Monthly Archives: November 2014

New accessible information of West Indies slave plantations 1831, and of disturbances in Britain

The on-going National Archives cataloguing projects include the following of use to historians of Black Britain, the West Indies, the Jacobite uprisings, South Africa, First World Wear officer personnel and labour history and are accessible on the TNA Discovery catalogue. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Croydon Fairness Commission Deepens

At last Croydon’s Labour Leader Tony Newman has announced the person to chair the now named Opportunity and Fairness Commission: the Bishop of Croydon, the Rt. Revd Jonathan Clark. He will be supported as Vice-Chair by Labour Councillor Hamida Ali. … Continue reading

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Representations of Ethnic Minority Groups and Migrants in UK Rap Videos 1993 – 2013 – 4 December

Representations of Ethnic Minority Groups and Migrants in UK Rap Videos 1993 – 2013 Thursday 4 December  Time: 4:30 to 6:00 pm (refreshments at 4:15) Venue: Top Floor, Education Building Goldsmiths This presentation reports on a recent qualitative research project … Continue reading

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Pre-Inquiry Meeting on Croydon’s CPO for Westfield/Hammerson development – 9 December

On 7 April 2014  while still in control the Tories approved through Croydon Council’s Cabinet the making of a compulsory purchase order (CPO) to assist in assembling the land needed to implement the Westfield/Hammerson scheme.  The CPO is entitled: “The … Continue reading

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‘Boys’ Toys’ and ‘Girls’ Toys’: Learning through play? PhD Opportunity

With the resurgence of targeted marketing of ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ toys there has been concern that boys and girls are being channelled into restrictive gender specific play. This PhD seeks to examine whether there are any links between children’s play, … Continue reading

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Why Shelter supports selective licensing of landlords

‘Shelter strongly supports the ability of local authorities to use selective licensing. Licensing helps local housing enforcement officers identify privately rented properties in their area, enabling them to develop proactive inspection and enforcement programmes. It provides an opportunity for good … Continue reading

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Small Landlords support action by Croydon Council against bad landlords

Action by Croydon Council against bad or ‘rogue’ landlords was the consensus that emerged at its consultation meeting yesterday on the proposed selective landlord licensing scheme. The mainly landlord and agent dominated gathering rejected the licensing scheme. The mainly  small … Continue reading

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