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Friday, March 27, 2020

The massive Thames Clipper riverboat service that normally carries around four million commuters a year between Canary Wharf and the City is being suspended from Saturday because of the pandemic crisis.

A Newham family business is offering to disinfect four care homes in the borough free of charge.

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A young scientist has been named one of Forbes’s 30 top entrepreneurs in Europe aged under 30.

The council has urged people to have their say on plans to change the borough’s parking policy.

Strike action could be back on the table in Newham Council’s refuse division where at least six dustmen have been kept off work.

Neighbours are calling for Travellers occupying a vacant site in East Ham to be removed amid claims of littering and anti-social behaviour.

Council officers launched a probe into the finances at a Canning Town tenant management organisation after a string of allegations.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

Extinction Rebellion activists have protested outside the office of a Canadian pensions firm investing in London City Airport.

More than 10 security cameras have been down for months in Plaistow as the council finishes an overhaul of its CCTV network.

More than 1,000 new trees are set to be planted in Newham’s streets in a bid to improve air quality.

Youngsters at risk from gangs in Newham could be transported to a new gym in an ex-military vehicle to keep them safe.

The final deadline is looming for Newham residents to comment on proposals for a vast new entertainment hub in Stratford.

London will not meet a target to recycle half of all household waste unless significant action is taken to tackle a “postcode lottery” on landfill, campaigners warn.

The number of people who were subjected to on-the-spot searches by police in Newham skyrocketed last year.

“It’s a game of chess played at 150mph.”

Environmental campaigners have urged the council to turbo charge efforts to end its investments in fossil fuel firms.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after police descended on a former pub and hotel in Plaistow earlier this week.

People charging their electric vehicles at one of Stratford’s biggest venues are paying “extortionate” extra costs, the Mayor of London has been told.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Formula E driver Sam Bird visited Salisbury Primary School to find out about the work being done to improve air quality in one of Newham’s most polluted areas.

Planning officers faced a grilling from Stratford residents over the proposed MSG Sphere during an impromptu Q&A last night.

Less than a fifth of shoplifting crimes in Newham are being solved as police say they are too stretched to work on “lower level” offences.

London City Airport has been rated carbon neutral by an international agency.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

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.

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