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Crossrail Place opens to public today

Crossrail Place opens today, with the building work finally complete. It's the first element of the Crossrail network to open to the public. It's made up of a shopping centre, restaurants and a roof garden, and sits just above the new Crossrail Canary Wharf station. The train station will be the first to open on the network.

Canary Wharf alert thought to be packed lunch

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:

Security alert now resolved

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:


Security alert at Canary Wharf

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:

Man who fell to his death from Canary Wharf skyscraper is named

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.

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