THAMES DECKWAY: PLA CONCERNS
WALKERS v CYCLISTS ON THAMES PATH
A west London council is holding a public consultation on possible changes to the Thames Path.
COULD PARLIAMENT BE FLOATED?
An idea for crumbling Parliament - move MPs and lords onto the Thames.
MP SAYS THAMES GARDEN BRIDGE 'A SORRY TALE'
Garden Bridge described as a “sorry tale” by the chair of influential Parly committee.
BOOST FOR THAMES LOCKS
Environment Agency appoints more lock keepers on the non-tidal river.
'POIROT' THANKS THAMES VOLUNTEERS
Keen boater David Suchet joined an end-of-season celebration for river volunteers.
ANOTHER TOWN-ON-THAMES ?
Another Thames-side town plans to celebrate its position by the river.
THAMES CLIPPERS £6m EXPANSION
New contract for fast ferries as Thames firm expands again.
INLAND WATERWAY APPS RELAUNCHED
Software and apps for inland waterways have been relaunched
with plans to expand products
ONLINE THAMES BOAT SCHEME SHELVED
Plans for an online boat registration scheme on the non-tidal river have been shelved.
SECOND GARDEN BRIDGE PLANNED FOR THAMES
Plans for another Garden Bridge have been put forward - and the structure already exists.
TWENTY YEAR PLAN FOR THAMES UNVEILED
Vision for next 20 years in biggest project of its kind on the Thames.
MP:'SCRAP GARDEN BRIDGE FUNDING'
MP calls for public funding to be scrapped and spent in the North instead.
HENRY VIII'S WARSHIP BACK ON DISPLAY
The hull of Mary Rose – partly built on the Thames – has gone on show to the public.
TRAD BOAT FESTIVAL SETS RECORDS
Festival in pictures
THAMES ISLAND MUSEUM STEP CLOSER
A museum about a Thames island prominent in rock history has received cash backing.
PROTEST OVER BOAT CLUB LITTER
A strong complaint has been lodged with Oxford University about the state of the river following a recent regatta.
CLIPPER ROUND-THE-WORLD RACE ENDS AT TOWER BRIDGE
More on the Clipper website
THAMES SUMMER SAFETY WARNING
Environment Agency issues safety warning - urges people to swim in pools not the river.
MONTH-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE THAMES
Programme for this year's Totally Thames festival announced.
HANDLING WORLD'S LARGEST SHIPS
PORT EXPANDS AGAIN
Giant cranes arrive from China as London Gateway set to expand more.
THAMES ON-SPOT FINES STEP CLOSER
A city council plan for on-the-spot fines for illegally moored boats has been drawn up.
TRUE IMPACT OF PLASTIC LITTER ON THE THAMES
Experts have explained to MPs the impact marine litter is having on the river.
RESCUE FIRM OPENS NEW HQ
An inland waterways rescue firm which covers the Thames opens new HQ after major fire.
BATTLE OF JUTLAND ANNIVERSARY - THE THAMES CONNECTION
One of the two vessels to have survived from the Battle of Jutland in 1916 is on the non-tidal river.
MAJOR BOOST TO THAMES TRAINING
Marine training on the river has been given a major boost with the launch of the Thames Skills Academy.
BEALE PARK KICKS OFF THAMES SHOW SEASON
Wooden boatbuilding was among the main themes of this weekend's Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show.
EMERGENCY WORK COMPLETE ON THAMES LOCK
Work on a trouble-hit lock on the non-tidal river has been completed.
THAMES TRADITION THREAT DECISION
A decision has been reached on an annual river tradition which was under threat.
NEW LONDON MAYOR SPELLS OUT POLICIES FOR THE THAMES
Labour's Sadiq Khan won City Hall in the London Mayoral Election. Read his views on the future of the capital's river .
THAMES 'VITAL PART OF LONDON'S FUTURE'
A public meeting has heard the Thames is far more than part of capital's history.
MAJOR THAMES PORT EXPANSION
The Port of Tilbury has announced plans for a multi-million pound expansion.
TIDAL THAMES :
BOOM TIME AHEAD?
PLA boss predicts bright future
for today's Tideway.
LONDON DOCKS PAST:
Story of London’s historic docks told in a new museum gallery.
BBC INVESTIGATION INTO THAMES 'SLUM BOATS' More
MAJOR RECRUITMENT DRIVE ON THAMES
Passenger boat firm launches big recruitment drive because of river's crew shortage.
ANNUAL SEARCH FOR THAMES VOLUNTEERS
Environment Agency launches an appeal for Thames volunteers.
CITY PLANS ON-SPOT FINES FOR BOATERS
A city council seeks powers to issue on-the-spot fines for boaters mooring without permission.
THAMES CANAL PLAN BACK ON AGENDA
A transfer of the non-tidal Thames to the Canal and River Trust is back on the political agenda.
Updated ONLINE RIVER WARNINGS ARE SWITCHED
River level information has been switched to a new location - but is it more accessible? The EA responds.
THAMES TEST CASE DELAY
High Court hearing on Thames boat registration row not now expected until summer.
WESTMINSTER GROUP SET UP FOR THE THAMES
A new All Party Parliamentary Group has been set up for the Thames.
DOUBT OVER FUTURE OF THAMES WATER SPORTS CENTRE
Question mark over future of water sports centre - a year after it was suddenly closed.
THAMES RNLI STATION AGAIN UK'S BUSIEST
Tower lifeboat station on the Thames was again the UK's busiest during 2015.
EMERGENCY ON THAMES AFTER BOAT SINKING
A sunken narrowboat was recovered in a major operation
NUMBER OF THAMES BOATS DOWN - BUT LICENCE INCOME UP
The number of boats on the non-tidal river fell but income from the vessels was up.
THAMES CROSSING: FAVOURED ROUTE REVEALED
Plans for a multi-billion pound road tunnel under the Thames have been unveiled.
RIVER TRAGEDY: CAMPAIGN TO NAME BRIDGE
Online petition to name a bridge after a young man who drowned nearby.
THAMES FLOOD RELIEF SCHEME REACHES CONSULTATION STAGE
Public being asked for views on proposed Thames flood prevention scheme
DECISION DUE IN LOCK SAFETY ROW
Environment Agency exercises following a row over safety equipment at locks.
THAMES VISION FOR NEXT 20 YEARS OF THE RIVER
First project of its kind outlines vision for the next 20 years of the tidal river.
ICE SKATING ON THAMES - BUT WILL IT REALLY HAPPEN?
An idea has been announced to bring back ice skating on the river - like frost fairs in the past.
GLORIANA TO GET PERMANENT THAMES HOME
The Royal Row Barge is set to get a home in a new development.
BATTLE OVER THAMES BOAT LICENCES HEADS FOR HIGH COURT
The legal wrangle over boat registrations on the non-tidal river is heading for the High Court.
DRINK-DRIVE CAMPAIGN ON THAMES
Skippers of boats on the river are being warned over sailing under influence
£7mTHAMES SUPER VESSEL NAMED
The PLA's new £7 million super-boat has been named at a ceremony in the Pool of London
Full Story +
Skipper talks about new vessel
LOTTERY BID FOR THAMES HERITAGE MUSEUM
Backers of a museum telling the story of Thames navigation make a £2.5m lottery funding bid.
CONTROVERSIAL THAMES HOUSEBOAT PLAN DROPPED
A controversial application for a development of 13 houseboats on the river withdrawn
TIDEWAY TUNNEL WORK STARTS ON THAMES
visible signs of Thames Tideway Tunnel construction work along the river
An appeal for public donations for a floating cycle path - but the river authority has safety concerns.
BOATERS WIN COURT CASE OVER THAMES
Judge backs boaters who say vessels in marinas do not need licences.
THAMES HYDRO SCHEMES SHELVED -
BUT THREE GO AHEAD
Three Thames hydro power schemes on the Thames shelved but three survive Government changes.
MOORINGS PLAN IN RIVERSIDE REVAMP
New moorings could be part of a revamp of park - scene of Magna Carta celebrations.
ANOTHER THAMES COMMUTER PIER OPEN
The 20th commuter pier on tidal Thames has opened.
RULES FOR STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING ON THAMES
New guidance has been issued for paddle-boarding on the tidal river
THAMES LANDMARK DEMOLITION UNDER WAY
Demolition is under way of a once-famous hotel on the bank of the Thames.
CHANGES TO THAMES LOCK CLOSURES
7 locks to close over winter for works programme - one postponed
BRAND-NEW HIGH-SPEED CRAFT JOIN CLIPPER FLEET
Two new high-speed catamarans launched on Thames joining the Thames Clipper fleet.
MOORING RULES TIGHTENED - LIST OF AFFECTED THAMES SITES
List of 22 sites on Thames where new rules on mooring are being enforced.
BIG RISE IN THREATS TO THAMES STAFF
Environment Agency reports big rise in threatening behaviour towards river staff.
Featured book ... MOST DETAILED YET ON THAMES PATH?
A new guide book for walkers is packed with information.
FIVE YEARS OF THAMES VOLUNTEERS
Environment Agency host event to mark milestone in volunteers scheme.
BOATS FACE EVICTION TO MAKE WAY FOR THAMES MARINA
First steps to move boats from moorings on the Thames where marina is planned.
READERS' REACTIONS TO FIRE-FIGHTING AT LOCKS PLAN
Strong reactions to EA plans for emergencies at non-tidal locks.
Our earlier story on planned changes.
CLEANER THAMES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED
Major campaign launched to stop Londoners' rubbish ending up in the tidal river.
THAMES HYDRO SCHEME SHELVED
Plans for a hydro-electric generating scheme on the Thames have been shelved.
THAMES PLANNING ROUNDUP
Go-ahead for major site, EA objects to houseboats plan, riverside demolition bid
CUTTY SARK TO BE OPERA VENUE
Cutty Sark is to be transformed into an opera venue for a production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
LARGEST CONTAINER SHIP SAILS ON THE THAMES
WATCH THE VIDEO
THAMES HYDRO SCHEMES:
OK FOR ONE & NEXT IS PLANNED
Latest hydro scheme on the Thames approved & another application
TIGHTER MOORING RULES EXTENDED ON THAMES
Environment Agency tightens mooring restrictions at 22 more locations.
THAMES FEST 'BEST YET'
Last month's Totally Thames Festival hailed as the best yet - and death of the man behind first Thamesday is announced.
ESTUARY TO CENTRAL LONDON FERRY 'FEASIBLE'
A commuter service from the estuary to Central London could start within five years.
TIDEWAY BOATYARD UNDER THREAT?
Campaigners say one of the last working boatyards on the Thames in London is under threat.
REPORTS VALUE TIDAL THAMES
Reports spell out what the tidal Thames is worth - in jobs, to the economy, for leisure
CHARITY AWARD FOR THAMES BOAT
A £6000 grant has been awarded to a Thames community boat.
FROM BOATYARDS TO ROCK'N'ROLL
An exhibition charting the history of one of the best-known islands in the Thames has opened.
POPULAR THAMES CALENDAR OUT FOR 2016
A calendar featuring memorable moments on the tidal river is out again.
SEALS AND DOLPHINS SPOTTED IN CLEANER THAMES
Thousands of people have taken part in a survey on wildlife in the Thames.
HISTORIC SHIP'S ARTEFACTS LIFTED FROM THAMES
Rare 350-year-old wooden gun carriage among artefacts been raised from the seabed in the Thames Estuary.
ROW OVER THAMES HOUSEBOAT PLAN
Controversial application for a development of houseboats on the river has gone before planners.
THAMES LOCKS TO CLOSE FOR £1m WINTER WORKS
Eight locks will close for £1 million works programme.
LARGEST ANNUAL THAMES SAILING EVENT
Forty boats from 8 London sailing centres and clubs take part.
THAMES TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED
50 tall ships will feature in the 2017 Greenwich festival.
THAMES FLOOD SCHEME: PUBLIC EVENTS FIXED
Public events to explain more about Thames flood prevention scheme announced.
CITY TO CHECK ON WATERWAY SAFETY
Safety checks carried out on waterways after tragic drowning.
RUSSIANS FILM ON THAMES
A Russian film crew have filmed a tribute to Three Men in a Boat.
INQUIRIES INTO THAMES BOAT EXPLOSION
Two inquiries are under way into an explosion in which six people were injured.
MUSIC PERFORMANCE INSIDE TOWER BRIDGE
One of the highlights of month-long Totally Thames Festival just announced.
300th ANNIVERSARY DOGGETT'S RACE
Rower Louis Pettipher triumphed in anniversary Doggett's Coat and Badge race.
CLIPPERS ON WAY FROM AUSTRALIA
Two vessels for the MBNA Thames Clipper services on way from Australia.
SOURCE TO SEA RIVER RELAY STARTS
River relay from the source to the estuary is under way - for the third year.
RECORD NUMBERS ATTEND REVIVED TRADITIONAL BOAT EVENT
Attendances up and plans
under way for repeat next year
PICTURE SPECIAL FROM FESTIVAL
Pictures from the revived
two day festival
ROYAL SEAL APPROVAL FOR DOCKLANDS WATERSPORTS
Young people demonstrated sailing and kayaking skills to the Princess Royal
THAMES START FOR ROUND WORLD RACE
Twelve yachts are to leave the Thames for an 11-month race around the world.
IS THIS THE ODDEST BOAT ON THE THAMES?
Probably the most unusual boat on the river ... a garden shed on a floating decking terrace.
LOCK MURAL CELEBRATES MAGNA CARTA
800th anniversary marked with lock-side mural.
FIRST PROSECUTION UNDER NEW THAMES LAW
The first boater has been fined under a tough new byelaw
THAMES FLOOD SCHEME 'NEEDS EXTRA £50m'
The Lower Thames flood scheme needs more funding say reports.
MP'S MOTION URGES GARDEN BRIDGE RETHINK
A London MP has tabled a Commons motion urging a rethink on the Thames Garden bridge.
HISTORIC FIRM'S CUTBACK - AND EXPANSION
Long-established Salters Steamers has stopped scheduled services from Windsor but expanded in Abingdon
New book .. TAKING A THAMES PLUNGE
A newly published book on the history - and revival - of swimming in the Thames.
TEENAGER'S INCREDIBLE VOYAGE
Teenage sailor Natasha Lambert who has cerebral palsy has
completed an epic voyage from the Isle of Wight to the Thames.
COURT ACTION OVER THAMES MOORINGS
A Thames-side council has prosecuted boaters for illegally mooring.
PICTURE SPECIAL: THAMES MAGNA CARTA RELAY
NEW GUIDE TO LONDON THAMES PATH
A richly illustrated guide to the London stretch of the Thames Path has just been published.
or buy on our books page
PLANS FOR FAMOUS HOTEL SITE
Developer submits plans for site which includes a once famous Thames hotel.
FIVE INJURED IN THAMES BOAT BLAZE More
'MIDSOMER MURDERS' VESSEL LAUNCHED
Sir Steve Redgrave has named a hire craft aimed at fans of the ITV's Midsomer Murders.
FINE WEATHER FOR BEALE PARK SHOW
Beale Park Boat Show was one of the first events in a busy season on the river.
TEST BOATERS' GUIDE TO TIDEWAY IS OUT
A new edition of the PLA's Recreational Users Guide published as use of Tideway increases.
RESTORED PADDLE STEAMER JOINS LITTLE SHIPS
Medway Queen saw boats off from Kent - and welcomed them back..
HISTORIC THAMES FIREBOAT RETURNS TO DUNKIRK
Thames fireboat Massey Shaw is to return to Dunkirk to the mark the 75th .anniversary.
THAMES VISION: NEXT PLA PUBLIC MEETING DETAILS
Next PLA meeting on the future of the tidal river to be held on June 2nd
THAMES BOATS SAIL FOR FRANCE
Thames boats join flotilla to mark 75th anniversary
of the allied evacuation.
BOATS GATHER ON THAMES
Dunkirk Litle Ships gathered at Teddington and were on display at the Royal Docks.
TWEETS FROM THE FLEET: LATEST ON LITTLE SHIPS'
RETURN FROM DUNKIRK Here and Here
CHELSEA TAKES TO THE THAMES
A 'floral regatta' is being staged on the river as part of the Chelsea Fringe.
FIREFIGHTERS IN THAMES SAFETY EXERCISE
Firefighters from across Berkshire took part in a major exercise on the Thames in Reading.
THAMES PATH REOPENED - AS FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIRS COMPLETED
Work at a weir and walkway damaged in last year's floods has been completed - and a Thames Path link restored
DIMBLEBY STEPS OUT FOR CANCER CHARITY
Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby is taking on a challenge for a charity founded in honour of his father.
RICHMOND GETS TOUGH WITH ILLEGAL BOATS
Illegally mooring a boat in Richmond could lead to a £500 a day fine - or ultimately a term in prison.
CALL FOR MAGNA CARTA VOLUNTEERS
30 people will be able to play a special role in June's Magna Carta celebrations.
CALL FOR VIEWS ON FUTURE OF THAMES
The PLA has launched a project for a ‘Vision for the tidal Thames’ - and wants your views
Plus special edition of Tidal Thames HERE
CANAL BOSS: 'THAMES COULD
BENEFIT FROM CHANGES'
The Canal and River Trust could bring great benefits to the river, says its chief executive.
PLA £7M THAMES SUPERBOAT LAUNCH
The PLA's new £7 million superboat launched at a Dorset shipyard – in service by summer.
LEGAL CHALLENGE TO THAMES
A local resident has launched a High Court challenge over the planned Thames bridge.
TRADITIONAL BOAT EVENT RELAUNCHED
An annual river event has been relaunched as the Thames Traditional Boat Festival
TWO NEW BOATS FOR CLIPPER SERVICE
MBNA Thames Clippers have announced two new boats after passenger numbers record
HUNDREDS APPLY FOR MAGNA CARTA EVENT - PLUS SECOND PAGEANT
Total of 340 boats want to take part in Magna Carta flotilla - and another pageant revealed.
VOLUNTEERS APPEAL - AS MORE CUTS EXPECTED
Annual appeal for volunteers on the non-tidal river as more budget cuts are expected
THAMES DEEP WATER PORT EXPANDS
DP World London Gateway has announced plans for a third berth to handle the world's largest ships.
THAMES RNLI STATIONS UK'S BUSIEST
London boasts the two busiest RNLI lifeboat stations in UK and Ireland.
BID TO RETURN HISTORIC TUG TO TIDEWAY
The last steam tug to work in the Royal Docks could sail on the Thames again.
FOR GLORIANA HOME
Kingston is now the favourite location for a permanent home for the the Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana.
THAMES REMEMBERS CHURCHILL
Havengore marks Churchill's funeral anniversary by retracing journey up Thames.
THAMES MAGNA CARTA PAGEANT
150 boats have so far applied to take part in Magna Carta 800 anniversary pageant.
TALL SHIPS TO RETURN TO THAMES
The spectacular Tall Ships fleet will return to the Thames in 2017.
NEW CLAMPDOWN ON ILLEGAL BOATS
The River & Canal Trust is stepping up enforcement on its waterways
EA ANNUAL THAMES REPORT
Boat numbers up - but riverside licence evasion could be 50%
MAYOR BORIS OK FOR £150M GARDEN BRIDGE
London Mayor approves plans for a Garden Bridge across the Thames
THAMES MISSISSIPPI VENTURE
RAISES $1 MILLION
A 2,300-mile sponsored row down the Mississipi in two Thames skiffs has raised $1 million for charity. Full Story
DUNKIRK LITTLE SHIPS GATHER ON THAMES FOR HISTORIC RETURN
Dunkirk Little Ships to gather on Thames prior to a return to mark 75 years since the evacuation.
THAMES ART ON DISPLAY AT BOAT SHOW
Paintings of the Thames by two people well-known on the river have gone on display at the London Boat Show.
NEW ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL MOORERS
New moves are under way to tackle illegal mooring on the non-tidal Thames.
MINISTERS PLEDGE MILLIONS FOR THAMES FLOOD SCHEMES
The Government has pledged millions towards flood prevention schemes.
CAMPAIGN TO SAVE LONDON'S FLOATING BOOKSHOP
Supporters are campaigning to save Word on the Water, London's floating bookshop.
THAMES PAGEANT ANNOUNCED
A flotilla decked in flowers will coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show.
2015 THAMES CALENDAR PUBLISHED
Photographer Rob Powell's On the Thames calendar for next year is now on sale.
RIVER CLOSURES CHANGED
Changes have been made to the winter works programme on the non-tidal river .
THAMES TRANSFER BACK ON AGENDA
Plans for the non-tidal Thames to be transferred from the Environment Agency to the Canal & River Trust are back on the agenda.
MAN WHO SAVED LONDON FROM DROWNING
A memorial plaque is unveiled to an engineer who saved London from drowning 120 times.
MORE INVASIVE MUSSELS SPOTTED
Invasive Quagga mussels have now been found at nine locations near the Thames.
RIVER RESCUE FIRM HIT BY HUGE FIREWORKS FACTORY FIRE More
THAMES NEWS ROUNDUP
New edition of PLA newsletter
River Thames Alliance success
Fund-raising bid to return tug to Dunkirk
300 BOATS IN GREAT RIVER RACE
Thousands of rowers took to the Thames for the Great River Race through London.
PHOTO COMPETITION SPECIAL
Winners have been announced in two major photo competitions.
See the Totally Thames winners HERE
National Historic Ships contest HERE
THAMES MISSISSIPPI EPIC ENDS
Crews have rowed two Thames skiffs the entire 2,300 mile length of the Mississippi.
Full Story and links
THAMES BOAT-BUILDER'S THOUSANDS FOR NEEDY CHILDREN
A Thames boat-builder has left over £400,000 to children’s charities in his will
LARGEST SHIP EVER ON THE THAMES
The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at London Gateway.
AWARDS FOR THAMES VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers on the river celebrated at an awards ceremony.
CYCLEWAY ON TIDAL THAMES?
Plans have been suggested for a floating cycleway on the tidal Thames from Battersea to Canary Wharf.
Full Story .
THAMES TRAD BOAT RALLY SAVED
The immediate future of one of the river's major events has been secured after strong support.
GO-AHEAD BID FOR LATEST HYDRO SCHEME
Public meeting as latest Thames hydro scheme goes before planners.
BIG RIVERSIDE PLANS REVEALED
Planning applications for one of the biggest recent developments on the banks of the Thames.
TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL HAILED
The five-day Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival ended with a Sail Parade by 50 vessels.
Pictures from the Parade
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS ATTEND THAMES EVENT
Could the regatta become a regular event?
BOROUGHS BID FOR GLORIANA HOME
Two riverside boroughs want to provide a permanent home for Gloriana after earlier plans were scrapped
ROYAL NAVY BOMB SQUAD TACKLE MORTAR FOUND IN THAMES More
THAMES FISH SURVEY UNDER WAY
THAMES FIRMS AT SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW
THAMES EVENTS TO HONOUR VETERANS
MEETING & QUESTIONNAIRE ON THAMES TRAD BOAT RALLY FUTURE
Views are being sought and a meeting held on the future of one of the river's major events.
GEOGRAPHERS LAUNCH NEW THAMES WALKS
The Royal Geographical Society has launched three new walks around the capital’s waterways
CLASSIC MOTOR BOATS MEET ON THAMES MORE
£1.8 MILLION INVESTMENT IN THAMES LOCK WORKS
1.6% INCREASE LIKELY FOR THAMES BOAT LICENCES
Boat owners on the non-tidal Thames look set pay an extra 1.6% for annual licences after an inflation fall.
DISUSED THAMES FORT FOR SALE
Watch video report
TEENAGER RESCUED AFTER SOCIAL MEDIA STUNT GOES WRONG More
HISTORIC THAMES WEIR SAVED More
ILLEGAL MOORERS EVICTED BY POLICE More
MARCHIONESS REMEMBERED: BBC report
Teddington RNLI lifeboat crew help evacuate a sick man from Thames island VIDEO.
GLORIANA ROW: MINISTER 'CONCERNED'
A government minister has voiced concerns about a new home for Gloriana.
WHITEHALL MEETING OVER BOAT FUEL THREAT.
THAMES SWIMMING BATHS PLAN
Plans have been unveiled for swimming pools – on the Tideway.
IN PICTURES: DRAMATIC THAMES RESCUE
A dramatic rescue was staged after a woman plunged into the river to rescue a drowning dog.
RNLI LAUNCH SAFETY
CAMPAIGN ON THAMES
The RNLI has launched a major drowning
awareness campaign, Respect the Water.
CABLE CAR & CLIPPER DEAL
The Emirates Airline cable car
announces new partnership deals with Thames Clippers
Updated U-TURN OVER BOAT LICENCE HIKE
Boat licence increases could be pegged to 1.6% as a surcharge is scrapped after protests.
£1,000 TO BE WON IN PHOTO COMP
National Historic Ships UK's annual photography competition closes soon.
ROUND THE WORLD YACHTS
RETURN TO THE THAMES
Yachts in the Clipper Race returned to the Thames
Pictures of arrival HERE
THAMES NEWS ROUNDUP
New design for famous hotel site
Marine photo competition
Camper vans on famous Thames island
50 new jobs at Thames Gateway
Leander man is Watermen Master
CELEBRATING THAMES BRIDGES
A major new exhibition celebrates the river's bridges in historic pictures and multi-media
NEW THAMES BRIDGE PLAN
Plans for a £600 million Thames crossing at Gallions Reach in East London have been revealed.
THAMES LOCKS ROW:
A report on plans to rent out lock cottages
says not having a resident keeper
has "no operational impact"
THAMES BOATS SET FOR MISSISSIPPI
Thames skiffs to be rowed down the Mississippi have been named at a ceremony.
THAMES HOME FOR GLORIANA?
Plans have been announced for a permanent Thames home for the Royal Barge - but residents are protesting.
THAMES HERITAGE MUSEUM WINS PLANS APPEAL
A planning inspector has ruled that a Thames Heritage Museum can be built.
RIVER NEWS ROUNDUP
Floods minister promoted
New website for River Users Groups
Tall Ships charity named
PLA SAFETY WARNING TO BOATERS
The PLA has issued a safety warning after an increasing number of boat breakdowns.
TOWER BRIDGE ANNIVERSARY
Thousands of visitors took advantage of a special 120th anniversary offer.
UNION HITS OUT IN LOCKS ROW
The GMB union has issued a strong protest over a report on the future of lock-keepers.
RALLY SWITCHED TO THE TIDEWAY
An anniversary celebration for classic motor boats has been switched to the tidal Thames.
GOVT 'NO' TO MORE FLOODS
The Government has refused to foot the whole £250 million bill for the Lower Thames Scheme.
THAMES BOAT CLUB HQ GO-AHEAD
One of the largest boating clubs on the Thames gets go-ahead for new boathouse & HQ.
THAMES PASSENGER PLAN APPEAL
A Thames-side council has allowed an appeal over a controversial passenger boat facility
NEW GET-AFLOAT CLUB LAUNCHED
A new scheme enables people to go boating without owning a boat
SUPER PORT DOUBLES BERTHS
Capacity at the huge London Gateway port on the Thames has been doubled.
THAMES LICENCE EVASION RATE 45%
Nearly half the structures on the non-tidal Thames are unlicensed, the Environment Agency has discovered.
THAMES LIFEBOATS IN ACTION
Passenger boat collides with Tower Bridge.
Man in danger of being swept away hangs to oar.
Story and pictures
THAMES VESSEL IS HISTORIC FLAGSHIP
A restored barge from the Thames has been named National Historic Ships UK flagship.
CALL FOR GOVT TO FUND FLOOD SCHEME
A Thames-side council is urging the government to fund a major Thames flood scheme.
CANAL TRUST INCREASES SPENDING ON WATERWAYS
The Canal and River Trust has announced increased expenditure over the next three years.
THAMES TRAD BOAT RALLY CANCELLED
July’s Thames Traditional Boat Rally is cancelled - and there's question mark over its future
THAMES MUSEUM GOES TO PLANS INQUIRY
Plans for a Thames Heritage Museum have gone to a planning inquiry after being repeatedly turned down by a local council.
MAJOR THAMES EMERGENCY EXERCISE
A major emergency exercise has been held on the Thames near Reading
REGATTA RADIO STAYS ON AIR
A radio station covering Henley Royal Regatta
each year has survived despite sponsorship cut.
'GOOD THAMES SERVICE' DESPITE CUTS
The departing Thames Harbourmaster has promised
river users a good service despite budget cuts.
RIVER NEWS ROUNDUP
Thames Barrier's 30th anniversary
Whitchurch Bridge latest
MP: 'Lower Thames Scheme must be built in 10 years'
New lock-side cafe opens.
Read roundup here
RIVER THAMES NEWS SPLASH
Statement from the Editor
NELSON EXHIBITION AT GREENWICH
The National Maritime Museum has opened a gallery devoted to Nelson and the Royal Navy of his time.
'MR THAMES' STANDS DOWN AFTER THREE DECADES
One of the best-known figures on the Thames stood down from a River Users Group – after 32 years.
COUNTDOWN TO BIGGEST TALL SHIPS EVENT IN DECADES
A 150 day countdown to the Royal Greenwich Tall Ships regatta has been launched.
FESTIVAL BECOMES MONTH-LONG 'TOTALLY THAMES' CELEBRATION
The annual Mayor's Thames Festival has been extended into a full month;s celebration of the river.
CITY CRUISES EXPANDS TO SOUTH COAST
Thames company City Cruises is expanding to the South Coast by buying a vessel operating in Poole Harbour
FLOODS CAMPAIGNERS MEET MINISTER
Floods envoy Philip Hammond promised to review funding of the River Thames Scheme say campaigners.
Updated .... LAST BID TO SAVE VICTORIAN THAMES STEAMER FROM SCRAPYARD
The owners of an historic passenger vessel, which once sailed the Thames, say they have until the end of April to save her from the scrapyard.
WORLD WAR BOATS TO FEATURE
AT THAMES TRAD RALLY
Details of this year's Thames Traditional Boat Rally have been announced.
FROM THE THAMES TO THE MISSISSIPPI
An Olympic rower is to lead a team rowing Thames skiffs along the entire 2,500 mile length of the Mississippi.
COUNCIL ATTACKS AGENCY OVER FLOODING
A Thames-side council in one of the worst-hit flood areas has strongly attacked the role of the Environment Agency.
MPs INVITED TO FLOOD FORUM
MPs from riverside constituencies are to be invited to a forum to discuss the £260 million lower Thames flood prevention scheme.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR
Cutty Sark, the world’s last remaining tea clipper, is looking for volunteers to help bring the ship to life for its visitors.
ROW OVER THAMES PATH PLAN
Plans to complete a missing link in the Thames Path have hit problems & a report has been delayed..
THAMES FREIGHT AT RECORD HIGH
The construction of Crossrail has helped boost freight
being shipped through London to highest for a decade.
DRAMATIC RESCUE NEAR HMS BELFAST
Tower RNLI crew staged a dramatic rescue near HMS Belfast
rescuing a man trapped under a barge in a fast-ebbing tide.
THAMES PASSENGER NUMBERS RECORD
Boat journeys on the Thames rose to a record 8.5 million last year.
RNLI APPEAL FOR HELP FROM LONDON
The RNLI has issued an SOS call for help to raise funds during London Lifeboat Week.
CALL FOR THAMES VOLUNTEERS
The Environment Agency is again looking for lock volunteers for the non-tidal Thames.
ALONG THE THAMES
Reopening of river under Whitchurch Bridge but restrictions for boats
St Katherine Docks to be home port for powerboat 'Formula 1'
Performers wanted for Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta
DRAMATIC RESCUE ON THAMES
A lock-keeper was praised after a rowing instructor was swept over a weir when a school rowing eight got into difficulties.
After the Floods
RESIDENTS LOBBY FLOODS MINISTER
A pressure group has stepped up calls for urgent action and has met ministers in Whitehall.
ALLIANCE: RELIEF SCHEME A PRIORITY
Tackling the flood threat on a river-wide basis is a priority of the new River Thames Alliance.
INSURERS DEAL WITH THOUSANDS OF BOAT CLAIMS
Over than 8,000 boat owners have been affected by the flooding and severe weather.
BORIS OK FOR FLOATING BIKE LANE
A floating cycleway on the Thames has been given the funding go-ahead.
SOURCE TO SEA RELAY AGAIN THIS YEAR
A relay along the Thames - staged for the first time in 2013 - is to be repeated this summer.
JUBILEE RIVER MARK 2 -
BUT WHERE'S THE CASH?
Attention again on a flood defence scheme for the lower river - but finance is the problem
REFINERY CLOSURE HITS THAMES CARGO TRADE
The closure of Coryton oil refinery resulted in a slight fall in cargo on the tidal Thames last year.
NEW 'VOICE FOR THAMES'
A new ‘Voice for the Thames’ has been launched after the Environment Agency cut funding.
AGENCY UNDER FIRE OVER FLOOD WARNINGS
The Environment Agency is under fire from local councillors. EA denies more dredging will help.
AUCTION OF RIVER BRIDGE POSTBOX
A postbox that mysteriously appeared on a Thames bridge is to be auctioned for charity.
News in Brief
THAMES JOB CUTS: AGENCY & UNIONS MEET
Union leaders and Environment Agency to meet again over 1,700 planned job losses.
THAMES PATH: BID TO CLOSE MISSING LINK
A new attempt is to be made to complete a ‘missing link’ in the Thames Path.
THAMES LICENCE CLAMPDOWN
The Environment Agency has launched a clampdown on unlicenced river structures including piers, pontoons, and slipways.
THAMES ISLAND PROJECT COMPLETED
An 18-month, £30,000 project on a tiny Thames island has been completed by the Port of London Authority
700 CALL-OUTS FOR THAMES LIFEBOATS
London lifeboats were called out over 700 times last year and rescued 372 people from the Thames
RIVER SKIPPER SHORTAGE WARNING
Increased boat traffic on the Thames could result in a shortage of qualified skippers, a trade body has warned.
THAMES DISABLED CENTRE LAUNCH
A new scheme to enable disabled people to take to boating has been launched on the Thames.
THAMES HERITAGE MUSEUM GOES TO PLAN APPEAL
A scheme to build a Thames Heritage Museum near the river is to go to a planning appeal.
UNION: 90 THAMES LOCK KEEPERS
JOBS TO BE CUT
The Environment Agency plans to cut 90 lock- and weir-keepers on the Thames, their union said
CLIPPER ENDS EPIC VOYAGE FROM THAMES
The world's oldest clipper which left Greenwich in the autumn has reached her destination in South Australia.
ROWER'S ROUND BRITAIN BID
A rower is to leave the Thames in May for a 2,000 mile solo voyage around Great Britain.
WANTED: £60,000 ENVIRONMENT
The Environment Agency, responsible for the non-tidal Thames,
is advertising for a new chairman - on a salary of £60,000.
RNLI CALLED TO UPTURNED BOAT ON THAMES
Teddington lifeboat launched amid fears that people might be trapped in a capsized boat.
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THIRTY TALL SHIPS SIGN UP FOR THAMES REGATTA
31 Tall Ships have already said they will take part in the Falmouth to Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta
PLAN TO BUILD CYCLE PATH IN THAMES
A plan to get cycles off town centre roads has caused a row – with boaters on the River Thames.
NEW YEAR HONOUR FOR
ROYAL SWAN MARKER
The Queen's Swan Marker has been honoured in the New Year's Honours..
TRUST AIMS TO REVIVE THAMES SHIPBUILDING
A heritage trust is launched with the goal of reviving the Thames shipbuilding .
PLANNING BID FOR THAMES SCHEME
A new bid has been made for a controversial plan for the river at Windsor.
THAMES SUPER VESSEL DUE FOR SPRING LAUNCH
Exclusive behind the scenes look at PLA'S new £7 million working vessel under construction.
THAMES PADDLE STEAMER BACK IN KENT
The Medway Queen, which once sailed the Thames, is back home after a hull rebuild.
FIREBOAT MASSEY SHAW IS RELAUNCHED
An historic fireboat has returned to London after a £1 million restoration.
THAMES TRAD RALLY IN URGENT VOLUNTEER PLEA
Organisers of the Traditional Boat Rally issue an appeal for help to keep annual event going.
MAJOR THAMES WORKS GET UNDER WAY
Work has started on the biggest lock on the non-tidal river - part of a £3 million winter programme
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY JOB CUTS DUE IN REORGANISATION
The EA is to be reorganised, River Thames News has learned - resulting in job cuts.
THAMES PILOT LAUNCHES NAMED
Two new Thames pilot launches have been officially named at a ceremony at Ramsgate.
REPORT CALLS FOR MORE MOORINGS
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INFORMATION HOTLINE FOR RIVER
BID TO TACKLE THAMES INVADER
Anglers and scientists have joined together in a bid to tackle an invasive species of crayfish.
THAMES BOAT ROW GOES TO TOP
Protests over inflation-busting boat fees are to go to Environment Agency chairman Lord Smith.
THAMES 2014 CALENDAR PUBLISHED
A 2014 calendar of spectacular pictures of boats and ships on the Thames has just been published.
THAMES CAPTURED ON GOOGLE
The tidal Thames is the first river in Europe to be mapped by Google’s Street View technology
THOUSANDS IN RIVER FEES 'UNCOLLECTED'
Thousands of pounds owed to the Environment Agency may be uncollected, a meeting has heard.
RIVER CLOSED FOR FOUR MONTHS
The Thames is closed for four months while a bridge is rebuilt across the river.
THAMES HYDRO SCHEME GO-AHEAD
A hydro-power scheme on the river in Oxfordshire has been given planning approval.
THAMES ENGINEER RETIRES
BIG FLEET FOR FIRST TRAFALGAR RACE
A big fleet of yachts took to the river for the inaugural Thames Trafalgar Race.
RIVER TRIP THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERS
90 Environment Agency volunteers and their families got a river trip end-of-season 'thank you'.
PADDLE STEAMER'S RETURN
The historic paddle steamer Medway Queen - has left the dock where she is undergoing a major restoration.
ROYAL RENAMING FOR OLDEST CLIPPER
The world's oldest clipper was renamed by the Duke of Edinburgh in a ceremony by the Thames.
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VINTAGE BOAT CLUB CELEBRATES 30 YEARS
A Thames traditional boat club is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary
PASSENGER STEAMER UNDER THREAT
Victorian passenger steamer Belle, which sailed on the Thames until recently, is under threat of the scrapyard.
RIVERSIDE NATURE RESERVE TO BE CREATED
A unique wetland nature reserve is being created along two miles of riverbank.
NON-TIDAL RIVER ANNUAL REPORT
2012 saw boat numbers down; volunteers up; and river warnings soar.
MARY ROSE MUSEUM'S SPECTACULAR EXHIBITION
A new museum dedicated to Henry VIII’s flagship
The Mary Rose – which once sailed the Thames - has opened.
THAMES PHOTO AWARD WINNERS
The winners of a photo competition at the Thames Traditional Boat Rally have been announced.
THAMES LIFEBOATS AMONG SUMMER'S BUSIEST
Two RNLI London lifeboat stations were in the top five busiest during the summer.
BOATERS FACE INFLATION-BUSTING FEES INCREASE
Boat owners on the non-tidal Thames face an inflation-busting increase in registration fees.
50 TALL SHIPS SET FOR THAMES
Plans for 50 vessels in a Falmouth-Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Regatta 2014 have been announced
MOORINGS ENFORCEMENT TRIAL EXTENDED
A six-month trial in which a private parking firm has been brought in to tighten regulation of moorings on the
non-tidal river has been extended
PLAQUE TO PIONEERING THAMES BOAT-BUILDER
A blue plaque has been unveiled to commemorate a pioneering Victorian boat-builder.
ROYAL CEREMONY FOR CLIPPER
The Duke of Edinburgh is to formally rename the world’s oldest clipper at a ceremony on Friday.
ROUND WORLD RACE YACHTS SAIL FROM THE THAMES
Twelve 70-foot yachts left for the start of the 2013-14 40,000 mile Clipper Round the World race.
Full Story and Pictures
CROWDS TURN OUT FOR LATE SEASON EVENTS
Big crowds at Thames events.
And Dunkirk veterans' cruise
CONTROVERSIAL HYDRO SCHEME
PUT ON HOLD
A planning application for a controversial hydro power scheme on the river has been suspended.
THAMES FESTIVAL: RELAY MAY BE ANNUAL
A source to sea relay may become an annual event
FESTIVAL'S RIVER MUSICAL
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2014 Event to be extended to month
ABOVE INFLATION INCREASE PLAN FOR BOATS
Boat owners face above-inflation increase in registration charges but agency says consultation not open to all.
POSTBOX MYSTERY DEEPENS
The mystery of the postbox that appeared on a bridge in the middle of the Thames has deepened.
SUCCESS OF REGATTA FOR THE DISABLED
The 4th Regatta for the Disabled was held on the Thames and next year's date is already fixed.
LAST TUG TO RETURN TO THE THAMES
The last surviving Thames steam tug returns to London this week – twenty years after being saved from the scrapyard
DUCKS TO LAUNCH ON UPPER THAMES
Sight-seeing trips aboard amphibious 'ducks' are to start on the non-tidal river.
PLA's £6m INVESTMENT IN NEW VESSEL
Port of London Authority investing £6.5 million in a new Thames vessel - biggest investment for 20 years.
MILESTONE IN PADDLE STEAMER RESTORATION
The restoration of an historic paddle steamer, once well-known on the Thames and Medway, reached a major milestone.
£32 MILLION WALTON BRIDGE COMPLETED
A formal ceremony has marked the completion of Walton Bridge over the Thames..
HOW PARKING FIRM WILL ENFORCE
Details are revealed of mooring regulations clampdown on the Thames.
LORRY LANDS ON THAMES TUG
A lorry rolled off a quay on the River Thames - and on to a tug.
Story & Pictures
TRADITIONAL BOAT RALLY RETURNS
Crowds turned out for the return of the Thames Traditional Boat Rally
Pictures from weekend
HUNDREDS OF SEALS SPOTTED IN SURVEY
Over 700 seals have been spotted in the Thames Estuary in the first ever count by air, land and sea.
NEW SCHEME LAUNCHED
TO TACKLE CRIME ON THE THAMES
Marine Watch – a new police initiative to beat crime on rivers and canals - has been launched on the Thames.
OLYMPIC CAULDRON DONATED TO MUSEUM
The Olympic cauldron, carried by Gloriana last year, has been donated to the River and Rowing Museum.
RETHINK ON PLAN FOR FUTURE OF THAMES
The Government has postponed plans for the future of the River Thames which would have involved its management by a charity.
THE QUEEN TAKES A PRIVATE TRIP ON GLORIANA
The Queen took a private trip on the Thames aboard the Royal Row Barge Gloriana.
Full Story and Pictures
NEW MOVES AGAINST FISH POACHERS
The Angling Trust has secured an important breakthrough in the war against poachers and fish thieves
SOURCE TO SEA RELAY AS THAMES FESTIVAL EXPANDS
An appeal has gone out for people to take part in a relay along the Thames from its source to the estuary.
ROUND WORLD RACE TO START ON THAMES
The Thames is to host the start and finish of the next Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
SWAN UPPING DETAILS & EXHIBITION
Details of this year's Swan Upping ceremony are released - together with news of an exhibition devoted to the ancient ceremony.
BOAT CLUB CELEBRATES 60 YEARS
The Small Boat Club, based on an island in the Thames, has celebrated its 60th anniversary.
COUNCIL DECISION ON NEW BOAT PLAN
Plans for a new passenger boat service from a pontoon near Windsor Bridge cause controversy.
LOCKS TO CLOSE FOR MAJOR WORKS
First details have been released of the locks to be closed during the winter and next spring for major work.
LAST TUG TO RETURN TO THAMES
Challenge, the last working steam tug on theThames, is to make a return visit to the river after restoration.
ROWERS BEAT ROUND UK RECORD
Four rowers broke the record for circumnavigating Great Britain – starting and finishing on the Thames.
FIRST JUNIOR CREW ROW GLORIANA
A junior crew has rowed the Queen’s Row Barge on the Thames for the first time.
90 BOATS CELEBRATE CORONATION
Boats of all sizes took part in a pageant to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.
MPs HIT OUT OVER RIVER WATER QUALITY
An MPs' committee says the industry is not doing enough to improve water quality.
GO-AHEAD FOR STATUE - IN THE THAMES
The Marine Management Organisation has granted a licence to install a statue IN the River Thames
+ new boat club opens at Richmond.
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LOCK WINS AWARD - FOR SECOND YEAR
The award for Best Lock on the River Thames 2012 has been won by Shepperton - for the second year running.
PADDLE-BOARDS NEED LICENCES - AGENCY
The Environment Agency has confirmed that people taking part in paddle-boarding need a licence to take to the non-tidal Thames.
ART SHOW DEVOTED TO THE ESTUARY
A new art exhibition devoted to the Thames Estuary has opened at the Museum of London Docklands
POLLUTION: QUESTIONS IN PARLIAMENT
House of Lords questions have been tabled over pollution problems on the non-tidal Thames.
'NELSON'S NAVY' AT BEALE PARK
Beale Park Boat Show was staged at the weekend with a taste of life in Nelson's navy.
LOCK HOUSE ROW: STUDY EXTENDED
A study group set up to examine the future of lock sites on the Thames is to extend its review by a year.
NEW TV PROGRAMME ON WORKING RIVER
A new Channel 4 programme is to spotlight the Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames.
GLORIANA TAKES TO THE THAMES AGAIN
The Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana led the annual Tudor Pull from Hampton Court to the Tower of London.
TALL SHIPS RETURN TO THE THAMES
Tall ships are to return to the Thames for a second season of Sail Royal Greenwich.
COUNTDOWN TO RICHEST ROWING RACE