• New electric car launched in UK

    May 23, 2006. Sakura Battery Co Ltd. A stylish new all-electric city car is now available in the UK. A zero pollution answer to the congestion on our city roads. Designed and built in Italy, it is rapidly becoming the must-have city transport for the

  • London's bluebells under threat

    May 22, 2006. London Wildlilfe Trust. Today, on International Biodiversity Day, The London Wildlife Trust voices it concern for the future of bluebells in London and urges Londoners to help save one of their favourite species. The UK's bluebell woodlands

  • Two weeks to break promises

    I have just dug out two Conservative newsletters that were circulated before the council elections. I am not in the habit of keeping such literature, but after reading that the Conservative leader has backtracked on his pledge to keep Crosfield open,

  • Flying free on crutches

    As a champion for disabled arts, I was looking forward to seeing Bill Shannon breakdance his way through gravity-defying routines using his crutches and a skateboard. However, a car accident the week before his show at the Clocktower meant the man known

  • You’re never too old

    Croydon Council is offering pensioners an opportunity to try something different from t'ai chi to line dancing. The council said its Choosing Health Day is one of a series which aims to provide personalised support so that people can make informed choices

  • Drought orders causing worry, claims MP

    A drought order imposed by a water company is causing widespread concern among people in Croydon, according to an MP. During a House of Commons debate Croydon South MP Richard Ottaway tackled a Government minister about the drought order that was imposed

  • Second hand car salesman caught altering mileages

    A second hand car salesman who tampered with the mileage of vehicles has been fined almost £2,000. Anthony Derick Jacklin, 53, was found guilty at Croydon Crown Court of selling and offering to sell cars which had had their mileage altered. Jacklin,

  • Model maker Mike’s business wins Bafta

    Less than a year after starting his own business an Addiscombe model maker and former Croydon College student has scooped a Bafta. Mike Tucker makes miniature models and last Friday was part of a team which picked up the best visual effects award at