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Revealed: How Sutton spent some of its £30,000 MIPIM fund

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the mystery surrounding more than £20,000-worth of council sponsorship cash for a conference delegation to the South of France, and the business that links Croydon with social cleansing schemes in other London boroughs Niall Bolger, the … Continue reading

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Sutton’s ‘ballistic’ Bolger tries to gag criticism of MIPIM trip

The chief executive of Sutton Council, Niall Bolger, has been accused of “going ballistic” over reports regarding his £30,000 sponsored trip to the MIPIM development conference in the South of France next month. Bolger has taken it upon himself to … Continue reading

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Corbyn: ‘There’s a state of emergency in our local services’

Today, JEREMY CORBYN, pictured right, the Labour leader, delivered a speech to his party’s local government conference in Coventry. This is the script of that speech, that we reproduce here largely because it probably won’t be published or broadcast much … Continue reading

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Barwell in Crisis: homelessness shelter opens on Surrey Street

WALTER CRONXITE on how the housing minister needs to take proper responsibility for creating demand for a charity shelter in his own constituency It says something about what Croydon has become that the national homelessness charity has today opened its 11th … Continue reading

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Penny’s cheap jibes may not be welcomed in Carshalton

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the colourful political past of a Tory candidate for next year’s council elections There must be local elections coming up, because some very peculiar wannabe councillors are beginning to crawl out of the woodwork ahead of … Continue reading

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Philp won by a landslide – as Most Useless MP in Rail Crisis

The Association of British Commuters has rejected claims (mainly from those members of the Croydon Conservatives who rarely have to use trains) that last week’s award to Croydon South’s Chris Philp for being “the Most Useless MP in the Southern … Continue reading

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Watson’s moving speech homes in on a Labour weakness

WALTER CRONXITE on what could turn out to be another boost for local estate agents, unwittingly provided by Croydon Council Mark Watson is going nowhere – and that’s official. Well, at least that’s what the under-pressure Addiscombe councillor told a … Continue reading

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