North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 24 May 2017

Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf news

Champagne launch for East London Evensong Choir on Isle of Dogs 

22 May

Choirmaster Jonathan Pease is throwing the church doors open with champagne this Bank Holiday weekend for the public debut of the East London Evensong Choir he has set up on the Isle of Dogs.

Millwall: EFL calls Wembley pitch invasion ‘completely unacceptable’ 

22 May

The EFL says a pitch invasion by Millwall fans after their play-off final win at Wembley was "completely unacceptable".

Neil Harris: Millwall boss ‘had gut feeling’ it was his side’s time to win promotion 

20 May

Millwall manager Neil Harris says this season will go down as "one of the biggest successes in the club's history".

Stuart McCall: Bradford City boss ‘close to hitting’ Millwall fans 

20 May

Bradford City boss Stuart McCall says he was "close to clocking" Millwall fans who invaded the pitch at the end of the League One play-off final.

Millwall fan dies after suffering cardiac arrest in stands during Good Friday match 

19 May

A Millwall fan has died after collapsing in the stands during last months 3-0 victory against Northampton Town.

Bradford City v Millwall 

18 May

Live coverage of Saturday's League One play-off final between Bradford City and Millwall at Wembley.

Gregg Wylde: Winger leaves Millwall by mutual consent 

17 May

Millwall winger Gregg Wylde has his contract terminated by mutual consent after recovery from groin surgery.

Community raises £2k after vandals target scouts hut on the Isle of Dogs 

17 May

Volunteers have rallied to help rescue the East London scouts group after vandals ransacked their hut next to a community centre on the Isle of Dogs.

Neil Harris: Millwall boss hopes to win promotion in ‘the best way’ 

8 May

Millwall boss Neil Harris jokes that he will have to apologise to the club's fans for earning another trip to Wembley.

Scunthorpe United v Millwall (0-0 agg) 

6 May

Live coverage of Sunday's League One play-off semi-final second leg between Scunthorpe United and Millwall.

Millwall v Scunthorpe United 

3 May

Live coverage of Thursday's League One play-off semi-final first leg between Millwall and Scunthorpe United.

Government ‘let down Canary Wharf IRA bomb victims’ says Northern Ireland committee 

1 May

Victims of the 1996 IRA Canary Wharf bombing—where Semtex from Libyan dictator Gaddafi was used—have been “let down by successive governments” for compensation.

Bristol Rovers 3-4 Millwall 

30 Apr

Shaun Hutchinson heads a late winner as Millwall grab the final League One play-off place with a thrilling win at Bristol Rovers.

Protesters ‘mask’ their fury at the A12 Blackwall Tunnel road pollution 

26 Apr

Protesters turned up along the A12 Blackwall Tunnel approach in east London armed with face masks.

Man jailed after gun and cannabis found in Millwall raid by Met Police gang unit 

26 Apr

A 22-year-old man has been jailed after police busted into his flat on the Isle of Dogs and discovered firearms and a room full of cannabis growing in his bedroom.

These stunning views are the best in London – but the luxury apartment comes with an eye-watering price tag 

24 Apr

Iconic buildings such as the Shard, the BT Tower, Canary Wharf and St Paul's Cathedral are all visible from the extraordinary property which is situated right next to Tower Bridge...

Millwall v Oxford United 

22 Apr

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

Millwall v Northampton Town 

14 Apr

Live coverage of Friday's League One game between Millwall and Northampton Town.

Easter comes early on Isle of Dogs for Arnhem Wharf Primary children 

13 Apr

Children got a head start for Easter when they staged three Easter Bonnet parades in east London before their school broke up on the Isle of Dogs.

Guns go missing on way to police station after man’s death on Isle of Dogs 

13 Apr

Police are appealing for public help to find ornamental firearms which have gone missing more than three months after a 70-year-old man’s death in east London, Scotland Yard has confirmed today.

Gillingham 1-1 Millwall 

8 Apr

Steve Morison's first goal in more than two months earns Millwall a draw at Gillingham and sees them climb into the League One play-off places.

Mudchute on the Isle of Dogs shorlisted for Britain’s ‘best loved city farm’ 

5 Apr

Europe’s biggest urban city farm which draws large flocks of tourists to the Isle of Dogs has made its way onto a shortlist as one of Britain’s “most popular farm parks”.

Millwall v Scunthorpe United 

1 Apr

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

Pictures of IRA Canary Wharf 1996 bombing bring it all back for Midland Bank guard Ganesh 

31 Mar

The horror of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf 21 years ago have been marked with an exhibition opening today of previously-unseen photographs taken inside the bank that was wrecked.

‘Old Flo’ set to return to Tower Hamlets in new Canary Wharf site 

30 Mar

Henry Moore’s treasured ‘Old Flo’ looks set to return to Tower Hamlets.

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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

How Canary Wharf exodus could affect local economy 

22 May

Tower Hamlets could be affected by potential job exports to the EU     Pic: Wikimedia Commons Apart from the prospect that some Canary Wharf-based bankers will relocate as a result of Brexit, the success of Emmanuel Macron in the recent French ...

The Rise and Fall of Westferry Printing Works on the Isle of Dogs 

18 May

With all the new development in the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf, it would have been easy to overlook the demolition of the Westferry Printworks.

Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 4: Post-World War II 

15 May

Survey of London: After the war the PLA could not afford more than urgent repairs and the reinstatement of some warehousing with prefabricated sheds.

Six From Anne Davies 

14 May

We just hung six new paintings by Anne Davies, though since we had one of them already, strictly speaking I suppose only five are new.

Access to CS3 from Salter Street for cyclists is dangerous, 13th May 

13 May

This junction is not fit for purpose and unsafe for cyclists.

Dangerous junction for cyclists, 13th May 

13 May

Given the number of cyclists accessing Canary Wharf each weekday, this junction is inadequate.

HMS Richmond in West India Dock 

13 May

Yesterday saw the arrival of the HMS Richmond, the ship is a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy and was launched in 1993.

Indian Navy Ship Tarkash in West India Dock 

8 May

Yesterday we welcomed a rare visitor to the West India Dock with the arrival of the Indian Navy Ship Tarkash.

INS Tarkash F50 visits London 

7 May

London gets quite a few naval vessels paying a visit but today saw a rare and exotic visitor arrive in West India Dock at Canary Wharf in the shape of the Indian Navy’s Talwar-class Guided Missile Frigate the INS Tarkash, pennant number F50.

The Launch of the Minotaur at Thames Ironworks in 1863 

3 May

Regular readers will know that regular contributor Eric Pemberton is a great collector of postcards and ephemera related to the Island and he often sends some of his latest acquisitions to share with our readers.


28 Apr

A pop-up theatre and events space Roundabout arrives at Canary Wharf 9 th – 14 th May with plenty of fun for families.

London Marathon Day on the Isle of Dogs 

23 Apr

It was expected over 40,000 runners were to attempt the London Marathon and from early morning, thousands descended on the Isle of Dogs to get in place to support their runners in the field.

Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 3: World War II 

23 Apr

The Luftwaffe flew reconnaissance flights over London and the rest of Britain for years before the war, and had marked targets – such as power stations, docks and gas works – in a set of aerial photos.

Tall Ships Festival Firework Display by L Katiyo 

17 Apr

One of the popular aspects of the Tall Ships Festival is the evening firework displays, even from the top of the Island they looked more spectacular than normal this year.

Millwall Flyers. Guest article by Con Maloney 

16 Apr

‘SKID KIDS’   THE MILLWALL FLYERS CYCLE SPEEDWAY TEAM by Con Maloney It’s hard to believe now but, between the late 1920’s and the second world war, motorcycle speedway was one of the most popular sports in the UK, second only to football.

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta’s Parade of Sail from Greenwich 

16 Apr

Earlier I joined the thousands of people in Island Gardens and at vantage points at the bottom of the Island to watch the spectacular Parade of Sail which was the final element of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta in Greenwich  Woolwich and ...

NATO Ships, Wambola (A433), Hinnøy (M343) and Schiedam (M860) in West India Dock 

16 Apr

Whilst much of the recent ship attention has been on the tall ships, three NATO ships have arrived at West India Dock.

Sailing on a Tall Ship down the Thames 

13 Apr

On the eve of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, I was fortunate to be invited to take a trip on one of the Tall Ships on the Thames from Woolwich to Greenwich.

Giant Robot Canary Wharf 

11 Apr

Crossrail Canary Wharf has a new dining destination – Giant Robot – opening Wednesday 12th April.

Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 2: Early 20th Century (Pre-WWII) 

8 Apr

In 1909, the government bought all the major docks along the Thames, and the new Port of London Authority (PLA) assumed control on 31 March 1909.

Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta in Greenwich – 13th to 16th April 2017 

5 Apr

In an exciting few weeks for the Island, we will have two major events on our doorstep.

Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 1: The Age of Sail 

1 Apr

In 1859, plans were announced for the construction of new enclosed docks south of the West India Docks, conisting of a wide canal stretching from the west to the east of the Island, connected to another heading north.

In Search of Old Ratcliffe 

30 Mar

Ratcliffe 1795 Anyone who has looked into the history of Docklands will come across the small enclave of Ratcliff or Ratcliffe which is located between Shadwell and Limehouse.

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 .

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