Tag Archives: Daily Telegraph

Planning conflicts of interest? In Croydon? Don’t be silly

The Daily Torygraph, that bastion of left-wing revolutionaries, yesterday ran a fascinating report on how some councillors had been abusing their position within local authority planning committees to line their own pockets. Or purses. Shock! Horror! This, of course, would … Continue reading

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Ikea chucks out the chintz and now they chuck out Gypsies

Ikea in Valley Park has been using security guards to vet the ethnicity of people arriving at the store’s car park and trying to ban anyone who appears to be a “Gypsy” from entering. The store’s management claims it is … Continue reading

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On Yer Bike: London’s cycle accident blackspots

The Daily Telegraph website, via the excellent Londonist blog, has produced an interactive map charting the deadliest year for cyclists in London since 2006, with 16 people killed in bicycle accidents in the capital in 2011. The link to the … Continue reading

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Don’t let this government destroy our precious Green Belt

The Campaign to Protection Rural England, the National Trust and the Daily Telegraph, none of which could be described as an organisation of the far left, ganged up on the ConDem government at the weekend over its plans to “loosen” … Continue reading

Posted in Coulsdon, Environment, Housing, Outside Croydon, Planning, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The £248,000 CEO speaks: You’re all doing very well

Croydon pays a salary of £248,000 a year for its chief executive, according to the most recent figures (that notoriously left-wing rag the Daily Telegraph says that council chiefs’ salaries are “out of control”). Therefore, to ensure we all get … Continue reading

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