Tag Archives: London

Croydon among worst areas in the country for homelessness

There will be more people sleeping rough on the streets of Croydon tonight than in the city of Birmingham. Those are part of the shocking statistics revealed by Shelter, the homelessness charity, who have used official government data and Freedom … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon Nightwatch, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Tom Copley | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Crystal Palace FC, Football, Kenley, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Policing, Roy Hodgson, Steve O'Connell | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mayor Khan seeks housing deal over £1.4bn Westfield project

BARRATT HOLMES asks: will Westfield show up at the third time of asking for a planning meeting later this month? There should be an announcement “within days” over the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre, after months of negotiations between developers … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Business, Centrale, Housing, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, Planning, Sadiq Khan, Tony Newman, Whitgift Centre | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Even Westfield now agree there’s no need for £28m tram loop

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As first revealed by Inside Croydon last week, Transport for London is to make some wide-ranging schedule changes to the tram network from November 5. In particular, there will no longer be a direct service from New Addington … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, East Croydon, New Addington, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash

The operators of the Croydon tram network were formally warned by staff two and a half years before the tragic Sandilands derailment that the company’s shift system was creating dangerous levels of fatigue among its drivers “which could lead to … Continue reading

Posted in Addiscombe, Caroline Pidgeon, London Assembly, Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, Sandilands derailment, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Stranded Croydon passengers complain as Uber triples fares

Uber, Croydon South Tory MP Chris Philp’s favourite taxi service, has been accused of trying to exploit an emergency situation last night by more than tripling fares for some passengers left stranded when East Croydon Station had to be evacuated … Continue reading

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Standard practice: tram extension story goes off the rails

Transport correspondent JEREMY CLACKSON on the difference between what is really happening, and what an advertising feature in the rag edited by trainee journalist Gideon Osborne says Transport for London has spent the past 24 hours trying to calmly damp … Continue reading

Posted in Evening Boris, Merton, Sutton Council, TfL, Tramlink, Transport | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments