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River pilots working on the Thames are likely to escape tough new licensing being voted on today by the European Parliament.

Churches running a night shelter for rough sleepers are helping to get them off the streets of east London by creating ‘rough’ furniture out of discarded wooden pallets.

The pension fund for Tower Hamlets Council staff has £92 million invested in fossil fuel industries — twice what it was a year ago, according to new figures.

The threat to build a tower block in east London on open land next to the Regent’s Canal was thrown out last night by Tower Hamlets councillors for the third time this year.

Pedestrians and cyclists could benefit from a new river crossing at Canary Wharf.

Campaigners who have launched a plan for the future of Spitalfields with ‘legal teeth’ to stop City developers encroaching into London’s East End are calling first for the local authority to clear up rubbish from the streets.

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Schoolchildren in east London helped a government minister make a splash at the Isle of Dogs to launch the world’s first boat made with 99 per cent polymer from recycled plastic waste.

A solar energy project in east London for families on housing estates in Poplar which manages to sell surplus electricity back to the National Grid has won a European sustainability award.

The brakes are being put on massive developments on the Isle of Dogs with new legal measures to stop scheme going ahead without improving public services.

Protesters have brought traffic to a standstill on Tower Bridge in a protest over London air pollution.

A spectacular roof garden and an ordinary traffic roundabout have helped Tower Hamlets Council win the ‘best City’ title in this year’s Royal Horticultural Society’s UK finals.

Schoolchildren from east London found out where food comes from when they had a taste of the countryside at Lee Valley Regional Park.

Hawksmoor’s historic St Anne’s parish church at Limehouse is one of three sites in east London declared in danger of being lost to future generations.

Nominations close today to elect a new neighbourhood council in London’s East End to run the Spitafields Forum public consultations on the future of the district.

The gay and transgender community have won Tower Hamlets Council’s green light for a new venue on the site of the Joiners’ Arms that was shut down in 2015.

One of East London’s famous picture palaces once frequented by the Krays which closed half-a-century ago has been given planning go-ahead to reopen with its original art deco façade.

Controversial plans to build a tower block on the ‘Limehouse Triangle’ nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal in east London have been rejected by Tower Hamlets councillors yet again.

Canals feature in some of the most beautiful landscapes the capital has to offer, but among their number were some which didn’t survive to be admired in the present day.

A giant ‘fatberg’ is blocking a major sewer flow in east London deep beneath the Whitechapel Road.

A team of women scientists sailing around Britain to sample waters for micro plastic and chemicals have found the Thames polluted with shock levels of toxic chemicals.

Environmental campaigners have made a last-ditch attempt to stop the Silvertown tunnel from being built - just a month before the final decision is set to be made.

Volunteers with the ‘bottle’ to help clean up the polluted Thames roll up their sleeves tomorrow at 20 hotspots along the foreshore including five in east London.

Sweeping plans to convert the upper deck of Boxpark into one big boozer have not gone down well with neighbours.

Giant fish-shaped water ‘zorbs’ rolled into St Katharine Docks to raise public awareness to help stop pollution in the Thames from throwaway packaging and ciggy butts.

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