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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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.

London’s transport bosses face competition for getting commuters to work with free rides on the Thames for four days.

Tower Hamlets residents received more than £35,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

Police are hunting three men who dragged a motorist from a car in broad daylight in Bethnal Green and stabbed him.

Teams of youngsters from east London are making a strong running at this-afternoon’s All London kids’ go-kart annual ‘grand prix’ being staged on the Isle of Dogs.

A new Thames waterfront neighbourhood with 800 homes surrounded by water on three sides where the Lea flows into the Thames has been started on the Leamouth Peninsula.

Road closures will hit a large swathe of East London with Wapping and the whole Isle of Dogs ‘trapped’ by Sunday’s annual London-to-Surrey cycle race.

The deadline for objections runs out tomorrow to try and stop developers in their tracks churching up the Limehouse Triangle to build two tower blocks of flats.

An investigation is underway after a recycling lorry crashed into a low railway bridge between Whitechapel and Bethnal Green causing main line rail services to he halted for two hours.

Five “secret” gardens tucked away behind the historic terraces in Spitalfields are opening to the public for just six hours on June 10.

What bloomin’ lovely colours now that this year’s ‘Tower Hamlets In Bloom’ competition has opened in east London.

TV’s top garden expert Adam Frost comes to east London on Thursday to help pupils at Whitechapel’s Swanlea Secondary build a display garden for the Royal Horticultural Society’s Hampton Court flower show in July.

Protesters turned up along the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach in east London armed with face masks.

Prison officer Baz Colley is one of a squad of 28 wellwishers running in Sunday’s London Marathon to support East London’s unique Bow Ability therapy gym.

A network of businesses working together to tackle toxic air in Shoreditch has welcomed its 1,000 member.

Europe’s biggest urban city farm which draws large flocks of tourists to the Isle of Dogs has made its way onto a shortlist as one of Britain’s “most popular farm parks”.

Controversial plans for a tower block to replace a popular nightclub in London’s East End have been booted out tonight.

Pub landlady Pauline Forster is going back to her local town hall in her long-running battle to stop developers putting up a block of six luxury flats on her doorstep.

Campaigners lobby a Tower Hamlets planning meeting tonight over a skyscraper proposed at Mile End which is being recommended for approval.

A two-year-old tot started the massive demolition of east London’s former Westferry printworks on the Isle of Dogs today.

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