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Fri, 15:40

Campaigners have welcomed a demand by the mayor of Newham to halt London City Airport's consultation on expansion with more daily flights until it shows how it will tackling noise and climate emissions.

Campaigners and air quality academics have added their names to an open letter urging Sadiq Khan to halt the Silvertown tunnel.

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.

Three weeks after it was paused due to protests, an experiment to reduce the amount of traffic crossing an East Ham bridge is set to begin once more.

Extinction Rebellion protesters shut down some access to the Blackwall Tunnel at rush hour in opposition to the Silvertown Tunnel project connecting Newham and Greenwich.

A proposed warehouse would put children at risk on their way to school, according to angry neighbours.

A conservation group says a music festival at a wildlife haven has been given the go-ahead without a full understanding of the risk to rare species.

Campaigners have demanded the mayor of London rethinks plans to build a controversial £1billion road tunnel between Silvertown and Greenwich.

A major retailer in Stratford has introduced a scheme to encourage customers to cut down on single-use packaging.

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.

Air quality monitors are to be rolled out to the borough's schools in a UK "first" aimed at tackling the climate emergency.

A police investigation has re-opened into a dog attack at a concrete batching facility more than two years after it took place.

Plans for a three-storey lorry park have been criticised by neighbours who fear the impact of increased traffic and pollution.

A brothel running in a residential street in Canning Town has closed after months of complaints from neighbours.

Plans to build an innovative entertainment venue have hit a hurdle after councillors supported a critical report.

People affected by the draft City Airport master plan are putting their views forward.

Six people have been arrested at an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest at an industrial yard between Bow and Stratford.

The council division responsible for repairs to social homes could go on strike if an ongoing dispute is not settled, the union has said.

Extinction Rebellion activists planning to take over London Fields next weekend don't want the "big names" performing there to distract people from their vital message.

Green campaigners have renewed their call for the council to drop shares in 'dirty energy' firms after Stephen Timms and Lyn Brown called for Parliament's pension pot to do the same.

A couple who hired a 'man with a van' to take away their rubbish have been fined for fly-tipping after he turned out to be an illegal dumper.

Pupils have pleaded for the Silvertown tunnel to be scrapped as part of a City Hall protest.

"Unprecedented" plans by Madison Square Garden chiefs to display giant illuminated adverts on a proposed domed venue in Stratford have been opposed by Hackney Council.

A new community group is launching gardening workshops aimed at improving the mental health of Newham residents.

The executive head of the Bobby Moore Academy has slammed a proposal to build a new concrete plant 250 metres away from their site in the Olympic Park.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to transform air quality and transport options across the river with the introduction of the Silvertown tunnel.

Pupils have used balloons to learn about the impact of air pollution and how it can be tackled.

A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world's first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

Three fly-tippers have been ordered to pay back more than £230,000 after they illegally dumped waste in a "highly-organised" operation in Barking, Havering and Essex.

Refuse workers at Newham Council have demanded the results of internal inquiries into bullying as management faces the prospect of a strike over back-pay.

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

Mouse crossings and duck crossings could soon appear at schools and nurseries in east London as part of a new national road safety campaign.

Campaigners against the new tunnel between Silvertown and Greenwich have held a 'die-in' at City Hall.

Residents in East Ham are being urged to give their views on what the council could do to stop drivers using their roads as a shortcut.

A pair of budding product designers are doing their bit for the environment with a rubbish bin encouraging seaside visitors to take care when throwing away plastic waste.

Forest Gate pupils determined to make the world a better place have put their environmental pledges on display.

A growing number of families are being lifted out of 'fuel poverty' as more Newham households are switching to renewable 'green' energy and cutting carbon emissions.

Two businesses' hopes of building up to 78 new homes in Plaistow have been on hold for nine years after Newham Council clung onto a set of garages and a now-derelict pub.

Thirty volunteers have come together to clean up the Royal Docks in an effort to rid Britain's beaches of rubbish.

Residents in Newham are going green with the borough being one of the best in London for the growth in numbers of environmentally friendly vehicles, a new report claims.

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.

Newham Council has joined 30 other UK local authorities by declaring a climate emergency.

Newham has ranked among the top 20 per cent of boroughs for electric car charging in a survey of the country's network.

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