Tag Archives: Croydon

Tory Minister Philp ‘forgot’ to declare £6,000 football freebies

Chris Philp, the hapless stooge for the Conservative Government and MP for Croydon South, has managed to score another spectacular own goal, as he finds himself at the centre of a freebies row today after he – or a minion … Continue reading

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Aisha Khan and the Rajahs, free entry, Oval Tavern, Dec 3

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100 to lose jobs as Selsdon Birch hotel closes its doors tonight

By STEVEN DOWNES Birch Selsdon, the former Selsdon Park Hotel which reopened earlier this year after an almost 18-month, multi-million makeover that transformed it into a “shabby chic” lifestyle venue with top-end, and expensive, restaurants, is to close its doors … Continue reading

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Trades unionists accuse MP Jones of ignoring Gaza letters

A group from the Croydon Trades Union Council has assembled this morning outside the constituency office of Sarah Jones, the MP for Croydon Central, to deliver a letter setting out its position on the conflict in Gaza. The Croydon TUC … Continue reading

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Investigation call over property deals for £220m flats scheme

Residents in Addiscombe are angry that the council has ignored hundreds of objections and granted planning permission for 36- and 33-storey towers – and demand a thorough police investigation into the tax-payers’ millions lost on successive Croydon Park Hotel property … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe West, Botanical House, Brick by Brick, Business, Clive Fraser, Croydon Council, Croydon Park Hotel, Housing, Jo Negrini, Nicola Townsend, Planning, Property, Report in the Public Interest, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Backlash against Hunt as Tory-run councils feel the squeeze

Malign neglect of local government after 13 years of savage spending cuts has created an ‘existential threat’ to council services. ‘Things are starting to fall apart at the seams,’ warns a Tory source “Flagship” Conservative-run county councils could suffer financial … Continue reading

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Minster memorial celebrates life of Victorian woman reformer

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: Croydon society in the late 1800s included several organisations formed to provide help, education and training to the destitute, and their work was at the heart of social reforms to come. DAVID MORGAN profiles the life of one … Continue reading

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Police pledge to arrest protestors gathered outside MPs’ homes

In a confidential Metropolitan Police letter, a senior officer lays out plans to arrest anyone who protests outside their MP’s home and also make it more difficult for constituents to lobby at their elected representatives’ offices. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES … Continue reading

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Philp gets caught flat out by Chancellor’s development plan

By JOHNNY DOBBYN, housing writer The campaign against flat developments in the south of the borough that has been led by Tories Chris Philp and Jason Perry has been dealt a severe blow by… the Conservative Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Buried … Continue reading

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Croydon East candidates react to Labour’s cancelled selection

VOTING FRAUD SCANDAL: Stunned candidates for parliamentary selection in a safe seat have reacted to the party’s cancellation of tomorrow’s key meeting. By STEVEN DOWNES The shortlisted candidates who were expecting to face Croydon East members in a final parliamentary … Continue reading

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Labour cancels Croydon selection after voting fraud claims

Party members were told this afternoon: ‘As a result of complaints… that require investigation, the selection process in Croydon East has been paused with immediate effect’. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Keir Starmer’s Labour Party has this afternoon been forced to … Continue reading

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Council contractors drive roughshod over park’s grass area

While Jason Perry, Croydon’s £84,000 per year part-time Mayor, has been boasting about modest upgrades to some of the borough’s playgrounds, concerned residents have been pleading with him to stop council workers trashing our parks. According to the council’s propaganda … Continue reading

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‘Teetering on the edge’: Hunt does nothing for local councils

TV politics pundit ANDREW FISHER, pictured right, assesses the fine detail of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, and amid the tax giveaways for the already wealthy, identifies the glaring gaps in financial provision for the NHS, teachers and local authorities like … Continue reading

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Crime scene in Park Hill Rec after teenager’s report of rape

Park Hill Recreation Ground, next to busy Barclay Road, was being treated as a crime scene this morning, closed to the public while the Met conducted an investigation after a teenaged girl reported she had been raped last night. The … Continue reading

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Corbyn London candidacy wouldn’t stop Mayor Khan, says poll

According to polling by a Conservative Party donor, the Tory candidate for London Mayor is Susan Who? Then again, some voters think the City Hall chief is George Clooney… By our Political Editor, WALTER CRONXITE Jeremy Corbyn could stand as … Continue reading

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Administrators move in to run Selsdon’s ‘shabby chic’ hotel

Our business correspondent, ROBERT PESTER, reports on how Croydon’s poshest, hippest hotel with ‘a snag list as long as a novel’ has crashed and burned within six months of reopening Ambitious plans for a pricy members’ club, Michelin-style restaurants and … Continue reading

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Mayor Perry is told to wait for £18.5m Levelling Up boost

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Business interests in the town centre will benefit from Government cash for cycling and walking schemes. But doubts surround whether Mayor Perry will manage to deliver a six-year-old Labour plan to open up College Green. By our … Continue reading

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All bunged up: Thames Water’s concrete scheme for the sewers

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on the major road works in Selsdon that have sent buses on lengthy diversions The withdrawal of almost all bus routes in some parts of the south of the borough may be down to a … Continue reading

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Chief exec stands down from struggling Whitgift Foundation

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The borough’s biggest landlords have been hit by another blow. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Martin Corney has resigned as the chief executive of the Whitgift Foundation, Inside Croydon can reveal. The Whitgift Foundation, which traces its origins … Continue reading

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How Melbourne’s White Flats is linked forever to Croydon

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A thriving business and shopping district, quick public transport links to the city centre, and established city status for a half a century. DAVID MORGAN has traced the history of Croydon outside Melbourne back to its pioneer beginnings … Continue reading

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Off-song: Numpty silences members of CLP’s Facebook group

A week before a key selection meeting, Labour officials have silenced members online. But that hasn’t stopped the party asking them to cough up cash for a naff Keir-aoke (Geddit??!!) By WALTER CRONXITE, Political Editor Just a week left until … Continue reading

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£7,000 ‘bribes’ prompt pupil exodus from doomed school

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Fewer than 300 girls returned to Old Palace after half-term, as the charitable foundation that runs the school offered cash inducements to their parents to withdraw their daughters promptly. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Around half of the … Continue reading

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Crunch! Cyclist seriously injured after crash in sabotaged lane

Our law correspondent, LEE GULACTION, reports on another possible costly court case that could be brought against the cash-strapped council because of Tory Mayor’s decisions Mayor Jason Perry’s war on cyclists has claimed its first reported casualty, with a cyclist … Continue reading

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Whitgift Centre getting some new tunes from an old organ

Croydon has a working pipe organ providing music in a shopping centre, as our organs in shopping centre correspondent, DAVID MORGAN, reports The promo video produced by the London Mozart Players ahead of last weekend’s Mozart at the Minster concert … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed for hedge-laying, South Croydon, Nov 19

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