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Tugboat Annie

Spin is pernicious, like Japanese Knotweed from tiny fragments of root it keeps popping up everywhere.

Mark King, an innocent 'churnalist', writes a piece in The Guardian: A working life: the lock keeper

East London's waterways are now London's Olympic waterways, snaking around the area of the 2012 Games, currently a building site peppered with rising stadiums and housing. Part of Myers's job is to liaise with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to ensure that barges going to and from the area get through without delay.
In total, up to 1.75m tonnes of construction materials will be brought in by barge, taking up to 170,000 lorry journeys off local roads. "Each barge weighing 300 tonnes or more will keep nine construction lorries off the road," she marvels. "Isn't that great?"

Of course it would be great, but _ is _ it _ true?


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