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Trees grow as paper gets the chop

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:04 05 October 2010

STREETS are being spruced up in two districts in London’s East End with 145 trees from London Mayor Boris Johnson. The trees are being planted in residential streets in Bow Common and Stepney this month and next, City Hall has announced

STREETS are being spruced up in two districts in London’s East End with 145 trees from London Mayor Boris Johnson.

The trees are being planted in residential streets in Bow Common and Stepney this month and next, City Hall has announced.

Boris has given trees to brighten up 15 London boroughs as a green gift’ funded by trimming budgets, including big cost savings in scrapping City Hall’s freesheet newspaper The Londoner which had been distributed to three million London households by Ken Livingstone’s previous administration.


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