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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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.

A woman with cancer and a 10-month-old baby girl are among hundreds of people hit by fumes from contaminated canalside land in London’s East End where a wartime smelting works once stood.

Children have been enjoying outdoor summer entertainment at east London’s favourite Victoria Park which has just retained its Green Flag award this year.

Former world athlete Perri Shakes-Drayton returned to London’s East End where she grew up—just four weeks after an operation for a knee injury—for yesterday’s grand reopening of a swimming pool that had been derelict nearly 30 years.

The Forster family have finally won their nine-year battle to save one of London’s oldest taverns dating back to the late Middle Ages from encroachment by 21st century developers.

Olympic bronze medallist Cassie Patten got into the swim of things along with TV presenter Kirsty Gallacher with at a dive-in fitness promotion in east London—despite the rain.

Plans for more green spaces in the condensed inner city neighbourhoods of London’s East End have been given a £1 million boost by local Town Hall bosses.

Housing developers have been making a children’s adventure playground safe in London’s East End by replacing ageing and worn-out equipment in a playpark that’s been in constant use for more than 40 years.

Plastic rubbish dumped in the river is destroying marine life in the Thames, an east London MP has warned.

A third of Victoria Park is out of bounds after Field Day festival-goers churned it up in the wet weather, and will stay fenced off until the end of July.

Volunteers have been rolling up their sleeves to brighten up a run-down Docklands housing estate in London’s deprived East End as part of a ‘business in the community’ day.

Musicians and performers from all over the world are setting the stage in London’s East End for the 40th Spitalfields Music Festival opening today (Thurs) with venues over the next three weeks including an eerie cemetery and a canal bank next to disused gasworks.

A teenager died in a road accident involving a lorry on a busy dual-carriageway in east London just before last night’s rush-hour.

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