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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.


Valentine, 2, gets every boy’s dream to tear down Isle of Dogs Westferry printworks 

13 Feb

A two-year-old tot started the massive demolition of east London’s former Westferry printworks on the Isle of Dogs today.


Treasury Minister David Gauke tours Isle of Dogs to see massive scale of development for himself 

13 Feb

The Chief Treasury Secretary got an eyeful of just what the overcrowding problem is in London’s East End where planning development “overdrive” aims to treble the crammed population of the Isle of Dogs in the next 10 years.


Too may skyscrapers, so Isle of Dogs to tell Treasury Secretary ‘Stop! We’ve had enough’ 

12 Feb

A corner of London’s East End with its crammed population set to treble in the next 10 years with yet more tower blocks crammed into its two square miles is telling the Government “enough is enough”.


Millwall v Southend United 

11 Feb

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


Daredevil BMX rider slammed for filming himself jumping across Canary Wharf DLR tracks 

11 Feb

A daredevil bike rider has filmed himself leaping across train tracks at a busy London station in a dangerous BMX stunt.


Canary Wharf station: Tube commuters hit with massive queues and delays on Jubilee Line 

9 Feb

London commuters faced massive crowds and delays on the Jubilee line on Thursday after a train broke down just before rush hour.


Junior doctors get ready at Canary Wharf to face Indian Ocean shark challenge 

7 Feb

Two junior doctors in London are planning to row 3,500 miles across shark-invested waters of the Indian Ocean.


Coventry City 0-2 Millwall 

4 Feb

Goals from Jake Cooper and Steve Morison help Millwall continue their League One play-off push with a win at Coventry.


Ben Thompson: Millwall midfielder signs long-term contract 

1 Feb

Millwall midfielder Ben Thompson signs a new contract which keeps him at The Den until the summer of 2021.


Millwall v Walsall 

1 Feb

Live coverage of Wednesday's League One game between Millwall and Walsall.


Fresh fears for Millwall over CPO on land surrounding the Den following Lewisham Council meeting 

1 Feb

Millwall have new fears about a compulsory purchase order on land around The Den after a key meeting of Lewisham councillors last night.


FA Cup: Millwall’s Steve Morison stuns Watford 

29 Jan

Steve Morison volleys in at the back post to give League One Millwall a shock FA Cup fourth-round victory over Premier League side Watford.


FA Cup: Millwall manager Neil Harris talks about life after cancer 

27 Jan

Ahead of Millwall's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Watford, manager Neil Harris talks about life after being diagnosed with cancer when he was just 23.


Millwall v Watford 

27 Jan

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's FA Cup game between Millwall and Watford.


George Green’s pupils scores with spruced-up new Astro turf football pitch 

26 Jan

A school in east London has landed a £150,000 windfall from sports foundation bosses to spruce-up its football pitch Astro turf and improve community sports activity on the Isle of Dogs.


Millwall fans can celebrate 'VIL Day' as cloud is lifted over threat to their future at the Den 

26 Jan

Councils U-turn over plans to seize land around The Den is greeted with relief by campaigners...


Millwall Football Club: Compulsory purchase order abandoned 

25 Jan

Lewisham Council has said the compulsory purchase of the land around Millwall Football Club will now not go ahead.


Millwall in plea over Lewisham Council inquiry into land sale around the Den 

25 Jan

Millwall today welcomed a review into the seizure of land around The Den but said the investigation must be fully independent.


Jed Wallace: Millwall re-sign Wolves midfielder on loan 

19 Jan

League One side Millwall re-sign Wolves midfielder Jed Wallace on loan until the end of the season.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Opening of the Winter Lights Festival in Canary Wharf – 16th to 27th January 2017 

16 Jan

Canary Wharf may be full of bright lights but the launch of the Winter Lights Festival offers some 30 spectacular light installations throughout Canary Wharf.


The Mill Wall 

15 Jan

As mentioned in an earlier blog article (Wet, Wet, Wet), the Island was in pre-Roman times uninhabited marshland which flooded at high tide, as was the case with much of the land along the Thames.


Potholes on corner potential slip hazard, 15th January 

15 Jan

Where East India Dock Road joins Cotton Street (coming from the Blackwall Tunnell) the road surface is extremely poor and is a potential slip hazard, especially for cyclists and motorcyclists.


Winter Lights Festival in Canary Wharf – 16th to 27th January 2017 

12 Jan

After the excitement of the festive period, January can often seem gloomy but the return of the Winter Lights Festival offers some light related excitement with 30 spectacular light installations throughout Canary Wharf.


Travel chaos as tube strike hits capital 

10 Jan

Canary Wharf closed to passengers.


Gizza Job, I Can Do That. 

8 Jan

If you look at a trade directory dated around 1900, you will not be surprised to see many firms on the Island engaged in activities to do with the docks, shipping, engineering and metal works.


Samuda Estate 

5 Jan

The following the shows the boundaries of the Samuda Estate on an 1890 map.


The numbers game 

4 Jan

It is the time of year when people interested in making lists of things start making new lists of things in order to occupy themselves.


Tooke Times 

4 Jan

Tooke is (or was) a well-known name on the Island.


The Changing Face of the Isle of Dogs – January 2017 

4 Jan

The last two posts of 2016 were looking backwards but as we enter a New Year it is time to look forward.


West India Dock Visitors Review 2016 

29 Dec

It is that time of the year when people begin to review the past 12 months, carrying on the tradition from previous years, we are listing the ships that have visited West India Docks in the last year.


Pictorial History of the West India Docks. Part 5: Closure 

24 Dec

Survey of London: In 1973 the PLA committed itself to a gradual transfer of operations from the India and Millwall Docks to the Royal Docks.


Tales of London’s Christmas Past 

22 Dec

Well as we approach another Christmas period and London is facing strikes and other inconveniences, it would be easy to sink into negativity.


LUMINOCITY Ice Rink Canary Wharf 

22 Dec

This year it’s all about the colour at Canada Square’s LUMINOCITY Ice Rink Canary Wharf.


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

21 Dec

Survey of London:  After the war, the PLA undertook a massive programme of reconstruction using the £13 million of compensation received from the government.


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

18 Dec

The Luftwaffe had been flying reconnaissance flights over London and the rest of Britain for 6 years before the war, and had marked targets – such as power stations, docks and gas works – in a set of aerial photos.



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