Tag Archives: Britain

Food Bank Britain 2013: some uncomfortable truths

There is a debate in parliament today on the rising use of – and need for – food banks in Britain in 2013. Inside Croydon’s Christmas Appeal this year is for Croydon Nightwatch, the local charity which dispenses food to … Continue reading

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Roller Derby get their skates on to back Nightwatch

LILY “COOPER” RAE and ALEX “PUNK” CAMPBELL invite you to support a charity fund-raising event this Sunday This Sunday, December 1, a very special Christmas roller derby event is taking place in a tucked-away sports centre in Carshalton – and … Continue reading

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Syria, Parliament and the local MPs who want it all ways

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Where do local MPs stand on the issue of intervention in Syria after Thursday night’s votes in the House of Commons? In some cases, it is hard to say, writes ANDREW PELLING, especially for the MP who voted … Continue reading

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Even in Croydon, the Tories are split over Europe

The splits in the Conservative party over Europe, so widely reported nationally, are even apparent between two of Croydon’s MPs, reports ANDREW PELLING With UKIP polling as high as 20 per cent in opinion polls this week, Croydon’s Conservative MPs … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Andrew Pelling, Croydon Central, Croydon North, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Peter Staveley, Richard Ottaway MP, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Fisher battle through to second day at Rosslyn Park 7s

RUGBY ROUND-UP: John Fisher School‘s senior rugby squad faces a daunting morning today, as the National Schools 7s go into a second day at Rosslyn Park, kicking off at 11am with a game against Rydal Penrhos. The schools 7s season … Continue reading

Posted in John Fisher School, Old Mid-Whitgiftians/Trinity RFC, Old Walcountians, Old Whitgiftians, Purley-John Fisher, Rugby Union, Schools, Sport, Streatham-Croydon RFC, Warlingham RFC, Whitgift School | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Off with their heads: time to cut back on councillors

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Politics is broken and we need to fix it, says DAVID CALLAM, as he offers some radical solutions to reduce the costs of democracy at the Town Hall and at City Hall Our institutions need some major surgery … Continue reading

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Is Boris the man to make prefabs sprout in London?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: DAVID CALLAM muses over the mess our council has made of one of its most important community responsibilities Housing in Croydon is in crisis. A combination of lazy politicians and greedy developers has brought us to a parlous … Continue reading

Posted in Boris Johnson, Croydon Council, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Purley Way, Ruskin Square, Tramlink, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments