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Nightwatch chairman Adams given lifetime service award

Jad Adams, the chair of homelessness charity Croydon Nightwatch, has been honoured with the lifetime service award at the Mayor of Croydon’s Civic Awards. Adams has been volunteering with Nightwatch since 1979, and has been its chairman since 1992. This … Continue reading

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Purple Purley in the pink after doubling charity fund-raising

Local shops, businesses, organisations and schools managed to raise more than £5,000 for a cancer charity in less than seven days of Paint Purley Purple. Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, the Mayor of Croydon, visited the South East Cancer Help Centre yesterday to … 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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Newman breaks manifesto promise over Boxpark festival

Tony Newman’s Labour council has broken one of its 2014 manifesto commitments, after diverting £160,000 of public money from its intended free annual music festival to pay towards private business Boozepark’s opening shindig next month. The council-run Ambition Festival was … Continue reading

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Croydon could be about to get its first black top cop

Croydon could be about the get its first BAME top cop. According to information shared at a Safer Neighbourhood Team event this week, Andy Tarrant, the present Borough Commander, is to step down and be replaced by Chief Superintendent Jeff … Continue reading

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The Shawcross redemption: transport deputy changes gear

The former leader of Croydon Council was a surprise appointment by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. But it is already proving to be a shrewd decision. By WALTER CRONXITE Val Shawcross, the former leader of Croydon Council who has been … Continue reading

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Fire tower in Croydon will be used ‘seven days a week, 24/7’

London’s fire authorities have confirmed that an £11-million training tower they want to build in Croydon will be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, potentially producing dense smoke close to a densely populated residential area and four … Continue reading

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