North East London hyperlocal portal Thursday 19 July 2018

Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf news

Now Greenwich backs Isle of Dogs families and ‘no toxic port’ campaign on Enderby Wharf pollution 

18 Jul

Campaigners have turned a corner in their fight to stop the controversial Enderby Wharf cruise-liner scheme polluting a huge swathe of the Thames and the Isle of Dogs now that Greenwich Council has come on board.

Story of Bengali Oedipus coming to Space theatre on Isle of Dogs 

17 Jul

A Bengal opera coming to the Isle of Dogs’ Space theatre tells the story of an 18-day-old baby boy destined to be married to an 18-year-old girl to avoid a fatal curse.

‘1Love’ just loves to solve people’s problems with its new Isle of Dogs advice service 

17 Jul

A little boy’s busted lip has been taken up as the first case being dealt with by a new advice service on the Isle of Dogs.

Ben Amos: Millwall sign Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper on loan 

13 Jul

Millwall sign goalkeeper Ben Amos from fellow Championship club Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan deal.

Canary Wharf starts Roman funerals to get souls through London Underworld 

13 Jul

Roman funeral processions are coming to Canary Wharf to help the departed make it through Londinium’s Underworld to the afterlife.

Isle of Dogs dealers sentenced for drugs offences after police probe into violent assault 

13 Jul

Two Isle of Dogs dealers have been sentenced for drugs offences following a police probe into a violent assault.

IRA Canary Wharf bomb victim Zaoui Berezag dies in Stepney nursing home after 22 years 

12 Jul

A victim of the Libya-IRA Canary Wharf bombing has died in a nursing home in Stepney after living 22 years with his injuries.

Isle of Dogs massage parlour faces being closed down amid claims it offers sexual services 

11 Jul

A high-end massage parlour on the Isle of Dogs faces being shut down after staff allegedly offered sexual services to customers.

Massage parlour's licence fight after 'staff offered sexual services to customers' 

11 Jul

A masage parlour near Canary Wharf faces being stripped of its licence after staff were caught offering sexual services to customers, a report says.

Parents’ heartache after teenager falls to his death at Canary Wharf building site 

10 Jul

The parents of a 19-year-old who fell to his death from an office building site in Canary Wharf have spoken of their heartache.

Barking and Dagenham College student chef lands a job at The Hilton Canary Wharf 

4 Jul

A teenage student chef at Barking and Dagenham College has shown she is a recipe for success by landing a job at a top hotel.

‘Hot tub’ tugboat idea is floated on Canary Wharf’s West India Dock Quay 

29 Jun

A ‘tub’ boat filled with fresh, hot water to dip into has been floating around on a trial run in the Millwall Docks ready to start operating daily “bathing cruises” in August.

More firms fleeing City rents are flocking to Dockland’s revamped ‘Republic’ office complex 

27 Jun

Two more prestigious high-profile businesses are quitting central London’s high rents and rates to set up shop at East India Dock’s newly-refurbished Republic campus in Blackwall.

Tom King: Millwall goalkeeper joins AFC Wimbledon on loan 

27 Jun

League One side AFC Wimbledon sign Millwall goalkeeper Tom King on a season-long loan deal.

Byron Webster: Millwall defender signs new contract 

26 Jun

Championship club Millwall give defender Byron Webster a new one-year contract, as youngster Harry Donovan signs on too.

Isle of Dogs woman aiming to raise £25,000 for charity with South Pole expedition 

25 Jun

An Isle of Dogs woman who was told to reign in the amount of exercise she was doing by doctors is set go on an expedition to the South Pole in an effort to raise £25,000 for charity.

Appeal to trace dockers who worked with Patsy Holland unloading asbestos in the Millwall Docks in the 1960s 

22 Jun

Wendy Holland is living on borrowed time after being diagnosed with the deadly mesothelioma “asbestos disease” caused by hugging her dad as a toddler when he came home every night from working in the docks in the 1960s.

Slippery challenge for watermen looping Isle of Dogs in Thames historic barge-driving race 

21 Jun

A grueling seven-mile race that starts off by negotiating 30 tonne barges on the bends around the Isle of Dogs is being staged in “extreme rowing conditions” later this month.

Brentford and Millwall start Championship season at home 

21 Jun

Derby will travel to Reading in Frank Lampard's first game in charge when the Championship season starts on 3 August.

Murray Wallace: Millwall sign defender from Scunthorpe United 

20 Jun

Championship side Millwall sign defender Murray Wallace from Scunthorpe United for an undisclosed fee.

Mahlon Romeo: Millwall defender signs contract extension 

20 Jun

Millwall right-back Mahlon Romeo signs a "long-term" contract extension with the Championship club.

Kate rides with 16,000 cyclists on British Heart Foundation’s £3m Brighton run 

19 Jun

Kate Hatcher likes company when she cycles down to the south coast—so the 30-year-old from Millwall, on the Isle of Dogs, joined 16,000 others who saddled up to ride with her on Sunday.

GLA puts Isle of ‘Dogs & South Poplar’ plans up to 2041 out to the public with Canary Wharf launch 

18 Jun

The controversial planning framework for the Isle of Dogs and South Poplar setting out the Mayor of London’s vision to 2041 are up for public consultation.

Isle of Dogs man who repeatedly groped woman at train station given suspended sentence 

18 Jun

A sex offender who repeatedly groped a woman he followed through a train station has avoided jail.

Contractors using Isle of Dogs vacant land for concrete construction are slapped with enforcement order to stop 

15 Jun

A council enforcement order to stop construction manufacturing work on an unregistered site that sprung up on the Isle of Dogs has been slapped on the owners—spelling victory for neighbours having to put up with noise and pollution all day.

Tower Hamlets Mayor wades into Enderby Wharf cruise-liner terminal in row about pollution over troubled waters 

13 Jun

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets is wading into the controversy of toxic clouds sweeping across the Thames to the Isle of Dogs from the proposed cruise liner terminal on the Greenwich Peninsular.

Lee Burch: Yeovil Town Ladies set to appoint Millwall Lionesses boss as new manager 

13 Jun

Yeovil Town Ladies are set to name Millwall Lionesses boss Lee Burch as their new manager, BBC Sport understands.

‘Stop all new building work till we sort out our mains and drains’ Isle of Dogs forum demands 

13 Jun

All new development should stop around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs because critical services now identified by the Greater London Authority haven’t been put in place, campaigners are demanding.

Public hearing throws out desperately-needed Neighbourhood Plan for Isle of Dogs public services 

11 Jun

Proposals for a formal plan for public services to cope with the Isle of Dogs population explosion crisis have been rejected.

Bromley: Defender Jake Goodman joins National League club 

8 Jun

National League club Bromley agree a deal to sign former Millwall and AFC Wimbledon defender Jake Goodman.

Chance to explore Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place garden in two hemispheres 

8 Jun

The unique Crossrail Place roof garden nestling next to the Meridian Line in Canary Wharf is joining the Open Garden Squares Weekend from tomorrow morning for the public to explore London’s picturesque urban green patches.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Millwall Football Club – SE14 

16 Jul

{Above the lion symbol and shield of Millwall Football Club:} On this site stood The Den, legendary home of Millwall Football Club from 1910 - 1993.

Two men sentenced for drug dealing in Tower Hamlets 

13 Jul

Steven Brissett (left) and Conor Armstrong (right) Pic: Met Police Two men from the Isle of Dogs have been sentenced at Snaresbrook Crown Court for drug related offences.

Millwall Football Club – E14 

13 Jul

{Above the Millwall Football Club shield and lion symbol:} Millwall (Rovers) Football Club was founded on this site by workers from the Morton's Jam Factory in 1885.

Lift Broken – Marsh Wall to Cuba Street, E14, 12th July 

12 Jul

Lift between Marsh Wall and Cuba Street, E14, is broken.

Superyacht Elandess and BNS Crocus on the Thames 

12 Jul

Sitting at Westferry Circus in the warm weather is one of the delights of living on the Isle of Dogs.

Watching the Historic RAF 100 Flypast from the Isle of Dogs 

10 Jul

It seems ironic that after weeks of clear blue skies, it was grey skies and low clouds on the day of the flypast of aircraft to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

The Traffic Island Outside Christ Church 

6 Jul

Somebody who has the entertaing moniker  MastaMind Hussain just posted this photo in a Facebook group, along with the comment: One thing I can’t understand about us Islanders..

1sland’s Adventurethon 

5 Jul

1sland’s Adventurethon The Summer Holidays are almost here and preserving your sanity and avoiding your children’s impending, seemingly excruciating, boredom is all about finding the right Summer Camp.

West India Dock Pier: Festival of Britain, Murder and Nico 

27 Jun

West India Dock Pier (sometimes named West India Docks Pier) has had its ups and downs; recently it has been closed or derelict as much as it has been open, and has disappeared completely on occasion.

Tall Ship Atyla in West India Dock 

26 Jun

After a few super yachts, it is nice to welcome a tall ship into West India Dock, the tall ship is the Atyla which is a Spanish based and used for educational and training purposes.

Mayor leads protest against reduction in key East London bus service 

25 Jun

The 277 is being cut from Saturday next week.

Fastest Cycling Route – Ladder to Canary Wharf 

22 Jun

Does anyone currently commute to the Wharf? I'm a confident cyclist and looking for the most efficient, safest route.

Superyacht Reef Chief in West India Dock 

20 Jun

It would seem that Superyacht season is in full swing with the arrival of the Reef Chief in West India Dock.

The Blue Bridge 

20 Jun

The ‘Blue Bridge’ (never its official name) opened on 1st June 1969, and is the fifth bridge since 1806 to cross the east entrance to West India South Dock.

Canary Wharf Vintage Pop-Up Fair 

12 Jun

Join Robyn Larsen and Rich Jackson on Wednesday 20th June in Canary Wharf for taster lessons and social dancing at the Pop-Up Vintage fair ! The fair opens at midday and we’ll be there from 12-2pm.

SuperYacht Forever One in West India Dock 

12 Jun

After a quiet period, there appears to be a bit more activity with ships visiting West India Dock, the latest arrival is the superyacht Forever One.

Limehouse Basin. No, not that one. 

8 Jun

Ask most people who know their way around East London where Limehouse Basin is, and they will say that it’s this.

London’s Pocket Parks: Albert Square Gardens, E1 

6 Jun

A few miles from its fictional location, there is a very real Albert Square and it has a large open garden in the heart of the square.

French Navy ships : Lynx (A751) and Guépard (A752) in West India Dock 

1 Jun

After the arrival of three training ships of the French Navy,  Léopard (A 748), Panthère (A 749) and Lion (A 755) yesterday, we have two more ships arriving to with the Lynx (A751) and Guépard (A752.

French Navy ships : Léopard (A 748), Panthère (A 749) and Lion (A 755) in West India Dock. 

31 May

After a very quiet period in West India Dock, we welcome the arrival of three training ships of the French Navy.

Large pothole, on left of left hand lane on slip road just after last lights before joking A102m to go through tunnel, 30th May 

30 May

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Ruin in Reverse : Part of Robin Hood Gardens to be Displayed at Venice Biennale 2018 

24 May

Robin Hood Gardens completed 1972 designed by Alison and Peter Smithson – Photo The Victoria and Albert Museum The demolition of Robin Hood Gardens has been the subject of much recent debate in the architectural world, the housing estate in Poplar ...

Morgenster Tall Ship on the Thames 

16 May

Walking near to Westferry Circus, I saw the unmistakable sails of a tall ship and hurried to see which ship it was.

Cuba, Tobago and Manilla – Three Old Island Streets 

15 May

This is Cuba Street: This is Tobago Street: And this is Manilla Street...

Jazzgir Date Night 

12 May

Jazzgir Date Night We’re very excited to introduce Jazzgir as the first in our series of Date Night Competitions.

Marienborgh Yacht in West India Dock 

10 May

It has been a very quiet winter for visitors to West India Dock, no doubt due to the on-going building works around the dock.

AOP50: Images that Defined the Age 

10 May

In the foyer of the a Canary Wharf skyscraper can be found a range of photos that mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Photographers (AOP).

Canary Wharf’s solar powered bus shelter 

9 May

It looks like an ordinary, if rather nicer than average, bus shelter, but this is in fact the UK’s first transparent glass solar powered bus shelter.

London Public Art: Woman with Fish by Frank Dobson 

3 May

This sculpture at the bottom of the Isle of Dogs is a modern replica of a work of public art that used to sit outside the Cleveland Estate of council housing in Whitechapel.

A Spring Stroll to Island Gardens and Mudchute Park and Farm 

1 May

Last week when it looked like Spring had finally arrived, I put on my walking shoes and wandered around Island Gardens and Mudchute Park and Farm.

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