Tag Archives: Washington DC

Counting the rising cost of a democratic process

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our contributing editor, former MP, Assembly Member and councillor ANDREW PELLING, says that there may be lessons we can take from the American election system. Campaign spending probably isn’t one of them It’s election day in Croydon. Croydon, … Continue reading

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Historic masonic hall opens its doors for tours: Nov 3

As you travel on the train from East Croydon Station and look out of the window, on the right-hand side if travelling into London, have you ever wondered what that large Victorian building is? On Saturday November 3, you will … Continue reading

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Do you Have a Dream? Anniversary will be time to march again

Tomorrow, August 28, marks the 49th anniversary of the march on Washington DC and Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech delivered from the Lincoln Memorial to 200,000 followers. Lester Holloway, a leading councillor on the LibDem-controlled Sutton Council, … Continue reading

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Did Hilley’s hubby get council to pay for “volunteers”?

Take a look at this collection of facts, and decide for yourself whether any of them are related: The Fairfield Halls in Croydon is not owned by the council, yet earlier this year, it received a £1.5 million grant from … Continue reading

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