Dredging the Macclesfield

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

I AM afraid that Helen Cripps is going to be disappointed if she believes that CaRT is going to dredge the bridges of the Macclesfield Canal, writes, T. Lang.

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A collection of your emails

Published: Monday, 22 May 2017

Over the past few weeks we have received many emails for publication from both regular and new contributors on many waterway subjects, but though mostly being very short they still deserve publication, so we are including them.

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Victor: The battered bridge

Published: Sunday, 21 May 2017

BOATERS who have travelled the section of the Trent & Mersey Canal between Stenson and Swarkestone locks must be fully aware of the battering that Deep Dale Bridge (17) gets over the years from vehicles that miss the sharp bend on to the bridge and demolish part of the parapet.

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Chesterfield Canal boat pull a success

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

A GROUP of canal volunteers arrived back at Shireoaks on the Chesterfield Canal in the pouring rain having completed an epic journey. They had just completed their second Sponsored Boat Pull.

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Bow Back Rivers restoration

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

I TOOK the chance yesterday to walk City Mill River, the part of Bow Back Rivers that millions of pounds is being spent on, writes Dick Jeffreys.

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Two couples sue marina owner over 'worthless' houseboats

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

 PAYING £1.25 million for a luxury houseboat proved a bad decision for two couples as they were led to believe they had a 125 years mooring licence and planning permission to live in the houseboat, but had neither.

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Millions to open a mile-long loop

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

I don't see how spending £1.8 million on that fancy Carpenters Road Lock, just to open up a mile long loop, that no one will use is a good use of money.

There is a perfectly good route along Limehouse Cut to the Lee Navigation, without using the loop, that in any case I understand will take ten years to complete, at no one knows what cost.  What a waste.

Jim Cracken

Sheffield Swingbridge fails again and again

Published: Friday, 19 May 2017

WE HAVE lost count of how many times Sheffield Swingbridge on the Kennet & Avon Canal has been out of action—three times this week alone!

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No Bridgewater charge for CaRT boaters visiting events

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017

THE Canal & River Trust has managed to persuade the Bridgewater Canal Company to allow free passage both ways for its (CaRT's) customers to travel the Bridgewater Canal to visit events.

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Canal shop owner jailed for sexually assaulting women

Published: Thursday, 18 May 2017

THE man who ran the Canal Shop Online and the chandlery at Hillmorton, Richard Saillet, has been jailed for eight years convicted of sexually assaulting elderly women in their homes.

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