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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local elections to protect the borough’s parks.

Three more organisations have joined Citizens UK civic network’s east London founding branch at last night’s delegates’ assembly held in Shadwell.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Thousands of runners made it through cobbled streets of east London for Sunday’s inaugural Big Half marathon less than 24 hours after the winter snow melted.

Boaters have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the River Lea.

Gardener’s World TV presenter Mark Lane is helping a new community garden project in Whitechapel used for health rehabilitation after his own recovery from a car smash.

Part of a giant fatberg found blocking a Whitechapel sewer has gone on display at the Museum of London.

Tower Hamlets is one of the least eco-friendly local authorities in London, figures reveal.

Rubbish is on the mayor of Tower Hamlets’ agenda to sort out what happens to the weekly council bin collections.

An estimated 1.2million used laughing gas canisters have been cleared off the streets of Tower Hamlets since a campaign was launched by the council last August.

Public consultations start next month for a new footbridge at Canary Wharf to relieve the heavily-congested South Quay pedestrian walkway.

Tower Hamlets Council will re-launch a seven-day recycling bag collection service in several locations across the borough.

One of the most run-down pieces of wasteland in east London tucked away next to the Regent’s Canal has been cleared and transformed by Tower Hamlets Council into a bright new pubic open space.

The big crunch is about to begin with Tower Hamlets Council opening collection points for discarded Christmas trees for recycling

Council workers have ended the year with a massive clean-up in east London joining residents to spruce up neighbourhoods from Whitechapel to Poplar and Mile End.

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.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

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.

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