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MP Jones wants to give Voice to the victims of knife crime

Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, has started a programme of evidence-gathering and meetings to try to identify the root causes of knife crime. The announcement comes as Metropolitan Police figures showed a total of 571 knife crime offences recorded … Continue reading

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Croydon has too few officers to police soaring knife crime

Incidents of knife crime in Croydon have nearly doubled in the past year, with 13 murders in the borough since January 2016. But police shortages in Croydon have become so bad that there were no officers available to visit the … Continue reading

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Developer removed stairwell from office-to-flats conversion

A property speculator has removed the staircase from a residential block as part of its conversion from offices to flats, halving the available fire escapes in the building for the residents of its 119 homes. The 1960s office block Green … Continue reading

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Momentum makes gains but Newman’s still in Blairite civil war

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest developments within local Labour parties, including in LibDem Tom Brake’s Carshalton and Wallington fiefdom Momentum, the grassroots movement established to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and values within the Labour Party, gained, well… some … Continue reading

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Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

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Prime Minister has no answers on Croydon’s knife crime

Concerned at the 76 per cent increase in youth knife crime in the borough in the past year, Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, took the opportunity of Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday to demand more support for local police from … Continue reading

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Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced an much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

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