Tag Archives: Gareth Davies

Councils’ property deals are ‘gambling with public money’

Councils across England – including Croydon and Sutton – have between them borrowed billions of pounds of public money to finance the purchase of real estate and commercial properties, a policy which could place some at risk of financial collapse, … Continue reading

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Year Zero at Sadvertiser as local paper abandons archive

It’s as if nothing has happened in Croydon over the past 15 years, if the website of the Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is anything to go by. The non-local paper, which abandoned its home town in 2013 to save a few … Continue reading

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Former Advertiser reporter: ‘the paper is now beyond saving’

Gareth Davies, until recently the Croydon Advertiser’s chief reporter, has today supplemented his Friday night Twitter outburst about the decline of the newspaper with a detailed essay which picks apart the decade-long disinvestment in local journalism, and journalists, by the … Continue reading

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Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

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