Tag Archives: Gatwick Airport

Huge blow to Croydon as British Airways looks to quit Gatwick

Croydon council leader Tony Newman’s flawed and failing business strategy for the borough was dealt another hammer blow yesterday when a leaked internal memo revealed that British Airways is considering quitting Gatwick Airport. Newman’s Labour council has wedded itself to … Continue reading

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Court ruling against airport expansion is problem for Newman

This morning’s Court of Appeal ruling that a third runway at Heathrow is unlawful could put Croydon’s council leader Tony Newman’s bollocks in a vice. For not only has the ruling managed to coalesce opposition, legally and environmentally, against airport … Continue reading

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Croydon’s links with Gatwick ‘incompatible’ with carbon target

Environmental activists have reacted with disbelief and barely disguised scorn at the announcement that Croydon Council has accepted a £75,000 sponsorship from Gatwick Airport for the borough’s newest youth centre. Extinction Rebellion protests around the capital earlier this year brought … Continue reading

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Gatwick buys council’s silence over air pollution with £75,000

A matter of weeks after grandstanding in the Town Hall chamber over a vacuous declaration of a climate emergency in Croydon, Tony Newman has linked one of the council’s youth centres to a sponsorship deal with… Gatwick Airport. Newman’s latest … Continue reading

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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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Bishop says he will always defend the poorest in society

Jonathan Clark, the Bishop of Croydon, says that the government is “placing an additional and unfair burden on the poorest members of our society”. In an interview to be aired on local radio this weekend, Bishop Clark explains why he … Continue reading

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In to the Valley: Croydon’s wrong turn on road to future

CROYDON COMMENTARY: So a massive retail-based regeneration scheme in the centre of town will go ahead. DAVID CALLAM says it may yet prove to be yesterday’s solution for tomorrow’s problems Behold Boris Johnson, Croydon’s saviour, appearing in person at the … Continue reading

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