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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
Croydon’s Jimi Manuwa lights up sold-out O2 Arena at UFC fight night
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion in the world, returned to London on Saturday in a sold-out evening of excitement and brutality with Croydon ... Read more
Croydon Council launches interactive design competition to help visitors
Croydon council is to launch a competition to find an innovative piece of new technology that will enhance the experience for those visiting the town centre. Partnered with the Architects ... Read more
What’s on this Week?
Stormzy was star pupil says his former Croydon teacher
Taking pride of place outside the headteacher’s office at Harris Academy in South Norwood is a poem by the grime superstar, Stormzy. Stormzy or as he was better known ... Read more
Croydon letting agent jailed for stealing thousands
A Croydon letting agent – described by a judge as being “thoroughly dishonest” – has been jailed for 19 months after making off with thousands of pounds of clients’ holding deposits. After months ... Read more
Croydon student cycle in memory of tram crash victim
Former and current students from the same school as the first victim of Croydon’s devastating tram crash last year are to take part in a cycling festival this summer. ... Read more

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