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Croydon Tech City’s relaunch gets off to flying start

Croydon Tech City’s relaunch gets off to flying start

The Re-Launch of Croydon Tech City got off to a great start last night with more than one hundred people attending the meeting in Matthews Yard, Croydon. Jonny Rose, founder of Croydon Tech City and software professional, kicked off the evening reintroducing the concept of setting up social media connections…

Parents and children want to keep their Lollipop ladies

Parents and children want to keep their Lollipop ladies

Croydon Council plans to decrease the presence of School Crossing Patrols (SCPs) near two primary schools in Croydon. Belleville Primary School and Crescent Primary Schools could lose two nearby patrols on Northcote and Sydenham Road. Northcote is a busy road, with several bus routes. Joshua, 8, a pupil of Belleville…

DJ Matthew Wood killed in Vauxhall helicopter crash

DJ Matthew Wood killed in Vauxhall helicopter crash

It has been revealed that a well-known Croydon DJ was killed in last week’s helicopter crash in Vauxhall. Matthew Wood, 39, who had been known for performing sets at The Ship pub in Croydon, was on his way to work with pest control firm Rentokil in Wandsworth Road, when the…

Council moves homeless families outside the Borough

Council moves homeless families outside the Borough

The council has appointed a task force to find available properties outside Croydon for the borough’s homeless families. Councillor Dudley Mead, cabinet member for housing, said: “While we would prefer to keep families in Croydon, the reality is we have to look further a field. Relocation areas lie within a…

Man accused of murdering Tia Sharp to face trial in May

Man accused of murdering Tia Sharp to face trial in May

Stuart Hazell, the man accused of murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp, has been handed a fixed trial date for May 7 at the Old Bailey. Hazell was seen at the Old Bailey on January 18, appearing by videolink from Belmarsh prison, south London, for the brief hearing when he was informed…

ThamesLink upgrade joining Croydon to Peterborough

ThamesLink upgrade joining Croydon to Peterborough

Network Rail and ThamesLink are investing billions of pounds in infrastructure in the south east to improve links between East Croydon and Bedford, Luton Airport, Cambridge and Peterborough. Billed as “the biggest investment in infrastructure since the Victorian era” by Network Rail, the plans include having up to 24 trains an…

Travel remains largely undisturbed by snow

Travel remains largely undisturbed by snow

With the ground already icy after a sub-zero night, snow started falling at 9am today in east London. It continued falling steadily throughout the day, as a band of weather which has already caused travel disruption and school closures in the west of the country moved eastward towards the capital.…

Roke primary school ordered to accept privatisation

Roke primary school ordered to accept privatisation

Roke Primary in Kenley, South Croydon, faced a sudden Ofsted inspection on Wednesday 16, just 24 hours after launching a parent-led campaign against a  planned academy takeover of the school. The Department of Education has ordered the school to become part of the Harris Federation, a private, not-for-profit organisation with…

Croydon finds contradictory solution to police budget cuts

Croydon finds contradictory solution to police budget cuts

London’s biggest borough claims to have found the solution to Mayor Boris Johnson’s budget cuts: it will increase the number of ‘bobbies on the beat’. A spokesperson for Croydon Police insisted that there would be an increase of 117 officers patrolling the area. He said: “Croydon is the largest borough…

Council launch new ‘metal matters’ recycling campaign

Council launch new ‘metal matters’ recycling campaign

Croydon Council is encouraging residents to recycle unwanted metal in the borough’s new ‘Metal Matters’ campaign. Leaflets will soon be dropping through letterboxes reminding people to recycle all metal. The campaign comes as the government introduced new rules in December aimed at stamping out the illegal metal industry that costs…