Tag Archives: Stephen Lawrence

Thornton Heath activist Wadsworth awarded union gold badge

By STEVEN DOWNES Marc Wadsworth, the campaigning journalist and broadcaster who was expelled by the Labour Party on trumped-up charges, has been awarded with the highest honour available to his trades union, the National Union of Journalists’ gold badge. The … Continue reading

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The Tories’ record on policing numbers does not add up

Crime is an important issue in Croydon’s council and Mayoral elections. Or at least it should be. ANDREW FISHER polices the claims of the competing camps, and adds some essential context Policing matters. The amount of violent crime is higher … Continue reading

Posted in 2022 council elections, 2022 Croydon Mayor election, Andrew Fisher, Boris Johnson, Broad Green, Chris Philp MP, Crime, Croydon BID, Dave Stringer, Fairfield, Jason Perry, Knife crime, London-wide issues, Mayor of London, New Addington, New Addington North, Policing, Sadiq Khan, Val Shawcross | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Labour councillors demand free vote over Osland honour

Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, could face some angry party colleagues in the Town Hall chamber tonight if they are forced to vote through a borough honour for former councillor David Osland. Osland, a Tory councillor for … Continue reading

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Croydon Council to honour former police commander who was criticised over Stephen Lawrence racist murder investigation

The Labour leadership on Croydon Council “should be ashamed”, according to a leading black activist, over their decision to award one of the borough’s highest civic honours to a former senior Metropolitan Police officer who was heavily criticised over his conduct … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath lawyer wants to give major parties a wigging

VOTE 2014: It is not just some among the black and minority ethnic Conservatives in Croydon who feel that they have been overlooked by their own party. Thornton Heath lawyer Dwain Coward, previously a Labour supporter, has become so disillusioned … Continue reading

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Tories pick ‘Osland of the Yard’ to stand in Thornton Heath

The Conservatives have announced that they will be fielding a former senior police officer who headed the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation as a candidate in Thornton Heath ward at next month’s Town Hall elections. Croydon’s Tories are so short on … Continue reading

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Councillor’s unanswered questions over Stephen Lawrence

The allegations of a smear campaign conducted against the family of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence by undercover police officers has made front-page headlines and led the national news bulletins on television and radio for the past day. The Guardian report … Continue reading

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Lawrence inquiry officer to chair council’s ethics committee

Local community leaders and politicians have reacted with disgust and anger at the news that the council’s ethics committee for the next year is to be chaired by David Osland, the former senior police officer who once advised colleagues in … Continue reading

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The Stephen Lawrence murder case and Croydon’s connection

Gary Dobson and David Norris were today found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, 18 years after the black teenager was stabbed to death near a south London bus stop. The judge will pass sentence at the Old Bailey … Continue reading

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