A London developer plans to build the tallest residential tower in the U.K. on a site in the city’s Canary Wharf area.
A young mum who gave birth in the Canary Wharf shopping centre has thanked the security staff who helped deliver her baby.
Russian banker stable after being gunned down in Canary Wharf
A body has been pulled from the water by emergency services at South Quay near Canary Wharf. Police have identified the body, and say it may be linked to a man seen getting into the water last night. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
A 'suspicious package' that was obliterated in a controlled explosion by police this morning is now thought to have been a packed lunch left in the basket of a 'Boris' Bike.
Police confirmed they had sent a team to Barclays Canary Wharf HQ at around 9am to investigate - but it was given the all clear shortly afterwards.
Witnesses posted pictures of the aftermath on Twitter:
A bomb scare at Canary Wharf this morning that involved police carrying out a controlled explosion has now been resolved.
TfL said previous disruptions with bus routes had now returned to normal:
Routes 135 277 D3 D7 D8 on Churchill Place / Canary Wharf, E14 is now CLEARE from earlier incident. Buses back to normal line of route.
Police carried out a controlled explosion outside the Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf following a security alert, according to witnesses.
A bomb disposal unit arrived around 9am to investigate a suspect package - which police have since confirmed was a false alarm.
However, employees from nearby buildings have been kept inside since the incident began.
Offices in Canary Wharf have been put on lockdown after a suspicious package was found near to Barclays HQ.
Metropolitan Police confirmed they sent a bomb disposal squad to investigate the package just after 9am - but it turned out to be a false alarm.
Witnesses have been tweeting pictures of a bomb disposal robot and empty streets at the scene:
Part of Canary Wharf locked down http://t.co/wCkOYXkOrd
A technology expert died this morning after falling from JP Morgan's headquarters in Canary Wharf. 39-year-old Gabriel Magee had worked for the company for 10 years. In a statement shortly after his death, JP Morgan said:
We are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JP Morgan family at 25 Bank Street today. Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and his friends.
– Metropolitan Police
No arrests have been made and the incident is being treated as non-suspicious at this early stage. Officers from Tower Hamlets are investigating the circumstances. No further information is available.
JP Morgan has not commented on whether the dead man was an employee:
– JP Morgan statement
We are reviewing a very sad incident at 25 Bank Street this morning.
– London Ambulance Service
We were called at 8.04am to Bank Street to reports of a person fallen form a height.
We sent one ambulance crew, a duty officer, our hazardous area response team and London Air Ambulance to the scene.
Sadly a man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Metropolitan Police says he was found on the ninth floor of the building.
– Metropolitan Police
We believe we know the identity of the deceased but we await formal identification.