Croydon Advertiser


Sex, lies and online affairs: why Croydon is the adultery capital of London

Posted on April 9th, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 7 comments

What are the consequences of a society where adultery is viewed as ‘just a bit of fun’?

An interesting and desperately sad article in the Croydon Advertiser last month revealed that over 18,000 Croydonians are currently signed up to Illicit Encounters, a self-described ‘discreet and confidential extra-marital dating service for men and women’.

None of this is surprising, when you consider that Croydon is the adultery … Read More »



November 2017 in brief

Posted on December 18th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of November 2017, summarised by the Citizen team

Croydon Council announces plans to preserve outlying town centres after the Westfield retail centre opens

It was reported in the Croydon Advertiser that Croydon Council plans to invest in Croydon’s ‘village’ centres after the Westfield complex is built in the town centre. Croydon Council chief executive Jo Negrini made the statement during questioning on the issue at the … Read More »



October 2016 in brief

Posted on November 8th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of last month, summarised by the Citizen team

Food and drink hub Boxpark opens

The shipping container-based development finally opened its doors at the end of October. Featuring more than thirty bars, coffee shops, restaurants and other assorted eateries, the large development next to East Croydon station began with a two-day launch party, the thumping bass of which could be felt on East Croydon’s … Read More »



RIP the Croydon Advertiser – I can’t say that I am surprised

Posted on August 1st, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 6 comments

Jonny Rose carries out the post mortem after Gareth Davies’ announcement of the Croydon Advertiser’s untimely demise

“It is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable”
– words inspired by Finley Peter Dunne

A year ago, I wrote a piece called ‘Did the general election just prove that Croydon’s media doesn’t matter?‘, in which my basic thesis was that … Read More »



May 2016 in brief

Posted on June 20th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

May’s news in brief, summarised for your convenience by the Citizen team

Croydon became a haven for bees

The team that brought Saffron Central, the world’s largest urban saffron farm, to Croydon in 2015 is now using the space to create a haven for bees. With the support of Croydon Beekeepers Association and community volunteers, they have planted the site, formerly the location of Croydon’s council … Read More »



News in brief December 2015 / January 2016

Posted on January 21st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. 2 comments

The big Croydon news stories from the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, summarised for your convenience

TfL plans to widen Fiveways Bridge to increase car capacity

The History & Social Action Blog reported that Transport for London has, after a consultation with Croydon Council and with the public, decided on ‘proposal 2′. This will ‘widen the existing bridge carrying … Read More »



James Whale to host Croydon Business Excellence Awards 2015

Posted on August 25th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Business Awards 2015 will take place on Thursday 1st October at the Fairfield Halls and will be hosted by radio personality James Whale. 

Release begins: Broadcaster James Whale will be compere for the hottest ticket in town – the inaugural Croydon Business Excellence Awards Charity Dinner and Gala Ball this autumn.

The south Londoner is one of the most popular voices on the radio, and probably the UK’s best-known … Read More »



Croydon’s appetite for self-destruction

Posted on July 6th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Let’s have robust debate in our community, argues Sean Creighton, but we should work together

As I submit this piece to the Citizen, the Annual General Meeting of the Croydon Communities Consortium approaches (to be held on Thursday 16th July). I will be attending in order to make a stand against destructive attacks upon it and upon me. The unpleasant and personal nature of these … Read More »



May in brief

Posted on June 4th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big stories of May, summarised in one place

Croydon Central went to the wire on election night

While the country decided against a knife-edge result, the promised cliff-hanger in Croydon Central did not fail to materialise. At 4:30am on Friday 8th May, a partial recount was announced. Morning had broken before the final outcome in the battle between incumbent Conservative Gavin Barwell and … Read More »



Did the general election just prove that Croydon’s media doesn’t matter?

Posted on May 21st, by Jonny Rose in Politics & Society. 4 comments

For those disappointed by Gavin Barwell’s return to Croydon Central, Jonny Rose has some hard truths

In the early hours of Friday 8th May 2015, Croydon Central returned Gavin Barwell (Cons.) for another five years representing the borough’s interests in parliament.

For some, it was a well-deserved victory. For many, however, it was unbelievable: it was inconceivable that all the terrible … Read More »