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Extinct Lock Keepers !
Temporary repair at Buckby Flight
Friday, 28 August 2015 08:42

THERE has been a temporary repair to the broken gate on Lock 12 on the Buckby Flight on the Grand Union Canal, which is open with restrictions.

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Poor boat handling to blame
Friday, 28 August 2015 08:34
WE TRAVELLED down the Buckby Flight [Grand Union Canal] on Tuesday, the day before the lock failure, and can report the flight was in good condition, better than it had looked for years, writes Emma Payne.
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Three locks closed on the Ashton!
Friday, 28 August 2015 07:49

THIS summer is certainly a summer of records for Canal & River Trust with eight stoppages in seven days, three in one day and now to top it all three locks closed on the short Ashton Canal in one day!

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Please can we have our boat licence?
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:34

SINCE the Canal & River Trust boat licensing department moved we have been told of various problems boaters have experienced in getting their licences, but now we are experiencing problems from the 'Licensing Team' ourselves!

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Funding bid to extend Montgomery
Thursday, 27 August 2015 09:15

A BID for funding is being made to the Heritage Lottery Fund in September to get cash to enable the Montgomery Canal to be extended.

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The cause of so many stoppages
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:14

IT BEGGARS believe how a company can allow its structures to get in such a poor condition that is has 52,000 defects, writes James Henry.

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BWML makes a £877,642 loss!
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:02

THE Canal & River Trust's marina subsidiary, made a loss of £877,642 during its 2014/15 financial year, that compares with a small profit of £77,210 in 2013/14 and a much larger profit of £402,305 in 2012/13, writes Allan Richards.

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Demand for answers over Rufford closure
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:23

SUCH has been the demand for answers from boaters affected by the complete closure of the Rufford Branch of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal that Canal & River Trust is left with no option but to meet the boaters concerned.

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David: More stoppages
Monday, 24 August 2015 10:02

THE stoppage saga continues, but this time we were not so lucky. Having waited at Wigan for them to finish the repair to Poolstock Top Lock we received an email to the effect that the Bridgewater was now shut for three weeks at Old Trafford while they demolished a building.

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Let the rats do the racing!
Monday, 24 August 2015 08:10

ANOTHER busy summer and I have noticed a marked increase, year on year, in the speed that some boaters travel at. What is more annoying is the speed that some deem appropriate for passing moored boats, writes Gareth Haines.

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Caught on the cill
Friday, 21 August 2015 10:12

I AMAZES me how so many boats can be caught on the cill in locks and thus sunk, writes James Henry.

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Boater attacked at Haywood
Friday, 21 August 2015 09:47

A COUPLE had a terrible experience at Haywood Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal on Tuesday. Two thugs were speeding in an inflatable at an estimated speed of 15 to 20mph when a boater took a picture of them.

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