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Yesterday, 12:29

A packed evening meeting above a pub in the Columbia Road flower market heard from a Tower Hamlets Council planning officer why they should have a road barrier to keep traffic out of their neighbourhood.

Bus crews held a remembrance with a difference today at Bow Garage — to mark the passing of the famous Routemaster that used to run on Route 8.

The first-ever women-only stallholders' street market is being opened on November 15—in Petticoat Lane, of all paces!

A rogue landlord has been fined a record £22,000 for passing off "sham licences" to renters just a stone's throw from the Tower of London.

Plans to stop 4,000 vehicles a day using Old Bethnal Green Road have upset families who fear putting in a traffic barrier by the famous Columbia Road flower market will split the community.

Many roads are to be blocked if Tower Hamlets Council gets the green light to stop cars entering a whole swathe of Bethnal Green.

More than 40 neighbourhoods in Tower Hamlets are among the 20pc most "deprived" in the country, according to government figures.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

A new courtyard garden with a stunning view of the Tower of London has been opened by the Duke of Gloucester which may soon be used for a street food market.

A plan to protect the East End's wild life with nesting boxes for birds and bats has been unveiled by Tower Hamlets Council.

Politicians have criticised Extinction Rebellion protesters who targeted Jubilee line and DLR services through east London.

Commuters pulled a protester off the roof of a train at Canning Town as Extinction Rebellion activists disrupt east London stations.

A graffiti mural has been unveiled in Shoreditch that shows the faces of people already struggling to survive the global climate crisis.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

The parks and gardens of the East End have held their turf along with Canary Wharf with top awards at this year's London in Bloom contest.

Campaigners hope to shake and stir up greater awareness of challenges to the environment with the launch of a green cocktail.

Hundreds of angry protesters in east London brought the busy Whitechapel Road to a standstill today as part of the worldwide day of climate protests.

Children have declared war on parents dropping off youngsters at the gates of their Isle of Dogs primary school, demanding that Tower Hamlets Council sends in parking wardens to hand out fines.

Another 11 streets are being closed off to traffic around primary schools as part of Tower Hamlets Council's plans to discourage parents dropping off children by car.

Almost 400 arrests have been made and 170 East End properties raided in a war on drugs and organised crime, a Tower Hamlets annual survey has confirmed.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

A great toy duck race idea is being floated to "set the River Lea alight" to draw visitors as part of this year's Thames festive season.

A one-day festival where Joe Public can have a soapbox rant and take on leading political figures is being staged on the Isle of Dogs on Saturday.

Design genius Tom Randall-Page is in danger of losing a £40,000 pledge from the Mayor of London to help fund his unique rolling bridge on the River Lea.

Throwing up skyscrapers and ignoring the "step down" rule of gradually decreasing heights coming away from Canary Wharf could spell the end of the Isle of Dogs as a community.

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