Tag Archives: Tom Bowell

Non-local mum wins Selsdon by-election with Greens second

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, sifts through the runes from the Selsdon Vale and Forestdale ward by-election Fatima Zaman retained the Selsdon Vale and Forestdale council seat for the Conservatives in yesterday’s by-election, as the reputational damage done to Labour locally … Continue reading

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‘Expunge’: Labour candidate backs Mayor’s Power Rangers

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the barrel-scraping exercise going on in the local Tory and Labour parties to fill a councillor vacancy in Selsdon Vale and Forestdale The November 3 council by-election in what one council figure affectionately calls Sleepy … Continue reading

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All aboard the Uber bus, as Sutton starts a 12-month TfL trial

A ‘demand-responsive’ bus service has come to south London, and TOM BOWELL, pictured left, got on board to put it to the test Transport for London has recently begun a 12-month pilot of demand-responsive buses in Sutton. Like Uber mini-cabs, … Continue reading

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Our children deserve help to improve their life opportunities

CROYDON COMMENTARY: It is autism awareness week. There’s been events staged at the Town Hall, and tomorrow there’s a special meeting at which teens, young adults, parents, guardians and carers can discuss their situations with councillors and officials. SARAH BOWELL, … Continue reading

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Changes to 404 and 434 will give Tollers Lane its missing link

CROYDON COMMENTARY: More bus route changes have been proposed by Transport for London and these, according to TOM BOWELL, pictured right, have much to recommend them The latest TfL bus route consultation, announced last week, looks at changes to routes … Continue reading

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TfL’s proposals will be unwelcome changes for bus passengers

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Local bus expert TOM BOWELL, right, casts his eye over Transport for London’s proposals, announced this week, to curtail 11 bus routes through the town centre Inside Croydon reported this week on the latest consultation by Transport for … Continue reading

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