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Council Tax campaign appeals to Stormzy: Save Croydon!

A people’s protest is planned outside Croydon Town Hall tonight, with the organisers appealing to Brit award-winning rapper Stormzy to join them in their fight against unfair Council Tax hikes and tens of millions of pounds of additional cuts to … Continue reading

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Mayor acts on a wing and a prayer to give Bishop council role

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, suggests that the ceremonial Mayor may have created an unfortunate precedent when she exceeded her Town Hall powers last week It wasn’t just the unreformed Newman numpty Karen Jewitt who lacked disciplined self-control at last week’s … Continue reading

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Councillors line up Stormzy for the Freedom of the Borough

More dither and delay by our cash-strapped council, after they are forced to  check whether the global superstar rapper will accept a civic honour. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES Croydon’s Labour councillors want to give Stormzy the Freedom of the Borough. … Continue reading

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Stormzy is staging another #Merky Christmas at Fairfield Halls

Stormzy’s back. Following the huge success of last year’s special Christmas event at the Fairfield Halls, Stormzy’s charity, the Merky Foundation, last night announced the return of their Christmas party, with thousands of tickets up for grabs for events this … Continue reading

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Boxpark uses England star Grealish to cash in on World Cup

Boozepark, next to East Croydon Station, is looking to cash in on England’s World Cup heroes next month, selling tickets at up to £40 a time to enter the food and booze venue on the days when Gareth Southgate’s side … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath, Stormzy and me: Palace’s Zaha on charity

Crystal Palace’s star player, Wilfried Zaha, has spoken out about his charity work and of growing up in Thornton Heath with rapper Stormzy. In an interview published on the Crystal Palace club website, Zaha, 29, explained how through their faith … Continue reading

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Stormzy lays on special kids’ Christmas party at Fairfield Halls

Stormzy is hosting probably the biggest kids’ Christmas party ever seen in Croydon. Organised through the musician’s charity, the Merky Foundation, the event is taking place at the Fairfield Halls on Friday. Tickets to attend were free, but had all … Continue reading

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Stormzy backs £2m fund to help black university students

Stormzy, the grime artist from South Norwood, has pledged to support a further 30 black students studying at Cambridge University in scholarships amounting to almost £2million. “I hope this scholarship continues to serve as a small reminder to young black … Continue reading

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Fairfield Halls needs to be more London, and less Bournemouth

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Could Brit Awards-winner Stormzy help to save the Fairfield Halls? Following Inside Croydon’s exclusive news report yesterday that Neil  Chandler, the venue’s artistic director, had quit amid growing concerns about poor audiences in the first six months since … Continue reading

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This is how we have always run elections, since before there was TV or even radio, and no one’s noticed how pointless it is

KEN TOWL finds there’s not much recreational fun in this electioneering lark, as he attends last night’s set-piece hustings Having tried my hand at canvassing at the weekend, I thought I would really throw myself into the democratic melee by … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Croydon Greens, Esther Sutton, Ken Towl, Mario Creatura, Sarah Jones MP, Simon Sprague | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stormzy’s Glastonbury slogans become rallying call for Labour

Stormzy has thrown his support behind Labour and called on people to register to vote to “end austerity, rebuild our communities and take back the means to change our lives for the better”. Stormzy, recently voted the coolest bloke in … Continue reading

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Banksy takes on big business through his Croydon store

A statement issued by street artist Banksy this afternoon confirmed that his Gross Domestic Product store in a disused carpet shop on Church Street in the town centre is indeed his work, and that it is in effect a showroom … Continue reading

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Banksy sets up shop in Surrey Street with Stormzy stab vest

Banksy, probably the world’s best-known living artist, notorious for his thought-provoking and often temporary art installations, has set up shop in Surrey Street. The artist has taken over a previously empty retail premises at the Church Street end of the … Continue reading

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Trams appeal to Stormzy for help after third break-in at club

For the third time in less than six months, Croydon Football Club are having to dust themselves down and pick themselves up again after vandals broke into their clubhouse and trashed it, causing thousands of pounds of damage. The unexpected … Continue reading

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Stormzy to get a bench as Tourist Board triumphs again

Fresh from last month’s High Court success in overcoming the threat of legal action from the Qatari royal family, Ian Bone, the antiquated anarchist and co-founder of the South Norwood Tourist Board, was claiming another victory over Big Business this … Continue reading

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Was £1m Croydon mystery donor Stormzy or Spider-Man?

Was grime star Stormzy the mystery benefactor who donated a cool £1million towards a youth centre to be built in the north of the borough? That’s one suggestion after it was announced that an anonymous donor handed over £1million towards … Continue reading

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Stormzy: Rise up and take responsibility for yourself

In the week of the release of his first album, Gang Signs & Prayer, Croydon’s global grime star, Stormzy, has given an extensive interview to Channel 4 News, in which he talks about depression, aspiration and even “power to the … Continue reading

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