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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.

A butcher and a builder have been ordered to pay more than £3,000 for failing to dispose of waste properly in Newham.

A partially sighted pensioner has won an apology after she was told to book a bulky waste collection online even though she can’t see to use the internet.

People living in Newham are set to come together to plant a community orchard in a bid to create more green spaces in the borough.

City Airport has been working with 300 female pupils from east London to hone their skills and show them what opportunities there are in aviation.

Two east London borough councillors are among 24 from all over London who have signed an open letter to City Hall today urging the mayor to scrap plans for the Congestion Charge for minicab drivers.

Members of the Thames Dragons dragon boat club have taken it upon themselves to clean the water they race in.

Air pollution causes seven in every 100 deaths of people aged 30 and over in the borough, one of the highest rates in England.

An NHS trust that provides mental health care to thousands of patients in east London is going green by getting 100 per cent of its energy from renewable sources.

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

Green campaigners have urged the council to declare a climate emergency.

Customers are being encouraged to bring back their non-recyclable plastic packaging so it can be made into items like playground equipment and furniture.

A flytip including 20 bags of illegally dumped waste has been caught on CCTV.

Calls are being made for morning flights to start 30 minutes later from London City Airport following a new report into aircraft noise levels.

Eight Greenpeace activists spent two hours at a disused Ford lot clearing rubbish scattered around the site.

More than a third of Newham’s residents don’t know what they can recycle, a survey has shown.

When the needles start dropping like rain it’s probably time to think about saying goodbye to the Christmas tree.

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

Senior managers have been suspended and sacked for gross misconduct amid a catalogue of claims about financial malpractice.

Newham’s MPs have revealed they both plan to vote against prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Fatbergs have caused almost 2,000 sewer blockages this year.

Green-fingered staff and volunteers are set to plant 1,250 new shrubs in West Ham Park.

Households have been urged to recycle with more care as countries dealing with our rubbish get tough on waste.

Newham will start providing free bulky waste collections.

A fractured gas mains caused traffic congestion when an area next to Gallions Reach shopping centre in Beckton had to be sealed off.

A student at East London University has become the 100th person to take up an apprenticeship on the massive Thames Tideway tunnel project.

Unwanted furniture, fridges and other large household rubbish items could soon be collected for free if drastic plans to help stop fly-tipping in Newham are approved.

The Green Party has announced who will be battling for votes in the Boleyn ward by-election.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

Newham has celebrated its’ first car-free day.

Community groups have been invited to turn the city green with up to £5,000 up for grabs.

A mobile junk clearance company covering east London has opened.

Flytippers need to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Newham is the second worst borough in London for wasting water, according to a new report on the affordability of fresh drinking water across the capital.

Today marks the beginning of Love Parks Week in Newham.

A primary school in Beckton opened an ‘edible garden’ last week.

For many the summer heat is a welcome break from a long, dark winter.

Nature lovers will have more space to explore thanks to an extension to West Ham Park’s wildlife garden.

Protestors are planning to target oil giant Shell’s event in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend by playing a game of dodgeball outside the event.

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).

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

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

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