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Perry promises council will restore Thornton Heath Clocktower

Jason Perry, Croydon’s part-time Mayor, has blamed the council – over which he presides – for the fire that wrecked Thornton Heath’s historic clocktower. Addressing the situation somewhat late (with tweets on Friday afternoon, 36 hours after the fire), Perry … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath’s landmark Clocktower left gutted by fire

A Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade investigation is underway after a fire in the Thornton Heath Clocktower gutted the local landmark. The fire took place in the early hours of this morning. Despite prompt arrival by the Brigade, the … Continue reading

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Mula Cake Kids Club, Thornton Heath, Oct 24-28

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Friends of Trumble Gardens Action Day, Brigstock Rd, Oct 1

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More rail cuts coming down the line thanks to Tory Treasury

Funding formula for the country’s biggest railway operator represents  ‘levelling down’ for London, according to a member of one of the largest passenger user groups More Southern and Thameslink railway timetable changes were slipped out last week, just ahead of … Continue reading

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FoodCycle free meals in Thornton Heath, from Sep 3

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FoodCycle’s new Thornton Heath project needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed urgently to help charity FoodCycle tackle food poverty at their new project in Thornton Heath. Thornton Heath will become FoodCycle’s 16th project in London when it opens its doors for the first time on Saturday, September 3 … Continue reading

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Police seek information on Thornton Heath motorbike crash

The police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Thornton Heath. Police were called at 6.20pm on Saturday, August 13, to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a white Renault Clio on Beulah Road. … Continue reading

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Kids’ holiday club faces disaster as council withholds grants

With just days to go before the start of the summer holidays, the organiser of an established and council-approved children’s activities centre was told he would not receive any funding. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The organiser of a kids’ summer … Continue reading

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SGN ‘donates’ £0.5m to Merton to pay for displaced residents

A week on from the horrific blast in Thornton Heath that killed a four-year-old child, destroyed one house, damaged dozens of others, and forced 500 people from their homes, Southern Gas Networks, the company responsible for providing gas to Galpins … Continue reading

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Specialist Crime Command takes over Galpins blast inquiry

The Metropolitan Police’s Specialist Crime Command has taken over the investigation into the death of a four-year-old child and the serious injury of two other people in the explosion in Thornton Heath earlier this week. The police investigation is being … Continue reading

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Investigations continue into tragic Galpins Road explosion

The four-year-old girl who died in the massive explosion in Thornton Heath on Monday morning has been named as Sahara Salman. Police confirmed that Sahara’s body had been recovered from a house on Galpins Road. Three other people were taken … Continue reading

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Child dead at scene of massive explosion in Thornton Heath

Local heroes rush in to devastated scene to pull children from the rubble, as emergency services evacuate 40 more homes 2.30pm UPDATE: A child was killed in the massive explosion at a house in Thornton Heath this morning, according to reports … Continue reading

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Sustainable Living Hub, Thornton Heath, 4th Sat of every month

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Planning permission lapsed for £100m new stand at Selhurst

The planning permission for Crystal Palace to redevelop their main stand in a £100million project at Selhurst Park has lapsed – leaving the club to go through a costly re-application process, or to continue to play their games in one … Continue reading

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Grandson of Thornton Heath murder victim appears in court

The Metropolitan Police last night charged Verushan Manoharan, 31, with the murder of his own grandmother. The victim has been named as 89-year-old Sakunthala Francis, who was found with fatal stab wounds at home on Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, at … Continue reading

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89-year-old murdered in Brigstock Road and three stabbings

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a 89-year-old woman at Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath, on Tuesday. The incident was one of at least four stabbings in Croydon on Tuesday. According to Scotland Yard, the police were called … Continue reading

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RSPCA community dog event, Thornton Heath Rec, Jun 16

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Election results leave Labour supporters angry and dismayed

With the final declaration in, WALTER CRONXITE reports on the state of the council after the 2022 elections By the end, the emotions on show at the Croydon Council election count at Trinity School were less those of shock, disappointment … Continue reading

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No Overall Control: full election results for Croydon’s 28 wards

No overall control. After weeks of campaigning, all the voting and, eventually, all the counting was concluded three days after the polls closed, the final results of the 2022 Croydon local elections were in. With the borough’s first Green councillors … Continue reading

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School streets are back with a £60 bang – with more to come

As Croydon pupils yesterday packed their satchels and rucksacks and headed back to school for the final term of this academic year, so the council has reintroduced 10 school streets, with restrictions on traffic. The school streets were “paused” by … Continue reading

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Take your pick: our ward-by-ward guide to council elections

With a complete listing of all the candidates in Croydon’s May 5 councillor vote, political editor WALTER CRONXITE provides a guide to where the contest for the Town Hall might be won or lost The introduction of Croydon’s first democratically-elected, … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath Rec charity sponsored walk, Apr 24

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Your Park, Your Voice, Grangewood Park, Apr 10

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CR7 Charity Bake Off, in aid of Guy’s Cancer Centre, Mar 26

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