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Mason is 10. He looks out on Canary Wharf from his high-rise. He wants to take film-maker David Bond on a tour of his manor, where he takes his dog for a walk to the patch of green that is his meagre playground.

"People moan at us for playing ball games," he says as he heads past the forbidding signs and down the "curly wurly" stairs of his concrete jungle.

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Crossrail has lowered a 550 tonne tunnelling machine into a 40m shaft in the Limmo peninsula near Canning Town in preparation for the next stage of construction.

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A few weeks ago a thriving colony of swans was removed from Royal Victoria Docks.
Their presence was deemed as a threat to the aeroplanes landing at London City Airport and their absence was noted sadly by residents.

The swans were removed to another part of the country.

aa-jul7-parakeet3.jpgA battle has broken out over the controversial culling of monk parakeets on the Isle of Dogs.

Fourteen adult birds and a number of eggs were removed from Millwall Park last month, prompting Islanders to launch a campaign to stop the cull, claiming they are feathered friends not parrot pests.

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By Andrew Williams

This weekend sees the welcome return to London of UK Aware. Friday and Saturday will see ethical and environmentally friendly suppliers and exhibitors displaying their wares to thousands of visitors at Olympia. Although we're not involved in organising the event we very much endorse the message that UK Aware aims to spread.