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Jeremy Corbyn draws supportive crowds in Croydon

Jeremy Corbyn draws supportive crowds in Croydon

Ruskin House, the home of Croydon’s Labour and Trade Union Movement, was packed on Tuesday August 4 as political enthusiasts gathered to hear testimonies from Labour party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn. By 7pm no empty seats could be found in or outside as many were left standing, anticipating the arrival…

‘Grandmother’s’ Rolex spree after £120,000 bank fraud

‘Grandmother’s’ Rolex spree after £120,000 bank fraud

A fraudster who posed as a Croydon grandmother has splashed out on £85,000 worth of luxury Rolex watches after gaining access to the real woman’s bank account. On June 3, the woman used forged documents at a Santander branch in North End , Croydon, to gain access to the account.…

Dane Bowers ‘attacked ex in row over glitter’, court told

Dane Bowers ‘attacked ex in row over glitter’, court told

Dane Bowers, the television personality and DJ allegedly attacked ex-fiancée Sophia Cahill, a former Miss Wales, after she accused him of being with another woman, a court heard. The incident is reported to have left her with a bloody nose and bruises. Croydon Magistrates’ Court heard how Cahill questioned Bowers,…

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’

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 was carried out in consultation with Professor Dacher Keltner of the University of California, Berkeley using his Jen…

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.…

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