Tag Archives: Olympic Flame

Festival fortnight offers food, football and fun

BERNARD WINCHESTER highlights the many varied activities to be found on the opening weekend of the South Norwood Arts Festival, from Olympic torches to WG Grace After missing out in 2012 (perhaps the Olympic organisers felt that the competition from … Continue reading

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Suspicious fire at London Road flats under investigation

On the evening after the Olympic Flame passed along London Road, there was another sign of what some fear suggests the sort of criminal behaviour that led to rioting in Croydon 12 months ago. Two appliances and a command unit … Continue reading

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The day a flaming torch on London Road was a good thing

Yesterday’s visit of the Olympic Torch to Croydon was widely acclaimed as a terrific success, with thousands coming out on to the streets for what was only a briefest of glimpses of something which is supposed to symbolise the spirit … Continue reading

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Carrying a torch for the Olympics: Croydon’s route

The Olympics come to Croydon, however briefly, on Monday.

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Olympic fanatics back Dorothy Tyler to light London’s flame

Less than two weeks until the Olympic Opening Ceremony, and the best-kept secret of the 2012 Games remains the identity of the ultimate torch bearer. David Beckham‘s ruled himself out (quite rightly – he’s never competed at an Olympics, a … Continue reading

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Olympic Torch route for Croydon confirmed

Make a note of the time and date: 11.37am on Monday, July 23. That’s when the Olympic torch will be carried into Croydon, just four days before the Games are due to begin at the Olympic Stadium at Stratford. The … Continue reading

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