Tag Archives: West Croydon

Family of murdered 14-year-old speak out: ‘We forgive them’

The family of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools, who died on Thursday night after being stabbed in a fight near West Croydon Station, has spoken out for the first time since the incident to say that they forgive their son’s killers. Jermaine … Continue reading

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Family ‘devastated’ by murder of 14-year-old Jermaine Cools

The Metropolitan Police has named the victim of Thursday night’s fatal stabbing in West Croydon as Jermaine Cools. The 14-year-old died of multiple stab wounds after presenting at a south London hospital shortly after 7pm that night, following a fight … Continue reading

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Murder investigation after 14-year-old killed at West Croydon

A 14-year-old boy died in hospital after being stabbed in a fight on the streets of West Croydon last night. The boy is the 27th teenaged fatality from knife crime in London in 2021, the worst death toll of this … Continue reading

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Police looking for man in connection with two bus arsons

The Metropolitan Police has released a photograph of a man they want to question in relation to two arson attacks on buses in south London, one of which gutted the entire top deck, causing more than £200,000-worth of damage. That … Continue reading

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Covid emergency road changes set to be made permanent

Croydon Council, a local authority that pays £10million per year to burn the borough’s rubbish in an environmentally harmful incinerator, is trying to jump on the COP26 bandwagon by announcing that it is making permanent what it describes as “successful … Continue reading

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Fire Brigade cautions on candles after Thornton Heath blaze

Two house fires in Croydon in as many days have prompted the London Fire Brigade to issue a warning about the use of candles in the home. The fires occurred in St Saviour’s Road this morning and in Thornton Heath … Continue reading

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#SouthernFail say they’re ‘very sorry’, they just can’t manage

Govia Thameslink Railway say they are “very sorry” for the shoddy service they have been providing all year, but particularly in August, on Southern and Thameslink trains, but they continue to blame the “Pingdemic” for driver shortages and short-notice cancellations. … Continue reading

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By taking away the buses, they’ve cut off shops in town centre

CROYDON COMMENTARY: As the council abandons 10 years of delusion over the retail regeneration of the town centre, regular reader LEWIS WHITE, right, goes on a shopping trip to witness the state of the Whitgift Centre for himself I popped … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: Risks greater now than in 2011

The key risk factors which led to rioting in Croydon and across the country 10 years ago are “even greater today than in 2011”, leaving London at risk of riots. That’s according to a review by Steve Reed OBE, the … Continue reading

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Croydon riots 10 years on: ‘I was in real fear for my family’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: On August 8 2011, the night that Croydon burned, photographer JAN PODSIADLY captured some of the scenes close to his home that he witnessed and terrified him, and here, 10 years on, recalls some of the events  Ten … Continue reading

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Volunteer self-funds kids’ summer club after council delays

EXCLUSIVE by SANJANA IDNANI A community volunteer in West Croydon has been left thousands of pounds out of pocket because of delays by the council in handing over a promised government grant towards the costs of running a children’s summer … Continue reading

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Cornering the market in smocks, dockets and community care

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our local shops are an important part of the fabric of society, and have played an often vital role during lockdown. We should cherish them, writes RICHARD PACITTI I have been reading Babita Sharma’s book The Corner Shop, … Continue reading

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Residents take to the streets to protest Parsons Mead LTN

The Low Traffic Neighbourhood at Parsons Mead in West Croydon yesterday drew a small crowd of protesters, plus regional news television cameras, as public frustration with the fines being levied by CCTV cameras continues to increase. The LTNs, government-funded and … Continue reading

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Tribunal ruling gives green light for council’s road fines policy

The decision of a traffic adjudicator last week, upholding fines against a motorist for driving into a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, could clear the way for cameras that might generate £3m per year for the cash-strapped council. STEVEN DOWNES reports A … Continue reading

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Police claim zero robberies in West Croydon during special op

The Metropolitan Police have today claimed that there were no robberies in West Croydon for a whole month while Operation Cleveland was being conducted. The operation, with increased officers on the streets and more stop-and-search, began on Monday, February 8, … Continue reading

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Croydon’s ‘crime capital’ to get share of Mayor’s £6m fund

London Road, which one council-appointed official described today as “Croydon’s crime capital”, is one of eight areas in the capital to receive a share of £6million-worth of new funding from the Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit. The Violence Reduction … Continue reading

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Police make 28 drug- and violence-related arrests in one week

More than 200 people were stopped and searched and 28 arrests were made in the past week, as extra police took to the streets of West Croydon as part of Operation Cleveland, in the aftermath of the spate of knife … Continue reading

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Police launch stop and search operation in West Croydon

Croydon police have today launched Operation Cleveland, with an increased presence of officers on the streets around West Croydon “carrying out high visibility foot patrols to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour”. The move comes after the outbreak of knife attacks … Continue reading

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Police begin murder inquiry as ‘senseless’ stabbings continue

Croydon police yesterday began a murder investigation into the events that led to a man in his 20s dying from knife wounds after a stabbing in Selhurst on Friday night. Yet even as senior officers were reassuring MPs and council … Continue reading

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Brigade urges caution on candles after West Croydon fire

The London Fire Brigade today issued a warning about the use of incense sticks and candles, after two fire engines were called out to a fire in a flat in West Croydon, where crews rescued a woman. The fire, on … Continue reading

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Dogged trading standards sniff out under-the-counter tobacco

Trading standards officers from Croydon Council, with essential help from a four-legged friend, have confiscated thousands of cigarettes and other tobacco products from three shops suspected of selling counterfeit and illegal goods. The trading standards officers were assisted by specialist … Continue reading

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Broad Green roads to become a Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Four streets in Broad Green, close to West Croydon Station and bus garage, are to have traffic restrictions installed at the end of this month in the latest phase of the government-funded Streetspace scheme. The council announced today that it … Continue reading

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Bank robbers and Beethoven: life on the buses has changed

Our roving reporter, KEN TOWL, after months of observing lockdown, has been roving a little more than usual this past week, checking how Croydon’s public transport is coping with the new normal Friday, and I can’t help but think that … Continue reading

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Train operators offer advice for travelling in the ‘new normal’

 During this coronavirus pandemic, not everyone works in No10 and can just drive to Barnard Castle when they fancy a day out. But as lockdown measures are eased, and there’s a gradual return to work for some, railway operators … Continue reading

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Sustrans charity is mapping the changes to London’s streets

Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity, has created a live online map allowing Londoners to share their views on emergency measures as councils and Transport for London rapidly prioritise walking and cycling on the capital’s streets to allow Londoners to … Continue reading

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