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Covid lockdown ‘could be curtains’ for business, says Reeves

Founded in Croydon Old Town 153 years ago, the House of Reeves furniture business has survived two world wars, the Great Depression in the 1930s and the night of riots and arson in 2011. They’ve even seen off competition from … Continue reading

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They survived world wars and riots. They can survive Westfield

Leading Croydon businesses, who have been trading for more than 150 years, are angry at the ‘complete dereliction of duty, mismanagement and incompetence in every single aspect’ over the non-development of the town centre. And they offer some prospect of … Continue reading

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Maurice Reeves: sculptor, cricketer, rally driver and leader

This week saw Croydon Minster stage the funeral of Maurice Reeves, an artist, sportsman and businessman who always had his home town at heart and who, late in life, became a Croydon hero when he showed the kind of leadership … Continue reading

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Reeves businessmen call on shops to back CitySafe campaign

ISMAEL MUSOKE reports on a scheme that is trying to make our streets safer for Croydon’s youngsters Audrey was attacked by a group of young people, Aaron was mugged in Thornton Heath not far from his home, Ryan has friends … Continue reading

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London Road still bypassed by aid, media and politicians

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The area worst-hit by arson and looting on the night of the riots has never been a priority, right from the moment the first petrol bombs were hurled on August 8, 2011, says PATRICK RATNARAJA London Road has … Continue reading

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Croydon businesses yet to receive riot compensation

Two years since the 8/8 riots in Croydon, and nearly 50 businesses in the borough have yet to receive a penny in the compensation that they were promised by Prime Minister “Call Me Dave” Cameron and the London Mayor Boris … Continue reading

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Croydon gang culture brought to the Town Hall chamber

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Town Hall meetings have become notorious for generating more heat than light, especially on matters of greatest importance tothe borough. SUSAN OLIVER says councillors must clean up their act When the council’s budget meeting was broadcast on Croydon … Continue reading

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Community group holds silent vigil to mark 8/8 riots

A group of people of all ages and from all walks of life gathered in silence in Queen’s Gardens on Wednesday evening in the hope of a new vision for Croydon. Three young people from the Tabula Rasa Project held … Continue reading

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Riot victims’ anger grows over Town Hall’s broken promises

8/8 One Year On: TONY NEWMAN is the leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council. A year ago, he cancelled a family holiday to return home for the emergency, but now is angry that promises to the victims of … Continue reading

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Looters’ “stash” discovered at end of South Croydon garden

8/8 One Year On: ANDREW DICKINSON, from South Croydon, recalls the shock and anger that he felt a year ago, and how some of the goods stolen during the looting were discovered close to home On the night of August … Continue reading

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It was just like the devastation Hitler brought upon us

8/8 One Year On: TERRY COLEMAN, a retired resident from Thornton Heath, tells of his memories of a night of “pure evil” I was conscious that there was trouble in Tottenham and other London boroughs. I was watching developments on … Continue reading

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#reverseriots – How Reeves Corner is dressed up for the future

8/8 One Year On: Reeves Corner is sporting a new look just days before the anniversary of the night that nearly closed down the furniture store forever Reeves, the furniture store that has risen like a phoenix from the 8/8 … Continue reading

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Struggling to understand why you’d burn out your neighbours

8/8 One Year On: As we approach the anniversary of the London riots, we will be publishing readers’ and contributors’ memories of that darkest of nights, their views and hopes for the future. One year on, local political figure SHASHA … Continue reading

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Will Gordon Thompson’s riots sentence change anything?

There might have been some hope of closure. Sadly, that seems unlikely after hearing the always dignified Reeves family speaking on the steps of the Old Bailey this morning after a 11-year, six-month sentence was handed down to Gordon Thompson … Continue reading

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Who is paying for Boris’s election stunt in Croydon?

3.45PM UPDATE: scroll down for an update, and check out the comments, too. It is a sign that May’s London Mayoral election is to be a tough battle when a visit to Croydon expected tomorrow from incumbent mayor Boris Johnson … Continue reading

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Paddick has more answers on policing, Clegg claims

Brian Paddick‘s police experience sets him apart from London Mayor candidates Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone was Nick Clegg’s message on his visit to Croydon on Friday, ANDREW PELLING writes It is a sad commentary on wider, deep-held perceptions of … Continue reading

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