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Protesters have climbed on top of a DLR train at Canary Wharf for the second time in two weeks to protest what they say is inaction over climate change.

The man who knows what it’s like to be seen as Scrooge is going on stage at the Bishopsgate Institute to explain his role in life.

Rocketing costs of building the world’s longest pedestrian drawbridge over the Thames at Canary Wharf could put the whole scheme in danger, it has emerged.

Volunteers have been planting more trees to make their East End housing estate a little bit greener.

One thing Tim Allen wants to do is walk along the Lea River to the Olympic Park and even out to Hertfordshire from his home at the new City Island complex.

A makeshift garden set up on wasteland to help people with their mental wellbeing is soon going on the move again from its temporary space behind the Royal London Hospital.

A ‘Breathless Olympics’ has been staged at Bromley-by-Bow to draw attention to the East End’s chronic air pollution ‘legacy’ in what was one of the five ‘host’ London boroughs for the 2012 Games.

A man has been arrested after climate protesters climbed on top of a train in Canary Wharf and threatened to glue themselves to the roof.

Hopes of creating ‘the biggest urban forest in Europe’ have grown after developers agreed to a garden society’s proposals.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick put on a thick pair of protective gloves and donned a high-visibility jacket to join Tower Hamlets Council’s volunteer army of litter pickers in a Big Clean Up battle.

The council has challenged a BBC study showing there are 32 public plug in places for electric cars in Tower Hamlets.

Not many folk know about Lady Daphne who at 96 is probably the oldest ‘resident’ at St Katharine’s Docks by the Tower of London.

City Airport has been working with 300 female pupils from east London to hone their skills and show them what opportunities there are in aviation.

Two east London borough councillors are among 24 from all over London who have signed an open letter to City Hall today urging the mayor to scrap plans for the Congestion Charge for minicab drivers.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick is finally taking time off from the Brexit chaos at Westminster to help clean up London’s East End.

The public toilets at the busy Liverpool Street main-line terminus are free to use from today, passengers will be relieved to hear.

Yet another attempt is being made to push through the controversial ‘Limehouse Triangle’ building scheme to put up a tower block on a nature preserve next to the Regent’s Canal which had its trees and shrubs bulldozed.

Volunteers are going ‘fruit and nuts’ to plant trees in Victoria Park that include an orchard of ancient Biblical species to feed the masses.

Tower Hamlets destroyed more abandoned cars than any other London borough according to freedom of information (FoI) requests.

An NHS trust that provides mental health care to thousands of patients in east London is going green by getting 100 per cent of its energy from renewable sources.

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

Cigarette ends have been the butt of annoyance at the East End’s annual ‘Big Clean Up’ carried out by Tower Hamlets Council to rid the streets of litter.

This is the inventor responsible for producing a chemical process at Hackney Wick that probably led to plastic pollution on the Thames and around the world 200 years later.

Public consultations start today into the latest development at Canary Wharf where a hotel and luxury apartment tower block is planned at South Quay.

MPs are calling for a tax on the fashion industry to cope with dumping on the streets which could add a penny on every item produced by east London’s traditional garment industry.

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