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22.07.2020

The tidal Thames river community is joining forces to support fundraising efforts for Mark Towens, Port of London Authority (PLA) harbour master, who is battling cancer.

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Thames community unites at Tower for harbour master
31.01.2020

Local MP launches £3.8 million lorry-busting aggregates conveyor

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Kent wharf investment boosts delivery of building materials into London by river
23.12.2019

A partnership to promote the highest safety standards for all boat operators on the tidal Thames has been launched by the Company of Waterman & Lighterman and the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Raising the bar for river workers’ safety training
31.10.2019

A preliminary, six-week consultation is underway on an update to legislation that enables the Port of London Authority (PLA) to do its job, promoting and protecting the tidal River Thames

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Legislation update to reflect changing times on the river
03.09.2019

Improved habitat for birds, bees and other wildlife is to be created along the River Thames in Kent and Essex in a new partnership between the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the RSPB. The Thames Estuary contains some of the most important and protected wetland habitat in the UK, Ends For further information and to arrange an interview, please contact: • Fabian Harrison, RSPB Media Officer – fabian.harrison@rspb.org.uk / 01603 697595 / 07738101820 • Nick Tennant, PLA Head of Communications – nick,tennant@pla.co.uk / 01474 562246 / 07784 208074

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£150,000 boost for Thames Estuary habitats
27.08.2019

More than 200 people have so far booked to attend London’s first Greening Inland Shipping conference at The Crystal, London on Tuesday, 10 September, with registration for places set to close in a week’s time.

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Strong demand for Greening Inland Shipping Conference places
30.07.2019

After 316 hours of cycling and 79 beach cleans, Kiko Matthews finished her mammoth coastline bike ride – Kik-Plastic – with a “beach clean” in London.

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Kicking back – 7,000km plastic pollution crusade concludes on the tidal Thames
19.07.2019

Four recently-qualified watermen will battle it out on the River Thames in central London on 4 September in the annual Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, the oldest rowing race in the world, started in 1715.

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2019 line-up revealed for historic race for River Thames apprentices
17.07.2019

It’s all in a day’s work for the custodians of the world-famous River Thames, after nearly 70 dumped shopping trolleys were recovered in ONE DAY.

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Supermarket heap: trolley haul uncovered during South London foreshore clean-up

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