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Bristol City 0-0 Millwall 

19 Aug

Millwall remain without a win in 2017-18 following a hard-fought draw against Bristol City in the Championship.


Millwall v Ipswich Town 

14 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Millwall and Ipswich Town.


Millwall v Bolton Wanderers 

11 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Millwall and Bolton Wanderers.


Millwall v Stevenage 

8 Aug

Live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Millwall and Stevenage.


Over 200 people across the world walk to remember brain tumour victim on his 40th birthday 

8 Aug

FROM Canary Wharf to Kuala Lumpur more than 200 people walked to remember a father-of-two who died of a brain tumour aged just 39.


Thames Clipper trial run gets to Canary Wharf in 45mins and Tower Pier 55mins from Gravesend 

8 Aug

London’s transport bosses face competition for getting commuters to work with free rides on the Thames for four days next month.


Second Tower Hamlets ‘people victory’ as Asda scraps Isle of Dogs development 

7 Aug

The controversial skyscraper plans to redevelop the huge Asda supermarket site on the Isle of Dogs have been withdrawn.


London Go-Kart ‘grand prix’ gets Canary Wharf backing in face of public spending cuts 

7 Aug

Children from deprived areas like east London could be “paying the price” of public spending cuts and lose opportunities to improve their lives.


Millwall: Football League to review away ticket arrangements after play-off final trouble 

4 Aug

The EFL say they are working with Millwall "to repair reputational damage" caused by a "minority of the club’s supporters".


John Surtees’ daughter waving chequered flag for Hackney kids competing in London Go-kart grand prix 

4 Aug

John Surtees’ daughter waving chequered flag for Hackney kids competing in London Go-kart grand prix 31 minutes ago Mike Brooke --> Teams of youngsters from two Hackney playgroups are making a strong running at this-afternoon’s All London kids...


John Surtees’ daughter waving chequered flag for Hackney kids competing in London Go-kart grand prix 

4 Aug

Teams of youngsters from two Hackney playgroups are making a strong running at this-afternoon’s All London kids’ go-kart annual ‘grand prix’ being staged on the Isle of Dogs.


John Surtees’ daughter waving chequered flag for kids’ All London Go-kart grand prix at Isle of Dogs 

4 Aug

Teams of youngsters from east London are making a strong running at this-afternoon’s All London kids’ go-kart annual ‘grand prix’ being staged on the Isle of Dogs.


Millwall look to extend opening-day sequence 

3 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Friday's Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Millwall.


‘Citizenship and enterprise’ is on course at Isle of Dogs’ City Gateway college 

3 Aug

Students start an ‘Active Citizenship and Enterprise’ curricular programme at City Gateway College on the Isle of Dogs next month as part of the CBI’s Framework for Employability Skills.


Man banned from every shop in Canary Wharf for not scanning £2 Tesco ribs 

2 Aug

An office worker received a six-month ban from the whole of the Canary Wharf Estate after a row over a £2 packet of bacon ribs.


‘We’re heading for crisis if bank staff quit Canary Wharf over hard Brexit’ London MEPs warn 

1 Aug

London members of the European Parliament are calling for urgent UK government action to prevent a looming financial industries crisis in the wake of thousands of jobs being lost at Canary Wharf over Brexit.


Ryan Tunnicliffe: Midfielder joins Millwall following Fulham exit 

29 Jul

Midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe joins Championship side Millwall on a two-year deal after leaving London rivals Fulham.


Jake Cooper: Millwall sign Reading defender for undisclosed fee 

28 Jul

Millwall re-sign defender Jake Cooper on a three-year deal from Championship rivals Reading for an undisclosed fee.


Historic Isle of Dogs Victorian shipyard forge reopening as craft workshops 

28 Jul

Craftsmanship is returning to the Isle of Dogs in what was once the hub of east London manufacturing industries when an old Victorian iron shipbuilding forge reopens as ‘workshops for hire’.


Wapping and Isle of Dogs cut off as thousands join RideLondon cycle festival 

26 Jul

Road closures will hit a large swathe of East London with Wapping and the whole Isle of Dogs ‘trapped’ by Sunday’s annual London-to-Surrey cycle race.


Liam Trotter: AFC Wimbledon sign former Bolton and Millwall midfielder 

21 Jul

AFC Wimbledon sign former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Liam Trotter on an undisclosed-length contract.


David Forde: Cambridge sign former Millwall and Republic of Ireland keeper 

20 Jul

Cambridge United sign former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde on a one-year contact.


Police ready to stop boy racers at Tower Hill and Canary Wharf ‘TakeOver’ 

19 Jul

Police have warned that they’ll get tough in a bid to stop a Big Summer TakeOver event with ‘boy racers’ planned between Tower Hill and Canary Wharf on Sunday.


Millwall fan hailed as ‘Lion of London Bridge’ after terror attack probed by Met Police over ‘racist rant’ video 

18 Jul

Roy Larner - who was stabbed eight times during the Borough Market terror attack - was filmed screaming horrific abuse at a black Movement for Justice protester...


Docklands’ awards for Canary Wharf exhibition and documentary on 1966 IRA bombing 

18 Jul

An artist and a university academic have been given awards for their documentary and exhibition of the 1996 IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.


Jimmy Abdou: AFC Wimbledon sign Millwall midfielder on loan 

15 Jul

League One side Wimbledon sign midfielder Jimmy Abdou on a season-long loan deal from Championship club Millwall.


Jimmy Abdou: Millwall midfielder pens new deal with Championship side 

13 Jul

Millwall midfielder Jimmy Abdou signs a new one-year contract with the Championship side.


Blackwall Tunnel closed in both directions after car erupts in flames 

13 Jul

Drivers have been hit with huge delays in east London after a car erupted in flames at the entrance of the Blackwall tunnel.


Fred Onyedinma: Millwall midfielder signs new three-year deal with Championship club 

12 Jul

Millwall midfielder Fred Onyedinma commits his future to the club by signing a new contract.


Harry Smith: Millwall striker joins Swindon Town on season-long loan 

12 Jul

Swindon Town sign striker Harry Smith from Millwall on a season-long loan, the Robins' eighth new arrival.


Watch masked knifeman attack man through car window in Isle of Dogs 

7 Jul

A man suffered a terrifying attack when his car window was smashed by a knifeman in Cuba Street.


Hyperlocal & blogs

London’s Largest Free Jazz Festival, JAZZ WITH PIZZAZZ, Returns! 

16 Aug

Looking for a weekend of live music in London, absolutely free of charge? Well, you’ve found it! Feel the beat at Canary Wharf’s free jazz festival, taking place this 19 th and 20 th August, with an array of live musical entertainment showcasing ...


The End of the Island – Blackwall Entrance Lock 

12 Aug

There are occasionally discussions in various Facebook groups – well, the ones that I’m a member of – about the geographical extent of the Island.


The Public Library in Strattondale Street 

9 Aug

It was good to hear that ASDA is abandoning its plans for a massive development on its mudchute site (see Second Tower Hamlets ‘people victory’ as Asda scraps Isle of Dogs development ), but I didn’t realise that – had it gone ahead – the ...


Late Bloom Arts Festival in Canary Wharf – 10th to 13th August 2017 

9 Aug

Over the Summer months, the public spaces around Canary Wharf come to life with a large number of events.


War Damage to Shelters in Poplar 

5 Aug

While researching the article,  The Tragedy at Bullivant’s Wharf , I made use of some papers I had received from The National Archives: “Poplar Met Boro – War Damage to Shelters (POP/30)”.


Remembering Wharf Road and St John’s Church 

3 Aug

College View on Wharf Road Regular readers will know that Eric Pemberton often sends photographs and postcards which often illustrate little known aspects of the Island.


Jazzgir, Canary Wharf 

2 Aug

Jazzgir near South Quay brings Mediterranean cuisine with jazzy flair to the Docklands.


Join your local Tower Hamlets Safer Neighbourhood Team 

25 Jul

Would consider becoming a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Area Coordinator, Ward Coordinator or Member of your local Ward Panel? Please email your local Safer Neighbourhood Team below if you can help.


On board the Peruvian Navy BAP Unión Tall Ship in West India Dock 

25 Jul

One of the delights of living near West India Dock is that you can often go on board some of the visiting ships.


BAP Unión Tall Ship in West India Dock 

24 Jul

On a grey miserable day, we welcome the impressive BAP Unión tall ship which is a training ship of the Peruvian Navy built between 2012–2015 by Shipyard Marine Industrial Services of Peru, It is a four-masted class “A” barque with a total ...


Footpath in bad shape (holes, uneven paving, non suitable paving), 14th July 

14 Jul

Footpath along Inner Millwall Dock (west) between Glengall Bridge and Pan Peninsula: Footpath in bad shape (holes, uneven paving, non suitable paving).


Dog faeces all along footpath of Inner Millwall Dock (west), every morning, 14th July 

14 Jul

Dog faeces all along footpath of Inner Millwall Dock (west), every morning.


Litter bins always full with household rubbish, also bin bags dumped next to litter bin, rubbish blown away by wind, some into the water. no emptying and clean up over the weekend., 14th July 

14 Jul

All along Inner Millwall Dock (west side); Litter bins always full with household rubbish from Ability Place residents, also bin bags dumped next to litter bin, rubbish blown away by wind, some into the water.


Belgian Navy Ships – Godetia (A960) and Bellis (M916) in West India Dock 

13 Jul

After a visit from the French Navy ship last week, we welcome the arrival of two Belgian Navy Ships,  BNS Godetia (A960) and the BNS Bellis (M916) in West India Dock.


Summer Birthday Garden Party in Island Gardens – 5th August 2017 

11 Jul

It is shaping up to being a summer of community events with a number of events planned for August.


Super Yacht ‘Gene Machine’ in West India Dock 

9 Jul

After a relatively quiet period in the dock, we welcome the Super Yacht Gene Machine to West India Dock.


French Navy Ship Lapérouse in West India Dock 

9 Jul

We have an unusual visitor to West India Dock with arrival of the FS Lapérouse ( A791 ) which is a hydrographic survey ship of the French Navy and one of their Lapérouse-class survey ships.


Christ Church Summer Fete – 9th July 2017 

6 Jul

Although the Isle of Dogs is constantly changing, it still has a strong community spirit with a number of events throughout the year.


A memorial garden on the Isle of Dogs 

1 Jul

A small garden laid out in two circles can be found near Canary Wharf that was created in memory of those who have worked on the Isle of Dogs.


Tom’s Kitchen Picnics 

1 Jul

We picked up our quintessentially British picnic from Tom’s Kitchen deli in Canary Wharf this summer to put their al fresco spread to the test.


Dancing City in Canary Wharf – 1st July 2017 

29 Jun

Over the weekend, the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) began with a large number of events, the GDIF is London’s leading festival of free outdoor performing arts (theatre, dance, and street arts) and runs from the 23rd June to 8th ...


RFA Argus in Greenwich 

27 Jun

For those at the bottom end of the Island, the arrival of the RFA Argus in Greenwich provides considerable interest.


The day a plane landed in the middle of Canary Wharf 

27 Jun

On this day in 1982, a plane landed in the heart of Canary Wharf, right where the Heron Quays DLR station now stands.


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.



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