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TfL helps donate lost toys to new homes this festive season

TfL helps donate lost toys to new homes this festive season

Hundreds of toys are to be donated to families across South London by TfL during the Christmas period. The scheme, announced yesterday in association with the Deptford branch of the Salvation Army, will see some of the thousands of items left on public transport being given to disadvantaged children.…

Snow chaos creates panic buying in Croydon

Snow chaos creates panic buying in Croydon

Snow has hit London in an out of season cold snap bringing the earliest widespread snowfall of a British winter since 1993. As temperatures around the capital fell last week many local boroughs implemented severe weather precautions, such as gritting the roads and footpaths.…

Woman killed by train at Norwood Junction station

Woman killed by train at Norwood Junction station

A woman has died after being struck by a train at Norwood Junction rail station last night. London Ambulance Service were called to the scene yesterday evening after receiving reports that a person had been hit by a train.…

Seven-year-old boy struck by Croydon tram

Seven-year-old boy struck by Croydon tram

A seven-year-old boy has suffered serious leg injuries after being struck by a tram near Croydon this morning. The incident happened at approximately 8am at the Fieldway tram stop in Lodge Lane, Addington.…

Tram evacuated as branch hits power lines

Tram evacuated as branch hits power lines

Croydon’s Tramlink system was severely disrupted this morning after part of a tree crashed into overhead power cables. The Croydon bound tram was carrying 50 passengers on the New Addington branch of the network when a tree branch snapped off in front of the moving tram.…

Roadside salt stealing to dye out.

Roadside salt stealing to dye out.

In a bid to reduce the amount of salt stolen from roadside bins, Croydon Council have come up with the bright idea of dyeing  the salt, making it instantly recognisable if someone has stolen it for private use. The Council hope that by dyeing the 125 tonnes of salt used each…

Road reshuffle could cause Stokie bus jams

Road reshuffle could cause Stokie bus jams

Bus passengers stand to lose out if campaigns to get rid of the Stoke Newington one-way system succeed. This month Hackney council have reopened the moribund debate on the future of the Stoke Newington one-way system with a new public consultation.…

Crossrail fares well in spending review

Crossrail fares well in spending review

While the spending review has cast doom and gloom over many areas, one thing left unharmed by George Osborne’s decisions is Crossrail.…

Hackney bus services continue despite strike

Hackney bus services continue despite strike

Bus workers in Hackney are striking for a second day at the Ashgrove bus depot in a dispute over low pay.…

Firefighters stand ground in change to shift patterns

Firefighters stand ground in change to shift patterns

Half of London's fire engines are off the road as a result of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union. Croydon is one station affected. It is specially equipped to handle terrorist incidents.…