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News releases related to Thames recreational activities

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21.05.2019

HRH The Duke of Cambridge took to the Thames in central London today (21 May) to highlight a new campaign enlisting the public’s help in preventing accidents and self-harm incidents on the tidal river.

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Prince William backs safer Thames campaign
13.03.2019

More than 250 river stakeholders came together for the Port of London Authority (PLA) annual reception on 12 March. At event, PLA chairman, Christopher Rodrigues delivered a speech covering the key themes of investment, pilotage and jobs. The full text of the speech follows.

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PLA Annual Reception – 12 March 2019 Chairman, Christopher Rodrigues’ Speech
13.02.2019

Grants totalling £40,000 are being offered to organisations working hard to increase participation in rowing, paddling and other sports on the tidal Thames.

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Cash flows for clubs promoting sports on tidal Thames to a wider audience
05.12.2018

An annual awards ceremony which recognises safe rowing practices on the tidal Thames, has seen its top award go to Mortlake Anglian and Alpha Boat Club (MAABC).

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Rowing safety awards 2018 - Mortake club scoops first prize
28.02.2018

A canny idea thought up by a Port of London Authority (PLA) boat crew is helping rowing coaches and their students stay safe on the Thames.

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Port of London boat crew launch safety initiative for Tideway rowing coaches
24.08.2016

Thames Festival Trust is delighted to announce Totally Thames 2016, a season of 150 unmissable events which brings London’s river to life throughout the month of September with an exciting programme of arts, cultural, archaeological and river events.

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Take me to the river: Totally Thames announces a month of river-based culture
31.05.2016

Rowers more used to powering through waves on the tidal Thames are heading to Ireland for the Emerald Isle’s premier rowing event.

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PLA rowers hoping for luck of the Irish at Cork Harbour Festival
27.05.2016

Today, Tuesday 17 May 2016, Metal announces the 2016 programme for Estuary, a new, biennial arts festival curated in response to the spectacular Thames Estuary.

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ESTUARY 2016 programme announcement
23.05.2016

The Royal Borough of Greenwich launched its highly anticipated Royal Greenwich Festivals 2016 today (May 11) with a special preview event on board the magnificent Tall Ship The Morgenster.

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Tall Ship visit marks Royal Greenwich Festivals launch

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