and several members of the choir tested positive for covid-19. The news is … Continue reading

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Whitgift School old boy appointed as BBC Director-General

The new Director-General of the BBC is an Old Whitgiftian. It was announced today that Tim Davie will become the Corporation’s 17th DG in September, when Lord Tony Hall steps down. A scholarship boy at Whitgift School in the late … Continue reading

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Corbyn aide enters row over Lewis Hamilton’s tax record

Andrew Fisher, the chief policy adviser to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, last night jumped into the simmering row about the BBC’s annual sports review show by suggesting that if Lewis Hamilton wants to win Sports Personality of the Year, … Continue reading

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BBC game show pilot seeks families to participate

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BBC producers seek family to go Back In Time

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Family sought by BBC to spend summer at their leisure

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Spread Eagle jazzes up the re-staging of The Goon Show

The Spread Eagle pub is next door to Croydon Town Hall. What better venue, then, to perform a live re-staging of The Goon Show? The latest production at the Spread Eagle Theatre next week seeks to recreate the comic lunacy … Continue reading

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New Sherlock mystery: will Cumberbatch visit South Norwood?

Benedict Cumberbatch, the star of the BBC’s Sherlock series, has been invited to attend the official naming ceremony for Lake Conan Doyle in South Norwood on February 1. The wags at the South Norwood Tourist Board have issued the invitation, … Continue reading

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Cockney sparrows threatened by incinerator, says Urban Birder

David Lindo, known for his television appearances as “The Urban Birder”, has described the decision to build a waste incinerator near the wildlife sanctuary at Beddington as  “simply devastating”, as environmentalists warn that the development could wipe out a colony … Continue reading

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Council faces massive compensation bill over housing

Croydon’s Conservative-run council’s “doubly illegal” mishandling of the borough’s homeless families could end up costing Council Tax-payers hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation, according to a report this week by the Inside Housing website. Croydon’s shameful record on providing … Continue reading

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MP asks Prince Charles to intervene over riot compensation

After losing patience in waiting for the Prime Minister and his deputy, or for the Mayor of London, to fulfill their various promises to the people of Croydon who lost their homes and businesses in the riots more than two … Continue reading

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West Croydon worst hit by ticket office closures says Reed

Soon, it seems, there may be no public service buildings in London left open and operating. The future of the accident and emergency services at Mayday and St Helier Hospitals remains in question. After announcing the closure of all but … Continue reading

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Croydon businesses yet to receive riot compensation

Two years since the 8/8 riots in Croydon, and nearly 50 businesses in the borough have yet to receive a penny in the compensation that they were promised by Prime Minister “Call Me Dave” Cameron and the London Mayor Boris … Continue reading

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Dr Hope’s “advice clinic” open for business: July 13

If laughter is supposed to ease most ailments, then the South Norwood Arts Festival might offer a handy cure-all this weekend when Alexandra Maher brings her one-woman comedy show “Hope and Gloria” to SNAF this Saturday, July 13, before taking … Continue reading

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MP’s food bank “delight” wins latest Barwell booby prize

This week, a senior BBC executive gave some advice to local authorities about the use of social media, things like Faustbook and Twatter. One of things Sophie Brendell, the BBC’s head of digital communications, said was, “Don’t do anything stupid.” … 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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Have you been hit by benefits cap? The BBC wants to know

Do you live in Croydon and are affected by the changes in social security payments, specifically the benefits cap? Nina Robinson is a BBC journalist making a radio documentary for World Service and she wants to speak to anyone who … Continue reading

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