The Woolwich Ferry was closed at the weekend. Lack of staff this time. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who uses the service. Every day is a lottery. One boat, two boats, no boats. Some staff, angry staff, striking staff, no staff.
Our round-up of festive shows covers the traditional – pantomimes (oh yes we did), the Christmassy (a couple of Dickens) and the shows that happen to be going on in December, which is good enough for us.
Gina Miller will go down in legal history as one of the foremost protectors of constitutional rigour, a tenacious agitator for Parliamentary sovereignty and a woman who brought a self-willed prime minister to heel. And she learnt her law in East London.
While many of the prime riverside sites in east London have been sold to developers, stripping away traces of the industrial heritage of the Docklands, the Port of London Authority has been fighting a rearguard action to keep some wharves open for business.