November 2016 in brief

Posted on December 12th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

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

Tram derailment near Sandilands kills seven

Shortly after 6am on the morning of Wednesday 9th November, tram number 2551 derailed after leaving the Sandilands tunnel. The tram, which was travelling towards central Croydon from New Addington, overturned completely and fell onto its side. Seven people died in the accident, while fifty-eight more suffered injuries, many extremely serious. The … Read More »

Renationalisation can’t save Croydon’s railways. But can TfL?

Posted on February 5th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. 5 comments

Once a railwayman, always a railwayman – Robert Ward takes a look at the proposal for TfL to play a bigger role

It is decades since I worked on the railway, but I still follow the railwayman’s rule of checking the rails as I walk along the platform at East Croydon. In those days, it was British Rail – we were publicly owned.

When … Read More »

The challenges facing Labour in Croydon

Posted on June 3rd, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 1 Comment

Sean Creighton examines the key issues for Croydon’s incoming Labour administration

As the party now in control of Croydon Council with a substantial majority of 10 seats, Labour is faced with a set of serious challenges and a commitment to develop a new approach to running the council with more openness and transparency. It has several new councillors who may not have had previous experience of being … Read More »

Mindfulness comes to Croydon: what can the UK’s hippest relaxation technique do for CR0?

Posted on May 12th, by Sue Bolton in Culture. 2 comments

The word ‘mindfulness’ is everywhere – and now it’s coming to Croydon. Tutor and committed practitioner Sue Bolton explains why she wants to change the way we think

Ever wished you could change your brain? Have a sunnier disposition, be more focussed, stress less? Well – it turns out you can.

Research at the University of Oxford shows you can actually pump up your … Read More »