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Friday, June 15, 2018

Campaigners have warned recycling targets will be missed if the council doesn’t get more government money as figures show Newham has the lowest rate in the capital.

Newham will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Sadiq Khan

Two Newham schools are receiving funding to implement measures to tackle air pollution, following audits assessing how environmentally friendly they are.

Sadiq Khan

An art collective is teaching people in Plaistow and Canning Town how to make sculptures out of recycled materials.

Canning Town

The bulky waste charge has come under fire after Newham was named one of the worst places in the country for fly-tipping.

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Do you know someone who is fly-tipping in Newham?

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local election to protect the borough’s parks.

A campaign to provide sustainable food in schools is offering £40,000 worth of grants to children in Newham.

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Newham’s Conservative mayoral candidate said she’ll reduce energy bills by £200 per year if she’s elected.

Boaters have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the River Lea.

London City Airport has become the first in the country to stop using plastic straws.

The Thames Barrier has closed to protect London from the effects of Storm Eleanor.

A notorious gang of fly-tippers known to operate in Newham appear to have moved their illegal activities into neighbouring boroughs.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Environmental campaigners have made a last-ditch attempt to stop the Silvertown tunnel from being built - just a month before the final decision is set to be made.

Volunteers with the ‘bottle’ to help clean up the polluted Thames roll up their sleeves tomorrow at 20 hotspots along the foreshore including five in east London.

The mayor of Newham has called for more river crossings to be built in east London in the wake of the scrapping of Garden Bridge plans.

Newham residents received more than £29,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

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