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Guildford-based Sadvertiser to merge into London website

The Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is about to dump its own dedicated website. In the latest move in the slow, painful and largely self-inflicted demise of the borough’s own local newspaper, it is being  reported that the newspaper’s publishers are to … Continue reading

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Former reporter in bitter attack against ‘clickbait’ Advertiser

STEVEN DOWNES on an extraordinary Twitter outburst from a “heart broken” local newspaper journalist who says that redundancies and cut-backs at his old workplace have made things “really shit” The Croydon Sadvertiser is dead. It’s ceased to be. It’s pushing … Continue reading

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Sadvertiser bows to pressure and drops brothel ads

It took more than 18 months, plus a couple of stern warnings from the police, and after some broken promises, the Croydon Advertiser has finally managed to deliver an edition on Friday which was clear of tawdry ads for brothels … Continue reading

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Brothel ads are fine with me, says Croydon councillor

Dudley Mead, the deputy leader of Croydon Council‘s ruling Conservatives, has used public money from a government grant to place ads alongside classifieds for the borough’s brothels. “Cuddly”, who cuts a somewhat Captain Mainwaring figure at the Town Hall, was … Continue reading

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Sadvertiser flees from Croydon in latest round of cut-backs

The venerable satirical magazine Private Eye has for many years had a “Curse of Gnome” feature, reserved for those occasions when ill-fortune affects any who might have crossed the title, perhaps by stooping to engage Messrs Sue, Grabbit and Runne … Continue reading

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Twitter and Barwell’s mates on the Brothel Advertiser

The Croydon Sadvertiser – the paper that “exposes” brothels on its front page, while advertising them in its classified section – has been put up to do another hatchet job on Inside Croydon, this time over Twitter. These are desperate … Continue reading

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New Croydon rhyming slang: “Anne Giles” = pain in the …

A hat-tip to regular reader “Jo of Brighton”, who has brightened up our Tuesday afternoon by directing us to a blog called the Nether Regions, which spends all its time ridiculing the extraordinarily naffness and parochialism of local papers.

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