North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 20 March 2018

Isle of Dogs & Canary Wharf news

Minister warns Island Health trustees in Commons debate to co-operate with investigation into Isle of Dogs charity funds 

20 Mar

A government minister has stepped into the controversy over funds and assets held by Island Health Trust warning its trustees to cooperate with a Charities Commission investigating into why £350,000 was paid into the chair’s bank account.

Lord Mayor backing push to build new Canary Wharf for Chinese government 

19 Mar

Londons Lord Mayor Charles Bowman and property supremo Sir George Iacobescu are set to push the case for British firms building Beijings answer to Canary Wharf in a trip to China this week.

Barnsley 0-2 Millwall 

17 Mar

Millwall boost their Championship play-off chances with a sixth successive away win as they beat struggling Barnsley.

Girl boxer Caroline Dubois, 17, scoops Canary Wharf’s ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award 

16 Mar

A teenage girl boxer who first entered the ring when she was only 11 has scooped the Canary Wharf ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ award.

Millwall are not getting the recognition they deserve, says manager Neil Harris 

12 Mar

Millwall are not getting the recognition they deserve for their recent Championship form, says manager Neil Harris.

Sheep and apprentices on the Isle of Dogs greet Tower Hamlets mayor at Mudchute Farm 

12 Mar

The sheep got a visit from the mayor promoting National Apprenticeship Week when he looked in at Mudchute city farm on the Isle of Dogs.

Matthew Briggs: Barnet sign former Fulham defender on non-contract basis 

10 Mar

Barnet sign former Fulham, Millwall and Colchester defender Matthew Briggs on a non-contract basis.

Millwall v Brentford 

9 Mar

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

£1m planning bonanza cash being funnelled to help poverty families and the elderly in Poplar and Isle of Dogs 

7 Mar

The elderly and families on the breadline are among those now benefitting from a £1 million windfall levied on new building schemes in the mass redevelopment of Poplar and the Isle of Dogs.

Hull City 1-2 Millwall 

6 Mar

George Saville's goal inside the opening minute sends Millwall on their way to victory at Hull to keep in touch with the top six.

Millwall v Sunderland 

2 Mar

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

First glimpse inside 'biggest and best' Elizabeth line station at Canary Wharf as it nears completion 

1 Mar

These pictures deliver a first glimpse inside the Elizabeth Line station at Canary Wharf, described as the biggest and best in the vast London infrastructure project.

Foundervine’s ‘start-up festival’ for entrepreneurs comes to Canary Wharf 

27 Feb

A festival for ‘start-up’ entrepreneurs from ethnic communities to get on the business ladder is being staged in Canary Wharf.

Burton Albion 0-1 Millwall 

24 Feb

Millwall climb to 12th in the Championship thanks to Ben Marshall's second-half goal against struggling Burton Albion.

Tube commuters display amazing queue etiquette without being told at Canary Wharf station 

23 Feb

If there is one thing Londoners now how to do, its how to form a polite and orderly queue for public transport.

Blackwall Tunnel: Car fire closes tunnel in London 

21 Feb

Footage posted on social media showed thick black smoke and flames coming from a silver vehicle.

Appeal for volunteers to run St John’s Ambulance Canary Wharf group which has no youth leaders 

20 Feb

A voluntary group of St John’s Ambulance cadet lifesavers in east London is desperately looking for youth leaders to run the branch.

Millwall v Sheffield Wednesday 

19 Feb

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

Daniel at 100 gets letter from the Queen at his Isle of Dogs home and a widescreen TV to watch Arsenal 

19 Feb

Daniel Morgorosi celebrated his 100th birthday with a touch of luck, a letter from the Queen and a new widescreen to watch his favourite football.

Birmingham City 0-1 Millwall 

17 Feb

Millwall secure their third straight away win as Fred Onyedinma's late strike is enough to beat Birmingham City.

First apartments at Isle of Dogs’ new South Quay Plaza go on the market for 2021 

15 Feb

Five new apartments have come onto the property market 57 floors up at Britain’s tallest residential scheme being built on the Isle of Dogs at Canary Wharf’s South Quay Plaza.

Plans are afoot to skip Canary Wharf’s ‘bottleneck footbridge’ over the Millwall Docks 

12 Feb

Plans for a new pedestrian footbridge over the Millwall Docks to bypass Canary Wharf’s ‘bottleneck footbridge’ have been unveiled today.

Canary Wharf comes of age at 30 with highs and lows in business and security 

10 Feb

What was once the “economic decline” of London’s East End with the closing of the docks has turned out to be a four-fold expansion of the local economy and jobs in just three decades.

Millwall v Cardiff City 

8 Feb

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

Reading 0-2 Millwall 

3 Feb

Mahlon Romeo and Lee Gregory score within three second-half minutes to hand Millwall victory at Reading.

Hackney to get three more cycle routes 

2 Feb

Wheel deal: Cycle Superhighway 1 in Hackney.

Tim Cahill: Millwall will bed veteran Australia forward in slowly 

1 Feb

Veteran Australia forward Tim Cahill will not be fit to play for Millwall for a couple for weeks, says boss Neil Harris.

Ben Marshall: Wolves winger joins Millwall on loan 

31 Jan

Millwall sign Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Ben Marshall on loan until the end of the season.

Mayor of London announces new cycle route between Isle of Dogs and Hackney 

30 Jan

A new cycle routewill link Hackney to the Isle of Dogs, the mayor of London has announced.

Tim Cahill: Millwall re-sign Australia and ex-Everton forward 

29 Jan

Millwall re-sign Australia international Tim Cahill on a deal until the end of the season.

Canary Wharf volunteers go ‘fishing’ in Millwall Docks to stop plastic getting into the Thames 

29 Jan

Volunteers have been cleaning up the Millwall Docks in east London to stop plastic waste washing out into the Thames and out to sea.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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 ...

A Wander Around the Block Near the City Arms 

4 Mar

The City Arms (later in life named City Pride) is no more, demolished just a few years ago, to be replaced by yet another tower.

The Big Half in Canary Wharf – 4th March 2018 

4 Mar

  Every year, thousands of marathon runners make their way around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs in the London Marathon.

An Elevated View of the New Docks & Warehouses now constructing on the Isle of Dogs near Limehouse 

28 Feb

I’ve known this print for a while, but recently came across a higher resolution version for the first time and managed to zoom in on various areas.

Municipal Greenwich and a bit of the Isle of Dogs, Part I 

27 Feb

This blog began with a walk – just a ramble through some local streets and, with it, a realisation of just how much we owed to local government.

The Chapel House Estate 

22 Feb

I went to Harbinger School, lived near Christ Church, and sometimes – when I was bored with walking home along Westferry Road and Manchester Road – I would take a longer route: Harbinger Road, Hesperus Crescent, through that funny footpath that ...

Check out 640 East 

21 Feb

Mixing sustainable architecture and alcohol, 640East is a unique independent bar constructed from two shipping containers.

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

21 Feb

Last October, Gerard Gilbertson sent a fascinating short history of his Grandfather John F.

McDougall’s Millwall 

20 Feb

For many Islanders, including myself, few buildings were more familiar and more represented home than the McDougall’s flour silo.

Drain completely block and requires cleaning out, 16th February 

16 Feb

This drain opposite the bus stop on the lane that joins towards Westferry Road (as you head into Canary Wharf) has been bunged up with mud for ages.

chubby hearts across london 

15 Feb

Missed Anya Hindmarch’s Chubby Hearts appearing across the capital on V-Day? Fear not, you’ll get another chance to spot them as they are popping up everywhere from Canary Wharf and the Serpentine to Trafalgar Square throughout London Fashion ...

The Strange Story of the Chinese Junk Keying at Blackwall in 1848 

14 Feb

Whilst writing the West India Dock Review and listing the Chinese ships, I was reminded of a story which I have intended to write for some time.

Pollution, 13th February 

13 Feb

There is a boat called Klasina docked in Millwall inner dock that is burning something resulting in toxic fumes which is a health hazard.

New pedestrian bridge planned for Canary Wharf 

13 Feb

A new pedestrian bridge is being planned for one of the docks in Canary Wharf to relieve congestion on the existing South Quay Footbridge (also, if very infrequently, known as the Wilkinson Eyre Bridge ).

A Lifetime Behind Bars – Guest Article by Tony Alltoft 

8 Feb

My thanks to Tony Alltoft for kindly allowing me to post a chapter from his book, A Lifetime Behind Bars , here.

Fly tipping Anchor & Hope Westferry Rd, 8th February 

8 Feb

Flytipping of two large black bin bags outside refuse room of old Anchor Hope pub (next to Millwall Fire Station) on Westferry Rd.

London Symphony Photography Exhibition at Southwark Cathedral from 10th February to 2nd March 2018 

7 Feb

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

A ‘Rare’ Award for Mudchute Farm 

30 Jan

Visiting Mudchute Park and Farm is one of the joys of living on the Island and I was delighted to hear they had been awarded Rare Breed Survival Trust Approved Conservation Farm Park Status.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets calls for local charity boss to go over bumper payouts from NHS cash 

29 Jan

Isle of Dogs.

Island Pubs – Then & Now 

24 Jan

This post is low on text and high on images: Then Now photos of Island pubs.

Winter Lights 

22 Jan

If Lumiere London , which finished yesterday, has whet your appetite for seeing artistic displays of light after dark, then there is another festival of lights which runs until Saturday.

Canary Wharf Winter Lights 

19 Jan

Friday, January 19th 2018 Yesterday, I presented the Lumiere London 2018 festival and said that we would be visiting various parts of it on the four days January 18th to 21st.

loti eats | motu 

18 Jan

When the team behind some of London’s best Indian restaurants – Gymkhana, Trishna, and Hoppers – launched their Motu delivery service last year, we were excited.

Winter Lights Festival 2018 at Canary Wharf – 16th to 27th January 2018 

16 Jan

The weather has been grey and miserable but there is light at the end of the tunnel in many different forms with the return of the Winter Lights Festival which features spectacular light installations and interactive art throughout Canary Wharf.

Winter One’derland Bright Horizons Open Week 

12 Jan

Bright Horizon’s Winter One’derland It’s been a year since Bright Horizons nurseries in Canary Wharf and to celebrate they’re inviting you to their Winter One’derland celebrations.

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