Tag Archives: Purley Way

Unexploded WWII bomb disrupts Croydon business awards

The annual festival of back-slapping, the Croydon Business Awards, came close to being cancelled last night. With the awards due to be held in the Grand Sapphire Hotel, off the Purley Way, organisers and guests were evacuated just two hours … Continue reading

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Purley Way store gets beauty makeover as part of retail battle

One of the Purley Way’s biggest stores, Sainsbury’s, is being used by the company to test a new product range in the latest battle between retail giants. The store has been given a makeover of its own in the past … Continue reading

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Purley Way Homebase included on list of stores facing closure

Croydon’s branch of Homebase is among 42 stores under threat of closure, as the struggling DIY retailer seeks a survival deal. Huffington Post provided a list this morning which includes the store located off the Purley Way. Around 1,500 jobs … Continue reading

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Macmillan’s cancer advice van visiting Valley Park this week

A cancer information and support service is coming direct to patients in Croydon this  Wednesday, August 1. Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting Valley Retail Park from 9am to 4pm with cancer information specialists on-hand to answer questions … Continue reading

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Hotel chain offers free Sunday night stays for NHS staff

As a gesture of support and thanks to hardworking staff in the NHS, to mark the health service’s 70th anniversary this year, Hallmark Hotels – which includes the Croydon Aerodrome hotel, are offering all NHS employees free stays on Sunday … Continue reading

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World Cup offer makes IKEA fish and chips the catch of the day

It could get a little awkward at Swedish retailer IKEA at around 3pm tomorrow afternoon, so ahead of England’s World Cup big match with Sweden, the store in Valley Park, off the Purley Way, is running a two-for-one offer where, … Continue reading

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We could be on the verge of providing a wildlife haven

CROYDON COMMENTARY: By not cutting the grass verges alongside the borough’s major A-roads, Transport for London might – perhaps unwittingly – be providing a valuable new home for plants, insects and other wildlife, writes ANTHONY MILLS, pictured left I worked … Continue reading

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