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Millwall v Middlesbrough 

15 Dec

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


Charity delivers Christmas food bags to elderly residents in Hackney, Newham and Tower Hamlets 

15 Dec

A charity based in the Isle of Dogs has delivered tasty festive gifts to elderly residents who face spending Christmas alone.


‘Abandoned’ survivors of 1996 IRA Canary Wharf bombing meet Home Secretary in move for compensation 

15 Dec

Survivors from the IRA Canary Wharf bombing 22 years ago accused the government of abandoning their long-running quest for compensation when they met the Home Secretary.


Steve Morison: Millwall striker signs contract extension 

14 Dec

Millwall striker Steve Morison signs a contract extension which will keep him at The Den until 2019.


Canary Wharf laywer charged with child porn offences ‘invited men for sex parties after HIV diagnosis’, court hears 

14 Dec

A Canary Wharf lawyer accused of having a stash of indecent pictures told jurors his “devastating” HIV diagnosis drew him into hosting drug-fuelled sex parties at his luxury flat.


Campaign launched for auditors to take over Tower Hamlets planning after ‘bribery’ claims 

13 Dec

An opposition cross-party campaign is calling on the Secretary of State to take over strategic planning applications away from Tower Hamlets council in the light of an alleged £2 million bribery attempt to get plans passed for a skyscraper on the ...


Teenager accused of jumping from DLR train into water at Canary Wharf to appear in court 

13 Dec

A man has been charged in connection with a video that showed two people jumping from a DLR train into the water at Canary Wharf.


Millwall considering move away from The Den because of CPO dispute 

13 Dec

Millwall's chairman is giving "full consideration" to a move away from The Den because of a dispute with Lewisham Council.


Canary Wharf lawyer charged with possessing child porn ‘held sex parties at flat’, court hears 

12 Dec

A high-flying lawyer led a “risky” lifestyle hosting Grindr “chem-sex” parties at his luxury apartment, a court has heard.


Aston Villa 0-0 Millwall 

9 Dec

Millwall produce a dogged away performance to hold in-form Aston Villa to a goalless draw at Villa Park.


Jailed: Driver who rammed police car during escape bid on the Isle of Dogs 

6 Dec

A 35-year-old man who rammed his car into a police vehicle as he fled officers on the Isle of Dogs has been jailed.


Drugs and cash seized by police in dawn raids in Millwall 

5 Dec

Two people have been arrested after police seized drugs and thousands of pounds in cash during dawn raids in Millwall this morning.


Charities Commission inquiry into £1.3m Island Health Trust assets at Isle of Dogs 

1 Dec

A formal inquiry has been opened into the financial affairs of the controversial Island Health Trust on the Isle of Dogs which holds £1.3 million public assets after a wave of protests and questions in Parliament.


Shaun Hutchinson: Millwall defender signs new contract until 2020 

1 Dec

Millwall centre-back Shaun Hutchinson signs a new contract and will remain at The Den until the summer of 2020.


Millwall v Sheffield United 

1 Dec

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Millwall and Sheffield United.


Fulham 1-0 Millwall 

25 Nov

Oliver Norwood's first-half penalty earns victory for Fulham against Millwall at Craven Cottage.


Huge fire breaks out at industrial unit sending smoke across London 

23 Nov

The smoke can be seen from miles away (Picture: Reuters) Billowing smoke can be seen drifting above London’s skyline as firefighters battle a massive blaze at a warehouse.


First three-day craft market opens at The Forge Victorian ironworks on the Isle of Dogs 

22 Nov

The first winter market at The Forge historic east London ironworks opens on Friday on the Isle of Dogs.


Rush hour queues on A12 and A13 as Blackwall tunnel closes following collision 

22 Nov

The Blackwall tunnel is closed southbound following a collision between a lorry and a motorbike.


Minister held to account by Isle of Dogs schoolchildren over Britain’s refugee aid programme 

22 Nov

Government minister Alistair Burt has been quizzed by schoolchildren from east London about Britain’s support for refugees in war-torn areas abroad.


Crowd fundraiser launched for family of Isle of Dog attack victim Terrence Baker 

22 Nov

The uncle of a father who died after he was attacked in the Isle of Dogs has sent up a crowd fundraiser for his grieving family.


Citi bank teaches GCSE pupils from Millwall’s George Green’s School about ‘techno’ innovation in finance 

21 Nov

Pupils taking GCSE at George Green’s Secondary visited Canary Wharf to hear from business experts about technological innovation in finance.


Murder probe after man dies 5 months after street attack on Isle of Dogs 

20 Nov

A murder investigation has been launched after a man who was badly injured in an attack in the Isle of Dogs died yesterday—five months later.


Millwall v Hull City 

20 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's Championship game between Millwall and Hull City.


Sunderland 2-2 Millwall 

18 Nov

George Saville scores two free-kicks in three minutes for Millwall but struggling Sunderland fight back to draw 2-2.


Blackwall Reach development: Hundreds of London flats being built on former council estate marketed to wealthy Far Eastern investors 

10 Nov

Hundreds of apartments being built on a site that includes a former east London council estate are being marketed to wealthy Far Eastern buyers as a high-yielding investment.


Millwall criticise FA appeal process after losing Jed Wallace appeal 

8 Nov

Millwall say the FA appeal process is 'archaic' after an appeal against Jed Wallace's red card against Burton is rejected.


Plans unveiled for new river crossing between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf to reduce Jubilee line crowding 

8 Nov

It is part of the Mayors bid to boost cycling and walking...


Plans for new pedestrian Thames crossing at Canary Wharf revealed 

8 Nov

Pedestrians and cyclists could benefit from a new river crossing at Canary Wharf.


Millwall v Burton Albion 

3 Nov

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Millwall and Burton Albion.


Plastic boat launched by government minister at Millwall Docks to clear litter dumped in British waters 

3 Nov

Schoolchildren in east London helped a government minister make a splash at the Isle of Dogs to launch the world’s first boat made with 99 per cent polymer from recycled plastic waste.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Community centre under threat of demolition by council 

16 Dec

Docklands Community Organisation Cultural Educational Centre (Mosque).


Government asked to review planning decisions in Tower Hamlets after allegations of £2m council corruption scandal 

14 Dec

Cross-party representatives held a press conference over the allegations Pic: Poppy Noor Ministers have been urged to review a number of major recent planning decisions by Tower Hamlets council in the wake of recent allegations of a £2 million ...


Eighty Not Out: The Memories of Ernest Edward Loades 1890 – 1976 ( Part One) 

13 Dec

Recently I was contacted by Sharlene Jones-Martin from Brisbane in Australia regarding her great grandfather Ernest Edward Loades who was born in Poplar in 1890 and spent much of his early years there.


Police investigate alleged £2m corruption scandal linked to Isle of Dogs development 

12 Dec

Marsh Wall Pic: Matt Buck Detectives are investigating allegations of a £2 million corruption scandal involving Tower Hamlets Council.


The Oldest Photos of the Isle of Dogs (A Selection) 

9 Dec

The earliest recorded camera photographs were taken in the 1830s, with the first generally-accepted photograph to include people taken in 1838 (“Boulevard du Temple”, a daguerreotype made by Louis Daguerre in Paris).


Superyacht Sea Falcon II in West India Dock 

7 Dec

After a number of warships in dock in recent weeks, we welcome a superyacht to West India Dock with arrival of the Sea Falcon II.


Local Community Champions recognised by Awards 

7 Dec

Over the last few years, Isle of Dogs Life has featured a number of local initiatives that have contributed greatly to the local community and beyond.


Isle of Dogs pubs plus wrapping the presents 

5 Dec

At last Tuesday’s regular meeting of of the Geezers in Bow, Malcolm Barr-Hamilton, our Borough Archivist, came along to talk about pubs! Malcolm kindly brought along a laptop and projector to show us a huge number...


Poplar MP visits Canary Wharf Tesco Branch to support food donation initiative 

5 Dec

Food donation initiative at Canary Wharf Tesco Branch.


Charity Commission launches inquiry into Island Health Trust 

1 Dec

The Charity Commission announced today they have begun an inquiry into Island Health Trust, which governs the Island Health Centre, a clinic on the Isle of Dogs.


Christmas at Mudchute Park and Farm 

30 Nov

Sunday was a bright, sunny if a little chilly morning and it was time to turn my back on the road works and building sites on Marsh Wall and head for the wide open spaces of the countryside.


Portuguese Navy ship NRP Francisco de Almeida and Norwegian Navy ship HNoMS Otto Sverdrup in West India Dock. 

29 Nov

Two new arrivals in West India Dock are the Portuguese Navy ship NRP Francisco de Almeida (F334) and Norwegian Navy ship HNoMS Otto Sverdrup (F312).


Sorry about the recent post, it went off while I was polishing it. 

27 Nov

Busy trying to repair it and be able to post a complete article.


The Island at Sea 

27 Nov

It is well known that many Island streets and buildings are (or were) named after ships or barques or other types of sea-going vessel, or have a nautical theme.


Parking on drop kerbs stopping bins being emptied, 26th November 

26 Nov

Cars parking on our drop kerbs in janet street isle of dogs, prevents the communal waste bins being emptied thereby causing fly and litter overspill.


Tower Hamlets backs local petition on Westferry school as council meeting descends into chaos 

23 Nov

Caption: Architectural impression of new Westferry School Credit: Atkins Global Chaos descended on a Tower Hamlets council meeting last night over residents’ concerns about the future of a school under construction, resulting in councillors ...


Lots all alone the walkway, 23rd November 

23 Nov

There is lots along this walkway Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E14 Report on FixMyStreet...


Craft Central Winter Market at The Forge – 24th to 26th November 2016 

22 Nov

Regular readers will know that a few weeks ago, I visited the Forge which has become the new home for Craft Central.


East London Family Ice Skating 

21 Nov

It’s time to put your skates on and head out into the frosty air to enjoy some of the best places to take the family ice skating in East London.


Litter and flytipping, 17th November 

17 Nov

There is a significant anoint of litter and other flytipped rubbish among the southern fence line of Mudchute Park and Farm between the Rope Walk entrance to Millwall Park and the zebra crossing on East Ferry Road Nearest road to the pin placed...


Overload of beggers on and near the canary wharf foot brisge, 16th November 

16 Nov

As begging is anti social behavior but 1 begger dods not directly causes any issies I do feel to speak up as since november there is a minimum of 3 beggers on the foot bridge and up to 7.


Molly’s Christmas Orphans by Carol Rivers 

14 Nov

Regular readers will know that I am always keen to find books with a link to the Island.


French Navy Ship Flamant in West India Dock 

11 Nov

On a grey miserable day,  we welcome the arrival of French Navy ship Flamant (P676).


INTERVIEW: LoveEast Magazine’s Julie Daniels 

9 Nov

We caught up with Julie Daniels, editor of the brilliant local (and free) LoveEast magazine, to find out about her favourite Tower Hamlets spots and recommendations.


Remembrance Ceremony at Island Gardens – 10th November2017 

7 Nov

This weekend, there will be a large number of events related to Remembrance Day around the country and especially London where the Cenotaph will be focus of attention on Sunday.


Blackheath Fireworks by L Katiyo 

7 Nov

Regular contributor, L Katiyo  over the weekend enjoyed the many delights of the Blackheath firework display that can be often seen from the Island.


Chartered! – Rotaract Club of Canary Wharf 

3 Nov

The District Team, supported by the RIBI President Denis Spiller (above), were present to see the Charter for the Rotaract Club of Canary Wharf being presented to the Club President Karolina at the Holiday Inn, Stratford, London on the evening of 02 ...


The dead months 

2 Nov

My patch dedication has been pretty peerless recently – many early morning starts to ensure I can get as much in as possible before I am forced to drag myself to Canary Wharf.


A Certificate of the Lord’s Supper for John Wildman of Whitechapel 1812 

1 Nov

Regular readers will know that Eric Pemberton often sends in pieces of local history which often throws a light on the more unusual aspects of history.


Henry Moore sculpture returns to Tower Hamlets 

28 Oct

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs in front of Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Woman in Cabot Square.



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