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Extinction Rebellion campaigners called for immediate action on climate change as they carried out a series of attention-grabbing stunts at the weekend, including intermittently stopping the traffic in Dalston on Saturday.

Hackney Council has told Extinction Rebellion to "scale down" its planned festival in London Fields this weekend - but said it supports the three-day protest in principle.

Extinction Rebellion activists planning to take over London Fields next weekend don't want the "big names" performing there to distract people from their vital message.

Council chiefs are asking for the public's help on how to improve Finsbury Park - and want to know whether or not to lock it at night.

An alarming infestation of "toxic caterpillars" has left neighbours in Dalston urging their landlord to act.

Works to overhaul Old Street roundabout have angered motorists due to "chock-a-block traffic" - but transport bosses have urged the public to sit tight while the vital project is finished and finessed.

Dozens of ravers crammed in all-nighters at Hackney Wick Woodland ahead of the council's party ban, which came into force last week.

"Unprecedented" plans by Madison Square Garden chiefs to display giant illuminated adverts on a proposed domed venue in Stratford have been opposed by Hackney Council.

Stoke Newington Church Street could end up out of bounds to the worst polluting vehicles as part of a £500,000 project announced today to clean up the air in the north of the borough.

A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world's first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

​Plans for the Lea Valley Regional Park at one time mooted turning Hackney Wick woodland into a Japanese garden and to build a fairground at Lea Bridge to "rival Tivoli Gardens". Long time critic of the authority which runs the park, Laurie Elks, tells Emma Bartholomew about his campaign

GP Chris Newman had never been to a protest until he joined Extinction Rebellion campaigners in October calling for the government to take drastic action on climate change.

"Hundreds" of dead fish have been spotted in the River Lea around Clapton over the bank holiday weekend, sparking an investigation by environment chiefs.

A five-year-old schoolgirl organised a protest for action against climate change at Hackney town hall on Friday.

Protesters handed out ice lollies on the steps of Hackney Town Hall last night - to symbolise the melting of the ice caps.

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.


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