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Tower Hamlets is set to launch its ninth Big Clean Up event after residents collected 118 bags of rubbish during the last community litter pick.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

London's first "recycled road" has been laid in Bethnal Green.

Fines for fly-tipping in the East End will more than quadruple after a huge rise in offences.

Streets across Tower Hamlets are set to get 557 new trees in a bid to improve air quality.

New projects to help businesses become greener and make the borough's air cleaner are set to be launched.

London will not meet a target to recycle half of all household waste unless significant action is taken to tackle a "postcode lottery" on landfill, campaigners warn.

The number of people stopped and searched by police in Tower Hamlets skyrocketed last year amid a London-wide surge in use of the controversial power.

New plans aimed at encouraging Isle of Dogs residents to walk and cycle more are going on display.

Bethnal Green will be the first area to see road layout changes in a controversial £15million council plan to tackle pollution.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

Three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a train have been spared jail.

A five-year-old boy from Shadwell has scooped this year's Tower Hamlets in Bloom awards.

Three Extinction Rebellion protesters who glued themselves to a train have been found guilty "with regret" by a jury in the first crown court trial linked to environmental demonstrations.

New plans to prevent public services facing collapse on the Isle of Dogs by a population explosion have been drawn up by its neighbourhood forum.

Two women from the famous Poplar rowing club on the Isle of Dogs are planning to row more than 3,000 miles across the rough Atlantic Ocean.

People in Tower Hamlets are among the worst hit by air pollution in the UK, a study shows.

All public parks are being kept open over the festive season in the East End from Christmas Eve right through to Boxing Day, Tower Hamlets Council has decided.

Sixty locations in Tower Hamlets consistently breached safe levels of air pollution last year - including two right next to a hospital.

A new ice rink is being opened for the first time at the City Island development at Blackwall for all those who would have had enough of the general election by then.

Revellers have gone "off piste" at Canary Wharf with an après-ski theme winter watering hole for the festive season.

Volunteers working to beat knife and gang culture have landed a cash windfall to help keep youngsters off the streets.

A mother and a teacher have both won awards for their projects to help bring a breath of fresh air to schools.

Tougher enforcement fines are being brought in to stop drivers using the Rotherhithe Tunnel in vehicles that are too big or too heavy.

Children raised placards demanding "Make Bethnal Greener" outside an infants school in a show of support for "rat run" closure plans.

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