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Here’s wishing our readers a Wassailingly great Christmas

And a Wassailingly good Christmas to all Inside Croydon’s loyal readers! Thanks to the lovely people at Theatre Workshop Coulsdon and the cast of their Grimm Tales show for this musical Christmas card for 2022. We’re switching off the Roneo … Continue reading

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Planning a ‘merry’ Christmas? Then keep those antacids handy

Stomach ache, food poisoning, vomiting and heartburn are the conditions most frequently viewed on the NHS website over the festive season Heartburn is top of the list for advice on health conditions on the NHS website at Christmas. Analysis by … Continue reading

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The Friends of Lloyd Park, Boxing Day Walk, Dec 26

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Aldi does the Neighbourly thing with £250,000 charity fund

Supermarket chain Aldi is donating £250,000 to London’s local charities, foodbanks and community groups this Christmas through its Emergency Winter Foodbank Fund. It is also working with partners to donate surplus food to charities, and encouraging customers to make their … Continue reading

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It’s party time at Trinity when the pupils put on a big show

Trinity School hosted a Community Christmas Party this week, welcoming 60 older residents from local care homes and community groups into the school. The guests were treated to performances from Trinity’s Musical Theatre Club with big hits, from Les Misérables … Continue reading

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Lives Not Knives Christmas lunch, Centrale, Dec 19

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Stormzy is staging another #Merky Christmas at Fairfield Halls

Stormzy’s back. Following the huge success of last year’s special Christmas event at the Fairfield Halls, Stormzy’s charity, the Merky Foundation, last night announced the return of their Christmas party, with thousands of tickets up for grabs for events this … Continue reading

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From gluhwein to jazz to flower arranging at Purley’s festive fair

CALAT – Croydon Adult Learning And Training – is working in partnership with Croydon Libraries to bring you a fantastic festive fair to celebrate Christmas 2022. It all takes place at Purley Library this Saturday December 10 between 11am and … Continue reading

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Schools’ Christmas Carol Service, Croydon Minster, Dec 6

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Merry Christmas Fair, Woodcote High School, Dec 19

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Cheaper fares on Southern and Thameslink through December

Govia, operator of Thameslink and Southern trains, has released Advance Fares for the festive period. Passengers can save up to 45per cent by booking in advance, compared to buying their tickets on the day. “Not only is taking the train … Continue reading

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BBC returns to Minster to hear Croydon’s Choral Evensong

In its centenary year, the BBC is returning to Croydon Minster next month to record a service of Choral Evensong. The recording will take place on Tuesday December 20 at 4pm. Anyone wishing to attend must be seated in Croydon … Continue reading

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The Whitgift Centre is on a roll in the build-up to Christmas

Centrale and Whitgift shopping centres have announced that they will be opening a free roller rink in Whitgift Square on Saturday November 25, to be a feature of festive activities in the town centre right through until Christmas Eve. It … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Festive History talk, Upper Norwood, Nov 14

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Old Coulsdon Christmas lights appeal Quiz Night, Oct 8

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Christmas deliveries delayed: covid outbreak at sorting office

For the second successive Christmas, postal deliveries in large parts of Croydon have been delayed, or even stopped altogether, as a consequence of staffing issues at a sorting office where there has been an outbreak of covid-19 cases. The South … Continue reading

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Croydon mums hit the big-time with their colourful decorations

A pair of friends from Croydon who had the business idea of putting more colour into Christmas have hit the big time, with their collection of festive figurines with black skin tone going on sale at Selfridge’s on Oxford Street. … Continue reading

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Christmas Carols on the Green, Croydon Minster, Dec 19

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WI provide festive winter warmers for Old Coulsdon postbox

The usually less-than-festive political editor, Walter Cronxite – catchphrase, “Bah! Humbug!”, even in July – raised a smile when he saw this on a stroll around Old Coulsdon yesterday. Woollen willy warmers for postboxes seem to have become a “thing” … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells! 3 pairs of Christmas concert tickets to be won!!

What a great way to get into the swing of things for the festive season – WIN a pair of tickets to the Len Phillips Swing Orchestra’s Swingin’ Christmas concert at the Fairfield Halls on December 21 in our exclusive … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas to Inside Croydon’s loyal reader

And that’s it from us for a couple of days. We’ll be back on Thursday, December 27, with our usual news-breaking, award-winning journalism from the heart of Croydon. Before the end of the year, we will be revealing… The £20million … Continue reading

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Christmas Fair, St Stephen’s, Thornton Heath, Dec 3

St Stephen’s Church, Thornton Heath CHRISTMAS FAIR 3rd December

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Howard Primary School Christmas Fair, Dec 3

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Lucy and The Crinoggle Pie, Stanley Halls, Dec 20-22

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All Saints Kenley, Christmas Tree Festival, Dec 11-13

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