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The modest heroine from Croydon who has changed people’s lives
Octogenarian Rita Upchurch is a Croydon heroine in the eyes of people who have suffered facial burns and other disfigurements. Now her extraordinary work in the field of cosmetic camouflage ... Read more
Croydon PrideFest returns for another day of summer celebration
Fifty years ago, the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality was passed in England and Wales. To celebrate this momentous event in history, Croydon PrideFest returns in July with the theme 50 Years ... Read more
Real Madrid opens new football school in Croydon
Featuring some of the best players in the world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, Real Madrid are consistently at the top of their game in the Spanish ... Read more
Croydon’s air quality plans are not enough, say environmentalists
Plans to improve Croydon’s air quality, published by the council last week, do not go far enough in addressing the environmental problems of the borough, according to campaigners. Eastlondonlines ... Read more
Demolition of Whitgift marks end of a concrete era
  Croydon has long been a byword for concrete, bland and boring for some. As David Bowie said in an interview with Q magazine in 1999: “I hated Croydon with a real ... Read more
Croydon to axe NHS funding for IVF treatment in bid to save money
Croydon is set to be the first place in London to stop NHS funding for IVF treatment, and one of only five areas to do so throughout the UK. The ... Read more
Fears for Croydon social care funding following budget
Croydon Council has warned that the three-year funding plan announced in the Spring budget statement is only a ‘stop gap’ solution to a financial crisis that will continue to spiral. ... Read more
High-tech BigBelly solar street bins take over Croydon
Solar-powered BigBelly rubbish bins have appeared on Croydon streets to help tackle the borough’s litter problem. As part of the council’s Don’t Mess with Croydon – Take Pride ... Read more
10 great things about Croydon 
  Croydon may not be London’s most obvious visitor destination but there are plenty of exciting attractions to make a trip to the borough well worth your while. And, with ... Read more
Croydon music hotspot The Edge to close in weeks
One of the most famous pubs in Croydon, The Edge, is set to close in the next few weeks. The venue on South End, which hosts regular live music performances ... Read more

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