Tag Archives: Brighton

Rail works to cut off Purley and East Croydon for rest of month

Rail passengers in south London and the south-east, after having had direct journeys into Victoria closed off during December and January, now face nine days later this month when routes to the south of the Brighton Main Line are shut … Continue reading

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Coast to Capital business grant sessions: July 4

Coast to Capital is offering grants to Croydon businesses that can be worth up to £250,000, and is staging a session to advise local entrepreneurs how they can access this money at Croydon Park Hotel on July 4. Coast to … Continue reading

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Little bills and big plates make Little Bay not to be missed

STEVEN DOWNES uncovers a hidden gem of a restaurant which combines good food with outstanding value Quirky isn’t the word for it. On Mondays and Wednesdays, they have opera sung to (at?) their customers. For the other evenings in the … Continue reading

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It’s time for Town Halls to take back local powers

TONY NEWMAN, the leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, says that it is long overdue for powers to be returned to local councils so that they can take responsibility for their communities After serving as an elected local … Continue reading

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London Bridge is falling down… on services for rail commuters

Commuters who travel from East Croydon into London Bridge on the Thameslink service face more than three years’ disruption, with journey times almost doubled during major engineering and re-building work at the city terminus. Thameslink has been leafleting passengers and … Continue reading

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Follow the suffragettes’ footsteps on the Walk for Women

Croydon will be joining the Walk For Women march to Hyde Park on July 26, with a walk to central London to help mark a century of fighting for equal rights. “All who are committed to equality for women are … Continue reading

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MP Reed’s on his bike – have a heart and sponsor him

Croydon North’s MP Steve Reed appears to be taking Norman Tebbit’s most famous adage to heart. But Reed is getting on his bike to help his and other people’s hearts, as he is joining the London to Brighton bike ride … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: Wilfried Zaha

Cometh the hour and a half, cometh the man. Even some of Wilfried Zaha‘s most devout fans had acknowledged that, well, maybe the young winger had seemed a little weary, perhaps even distracted, since his stunning start to the season, … Continue reading

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Streatham-Croydon dig in for the future at Frant Road

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Redevelopment work on Streatham-Croydon’s stand and changing rooms has begun in earnest at Frant Road this week following a “breaking the ground” ceremony after the last home league game of the season against Old Rutlishians. Steve O’Connell, the … Continue reading

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Southern issue the wrong sort of timetable before any snow

Not a flake of snow has fallen in south London today, but train operators Southern are already flying the white flag in front of expected snowfall tomorrow in Croydon, Surrey and Sussex. It’s not the wrong kind of snow that’s … Continue reading

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Thorn in taxman’s side is named in accountancy power list

Mention of the council’s woebegone attempts to get the Croydon Gateway site developed with at least a little style and some substance prompted recollection of another local campaigner, Ken Frost, who this month has been named in Accountancy Age‘s Financial … Continue reading

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Pretorius tries strengthen promotion hopes at Frant Road

RUGBY ROUND-UP: There were differing fortunes on Saturday for the local sides at different ends of Croydon and different ends of the national rugby ladder. At Frant Road, Thornton Heath, Streatham-Croydon strengthened their promotion push in lowly Surrey Division 2 … Continue reading

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Clegg praises Reeves as “an inspiration to a generation”

In his keynote speech to his Liberal Democrats’ annual conference, Nick Clegg spoke with generous praise for Maurice Reeves, the senior member of the family-run Reeves furniture business in Croydon which was nearly destroyed by fire during the 8/8 riots … Continue reading

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Police admit to mistakes over handling of Brighton game

Croydon police want more regular dialogue with Crystal Palace fans and fans’ groups ahead of the new football season, when 16 league matches at Selhurst Park will have no police inside the ground during the game. Policing costs are one … Continue reading

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