Tag Archives: London

Assembly Member tells Mayor to bin TfL’s Fiveways scheme

A London Assembly Member has called on Mayor Sadiq Khan to get Transport for London to go back to the drawing board with its latest proposals for the Fiveways junction on the Purley Way and “come back with a set … Continue reading

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Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced a much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

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Clas Ohlson the latest in retail exodus from Whitgift Centre

M.T. WALLETTE, our shop-till-she-drops retailing correspondent, on the latest nail in the coffin of the town centre mall The development blight suffered in the town centre over the last five years since Gavin Barwell and Boris Johnson brought Westfield to … Continue reading

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LibDem official causes scandal over undeclared donations

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, finds that the former chair of Sutton’s ruling party, John Drage, forgot to declare an interest during a multi-million-pound public tendering process. And not for the first time The Liberal Democrats on Sutton Council accepted … Continue reading

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‘Disgusted’ councillor accuses Brake’s LibDems of ‘cult’ status

Our Sutton reporter, BELLE MONT, on the latest break in the ranks in what was once a LibDem single-party state The barely disguised tensions within the Sutton Liberal Democrats were exposed during the General Election campaign, when one of their … Continue reading

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More than one Tory politician to blame for austerity

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Inside Croydon’s editor, STEVEN DOWNES, puts forward a view that may surprise many It’s time to lay off Gavin Barwell. Not because of the sly and underhand way he often conducted himself when a Tory MP for Croydon … Continue reading

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‘Right to Buy is an organised high-yield industry’

“Artwashing”. “Estate regeneration”. “Gentrification”. Profit. All words which have been used, accusingly, against other London local authorities, Labour- and Tory-run, and which are increasingly being used to describe aspects of Croydon’s plans. SIMON ELMER is a leading figure in ASH, … Continue reading

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