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Tracey Emin designs 2015 BRIT award statue

Tracey Emin designs 2015 BRIT award statue

  The 2015 BRIT award statue has been designed by Croydon-born artist Tracey Emin. Emin is the fifth designer to add their personal stamp to the iconic trophy, following in the footsteps of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Philip Treacy. Emin highlighted the importance of adding a personal touch, saying she wanted to make…

HIV campaigners dump manure outside UKIP Office

HIV campaigners dump manure outside UKIP Office

HIV campaigners dumped a large pile of manure outside UKIP’s Croydon offices yesterday in response to Nigel Farage’s comments about HIV-affected people in October. Two members of ACT UP UK, which is part of an international advocacy group for those with AIDS, were photographed kissing outside the offices next to…

Eagles hope to soar against struggling Villains

Eagles hope to soar against struggling Villains

Crystal Palace could secure back-to-back wins tonight for the first time since April with a victory over Premier League strugglers Aston Villa. Palace could climb as high as twelfth if they can see off a Villa side that has failed to win since September 13. The Eagle’s top scorer Dwight…

Man wounded in Thornton Heath shooting

Man wounded in Thornton Heath shooting

A young man was shot in Thornton Heath in the early hours of yesterday morning. The 31-year-old male arrived at Croydon University Hospital at 5:30am on November 30, suffering with gunshot wounds to the back. Medical staff called police to the scene immediately. Police believe the shooting occurred on Brigstock…

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…