Tag Archives: Croydon

Croydon Pridefest 2017, Queen’s Gardens, Jul 15

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Polls show that Labour needs a damage limitation exercise

ELECTION COMMENTARY: Former Labour Party campaign staffer JOHN BRAGGINS, pictured right, says the political situation is like a football match where his party is 4-2 down with four minutes to the final whistle. Anything can happen, but the result is … Continue reading

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Negrini bans use of words ‘Tory’, ‘Barwell’ and ‘May’ at council

Croydon, where a constituency Labour meeting last summer banned the use of the word “Blairite”, this week saw the words and phrases “Tory government”, “Barwell”, “Conservative”, “Labour”, “Reed” and “May” all proscribed from use by councillors at a full council … Continue reading

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From golf to dogging, new book charts the role of Green Belt

It is seven years now since, in a rare moment of inspiration rather than perspiration here at Inside Croydon Towers, we launched this website with the tag line: “Living life on the fringes of London”. That indeterminate, hiatus status, caught … Continue reading

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Corbyn tells Croydon: We’re coming for you, Barwell

STEVEN DOWNES reports as the General Election campaign starts on a high street in south London It was just a couple of hours after the House of Commons vote which enabled the Tories to ignore their own Fixed Term Parliament … Continue reading

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Council recruits staff for ‘private’ company Brick by Brick

WALTER CRONXITE uncovers Croydon’s latest big spend on its supposedly ‘private’ housing company Croydon Council is recruiting four staff on publicly funded salaries of up to £50,000 a year each – to work on behalf of a private housing developer. … Continue reading

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Now Idris Elba gets angry with Tories over rising homelessness

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, outlines the latest raft of Tory government cuts to benefits which will make yet more people homeless, and which have been supported by housing minister Gavin Barwell The role of Tory-led governments, and their current … Continue reading

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