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Friday, June 14, 2019

"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.

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.

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