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Roads “three times more dangerous” than Hackney’s

Roads “three times more dangerous” than Hackney’s

The roads of Croydon have been labelled “three times more dangerous per mile cycled than those of Hackney” as the council announces a new £5000 cycle focused grant. The grant will fund community led cycle rides in summer 2015. It is aimed at improving the confidence of novice cyclists and…

Runway could cause “Olympic transformation”

Runway could cause “Olympic transformation”

Croydon is set to benefit “most” from a potential expansion of Gatwick, after the council signed a memorandum of understanding with the airport. Council leader Tony Newham signed the Memorandum Of Understanding with Gatwick chief executive Stewart Wingate at the Develop Croydon Conference on Tuesday. Gatwick’s proposal to build a…

Bishop to lead contentious Fairness Commission

Bishop to lead contentious Fairness Commission

The Bishop of Croydon has been chosen to lead the council’s £200,000 Fairness Commission, despite scathing criticism from the Conservatives that it is a “waste of money”. Bishop Clark will assess whether public services in the borough are being distributed fairly enough. Tony Newman, leader of Croydon council, told the…

Crystal Palace extend their reach with trials in Mumbai

Crystal Palace extend their reach with trials in Mumbai

Football’s next superstar could be found in Mumbai when Crystal Palace hold trials next month. The club has joined forces with Mumbai City FC to give one lucky winner the chance to train with academy players back at Selhurst Park. “Play for Palace” trials take place on Thursday December 11…

Campaigners in final bid to stop Croydon incinerator

Campaigners in final bid to stop Croydon incinerator

Campaigners have until December 9 to apply to the Court of Appeal in a final bid to stop an incinerator being built on the border of Croydon.  Stop the Incinerator, a campaign group composed of residents, businesses and environmental organisations and fronted by Green Party candidate for Croydon North, Shasha…

HIV bus clinic offers free tests for Croydon residents

HIV bus clinic offers free tests for Croydon residents

A mobile HIV clinic is offering free testing with immediate results in Croydon for the second year running. The bus will stop in North End, South Norwood, Thornton Heath, New Addington and East Croydon Station for the duration of National HIV testing week. It will then remain in Croydon until…

Tory struggle in Croydon Central as UKIP advance

Tory struggle in Croydon Central as UKIP advance

Following their dramatic victory in Rochester last Thursday, UKIP could well define voter intentions in key marginals such as Croydon Central come next May. A recent poll, conducted by Lord Ashcroft earlier this month, has shown Croydon Central, host of UKIP’s “Carnival of Colours” last summer, to be one of…

Palace ahead of the game on English players

Palace ahead of the game on English players

Crystal Palace FC could be in line for a place in the Europa League if only goals scored by English players counted, a BBC study has revealed. State of the Game, an analysis of playing time in the Premier League, found Palace would soar to sixth place, nine places higher…

Murder suspect arrested after body found in car boot

Murder suspect arrested after body found in car boot

Police are investigating the murder of a young man, after officers found a body whilst searching a car in Lewisham this morning. Detectives believe the man was murdered at an address in Thornton Heath, Croydon. A man thought to be in his 50s was arrested after the body was discovered…

Council wins Planning Policy Team of the Year

Council wins Planning Policy Team of the Year

  The prize for Planning Policy Team of the Year went to Croydon Council at a national award ceremony last night. The spatial planning team was praised by judges at the 2014 Planning Awards for its work with private investors and its emphasis on “delivery”. The plan that impressed the…

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