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Learning is child’s play at LEGO Education launch

Learning is child’s play at LEGO Education launch

Children’s workshops featuring LEGO, the world’s most popular toy, are taking place at libraries throughout Croydon this summer. The scheme has been launched with free taster workshops across the borough for children aged eight and up. The initiative was launched yesterday at Croydon Central Library where children were treated to…

Croydon man charged with murder after hit-and-run

Croydon man charged with murder after hit-and-run

A Croydon man appeared at Maidstone Crown Court today charged with murder following the death of 42-year-old Thomas Rossiter in a hit-and-run incident. The incident took place mid-afternoon on July 4. Mr Rossiter was allegedly dragged under the car of Erasmus Ahwoi for 100 metres. He later died at Darent…

Crystal Palace people ‘among happiest in London’

Crystal Palace people ‘among happiest in London’

People living in Crystal Palace are among the happiest in London, according to a new study. However their near-neighbours in Catford and Deptford are some of the saddest residents in the capital.  A year-long study by Clubhouse Studios of Shoreditch, measured social wellbeing in all 119 London postcodes. The research…

Council announces plans for ‘world-leading’ tech hub

Council announces plans for ‘world-leading’ tech hub

Croydon council has announced plans to boost the local economy by building a new tech business “incubator” and start-up space by early 2016. The project, set to be occupy Davis House, will provide working spaces for start-up businesses whilst offering participants training courses and the chance to meet potential investors.…

Ward budgets aim to give power to communities

Ward budgets aim to give power to communities

Croydon council is set to introduce community ward budgets, which will take decision-making out the Town Hall and devolve funding to local areas across the borough. The aim of this cross-party initiative is to create a borough-wide pilot that contracts the methods in which the council can progressively delegate decision-making…

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon Heritage Festival to open this Saturday

Croydon will celebrate its diversity and rich culture with over 100 events during the Croydon Heritage Festival, which runs from June 20 to 28. The festival is returning to Croydon for the third time. This year the theme is Famous Croydon. Over 70 organisations will join to celebrate and enjoy…

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police investigate officers’ response to harassment

Police are investigating a photograph that has sparked outrage amid claims officers laughed at a Muslim mother after she was allegedly attacked by three women who ripped off her hijab. The women allegedly attacked the 25-year-old Muslim woman in Croydon last week and were harassing her for wearing a headscarf.…

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Plans for community arts theatre in Croydon

Ambitious plans have been launched by three musicians to create a new multi-purpose performing and community arts theatre in west Croydon. The Barn, a planned community arts theatre in Union Street will have a multi-functional use for the community, including band rehearsals, TV productions, theatrical performances, concerts and live recordings.…

Croydon recognised for ‘dynamic’ social enterprises

Croydon recognised for ‘dynamic’ social enterprises

National campaign body Social Enterprise UK has awarded Croydon social enterprise status for its many businesses trading for social and environmental purposes. This is the first time a borough in London is awarded the recognition. Currently, eleven towns and cities across the country have achieved social enterprise status. Peter Holbrook,…

Patricia Hay-Justice becomes new Mayor of Croydon

Patricia Hay-Justice becomes new Mayor of Croydon

Patricia Hay-Justice is the new Mayor of Croydon. After Manju Shahul-Hameed had office for one year, Hay-Justice will serve for the 2015-16 term. She was Deputy Mayor until now. Labour member Hay-Justice was elected to represent Addiscombe ward in 2010 and participated in several committees such as Crime prevention or Housing ever since. After having…

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