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The UK is in danger of losing almost 20 years of earnings growth, warns an independent economic think tank.

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The number of new apprenticeships falls by 59% after the introduction of levy on big firms.

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An "abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event" was detected, the Argentine navy said.

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Lancaster and Galgate were the worst affected places as bad weather hit the UK.

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The BBC's Lyse Doucet is the first journalist to visit the hotel where dozens of prominent Saudis are being held.

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Jon Venables, who killed toddler James Bulger in 1993, is suspected of having child abuse images.

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About 7% of teenage males in England and Wales are also affected, official figures suggest.

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Labour says it takes sexual harassment claims "extremely seriously" and has launched an investigation.

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There's dismay after Europe cancels the UK's turn to host the European Capital of Culture in 2023.

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The singer, now 26, said she had the procedure done as she "always wanted a big family".

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Jurors fail to reach a verdict in the case against Emile Cilliers, accused of trying to kill his wife.

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A leaked internal Irish government paper documents EU figures' concerns about the Brexit process.

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Community News

Croydon On Flood Alert

Posted by Administrator : Friday 10th January 2014

Since early January a flood alert has been put on Kenley, Purley and parts of Croydon including South Croydon. The Purley area is no stranger to flooding, it endured heavy flooding in 2007 and many residents are preparing for more of the same this year.

Push For Local Apprenticeships

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

INVESTING IN THE LOCAL WORKFORCE. The Croydon council and government have tried many initiatives over the years, one being local apprenticeships.

Are You Insured? Are You Covered?

Posted by Administrator : Thursday 7th March 2013

BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY! In this day and age it seems as if everyone is trying to sell you insurance for everything such as pet insurance, phone insurance, laptop insurance and tablet insurance.

Will Online Shopping Be The Death Of Our High Streets

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

ARE YOU AN ONLINE SHOPPER AND A BARGAIN SURFER? We do not know to what extent the increasing activity of online shopping will eventually have on our Croydon based high street retailers but some predict it may end the high street shopping as a whole in the future.

Keeping Our Local Parks Clean

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 3rd March 2013

GET THE MOST OUT OF LOCAL CLEAN UP’s. We all know it is awful when we see parks, beaches and riversides strewn with litter. It is bad for our children, us, our pets, plants, local wildlife and our Croydon community.

What Is Next For Our Local Public House

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 2nd March 2013

THERE IS NOTHING WORNG WITH A GOOD LOCAL. It is no secret that our local pubs have suffered in the last decade due to numerous factors such changing nightlife trends (Bars and Clubs), the recession (meaning people have less to spend), alcohol awareness campaigns, the general costs of ale and rent and increases in government tax’s on alcoholic beverages.

Local Weather

Temperature: 10C (50F), Wind Direction: West South Westerly, Wind Speed: 17mph, Humidity: 57%, Pressure: 1002mb, Rising, Visibility: Excellent

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