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Activists, residents and green campaigners are calling for the closure of London City Airport and its replacement with a sustainable neighbourhood.

They converged on The Crystal under the airport's flight path last week to launch a report by independent think-tank New Economics Foundation that makes the case that the airport's closure would make financial as well as environmental sense.


Greenwich Council has come under fire after giving the green light to Ikea's first store in the borough replacing a building showered with praise for its sustainability credentials.


Tube workers are set to strike for the second time this year in protest to ticket office closures.

Members of the RMT union will strike from 9pm on Monday, April 28 for two days and then from 9pm on Monday, May 5 for three days.


Fascinating modern contraptions sit alongside genuine historic artefacts as steampunks set their imaginations against their illustrious predecessors at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich.


Members of the Docklands Victims Association paid respects paid to WPC Yvonne Fletcher on the 30th anniversary of her death.

The Hertsmere Tower development, set to be the tallest luxury apartment building in the country, is back on the drawing board.

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Steps have been taken by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to clampdown on newspapers published by Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich councils.

Letters were written to the trio saying they have two weeks to respond before action is taken against the taxpayer funded literature.

Foodbank figures soar in Tower Hamlets

By Rob Virtue on April 17, 2014 10:55 AM |


Tower Hamlets has seen a steep rise in foodbank usage over the last 12 months with campaigners calling it the "tip of the iceberg".

Figures from the borough have revealed a 45% increase in those visiting centres, while the number of those receiving support has risen from 1,780 to 2,272.


Police reviewing files on Tower Hamlets Council passed to them by Government officers have say there is "no credible evidence of criminality".

The Met were handed the paperwork on April 4 by the Department of Communities and Local Government following a documentary by Panorama.


Comedian Eddie Izzard will be appearing in Tower Hamlets on Wednesday to help launch Labour's manifesto for the borough.

The outspoken supporter of the party will join mayoral candidate John Biggs and others standing in local and European elections.


Tapas dining by the Thames will no longer be an option for Wharfers after Camino closed its doors at the weekend.

The Spanish restaurant chain, which has delighted diners on Canary Riverside since 2010, shut down service following trading on Sunday.


Property prices in east London saw the highest growth of any area in capital over the last 12 months.

And units in Canary Wharf rose at a faster rate than homes in central London, according to figures released by Jones Lang LaSalle.

Thousands ran in the London Marathon yesterday, raising millions for charities around the world.

Participants set-off from Greenwich just after 10am, running past Woolwich Common, Cutty Sark and Deptford Park along the route.

Runners passed through the iconic high-rise towers at Canary Wharf at the 18th mile and then they returned west towards The Mall for the finish.

Nation's favourite Mo Farah completed his marathon debut in 2hr 8min 21sec, just four minutes behind Kenya's Wilson Kipsang, who won with a course-record time of 2hr 4min 29sec.


A herd of Friesians has found its home in the East End - but there's not a grassy field in sight.

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