North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 23 June 2017

Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf news

Canary Wharf financiers give up their high-flying jobs to help small businesses in Africa 

21 Jun

Two Canary Wharf consultants have given up their high-pay finance industry jobs to help fledgling businesses in Africa and to change the way big companies think about their “social impact”.

‘Attempted murder’ probe after vicious attack in Isle of Dogs 

19 Jun

A man is critically injured in hospital after he was seriously assaulted near Dagmar Court and Plevna Street in the early hours of yesterday morning.

‘Lion of London Bridge’ admits he’s lucky to be alive after London Bridge attack 

13 Jun

Millwall fan Roy Larner fought off the attackers (Picture: REX/Shutterstock) The ‘Lion of London Bridge’ has admitted he is lucky to be alive after finding himself surrounded by the three jihadis on the night of the terror attack.

Tom Elliott: Millwall sign AFC Wimbledon striker on two-year contract 

9 Jun

Millwall sign striker Tom Elliott from League One club AFC Wimbledon on a two-year contract.

Football fans who stole Millwall plaque to return it to hero who shouted ‘I’m Millwall’ at terrorists 

8 Jun

Football fans who stole a Millwall plaque from a team bus 20 years ago are finally giving it back to Roy Larner (Picture: SWNS) Football fans who stole a Millwall plaque from a team bus 20 years ago are finally giving it back – to London terror ...

HSBC bank worker from Poplar believed to have died in London Bridge terror attack 

7 Jun

A bank worker from Canary Wharf is believed to have been killed in the horrific terrorist attack on London Bridge in which at least seven people died.

‘They’re not alive, I am’ says Lion of London Bridge who fought off attackers 

7 Jun

Roy Larner, 47, confronted the London Bridge terrorists, which gave others time to escape the restaurant  (Picture: Facebook) A Millwall fan, dubbed the Lion of London Bridge after he confronted the terrorists, is on the road to recovery after being...

Shaun Williams: Millwall midfielder signs new contract 

6 Jun

Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams signs a one-year contract extension with the newly-promoted Championship club.

Fundraiser for Millwall fan who fought terrorists and got stabbed five times 

5 Jun

Roy Larner was stabbed several times (Picture: Ferrari Press Agency) A crowdfunding page has been set up for a Millwall fan who was stabbed while protecting a friend during the London Bridge attacks.

“I did what I had to do”: Millwall supporter stabbed five times as he fought terrorists at London Bridge 

5 Jun

Roy Larner put his own life in danger in a bid to help others after three men launched an attack on the UK capital over the weekend...

Fight is on to stop working class families being ‘priced out’ of Poplar 

31 May

Campaigners want to set up a neighbourhood planning forum in Poplar to stop “overspill” developments from nearby Canary Wharf swallowing up the neighbourhood and pricing out working class families.

Canary Wharf marks Shavuos ‘Festival of Lights’ with Menorah school choir and cheesecake 

30 May

The annual Jewish festival of Shavuos begins this-evening—but the Canary Wharf business community is already ahead of the game.

James Meredith: Millwall sign Bradford City left-back on two-year deal from 1 July 

29 May

Millwall sign Bradford City left-back James Meredith on a two-year contract, to start on 1 July.

Student who left bomb on Jubilee line train passing Canary Wharf is jailed 

26 May

A student has been jailed by the Old Bailey today for 15 years for leaving a home-made bomb on the London Underground on board a Jubilee line train passing through Canary Wharf.

Millwall: David Forde and Joe Martin released after promotion 

25 May

Millwall release goalkeeper David Forde and full-back Joe Martin following their promotion to the Championship.

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...

Hyperlocal & blogs

Pictorial History of the Millwall Docks. Part 5: Closure 

23 Jun

The introduction of containers for cargo handling in the mid-1960s was the beginning of the end for the India and Millwall Docks.

Litter on cycle and footpath, 22nd June 

22 Jun

There is a large amount of litter on the shared footpath and cycle track that is the northern arc from the underpass beneath the DLR adjacent to East Ferry Road around to the eastern end of Millwall Outer Dock towards the inner dock and South...

Limehouse Hole 

20 Jun

The origins of the name Limehouse Hole are not certain.

Stavros S Niarchos Tall Ship in West India Dock 

18 Jun

With the warm weather, summer seems to have finally arrived and we welcome a regular visitor to West India Dock with the arrival of the British Tall Ship Stavros S Niarchos into dock .

London Symphony at the Barbican – 3rd September 2017 

15 Jun

In 2014, I was contacted by Alex Barrett who was raising funds for his very interesting film project about London.

Me new book – A Dictionary of Lost East London 

14 Jun

Excuse the blatant self-promotion for a moment, but I’ve just published another book.

The Poplar Gut 

10 Jun

I must admit to a childish, inner smirk whenever I see mention of the Poplar Gut, inspiring – as it does – images of beer bellies in the Watermans on the Island.

TS Royalist in West India Dock 

8 Jun

After the departure of one training ship, the Lord Nelson, we see the arrival of another with the TS Royalist.

The Barn Fields 

5 Jun

A late 18th century map which depicted plans for the new West India Docks also showed the boundaries of the fields on the Island at the time, including the three Barn Fields.

The Lord Nelson in West India Dock 

4 Jun

Wandering around the West India Dock, it is nice to see the familiar masts of the STS Lord Nelson which arrived a few days ago.

Return of the little ships: an installation in Greenwich 

30 May

Whilst enjoying the sunshine in Greenwich, I came across the Return of the little ships: an installation in Greenwich in front of the Royal Maritime Museum.

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.

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