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David: It's not us guv
Monday, 27 July 2015 09:40

I'M BEGINNING to feel a bit paranoid about the number of stoppages which have occurred in our vicinity this year. So far, there has been a boat sinking in a lock on the Middlewich Arm, the Anderton Lift failing just before we were going on it, a Leeds & Liverpool swing bridge failing just as we got to it, the Lune Aqueduct being closed just after we had crossed it (going South, fortunately).

Thanks to CaRT
Monday, 27 July 2015 09:02

THANKS to the staff of Canal & River Trust staff at West Midlands 46 narrowboats were able to reach the Russell Newbery Register Annual Rally at Titford Pump House that took place over the week-end of the 17th and 19th of July. writes Kevin McNiff.

Victor: Is it worth it?
Sunday, 26 July 2015 10:04

THE Canal & River Trust tell us that its elections to the Trust's governing council will come up next March, and are inviting four people to stand for election and represent the boaters.

A record year of failure
Friday, 24 July 2015 11:24

WITH the publication of the Canal & River Trust (CaRT) annual report a few days ago the Trust attempts to claim a record year of success, writes Allan Richards.

Yarns from the Yard—Unusual activity
Friday, 24 July 2015 11:19

READERS may have noticed that I've been a bit slow getting articles to narrowboatworld of late. The good news is that we've been very busy! There seems to be an increase in boating activity around this neck of the woods this year. Hopefully a good sign.

Preventing other failures
Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:22

I SUGGEST there are a number of facts not mentioned in the recent articles on the failure at Dallow Lock which are relevant to this (and similar?) failures, writes Ralph Freeman.

Tony Hales forced out?
Thursday, 23 July 2015 09:38

THE Canal & River Trust (CaRT) Chairman, Tony Hales, has twice avoided stepping down, but the third time is different, writes Allan Richards.

News from the Fens—2015
Thursday, 23 July 2015 08:26

WINTER turned out to be one of the mildest on record, the total opposite of the winter of 2010 which was one of the coldest.

Three more canal closures today!
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 10:43

THIS is getting ridiculous—after four canal closures over last week-end we are now told of four more—three of them in one day—totalling eight closures in less than a week!  Yet Canal & River Trust tells us its waterways are in better condition than ever!

Record year of success!
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 09:36

THE Canal & River Trust has just released a statement entitled 'A record year of success for the nation's canals', telling of its wonderful work and how the canals are in better condition than ever.

How stupid can it get?
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:35

CAN you believe, but Canal & River Trust have now upped its visitor number into the stratosphere—attempting to have people believe there are now 400,000,000 visitors to its waterways in a year!

Mick's musings: New words
Monday, 20 July 2015 15:17

WELL it seems that a couple of new words have entered the canal vocabulary through the usual channel of social media—'Cycleopaths and CaRTgate!' The furore over cyclists on the towpath and the seemingly—rabbit caught in the headlights—stance, employed by the caring sharing Trust.

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