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Sham Ombudsman to remain?
Monday, 30 March 2015 09:57

THE Canal & River Trust have announced that its sham Ombudsman is to remain in office, writes Allan Richards.

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Two days to go
Monday, 30 March 2015 09:36

THERE are just two days left before the start of the official cruising season, and I am wondering if we will get to the end of the week without a stoppage, writes James Henry.

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New financial director for CaRT
Monday, 30 March 2015 08:33

AS FROM this week, Canal & River Trust (CaRT) will have a new Finance Director, Sandra Kelly, writes Allan Richards.

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Victor: Dangerous bridges
Sunday, 29 March 2015 10:00

SO THE mechanised bridges over the Gloucester & Sharpness are to be user operated—by both boaters and vehicle drivers.

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Rosy mist of nostalgia
Friday, 27 March 2015 10:59
IT RATTLES me when I read of the disastrous decline in canal infrastructure since the emergence of CaRT. It's as though some folk are looking at the past through a rosy mist of nostalgia that never even existed, writes Eric Weiss.
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CaRT's Soviet ten years plan
Friday, 27 March 2015 09:14

THERE is a belief that living aboard a boat can provide a close approximation to an aspirational and idyllic style of life. But like many things viewed from a distance—when you get in close, you come to realise that idyllic is not the right word, writes Mick Fitzgibbons.

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De-humanising canals
Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:47

CANALS and the river navigations of the UK, were mostly built at a time when ‘steady' was a brisk walking pace and ‘very fast' was the speed of a galloping horse, writes Orph Mable.

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Legality of Terms and Conditions
Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:31

I HAVE been involved in a number of Charity organisations, including being chairperson of two charities, writes Peter Ponting.

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New 'Ombudsman' scheme?
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 11:41

SOME nine months after narrowboatworld revealed that the Waterways Ombudsman Scheme operated by Canal & River Trust (CaRT) was a complete sham (Waterways Ombudsman Committee scrapped) a Press release will be made, writes Allan Richards.

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Historian 'ashamed' of Oxford Canal
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:51

THE Waterway Historian Mark Davies told actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales that he felt 'ashamed' to welcome people to Isis Lock during the filming of their Great Canal Journeys television documentary.

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Bridge keepers to go
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 10:08

FIRST it was the demise of lock keepers that have been taken over by unpaid volunteers, and now the trend of Canal & River Trust is to get rid of its mechanised bridge keepers.

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April Fool?
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:23
APRIL Fool's Day seems to have come a bit early for Canal & River Trust writes David Hymers.
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