Tag Archives: Christian Wolmar

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In a special offer exclusively for Inside Croydon patrons, we are giving our loyal readers the opportunity to buy a copy of Blood, Iron and Gold – How the Railways Transformed the World for just £8 (plus £3 postage and … Continue reading

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TfL ‘scandal putting passengers at risk’ over driver fatigue

Three years on from the Croydon tram crash, London’s transport chiefs’ reluctance, or failure, to act decisively on the issue of driver fatigue on the capital’s buses and tram network is “a scandal that is putting passengers at risk”, according … Continue reading

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SPECIAL OFFER: Save £4 on acclaimed Crossrail book

In an exclusive money-off offer for Inside Croydon supporters, you can save 20 per cent off the cost of the definitive book on the controversial, £17billion Crossrail project, written by the country’s foremost railway historian. The Story of Crossrail is the … Continue reading

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Author’s talk on Railways And The Raj, East Croydon, Jun 3

Christian Wolmar, prolific railway author and journalist, is giving a talk in Croydon next month on one of his more recent books, Railways And The Raj, The History of Indian Railways. The talk is arranged by a local Croydon railways … Continue reading

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Trains, trams and bicycles: get your tickets now for Wolmar talk

With less than a week to go, there’s just a few tickets remaining for the first Talking Inside Croydon event of 2018, when transport expert Christian Wolmar will be discussing his latest book, Railways & The Raj, and taking questions … Continue reading

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Book now for Wolmar’s talk on the Raj and Railways, Feb 7

Talking Inside Croydon is back next month, with an evening with Christian Wolmar, one of the country’s leading writers and broadcasters on transport. Wolmar will be talking about his latest book, Railways & The Raj, which one reviewer has described … Continue reading

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Exclusive competition: Win new book Railways & The Raj

Inside Croydon is delighted to present another great competition, exclusive to our site supporters, with two prizes up for grabs which should delight anyone interested in history, India or railways, or could make an outstanding present for Christmas. Railways & … Continue reading

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Police complaints meant Uber could not get an easy ride

CROYDON COMMENTARY: London taxis have been highly regulated, to protect passengers and other road-users, for centuries. Then Uber came along. CHRISTIAN WOLMAR says that concerns from the Met left TfL with little choice The non-renewal of Uber’s licence is the … Continue reading

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Greens accused of ‘betrayal’ for backing LibDems in Richmond

The Greens in south London have got themselves into a bit of a lather, after the environmentally concerned party decided not to contest the Richmond Park parliamentary by-election, and instead support the LibDems in an effort to beat Zac Goldsmith. … Continue reading

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London election candidates need to ‘be brave’ on transport

One of those who stood against Sadiq Khan to be Labour’s candidate for London Mayor has called upon all those standing in next month’s elections, from borough councillors upwards, to show some leadership, abandon the tendency of following the path … Continue reading

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Wolmar gets up a head of steam for free railway lecture, Jan 8

Christian Wolmar, the journalist, author and transport expert, is coming to Croydon this Friday to give a free lecture on his book, Engines of War. Wolmar, who was the only non-career politician to be shortlisted for selection as a London … Continue reading

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Author Will Self declares Croydon to be a ‘sexy suburb’

For an area which was described dismissively as “having an image problem” by one of its own MPs, the perception of Croydon must be set for a thorough overhaul after the novelist, Will Self, described ours and other London suburbs … Continue reading

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If you want change, then now’s the time to vote for change

First, the declaration of interest. I have known Christian Wolmar since 1986, when we both experienced what it was like to work for Robber Maxwell. But when I suggest that all of Croydon (perhaps with the exception of serving Tory … Continue reading

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Hustings where a Dame turned into a pantomime villain

Inside Croydon’s Editor, STEVEN DOWNES, managed his own bit of entryism to report from the far-left corner of last night’s Labour hustings at Ruskin House There was an end-of-term feeling about it all. And with the headmistress missing, there was … Continue reading

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Will Self writes for Inside Croydon… (Well, sort of)

Labour’s candidates for London Mayor, or at least most of them, come to Croydon on Monday for a suburban hustings. But only one of them will be able to do so with the endorsement described by the New Statesman as … Continue reading

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Developers are not the answer to London’s housing crisis

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Borough councils, including Croydon, have leant heavily on speculative developments to build new homes. But London needs a far more radical approach, according to CHRISTIAN WOLMAR, who is seeking selection by Labour to be the party’s Mayoral candidate … Continue reading

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Labour go for six of the best to become next London Mayor

Londoners – of all political persuasions, and of none – will have six to choose from this summer when the Labour Party stages its first ever open primary to select its candidate to run for London Mayor in 2016. A … Continue reading

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A letter for all Londoners – from Christian Wolmar

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR is seeking selection as Labour’s candidate to be the next Mayor of London. This is his open letter to all Londoners following Thursday’s General Election Regardless of how you voted, the election was a shocking result. Not even … Continue reading

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Mayoral contender calls for review of incinerator schemes

A leading contender for selection by Labour to run for the Mayor of London next year says he will ask whoever is the Environment Secretary in the new Government to conduct an urgent review of all waste incinerator schemes planned … Continue reading

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Mayor’s new road schemes ‘will leave motorists worse off’

One of the people who wants to replace Boris Johnson as Mayor of London has described his road-building proposals across the city – which include the £87 million Waddon flyover to the Croydon Flyover – as “laughable”, “fanciful” and “damaging”. … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace tram decision is “disgraceful and inexplicable”

One of the country’s leading transport experts has described Mayor Boris Johnson’s decision not to fulfil his promise to deliver a tram extension to Crystal Palace as “disgraceful and inexplicable”. Christian Wolmar, the author of several books on transport policy … Continue reading

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