KICC PLAN NEW YEAR’S EVE ‘PRAISE’ EVENT IN CINEMA BUILDING

THE PENTECOSTAL church which took over the former cinema at 25 Church Road is hosting a New Year's Eve event there with 'celebration, drama, dance, praise, music'. The 'Mighty Manifestations Night' is billed as The KICC South West New Year's Eve celebration 2012. Advertising leaflets outside the former cinema building at 25 Church Road - which the … Continue reading KICC PLAN NEW YEAR’S EVE ‘PRAISE’ EVENT IN CINEMA BUILDING

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PENSIONER JOE’S ‘AWESOME’ AWARD

PENSIONER JOE FIELD has won an 'awesome' award - for his annual Christmas window displays.   Joe received his 'certificate of awesomeness' at the awards ceremony for Crystal Palace and Norwood Chamber of Commerce's first Christmas window  competition in 'recognition of his own annual display'  in Plumbase (formerly Bradleys) on Westow Hill. While Joe didn't … Continue reading PENSIONER JOE’S ‘AWESOME’ AWARD

BOGUS TRADING STANDARDS OFFICERS WARNING

RESIDENTS ARE being warned not to make payments to cold callers claiming to be from Croydon council’s trading standards team - and acting on behalf of businesses.

MOTORING – FUEL DUTY CUT WELCOMED

THE PETROL Retailers Association (PRA), the trade association representing independent forecourt retailers in the UK, has welcomed the fuel duty cut announced in the government's autumn statement Chairman Brian Madderson said: "After sustained lobbying, the message is finally getting through to Government of the vital place of road fuel in the budgets of both businesses and consumers … Continue reading MOTORING – FUEL DUTY CUT WELCOMED

MOTORING – ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’ AND RIP-OFF PUMP PRICES

ANYONE who has been asleep or abroad for the past six months and bought petrol in the past few days should be forgiven for thinking that the UK’s rip-off pump prices had been frozen in time - that's the conclusion of the latest AA Fuel Price Report.    In the past month, the average UK petrol … Continue reading MOTORING – ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’ AND RIP-OFF PUMP PRICES

MOTORING – COST OF MOTORING CREATES 3 MILLION ‘GHOST’ CARS – “UK motorists being priced out of motoring” – RAC

BRITAIN'S STREETS and driveways have become the resting place of ‘ghost cars’ as motorists are abandoning their vehicles or dramatically cutting back on journeys in a desperate effort to save money.   The RAC estimates that there are now 2.9 million cars in the UK which are being used less than once a week*. One … Continue reading MOTORING – COST OF MOTORING CREATES 3 MILLION ‘GHOST’ CARS – “UK motorists being priced out of motoring” – RAC

MOTORING – MORE WOMEN REPAIRING THEIR OWN VEHICLES

THE INCREASING cost of owning and running a car is forcing more women to get ‘under the bonnet’ of their cars. Research from the RAC has shown that nearly two thirds of women are happy to get their hands dirty and do their own car maintenance, putting an end to the stereotypical opinion that looking … Continue reading MOTORING – MORE WOMEN REPAIRING THEIR OWN VEHICLES

MOTORING – ‘PARKOPHOBIA IS BLIGHTING UK MOTORISTS’

A PLAGUE of parking phobias is blighting the skills and confidence of UK drivers, according to the AA Driving School.   Parallel parking is causing drivers across the country to doubt their skills, with one in six (16pc) saying they're not confident with the manoeuvre. An AA Driving School survey found that 19pc of motorists have … Continue reading MOTORING – ‘PARKOPHOBIA IS BLIGHTING UK MOTORISTS’

PILOT FOR CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING IN BROMLEY

A CONFIDENTIAL and instant finger prick test for HIV in selected GP practices in Penge and North Beckenham where the incidence of HIV is higher is being piloted by Bromley council.   The instant test only takes a minute and is being offered to all new patients aged 15 -59 at the time of registration, … Continue reading PILOT FOR CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING IN BROMLEY

MOTORING – GOVERNMENT ‘MUST ACT TO SAVE BIKERS LIVES’ SAY IAM

CRASH BARRIERS should be re-designed to make them more motorcycle-friendly, say the Institute of Advanced Motorists.   The IAM, the UK's largest independent road safety charity, argues that new research from Sweden shows modern crash barriers provide NO safety benefits whatsoever to motorcyclists. And according to an IAM-sponsored study, modern crash barriers are designed to save the … Continue reading MOTORING – GOVERNMENT ‘MUST ACT TO SAVE BIKERS LIVES’ SAY IAM