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Boaters’ plea to police over canal crime wave

Springfield Police have introduced initiatives such as "cuppa with a coppa" to improve relations with boaters amid recent increase in canal crime.

Communities unite to clean up the River Lea

An inflatable mattress, an iPad and three bikes were just some of the litter found by 80 volunteers in and around the River Lea...

Man dies after being pulled from River Lea

A man died on Wednesday 21 October after being pulled from the River Lea in Lea Bridge ward. A passer-by discovered a bike, clothes and a...

Citizen scientists take on river pollution crisis

The latest in a string of contamination incidents in the River Lea navigation canal was reported last week, just a few months after thousands of fish died due to low levels of oxygen in the water.

Cycle park legacy for residents

Cycle fans are celebrating today after it was revealed they will have free use of the Olympic Velodrome and surrounding park after the summer...

House-boaters have a sinking feeling

The friends are part of east London’s floating population, currently docking their canal boats in Hackney’s portion of the River Lea.