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Hacker hacked? Labour councillor gets banned from Twitter

Social media platform takes action against Clive Fraser, one of the numptiest of Newman’s Numpties. By Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE Croydon’s laziest councillor, Clive Fraser, has had his Twitter account suspended. But as is his custom, “Lazy” Fraser has … Continue reading

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Londoners’ Twitter sarcasm quickly becomes a museum piece

Social media may in essence be ephemeral, but curators at the Museum of London appear determined to use people’s throwaway one-liners and lockdown tweets to provide a historical context for the coronavirus pandemic. The Museum has pulled together 13 tweets … Continue reading

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Barwell aide: ‘Gavin has no idea. He trusts me to do whatever’

Further proof, as if any were needed, that Mario Creatura has been hired at considerable public expense by local Tory MP Gavin Barwell to spend much of his time managing his boss’s political career prospects, rather than actually doing any … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon West, Croydon Central, Croydon South, Gavin Barwell, Mario Creatura | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Croydon MP Barwell was a target in Mirror’s “sext” sting

Gavin Barwell, the Croydon Central MP and a government whip, was one of a number of Tories targeted by the Sunday Mirror as part of the Twitter sleaze sting which led to the resignation yesterday of government minister Brooks Newmark. … Continue reading

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Councillor returns to Twitter as MP seeks own Inside Croydon

QUESTION: What does Steve “Three Jobs” O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, and the CIA have in common? ANSWER: They both launched themselves on to Twitter last week. Whether there are any further “connections” between the two, … Continue reading

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Local Tories celebrate crime stats – in a week of five stabbings

And they say that our politicians are out of touch. Someone in Croydon Conservatives – the obnoxious Mario Creatura? The self-serving Dudley Mead? Gormless Steven George? Town Hall enforcer Phil Thomas? Or florid-faced Mike Fisher? … the possibilities are never-ending … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 council elections, 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Crime, Croydon 8/8, Croydon Central, Croydon South, David Musker, Dudley Mead, Gavin Barwell, Mike Fisher, Phil Thomas, Policing, Richard Ottaway MP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

StreetPin looks to make its digital mark in south London

A new tech business is appealing for your help – and might even be able to offer some paid work to Croydon residents. StreetPin offers the local community notice board for the digital age, offering a sales and communication network. … Continue reading

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Living history exhibit on display at Stanley Halls: Dec 4

The Lives of Stanley Halls: Theatricals, Community and Entertainment, a touring exhibition, has its special introductory night at the South Norwood venue tomorrow night, December 4. The exhibition has been organised by the Stanley People’s Initiative and funded by the … Continue reading

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Barwell provides a “nasty” reminder with soup kitchen blunder

Another day, another Twitter blunder by Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. This time he has given his backing to the council’s action to move a nightly soup kitchen from Queen’s Gardens, in his Croydon Central constituency, because … Continue reading

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The A to Z of whether your area is about to go “upmarket”

Brixton today, Croydon tomorrow? Esiah Levy, who Tweets as @croydon_oldtown, has come up with a very handy little guide to how to judge whether a neighbourhood is being gentrified. Levy’s “A to Z of signs that your area is about … Continue reading

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Have a cup of coffee and help fight cancer: Sep 27

Croydon is playing its part in The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on September 27, fund-raising for the Macmillan cancer charity. Croydon Coffee Morning offers you a morning of coffee, cake and live acoustic music. Open to everyone of all ages … Continue reading

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Radio station’s first birthday arrives with some growing pains

Happy birthday, Croydon Radio. The borough’s digital radio station is back on air with live programmes just in time to celebrate its first anniversary. Tim Longhurst and Tracey Rabbetts are the co-founders of the Croydon internet-based station, which uses more … Continue reading

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£30m library deal referred for scrutiny – by report’s author

It was past 9pm last night, Bank Holiday Monday, when the official Croydon Council Twitter feed spluttered into life (double time for someone in the press office, perhaps?), offering a link to some new content on the official council website. … Continue reading

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Norwood Lake is having a fun day: June 8

The Lakes Playground Action Group, which wants to regenerate the South Norwood lake playground, is holding an event for all the family on Saturday, June 8, with lots of activities for children including storytelling by Little Supernovas, a bouncy castle … Continue reading

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Attention-seeking mayor deserves the Advertiser’s criticism

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Eddy Arram, presiding over a full council meeting for the last time, this week managed to do something which many believed was impossible: getting the editors of Inside Croydon and the Croydon Sadvertiser to agree, at least on … Continue reading

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Croydon Tories proudly announce new signing: John Loony

The recruitment drive by Croydon Conservatives, after nearly a year’s hard work, has delivered its first significant new member: John Cartwright, also known as John Loony, the habitual deposit-loser for the Monster Raving Loony Party at elections across the borough … Continue reading

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Gavin Barwell and his divisive myths of the benefit cap

Last week, a local MP claimed that some benefit claimants were collecting seven-figure sums from the state. As Croydon residents are about to be used as lab rats in a social experiment, ANDREW FISHER, left, explains that as well as … Continue reading

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Making a change and saving the planet, one step at a time

SUSAN OLIVER explains why Croydon needs to become a Transition Town You don’t have to look hard to find bad news about the state of the planet today. Whether it’s droughts, or floods, or Greenland’s ice melting, or the oceans … Continue reading

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New Year rave has too much latitude as flat is trashed

Trashing the place appears to be the new Croydon past time. After our report of the mindless vandalism in Wandle Park, news reaches Inside Croydon Towers of a how a “rave” over new year has left one of the “luxury … Continue reading

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What does an average councillor do for £11,000 a year?

Denied a frank and honest answer by Mike Fisher, the leader of Croydon Council, in respect of the hours that he puts in for his £50,000-plus in allowances each year, we thought we would try another measure of what work … Continue reading

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A week’s a very long time in politics for unbriefed Jasper

By Steven Downes, Editor, InsideCroydon.com Lee Jasper, after admitting that he has been using fake Twitter accounts to boost his by-election campaign, showed today that if elected as an MP he could struggle to keep pace with the volume of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 by-election, Andrew Stranack, Croydon North, Lee Jasper, Steve Reed MP | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Jasper admits to using Twitter bots to drive election bid

Lee Jasper, the Respect (George Galloway) candidate for Thursday’s Croydon North by-election, today conceded that his campaign has been using controversial “Twitter bots”, programs to automatically generate Tweets, to give a false impression of the popularity of his campaign. “You … Continue reading

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UKIP’s McKenzie angered over anti-gay comments on Twitter

Winston McKenzie, the UKIP candidate for the Croydon North by-election, says he is to investigate controversial homophobic comments that appeared apparently from him on the Twitter account @voteWinston. McKenzie today told Inside Croydon that he was “really fed up” with … Continue reading

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Spellings takes on his Italian Job for homelessness charity

Croydon resident NEIL SPELLINGS is off on a challenge, looking to raise thousands of pounds for a very good cause I am doing some work for a large financial institution in Docklands who are holding a banger rally to raise … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for in the football sack race

Heard this joke in a Palace pub at lunchtime on Saturday: First football fan: “What’s the difference between Dougie Freedman and Alex Ferguson?” Second football fan: “No one was calling for Alex Ferguson to be sacked after United lost their … Continue reading

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