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60 people evacuated as fire breaks out in London Road block

Around 60 people had to be evacuated from their homes on London Road last night when one of their neighbouring flats in the block had a serious fire. Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to the incident … Continue reading

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Lawyers start to look into Croydon’s temporary accommodation

A public meeting today with public interest lawyers could represent the start of a potentially long campaign to get better living conditions for hundreds of families currently housed in three former office blocks on London Road between Thornton Heath and … Continue reading

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Blaze in laundry room of council block that failed inspection

The Fire Brigade was called out to a block of flats on London Road on Saturday – a council-run block which five years ago was deemed to be a fire risk. Concord House is one of three blocks – previously … Continue reading

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Croydon cop killer Louis De Zoysa handed life jail sentence

Murderer of Sgt Matt Ratana did not have ‘an autistic meltdown’ that led to the fatal shooting in the Windmill Road custody centre, as the defence had claimed, judge rules at emotional sentencing hearing Louis De Zoysa, who shot and … Continue reading

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De Zoysa found guilty of murder in Croydon police station

Louis De Zoysa was today handed a guilty verdict by a jury at Northampton Crown Court for the murder in September 2020 of Police Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was shot through the heart with a pistol that the accused had … Continue reading

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Walker sentenced to 19 years for murder of Jermaine Cools

The killer of a 14-year-old boy on London Road in 2021 is ‘a habitual knife carrier’ who six weeks before the murder was  arrested on a bus in Croydon and found to be in possession of ‘a very large zombie-style … Continue reading

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No ducting the issue after grease fire at Norbury takeaway

A fire in a London Road takeaway in Norbury on Monday, which caused the evacuation of 26 people living in flats above the premises, has renewed calls for stricter safety checks on restaurant extraction systems. It took 10 fire engines … Continue reading

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Owner prosecuted after man electrocuted at Broad Green café

The 2020 death of a man living in a room behind a London Road café has led to the prosecution of the business owner and seen her and her company found guilty of four offences under Health and Safety laws. … Continue reading

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17-year-old pleads guilty to the murder of Jermaine Cools

The teenager who stabbed to death 14-year-old Jermaine Cools on London Road, West Croydon, in November 2021, yesterday appeared at the Old Bailey where he entered a guilty plea. Cools was the youngest of five Croydon teens that were killed … Continue reading

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Norbury restaurant Via offers atmospheric stopping off point

Too many people might think that Norbury is just somewhere on the A23 that they pass on their way to Brixton or, in the opposite direction, to Croydon. Norbury is somewhere you go “via”. Thus, Norbury’s newest restaurant is called … Continue reading

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70 families evacuated after serious fire in Thornton Heath block

Around 70 families were evacuated from their homes yesterday after a serious fire in Sycamore House, council housing on London Road in Thornton Heath. Five people were taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation, though none were thought to … Continue reading

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‘Some sightings’ reported in search for missing Owami Davies

The appeal for information about the whereabouts of Owami Davies, the student nurse who was last seen in West Croydon in early July, has seen some members of the public come forward with potential sightings. The search now involves two … Continue reading

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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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