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More boats on canals and rivers than in 18th century as thousands opt for life afloat

Little more than six months ago, Paul and Anthony Smith-Storey were still living in a three-bedroom semi-detached house near St Helens in Merseyside. But now

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Greater Manchester police chief vows to quit if force not better in two years

The new head of one of England’s biggest and most criticised police forces has insisted it is not a failing organisation but vowed he will