Tag Archives: Thornton Heath

Free cricket coaching courses, Thornton Heath, Oct 1-Dec 17

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Little Progress in Croydon, as Newman backs another loser

WALTER CRONXITE says there were plenty of Croydon mentions at the Labour conference, but few signs that those in charge of the local party are about the embrace enthusiasm for the leadership any time soon As Croydon’s Labour politicians and … Continue reading

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‘Normal’ service is resumed, but 2018 plans are incomplete

A consultation on supposed “improvements” to Southern and Thameslink train services, and those on Transport for London’s Overground, appear to have wiped Gipsy Hill and Thornton Heath stations from the rail maps, while muddling several existing services. JEREMY CLACKSON, our … Continue reading

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‘Ruthless’ funding cuts to Mayday put improvements at risk

Croydon’s biggest hospital’s finances remain a mess, but progress is being made on the wards, which could be compromised by an announcement expected at tomorrow’s Croydon CCG meeting, as JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports Croydon is in the uniquely … Continue reading

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Open a world of opportunity by learning a language at CALAT

The new term at CALAT – Croydon Adult Learning and Training – starts at The Clocktower and at Strand House, Thornton Heath, from Monday, September 19, with some courses beginning the following week. Whether you are a complete beginner, a … Continue reading

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Bittersweet for Rooney as he is declared an Olympic medallist

Croydon Harrier Martyn Rooney is an Olympic medallist, eight years after he’d finished his race. Rooney, along with his team mates from Great Britain’s 4×400 metres relay squad who finished fourth at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, have been promoted to … Continue reading

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Norbury residents call on TfL for extra buses on 109 route

The Norbury Avenue and Thornton Heath Residents’ Association has started a petition to Transport for London, asking for more buses to serve the 109 route, which runs between Croydon, Streatham and Brixton. With so many additional blocks of flats springing … Continue reading

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AfroShoot Takeover at Croydon Photography Forum, Sep 13

The Croydon Photography Forum returns for the start of its second year next Tuesday with the AfroShoot Takeover. Founded by Lisa Aissaoui and Tiffany Kamagate, two African photographers, they describe AfroShoot as an innovative platform with the mission to celebrate … Continue reading

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Rams and Trams top the table after impressive season start

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Stranger things have happened, but as our football correspondent BRIAN GRANVILLE reports, there can rarely have been a time when the two local sides were enjoying such a buoyant start to the season Speak it softly and savour … Continue reading

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Carnival of colour and music brightens up Thornton Heath

Photographer LEE TOWNSEND was at yesterday’s splash of September colour that was the Thornton Heath Festival and provides this photo-story

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Borough boundary changes set up councillor re-selections

The political map of Croydon is about to be re-drawn – literally – over the next few weeks. And key changes to the number of borough councillors and the lay-out of the borough’s wards could deal a serious reverse to … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Festival 2016, Sep 4

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Labour members seize their chance to show support for Corbyn

Labour members in Croydon North, eventually given the opportunity to attend a nomination meeting over the party’s leadership, voted overwhelmingly in favour of Jeremy Corbyn last night. For the second time in 12 months. Steve Reed OBE, the Progress MP … Continue reading

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Make a splash with council’s free swimming offer for under-16s

Free summer swimming for under-16s is available at all of Croydon Council’s leisure centres for the six weeks of the schools’ summer holidays. As well as free swimming there will be crash courses for those new to the water, and … Continue reading

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Libraries seek volunteers to introduce readers to Roald Dahl

Croydon’s libraries are looking for volunteers to help children and their parents through the “Big Friendly Read” Summer Reading Challenge. The annual reading campaign aims to get children to read at least six books during the summer holiday. For 2016 … Continue reading

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Age UK Croydon Summer Concert, Scratchley Hall, Jul 25

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Week-long festival puts arts at heart of Thornton Heath

The growing and popular Thornton Heath Arts Week returns this Saturday with a week of free events across the area, aimed at appealing to all tastes and all ages, and helping to pull together the community. Here is a selection … Continue reading

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Double champion Rooney proves a point and relays a message

Martyn Rooney ensured his place among the greats in British athletics history last night when he retained his European 400 metres title in Amsterdam, and promptly stirred another row with officials over selections for the relay squads this weekend. The … Continue reading

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David Livingstone school Summer Fair, Thornton Heath, Jul 9

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Parade of Nations, Tumble Park Gardens, Jun 11

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