Tag Archives: Gatwick Airport

Newman thinks solar planes are answer to Gatwick expansion

Tony Newman, Croydon Labour’s Great Leader, could be heading for a Nobel Prize. He might just save the planet, too. Not previously known for his expertise in physics, climate science, or much else for that matter, Newman appears to have … Continue reading

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Gatwick embarrassment for MP Jones as CLP opposes runway

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on a display of democracy in the local Labour Party which proclaims ‘we can’t be afraid of speaking against our council leadership when they are wrong’ The Constituency Labour Party of Sarah Jones, the MP for … Continue reading

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Plane nonsense is choking Croydon, one toxic gasp at a time

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the week when the Airport Commission is expected to deliver its verdict on runway expansion – Heathrow or Gatwick – PETER UNDERWOOD expresses his concern at the uncritical outlook of our local politicians One of Chris Philps’ … Continue reading

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East Croydon’s new platforms put borough on track for growth

East Croydon Station is to get two new platforms to help it cope with the increased number of passengers anticipated in a plan for growth by the Labour council, which forecasts 16,000 new jobs being created in the borough and … Continue reading

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London Bridge is falling down… on services for rail commuters

Commuters who travel from East Croydon into London Bridge on the Thameslink service face more than three years’ disruption, with journey times almost doubled during major engineering and re-building work at the city terminus. Thameslink has been leafleting passengers and … Continue reading

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Gatwick plan should have Croydon ready for take-off

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Opportunities for prosperity for our borough should increase if the Sussex airport’s expansion scheme goes ahead, writes DAVID CALLAM Croydon should be jumping for joy at the prospect of a £9 billion investment in Gatwick that would add … Continue reading

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May the force be with you: Rugby 7s tournament launched

Does the Road to Rio begin at Hamsey Green? With Rugby 7s an Olympic sport from 2016, the path of a budding Olympic medal-winner might just begin at Warlingham rugby club on “Star Wars day“, May 4 (“May the Force … Continue reading

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