Croydon intruder apprehended through forensic evidence https://noah-news.com/gb/en/news/2023/12/10/croydon-intruder-apprehended-through-forensic-evidence #Croydon #ForensicEvidence #MetropolitanPolice
Walk in to the town centre to do some shopping for the first time in months, and everything is shut down due to a bomb scare.
Clearly the universe wants me to shop online.
Dramatic bridge strike by vehicle disrupts south London rail traffic.
The Transport for London (TfL) status update website says: ‘No service between Sydenham and West Croydon due to a vehicle striking a bridge in West Croydon area.
Randomly shuffled into my playlist today: Suburbia by the Pet Shop Boys. So perfectly captures the ennui and subsurface threat of violence of 1990s #Croydon. Couldn’t wait to escape to the bright lights and fleshpits of London when I was a teenager. In my dotage I now live somewhere more suburban than Croydon ever was - Stockholm Syndrome?
South London pupils get detentions for missing start of school as 'busy' 450 Croydon to Lower Sydenham bus route has timetable cut.
South Londoners have pushed back against cuts to a busy bus service used by school children and pensioners in 'hilly' Crystal Palace.
On September 30th TfL changed the operator of the 450 Lower Sydenham to West Croydon service. Now we are all electric with charge points to keep your phone alive when held up in traffic.
Some surprising facts here on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzxHhI-cWbA
#Croydon : Community remembers amazing teenager #Elianne #Andam
Her name was Elianne Andam. She died because a boy wouldn’t take no for an answer and she tried to protect her friend. #BlackMastodon
Hero schoolgirl, 15, stabbed to death in #Croydon 'when she stepped in to protect her friend'
In Friday's #ft it was reported that #accounts and #audits of #localgovernment bodies are to be brought up to date by #september next year. There have been problems since the #conservatives abolished the #auditcommission in 2015 - and it makes sense to find out as soon as possible if there are any more #localauthorities in the position of among others #croydon, #slough , #thurrock and #woking . However there are some snags to this.
"Route X26 will be known as the SL7 from Saturday 19 August
The route connects communities between #Heathrow Central and West #Croydon"
Video footage ... showed the woman being arrested and handcuffed by two male Met officers in front of her child, who was distressed and crying."
Echoes of the old Crystal Palace reflected in the glass of their new Selhust Park Stand. CPFC played in the old CP stadium until 1924 before moving down the road.
The new Main Stand has now been approved by Croydon Council will provide "a stadium the whole of south London can be proud of" It will increase capacity from 26,000 to more than 34,000.
RT from Archoptical (@archoptical)
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/archoptical/status/1629624083213164549
A former bar owner in #Croydon , South #London claims the fear of crime has put people off visiting to #bars and #nightclubs (I'm originally from South London myself and I think she is correct, the whole region was already becoming a sketchy area in the early 1990s - you had to watch your back, particularly at night and be very wary of anyone else around)
Who here knew the UK has a sizeable wild parakeet population?
It almost certainly started with pets released or escaped, but nobody knows exactly how or when they got here (but it wasn't a single event, and earliest sighting was in the 19th century).
Here's a rather bad photo (my phone camera is awful...) I took of a couple in Grangewood park in Croydon today - it's full of them.
The aim is to try and resurrect (as much as possible) an ancient #woodland that would have stretched from the Thames to #Croydon (yes, the Great North Wood is confusingly in the south of London 😂), which still has remnant pockets knocking about in a few places.
That certainly explains where names like Norwood and Forest Hill come from!
And the last one for today. Again the #fox looked right at me, but didn't see my eyes behind my phone, and just laid straight back down to sleep.
The neighbour cat came. Look at those ears. Those ears were flat the entire time the cat was in the garden, and the cat was either oblivious or has decided this fox isn't going to be trouble, because she wandered around for a bit and then left.
Now off to pick up the pillows that have been strewn all over
We bring you this mornings #fox update.
Happy to say his limp appears to be gone.
I can tell because I accidentally scared him away the first time he came around this morning, and he put weight on the leg as he ran off.
Then he came back and was alternating between looking to check on me and licking and scratching himself...
The leg he was limping on is also the one he's using to scratch his ear in the second pic.
Now seems to be settling in for a nap.
Leaseholders in building sheathed in flammable Grenfell cladding sent a £2m bill for repairs http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/-e6C7Km3pyI/freeholder-freeloaders.html #boingboing #croydon #grenfell #guillotine_watch #inequality #late_stage_capitalism #parasitism #Vincent_Tchenguiz #weaponized_shelter