North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 17 October 2017

Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf news

Brentford 1-0 Millwall 

14 Oct

Romaine Sawyer's first league goal of the season sees Brentford clinch victory as Millwall miss a late penalty.

Canary Wharf candidate Jeff Wan fired from The Apprentice 

12 Oct

The dream is over for Canary Wharf candidate Jeff Wan as he became the second candidate to be fired from The Apprentice.

Byron Webster: Millwall defender suffers cruciate ligament injury 

6 Oct

Millwall defender Byron Webster could miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a cruciate ligament injury.

The Apprentice: How did Canary Wharf candidate Jeff Wan fare in Week One? 

5 Oct

WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS Big egos, big ideas and big failures - yes, The Apprentice is back.

Canary Wharf candidate Jeff Wan set to star in The Apprentice 2017 

4 Oct

Meet Jeff Wan, a business analyst and semi-pro hip hop dancer hoping to be hired, not fired, by Lord Sugar.

Goodluck Hope development on Thames waterfront goes on sale 2 years before it’s ready 

3 Oct

A batch of 40 luxury apartments at the massive Goodluck Hope development on the Leamouth Peninsular near Canary Wharf has just gone on the market more than two years before the scheme is finished.

Campaigners fighting plans for new development in Finsbury say area is turning into Canary Wharf 

2 Oct

Campaigners fighting plans for new development in Finsbury say area is turning into Canary Wharf 43 minutes ago Sam Gelder --> The increasing number of tall buildings in Finsbury is turning it into Canary Wharf, according to campaigners fighting ...

Even Thames Armada and sheep couldn’t stop Docklands invasion of Isle of Dogs 

2 Oct

The transformation of Docklands into the Canary Wharf world-class commercial hub more than 30 years ago didn’t go without mass protest from the community, a touring exhibition this week reveals.

Shaun Williams: Millwall midfielder out for three months with knee injury 

2 Oct

Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams will be sidelined until January with a knee injury.

Millwall v Barnsley 

29 Sep

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

The Forge Victorian ironworks on Isle of Dogs forges ahead with an open weekend 

28 Sep

A 150-year-old ironworks forge on the Isle of Dogs throws its doors open to the public for the first time today to help revive traditional craftsmanship.

‘Illegally demolished historic cottages must be rebuilt brick by brick’ Tower Hamlets Council orders 

26 Sep

Historic cottages said to have been be illegally demolished on the Isle of Dogs must be re-built by the owners exactly as they stood before, Tower Hamlets council has ruled.

Millwall v Reading 

25 Sep

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

Millwall v Leeds United 

15 Sep

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

Neil Harris: Millwall manager says Lee Gregory’s red card was a ‘poor decision’ 

13 Sep

Millwall manager Neil Harris says Lee Gregory's red card against QPR was a poor decision by the referee and the club will appeal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 Millwall 

9 Sep

Diogo Jota's superb early strike is enough to give Wolves victory over Millwall in the Championship at Molineux.

East London schools get ready for ‘dinosaurs in the wild’ near the A12 Blackwall Tunnel 

7 Sep

Schools can now arrange trips to meet dinosaurs in the wild in east London and get a grip on prehistoric monsters from the classroom.

Sculptor Armitage’s ‘Richmond Oak’ soon to be uprooted from Canary Wharf 

4 Sep

Sculptor Kenneth Armitage is centre stage at the prestigious Canary Wharf to mark the centenary of his birth.

David Martin: Millwall sign goalkeeper following MK Dons exit 

1 Sep

Free agent goalkeeper David Martin joins Championship side Millwall on a short-term contract until January 2018.

Steve Kavanagh: Millwall chief executive says club may have to consider relocation 

26 Aug

Millwall chief executive Steve Kavanagh says the club may relocate if they are forced to sell land near their stadium.

Isle of Dogs fury as cyclists get ‘green light’ to flout byelaw to ride in Greenwich foot tunnel 

25 Aug

Protesters are furious at plans to allow “dangerous” cycling through the historic foot tunnel under the Thames linking east London to Royal Greenwich that could blow up into to a major dispute on both side of the river.

James Brown: Millwall loan defender to Carlisle United until 1 January 

25 Aug

Championship side Millwall loan defender James Brown to Carlisle United until 1 January.

Millwall v Norwich City 

25 Aug

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

Reading 3-1 Millwall aet 

22 Aug

Reading score twice in extra-time against Championship rivals Millwall to progress to the EFL Cup third round.

Sid Nelson: Millwall defender joins Yeovil Town on loan until January 

21 Aug

Yeovil Town sign defender Sid Nelson from Championship club Millwall on loan until January, their 12th summer recruit.

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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

You say Coldharbour, I say Cold Harbour 

16 Oct

We better get this out of the way immediately; I am sure some of you may be asking yourself, “Is Cold Harbour actually a part of the Isle of Dogs?” It’s a valid question – the area has always been isolated from the rest of the Island, and it ...

The Arrival of Craft Central and the Opening of The Forge 

12 Oct

Recently I was contacted by Debbie Levett of the Friends of Island History Trust with news that one of the the last buildings from the great shipbuilding era of the Island has been renovated and was going to be open to the public.

Nellie Frances Cressall 

11 Oct

Poplar was once blessed with outstanding local government and politicians – politicians who demonstrably improved the lot of the residents of what is now E14, and who were even prepared to go to prison in support of their beliefs (see  Poplarism ...

History of the Thames River Postman in the Pool of London 1800 to 1952 by Clifford. L. Evans – Part Three 

9 Oct

In the fascinating history 0f the Thames River Postman we learn a little more about the job and the perhaps surprising fact that the River Postman had to provide his own boat.

Friends of The Island History Trust Open Day – 7th October 2017 

4 Oct

Many people who have lived or live on the Island have taken great pride in its history, this site is one of many that delves into the Island’s fascinating past.

The Mystery of the Missing Diana the Huntress Statue from Island Gardens 

3 Oct

Photo – Metropolitan Archives Many regular readers will know that Eric Pemberton often send interesting historical mysteries to the website and last week he sent a couple of photographs which feature a statue that used to adorn Island Gardens.

Chinese Navy Ships Huanggang and Yangzhou in West India Dock 

2 Oct

After travelling for a few weeks, it is nice to be back and reporting on local events.

Ole & Steen 

29 Sep

Serious carb alert – Danish bakery Ole Steen has opened at Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf with some seriously tasty baked goods.

Great River Rescue launched on Isle of Dogs – now register your event for October! 

25 Sep

Volunteers cleared litter from Millwall Draw Dock on the Isle of Dogs on World Rivers Day on Sunday to launch the Great River Rescue campaign.

Tower Hamlets Mayor lobbies Sadiq to review pace of developments 

22 Sep

Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets.

A hidden industrial marvel at Canary Wharf 

20 Sep

If you live near Canary Wharf you might regularly pass a rather modest brick building, but hidden within is a industrial delight to see.

Crossrail – Canary Wharf 

17 Sep

Open House: Crossrail - Canary Wharf Only 64 weeks remain until London's grand new east-west rail artery opens.


11 Sep

Our patron Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, and pupils from Mayflower Primary School joined dozens of personalities from the world of film, sport, TV, fashion and music at BGC’s offices in Canary Wharf today, for its 13th annual Charity Day.

kokolokahi massage at third space canary wharf 

5 Sep

There’s nothing quite like a good massage but Shared Beauty Secrets, they of self-heating Lava Shells fame, have take it to another level with their kokolokahi treatments.

Where we learned to rite proper 

2 Sep

Most children in the early 1800s, if they were schooled at all, attended classes in church halls or in the homes of teachers who charged for the privilege, as demonstrated by Miss Emily Bradshaw, who set up a school in the living room of 17 Strafford...

Music Counts 

31 Aug

Music Counts  – a fantastic new music class for pre-schoolers merging music and maths has launched on Isle of Dogs and TowerHamletsMums members are entitled to 10% off.

A Snapshot of Notting Hill Carnival by L Katiyo 

30 Aug

Photo by L.

History of the Thames River Postman in the Pool of London 1800 to 1952 by Clifford. L. Evans – Part Two 

29 Aug

The second part of the history looks at the beginning of the Evans family dynasty that would deliver the post on the river for the next 150 years.

Viva Cuba in Canary Wharf 

24 Aug

Photo by L Katiyo It might surprise some people but Canary Wharf over the summer is full of events and live performances, these can range from Funk Soul Nights to A Summer Evening with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

On Board the Brazilian Navy Tall Ship Cisne Branco in West India Dock 

22 Aug

After yesterday’s arrival of the Cisne Branco of the Brazilian Navy, this morning I decided to have a closer look at the tall ship.

Brazilian Navy Tall Ship Cisne Branco in West India Dock 

21 Aug

After the recent visit of the Peruvian tall ship BAP Union,  we welcome another South American tall ship with the arrival of the Cisne Branco of the Brazilian Navy.

History of the Thames River Postman in the Pool of London 1800 to 1952 by Clifford. L. Evans – Part One 

21 Aug

Some time ago, I wrote an article about the story of Thames River Postmen and especially about the Evans family who over generations delivered the post in the Pool of London.

All 5 bins full and overflowing, 21st August 

21 Aug

We really need more bins around millwall inner dock or they need to be emptied on saturday and sundays as well.

The West Ferry Estate 

20 Aug

The area immediately to the west of Harbinger School was one of the poorest of the Island, and was known for its slum housing.

Timelapse video of Crossrail escalators being installed 

20 Aug

With over half the escalators now installed in the new Elizabeth line stations, new timelapse video and photos released by Crossrail highlights current progress.

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)”.

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