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Barwell, Brexit and Croydon’s troubled Westfield dream

STEVEN DOWNES on how the meddling of Tory politicians and the Croydon Establishment managed to ensure that the redevelopment of Croydon town centre was never going to run smoothly Questions were asked in the House of Commons last night which … Continue reading

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Crisis for Croydon as Westfield ‘reviews’ its £1.4bn scheme

KEN LEE reports on the seismic shock that has rocked the council Westfield today announced a decision to “review” the £1.4billion project to redevelop Croydon Town Centre, blaming Brexit and uncertainties over the retail sector. In so doing, they  immediately … Continue reading

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Six-time loser Gunter is Tories’ choice for Norbury by-election

Tirena Gunter was selected last night by Croydon Conservatives as their candidate in the Norbury and Pollards Hill by-election being held on March 14. The by-election has been called following the death last month of long-standing Labour councillor Maggie Mansell. … Continue reading

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Downing Street orders checks on Barwell’s Croydon cronies

Our political editor WALTER CRONXITE on a report which suggest that the mates of the Prime Minister’s chief of staff are being put under pressure Helen MacNamara, the head of ethics at the Cabinet Office, has written to every government … Continue reading

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Tories give Croydon 50p per person to deal with Brexit

Theresa Mayhem’s government has allocated barely 50p per person to Croydon in a hand-out to the council to cope with the impact of a no-deal Brexit. Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Council, has described the £210,000 grant to the … Continue reading

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Bailey to bridge the gap left by Bolger’s departure from Sutton

BELLE MONT, our Sutton reporter, on the latest move by the council’s ruling Liberal Democrats Sutton Council is close to announcing that Helen Bailey is to be appointed as its chief executive. Sutton has been without a CEO since Niall … Continue reading

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Housing scheme involves charity which informed Home Office

The council has announced that it has managed to house six people under a scheme which should provide 10 homeless people with homes by the end of next month, and another 10 over the course of the following 12 months. … Continue reading

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