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Friday, December 20, 2019

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.

A scheme to ban or reduce traffic around primary schools in Wapping has been revealed as part of a programme to pedestrianise parts of Wapping.

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.

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