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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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.

Campaigners fighting a skyscraper development on the Isle of Dogs earmarked to be more than double the size first agreed by the Mayor of London are objecting at a special planning inspector's hearing tonight.

City Hall's environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

A garden society chairman has warned a 500-year-old mulberry tree will die if moved to make way for a housing development.

A major retailer has introduced a scheme to encourage customers in the borough to cut down on single-use packaging.

A conservation charity has criticised council planners for failing to protect a 500-year-old tree which survived the Blitz.

A graffiti mural that illuminates at night making a statement about "negative youth stereotypes" has been unveiled in Whitechapel.

Thousands of households living under London City Airport's flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

Rising levels of antibiotic resistance have been found in public places such as shopping centres and rail stations as well as hospitals, researchers at the University of East London have found.

Children from three schools and a nursery in Bethnal Green have been creating designs to be used on reusable bags to help reduce plastic used by shoppers down Roman Road.

Dozens of our best-known pubs - from the one where Brunel drank while he built one of the great Victorian steam ships to a hangout of the Krays - are set to be granted protection from developers.

A former primary school teacher is appealing for help starting Bethnal Green's first plastic-free food shop.

Twenty-one primary schools are joining the first phase of a new scheme to improve safety and air quality.

Tower Hamlets has been ranked as one of the best boroughs for cycling and healthy streets by a new scorecard which measures how well boroughs are meeting the Mayor of London's targets.

Sir John McDougall Gardens on the Isle of Dogs has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the country's top parks.

Tower Hamlets Council says it abandoned its Liveable Streets road closure trial in Bow because of traffic redirection issues and people being "aggressive" towards staff.

Six people have been arrested at an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest at an industrial yard between Bow and Stratford.

Tower Hamlets Council is expected to pass plans to tackle ice cream vans which pump out toxic fumes into the air.

Students and staff evacuated part of Queen Mary University campus in Mile End this-afternoon after a serious chemical spillage.

A space that's been empty for years has been opened up as a people's community hub in Bromley-by-Bow to bring a run-down neighbourhood back to life.

The public is being urged to support local authorities across east London to tackle both fuel poverty and air pollution together.

Extinction Rebellion activists planning to take over London Fields next weekend don't want the "big names" performing there to distract people from their vital message.

Neighbours fighting to stop a block of flats going up on the Limehouse Triangle biodiversity site have launched their own website to get the green space back.

An exhibition about the River Roding has gone on display for the second time as part of an architecture festival.

Traffic was blocked off along the busy St Paul's Way when 1,000 people turned up to 'reclaim' the street.

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