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Thursday, August 9, 2018

A woman’s pleas to save a 40-year-old tree from the axe to make way for a single parking space have been ignored.

Women are taking over Wilton’s Music Hall for a four-day festival to “put the gender balance” into traditional south Asian performance culture.

New drinking water refill dispenser machines are being installed at Canary Wharf to try and phase out ‘single use’ plastic bottles.

Work is about to resume on the controversial Westferry printworks construction site which caused months of pollution and clouds of dust on the Isle of Dogs last summer.

A clinical trial has begun by researchers at Whitechapel using stem cell transplants to grow new immune systems for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease.

Schoolchildren are being ‘recruited’ to learn how to shoot straight with a crossbow by yeomen at the Tower of London.

Abandoned bulky waste is a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Canary Wharf could soon be turned into the world’s first single-use ‘plastic free’ commercial district.

The current heatwave means that sunglasses and a bottle of water are as much an essential when going out as your keys, phone and wallet.

Children have transformed a disused space in the school’s playground at Poplar’s Manorfield Primary into an urban market garden growing food to raise cash for charity.

Campaigners have turned a corner in their fight to stop the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner scheme polluting a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs now that Greenwich Council has come on board.

A double world record holding environmental activist is appealing for volunteers to help get rid of plastic waste.

Tower Hamlets is one of the worst boroughs in London for wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

Dirty Dancing and Dunkirk are set to follow live screening of Wimbledon taking place at St Katharine Docks next to Tower Bridge.

A ‘tub’ boat filled with fresh, hot water to dip into has been floating around on a trial run in the Millwall Docks ready to start operating daily “bathing cruises” in August.

Carolyn Newton and Carlos De Sousa are nearing the end of a 200-mile epic paddle board journey along the Thames to help clean up the river and its east London tributaries and canals.

A kids’ adventure comic, a kids birthday cake and a musical are some of the weird inspirations from the infamous Whitechapel ‘fatberg’ discovered in the sewers of east London.

A memorial that took 10 years to get going as a commemoration to the 173 people killed in the 1943 Bethnal Green air-raid shelter disaster has finally won a national architects award.

John Biggs wants to ban new vehicles with petrol or diesel engines in the next 12 years.

The controversial planning framework for the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar setting out the Mayor of London’s vision to 2041 are up for public consultation.

Summer activities begin at the end of the month with a packed family programme by Tower Hamlets Council running until September.

Rogue landlords and lettings agents charging hidden fees to renters have been fined a total of £150,000 by Tower Hamlets council, it has emerged.

Tower Hamlets Council is urging drivers to ditch their cars next Thursday in support of its ongoing Breathe Clean campaign.

Campaigners have warned that the council could fail to meet recycling targets if it doesn’t get more government money.

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