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Print Archive: July-August 2014 News Magazine – I would make Croydon better by…

Posted on September 23rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the Croydon’s summer of festivals, Gatwick Airport expansion, affordable housing, and Halal meat in Croydon’s schools

The great British summer has well and truly begun, with its uncertain weather, numerous sporting failures, and frivolous news stories, it’s often low on serious and engaging political issues. But in Croydon there might be more reasons to be cheerful … Read More »



Print Archive: June 2014 News Magazine – Who do we think we are?

Posted on July 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

Ahead of the Croydon Heritage Festival, the Citizen examines what Croydon’s past means for its future

It remains a massive surprise to many that Croydon’s history is both rich and varied. For those that know even a little of it, it is no surprise at all.

Far from being the new town it is often mistaken for, Croydon is a place whose story touches every … Read More »



Print Archive: May 2014 News Magazine – Election 2014

Posted on June 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

In an election special, the Citizen pits local leaders against each other in a battle for your vote

In local politics, this month is the big one. On 22nd May, who runs our council for the next four years will be decided. It’s likely to be a very close call; the whole election being won or lost (whatever some might protest) in a few key … Read More »



Print Archive: April 2014 News Magazine – Croydon underwater

Posted on May 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

In this issue, the Citizen looks at the 2014 Croydon floods, the economy of #Croydon #TechCity and the David Lean Cinema

Happily and not too surprisingly, this month’s cover image did not come to pass, but there’s no denying that flooding was a big issue for Croydonians. Homes were evacuated, transport connections were cut off and a spontaneous lake appeared in Purley, complete with its own personality … Read More »



Citizen Livetweet: Croydon Citizens Accountability Assembly, Croydon College

Posted on April 29th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Tomorrow night, Croydon Citizens (no relation) will provide an opportunity for Croydonians to question their leaders. Tom Black will provide live updates on Twitter

Croydon Citizens (part of London Citizens, and not affiliated with this publication) will this week hold Mike Fisher and Tony Newman accountable. The Conservative leader of the council, Mike Fisher, and Tony Newman, leader of the Labour opposition, will meet with the … Read More »



Print Archive: February 2014 News Magazine – The food issue

Posted on March 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

With New Year’s resolutions behind most people already, the Citizen explores our difficult relationship with what we eat

By the end of January, most people have already given up on their new year’s resolutions. By far the most popular new year’s resolutions, already abandoned, involve getting healthier – with one common element. Getting fit, giving up appetite-suppressing nicotine, losing weight or changing one’s diet – … Read More »



Print Archive: January 2014 News Magazine – Red dawn

Posted on February 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. Comments Off

Our first ever print edition is now available online

The biggest news story of November by far was that London’s third Westfield centre had been given permission to open in Croydon town centre. By any rational reckoning, it was a foregone conclusion – at the most cursory of glances, its power to change things is clear. But what does ‘Hammerfield’  (or The Croydon Partnership to give … Read More »



Citizen Livetweet: Croydon Communities Consortium tonight

Posted on January 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Tonight, Croydonians will meet independently to discuss community problems and solutions. Tom Black will provide live updates on Twitter

As Sean Creighton wisely pointed out on Friday, the next meeting of the Croydon Communities Consortium ought to be well-attended. It takes place tonight at The Shirley Community Centre, Shrublands Road, Shirley, CR0 8JA. Unable to attend? Worry not – The Croydon Citizen‘s Tom Black will be … Read More »



Merry Christmas from the Citizen!

Posted on December 24th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. 1 Comment

2013 is almost at an end, and with it, our first full-year of operation

2013 has been a big one: we published almost 400 articles, expanded our team to more than 70 contributors (and welcomed both Tom Lickley & Rajdeep Sandhu to the editorial team), launched new series like the Public Gallery, launched an entirely new sports section, significantly redesigned our site – twice – and, biggest of … Read More »



Welcome to the new-look Citizen

Posted on December 17th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Today is a great day in the Citizen‘s history. We began distributing our first ever print edition in the early hours of this morning, and thousands of people around the borough and across London are right now reading the thoughts of some of our contributors.

But that’s not the only thing we’re celebrating today. Since we launched back in November 2012, we’ve been paying close attention to … Read More »