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News article created on 12 July 2012

Pick of the media coverage from the Canal & River Trust launch July 2012

Here's a pick of the press coverage we've had on the day the Canal & River Trust launched


  • Radio 4's Today Programme (scroll forward to 2.42 on iplayer) talks transformation and community involvement with Chief Executive Robin Evans
  • Radio 5 Live Breakfast (scroll forward to 53mins on iplayer) talks about this 'historic day' in canal and river history with Marketing Director Simon Salem
  • BBC online quotes our Chairman Tony Hales saying that canals and rivers have been "transformed from a national disgrace into a national treasure.”
  • Channel 4 News reports on the launch online
  • The Guardian talks to a team of volunteers on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
  • ITV Central News talks to our very own and very excited Waterway Manager Dean Davis.
  • Sky News shows a clip of our Patron H.R.H. the Prince of Wales
  • Wales Online focuses on the launch at the World Heritage Site, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.
  • ITV Wales also focuses on the launch at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct