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E-bike battery fire prompts renewed warnings from Brigade

Firefighters have issued a safety warning after an e-bike caused a fire at a house on Beechwood Avenue in Thornton Heath last night. Part of the ground floor of a mid-terraced house was damaged by the fire. Two women and … Continue reading

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Boycotts and resignations in rows over Labour selections

‘The conduct of Labour Party affairs locally does seem to be almost tailored to create continuing unease and disaffection’. WALTER CRONXITE,  political editor, with the latest round-up of shenanigans “Croydon North’s in meltdown” was how one angry Labour member put … Continue reading

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Covid emergency road changes set to be made permanent

Croydon Council, a local authority that pays £10million per year to burn the borough’s rubbish in an environmentally harmful incinerator, is trying to jump on the COP26 bandwagon by announcing that it is making permanent what it describes as “successful … Continue reading

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Butler and Scott among those not facing the voters again

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on the high drop-out rate among Croydon’s Labour councillors, bruised and deflated after nearly eight years in charge at the Town Hall Paul Scott and Alison Butler, the husband and wife duo who made up … Continue reading

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70 people evacuated after gas main fire in Thornton Heath

Firefighters tackled a fire at a row of terraced houses on London Road in Thornton Heath on Friday evening. The ground floor of one terraced house was damaged by fire due to a ruptured gas main. Another two terraced houses … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade cautions on candles after Thornton Heath blaze

Two house fires in Croydon in as many days have prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a warning about the use of candles in the home. The fires occurred in St Saviour’s Road this morning and in Thornton Heath … Continue reading

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Veteran cars are back on the road for 125th run on Nov 7

Hundreds of veteran cars are gearing up for this year’s very special commemorative pilgrimage from capital to coast, via Croydon. Close to 300 pioneering veteran cars dating back to the dawn of motoring have entered this year’s very special staging … Continue reading

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Friends hit with charges for staging party in Grangewood Park

Families, friends and neighbours from Thornton Heath, Selhurst, Upper Norwood and beyond will come together in Grangewood Park this Sunday to celebrate it becoming a public open space 120 years ago, in 1901. The 120th birthday party is being organised … Continue reading

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Council agrees deal to allow 4G cells on its lamp posts

The council claims that more residents, businesses and visitors will soon benefit from better and faster mobile connectivity in Croydon following a deal to boost 4G coverage across all networks. Network service provider Freshwave is to instal additional small cells … Continue reading

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Happy 120th Birthday Grangewood Park celebration, Sep 12

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Anti-racism campaigner Wadsworth wins High Court libel case

Marc Wadsworth, the prominent anti-racism campaigner, journalist and broadcaster from Thornton Heath, has won his libel case against the Jewish Chronicle, with the newspaper agreeing to pay “substantial compensation” and issue an apology. In an article on the publication’s website … Continue reading

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Councillor’s alarm call helps save lives in Thornton Heath fire

A Croydon councillor has spoken of how she called 999 in the early hours of this morning after she was woken up by “horrible screams” and “saw loads of black smoke coming out of neighbour’s house”. Leila Ben-Hassel is a … Continue reading

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Roots & Shoots gardening course, Thornton Heath, from Jul 8

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Reader offer: 25% off price of historical biography Comrade Sak

An important book on 20th Century political history is available on special offer to Inside Croydon readers. And we have two copies signed by the author to give away as prizes to our loyal subscribers The Labour Party driving away … Continue reading

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Reed rails against Tory plans, as his mates flog off public park

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Council pushes on with its plans to sell off part of Grangewood Park, a ‘quiet secluded oasis in the heart of a busy local area’, while Blairite MP does nothing to oppose. By STEVEN DOWNES As Steve … Continue reading

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Bediako released from detention centre after 24-day battle

Joey Bediako, the Thornton Heath man facing forced deportation, was given an 11th-hour reprieve last night when he was released from the notorious Brook House detention centre near Gatwick Airport. The news was announced just after 8pm last night by … Continue reading

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MP Reed calls for halt to deportation of Thornton Heath man

By CLARA MURRAY A man from Thornton Heath has been detained for almost a month and is facing deportation on Wednesday despite being legally eligible to stay in the UK. Joey Bediako, 26, was taken “without warning” to the notorious … Continue reading

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Disabled resident’s harrowing plea: ‘I don’t want to be in here’

After a decade of complaints and media exposés, living conditions endured in council temporary accommodation in Thornton Heath remain a scandal. By STEVEN DOWNES Gilroy Court, the budget hotel in Thornton Heath which Croydon and other councils use for temporary … Continue reading

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Police investigating cause of blaze at Thornton Heath flats

Around 40 residents of a block of flats in Thornton Heath had to be evacuated last night when fire raged up the outside of the building. Six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were called to Crystal Court, on Woodville … Continue reading

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Cash-strapped council to sell part of Grangewood Park

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Our environment reporter, CHRIS PECKHAM, on how the authority’s financial crisis is being used as an excuse to push through a twice-rejected plan After being forced to back down twice in the face of public hostility in … Continue reading

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Teenager convicted of eight violent and sex assaults on girls

A 15-year-old boy from Thornton Heath has been convicted of eight separate charges involving violent or sexual attacks against girls who were walking to school. The attacks took place over a period of more than a year, from November 2019 … Continue reading

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Under-threat libraries missing from council’s re-opening plans

Croydon Council this morning released details of its phased re-opening of some of the borough’s public libraries – but with no immediate plans for three of the buildings which it has listed for permanent closure in its recent consultation. Broad … Continue reading

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Podcast: ‘My living nightmare in temporary accommodation’

Last week, we published the account by SHANTAL MOSES (left) of her  lockdown year spent with her young son in inadequate and dangerous accommodation provided by Croydon Council. This is Croydon’s real housing crisis, another aspect of the appalling conditions … Continue reading

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Celeb-backed charity seeking help from local businesses

CLARA MURRAY reports from the launch of a celebrity-backed skills and employability programme for disadvantaged youngsters The Music Relief Foundation has been working with young people in the borough for 10 years from its Thornton Heath base, and today they … Continue reading

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US takeover of GP surgeries could lead to cuts, says expert

A coalition of doctors and NHS campaigners are considering a legal challenge to the takeover by an American health insurance giant of 37 GP practices across London, including seven in Croydon. US insurer Centene, through Operose Health, its UK subsidiary, … Continue reading

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