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Carnival returns to London Road with free festival of music

In its 11th year, Carnival returns  on London Road this Sunday, celebrating local communities and culture in what someone at the council has described as “Croydon’s summer of fun”. London Road will host the party from noon to 5pm on … Continue reading

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89-year-old murdered in Brigstock Road and three stabbings

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a 89-year-old woman at Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, on Tuesday. The incident was one of at least four stabbings in Croydon on Tuesday. According to Scotland Yard, the police were called … Continue reading

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London Road cordoned off after latest knife crime attack

Photos by LEE TOWNSEND Another day, another stabbing in Croydon. London Road in West Croydon was cordoned off by police as a crime scene this morning after reports of the latest knife crime incident. On this occasion, the victim, a … Continue reading

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Scrooge-like council shuts voluntary food hub at Christmas

While dozens of voluntary groups and community organisations have been doing their bit to help the borough’s most vulnerable through the second pandemic Christmas, budget cuts at cash-strapped Croydon Council have seen their own voluntary sector organisation forced to shut … Continue reading

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Covid emergency road changes set to be made permanent

Croydon Council, a local authority that pays £10million per year to burn the borough’s rubbish in an environmentally harmful incinerator, is trying to jump on the COP26 bandwagon by announcing that it is making permanent what it describes as “successful … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘crime capital’ to get share of Mayor’s £6m fund

London Road, which one council-appointed official described today as “Croydon’s crime capital”, is one of eight areas in the capital to receive a share of £6million-worth of new funding from the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit. The Violence Reduction … Continue reading

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Police begin murder inquiry as ‘senseless’ stabbings continue

Croydon police yesterday began a murder investigation into the events that led to a man in his 20s dying from knife wounds after a stabbing in Selhurst on Friday night. Yet even as senior officers were reassuring MPs and council … Continue reading

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Evangelical church on London Road is latest to open food bank

A new food bank opened this month at the UCKG HelpCentre on London Road, and in its first week handed out 106 bags of provisions to 47 people. The recipients were predominantly homeless or those unable to cook because of … Continue reading

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Wok fire leaves London Road restaurant badly damaged

Five fire engines and around 35 firefighters were called to a restaurant on London Road in Croydon yesterday, after oil in a wok caught fire, heating a steel extractor hood and setting light to the building’s timber frame. No one … Continue reading

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Five roads are to be closed under emergency covid measures

Five Croydon roads are to be closed to motor traffic from Sunday under special coronavirus emergency legislation, in efforts to make streets more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and to open up new cycle routes for use by key workers riding bikes … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower and the impact on communities, CVA, Sep 20

Off The Record Youth Counselling service, in association with the Croydon BME Forum, is staging a panel discussion next week on the impact on the community response to last year’s Grenfell fire in north London, which claimed the lives of … Continue reading

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Elders Coffee Morning, CVA Resource Centre, Nov 16

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Photographer Pooten delivers a prized talk at Forum

World-famous photographer Holger Pooten provided an inspiring talk, and raffle prizes, at the latest Croydon Photography Forum this week. Pooten gave an engaging and informative presentation on his work, personal projects and inspirations. His fascination with transitional moments and destruction … Continue reading

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London Road Carnival, July 19

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Councils too lazy and prejudiced to help small businesses

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Three years after the London riots, with many small businesses still awaiting compensation, in response to our feature about the forgotten residents and businesses of West Croydon, ROD DAVIES argues that our borough council fails to properly serve … Continue reading

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Memories of Malcolm Wicks, MP who gave people a real voice

My Life, the autobiography of the late Croydon North MP, Malcolm Wicks, is published today. Exclusively here, ALISON BUTLER, who managed his constituency office for more than 20 years, writes of how his memory still brings a fond smile Although … Continue reading

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Abandon Ship: West Croydon locals lament pub closure

ROBERT CANNING on the closure of another much-loved Croydon local, the Ship of Fools Croydon’s pub-goers are well used to seeing their locals closed and boarded up or turned into flats or supermarkets. Yesterday, it was the turn of JD … Continue reading

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Busy Boris means business with £5.7m streets scheme

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The Mayor of London has stepped in again to clear a path – and several roads – for the £1.5 billion Hammersfield development, or “Croydon Partnership” as Westfield and Hammerson call it. DAVID CALLAM advises existing businesses on … Continue reading

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£1.5m gym opens offering easy rates for exercise

Bit by bit, some things are coming together. Thus, opening on London Road, West Croydon, in the past couple of weeks, is easyGym, where £1.5 million has been spent on refurbishment and equipment at the site of the Fitness First … Continue reading

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Churches appeal for help with Croydon homeless

With the uncaring and callous approach to Croydon’s homeless by our council being highlighted by the BBC for a second time in the space of a couple of months, this time on Panorama, it is unsurprising that churches and faith … Continue reading

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Mead’s solution to housing crisis: evict whistleblowers

Croydon’s housing crisis is so desperate that the council is scouring its property portfolio to find rooms to convert into temporary living space for the borough’s homeless. The announcement came in written answers at the Town Hall that also revealed … Continue reading

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Croydon’s CEO refuses to allow press to attend public meeting

Only in the dystopian, secretive world of Croydon in 2012 could an open meeting begin with a public servant, the £248,000 council chief executive, demanding that the press must leave. That’s exactly what happened yesterday at a West Croydon Community … Continue reading

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Improve Your Health workshops: Nov 21, Dec 12

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Slow recovery after riots forces jewellers to cut jobs

8/8 ONE YEAR ON: At least one shop on London Road has had to accept a lower compensation figure just to be able to open its shutters once again, writes ANDREW PELLING Mithus jewellers in London Road was completely trashed … Continue reading

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