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Sheffield United 2-0 Millwall 

28 Mar

Jack O'Connell and Kieron Freeman goals against Millwall extend Sheffield United's lead at the top of League One.


'Old Flo' sculpture to return to Tower Hamlets as new Canary Wharf home confirmed 

28 Mar

Henry Moores bronze Old Flo sculpture is to return to Tower Hamlets in the culmination of a four-year saga, it was confirmed today.


Canary Wharf domestic violence campaigner pens book for inspirational mothers 

22 Mar

A domestic violence campaigner who has battled cancer and suffered the loss of a child has written a book in honour of inspirational mothers.


Rochdale 3-3 Millwall 

21 Mar

League One promotion chasers Rochdale and Millwall take a point each in a six-goal thriller at Spotland.


Independent review into Lewisham Council's controversial Millwall CPO will start in April 

21 Mar

An inquiry set up by Lewisham Council into its controversial plans to seize land around The Den will begin next month.


London on ‘alert’ in Thames anti-terrorism exercise at Isle of Dogs near Canary Wharf 

20 Mar

A full-scale alert went out on the Thames to test London’s response to the “highly likely” threat of a terrorist attack.


Millwall v Bury 

18 Mar

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Millwall and Bury.


Archivists appeal for yesterday’s witness to 1980s Docklands protests on Isle of Dogs 

16 Mar

Memories of the big protest movement of the 1980s in London’s Docklands are being recorded in an archive project with anyone around at the time who remembers those militant times battling to stop encroaching developers.


Man in his 30s hit by car in Isle of Dogs 

15 Mar

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital after he was hit by a car in Isle of Dogs this morning.


FA to investigate after Son Heung-min subjected to racist chants against Millwall 

12 Mar

The Football Association will investigate after Tottenham's Son Heung-min is subjected to racist taunts during Millwall tie.


Tottenham and Millwall fans clash before FA Cup match 

12 Mar

Riot police tackled furious fans to the ground after violence erupted when hundreds of baying supporters lined streets outside Tottenham's White Hart Lane stadium in north London.


Millwall vs Tottenham: Shocking moment thug floors Spurs fan with single punch after FA Cup match 

12 Mar

Shocking footage has emerged of a thug flooring a Spurs fan with a single punch as crowds of football supporters make their way through north London.


Tottenham Vs Millwall: Police struggle to control rival fans in ugly scenes outside White Hart Lane 

12 Mar

Police officers were forced to hold back football fans outside White Hart Lane today as the rivalry between Spurs and Millwall supporters threatened to boil over.


Adam Barrett: Millwall appoint former Southend defender to coaching staff 

10 Mar

Former Southend United defender Adam Barrett joins League One rivals Millwall as first team development coach.


Free basic English lessons begin on Isle of Dogs for those isolated to ‘have a voice again’ 

4 Mar

Free elementary English courses have been started by the Lifetime Learning charity to help what it says are a million people in Britain unable to communicate with others.


Millwall v Milton Keynes Dons 

4 Mar

Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Millwall and Milton Keynes Dons.


Docklands IRA victims plan mass lobby of MPs after Compensation Bill is scratched 

1 Mar

Survivors of the 1996 IRA bombing at Canary Wharf in east London are to stage a mass lobby of MPs after the Government killed off the First Reading of a Parliamentary bill that could release funds for compensation.


Millwall v Peterborough United 

28 Feb

Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Millwall and Peterborough United.


This bus burst into flame passing Canary Wharf as driver escapes just in time 

27 Feb

A bus driver escaped just in time when his double-decker burst into flame in east London during the night—captured in this amazing image.


Serious delays on Blackwall Tunnel 

24 Feb

There are serious delays on the southbound stretch of the Blackwall Tunnel.


FA Cup: Chelsea v Man Utd and Tottenham v Millwall live on BBC One 

22 Feb

The FA Cup quarter-finals between Chelsea and Manchester United and Tottenham and Millwall will be broadcast live on BBC One.


Mother of teen who climbed to top of Canary Wharf skyscraper: 'I'm extraordinarily proud' 

22 Feb

The mother of a reckless thrill-seeker who was filmed climbing to the top of Canary Wharfs One Canada Square has said she is extraordinarily proud of her son.


Daring duo breach Canary Wharf security to reach top of One Canada Square tower 

21 Feb

Security at London’s second tallest tower seems to have taken a ‘dive’ after two young men managed to get into One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and climbed up to the very top.


Millwall v Chesterfield 

21 Feb

Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Millwall and Chesterfield.


Reckless pranksters climb to top of iconic Canary Wharf skyscraper One Canada Square 

21 Feb

This is the astonishing moment reckless thrill-seekers climbed all the way to the top of Canary Wharfs One Canada Square – the second tallest building in London.


Barkantine GP practice on Isle of Dogs rated ‘good’ by CQC 

20 Feb

Doctors in east London have been given a ‘clean bill of health’ on the Isle of Dogs.


Neil Harris: Promotion for Millwall ‘more important’ than FA Cup success 

20 Feb

Millwall manager Neil Harris says promotion from League One is 'more important' than FA Cup success for the club.


FA Cup quarter-final draw: Lincoln City and Millwall among sides already through 

18 Feb

The draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals will take place on Sunday, with Lincoln City and Millwall among the teams already through.


Millwall v Leicester City 

17 Feb

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup game between Millwall and Leicester City.


Shane Ferguson: Millwall winger signs new deal at League One club to 2019 

14 Feb

Northern Ireland winger Shane Ferguson signs a new deal with League One club Millwall until the summer of 2019.


Millwall v Port Vale 

14 Feb

Live coverage of Tuesday's League One game between Millwall and Port Vale.


Hyperlocal & blogs

The Barbican sheds infra-red light onto the refugee crisis 

25 Mar

Discordant noises in a darkened room with black and white imagery blasting at your eyeballs.


20 years after the Docklands bomb 

24 Mar

Dr George Legg, co-founder ‘Not A Split Second’ project Pic: Imogen Mills.


Macbeth at the Space on the Isle of Dogs – 24th to 27th May 2017 

23 Mar

Historically, the Isle of Dogs has not had many places of entertainment in the 19 th and 20 th century, people tended to travel to Poplar or Greenwich for theatres and shows.


Smokers not using designated smoking areas, 20th March 

20 Mar

Staff of HSBC stand outside of the building smoking.


Changing the football fan stereotype with Clapton Ulras 

16 Mar

Clapton Ulras celebrate a win.


Super Yacht Justa Delia in West India Dock – March 2017 

16 Mar

With all excitement with the St Albans visit, many people (including me) overlooked the arrival of the Justa Delia Super Yacht.


The Pagination, Canary Wharf: Cosy nights await at this slick, modern bar 

15 Mar

I might be stereotyping, but visits to Canary Wharf bars probably involve loud music, clambering over suited bankers to reach the bar and a neverending supply of red wine and tomahawk-sized steaks .


The Bridges of the Isle of Dogs 

14 Mar

Ask most people to name the old road bridges on the Island, and they will probably mention Kingsbridge, the Blue Bridge (or its predecessor), the Glass Bridge (or its predecessor) and the swing-bridge in Preston’s Rd.


Arsenal take a walk on the wild side 

13 Mar

The abundant species of football’s diverse and complex ecosystem prowled the long grass of north London’s streets this weekend.


HMS Exploit, HMS Explorer and HMS Smiter  in West India Dock – 8th March 2017 

8 Mar

  After the arrival of the HMS St Albans in West India Dock yesterday, she has been quickly joined by three patrol boats, the HMS Exploit, HMS Explorer and HMS Smiter today.


HMS St Albans ( F83) in West India Dock – 7th March 2017 

7 Mar

After a relatively quiet period in West India Dock, we welcome the return of the HMS St Albans who last visited in July   2015.


The Anti-Aircraft Gun Emplacement over the Muddy 

2 Mar

In 1938, with war imminent, the War Office took over an area of land in the Mudchute west of Stebondale Street, paying compensation to the 37 allotment holders whose plots were appropriated.


Teenager scales Canary Wharf building 

2 Mar

Gallagher touching the pyramid on One Canada Sq.


Man arrested after chasing a woman with weapons 

2 Mar

The man was seen carrying a knife, hammer and meat cleaver.


The Tragedy at the Upper North Street School in Poplar – 1917 

1 Mar

The post about the recent centenary of the Silvertown explosion was a reminder to write about another tragedy that happened a century ago.


Canary Wharf first with coffee recycling scheme 

1 Mar

Barista, Alessia of Le Pain Quotidien.


Dolly Fisher – ‘Tugboat Annie of the Thames’ 

19 Feb

[Thanks and apologies to isleofdogslife.


Inside the new Crossrail Canary Wharf Station 

16 Feb

One of the attractions of attending the preview for the new Tunnel: The archaeology of Crossrail exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands was that it offered a possibility for some people to have a look inside the new Canary Wharf Crossrail ...


McDougall’s, Millwall Docks 

9 Feb

Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History: 1845 Alexander McDougall, previously a struggling Scottish shoe merchant from Dumfries and then a Manchester schoolmaster, finally achieved his ambition of setting up as a manufacturing chemist.


Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail at the Museum of London Docklands from 10th February to 3rd September 2017 

9 Feb

Regular readers will know that I am often intrigued by tunnels and have written about the Thames and Blackwall tunnels.


London’s cartographic tube map dresses 

6 Feb

Elisabeth Lecourt and her Designs Pic: Francesca Lucarelli An unusual collection of dresses made from old geographical maps has gone on display in Canary Wharf.


Winter Lights festival 2017: Angels, giant eggs and a lot of neon 

5 Feb

Many of us (myself included) lament winter for the long dark nights and overall gloominess.


The SS Robin Returns Home 

1 Feb

Around three years ago, I posted the remarkable story of the SS Robin which has been located in the Royal Docks.


The Timber Transporter 

28 Jan

By the end of the 19th century, so much wood was being imported via the Millwall Docks that the dock company was running out of room to store it all.


Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road 

28 Jan

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.


Winter Lights revisited 

27 Jan

Friday, January 27th 2017 I recounted how on Friday last week we went to see the Winter Lights at Canary Wharf in Docklands (see Winter lights ).


Orchard Place : From London’s ‘lost village’ to Mini Manhattan – Update  

25 Jan

Whilst I have been watching the developments around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs with some interest, there is another development at Orchard Place which is beginning to take shape.


Winter Lights at Canary Wharf until Friday 27th January 

25 Jan

There are still three evenings left to see this (including today).


Birding the desert 

23 Jan

I went birding in Canary Wharf last week.


The Story of the Silvertown Explosion – 19th January 1917 

19 Jan

(c) Museum of London I recently contacted by the Museum of Docklands who are making available some photographs that illustrated some of the aftermath of the Silvertown Explosion of January 19th 1917.



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