Tag Archives: Bromley

Running club discovers £8,000 hidden treasure in the attic

A rare Art Deco vase that has been languishing forgotten in the attic of one of the country’s leading athletics clubs for decades will go for auction next month when it is expected to raise as much as £8,000. Hayes-based … Continue reading

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Exclusive competition: WIN £60 tickets for Dance To The Music

Inside Croydon has a pair of VIP tickets to give away – completely FREE – to see Strictly Come Dancing‘s Kristina Rihanoff and singing host Jake Quickenden live on stage in Bromley next month in their Dance To The Music … Continue reading

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Official figures show Croydon is capital’s worst for complaints

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, crunches some numbers and finds that according to the annual report from the Local Government Ombudsman, our council does not compare well, however you dress it up Official figures from the Local Government Ombudsman … Continue reading

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Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

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Wibberley goes wobbly, and Bromley residents go to the polls

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE peers over the borough boundary to see how campaigning is going for Thursday’s council by-election Residents in Bromley’s Kelsey and Eden Park ward will be trudging back to the polls on Thursday, just six months … Continue reading

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Poetry performers embark on Inspiration tour of south London

Momtaza Mehri, the Young People’s Laureate for London, is calling on 13- to 25-year-olds in Kingston, Sutton and Bromley to be part of her Be My Next Inspiration campaign. During the school half-term week, Mehri will headline Spread the Word’s … Continue reading

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A bargain! Children in Need goodies at auction at Farleigh

Bargain Hunt, the BBC’s daytime antiques and art works programme, is in Croydon today to film a celebrity episode for this year’s Children in Need appeal. Catherine Southon, the organiser of the auction being held at Farleigh Court Golf Club … Continue reading

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Beckenham Beer and Cider Festival, Elmers End, Jul 20-22

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Bromley 10km charity road race, Jan 11

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Boris aides make a meal of London Mayor’s Chinese giveaway

London Mayor Boris Johnson’s cosily close links to China’s ZhongRong Group, to whom he wants to hand over a large chunk of publicly owned Crystal Palace Park, have been further exposed today, in the latest edition of the scurrilous satirical … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace to hold multi-borough hustings, May 7

Crystal Palace is getting “ready to rumble” on May 7 at the Queen’s Hotel with a packed Election Question Time cross-borough panel debate. With Town Hall elections on May 22 across Croydon and in the neighbouring London boroughs which converge … Continue reading

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Greens take a stand against Chinese takeaway of public park

Green Party figures from the five boroughs that meet at Crystal Palace – Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark, Lambeth and Croydon – have united to oppose what they have called the “privatisation” of the Grade II-listed public park in a promised £500 … Continue reading

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Assembly Member calls Chinese Palace plans a “fiasco”

An influential member of the London Assembly has warned that Mayor Boris Johnson is trying to flog off a chunk of Crystal Palace Park to Chinese developers for the benefit of a Tory borough council, with little proper consultation or … Continue reading

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Public only get to peek in at the uncertain Palace plans

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Nearly a year on since Boris Johnson stood on the terracing of the old Crystal Palace to announce a £500 million “investment” and the handing over of a significant chunk of public property to a Chinese developer, there’s … Continue reading

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Croydon’s £40m Council Tax arrears make headlines again

Croydon’s Conservative-run council’s failure to collect more than £40 million-worth of Council Tax made it on to the pages of the Daily Wail and The Stun at the weekend, something which, with local elections coming, will have done nothing for … Continue reading

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Going Underground: historians want your Subway memories

Do you have memories of Crystal Palace subway? Did you use the subway as part of the old High Level railway station or when it was an air raid shelter during the war? Maybe you played there as a child, … Continue reading

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Chinese government has role in £500m Crystal Palace scheme

The major financial backer behind the ZhongRohn Group, which wants to build a £500million replica of the Victorian Crystal Palace as a hotel and entertainment complex on public open space at the top of Sydenham Hill, is the Chinese government. … Continue reading

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Boris showed “outrageous contempt” for Crystal Palace locals

A senior member of the London Assembly has attacked Boris Johnson for showing “outrageous contempt for local democracy” by supporting a Chinese billionaire’s plans to build a replica Crystal Palace on public parkland. The only real surprise is that Assembly … Continue reading

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Norwood Lake is having a fun day: June 8

The Lakes Playground Action Group, which wants to regenerate the South Norwood lake playground, is holding an event for all the family on Saturday, June 8, with lots of activities for children including storytelling by Little Supernovas, a bouncy castle … Continue reading

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Appeal judges’ decision on Crystal Palace puts parks at risk

An appeal court decision to allow “luxury apartments” to be built in Crystal Palace Park could see parkland up and down the country subject to speculative development, according to a concerned London Assembly Member. Earlier this week, three Lords of … Continue reading

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More plaudits for work of Lives Not Knives founder

Congratulations are due to South Croydon’s Eliza Rebeiro, who this week has had her work with the Lives Not Knives campaign recognised as an outstanding winner in  national volunteering awards. Rebeiro was named as the winner by Vinspired, the national … Continue reading

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“Truly shocking” 18% rise in muggings in Croydon

Figures released today show that muggings in Croydon have increased by 18 per cent in the past year, at a time when across London, the number of “robberies against a person” have fallen by 8 per cent, prompting the local … Continue reading

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Tram works engineered to deter weekend travel plans

Yet more disruption for people wanting to travel this weekend, as the private companies contracted to conduct engineering work on the Tramlink network concentrate their efforts during daytime on Saturday and Sunday, rather than overnight when the tram system is … Continue reading

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Croydon Council and a numbers game that doesn’t add up

At its most northerly point, Croydon’s boundaries converge with three other boroughs: inner London Lambeth and Southwark, and Bromley. People in this part of south London probably share many of the same concerns and outlooks, and they will all look … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch route for Croydon confirmed

Make a note of the time and date: 11.37am on Monday, July 23. That’s when the Olympic torch will be carried into Croydon, just four days before the Games are due to begin at the Olympic Stadium at Stratford. The … Continue reading

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