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No resuscitation agreed in High Court coma case

No resuscitation agreed in High Court coma case

The Croydon man, Marcus Campbell, in a coma in hospital will not be resuscitated if his condition deteriorates, his family have agreed with doctors in the High Court yesterday. The man’s family and doctors from Croydon University Hospital reached the agreement after two independent experts gave evidence to the hearing.…

Local objections may not be enough to save pub

Local objections may not be enough to save pub

Local residents and regulars of a South Croydon pub have lodged objections to plans to replace it with a housing development. To date, 34 objections to the redevelopment of the Stag and Hounds have been filed. The owners of the Selsdon Road establishment plan to turn the 100-year-old building into…

Whitgift regeneration secures go-ahead from High Court

Whitgift regeneration secures go-ahead from High Court

Objections to the £1 billion regeneration of the Whitgift Centre were dismissed by a High Court judge yesterday as plans to rejuvenate Croydon town centre prevailed. Whitgift Trust, which partially owns and oversees the Whitgift Centre, opposed a joint project by shopping centre giant Westfield and retail specialists Hammerson UK…

Council proposes crackdown on criminal landlords

Council proposes crackdown on criminal landlords

Non-licensed landlords in Croydon could face fines of up to £20,000 if a controversial, council-led scheme to crackdown on rogue proprietors goes ahead. A Better Place to Rent aims to improve conditions in private rented accommodation by forcing all Croydon landlords to obtain a licence. To be eligible for a…

TEDxYouth bring “ideas worth spreading” to Croydon

TEDxYouth bring “ideas worth spreading” to Croydon

Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking and Bill Clinton are just a few names to have graced the TED stage, now TEDxYouth is coming to Croydon aiming to inspire the next generation. TED conferences bring together speakers from technology, entertainment and design backgrounds to talk to a global audience. TEDxYouth is an…

Council wins award for “Best Office Architecture”

Council wins award for “Best Office Architecture”

The headquarters of Croydon Council has won the title of Best Office Architecture London at the UK Property Awards. Those who received prizes have been invited to attend an awards dinner in their region and can use the “prestigious” award logo in their company marketing. Bernard Weatherhill House, reported to have…

Further £47,500 to be given to Upper Norwood Library

Further £47,500 to be given to Upper Norwood Library

Upper Norwood Library will receive a further £47,500 in funding from Croydon Council this year. It is the only remaining independent, joint-funded public library in the country and is run by Croydon and Lambeth Councils. Croydon Council has announced their pledge to increase the funding for the library over the…

Take a seat at Surrey Street’s new pop-up food hub

Take a seat at Surrey Street’s new pop-up food hub

Street food moved indoors today when Mexican favourites, Goan specialities and ranges of freshly baked bread and cakes transformed a converted furniture shop in central Croydon. Manju Shahul-Hameed, Mayor of Croydon, cut a piece of edible ribbon to open Surrey StrEatery, which will house seven food traders for the next…

Attackers jailed for stealing £5,000 from 75 year-old

Attackers jailed for stealing £5,000 from 75 year-old

  A footballer and his friend have been found guilty of robbing £5,000 from a man aged 75, after knocking him over and dragging him into oncoming traffic. The semi-professional footballer, Rishi Nankani, is an ex-Carshalton Athletic player. Nankani and student, Daniel Emifeoluwa, were jailed on October 31 for assaulting…

Illegal sub-letting condemned by council

Illegal sub-letting condemned by council

Croydon Council has warned tenants that they face eviction if they illegally sublet their properties. The notice comes after two cases in the past month where tenants were found to be letting their property from abroad. Councillor Alison Butler, cabinet member for homes and regeneration, said: “People who sub-let their…