Tag Archives: George Street

Squatters do a bunk as bailiffs smash Brick by Brick’s doors

Seven bailiffs, acting as “Representatives of the Owner”, wasted no time in descending on Brick by Brick’s former offices in George Street on Saturday afternoon to evict the squatters who had been occupying the building for almost two weeks. A … Continue reading

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Defiant squatters are ordered to leave Brick by Brick’s offices

While security guards peered from the windows of the empty Croydon Park Hotel on Altyre Road,  squatters and their supporters were erecting banners in the forecourt of Croydon County Court this morning. The group of squatters calling themselves Reclaim Croydon … Continue reading

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Squatters take over Brick by Brick’s abandoned office building

Perhaps this is the start of a people’s fightback against the Croydon Establishment. A group of squatters calling themselves “Reclaim Croydon” has moved in to the abandoned offices of Brick by Brick in the town centre, to show the high … Continue reading

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Suspects named in connection with Nelly Akomah murder case

The police have this morning named the two suspects connected with their investigation into the murder of Thornton Heath grandmother Nelly Akomah last week. Hugo Da Silva Pires and Catia Feliciano were both arrested at Stanstead Airport on Friday, apparently … Continue reading

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‘The camera cannot record the overpowering smell of urine’

Inside Croydon receives news tips and photographs from loyal readers from across the borough, and we try to make good use of the material you present us with. Yesterday, into the inbox of the Inside Croydon email came the following, … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s George Street offices are put up for rent

A lasting reminder of one of the principal factors that crashed the council’s finances could be about to be erased from Croydon town centre. Brick by Brick’s vainglorious sales suite and offices on George Street have been vacated and put … Continue reading

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All change! Rail works close part of tram network for eight days

There’s to be a closure of the London Trams network in central Croydon, for more than a week over the Easter holidays for “essential engineering works”, according to Transport for London. Maintenance works see the parts of the tram network … Continue reading

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Designs to replace ‘The Croydon Dildo’ set to be unveiled

The new owners of the development site at 1 Lansdowne Road are staging two public consultation sessions this week to outline their revised proposals. American-based Greystar bought the Lansdowne Road site earlier this year. They already have a notable presence … Continue reading

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Amazon invites you to check out its store with no check-outs

A new supermarket opened in central Croydon this morning that promises value products and, with the use of Amazon technology, no queues and no check-outs. There’s also introductory money-off offers that can save first-time shoppers £10. Amazon Fresh has opened … Continue reading

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Waitrose’s closure is another nail in town centre’s coffin

Another nail in the coffin of Croydon as a retail centre will be hammered in place tomorrow, with the closure of the Waitrose supermarket on George Street. The closure was announced by the groceries arm of the John Lewis Partnership … Continue reading

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Waitrose confirms closure plan for its George Street store

The cry went out from horrified shoppers all across Croydon: “But where am I to get my lemongrass?” Waitrose, the supermarket of choice for all those eager young professionals paying over-the-odds for “executive apartments” in Croydon town centre, this morning … Continue reading

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90mph winds send pedestrians and bricks flying in Croydon

STORM VIDEO SPECIAL: The wind tunnel caused by East Croydon’s tall towers send pedestrians tumbling, while a Brick by Brick build in South Norwood is disintegrating, brick by brick, and Mitcham Road is blocked off by felled trees Footage shot … Continue reading

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All square at Wendy’s when they offer a feast for the eyes

They’ve been queueing around the block on George Street to try out Croydon’s newest burger joint, but BELLA BARTOCK, our culture correspondent, got in there early to find out what all the fuss is about It’s unusual for me to … Continue reading

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George Street’s wind tunnel is causing dangerous problems

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There could be a towering reason for the second closure in a year of the area in front of East Croydon Station because of damage to the building’s glass canopy, according to DAN MAERTENS In some ways, the … Continue reading

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Restaurant and offices destroyed in blaze on George Street

Roads in the town centre and the tram line between East Croydon and Reeves Corner were closed this morning after a fire on George Street destroyed a restaurant and upstairs offices. The blaze took more than 100 firefighters drawn from … Continue reading

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Council director promises to find new home for Carers Centre

One of the council’s most senior executives has given a firm undertaking that, together with the borough’s wealthiest charity, a new home will be found for the Croydon Carers Support Centre which is currently based on George Street. Permission was … Continue reading

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Carers Week at Croydon Carers Support Centre, Jun 11-17

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Wetherspoons buy pub next to Whitgift Centre in £4m deal

The public house on George Street which has pictures on its wall depicting Croydon “Corruption” and “Regeneration” has been subject to a multi-million-pound property deal, potentially to take advantage of an uplift in real estate values because of the council’s … Continue reading

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Spreading it on a bit thick: adding up for a bargain

There’s a supermarket on George Street which just keeps on giving. In a picture story sense, if nothing else beyond those little green tokens you’re handed at the check-out. Our loyal reader may remember this…

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George cheers travellers while they wait for the tram

ANDREW LENG’s Croydon pub crawl takes a pause, as indeed does he, while waiting for a tram in George Street It’s Wednesday afternoon, I’ve just finished work and before I hop on the tram home, I nip in to The … Continue reading

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Addiscombe Road disappears from East Croydon

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