Tag Archives: Norbury

More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

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Police begin arson investigation into Norbury grassfires

Scotland Yard has this morning announced that they are conducting an arson investigation into a large grassfire in Norbury in June, and they have released images of a man with a knife acting suspiciously in the area that they want … Continue reading

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LFB’s urgent appeal for greater care to prevent grass fires

The London Fire Brigade has issued an urgent public warning for people to take greater care to avoid the risk of starting grass fires during the current heatwave. An amber warning for extreme heat between today and Sunday across parts … Continue reading

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Part-time Perry uses Labour budget to outsource graffiti team

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest dollop of hypocrisy and deceit to be issued on behalf of the Tory Mayor Jason Perry, Croydon’s part-time Mayor, has spent even more public money to burnish his own reputation, this time … Continue reading

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Residents were evacuated as grass fire took hold in Norbury

Police investigation underway into causes of the large blaze, which Fire Brigade says threatened to spread to ‘a whole street of houses’ Croydon parks friends groups and volunteers who help out around some of the borough’s open spaces and beauty … Continue reading

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Whopper offer as Burger King opens Norbury delivery site

Burger King is offering 1,000 free Whoppers ordered via the Deliveroo app from its new delivery kitchen in Norbury as part of a “Whopper Wednesday” deal. In addition to the signature flame-grilled beef burger being up for grabs as part … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick abandons its planning consents and 23 sites

CROYDON IN CRISIS: The council this week set light to a ‘bonfire of the vanities’, abandoning planning applications on 477 homes around the borough in development proposals by their failed house builders. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Croydon Council has dumped … Continue reading

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Quirks on display as Croydon embraces the Jubilee party

Communities across Croydon have embraced the four-day Platinum Jubilee weekend with the kind of gusto you’d expect after a couple of locked down, grim years. There’s been with sandwiches and Scotch eggs, cake after cake, cardboard cups of Prosecco, welly … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre Jubilee Celebration, Norbury, Jun 2

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Love Norbury’s knitters are getting ready for Jubilee party

There are so many plans underway for street parties around the borough that are sure to live long in the memory, but the people at Love Norbury think that their offering on June 4 will hit the community vibe sweet … Continue reading

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Norbury Hill Cubs are for the long jump with Jade Johnson

Commonwealth Games and European athletics championships medallist Jade Johnson will be visiting Norbury Hill Cubs on Saturday morning to put them through their paces. Johnson, recently appointed club Patron at Herne Hill Harriers, will be unveiling the new scooter rack … Continue reading

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Cassandra Centre 10th anniversary, Norbury, May 20

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Hope Is Everything: Rookery gardens gets a Gervais bench

Today is supposed to be “Blue Monday”, which some claim to be the gloomiest day of the year. But depression doesn’t care what day it is, which is one of the reasons why CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably … Continue reading

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Silent Disco fundraiser, Harlow Hall, Norbury, Dec 30

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Norbury SEND Family and Friends Club, Dec 20-23, 29-30

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Norbury Afterschool Club, Harlow Hall, term time Fridays

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Free First Aid course, Harlow Hall, Norbury, Sep 23

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Veteran cars are back on the road for 125th run on Nov 7

Hundreds of veteran cars are gearing up for this year’s very special commemorative pilgrimage from capital to coast, via Croydon. Close to 300 pioneering veteran cars dating back to the dawn of motoring have entered this year’s very special staging … Continue reading

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Six fire engines deal swiftly with Norbury bungalow fire

Firefighters have tackled a blaze at a house on Pollards Hill South in Norbury this morning. The roof and a small part of the first floor of a detached chalet bungalow were damaged by the fire. One man left the … Continue reading

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#Binmageddon: 1,000 street bins have vanished from borough

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Council agreed to pay its rubbish contractor an extra £20.7m while it reduced the services they are expected to deliver, leaving the borough’s streets ever dirtier. EXCLUSIVE by SANJANA IDNANI Around 1,000 bins have been vanished from … Continue reading

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Norbury domestic violence charity hit by third burglary in year

By SARAH O’CONNELL On Thursday night, the Cassandra Centre, a charity in Norbury that works with the victims of domestic violence, suffered a break-in and theft of equipment. It was the third break-in at the centre in the last 12 … Continue reading

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Door-to-door testing rolled out to locate covid-19 variant

A mass testing programme was rolled out this morning in the CR4 postcode area in a determined effort to locate people with a highly infectious variant of coronavirus. On-the-spot doorstep tests, home testing kits and mobile testing units are to … Continue reading

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Norbury comedian scores a winner with first football book

ELLA HOPKINS on how a son’s post-match reproach helped inspire Kevin Day to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition Kevin Day has always enjoyed reading. He dreamed of writing a book of his own one day. His dad taught him to read … Continue reading

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Covid restrictions force RAC to cancel Veteran Car Run

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run has been cancelled due to coronavirus. It is the first time that the rally has had to be cancelled since World War II. The rally, which features around 300 museum-piece vehicles, most of … Continue reading

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Knickers! Cassandra Centre charity in appeal for clothes

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