Tag Archives: London

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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London Mayor ducks Night Czar questions to speak in Croydon

WALTER CRONXITE on the latest instance of non-accountability of our elected representatives, and how the borough’s new top cop will need to address the Bashment ban Amy Lamé will make one of her first, if not the first, public speech … Continue reading

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Deputy mayor questions developers’ reach for the skyscrapers

Plans for more and taller tower blocks to dominate the skyline in central Croydon might yet encounter a bit of a problem. Because London’s new deputy mayor for housing has declared that towers are not the answer for tackling the … Continue reading

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Miserable Croydon ranked near bottom of happiness table

It’s official: Croydon is one of the most miserable places to live in London. Well, when we say “official”, we actually mean that the Evening Boris says so. But they did get their source statistics from the Office for National … Continue reading

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Tory O’Connell gets it wrong on Commissioner’s retirement

Not for the first time, City Hall figures are asking whether Croydon’s representative, Steve O’Connell, is up to the task as a London Assembly member. O’Connell yesterday made a desperate grasp for some political capital over the retirement announcement of … Continue reading

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Developer offers new homes in Addiscombe on 5% deposit

House builders at Penhurst Square, off Addiscombe’s Grant Road, have decided to offer their new homes on a 5 per cent deposit, as they try to push through the sales using public subsidies of up to £3,000 through a government … Continue reading

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