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Advertiser’s circulation falls below 5,000 per week for first time

Our local meeja correspondent, RAY GREENSLIDE, sifts through some figures which suggest the demise of a once proud Croydon institution The Croydon Sadvertiser, under the editorship of Andy Worden, sold a miserable 3,533 copies in one sorry week last year. … Continue reading

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Guildford-based Sadvertiser to merge into London website

The Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is about to dump its own dedicated website. In the latest move in the slow, painful and largely self-inflicted demise of the borough’s own local newspaper, it is being¬† reported that the newspaper’s publishers are to … Continue reading

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They’re wild about Harry. But Harry’s not wild about Croydon

Red faces all round at a small-circulation newspaper based in Guildford, after they ran a story about Prince Harry planning to attend a charity dinner at Croydon Town Hall last night. Problem is, the charity doesn’t exist. And there was … Continue reading

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Year Zero at Sadvertiser as local paper abandons archive

It’s as if nothing has happened in Croydon over the past 15 years, if the website of the Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is anything to go by. The non-local paper, which abandoned its home town in 2013 to save a few … Continue reading

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Former Advertiser reporter: ‘the paper is now beyond saving’

Gareth Davies, until recently the Croydon Advertiser’s chief reporter, has today supplemented his Friday night Twitter outburst about the decline of the newspaper with a detailed essay which picks apart the decade-long disinvestment in local journalism, and journalists, by the … Continue reading

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Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

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Lawrence inquiry officer to chair council’s ethics committee

Local community leaders and politicians have reacted with disgust and anger at the news that the council’s ethics committee for the next year is to be chaired by David Osland, the former senior police officer who once advised colleagues in … Continue reading

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Split edition Sadvertiser hit by 44% circulation crash

Circulation of the Croydon Advertiser has nose-dived by more than 40 per cent in just 12 months, according to independently audited figures published today. The paper’s sales bill last week said “Free cup of coffee for every reader”. Judging by … Continue reading

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For Falks’ sake: Norwood tunnel’s overlooked coverage

In the past couple of weeks, Inside Croydon carried two pieces on the centenary of the foot tunnel at Norwood Junction: one, here, on its history, the other about the ceremony staged to mark the occasion, where Croydon’s partisan mayor … Continue reading

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Sadvertiser bows to pressure and drops brothel ads

It took more than 18 months, plus a couple of stern warnings from the police, and after some broken promises, the Croydon Advertiser has finally managed to deliver an edition on Friday which was clear of tawdry ads for brothels … Continue reading

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Brothel ads are fine with me, says Croydon councillor

Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of Croydon Council‘s ruling Conservatives, has used public money from a government grant to place ads alongside classifieds for the borough’s brothels. “Cuddly”, who cuts a somewhat Captain Mainwaring figure at the Town Hall, was … Continue reading

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Cameron promises to support calls for Lillian’s Law

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, today gave his backing to the tougher measures and penalties for drugged driving, as called for by Lillian’s Law campaigners in Croydon. Prompted in Parliament by Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell at Prime Minister’s Questions … Continue reading

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