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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Controversial plans for a tower block to replace a popular nightclub in London’s East End have been booted out tonight.

Pub landlady Pauline Forster is going back to her local town hall in her long-running battle to stop developers putting up a block of six luxury flats on her doorstep.

Campaigners lobby a Tower Hamlets planning meeting tonight over a skyscraper proposed at Mile End which is being recommended for approval.

A two-year-old tot started the massive demolition of east London’s former Westferry printworks on the Isle of Dogs today.

The Chief Treasury Secretary got an eyeful of just what the overcrowding problem is in London’s East End where planning development “overdrive” aims to treble the crammed population of the Isle of Dogs in the next 10 years.

A corner of London’s East End with its crammed population set to treble in the next 10 years with yet more tower blocks packed into its two square miles is telling the Government “enough is enough”.

A local authority has stepped in to a row to try and stop the auction of public housing in London’s East End where the waiting list has 20,000 families queueing for homes.

An elderly lady sat with young mums at a council cabinet meeting aiming to stop its nurseries being privatised, wagging her finger at the mayor not to use the word “savings” when they were really “cuts”.

The birds and bees who used to stop off at the Limehouse Triangle in London’s high-density concrete East End have been given a belated reprieve.

The last working steam coaster in the world has once again escaped the scrapyard and is “coming home” to the Thames where it was first built 127 years ago.

A waste management plant by the River Lea has saved 361 tonnes of CO2 in just 12 months by installing 4,000 solar panels on the roof.

A petition to stop commercial events taking over east London’s huge Victoria Park has been signed by almost 1,500 people from neighbouring streets.

Identity checks have been introduced in an area of London once plagued by voting fraud for the local elections—but not for catching polling fraudsters.

The charity that looks after London’s Regent’s Canal is searching for volunteers to take-up the iconic waterway role of becoming lock-keepers.

A family of swans have had to be rescued from the River Lea in east London after getting covered in cooking oil—but a cygnet was seen dead in the water close by.

Campaigners won the battle last night to prevent developers throwing up a 28-storey skyscraper that would overshadow Grade I listed almshouses just 80 yards away which were designed by Christopher Wren in 1695.

The Masons were on an early ‘Santa’ run when they dropped in on the Tower Lifeboat station on the Thames—Britain’s busiest RNLI base—with a gift for Christmas.

A triangle of wildlife next to the Regent’s Canal in east London could soon be lost if plans go ahead for a nine-storey tower block of flats.

A demolition scheme to pull down 25 disused railway arches to make way for student accommodation in London’s East End has won an environment regeneration award.

Veteran campaigner Dan Cruickshank is backing conservationists fighting to stop a tower development that threatens to overshadow Grade I-listed almshouses darting back to 1696.

Schoolchildren have been used to help clear the streets of London’s East End which are constantly littered with rubbish.

London’s oldest canal has been swamped by volunteers rolling up their sleeves to give it a thorough clean up.

With childhood obesity becoming a growing problem across the country the council is calling on residents to share their views on how to tackle the issue.

A new ‘hotel’ has opened in London’s East End which is already crawling with bugs.

London’s oldest canal is being ‘adopted’ by 19 local organisations in east London in its 250th anniversary year to help look after the once neglected waterway.

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