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Woman gets five-year ban for animal abuse

Woman gets five-year ban for animal abuse

A young woman from Hackney has been banned from keeping animals for five years after leaving her dog on a balcony without food and water.…

Green therapy project plants 300 trees

Green therapy project plants 300 trees

An ‘ecotherapy’ project in Stoke Newington is seeking to lift spirits and unite the community through gardening.…

A place to put your broken kettles

A place to put your broken kettles

A scheme to re-use small broken electrical appliances has been launched in Hackney. Residents can now recycle their unwanted electrical goods by simply dropping them to one of 10 Special WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) recycling banks.…

Council appeal to retain conservation area

Council appeal to retain conservation area

Tower Hamlets Council are appealing a High Court decision to revoke the designation of the Limehouse Cut as a conservation area.…

Victoria Park facilities improvement plans get £235,000 funding boost

Victoria Park facilities improvement plans get £235,000 funding boost

The refurbishment of Victoria Park has received a major cash injection from the London Marathon Charitable Trust.…

Thumbs up for Lottery-funded makeover

Thumbs up for Lottery-funded makeover

Dozens of historic buildings in Whitechapel are to be restored, with an award  of nearly £1.4 million from the Heritage Lottery fund.…

Historic shopping street to be pedestrianised

Historic shopping street to be pedestrianised

Surrey Street, which has been a market of some kind for over 840 years, is to be turned into a pedestrianised zone under new plans by Croydon council.…

Boris Johnson opposes ‘super sewer’ site at King’s Stairs Gardens, Rotherhithe

Boris Johnson opposes  ‘super sewer’ site at King’s Stairs Gardens, Rotherhithe

Boris Johnson has joined a chorus of disapproval at the use of King’s Stairs Gardens in Rotherhithe for the main shaft site for a ‘super sewer’ under the Thames.…

Recycling record way down in the dumps

Recycling record way down in the dumps

Lewisham has the lowest record for household recycling in London, and the second lowest in England. …

Council promotes recycling with Christmas tree competition

Council promotes recycling with Christmas tree competition

Taking down the Christmas tree is usually tinged with an element of sadness, but this year in Croydon it is an opportunity to both win and give back through the council’s recycling competition.…