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A university lecturer's art installation got the attention of environmental activist Greta Thunberg at an international climate change meeting.

Newham is the most polluted borough in the UK, a study has revealed.

Eight years ago a private company took over 250 council homes in a Newham regeneration area. But what was meant to be a temporary measure is still ongoing. Tenants have been left in dilapidated conditions and say they feel misled. Hannah Somerville reports.

Volunteers helped plant 9,000 trees in a push on keeping the capital's status as the world's first national park city.

A sculpture celebrating England's 1966 triumph in the beautiful game has been the focus of campaigners' calls on politicians to up their game on the climate crisis.

Neighbours are being asked for their views on designs for the Royal Docks as its transformation from its industrial past gathers steam.

Campaigners against £1billion plans to build the Silvertown Tunnel have threatened to take the Mayor of London to the high court.

Senior figures at the planning authority in charge of the Olympic Park helped a would-be developer with PR campaigns, a cache of emails reveal.

The school run has turned from a "hellish" nightmare into a pleasure thanks to a new pedestrian and cycle zone pilot project.

Streets around three Newham schools are set to become vehicle-free during drop-off and pick-up times.

Four neighbourhoods in Newham are among the 10pc most deprived in England, according to government figures.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

A legal halt over the award of the £1billion Silvertown Tunnel contract has been lifted.

The mayor of Newham has said the London City Airport (LCA) master plan must be "comprehensively revised" to address concerns around noise, air quality and climate change.

Plans to host a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers on Wanstead Flats have been withdrawn by the organisers.

Six of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's pollution-busting trees have found a new home.

Politicians have criticised Extinction Rebellion protesters who targeted Jubilee line and DLR services through east London.

Commuters pulled a protester off the roof of a train at Canning Town as Extinction Rebellion activists disrupt east London stations.

A GP who took part in Extinction Rebellion's attempt to shut down London City Airport has apologised to people in Newham.

London City Airport passengers are facing potential flight disruptions as Extinction Rebellion (XR) threatens to shut it down for the next three days.

Extinction Rebellion activists have threatened to shut London City Airport as part of a mass action.

Schoolgirls with grease under their fingernails have had gruelling laps on the race track with a car they designed and built themselves.

A wildlife campaigner has called for a grey squirrel cull to stop following a protest outside Kensington Palace.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

An ambulance station's new wellbeing garden is aiming to promote discussions around mental health.

Nine streets across the borough were temporarily closed to traffic to mark World Car Free Day.

The mother of a girl who suffered a fatal asthma attack which could be linked to toxic air has said a campaign to stop £1billion plans for a new river crossing can be won.

Visitors to the ExCeL are set to benefit from a new eco-friendly arrival experience.

The vast majority of robberies in Newham are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

Youngsters have taken part in a global climate strike urging the government to take immediate action to save the planet.

Neighbours who want more consultation over the closure of a rat run have accused the council of silencing them.

Newham Council will host its first "themed" full council meeting tonight on the subject of climate change.

What can be done to combat poor air quality in the borough?

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

A great toy duck race idea is being floated to "set the River Lea alight" to draw visitors as part of this year's Thames festive season.

Design genius Tom Randall-Page is in danger of losing a £40,000 pledge from the Mayor of London to help fund his unique rolling bridge on the River Lea.

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.

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Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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