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Councillors struck a blow against what they see as an attempt to reverse the regeneration of the Docklands by plans for a concrete batching plant in the shadow of Canary Wharf.

Residents mounted a successful bid to have the application halted presenting the plan for Orchard Place, next to Virginia Quay, as a return to an anachronistic industrial past.

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The Millwall Dock, that forms a reversed 'L' shape through the heart of the Isle of Dogs, was incorporated by an Act of Parliament in 1864.

The Millwall Canal Company changed its name to Millwall Freehold Land And Dock Company on incorporation and bought up 200 acres of mainly marshland.

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Wimbledon has the Wombles but the Isle of Dogs has Thames21 - a charity that is cleaning up our waterways.

More than 150 volunteers helped pull everything from Victorian ironwork to plastic bags out of the River Thames as part of a huge clean up last week.

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Most Londoners would jump at the chance to avoid being swallowed and spat out by the tube every morning.

Think tank Policy Exchange believe the best way to achieve this is by making better use of the river. The group has released a paper outlining how this may work.

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Crossrail has pledged to move five million tonnes of earth via the river during its construction process.

The soil - which will be excavated during work on the £16billion London rail link - will be used in landscaping projects such as a 1,500-acre nature reserve at Essex's Wallasea Island.

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