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Could UK's 2,000 miles of canals move more freight?

6 June 2013 Last updated at 07:33 BST

With 80 per cent of goods being transported on our increasingly congested motorways, the government has started to look at other alternatives.

The UK's 2,000 miles of canals could provide a green - and cheap - solution.

Steph McGovern reports.