Monday, October 7, 2019

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.

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.


It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

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