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A £75,000 'grassroots' fund has been set up today by London City Airport for charities and organisations "making a difference" to east London's community life.

A bunch of five-year-olds from Gayhurst Community School have come up with a way to support the climate change movement without skipping school.

Floating islands are literally being launched on the Regent's Canal to help east London's wildlife flourish.

Tots and their parents descended on the steps of the town hall and pretended to die from pesticide poisoning, as they called on Hackney Council to stop using glyphosate weedkiller.

Hackney Council has launched a guide to help councils across the country replicate its School Streets scheme, which bans motor traffic outside schools at opening and closing times.

A rush-hour traffic ban has generated more than £750,000 for Hackney Council within the space of 10 weeks - leading some motorists to claim it is not adequately signposted.

This may seem like just a cheap plastic comb that you can pick up in any local corner shop—but it has a history that has impacted around the world for two centuries.

Fairchild's Garden could be in line for a revamp if proposals being consulted on by Hackney Council get the go-ahead.

Hundreds of protesters took to Clissold Park on Friday afternoon to demonstrate against proposed road closures in Stoke Newington.

Disgruntled families living in Stoke Newington fear their voices supporting proposed road closures are being drowned out. Neighbours of all ages, and their pets, took to the streets on Tuesday to support Hackney Council's plans to shut roads around Walford Road to rat-run traffic to improve air quality.

TfL's plan to build a giant staircase for people who want to sit in the middle of Old Street roundabout has been panned by Islington and Hackney councils.

Anyone attending illegal all-night raves in Hackney Wick Woodland could soon be fined £100 for the pleasure, as the town hall looks to push through new enforcement powers.

The eco-campaigner who took back control of parking spaces in her street for the many has received an award for her contribution to the community.

A pioneering network helping businesses tackle toxic air will be expanded after the council was given £200,000 by the government.

Hackney Council has shot down claims by campaigners that air quality tests conducted by experts around Stoke Newington schools are "not fit for purpose".

Rangers are set to be stationed in Finsbury Park from this month in an effort to drive out criminals, Haringey Council has confirmed.

Boaters have praised quick action to stop an oil spill on the River Lea, a year on from the pollution disaster that devastated wildlife, stranded boats and turned much of Hackney's canal network black.

Barbecues have been banned in London Fields for the rest of the year, as the cost of managing the park over the summer skyrocketed to an estimated £200,000.

Nightlife campaigners are going to the High Court to challenge Hackney Council's controversial licensing policy that includes "core midnight curfews".

Old Street and Clerkenwell Road will be shut to through traffic if ambitious new plans to make the area safer for cyclists and pedestrians go ahead.

A much-loved community garden on a Shoreditch estate has been ripped up by council officers because the person who created it doesn't live there.

A row about whether road closures will increase air pollution in Stoke Newington Church Street resurfaced at a council meeting last week.

Dozens of volunteers armed with pick-axes, crowbars and sledgehammers smashed up concrete front yards, paving slabs and brick walls to make more space for nature to thrive in Homerton.

Cabbies have held talks with the mayor of Hackney over their campaign to reverse the ban on polluting vehicles around Shoreditch and Old Street, the Gazette can reveal.

This is the inventor responsible for producing a chemical process at Hackney Wick that probably led to plastic pollution on the Thames and around the world 200 years later.

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