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Barwell and Philp ‘playing politics’ over Southern Rail chaos

Croydon’s Tory MPs Chris Philp and Gavin Barwell have been accused by a fellow south London Conservative MP of “playing politics” with people’s lives over the mismanagement of Southern Rail. Philp and Barwell have also been criticised for using the … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade stages open day without mentioning £11m tower

Sshhh! Don’t tell everyone, but there’s another public consultation meeting arranged in Croydon where there’s been very little notice given, and no mention in official publicity of probably the most significant proposal affecting the area. The London Fire Brigade has … Continue reading

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Eat, or heat? Twycross backs scheme to tackle fuel poverty

One-tenth of all households in Croydon are living in fuel poverty, according to a senior City Hall figure, meaning that more than 14,000 families in the borough could be forced to choose whether to heat or eat this Christmas. Fiona … Continue reading

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Croydon gets all Bollywood for 2017 New Year’s Day parade

Croydon Council’s going a bit Bollywood for the New Year’s Day parade in central London. Teenaged dancers and adult drummers from Apsara Arts in Mitcham Road will be performing on and around Croydon’s float, which has been decorated by graffiti … Continue reading

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How a rural market town was transformed in Victorian age

Croydon might be undergoing drastic changes in the next few years, but they are nothing to the transformation which happened in the mid 19th century. In an extract from his book, historian JOHN GENT charts how Croydon was shaped in … Continue reading

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Station exhibition recalls an age when trains ran on time

With all the comedy mis-timing of Tommy Cooper, Network Rail chose this week to unveil a history exhibition at London Bridge to celebrate the station’s 180th anniversary. Yes, that Network Rail that the Tory Government has decided that it wants … Continue reading

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Philp backs ‘gesture’ rail refund as train fares are hiked again

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on a government announcement intended to divert from the news that rail commuters are about to get shafted again Rather than actually sorting out the on-going crisis over the terrible service provided by the operator that … Continue reading

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