Canoes in tunnels is sheer madness

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

I FULLY agree with both Orph Mable and Terry Bramley about the dangers of canoes sharing the tunnels with narrowboats, it is sheer madness, writes T. Lang.

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Who will be blamed?

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

I moor our narrowboat at Anderton on the Trent & Mersey, and very often use Barnton and Saltersford tunnels, and occasionally Preston Brook Tunnel, so what if I meet a canoe in them? Asks Terry Bramley.

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Clang!

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

THE Canal & River Trust is rather keen to attempt to show its 'achievements' by the use of surveys, which is states are from a 'representative selection' of the public, but this time it has rather dropped a clanger.

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Locked-in boater dies in fire

Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017

A BOATER who it is believed slept at the rear of his narrowboat whilst the stern door was padlocked from the outside was unable to escape and died in a fire.

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Runner drowned in canal

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A RUNNER who was missing for three days was later discovered drowned in the Basingstoke Canal.

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Those objectives

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

MY FIRST impression is that CART is probably not doing anything they shouldn't do, [It's objectives] but that doesn't mean they are doing what they should do, writes Paul Robinson.

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Now it's 'sleeping policemen'

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

THE latest scheme from Canal & River Trust in an attempt to slow down speeding cyclists on the towpath are 'sleeping policemen'—one sleeping with the words 'Drop you pace share the space'.

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Other users are important

Published: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

In responding to the comments by Paul Robinson and given a further outing on Sunday by Victor, Andrew Bailes has listed all of CaRT's formal Objectives, writes Mike Todd.

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You have to laugh!

Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

IT SEEMS to me that 2017 is the year that 1st April stretches from 1st January until 31st December! Writes Orph Mable.

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CaRT's Charitable Objectives

Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

Regarding Paul Robinson’s query about the Canal and River Trust’s Charitable Objectives, I’m reminded of a Richard Parry meeting a few years ago, writes Andrew Bails.

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