Thursday, November 26, 2020

Social food stores for families in need are joining traders to encourage more local shopping during the current Lockdown emergency.

An experimental barrier to reduce the impact of traffic noise has been installed on the A12 dual-carriageway next to Bromley-by-Bow station, the first of its kind anywhere in Britain.

The stallholders and shop owners of Watney Market know how to match the big stores and even competition from online shopping.

A Covid walk-in test centre set up at Tower Hamlets Idea Store public library is scaring shoppers from the normally crowded Watney Market just a few feet away in the run-up to Christmas.

A splash of colour is floating on the ponds at Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Park all this week to mark the festival of Diwali.

Town Hall bosses want to extend the iconic Brick Lane down to the Whitechapel Road and install some “wayfinding” to help you get a purchase on it.

Sparkling plans are being unveiled today on how Canary Wharf is being lit up over Christmas at the end of Lockdown 2.

Protesters trying stop a big mechanical digger churning up the historical Arnold Circus won a “people’s victory” temporary reprieve after contractors failed to turn up to start work on Monday.

Protesters are out yet again this morning to try and stop a big mechanical digger churning up the heritage Arnold Circus.

Members of the public trying to save the historic Arnold Circus being churned up plan to return this Saturday morning (Oct-24) after coming face-to-face in a confrontation with a council road gang digging up the road.

Plans for another residential skyscraper adding 600 more flats to the already-densely populated Canary Wharf district have been sent to Tower Hamlets Council for planning permission.

A lifesaving cash boost from the government has been given to the East End’s biggest nature reserve and its canal network as well as the Tower of London to get them back on their feet after the coronavirus pandemic.

Teenagers helping to bring a decaying old Father Thames stone arch battered by a century of east London pollution back to life have got a big thank you from the neighbours and from the Duke of Gloucester.

Water supply to homes across east London should be restored today after engineers worked through the night to fix a burst pipe.

Electrifying news from the town hall is that the East End is getting booted-up with new car-charging lamp-posts in the New Year.

Sick morons have set fire to part of Europe’s biggest city farm on the Isle of Dogs and spread ketchup on some of its animals to look like blood.

A people’s campaign with 8,000 petitioners has lost the battle to save the industrial heritage of Bethnal Green gasworks with the world’s second-oldest gasometer.

Officials at the Tower of London are putting new government Covid regulations on ice for the coming winter.

A campaign group has backed calls for town hall leaders to do more to roll out low traffic neighbourhoods.

Amateur photographers are encouraged to capture the Thames as it comes back to life after months of lockdown restrictions.

Daniel Farson’s famous Waterman’s Arms pub on the Isle of Dogs has reopened with the original 1960s name after its £600,000 refit was delayed by the Coronavirus emergency.

Thousands of leaflets have been posted through letterboxes across Spitalfields by volunteers asking for public help on a neighbourhood plan being put to a referendum next year.

The former head of Amnesty International UK who now chairs the residents’ body covering the controversial Bethnal Green traffic closure proposals has made a scathing public attack on the local authority’s “Liveable Streets” programme.

Minicab drivers blocked Tower Bridge in a two-hour demo this-afternoon protesting at the Mayor of London’s new £15 daily Congestion Charge which has also been extended to 10pm and weekends.

A walk in the park and a picnic was just the ticket for children and others who’ve been stuck in lockdown to be outdoors.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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