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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A trust which is revitalising a stretch of river has scooped up to £3,000 from an airport’s charity.

The number of large scale fly-tips in Barking and Dagenham has risen sixfold in less than a decade.

Unhappy that their area was being treated badly, children from one Dagenham primary school decided to do something about it.

A fly-tipper who illegally dumped the contents of an entire garage ended up nearly £2,000 out of pocket following a successful prosecution by Redbridge Council.

The council has brought three new electric vans as part of its commitment to reduce vehicle emissions in the borough.

Four men have been charged by detectives investigating the theft of around £120,000 from cash machines across Kent, Essex and London.

Londoners can expect very heavy rain, flooding and disruption to travel over the weekend as Storm Dennis swoops in.

The borough has joined Toronto, New York City and Paris to be recognised as a “tree city of the world”.

A four-year-old isn’t worried about being forced to pay to park this toy car outside his granddad’s house.

Barking and Dagenham has become the latest council to declare a climate emergency in a bid to become “the green capital” of London.

Barking and Dagenham’s streets are set to get 272 new trees in a bid to improve air quality.

The number of people subjected to on-the-spot searches in Barking and Dagenham has almost doubled in a year. Here are the outcomes.

An idyllic snap of swans in the River Ingrebourne at Hornchurch Country Park is in the running to be named the Essex Wildlife Trust’s photograph of the year – and you could help it win the coveted award.

A landmark Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the use of wide injunctions targeting Gypsy and Traveller camps.

Barking and Dagenham Council is urging people to help the environment this year by signing up to its green garden waste scheme.

TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has described it as “a little Shangri La in Dagenham”.

Two Barking schools have taken home prizes for their green-fingered designs.

Christmas is traditionally a time of extravagance and a chance to spoil loved ones with gifts, great food and merry cheer. But can we enjoy the festive season sustainably?

A “people-powered” project aimed at sprucing up the site where a pub once stood has been launched with carol singing and solar-powered Christmas tree lights.

Barking and Dagenham is among the top 10 worst places for air pollution, a study shows.

People in Barking and Dagenham are being asked to shape the borough’s future as the council opens consultations on the new Local Plan.

Volunteers have invited people to join them in planting a community orchard as part of their bid to tackle climate change.

Work on a new cycleway in Barking will begin early next year, TfL has announced.

Sixty neighbourhoods in Barking and Dagenham are among the 20pc most “deprived” in England, according to government figures.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

Council bosses have been out getting their hands dirty to push the authority’s new strategy to tackle litter in the borough.

An affordable housing development in Barking has stood empty since June after a key contractor went bust with £46million of debts.

Six pollution-busting trees have found a new home at the Barking Riverside development.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport’s expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to “have a weekend break” from aircraft noise.

The vast majority of robberies in Barking and Dagenham are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough’s most crime-ridden streets.

Three men dumping bags on a residential street and two women using a pram to carry rubbish are among fly-tipping offenders to be caught on camera.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

City Hall’s environment committee has called on airspace decision-makers to prioritise the health and wellbeing of Londoners over the commercial interests of City Airport.

A residents’ association chairman has said forcing people to pay to park outside their homes is an attack on working people.

Thousands of households living under London City Airport’s flight path are set to receive postcards as part of a campaign to prevent the weekend aircraft ban being lifted.

The council has voted to scrap the use of single-use plastics where possible after a unanimous vote by the borough’s 51 councillors.

Seven hundred pupils demanded more be done to stop climate change as they took part in a school protest.

More than 4,500 noise complaints have been made across Barking and Dagenham since the start of 2018 - with a tiny cul-de-sac responsible for the most persistent rackets in the borough.

Balancing the needs of the economy and the environment a priority for Transport East

An exhibition about the River Roding has gone on display for the second time as part of an architecture festival.

A couple who hired a ‘man with a van’ to take away their rubbish have been fined for fly-tipping after he turned out to be an illegal dumper.

Meet the latest weapon in the war against dirty streets.

A cigarette tossed from a car has cost a Dagenham woman £689.

Plans to build three flood lit astro pitches and stands on Parsloes Park have been given the green light.

Barking and Dagenham is to receive a share of £6 million to tackle air pollution in the borough.

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