Tag Archives: North End

50% off and giveaways as Deichmann returns to North End

Deichmann, Europe’s biggest shoe retailer, is making a return to Croydon town centre this week. The retailer has relocated on new premises on North End (to No50, since you ask), as part of a £750,000 complete overhaul of its Croydon … Continue reading

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Tory Perry launches ‘Urban Room’ where nothing’s happening

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, reports on the latest half-cock initiative from the council to ‘revive’ the ailing town centre: an insta account and a desperate plea for ideas from the public Mayor Jason Perry’s latest feeble effort to somehow … Continue reading

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Primark’s Croydon and Sutton stores in click and collect trial

Primark stores in central Croydon and Sutton are part of a London-wide trial of a new click and collect service. The trial’s launch comes as Primark announces plans to lower prices on hundreds of its autumn-winter range of kidswear products. … Continue reading

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Now German shoe retailer decides to give Croydon the boot

Shoe retailer Deichmann is the latest business to decide to close their store in central Croydon. As Inside Croydon reported exclusively earlier this week, the Sainsbury’s supermarket in the Whitgift Centre, which has traded there ever since the shopping mall … Continue reading

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Barclays record on climate crisis challenged in branch demo

Barclays Bank on North End in Croydon town centre was targeted by activists again on Saturday. A regular target for protesters over the bank’s profiting from petro-chemical multi-nationals and the world’s biggest polluters, this time it was the turn of … Continue reading

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WH Smith is latest Whitgift Centre store to shut up shop

Our retailing correspondent, MT WALLETTE, on the latest (partial) closure on Croydon’s already badly run-down High Street WH Smith, one of the mainstays of the Whitgift Centre ever since it opened more than 50 years ago, is about to downsize … Continue reading

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BID rangers called ‘bullies in high-viz’ after High Street incident

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Serious questions have been raised about the behaviour of the Mayor-backed security staff drafted into the town centre supposedly to deter anti-social behaviour. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES An investigation is being conducted into the behaviour of a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s hands out thousands of books on Croydon tour

McDonald’s is set to donate thousands of books to children in Croydon as part of its national literacy campaign helping disadvantaged children across the country. Croydon at the end of August was the first stop in a nationwide tour during … Continue reading

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Perry’s PSPO will just move ‘problems’ out of town centre

Dressed up as a ‘war on anti-social behaviour’ and used as an excuse for clearing the streets of drinkers, the latest proposals will allow the cash-strapped council to issue money-making fines for often trivial offences. By our Town Hall reporter, … Continue reading

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How wait for Westfield is turning North End into Hooky Street

Serious doubts exist over Westfield’s plans to redevelop in the town centre. Yet while the council does its best to close down legitimate high street businesses, or mismanages one of the country’s oldest traditional street markets and drives away stall-holders, … Continue reading

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BRIT School is going live with town centre dance and drama

The BRIT School will be providing the entertainment for town centre shoppers with a series of pop performances this month. BRIT Presents begins later this month, a programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, which will run through to Christmas … Continue reading

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One Million Poundworld: store fined after judge smelt a rat

Poundworld, the town centre branch of a national chain, has been hit with a fine of £1.2million for food hygiene and health and safety offences after a Croydon Crown Court judge said: “The smell of rodents’ urine was discernible upon … Continue reading

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Festive Lights Street Feast, North End, Nov 16

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StartUp Britain business advice event, North End, Oct 11

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Croydon Careers Fair, North End, June 30

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Planning chief: ‘I don’t know how long Whitgift will be closed’

The lack of clarity over the immediate future of the Whitgift Centre was compounded yesterday when a council director called in certain sections of the local media to provide an on-the-record briefing to contradict the information she had herself provided … Continue reading

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