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People living on England's waterways on the rise

More people are deciding to live on waterways, Canal and River Trust figures show.

Hackney in East London has seen a particularly big rise in recent years, especially people who have a 'continuous cruising' licence.

Boat owner David Akinsanya has lived in the area on his boat for more than 16 years.

He has witnessed the rising number of people living on rivers and canals and said this has resulted in much more difficultly in finding moorings for those who keep on the move.

  • 14 Apr 2016
  • From the section England