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Local arts cuts: “It isn’t about money, it’s about pride”

Croydon’s internationally renowned Warehouse Theatre closed last year when the local council withdrew its modest subsidy. Its historic building was recently demolished. Here, actor SAMUEL WEST explains why theatre matters Where does theatre belong in a healthy society? It’s one … Continue reading

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Inspired Croydon Harrier Safo latest to join the golden greats

IAN LAMONT catches up with two high-flying athletes who, inspired by the London Olympics, won medals at the weekend’s European junior championships Inspired by the Olympics? The record haul of 19 medals won by British juniors at last weekend at … Continue reading

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Olympic boost gives Woodcote School’s track a flying start

IAN LAMONT reports on the opening of an important sports facility in Coulsdon Evidence of the “Olympic legacy” since last summer’s global sporting showpiece was staged in the capital has been hard to find. The Surrey county athletics championships has … Continue reading

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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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Local athletes running scared of county championships

The Surrey championships used to be a highlight of local athletes’ year, and they used to be staged at Croydon Arena. IAN LAMONT witnessed the 2013 edition at Kingston at the weekend where despite last year’s London Olympics successes, there … Continue reading

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Council extends consultation deadline over Arena academy

After protests from locals that too little time had been offered to respond, Croydon Council has extended the consultation period on its controversial proposals (aka “determined plan”) to build a large secondary school at Croydon Arena in South Norwood. As … Continue reading

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Games Maker volunteers see Palace make a game of it

Crystal Palace called on the Olympic spirit at Selhurst Park, coming back from 2-0 down against Cardiff with a Glenn Murray hat-trick, all backed by a new squad of “Games Maker” volunteers. After the success of the army of tens … Continue reading

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