I have written today to the chief executives of the Environment Agency and the Canal and River Trust having seen little in the way of effective action from either of these agencies to tackle the oil spill on the River Lea, writes Cllr Ian Rathbone, Lea Bridge ward.
It’s disappointing that Derryck John was able to perceive the potential consequences of giving up his co-conspirator to police, but not the consequences of throwing a high-strength corrosive in the faces of six people.
The increased parking in Prout, Casimir, Cleveleys and Gunton roads has made life for residents a misery since CPZs were introduced in neighbouring roads last year, writes Elaine Radburn, Upper Clapton.
Regular readers will know him as the Gazette’s keenly observant nature columnist – but Will McCallum is also head of oceans campaigns at Greenpeace. In a special edition of NatureWatch, he reports from the Arctic Sunrise in Antarctica, where he’s been on an expedition for the last month.