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300 residents of former council flats on the Aylesbury estate take on the Labour council and a developer over the proposed compulsory purchase of their homes.

The council lends £3m to help set up a trendy new disused shipping container-based Boxpark…but can East Croydon really be the new Shoreditch?

Council-run leisure centres stay shut on Sundays because many Presbyterian councillors believe Zumba classes on the Lord’s day are the work of Satan.

Sensibly the town votes four-to-one against having an elected mayor… but it’s still a laughing stock as a Tory councillor says opposing Brexit should become a treasonable offence.

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Syrian Child Refugees ‘Not Angelic or Dead Enough’… The Adventures of Mr Greedy (Formerly Sir Greedy)… Vote to Detoxify Ukip Turns Toxic… Is the Guardian Dead, by Zoe Willthisdo… Michael Gover on Why Brexshit Happens… Did Christopher Marlowe Co-Write Dad’s Army? Pensioners Robbed of Chance to Be Ripped Off Again… Government Launches New Inquiry into Old Inquiry… Vivienne Westwood’s Diary, as told to Craig Brown

And also...

- Airport expansion: Brexit casts a cloud over Heathrow.
- Out for a duck? The cricket chief on a sticky wicket.
- PLUS: High noon for press regulation; Tory MPs & the Saudis; cartoons galore!

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