Tag Archives: South London

Storms ahead after Great North Wood fuelled the industrial age

There are reminders all around us of what our ancestors have destroyed, and a new book about the Great North Wood reminds us that it is future generations who will have to deal with its effects. By STEVEN DOWNES Could … Continue reading

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Purley’s £11m hospital scheme sweeps value under the carpet

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The much-needed redevelopment work at Purley Hospital may not be money well-spent. And DAVID CALLAM is not surprised Work continues on the £11 million refurbishment of Purley Hospital. The new-look NHS facility will re-open later this year in … Continue reading

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Campaigners to protest at incinerator planning meeting

The campaign to stop the building of a waste incinerator on Metropolitan Open Land at Beddington Lane seems to be entering a critical phase, following the approval of the plans for the Viridor  commercial scheme by Sutton Council’s planning officers. … Continue reading

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Ooo errr, missus: Music Hall jokes return to Streatham

Up the A23 in Streatham, the bill-writer for the South London Press must have been on a Frankie Howerd fan club weekend.

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Kick off the weekend with Community Games at the BRIT

Leaders of Tomorrow is a Community Games event being staged at the BRIT School in Selhurst this Friday, organised by local volunteers with help from the Crystal Palace FC Foundation, South London YMCA and the local anti-street crime charity, Lives … Continue reading

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Taylor Smith’s goals tailor-made for Croydon’s Vase run

Croydon FC hope to bring their away form home to the Arena tomorrow, when the Trams will need to reproduce the sort of performance that saw them win 6-2 at Epsom on Tuesday to carry them past Newbury Town in … Continue reading

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Painful memories may lead to opening of the Shop of Hope

Matthews Yard hosted a packed charity benefit gig last night, where a moving reflection was heard from a Purley resident about her son’s suicide, as Patti Boyle sought backing to try to avoid other mothers losing their children in such … Continue reading

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A real award won by new YMCA build on Dingwall Road

South London YMCA’s Alexandra House in the centre of Croydon has won a prestigious award at the Construction News Awards. This appears to be a genuine award, with contractors Warings selected as winners of the “Best Project Under £10 million” … Continue reading

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A tale of sound and fury: Shakespeare’s Croydon facelift

BELLA BARTOCK’s big night out this week was in Carshalton, to see Macbeth re-set amid the flames of last year’s riots. She found much to admire Dubstep remixes of Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky are not what you’d expect in the auditorium … Continue reading

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Cancer risks from £1bn Croydon incinerator, warn Greens

Next week marks a turning point in a process that could determine the health and well-being of generations of south Londoners. Here, Inside Croydon’s GREEN MAN explains some of the risks we all face if plans for a waste incineration … Continue reading

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