Tag Archives: Wallington

Venue where Stones once played under demolition threat

A much-loved publicly owned venue, which has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Status Quo, while serving generations of south Londoners, is under threat of demolition. Sutton’s LibDem council – yes, that lot again – want to … Continue reading

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Cancer charity quiz night, Wallington, Oct 27

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Amazon is parking a dirty problem on residential streets

Christmas must be coming, the goose is getting fat, and van drivers for tax-dodging Amazon are already starting to take the piss. Amazon has a large distribution depot in Croydon, on Queensway, just off the Purley Way. It receives bulk … Continue reading

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Musicians wanted to play at Wallington Festival, June 27

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The Brook recording studio open day and party, Nov 9

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21st Croydon and Sutton Beer Festival, Oct 16-18

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Elm Tree Cottage garden announces charity open days

On the May Day Bank Holiday weekend, you have a chance to step back into the 19th Century with a visit to the garden of a house in Croham that offers a feel for how the area around Croydon might … Continue reading

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Barwell the ‘outsider’ is less attractive online than Galloway

It’s not been a good day for Gavin Barwell, the MP for the Whitgift Foundation. First, he discovers that Ladbrokes have him as only second favourite to win the Croydon Central seat at next year’s General Election. And now it … Continue reading

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Galloway gives pupils a lesson in how politics works

Here’s an entertaining video if you have a spare hour this bank holiday. George Galloway’s Respect Party is not – as they undertook to do so 18 months ago – fielding any candidates in Croydon’s local elections next month. The … Continue reading

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Sutton Tories look north for infusion of fresh blue blood

The Conservative party in Sutton are clearly unconcerned that they are perceived to be a party of arrogant  posh boys who don’t know the price of a pint of milk (copyright 2012 N Dorries). They have selected the heir presumptive … Continue reading

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