Croydon, the new Dallas?

Posted on July 27th, by Robert Ward in Economics & Business. 12 comments

Robert Ward isn’t buying a ten-gallon hat just yet, but there might be black gold in this here valley

Croydon has opportunities, lots of them. Vast numbers of retail jobs on the horizon. Thriving startups hungry for investment. A construction and property boom. And maybe – just maybe – oil production.

Yes, really.

But don’t expect a bonanza any time soon. A company … Read More »

Climate change comes to Croydon: flooding and my fears for the future

Posted on March 28th, by Clive Farndon in Culture. No Comments

Clive Farndon, co-ordinator of Croydon Greenpeace, reflects on how global warming made itself felt locally – with a vengeance

I cannot believe it’s not raining. I am actually sitting at the bus stop bathed in warm sunshine.

It has rained and rained and rained until I thought it could not possibly rain any more – not just here in Croydon but across the country. … Read More »