A lockdown start-up initiative has been helping small businesses to sell and build their brands whilst also fundraising to support small charities. The Croydon-based Loving Small Business (LSB) is an online initiative that sells subscription boxes consisting of products from small businesses across the country to help build brand-awareness.Read more
An unused brand new library could soon be sold off by Croydon Council as it looks to save money amid its financial crisis. South Norwood Library is one of five earmarked for closure by the local authority. The others affected are Broad Green, Bradmore Green, Sanderstead and Shirley.Read more
Renters will have to wait for at least another month to move into Croydon’s newest tower. Modular building 101 George Street, a pair of 44 and 38-storey towers, was completed in the summer of 2020 but it has been empty since then.Read more
The events were set up to tackle misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine spread through social media and word of mouth.Read more
Hundreds of Londoners are suffering the after effects of coronavirus and are seeking treatment at long Covid clinics set up across the capital.Read more
The Croydon Park Hotel is one of the 15 sites set to be sold off by the council as it faces a major financial crisis. Croydon Council bought the hotel for £30m in 2018, but it went into administration last summer.Read more
The South African variant of Covid-19 has been identified in New Addington and Fieldway, meaning that testing in the area has been ramped up. Additional testing will start up tomorrow and adults are being urged to get tested as soon as possible.Read more
The saying goes that you should never work with your significant other, but Patricia and Joanna Dain, who married in a civil partnership in 2016, have been proving that theory wrong for the past few years. They are sharing their story to celebrate LGBT History Month.Read more
One man in his 20s has been killed and a teenager has been left injured following a stabbing in Croydon. Two men have now been charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Lavaun Witter earlier this month.Read more
Croydon Council could give another £10 million to developer Brick by Brick. The company, which was set up by the council in 2016, is set to be closed down as the authority faces a financial crisis.Read more
More than five months after residents were supposed to move in, two new towers near East Croydon Station remain still empty. This has left one new resident effectively homeless after their move-in date was changed last minute twice.Read more
A beloved concert stage, once performed on by Bob Marley, could be restored after hundreds of people back a crowdfunding campaign. The striking outdoor sculptural stage in Crystal Palace Park has been dormant for more than a decade and has fallen into a state of disrepair over recent years.Read more
A visitor to Selsdon Woods was shocked to see that a swastika had been painted on a wall. Toby Leslie from Beckenham spotted the offensive graffiti on Monday, February 16 when out on a walk.Read more
As coronavirus cases continue to decline in Croydon, the intensive care unit at the hospital is still busy looking after patients with the virus. There are currently 103 coronavirus patients at Croydon University Hospital, with 15 being treated in intensive care.Read more
The former leader of Croydon Council has been suspended from the Labour Party, along with the former cabinet member for finance. Tony Newman and Simon Hall were in charge in the lead up to the council’s financial collapse.Read more
The mother of a 16-year-old boy stabbed to death outside a Croydon birthday party has written a heartbreaking love letter to her son.
Wesley Sterling was killed on April 18, 2010.
A South London station assistant coaxed two upset people away from a platform’s edge – and helped two sisters aged three and five who had run away from home.Read more
The mystery of disappearing bins in Crystal Palace has left residents baffled.
Residents say bins in the town centre began going missing at Christmas prompting a successful community campaign to get them replaced.
But the struggling school’s £2.5 million debt is still expected to be handed back to the Croydon Council and will be funded by Croydon taxpayers.Read more
The family of a 22-year-old killed in Croydon during a spate of stabbings in the area last weekend have described their devastation at his death. Lavaun Witter was stabbed to death amid seven unconnected stabbings over 24 hours, which started on Friday evening.Read more
Croydon Council has been assuring staff that services will continue as usual as claims that four senior members of staff have been suspended circulate. The Local Government Chronical reported yesterday evening (Tuesday, February 9) that director of finance Lisa Taylor, director of place Shifa Mustafa, director of localities Hazel Simmonds and director of health, wellbeing and adults Guy Van Dichele have been suspended.Read more