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News releases related to Thames recreational activities

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02.07.2015

The countdown clock has reached the 60 days mark to the start of the tenth edition of the Clipper Race and crew excitement is mounting in anticipation of the departure from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge, London, on Sunday 30 August.

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Clipper Ventures race spectacular London start
22.06.2015

Lions and leopards at a big cat sanctuary are playing with ropes that just weeks before were being used to tie boats up on the Thames, in a new Port of London Authority recycling initiative.

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Port of London Authority recycling helps cats and critters at wildlife charity
12.05.2015

Central London has welcomed its biggest-ever cruise ship, the 228-metre long Viking Star, which tied up on Port of London Authority (PLA) moorings at Greenwich today (12 May).

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Viking Star sets London cruise ship benchmark
01.05.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed the dates and venues for the first round of public meetings as part of its project to develop a Vision for the future of the tidal Thames – the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington Lock through London to the North Sea.

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Thames Vision Public Meeting Dates Confirmed
29.04.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has announced that anyone with an interest in the tidal Thames will be able to attend its Annual Stakeholder Forum this year.

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Port of London Authority's Annual Forum Open to All
17.04.2015

An updated guide to help leisure and sporting skippers enjoy the tidal Thames safely has just been launched by the Port of London Authority (PLA), as the 2015 sailing season gets underway.

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Must-Have Recreational River Users Guide Launched by the PLA
02.04.2015

River users should take extra care when using the Thames in west London – after hundreds of lethal razor blades were dumped on the foreshore in the Isleworth area.

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Grim razor blade find in Thames
25.03.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is today (Wednesday, 25 March) calling on anyone with an interest in the tidal River Thames to get in touch as it embarks on a project to develop a Vision for the future of the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington Lock through the heart of London to the North Sea.

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Time to Have Your Say on the Thames' Future
11.03.2015

As a result of the lessons identified from a PLA investigation into an accident involving a hired narrowboat on the tidal Thames, the Port of London Authority (PLA) and representatives from the British Marine Federation (BMF) and the Association of Pleasure Craft Operators (APCO) have worked together to address the key safety and technical issues.

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The PLA and BMF agree requirements for hired narrowboats on tidal Thames
27.02.2015

A record 9.8 million passengers are using the River Thames, two years on from the launch of the Mayor's River Action Plan, it was announced today.

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River Action Plan delivers record Thames ridership

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