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British Lion Richard Hill rugby dinner at Warlingham, Sept 12


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Palace fan Daly has already had enough of ITV Sport

It hasn’t even started yet, but some football fans are already recoiling from the horrifying prospect of a month of wall-to-wall World Cup television fronted by Adrian Chiles, Lee Dixon and… yes, it has to be confronted… Roy Keane. The … Continue reading

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Cipriani’s England recall shows he is back on the right track

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Two old boys of Whitgift School were named today in the England side to face New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday, with a third player with strong local connections, former Warlingham youth player Chris Robshaw, captaining the team. … Continue reading

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Our two-year-olds need a childhood, not lessons in Latin

SUSAN OLIVER, pictured left, wants the borough’s teaching professionals to come forward and make their voices heard, perhaps even to challenge the controlling orthodoxies of Michael Gove and Ofsted Children should be taught in schools from the age of two … Continue reading

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Griffiths try sets up hard-earned win for Croydon

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The wettest January since records began has caused havoc with fixture lists for local rugby clubs, but Croydon RFC were able to get their match against Economicals on last Saturday, and after a bright start hung on for … Continue reading

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One-fifth of an academy’s pupils “disappear” before GCSEs

An academy run by the Harris Federation in Croydon saw more than one-fifth of its pupils “disappear” before it was time for them to take their GCSEs. According to a report in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper, there was a fall of … Continue reading

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Charity reform required to alter Foundation’s influence

CROYDON COMMENTARY: At the weekend, Susan Oliver asked: what is the real role in Croydon of the multi-million pound Whitgift Foundation, the owners of much of the land being redeveloped as part of the £1bn Hammersfield scheme? Here, DAVID CALLAM … Continue reading

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JAGS founder calls for more help to combat gang culture

Tracey Ford, the founder of the Croydon-based anti-violence body the JAGS Foundation, has welcomed a government report on the first year of its Ending Gang and Youth Violence (EGYV) initiative. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme last week, Ford … Continue reading

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Met cancelled police leave ahead of Duggan inquest verdict

Police across London, including Croydon, had leave cancelled last week as the Met prepared for adverse public reaction to the jury’s verdict in the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan. Duggan’s death in August 2011 sparked riots in Tottenham … Continue reading

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Town centre plans based on a substantial Foundation

With an annual income of more than £47 million, the Whitgift Foundation is a significant presence in Croydon. Yet we have heard very little about its role in the redevelopment of the town centre, says SUSAN OLIVER One interesting aspect … Continue reading

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Director says council has not lost money on Davis House

It is little wonder that Croydon Council lacks the money to pay for lollipop school traffic patrols or to maintain the borough’s historic links with Arnhem, and is making more than 60 staff members jobless just in time for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Gonville schoolboy wins competition to design MP’s card

Ten-year-old schoolboy Lewis Dyges from Gonville Primary in Thornton Heath has won a special prize for providing the design for local MP Steve Reed’s Christmas card – but he won’t find out what the prize is until Christmas day, because he … Continue reading

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Cockney sparrows threatened by incinerator, says Urban Birder

David Lindo, known for his television appearances as “The Urban Birder”, has described the decision to build a waste incinerator near the wildlife sanctuary at Beddington as  “simply devastating”, as environmentalists warn that the development could wipe out a colony … Continue reading

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Unconnected Croydon II: Christmas festival’s damp squib

A beautiful, seasonal Christmas festival. Pictured above, though, is Nuernberg in Germany, where such winter feasts have been staged for centuries, in town squares, all well-lit and with Gluehwein and sausage to warm the cockles. Which is not quite the … Continue reading

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Unconnected Croydon: street party prompts rushed road works

Just a few hours before the so-called “Connected Croydon” PR stunt that is spending cash from the riot recovery fund to celebrate the opening of the £22 million pedestrian Bridge to Nowhere at East Croydon Station, and workmen were working frantically on Lansdowne … Continue reading

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£2.50 per person – the price Viridor puts on your health

Local environmental campaigners claim that local councils, including Croydon, have handed a £1 billion contract to Viridor to run a controversial waste incinerator all in return for no more than £2.50 per person in the local area in “mitigation”. The … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Overground Festival meeting: Dec 5

Local people are being asked to help develop more ideas for the 2014 Crystal Palace Overground Festival at the first of its monthly drop-in meetings on Thursday, December 5 from 8pm at the Methodist Church Hall on Westow Hill, Crystal Palace. … Continue reading

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Ombudsman Doc Martin puts the boot into Croydon’s record

Croydon Council was subject to 109 formal complaints in 2012-2013 – nearly 40 per cent worse than the average level of complaints filed on London boroughs, according to a report from the Local Government Ombudsman. The figures were contained in … Continue reading

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CP Mums’ Winter Wonderland: Dec 6

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ECB demands rule out Whitgift cricket festival for 2014

Hopes that county cricket would return to Croydon in 2014 after a three-year hiatus will be dashed tonight when the England and Wales Cricket Board publishes its fixtures list for next summer. Surrey will not be listed as playing any … Continue reading

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One million pages and our loyal reader is our latest winner

Inside Croydon’s loyal reader, Ken Towl, is the winner of the site’s latest free-to-enter competition. Towl got the correct answer to our question (Katharine Hepburn was the subject of the first play at the new venue on Katharine Street), and … Continue reading

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Heathfield House Christmas Bazaar: Dec 1

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CQC report tells us nothing we did not know about Mayday

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The hospital inspectors have been and gone. Now, says DAVID CALLAM, time is overdue for re-modelling the A&E department of our local hospital As a volunteer of more than 20 years at Mayday and an in- and out-patient … Continue reading

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Sex in the Cronx is coming to the Spread Eagle Theatre

The Spread Eagle Theatre has a lot to live up to. After the touching pathos of Tea at Five and the visually stunning Dr Frankenstein’s Travelling Freakshow, Croydon’s newest little theatre is delivering up for its final production before Christmas … Continue reading

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The Lives of Stanley Halls community entertainment: Dec 4

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