Campaigners have warned that the environmental effects of the HS2 rail line could last for generations to come.
There are already plans in place to protect the surrounding landscape - including the planting of up to two million trees.
But as Luke Hanrahan reports, some believe the proposals don't go far enough.
A campaign has been launched to pay tribute to Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd Pack who died last month. February 8 is the actor's birthday, so his fans have declared today Call Everyone Dave Day.
On the show, Roger's character Trigger was known for mysteriously calling the character Rodney 'Dave'. A Facebook campaign has been launched to lock in the day, and to raise money for pancreatic cancer, from which he died from.
Adverts and leaflets are being distributed in East and West London to encourage illegal immigrants to leave voluntarily under a new government campaign. Immigration officers are targeting specific groups. The ads warn people here illegally risk arrest and deportation.
Watch Martin Stew's full report into the Co-operative's scheme to transform London's wastelands into wildlife havens.
The Co-operative has launched a campaign to find spare patches of land which can be converted to make it attractive for bees and other pollinating insects. Chris Shearlock from the Co-operative group explains what they need.
A new scheme to find patches of land which can be transformed into havens for bees has been launched by the Co-operative. It is working with the charity Plantlife to find neglected land plots and has asked local people to nominate possible sites.
The most appropriate patches of land will then be transformed by adding plants and flowers. It is hoped bees and other pollinating insects will then thrive there.
The Co-operative says the number of honeybees in the UK has halved in the past thirty years. You can nominate a patch of land by visiting its website.
A petition has been started in an attempt to save a well-known London venue which was part of the 2012 Olympic Games.
Campaigners trying to save the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which hosted the Olympic volleyball tournament last month, want to halt plans to knock down the 75-year-old art-deco building as part of a proposal to build thousands of new flats in the area.
The Association of Event Organisers want the plan to be "called in" by communities secretary Eric Pickles and a public inquiry to be held.
AEO chief executive Karim Halwagi said the loss of Earls Court would threaten jobs and the London economy as a whole.