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Action group calls for urgent arrest of Barwell over Grenfell fire

Hard-hitting report calls for transparent investigation among the ‘links in the chain of culpability’, as it alleges a cover-up has already begun Gavin Barwell, who until last month was the Conservative MP for Croydon Central, should be arrested immediately and … Continue reading

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Westfield delaying while they seek key deal with John Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Our retailing correspondent, M.T. WALLETTE, reports on the Godot-like wait for an anchor tenant for Hammersfield’s not-so-supermall Westfield have delayed re-submitting their plans for the £1.4billion redevelopment of the town centre and Whitgift Centre because are they are still … Continue reading

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Prime Minister has no answers on Croydon’s knife crime

Concerned at the 76 per cent increase in youth knife crime in the borough in the past year, Sarah Jones, Croydon Central’s new MP, took the opportunity of Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday to demand more support for local police from … Continue reading

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‘Stooge’ Philp draws scorn for Walter Mitty role in rail dispute

Transport reporter JEREMY CLACKSON on a breakthrough in the dispute on Southern trains, as the unions call off industrial action after agreeing to talks with the minister following much hard lobbying by commuter group ABC Chris Philp, the Tory MP … Continue reading

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Newman attacks O’Connell over his Tory cuts to police

Monday night’s council cabinet meeting was the last before the summer break, and it produced an much-needed outbreak of political passion and rhetoric. Political editor WALTER CRONXITE trawled through the webcast so that you don’t have to Tony Newman, the … Continue reading

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Council’s £140m offices are to become a glorified Job Centre

WALTER CRONXITE on how the local council has been forced to take in more lodgers in its “prestige” £140m office building Tonight’s council cabinet meeting at the Town Hall is unlikely to uncover quite how the costs of building the … Continue reading

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Cost of New Addington Leisure Centre hiked by £8m in a year

WALTER CRONXITE reports on a worrying 50 per cent inflation rate on one key council building project The cost of building the new swimming pool and leisure centre in New Addington has gone up by £8million in less than 12 … Continue reading

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