Croydon trading standards’ three year battle against retailers selling knives to children

A company that sold knives to a child has been told to pay £25,000 in fines and costs following a court case brought by Croydon Council Trading Standards. The case against Daventry-based company Extreme GB LTD was the 17th and final in a three-year Croydon-led nationwide clampdown on knife sales to children which was backed by the Home Office and National Trading Standards.

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Driver was overheard saying “I think I blacked out” Croydon tram inquest hears

The driver of a tram that overturned at Sandilands Junction killing seven people was heard saying “look what I’ve done, I’ve killed them” by a police officer as he climbed out of the wreckage, an inquest has heard. At an inquest into the deaths on November 9, 2016, Scott Matthewson, a lawyer for the coroner, questioned Gary Richardson, detective superintendent for British Transport Police.

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Croydon Council says it will not fully close five libraries but concerns remain over alternatives

The full closure of five Croydon libraries has been ruled out but campaigners are concerned alternatives could lead to a ‘postcode lottery’ in the borough. As the council faces a financial crisis it originally proposed closing South Norwood, Broad Green, Bradmore Green, Sanderstead and Shirley libraries to save just £500,000 a year.

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Crystal Palace Low Traffic Neighbourhood’s return in the form of cameras

After six months of back and forth, Croydon Council has decided it will go ahead with an ‘experimental order’ that will restrict traffic through a number of roads in Crystal Palace and South Norwood. Last year a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) was introduced in the area, with planters stopping through-traffic on Fox Hill, Stambourne Way and Sylvan Way as well as a bus gate in Auckland Road.

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One of the UK’s oldest charities for people living with neuro-disabilities launches the ‘Ice Cube Challenge’

One of the UK’s oldest and largest charities for people with neuro-disabilities, has launched an ice-cube challenge to raise much-needed funds lost during lockdown. The British Home’s ‘Ice Cube Challenge’, a social media campaign to raise awareness and funds from Sunday, with a target goal of £500,000.

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