Tag Archives: Liberal Democrats

Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington … Continue reading

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Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

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Dombey and Daughter: council questions over charity fraud

BELLE MONT, our Sutton correspondent, on the pressure mounting on another south London council leader It’s not just in Croydon where there have been calls for the council leader to resign. In Sutton, Ruth Dombey, who rules over that borough’s … Continue reading

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Greens recycle FibDem graph for South Norwood by-election

WALTER CRONXITE charts the latest unseemly developments in the ward by-election in South Norwood Croydon Greens are proving themselves to be as good, or as bad, as other mainstream political parties – at being economical with the actualité. The Greens’ … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Greens, Patsy Cummings, Peter Underwood, South Norwood, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Salter conviction revives claims of council cover-up over fraud

Sutton Seniors Forum was a charity established 20 years ago by the parents of Ruth Dombey, now the LibDem leader of Sutton Council. Yesterday’s conviction of her former colleague Alan Salter for defrauding it of thousands of pounds has revived … Continue reading

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‘Deplorable’ LibDem councillor ‘lied and lied’ over charity thefts

Our Sutton reporter BELLE MONT on an 11th hour additional charge for fraudster which puts pressure on his former colleagues at the council Alan Salter, the former Liberal Democrat councillor in Sutton who stole more than £12,000 from local charities, … Continue reading

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Sutton pipes up with another £1m contract for binmen Veolia

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, has been doing a bit of digging around a heating network’s pipes and uncovered millions of pounds of public cash Not for the first time, there’s a bit of a stink coming from Sutton’s civic … Continue reading

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