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Hundreds of new cycle storage spaces coming to Croydon

Residents will soon benefit from more than 300 spaces in new secure cycle storage areas across the borough as part of a council drive to encourage sustainable journeys. New secure cycle hangars, each taking the space of a single parking space but housing up to six bicycles, and individual bike stands will be installed around […]

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The 6 Croydon schools which are running at a loss with a £3.6 million deficit

This post was first published by My London on 18/12/2019. New figures have revealed the Croydon schools which are spending more money than they have coming in. A total of six local-authority maintained schools (13.7%) in Croydon reported a revenue deficit in the 2018/19 financial year, down from 10 in 2017/18. The figures include primary and secondary schools, […]

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Business

Croydon mum who runs South London bakery wins BBC1’s The Apprentice

This post was first published by My London on 19/12/2019. A Croydon mum is “overwhelmed” after being crowned the winner of The Apprentice 2019 . Carina Lepore, 30, impressed Lord Alan Sugar with her business plan of opening an artisan bakery and secured a £250,000 investment after being told: “You’re hired.” Carina, who reportedly opened a fashion store in Croydon when she […]

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Business

Croydon heads to City Hall in Borough of Culture bid

Croydon has been invited to City Hall in the new year to present their bid to become London’s Borough of Culture in 2023. This is Croydon is one of seven bids from across the capital that have made it through to the next round of the competition to hold the title in the years 2021 […]

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Community & Culture

Millions more books on offer through Croydon’s libraries

Croydon’s library members now have access to a catalogue of more than six million books and a host of other items as the borough joins a national partnership. Croydon’s libraries have joined The Libraries Consortium offering members free access to millions of books from more than 200 libraries as well as audiobooks, ebooks and IT […]

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