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Tue, 15:05

Victoria Park has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK.

The busy Blackwall, Rotherhithe and Limehouse Link road tunnels have found their way onto a list of Britain’s longest subterranean highways in a survey by the motor trade.

Tower Hamlets is running its’ fifth borough-wide clean up.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A plastic bottle ‘return deposit’ scheme on drinks has been started at Canary Wharf to stop single-use plastic waste.

A meeting has been set up for people to have their say on how to help the environment.

Calls on the public today to vote in another referendum are being made by Tower Hamlets Council’s newly-appointed Brexit Commissioner.

A ‘carcinogenic’ weedkiller should be banned, according to a garden society chairman.

At 230 metres long and weighing 130 tonnes, the Whitechapel fatberg won’t be forgotten by the team that tackled it.

Botanist Nicholas Culpeper would be well chuffed with the pub in Whitechapel named after him which has won an award for its herbal rooftop garden.

Community groups have been invited to turn the city green with up to £5,000 up for grabs.

A Grade II-listed former hospital’s roof and 500-year-old mulberry tree are at the centre of a row between a developer and campaigners.

Public events are being staged by Tower Hamlets Council to help clean up London’s East End.

A mobile junk clearance company covering east London has opened.

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.

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