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Youngsters at Princess May pledged to use reusable water bottles at all their sports events at the launch of a Premier League initiative encouraging kids to make small changes to tackle plastic pollution.

The Wireless Festival promoter has withdrawn its appeal against Haringey Council’s licensing restrictions after an agreement was reached on sound level monitoring.

The first community “parklets” have sprouted up in Hackney after the council backed down and decided they were a good idea after all.

Flushing cooking oil from the Christmas turkey might just cause a festive monster fatberg in the sewers under the streets, Thames Water is warning.

The man who saved Clissold Park 130 years ago has been honoured with a plaque thanks to the Stoke Newington historian who unearthed the dramatic details of his campaign.

An LGBT gardening group has been given £12,000 to expand its work providing a welcoming space for members of the community to learn to grow edible plants.

The Green Party staged a demo outside a council consultation about the future of Dalston on Tuesday night, urging them to “get tough on developers”.

Town hall chiefs are inviting people to tell them about their “ambitions” for Dalston on Tuesday night.

Finsbury Park has been stripped of its Green Flag status after a damning “mystery shopper” report by an environmental charity.

Hackney’s eco chief is hosting a tree giveaway out of his own pocket, as a day-to-day means to tackle the “huge and urgent” problem that global warming presents.

Placard-bearing protesters gathered on the steps of Hackney Town Hall as the £384million Britannia Leisure Centre redevelopment project was waved through by planners.

New powers could be introduced to protect Hackney Wick Woodland from the damage and noise inflicted by large-scale, illegal all-night raves.

More than 4,000 pumpkin carvers and their families queued around the block to get sight of their lanterns lit up together for the annual festival of light at the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

Wireless promoter Live Nation has been given the green light to carry on holding the festival in Finsbury Park after a licensing review – but extra security will be on the streets and artists will be “encouraged” not to swear.

Wireless promoters defended the music festival at a licence review hearing last night, saying it is a “celebration of grime music” that causes no public nuisance.

A Buddhist charity is fighting to keep its dreams of a community space afloat after last week’s major flooding in Clapton.

Extensions, studios and outdoor spaces are up against the brand new Shoreditch Nobu hotel as contenders for this year’s favourite new building or public space in Hackney.

People aged 50 and over who have learning disabilities and live in Hackney are being invited to get together and socialise in St Mary’s Secret Garden.

As the last of 30 million litres of water trickle back into the River Lea, neighbours affected by Tuesday’s burst pipe in the now aptly named Waterworks Lane are beginning to count the cost.

A burst water main has left Waterworks Lane off the Lea Bridge Road under water and neighbours without electricity.

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden has launched an appeal to find a giant pumpkin to take pride of place at its annual lantern festival.

The multi-million-pound renovation of Hackney Marshes and Mabley Green has finished with the unveiling of the new pavilion and changing rooms.

Construction work at an old studio site in Hackney Wick has been halted after complaints that odours from the ground were giving children at a nearby primary school headaches.

Wireless Festival chiefs face a battle to stay in Finsbury Park after Haringey Council announced a licence review will take place next month.

There’s some new kids on the block at Clissold Park, as two new goats have joined the rest of the enclosure.

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