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Canal and River Trust takes over in England and Wales

12 July 2012 Last updated at 12:20 BST

Some 2,000 miles of England and Wales' canals and rivers have been handed from British Waterways to a new charity, the Canal and River Trust.

Jo Coburn asked correspondent John Maguire to explain the background from a waterside in the West Midlands, as the charity called for public help on the day it launched.


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