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Friday, December 7, 2018

Researchers from Queen Mary University have helped create the Xingu Village installation taking visitors to the heart of Brazil’s native communities.

A gardening club’s members have called for an urban forest to be planted on top of railway arches.

Fatbergs have caused almost 400 sewer blockages in the borough this year.

Climate change campaigners have vowed to continue blocking Tower Bridge as plans to disrupt the capital’s roads enter a third day.

Education cutbacks are causing youngsters to miss learning about nature and healthy eating, according to one of East London’s oldest urban farms.

A Limehouse charity led by young people wants to raise £42,500 to help save the city’s bees.

Campaigners have finally sunk plans for the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner terminal going ahead which would have polluted a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs.

Tower Hamlets Council is likely to bring its rubbish collection facilities back in-house in a bid to improve an “inconsistent” service.

A new hotel and residential tower complex in Limehouse has finally been given the go-ahead after designers had to go back to the drawing board.

A student at East London University has become the 100th person to take up an apprenticeship on the massive Thames Tideway tunnel project.

Victoria Park has been voted one of the top 10 parks in the UK.

The busy Blackwall, Rotherhithe and Limehouse Link road tunnels have found their way onto a list of Britain’s longest subterranean highways in a survey by the motor trade.

Tower Hamlets is running its’ fifth borough-wide clean up.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

A plastic bottle ‘return deposit’ scheme on drinks has been started at Canary Wharf to stop single-use plastic waste.

A meeting has been set up for people to have their say on how to help the environment.

Calls on the public today to vote in another referendum are being made by Tower Hamlets Council’s newly-appointed Brexit Commissioner.

A ‘carcinogenic’ weedkiller should be banned, according to a garden society chairman.

At 230 metres long and weighing 130 tonnes, the Whitechapel fatberg won’t be forgotten by the team that tackled it.

Botanist Nicholas Culpeper would be well chuffed with the pub in Whitechapel named after him which has won an award for its herbal rooftop garden.

Community groups have been invited to turn the city green with up to £5,000 up for grabs.

A Grade II-listed former hospital’s roof and 500-year-old mulberry tree are at the centre of a row between a developer and campaigners.

Public events are being staged by Tower Hamlets Council to help clean up London’s East End.

A mobile junk clearance company covering east London has opened.

A woman’s pleas to save a 40-year-old tree from the axe to make way for a single parking space have been ignored.

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