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NHS whistleblower case postponed until September

NHS whistleblower case postponed until September

The case of an NHS whistleblower’s alleged unfair dismissal has been postponed until 14 September. The five-day long tribunal held at the Croydon Employment Tribunal run out of time before a judgment could be reached. Bernadette Rochford has issued a claim for unfair dismissal against NHS Southwark Primary Care Trust (PCT), now…

Three youths in knife fight outside Croydon McDonalds

Three youths in knife fight outside Croydon McDonalds

Three men were stabbed in Croydon on Monday. An altercation that started inside McDonalds, North End is believed to have escalated outside the restaurant. Two teenagers were injured. A third male, aged 20 presented himself at a south London Hospital suffering stab wounds to his face. Metropolitan Police believe these…

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows how Labour lost in Croydon

#ELLGE2015: Graphic shows how Labour lost in Croydon

As one of the 12 key battleground constituencies, all eyes were on Croydon Central on election night. The Conservative win in this marginal seat spoke to the larger national result, while North and South Croydon saw no particular political shakeup. Increased support for UKIP, however, was notable. Croydon Central saw a close race, with…

#ELLGE2015: Barwell wins by just 165 votes

#ELLGE2015: Barwell wins by just 165 votes

Weary Labour eyes hoping for some crumbs of comfort turned to Croydon Central this morning only to see Conservative MP Gavin Barwell defeat Labour’s Sarah Jones by just 165 votes. It had been one of the key target marginal seats Labour needed to win to have any chance of power. In…

#ELLGE2015 Croydon: what you need to know

#ELLGE2015 Croydon: what you need to know

GE2015 mapped: polling stations Search for your polling station: The Croydon result is expected to be declared at around 2:45am tomorrow morning. Croydon is a diverse area, with one Labour-held and two Conservative-held constituencies. The result in the marginal seat of Croydon Central will be of national significance: as one of…

Station café facing closure by Overground operator

Station café facing closure by Overground operator

A café in Norwood Junction station, Croydon could be forced to close because the landlords, London Overground Rail Operations (LOROL), have refused to renew its existing lease. Rachid Yassine, the owner of Café Basmaccino, faces an uncertain future since his previous lease “expired on Monday”. “I just got these documents…

Campaigners lose incinerator appeal, refuse to give up

Campaigners lose incinerator appeal, refuse to give up

Green activists have lost a seven-year battle to stop an incinerator from being built in Croydon, after the High Court threw out their appeal on Tuesday. Shasha Khan of the Green Party, who is running in the coming general election to represent Croydon North in Westminster, said he was “very…

Voters critical of dull hustings in Croydon North

Voters critical of dull hustings in Croydon North

All seven parliamentary candidates for the Croydon North constituency gathered at Praise House for an election hustings on Wednesday night. But like the overall general election campaign this year, the event was characterised by a lack of spirit and anodyne responses from the candidates. Before the closing remarks, a heckler…

Benn: People don’t care for young people’s views

Benn: People don’t care for young people’s views

She is one of the youngest candidates to contest for a seat in Westminster, but 25-year-old Emily Benn is ready to prove wrong, everyone who claims she is too young. Young people’s voices aren’t heard enough, and politics should not be the exclusive domain of middle-aged folks, she argues. “A…

Museum of Croydon in bid to host Gillian Wearing

Museum of Croydon in bid to host Gillian Wearing

The Museum of Croydon is competing to host Turner Prize-winning artist and Goldsmiths alumna Gillian Wearing for this year’s Museums at Night Connect! event. If it succeeds in garnering the most number of public votes of five competing museums, it plans to turn its gallery into a nightclub with karaoke,…

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