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Isle of Dogs nurse Alison Cooper abseils down St Thomas’s Hospital to say ‘thanks’ 

18 May

Nurse Alison Cooper risked abseiling 160ft down the side of the hospital where she works to thank them for saving her life.


Tim Cahill and Jimmy Abdou: Millwall release veteran Australian and midfielder 

17 May

Australia international Tim Cahill and midfielder Jimmy Abdou will leave Millwall when their deals expire this summer.


Isle of Dogs man charged after threat to ‘smash’ ambulance parked in private space 

17 May

A man has been charged with threatening behaviour after a paramedic was verbally abused her when an ambulance got a flat tyre on the Isle of Dogs.


Man arrested on Isle of Dogs after threat to ‘smash’ ambulance in private space 

16 May

A paramedic whose ambulance got a flat tyre on the Isle of Dogs was thrown a note saying her vehicle would “be smashed” if parked in the “private space” again.


Millwall Football Club development talks may restart 

15 May

The club was invited to meet with property developers who drew up controversial plans last year.


‘Don’t wait till victims of 1996 IRA Semtex Canary Wharf bomb die before Libyans pay compensation’ MPs urge 

15 May

The government should finally pay compensation after 22 years to victims of the 1996 Canary Wharf bombing by the IRA who were supplied with Libyan Semtex.


Barkantine chalks up close on 4,000 births in first 10 years on Isle of Dogs 

14 May

Mums and midwives got together to celebrate the unique Barkantine birth centre’s 10th birthday with its relaxation—and its drama.


Isle of Dogs referendum hit by delayed GLA study into future housing and service needs 

11 May

The proposed referendum on the long awaited Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan could be delayed because City Hall didn’t release a study on solving the ‘mains and drains’ crisis until just hours before a public hearing.


New history tour about the Royal Docks, Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs – on the roof of the O2 Arena 

10 May

The Museum of London Docklands are giving their latest set of historical tours from the top of the O2 arena.


Isle of Dogs Neighbourhood Plan public examination opens today at Jack Dash House 

10 May

The controversial Neighbourhood Plan for the Isle of Dogs where over-development has caused a funding gap of nearly £1 billion to sort out gas and water mains, drainage and sewers is up for public examination this-morning.


‘Use Libyan assets for compensation’ —IRA’s 1996 Canary Wharf bombing victims urge MPs at Westminster 

8 May

Campaigners fighting for compensation for victims of the IRA’s 1996 Canary Wharf bombing have sent an open letter to MPs at Westminster urging support in Thursday’s Commons debate on Libyan-sponsored terrorism.


Millwall v Aston Villa 

4 May

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Championship game between Millwall and Aston Villa.


Trouble between Middlesbrough and Millwall fans to be investigated 

3 May

Middlesbrough are to investigate disturbances in the aftermath of Saturday's Championship win over Millwall.


£1bn funding gap for mains and drains hits Isle of Dogs new developments as public examination looms 

2 May

A cliff-edge gap of almost £1 billion has opened up in funding that’s needed to sort out gas and water mains, drainage and sewers for major schemes already given the go-ahead by Tower Hamlets Council or the GLA, it has emerged.


Scouts collecting books in Poplar to send to children abroad 

1 May

Scouts are on the hunt for children’s books in Poplar and the Isle of Dogs to send to learning centres in developing countries.


Restrictions at Canary Wharf and Heron Quays stations due to Jubilee line suspension 

26 Apr

From 4.30pm Canary Wharf station will be entry only and Heron Quays station will be exit only due to the suspension of the Jubilee line.


Tim Cahill: Millwall forward accepts three-match ban for violent conduct 

24 Apr

Millwall forward Tim Cahill accepts a three-match ban for violent conduct after appearing to elbow Fulham's Ryan Fredericks.


ELECTIONS: Tower Hamlets council candidates ‘hadn’t a clue’ about major Isle of Dogs development plans 

20 Apr

Richard Horwood is hoping the open election meeting he is chairing on Tuesday for candidates running for Tower Hamlets mayor doesn’t turn into a disaster where they can’t answer questions about the vital Isle of Dogs’ upcoming Neighbourhood ...


ELECTIONS: Tower Hamlets political leaders condemn anti-Semitic tweet by Labour activists turning up in Isle of Dogs 

20 Apr

Political leaders campaigning in the Tower Hamlets council election campaign have come out in condemnation against an ‘anti-Semitic’ tweet by Labour party activists in the name of the Momentum group.


ELECTIONS: Tower Hamlets council candidate in ‘assault’ incident in Canary Wharf 

19 Apr

Another candidate in the Tower Hamlets election campaign has been involved in a violent incident while out canvassing on the doorstep.


Millwall v Fulham 

19 Apr

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


A ‘Made in London’ craft show returns to Canary Wharf for five days 

19 Apr

A five-day craft fair opens at Canary Wharf next week with 90 designers showing what they’ve done that’s ‘Made In London’.


Steve Morison says lack of egos is behind Millwall’s Championship success 

19 Apr

Millwall striker Steve Morison thinks a lack of egos and an egalitarian atmosphere is behind their success this season.


Jools Holland performs for Canary Wharf commuters to launch piano project 

19 Apr

Commuters were treated to a special performance at Canary Wharf station when Jools Holland took to the piano.


Millwall Lionesses: Women’s Super League 2 club surpass fundraising target 

19 Apr

Millwall Lionesses are set to avoid going into administration after raising more than £11,000 via a crowdfunding page.


Isle of Dogs stabbing: Woman, 25, appears in court charged with murder 

18 Apr

A woman accused of stabbing a man to death at an Isle of Dogs flat has appeared in court.


DLR train strike could hit thousands of spectators on London Marathon route in Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs 

18 Apr

A strike on the DLR could hit tens-of-thousands of spectators getting ready to watch Sunday’s London Marathon on its route through east London.


Restaurant welcoming autistic children ready to open on Isle of Dogs as Pepper Street gets spiced up 

18 Apr

A run-down street on the Isle of Dogs is being turned into an ad hoc community enterprise area with neighbourhood businesses setting up in empty shops.


Millwall Lionesses: Women’s Super League 2 club on verge of administration 

17 Apr

Women's Super League 2 club Millwall Lionesses may be forced into administration due to financial problems.


ELECTIONS: Sir Vince Cable comes to Brick Lane for a curry and Lib Dem gloom about Canary Wharf after Brexit 

16 Apr

The first of the big guns from Westminster turned up in the Tower Hamlets election campaign when former government minister Sir Vince Cable arrived in Brick Lane for a curry and to back Elaine Bagshaw’s pitch to be next mayor.


Sheffield United 1-1 Millwall 

14 Apr

Sheffield United and Millwall both remain in the Championship play-off race after drawing at Bramall Lane.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Ruin in Reverse : Part of Robin Hood Gardens to be Displayed at Venice Biennale 2018 

24 May

Robin Hood Gardens completed 1972 designed by Alison and Peter Smithson – Photo The Victoria and Albert Museum The demolition of Robin Hood Gardens has been the subject of much recent debate in the architectural world, the housing estate in Poplar ...


Morgenster Tall Ship on the Thames 

16 May

Walking near to Westferry Circus, I saw the unmistakable sails of a tall ship and hurried to see which ship it was.


Cuba, Tobago and Manilla – Three Old Island Streets 

15 May

This is Cuba Street: This is Tobago Street: And this is Manilla Street...


Jazzgir Date Night 

12 May

Jazzgir Date Night We’re very excited to introduce Jazzgir as the first in our series of Date Night Competitions.


Marienborgh Yacht in West India Dock 

10 May

It has been a very quiet winter for visitors to West India Dock, no doubt due to the on-going building works around the dock.


AOP50: Images that Defined the Age 

10 May

In the foyer of the a Canary Wharf skyscraper can be found a range of photos that mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Association of Photographers (AOP).


Canary Wharf’s solar powered bus shelter 

9 May

It looks like an ordinary, if rather nicer than average, bus shelter, but this is in fact the UK’s first transparent glass solar powered bus shelter.


London Public Art: Woman with Fish by Frank Dobson 

3 May

This sculpture at the bottom of the Isle of Dogs is a modern replica of a work of public art that used to sit outside the Cleveland Estate of council housing in Whitechapel.


A Spring Stroll to Island Gardens and Mudchute Park and Farm 

1 May

Last week when it looked like Spring had finally arrived, I put on my walking shoes and wandered around Island Gardens and Mudchute Park and Farm.


Celebrating St George’s Day 

27 Apr

Photo Laureen Katiyo Regular contributor Laureen Katiyo kindly sent some photographs of the celebrations from the Feast of St George event which took place in Trafalgar Square last weekend.


Unique Images of Canary Wharf from the Late 80s to the Early 90s 

26 Apr

I was fortunate to recently receive a lot of photos taken at the West India and Millwall Docks during the decade from the late 1980s.


Lady A Superyacht in West India Dock 

23 Apr

After we have had a very quiet period in West India Dock, we welcome the arrival of the 55.17 metre superyacht, Lady A.


Race Day : The London Marathon 2018 on the Isle of Dogs – 22nd April 2018 

22 Apr

The Isle of Dogs is thrust into the national and international spotlight once a year with the arrival of the London Marathon.


Photography Exhibition 

20 Apr

I am going to break into posting on Portugal to tell you why I have been so slow.


A History of South Cubitt Town 

19 Apr

I started this article with the idea of making a short, potted history of a small area on the Isle of Dogs – the area in which I grew up, so it has a special significance to me – but there turned out to be so much to say that it was impossible to...


A Guide to the London Marathon 2018 on the Isle of Dogs 

17 Apr

It is safe to say that although Canary Wharf is often in the news, the rest of the Isle of Dogs is seldom the focus of national and international interest.


Hustings on the Isle of Dogs 

17 Apr

An unprecedented number of people across Tower Hamlets are attempting to become local councillors.


The revolving door: the links between local government and developers 

12 Apr

The Viability Loophole.


AOP50: Images that Defined the Age at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf – 16th April to 1st June 2018 

11 Apr

Photo Spencer Rowell, l’enfant (1987) Since the creation of Canary Wharf, the arts have played an important role in the developing the 128-acre Estate.


Consultation period for Canary Wharf South Dock footpath ends 

28 Mar

Artist’s impression of completed bridge in 2020.


Hartbeeps Baby to Preschool Classes 

28 Mar

Hartbeeps East London Hartbeeps award winning sessions are popping up all over East London with magical, musical adventures for children from age 0-5.


The Changing Face of Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs – March 2018 

28 Mar

At the start of each year, I try to keep readers up to date with some of the latest developments on the Island and Canary Wharf.


Air Pollution, 26th March 

26 Mar

Toxic fumes from a moored boat at millwall inner dock.


From Cuba Street to Buckingham Palace: The Remarkable Story of Harry T Waterman DSM (1917-1984) by Gerard Gilbertson – Part Two 

21 Mar

F rom Cuba Street to Buckingham Palace: The Remarkable story of Harry T Waterman DSM (1917-1984) Part Two Last October, Gerard Gilbertson sent a fascinating short history of his Grandfather John F.


The new East London apprentice – feeding sheep on an urban farm 

20 Mar

Mayor Biggs (right) with apprentice Louie Legon and one of the sheep at Mudchute farm.


Arsenal Women face prospect of Durham or Everton in FA Cup semi-final 

20 Mar

If they can get past Charlton in their postponed quarter-final this Sunday, Arsenal Women will face the winner of Durham vs Everton in the semi-finals of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.


Has the Mystery of the Missing Diana the Huntress Statue from Island Gardens been solved ? 

15 Mar

In October last year, I wrote about a statue that used to adorn Island Gardens.


All Saints 

15 Mar

Random Station: ALL SAINTS London Borough of Tower Hamlets DLR, zone 2 Hinterland: 0.3km² When I proposed my Random Station feature, someone asked how I'd cope when a DLR station with a tiny catchment area rolled up.


Leaking fire hydrant, 8th March 

8 Mar

Leaking fire hydrant Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach, E3 Report on FixMyStreet...


Eighty Not Out: The Memories of Ernest Edward Loades 1890 – 1976 (Part Three) Chrisp Street Market and a Holiday in the Country 

7 Mar

When Ernest Edward Loades was eighty in the early 1970s, he wrote about his eventful life which started from humble beginnings in Poplar before he worked in service to some members of the aristocracy before leaving the UK for the sake of his health ...



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