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What the Old Testament book of Nehemiah can teach us about modern day Croydon

Posted on May 2nd, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Uncovering lessons for present-day Croydon in BCE Jerusalem

Let me take you through the sands of time to the year of 430BC.

Nehemiah is a cup-bearer in Persian King Artaxerxes’ court who learns from his brother that the Jewish exiles that were taken captive by the Babylonians seventy years earlier have started to return and make a life again in Jerusalem. However, the wall … Read More »

Two Holocaust survivors visit Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Posted on July 12th, by Liberty Martin in Politics & Society. No Comments

Liberty Martin reports on a powerful talk, and a disturbing message, for Croydon pupils

Year 9 pupils at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls saw history come to life when two Holocaust survivors visited their school on Thursday 9th June. Husband and wife Peter and Marianne Summerfield visited NMBEC to share their experiences of the Holocaust with a group studying the topic.

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Croydon politicians should write more, not less

Posted on August 5th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Jonny Rose responds to calls to silence Tony Newman

The disgruntled outpouring in the comment sections of Councillor Tony Newman’s most recent article made for reading almost as interesting as the piece that spawned it.

Whilst the piece was a little overindulgent in its Tory-bashing – and rightfully called out as such – I took issue with some commenters’ requests that there should … Read More »

Danny’s Fish and Chips in Old Coulsdon named Britain’s Best Chippy

Posted on June 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 4 comments

Danny’s Fish and Chip shop in Old Coulsdon named ‘Britain’s Best’ following a national poll by Procter & Gamble. Located at 5 The Parade, Old Coulsdon, CR5 1EH, the family-run shop beat off national competition to scoop the £1000 prize.

Release begins:

Local business reels in massive haul as it is named Britain’s Best Chippy

UK consumers powered by P&G Professional’s grease busting range Deepio crown Danny’s Fish … 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 »

Let the EVF show the world how unpleasant they are

Posted on July 23rd, by Gavin Barwell in Politics & Society. 49 comments

Gavin Barwell, MP for Croydon Central, joins his colleagues in the north and south of the borough in condemning the EVF’s demonstration in Croydon

The English Volunteer Force (EVF) has applied to stage a demonstration in Croydon on 27th July.

On their website, they describe themselves as “patriotic street resistance that predominantly stands against Islam”.  It goes without saying that there is nothing remotely patriotic … Read More »

We will reject the poison of the EVF

Posted on July 23rd, by Steve Reed in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Steve Reed, MP for Croydon North, joins his neighbouring MPs in Croydon Central and Croydon South in opposing extremist attempts to divide our borough

Croydon is a fantastic community and our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We have communities in Croydon who originate from every part of the world, who chose Croydon to be their home, their place of work, where … Read More »

The EVF will not undermine Croydon’s success story

Posted on July 23rd, by Richard Ottaway in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Richard Ottaway, MP for Croydon South, joins Gavin Barwell MP and Steve Reed MP in celebrating Croydon’s diversity and unity

Peaceful protest is part of a democracy. There’s not a lot we can do to stop the English Volunteer Force protest, distasteful as it is. The group plans to congregate outside Lunar House, the first port of call for immigrants. They claim they … Read More »