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27.09.2018

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and the Port of London Authority (PLA) are urging river users to steer clear of the beluga whale, which is currently in the Thames Estuary first spotted on 25 September 2018.

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Update on whale in Thames near Gravesend
20.09.2018

Has growing public awareness of marine pollution made any difference to the levels of plastic discarded in the tidal River Thames in the heart of Britain’s capital city?

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Rose's return: explorer back on river for update on Cleaner Thames campaign
14.09.2018

Gravesend school children joined volunteers from the Port of London Authority (PLA), City of London Corporation and local fishermen this week (13 September) for the fourth annual Thames foreshore clear up at Denton.

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Gravesend pupils get to grips with plastic pollution in the Thames
04.09.2018

A historic cottage, formerly home to the keepers of Richmond Lock and Weir, on the northern, Middlesex bank of the River Thames, has been transformed into the new headquarters of a local firm of architects.

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New lease of life for Richmond lock keeper's cottage
31.08.2018

Data sharing partnership agreed with UK Hydrographic Office

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PLA survey partnership's a first for UK Hydrographic Office
23.08.2018

A new £1.2 million boat has just come into service as part of a hard working fleet of ‘cutters’ that are busy in the Thames estuary every day, delivering crews and pilots to large ships carrying essential cargoes to and from London and the south east.

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PLA joint venture invests £1.2 Million in new improved Thames pilot boat
20.07.2018

A new partnership between the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the Thames Festival Trust (TFT) will champion river activity and encourage young people to think differently about the Thames. By becoming a core supporter of TFT over the next four years, the PLA will boost the annual month-long Totally Thames celebration of the river (a highlight in the annual river calendar); and support the extension of the Trust’s education outreach work with hundreds of secondary school pupils in London boroughs.

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PLA boost for Thames Festival Trust’s work to champion the river
12.07.2018

Work is well underway on a £2.5 million programme of investments at Tower Wharf in Northfleet, enabling owner Seacon to target emerging opportunities to supply building materials to major construction projects in London.

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Port of London Authority welcomes Thames Wharf expansion
22.06.2018

A day of celebrations and thanksgiving was held at the London Cruise terminal in Tilbury today (22 June) to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush into the port on Tuesday 22 June 1948 with hundreds of people on board who travelled for 30 days from Jamaica to begin a new life in Great Britain.

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70th anniversary celebrations to mark arrival of Empire Windrush at Tilbury
12.06.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has ordered the UK’s first hybrid pilot boat from Norfolk boat builder, Goodchild Marine, as it publishes the final version of its Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames – also the first of its kind for any UK port.

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Port Of London Authority: Air quality strategy launch & first hybrid boat order

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