Understanding the other: the Coulsdon and Purley Debating Society

Posted on August 23rd, by Michael Swadling in Politics & Society. 2 comments

Join a society that tries to connect people with opposing views through the medium of debate

Croydon is full of opposing ideas, and we often hear that we are more politically polarised than ever before. I’m not sure that that’s true – however, with 100+-channel TV, the internet, and social media, it is fair to say that we are more polarised in the views that we listen … Read More »

The real Crexit

Posted on June 22nd, by James Naylor in Politics & Society. 3 comments

Croydon’s local divisions are both more interesting and more revealing than the national debate, says James Naylor

First: an apology. You may well be sick of referendum coverage by now. Misleading slogans, misused patriotism, the fears of immigration or economic collapse stoked by an apparently endless army of columnists, and every day a fresh lineup of experts from some field or another telling you that … Read More »

Restaurant review: Las Fuentes

Posted on April 1st, by Jess Bashford in Culture. 1 Comment

Jess Bashford has found a contender for her favourite Spanish food fix – a place for top-notch tapas in Purley

38-40 High St, Town Centre, Purley, Croydon, CR8 2AA, tel. 020 8763 1983
Time from East Croydon   10 minutes

Since a disappointing meal at my old favourite tapas bar in West Wickham, I’ve been on the hunt for a new Spanish food fix. And I’ve … Read More »