Tag Archives: YouTube

Paxman and Brand unmask deep distrust with local politicians

Yesterday, we posted an online poll for our loyal reader to vote for their preferred candidate to become the local Conservatives’ candidate for Croydon South at the next parliamentary election. Whoever is chosen next week will be replacing Tricky Dicky … Continue reading

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Dozen primaries sign up for Code Club afterschool lessons

Nearly a dozen local primary schools have signed up to the Croydon Code Club, an initiative backed by the Lives Not Knives youth charity group which aims to bring relevant digital training to pre-teen children – with secondary school pupils … Continue reading

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Gove will tear us apart: the challenge facing Roke Primary

An hour-long film on the battle against academy status by a group of parents and teachers in north London offers salutary lessons for a local school Roke Primary School, in Kenley, is being handed over to a carpet salesman on … Continue reading

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Council ignored danger warnings over deadly Mitcham Road

Ghost bikes are chilling reminders of often avoidable tragedies on our roads. KRISTIAN GREGORY, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, outlines one of the borough’s most deadly routes, the A236, which is so dangerous that a local school has banned its pupils … Continue reading

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Rivers long-shot helps Trams to derail promotion-chasers

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Croydon FC’s London Senior Cup match at Redbridge tonight has been postponed due to a frozen pitch, following a 3pm inspection, causing a delay to the Trams’ impressive sequence of wins, with only one defeat in nine games. … Continue reading

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Stranack runs election video with no mention of toxic Tories

As far as the Croydon North by-election is concerned, even Conservatives now think that the Tories are toxic. As Inside Croydon noted earlier this week, Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central who is “masterminding” (in the loosest sense) the … Continue reading

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Wallander’s not so miserable after seeing Sarah Lund’s jumper

With arts correspondent Bella Bartock entertaining her Wagnerian fantasies at Bayreuth (don’t ask), ANDREW PELLING, Inside Croydon’s contributing editor was sent off to a pre-Edinburgh Festival review at the Scream Lounge What a delight is the Scream Lounge, on Brighton … Continue reading

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Croydon quizzed on hiring of security guards for Bashford

A councillor from a neighbouring borough is demanding answers from Croydon Council over the use of public money to pay for private security guards at Wednesday night’s Upper Norwood Joint Library consultation meeting. Around 200 locals attended the meeting, where … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon Council, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, David Lean Cinema Campaign, Gavin Barwell, Libraries, Sara Bashford, Tim Pollard | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Whatever it is that I’m told to say, I agree with it

For the Bank Holiday weekend, we thought you might enjoy this, the “latest YouTube sensation”, apparently. The rictus grimace delivered by Mr Shorten after his first response is particularly telling, we suggest. It might spring to mind the next time … Continue reading

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“There’s daggers in men’s smiles”: this Macbeth is a riot

As if the events of August 8 last year were not dramatic enough, the Breakfast Cat Theatre Company is about to make a drama out of Croydon’s crisis, staging a riot-inspired adaptation of Macbeth later this month. Many of the … Continue reading

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