Tag Archives: Boris Johnson

Croydon’s Labour council in crackdown against street beggars

Compare and contrast. While local authorities, and not just Blairite-run Croydon, wring their hands piously over the “housing crisis” as they sell off more council homes than they build, on the streets of London every night, the homelessness crisis gets … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Hamida Ali, Housing, London-wide issues, Policing, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Store closures spark more concern for £1.4bn Westfield plans

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest dire news for plans to base the regeneration of Croydon on the building a shopping mall Today’s announcement to the London Stock Exchange of a two-thirds fall in annual profits for Marks … Continue reading

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Barwell accused of trying to ‘kneecap’ Boris over Brexit

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on claims that the Prime Minister is getting gaffe-prone Gav to do her dirty work for her For the second time in a few months, fingers within Conservative High Command are pointing at Gavin Barwell … Continue reading

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Two men and a digger: slow going on closed Beddington Lane

Are Conways, who are widening Beddington Lane to make it easier for the thousands of rubbish-laden HGVs to reach the Viridor incinerator, staging a go-slow? How can a major road be closed and the contractors not work on Saturday and … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Environment, Mayor of London, Nick Mattey, Sutton Council, TfL, Transport, Waste incinerator | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chinese billionaire wants second helpings of Palace takeaway

“I still want to rebuild the Crystal Palace,” Ni Zhaoxing, the billionaire owner of the ZhongRong Group, declared in Beijing earlier this week. Ni, described as “a 62-year-old Anglophile”, was interviewed by the Financial Times during Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading

Posted in Athletics, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, Property, Sadiq Khan, Sport, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Is the bell sounding for the final lap at Crystal Palace NSC?

There’s a public consultation underway to try to resolve the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace. And it’s déjà vu all over again. Poor publicity for the process run by a bunch of consultants, a reluctant attitude … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Olympics, Athletics, Boris Johnson, Community associations, Football, Mayor of London, South London Harriers, Sport, Swimming, Upper Norwood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gaffe-prone Gav in spotlight over leaked Brexit ‘Merlot Memo’

Gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell is feeling the political heat this week from a couple of political big beasts – and former Tory chums – as he stands accused of leaking a confidential memo on Brexit which had been handed to his … Continue reading

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