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This is what £12,500 of council money pays towards at MIPIM

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, went undercover last week, and disguised as Charles Aznavour he sneaked into the London Pavilion at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes to find out what was being said, apparently on behalf of the people … Continue reading

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‘Optimistic’ MP Philp to debate Britain’s future after Brexit

Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp is to take part in a debate on Britain’s Brexit future. Organised by the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society, the event is being held on Wednesday, April 5 at the Coulsdon Day Centre. Philp … Continue reading

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Nimby housing minister Barwell pimps Britain at MIPIM

Gavin Barwell, the government’s Nimby housing minister, has outraged elected local councillors in Croydon and across the country with remarks he has made at MIPIM, the “booze and hookers fest” which doubles as the world’s largest gathering of property speculators … Continue reading

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Mothers’ campaign forces U-turn over NHS cuts to baby milk

A campaign by a Croydon mother, given a platform by Inside Croydon, has managed to get the Croydon NHS Clinical Commissioning Group to U-turn over its proposed cuts to prescribing formula milk for babies with food allergies. Kirstie Smith launched … Continue reading

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Negrini approves £12,500 spend on her trip to South of France

Jo Negrini, Croydon’s chief exec, has spent more than £12,000 of Council Tax-payers’ money for her and three council executives to spend most of this week out of the office in Fisher’s Folly and instead jet off to enjoy cocktails … Continue reading

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Barwell admits Tories have broken promise on starter homes

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports on a manifesto commitment which the government’s Nimby housing minister now says won’t be kept Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell, in his role as the housing minister, has confirmed that the Tory government has … Continue reading

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Newman’s ward gamble back-fires as Commission backs Tories

Croydon Council leader Tony Newman’s big gamble of seeking to re-draw the borough’s ward boundaries to establish a political advantage for Labour in future elections has back-fired disastrously. As the Local Government Boundary Commission for England publishes its recommendations this … Continue reading

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