Tag Archives: Croydon Guardian

Local newspaper group seeks funding through a charity appeal

Waitrose’s George Street branch is this month using part of its community charity fund-raiser to support a newspaper business which last year reported profits of £70million and which axed the jobs of around 200 professional journalists. The Croydon branch of … Continue reading

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And then there were none: journo No4 quits Croydon Guardian

Will the last person to leave the Croydon Guardian offices please turn off the lights? As the journalists on Croydon and Sutton’s free newspapers extend their dispute with rapacious owners Newsquest over compulsory redundancies, news comes of yet another staff … Continue reading

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Two-thirds of Croydon Guardian staff to quit the paper

This week’s edition of the local free newspaper, the Croydon Guardian, could be the last seen in the borough for a while. It will certainly be the very last newspaper on which journalists with good contacts and an understanding of … Continue reading

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More redundancies at free paper take news off the agenda

Most of the journalists – or at least, any journalists who are left – at local free papers the Croydon Guardian and the Sutton Guardian have been put on notice of redundancy by the company which owns them, Newsquest, in … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory MP gives his backing to newspaper strikers

Wonders will never cease (Part II). A week after a right-wing Tory MP declared he couldn’t possibly live in London on the National Minimum Wage, now another Conservative MP from Croydon has declared his support for striking journalists at the … Continue reading

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Striking free paper’s staff reach breaking point over cuts

Nick Davies has had a fair amount of airtime in the last 24 hours. The investigative journalist was the first to break the phone hacking scandal which ultimately led to the Old Bailey trial involving David Cameron’s former communications director, … Continue reading

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Council’s “sound investment” in Davis House costs £15m

Our Conservative-run council’s flawed policies of property speculation on the rates, which have put Croydon on course to have unsustainable debt of more than £1 billion, will be laid bare again in a report to the Tory councillors in the … Continue reading

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