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National Front to stand candidate in Croydon North

National Front to stand candidate in Croydon North

Extreme right party the National Front has announced they will be putting forward notorious party veteran Richard Edmonds to run in the up coming Croydon North by-election. Edmonds has previously campaigned against the construction of a mosque and expressed his support of Emma West, the woman filmed making a racist…

Number of brothels have halved in past eight years

Number of brothels have halved in past eight years

Brothel numbers in Croydon have fallen by 60 per cent since 2004, according to a local anti-trafficking organisation. Peter Cox, chair of Croydon Community Against Trafficking said that the statistics come from research carried out this year. “We pretended to be punters and ascertained how many dubious establishments were operating…

U-turn expected on planning regulation proposals

U-turn expected on planning regulation proposals

A prominent local Conservative has predicted the Government will stage a U-turn on proposals to relax planning regulations, amid growing opposition from the Greater London Assembly. Steve O’Connell, Assembly member for Croydon and Sutton and Conservative planning spokesman for the Assembly, labelled the proposals which could see eight-metre extensions built…

Morris dancing group halted by Surrey police

Morris dancing group halted by Surrey police

Croydon Morris dancers have complained that police treated them “like Ku Klux Klan” after being forced to abandon a public performance. The West Croydon based Wild Hunt Bedlam Morris had to stop mid show following a complaint from a member of the public about “noisy revellers.” The 15- strong group…

Croydon gang member sentenced to 22 years

Croydon gang member sentenced to 22 years

An unemployed man from Croydon was sentenced on Friday to 22 years in prison for his part in a string of armed robberies dating back to 2000.…

Steve Reed is Labour candidate for by-election

Steve Reed is Labour candidate for by-election

Lambeth council leader Steve Reed has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Croydon North by-election.…

Headstone to celebrate the memory of servicemen

Headstone to celebrate the memory of servicemen

A headstone built in the memory of Croydon servicemen who have lost their lives since the end of World War Two will be unveiled next week.…

Locals urged to recycle Halloween pumpkins

Locals urged to recycle Halloween pumpkins

Recycle your pumpkins, locals are being urged by Croydon council. Using the message “love food, hate waste”, Croydon council is advising people to make use of their Halloween pumpkins. A council spokesperson said: “Pumpkins don’t just make great decorative lanterns to be thrown away after the celebrations – their flesh…

Police and BID put 10 extra officers on beat

Police and BID put 10 extra officers on beat

The Metropolitan Police and Croydon Business Improvement District  (BID) will continue to work together in a deal to improve policing in the town centre.…

Equal pay claims about to hit Croydon council

Equal pay claims about to hit Croydon council

  50 equal pay claims are about to hit Croydon council in the wake of a ground-breaking ruling against Birmingham council.…